Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

Community Events Calendar

<< June 19, 2013 >>
Harlow Gallery - "Vaughan Vignettes"
The Harlow Gallery and the Vaughan Homestead Foundation Collaborating on a Series of Workshops for Artists. The Harlow Gallery is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a series of exhibitions celebrating community in 2013. This July, in partnership with the Vaughan Homestead Foundation, artist members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association will present Vaughan Vignettes, an art exhibition celebrating the legacy of the Vaughan family in Hallowell. The two nonprofit organizations are offering a series of art workshops to give artists opportunities to create art on the grounds of Vaughan Homestead this winter and into spring. Proceeds benefit programming at both organizations. The art exhibition, Vaughan Vignettes, will take place at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell July 5 - 27, 2013, with an opening reception on Friday, July 5, 5-8pm. Artists must be current members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association to participate in the art show, but the workshop series is open to everyone. For information about joining the Kennebec Valley Art Association, visit www.harlowgallery.org. For information about the Vaughan Homestead Foundation, visit www.vaughanhomestead.org
Event Location: Harlow Gallery 160 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347
For more information contact: 1 4 pm www.harlowgallery.org
Harlow Gallery - Exhibition of Collage & Book Arts ( Opening 5-8pm )
Exhibition of collage and book arts (title TBA) A showcase of collage and artists books. This is an open call; participation is open to the community and the deadline for electronic submissions is May 1. Visit the artist opportunities section on harlowgallery.org for details. Opening Friday, June 7, 5-8 pm, June 7 - 29, 2013
Event Location: Hubbard Free Library 160 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347
For more information contact: 207-622-3813 www.harlowgallery.org
This event is sponsored by: Kennebec
CDM - Kid's Summer Kick-off Event for the Family! ( 4:30pm - 7pm )
Kid's Summer Kick-off Event is fun for the whole family! The Children's Discovery Museum will be holding its 5th Annual Kid's Summer Kickoff Event on June 19th, 2013 at the Augusta Armory. Doors open at 4:30pm and close at 7pm. Enjoy events free with the paid admission price at the door of $6.95 per person. Events include unlimited use of the bounce house and bounce obstacle course, Tony Sohns, aka The Bug Man with his extensive bug displays, magic show by Conjuring Carroll, balloon sculptures by Mainely Balloons, a meal ticket good for a slice of pizza or a hotdog, chips or popcorn and a drink, donut decorating (and yes you will eat it after you decorate it!) with Tim Horton's, ice cream from Friendly's, games, crafts and more! Again all for only $6.95 per person. "When school is out, it is time to celebrate all the fun that the summer months bring," commented Executive Director, Carrie Arsenault. Our Kid s Summer Kickoff Event is fun for the entire family. Come play, learn and grow together with CDM! A special thank you to our major event sponsor, Hannaford Supermarkets. The Children's Discovery Museum is located at 171 Capitol Street and offers a wide array of activities for youngsters to explore, while enhancing many of their developmental skills, such as social, cognitive, problem solving and peer interaction. Where Children Come to Learn and Grow! To learn more, visit www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.org
Event Location: Children's Discovery Museum 171 Capitol Street, Suite 2 Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 207-622-2209 www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.org
This event is sponsored by: Hannaford Supermarkets
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
Charles M. Bailey Public Library - Mr. Harley ( 10:30 AM )
Come join Mr. Harley as he sings, tells stories and just makes your kids laugh! Mr. Harley will be at the library at 10 AM to entertain kids from pre-school age to age 99. Mr. Harley: Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday 10:30-11am
Event Location: Charles M Bailey Pub Library 39 Bowdoin Street Winthrop, ME
For more information contact: 207.377.8673
L.C. Bates Museum - Adventure Day Camp #1 ( 9:00 a.m. to noon )
Nature Camps: June 17-21, June 24-28, and August 5-9th 2013 And NEW this year June 24-28 afternoon ART CAMP!!! Plus a half week of History Camp July 8-10 and Space Camp July 29- August 2nd. Enroll your children in our hands-on, interactive day programs and they will learn about fascinating topics through active encounters that spark children's natural curiosity and creativity. Each program is from 9am until noon and will often include outside activities like walking along the wooded trails, exploring the lovely fields, or dipping a net in a lily pad filled wetland. Sign up soon to save a spot! Appropriate for age 7-12. Bring a snack and bag lunch if you are doing the whole day of both nature and art camp. Pre-registration is required. Each week is $50.00 or $95.00 for both weeks. If you sign up for the full day camp which includes nature and art the cost is $95 for the week. NATURE CAMP #1 June 17th June 21st (9am-noon) Monday June 17th All that Glitters- The wonderful science of gems and minerals Tuesday June 18th Oceans: Shelled Masters and Creatures of the Tides Wednesday June 19th Reptiles: Cold Blooded and Scaly too! Thursday June 20th Endangered, Invasive, Extinct, oh my! Friday June 21st-Who Lives in the Pond. To register call or email us at 207-238-4250 or lcabtes@gwh.org.
Event Location: L. C. Bates Museum Good Will-Hinckley, Route 201 Hincley, ME
For more information contact: 207.238.4250
Lithgow Library - Museum & Park Pass Program
The Youth Services department, with the generous support of the Friends of Lithgow Library, offers passes to the following venues: Museum & Park Pass Flyer: ◾Children s Discovery Museum in Augusta (good for a group of up to 4 people for half price) ◾Maine State Museum in Augusta (good for a group of up to 4 people free) ◾Maine State Park Pass (good for up to a 17 passenger vehicle free day-use) ◾Maine Wildlife Park in Gray (good for a group of up to 7 people for $2.50 per person admission) This pass is available from April until November. ◾Owls Head Transportation Museum (good for free admission for 2 adults and 2 children) To take advantage of this program, you must have an unexpired Lithgow Public Library card with fines no larger than $3.00. You can come in person or contact the Youth Services Department to book your pass. Passes are subject to availability. Some restrictions apply.
Event Location: Lithgow Library 45 Winthrop Street 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
KHS - Paddle-Wheel Steamboats on Kennebec ( 6:30 PM )
Kennebec Historical Society Presents Paddle-wheel Steamboats on the Kennebec and Beyond. A Talk by George Barrett. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call KHS headquarters at 622-7718.
Event Location: Christ Episcopal Church 2 Dresden Avenue Gardiner, ME
For more information contact: (207) 622-7718 www.kennebechistorical.org
This event is sponsored by: Kennebec Historical Society
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