Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

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<< July 23, 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 For a schedule of events related to the Gardiner River Festival visit- Cost: Free and open to the public.
Event Location: Johnson Park Water Street Gardiner, ME 04345
33rd Annual Auburn Community Concert Band ( 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. )
The Auburn Community Concert Band is celebrating its 33rd season. Since 1982, the band has been presenting free weekly concerts in downtown Auburn throughout each summer season. These concerts take place every Wednesday evening at Festival Plaza on Main Street, one block south of Great Falls Plaza. In 2014, summer concerts are scheduled for June 18th through August 20th. Concert times are 7:00 to 8:15 p.m., and ample free parking is available in the parking garage across the street. In case of inclement weather, performances will take place inside the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, located one block North, in Great Falls Plaza. Band members range in age from their mid-teens to their late 80's. They reside in and represent some 16 central, southern and coastal Maine communities. Each Wednesday evening performance offers a different program of music, and always includes well-known songs that are popular with both young and old.
Event Location: Festival Plaza, Main Street 1 Block So. of Gr. Falls Plaza Auburn, ME
Fairfield Free Summer Concerts - Damascus Road ( 12:30 p.m. )
Peanut Butter Jam Concerts Picnic Performances for Kids come enjoy T-Bone! What an entertaining Summer of 2014 we have planned for your family thanks to our sponsors! Kids will enjoy interactive musical, foot stompin' performances on the Sherman Green every Wednesday this summer. Pack a picnic and journey down for a children's musical celebration! All shows start at 12:30 PM. Have your business or organization reach every household in Fairfield and the World Wide Web! If interested in sponsoring an event in the future, contact Ginna Paules at 203-256-3191.
Event Location: Sherman Park Fairfield, ME
For more information contact: 203-256-3191
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, .
Event Location: Harlow Gallery 160 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347
For more information contact: 207-622-3813
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
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 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 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 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
This event is sponsored by: Kennebec Valley Art Association
NE Music Camp Summer Faculty Recitals ( recept. 2pm, concert 3pm )
Free Summer Recital Series ~ Artist Faculty Recitals.
Event Location: New England Music Camp Bowl-in-the-Pines Sidney, ME
For more information contact: 303-882-0543
Open Mic - Charlamagne's ( 7:30 - 10:30 PM )
Wednesday Night is Open Mic Night hosted by the one and only Andrew Truman. Everyone loves a great open mic and you are sure to have a fun time with old friends and make new ones. A guaranteed fabulous night!
Event Location: Charlamagne's 302 Water Street Augusta, ME
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
TAM - 'Romeo & Juliet' ( 7:30 PM, Matinee 1 p.m. )
Season 45 at Theater at Monmouth continues with William Shakespeare s classic tale of star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, opening Friday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. Often called the world s greatest love story, Romeo and Juliet is the tragic tale of the irreconcilable differences of two powerful families, the young love between their children, and the fateful consequences of acting without thinking. Our focus is on the central images of the play the tension between day and night, light and dark. While we know that the daylight world is more powerful than young love of night, we are still drawn into the power of possibility, says Producing Artistic Director and director Dawn McAndrews. For McAndrews, the idea of actions having consequences is important. Perhaps Shakespeare is warning us to speak up and accept responsibility for our actions before it s too late. Written in the late 1590s, Romeo and Juliet has been an audience favorite for more than 400 years. Thwarted by fate at every turn through missed chances, bad advice, and poor timing, they will do anything to remain true to their beloved. With the families united over the sacrifice of their children, Romeo and Juliet is a haunting reminder of the power of love and the tragedy of indifference. The play has inspired countless adaptations since its first production including Leonard Bernstein s West Side Story and Baz Luhrmann s 1996 film Romeo + Juliet starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. Romeo & Juliet features Turner Frankosky as Paris; Michael Dix Thomas as Mercutio; Ryan Simpson as Peter/Balthazar; Ardarius Blakely as Prince; Erica Murphy as Benvolio; Leighton Samuels as Romeo; Will Harrell as Capulet; Lisa Woods as Lady Capulet; Janis Stevens as Nurse; Lindsay Tornquist as Juliet; Max Waszak as Tybalt; and Bill Van Horn as Friar Lawrence. Set design by Stacey Koloski, costumes by Elizabeth Rocha, lights by Cecilia Durbin, and sound by Rew Tippin. Performance Calendar: PREVIEW 7/24 at 7:30 p.m.; OPENING 7/25 at 7:30 p.m.; additional performance dates 7/26, 8/8, 8/12, 8/16, 8/20 at 7:30 p.m.; 8/2, 8/13, 8/24 at 1:00 p.m.; 8/10 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 Theater at Monmouth, founded in 1970, was named the Shakespearean Theater of Maine by the State Legislature in 1975. The theatre s mission is to present innovative approaches to Shakespeare and other classic plays through professional productions that enrich the lives of people throughout Maine. Since its founding, TAM has produced expertly crafted, engaging productions in its three-month Summer Repertory Season entertaining audiences from 36 states and through Education Tours annually reaching more than 15,000 students statewide.
Event Location: The Theater at Monmouth 769 Main St. POB 385 Monmouth, ME 04259-0385
For more information contact: (207) 933-9999
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:
Event Location: Abbe Museum Downtown Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: Pat Boucher (207) 288-3519
Waterfront Wednesday - 43 North ( 6:00 PM )
July 23 43 North
Event Location: Waterfront Park Downtown Augusta, ME 04330
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:
Event Location: Belgrade Community Center 1 Center Drive Belgrade, ME 04917
For more information contact: 495-3481
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 .
Event Location: Belgrade Community Center 1 Center Drive Belgrade, ME 04917
For more information contact: 495-3481
CDM - Wellness Wednesday ( 11:00 a.m. )
Wellness Wednesday 11am! 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
This event is sponsored by: Hannaford
CDM 2014 Summer Camps - Water Water Everywhere ( 9am to noon )
Water Water Everywhere Camp! Learn about water with us and all of the amazing things that it can do! Do experiments, crafts and more (bathing suits not required!). Parents will be able to substitute foods for children with allergies. All camps run from 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.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
Johnson Hall - Summer Shenanigans Camp ( Various Sessions & Tmes )
Summer Shenanigans Visual and Performing Arts Camp at Johnson Hall. You're invited to explore the wonderful world of the performing arts with us! We'll learn about: *Character building *Creative movement *Juggling *Magic Tricks *Improvisation *Story-telling and *Voice work. We'll put together a variety show for the perform! Pre-registration required. Summer 2014 Schedule and new age groupings: SESSION I, July 7-July 11, 9 am-4 pm, for kids age 8-12. SESSION II, July 14-18, 9 am-4 pm, for kids age 9-12. SESSION III, July 21-25, 9 am-4 pm, for kids age 10-13. Call or email for Teen Job Application form. Not a School-Sponsored Program.
Event Location: Johnson Hall Performing Arts 280 Water Street Gardiner, ME 04345
For more information contact: 207-582-7144
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 start Monday, June 23rd and 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 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
Event Location: Old Fort Western 16 Cony Street Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 207-626-2385
Old Fort Western Announces 2014 Junior Interpreter ( 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. )
Old Fort Western, the 1754 National Historic Landmark fort, store, and house museum on the Kennebec River in downtown Augusta invites young people, ages 13 to 18 years old who are interested in local history and stewardship to register for our Junior Interpreter Program. The program session is four days long from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 21nd through Thursday, July 24th. This is an opportunity to experience what it takes to preserve, protect and interpret a historic site such as Old Fort Western. Each day, Junior Interpreters will learn a different aspect of how the fort is run and operated. Monday will cover how we know what we know in regards to the history of Fort Western and about the Kennebec River Valley. This includes exploring written documentation, archaeological evidence, material cultural, and oral history and delving how they all combine together to form good historic interpretation. The Junior Interpreters will then participate in an interactive time line of the fort site from 1622 to present. On Tuesday, participants will tour the other Kennebec fort sites that are an integral part of the Fort Western story: Fort Richmond in Richmond, Fort Shirley, in Dresden and Fort Halifax in Winslow. Wednesday, participants will watch several demonstrations of daily life activities and choose one to learn. Thursday, they will hone their skills on their chosen demonstration and then give demonstrations to the public. Once students have successfully finished the Junior Interpreter Program they will be eligible to volunteer at the fort during our summer programs and special events. Based upon merit, there may eventually be an opportunity to work at Old Fort Western as Historic Interpreters during the summer season. Participants who have attended in past summers are welcome to sign up again as a refresher. The price for the week is $75. If you are interested in our Junior Interpreter program, please fill out the registration form found on-line at or stop by the Old Fort Western administrative office at the Augusta City Center. The program must be paid for and the required completed forms must be received by 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014. A maximum of twelve participants may register for the week, so space is limited. Please call or e-mail for more information; Old Fort Western at 626-2385 or by e-mail at
Event Location: Old Fort Western 16 Cony Street Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 207-626-2385
Summer Art Camps for Youth! Art with Kiri Guyaz ( 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. )
Six weeks of art exploration, creative thinking, and hands-on fun! Suggested ages 5-12. Each class is one week, Monday-Friday, 9 am-12 noon, $100/week. JULY 2014: Week 3 July 21-25 Art in Nature, Nature in Art Kiri Guyaz Get full information and preregister NOW at or Minimum of 5 for a class to run.
Event Location: Common Street Arts 16 Common Street Downtown Waterville
For more information contact: 872-ARTS
Gardiner Bank of Maine Drive at Farmers' Market ( 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM )
Bank of Maine Drive at Farmers' Market! The Gardiner Branch of the Bank of Maine is hosting a "DONATION WEIGH OFF!" Support your local farmers and those in need. For every pound of food purchased at the Gardiner Farmers' Market on Wednesday, July 9, The Bank of Maine will donate $1.00 to Chrysalis Place food pantry (Maximum contribution will be $500). Remember the Farmers' Market is now twice a week! Now you can get your fresh, local foods every Wednesday and Saturday from 3 to 6 pm on the Gardiner Common. Vegetables, meat, dairy, flowers, herbs, cheese, hummus, bread, muffins, baking mixes, fudge, pies, salves, teas, wool products, and so much more! The Gardiner Farmers' Market is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3pm-6pm, from May 24th to October 29th. SUMMER MARKET: At the Gardiner Commons adjacent to School St, every Wednesday and Saturday.
Event Location: Gardiner Commons adjacent to School Street Gardiner, ME 04345
For more information contact: (724) 630-3117
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 Adults $15, children under 12 $7, children under 5 free.
Event Location: Main Street Damariscotta, Maine 04543
For more information contact: (207) 380-3806
Windjammer Days - Week of Windjammer Days
June 23, 2014 (week of) Windjammer Days. Participate in a grand sail parade through picturesque Boothbay Harbor. Extra time ashore to explore the town and enjoy concerts, crafts, street parade, music and more. Fireworks!
Event Location: Various Locations See above Washington, ME
Gardiner Pub Lib Soft Monsters Creature Creation ( 10 am to 2 pm )
Soft Monsters Creature Creation Workshop Wednesday, July 23, 10 am to 2 pm. The staff of the Gardiner Public Library is calling all little Frankensteins! In this creature-creation workshop young adults are invited to bring their imaginary monsters out into the world. Friendly, scary, or strange, workshop-goers will begin by developing a character through drawings, paintings, and short stories. They will then be guided through the process of turning their newly created personalities into sewn, stuffed monsters. Students will learn basic sewing skills, as well as how to construct very simple patterns. Feel free to bring your own sewing notions! This program will be facilitated by Adrienne Beacham. Adrienne Beacham stitches together distinct media into strange creations. A fusion of painting, printmaking, drawing, collage, and fiber arts, her work often features monsters and other ridiculous personalities. She is currently working on obtaining her K-12 art ed. certification, and eventually hopes to pursue a career as an elementary art teacher. Pizzas will be provided for lunch and all middle school/high school aged folks are welcomed to attend. This event is free and opened to the public. Space is limited, so pre-registration is mandatory. Call 582-3312 for more information and to register.
Event Location: Gardiner Public Library 152 Water St. Hazzard Room Gardiner, ME 04345
For more information contact: 207-582-6894
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 $1.00. The museum includes amazing natural history exhibits, fun local history, Native American collections, rocks and minerals, fossils, outside nature trails, picnic tables, and an arboretum behind the museum. The museum even has themed art exhibits from artists of New England each summer through fall. Want more info on programs? See the link to museum programs on the left hand side of our page. We are on facebook Open Hours Spring, Summer and Autumn Hours (April until mid-November): Wednesday to Saturday 10 AM to 4:30 PM and Sunday 1 to 4:30 PM and other times by appointment. Winter Hours (mid-November to March) Wednesday through Saturday 10AM to 4:30PM and other times by appointment or chance, please call 238-4250 to be sure we are here to greet you in winter. Closed if the roads are snowy. Please note that we are not heated in winter! Dress warmly if you come for a visit. Self-Guided Outdoor Activities. Good Will-Hinckley Nature Trails Start Behind the Museum-your family can stop in for self guided map, a Discovery backpack to take out, or take a picnic. Museum Gift Shop Open museum hours. The gift shop features many fun and educational items for curious adults and children, including puppets, books, jewelry, posters, and natural items such as minerals, shells and fossils. The gift shop has a wide range of prices including 1$ 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 - 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
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. June themes: 4th: Frogs; 11th: Libraries; 18th: Summer and 25th: Ducks.
Event Location: Lithgow Library Winthrop Street Augusta, ME 04332
For more information contact: Find us on Facebook! (207) 626-2415
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
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, 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 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
W.S. Cohen Comm Ctr - Wicked Returnable Wednesday
Wicked Returnable Wednesday s helps us fight senior hunger! Donate your returnable bottles and cans to the Cohen Center each Wednesday. Thank You for supporting Meals on Wheels.
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: Swingtime ( 11:00-12:30 )
11:00-12:30 Lunch Baked Ham, Entertainment: Swingtime. 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 - Game Day ( 1:00-4:00 )
Game Day from 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 Community Ctr - Computer Lessons ( 12:00-3:30 )
Computer Lessons
Event Location: Spectrum Generations W.S. Cohen Community Center s Hallowell, ME
For more information contact: 207.626.7777
Maine Field Hockey Academy ( 10:00 AM )
Camp director: Amy Bernatchez. Overnight Camp: July 13-17, Day Camp: July 21-25.
Event Location: Thomas College Waterville, ME
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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
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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
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