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 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
Maine State Museum Announces New Sunday Hours ! ( 1 pm to 4 pm )
New Sunday Hours Announced at the Maine State Museum. Maine s best museum of Maine just got better! From JUNE 24 through NOVEMBER 25, 2012, the Maine State Museum in Augusta will have new, expanded Sunday hours. New Sunday hours will be from 1 pm to 4 pm. Saturday hours will continue from 10 am to 4 pm, along with regular weekday hours Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. The museum will be closed on Monday and all state holidays. The museum s featured new exhibition, Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives, continues on view. During July and August, the museum will show a special exhibit marking the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts. 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. Cash 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/
23rd Annual Open Farm Day - Albion Cider Mill ( 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM )
Richard Lawrence and Michael Scholz, owners. Located on the Albion Bread Farm, turns apples into sweet cider - usually 3 gallons per bushels of customer apples. See the 100-year-old press. Unlikely to have apples in July. Directions: From Albion Village, 1 mile on Benton Road. Turn right on East Benton Road, 1 mile, sign on right.
Event Location: Albion Cider Mill 201 E. Benton Road Albion, ME
23rd Annual Open Farm Day - Echo Ridge Cheese ( noon - 5:00 P )
Cow Milk Artisanal Cheese Maker.French-style specialy cheeses, small production volume.
Event Location: Echo Ridge Cheese 2080 North Road Mt. Vernon, ME
23rd Annual Open Farm Day - Flood Bros. Dairy Farm ( 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM )
Flood Bros. Dairy Farm, owners George and Bill Flood. The family farm will be open for self guided tours of milk and calf barns as well as the new milking parlour. Guided tours are available. Visitors are welcome to try their hand at feeding calves. The manure management system will be available for veiwing and family members will be on hand to answer questions. The calving area will also be open to the public as well. For more info email floodbrothersfarm@yahoo.com or call 207.313.3531. Restroom facilities are available, capable of handling bus or group tours with prior notice, please. DIRECTIONS: From I-95: Exit 138 (from north take a right off the exit ramp; from south take a left) follow the Hinckley Rd. to the Tardiff Rd. (take a left). At River Rd. take a left. The farm entrance is on the left at the top of the hill.
Event Location: Flood Bros. Dairy Farm 839 River Road Clinton, ME
For more information contact: 207.313.3531
23rd Annual Open Farm Day - Friends' Folly Farm ( 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM )
Friends' Folly Farm, Angora Goats, Fiber Processing Mill, Meat Rabbits & Veggies, owners Marcia Marron & S. "Pogo" Pogovek.Come meet the Angora & dairy goats & rabbits. In our fiber processing mill see raw mohair (from the Angora goats) transformed into finished yarn. The dairy does provide milk, cheese, and meat. A small market garden provides vegetables and herbs, and the bunnies are for pets and meat. A 30 ft. yurt is our retail shop for yarn, soap, pelts, meat, and goat cheese from ours and other local farms. Restroom facilites available, capable of handling bus or group tours. DIRECTIONS: From Lewiston/Auburn or Augusta take Rt. 202 to Monmouth. Follow Friends' Folly DOT signs - 1 1/2 miles on Norris Hill Rd.
Event Location: Friends' Folly Farm 319 Norris Hill Road Monmouth, me
23rd Annual Open Farm Day - Hart-To-Hart Farm ( 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM )
Hart-To-Hart Farm owned by Doug and LInda Hartkoph. Organic Farm and Education Center. Family-owned/operated organic dairy farm offers educational programs, quality products. Milks 50-60 Holsteins and Jerseys for milk under Oranic Valley Family Farm Label. Their mission is to reconnect with soil to nurture plants, animals, and people who feed from the land to sell nourishing products; and to promote quailty education about sustainable, local agriculture. Activities include: ongoing tours; wheat to pretzel making baked in our clay oven (10:30 am) milk to ice cream making (1 pm); info regarding education programs a petting area.
Event Location: Albion Cider Mill 201 E. Benton Road Albion, ME
23rd Annual Open Farm Day - Long Meadow Farm ( 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM )
Long Meadow Farm, Diversified Organic w/ Chickens, Sheep & Goats, owners Michele Roy & Denis Thoet. Long Meadow Farm is a 28-acre organic vegetable farm. We also have sheep, goats, hens and Jersey Steers. Activities include, refreshments and traditional music. Our farmstand will be open. HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE. Restroom facilities available. More information available at www.longmeadowfarmmaine.com. DIRECTIONS: From South: I-295 to exit 51, left off ramp, 1 mile to Indiana Road, left one mile. Farm on left. From North: I-95 - I-295 (Gardiner Exit), right of ramp, 1 mile to Indiana Road, left one mile.
Event Location: Long Meadow Farm 29 Long Meadow Drive West Gardiner, ME
23rd Annual Open Farm Day - Spinnakees' Farm ( 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM )
Spinnakees' Farm, Fiber & Livestock, owner Elizabeth Stover. All Fiber Enthusiasts Welcome! Visit our 16 Olde English "Babydoll" Southdown sheep, 6 colored Angora goats, 10 German Angora rabbits and 6 silky chickens. Friends will be demonstrating spinning, knitting, rughooking, wet and needle felting, dyeing, and crocheting roving. Our store: Unique blends of our critters in yarns, roving and products - may inspire you to join my knitting group. Bring your camera, unfinished projects, spinning wheel, etc. and join us for the day. Handicap Accessible & Capable of handling bus or group tours. DIRECTIONS: Take 105 out of Augusta 5 miles, turn left onto the Tasker Road (Togus Pond will be on the right side of the road), go to the end to the blue vinyl house. (www.spinnakeesfarm.com)
Event Location: Spinnakees' Farm 1180 Tasker Road Augusta, ME
For more information contact: www.spinnakeesfarm.com
23rd Annual Open Farm Day - Swan's Honey ( 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM )
Swan's Honey, owners Lincoln and Karen Sennett. Tours of bee yards, extracting rooms, and packing facility. Observation hive and display. Chance for kids to make beeswax candles. Taste different varieties of honey. Directions: 1.5 miles off route 202/9 (between China and Albion) on Bessey Ridge Road.
Event Location: Swan's Honey 332 Bessey Ridge Road Albion, ME
23rd Annual Open Farm Day - Winterberry Farm ( 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM )
Winterberry Farm, Farmstand - Homestead, owner Mary Perry. This is a 150 year old farm on 40 acres, sloping to the edge of Great Pond in Belgrade. They organically farm, cook, and supply their farm stand with baked goods and vegetables. The lovely old barn is home to chickens, ducks, cows, sheep and a working pair of horses. The farm stand will be open with fresh veggies and pies. Come and enjoy a day on the farm and see how they do it. There will be demonstrations of hand wool spinning throughout the day and fiddle music provided by local talents. DIRECTIONS: Take Rt 27 North from Augusta. The farm is on the right 2 miles past Christy's Market.
Event Location: Winterberry Farm 538 Augusta Road Belgrade, ME
23rd AnnualOpen Farm Day - Misty Acres Alpaca Farm ( 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM )
Misty Acres Alpaca Farm, Alpaca Farm, owners Red & Connie Laliberte. We raise alpaca for their fiber and breeding stock. We have 37 alpacas that reside on our farm. We will have a variety of products available from our fiber; such as yarn, roving, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, blankets, mittens, rugs, etc. We will have information regarding their lifestyle and how to care for them. DIRECTIONS: North or South on I-95 take exit 120 toward Lyons Road. If North take left on Lyons Rd ME-104. Turn right on West River Rd at 0.5 miles, turn left at 3071 West River Road for Misty Acres Alpaca Farm.
Event Location: Misty Acres Alpaca Farm 3071 West River Road Sidney, ME
Open Farm Day - Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm ( 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM )
Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm, owners Peter & Jean Koons. Flock of alpine and sanaan dairy goats and a flock of Katahdin sheep. They make cheese and yogurt from goats' milk. Come and see the animals and the cheesery. Directions: 4 miles north on Route 23 from Route 27; or 8 miles south on Route 23 from Oakland.
Event Location: Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Far 795 Pond Road Sidney, ME