Community Events Calendar
10th Annual Maine All-Day Shape Note Singing
( 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. )
Open to all: no charge. Potluck dinner, noon; tune books will be available for loan and purchase. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Town House
2012 Bates Dance Festival
( call for details )
The Festival offers a supportive atmosphere aimed at fostering a creative exchange of ideas, encouraging exploration of new ground and providing opportunities to experience a wide spectrum of dance/movement disciplines. Artists, students and audiences share their knowledge and inspiration through workshops, jams, discussions, informal showings and performances. The Bates Dance Festival is comprised of four interwoven programs: two professional training programs including the Young Dancers Workshop (YDW), a rigorous three-week program serving pre-professional dancers ages 14-18; the Professional Training Program (PTP) serving dancers ages 18 and up; a main-stage performances series featuring renowned contemporary dance artists from around the world: and community outreach activities including the Youth Arts Program serving local youth ages 6-17 with dance and music training, and the Community Dance Project that invites local residents to participate in an intensive creative collaboration with a choreographer and Festival dancers which occurs on alternate years. Commissioning and residency projects support new works by established companies, emerging choreographers and international artists. Beginning June 30 tickets may be purchased over the phone with a credit card. To order call our Box Office at (207) 786-6161. Box Office Hours: Open June 30-August 11, Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m.
Pettigrew Hall bullet
305 College St
Lewiston, Maine 04240
Bates Midsummer Concert Series
Bates Midsummer Concert Series. Jul 12 thru Aug 09, 2012. From bluegrass to 19th-century brass band music, from global sounds to high-tech traditional, the 2012 Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series offers sounds for every music lover. The series opens at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 12, in the Florence Keigwin Amphitheater by the college's scenic Lake Andrews. The series continues with four more concerts, all at 6 p.m.
Lake Andrews at Bates College
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Colby - Interior Visions: Alex Katz Selections
Interior Visions: Selections from the Collection by Alex Katz - Colby Museum of Art. Interior Visions, the third installation of Rediscoveries, is curated by the artist Alex Katz. The Rediscoveries exhibition series invites members of the Colby College community to select and arrange artworks from the Museum's collection. For Interior Visions, Katz has selected a group of modern and contemporary paintings and works on paper that he describes as "relevant to our times and to each other." 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.
Colby Museum of Art
5600 Mayflower Hill
TAM - The Little Prince
( 7:30 PM, Matinee1 p.m. )
The Little Prince adapted by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exup ry directed by Brooke Edwards. When a world-weary Aviator s sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, he encounters a mysterious little boy. As the Little Prince shares his adventures through the galaxy he helps the Aviator to see, It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. Recommended for ages 4 to 94. SHOW DATES: June 23, 30; July 7 (1pm), 14 (1pm), 31; August 2, 7, 12, 16, 17. The Little Prince" tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for children. For showtimes and to reserve tickets, visit www.theateratmonmouth.org or call (207) 933-9999.
The Theater at Monmouth
769 Main St. POB 385
Monmouth, ME 04259-0385
W'ville Opera House - Bossov Ballet Cinderella
( 7:00 AM )
Presented by Bossov Ballet Theatre. Andrei Bossov's magical choreography puts a fresh spin on this story about the gentle girl with the broom, her wicked stepmother and her comic stepsisters, the Fairy Godmother, the Prince and his lavish ball, and, of course, the lost glass slipper. Set to Prokofiev's masterful score and featuring Bossov-trained dancers from across the nation, audiences of all ages will love this performance. Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors and Youths.
Waterville Opera House
93 Main Street, Maine Stage
Waterville, ME 04901
Augusta Farmers' Market - Turnpike Mall
( 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM )
Nancy Perry, Food Resource Coordinator for Good Shepherd Food-Bank will be available to answer your questions about how the Food-Bank operates, the programs it helps to facilitate throughout the state, and how you can help the mission by feeding Maine's hungary. MOFGA certified and conventional growers offer a broad range of local produce. Free range meats and baked goods. Unique farmer's market CSA memberships available. The Augusta Farmers' Market runs from the third week in May to late October. It is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Whitten Road and Western Ave. (Turnpike Mall Parking Lot) For info phone (207) 549-5112,
Augusta Farmers' Market
Whitten Road and Western Ave
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AUGUSTA: Farmer's Market at MILL PARK, 1 North Water Street, the old Edwards Mills site. May-November Tuesdays 2-6pm, www.farmersmarketmillpark.org. Augusta Farmers Market @ TURNPIKE MALL, Western Ave/Whitten Road June-October, Wednesdays and Saturdays 9am-12pm (noon). VILES ARBORETUM Farmers Market, 153 Hospital Street May-November, Fridays 2-6pm. GARDINER: GARDINER'S FARMER'S MARKET, On the Commons, Route 201, May-October Wednesdays 2-6pm. HALLOWELL: HALLOWELL MARKET DAY at the foot of Winthrop Street on Water Street (Route 201)May to October, Sundays 11am-3pm. MANCHESTER: MAYFLOWER FARMERS MARKET, Route 17, next to Post office at the big red barn, May-November, Wednesdays 3-6pm Saturday 10am-2pm. WAYNE: WAYNE'S FARMERS MARKET, Bridge Street, in the park between the mill stream and the general store. July-September Sunday Mornings. WINTHROP: WINTHROP FARMERS MARKET, location: TBD, May-October Tuesdays and Saturdays 9am-1pm.
2012 Richmond Days - Waterfront Park
( 8 a.m. through 10 p.m )
"A River Runs Through It" is the theme in 2012 at the Annual "Richmond Days" festival at Richmond ! On Friday night there will be musical entertainment for the whole family. On Saturday, the annual parade will kick things off, followed by pontoon boat rides, award-winning children's performer Matt Loosigian, bouncy houses, including laser tag, lobster crate races and more, capped off with a fireworks display. Activities will run on Saturday from 8 a.m. through 10 p.m. For more info contact Victoria Boundy at (207) 737-4305 x331 or email email@example.com.
Augusta Walking Tour "Museum in the Streets"
Downtown Augusta has been transformed into an outdoor museum with the installation of 31 signs in "The Museum in the Streets" Program. The signs, years in the planning and making, are written in both French and English, and tell the history of the building of Augusta, the city from 1625 to the present. All 29 signs and two large maps are within walking distance of each other on both sides of the Kennebec river. Another 9 Museum in the Streets signs have been installed along Canal Street in Mill Park. They tell the story of Edwards Mill, Edwards dam and industrial Augusta. The tour begins at City Center, proceeds behind Old Fort Western, moves down to Willow Street's W.H.Gannett's Comfort magazine printing house. On to a 10th sign at the east end of Calumet Bridge, then cross to the west side of the river, the 11th panel as at the corner of Bridge and Water Street. It's called "Seeing the Elephants" and shows a parade of elephants marching down Water Street. Proceed south on Water Street to Panel 13 that recounts the Great Augusta Bank robbery of New Year's weekend in 1850. On to the Great Augusta Fire of 1865 that destroyed 81 buildings on both sides of Water Street. Continue on and follow the tour to the end at Canal Street in Mill Park! The signs will be removed each November and replaced each spring. Maps of Augusta's Musuem in the Streets will be availalbe at Augusta City Center. Patrick Cardon, originally of France and now of Cushing, originated the idea in France.
Downtown Augusta, ME 04330
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Girl Scouts: Celebrating One Hundred Years
( 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. )
The Maine State Museum to Host Girl Scout Centennial Exhibit and Special Event. Girl Scouts: Celebrating One Hundred Years!! Exhibit: June 23 through August 31, 2012. The Maine State Museum in Augusta in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Maine opens a new special exhibit Girl Scouts: Celebrating One Hundred Years, on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. with a day filled with fun activities. On display will be vintage period uniforms, pins, patches, ephemeras, cookie merchandise, camping gear, and many other novelty items. In celebration of the new exhibit and the opening day festivities, Maine State Museum admission is free all day! On-going activities throughout the day include: the museum s Natural History and History Touch Carts Old Fashion Games Fish Printing - Scavenger Hunt. The Maine State Museum is open Tuesday through Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, open on Sundays 1-4 pm from June 24-Nov. 25, 2012. Admission is $2 for adults; $1 for senior adults over age 62 and children 6-18 years of age; children under 6 free. Maximum charge for families is $6. Cask and checks only. For more information please call 207-287-2301, or visit the Maine State Museum website: www.mainestatemuseum.org
Maine State Museum
State House Complex
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.
Downtown Hallowell, ME
Portraits/Voices: Shoemaking Skills of Generations
( 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. )
Details: Oral histories and portraits richly explore the stories of the people who helped put Auburn "on the map" as one of the largest producers of shoes in the nation at one time. These people built an industry that continues to produce world-famous shoes today. A timeline begins in the year 1824 and documents the history of shoemaking in the Twin Cities. Through photos and text learn the steps of making a shoe, welt-boot making, and about the "cottage industry" of shoemaking at home. Videos show the shoemaking process and techniques of handsewing a shoe. Cost/Cover: $5.00 adults; $4.00 seniors and students 6 and up; Free - children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.
35 Canal St.,
Lewiston, ME 04240
162nd Bangor State Fair
RIDE TILL YOU DROP, VISIT ALL THE ANIMALS AND MARVEL AT THE THRILLING SHOWS AND EXHIBITS ALL FOR ONE LOW, LOW PRICE. THE PERFECT WAY TO SPEND A SUMMER'S DAY - OR TWO. SEARCH HIGH AND LOW, BUT YOU'LL NEVER FIND A BETTER DEAL THAN THIS ONE, SO JOIN US AT THE FAIR'S 161st CELEBRATION, YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS IT!! A large family fair featuring a midway, animal exhibits, crafts, commercial exhibits, flowers, animal pulling events, and harness racing. Cost/Cover: $10. The State Fair you can features a midway, a demolition derby, backyard circus, concerts, great food, a petting zoo, pony rides, exhibits, fireworks and fun blown family entertainment. Admission $10.00 per Person, per Day! See all the shows, Check out all the exhibits, Visit with the cows, sheep, goats and horses and....... Ride all the rides as often as you like.......all for this one low price! Truly the deal of the Summer! Children under 3 are FREE, but no rides. Parking On Site ~ $5.00 Per Vehicle.
Bangor Fair Grounds
100 Dutton Street
Bangor, ME 04401
6th Skowhegan RiverFest A Food Lovers Paradise
Skowhegan RiverFest A Food Lover Paradise in Disguise July 27 August 5, in Downtown Skowhegan when Skowhegan becomes the jubilant home to the 6th Annual home of RiverFest. It all kicks off with an ArtWalk on the evening of the 27th and Ends with Fireworks in Coburn Park on August 5th. And for those who love to eat there is no shortage of fun. The Artisan Bread Fair takes place on the 28 (see below) at the Fairgrounds, there is a Pub Crawl on the 30th, The Lions Club Chicken BBQ and classic car show on the 31st and the Rotary Lobster Bake is on the 3rd. But save some room for the RiverFest Family Fun Days featuring a Jazz Brunch on the 5th. FMI call the Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce at 207-474-3621 or Main Street Skowhegan at 207-612-2571.
Downtown Skowhegan, ME
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Skowhegan Main Street
Get your car seat inspected !!!
( 10 am to 1 pm )
Details: Please bring your car seat instruction manual and your vehicle owner's manual, if available. Car Seat Inspection Stations are open year-round inside heated buildings. Please be aware of the event end time. Because an inspection can take 20 to 30 minutes depending upon corrections needed and incompatibility issues between the vehicle and the car seat, the last vehicle is taken 30 minutes prior to closing. Due to the popularity of the inspection station, there may be a wait time before the inspection can begin. If there are several vehicles waiting during the last hour of operation, we may have to turn vehicles away. We will strive to accommodate your needs but your patience and understanding is appreciated!Cost/Cover: All car seat inspection stations and car seat checkup events are free. No appointment is necessary.
Central Maine Chrysler
300 Kennedy Memorial
KLT- Norris Island Kayak/Canoe Field Trip
( 8:00 11:00 a.m. )
Norris Island Kayak/Canoe Field Trip with Charlie Todd, Wildlife Biologist, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Saturday, July 28, 8:00 11:00 a.m. Rain Date, Sunday July 29 Paddle starts on the Dead River in Leeds. We will cross the Carrying Place on the Dead River Delta and paddle to KLT s Norris Island on Androscoggin Lake. Charlie Todd, MDIFW, will focus on habits and behaviors of bald eagles, osprey, and great blue herons and conservation strategies for these species. Call KLT for meeting location; please call to register for this free program. PREREGISTER
Dead River in Leeds to
Norris Island on Androscoggin
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or download from their website at www.johnsonhall.org. 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.
Johnson Hall Performing Arts
280 Water Street
Gardiner, ME 04345