Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

Community Events Calendar

<< December 4, 2012 >>
Colby's 'Emerging Artists' currents2: Sam Van Aken
Currents, the Colby College Museum of Art's annual emerging artist series, takes place every fall in the Museum. The series presents solo-exhibitions by artists with a connection to the state of Maine in the Museum's Davis Gallery with an accompanying publication and public lecture by the artist. Each exhibition provides a unique opportunity to view cutting-edge art by some of today's most exciting emerging artists. In an effort to broaden the exposure of our audiences to artists pushing the boundaries of traditional art forms, special attention is given, but not limited, to artists working in art forms such as video, installation, performance, and site-specific works. currents2: Sam Van Aken Curated by Sharon Corwin, Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator. In Colby's second annual emerging artist exhibition, currents2, installation artist and University of Maine Professor of Art Sam Van Aken creates a multimedia installation exploring his personal and artistic engagement with the 1977 Steven Spielberg film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. 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.
Event Location: Colby Museum of Art Davis Gallery 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME
For more information contact: 207-859-5609 www.colby.edu/academics_cs/museum/exhibitions/currents.cfm
The Public Theatre - Great Field Trips
Looking for a great field trip that costs only $5 a student? Did you know one of the finest professional theatres in the Northeast is located in Lewiston? Put THE PUBLIC THEATRE on your "must do" list for the year and give your students an inspiring educational experience that will introduce them to the vibrant cultural life in their home state. We offer special school-day matinees for each show in our season. You can make your reservations at any time. This season we are pleased to present: The Book Club Play. HURRY, this comedy that celebrates the joy of reading is COMING SOON! (Grade 8 and up). Oct 23 & 24 AT 9:30am. A Christmas Carol. These shows fill up quickly, we already have some large groups booked. Don't wait, plan your trip today (Grade 2 & up) Dec 4, 5, 6 @9:30am & 11:30am. The Hound of the Baskervilles. This popular Sherlock Holmes story becomes pure comic bliss in this side-splitting spoof. (Grade 7 and up) Jan 29 & 30 @9:30am. Time Stands Still. When a war correspondent and his photo journalist girlfriend return home from a war zone mentally and physically wounded, they must accept the reality that the news they risk their lives to report is deemed less interesting than celebrity gossip. Filled with fascinating social and political arguments, this powerful Broadway hit will inspire a great conversation among students. (Grade 10 and up) March 19 at 9:30am. The Last Romance. Exploring a new path on his walk home, a charming widower discovers a woman, her dog, and the possibility of a second chance at love. (Grade 7 and up)May 8 at 9:30am. Haiku, Hiphop and Hotdogs. Favorite children's poems are woven into a seamless tapestry of art and entertainment for all. The poems of Jack Prelutsky, Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, David McCord, Geoff Hewitt and others are featured in this exciting new creation from the award-winning Crabgrass Puppet Theatre. (Grade Pre K - 5) May 20, 21 at 9:30am & 11:30am May 22 at 9:30am. Don't miss out on this great opportunity. Student Matinees can fill up very quickly, especially the ones for the youngest students. You can never be too early, but you don't want to be too late. CALL 782-2211 TO BOOK YOUR CLASS TODAY. Don't think your class can afford to go? Think again. Don't think your class can afford to go? Think again. Need help with the tickets? IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BRINGING YOUR STUDENTS, BUT FUNDING IS A POTENTIAL PROBLEM, PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE GIVING UP. Financial assistance may be available for schools in need. Whether you need help for a few students, or the whole class, please call to talk to us. Need help with transportation? Please check out transportation reimbursement funds available through the Maine Arts Commission's Ticket to Ride Grant program. Ticket to Ride is a program that provides funding to defray the cost of travel for Maine schools wishing to visit Maine arts based venues and events as part of a well rounded curriculum. Any K-12 school in Maine is eligible to receive support of up to $300 each school year and any K-12 school in Maine with a documented free and reduced lunch student population of 50 percent or greater is eligible to receive support of up to $500 each school year. Funding is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as long as there are remaining funds. The funding is non competitive and the only criteria is need.
Event Location: Lewiston/Auburn's Professional Theatre - 31 Maple Street Lewiston, ME 04240
For more information contact: 782-3200 www.thepublictheatre.org
CDM - Begin Our Giving Tree
Bring a new unwrapped gift for a child. They will be donated locally.
Event Location: Children's Discovery Museum 171 Capitol Street, Suite 2 Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 207-622-2209
This event is sponsored by: Children's Discovery Museum
Charles M. Bailey Public Library - Game and Crafts ( 3:30 PM )
Games & Crafts: Every Tuesday @ 3:30pm
Event Location: Charles M Bailey Pub Library 39 Bowdoin Street Winthrop, ME
For more information contact: 207.377.8673
Gardiner Pub Lib - Readers into Paranormal Books ( 6pm 7pm )
Readers Into Paranormal Book Discussion. WHEN: Tue, August 7, 6pm 7pm; WHERE: Hazzard Reading Room at Gardiner Public Library
Event Location: Gardiner Public Library 152 Water Street Gardiner, ME 04345
For more information contact: 207-582-3312
Gardiner Public Library -Preschool Story Hour ( 10:30 A.M.- 11:00 P.M. )
WHEN: Tue, 10:30am 11:00am; WHERE: Gardiner Public Library Children's Room (map); WHO: For toddlers 3-5 years old.
Event Location: Gardiner Public Library 152 Water Street Gardiner, ME 04345
For more information contact: 207-582-6894