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  • Thursday September 27 2018
    The Planet Saturn

    Art of the Spheres: Picturing the Cosmos since 1600 @ Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education

    March 29, 2018 to October 6, 2018 Art of the Spheres celebrates the manner in which astronomers have organized and comprehended the celestial vault, the planets, and the structure of the Cosmos. Every item in this exhibition was composed from multiple, detailed observations; all are works of both science and art. Art of the Spheres […] View event

  • Gregory Scott Katsoulis to present new young adult novel @ Print: A Bookstore

    Thursday, September 27, 7:00PM Gregory Scott Katsoulis presents his new young adult novel, ACCESS RESTRICTED In this gripping sequel to ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, Speth Jime has freed her home of Portland from the oppressive system that forced everyone to pay for every word they spoke. Now she will discover the cost of that freedom, and […] View event

  • “Lest We Forget’ @ Ogunquit Museum of American Art

    through Nov. 11, 21 new paintings by Brenda Bettison Brenda Bettinson has exhibited extensively in Europe and the US. She has had one–person showings of her work in prestigious galleries and museums such as, in Maine, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Her work hangs in numerous public and private collections. View event

  • Thursday night football @ Dockfore

    Join us for Thursday Night Football featuring 20oz Long Trail IPA for just $1.95 with free peanuts. View event

  • Contemporary paintings by Wendy Kaye @ Campus Center – UNE, Biddeford campus

    On exhibit from September 1 to October 1 at University of New England Campus Center in Biddeford are paintings by Wendy VE Kaye. Wendy is a contemporary artist who resides in Southern Maine. Although the New England coast is where she currently lives, a strong connection to the American West has been maintained from her […] View event

  • Freeport Trail Challenge @ Town of Freeport

    People of all ages are invited to participate in the 2018 Freeport Trail Challenge. Hike four Freeport trails in September and October. Passports will be available at Freeport Town Hall and the Freeport Community Center. Record your hikes in a Passport or by posting on Facebook or Instagram. Everyone who hikes all four trails wins […] View event

  • Merrill Memorial Library Fiction Readers Circle: Pachinko @ Merrill Memorial Library

    Merrill Memorial Library hosts a book discussion of Pachinko by Min Jin Lee on Thursday, September 27 at 7 PM. Free and open to the public. View event

  • Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature @ Mantor Library — University of Maine at Farmington

    The Shiretown Bookers, in cooperation with the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, are proud to announce the upcoming exhibition “Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature”, running from Aug. 27 through Oct. 6, in the Bookers’ display area in Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington. On a dark and […] View event

  • Windsor Tax Assessors’ Agent Office Hours @ Windsor Town Hall

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

  • Kennebunkport artist Mark Pettegrow exhibits at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Through October 14th @ Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

    Boothbay, Maine – With one month remaining, there is limited time to view the sculpture by nationally recognized artist Mark Pettegrow at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. One of several sculptors selected for this seasonal exhibit of bronze cast sculpture, Pettegrow’s work is on display through October 14, 2018. Known for their stunning garden displays and […] View event

  • Reiki Play @ Rosemont Studio Collective

    THURSDAY 9 am to 10 am At Rosemont Studio Collective, 251 Danforth St. Portland, ME $15 per child and parent support@saramagic.com This refreshing hour of Reiki Play with Sara Fay will help you imagine limitless possibilities as your mind reaches a calm center. An open environment filled with loving light energy eases tension, helping the […] View event

  • 9:30am For Kids, Outdoors

    Lobstering Demo & Wildlife Cruise @ South Freeport Harbor

    Explore the mysteries of Casco Bay. Learn about lobsters, watch for seals, shore birds and other marine wildlife while winding through the islands. This is a fun, educational, and adventurous experience suitable for families and adults. We operate daily, conditions permitting, from charming South Freeport harbor. Time: 1.5 hours, plus 15 minute shuttle each way […] View event

  • 9:30am Community

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

    Socialize, play games, and plan activities View event

  • Everyday Maine @ Holocaust and Human Rights Center, UMA

    An exhibition of 190 photographs by 72 photographers reflecting ethnic and economic diversity throughout Maine. It covers a wide array of social structures and geographical locations throughout our state. August 24 to December 14, 2018. Reception Sat. September 8 from 2 to 5pm. View event

  • INFLUX 2018 @ Pepperell Mill, Biddeford

    Autus Collective presents INFLUX 2018, an experimental art installation at the Pepperell Mill Campus, a former textile mill in Biddeford, Maine. Installations and performances will be placed throughout the campus inviting the public to explore the Mills. On view Sept 14th – Oct 13th hours: Monday – Friday 10 – 4p Opening night! Friday Sept […] View event

  • Year of The Bird @ Markings Gallery

    Recent bird carvings by master carver Wayne Robbins will be presented at Markings Gallery Sept. 1-Sept. 30. Elegant forms of a variety of birds of the sea and shore will be delightful to discover! An artist talk will take place at the gallery the evening of Sept. 13th. Please check the gallery for the exact […] View event

  • 10:00am Museum exhibits

    1968 Exhibit @ Brick Store Museum

    The Brick Store Museum’s “1968” exhibit focuses on the year’s events, many of which contributed to 1968 being called “the year that changed the world.” The exhibition is sponsored by the Captain Lord Mansion, and will run through November 2018. Visitors to the exhibition will be invited to share their own experiences from the 1960s, […] View event

  • 10:00am Benefits, Community

    United Methodist Clothes Closet @ Knights of Columbus, Gardiner

    United Methodist Clothes Closet, located at 9 Spring St., in the Knights of Columbus Building, in Gardiner. Phone 582-6270. Everyone is welcome. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. View event

  • Exhibitions by Margaret Rizzio, Warren Seelig and Anna B. McCoy @ Dowling Walsh Gallery

    Dowling Walsh Gallery will host three exhibitions in the month of September by Margaret Rizzio, Warren Seelig and Anna B. McCoy. Margaret Rizzio: Bird’s Eye View Rizzio received her Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts from Bennington College in Vermont and her Master of Fine Arts from Purchase College, New York. Through her multi-layered collage […] View event

  • From a Woman’s Perspective – 2018 @ Richard Boyd Art Gallery

    (Portland, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of ‘From a Woman’s Perspective’ an annual group exhibition of original paintings by women artists on Saturday, September 1 at 10:00 a.m. Creating visual art gives women another voice, a way to express their true feelings about daily life and the world around […] View event

  • Drawn In, captured by detail @ Merrill Memorial Library

    Pencil, silverpoint and egg tempera works on paper by Banjie Getsinger Nicholas. A new exhibit that will be shown at the Yarmouth Public Library from September 10-November 3. View event

  • 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

  • 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

  • 10:00am Community

    Cards and conversation @ Golden Oldies Senior Center

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  • 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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    Tech Help Mondays & Thursdays @ Windham Public Library

    Free one-on-one tech help with an experienced, computer-savy worker. Help with email, downloading applications, printing online pictures, navigating websites, laptops, eReaders, tablets, & more. Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm, and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am. No rsvp needed. Contact Barbara Kelley (207-892-1908) for more information. View event

  • 10:30am For Kids

    Story Time @ Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

    Join us for “All Aboard” Story Time Thursday mornings at 10:30am during our regular operating season. Children can enjoy a reading of a story book or two inside the museum and receive a craft activity to take home. The program is targeted towards a preschool through early elementary age audience, but all are welcome. Regular […] View event

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    10:30am For Kids

    Story Time at the Library @ Windham Public Library

    Story Time @ 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. For more information, 207-892-1908. View event

  • 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

    Waterville non-sanctioned bridge club @ Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center

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  • Laura Jasek: Have a Heart @ Grant Wahlquist Gallery

    Grant Wahlquist Gallery is thrilled to present “Have a Heart,” the first solo exhibition by Laura Jasek. The show will run from September 22 through October 27, 2018. The gallery will host a talk with the artist on Saturday, September 22 at 4 pm, with an opening reception following from 5 – 7 pm. Jasek’s […] View event

  • 12:00pm Support Groups

    Overeaters Anonymous @ First Congregational Church in Fireside Room

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  • Youth engagement trainings @ Steel House South

    Trekkers is launching an innovative training series for community mentors and youth development practitioners via the Trekkers Training Institute (TTI). Based on the organization’s quarter-century of success in the field of youth development, TTI trainings will share the best practices and critical philosophies that have led to Trekkers’ astounding youth retention rate that hovers close […] 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

  • Homeschool Hub @ Waterville Public Library

    Starting September 20th, homeschoolers are invited to meet at the Waterville Public Library every Thursday from 1:30-2:30pm for game, crafts, speakers, and more! There will be an activity in the Children’s department for attendees in 1st-6th grade, and an activity in the Bartlett Room for Teens for attendees in 6th-12th grade. The activity will change […] View event

  • Historic Walking Tours of Kennebunk Beach @ Brick Store Museum

    Historic Walking Tours of Kennebunk Beach! Every Thursday at 2:00pm! Meet your Brick Store Museum tour guide at Trinity Chapel (at the corner of Railroad and Woodland Avenues) at 2:00pm and visit 12 locations along the beach to learn more about the development of the beach and the people who lived there at the turn […] View event

  • Seacoast Moderns present “Moderns in Process” @ Kittery Art Association Gallery

    The artists of the Seacoast Moderns present their new and exciting art show, “Moderns in Process”, opening on September 13th and on display until October 7th. Come see how each artist went about their creative process using the prompts: Referencing, Researching, Responding, and Recollecting. Also on display will be additional artwork that includes artist descriptions […] View event

  • Minecraft @ Belgrade Public Library

    Find a world of strange creatures, go digging for precious ores and gems, or build yourself a home. Join us at the Belgrade Public Library on 124 Depot Road the last Thursday of every month to explore the world of Minecraft. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call (207) […] View event

  • Meditation group @ Vassalboro Friends Meetinghouse

    Meditation group to be held Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Vassalboro Friends Meetinghouse, 48 South Stanley Hill Road, Vassalboro. All are welcome. This is a nondenominational and silent meditation. This group will be for anyone wishing to begin meditation or those who are a long-time practitioners. We will have some cushions, but please […] View event

  • Find your place in history: Discover your roots and take a peek behind the scenes at the Maine Historical Society @ Brown Library at Maine Historical Society

    With a small group of like-minded peers, in the beautiful Maine Historical Society’s Brown Research Library, prepare to explore history on all levels: from the history of your own family to artifacts that help tell the story of western civilization. This is a guided introduction to genealogical research—not for experienced genealogists. Dig back into your […] View event

  • 2018 Preservation Awards Celebration @ The Motherhouse at Baxter Woods

    Join Greater Portland Landmarks in celebrating the 2018 Preservation Award winners while enjoying the architecture of the award-winning Motherhouse at Baxter Woods, formerly St. Joseph’s Convent. We hope you can join us for a fun evening of tours, historic preservation recognition and celebration! This event will include a short annual meeting. Open to the public. […] View event

  • 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

  • Wiscasset art walk @ Downtown Wiscasset

    Wiscasset Art Walk is a summertime celebration of art, music, and local history. Located along the Sheepscot River, the charming 19th century Village is walkable and chock full of beautiful things to see, great sounds to hear, tasty bits to nibble, and high spirits to enjoy! Open Doors invite you into galleries of contemporary and […] View event

  • Discover Girl Scouts, Acton @ Acton Elementary School

    Join us to learn why Girl Scouts offers the best leadership experience for girls—one that is designed with, by, and for girls. The inclusive, all-girl environment of a Girl Scout troop creates a safe space where girls can try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and just be themselves. You […] View event

  • 5:30pm Community

    Girl Talk @ Mayo Street Art Center

    Speakers: Mary Allen Lindemann – Co-Founder / Community Builder, Coffee By Design Carla Irakoze – Girl Talk Ambassador Ilana Schreiber – Peer Navigator, Opportunity Alliance Behavioral Health Home Suggested Donation $5 Girl Talk is a program initiated by Choose Yourself, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young women and girls. Girl Talk is a program […] View event

  • Girls’ Night Out @ Dirigo Elementary School

    Join us for a free Super Hero themed activity and information event for girls and their parents/caregivers – come see if Girl Scouts is a good fit for your family. With your girl, you will discover the Girl Scout Difference, register to become a Girl Scout, and enjoy a fun, girl-led activity and receive a […] View event

  • Brewing Democracy: Candid conversation with candidates @ Newcastle Publick House

    Voters are invited to talk informally with several candidates in order to get to know them and their values as progressive candidates for change. Voters from all across Lincoln County as well as those from Sagadahoc, Kennebec, Knox and Waldo Counties will have candidates in attendance from their ballots. Confirmed to date: Zak Ringelstein for […] View event

  • Landscape for Life @ Foreside Community Church

    Landscape for Life is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ an interdisciplinary effort led by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden. Every home landscape has the potential to help clean air and water, […] View event

  • Mindfulness & Meditation class @ Rosemont Studio Collective

    MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION THURSDAY 6pm to 7pm This awakening Mindfulness & Meditation class with Jenny Madden, Sara Fay or guest instructor will help you fully understand the relief found within developing a personal practice. A connection to the body, mind and spirit helps one feel better and channel restorative energy. An informal hour of mindfulness […] View event

  • Conversational French Language Group @ Wells Public Library

    Join us for an informal approach to practicing or re-learning French! This group meets weekly every Thursday to speak French. We offer some activities, questions, and other approaches to practicing the language. We welcome anyone with a French Language interest to participate. View event

  • Family Pizza Party @ Wells Public Library

    Kids and their families can come celebrate the joys of pizza. With crafts, games, and eats, there will be something for everyone! This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. View event

  • Take action for Maine’s environment @ University of New England - Biddeford Campus

    Join Maine Public Health Association (MPHA) and our partners from Maine’s environmental advocacy community to learn about policy threats our environment faces and what you can do to fight back. Free and open to the public but space is limited so please RSVP in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/take-action-for-maines-environment-biddeford-tickets-49663080611 WHEN: Thursday, September 27 at 6 PM – 8 […] View event

  • 6:00pm Film

    “Bar Stories” @ Portland Museum of Art

    In this 45 minute documentary, two dozen members of Southern Maine’s LGBTQ community share funny and often poignant stories about the rapidly disappearing gay bars in their lives and community. Short talk-back with the filmmaker Betsy Carson after the screening. FREE. View event

  • Celebrate Recovery @ Augusta First Church of the Nazarene

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  • 6:00pm Community

    Waterville Squadron @ Waterville Airport

    The CAP Cadet Program is a year-round program where Cadets fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape, and push themselves to new limits. If you’re dreaming about a career in aviation, space or the military, CAP’s Cadet Program is for you. The Waterville Squadron meets every Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at […] View event

  • Discover Girl Scouts, Naples @ Songo Locks School

    Join us to learn why Girl Scouts offers the best leadership experience for girls—one that is designed with, by, and for girls. The inclusive, all-girl environment of a Girl Scout troop creates a safe space where girls can try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and just be themselves. You […] View event

  • 6:30pm Community

    Cribbage tournament @ Buker Community Center

    Buker Community Center offers weekly cribbage tournaments from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays in the Senior Clubhouse. The club is for those 55 and older. For more information, contact Deanna James at 215-6788. View event

  • “A Life Well Lived”; An Interactive Evening with Author John Eric Baugher, Ph.D. @ Thomas Memorial Library

    We all wish to be happy, and in contemporary culture, we are bombarded with so many messages telling us that happiness is about feeling good, acquiring things, being young and wrinkle-free. But true happiness, what the ancient Greeks called eudaimonia, results from engaging life with meaning and purpose. How is it that turning toward death […] View event

  • Yoga @ Embden Community Center

    Yoga will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Embden Community Center. Bring a mat. Cost is by donation. For more information, call Cyndia at 566-5089. View event

  • Zak Ringelstein for U.S. Senate Town Hall @ Watts Hall

    Are you a voter frustrated by the undue influence of money on our political system? Are you concerned about how climate change is affecting Maine’s fisheries and our weather? Wondering how we can create living wage jobs in Maine’s stagnant economy? Are you a student or the family of a student burdened by excessive student […] View event

  • Chelsea Board of Selectmen public hearing @ Chelsea Town Office

    Chelsea Board of Selectmen public hearing. View event

  • Chelsea Board of selectmen meeting @ Chelsea Town Office

    Chelsea Board of selectmen meeting. View event

  • Celtic Thunder @ Merrill Auditorium

    Waterfront Concerts is pleased to present the return of CELTIC THUNDER live at the Merrill Auditorium on Thursday, September 27, 2018. The multi-platinum Irish group Celtic Thunder announce their 75 city CELTIC THUNDER X tour throughout the US and Canada. The epic live show begins September 12th in Hartford, CT. A full list of performances […] View event

  • The Cobblestones Live @ Andy's Old Port Pub

    The Cobblestones are vocalist Carolyn Costanzi, guitarist/vocalist Michael Plourde. and Ken Lloyd, bassist. They are often joined by pianist/vocalist Danielle Tran and percussionist Mark Plourde. They hail from Maine. The Band’s music is an eclectic collection that might best be described as pop favorites, acoustic rock and progressive folk. Set lists include many favorites old […] View event

  • Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine & the Kinship Program @ Isaac F. Umberhine Public Library

    Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine & the Kinship Program will offer C.A.R.E.S. Support Group for Adoptive/Foster/Kinship Families. Held on the fourth Thursday of each month in Richmond at the Umberhine Public Library Please RSVP to affirm at 207-827-2331 or email monica@affm.net. View event

  • Maine Outdoor Film Festival: Edgecomb @ Down East Gallery

    Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival in Edgecomb for an evening of outdoor adventure and conservation films shown under the stars in the grass at Down East Gallery. Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Time: 7:00pm Cost: Suggested donation $3 – $5 Location: Down East Gallery 146 Boothbay Road Edgecomb, ME Presented in partnership with: Down […] View event

  • "The HIT-larious new "Southern style" comedy sequel about finding love through internet dating. We start the season off with non-stop laughter when Fannie Lou and Jimmie Tate, “another couple of age”, join Silver Southern Singles and realize you can meet, date and break up with someone without ever leaving the comforts of home! ANOTHER NOT-SO-LOVELY LOVE LETTERS is a whole lot of uproarious misunderstandings with comical consequences- and a happy ending, of course!"
    7:00pm Theater

    “Another Not-So-Lovely Love Letters” @ The Footlights Theatre

    “The HIT-larious new “Southern style” comedy sequel about finding love through internet dating. We start the season off with non-stop laughter when Fannie Lou and Jimmie Tate, “another couple of age”, join Silver Southern Singles and realize you can meet, date and break up with someone without ever leaving the comforts of home! ANOTHER NOT-SO-LOVELY […] View event

  • Literary Arts Live: Chinelo Okparanta, novelist @ Muskie Archives, Bates College

    Born and raised in Nigeria, Okparanta is the author of Happiness, Like Water and Under the Udala Trees. Okparanta has made repeated appearances on international media including the BBC and NPR, and in 2017 was named one of Granta‘s “Best of Young American Novelists.” She is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at […] View event

  • 7:30pm Theater

    Mad Horse Theatre presents The Language Archive @ Mad Horse Theatre Company

    Mad Horse Theatre Company explores love and language in Julia Cho’s quietly beautiful THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE. This charming and heartfelt play, directed by company member Christopher Price, opens the 2018/2019 season. George is a dedicated scientist, consumed with preserving and documenting the dying languages of far-flung cultures. Closer to home, though, language is failing him. […] View event

  • 7:30pm Theater

    Ben Butler by Richard Strand @ Portland Stage Company

    “…Part comedy, part historical drama and part biography… by turns sarcastic, droll and witty.” — NY Times When a runaway slave demands sanctuary at a Union Army garrison, the General in charge is faced with a moral quandary: follow the letter of the law, or make a game-changing move that could alter the course of […] View event

  • 8:00pm Music

    Troubadours in the Round: Jesse Terry, Lisa Redfern, Jenny Van West, Connor Garvey @ One Longfellow Square

    A true musical journeyman, New England-based singer/songwriter Jesse Terry has made it his mission to share his love of music fully and completely, without regard for shading his emotions or tempering his convictions. The ability to create a connection, to bare his soul and express his feelings through his songs has been the defining thread […] View event