Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

Community Events Calendar

<< July 24, 2012 >>
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
Village Harmony Singers ( 7 pm )
Since 1990 the singers of Village Harmony summer camp have been traveling and performing throughout the world, participating in cultural exchanges and delighting audiences with their heart-felt renditions of "village" folk music. The Old South Church opens their doors to welcome this extraordinary teen choir and invites one and all to experience their rare and wonderful evening. Donations accepted. Call for more information
Event Location: Old South Church Rt 135 & West Road Belgrade, ME
For more information contact: 495-2928
CDM 2012 Summer Camps - Fun, Food & Fitness! ( 9am to noon )
Let's get energized! Learn how to fuel up with cooking fun and use all that energy being active. Children must bring a water bottle, dress to be active and wear sneakers. Ages: 3-5. Parents will be able to substitute foods for children with allergies. All camps run from 9am to noon, Monday through Friday. No camp 2nd-6th of July. Camps cost $90 for members and $100 for non-members. Maximum of 8 campers per session, so signup early! Discounts: Sibling - A $10 discount will be given for siblings. (First child is full price, each child after receive a $10 discount.)or Multiple Camps - Register the same camper for more than one camp & receive a$10 discount (first camp is full price, each camp after receive a $10 discount.) To receive discounts, payment must be made during registration. Discounts may not be combined. NOTE: a 10% discount if paid in full by June 1st. All campers must be potty trained. Please mail completed registration form and deposit to: Summer Camps, Children's Discovery Museum, 171 Capitol Street, Suite 2, Augusta ME 04330
Event Location: Children's Discovery Museum 170 Capitol Street, Suite2 Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 622-2209 www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.org
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
Lithgow Library - Summer Book Discussion Groups! ( 6:30 PM )
Summer Book Discussion Groups meet Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. July 24: "Defending Jacob" by William Landay. Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy. Jacob insists that he is innocent, and Andy believes him. Andy must. He's his father. But as damning facts and shocking revelations surface, as a marriage threatens to crumble and the trial intensifies, as the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own - between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he's tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.
Event Location: Lithgow Library 45 Winthrop Street Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 207-626-2415 www.lithgow.lib.me.us
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/
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/
Portland Sea Dogs vs. Trenton Thunder ( Mon + Tue 7pm, Wed 6pm )
Trenton Thunder vs. Portland Sea Dogs. Jul 23 thru Jul 25, 2012. The Portland Sea Dogs take on the Trenton Thunder (Yankees) in a 3-game series. Monday & Tuesday games at 7 p.m. Wednesday game, with FIREWORKS~!!~ AT 6 p.m. For info and tickets phone (207) 879-9500.
Event Location: Haddock Field 271 Park Avenue Portland, Maine
For more information contact: (207) 879-9500 www.milb.com/tickets/tickets.jsp?sid=t546
Terrier Intensity Basketball Camps ( 10:00 AM )
Overnight Camps - Drills, Skills & Thrills! GIRLS CAMPS Directors: Paul Vachon and Ted Rioux - Week One: Jul 8-July 12; Week Two: July 22-July 26. BOYS CAMPS: Camp Directors Paul Vachon and T.J. Maines - Week One: July 29-Aug.2; Week Two: Aug.5-Aug.9. ost $450. Sunday-Thursday for grades 3-12.
Event Location: Thomas College Waterville, ME
For more information contact: www.thomas.edu/sportscamps