Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

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<< July 31, 2014 >>
"Art in the Park" Artist Reception
The "Art in the Park" program, entering its fifth year, features a grouping of sculptures by artist Anne Alexander. The sculpture is currently on view in Johnson Park on Water Street, and will be displayed through October. Anne Alexander's sculptures are carved from logs using power tools such as chainsaw, pneumatic carving tools, and grinders. As part of the Gardiner River Festival, the artist will be demonstrating her techniques and will have a booth at the Art and Craft Fair. A reception with Anne Alexander will be held at Circling the Square Fine Art Press at 3pm. "As an artist, I am concerned with inspiring emotional or kinesthetic responses in the viewer. I also wish to enhance one's awareness of his/her body, size, and surrounding space as it relates to the natural world, explains Anne Alexander. "My work is successful to me, when it causes these reactions in many ages and types of people. Small parts of nature are the source of ideas and inspiration. Natural forms are abstracted and enlarged to create works which suggest themes of regeneration, growth, life cycles, and stages of maturation." "Art in the Park" is provided by a grant from the Harry Faust art Fund and is supported by the City of Gardiner, Gardiner Main Street, and the Maine Arts Commission. "This year's sculpture gives us the opportunity to see artwork displayed throughout the park, giving the community an opportunity to engage with the sculpture," says Patrick Wright, Executive Director of Gardiner Main Street. Harry Faust was a creative photographer and avid supporter of arts in local communities. He owned The Framemakers in Waterville, and upon his death, he left funds to support art in communities. Gardiner was one of the beneficiaries of five years of support through the Harry Faust Art Fund. Artist Reception Date: June 21, 2014 and Exhibition on view: Through October 31, 2013. The Gardiner Main Street program is one of four original nationally accredited Main Street programs in the state of Maine. The program uses a comprehensive approach to strengthen Gardiner as a regional focal point for commerce, culture, and community. For more information about Gardiner Main Street, visit www.gardinermainstreet.org. For a schedule of events related to the Gardiner River Festival visit- http://www.gardinermainstreet.org/events/greater-gardiner-river-festival/ Cost: Free and open to the public.
Event Location: Johnson Park Water Street Gardiner, ME 04345
Harlow Gallery-Summer Members' Art Show and Sale ( Opening nite 5-8 pm )
The Harlow Gallery's annual Summer Members' Art Show and Sale is on view July 11-August 2, 2014, and the public is invited to meet the artists at a free public reception on Friday, July 11 from 5-8pm. The Harlow Gallery is located at 160 Water Street in downtown historic Hallowell. Hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 12-6pm or by chance or appointment. During the Harlow's Summer Members' Art Show and Sale, artwork can be purchased off the wall and taken home the same day. Visit the Harlow Gallery in July for a varied selection of work by Maine artists: painting, drawing, printmaking, fiberarts, photography, sculpture, fine craft and more. Participating artists this year include Cynthia Ahlstrin, Debra Arter, J. Donna Asmussen, Dianne Chicoine, James Chute, Gary Cooper, Marjorie Cormier, Cheryl Herr-Rains, Ramona du Houx, Janet Favor, Jeanne Finley, Bill Haley, JK Herman, Russell Kahn, Don Kerr, Eileen Kerr, Judith H. Long, Larinda Mead, Nancy Meader, Scott Minzy, Kay Morris, Anita Morrisey, Ethan Pierce, John Polhemus, Laurie Proctor-Lefebvre, David Randall, Jamie Ribisi-Braley, Judith Schuppien, Felicity Sidwell, Mary Becker Weiss, Carolyn Wiley and many more. Also on view through August 2nd is Vacationland: Artist s View , a mini-exhibition and fundraiser featuring handmade artists postcards available for purchase for just $20 each. All proceeds benefit programming at the Harlow Gallery. The Harlow Gallery is owned and operated by the Kennebec Valley Art Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded in Augusta in 1958. The KVAA opened the Harlow Gallery at its current location in Hallowell in 1963. The Summer Member s Art Show & Sale is sponsored this year by Age Right Fitness of Hallowell. Our 2014 exhibition season has been made possible by the generous support of our Season Sponsors: The Bank of Maine, Capitol Dental Care, Dead River Co., Great Gatherings, the City of Hallowell, the late Mr. Brooks Harlow, Jr., the Jennings Family, Kennebec Savings Bank and the Vallee Brothers. For more information contact: Deb Fahy or Nancy Barron at 207-622 3813, kvaa@harlowgallery.org .
Event Location: Harlow Gallery 160 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347
For more information contact: 207-622-3813 www.harlowgallery.org
Harlow Gallery-Vacationland:Artist's View Postcard
As part of our summer members show the Harlow Gallery is seeking handmade artists postcards for a unique fundraising event and mini-exhibition called Vacationland: Artist s View . Artists do not need to be a member to participate. Each artist is invited to submit up to 3 handmade postcards in any media. The postcards will then be for sale during the July Member s show for $20 each. All proceeds will go to programming at the Harlow Gallery. These small works of art have the potential to reach audiences in distant lands. To participate deliver your original 4 6 postcard(s) at the Harlow Gallery no later than Monday, July 7th. Please sign and title your card, vertically down the center (not on the stamp side) in small print, you can include your website if you like. In addition, please include (on a separate piece of paper) your name, address, email, phone, title(s) and media of your postcard(s). You may mail them (in an envelope) if it is more convenient. IMPORTANT DATES: Delivery deadline: Monday, July 7 at 2 pm, Potluck opening on Friday, July 11, 5-8pm each artist should please bring a dish or beverage to share! Exhibition runs July 11 August 2, 2014. Pick up unsold postcards: Saturday, August, 2, 6-8pm or Monday, August 4, 10-2pm.
Event Location: Harlow Gallery 160 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347
For more information contact: 207-622-3813 www.harlowgallery.org
This event is sponsored by: Kennebec
Harlow/KLT Art Exhibit - Open to local artists
The Harlow Gallery recently received a $4,060 grant from the Maine Community Foundation to support an art exhibition in October 2014 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Kennebec Land Trust (KLT). Maine artists are invited to create art depicting or inspired by any of the land trust properties that are open to the public. A complete list is available on the KLT website at http://www.tklt.org/land/land.htm. Email submissions from artists are being accepted through September 1, 2014. Submissions will be reviewed by a curatorial committee including Kennebec Land Trust founder Jym St. Pierre, with staff from the KLT and the Harlow Gallery. For complete details on how to enter, vist http://harlowgallery.org/call-for-artists-celebrating-the-klt-25th-anniversary/ The art exhibition will be on view at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell from October 10 through November 1, 2014, with a public reception on Sunday, October 12th to coincide with a related art opening at Slates Restaurant -- (details coming soon!). Proceeds from art sales during the exhibition will benefit the Kennebec Land Trust and community arts programming at the Harlow Gallery. About the Kennebec Land Trust: Established in 1988, the Kennebec Land Trust works cooperatively with landowners and communities to conserve the forests, shorelands, fields, and wildlife that define central Maine. The Trust protects land permanently, offers opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy the natural world, and works with partners to support sustainable forestry and farming. KLT has partnered with landowners in 21 communities to protect more than 4,800 acres on 60 properties through land donations, fee purchases, and conservation easements. Volunteers have constructed 37 miles of trails on KLT land and developed informative brochures and maps of KLT properties that encourage visitors to learn about and enjoy Kennebec County's natural landscape. Most properties are open to the public for walking, hiking, hunting, fishing, enjoying nature ... and creating art! About the Harlow Gallery: The Harlow Gallery is owned and operated by the Kennebec Valley Art Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Founded in 1963, the Harlow Gallery's mission is to connect and celebrate art, artists and community. About the Maine Community Foundation: A statewide organization with offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation partners with donors and nonprofits to strengthen Maine communities. For more information, visit www.mainecf.org or call 1-877-700-6800.
Event Location: Harlow Gallery 160 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347
For more information contact: Nancy Barron (207) 622-3813 www.harlowgallery.org
This event is sponsored by: Kennebec Valley Art Association
TAM - 'As You Like It' by William Shakespeare ( 7:30 PM )
As You Like It by William Shakespeare | directed by Catherine Weidner July 10 August 22. When Rosalind and Orlando are banished from the court by the usurping duke, they flee for their lives into the wild. It isn t long before the lovers find each other and act out a bizarre ritual courtship that ends, as all good comedies do, with everyone paired up two-by-two.
Event Location: The Theater at Monmouth 769 Main St. POB 385 Monmouth, ME 04259-0385
For more information contact: (207) 933-9999 www.theateratmonmouth.org
TAM - 'The Year of Magical Thinking' ( 7:30 PM Matinee 1 pm )
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, Directed by Dawn ales from the Blue Fairy Book adapted by Dawn McAndrews | directed by Luke Bartholomew. June 28 August 21 Lang s Blue Fairy Book bursts with classic tales Blue Fairy Book bursts with classic tales Blue Fairy Book from around the globe, including Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, The Arabian Nights, Beauty and the Beast, Jack the Giantkiller , and more. From princesses Beast, Jack the Giantkiller, and more. From princesses Beast, Jack the Giantkiller to fairies, kings to dwarfs, there s a magical happily ever after for both girls and boys.
Event Location: The Theater at Monmouth 769 Main St. POB 385 Monmouth, ME 04259-0385
For more information contact: (207) 933-9999 www.theateratmonmouth.org
The Waponahki Student Art Show ( 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. )
A Collaboration of Maine Indian Education and the Abbe Museum. The Waponahki Student Art Show brings together a wonderful variety of art created by Native American students from early childhood education through high school. Using a wide array of media, these young artists incorporate traditional beliefs and values with the modern, multi-cultural world around them. - See more at: http://www.abbemuseum.org/calendar/april.html#sthash.ihxN5hvm.dpuf
Event Location: Abbe Museum Downtown Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: Pat Boucher (207) 288-3519 www.abbemuseum.org/calendar/april.html#sthash.ihxN5hvm.dpuf
Theater at Monmouth - 'What the Butler Saw' ( 7:30 PM, Matinee1 p.m. )
Joe Orton s frenetic farce, What the Butler Saw, opens at Theater at Monmouth on Friday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. The perfect blend of Oscar Wilde s wit, Monty Python s physical comedy, and Benny Hill s lewdness, What the Butler Saw bursts with mistaken identities, catastrophic complications, and rapid-fire dialogue. Orton s ribald examination of societal attitudes toward sexuality is a rampaging celebration of licentiousness and free-will. According to director Brian P. Allen, What the Butler Saw requires a great connection between its actors. Trust and familiarity among the cast are necessary in order to make the split-second timing of the show work, says Allen. The six actors need to breathe as one, and TAM s resident company atmosphere generates the environment required to pull off such a delirious farce. When hedonistic psychiatrist Dr. Prentice attempts to interview secretarial applicant Geraldine from an under-dressed and horizontal position, things don t go according to plan. From this position, the farce is unleashed with continuous shifts into sexual and psychological exploitation, gender confusion, lost and mistaken identities, nymphomania, blackmail, and bribery. When government agent Dr. Rance arrives to inspect the clinic, chaos ensues and outrageous diagnoses and revelations (perfect for Rance s new book) come to light. What the Butler Saw features James Noel Hoban as Dr. Prentice; Anna Doyla as Geraldine; Denise Cormier as Mrs. Prentice; Graham Emmons as Nicholas Beckett; Mark S. Cartier as Dr. Rance; and Max Waszak as Sergeant Match. Set design by Dan Bilodeau, costumes by Kathleen P. Brown, lights by Cecilia Durbin, and sound by Rew Tippin. Performance Calendar: PREVIEW 7/31 at 7:30 p.m.; OPENING 8/1 at 7:30 p.m.; additional performance dates 8/2, 8/6, 8/15, 8/19 at 7:30 p.m.; 8/9, 8/10, 8/22 at 1:00 p.m.; 8/17 at 7:00 p.m. with post-show talk-back. Ticket prices range from $10-$30. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. For calendar and reservations, please contact the TAM Box Office at 207.933.9999 or visit www.theateratmonmouth.org. # # #
Event Location: The Theater at Monmouth 769 Main St. POB 385 Monmouth, ME 04259-0385
For more information contact: (207) 933-9999 www.theateratmonmouth.org
Belgrade Comm. - Camp Golden Pond ( 8:00 - )
June 23rd Camp Golden Pond and Camp Loon start for the summer! Week 1 - June 23-June 27: Surrounded by Water, Who is in the Ocean? Field Trip to Reid State Park. Week 2 -June 30-July 3: Through the Ages, Dinoman & his inflatable Dinos! Field trip to Pineland Farms. Week 3-July 7-17: Beware! Pirates! Phil and the Melinda Ann, Field trip to Lake St.George. Week 4 -July 14-18: Magical Times, Veayo Twins- End Bullying through Music! Field trip to Big Adventure Center. Week 5 - July 21-25: Another Universe. Mad Science of Maine, Field trip to Maynard Planetarium. Week 6 - July 28-Aug. 1: Animals rule! Maine Warden Service. Field Trip to L.C. Bates. Week 7 - August4-8: Camp Olympics, Local champions. Field Trip to Pemaquid Beach. Week 8 - August 11-15: Help! I'm Stuck in a Game! Soccer players, Field Trip to Seadogs Game! ** Please bring $5 cash for field trips (we do not visit gift shops on our fieldstrips. Please do not send extra money with your child. It is mandatory to wear your camp t-shirt on Thursdays for field trips! We will travel to an off-site locations .. regardless of the weather. Plans will be announced. Before transporting your child, authorization is required on your registration form. Visit website for complete information: http://www.townofbelgrade.com/belgrade-center-for-all-seasons
Event Location: Belgrade Community Center 1 Center Drive Belgrade, ME 04917
For more information contact: 495-3481 www.townofbelgrade.com
Belgrade Comm. - Camp Golden Pond Sailing Camp ( 7:30 - 5:30 p.m. )
June 23rd Camp Golden Pond and Camp Loon start for the summer! New this summer at the Belgrade Community Center .. Junior Sailing Camp offered by Great Pond Yacht Club and SailMaine: July 21-August 15. Your child will love the the fun of sailing! SailMaine and the Great Pond Yacht Club are offering saiiing classes for 8 to 15 year olds. Visit website for complete camp details http://www.townofbelgrade.com/belgrade-center-for-all-seasons .
Event Location: Belgrade Community Center 1 Center Drive Belgrade, ME 04917
For more information contact: 495-3481 www.townofbelgrade.com
CDM - Bessy's Positive Paws ( 11 am )
Erin Bessey will be with us to teach us how to choose the right dog for your family!
Event Location: Children's Discovery Museum 171 Capitol Street, Suite 2 Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 207-622-2209
This event is sponsored by: Children's Discovery Museum
CDM - Clay Play Mud Clay ( 11 am )
Mud Clay Play 3 - 4 p.m.! Try our Obstacle course and enjoy a healthy snack. (Sponsored by Hannaford)Try our obstacle course through the Museum and enjoy a healthy snack.
Event Location: Children's Discovery Museum 171 Capitol Street, Suite 2 Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 207-622-2209 www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.org
This event is sponsored by: Hannaford
CDM 2014 Summer Camps - Superhero Camp ( 9am to noon )
Superhero Camp! Prepare to learn all about superheroes and what it takes to become one! We'll design our own masks, capes and secret identities to create our own superheroes to save the world! All camps run Monday through Friday. This year we are going to be having two sessions of each camp so that all ages are able to take part in the same camps! The morning camps will be for children ages 4-5 and will be from 9:00-11:00. The afternoon camps will be for children ages 6-8 and will be from 1:00-4:00. No camp Camps cost $100 for members and $115 for non-members. Maximum of 8 campers per session, so signup early! Discounts: Sibling - A $10 discount will be given for siblings. (First child is full price, each child after receive a $10 discount.)or Multiple Camps - Register the same camper for more than one camp & receive a$10 discount (first camp is full price, each camp after receive a $10 discount.) To receive discounts, payment must be made during registration. Discounts may not be combined. All campers must be potty trained. Please mail completed registration form and deposit to: Summer Camps, Children's Discovery Museum, 171 Capitol Street, Suite 2, Augusta ME 04330
Event Location: Children's Discovery Museum 170 Capitol Street, Suite2 Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 622-2209 www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.org
Old Fort Western 2014 Summer Apprentice Program
Old Fort Western, the 1754 National Historic Landmark fort, store, and house museum on the Kennebec River in downtown Augusta, invites children interested in local history and stewardship, who are between the ages of eight and twelve to register for our Summer Apprentice Program. These week long programs will continue through August 29th and spaces are filling up fast! This is an opportunity to experience what life was like in the 18th century by exploring daily life at home, the varied world of work (blacksmithing, midwifery and storekeeping), the life of a French & Indian War Soldier and what children and adults did for entertainment; in particular how they played in the 18th century. Apprentices will also learn about the care and stewardship of our historic site. By learning proper maintenance and interpretation of our museum, the objects and archaeological collections, we ensure the continued enjoyment of the fort by future generations. Once graduates of the apprentice program are 13 years old, they can go on to be Junior Interpreters -- volunteering at open visitations and special events. Many junior interpreters have become historical interpreters here at Old Fort Western. This program costs $75 per week. If interested please fill out the registration form found on line at www.oldfortwestern.org or stop by the Old Fort Western Administrative Office in the Augusta City Center. Register as soon as possible to insure you get the week you desire. Payment in full must be received by 4:00 p.m. Friday the week prior to the registered program session. A maximum of twelve participants may register for any given week, so space is limited. Discounts for Augusta residents and multiple children are available. Please call or e-mail for more information; Old Fort Western at 626-2385 or by e-mail at oldfort@oldfortwestern.org.
Event Location: Old Fort Western 16 Cony Street Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 207-626-2385 www.oldfortwestern.org
Farmer's Markets - Waterville Concourse ( 2-6p.m. )
Come find the freshest, most nutritious foods and the special farmers eager to share advice on preparation, planting and other helpful tips.
Event Location: In the Concourse Appleton & Main Streets Waterville, ME
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 www.mainecrafts.org
Waterville Winter Farmers' Market ( 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM )
Downtown Waterville Farmers Market from the Third Thursday in April until the Thursday before Thanksgiving Every Thursday ~ 2 6 pm Rain or Shine. On the Concourse at Appleton and Main St, in downtown Waterville, Maine. (During the winter, we're downstairs in Barrels Community Market.)
Event Location: Waterville Farmer's Market Maine & Appleton/Concourse Waterville, ME
For more information contact: www.snakeroot.net/waterville/index.shtml
This event is sponsored by: MaineGeneral Health
Belfast Harbor Fest & Nat'l Boatbuilding Challenge ( 9:30 a.m. departure )
Great Pond Mailboat Service, call for reservation, calm days are best!
Event Location: Post Office Main Street Belgrade Lakes, ME
For more information contact: 207-592-1537
Red Cloak Haunted History Tour 2014 ( 7:30 p.m. )
Lantern-lit walking tours of intown areas with the Lady in the Red Cloak; Camden, Damariscotta, Bath, Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor Hallowell or Rockland. Come with us as we find ghosts and history, spirits and mystery! $15 adults, $7 under 12, free under 5. Cemetery Tours also available! Call or e-mail for reservations. See calendar at www.redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com Adults $15, children under 12 $7, children under 5 free.
Event Location: Main Street Damariscotta, Maine 04543
For more information contact: (207) 380-3806 www.redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com/
LC Bates Museum Maine's Natural History Museum
Sign up for FREE girls and insects programs! Click on the link at the right for more information. Want to schedule a fun field trip for students at Maine's natural history museum? Do you love historic museums filled with wonders? Or perhaps you want to learn to catch frogs at a special event? The L.C. Bates Museum is the place to do this and more! Admission: Adults $3.00, Children up to 17 years $1.00. The museum includes amazing natural history exhibits, fun local history, Native American collections, rocks and minerals, fossils, outside nature trails, picnic tables, and an arboretum behind the museum. The museum even has themed art exhibits from artists of New England each summer through fall. Want more info on programs? See the link to museum programs on the left hand side of our page. We are on facebook atwww.facebook.com/lcbates Open Hours Spring, Summer and Autumn Hours (April until mid-November): Wednesday to Saturday 10 AM to 4:30 PM and Sunday 1 to 4:30 PM and other times by appointment. Winter Hours (mid-November to March) Wednesday through Saturday 10AM to 4:30PM and other times by appointment or chance, please call 238-4250 to be sure we are here to greet you in winter. Closed if the roads are snowy. Please note that we are not heated in winter! Dress warmly if you come for a visit. Self-Guided Outdoor Activities. Good Will-Hinckley Nature Trails Start Behind the Museum-your family can stop in for self guided map, a Discovery backpack to take out, or take a picnic. Museum Gift Shop Open museum hours. The gift shop features many fun and educational items for curious adults and children, including puppets, books, jewelry, posters, and natural items such as minerals, shells and fossils. The gift shop has a wide range of prices including 1$ dollar items to allow kids and school groups to shop too. Membership and Volunteering. We welcome new museum memberships and volunteers to have fun, share their knowledge and learn while making the L.C.Bates Museum available to central Maine Community. If you have a special interest or talent, please inquire about volunteering. The L.C.Bates Museum is located 5 miles north of I 95 exit 133 on Rt. 201 halfway between Skowhegan and Fairfield.
Event Location: L. C. Bates Museum Good Will-Hinckley, Route 201 Hincley, ME
For more information contact: 207.238.4250
Lithgow Library - Building Structures ( 10:00 a.m. )
Building Structures from Everyday Things! Your mission is to build something out of mystery items that you will be given. What can you build??
Event Location: Lithgow Library Youth Services 45 Winthrop Street Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 626-2415 www.lithgow.lib.me.us
Lithgow Library - Drop-in Technology Help ( Wed 10-11am & Th 2-3pm )
Stop by the Reading Room to get one-on-one help with: Setting up a new laptop, tablet, eReader or other device ~ Getting started with software, such as Microsoft Office Suite ~ Formatting a resume or cover letter ~ Setting up a new email or social networking account ~ Borrowing and downloading library eBooks !~ And More!
Event Location: Lithgow Library Reading Room 45 Winthrop Street Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 207.626.2415 www.lithgow.lib.me.us
Monmouth Museum ( 1:00-4:00 PM )
Local and regional Maine history.
Event Location: Monmouth Museum 751 Main Street Monmouth, ME
For more information contact: 933-2287 www.monmouthmuseum.org
Old Fort Western FAQ
Visit Schedule: Walk-in visits (No reservations necessary) Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day: 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Weekdays). CLOSED TUESDAYS. 11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m (Weekends) Labor Day to Columbus Day: 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Weekends only) *See our calendar page for a schedule of our Special Events and Lecture Dates. Pre-scheduled visits School and other group tours and programs are available anytime by pre-arrangement, either at the Fort (seasonally), in your classroom, or where your group meets. See the program brochure link on our home page for the details regarding all the pre-scheduled school and group programs offered by Old Fort Western. To schedule a tour please call us at (207) 626-2385. Adult motor coach tours are available from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Please e-mail us at oldfort@oldfortwestern.org, or call us at (207) 626-2385 for prices and to make special arrangements. Admission Rates For walk-in visits: Members FREE or $10.00 per person Seniors/Veterans: $8.00 per person. Children ages 6 - 14:$6.00 per person Children age 6 and under: FREE Family of (5):$25.00. Active Military: FREE Augusta, Maine residents:FREE. Please note: Old Fort Western may offer admission discounts either on a regular basis or from time to time. Visitors may claim only one discount per visit, regardless of the number for which they may be eligible. For pre-scheduled group visits: Please see the program brochure, located on our home page for information and pricing on our group programs, both at the Fort and where your group meets. Please call us at (207) 626-2385 or e-mail us at oldfort@oldfortwestern.org to make scheduling arrangements or for more information. Special Events Please visit our calendar page for dates and more details on all of our Special Events and Lecture Series.
Event Location: Old Fort Western 16 Cony Street Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: (207) 626-2385 www.oldfortwestern.org/faq.asp
103rd Annual Monmouth Fair
Annual Monmouth Fair. This is a small, family agricultural fair with midway, animal exhibits, crafts and animal pulling events. Contact Laura Foulke at (207) 933-2249. Tickets: Under 12 Free; 12 to 18 - $2.00; Over 18 - $5.00; Senior Citizens over 65 - $2.00 (Senior Citizens Free on Wednesday)Free Parking.
Event Location: Monmouth Fair Grounds 357 Main Street Monmouth, ME
For more information contact: Laura Foulke 207-933-2249 www.monmouthgrows.com/monmouthfair
164th Bangor State Fair
At the Bangor State Fair you can enjoy outdoor concerts, demolition derby, backyard circus, midway rides, great food, a petting zoo and pony rides, exhibits, fireworks and more. For info phone Mike Dyer at (207) 947-5555. 2013 Admission $12.00 per person at the gate. Inludes admission, unlimited mechanical rides and all the shows!NO READMISSION - See all the shows, Check out all the exhibits, Visit with the cows, sheep, goats and horses and....... Ride all the mechanical rides as often as you like.......all for this one low price! Once again, the Bangor State Fair delivers the Summer's Biggest Bargain!! New for 2013 - $7.00 GROUNDS ONLY DAILY ADMISSION, no rides, no re-admission. Children under 3 are admitted for FREE, but if they want to ride you will need to buy them an admission. Senior Citizen Day - Wednesday July 31,2013 all Seniors 60 and older admitted to the Fairgrounds for free, INCLUDES RIDES!NEW FOR 2013 ! You have asked for it and the BANGOR STATE FAIR has responded! GROUNDS ONLY Admission (no rides) - $7.00 per day Parking On Site - 2013 $6.00 Per Vehicle. New Fair Contact Information: Our Offices have moved! Phone number:207-561-8300 Fax number: 207-561-8301, Mailing Address: Bangor State Fair, 515 Main Street, Bangor, Maine 04401. The Fairground site remains the same!
Event Location: Bangor Fair Grounds 100 Dutton Street Bangor, ME 04401
For more information contact: Mike Dyer 207-947-5555 www.bangorstatefair.com
67th Maine Lobster Festival
The Maine Lobster Festival is one of New England's great summer events. Tons of steamed Maine lobsters, waterfront activities, maritime displays, Maine arts, naval vessels, harbor cruises, entertainment and a parade. For info phone (207) 596-0376 or (800) LOB-CLAW. Every Day Festival General Admission is available only at the gates. Wednesday, the first day of the Maine Lobster Festival opening at noon and closing at 10pm, admission is reduced to $5 for adults, $2 for children (ages 6 to 11 yrs). Our no admission day has been moved to Sunday. Thursday through Saturday admission is $8 for adults, $2 for children (ages 6 to 12 yrs). Children age 5 and under are no cost. Sunday is our Family Fun Day and there is no admission for all ages. We have a 4-pack of 1-day tickets. Now one patron could visit the festival 4 days at a discounted price OR 4 individuals can visit the festival on 1 day at a discounted price. The price for the 4-pack of tickets is $25 for adults (versus $29) and $8 for children ages 6 to 11, 5 and under is no charge. These passes are available for sale at the Main Gate on Wednesday of the Festival and online. Wednesday Festival opens from 12 noon to 10pm admission to the grounds is $5 ALL DAY until closing; ages 6-11-admission is $2 (all $2 admission fees are reserved for Recreation Fund); no charge 5 and under. Thursday, Friday and Saturday admission to the grounds is $8 ALL DAY; ages 6-11 admission is $2 (all $2 admission fees are reserved for Recreation Fund); no charge 5 and under. Sunday, is our Family Fun Day - no admission charge to the grounds! NAVY SHIP TOUR INFORMATION: If you only wish to tour the Navy Ship, the no admission gate is located on the boardwalk next to the harbour. Tour sizes are limited and long waits are possible (restrictions include closed toe footwear) Information subject to change without notice.
Event Location: Harbor Park & Main Street Rockland, ME 04841
For more information contact: 1-800-562-2529 1-800-LOB-CLAW www.mainelobsterfestival.com/
This event is sponsored by: sponsors@mainelobsterfestival.com
VILES - YOGA ( 5:15 - 6:45 p.m. )
~ YOGA *** YOGA *** YOGA *** YOGA ~ YOGA AT THE VILES ARBORETUM ~ Join us at the Viles Arboretum for an early evening of Yoga every Thursday from 5:15- 6:45. Sure to relax you and put your frame of mind on a positive and healthy track. Our classes are always open to newcomers and the Visitors Center environment is ideal. Our instructor Michael Smith has a clear, simple and laid back approach to teaching which has developed a loyal following. $10.00 for members and $12.00 for non members.
Event Location: Viles Arboretum 153 Hospital Street Augusta, ME
For more information contact: 207.626.7989
Cary Mem Library - Annual silent Auction
Cary Memorial Library will open its Annual Silent Auction to support the library programs on Thursday, July 31 through Saturday, August 9, when bidding ends at 12 noon. An eclectic variety of hand-crafted and unusual items will be on display at the Williams House, 14 Old Winthrop Road, directly across the street from the Cary. The Opening Reception will be Thursday, July 31, 5-7 pm. The auction will be open on Saturday, August 2, 9-3 during the Wayne Library Festival & Lobster Roll Launch and the Library's 5K Run/Walk and Kid's Scramble.
Event Location: Williams House 14 Old Winthrop Road Wayne, ME
For more information contact: 685-3612
Theater at Monmouth - Silent Auction 2014
2014 Silent Auction Coming Soon! Don't miss our 2014 Silent Auction. Support TAM's education programs and bid on items from jewelry to artwork to tickets to Disney for four! The Silent Auction will be held in the Cumston Hall Reading Room from July 31 through August 21. Don't miss a show this summer. Buy a season pass today! Season 45 is sponsored by Main Street Psychotherapy and Maine Public Broadcasting Network.
Event Location: The Theater at Monmouth Cumston Hall Reading Room Monmouth, ME 04259-0385
Bicycle Repair Workshop & Ride
The owner Jenny Mills will be your host for the evening. You will be riding in our comfortable air-conditioned van starting you on a journey that will be the highlight of your vacation in the Moosehead Lake Region! Our adventure begins, with many opportunities to see wildlife, MOOSE, DEER, and many other animals in their natural habitat. Upon arrival an All You Can Eat Barbecue Chicken meal with corn on the cob, baked potato, our own home-made baked beans, cole slaw and other main entrees, tossed salad, fresh fruit....with homemade breads, desserts and our own homemade ice cream will be your menu for the evening. After dinner, a narrated historic tour of Our Logging Museum Our evening together ends with a campfire and stories in the campground and enjoy, Somores (sweet treat). See the brightest stars you ve ever seen!! $75 Adults and $37.50 for children 12 and under. For our over 60 guest $65.00. RESERVATIONS NECESSARY by Wed. @ 5PM. Thursdays, July 9th - September 8th.
Event Location: Historic Pittston Farm 53 Pittston Farm Road Pittston Academy Grant Twp., ME 04478
For more information contact: 207-280-0000 www.pittstonfarm.com/pdf/2010EveningwHPF.pdf
Open Farm Day - Misty Acres
We specialize in alpaca breading, alpaca sales, and birthing. We provide mentoring and support to new breeders or farmers. Alpaca products are also available at our store and open farm visitation is offered at various times throughout the year.
Event Location: Misty Acres 3071 West River Road Sidney, ME 04330
For more information contact: (207)547-2268 www.alpacanation.com/mistyacres.asp
W.S. Cohen Community Ctr - Bridge ( 1:00-4:00 )
Bridge Club plays 1:00 to 4:00. Cost: $3. Call Fran at 495-3490 FMI.
Event Location: Spectrum Generations W.S. Cohen Community Center s Hallowell, ME
For more information contact: 207.626.7777 www.spectrumgenerations.org/
W.S. Cohen Community Ctr - Computer Lessons II ( 3:00-4:00 )
Computer Lessons II providing technology help! Email, attachments, photos, internet, tablets, documents, applications, games, updates, etc. Helen Forbes will help you. Individualized lessons each Thursday from 3:00 to 4:00 at the Cohen Center. Appointments Required; call 626-7777. Cost is $7.00 per class. Space limited.
Event Location: Spectrum Generations W.S. Cohen Community Center s Hallowell, ME
For more information contact: 207.626.7777 www.spectrumgenerations.org/
Parsons Soccer Academy ( 10:00 AM )
Camp Director: Chris Parsons. Maine ID Camp: July 27-30; Day Camp: August 4-8.
Event Location: Thomas College Waterville, ME
For more information contact: www.thomas.edu/sportscamps
Terrier Intensity Basketball Camps ( 10:00 AM )
Overnight Camps - Drills, Skills & Thrills! GIRLS CAMPS Directors: Paul Vachon and Ted Rioux - Week One: Jul 6-July 10; Week Two: July 27-July 31. BOYS CAMPS: Camp Directors Paul Vachon and T.J. Maines - Overnight Camp for Grades 3-12.
Event Location: Thomas College Waterville, ME
For more information contact: www.thomas.edu/sportscamps