2012 Bates Dance Festival
( call for details )
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
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
Fairfield Concerts - David Deas & Friends
( 6 to 7:30 p.m. )
Concerts in Memorial Park take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday Nights. August 10, David Deas & Friends (jazz/pop)
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.
The Harlow Gallery
160 Water Street
Hallowell, ME 04347
In concert - SaRa
( 7 - 10 p.m. )
Hoxter's Music & Sports Bar
122 Water Street
MSMT - 42ND STREET
Music by HARRY WARREN Lyrics by AL DUBIN Book by MICHAEL STEWART & MARK BRAMBLE Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes. 42ND STREET is the story of hard work, being in the right place at the right time, talent and love. It s a celebration of Broadway and the people involved in shows. It focuses on aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer, and takes us along her journey. Musical hits include You re Getting to Be a Habit with Me, Dames, I Know Now, We re In the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off to Buffalo and Forty-Second Street. Every audience enjoys watching the underdog succeed! SHOW DATES: Aug. 8-12, 14-19, 21-25.
Maine State Music Theater
22 Elm Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
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NE Music Camp Honor Student Recital
( 7:30 p.m. )
New England Music Camp Honor Student Recital. FREE.
New England Music Camp
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Waterville Opera House - Summer Theater Camp
( 9:30 - 4:00 )
The Frog Prince, Sponsored by Mrs. Beatrice Dubord, in memory of Robert Dubord. Deep in the royal swamp, a lonely Frog retrieves a golden ball for Princess Prim in exchange for friendship and comfort. The spoiled princess doesn t want to live up to her part of the bargain, and puts her royal Knights on alert. And so the trouble begins. Luckily, Frog gets some good advice from Ollie the wise old Aspen tree, the well-read Alligator, and the kindly Swamp Things. The Ducks, a busy Fly and dancing Flamingos also come to Frog's assistance as the Frog's kindly servant tirelessly tries to set things right. Even the Queen, kindly Princess Proper, and spunky Princess Peppy get involved and, despite the trouble caused by the nasty Venus Fly Traps, all ends happily. Our hero becomes a Prince (formerly known as Frog) and realizes that friendships are made, not bought -- and he discovers that it is not what you are but who you are that counts. The Frog Prince (Missoula Children's Theatre), Main Stage, August 11 at 2:00pm. The cost is $200 per session, or $500 for all three sessions. A sibling discount is available. (All scholarships have been awarded for this summer.) A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required at time of registration. If you have any questions, please call (207) 873-7000.
Missoula Children's Theatre
American Apprentice Program/Naturalist Field Sch
( 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM )
THERE ARE STILL PLACES AVAILABLE SO CONTACT US SOON. REMEMBER THAT IF YOU CHOOSE, YOU MAY DO JUST THE MORNING OR JUST THE AFTERNOON OR BOTH. BE SURE TO LET US KNOW. VILES ARBORETUM JOINS FORCES WITH OLD FORT WESTERN TO OFFER EARLY AMERICAN APPRENTICE PROGRAM (MORNING) AND FIELD SCHOOL FOR YOUNG NATURALISTS (AFTERNOON). Old Fort Western, the 1754 National Historic Landmark fort, store, and house museum on the Kennebec River in downtown Augusta is happy to announce that once again this year we will be collaborating with the Viles Arboretum to offer a unique learning experience of living history and hands on nature learning all in one day! This program is for children ages 8-12 who are interested in history and nature and will only be offered twice this year during the weeks of July 9 through July 13, 2012 and August 6 through August 10, 2012 only. In the morning from 8:30 to 12:00 pm, at Old Fort Western kids will have the opportunity to apprentice in jobs such as, storekeeper, blacksmith, seamstress and more. Bring your own lunch to eat in our air-conditioned conference room and take a chaperoned bus ride over the Viles Arboretum to enjoy afternoons of interactive and creative hands-on learning within the hundreds of acres of woodlands, fields and streams and ponds located there. The day will end at 4:00 pm at Viles Arboretum. The total cost will be $125.00 per child per week. Transportation from Old Fort Western to the Viles Arboretum will be included free of charge. Pre-registration and payment in full must be received by 12:00 p.m. the Friday of the week prior to the beginning of a program session. A maximum of twelve participants may register for any given week, so space is limited. Discounts for Augusta residents and multiple children may be available. Please call each site for scholarship and discount information; Old Fort Western at 626-2385 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and Viles Arboretum at 626-7989 or by e-mail at email@example.com
Viles Arboretum &
Old Fort Western
Augusta, ME 04330
CDM 2012 Summer Camps - World Exploration
( 9am to noon )
Start local in Maine, board our CDM plane and travel the world! Discover and learn about new places and the people who live there! Ages: 3-5. Parents will be able to provide sustitute 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
Children's Discovery Museum
170 Capitol Street, Suite2
Augusta, ME 04330
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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Gardiner Pub Lib - Babies Love Babies Play Group
( 10am 11am )
Babies Love Babies Play Group! WHEN:Fri, August 3, 10am 11am; WHERE: Gardiner Public Library Children's Room. (map)WHO:For babies aged 0-3 years with their parent or babysitter, an unstructured meeting place for babies to gather, play & socialize. Each week the library will provide a selection of board books and parenting information for the group to use. Please bring your baby's own toys as health concerns prevent the library from providing toys.
Gardiner Public Library
152 Water Street
Gardiner, ME 04345
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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
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.
35 Canal St.,
Lewiston, ME 04240
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
194th Skowhegan State Fair
( 7 a.m. )
The Skowhegan State Fair (at the State Fairgrounds at Madison Avenue aka Route 201-N) includes Grandstand shows, Quarter Horse and other Horse Shows and much more. Senior Citizen Day Monday August 13 - Seniors 62 & over 1/2 price gate admission, each ($2.00) Plus Parking Follow link for schedule: http://www.skowheganstatefair.com/
Showhegan Fair Grounds
Route 201 North, Madison Ave
31st Annual Maine Antiques Festival
( Fri 2-7pm,Sa 9-5pm,Su 9-4pm )
Hundreds of antiques dealers from across the USA and Canada converge on the Union Fairgrounds offering the LARGEST selection of antiques and collectibles at Maine's largest antiques show featuring a wide assortment of antiques. During early August, the only things picked over quicker than wild blueberries are the offerings at the Maine Antiques Festival. Maine's largest antiques show attracts more than 200 dealers from around the country. Early American fine art, furniture and household items are popular finds at the show, along with folk art, glass, china, books, collectibles, vintage advertisements, tools, carved decoys, painted furniture and more. Early bird buying happens from 2:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday. Cost/Cover: Gen Adm Sat & Sun $8 ea. Early Buying 2pm Fri $25ea
Fairgrounds Rd., Off Route 17
Union, ME 04862
2012 Lean Systems Summit
( 8AM-5PM )
2012 Lean Systems Summit: Where Government, Services, and Manufacturing Meet. Collaboration and Innovation in Achieving Operational Excellence through Lean. Join private and public business leaders for a day to discuss collaboration, innovation, and using Lean continuous improvement principles and methods to improve organizational effectiveness. The Summit will include 3 expert speakers and 15 informational workshops across healthcare, services, government, finance/banking, education, manufacturing, and other businesses on how Lean leaders and practitioners are using Lean to change their culture and improve their way of doing business.The Lean Collaborative Registration: $195 per person. http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/btc/events.html For more Information:Julita Klavins at or firstname.lastname@example.org or Walter Lowell at email@example.com
Holiday Inn by the Bay
88 Spring Street
Readfield Historical Society's 4th Annual Social
( 5 to 7 p.m. )
The Readfield Historical Society's fourth annual wine and cheese social will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the group's headquarters on Route 17 in Readfield Depot. The event will feature wine, non-alcoholic beverages, cheese, sausages, pickles, crackers, cookies and more. Members will view the new museum exhibits. The event is Free to Members. New members are encouraged to attend; the annual dues of $10 will be collected at the door. For more information, call 685-4662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Readfield Historical Society's
Readfield, ME 04355
31st Annual Maine Antiques Festival
Aug 10 thru Aug 12, 2012. The 31st Annual Maine Antiques Festival is Maine's largest Antiques event. Dealers from across the US and Canada will be offering for sale the widest variety of antiques and vintage collectibles in Maine. Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 9am-4pm, Adm. $8 ea Early Buying Friday 2pm-7pm, Weekend 3 day pass $25ea (open to public)
Union Fair Grounds
Union, ME 04862
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.
Central Maine Chrysler
300 Kennedy Memorial
Readfield Heritage Days - SOME SCHEDULE CHANGES
( 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM )
August Messenger is ready with the Heritage Days Schedule. PLEASE NOTE SOME HERITAGE DAYS SCHEDULE CHANGES DUE TO THE FORECASTED THUNDERSHOWERS AND RAIN: The Fireworks Display has been postponed until Sunday evening, Aug. 12th. The Fire Dept and Auxiliary Cookout, Rick Charette concert, Open Mic, and Rob Burnell concert will all be held at Maranacook High School on Friday night. The Parade will stay on schedule at 10 AM on Saturday. The Car & Motorcycle Show will continue on schedule from 8 AM - 3 PM Saturday. The Fun Festival with Party Palooga and Mr. Harley will be at the High School, 10 AM - 2 PM Saturday. The Ice Cream Social will be at the High School at 1-2 PM Saturday. The Fire Dept. Bean Hole Supper will be as scheduled at 4:30 - 6 PM Saturday. The Lumberjack Exhibition, Bounce House and Obstacle Course will be the Beach at Noon on Sunday, August 12th. Aqua-Zumba will be at the Beach at 3 PM on Sunday. And of course, Fireworks at the Beach on Sunday evening! So don't fret over a little needed rain - Come out and have some FUN!!
Readfield, ME 04355