Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

Community Events Calendar

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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.
Event Location: Lake Andrews at Bates College Lewiston, Maine
For more information contact: (207) 786-6330
Augusta Farmers' Market - Turnpike Mall ( 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM )
Nancy Perry, Food Resource Coordinator for Good Shepherd Food-Bank will be available to answer your questions about how the Food-Bank operates, the programs it helps to facilitate throughout the state, and how you can help the mission by feeding Maine's hungary. MOFGA certified and conventional growers offer a broad range of local produce. Free range meats and baked goods. Unique farmer's market CSA memberships available. The Augusta Farmers' Market runs from the third week in May to late October. It is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Whitten Road and Western Ave. (Turnpike Mall Parking Lot) For info phone (207) 549-5112,
Event Location: Augusta Farmers' Market Whitten Road and Western Ave Augusta, Maine
For more information contact: (207) 549-5112
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.
Event Location: Various locations Downtown Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: (207) 626-2300
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
Event Location: Maine State Museum State House Complex Augusta, ME
For more information contact: 207-287-2301 www.mainestatemuseum.org/
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.
Event Location: Various locations Downtown Hallowell, ME
This event is sponsored by: Hallowell Board of Trade
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.
Event Location: Museum L-A 35 Canal St., Lewiston, ME 04240
For more information contact: Susan Beane (207) 333-3881 museumla.org/exhibits/
Old Fort Western at Old Hallowell Day Parade ( noon to 4 pm )
Old Fort Western is excited to announce that we have been invited to help celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Hallowell at Old Hallowell Day 2012 on July 21, 2012. Our historic interpreters will be marching in the parade and participating in a French and Indian War encampment at the Vaughan Homestead. The parade will take place on Water Street in Hallowell at 10am. Old Fort Western Historic Interpreters, soldiers of the James Howard Company, and other reenactment groups from the area will be marching in period clothing. From noon to 4 pm a free shuttle will run from the Row House booth to the Vaughan Homestead. Visit the encampment to see men, women and children in period costume; watch demonstrations in blacksmithing and wood hewing, participate in 18th century activities such as games and laundry; and try your hand at writing with quill and ink. Come talk with the historic re-enactors and learn about life in Hallowell during the 1700 s. The Vaughan Homestead will also be offering house tours during the afternoon. Fort Western is excited to be part of the celebration because the early history of Hallowell is our history as well; for the first 43 years of its existence, Fort Western was located within the confines of Hallowell. Please come and help us celebrate 250 years of Hallowell history with our neighboring city to the south. People of all ages are sure to enjoy these free educational activities. For more information please contact Old Fort Western at 626-2385 or oldfort@oldfortwestern.org. More information can be found at the Old Hallowell Day website, noon to 4 pm.
Event Location: Shuttle from Row House to Vaughn Homestead Hallowell, ME
For more information contact: 626-2385 noon to 4 pm
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.
Event Location: Central Maine Chrysler 300 Kennedy Memorial Waterville, ME
For more information contact: 207-899-9461 www.cmautogroup.com/
KLT - Little Cobbossee Oatway Paddle ( 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. )
Little Cobbossee Oatway Paddle on Saturday, July 21, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Together we can conserve 90 acres of wildlife habitat and shoreline on Little Cobbossee Lake in Maine. The proposed KLT Little Cobbossee Oatway Preserve is owned by long-time East Winthrop resident and naturalist Mary Oatway. When permanently conserved by KLT, this Preserve will include upland forests and 4,000 feet of shoreline and wetlands. This conservation project will prevent suburban sprawl and protect water quality and scenic views along Maine Route 202. KLT needs to raise $30,000.00* by September, 2012 for the purchase and stewardship of the Oatway Preserve. The Oatway Preserve will: provide public access for recreation protect shoreline and wildlife habitat protect water quality in Cobbossee Lake and the Watershed. Please call the office to pre-register, and for additional details visit WWW.TKLT.ORG or WATCH OUR VIDEO.
Event Location: Little Cobbossee Oatway ME
For more information contact: 207-377-2848 www.tklt.org
KLT- Old Hallowell Day s 5K Road Race ( 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. )
Old Hallowell Day s 5K Road Race Sponsored by Kennebec Land Trust Saturday, July 21, 2012. Come enjoy central Maine s historic riverside city. Participate in the road race, watch the parade, enjoy the music, and much more. Race takes place in Hallowell, Maine on Saturday, July 21, 2012. This year s race will be chip timed! After several years of runners asking for this we are now able to join the ranks of other races that are chip timed! Race follows city streets and areas of historic Hallowell. Start is flat and begins near the Cotton Mill Apartments on Water Street. The course proceeds up Water Street to Park Street where runners will turn left. At Second Street the runners turn left and proceed to the end of the street (which is at Litchfield Road). Then turning right, the course proceeds uphill to Middle Street. From this end of Middle the course is mostly downhill and continues the full length of Middle ending in Vaughan Field where the awards will also be held. Walkers are welcome in this 5K! Fun Run for kids 10 and under will be held immediately following the 5K and before the awards for the 5K. Distance less than 1 mile (approximately 1K) and will be held on Vaughan Field. There is no entry fee, it s a come and run event. All children (up to 100) will receive a ribbon! Come join the fun. No registration is necessary for the fun run! Number pick-up and race day registration will be at Hallowell Seafood opposite the Kennebec River boat landing downtown Hallowell between 6:00 and 7:00 am. Refreshments and awards will be held at Vaughn Field near the race finish. T-shirts are guaranteed for anyone registering by July 1st! Online Registration Closes on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 12:00 NOON ET. Please note date change from the newsletter, which lists the race date as July 16. Visit this link to register: http://oldhallowellday.org/events/road-race/
Event Location: Various Hallowell, ME
For more information contact: 207-377-2848 www.tklt.org/fieldtrp1.htm
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 info@johnsonhall.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.
Event Location: Johnson Hall Performing Arts 280 Water Street Gardiner, ME 04345
For more information contact: 582-7144 www.johnsonhall.org