Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

Community Events Calendar

<< April 26, 2015 >>
Harlow & KLT - Tom Fallon's Now is Creation! ( 1:00 p.m. )
Tom Fallon's Now is Creation! to benefit NRCM, Hosted at Harlow Gallery. Tom Fallon will present Now Is Creation!, a program of poetry and anti-poetry at the Harlow Gallery. The program will include poetry, performance and audience participation piece and a display of Fallon s literary explorations. Now is creation, the present moment in each individual s creative source, where originality exists in force, Fallon states. Proceeds will benefit the Natural Resources Council of Maine with a suggested donation of $10. Refreshments will be served. Tom Fallon has been a Maine Times poetry editor, a director of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, received two Maine Art Commission awards and has presented readings at the Maine Festival with Lee Sharkey, Mark Melnicove, Bern Porter and Robert Chute, at New Year s Portland with Robert Creeley, as well as at UMO, UMA, USM, Bates College and various secondary schools. Edgar Allen Beem in the Maine Times described Fallon as a unique Maine poet who presented the first performance poetry and first group literary improvisations in Maine. He is author of five books and two chapbooks, the latest a twenty year selection of his exploration of literary form titled, NOW, and is included in four anthologies. The Natural Resources Council of Maine has been protecting the nature of Maine for over 50 years. Visit them online at The Harlow Gallery is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership based arts organization located at 160 Water Street in Hallowell since 1963. Fabric as Meditation, featuring work by Holly Dominie & Barbara Crowley will be on view in the gallery during this event. Gallery hours are noon to 6:00 pm, Wednesday-Saturday. For more information, visit or call 207-622-3813. -- Harlow Gallery Kennebec Valley Art Association 160 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 207-622-3813 Harlow Gallery online: Facebook profile: Facebook page: Twitter: Square: Photo archives:
Event Location: Harlow Gallery 160 Water Street Hallowell, ME
For more information contact: 622-3813
Third Day Concert ( 7:00 PM )
Third Day Concert, Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Event Location: Rockport Opera House 6 Central Street Rockport, Maine 04856
For more information contact: (207) 236-2823 (888)707-2770
This event is sponsored by: Mechuwana Music Theatre Camp
The Center for Maine Crafts ( 9 am - 8pm. )
Event Location: The Center for Maine Craft W.Gardiner Svcs Plaza, Rt 126 off Routes 95 and 295.
For more information contact: 588-0021
Annual Hawk Watch - Bradbury State Park ( 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. )
Annual Hawk Watch at Bradbury Mountain State Park from March 15 to May 15, 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm. The Bradbury Mountain Hawkwatch was initiated by Jeannette and Derek Lovitch in 2007 in order to quantify the extent and duration of the northbound raptor flight over Bradbury Mountain State Park (Click here for directions). Volunteer efforts in the past have provided us with baseline data, and along with casual observations, leads us to believe that a significant movement of raptors would be tallied with a full-time effort. Northern Goshawks are of particular interest, as there are few East Coast sites that tally significant numbers in the spring. As important as the data are, however, we believe that the outreach and education potential of a hawkwatching site is exceptional. Therefore, the Volunteer Hawk Counter that is hired each season will not only collect data, but will engage the public, educate, and share the joys of hawkwatching with all. Please join us and our Official Counter on top of the hill! Daily counts of all raptor and vulture species are submitted to the Hawk Migration Association of North America, and posted to the BirdHawk listserve. For daily counts and previous season's data from Bradbury Mountain visit A special thanks goes out to Bradbury Mountain State Park for hosting the project.
Event Location: Bradbury State Park Pownal Rd, then Elmwood Rd Pownal, ME
Belfast - 5th Free Range Music Festival 2015 ( Noon to 11 PM )
This year they will going to feature a mini music fest featuring six bands! Although there is no full festival this year, but that doesn t mean we can t get out and enjoy some live music! Join us at Three Tides & Marshall Wharf Brewing Company on April 26th from 12:00-11:00PM for a mini music fest featuring: Jacob Augustine, When Particles Collide, Jim Dandy, Chamberlain, Travis Cyr, and The Rugged! Please note that you must be 21+ with valid ID to attend this event. Cost/Cover: $10 for the whole day. For more info email at Three Tides & Marshall Wharf Brewing Co are kindly hosting this event to help us raise funds for seed money for the 2015 Free Range Music Festival!
Event Location: Three Tides & Marshall Wharf Brewing Co., 2 Pinchy Ln Belfast, Maine 04915
For more information contact: 207-469-6818
Boothbay Harbor Fishermen's Festival
Apr 24 thru Apr 26, 2015. Enjoy 3 days of activities and fun at the annual Boothbay Harbor Fishermen's Festival. he festival is celebrated each year to focus on the region's commercial fishermen and their families and the important role they play in our community. But, it s more than just a weekend of fun and games. The Memorial Service takes place at the Fishermen's Memorial, a bronze dory with oars at rest, on the east side of the harbor. The service recognizes fishermen who were lost at sea. As a bell tolls, the names are read, immediately followed by a boat parade. The boat parade is made up of the Boothbay region's commercial fishing fleet. The boats circle the inner harbor for all to see while receiving a blessing for a safe and prosperous year ahead. The festival is a three-day event starting Friday evening at the Boothbay Region High School where the 2015 Miss Shrimp Princess will be crowed in the annual pageant. Other events are: Codfish Relay Race ~ Trap Hauling Competition ~ Lobster Crate Running ~ Bait Shoveling ~ Tug of War ~ Blessing of the Fleet and more!
Event Location: The Harbor Boothbay Harbor, Maine
For more information contact: (207) 633-6280
4th Annual One in Five 5K ( 9 AM )
Runners & Walkers NEEDED for the 3rd Annual One in Five 5k. Early registration is now open for the third Annual One in Five 5k! On April 26 at Thomas College in Waterville at 9am. Nearly 500 people will be running or walking in solidarity against the harsh reality of the impact of sexual violence in our Maine communities. Inspired by the current statistic of an estimated ONE in FIVE people in Maine have been affected by sexual violence (Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Crime Victimization Survey, 2011), the Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center (SAC&SC) is hosting the third annual One in Five 5k race. This event is taking place in the month of April to honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month. You may register online at: Or Download the manual form here. The Cause The Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center 100% of the proceeds of this event will benefit the Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center and their services for survivors of sexual abuse. A fully staffed and highly trained Sexual Assault Support-line available 24 hours a day, support groups, justice system advocacy, school based prevention education, and a Children s Advocacy Center are all provided free of charge to the members of the Kennebec and Somerset counties' communities in need. Hundreds of people utilize these important services every year. Through supporting survivors, education, sharing information and supporting the work of SAC&SC, our community can turn this outrage into action and hopefully reduce that powerful statistic. Attending the One in Five 5k on April 26 is one of the ways to take action. Not only will this event fundraise for SAC&SC, it will also become a powerful statement to the community that together, we will stand, walk and run against sexual violence in our community. All Preregistrations include a FREE t-shirt o Preregister (online): Individual: $15 for Students ~ $25 for others ~ Teams*: Student Teams (5 person minimum): $10 for Students ~ $20 for others o Day of, Registration: Individual: $20 for Students ~ $30 for others . Teams*: Student Teams (5 person minimum): $15 for Students ~ $25 for others T-shirt's the day of are $10 *TEAMS: Last day to register in a team is April 1st!! Teams can qualify for winning the following categories: Fastest Team * Team Raising the Most Money * Best Team Spirit * Team captains with 20 or more members on their team will also win a special prize!!! Register now and join us on April 13. For more information and to REGISTER NOW:
Event Location: Thomas College Waterville, ME
Stained Glass Express - Just for Fun Contest ( 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. )
Just for Fun Contest Entries on Display! April 1 April 30, 2015 Every April, in celebration of National Stained Glass Month, Stained Glass Express hosts the Just for Fun Contest. All contest entries will be on display in our Manchester store for the month of April. Stop by anytime during our store hours to view glass art made by local artists and hobbyists alike in several categories Hot and Warm Glass (lamp working/bead making/fusing), Cold Glass (stained glass copper foil or lead methods) and Mosaics.
Event Location: Stained Glass Express 966 Western Avenue Manchester, ME 04351
For more information contact: (207) 213-4126