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<< January 28, 2015 >>
Harlow - Long Distance Call: Demers, Carnes, Minzy
Through different methods each of these artists is exploring aspects of the way he sees and understands reality through the lens of the subconscious. Whether through an abstract map of the psyche, an exploded view of one s character or through an illustrative psychodrama, each artist makes a long distance call to his subconscious in order to produce his art. By placing Carnes , Demers , and Minzy s work together, a complex dialog among the three begins to emerge. Issues such as fear, regret, longing, and acceptance are touched upon in subtle and nuanced ways each in the style of the individual artists. Like a dream, when making the long distance call the artist does not know who or what he ll get, a nightmare or a fantasy. This exhibition will invite the contemplation of difficult, contradictory and often personal issues raised by the artistic process. Opening, Friday, January 16, 5-8pm. Hours: Wed+Sat noon - 6pm, Thu+Fri noon - 8pm.
Event Location: Meet Ganneston Dr off Capital across from Shell Station Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: Brian Kent 242-6278
Harlow Gallery - Inspired by Katahdin : 48 Artist ( noon to 6:00 p.m. )
Inspired by Katahdin: 48 Artists at the Harlow Gallery. Maine's majestic Mount Katahdin is the muse for the 48 artists participating in Inspired by Katahdin, juried by brothers David and Carl Little, on view at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, November 7-29, 2014. The artists in the show come from all across the state and offer a wide range of motifs and mediums in their work. The exhibition was inspired by the acclaimed Art of Katahdin: The Mountain, the Range, the Region written by artist and author David Little and edited by Carl Little. Published by Down East Books in 2013, the book follows an historic timeline using art inspired by the mountain, as well as Katahdin-related literature, photography, graphics, maps and more. The Littles will be signing copies of the book at the show s opening reception. "Inspired by Katahdin" is sponsored by Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law of Augusta, Legacy Properties, Sotheby's International Realty of Damariscotta, Macomber, Farr and Whitten of Augusta and by Cribstone Capital Management Financial of Augusta, and is supported by our Season Sponsors: The Bank of Maine, Capitol Dental Care, Dead River Co., Great Gatherings, the City of Hallowell, Mr. Brooks Harlow, Jr., the Jennings Family, Kennebec Savings Bank and the Vallee Brothers, Chris & Ray Vallee. The Harlow Gallery, located at 160 Water Street in Hallowell, is open noon to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Saturday. For more information and a complete list of artists, visit or call 207-622-3813.
Event Location: Harlow Gallery 160 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347
For more information contact: 207-622-3813
Holocaust - The ADA at 25: Show Me The Incredible ( 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. )
HHRC s latest exhibit opens January 17th with The ADA at 25: Show Me The Incredible. The Holocaust and Human Rights Center (HHRC) is proud to present an exhibit dedicated to the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The exhibit, which will be held at the Michael Klahr Center on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta will be displayed From January 17th through March 13th, 2015. The ADA at 25 exhibit includes an overview of the ADA and 504 Federal legislation, some important artifacts and stories relating to the treatment and care of people with disabilities in Maine prior to the 504 and ADA, and stories created by Oral History and Folklife, Inc. from ten Maine individuals who have been touched by the passage of the ADA. The centerpiece of the exhibit will celebrate the creativity that has been unleashed by the expansion of services and support since the passage of the ADA. The exhibit includes visual arts and poems created by members of Spindleworks in Brunswick. The Linc Wellness Center in Augusta, the Waterville Social Club, and the Charlotte White Center in Dover-Foxcroft, among other sources. The subtitle of the show, Show Me The Incredible, is taken from one of the poems written by a member of the Linc Wellness Center, in a series called LincWords, created with Maine poet Lee Sharkey. The goal of this exhibit is to celebrate the effects of the passage of the ADA. We also use historical artifacts to help tell the stories of Mainers whose experiences lead to reforming the way people with disabilities have been treated in our history, said David Greenham, Program Director of the HHRC. We feel the exhibit captures the spirit that was exhibited when President George W. Bush signed the ADA in the summer of 1990, said Greenham. President Bush said, We embrace you for your abilities and for your disabilities, for our similarities and indeed for our differences, for your past courage and your future dreams. The ADA at 25: Show Me The Incredible will hold an opening celebration from 2 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 15th and will include a program of discussion and presentations by some of the artists beginning at 3:30. Snacks and drinks will be provided. The exhibit has received support and contributions from Oral History and Folklife, Inc., Spindelworks, Linc Wellness Center and the Waterville Social Club, the Charlotte White Center, The Maine Department of Labor s Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, The Maine State Museum, The Disability Rights Center, Alpha One, UMA s Learning Support and Counseling Services, The Maine Historical Society, The Perkins School, The American School for the Deaf, the Maine Legislative Law Library, MaineCITE, and many individuals. In addition, the project has received the financial support of the Maine Arts Commission, the Maine Humanities Council, UMA s Student Government Association, and the UMA Presidential Mini-grant program. The ADA at 25: Show Me The Incredible will be open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 p.m. through Friday, March 13th or by appointment. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit, or call the HHRC at (207) 621-3530.
Event Location: Holocaust & Human Rights Ctr 46 University Drive Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 207-621-3531
The Public Theatre-"Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike"
The Public Theatre's 2014-15 Season begins! The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn's Professional Theatre officially announces its 24th season! Following its recent win of Best Theatre in Maine for the second year in a row in Down East Magazine's readers poll. Chase away those winter blues with the recent hit comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, playing Jan 23-Feb 1. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, The New York Times called Christopher Durang's latest play deliriously funny and USA Today hailed it as hugely entertaining. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia (named after Chekhov characters by their hyper-educated parents) live uneventful lives in Bucks County, PA until their self-absorbed movie-star sister Masha returns home for the weekend with her 20-something boy-toy Spike to shake things up. Thus begins a madcap family reunion filled with sibling rivalry and a delightfully outrageous rant about the joy of life before cell phones. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike contains some adult language and one hot guy in his underwear. In 1991, The Public Theatre was founded with the mission of bringing high quality professional theater to the people of Maine at an affordable price. With a top ticket price of $20 and another exciting year of plays to look forward to performed by the finest actors from N.Y. to L.A., The Public Theatre remains committed to keeping Broadway-quality theatre accessible for everyone. Season subscriptions are currently on sale. Individual tickets, gift certificates, morning student matinees and group rates (for parties of 10 or more) are available for all productions. For more information and show times visit or call 782-3200. The Public Theatre is located at 31 Maple St. in downtown Lewiston.
Event Location: The Public Theatre 31 Maple Street Lewiston, ME 04240
For more information contact: 782-3200
W'ville Opera - Maureen Hancock ( 7:00pm )
This self-described "medium comedian" is back for another visit in Waterville!
Event Location: W'ville Opera House 1 Common Street Waterville, ME 04901
For more information contact: 873-7000
Spring Jobs Fairs Scheduled Around the State ( 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm )
Job fairs give job seekers and employers a way to meet face to face and learn about each other," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Be prepared. Visit your local CareerCenter for resume and interviewing workshops." Job seekers who need to update their resume or practice their interviewing skills should contact a CareerCenter for no-cost help. To find more information about jobs fairs across the state or to locate the closest CareerCenter and information about job training programs, visit the CareerCenter website, . "Many people may avoid going to a job fair to apply to their dream job because they doubt their skills or their ability to pay for training or returning to school," said Labor Commissioner Jeanne S. Paquette. Whether you have a dream job in mind or just want to improve your career prospects, we urge you contact your local CareerCenter. There may be ways we can help you prepare for a job fair, brush up your skills with a specific course we recommend or retrain for an entirely different career. We have many programs right now that can assist job seekers at any stage of their career, including the long-term unemployed." The following job fairs have been scheduled to date around the state: January 27: MADISON AREA JOB FAIR, Madison Junior High School, 3 to 7 p.m. ~ January 27: Mini Job Fair at the YORK COUNTY CAREERCENTER, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ~ February 2: Job Fair at the LEWISTON CAREERCENTER, 4 to 6 p.m. ~ February 18: Job and Resource Fair, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Warsaw Middle School, PITTSFIELD ~ February 23: Job Fair at the AUGUSTA CAREERCENTER, 3 to 6 p.m. ~ February 24: Mini Job Fair at the YORK COUNTY CAREERCENTER, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ~ March 2: Job Fair at the LEWISTON CAREERCENTER, 4 to 6 p.m. ~ March 4: Job Fair at the GREATER PORTLAND CAREERCENTER, Noon to 3 p.m. ~ March 26: Job Fair at the MACHIAS CAREERCENTER, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ~ March 27: 5th Annual YORK COUNTY Regional Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nasson Community Center, Springvale ~ March 30: Job Fair at the AUGUSTA CAREERCENTER, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ~ April 2: Career Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., KENNEBEC VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Fairfield ~ April 10: ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY Community Job Fair, 9 a.m. to Noon, CENTRAL MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Auburn ~ April 16: Job Fair at the Calais CareerCenter, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ~ April 16: Job Fair at the GREATER PORTLAND CAREERCENTER, Noon to 3 p.m. ~ April 27: Job Fair at the AUGUSTA CAREERCENTER, 3 to 6 p.m. ~ May 4: Job Fair at the LEWISTON CAREERCENTER, Time TBD ~ May 6: Job Fair at the GREATER PORTLAND CAREERCENTER, Noon to 3 p.m. ~ May 13: 8th Annual Regional Job Fair, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Warsaw Middle School, PITTSFIELD. Businesses interested in participating in these events and other no-cost hiring services that the department provides, such as Maine s Job Bank, should contact their local CareerCenter. CareerCenters offer a variety of workshops and services to help people find employment or upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume writing and cover letter software, Internet access and O Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge. Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Event Location: various locations Maine
For more information contact: 1-888-457-8883
This event is sponsored by: Kennebec-Somerset Transition Team+ Pittsfield Twn
Business After Hours - Senator Inn & Spa ( 5:00-7:00 PM )
All KV Chamber members and their guests are cordially invited to join us at our January Business After Hours Reception. Senator Inn & Spa Hosts January After Hours. KV Chamber members and their guests are invited to come to an annual favorite Business After Hours on Wednesday, January 28th from 5-7:00 p.m. at The Senator Inn & Spa, 284 Western Avenue, Augusta. The Senator is planning an incredible evening of food, drink, networking and more. Did we mention the door prizes? Plus, a chance to win our 50/50 raffle. And our friends from Townsquare Media will be there, too. KVCC Business After Hours receptions are where some of your best Chamber networking happens. Be sure to bring along extra business cards to share with all your new friends. Please RSVP by calling us at 623-4559 or email
Event Location: Senator Inn & Spa 284 Western Avenue Augusta, ME
For more information contact: (207) 623-4559
Belgrade Community Center - ASEP
ASEP - After School Enrichment Program. Closed November 11th, also November 27-28.
Event Location: Belgrade Community Center 1 Center Drive Belgrade, ME 04917
For more information contact: 495-3481
CDM - Sara's Corner ( 10-1 )
This month we are introducing Sara's corner, which brings fun activity ideas for you to try out with your toddler. Sara, who is a regular volunteer, is an Early Childhood Educator who joins us Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 10-1 at the museum for Clay Play, Wellness Wednesday, and special activities in the Toddler Area each week. Check out this link to see fun, creative ways to use contact paper with your child!
Event Location: Children's Discovery Museum 171 Capitol Street, Suite 2 Augusta Maine 04330
For more information contact: 207-622-2209
This event is sponsored by: Duncklee & Nott
Toddler Open Time ( 9:30 - 11 am )
The Playland features several bounce houses for your child s enjoyment. In the gym, there is a variety of climbing blocks, ride-on toys, and other fun, age appropriate toys. Ages: Birth-6. Monday-Wednesday-Friday 9:30am - 11:00am - Adventure Playland Bounce Houses. Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am - 11:00am - Open Gym III. Cost: The program is free to those with a Preschool Membership ($35.00 annually). Non-Member drop-in fee is $4.00 for the gym and $7.00 for Adventure Playland. A member of the Alfond Youth Center staff will be on hand but children must be supervised by their parents. Snacks are allowed but we do ask that no items containing peanuts or peanut oils be brought into our facility. The program follows the Waterville School System schedule. On days when there is no school, the program will not be open. Cost: The program is free to those with a Preschool Membership ($35.00 annually).
Event Location: Alfond Youth Center 126 North St., Waterville, ME 04901
For more information contact: fax 861.8016 207.873.0684
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
Lithgow Library - Family Story Time ( 10:00 AM )
Miss Jeanne will be sharing stories, educational activities and art projects again and continuing on Wednesdays for children ages 3-5, includes stories, crafts and learning activities. October Themes: 1st: Numbers; 8th: Fall; 15th: Fire Safety; 22nd: Monsters, and 29th: Halloween!
Event Location: Lithgow Library Winthrop Street Augusta, ME 04332
For more information contact: Find us on Facebook! (207) 626-2415
McCartney House Museum ( 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. )
McCartney House Museum, Oakland Area Historical Society. 1815 home with antique furnishing and Oakland artifacts.
Event Location: Mccartney House Museum 25 Main Street Oakland, ME
For more information contact: 465-7549
Belgrade Comm. Ctr. - Gentle YOGA ( 9 - 9:45 a.m. & 10-10:45 )
These one hour classes will be offered each Thursday, a six week session will cost $50 or a $10 for drop in.
Event Location: Belgrade Community Center 1 Center Drive Belgrade, ME 04917
For more information contact: 495-3481
Beer & Bikes ( 5:30-7:30 pm )
Beer & Bikes! Join the American Lung Association for a Beer & Bikes a social event to learn more about cycling or volunteering at the upcoming 2015 Trek Across Maine. Event Date: Wednesday, January 28th RSVP: or 207-624-0312
Event Location: Gipper's Sports Grill 120 Center Street Auburn, ME
For more information contact: 207-624-0312
Dempsey Challenge - 2015 Registration Now Open!
Registration Now Open! The BIGGEST Early Bird Savings Ever! ***** Registration Fee between FEB. 1 and MAY 31, 2015 EARLY BIRD Run/Walk: $25 ($10 discount) Ride: $60 ($15 discount) Run/Walk AND Ride: $90 ($10 discount). ***** Additional discounts for Positive Tracks participants, ages 23 or under! PLUS, funds raised by Positive Trackers will be doubled! Use Link HERE to register today! Registration Now Open! Event is October 17 & 18, 2015.
Event Location: Simard-Payne Park, 46 Beech Street Lewiston, ME
For more information contact: 1-866-990-1499
Harlow Gallery - Call for Art: Silent Auction 2015 ( 12 6pm )
ART DONATIONS WANTED gifts from artists, artisans, collectors welcome. Donations of original artwork are being accepted now through 6pm on Monday, February 9, 2015 to support programs at the Harlow Gallery. Donations of art, framed or unframed, are most welcome and your gift may be tax deductible according to current tax law. You don t have to be an artist to donate! Make room for the new by donating something from your collection vintage art, antique art, fine crafts, sculpture, artifacts and curios all are gratefully accepted. Drop by anytime we are open (Wed-Sat 12 6pm) or contact us to make an appointment to deliver donations at other times; call 207-622-3813 or email We will be offering two formal donation drop off dates on Sunday February 8 from 12-4pm, and Monday, February 9 from 2-6pm. 2015 Annual Silent Art Auction, on view and open for bids February 11-14, 2015. The Kennebec Valley Art Association s annual Silent Art Auction returns February 11-14, 2015, as in years past, expect sweet deals and an exciting and varied range of art to bid on. You ll find paintings, pastels, sculpture, prints, photographs, crafts, artifacts; art by KVAA members and other Maine artists, vintage and antique art art collectors LOVE this event! Saturday, Feb. 14, bidding noon - 4 pm. Bidding ends at 4 pm SHARP. Proceeds from this event support operating costs for the Harlow Gallery, a 501(c)3 nonprofit connecting art, artists and community since 1963. Thank you for your support!
Event Location: Harlow Gallery 160 Water Street Hallowell, ME
For more information contact: 1-888-922-4763
Warming Center Open ( 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. )
You may have noticed, it has been really cold the last few days. So, the timing of the Augusta Community Warming Center now being open, is perfect. The center in downtown Augusta is open for individuals and families daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Yes, they are open seven days a week, so people can get out of the cold or enjoy some company during the winter season or both! The Augusta Community Warming Center is primarily funded by the United Way of Kennebec Valley. However, other organizations, such as churches, businesses and the City of Augusta give their support in a variety of ways. The Augusta Community Warming Center is in downtown, on Front Street along the Kennebec River. The center will stay open through March. Like I said, they are open seven days a week. For many, out of those six days they may visit the Bread of Life Ministries Soup Kitchen further down Water Street. On Sundays, the center provides meals from organizations, churches and companies. Got to love a community that comes together for a project like this.
Event Location: The Warming Center 44 Front St. Augusta, ME
W.S. Cohen Comm. Ctr - Customized Computer Lessons ( 12:00 or 1:45 )
Customized Computer Lessons: 12:00 or 1:45 based on availability. Bring your laptop or use ours for private one-on-one computer lessons customized to your needs. Each lesson is 1.5 hours. Cost is $10 each. Call 626-7777 for your appointment.
Event Location: Spectrum Generations W.S. Cohen Community Center s Hallowell, ME
For more information contact: 207.626.7777
W.S. Cohen Comm. Ctr - Richard Simmons Workout ( M-9:30-10:30, W-9-10 )
9:30-10:30 Richard Simmon's Workout Monday and Wednesday from 9 - 10 a.m.Fee: $1.
Event Location: Spectrum Generations W.S. Cohen Community Center s Hallowell, ME
For more information contact: 207.626.7777
W.S. Cohen Comm. Ctr-Entertainment: Dave McInnis ( 11:00-12:30 )
11:00-12:30 Lunch Chicken Florentine, Entertainment: Dave McInnis. Lunch is offered Monday - Friday (unless otherwise posted) 11:00AM to 12:30PM. The suggested donation for age 60+ or disabled is $5.00; Under age 60 the cost is $6.00 unless otherwise stated. Age 3 and under is free, age 4 to 12 is $4.00. Please NOTE that we are unable to accept reservations for parties less than 20 people unless specifically requested by Spectrum Generations.
Event Location: Spectrum Generations W.S. Cohen Community Center s Hallowell, ME
For more information contact: 207.626.7777
W.S. Cohen Community Ctr - Cribbage ( 12:30-3:00 )
Event Location: Spectrum Generations W.S. Cohen Community Center s Hallowell, ME
For more information contact: 207.626.7777
W.S. Cohen Community Ctr - Game Day ( 1:00-4:00 )
Game Day: 1:00 to 4:00. Bridge, Mahjong, Cribbage, Yahtzee, Dice, Hand & Foot Canasta or organize your own team for other card or board games. Cost: $3.
Event Location: Spectrum Generations W.S. Cohen Community Center s Hallowell, ME
For more information contact: 207.626.7777
W.S.Cohen Comm. Ctr - Caregiver Support Group ( 12:00 to 1:00 )
Caregiver Support Group. Caregiving can be a frustrating, lonely road. Stress, worries, guilt... These can be some of the normal feelings when caring for someone else's health and personal needs. It can be a physical and emotional challenge. Our Family Caregiver Support Program is here to listen, to care, to help. The support group meets at Spectrum Generations Cohen Center on Tues., Dec. 9, from 12:00 to 1:00. All are welcome. For more information, call Liz at 1-800-282-0764 Ext. 1656.
Event Location: Spectrum Generations W.S. Cohen Community Center s Hallowell, ME
For more information contact: Liz ext. 1656 800-282-0764
Belgrade Community Center - Youth Basketball ( 7 p.m. )
We are closed on holidays. If you are interested in this program please call Valencia Schubert at 495-3481 for more details or stop by for a registration form.
Event Location: Belgrade Community Center 1 Center Drive Belgrade, ME 04917
For more information contact: 495-3481