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  • Thursday January 18 2018
    Along the Rhine

    AMC potluck and presentation: Connecting rivers, people and fish – by bike @ Curtis Memorial Library (Morrell Meeting Room)

    Join us for this unique presentation on fish passage and biking in Europe. Alicia Heyburn, of Brunswick, spent five weeks last summer on a solo bicycle tour from the source of the Rhine River in the Swiss Alps, to the outlet at the North Sea near Amsterdam. Traveling on an exceptional network of bike paths, […] View event

  • Julie Gray – Waiting Room @ SPACE Gallery

    Waiting Room depicts a domestic space full of personal effects, houseplants, dated electronics and one lone chair, all created with naive materials including papier-mâché, yarn, paper, clay, acrylic, and other like materials. Gray takes inspiration from her grandmothers’ longing to pass away and their collective sense of loneliness, loss and anticipation in reuniting with their […] View event

  • Dave Eassa – Stop and Smell the Roses Sometimes @ SPACE Gallery

    If all else fails, find the Sun. In times when it seems increasingly easy to become overwhelmed with current climates and negativity, take some time to remember the good. Celebrate the little things, and commemorate what makes you smile. A small act that keeps the wheels turning. Dave Eassa (b. 1991) is an artist and […] View event

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    TRANSLUCENCE, photographs by John Ripton @ Daunis Fine Jewelry

    Kennebunkport photographer, poet, essayist, and historian, John Ripton gains distortion of common subjects by photographing through rain and ice on windows in his “Translucence” series. This will open at Daunis Fine Jewelry Studio, January 5th for First Friday Art Walk and is located at 616 Congress St., Portland and run through February. “Shooting on snowy […] View event

  • Experience the Not-So-Lovely Love Letters at The Footlights Theatre, January 11-27.

    The Not-So-Lovely Love Letters @ The Footlights Theatre

    A “hit”larious new comedy about love and life that will start the new year off with non-stop laughter. Sometimes what people “say” isn’t exactly what was said- and sometimes what people “read” isn’t exactly what’s going on… and that can create a whole lot of uproarious misunderstanding with comical consequences for this older couple who […] View event

  • “Heads, Hands, Feet; Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, Dying” @ Bates College Museum of Art

    Bates College Museum of Art Exhibit: A couple since the mid-1970s, sculptor Rona Pondick and painter Robert Feintuch share interests in making work that uses the body to pursue psychologically suggestive meanings: Both believe that the body speaks. This remarkable exhibition, the first substantial exhibition of both their work together, includes sculptures and prints by […] View event

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    “Recent Watercolors” @ Campus Center – UNE, Biddeford campus

    ‘Recent watercolor works by artist Russel Whitten are on display at University of New England Biddeford Campus Center. Working primarily pleinair, Whitten has captured native vignettes on paper from Old Orchard Beach to Kennebunkport, Maine. Whitten studied at The Art Students League of New York, Maine College of Art in Portland and Heartwood College of […] View event

  • Past Tense – A Group Show with Nicole Dyer, Jerrell Gibbs, and Rachel Hayden @ SPACE Gallery

    Past Tense is a group show curated by Dave Eassa featuring works by Baltimore-based painters Nicole Dyer, Jerrell Gibbs, and Rachel Hayden. The three artists deal with autobiographical narratives and mine memory, conversations, relationships, events, family artifacts, people, and places to build a visual language that works to analyze one’s self. Subleties within the days […] View event

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    Harry Beskind: “Whimsical Watercolors” @ Merrill Memorial Library

    Through March 3. Beskind thinks of his painting as “ a continuation of his life’s work: in his art he tries to understand some aspects of our mental lives and their effects on our souls.” A graphologist, who analyzed his handwriting, has told Beskind that somehow he has “kept alive a part of childhood and […] View event

  • 1-hut guided ski outing @ Maine Huts & Trails

    Glide through the forest on freshly groomed trails with confidence. You’ll meet your guide at the Airport Trailhead, then ascend 3.2 miles, over rolling hills and through ancient hardwood groves to Poplar Hut, perched above Poplar Falls. At the hut, you’ll find a glowing fire and friendly staff. Relax, stretch, and take a hot shower […] View event

  • 3-hut guided ski tour @ Maine Huts & Trails

    Experience three huts over four days of adventure with a Registered Maine Guide. Explore scenic backcountry trails while taking in views of Flagstaff Lake, Bigelow and Sugarloaf Mountains as you visit Flagstaff, Poplar and Stratton Brook Huts. As always, you can look forward to hearty home-cooked meals, hot showers, toasty bunkrooms and cozy spots in […] View event

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    Discarded & Discovered @ CIA Cafe

    Discarded & Discovered Show opens January 18 with an artist reception & book signing 5-7 pm 72 Ocean Street So. Portland New exhibit at Cia Cafe features an illustrator and three photographers who focus on Maine and utilize their own individual process. Lewis Rossignol takes us for a unique journey in his new book “Discarded” […] View event

  • Kennebec Water District Trustees @ Kennebec Water District

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    Perspectives: Skillin’s Greenhouses Art Show 2018 @ Skillin's Greenhouse

    Six Maine Artists share their color-infused interpretations of local vistas & visions on canvas: Rachel Smith Maher, Suzanne Woodward, Tricia Granzier, Julie Waterman, Andrea Timm, and Danielle Arroyo January 18 through February 15 Artists Reception Sunday 1/28/18 ~~ 1:00-3:00PM Skillin’s Greenhouse 89 Foreside Rd Falmouth ME View event

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    Free Hearing Screenings @ Hearing Healthcare Associates

    On January 16th and 18th Hearing Healthcare Associates in Augusta, ME will be providing FREE HEARING SCREENINGS and will have a visiting specialist explaining the LATEST in DIGITAL HEARING TECHNOLOGY! While this is a free event, space will be limited. Please call 207-248-8822 to reserve your spot today! Event will take place at Hearing Healthcare […] View event

  • 2018 Rangeley Snodeo @ Rangeley

    The Rangeley Snowmobile Club will host the annual Snodeo event January 18th through January 20th. The events kick-off with a Chili/Chowder Cook-Off at 5:30 PM at The Gingerbread House Restaurant and Casino Night on Thursday,January 18,2018 at Bald Mountain Camps and continue throughout the weekend. A live auction will be held Friday,January 19th at Moose […] View event

  • 9:00am Community

    Fairfield Interfaith Food Pantry @ Fairfield Interfaith Food Pantry

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  • 9:30am Community

    Oldies But Good Senior Center @ The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Gardiner

    Socialize, play games, and plan activities, sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Kennebec Valley. View event

  • Silent Saturday @ Unity of Greater Portland

    Be in silence with others for a time of meditation and reflection. Group meditation offered twice during the day. Otherwise, spend time exploring your Spirit in reading, journaling, writing or other personal avenues to your Inner Guide. Communal silent lunch provided. All spiritual paths honored in this experience of Oneness and Peace. View event

  • 10:00am Community

    Seniors Advisory Committee @ Litchfield Senior Center

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    Spark! Maine ART Stories @ Maine Historical Society

    Spark! Maine ART Stories Open daily through March 31, 2018 Winter hours: November 1 – March 31: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm HOLIDAY HOURS: December 1 – 23: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm Maine has always been a home and a haven to artists and creative makers. Spark! Maine ART Stories explores the varied ways Mainers express themselves today, […] View event

  • Children’s Story Time & Craft Project @ Belgrade Public Library

    Come join us at the Belgrade Public Library on 124 Depot Road for a variety of stories and kids crafts every Thursday morning. Story Time themes are posted on our web site and craft projects can be viewed on our facebook page. All events are free and open to the public. For more information call […] View event

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    10:30am Food and Drink

    Portland Old Port Culinary Walking Tour @ Old Port

    Eat and drink like a local with us on a Maine Foodie Tour! The culinary culture of a town is so much more than just sit-down dining experiences. It’s the bakers, brewers, candy makers and other artisan food and beverage locales where creativity and taste meet. On our popular Culinary Walking Tour you’ll sample a […] View event

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    Off the Wall @ ICA at Maine College of Art

    ICA at Maine College of Art On view from January 18 – February 23, 2018 Exhibition Reception: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 5:00–8:00pm In 1966, German-born American sculptor Eva Hesse attached a seemingly simple long metal cord to a canvas that dramatically transformed a painting into a sculpture. Such a simple act revolutionized our understanding of […] View event

  • 11:00am Community

    Chicken Pot Pie @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    Chicken Pot Pie, Cheese Biscuit, Vegetable, Soup, Salad and Dessert View event

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    Dwell: at home in the gallery @ Common Street Arts

    join common street arts for an interactive exhibit from january 10 to february 10, 2018! dwell is designed to foster community, conversation, and creativity. during these wintery weeks, visit the gallery to share in the 20th and 21st century board games, tea and tarot readings, art making activities, snow sculpting in castonguay square, piano playing, […] View event

  • Sean Alonzo Harris: Voices in Our Midst @ PhoPa Gallery

    Voices in Our Midst is a collection of street photography and portraits by Sean Alonzo Harris taken in Portland, Maine and New York City over the past few years. Harris’ work focuses on human experience and identity and is informed by the stories of those who have gone before us and those who move among […] View event

  • 12:00pm Civic/Political

    The Maine Heritage Policy Center Luncheon Discussion: “The Right To Earn A living Act” with Speaker Jon Riches @ DiMillo's on the Water

    Join us at DiMillo’s in Portland for a luncheon and discussion featuring Mr. Jon Riches, an expert on occupational licensing reform and Director of National Litigation for the Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation in Phoenix, Arizona. View event

  • 1:00pm Community

    Bridge Club @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    Bridge is a challenging partnership card game requiring four players. Considered by many to be the ultimate card game, this classic game involves strategy and concentration. Players of all levels of experience welcome. Bridge is every Thursday from 1 – 4 PM. Call Fran at 495-3490 to register. View event

  • Special Edition- Wednesday, April 20th (3)
    4:00pm Community, Film

    Teen Movie Night @ Waterville Public Library

    Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library at 4pm every Thursday for a screening of a popular movie! To discover the movie’s true identity, please call (207) 872-5433, or visit our website: http://www.watervillelibrary.org/events/view-event.php?id=6221 This event is free, and open to attendees ages 11-18. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or […] View event

  • Opening reception: Sean Alonzo Harris, Voices in Our Midst @ PhoPa Gallery

    Voices in Our Midst is a collection of street photography and portraits by Sean Alonzo Harris taken in Portland, Maine and New York City over the past few years. Harris’ work focuses on human experience and identity and is informed by the stories of those who have gone before us and those who move among […] View event

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    Artists’ Rights, and Exploitation @ Art Gallery – UNE, Portland campus

    When does documentation become an intrusion, do photographers have a right to photograph anyone in public they wish or are there limits? Join us as our panel discusses privacy and expression, whether the two are mutually exclusive. View event

  • Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club Snodeo Weekend

    Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club’s Snodeo Weekend begins Thursday, January 18th and continues through Saturday evening, January 20th. The weekend kicks off with the Chili/Chowder Cook-Off sponsored by the Rangeley Region Chamber of Commerce & Budweiser at The Gingerbread House Restaurant at 5:30 PM. Taste samples of chili and chowder prepared by the area’s restaurants and […] View event

  • Beekeeping Classes @ The Honey Exchange

    Beginner Beekeeping (Tuesday and Thursday nights/Saturday morning) is a five week course that takes absolute beginners from setting up a new hive, managing it throughout the season, getting ready for winter, and planning for the following spring. The class has a special focus on urban, suburban, and chemical-free beekeeping. Sophomore Beekeeping (Wednesday night) is a […] View event

  • Celebrate Recovery @ Augusta First Church of the Nazarene

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  • Daddy-Daughter Hair Camp @ Camden Public Library

    Dads can learn basic braiding techniques, how to style a bun, and other useful tricks! Daughters, two words: “glitter beards.” (Other parent/child combos welcome!) All supplies provided. $10 material fee per pair. Sign up: 207-236-3440. View event

  • Book talk with Kay Hardy Campbell @ Jefferson Public Library, Jefferson Village School

    Come hear Kay Hardy Campbell discuss her first novel and sign books at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Jefferson Public Library, located in the Jefferson Village School, 48 Washington Road, Jefferson. Campbell has written “A Caravan of Brides,” a novel that looks at Saudi culture through the eyes of two women who become […] View event

  • Bess Jacques & The Strays
    6:00pm Music

    Bess Jacques & The Strays @ Solo Italiano

    Bess Jacques & The Strays draw on a mix of vintage Americana, including beloved jazz standards from the American Songbook along with more modern, R&B-inspired tunes and Americana. The trio’s musical offerings range from hard swinging to honky-tonk, Louis Armstrong to Fats Domino and Tom Waits, and include beautiful originals, for a mix of sounds […] View event

  • 6:00pm Community

    Windsor Food Bank Hours @ Food Bank Building, Windsor Town Hall

    Windsor Food Bank Hours 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. View event

  • Sprouting Daisies @ Pond Cove Elementary School

    Sprouting Daisies will bring together girls and their caregivers, and allow them to discover why Girl Scouting is important to the development of girls – even the youngest ones. Attendees will be invited to participate in an activity, learn about volunteer opportunities, and learn how to earn GSME’s newest patch – Sprouting Daisies – for […] View event

  • Visions of Place: 30 Contemporary Maine Artists @ Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom

    · A winter art exhibit featuring 30 contemporary artists who reside in Maine.  · Exhibit hosted in the Thos. Moser Freeport, Maine showroom from January 18 – April 29, 2018  · An opening reception will be held Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. Auburn, Maine (December 2017) – Thos. Moser, Handmade American […] View event

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    6:30pm Dancing

    Pine Cone Reelers Square Dance Club of Augusta @ Lincoln School

    Pine Cone Reelers Square Dance Club of Augusta will conduct square dance workshops for beginner through plus from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday during the rest of the 2018 school year through May 10. All workshops are held at Lincoln School, 30 Lincoln St., Augusta, off Western Avenue behind Pizza Hut. No workshops are […] View event

  • Mystery

    Who Done It? @ Thomas Memorial Library

    In noir fiction, the protagonist is never the detective. They are the victim. Or suspect. Or even the perpetrator! Learn more about this exciting writing style from local author Dick Cass as he joins us to discuss how classic noir detective fiction rose as a subgenre, and who is currently writing in this style. Dick […] View event

  • Miracle Medicine Show

    A night of personal storytelling through the lens of five people in recovery. View event

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    Beauty School Drop-outs: DIY natural lip balm @ Lithgow Public Library

    Join us for a new monthly teen event: Beauty School Dropouts! Each event will feature a fun and low-key styling technique. In January we’ll be making natural lip balm. For ages 13-18 View event

  • Planning Board Public Meeting Commercial Applications @ Belgrade Town Office

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TOWN OF BELGRADE The Belgrade Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on “The Goods” Commercial Application. “The Goods” application is asking for the following changes located at 56 Main St; conversion of first floor to be used as a retail sale space (antiques), Second floor used for storage, also the […] View event

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    7:00pm Theater

    Shear Madness @ Good Theater — St. Lawrence Art Center

    Shear Madness by Paul Portner is the longest running comedy in the USA. This hysterical whodunnit is different at every performance. The audience helps to solve the murder and even gets to interview the suspects! Filled with local references and up to the minute jokes, Shear Madness has been delighting audiences for decades. View event

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    Thursday Night Stomp! Weekly Swing Dance @ Maine Ballroom Dance

    Join Portland Swing Project for our weekly swing dance, Thursday Night Stomp! Come dance to a variety of swing music from our talented musicians and DJs playing music from the 1920s to today. Try swing for the first time with a beginning lesson 7-7:30 and music 7:30-9:30. Shake off some mid-week stress, meet new people […] View event

  • Belgrade Planning Board meeting @ Belgrade Town Office

    There will be Planning Board meeting on Thursday at 7pm. It will be held at the Belgrade Town Office, 990 Augusta road Belgrade Maine. Any questions please email npoole@townofbelgrade.com or call 495-2258. View event

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    Free film: The Great Alone @ Yarmouth History Center

    Yarmouth Historical Society and Royal River Conservation Trust are pleased to present a free film screening of “The Great Alone” on Thursday, January 18 at 7:00 pm. This award-winning 2016 documentary was shot in the arctic wilderness of Alaska and captures the inspiring comeback story of champion sled dog racer Lance Mackey, who battled both […] View event

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    Roomful of Teeth @ Hannaford Hall, USM Abromson Center, Portland Campus

    “Roomful of Teeth is making some of the most rigorously venturesome and thrillingly inventive music being made by any ensemble, vocal or instrumental.” (The Nation) The Grammy Award-winning octet is dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice and is perhaps the most currently talked about ensemble today. Their electrifying and “sensually stunning” […] View event

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    John Kramer, pianist @ Olin Concert Hall

    A composer, conductor, pianist and assistant professor at the Berklee College of Music, Kramer says that Bates is where he decided to become a musician. Free but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com.FMI olinarts@bates.edu or 207-786-6135.
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  • 7:30pm Theater

    One Flea Spare

    One Flea Spare by Naomi Wallace January 18 – February 4, 2018 Set in plague-ravaged 17th Century London, a wealthy couple is preparing to flee their quarantined home when a mysterious sailor and a young girl are discovered sneaking into their boarded-up house. Now, they find themselves trapped together for 28 days – and the […] View event

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    8:00pm Music

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra @ One Longfellow Square

    Started in 2004, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 18-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of traditional and contemporary big band literature. The PJO enjoys playing works written by members such as Craig Skeffington, Willie Johnson, Chris Humphrey and Terry White in addition […] View event