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    Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) 21st Anniversary @ Railroad Square Cinema

    The Maine International Film Festival is back for their 21st anniversary! Maine’s oldest, largest, and most-beloved film festival is coming back to Waterville, Maine on July 13th! For 10 days, this series will showcase the best of American independent, international, and Maine-made films while featuring numerous special guests! MIFF returns each year to the Waterville […] View event

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    Peace by Piece Community Quilting @ Portland Public Library, Peaks Island

    A passionate advocate for generating positive interaction between diverse community members of all ages and abilities, Lizzy Rockwell co-founded a non-profit project called “Peace by Piece:The Norwalk Community Quilt Project” in the city of Norwalk, CT using quiltmaking as a tool to bring people together. An intergenerational after school art program whose mission is to […] View event

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    Half & Full Day Paddle Adventures @ Various locations throughout Maine

    Half and Full day Paddle Adventures: Are you looking to experience the beauty of inland Maine? North Star Adventures will take you on either a full or half day paddle experience. Are you staying Down East, central, southern, or in western Maine? We can put together a plan and meet at an inland lake or […] View event

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    Oil & Acrylic Paintings by Art Schaefer @ Campus Center – UNE, Biddeford campus

    ART SCHAEFER Paintings in Oil and Acrylic Art works primarily in oil. He paints both en plein air and in his Freeport studio. His style varies, along with his subject matter, encompassing a range of colorful, personality-driven animal portraiture, landscapes and seascapes, and studies of livestock and wildlife. His work is consistently energetic, with a […] View event

  • Arrival @ SPACE Gallery

    SPACE is proud to present a new mural by artist, activist, and filmmaker, Spencer Keeton Cunningham. Arrival addresses the first point of contact between European colonists and indigenous peoples in New England from the artist’s perspective. Spencer Keeton Cunningham is a contemporary artist whose work encompasses large-scale murals, film and sculpture. A member of the […] View event

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    Egghead Evening: Universal Health Care @ Victory 2018 Campaign Office

    “Egghead Evenings” take place on various Mondays from 7 – 8:30 p.m. throughout the summer at the Lincoln County Democratic Committee Campaign Office, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. These open discussion groups will focus on policy-related or historical topics featuring experts who live in or frequent Midcoast Maine. On Monday, July 16, Professor Mark A. Peterson, […] View event

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    Naked Shakesbeer @ Fore River Brewing Co.

    This accessible hour-long show features sonnets, soliloquies and scenes brought to life without sets, lights or costumes in Fore River’s cozy tasting room in South Portland. Long-time Naked Shakespeare fans will recognize the format, which mixes sonnets and soliloquies cued by lines providing modern context along with some background information for pieces that are less […] View event

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    Bates Dance Festival: Inside Dance Community Conversation with Jaamil Olawale Kosoko & Rennie Harris @ Celebration Barn Theater

    A Nigerian American poet, curator and performance artist, Olawale Kosoko joins Rennie Harris and his company PureMovement for a discussion of Harris’s Lifted — a piece, inspired by the novel Oliver Twist, that employs house music and dance to explore tensions between self-determination and higher obligations. View event

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    Women Mind the Water digital stories project @ Maine (statewide)

    Women and girls from across the state are invited to create a cell phone video about a memorable experience with water. Whether it’s a story about swimming in the ocean for the first time, getting caught in a thunderstorm, a childhood recipe for making snowball sundaes, or something else, Women Mind the Water wants to […] View event

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    Tunk Mountain: Hike & Swim @ Tunk Mountain

    Spend a glorious day with North Star Adventures hiking Tunk Mountain. Tunk Mountain, elevation 1,157′, is located near Cherryfield Maine. It is a beautiful, moderate, 1.8 mile (one way) hike. It does steepen near the top and had two metal rungs to assist you over a boulder. The hike is gorgeous. There are views of […] View event

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    Mackworth Island Transformed: Rocks Reimagined @ Portland City Hall

    Portland, ME – Tim Greenway debuts the photography exhibit “Mackworth Island Transformed: Rocks Reimagined” in the Portland City Hall Rotunda from July 3 – August 31, 2018. “Mackworth Island Transformed: Rocks Reimagined” explores the transformation of space within the context of both the physical and the psychological. Using the popular location of the rock formations […] View event

  • Mindful Tots Playgroup @ Rosemont Studio Collective

    Come explore, play, and learn in this open format playgroup for ages 2-5. Activities will also include storytime, yoga stretches, and sing-alongs. Wonderful for kids and caregivers alike! Join us at the Rosemont Studio Collective on the West End. View event

  • Tax Assessors’ Agent Office Hours @ Windsor Town Hall

    Tax Assessors’ Agent Office Hours 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. View event

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    Find Waldo in Downtown Portland @ Treehouse Toys

    Where’s Waldo? In Downtown Portland of course! The iconic children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-four local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community, including […] View event

  • 9:00am For Kids

    Kennebec Explorers Day Camp @ Maine Maritime Museum

    Your kids will love this five-day summer camp led by Maine Maritime Museum. Our camp will develop your child’s curiosity for nature exploration and all things nautical while becoming a favorite summer activity. Through recreation, hands-on activities and fun field trips, kids will learn and have fun at the same time. Campers will explore the […] View event

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    Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop @ Skidompha Second Hand Book Shop

    The Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop in downtown Damariscotta will be open on Sundays for the summer, beginning on June 3. Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop is also open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and until 6 p.m. Thursdays. The book shop offers thousands of books in dozens […] View event

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    Dinosaur Summer Camp @ Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine

    Registration for our 2018 Summer Camp season is open! Join us for Dinosaur Camp (just one of twelve camps), running July 16-20 (9am-12pm), recommended for ages 4-6. Discover prehistory by traveling back in time in a theatrical dinosaur adventure, become a scientist to dig up replica dinosaur bones, create your own fossils, and get messy […] View event

  • Animal Camp @ Coastal Humane Society

    Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter’s Animal Camp is a fun and educational experience that is all animals all week long! Campers spend time each day interacting with animals, hearing from shelter professionals, and taking part in fun activities that help animals and raise awareness about sheltering and other animal-related issues. Campers will […] View event

  • Line dancing @ Litchfield Senior Center

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  • 9:30am For Kids

    Wiggle Worms @ Winslow Public Library

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  • A 1922 drawing by Carl Sprinchorn, “Ten Imaginary Characters” is on display in the exhibition Maine Moderns: Drawings by Marsden Hartley and Carl Sprinchorn at the Bates Museum of Art.

    Maine Moderns: Drawings by Marsden Hartley and Carl Sprinchorn @ Bates College Museum of Art

    Sourced primarily from the museum’s Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection, this exhibition brings together figural drawings by artists who were longtime friends. Born in Lewiston, Hartley is recognized as an innovative and important figure in American Modernist painting. His drawings in this exhibition are from a series of later figural works, circa 1940, and are all […] View event

  • A 1966 oil painting by Dahlov Ipcar, “Valley of Tishnar” is on display as of June 8 in Dahlov Ipcar: Blue Moons & Menageries, a 2018 summer exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art.

    Dahlov Ipcar: Blue Moons & Menageries: @ Bates College Museum of Art

    This exhibition presents a wide array of paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures representing nearly entire career of Ipcar, one of Maine’s best-known artists. Many of the works shown are exhibited publicly for the first time. Ipcar, the daughter of prominent modernist artists, Marguerite and William Zorach, reached a wide audience through the many children’s books […] View event

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    New work in needle felting by Helen Farnham at Markings Gallery

    Needlefelted pieces created by Boothbay Harbor artist Helen Farnham highlight wonderful colors and textures in her creations of marine life and exotoc animal wall pieces. Some are quite large and will provide an unusual focal point for a room! The show will be highlighted at Markings Gallery for the month of July, open daily 10-5. View event

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    Patricia Chandler a Solo Exhibition of Paintings @ Richard Boyd Art Gallery

    (Portland, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of original paintings by artist Patricia Chandler on Sunday, July 1 with a meet the artist reception to follow on the 7th. Born and raised in Maine, Pat’s career as a trained commercial and fine artist spans more than five decades. Pat […] View event

  • 10:00am For Kids

    Theme Park Open: July

    Hours: 10:00AM – 5:00PM Come RIDE, ROAR, and EXPLORE at the exciting world of Edaville! With 3 PARKS IN 1, you can ride through Cran-Central, roar throughout Dino Land, and explore with Thomas & Friends through the magical Island of Sodor! Admission includes all rides & attractions. MA/RI Residents save up to $7 per date […] View event

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    On the Table, In the Vase: New Work by Barbara Walch @ Maine Potters Market

    For the month of July, Maine Potters Market highlights the unique and appealing hand made work from Barbara Walch Pottery of Fire Flower Gardens. Barbara’s paired endeavors of nature-inspired functional pottery and her own organically grown flowers mark the beginning of the high summer season. Festive parties and picnics will be enhanced by the whimsical […] View event

  • 10:00am Benefits

    Summer book sale @ The Williams House

    The Cary Memorial Library Summer Book Sale is planned for Saturday, July 14, through Saturday, July 21, at the Williams House, 14 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne. The library’s summer book sale will open at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 14. This weeklong sale is one of the library’s two giant annual sales, with four rooms filled […] View event

  • Tracy’s Cooking Class @ Golden Oldies Senior Center

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  • 10:15am For Kids

    Toddler open gym @ Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons

    Bring your little ones down to run around and play in our gym or go outside and play on our playground! This is a great way to get out of the house and have your toddlers make new friends and for parents to meet. View event

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    Story Time & Craft @ Windham Public Library

    Children up to age 5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to join us. This presentation includes two stories and several songs. Children should be able to sit attentively throughout the 30 minute program. Story Time will be followed by a simple craft (truly easy!) as part of the summer reading program. For more information, call […] View event

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    Mother Goose Storytime @ Wells Public Library

    Join us for Mother Goose Mondays! Children ages 0-24 months and their caregivers are invited to engage in lap activities, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. 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

  • 11:00am Community

    Cribbage/Unlucky 7’s @ Litchfield Senior Center

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    The Essence of Maine

    Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor, presents its second show of the season featuring stone sculptor Mark Herrington, wood sculptor Dan Miller, and land and seascape painter Barbara J. Zucker. These three artists are among several who have been with the gallery since it opened ten years ago. Mark is a lifelong student of the creative […] View event

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    11:00am Music

    Brentano String Quartet Masterclass @ Studzinski Recital Hall

    Masterclasses give the audience a first-hand look into the teaching and learning process that goes into creating music. Honing technical craft, understanding the nuances of musical language, and finding personal meaning in music are all part of a great masterclass. View event

  • 11:00am For Kids

    Southworth Planetarium: Moles/Dinosaurs at Dusk! @ Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine

    Here at the Southworth Planetarium of the University of Southern Maine, we show educational programs for all ages and interest levels. Each show features a walk-through of our science exhibits that explore our amazing Planet and Solar System and a star tour of the night sky by an experienced astronomer, projected onto our dome. On […] View event

  • 12:00pm Community

    Cribbage @ Golden Oldies Senior Center

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    Bring your own lunch @ Litchfield Senior Center

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  • 12:30pm Community

    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

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    Kayaking on the Little River Estuary @ Wells Reserve at Laudholm

    Paddle the quiet waters of a Maine estuary, watching for wildlife and learning about this treasured habitat from a registered Maine Kayak Guide. For ages 12 and up and some restrictions apply. Registration required. View event

  • 1:00pm Community

    Cushnoc Seniors meeting @ St. Augustine Church

    Those 55 or older welcome, doors open at 10:30 a.m. for socialization and lunch, a short business meeting begins at 1 p.m. View event

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    Partner cribbage games @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    Cribbage is a fun card game of numbers. While the mathematics of the game is simple, cribbage is a game of strategy and tactics. Monday’s View event

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    Cribbage @ Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center

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  • 1:00pm For Kids, Music

    Musical Reactions @ Winslow Public Library

    How does music make you feel? What do sound vibrations do? Join us as we make dancing ooobleck and draw the way songs make us feel. Aimed at elementary school kids. View event

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    Bingo/games @ Litchfield Senior Center

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  • Understanding Health Care Directives @ Casco Bay Lines

    Are you a family caregiver? Join us at an upcoming caregiver class sponsored by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. Understanding Health Care Directives July 16, 1-2pm – Casco Bay Lines Conference Room, Portland This class offers information about legal tools to help ensure that health care wishes are followed, should a person become unable […] View event

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    Musical Reactions @ Winslow Public Library

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    Craft Day @ Windham Public Library

    Crafts for children entering K-6 grade in the fall. Craft programs will be in the meeting room of the library. Check in at the circulation desk in the Children’s Room for an entry ticket. 24 children may come and they will be asked to present their ticket at the door as they enter. Crafts are […] View event

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    Oyster Farms & Seal Watching Tour on The River Tripper @ Damariscotta River Cruises

    Oyster Farms & Seal Watching Tours every day from 2-4pm, Damariscotta River Cruises, midcoast Maine The Oyster Farms & Seal Watching Tour takes in the Damariscotta River’s wildlife and its new role in oyster farming, that makes this tidal river world famous. We will sail by seven oyster farms that raise these very tasty bivalves. […] View event

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    2:00pm Music

    Paul Kantor Masterclass @ Studzinski Recital Hall

    Masterclasses give the audience a first-hand look into the teaching and learning process that goes into creating music. Honing technical craft, understanding the nuances of musical language, and finding personal meaning in music are all part of a great masterclass. View event

  • 3:00pm Community

    Knitting group @ Winslow Public Library

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    Teen Game Night @ Waterville Public Library

    Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library every Monday from 4-6pm for Game Night! Bring yourself, bring your friends, and discover new games! The library has a collection of board games to choose from, which includes Settlers of Catan, Exploding Kittens, Munchkin, and many more! There are also games available to […] View event

  • 4:30pm Potluck

    Homemade beans, casseroles supper @ Somerset Grange

    Somerset Grange, 11 Mercer Road, will hold a potluck supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 16. The menu will include homemade beans, casseroles, bread and pies, hot dogs and coffee. The cost is $7. For more information, call 634-2215. View event

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    Monday Night Restaurant Industry Night @ Easy Day Bowling

    Industry friends. We are celebrating you at Easy Day. Every Monday Night we are celebrating the hard working people of Maine’s restaurant industry. Stop down with some form of proof that you work in the restaurant scene and we will automatically take 20% off your bill. View event

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    5:00pm Music

    Don Campbell live at the Easy Day summer concert series @ Easy Day Bowling

    Don Campbell playing the Easy Day Summer Concert Series featuring great bands and artists every Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday all summer long! View event

  • Comprehensive Mobility @ East End Community School

    Enjoy a walk along the Eastern Prom on your way to this all-levels yoga-style class focused on increasing strength, balance, and range of motion held in the East End School Cafeteria. Please bring your own mat and any other props you may need. Drop-in class is $10. Resident 10-class punch card is $80. Non-resident 10-class […] View event

  • 5:30pm Sports

    Ping pong club @ Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons

    Drop-in and play ping pong on Monday evenings! View event

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    MECA MFA Visiting Artist Lecture: Katherine Bradford @ Maine College of Art, Osher Hall

    Monday, July 16, 5:30pm Osher Hall at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., free and open to the public Painter Katherine Bradford‘s cast of characters–ships, swimmers, superheroes–are often caught mid-motion, floating, flying and drifting against bold brushstrokes and luminous fields of color. Bradford conjures her symbolic imagery including red skies and archetypal figures from […] View event

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    Stand Up Paddleboard Sunset Tour @ Portland Paddle

    The hour just before sunset is the best time to paddle the waters of Casco Bay. The light is beautiful, the harbor is less busy and the seas tend to be calmer, often creating ideal conditions for SUP. It’s also a great time to spot wildlife like seals and loons. Your tour will start off […] View event

  • 6:00pm Theater

    Auditions for “And Then There Were None” at Schoolhouse Arts Center @ Schoolhouse Arts Center

    Auditions for Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” will be held at Schoolhouse Arts Center 16 Richville Road Standish on July 15 from 12:00PM-2:30PM and July 16 6:00PM-9:00PM. Show dates Sept 28-Oct 7. Directed by Harlan Baker. www.schoolhousearts.org View event

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    Sunset Kayak Tour @ Portland Paddle

    The hours before sunset offer the best time for paddling on the waters of Casco Bay. The sky tends to explode with color and the seas often become glassy and calm. As you glide through Portland harbor you’ll look out for wildlife like seals and osprey and enjoy a unique view of lighthouses, forts and […] View event

  • Town of Windsor Cemetery Committee Meeting @ Windsor Town Hall

    Town of Windsor Cemetery Committee Meeting 6:00 p.m. View event

  • Northernrain Band: live at Blue in Portland @ Blue

    Come see the NORTHERNRAIN Band: live at Blue (650 Congress ST #A, Portland) on July 16th, 6:00- 7:30pm. No cover. For more information (207) 774-4111. In a generation where songwriters write the music, and producers put them where they think they go- NORTHERNRAIN falls into no genre. The songwriters (Leah and John) come from very […] View event

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    Potluck dinner with Capital Area New Mainers Project @ Lithgow Public Library

    The Capital Area New Mainers Project is a cross-cultural organization that welcomes immigrants and works to create a thriving, integrated, multicultural community in central Maine. Join us for a fun potluck dinner, get to know your neighbors, and learn more about CANMP and how you can participate in fostering a welcoming, inclusive community! This event […] View event

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    Auditions: Little Shop of Horrors @ The Portland Players

    LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS September 21 – October 7, 2018​ Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken​ Directed and Choreographed by: Christopher Gray Music Direction by: Evan Cuddy Produced by: Michael Donovan AUDITIONS: Sunday, July 15th and Monday, July 16th at 6:30 PM CALLBACKS: (If necessary) Tuesday, July 17th at 6:30 PM […] View event

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    Author Talk with Amy Bass @ Freeport Community Library

    Please join us 6:30-7:30PM on July 16 for an Author Talk with Amy Bass. In ONE GOAL: a Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together, Amy tells the timely and inspiring story of how the longtime Lewiston community and its newly arrived Somali immigrants came together on the soccer field […] View event

  • Pool tournament @ American Legion Alfred W. Maxwell Jr. Post 40, Winthrop

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    Seanachie Nights-Libby Franck: The Life of Ruth Sawyer @ Bull Feeney's

    Seanachie Nights, a monthly series of spoken word-musical performances from Celtic and British culture, presents Actress/Storyteller Libby Franck with stories of the great Maine author and storyteller, Ruth Sawyer. Ruth Sawyer (1880 –1970) was born on August 5, 1880, in Boston, MA. While she was still a baby they moved to New York City. The […] View event

  • Read and Receive Reiki @ Rosemont Studio Collective

    Bring a book, get comfy and receive Reiki energy. We have yoga mats, blankets, props and books here for use. View event

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    Opera Maine presents Three Decembers @ Camden Opera House

    This 90-minute, one-act opera by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer, is based on Terrence McNally’s play, Some Christmas Letters. The opera tells the story of a famous stage actress, Madeline Mitchell, and her two adult children, Beatrice and Charlie. Set in the Decembers of 1986, 1996, and 2006, Jake Heggie’s opera explores the […] View event

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    BIMF: Brentano String Quartet @ Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College

    The Brentano String Quartet returns to the Festival for the first time since 2014. The first half of their program spans the breadth of the string quartet genre: from Haydn’s Op. 20 that defined the form and solidified him as the ‘father of the string quartet’, to a late work from one of the most […] View event

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    Opera Maine presents Three Decembers @ Camden Opera House

    Opera Maine presents a one night performance of Three Decembers at the Camden Opera House. Set in the Decembers of 1986, 1996, and 2006, this 90-minute opera tells the story of a famous stage actress, Madeline Mitchell, and her two adult children, Beatrice and Charlie, as they struggle to know and love one another. Says […] View event

  • 8:30pm Film

    Monday Movie Series: Little Shop of Horrors @ Camden Public Library Amphitheatre

    Little Shop of Horrors, about Audrey, the giant plant with the unusual appetite (1986, 1 hr. 30 min., Rated PG-13). First in the summer’s lighthearted monster movie series in the amphitheatre. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic dinner or some popcorn (but no alcohol or smoking, please). Movies are free. View event