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  • Wednesday May 24 2017

    “Africa/Maine:” Photographs by Deborah Keyes @ Daunis Fine Jewelry

    through May 31. An inscription on the entrance gate to Serengeti National Park reads: “Welcome to the Serengeti where the world began.” Photographer, Deborah Keyes photographs will take you to where the world began. “Before my travels to Africa, I had thought about Africa and Maine as being two separate and radically different universes. But […] View event

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    Against All Odds – Merrill Memorial Library’s Merrill Film Society @ Merrill Memorial Library

    Merrill Film Society screens Against All Odds (1984/rated R) Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7 PM in Merrill Memorial Library’s Lewis Hall. A gangster hires an ex-football player to find his girlfriend. When he finds her, they fall in love, and the twists start to appear. Starring Jeff Bridges, James Wood and Rachel Ward, with […] View event

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    The Inside View: glimpses of farm interiors @ Maine Farmland Trust Gallery

    Please join us for our next gallery show and artist talk. A group show including watercolors, oils, photography and mixed media with work by: Julie Cyr, Kerstin Engman, Leslie Harris, Margaret LaFarge, Tessa O’Brien, DiTa Ondek, Susan Smith, Sarah Szwajkos. The Exhibit will be on display from April 3 – June 23. Artist Talks, Friday […] View event

  • Renaissance Gallery-Artist Showing for April & May @ Renaissance Gallery

    Traditional black & white Photos by: Rex Holsapple Mono Prints by: Margo Ogden Gallery hours Mon-Thurs 8:30-5, Fri 8:30-5, Weekends by Appt View event

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    “Four Artists, Four Distinct Styles” @ Dogfish Bar and Grill

    “Four Artists, Four Distinct Styles” exhibit of work by Gay Freeborn of Brownfield, Doug Houle of Augusta, Diane Noble of Biddeford and Kim Traina of Edgecomb will be on at the Dogfish Cafe on Free Street in Portland from April 30 to July 2. Gay’s oil paintings conveying the intimate understanding of animals and the […] View event

  • Dani Shapiro discusses her new memoir, “Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage” with Kate Christensen @ Print: A Bookstore

    Wednesday, May 24, 7:00 PM Dani Shapiro discusses her new memoir, HOURGLASS: TIME, MEMORY, MARRIAGE with Kate Christensen, author of BLUE PLATE SPECIAL HOURGLASS is an inquiry into how marriage is transformed by time–abraded, strengthened, shaped in miraculous and sometimes terrifying ways by accident and experience. With courage and relentless honesty, Dani Shapiro opens the […] View event

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    “In the Moment” Pastel art exhibit by Kim Traina @ Campus Center – UNE, Biddeford campus

    “In the Moment” a Pastel Art exhibit by Kim Traina will be at the University of New England Biddeford Campus Center from May 1 to June 2, 2017. Kim received her BA in Photography and Visual Design from Southeastern MA University and is the owner of Jumpstart Creative graphic design business in mid-coast Maine. in […] View event

  • Art exhibition: Nancy Morgan Barnes and William Irvine @ Greenhut Galleries

    Please join us for the exhibition of paintings by Nancy Morgan Barnes and William Irvine May 4 – 27. Artists reception Thursday, May 11 from 5-7pm. Nancy Morgan Barnes and William Irvine are storytellers. Irvine paints his stories in the place between the abstract and the real. Morgan Barnes leads us through narratives that are […] View event

  • Merrill Memorial Library’s Merrill Film Society: Against All Odds @ Merrill Memorial Library

    Merrill Film Society presents Against All Odds on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7 PM in Merrill Memorial Library’s Lewis Hall. Dark passions explode in this steamy, sinister love story starring Rachel Ward and Jeff Bridges. Terry Brogan (Bridges), a cynical ex-football star, is hired to find Jessie Wyler (Ward), the runaway mistress of a […] View event

  • Lost Landscapes: Paintings by UNE Professor Charles Thompson @ Ketchum Library – UNE, Biddeford campus

    An exhibition of Plein Air paintings by Charles Matthew Thompson, UNE Professor of Art and founder of the UNE Department of Fine Arts, will be on view in the UNE Art Gallery, Ketchum Library, Biddeford Campus through August 1, 2017. While visiting the Dyer Library in Saco, Maine, Thompson came upon a book from the […] View event

  • Maine Iced Coffee Day

    Today, $1 from every iced coffee sold at Dunkin’ Donuts will support The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital! Be sure to grab an iced coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Maine and Carroll & Coos counties in New Hampshire. View event

  • Walking for fitness and fun @ Skowhegan Community Center

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    7:00am Outdoors

    Wednesday Morning Bird Walk @ Maine Audubon Scarborough Marsh

    The best birding is often early morning when birds are busy feeding. Look and listen for snowy egret, glossy ibis, herons, willet, sparrows and more. We start our tours at the nature center and carpool to birding “hotspots” in the immediate area. Birders of all levels and abilities are welcome to join. This program is […] View event

  • Tai Chi @ Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center

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  • 9:00am Community

    People Who Care Food Cupboard @ Old Point Avenue School

    serving Anson, North Anson, Embden, Madison and New Portland View event

  • Bone Builders/Maine General-RSVP

    Low impact light weight training to build muscle/bone; for any age. View event

  • Richard Simmons Workout @ Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center

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  • Stories of Freeport’s Past; Celebrating our Collections @ Freeport Historical Society Harrington House

    Stories of Freeport’s Past: Celebrating Our Collections February 23 – May 31, 2017 Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm This exhibit will showcase objects that tell an interesting story, for example the top hat of Freeport entrepreneur E.B. Mallet who developed Freeport Village in the late 19th century by building a shoe factory, and opening […] View event

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    Speak French Social Hour @ Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center

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  • Bates Senior Thesis Exhibition @ Bates College Museum of Art

    Featuring work by Bates ’17 graduating studio art majors, the show opens with a reception in the museum on April 7 at 5pm. The exhibit will be on display till May 27. FMI 207-786-6158 or museum@bates.edu. View event

  • 10:00am Community

    Greater Augusta Area AARP Chapter 511 @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    10:30 a.m. plant sale View event

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    Woodland Animals! By Robbi Fritz Portela @ Maine Potters Market

    For the month of May, Maine Potters Market is featuring new work by Robbi Fritz Portela. Robbi is well known for her decorated stoneware pottery enlivened with a variety of brightly painted whimsical farm animals and wild creatures, from hedgehogs to ravens. On their farm in Windsor Maine, Robbi’s family rehabilitate wildlife on a small […] View event

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    GARY HAVEN SMITH Ogunquit Museum of American Art @ Ogunquit Museum of American Art

    GARY HAVEN SMITH Ogunquit Museum of American Art Ogunquit, Maine May 1 – October 31, 2017 Solo show by acclaimed stone sculptor in the Museum’s seaside gardens. www.ogunquitmuseum.org for hours and directions. June LaCombe SCULPTURE 207.688.4468 | june.lacombe@gmail.com www.junelacombesculpture.com View event

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    Professional certificate program exhibition @ Maine Media Gallery

    Maine Media Workshops + College is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of work by this year’s graduates of the Professional Certificate Program, Abigail T. Fox, Niko Hample, Eric D. Newton, Nils Tcheyan, and Nina Poole. The exhibition will be on view at Maine Media Gallery May 23 through May 27, 2017 with the opening […] View event

  • Table Tennis @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    Come join in the fun to play table tennis and bring a friend every Wednesday at 10:00 AM View event

  • Drop-in Tech Help @ Lithgow Public Library

    Stop by for help with smartphones, tablets, iPads, laptops, eReaders, email, basic computer skills etc. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. For other times, call for an appointment. View event

  • 10:00am For Kids

    Family Story Time @ Lithgow Public Library

    A weekly program that readies your child for Kindergarten by sharing stories, educational activities and art projects. For children ages 3 – 5 and their caregivers. Every Wednesday in the Children’s Room. View event

  • “Heroism in Unjust Times: Rescuers During the Holocaust” exhibit @ Michael Klahr Center — University of Maine at Augusta

    The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine will open its new exhibit, “Heroism in Unjust Times: Rescuers During the Holocaust.” The exhibit will be on display at the Michael Klahr Center on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta through Friday, Aug. 11. Despite the potentially fatal consequences, thousands of individuals risked […] View event

  • “Wake Up!” exhibit at Stable Gallery @ Stable Gallery, Damariscotta

    Stable Gallery’s 2017 season kicks off May 13 for the “Wake Up!” exhibit. Exhibit includes a one-0f-a-kind installation of drawings and sculpture by Laura Freeman. Featured artists include painters Penelope Moodey,Caroline Davis, Jennifer Litchfield, Pamela Hansen; jeweler Mary Hall; ceramics Kimberley Bentley, Woodworker Charles Durfee; textile artist Susan Perrine; and concrete sculptor Tom Stuart. Stable […] View event

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    “No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki” @ Colby College Museum of Art

    No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki is the first American retrospective of this pioneering Chinese-French artist. Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) immigrated to Paris in 1948 and soon took the international art world by storm. Renowned for the fluidity with which he moved between European modernism and Chinese aesthetics, Zao’s work is distinguished by his unique approach to abstraction. […] View event

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    Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I @ Colby College Museum of Art

    In the decade before his death, the American artist George Bellows (1882–1925) embraced lithography, a printmaking technique in which the artist draws directly onto a stone or plate with an oil-based medium. Of the more than 170 lithographs that Bellows produced, twenty belong to his “War Series,” which was immediately controversial when published in 1918. […] View event

  • Sewing Class @ Embden Community Center

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  • Textile Translations of Maine by Catherine Worthington Exhibit @ Monkitree

    Catherine Worthington’s Textile Translations of Maine will be on exhibit at Monkitree for the months of April and May. “Taking in Maine’s natural beauty with my eyes and heart gives me inspiration to create,” said Worthington’s. She strives to capture the essence of Maine as she paints, cuts, pieces and stitches familiar landscapes. Whether sailing […] View event

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    ‘A Walk in the Woods’ @ Richard Boyd Art Gallery

    (Portland, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens an exhibit of American landscape paintings on Tuesday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m. Visual arts depicting landscapes have been around for centuries and remain one of the most collected. ‘A Walk in the Woods’ features a selection of original works of visual art by artists’ Austin Stilphen – […] View event

  • Customized Computer Lessons @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    Bring your laptop. Private one-on-one computer lessons customized to your needs. Each lesson is one hour. Call to book your appointment. View event

  • 11:00am Community

    Potluck Luncheon Game Day @ Golden Oldies Senior Center

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    2017 Maine College of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition @ ICA at Maine College of Art

    Maine College of Art is pleased to announce the 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition. The exhibition spotlights works by nine graduating artists, and represents a synthesis of each student’s experience in Maine College of Art’s MFA Program in Studio Art. The MFA Thesis Exhibition features work in a variety of media and surveys a range of […] View event

  • 11:00am Community

    Shepherd’s pie luncheon @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    with vegetable, soup, salad and dessert, and entertainment by Deb Sandler. View event

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    Lunch and learn series at Spectrum generations in Damariscotta, with Cathrina Shov of the Waldoboro Library @ Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center

    Join our lunch and learn series at Spectrum generations in Damariscotta, with Cathrina Shov of the Waldoboro Library as she updates us on the library’s coming activities. Call from entree details and to make a reservation. 563-1363 View event

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    Photography & Migration: Waterville Stories @ Common Street Arts

    In association with Picturing Waterville, Common Street Arts is pleased to host:photography + migration: waterville stories. The Photography and Migration Project presents a selection of video narratives and photographs representing the history of Waterville. The videos displayed in the gallery were recorded at a community event at the Waterville Public Library on April 22, 2017 […] View event

  • Harlow Gallery’s 22nd annual juried art exhibition Art2017 @ Harlow Gallery

    judged by curator Corey Daniels, 34 works of art by 23 Maine artists were selected to be included in the the exhibition out of a total of 461 works submitted by 162 artists. Daniels is curator and owner of the Corey Daniels Gallery in Wells. The Corey Daniels Gallery exhibits a synthesis of found art […] View event

  • Colored woodcut print by J.Borges, Nossa Senhora de Aparecida – Our Lady of Aparecida

    BANDITS & HEROES, POETS & SAINTS, Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil @ Art Gallery – UNE, Portland campus

    The UNE Art Gallery, Portland Campus, is pleased to announce a new exhibition, BANDITS &HEROES, POETS & SAINTS, Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil, mounted from April 6 through May 25, 2017. On April 6, there will be a Panel Discussion with UNE professors, Paul Burlin, Sam McReynolds and Steve Byrd from 4 – […] View event

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    Embellishments in Victorian fashion @ Saco Museum

    Sumptuous fabrics, vibrant colors and textures, masses of elaborate trims – all are defining elements of fashionable Victorian women’s clothing. Nineteenth-century designers had very definite ideas of what constituted beauty, and these concepts had a widespread impact on art and design. Embellishments in Victorian Fashion focuses on how nineteenth-century aesthetics influenced women’s clothing design and […] View event

  • 12:00pm Community

    Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club @ Whitefield Lions Club

    A potluck dinner is planned, followed by a meeting, Chinese auction and book swap. Bring a favorite casserole or dessert. All seniors are welcome. View event

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    Picturing Waterville @ Common Street Arts

    picturing waterville: photographs by gary green + images from the waterville historical society. may 24 – july 1, 2017 opening reception: may 25, 5:00 – 7:00pm Common Street Arts, a program of Waterville Creates!, is pleased to present, Picturing Waterville, an arrangement of contemporary and historical photographs that considers the central theme of the built […] View event

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    snap @ Common Street Arts

    “snap” is an ongoing, interactive, community photography project, designed in conjunction with the Picturing Waterville exhibition at Common Street Arts, on view from May 24 through July 1, 2017. Common Street Arts invites community members to submit snapshots of Waterville that capture a personal and meaningful connection for the viewer—whether a landscape, building, streetscape, landmark, […] View event

  • Pickup basketball for adults @ Skowhegan Community Center

    for those 18 and older Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and Wednesday nights View event

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    A Keen Eye & Soft Focus: Pictorialism Revisited

    A Keen Eye and Soft Focus, guest curated by Susan Danly, presents the work of Francis Orville Libby (1883-1961), one of Maine’s first art photographers, a leading pictorialist, and an early president of the Portland Camera Club alongside the work of contemporary photographers who share some of his early aesthetic concerns. For over a century […] View event

  • 12:30pm Community

    Cribbage @ Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center

    Every Wednesday at Muskie Community Center View event

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    Mahjong @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    Challenging game of skill and strategy played with tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. The center is looking for people who would be interested in friendly playing or come watch and learn how to play. Please join us on Monday and Wednesdays 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM View event

  • AA Women’s Step Meeting @ St. Monica's Chapel

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    Game Day @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    Wednesdays are Game Day here at the Cohen Center. We currently have Bridge and Mahjong groups started, but we welcome groups who would like to play Cribbage, Yahtzee, Dice or organize your own team for other board, dice or card games. Come join the fun! Coffee and snacks are served. View event

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    Senior Gathering Place @ UMaine Cooperative Extension, Skowhegan

    The event is for those who are looking for a place to meet with senior friends to have coffee, play games and talk. Free coffee and snacks will be available. The group is meeting at this location in partnership with the Somerset Grange and Somerset Public Health. Call to pre-register. second and fourth Wednesdays View event

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    Legos at the Library @ Lithgow Public Library

    Join us for an afternoon with Legos! Every Wednesday in the Children’s Room View event

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    Author Talk with Christa (Christine) Meiners-DeTroy @ Sunnybrook Senior Living

    (Topsham)Meet author Christa (Christine) Meiners-DeTroy Wednesday, May 24 at 3 p.m. at Sunnybrook Senior Living, 340 Bath Road, Brunswick. She will discuss her book, Remembering…Years of Hiding Behind Silence published by Just Write Books of Topsham. Meiners-DeTroy will answer questions from the audience and refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public […] View event

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    Open house for volunteers @ Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center

    Open House for those folks who would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Skowhegan History House, as well as for our friends who will be continuing to volunteer this season. History House volunteers consistently make a positive impact on the museum and its patrons. They play an active role in preserving and […] View event

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    Read with the Reader Dogs @ Waterville Public Library

    Our therapy dog friends from Kennebec Valley Love on a Leash will be in this afternoon for read-aloud time! Great for kids who want to practice their reading skills and for families who want a fun, calming read-aloud opportunity. Spend 15 minutes with a dog who loves to listen! Bring your own favorite book, or […] View event

  • Bates College Short Term Curricular Innovation Showcase @ Bates College, Pettengill Hall, Perry Auditorium

    An annual presentation of intensive, practical collaborations that are transforming teaching at Bates College. In the Course (Re)design projects, students and faculty work side-by-side to redesign learning experiences of great meaning to them. Meanwhile, visiting Short Term Practitioners from all corners of industry bring skills and expertise to enhance the applicability of the Bates education […] View event

  • 4:30pm Community

    Lambs Clothes Closet @ Fairfield First Baptist Church

    Free gently used clothing View event

  • 5:00pm Potluck

    Free Meal @ Westbrook Community Center

    Free community meal every Wednesday. Co-sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church, Wayside Food Programs and the Westbrook Community Center. Free parking, handicap accessible. All are welcome for a free nutritious meal and fellowship. View event

  • Augusta National Alliance on Mental Illness connection recovery support group @ Augusta UUCC Drew House

    for those living with mental health issues View event

  • Quickbooks Basics @ Norway Town Office

    Oxford Hills SCORE is pleased to offer our QuickBooks workshop series this year for small businesses. This important software can help with your invoicing, tracking sales and expenses, and handling your bookkeeping requirements for tax preparation. QuickBooks will let you sync your data across your computer, tablet and smart phone mobile devices when you need […] View event

  • The Lorax: Free Family Movie Night @ Maine College of Art, Osher Hall

    Come to MECA, located on 522 Congress Street, on Wednesday, May 24th at 5:30 for a fun and informative screening of The Lorax. Environment Maine and The Sierra Club are hosting this movie night, followed up with a discussion about the importance of environmental protection, the current threats to Maine’s environment, such as climate change, […] View event

  • Hallowell Tibetan Buddhist Meditation group @ St. Matthews Church

    Join us for Mind Blowing Meditation !!! We will learn about the basics of Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and learn skills to end our suffering and achieve happiness, peace and calm. Class will begin with a short lecture, guided meditation, followed by group discussion, and more meditation sessions. There will always be time for questions and […] View event

  • Chef’s Dinner Series: Spain @ Hugo's

    Throughout the year, Hugo’s will be hosting five-course tasting menu dinners, inspired by different countries and regions, and their cuisine. Each course, developed and prepared by 2017 James Beard Award-winning chefs Mike Wiley & Andrew Taylor, will be paired with a local wine from that region, selected by sommelier Bryan Flewelling. On May 24th, join […] View event

  • Oakland Town Council meeting @ Oakland Police Department

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  • Veterans Book Group

    Veterans book group: From Troy to Afghanistan

    Combat Veterans of all eras are invited to attend this free reading and discussion group led by Jeannine Uzzi, Ph.D., University of Southern Maine, and Cliff Trott, U.S. Army. Copies of the readings will be provided and include selections from The Iliad and Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried. Space is limited; registration is required. […] View event

  • Celebrate Recovery 12-Steps @ Augusta First Church of the Nazarene

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  • My Money Works @ Mid Maine Regional Adult Community Education

    This class can help you gain the skills and confidence you need to stretch your money, pay your bills, reduce debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals. At the end of the class you will have a plan to achieve greater financial stability. A follow-up session is scheduled to […] View event

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    Maine Humanities Council Book Group Discussion @ Windham Public Library

    Windham Public Library has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer “Let’s Talk About It”– a free reading and discussion group with copies of books available through the library. This program is provided by the Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the Book in cooperation with the Maine State Library. This particular series […] View event

  • Biddeford Mill history @ Saco Grange 53

    Wednesday May 24, 6PM Biddeford Mill History at Saco Grange #53 located at 168 North St, Saco. The Biddeford Mills Museum presents a look at the history of the Industrial Engine that was, and continues to be, the Biddeford Mills. The presenters have decades of mill employment experience at our local mills. Come join us […] View event

  • 6:30pm Community

    Mainely Harmony @ Salvation Army, Augusta

    Maine-ly Harmony a cappella chorus invites women who love to sing to enjoy the barbershop style of harmony. Rehearsals are held every Wednesday. View event

  • 7:00pm Religious

    “Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy”

    PORTLAND—“Faustina, Messenger of Divine Mercy,” a live, theatrical, one-woman drama performed by actress Maria Vargo, will be presented at four different locations in Maine during the week of May 21. Audiences will experience the spirit and life of Saint Faustina Kowalska. The Catholic stage play is based on the diary of Saint Faustina, whose personal […] View event

  • “A Stray” Film screening @ SPACE Gallery

    In Minneapolis’ large Somali refugee community, Adan has nowhere to go. His mom kicked him out, and his friends are tired of his headstrong ways. As a last resort, he moves into the mosque, praying for a little help. Surprisingly, God seems to answer. Adan quickly lands a good job, devout friends, and a newfound […] View event

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    Norridgewock Historical Society @ Norridgewock Historical Society Museum

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    7:15pm Agriculture, Film

    “Forgotten Farms” @ Railroad Square Cinema

    Join us for “Forgotten Farms,” a new film about the important role dairy farms play in New England’s farming landscape. Dairy farmers remain the backbone of the region’s agriculture but fight for survival in an age of artisan cheese and kale. New England has lost more than 10,000 dairy farms in the past 50 years; […] View event

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    Trivia Party @ MaineStreet Night Club

    Join us every Thursday at 8PM for a Trivia Event like no other in Southern Maine. You may have played trivia in bar’s before, but we bet you’ve never seen anything like Game Time Trivia’s unique format. Picture Rounds, Themed Rounds, Name That Tune and more. Prizes awarded for Useless Knowledge! This event recurs weekly. View event