Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

Community Events Calendar

<< September 1, 2012 >>
Silver Fox Country Line Dancing @ Riverback! ( 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. )
Come on Out for A Night of Line Dancing Silver Fox Country Line Dancers will be sponsoring a line dance. Teach: 6:00 to 7:00 & Dance until 10:00 p.m. From : 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Dates: Saturdays, July 7, 2012 * August 4, 2012 * Sept 1, 2012 * Oct 6, 2012 * Nov 3, 2012 * Dec 1, 2012.
Event Location: The RiverBack Water Street Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 215-8233 www.riverbackdanceclub.com/
This event is sponsored by: Silver Fox Country Line Dancers
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
Vintage Motorcycle Meet & Antique Aeroplane Show ( 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM )
A much anticipated annual gathering of antique and classic bikes. Antique and classic motorcycles on display with hundreds more modern bikes as part of the festivities. Each year the Museum holds a series of Special Events featuring a Antique Aeroplane Show, a rally of antique motor vehicles relating to the theme of the event, Engine Room Demonstrations, restoration talks, rare vehicle demonstrations, free Model-T rides for the family, films, and more. Several events feature visiting Antique & Classic Aircraft, and the Transportation Spectacular, features an Aerobatic Airshow. The Museum s Exhibitions and Collection are also on display at events. Due to safety considerations, NO PETS PLEASE. Event Hours: Unless otherwise noted all events open to the public at 9:30 AM and the Museum closes at 5 PM. NOTE: The majority of activities run from 10 am to 2 pm. Museum planes fly, weather-permitting. Best viewing is early morning when wind is calmest. Event ADMISSION: $12 for adults & seniors ($15 for NE Auto Auction & Transportation Spectacular) Children under 18 are FREE Members receive free admission to all events. Membership levels include Individual ($40), Dual ($50), Family ($60) and Grandparent ($60). Learn more about Membership. (Return to Event Schedule)
Event Location: Owls Head Transp Museum Route 73 Owls Head, ME 04854
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
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
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/
Race for the Lakes 5K - Belgrade ( 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM )
Race for the Lakes 5K. We hope you will join us on our officially certified 5K race course through the beautiful Belgrade Lakes Region. We had a great turn out last year and we hope to have an even bigger group of runners this year. Race Fee: $15 before 8/27/12 (Includes T-shirt) $18 on Race Day (No T-shirt). Event starts at Camp Runoia, Point Road at 8 a.m.
Event Location: Camp Runoia Point Road Belgrade, Maine04917
For more information contact: (207) 495-6039
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 info@johnsonhall.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.
Event Location: Johnson Hall Performing Arts 280 Water Street Gardiner, ME 04345
For more information contact: 582-7144 www.johnsonhall.org