Community Events Calendar
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 - Maine Marimba Ensemble
( 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. )
Maine Marimba Ensemble will be performing August 16 at the "Sounds of Summer Noontime Concerts," Fountain Park, Bates Mill, Lewiston presented by L/A Arts. Fountain Park, Bates Mill. Rain location: Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon Street, Lewiston. The performance is 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.
FountainPark, Bates Mill
rain:Callahan Hall Pub Library
In concert - Robbie Coffin Combo
( 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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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
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
Johnson Hall - 17th Annual Waterfront AUDITIONS
( Thur 6-8 pm, Sat 2-4 pm )
Auditions for 17th Annual Johnson Hall / Riverfront Festival Talent Show.Got talent? Want to compete for a $200 prize? The 17th Annual Johnson Hall / Riverfront Talent Show is looking for you! Hosted this year by Johnson Hall s new Executive Artistic Director Mike Miclon, this tradition of providing an outdoor showcase for area talent continues. Auditions will be held on Thursday, May 2, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and again on Saturday, May 4, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water Street in Gardiner. All ages and all talents are welcome to try out. Please arrive by 5:45 pm on Thursday and 1:45 pm on Saturday to get your audition number. Please contact Johnson Hall to advise which day you will be auditioning. A limited number of acts will be chosen to perform at the Talent Show, to be held on June 22 at 6:30 pm on the Gardiner Waterfront (rain date June 23 at 3:00 pm). Four prizes will be awarded at the Talent Show: Best Overall Prize is $200; Adult is $100, Teen (13-17) is $100 and Junior (12 & under) is $100. Audition applicants should bring their accompanying music, if required. Karaoke will not be allowed, so any CDs or MP3s should have the music only. Audition pieces should be presented complete with costumes and/or props, exactly as you would appear at the Talent Show itself. All acts are welcome bands, poets, storytellers, variety acts, dancers, magicians the sky s the limit. No one will be accepted into the talent show without an audition, however. This is an amateur event. We are looking to identify the area s next star. Performance slots will be open to anyone, but prizes are limited to those who do not primarily support themselves as a performer. Audition applications are available at Johnson Hall walk in, email firstname.lastname@example.org or download from their website at www.johnsonhall.org. Applications can be brought to the audition or filled out at the audition. Please call 582-7144 for more information, assistance, or to sign up for an audition day.
Johnson Hall Performing Arts
280 Water Street
Gardiner, ME 04345