Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

Community Events Calendar

<< February 28, 2012 >>
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 bostwick.maine@gmail.com. Proposals are due April 7th and information should be sent to Richard Bostwick at bostwick.maine@gmail.com. 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.
Event Location: The Harlow Gallery/TBD 160 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347
For more information contact: Richard Bostwick 207-622-3813 www.harlowgallery.org
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.
Event Location: Lithgow Library, Reading Rm 45 Winthrop Street Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 207-626-2415 www.lithgow.lib.me.us
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 wkrose@maine.edu. 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.
Event Location: UMA 46 University Drive Augusta, ME 04333
For more information contact: Wendy Rose 1-800-442-2092 www.womenworkandcommunity.org
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.
Event Location: Spectrum Generation Ctrs various locations-see above Maine
For more information contact: 1-800-639-1553 see above www.aarp.org