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The Public Theatre - Great Field Trips
Looking for a great field trip that costs only $5 a student? Did you know one of the finest professional theatres in the Northeast is located in Lewiston? Put THE PUBLIC THEATRE on your "must do" list for the year and give your students an inspiring educational experience that will introduce them to the vibrant cultural life in their home state. We offer special school-day matinees for each show in our season. You can make your reservations at any time. This season we are pleased to present: The Book Club Play. HURRY, this comedy that celebrates the joy of reading is COMING SOON! (Grade 8 and up). Oct 23 & 24 AT 9:30am. A Christmas Carol. These shows fill up quickly, we already have some large groups booked. Don't wait, plan your trip today (Grade 2 & up) Dec 4, 5, 6 @9:30am & 11:30am. The Hound of the Baskervilles. This popular Sherlock Holmes story becomes pure comic bliss in this side-splitting spoof. (Grade 7 and up) Jan 29 & 30 @9:30am. Time Stands Still. When a war correspondent and his photo journalist girlfriend return home from a war zone mentally and physically wounded, they must accept the reality that the news they risk their lives to report is deemed less interesting than celebrity gossip. Filled with fascinating social and political arguments, this powerful Broadway hit will inspire a great conversation among students. (Grade 10 and up) March 19 at 9:30am. The Last Romance. Exploring a new path on his walk home, a charming widower discovers a woman, her dog, and the possibility of a second chance at love. (Grade 7 and up)May 8 at 9:30am. Haiku, Hiphop and Hotdogs. Favorite children's poems are woven into a seamless tapestry of art and entertainment for all. The poems of Jack Prelutsky, Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, David McCord, Geoff Hewitt and others are featured in this exciting new creation from the award-winning Crabgrass Puppet Theatre. (Grade Pre K - 5) May 20, 21 at 9:30am & 11:30am May 22 at 9:30am. Don't miss out on this great opportunity. Student Matinees can fill up very quickly, especially the ones for the youngest students. You can never be too early, but you don't want to be too late. CALL 782-2211 TO BOOK YOUR CLASS TODAY. Don't think your class can afford to go? Think again. Don't think your class can afford to go? Think again. Need help with the tickets? IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BRINGING YOUR STUDENTS, BUT FUNDING IS A POTENTIAL PROBLEM, PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE GIVING UP. Financial assistance may be available for schools in need. Whether you need help for a few students, or the whole class, please call to talk to us. Need help with transportation? Please check out transportation reimbursement funds available through the Maine Arts Commission's Ticket to Ride Grant program. Ticket to Ride is a program that provides funding to defray the cost of travel for Maine schools wishing to visit Maine arts based venues and events as part of a well rounded curriculum. Any K-12 school in Maine is eligible to receive support of up to $300 each school year and any K-12 school in Maine with a documented free and reduced lunch student population of 50 percent or greater is eligible to receive support of up to $500 each school year. Funding is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as long as there are remaining funds. The funding is non competitive and the only criteria is need.
Event Location: Lewiston/Auburn's Professional Theatre - 31 Maple Street Lewiston, ME 04240
For more information contact: 782-3200 www.thepublictheatre.org
Spring Jobs Fairs Scheduled Around the State ( 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm )
Spring Jobs Fairs Scheduled Around the State! Spring is coming, and so are many opportunities to find a new job. The CareerCenters are currently involved in planning several career fairs, so brush up your r sum and come dressed as if you were being interviewed for a job. Hundreds of employers will be hiring for both permanent and seasonal positions. Several of the job fairs have a special focus, such as the Hiring Maine s Heroes Job Fair in Augusta, which focuses on matching veterans with employment and specific resources, but the general public is welcome to participate as well. Businesses interested in participating in the fairs should contact their local CareerCenter. To find the nearest CareerCenter, visit www.mainecareercenter.com or call 1-888-457-8883. Feb. 14: Education and Training Resource Fair at the Lewiston CareerCenter, 1 4 p.m.; Feb. 21: Skowhegan Area Job Fair at CareerCenter, 10a.m. 1 p.m.; Feb. 27: Sebago Lakes Region Job Fair; March 20: Hiring Maine s Heroes Job Fair, Augusta; March 4: Lewiston CareerCenter Job Fair; March 20: Maine Sunday Telegram/Monster Spring Career Fair, Elks Lodge, Portland; March 28: Calais Area Job Fair 2013, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at Washington County Community College. April 5: Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce Job Fair; April 10: Presque Isle Job Fair, Crow s Nest Restaurant and Event Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; April 19: Third Annual York County Regional Job Fair, Springvale; May 1: Machias Area Job Fair, 10 a.m. 1 p.m., at the Lee-Pellon Center, Machias; May 14: Bangor CareerCenter Job Fair, 1 4 p.m., at the Spectacular Events Center. 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, www.mainecareercenter.com .
Event Location: various locations Maine
For more information contact: 1-888-457-8883 www.mainecareercenter.com
This event is sponsored by: Kennebec-Somerset Transition Team+ Pittsfield Twn
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
Lithgow Lib- Book Discussion of The Looming Tower ( 6:30 PM )
Event Location: Lithgow LIbrary Reading Room Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 207-626-2415 www.lithgow.lib.me.us
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 www.vilesarboretum.org
Augusta Downtown Alliance - Food Drive
Helping to End Hunger in Augusta One Family at a Time - Food Drive - Feed the Hungry -- for the whole month of April, the Augusta Downtown Alliance is collecting non-perishable food Collections will be at Merkaba Sol, Downtown Diner, Hair Gallery, Charlamagne's, Stacy's Hallmark, and Wellness Center (Old Federal Building)\.
Event Location: Downtown Augusta, Maine
Lithgow -Capital Campaign Raffle! ( 3:30 p.m. )
Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a great prize! Tickets may be purchased at either circulation desk. 1st Prize: Quilt (handmade & donated by Jenifer Harrington); 2nd Prize: Handmade Pottery (donated by Maple Lane Pottery); 3rd Prize: "Enjoy a Book" Gift Basket (donated by Lithgow staff); 4th Prize: "Fun for Families" Gift Basket (donated by Lithgow stff). $1.00 each/6 for $5.00 - Drawing to be held on Saturday, May 18)
Event Location: Lithgow Library - Reading Room 45 Winthrop Street Augusta, Maine
For more information contact: 207.626.2415 www.lithgow.lib.me.us
China Dine-ah Trivia Nights! ( 6:30 to 8 pm )
Wednesday Trivia Nights 6:30 to 8 pm Wednesdays Join us, lots of fun and chance to win prizes!
Event Location: China Dine-ah 281 Lakeview Drive China, ME 04358
For more information contact: 445-5700
This event is sponsored by: com