Franco Am Heritage Ctr - Musee D Heritage:
( 8:30 - 4:30 )
The Franco Center s Working. The Franco Center, filled not only with historical artifacts but with the activities of education, art, and participation, is a living museum. Our current work as an organization is a testament to all who worked to build this structure, and build its name and renown across the region. Our facility houses an impressive archive of objects that help older residents remember and younger residents understand the ways of life that dominated this area of Lewiston known as Little Canada. The museum was started in 2005 after the major construction and renovation had finished in our Performance Hall. Our collection includes roughly 1000 artifacts, and the Musee displays are changed 2-3 times annually. All of the items on display have been generously donated by the community. In fact, many of the artifacts have come from the younger generations of legacy Franco-families, established in the Lewiston/Auburn area for over 100 years. The museum is open during the operating hours of the Center, from 8:30am 4:30pm M-F. Everyone is invited to come and tour the display during those hours. Concert attendees can also enjoy touring the displays, especially during intermission, at all of our events. Our staff is always on hand to offer a tour of our phenomenal facility, talk about the history, and walk our guests through the museum displays.
Franco American Heritage Cente
46 Cedar Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
Harlow Gallery - " Annual Holiday Art Show"
( 5:00 - 8:00 PM )
"Holiday Art Show & Sale at the Harlow Gallery. Opening: Friday, December 14, 5 to 8 pm. Exhibition runs: December 14, 2012 January 12, 2013. Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday noon to 6 pm. Cost: FREE and open to the public. The Kennebec Valley Art Association proudly presents its annual artist member s Holiday Art Show & Sale starting December 14th at the Harlow Gallery, located at 160 Water Street in downtown Hallowell. This holiday tradition dates back to the founding days of the Harlow Gallery in 1963.. During this exhibit, original artwork by KVAA member artists can be purchased and taken home the same day. The KVAA invites you to support the arts, buy local and choose a unique gift for someone special on your gift list! The public is invited to the opening of the Holiday Art Show & Sale on the evening of Friday December 14th from 5 to 8 pm. The Holiday Art Show & Sale runs through Saturday, January 12th, 2013. The Kennebec Valley Art Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit that connects and celebrates art, artists and community. The KVAA is thankful for the ongoing support of season sponsors Bank of Maine, Dead River Company, the city of Hallowell, Kennebec Savings Bank and Milestone Communications.
160 Water Street
Hallowell, ME 04347
Colby College Trails
Find downloadable maps for the Colby College trail system.
Healthy Maine Walks
Healthy Maine Walks provides a central location for towns and local groups to register walks. It is sonsored by a coalition of trail and health agencies and organizations working to build a healthier Maine. The site makes it easier for Mainers to find and use walking route in communities all across the state.
Mainetoday Hiking Trails
The Kennebec region has some surprises in store for hikers who might not want to tackle the state's higher peaks to the north and west. Riverside walks and small mountain's make for nice day trips from Augusta and beyond. You can search by region for trails around the state.
40 Granite Hill Road
Manchester, ME 04351
Miles of trails with portions in the City of Waterville and the surrounding towns of Benton, Winslow, Fairfield and Oakland.
31 Town Hall Lane
Winthrop, ME 04364
Viles Arboretum - Fitness for all Seasons
( 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. )
The Viles Pond Loop is the best introductory walk in the Arboretum. It goes through the hosta garden, past the old piggery and out to Viles Pond. It is about a mile round trip. Dogs are allowed on arboretum grounds but must be leashed at all times. Dog waste must be picked up and removed from the Aboretum by the owner. Failure to do so may result in the loss of the priviledge to bring dogs onto the property. Dogs are NOT allowed in cultivated areas, including the quarry ledge rock garden. Bicycles are allowed on the trails. Cyclists must yield to visitors on foot. Courtesy, common sense, and safety for all are of paramount importance. The Arboretum offers what may be the best groomed ski trials in the area. Groomed trails are open to skiers only. Marked snowshoes trails are also available. The Arboretum is beautiful in winter. Please enjoy. Horses are allowed on all trails but the Hosta trail. Horses are not allowed on bridges and boardwalks. The grounds are open every day of the year from dawn to dusk. The Visitors Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
153 Hospital Street
Red Cross Blood Drive - United Methodist Church
( 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM )
To help ease the blood shortage, United Methodist Church is having a community blood drive. Call to make an appointment. Appointments are available every 15 minutes and an ID is required. To schedule an appointment call 626-1410. Walk-ins are also welcome. The Red Cross Donation Bus will be located in the Executive Parking Lot at the General Office. Please call to confirm date, hours and site. Subject to change without notice. Thank you.
United Methodist Church
16 Ashbury Street
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Warming Center Open
( 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. )
The Augusta Community Warming Center has opened just in time for the cold temperatures.
The Warming Center
44 Front St.