Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

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<< March 13, 2013 >>
Harlow Gallery - 8th Annual Higher Forms of Art ( Opening 5-8pm )
In celebration of Youth Art Month the Kennebec Valley Art Association will present an exhibition of artwork by students from eight area high schools, including Cony, Gardiner, Hall-Dale, Kents Hill, Maranancook, Monmouth, Richmond and Winthrop. The exhibition will be on view March 15-30, 2013 at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell. The public is invited to meet students and faculty at the opening reception on Friday, March 15th from 5 to 8 pm. Higher Forms of Art 2013 is our 8th annual exhibition of artwork by area high school students. The exhibition is meant give emerging artists an opportunity to show their work in a professional space, and to get a taste of what goes into organizing a professional art exhibit. The students participate in hanging the exhibition and planning and organizing the opening night. Higher Forms of Art follows Young at Art, a showcase of artwork by Central Maine students in grades K-8, on view at the Harlow Gallery April 16 to March 9. Please join the Kennebec Valley Art Association in celebrating the work and talent of emerging artists from our community at the Harlow Gallery.
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
Charles M Bailey Pub Lib - Lego Fun ( 3:30 AM )
Lego Fun: Every Wednesday @ 3:30pm
Event Location: Charles M Bailey Pub Library 39 Bowdoin Street Winthrop, ME
For more information contact: 207.377.8673
Gardiner - A New Place to Skate this winter!
A New Place to Skate this winter! There's a new place for ice skating this winter -- down by the Kennebec River in Waterfront Park! There's benches useful for changing shoes and a great area for a pick up hockey game, figure skating, or a quick break from work. Come on down and try it! Gardiner Main Street's own Jennifer Polley, of The Therapy Zone, helped to bring together the outreach committees at Grace Community Chapel and Church in Life to make this dream a reality. These groups worked with the City of Gardiner to create a wonderful skating area open to the public. Joe Gould with Church in Life was a leading force in construction and organizing, and is helping to keep up maintenance of the ice along with Gardiner Youth Hockey. This weekend the ice conditions will be varied with the warmer weather, but it looks like it will firm up again next week! Get out and enjoy the winter in Downtown Gardiner.
Event Location: Gardiner Waterfront Park Gardiner, ME 04345
Viles Arboretum - Fitness for all Seasons ( 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. )
The Viles Pond Loop is the best introductory walk in the Arboretum. It goes through the hosta garden, past the old piggery and out to Viles Pond. It is about a mile round trip. Dogs are allowed on arboretum grounds but must be leashed at all times. Dog waste must be picked up and removed from the Aboretum by the owner. Failure to do so may result in the loss of the priviledge to bring dogs onto the property. Dogs are NOT allowed in cultivated areas, including the quarry ledge rock garden. Bicycles are allowed on the trails. Cyclists must yield to visitors on foot. Courtesy, common sense, and safety for all are of paramount importance. The Arboretum offers what may be the best groomed ski trials in the area. Groomed trails are open to skiers only. Marked snowshoes trails are also available. The Arboretum is beautiful in winter. Please enjoy. Horses are allowed on all trails but the Hosta trail. Horses are not allowed on bridges and boardwalks. The grounds are open every day of the year from dawn to dusk. The Visitors Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Event Location: Viles Arboretum 153 Hospital Street Augusta, Maine
For more information contact: 207.626.7989
Downtown Augusta Cash Mob!! ( 11:00 a.m. )
St Patty's cash mob on Saturday. Put on your green and meet at The Olde Federal Building at 11:00 am. There is a lot of fun planned: coins, green stuff, cookies, pizza, scavenger hunt, leprechaun, great gifts and Irish coffee for mom & dad! Bring the family for fun day! Look for coins, help our soup kitchen and win prizes!
Event Location: Meet at Old Federal Building Water Street Downtown Augusta, ME
Tea cups and Birthstones ( 11:30am - 1:00pm )
Please come and join us for Low Tea and an Introduction to Birthstones ! Reservations due: April 3, 2013. Seating is limited to 20 so register early! $10.00 (cash or check). RSVP Required!
Event Location: The Blue Willow Tea Room 36 Water Street Randolph, ME 04346
For more information contact: Jane Myers 512-8326
2013 Maine Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Contest
The 2013 Maine Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Contest is open to Maine residents 18 years of age or older who have been domiciled in this state during the three months immediately preceding the entry deadline for the contest. Employees of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife are ineligible. The Contest offers an "Open Category." One or more live waterfowl of the chosen species must appear prominently in the design. If background detail is included in the design it must be accurate and representative of the state of Maine. Designs will be judged on originality, artistic composition, anatomical accuracy and suitability for reproduction as a stamp and print. Choose one of the following ducks as your subject: Greater or Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, or Bufflehead. The painted image must be 13 inches vertically by 18 inches horizontally and centered on a surface no larger than 19 inches by 24 inches. The painting must be firmly (not permanently) attached to a single white mat 19 inches high by 24 inches wide, with a centered window of 13 inches by 18 inches. Entries for the 2013 Maine Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Contest will be accepted from 9 a.m. March 1, 2013 through 4 p.m., March 22, 2013. All entries must be delivered to the Department's Augusta office or be received by the Department through the mail (or by U.P.S., FedEx, etc) before 4 p.m., March 22, 2013. Judging will take place on Friday, March 29, 2013 at 5 p.m. This is the first day of the annual Maine Sportsman's Show at the Augusta Civic Center. There is an admission fee to get into the Sportsmans Show, and the public viewing/contest will take place in the art room on the main floor of the Civic Center. Signs will direct you to the room. For more info call Kristina at (207) 287-5244 or email her at Please mail or deliver entries to: Duck Stamp Contest, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0041
Event Location: Maine Residents Judging Mar 29, 2013 Maine
For more information contact: (207) 287-5244