15th Maine International Film Festival (MIFF)
( 7:30 PM )
The 15th Annual Maine International Film Festival will be held July 13-22, 2012. We will begin posting programming information very soon, and the full program will be available in late June. Once upon a time, the Waterville Opera House was a movie theater. For ten days every summer, this beautiful building becomes a cinema again. Since 1998 the Waterville Opera House has hosted the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF), a ten-day event that also takes place at Railroad Square Cinema. The 15th annual MIFF is scheduled for July 13-22, 2012. MIFF 2012 will include nearly 100 films from around the world. Whether you see one film or eighty, the Maine International Film Festival is an unforgettable experience for anyone who's ever loved the movies. Mark your calendar for MIFF 2012, July 13-22. Specific MIFF scheduling information - including what's playing and when - is available by calling (207) 861-8138 or visiting www.miff.org. MIFF is a project of the non-profit Maine Film Center.
Waterville Opera House
93 Main Street (Third Floor)
2012 Bates Dance Festival
( call for details )
The Festival offers a supportive atmosphere aimed at fostering a creative exchange of ideas, encouraging exploration of new ground and providing opportunities to experience a wide spectrum of dance/movement disciplines. Artists, students and audiences share their knowledge and inspiration through workshops, jams, discussions, informal showings and performances. The Bates Dance Festival is comprised of four interwoven programs: two professional training programs including the Young Dancers Workshop (YDW), a rigorous three-week program serving pre-professional dancers ages 14-18; the Professional Training Program (PTP) serving dancers ages 18 and up; a main-stage performances series featuring renowned contemporary dance artists from around the world: and community outreach activities including the Youth Arts Program serving local youth ages 6-17 with dance and music training, and the Community Dance Project that invites local residents to participate in an intensive creative collaboration with a choreographer and Festival dancers which occurs on alternate years. Commissioning and residency projects support new works by established companies, emerging choreographers and international artists. Beginning June 30 tickets may be purchased over the phone with a credit card. To order call our Box Office at (207) 786-6161. Box Office Hours: Open June 30-August 11, Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m.
Pettigrew Hall bullet
305 College St
Lewiston, Maine 04240
Bates Midsummer Concert Series
Bates Midsummer Concert Series. Jul 12 thru Aug 09, 2012. From bluegrass to 19th-century brass band music, from global sounds to high-tech traditional, the 2012 Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series offers sounds for every music lover. The series opens at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 12, in the Florence Keigwin Amphitheater by the college's scenic Lake Andrews. The series continues with four more concerts, all at 6 p.m.
Lake Andrews at Bates College
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Colby - Interior Visions: Alex Katz Selections
Interior Visions: Selections from the Collection by Alex Katz - Colby Museum of Art. Interior Visions, the third installation of Rediscoveries, is curated by the artist Alex Katz. The Rediscoveries exhibition series invites members of the Colby College community to select and arrange artworks from the Museum's collection. For Interior Visions, Katz has selected a group of modern and contemporary paintings and works on paper that he describes as "relevant to our times and to each other." Free and Open to the Public Tuesday Saturday 10 am 5 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm and Closed Mondays. The Museum is closed during the following holidays Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Colby Museum of Art
5600 Mayflower Hill
Submissions for Hallowell's 250th Birthday
( 1:00-3:00 PM )
The Hallowell 250th committee is planning a Community Variety show to help celebrate Hallowell's 250th Birthday. We are looking for acts, amateur and otherwise, that would include performance art including songs, skits, dances, monologues, and poetry recitation. These should be: 1) something created related to any period of time in Hallowell; or 2) a song, reading etc. from any period, that may have been familiar in Hallowell or 3) a song, skit or reading written at any time that had a theme that ties into any period. For the latter, an example may be for the time block that contains the 1936 flood, a song about that flood from anywhere in the US or even floods in general could be considered as appropriate to that theme. People can submit material for others to perform if they do not wish to perform themselves. The Variety show will be presented July 12, 13 and 14th. If you have any questions, contact Richard Bostwick at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals are due April 7th and information should be sent to Richard Bostwick at email@example.com. Auditions - Later on in April, we will audition people and their acts, as well as auditioning for people to read written material. We will also audition for people to be readers to perform the readings selected to introduce and keep the theme of the period block. People doing monologues and skits may also be asked if they would like to be reader as well. The performers don t have to be from Hallowell, but the topic should be.
The Harlow Gallery/TBD
160 Water Street
Hallowell, ME 04347
TAM - The Little Prince
( 7:30 PM, Matinee1 p.m. )
The Little Prince adapted by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exup ry directed by Brooke Edwards. When a world-weary Aviator s sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, he encounters a mysterious little boy. As the Little Prince shares his adventures through the galaxy he helps the Aviator to see, It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. Recommended for ages 4 to 94. SHOW DATES: June 23, 30; July 7 (1pm), 14 (1pm), 31; August 2, 7, 12, 16, 17. The Little Prince" tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for children. For showtimes and to reserve tickets, visit www.theateratmonmouth.org or call (207) 933-9999.
The Theater at Monmouth
769 Main St. POB 385
Monmouth, ME 04259-0385
3rd Annual Maine Crafts Guild Damariscotta Show
( Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4 )
Maine Crafts Guild Damariscotta Show - Damariscotta YMCA. Jul 14 thru Jul 15, 2012. The Maine Crafts Guild's 3nd Annual Damariscotta Show will be held all indoors at the Damariscotta YMCA. The finest in high-quality Maine craftsmanship will occupy the large open space as approximately 50 craftspeople display their work at this new venue, just across the road from the old Round Top Farm. Admission: $5 adults; children under 12 free. Event is on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
525 Main Street
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AUGUSTA: Farmer's Market at MILL PARK, 1 North Water Street, the old Edwards Mills site. May-November Tuesdays 2-6pm, www.farmersmarketmillpark.org. Augusta Farmers Market @ TURNPIKE MALL, Western Ave/Whitten Road June-October, Wednesdays and Saturdays 9am-12pm (noon). VILES ARBORETUM Farmers Market, 153 Hospital Street May-November, Fridays 2-6pm. GARDINER: GARDINER'S FARMER'S MARKET, On the Commons, Route 201, May-October Wednesdays 2-6pm. HALLOWELL: HALLOWELL MARKET DAY at the foot of Winthrop Street on Water Street (Route 201)May to October, Sundays 11am-3pm. MANCHESTER: MAYFLOWER FARMERS MARKET, Route 17, next to Post office at the big red barn, May-November, Wednesdays 3-6pm Saturday 10am-2pm. WAYNE: WAYNE'S FARMERS MARKET, Bridge Street, in the park between the mill stream and the general store. July-September Sunday Mornings. WINTHROP: WINTHROP FARMERS MARKET, location: TBD, May-October Tuesdays and Saturdays 9am-1pm.
2nd Annual "Craft Beer Comes to Boothbay"
( 1:00 -4:00 p.m. )
The Maine Brewers Guild will host the 2nd annual "Craft Beer Comes to Boothbay" beer tasting event. New this year, gates will open at noon for VIP ticket holders to enjoy some 'back stage time' with the brewers and be among the first to taste their specialty brews. Rare, special and single batch beers will be featured among the brews that will be poured at the event. The event will feature a traditional New England Style BBQ prepared by event hosts Boothby Resort, extraordinary music by Bston based band HDRnB and an exclusive silent auction. General admission tickets are $50 and include beverages, traditional southern BBQ, and parking. VIP tickets are $75 and include an early entry at 12:00. Designated driver tickets are $25. A special commemorative tasting glass will be provided to the first 800 people who purchase tickets. This is a 21+ event and PETS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. This event will be held rain or shine.
301 Adams Pond Road
Boothbay, ME 04537
North Atlantic Blues Festival
Rain or Shine! NO PETS OR COOLERS PLEASE! No Video Recording! No Sun Umbrella's! Bring a Blanket/Lawnchair!
Rockland, ME 04841
Augusta Walking Tour "Museum in the Streets"
Downtown Augusta has been transformed into an outdoor museum with the installation of 31 signs in "The Museum in the Streets" Program. The signs, years in the planning and making, are written in both French and English, and tell the history of the building of Augusta, the city from 1625 to the present. All 29 signs and two large maps are within walking distance of each other on both sides of the Kennebec river. Another 9 Museum in the Streets signs have been installed along Canal Street in Mill Park. They tell the story of Edwards Mill, Edwards dam and industrial Augusta. The tour begins at City Center, proceeds behind Old Fort Western, moves down to Willow Street's W.H.Gannett's Comfort magazine printing house. On to a 10th sign at the east end of Calumet Bridge, then cross to the west side of the river, the 11th panel as at the corner of Bridge and Water Street. It's called "Seeing the Elephants" and shows a parade of elephants marching down Water Street. Proceed south on Water Street to Panel 13 that recounts the Great Augusta Bank robbery of New Year's weekend in 1850. On to the Great Augusta Fire of 1865 that destroyed 81 buildings on both sides of Water Street. Continue on and follow the tour to the end at Canal Street in Mill Park! The signs will be removed each November and replaced each spring. Maps of Augusta's Musuem in the Streets will be availalbe at Augusta City Center. Patrick Cardon, originally of France and now of Cushing, originated the idea in France.
Downtown Augusta, ME 04330
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Girl Scouts: Celebrating One Hundred Years
( 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. )
The Maine State Museum to Host Girl Scout Centennial Exhibit and Special Event. Girl Scouts: Celebrating One Hundred Years!! Exhibit: June 23 through August 31, 2012. The Maine State Museum in Augusta in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Maine opens a new special exhibit Girl Scouts: Celebrating One Hundred Years, on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. with a day filled with fun activities. On display will be vintage period uniforms, pins, patches, ephemeras, cookie merchandise, camping gear, and many other novelty items. In celebration of the new exhibit and the opening day festivities, Maine State Museum admission is free all day! On-going activities throughout the day include: the museum s Natural History and History Touch Carts Old Fashion Games Fish Printing - Scavenger Hunt. The Maine State Museum is open Tuesday through Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, open on Sundays 1-4 pm from June 24-Nov. 25, 2012. Admission is $2 for adults; $1 for senior adults over age 62 and children 6-18 years of age; children under 6 free. Maximum charge for families is $6. Cask and checks only. For more information please call 207-287-2301, or visit the Maine State Museum website: www.mainestatemuseum.org
Maine State Museum
State House Complex
Hallowell Walking Tour "Museum in the Streets"
Tourists, history buffs or those looking for something to do can now enjoy the newest version of The Museum in the Streets. City Historian and others have put together 19 signs that are part of the tour. The tour, which takes about an hour, begins at the waterfront, heads up Winthrop Street. The bulk of the signs are in the heart of downtown along Water Street. The panels (signs) reveal stories, events and traditions that helped shape the area. Hall-Dale French students were part of the translation team that made French subtitles so the panels could be bilingual. Visitors to Hallowell can find maps of the city's Museum in the Streets at City Hall, KV Chamber of Commerce or the Hubbard Free Library. Other Maine communities with a Museum in the Streets include Augusta, Waterville, Thomaston, Biddeford, Belfast and Searsport.
Downtown Hallowell, ME
Portraits/Voices: Shoemaking Skills of Generations
( 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. )
Details: Oral histories and portraits richly explore the stories of the people who helped put Auburn "on the map" as one of the largest producers of shoes in the nation at one time. These people built an industry that continues to produce world-famous shoes today. A timeline begins in the year 1824 and documents the history of shoemaking in the Twin Cities. Through photos and text learn the steps of making a shoe, welt-boot making, and about the "cottage industry" of shoemaking at home. Videos show the shoemaking process and techniques of handsewing a shoe. Cost/Cover: $5.00 adults; $4.00 seniors and students 6 and up; Free - children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.
35 Canal St.,
Lewiston, ME 04240
30th Annual Moxie Festival
Jul 13 thru Jul 15, 2012. The Annual Moxie Festival includes a concert, 5K road race, parade, Moxie car show, Fireworks, Parade, Pow Wow, Androscoggin River Race, Moxie raffle and more!
Downtown Lisbon Falls
Lisbon Falls, Maine
Le Festival de la Bastille
GIGANTIC FIREWORKS FRIDAY NIGHT 9:30 p.m. ~ Bean Supper Saturday Night 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. ~ Chicken Barbecue Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ~ CHILDREN'S PROGRAM 11:00 A.M. TO 12:45 P.M. TALENT SHOW 1:00 - 2:15 P.M. NEW THIS YEAR: C.J. Cheuier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band! RETURNING FROM LAST YEAR: Lost Bayou Ramblers - Louisiana; Herb Leblance - New Brunswick. ENJOY OLD FAVORITES: The LeBlanc Family Band, Chantal and Marcel, Dan & Lou, Les Fauille Deux. Come enjoy Canadian and American Foods - Toutiere - Crepes - Salmon Pie - Hot Dogs - Hamburgers - French Fries - Popcorn. For information please contact Sue at 622-8211 or 441-6643 or Pat at 592-5001. Festival goers can park at the club and ride a shuttle to the grounds.
Pete Gagne Field
Old Belgrade Road
Augusta, ME 04330
The Moxie Festival
Carvinal ~ Pancake Breakfast ~ Canoe Race ~ Parade ~ Fireworks ~ Games ~ Moxie Recipe Contest ~ Lisbon Fire Dept Fun & Games ~ Native American Powwow. " Make Mine Moxie Moxie? What's That? Moxie is the uniquely New England soft drink, former nostrum and "nerve food". Dr. Augustin Thompson of Union, Maine, first marketed Moxie as a patent medicine in 1876 in Lowell, Massachusetts. It was guaranteed to cure multiple ills, including "loss of manhood, paralysis and softening of the brain". As a nostrum, it was dispensed a spoonful at a time. Dr. Thompson changed Moxie to take advantage of the new and growing soft drink market at the time. He put it on the soft drink market in 1884 as "Beverage Moxie Nerve Food". Later it became known simply as "Moxie". It has a core of dedicated fans in Maine. Moxie synonymous with good times and the "vigorous" life that drinking the product was supposed to sustain. Moxie was the nation's first mass-marketed soft drink.
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Lisbon Falls, ME
Get your car seat inspected !!!
( 10 am to 1 pm )
Details: Please bring your car seat instruction manual and your vehicle owner's manual, if available. Car Seat Inspection Stations are open year-round inside heated buildings. Please be aware of the event end time. Because an inspection can take 20 to 30 minutes depending upon corrections needed and incompatibility issues between the vehicle and the car seat, the last vehicle is taken 30 minutes prior to closing. Due to the popularity of the inspection station, there may be a wait time before the inspection can begin. If there are several vehicles waiting during the last hour of operation, we may have to turn vehicles away. We will strive to accommodate your needs but your patience and understanding is appreciated!Cost/Cover: All car seat inspection stations and car seat checkup events are free. No appointment is necessary.
Central Maine Chrysler
300 Kennedy Memorial
Portland Sea Dogs vs. NH Fisher Cats
( Sat. 6 pm, Sun 1 pm )
Jul 12 thru Jul 15, 2012. The Portland Sea Dogs take on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays) in a 4-game series. Thursday & Friday games at 7 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. For info and tickets phone (207 879-9500.
271 Park Avenue
Johnson Hall - 17th Annual Waterfront AUDITIONS
( Thur 6-8 pm, Sat 2-4 pm )
Auditions for 17th Annual Johnson Hall / Riverfront Festival Talent Show.Got talent? Want to compete for a $200 prize? The 17th Annual Johnson Hall / Riverfront Talent Show is looking for you! Hosted this year by Johnson Hall s new Executive Artistic Director Mike Miclon, this tradition of providing an outdoor showcase for area talent continues. Auditions will be held on Thursday, May 2, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and again on Saturday, May 4, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water Street in Gardiner. All ages and all talents are welcome to try out. Please arrive by 5:45 pm on Thursday and 1:45 pm on Saturday to get your audition number. Please contact Johnson Hall to advise which day you will be auditioning. A limited number of acts will be chosen to perform at the Talent Show, to be held on June 22 at 6:30 pm on the Gardiner Waterfront (rain date June 23 at 3:00 pm). Four prizes will be awarded at the Talent Show: Best Overall Prize is $200; Adult is $100, Teen (13-17) is $100 and Junior (12 & under) is $100. Audition applicants should bring their accompanying music, if required. Karaoke will not be allowed, so any CDs or MP3s should have the music only. Audition pieces should be presented complete with costumes and/or props, exactly as you would appear at the Talent Show itself. All acts are welcome bands, poets, storytellers, variety acts, dancers, magicians the sky s the limit. No one will be accepted into the talent show without an audition, however. This is an amateur event. We are looking to identify the area s next star. Performance slots will be open to anyone, but prizes are limited to those who do not primarily support themselves as a performer. Audition applications are available at Johnson Hall walk in, email firstname.lastname@example.org or download from their website at www.johnsonhall.org. Applications can be brought to the audition or filled out at the audition. Please call 582-7144 for more information, assistance, or to sign up for an audition day.
Johnson Hall Performing Arts
280 Water Street
Gardiner, ME 04345