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
FUSE - Maine encaustic artists to show at Harlow ( noon to 6:00 p.m. )
FUSE: Maine encaustic artists to show at the Harlow Gallery. In August FUSE will bring 19 Maine encaustic artists together in an exhibition at the Harlow Gallery. FUSE will be on view August 3-25, 2012 with an opening reception on Friday, August 3 from 5-8pm. The Harlow Gallery is located at 160 Water Street in Hallowell. FUSE will introduce the public to the diverse methods and techniques currently employed by contemporary encaustic artists. Encaustic is a beeswax-based painting medium made of beeswax, pigment and damar resin, has a unique and long history that dates as far back as the 5th century B.C. Ancient Greeks used wax to seal and decorate their warships due to its resistance to water and cold temperatures. A resurgence of encaustic as an art form in the past two decades can be partly attributed new techniques and invention used with the versatile medium. The 19 Maine artists participating in FUSE are: Debra Arter, Damariscotta ~ Libby Barrett, Cape Elizabeth ~ Jean Bookman, Lubec ~ Aleana Chaplin, Gardiner ~ Betsy Cook, Hallowell ~ Marjorie Cormier, Chesterville ~ Helene Farrar, Manchester ~ Deborah Anne Hall, New Gloucester ~ Penelope Hall, Kingfield ~ LeeAnne Mallonee, Bangor ~ Jason Morgan, Readfield ~ Petrea Noyes, Lincolnville ~ Jane Page-Conway, Bowdoinham ~ Victoria Pittman, Tenants Harbor ~ Ann E. Rhinehardt , Vassalboro ~ Jamie Ribisi-Braley, Manchester ~ Mary Becker Weiss, Augusta ~ Lynda Wilson, Windham ~ Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Saco. Exhibition will be on View: August 3-25, 2012. Opening date: Friday, August 3, 2102, 5-8pm. Cost: FREE and open to the public.
Event Location: The Harlow Gallery 160 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347
For more information contact: Deborah Fahy (207) 622-3813 www.harlowgallery.org
New Film Camp at Johnson Hall in July
New Film Camp at Johnson Hall in July. Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center in Gardiner is offering a new film camp to give teens (ages 13-18 or entering grades 7-12) hands-on experience using professional video cameras and producing their own short films. A typical day early in the week will have lessons such as cinematography and sound track planning and hands-on activities such as how to operate a camera and microphone, plan shots, and use color. Later days will focus more on hands-on activities, as the campers work on their films. Depending on camp size, either the whole camp will work on a single master project or individual groups of four or five will make their own short film. Kids will also learn about the film industry and festivals. Camp dates are July 30-August 3, with a showing of the films on Saturday, August 4 at 6 pm. The camp is offered for the first time at an exciting moment indie film company DiBacco Films will be shooting a thriller in Gardiner during the week of the camp, and campers will be able to observe a real film in the making. Registration brochures are available online at www.johnsonhall.org , at Johnson Hall, 280 Water Street, Gardiner, and at area libraries and schools. Call 582-7144 to have a brochure mailed. Film camp will be directed by Paul Ezzy. Paul is an Augusta native now living in Brighton, MA, working at BorisFX, a company that makes video editing software and special effects. Paul is an aspiring independent filmmaker, actor, and freelance videographer. He has a double-major in Psychology and Secondary Education in Chemistry from the University of Maine, and has taken workshops on Screenwriting, Filmmaking, and Acting from the New York Film Academy and Maine Photographic Workshops in Rockport. He likes to make short comedic skits, play video games, and watch cartoons, and has had short films shown in festivals in Maine, Boston, Montreal, and London. Paul was a teen intern and Assistant Theater Director in Johnson Hall s Summer Shenanigans Camp program.
Event Location: Johnson Hall Performing Arts C 280 Water Street, PO Box 777 Gardiner, ME 04345
For more information contact: 582-7144 www.johnsonhall.org
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/
6th Skowhegan RiverFest A Food Lovers Paradise
Skowhegan RiverFest A Food Lover Paradise in Disguise July 27 August 5, in Downtown Skowhegan when Skowhegan becomes the jubilant home to the 6th Annual home of RiverFest. It all kicks off with an ArtWalk on the evening of the 27th and Ends with Fireworks in Coburn Park on August 5th. And for those who love to eat there is no shortage of fun. The Artisan Bread Fair takes place on the 28 (see below) at the Fairgrounds, there is a Pub Crawl on the 30th, The Lions Club Chicken BBQ and classic car show on the 31st and the Rotary Lobster Bake is on the 3rd. But save some room for the RiverFest Family Fun Days featuring a Jazz Brunch on the 5th. FMI call the Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce at 207-474-3621 or Main Street Skowhegan at 207-612-2571.
Event Location: Various locations Downtown Skowhegan, ME
For more information contact: Skowhegan Main Street 207-612-2571
Chas M. Bailey Lib - Yoga Night ( 6:00 p.m. )
Wednesday Bailey Yoga Night. Free Yoga Night, first Wednesday of each month. All ages!
Event Location: Charles M Bailey Pub Library 39 Bowdoin Street Winthrop, ME
For more information contact: 207.377.8673
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. Akron Aeros ( Tue + Wed 7pm, Thur noon )
Akron Aeros vs. Portland Sea Dogs. l 31 thru Aug 02, 2012. Maine's minor league baseball team the Portland Sea Dogs take on the Akron Aeros (Indians) in a 3-game series. Tuesday & Wednesday games at 7 p.m. and Thursday game at noon. 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