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  • Wednesday July 27 2016
    WILLIAM IRVINE “The Darkening Sky,” oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches

    “10/100 Painting Acadia” and “William Irvine: Sea Change” @ Courthouse Gallery Fine Art

    “10/100 Painting Acadia” and “William Irvine: Sea Change” opens on July 20, and will be on view through August 13. The exhibitions are free and open to the public. “10/100 Painting Acadia” celebrates Courthouse Gallery’s 10th Anniversary and the Acadia National Park Centennial. This group show highlights a range of dynamic Acadia imagery using oils, […] View event

  • Calling All Makers! @ Children's Museum of New Hampshire

    Calling all inventors, scientists, tinkerers and makers. The 4th annual Dover Mini Maker Faire is happening at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire this Summer, August 27th! Join over 50 of your fellow makers in this showcase of creativity. Makers Faire is a day long festival where people of all ages show what they are […] View event

  • CURIOUS HAPPENING BY CARLO ALBUCCI @ Gold/Smith Gallery

    OPENING RECEPTION FOR FLORENTINE ARTIST CARLO ALBUCCI AT GOLD/SMITH GALLERY IN BOOTHBAY HARBOR, SATURDAY JULY2ND 4 TO 7 P.M. CARLO PAINT HT EFOIBLES AND FANTASIES THAT MAKE UP HIS DAILY LIFE IN ITALY. THEPAINTINGS ARE LARGE OILS ON MASONITE AND QUITE FUNNY. HE STUDIED FIGURE PAINTING AT THE FAMOUS ACADEMIA DELLA BELLE ARTE IN FLORENCE. […] View event

  • “The Depot” @ Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center

    through October. Includes numerous artifacts, informative panels, photographs, maps, and more that illustrate just how vital Skowhegan’s railroad was – from its start in 1856 until the last bit of track was removed in 1971 View event

  • Makers at the Hall-Makers Mix @ Maine Charitable Mechanic Association Library

    Calling all Artists, Artisans, Smiths, Wrights, Tailors, Cooks, Masters & Amateurs, and Inventors. Makers of all stripes are invited to an evening of conversation and camaraderie. Come meet your fellow makers and discuss some interesting questions concerning makers. The evening will provide lots of time for meeting new people and individual conversations. It will also […] View event

  • “Young Frankenstein” @ Lakewood Theater

    It’s Alive! This monstrously funny musical will leave you in stitches. From the creators of the The Producers comes this monster musical comedy. The comedy genius Mel Brooks adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. […] View event

  • Imagine the Maine Woods National Park Fine Art Photography Exhibit @ The Belfast Free Library

    Discover the wildlife and landscape of the proposed 3.2 million acre Maine Woods National Park through the fine-art photography exhibit, Imagine the Maine Woods National Park, premiering July 1 thru 31, 2016 at the Barbara Kramer Gallery, located at the Belfast Free Library. This exhibit also includes personalized statements from environmental leaders including President Jimmy […] View event

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    The Genuine Article @ SPACE Gallery

    Leon Benn and Seth Gass, with contributing artists. Leon Benn and Seth Gass’ installation in SPACE’s main gallery/performance room is centered around the ethos and mystique of the dive bar, with the space transformed by elements and motifs commonly found in those watering holes. This work sparks a dialogue about the role of the dive […] View event

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    Seaside Cinema — Bar Harbor @ Agamont Park

    Join us every Wednesday night from July 13th through August 17th for Seaside Cinema! The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce and Reel Pizza will show family-friendly movies in Agamont Park, located right in downtown Bar Harbor. Enjoy a diverse selection of movies throughout the season on a 16-foot screen overlooking Frenchman Bay, including classics, new […] View event

  • Summer swimming program @ Beanie's Beach

    lessons for children living in or visiting New Vineyard and Strong. A qualified, expert instructor will give the lessons. Contact the Strong Town Office to find the schedule for age groups to begin their lessons and to register for the program. View event

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    To your health: Examining the history of modern medicine @ Brick Store Museum

    The Brick Store Museum opened its newest exhibition, “To Your Health: Examining the History of Modern Medicine,” presented by York Hospital and co-sponsored by Southern Maine Health Care. Visitors to the exhibition can discover the fascinating history of how our bodies have experienced disease and treatment over 250 years, and how healthcare has changed over […] View event

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    SPACE Studios Summer Show: Part One @ Space Gallery Annex

    In 2015 SPACE Gallery bought its home of 13 years, including the upper floors filled with artist studios. These 31 studios and Pickwick Independent Press provide space for more than 50 artists to make their work. This summer we’ll host two group shows of artists from the studio building. Part One includes works by Nik […] View event

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    William Janelle @ Elements: Books Coffee Beer

    Maine sculptor, William Janelle from Bridgton, Maine will be the guest artist at the Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main Street, Biddeford beginning July 26 through August 28, 2016. This show will be a representation of unique hand carved wood wall hangings with an ocean theme. William Janelle is a self-taught professional sculptor who works […] View event

  • “Where Mountains Meet The Sea” featuring Miles Chapin @ College of the Atlantic

    Opening Reception Friday, June 24 4:30-6:00 pm In celebration of Acadia National Park’s 100th anniversary, signature work by twenty sculptors from New England will be sited in the historic gardens of the College of the Atlantic campus looking over Frenchman’s Bay. This exhibition and sale will feature the granite sculpture by Miles Chapin who graduated […] View event

  • Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance Classes @ Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center

    with Jennifer Fortin. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable, cotton clothing, dress light. View event

  • Open Gym @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    Are you looking for an affordable way to improve your health? Come work out here at the Cohen Center on Monday’s & Wednesday’s from 8 to 9:30 a.m. We have special exercise equipment ranging from cardio to free weight. View event

  • Local Artist Ann Rollins @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    This month at the Cohen Center, the local featured artist is Ann Rollins. Her hobby started 30 years ago offering a variety of water color landscape and still life paintings. Please stop by to view. View event

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    York harbor Music & Arts Camp @ The York Art Association

    York Art Association, an all-volunteer non-profit organization focused on supporting the arts and making art available to the York, ME communities through workshops, shows, and fairs has announced the creation of their newest endeavor: York Art Youth (YAY!) an initiative aimed at providing access to affordable professional and fun art instruction to the Seacoast area […] View event

  • Aerobics and Bokwa exercises @ Litchfield Senior Center

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    June LaCombe Scultpure Exhibitions with Gary Haven Smith @ Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

    A solo sculpture exhibition by Gary Haven Smith will be sited surrounding the visitor center at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. This acclaimed stone sculptor brings fluidity and light to glacial boulders leaving the time worn exterior surfaces while revealing refined sensuous forms in stone. Check their website for hours, admission and registration for related events […] View event

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    Indoor Radio Control Flying @ Calvary Pentecostal Church Gymnasium

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    “A Thousand Words” @ Mantor Library — University of Maine at Farmington

    The Shiretown Bookers are proud to announce their summer exhibition “A Thousand Words: Illustrated Books from Members’ Collections”, running from June 2-September 12, in the Bookers’ display area in Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington. In the summer, members of the Bookers are invited to share representative books from their collections. The broad […] View event

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    Vermont Interiors by Diane E. Fitch ’79 @ Maine College of Art, Charles C. Thomas Gallery

    Maine College of Art, Charles Thomas Gallery on 2nd floor “It is the essentials of painting that continue to intrigue me: the interplay between structure and meaning; the tension between surface and space/illusion/plasticity; the ability of a paint stroke to simultaneously be a concrete material substance and signifier. I never paint portraits that focus solely […] View event

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    Landscape Painting Workshop @ Coastal Maine Art Workshops

    Has your spirit ever been elevated to new heights by listening to great music or by being witness to a wondrous landscape and wishing you could create that beauty by painting? Well you can, and some of the great American and French Impressionists and Tonalist painters did just that. In these classes we will discover […] View event

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    People Who Care Food Cupboard @ Old Point Avenue School

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

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    Community Clothes Closet @ Centenary United Methodist Church

    Free clothes for those in need. View event

  • Bone Builders @ Embden Community Center

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  • Creative Designs with Pat @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    Join Pat Greenleaf for some fun crafting and card making. The theme will be friends and thinking of you cards. All materials will be supplied — just bring your creativity. Please call to register. View event

  • Richard Simmons Workout @ Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center

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    Yoga at Two Lights State Park @ Two Lights State Park

    Come and practice a gentle vinyasa flow surrounded by the scent of beach roses and the sound of crashing surf! Bring a mat or towel, sunscreen and some water and maybe a picnic to stay and enjoy the park after class. Sign up online at yogainyourpark.com and your first class is FREE! Discounts passes available […] View event

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

    Private one-hour computer lessons customized to your needs and answer your questions. Bring your laptop or tablet for your session. Call for an appointment. View event

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    Speak French Social Hour @ Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center

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  • Wii bowling @ Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center

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    Moved by the Waves @ Markings Gallery

    Sea Inspired artwork by Maine artists in multi media. Artists include Wayne Robbins, Janice Wright, Nan Kilborn-Tara, Kris Sandoy, Kathleen Perelka, Jennifer Nielsen, and many others. Jewelry, ceramic tiles, wooden carvings, and wall art are amongst the pieces shown. Markings Gallery 50 Front Street, Bath July-August Daily 10-5 Markingsgallery.com 207-443-1499 View event

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

    business meeting, bring all aluminum tabs; followed by Ed Dodge, who will give an update on the Shriner’s Hospital. View event

  • Still from William Kentridge, Tango For Page Turning, 2012. Single channel HD video, 2 minutes 48 seconds. Purchased by the New Media Arts Consortium, a collaboration of the art museums at Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, Colby College, Middlebury College, Mount Holyoke College, and Skidmore College. Courtesy of the Artist and Marian Goodman Gallery

    William Kentridge: Tango for Page Turning @ Colby College Museum of Art

    For William Kentridge (b. 1955, South Africa), stop-motion animation fosters “an understanding of the world as process rather than as fact.” Since 1989 the artist has exploited the “transformability” of the charcoal medium, using evolving drawings and collages as the basis for short films. This necessitates photographically documenting each adjustment in the process, and Kentridge […] View event

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    Embden Community Center Thrift Shop @ Embden Community Center

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  • The Art of the Clam Festival @ Merrill Memorial Library

    The Art of the Clam Festival will feature posters, photos and original artwork related to the Yarmouth Clam Festival, now through Sept. 9 at the Merrill Memorial Library. View event

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    Scales and Tails: Amazing Reptiles Children’s Program @ Orr's Island Library

    Children’s program from Chewonki with live reptiles to thrill and chill the young and young at heart. Suitable for children kindergarten and up. View event

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    A Summer in Maine @ The Stonewall Gallery

    On view now in the Stonewall Gallery is “A Summer in Maine” featuring new paintings by Freeport-based artist Abigail Gray Swartz. From fresh vegetables at the farmers’ market to sun-drenched days at the beach, Swartz’s paintings evoke the pleasures of a Maine summer. The show will be on view through August 27. Swartz is a […] View event

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    Kennebec Historical Society @ Kennebec Historical Society

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    “Primary Mix” art exhibit @ Stable Gallery, Damariscotta

    Stable Gallery in Damariscotta hosts art show titled “Primary Mix” with 40 Maine artists working in many media. Featured artists include Polly Smith, Priscilla McCandless, Stephen Vowles, Pamela Hansen, Jennifer Litchfield, Adero Willard, Steve Ryder, and Laura Freeman. Gallery open daily 10-5; show opening reception, Friday July 8th, 5-7PM. Show displayed thru August 10. View event

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    Atmospheric Firing: Pottery by Betsy Levine @ Maine Potters Market

    For the month of July, Maine Potters Market is featuring the work of Betsy Levine. Betsy’s pots are organic and earthy, with a sensuality that comes mostly from the materials she choses and the atmospheric firing techniques that she uses. Her forms are simple, yet graceful, revealing the complex surfaces resulting from the interaction of […] View event

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    BTLT Young Explorer’s Club @ Bradley Pond Farm Preserve

    The Young Explorer’s Club is a unique program to introduce our youngest community members and their families to Land Trust properties and the great outdoors. The program focuses on children ages 4-7, with explorers of all ages welcome to explore the trails your Land Trust has helped to protect. This event is free. For more […] View event

  • Peter Soriano, Permanent Maintenance, 2015. Spray paint and acrylic on wall, dimensions variable. Colby College Museum of Art. Museum purchase from the Jere Abbott Acquisition Fund

    Peter Soriano: Permanent Maintenance @ Colby College Museum of Art

    An accomplished sculptor, Peter Soriano began making wall drawings in 2012. Rather than shaping, carving, or casting three-dimensional forms, he now assembles and arranges visual experience, using what captures and holds his attention to generate orchestrated constellations of marks, such as those that make up Permanent Maintenance, his largest wall drawing to date. Commissioned by […] View event

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    Music practice @ Litchfield Senior Center

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  • Pablo Picasso, Minotaure aveugle guidé par une filette dans la nuit (Blind Minotaur Led by a Little Girl in the Night), 1934. Etching, 15 3/16 x 19 13/16 in. (38.7 x 50.4 cm). Colby College Museum of Art. The Lunder Collection, 006.2016. Photo by Gary Green. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

    Picasso: The “Vollard Suite” @ Colby College Museum of Art

    Selections from Pablo Picasso’s Vollard Suite—the artist’s most significant cycle of etchings and a hallmark of twentieth century modernist printmaking —will be on view to celebrate the recent gift of the entire suite by Peter and Paula Lunder. Colby’s Vollard Suite is one of fifty deluxe sets that was printed on extra-large Montval paper in […] View event

  • Thomas Chambers, Landscape, c. 1830. Oil on canvas, 24 1/2 x 30 1/2 in. Colby College Museum of Art. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ellerton M. Jetté, 1956.086

    A Usable Past: American Folk Art @ Colby College Museum of Art

    A Usable Past brings together paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by self-trained artists working in the eastern part of what is now the United States during the long nineteenth century. Produced and originally circulated outside the elite sphere of fine art, these objects emerged from vernacular traditions that favored decorative aesthetics over mimesis. In […] View event

  • Sewing Class @ Embden Community Center

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    Rob Anderson a Solo Exhibition of Paintings July 1-30 at Richard Boyd Art Gallery @ Richard Boyd Art Gallery

    (Portland, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings in oil by South Portland artist Rob Anderson on July 1 at 10 a.m. Rob works on the waterfront in Portland which offers him a unique opportunity to use painting as a visual record of his connection to this picturesque […] View event

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    “The Doorway Portfolio” @ Bates College Museum of Art

    In the twelve sumptuous serigraphs in this portfolio, David C. Driskell “ … represents the doorway as a passage between two worlds — interior and exterior, material and spiritual, real and imagined,” writes Phillips Collection Curator, Elsa Smithgall. Colorful, and full of movement and rhythms, the images vary from recognizable pictorial views to highly abstract […] View event

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

    Come join in the fun to play table tennis and bring a friend. View event

  • Sculpture by John Bowdren and Jordan Smith @ Freeport Historical Society

    Sculpture by John Bowdren and Jordan Smith are sited in the gardens of the Freeport Historical Society in conjunction with the exhibition, Freeport Artists of the Past. Visit www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org View event

  • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) @ Embden Community Center

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    Story and Craft Time @ Hubbard Free Library

    Story followed by a craft every Wednesday morning View event

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    10:30am Food and Drink

    Rockland Lunchtime Culinary Tour @ Tour Begins Here

    While Rockland is most widely known for its annual Maine Lobster Festival, it is also a destination where culinary creativity flourishes. During our three-hour tour you’ll taste sweet and savory options that sample from classic Maine cuisine and reimagined favorites to gourmet ingredients. Peekytoe crabcakes and craft beer, local farm-sourced dishes and the healthiest candy […] View event

  • Walking tour of historic Eastern Cemetery @ Eastern Cemetery

    Scheduled walking tours of Portland’s historic Eastern Cemetery (founded 1668) will begin again on Saturday, July 9 and continue each Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11 am through October 16. These tours, which last up to an hour, are led by trained volunteers, who cover the cemetery’s history, prominent historical figures, and early gravestone art. […] View event

  • Schoodic Institute Artist in Residence: Gina Brooks, Maliseet @ Schoodic Education and Research Center

    This year, the Abbe Museum, Acadia National Park, and Dawnland, LLC are partnering to offer an artist in residence program at the Schoodic Institute in order to provide more opportunities for park visitors to learn about Wabanaki history and culture. The artist, Gina Brooks, Maliseet, works in many art forms, including pen and ink, acrylic […] View event

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    Ann Hirsch: Sharing Love @ ICA at Maine College of Art

    Opening, Friday, July 1, 5-8pm Visiting Artist Lecture, July 25, 5:30-7pm, Osher Lecture Hall “Ann Hirsch: Sharing Love” at ICA at MECA presents works by video and performance artist Ann Hirsch made over the last decade. The Los Angeles-based artist is known for her approachable and often humorous investigations into love, gender, the female body, […] View event

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    Made in LA @ June Fitzpatrick Gallery at Maine College of Art

    July 1 – July 31. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, July 1, 2016, 5:00–8:00pm June Fitzpatrick Gallery at Maine College of Art An interactive exhibition of the thriving yet often hidden creative makers in Lewiston Auburn, Maine, showcasing the ideas, processes and products driven by innovation and dependent on traditional and […] View event

  • Little Star That Could/Eight Planets and Counting! @ Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine

    Stay cool and educated at the same time in our beautiful Omni-dome and take in one of our colorful and informative films here at the Southworth Planetarium of the University of Southern Maine! WEDNESDAY JULY 27, at 11am, we have “Little Star That Could,” a delightful show about a fledgling star seeking out a planet […] View event

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    Luncheon @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    Chicken Fricassee, Baked Potatoes, Vegetable, Soup and Garden Salad Entertainment by Mike Theriault View event

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    The Little Star That Could: A Full dome Planetarium Show @ Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine

    Full dome show (Presented in the memory of Steve Innes 1955-2011) A little yellow star travels through the galaxy in search of planets that will give it its special name. During his journey, this star learns about the many types of stars that live in the galaxy. Hot blue stars; cool red stars; double stars, […] View event

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    Share a Joke Game Day @ Golden Oldies Senior Center

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    Simple Soup @ Brown Memorial United Methodist Church

    no school, no soup. Every Wednesday View event

  • 12:00pm Support Groups

    High Nooners Lunch Bunch AA meeting @ Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter

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    Author Talk with Roger Guay and Kate Clark Flora @ Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium

    Portland Public Library hosts Roger Guay and Kate Clark Flora on Wednesday July 27th at noon to speak about their new book, A Good Man with a Dog. The talk will be held in the Rines Auditorium. A Good Man with a Dog is the story of a Game warden’s journey from the woods of […] View event

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    Gary Briechle Photographs @ PhoPa Gallery

    PhoPa Gallery is pleased to announce Gary Briechle Photographs, an exhibition featuring new work by Rockport-based photographer Gary Briechle. The exhibition will be on view from July 27 – September 3, 2016. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, July 28th, 5-7pm. Briechle makes black-and-white photographs, often using a large format […] View event

  • 12:00pm Community

    Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club @ Whitefield Lions Club

    potluck dinner, followed by meeting, where a Chinese auction will be held. Members and guests are asked to bring one or two items for the auction; bring favorite casserole or dessert and enjoy. All seniors are welcome. View event

  • Art, artifacts and anecdotes: 150 years of collecting @ Saco Museum

    Established in 1866 as the York Institute, the Saco Museum is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2016. In the years since its founding, the Museum has acquired a rich and diverse collection of objects. Many of these artifacts came to the museum with fascinating accounts of the people who owned or made them. Join us […] View event

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    Augusta Food Bank @ Augusta Food Bank

    providing groceries to residents of Augusta and Manchester View event

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    Mahjong @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    Challenging game of skill & strategy played with tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. We are looking for people who would be interested in friendly playing or come watch and learn how to play. View event

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    Cribbage @ Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center

    Every Wednesday at Muskie Community Center View event

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    Movie Time for Adults @ Windham Public Library

    New releases shown. Free, snacks provided, no rsvp necessary. Go to webpage for movie selection: http://www.windham.lib.me.us/adult-programming or call Sally for program details: 207-892-1908. View event

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    1:00pm For Kids

    Scavenger Hunt @ Windham Public Library

    The list will be handed out at 1:00pm in the Children’s Room. You have 3 hours to find the items and bring them back to the library. We welcome individuals as well as teams. Prizes for all! For more information, contact the Children’s Room at 207-892-1908. View event

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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! View event

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    Wacky Wednesdays @ Springvale Public Library

    Springvale Public Library presents Wacky Wednesdays Every Wednesday in July. (6, 13, 20, 27) Come into the children’s room anytime between 1-3 pm and make the craft or experiment of the week to take home. Children of all ages and abilities are welcome. Springvale Library is located at 443 Main Street, Springvale View event

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  • Learn How to Take Better Pictures With Your Smartphone Before Your Summer Vacation @ U.S. Cellular

    With summer here and the kids out of school, more people will be reaching in their pockets and using their smartphones to capture vacation memories and everyday moments. Nine out of 10 smartphone owners surveyed recently by U.S. Cellular say they’ve taken photos or videos with their phones, and two out of every three say […] View event

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    Grant Writing for Small Business @ MCED Offices

    Grant writing for Small Businesses with Lee Cheever from MCED and Shane Beckim from MTI Grant opportunities for businesses are different than those in the non-profit arena and the competition is tough. Knowing how to find the right funding source and putting together a strong proposal provide the best chances for success. In this workshop […] View event

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    Bowdoin International Music Festival Community Concerts

    Community Concerts are off-site performances by our talented Artists of Tomorrow – the extraordinary young musicians who come to the Festival each summer from conservatories and graduate schools all over the world. Concerts feature a variety of traditional classical repertoire and are typically about 45 minutes in length. Artists of Tomorrow Community Concerts are sponsored […] View event

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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame @ The Ogunquit Playhouse

    This brand-new musical production is an epic and emotionally charged retelling of the famous Victor Hugo love story of the beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda, the scorned bell-ringer Quasimodo and the dashing Captain Phoebus, set in 15th century Paris. For the first time two masters of stage and screen, composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty […] View event

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    Drop-in Tech Help @ Winslow Public Library

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    Science Magic @ Portland Public Library, Riverton Branch

    The Boston Museum of Science is bringing the wonder of magic to our Riverton Branch as part of the summer reading program, I ♥ Reading in Portland: Time of Wonder! Have you ever wondered how magic tricks really work? This program investigates the science behind the “magic” of several classic magic tricks. You might learn […] View event

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    Waterville Creates! Volunteer Event @ Common Street Arts

    As you may have heard or seen with your very own eyes, Common Street Arts has recently relocated to The Center Building at 93 Main Street in Waterville, a 68,000 square foot hub for the arts in greater Waterville. This is an extremely exciting moment for us as we have dramatically decreased our operating expenses […] View event

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    Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry @ St. Giles' Episcopal Church

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    Chapter Book Discussion Group @ Windham Public Library

    Mrs. Parker, Mrs. Currier, and Ms. Victoria will be reading 2016-2017 Maine Student Book Award (MSBA) books and centering each Chapter Book Discussion around a specific MSBA title, but the discussion will be open for any chapter books that readers choose to talk about. For more information, contact the Children’s Room: 207-892-1908. View event

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    Tao Lin: Learning from Historical Recordings, Bowdoin International Music Festival @ Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College

    Bowdoin Festival Extra presents special events throughout the summer. Concerts and public masterclasses feature our resident artists and participants; lectures and demonstrations feature faculty and guest presenters. Tickets are not required. All events are free. Suggested donation $10. The Bowdoin Festival Extra series is sponsored by Sebasco Harbor Resort and is generously supported by the […] View event

  • Carlo Albucci, “Curious Happenings” @ Gold/Smith Gallery

    Carlo Albucci is a Florentine painter of curious happenings. He paints ironic, iconic, surreal and comic events sometimes all together, sometimes one at a time. In all ways they are fun to look at and even more fun to figure out. These “happenings”, all oil paintings on masonite, are inventions of his rather elaborate and […] View event

  • 5:00pm For Kids, Sports

    Free Football Camp @ Capital Area Soccer Complex, Youth Memorial Field

    FREE FOOTBALL CAMP July 26-28 CARC Youth Memorial Field 5:00pm-7:30pm Grades 2nd-6th Camp is run by experienced area football coaches and volunteers. And it’s completely FREE! Space is limited. REGISTER NOW: www.kennebecchurch.org Sponsored by Kennebec Community Church View event

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    Narcotics Anonymous @ LINC Wellness & Recovery Center

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    Turkey pie supper @ Fairview Grange 342

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    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

  • 5:00pm Reunions

    Class of 1952 @ The Pointe Afta

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    The Fragrant Jewel: A Show of Vinaigrettes @ The Bearded Lady's Jewel Box

    The Fragrant Jewel: A Show of Vinaigrettes at The Bearded Lady’s Jewel Box Vinaigrette (vin-ai-grette), n. 1. a small ornamental box or bottle with perforated top used for holding an aromatic preparation (as smelling salts). Is there something rotten in Portland? Not if you hold one of these twelve beautifully hand crafted vinaigrettes made by […] View event

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    Dancing with Steel en Plein Air @ Belfast Steamboat Landing Park & The Boathouse

    Dancing with Steel en Plein Air July 25 – August 4 Maine artists Alison Chase, director of Alison Chase/Performance, and her nephew Nigel Chase, director of Atlantic Clarion Steel Band, come together to present world-class dance and music in a series of site-inspired pop-up performances on the coast of Maine. From July 25th to August […] View event

  • Augusta National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection Recovery Support Group @ Crisis and Counseling

    1st Floor Conference Room – check with receptionist View event

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    Favorite Summertime Stories @ The Alamo Theater

    BUCKSPORT’S WEDNESDAY ON MAIN & WERU COMMUNITY RADIO PROUDLY PRESENT ‘SUMMERTIME STORIES’ AT THE ALAMO THEATRE, 85 MAIN STREET, BUCKSPORT, JULY 27, 5:30-7:30 PM Prepare yourself for laughter, tears and everything in-between when noted story-tellers from around the great State of Maine take the Alamo Stage to share their Favorite Summertime Stores – and we […] View event

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    Oyster, Wine and Champagne Tasting Cruise @ Damariscotta River Cruises

    This mouthwatering option will feature 6 sensational summer wines paired with tasty oysters harvested from 6 different farms from the Damariscotta River. If your interest is piqued and your palate is tempted then reserve your seat now! View event

  • Gentle Yoga @ Viles Arboretum

    led by Naomi Star Knights and Peggy Baird. Classes suitable for all, including beginners. Drop-ins welcome. Mats available or bring own. View event

  • 5:50pm Community

    Cub Scout Pack 684 @ St. Augustine Church

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    Gallery Talk with Mark Honey @ Courthouse Gallery Fine Art

    Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth will host a Gallery Talk on Wednesday, July 27 at 6pm, for Mark Honey, who will talk about the history of the Greek revival buildings that house Courthouse Gallery. Honey’s talk, “The Puritan Way, A Courthouse Speaks of its Life & Time”, is being held in conjunction with “10/100 […] View event

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    Bright Star World Dance @ Congress Square Park, Portland

    Bright Star World Dance brings you an evening of Belly Dance and Latin Dance. Come see performances by Rosa Noreen, Joie Grandbois, Dark Follies, Anna and Lazaro of Danza Latina, and the Bright Star belly dance student troupes! Learn some new movements in all different styles from these friendly and welcoming teachers. Tap your toes, […] View event

  • 6:00pm Theater

    Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” @ Camden Public Library Amphitheatre

    Performed by the Camden Shakespeare Festival in the Camden Amphitheatre. Tickets are available online at www.camdenshakespeare.org. View event

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    SUP Yoga at the East End Beach @ East End Beach

    If you enjoy yoga and you like being on the water, you’ll probably have a blast trying out SUP Yoga at the East End Beach this summer. You don’t need to be an expert yogi or an expert paddler. All experience levels are welcome. There are limited spots available for each class, so we strongly […] View event

  • Matthew Langdon @ Topsham Public Library

    Meet the author of the historical novel, Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War: At Every Hazard. Mr. Cost graduated with a B.A. in history from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. After teaching middle school social studies for ten years, he is now a full time writer. View event

  • Come have a night out on the Cops- Lewiston Outdoor Movie nights @ Pettingill School Park

    The Lewiston Police Department is seeking to explore a new way to improve its accessibility to the community it serves by hosting a series of six outdoor movie nights beginning in late June to early fall of 2016. This would be an innovated and new approach to the “community policing” strategy across the county and […] View event

  • Pittston Selectboard @ Pittston Town Office

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  • 6:30pm Community

    Maine-ly Harmony @ Salvation Army, Augusta

    directed by Kathy Greason of Brunswick, meets Wednesday evenings in Augusta, and consists of women of all ages who hail from Bangor, Albion, Fayette, Readfield, Freeport, Belgrade, Old Town and South China, as well as Central Maine communities, singing the barbershop style of four-part harmony. All are invited to attend a rehearsal and participate in […] View event

  • Waterville EVENING National Alliance on Mental Illness Family Support Group @ Pleasant Street United Methodist Church

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    Life Drawing Open Studio @ Common Street Arts

    Join us for our ongoing Life Drawing series. We are currently drawing from the clothed model. We meet every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9pm in the CSA Gallery. Drop-in for $15/session or purchase a 5-session card for just $50.00 ($10.00 / session) Serious artists and beginners alike are welcome. No instruction is given, just an […] View event

  • Augusta National Alliance on Mental Illness Family Support Group @ NAMI Maine Office

    for family members who have a loved one living with mental health issues View event

  • 6:30pm Community

    Bingo @ Madison VFW Post 7865

    Doors open at 5 p.m. every Wednesday View event

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    Mainely Harmony women’s a cappella chorus @ Salvation Army, Augusta

    room 112. All women are welcome to visit and/or sing. View event

  • Learn How to Take Better Pictures With Your Smartphone Before Your Summer Vacation @ U.S. Cellular

    With summer here and the kids out of school, more people will be reaching in their pockets and using their smartphones to capture vacation memories and everyday moments. Nine out of 10 smartphone owners surveyed recently by U.S. Cellular say they’ve taken photos or videos with their phones, and two out of every three say […] View event

  • Makers at the Hall: Maker’s Mix @ Mechanics Hall

    Calling all artists and artisans, smiths and wrights, tinkerers, tailors, writers and cooks! Calling makers of pictures and stories, of puppets and plays and pots and posters! Come meet your fellow makers! This month Makers at the Hall will be devoted to conversation and camaraderie among makers of all kinds … and as always there […] View event

  • 7:00pm Film

    Merrill Film Society: “The Graduate” @ Merrill Memorial Library

    In Mike Nichols’ 1967 comedy, a jaded college graduate (Dustin Hoffman) vacillates between his older lover (Anne Bancroft) and her daughter (Katharine Ross). View event

  • HOT FLASH! A musical comedy now playing through August 18 at The Footlights Theatre in Falmouth.
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    Hot Flash! What A Feelin’! @ The Footlights Theatre

    Hot Flash! What A Feelin’! is a hilarious new musical comedy that celebrates women, their friendships and the adventures they face in their later years! Following the sell-out success of last summer’s Girls Only, we bring another hilarious evening of non-stop comedy and music to The Footlights Theatre stage for women of all ages -and […] View event

  • 7:00pm Community

    Norridgewock Historical Society monthly meeting @ Norridgewock Historical Society Museum

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  • Lantern lit walking tour of Hallowell @ Hallowell

    by the Lady in the Red Cloak, discover the back streets and hidden stories of Hallowell, its mysteries and haunts. See the oldest building on Water Street, hear many ghostly tales, learn of the patent medicine business, experience a one-of-a-kind evening in this antique riverport. The moderate walk, suitable for all ages, lasts approximately 90 […] View event

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    “Fiddler on the Roof” @ Maine State Music Theatre

    With iconic and beloved songs such as Sunrise, Sunset, If I Were a Rich Man, and Matchmaker, Matchmaker, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the perfect mix of humor and heart that will leave you crying tears of sadness, laughter and joy. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on a poor dairyman […] View event

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    Hallowell Red Cloak Haunted History Tour

    Join The Lady in the Red Cloak for a lantern lit walking tour of Hallowell. Discover the back streets and hidden stories of Hallowell, its mysteries and haunts. See the oldest building on Water Street, hear many ghostly tales, learn of the patent medicine business, experience a one-of-a-kind evening in this antique riverport. The moderate […] View event

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    Wednesday Upbeat!, Bowdoin International Music Festival @ Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College

    A mid-week series featuring festival artists, offering a mixture of established and contemporary works in a casual setting. HENRI DUTILLEUX Piano Sonata Douglas Humpherys, piano JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (arr. Sitkovetsky) Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Susie Park, violin Liz Freivogel, viola Astrid Schween, cello View event

  • 7:30pm Music

    New England Music Camp student honor recitals @ Snow Pond Center for the Arts

    in Alumni Hall. View event

  • Bates Dance Festival: ‘Moving in the Moment’ @ Alumni Gym, Bates College

    An evening of improvisational dance and music by contact improvisers Chris Aiken, Angie Hauser and more than 20 festival faculty and musicians. FMI batesdancefestival.org. View event

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    8:00pm Music, Nightclubs

    Roots/Americana with David Beam & The Custom House Gang @ Andy's Old Port Pub

    If it’s Wednesday, then you’re going to be able to hear David Beam and The Custom House Gang at Andy’s Old Port Pub. The gang gathers and plays some of the most beautiful Americana music you’ll find anywhere. Brothers David and David (but that’s another story) sit center in this waterfront gathering while other blues/bluegrass/americana […] View event

  • Vinland Jazz Night @ Vinland

    Every Wednesday, 8-10 PM, Marc Chillemi and the SoPo Trio will be tearing it up! Come in for dinner or just a couple of drinks, and enjoy Portland’s top live jazz. No cover, and everything is 20% off from 8 PM on. Vinland www.vinland.me | (207)653-8617 | info@vinland facebook.com/vinlandmaine instagram.com/vinlandmaine twitter.com/vinlandmaine Marc Chillemi and the […] View event

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    8:00pm Music

    The Maine Dead Project Summer Residency @ Portland House of Music and Events

    The Maine Dead Project Summer Residency (Jam Band, Grateful Dead Covers) Doors at 8 | Music at 9:30. $5 View event

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    8:00pm Comedy

    Portland Comedy Showcase @ Bull Feeney's

    Featuring the region’s top stand-up talent and our famous “One Minute Challenge” audience open mic. Portland’s best bet on a Wednesday; you’ll laugh your mask off! View event

  • 8:00pm Music, Nightclubs

    Open Mic @ Silver Street Tavern

    Open Mic at Silver Street Tavern Every Wednesday from 8PM-11PM! $8 Specialty Pizzas all day Wednesdays & Super Happy Hour – 1/2 Price Drinks Every Day from 3PM – 6PM View event

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    An intimate evening with Lucie Arnaz @ Camden Opera House

    An Intimate Evening with Lucie Arnaz is a critically acclaimed nightclub act performed by Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Lucie has toured this cabaret- type show to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and in Manhattan to the elegant Rainbow and Stars, Feinsteins and the Birdland Jazz Club. “I feel so lucky to […] View event

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    9:00pm Music

    Kristen Ford one woman looping band @ Flask Lounge

    ### FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Kristen Ford: 312-450-9343 kristenfordmusic@gmail.com Kristen Ford performs at Flask Lounge on Wednesday July 27 and Andy’s Old Port Pub Thursday July 28 in support of her second studio release as a one woman looping band. After two years on the road, playing over 300 shows across 45 states and […] View event