Community Events Calendar
2012 Bates Dance Festival
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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
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.
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
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
Maine State Museum
State House Complex
158th Topsham Fair
The Topsham Fair (at the Topsham Fairgrounds at 54 Elm Street) features agricultural exhibits, animal pulling events, 4-H, crafts, midway and harness racing. Sunday August 5th: Harness Racing only (no rides/no admission fee); Monday August 6th: Harness Racing only (no rides/no admission fee); Tuesday August 7th: Fair Open $10 admission includes rides SENIOR DAY; ... Wednesday August 8th: Fair Open $10 admission includes rides; Thursday August 9th: Fair Open $10 admission includes rides; Friday August 10th: Fair Open $12 admission includes rides; Saturday August 11th: Fair Open $12 admission includes rides; Sunday August 12th: Fair Open $12 admission includes rides. Follow link for schedule: http://www.topshamfair.net/
Topsham Fair Grounds
54 Elm Street
PO Box 236, Topsham, ME
162nd Bangor State Fair
RIDE TILL YOU DROP, VISIT ALL THE ANIMALS AND MARVEL AT THE THRILLING SHOWS AND EXHIBITS ALL FOR ONE LOW, LOW PRICE. THE PERFECT WAY TO SPEND A SUMMER'S DAY - OR TWO. SEARCH HIGH AND LOW, BUT YOU'LL NEVER FIND A BETTER DEAL THAN THIS ONE, SO JOIN US AT THE FAIR'S 161st CELEBRATION, YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS IT!! A large family fair featuring a midway, animal exhibits, crafts, commercial exhibits, flowers, animal pulling events, and harness racing. Cost/Cover: $10. The State Fair you can features a midway, a demolition derby, backyard circus, concerts, great food, a petting zoo, pony rides, exhibits, fireworks and fun blown family entertainment. Admission $10.00 per Person, per Day! See all the shows, Check out all the exhibits, Visit with the cows, sheep, goats and horses and....... Ride all the rides as often as you like.......all for this one low price! Truly the deal of the Summer! Children under 3 are FREE, but no rides. Parking On Site ~ $5.00 Per Vehicle.
Bangor Fair Grounds
100 Dutton Street
Bangor, ME 04401
65th Maine Lobster Festival Aug 1-5
65th Annual Maine Lobster Festival opens! Festival officially opens, along with exhibition tents, booths, vendors, carnival rides and games. Gates open at noon and stay open until 10pm. Admisison is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Also, lobster serving begins in the Eating Tent immediately, fresh from the ocean. King Neptune and his court, along with Kristen Margaret Sawyer, the 2011 Maine Sea Goddess, arrive on the main dock from the briny deep to raise the flag and officially open the 2012 Maine Lobster Festival. Opening ceremonies will take place next to the flagpole by the Harbor Master s building. All tents open at 1pm - Children's Tent, admission free - Fine Arts Tent - Marine Tent - Maine Craft Tent: ongoing demonstrations - Maine Products Tent - North Tent - all vendors
Harbor Park & Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841
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.
Downtown Skowhegan, ME
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Skowhegan Main Street
Hallowell Quarry Tour
( 1 pm )
Tour the Granite Quarries on Sunday, August 5. Meet at 414 Winthrop Street just west of the quarry site; wear walking shoes. One of the quarries has been drained so visitors can see carvings in the remaining stone as well as the equipment. Stone produced in the quarry was used in the Manhattan Bridge Archway, the Maine State House, the Pilgrim Monument in Plymouth, MA and the New York State Capitol Plaza in Albany.
Meet at 414 Winthrop Street
Hallowell, ME 04347
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Sugarloaf Resort - Nike Junior Golf Camp
Nike Junior Golf Camp. This summer the Sugarloaf Golf Club is once again proud to host Maine's only location for Nike Junior Golf Camps. These camps provide up and coming young golfers with the tools to excel in the sport of golf for a lifetime. The Nike Junior Golf Camps at Sugarloaf incorporate PGA instruction, course play, and evening activities. These camps offer a healthy blend of time on the course and time spent relaxing and socializing with other campers Students will be staying at the nearby Carrabassett Valley Academy dormitory. This dorm is a new facility which acts as housing for the students who come from around the world to learn at the acclaimed school. The facility is complete with a common area, ping pong tables, and billiards, and is located just a short distance from the course and makes for a perfect setting during the camp.
Sugarloaf Resort & Conf. Ctr
5092 Access Road
Crrabassett Valley, ME
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.