Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

Community Events Calendar

<< November 23, 2014 >>
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 www.operahouse.org
W'ville Opera-High-Def Bolshoi Ballet Broadcasts
The Bolshoi Ballet Live from Moscow. For the first time here at the Opera House, we will rebroadcast in high definition several ballets filmed on location at the legendary Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. October 26: The Legend of Love; November 23: Pharaoh's Daughter; January 11: La Bayadere; February 8: Swan Lake; March 8: Romeo and Juliet; May 10: Ivan the Terrible.
Event Location: W'ville Opera House 1 Common Street Waterville, ME 04901
For more information contact: 873-7000 www.operahouse.org
21st Annual Made in Maine Christmas Craft Show ( Sat. 9-4, Sun 10-3 )
The Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen has been promoting handcrafts and providing sales opportunities for Maine craftspeople since 1968. It has sponsored Stone Soup Artisans cooperative retail stores since 1988. A juried organization, SSMC maintains a reputation for traditional arts and well crafted original designs. This is a juried show with free admission and free parking. Cost/Cover: Free. http://www.societyofsouthernmainecraftsmen.org
Event Location: Mt. Ararat High School 73 Eagle's Way Topsham, ME 04086
For more information contact: Anne Cole-Fairfield 207-882-5078
Annual Santa's Workshop Craft Fair ( 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. )
Annual Santa's Workshop Craft Fair at Belgrade Community Center to benefit local non-profit organizations and to help purchase gifts for the unfortunate this holiday season. There will be vendors/crafters including Alpaca made items, fresh wreaths & centerpieces, sewn & knitted goods, Scentsy, Tupperware, canned goods, Yankee Candles, paracord bracelets, jewelry, reborn dolls, doll clothes, wooden bowls, wood burned pictures, burlap wreaths and ornaments, Thirty-One. Food will be served all day (hot dogs, chips, soda, water, coffee, popcorn). Bake sale, several raffles & coloring contest. We are accepting non-perishable food items for the food pantry. Event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Belgrade Community Center.
Event Location: Belgrade Community Center 1 Center Drive Belgrade, Maine 04917
For more information contact: (207) 441-3308
Artfull Gifts at Point Lookout ( Fri. 5/8pm, Sat +Sun 10-4p, )
Artfull Gifts Fine Art and Craft Event. Our show is Mid-coast Maine's premier holiday show for New England made Fine Art and Crafts. Gala Collectors Party Friday night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gala cocktail party with a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres,live jazz guitar. The show continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibitors will be showing a variety of work including gold and silver jewelry, woven silk, stoneware and porcelain pottery, ash baskets, handmade fine furniture, blown glass, hand spun knit wear, and original prints and paintings. For more info email info@artfullgifts.com
Event Location: Point Lookout 67 Atlantic Highway Northport, Maine 04849
For more information contact: (207) 763-3433
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
Dempsey Challenge - 2015 Registration Now Open!
Registration Now Open! The BIGGEST Early Bird Savings Ever! ***** Registration Fee UNTIL JAN. 31, 2015 SUPER EARLY BIRD Run/Walk: $20 ($15 discount)Ride: $50 ($25 discount) Run/Walk AND Ride: $60 ($40 discount)***** 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! http://support.dempseychallenge.org/site/TR?fr_id=1070&pg=entry#.VG4SUclDiVo 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 dempseychallenge.org
ME Children's Home/Little Wanderers Wish List!
The holidays are here! Time has truly flown by on campus with the Christmas Program in full swing and a focus on reaching out to past Teen Parent School Program students and graduates. We are struggling to pack the remaining Christmas Program boxes for more than 1,700 children around the state. We are short on donations and looking for all the help we can get as soon as possible. Please consider donating; here are our current needs. With Thanksgiving only days away, please allow me to take this opportunity to tell you how thankful we at The Maine Children's Home are for your generosity and support year after year. THANK YOU. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! Please follow link to view full list of needed items for holiday gifts: http://www.mainechildrenshome.org/christmas-program-needs-list.php?utm_source=November+2014&utm_campaign=November+2014&utm_medium=email .There is no deadline, anything not packed this year will be used for next year's holiday giving. All items must be newly purchased and in original packaging, NOT wrapped please.
Event Location: ME Home for Little Wanderers 93 Silver Street Waterville, ME
For more information contact: 873-4253
9th Annual Kora Shriners FEZtival of Trees ( Open at 10 am )
The general public is invited in to see our beautiful building and help us kick off the holiday season. Watch for the upcoming details as word has leaked from the North Pole that Santa will be present to have pictures with the kids. During the upcoming holiday season of 2014, Kora Temple will hold its 9th Annual FEZtival of Trees. This year's event will be bigger and better than any previous year with more hours and days to take in this holiday extravanga. Be sure to come in a see the beautiful trees and decorations, take a chance on the silent auction, purchase your tree raffle tickets, visit our craft show, and top it off with a visit with Santa.There will be numerous Community Bands and local choirs scheduled to perform throughout the week. The Annual Feztival of Trees is a Kora operating budget fundraiser.
Event Location: Kora Temple 11 Sabattus Street Lewiston, Maine 04240
For more information contact: (207) 782-6831 www.korashriners.org/feztivaloftrees
VILES ARBORETUM TREES SPROUTING BOTANICAL LABELS ( Dawn to Dusk )
~ VILES ARBORETUM TREES SPROUTING BOTANICAL LABELS ~ To anyone visiting the Viles Arboretum, keep your eyes open for our all new botanical labels cropping up on various specimens throughout our preserve. Board member Hillary Schultz has been working hard at producing labels with our brand new embossing machine purchased through a generous grant from the Cricket Foundation and the Davis Conservation Fund. These tags will record each specimen s unique accession number, our arboretum way to track our specimens, and they will also indicate genus, species and family. The Viles Arboretum is centrally located in Augusta, Maine on 224 acres of fields, forests, wetlands and with botanical collections from around the world, and offers an ever-changing selection of inspirational exhibits, educational and practical programs for the general public and for schools. We focus on interactive, creative and hands-on teaching with a focus on botany and natural history. Our goal is to unlock everyone s natural ability to understand the nature of our world through your own eyes and by using your own intellect. Our presence contributes significantly to the quality of life in and around Augusta and beyond and our newly installed Art Trail presents the largest publically accessible display of outdoor art sculpture in Maine. You can learn more about the Arboretum and its programs, or how to become more involved by checking our website at www.vilesarboretum.org, checking our Facebook page or simply by stopping in or calling us at 626-7989.
Event Location: Viles Arboretum 153 Hospital Street Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 207-626-7989 www.vilesarboretum.org
Belgrade Community Center -Adult Basketball ( Sun. 6 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 www.townofbelgrade.com