ROCKPORT – The Center for Maine Contemporary Art will host gallery talks on several Sundays during the 2004 Juried Biennial Exhibition.

Participants will be artists whose work is on display in the biennial and the center’s curator, Bruce Brown.

The gallery talks will be Sunday, June 20, at 2 p.m. with Jeffery Becton and Greg Morely; Sunday, June 27, at 2 p.m. with Allison Cooke Brown, Gideon Bok, Nettie Rogers and Dan Davis; and Sunday, July 11, at 2 p.m. with Majo Keleshian and Jules Vitali. Light refreshments will be available following each of the talks.

The center, at 162 Russell Ave., is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Admission is $3. It is free for members, Rockport residents and students. People can contact (207) 236-2875 or for more information.

Concert at Round Top on June 18

DAMARISCOTTA – The Sounds of Summer concert series will continue at the Round Top Center for the Arts with the newly revived Seal Bay Festival beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, June 18, in the barn behind the main house on business Route 1.

The concert is located in Round Top’s Darrows Barn for Performing Arts, behind the farmhouse at the rear of the property. For tickets, people may call the Round Top Center, (207) 563-1507. Tickets are $14 for members and $16 for nonmembers. They may be purchased in advance or at the door. Parking is free.

Tickets on sale for ‘salty’ festival

BRUNSWICK – The second annual Saltwater Music Festival will be Sunday, Aug. 1, at Thomas Point Beach.

The festival is an outdoor event that features roots music performers, including Dar Williams, The Slaid Cleaves Band, Roomful of Blues, Catie Curtis, and Enter The Haggis.

Gates open at noon on the day of the show and the show starts at 1 p.m.

Thomas Point Beach is a private, 85-acre compound that overlooks Thomas Bay and has a picturesque sand beach.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the gate. Children 14 and under are admitted for free. Advance tickets will be available through the festival web site,; at retail outlets around the state; or toll-free through the festival hot line: (888) 757-SALT.

Students to stage ‘Chocolate Factory’

BETHEL – The Spring Street Dance Theater will present “Wonka’s Chocolate Factory” Friday, June 18, in the Telstar High School auditorium.

Ninety students ranging in age from 3 to 19 will present many different dance styles in this performance. Show time is 6:30 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the door; they are $9 for adults, $7 for students.

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