Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

Community Events Calendar

<< October 27, 2012 >>
Chris Tomlin Concert
Event Location: Augusta Civic Center 76 Community Drive Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: (207) 626-2400 www.AugustaCivicCenter.org
Silver Fox Country Line Dancing @ Riverback! ( 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. )
Come on Out for A Night of Line Dancing Silver Fox Country Line Dancers will be sponsoring a line dance. Teach: 6:00 to 7:00 & Dance until 10:00 p.m. From : 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Dates: Saturdays, July 7, 2012 * August 4, 2012 * Sept 1, 2012 * Oct 6, 2012 * Nov 3, 2012 * Dec 1, 2012.
Event Location: The RiverBack Water Street Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: 215-8233 www.riverbackdanceclub.com/
This event is sponsored by: Silver Fox Country Line Dancers
Augusta Farmers' Market - Turnpike Mall ( 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM )
Nancy Perry, Food Resource Coordinator for Good Shepherd Food-Bank will be available to answer your questions about how the Food-Bank operates, the programs it helps to facilitate throughout the state, and how you can help the mission by feeding Maine's hungary. MOFGA certified and conventional growers offer a broad range of local produce. Free range meats and baked goods. Unique farmer's market CSA memberships available. The Augusta Farmers' Market runs from the third week in May to late October. It is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Whitten Road and Western Ave. (Turnpike Mall Parking Lot) For info phone (207) 549-5112,
Event Location: Augusta Farmers' Market Whitten Road and Western Ave Augusta, Maine
For more information contact: (207) 549-5112
Augusta Walking Tour "Museum in the Streets"
Downtown Augusta has been transformed into an outdoor museum with the installation of 31 signs in "The Museum in the Streets" Program. The signs, years in the planning and making, are written in both French and English, and tell the history of the building of Augusta, the city from 1625 to the present. All 29 signs and two large maps are within walking distance of each other on both sides of the Kennebec river. Another 9 Museum in the Streets signs have been installed along Canal Street in Mill Park. They tell the story of Edwards Mill, Edwards dam and industrial Augusta. The tour begins at City Center, proceeds behind Old Fort Western, moves down to Willow Street's W.H.Gannett's Comfort magazine printing house. On to a 10th sign at the east end of Calumet Bridge, then cross to the west side of the river, the 11th panel as at the corner of Bridge and Water Street. It's called "Seeing the Elephants" and shows a parade of elephants marching down Water Street. Proceed south on Water Street to Panel 13 that recounts the Great Augusta Bank robbery of New Year's weekend in 1850. On to the Great Augusta Fire of 1865 that destroyed 81 buildings on both sides of Water Street. Continue on and follow the tour to the end at Canal Street in Mill Park! The signs will be removed each November and replaced each spring. Maps of Augusta's Musuem in the Streets will be availalbe at Augusta City Center. Patrick Cardon, originally of France and now of Cushing, originated the idea in France.
Event Location: Various locations Downtown Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: (207) 626-2300
Hallowell Walking Tour "Museum in the Streets"
Tourists, history buffs or those looking for something to do can now enjoy the newest version of The Museum in the Streets. City Historian and others have put together 19 signs that are part of the tour. The tour, which takes about an hour, begins at the waterfront, heads up Winthrop Street. The bulk of the signs are in the heart of downtown along Water Street. The panels (signs) reveal stories, events and traditions that helped shape the area. Hall-Dale French students were part of the translation team that made French subtitles so the panels could be bilingual. Visitors to Hallowell can find maps of the city's Museum in the Streets at City Hall, KV Chamber of Commerce or the Hubbard Free Library. Other Maine communities with a Museum in the Streets include Augusta, Waterville, Thomaston, Biddeford, Belfast and Searsport.
Event Location: Various locations Downtown Hallowell, ME
This event is sponsored by: Hallowell Board of Trade
1st Annual Arena4TheCure - Gaming Fundraiser
Arena Tournament Card Gaming Fundraiser Arena4TheCure. October 27, 2012 Duncan Dimensions is sponsoring the 1st Annual Arena4TheCure Fundraising Event an Arena Card Tournament at the Arena4TheCureon Saturday October 27, 2012. 100% of the monies raised stay in Maine to directly benefit patients at EMMC s CancerCare of Maine located in the Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer. We are looking for tournament players ($30 entry fee) and donations at this time. 36 players battle in the arena until a final gladiator wins! Prizes will be awarded. Join in the fun and help a great cause! If you can t make it to the event, please consider making a tax-deductible donation at www.Arena4theCure.org. If you would like to donate by check, please make it payable to: the Lafayette Family Foundation and mail it to: c/o Duncan Dimensions, 12 Albion Road, Freedom, ME 04941. Please write Arena4TheCure in the memo field. Help us spread the word about this great cause attached is a small poster to share, print and post. http://www.Arena4TheCure.org
Event Location: Senator Inn & Spa 284 Western Avenue Augusta, ME
For more information contact: 04330 www.Arena4TheCure.org
Christmas Across Maine for Military Families ( 10 - 4 pm )
Marketplace Vendor & Craft Fair to benefit Christmas Across Maine for Military Families. Join us for an Amazing Fun Fall Afternoon full of Shopping, Samples, Drawings, Job Opportunities and so Much More... With over 70 Crafters, Independent Reps, Local Small Businesses and several Yard Sales. There s a Little Something for Everyone! Raffle & 50/50 To benefit Christmas Across Maine which brings Christmas to Military Families currently serving Maine that are experiencing a difficult holiday season due to financial or emotional distress. Military Family Assistance Center, Buker Community Center, 22 Armory Street, Augusta, Maine 04333. Mark Cater or Kyra Darling Email: mark.cater@us.army.mil Tel: 207-430-5781/207-430-5780. For event Information, Space Availability or to make a donation for our raffle Please contact Melanie Rounds 207-577-8457 melanie.rounds@gmail.com Free Admission and Open to the public.
Event Location: Augusta Armory 179 Western Ave Augusta, ME 04330
Strike ~ Out ~ Hunger ~ Bowl-A-Thon
Strike ~ Out ~ Hunger ~ Bowl-A-Thon ~ Two Starting Times 9AM & 12 (noon). Teams of 4 - RESERVE NOW! Tons of music, Grand Prizes for most money raised, Raffles, 50/50, Drink & Food Specials. Donations may be made to: Veterans Memorial Post 205, The American Legion, 400 Western Avenue, Augusta, ME 04330. E-mail: post205adj@gmail.com or contact Don Demers ddemers18097@roadrunner.com or call 621-9758.
Event Location: 1 -7 - 10 Bowling Center 2246 North Belfast Ave Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: Don Demers 621-9758 www.augustarotaryonline.org
HALLOWEEN AT VILES ARBORETUM! ( 4:00 - 7:00 PM )
~ HALLOWEEN AT VILES DON T MISS THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN AND GHOSTS RISING FROM THE FOREST~ Beginning at 4:00 P.M., the Viles Arboretum invites you all to experience a very special and very scary adventure like none other in Maine! Come in costume as roving goblins will be watching and selecting prize winning costumes. The prizes are simply frightening. There will be pumpkin carving, marshmallow roasting, lots of games, hot mulled cider and live music compliments of Twisted Strings . The evening will come to a ghoulish close with a reading of Sleepy Hollow around a camp fire and we will all stay close as we search the woodland trails for sounds and sights of the Headless Horseman. Staff at the Arboretum have been hearing the sounds of galloping horses just at dusk and pieces of pumpkins are found along the trail near the Conifer Collection. Mark DesMeules, Executive Director of the Arboretum commented, Something rather strange and scary has been happening in the pines out in the field beyond the Visitor Center. Odd lights bouncing about just at dusk and I m quite sure I saw a black stallion galloping into the field. Upon closer examination and with flashlight in hand, I found right next to horse hoof marks in the mud, the remains of a large pumpkin with a carved face scattered all about the field. I suspect that things could get pretty interesting on the evening of the 27th. Thanks to Fresh Horse s 4H Club, this evening will be memorable for all who join us. If you have not been to the Viles Arboretum before, here is your chance to get to know about this fabulous resource for viewing botanical collections, studying wildlife, hiking, skiing, and virtually any other outdoor activity you can think of. Admission is $3.00 (includes a pumpkin to carve) and there will be some simple but delicious hot dog meals with coleslaw, chips and drinks for a small extra charge in case you get hungry. Call if you have any questions 626-7989 and we hope to see you there. The Viles Arboretum, centrally located in Augusta on 224 acres of fields, forests, wetlands and botanical collections offers an ever-changing selection of programs for the general public and for schools. We focus on interactive, creative and hands-on teaching with a focus on natural history and unlocking everyone s natural ability to understand the nature of our world through your own eyes and by using your own intellect. 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 au
For more information contact: 207.626-7989
Johnson Hall - 17th Annual Waterfront AUDITIONS ( Thur 6-8 pm, Sat 2-4 pm )
Auditions for 17th Annual Johnson Hall / Riverfront Festival Talent Show.Got talent? Want to compete for a $200 prize? The 17th Annual Johnson Hall / Riverfront Talent Show is looking for you! Hosted this year by Johnson Hall s new Executive Artistic Director Mike Miclon, this tradition of providing an outdoor showcase for area talent continues. Auditions will be held on Thursday, May 2, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and again on Saturday, May 4, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water Street in Gardiner. All ages and all talents are welcome to try out. Please arrive by 5:45 pm on Thursday and 1:45 pm on Saturday to get your audition number. Please contact Johnson Hall to advise which day you will be auditioning. A limited number of acts will be chosen to perform at the Talent Show, to be held on June 22 at 6:30 pm on the Gardiner Waterfront (rain date June 23 at 3:00 pm). Four prizes will be awarded at the Talent Show: Best Overall Prize is $200; Adult is $100, Teen (13-17) is $100 and Junior (12 & under) is $100. Audition applicants should bring their accompanying music, if required. Karaoke will not be allowed, so any CDs or MP3s should have the music only. Audition pieces should be presented complete with costumes and/or props, exactly as you would appear at the Talent Show itself. All acts are welcome bands, poets, storytellers, variety acts, dancers, magicians the sky s the limit. No one will be accepted into the talent show without an audition, however. This is an amateur event. We are looking to identify the area s next star. Performance slots will be open to anyone, but prizes are limited to those who do not primarily support themselves as a performer. Audition applications are available at Johnson Hall walk in, email info@johnsonhall.org or download from their website at www.johnsonhall.org. Applications can be brought to the audition or filled out at the audition. Please call 582-7144 for more information, assistance, or to sign up for an audition day.
Event Location: Johnson Hall Performing Arts 280 Water Street Gardiner, ME 04345
For more information contact: 582-7144 www.johnsonhall.org