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<< April 12, 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 Proposals are due April 7th and information should be sent to Richard Bostwick at 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
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
Lithgow Library - Youth Services
Youth Services closed April 12th.
Event Location: Lithgow Library 45 Winthrop Street Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: Find us on Facebook! 207-626-2415
2012 Colby College Entrepreneurial Alliance ( 8:00 PM )
2012 Colby College Entrepreneurial Alliance Spring Business Competition. Come support young Colby entrepreneurs as they embark on their entrepreneurial dreams! Colby students enrolled in the Entrepreneurial Alliance who complete all required workshops, information sessions, and collaborative programming are eligible to participate in the Spring 2012 Business Competition. Either individually or as a group, students will present a 5-minute pitch for $15,000. WHEN: Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 8:30 PM. WHERE: Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, Colby College Showcase of businesses begins at 8:00 PM.
Event Location: Colby College, Ostrove Aud 4140 Mayflower Hill Waterville, ME 04901
For more information contact: Roger W. Woolsey 207-859-4142
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 For more information regarding AARP, visit their website at
Event Location: Spectrum Generation Ctrs various locations-see above Maine
For more information contact: 1-800-639-1553 see above
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 or download from their website at 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