Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

Community Events Calendar

<< April 25, 2014 >>
Colby - "Colby on Common"
Mar 13 thru Apr 26, 2014. "Colby on Common" is an exhibition that showcases work made by students, faculty and staff from Colby College. The show provides the opportunity for members of the Colby community to display artwork off-campus, in a public space in collaboration with a downtown venue. This exhibition is brought to you by the Colby Student Art Committee with support from the Center for the Arts and Humanities, Colby College Museum of Art and the Colby Art Department. Opening reception is on Mar. 13.
Event Location: 16 Common Stree Waterville, Maine04901
For more information contact: (207) 577-2488
Harlow Gallery - "A Body of WorkArt" ( Opening nite 5-8 pm )
Call for Artists who work from the human figure: "A Body of Work" April 2014. The Harlow Gallery in Hallowell announces an OPEN CALL for Maine artists who work from the human figure for an exhibition in April 2014 entitled "A Body of Work". The call is for art depicting the human body or inspired by the body. No portraits, head studies or erotic art please. Submissions will be reviewed by a curatorial committee comprised of Joe Klofas (who has organized life drawing sessions at the Harlow Gallery since the 1990s), artist Tanya Fletcher, and Harlow Gallery staff. "A Body of Work" will be on view at the Harlow Gallery April 4-26, 2014 with an opening reception on Friday, April 4, 5-8pm. The deadline for email submissions is 11pm on March 1, 2014. Eligibility Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year or otherwise have a strong connection to our state. Artists submitting from out of state are responsible for the costs of shipping work to and from the Harlow. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time. There is an entry fee of $10 for members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association or $20 for non-members; this allows each artist to submit up to 4 works of art (please note the fee is per artist not per work of art). Non-members may join the KVAA when submitting and pay the members rate. For complete entry instructions visit
Event Location: Harlow Gallery 160 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347
For more information contact: 207-622-3813
61st Annual Kora Shrine Circus
The Kora Shrine Circus has entertained both children and adults in Portland, Lewiston and Augusta for 60 years. This year's circus will be a 2-ring circus with many of the top acts you've come to expect. Friday, April 25, 2014 Shows at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM and Saturday, April 26, 2014 Shows and 9:30 AM, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Event Location: Augusta Civic Center 76 Community Drive Augusta, ME
Belgrade Community Center - Kidzone ( 7:30 - 5:30 p.m. )
Event Location: Belgrade Community Center 1 Center Drive Belgrade, ME 04917
For more information contact: 495-3481
Belgrade Community Ctr - ASEP ( 3:30 - 5:30 pm )
ASEP After School Enrichment Program.
Event Location: Belgrade Community Center 1 Center Drive Belgrade, ME 04917
For more information contact: 495-3481
CDM Vacation Week - Conjuring Carroll ( 11 am )
Be amazed by his Magic!CDM is closed Mondays. Daily Admission Prices: $4.50/adult, $5.50/per child, under 12 months free, $75 yearly family membership. Hours of operation Tues-Thurs 10-4, Fri-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4.
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: Dairy Queen
Maine State Museum - April School Vacation ( 10:30-12:00 )
Storytelling at the Maine State Museum! What do giants, cannons, books, and secret night rides have in common? They all play a part in the Museum's week long celebration of Patriots Day and the founding of our country! During April school vacation week, the Maine State Museum in Augusta will present a children's read-a-loud followed by a story-related craft. Centered around the celebration of Patriots Day, these activities are suitable for children ages 5-11 and are free with the price of museum admission. The book reading and activity are offered as first come, first serve. Each session allows up to 30 children. When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 22-25, 2014. Where: Maine State Museum, Augusta. What: April Vacation. Storytime and Craft Activity. Friday, April 25 from 10:30-12:00, Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library by Barb Rosenstock ill. by John O Brien. Come hear about one of the many gifts Thomas Jefferson left to the American people and try your hand at book-making and writing with a quill pen! The Maine State Museum is open Tuesday through Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sunday and Monday. 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. Cash and check payments only. For more information please call 207-287-2301, or visit the Maine State Museum website:
Event Location: Maine State Museum State House Complex State Street, Augusta, ME
For more information contact: (207) 287-2301
This event is sponsored by: Friends of Maine State Museum
Owls Head Museum - Kite Week at the Museum ( 10 am )
Kite Week at the Museum Family Workshop! Kite Week has been a perennial favorite for years. Multiple kite building sessions will be held each day during the school vacation week, beginning at 10:00 a.m. A variety of skill levels are accommodated throughout the week, and a different project is offered each day. All activities begin at 10:00 a.m. and are free to the public; materials are provided. Seating and materials are limited, so advance registration is strongly recommended. Our popular Kite Week activities are designed to accommodate children of all ages; please check back for dates and corresponding workshops to choose which workshop is best for your child. Younger participants should be accompanied by an adult. Admission for visitors who would like to view the Museum is $12 ($10 for seniors over 65). Children and youth under 18 are admitted free of charge. For more information on Kite Week or any of the Museum s vacation week activities, please contact Education Director Ethan Yankura at
Event Location: Owls Head Transp Museum 117 Museum Street (off Rt 73) Owls Head, ME 04854
For more information contact: 207.594.4418
Viles Arboretum Farmers Market ( 2:00 - 5:00 )
FARMERS MARKET TODAY AND EVERY FRIDAY 2:00 - 5:00 PM. VEGETABLES, MILK, CHEESES, FRESH EGGS, WONDERFUL BREADS, PICKLED BEETS AND LOTS MORE. HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US! This Friday's market will feature a very special treat for shoppers! Lori will be serving home made spring rolls with home made duck sauce. If you know Lori and her culinary skills, these will undoubtedly be delicious! Fresh baked breads, cheeses, yogurt, salad greens, eggs, pickled beets, Smoked Maple products from the Great Salt Bay Seasoning Company, French salted herbs, meats and lots more await your selection!
Event Location: Viles Arboretum 153 Hospital Street Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 207-626-7989
Lithgow - Incredible Infants ( 10:00 AM )
Event Location: Lithgow Library - Reading Room 45 Winthrop Street Augusta, Maine
For more information contact: 207.626.2415
41th Annual Fisherman s Festival
Even though it seems like this festival is really reserved for Mainers themselves, the tourist love it!! One of those is the annual Fishermen s Festival in Boothbay Harbor, the 41th of which is held this year from April 25- April 27, 2014. The Fishermen s Festival celebrates working fishermen and their heritage. There s no glitz, no glamour, although you could buy a cup of coffee or a tee-shirt from seniors at Boothbay Region High School raising money for their graduation party. Most people attending live in Boothbay or one of the surrounding towns. Please see website for a schedule of events and locations. Hours: See website for schedule of events * Cost/Cover: See website for more details
Event Location: Various locations Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538
Belgrade Community Center-Move More Walking ( 10am - 3pm )
Event Location: Belgrade Community Center 1 Center Drive Belgrade, ME 04917
For more information contact: 495-3481
Earth Day Clean-up ( 5:30 PM )
Annual Earth Day downtown cleanup on Friday April 25. We will meet at the Waterfront Park gazebo at 5:30 PM; please bring your own rakes, shovels, brooms, and gloves. We will have a good time and put a shine on the downtown after a long and dusty winter!
Event Location: Waterfront Park Gazebo Downtown Augusta, Maine
For more information contact: Steve Pecukonis 207-458-8757
The George Kohl Memorial 5K ( 9:00 a.m. )
George Kohl was a dedicated and inspiring social studies teacher at Messalonskee High School. Through his scholarship trust fund, his legacy and influence live on by helping graduates of MHS further their eduction in various fields. For more information contact Kirby Reardon at (207) 446-8272, or .Registration Information Pre-Register by April 25th at Registration fee is $20 on-line and $25 on race day. All fees will benefit the George Kohl Memorial Scholarship. Walkers are welcome and donations are accepted on-line! Awards will be given to the overall winners in the male and female categories, and also to the 1st overall finisher in the following age categories.
Event Location: Messalonskee High School 131 Messalonskee High Drive Oakland, ME
For more information contact: Kirby Reardon (207) 446-8272
This event is sponsored by: Hall-Dale Middle/High School Library