Community Events Calendar
Submissions for Hallowell's 250th Birthday
( 1:00-3:00 PM )
The Hallowell 250th committee is planning a Community Variety show to help celebrate Hallowell's 250th Birthday. We are looking for acts, amateur and otherwise, that would include performance art including songs, skits, dances, monologues, and poetry recitation. These should be: 1) something created related to any period of time in Hallowell; or 2) a song, reading etc. from any period, that may have been familiar in Hallowell or 3) a song, skit or reading written at any time that had a theme that ties into any period. For the latter, an example may be for the time block that contains the 1936 flood, a song about that flood from anywhere in the US or even floods in general could be considered as appropriate to that theme. People can submit material for others to perform if they do not wish to perform themselves. The Variety show will be presented July 12, 13 and 14th. If you have any questions, contact Richard Bostwick at email@example.com. Proposals are due April 7th and information should be sent to Richard Bostwick at firstname.lastname@example.org. Auditions - Later on in April, we will audition people and their acts, as well as auditioning for people to read written material. We will also audition for people to be readers to perform the readings selected to introduce and keep the theme of the period block. People doing monologues and skits may also be asked if they would like to be reader as well. The performers don t have to be from Hallowell, but the topic should be.
The Harlow Gallery/TBD
160 Water Street
Hallowell, ME 04347
Lithgow Library- Dave Gomeau Exhibit
Dave Gomeau Exhibit to Benefit Lithgow Library Capital Campaign. During the months of February and March, local photographer Dave Gomeau will exhibit his work at Augusta's City Center. A portion of the sales will go to the library's capital campaign. Dave Gomeau has lived and worked in Maine since 1973. His work in arboriculture and an active outdoor life in Maine have had a tremendous impact on the selection of the natural world as his subject matter. Dave's work has been displayed previously in Senator Libby Mitchell's state office, the Viles Arboretum, and Augusta City Center. He markets his bird photography to an international birdhouse manufacturer. Dave is excited to be in parternship with the Friends of Lithgow Library, offering his photography as a means to help raise funds needed for the upcoming library expansion.
Lithgow Library, Reading Rm
45 Winthrop Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Women, Work and Community - Free Workshops
( 3 to 6 p.m. )
Women, Work, and Community Will be offering a series of free workshops tailored for individuals who want to build and strengthen their business efforts. Entrepreneurs, artisans, veterans, workers in transition and anyone interested in adding to their business skills are welcome to apply. The series will be at UMA in Augusta from January to June on Tuesdays on from 3 to 6 p.m. Topics will include: Introduction to Self-employment, Easy Steps for Business Tax Prep, The Basics of Starting a Business, Getting Credit Ready for Business Loan, Easy Bookkeeping Methods, Planning the Financial Future of your Business, Marketing your Business, and E-commerce and Web 2.0 Selling. Pre-register by contacting Wendy Rose at 1-800-442-2092 or email@example.com. Further information is at WWC's website at womenworkandcommunity.org. NOTE: January 31st workshop will be held 4-6:00 PM all other workshops will be 3 - 6:00 PM.
46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04333
1st Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive @ Bangor Savings
In these hard economic times, more Maine families are facing hunger than ever before. Today, 200,000 Mainers, including 1 in 4 children, struggle with hunger. Bangor Savings Bank is excited to launch its first-ever Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive. During the month of March, join Bangor Savings Bank in the fight against hunger by donating peanut butter and jelly. Stop in at your local Bangor Savings Bank branch and drop off a jar of peanut butter, jelly, or both. All donations will help families right in your community through your local food pantry. Why peanut butter and jelly? Peanut butter is among one of the most expensive foods for food banks to purchase in large quantities. However, it is in high demand because it is rich with protein and also has monounsaturated and polyunsaturated oils, the good fats. And what's peanut butter without jelly? Christine Force, Good Shepherd Food-Bank's Vice President of Fund Development and Strategic Initiatives says, ... thanks to this peanut butter & jelly drive, more families will have access to a protein-rich, non-perishable food, and it will make a big difference in their daily lives. For more information or to find a branch nearest you, visit www.bangor.com.
Bangor Savings Bank
Various cities & towns
AARP Offers Free Tax Help Spectrum Generation Ctrs
AARP Offers Free Tax Help at Spectrum Generations Centers. Central Maine Spectrum Generations is once again collaborating with AARP to offer tax preparation services at its community centers throughout Central Maine. This free service is open to any member of the community for support with personal income taxes now through mid-April. Appointments are required for all locations, and fill up fast. For those interested in scheduling an appointment, contact Spectrum Generations at 1-800-639-1553 or the community center closest to you. Coastal Community Center in Damariscotta 563-1363 Cohen Community Center in Hallowell 626-7777 Knox Community Center in Rockland 596-0339 Muskie Community Center in Waterville 873-4745 Somerset Community Center in Skowhegan 474-8552 Southern Mid Coast Community Center in Topsham 729-0475 Spectrum Generations has promoted life-long learning, health, wellness, nutrition, community engagement and the social well-being of all older and disabled adults for 40 years as the Central Maine Area Agency on Aging. For more information about Spectrum Generations programs, services, and center activities, call 1-800-639-1553 or visit www.spectrumgenerations.org. For more information regarding AARP, visit their website at www.aarp.org.
Spectrum Generation Ctrs
various locations-see above