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  • Thursday August 24 2017
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    The Extinction Event @ Frontier Cafe

    Call for Art: The Extinction Event When: opening August 11, 2017, 4-7pm exhibit runs August 1st-September 29th Where: Frontier Café, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick We need your creative voice to speak loudly about climate change! The Extinction Event is an art exhibit that raises alarm for the drastic changes in our climate which is causing […] View event

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    Thos. Moser: Legacy in Wood @ Maine State Museum

    Thos. Moser: Legacy in Wood, a traveling exhibition illustrating the artistic vision of Moser, Maine’s legendary furniture maker, on view through Jan. 13, 2018. “The traveling exhibition is the first retrospective of Tom Moser’s 45-year contribution to art, craft, design, and entrepreneurship in Maine,” comments the exhibition’s curator Donna McNeil. “This version of the traveling […] View event

  • Teen Movie Night at the Waterville Public Library @ 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 identity, please call (207) 872-5433, or visit our website:http://www.watervillelibrary.org/events/index.php?department=teens#sectionJune These events are free, and open to attendees under the age of 18. Light refreshments will be provided. View event

  • Tom Perrotta discusses his new novel, Mrs. Fletcher, with Richard Russo, author of Trajectory @ Print: A Bookstore

    Thursday, August 24, 7:00PM Tom Perrotta discusses his new novel, MRS. FLETCHER, with Richard Russo, author of TRAJECTORY From one of the most popular and bestselling authors of our time, a penetrating and hilarious new novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America’s culture wars. Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out […] View event

  • Staged reading of “Crimes of the Heart” @ Bath Waterfront Park

    Bring chairs or a blanket, pack a picnic, and enjoy an evening of entertainment under the stars! Studio Theatre of Bath presents the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics award-winning play “Crimes of the Heart” as a staged reading for one night only, August 24th at 7pm. The production, presented at the Bath Waterfront […] View event

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    Reckoning with Nature: Andrew Winter at Monhegan Island @ Monhegan Museum of Art and History

    This summer’s art exhibition at the Monhegan Museum of Art and History is a retrospective of Andrew Winter’s Monhegan paintings. It will be on display from June 24th until September 30th. Andrew Winter was an acclaimed mid-twentieth century artist, born in Estonia, who sailed around the world before immigrating to the United States, establishing himself […] View event

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    Forgotten Storefronts & Homes of New England

    Doug Houle will exhibit is his oil paintings at the University of New England Campus Center in Biddeford from August 3 to September 1, 2017. Doug is a Maine artist who enjoys painting both the forgotten store fronts and homes of New England, and the landmarks that run up and down the coast that are […] View event

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    Southgate Faces: Faces and Voices from an American Shipyard @ Portland Public Library, Main Branch

    Portland Public Library hosts an exciting new exhibit in conjunction with the Maine Maritime Museum in the Lewis Gallery, August 4 through September 22, 2017. Curious about the gritty, hardhat-wearing workers at a shipyard in their own backyard, Heather Perry and Hopper McDonough from Bath, Maine set out to document the faces and voices of […] View event

  • Sylvia Bangs, “World of Animals” @ Merrill Memorial Library

    Pen and Ink Drawings Sylvia Bangs, “World of Animals, ” pen and ink drawings, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main Street, Yarmouth. Through Sept. 15. View event

  • Walking for fitness and fun @ Skowhegan Community Center

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    POWER OF PLACE Wells Reserve at Laudholm @ Wells Reserve at Laudholm

    POWER OF PLACE Wells Reserve at Laudholm Wells, Maine May 26 – October 16, 2017 Opening Reception Wednesday, June 7th 4:30-6:30 pm Open Daily from 7AM to Sunset Rolling fields and woodland trails on historic coastal farm offer dramatic settings for outdoor sculpture in granite, steel, marble and bronze by twenty-eight New England artists. http://www.wellsreserve.org/visit/  […] View event

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    “Address” Group Exhibition @ Perimeter Gallery

    Perimeter Gallery is pleased to present Address, a group exhibition curated by Female Background, featuring works that use writing and frequently emphasize direct communication alongside graphic strategies. This emphasis mixes the social modes of signage and conversation with the personal and particular information found in gesture, material, and image. Female Background consists of New York […] View event

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    East Coast River Relay Kick-off Celebration @ Wabanaki Cultural Center

    Join the East Coast Greenway Alliance and its partners to celebrate the kick off of the East Coast River Relay on August 24. The East Coast River Relay is a 10-week series of events that celebrates East Coast Greenway Alliance’s 25th birthday, the Greenway, and communities, rivers and watersheds along the East Coast. The kick-off […] View event

  • Yoga classes @ Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center

    with Kim Nashed, a Yoga Alliance certified instructor practicing yoga for 10 years. Tuesdays & Thursdays View event

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    Monarch Butterfly Pavilion at Mark’s Lawn and Garden @ Monarch Butterfly Pavilion

    Our main objective is to increase the population of Monarch butterflies in Maine and to provide a fun and educational experience for all ages. The Butterfly Pavilion is a 3,000 square foot butterfly biosphere consistent with sustaining the Monarch butterfly life cycle. We have hundreds of Monarch butterflies flying around the pavilion. They lay eggs […] View event

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    Creative VI: MECA’s Annual Continuing Studies Student and Faculty Exhibition @ First Floor, Maine College of Art

    Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St. August 23 – September 15, 2017 Opening reception: Friday, August 25, 5-7pm The annual Continuing Studies student and faculty exhibition at MECA features a range of work from paintings to photographs to ceramics and highlights the breadth and depth of talent in our local community. This year we […] View event

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    Anthropocene @ Maine College of Art, Front Window

    Maine College of Art Front Window On View: Aug. 18 – Sept. 8, 2017 Anthropocene – the period of time during which human activities have had an environmental impact on the Earth Curated by Michele Jaffarian ’18, this exhibition features ceramics and printed media that visually and conceptually investigates the impact of humanity upon the […] View event

  • Foot massages by appointment @ Golden Oldies Senior Center

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  • Stretch and tone low-impact aerobics @ Skowhegan Community Center

    All participants must register prior to participating. A clean change of sneakers is required. Tuesday and Thursday View event

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    Bingo @ Skowhegan Recreation Center

    Participants will play Bingo for fun and small prizes. Participants are asked to bring something for the prize table. Prizes can include baked goods, homemade items or a store bought goodie. All participants must register prior to playing. Thursdays View event

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    Sea Kayak Tour to Fort Gorges @ East End Beach

    This 3-hour sea kayak tour takes you to Fort Gorges, a Civil-War-era granite fort surrounded by water that’s one of the most fascinating spots in Casco Bay. The trip is a great way way to combine the experience of sea kayaking on the Maine coast with exploring one of the region’s most exciting historic landmarks. […] View event

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    Creative Maine: Trade Banners and the Crafts That Built Maine @ Maine Historical Society

    Creative Maine explores the creativity and ingenuity that created the Maine economy as we know it today through the historical parade banners of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association. In 1841, MCMA members paraded down Congress Street in Portland to demonstrate their skills and support for their individual trades, as well as for craftspeople struggling to […] View event

  • Image featured: Robert Indiana, KVF VII the Hartley Elegies: the Berlin Series, 1991. Silkscreen on paper, 59 1/2 in. x 59 1/2 in. (151.1 x 151.1 cm). Gift of Park Granada Editions, 1991.027
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    Robert Indiana: Placeholder @ Colby College Museum of Art

    In 1978, facing eviction from his long-time studio in lower Manhattan, Robert Indiana (born 1928) relocated to the island of Vinalhaven, located in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, where he had worked seasonally since 1969. Robert Indiana: Placeholder features select prints from two series related to the artist’s residence in Maine, a time of intense introspection and […] View event

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    ‘At Home and Abroad: Works From the Marsden Hartley Collection’ @ Bates College, Olin Arts Center

    “At Home and Abroad“ explores aspects of the life and art of Lewiston native Edmund (Marsden) Hartley, one of America’s most important modernist painters. The entire Hartley collection at Bates, more than 400 objects, includes early oil sketches by Hartley; works in his personal collection by other artists; Late Antique, Mexican and Asian textiles; a […] View event

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    ‘Kate Gilmore: In your Way’ @ Bates College, Olin Arts Center

    Kate Gilmore, an artist critically acclaimed for humorous, politically charged videos in which art is the product of women’s difficult physical exertions, shows work at the Bates College Museum of Art this summer. View event

  • Image featured: Nicole Wittenberg, Untitled, 2010. Oil on linen, 25 in. x 42 in. (63.5 x 106.7 cm). Colby College Museum of Art, Gift of the Alex Katz Foundation, 2010.272

    Visionary Painting: Curated by Alex Katz @ Colby College Museum of Art

    Visionary Painting presents a selection of works showing artists in compelling dialogue with the work of Marsden Hartley. Alex Katz (born 1927) credits Hartley with creating “a vision of Maine that dominates people’s minds even today.” Curated by Katz as a companion to Marsden Hartley’s Maine, this exhibition considers how the American modernist’s thematic and […] View event

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    Jane Herbert ‘Natural Order’ on exhibit August 1 through August 29 at Richard Boyd Art Gallery @ Richard Boyd Art Gallery

    (Portland, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of ‘Natural Order’ a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Jane Herbert on Tuesday, August 1 at 10:00 a.m. with a reception to follow on the 12th. A self-taught artist, Herbert has created fine art for more than five decades. Her traditional style […] View event

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    Oldies but Goodies Seniors @ Gardiner Elks Lodge BPOE 1293

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

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    Barbara Ernst Prey: Inflection Points 40 Years Painting Maine @ Barbara Prey Projects

    This exhibit showcases the virtuosic hand of world-renowned artist Barbara Ernst Prey who has painted powerful views of her surroundings for forty years. This new series showcases a compelling collection of 40 never before seen watercolors, dry-brush and oil paintings. The New York Times writes about Prey’s paintings, “Prey is going where icons like Rauschenberg […] View event

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    Making Paper, Making Maine @ Maine Historical Society

    Paper has shaped Maine’s economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine […] View event

  • Wadsworth-Longfellow House @ Maine Historical Society

    The 1786 Wadsworth–Longfellow House was the childhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 19th-century America’s most famous poet. The Maine Historical Society opened the house to the public in 1901, making it the first historic house museum in Maine. One of Maine’s oldest treasures, the house is a National Historic Landmark. View event

  • “New! Clay Monoprints” @ Minnehonk Gallery

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    Maine Jewish Museum – Three new exhibits @ Maine Jewish Museum

    Maine Jewish Museum Grand Opening of Three New Exhibits Before the Flood – Anita Clearfield Within the Landscape – Anne Ireland Final Mourner’s Kaddish: 333 Days in Paintings- Max Miller Exhibit Runs: July 13, 2017 – September 10, 2017 Opening Reception: July 13, 2017, 5pm-7pm First Friday: August 4, 2017, 5pm-8pm Admission is free. Before […] View event

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    “Bricks and Mortar”

    Monkitree will exhibit the work of ceramic artist Whitney Gill and multi-media artist Allison McKeen. The show, “Bricks and Mortar,” is a celebration of community. Friends McKeen and Gill often venture through Maine together to view the landscapes, architecture and the work of local artists. They wanted to form a body of work that focused […] View event

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    Deep Sea Hues-Inspiration from the Sea at Markings Gallery

    Deep Sea Hues at Markings Gallery! Inspiration from the sea…textures, color, and form in multi media by talented Maine artisans. Carvings, felted forms, fiber, glass, clay,and metal are among the media represented in this fine showing of work. Artists include Wayne Robbins, Kathleen Perkins Bird,Tides End Tiles, Elizabeth Stoyko, Jim Gallante, and other fine artisans. […] View event

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    Marsden Hartley’s Maine at Colby College Museum of Art @ Colby College Museum of Art

    This exhibition will explore Marsden Hartley’s complex, sometimes contradictory, and visually arresting relationship with his native state—from the lush Post-Impressionist inland landscapes with which he launched his career, to the later roughly rendered paintings of Maine’s rugged coastal terrain, its hardy inhabitants, and the magisterial Mount Katahdin. The exhibition is made possible by the Henry […] View event

  • Portland Navy Week @ Various Venues

    America’s Navy is coming home to Portland, Maine, one of 15 cities selected to host a Navy Week, one of the Navy’s signature outreach programs. Portland Navy Week is scheduled for August 21-27, 2017, to coincide with the Great State of Maine Blue Angels Air Show. It is designed to give area residents an opportunity […] View event

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

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

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    Faces and Voices from an American Shipyard @ Portland Public Library, Main Branch

    Portland Public Library hosts an exciting new exhibit in conjunction with the Maine Maritime Museum in the Lewis Gallery, August 4 through 22, 2017. Curious about the gritty, hardhat-wearing workers at a shipyard in their own backyard, Heather Perry and Hopper McDonough from Bath, Maine set out to document the faces and voices of a […] View event

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    The Magical & Mystical Paintings of Seth Haverkamp @ Haynes Galleries

    Imaginative narrative is on display this summer at Haynes Galleries in “The Magical & Mystical Paintings of Seth Haverkamp.” Haverkamp’s colorful and vivid portraits and figure paintings passionately capture drama and emotion. Several new paintings by this rising voice in American contemporary realism will be on view beginning July 6 in Thomaston. The exhibition continues […] View event

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    “Homage to the Art of the Sea” @ Haynes Galleries

    For its 2017 season, Haynes Galleries in Thomaston will present “Homage to the Art of the Sea.” This exhibition of seascapes will showcase the magic of marine vistas, including views of Maine, by four of the country’s finest marine artists. Through a modern lens, Joseph McGurl, William R. Davis, Donald Demers and Marc Dalessio capture […] View event

  • “It’s What We Do” Exhibit at Stable Gallery @ Stable Gallery, Damariscotta

    Announcing month long show at Stable Gallery, a former stable now gallery managed by artists for artists, featuring painters Priscilla McCandless, Hati Modr, Marcia Brandwein,and Denise Rankin; woodworkers, Louis Charlett and Denise Rankin; ceramicist Lori Watts; and jeweler Mary Hall. Over 35 Maine based artists show their work in multiple media at the gallery throughout […] View event

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

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

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    Harvey Peterson’s Whimsical Folk Art Figures & Maine Monoprints @ Haynes Galleries

    Harvey Peterson, one of Maine’s most creative artists, will exhibit for the first time in years this summer at Haynes Galleries. “Harvey Peterson’s Whimsical Folk Art Figures & Maine Monoprints” will showcase Peterson’s most well-known work— his contemporary folk art sculptures— as well as his monoprint views of Maine. The exhibition begins July 6 and […] View event

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    Plein Air Painting and Drawing Day @ Castle Tucker

    Join artist Jennifer Linskey on Thursday, August 24th for a day of painting and drawing at historic Castle Tucker, overlooking Wiscasset Harbor. Beginners are welcome! Bring your own materials, lunch and a hat. The day begins at 10:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm. Enjoy the day and gather for an afternoon critique with the […] View event

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    Clothes closet @ United Methodist Clothes Closet

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    Old Port Culinary Walking Tour @ Old Port

    Explore Portland’s dynamic food and craft beer scene on a Maine Foodie Tour! We’ll introduce you to a variety of flavors from classic Maine fare, Maine-inspired and culturally-based treats to creative modern flare. You’ll eat and drink the way the locals do, visiting a mix of artisanal shops, restaurants and pubs. Some of the tasting […] View event

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    Story Time and Craft Project @ Belgrade Public Library

    Join us every Thursday at the Belgrade Public Library (10:30am) for our children’s story time and craft project. Meet other kids and hear great new stories complete with a craft to take home afterwards. Weekly themes are posted on our website and facebook page or call (207) 495-3508 for more information. View event

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    Tech Help Thursdays @ Windham Public Library

    Free one-on-one tech help with an experienced, computer-savy volunteer. Help with email, downloading applications, printing online pictures, navigating websites, laptops, eReaders, tablets, & more. No rsvp needed. Contact Barbara Kelley (207-892-1908) for more information. View event

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    All Aboard Story Time @ Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

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

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    Maine Lobster Picnic & Harbor Cruise

    Walk Portland’s waterfront, cruise the Casco Bay, and enjoy a taste of Maine’s most famous crustacean. Your tour begins with a short stroll along the wharves. One of Maine’s most vital coastal industries is fishing and lobstering, and your guide will share some facts about Portland’s seaside history. We’ll pick up our picnic treats along […] View event

  • Living History Tour of the Norlands @ Washburn-Norlands Living History Museum

    For an enchanted experience and to get inspired about life in 19th-century Maine and Livermore’s celebrated Washburn Family – stop in this summer and take a living history tour. Tour the 1867 Washburn family mansion and farmer’s cottage. Attend school in the one-room school. It’s all in fun! Tour at your own pace, but arrive […] View event

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    Bridge @ Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center

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    Ziti with Meat Sauce @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    Ziti with Meat Sauce, Vegetable, Soup, Salad and Dessert. Entertainment by Bonnie Hendsbee View event

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    American genre: Contemporary painting @ ICA at Maine College of Art

    On view from July 20, 2017 – September 15, 2017, Wednesday – Sunday, 11am-5pm, Thursday 11am-7pm, First Friday Art Walk 11am-8pm Exhibition Reception: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 5:00–8:00pm The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art is pleased to announce American Genre: Contemporary Painting curated by artist, writer, and curator Michelle Grabner. Grabner […] View event

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    Karen Lederer: Cheeto Fish @ Grant Wahlquist Gallery

    Grant Wahlquist Gallery is pleased to present “Cheeto Fish,” a solo exhibition of works by Brooklyn-based artist Karen Lederer. The show will run from August 19 through September 22, 2017. An opening reception will occur on Saturday, August 19 from 5 – 7 pm. Lederer engages with the legacy of high modernism from an utterly […] View event

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    Daniel Anselmi: Paper, Scissors, Paint @ Littlefield Gallery

    Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor, August 14-September 10. Artist’s reception Saturday, August 19, 4-6 pm. Daniel’s works on paper and canvas explore the use of paper as an ongoing dialogue between painting and collage. He uses artist-painted paper as one would handle a brush to elicit brushstrokes on canvas. Never using the new, he enjoys the […] View event

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    Navy Band performance at Portland Science Center @ Portland Science Center

    The touring Navy Band Northeast will host a free outdoor lunch concert at the Portland Science Center. From Top-40 hits to classical music and Navy favorites, the Navy Band will play it all. America’s Navy is coming home to Portland, Maine, one of 15 cities selected to host a Navy Week, one of the Navy’s […] View event

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    Overeaters Anonymous @ First Congregational Church in Fireside Room

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    Embellishments in Victorian fashion @ Saco Museum

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

  • Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous @ Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Augusta

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    Vox Nova Chamber choir auditions for 2017-2018 season @ Vox Nova Chamber Choir

    VOX NOVA CHAMBER CHOIR ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR 2017-2018 CONCERT SEASON  When: Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 starting August 10, 17, 24, and 31. Where: 269 State Road, West Bath, ME. Contact:   www.voxnovachamberchoir.org for details and registration.  Ensembles:   Vox Nova Chamber Choir: 32  – 38 satb voices                                                                                    Vox Intima:  (NEW): 16  – 22 satb voices View event

  • Medicare 101 @ Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center

    Medicare 101; Thursday AUGUST 24TH join others as we navigate through Medicare. Decide which options will work for you, avoid penalties, figure out your benefits. Call Spectrum Generations 521 Main St. Damariscotta at 563.1363 to get more information and sign up! View event

  • Before the Flood: Paintings and Video Installations by Anita Clearfield @ Maine Jewish Museum

    A new group of paintings and experiential video installations by Anita Clearfield. Anita Clearfield creates figurative abstractions, combining paint, video and found objects. In “Before the Flood,” Clearfield’s paintings and video installations reflect on the end of times: Biblical, climate change, and personal mortality. Her works mirror the disconnection for many people between one’s mundane […] View event

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    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

  • Historical Walking Tours of Portland @ Maine Historical Society

    Join Maine Historical Society for a guided tour of the city and its waterfront highlighting Portland’s history, maritime heritage, and authentic character. Learn how Maine’s largest city evolved from a small British colony to a booming center of American culture and commerce. Famous city residents, industries, architecture, historic landmarks, social history, and the Great Fire […] View event

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    Maine State Music Theatre presents Disney’s “Newsies” @ Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College

    Maine State Music Theatre closes out its 2017 season with the New England Regional Premier of the all-singing, all-dancing, high-energy show, Disney’s “Newsies.” Featuring a score by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, “Newsies” runs from Aug. 9 to Aug. 26. A matinee performance has been added on Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. Set in […] View event

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    Let’s talk local history @ Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center

    People with interesting stories or artifacts from the Skowhegan area are invited to a series of informal discussions about local history and lore. Participants may wish to bring stories, information, artifacts or heirlooms to share or just come and listen along. Our purpose is to add to our understanding of this area’s history as we […] View event

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    Newsies @ Maine State Music Theatre

    Inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against powerful newspaper publishers, this timely and fresh fictionalized adaptation addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices, and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against […] View event

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    Ragtime @ Ogunquit Playhouse

    AUG 2 – AUG 26 at The Ogunquit Playhouse At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. This sweeping musical portrait of early twentieth-century America tells the story of three families in the pursuit of the American Dream. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three […] View event

  • Yarmouth Farmers Market @ Yarmouth Farmers Market

    features 15 seasonal vendors, a weekly food truck, guest vendors and live music every week. View event

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    Watercolor works by Rachel Feero Oakes @ Gibbs Library

    The Gibbs Library, Washington Village, Washington, will feature the work of Rachel Feero Oakes, through Tuesday, Sept. 5. Her exhibit features watercolor works of birds, flowers, landscapes and images for an unfinished children’s book. Oakes is an artist born and raised in the beautiful state of Maine, though her travels have taken her all over […] View event

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    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 identity, please call (207) 872-5433, or visit our website:http://www.watervillelibrary.org/events/index.php?department=teens These events are free, and open to attendees ages 11-18. Light refreshments will be provided. View event

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    Teen Movie Night @ Waterville Public Library

    Join us in the Teen Room at 4pm every Thursday for a screening of a popular movie. To discover the movie’s identity,call or visit our website. Open to those younger than 18. Light refreshments will be provided. View event

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    Learn to Fly RC Airplanes @ Propsnapper RC Club

    Propsnappers RC Club, 3 miles from the Maine Mall, offers flying lessons for new radio control airplane pilots every Thursday evening, weather permitting, from 4pm to 7pm throughout the summer. We will recommend excellent airplanes for learning RC, we’ll check your equipment, and review safety with you. Students are given 1:1 instruction with an instructor. […] View event

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    Belgrade Historical Society @ Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons

    Belgrade Historical Society will give an oral history project program from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons. Those who attend are asked to bring their own picnic supper. View event

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    Clean Energy Seminar at Allagash Brewery @ Allagash Brewing

    Facts for the Future: Clean Energy Seminar with ReVision Energy Thursday August 24th from 5:00-7:30pm at Allagash Brewing Company – 50 Industrial Way, Portland 04103 Have you ever wondered how you can transition into a clean energy future? Over the past 10 years, solar technology has dropped in price by more than 75% making today, […] 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. If it’s your first time there’s a decent chance you’ll get […] View event

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    A Taste of Tidewater @ Parish House at the Episcopal Church of St. Mary's

    A Taste of Tidewater has a reputation as the event for fabulous food, beautiful Maine art, and a fun and festive evening. Enjoy live music by the Pinetones and small plates and decadent desserts created and served by several of Greater Portland’s prominent chefs. Attendees will also be able to review and purchase original diverse […] View event

  • Yemen’s humanitarian catastrophe and US foreign policy: What can voters do? @ First Parish Church, Portland

    FREE PUBLIC TALK Yemen faces the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. 7 million people are on the verge of starvation, and a child dies every ten minutes of preventable disease. How has US support for the Saudi-led military coalition helped fuel this crisis, and what can voters do to make US policy a part of the […] View event

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    Cancer Support Group @ Homegrown Healthcare Alternative Wellness, Apothecary and Learning Center

    Every other Thursday 6-7:30 pm WHERE Homegrown Healthcare Alternative Wellness, Apothecary and Learning Center 662 Stanley Road Winthrop, Maine WHAT TO EXPECT: Our Cancer Support Group is a peer-led meeting for anyone touched by any cancer including those recently diagnosed, in treatment or in remission, and those who share in the journey of a loved […] View event

  • Nar-Anon @ Federated Church of Skowhegan

    For those affected by someone else’s drug use. View event

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    Game Time Trivia @ The Lobster in the Rough

    Join us every Thursday Night for Game Time Trivia at the Lobster Barn in York Maine. Groups of 2-8 compete for great prizes. Rain or Shine at the Lobster in the Rough in York Maine View event

  • Celebrate Recovery @ Augusta First Church of the Nazarene

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    Tom Ricks Lecture with Maine Historical Society @ Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium

    “ A dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike.” Portland Public Library and Longfellow Books in collaboration with the Maine Historical Society will host Tom Ricks at the Spotlight Lecture Series. Ricks will give a lecture on his New York […] View event

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    Spotlight Lecture Series: Tom Ricks @ Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium

    Spotlight Lecture Series: Tom Ricks, author of Churchill and Orwell: The Flight for Freedom Portland Public Library and Longfellow Books in collaboration with the Maine Historical Society will host Tom Ricks at the Spotlight Lecture Series. Ricks will give a lecture on his New York Times bestselling book, Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom. […] View event

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    Cribbage @ American Legion Tardiff-Belanger Post 39 Madison

    Every Thursday View event

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    Plant Medicine @ Flourish

    Tune In, Turn On & Heal Out! Chill your physical & emotional stress with groovin’ herbs! 🌼🌺 A cool Summer of Love Happening at Flourish-Arts as Sacred Healing in which “Apothecary Bartender” Cassandra Elizabeth imparts her wisdom to help you to flourish! Thursday August 24 6:30 pm $20 RSVP Required Everyone Transcends Here! Join Cassandra […] View event

  • 6:30pm Music

    Coffee House @ Falmouth Congregational Church

    We are thrilled to host Mahmoud “Mood” Chouki an internationally known musician. Mood was born in Kenitra, Morocco. He is a master guitarist and composer. His performances and compositions consist of music from around the globe fusing oriental and western ethnic and electric style of music. Mood leans especially towards flamenco, jazz, and oriental styled […] View event

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    Meditation Circle @ Nurture Through Nature Retreat Center

    Together we will practice sitting and/or walking meditation with gentle guidance through breath awareness and calm concentration. Beginners and practiced meditators welcome. It’s about creating mindful communities and expanding peace and ease in this world. We wil begin with a check in and offer a reading and a theme for the evening. A variety of […] View event

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    Starlight Stories @ South Portland Public Library

    Starlight Stories will return to the South Portland Public Library on June 1! Wind down at the end of the day with a relaxing story time at the Main Library every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. Children of all ages are invited to enjoy gentle stretches and movement, songs, and stories to […] View event

  • Bruce Coffin author reading @ Baxter Memorial Library

    Thursday, August 24, 6:30pm Maine Author Bruce Coffin, a retired detective sergeant with the Portland Police Department, will read from his second book in his Detective Byron series, “Beneath the Depths,” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 24, at the Baxter Memorial Library, 71 South Street, Gorham. Free. 222-1190, baxter-memorial.lib.me.us View event

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    Workshop: “Tracing the Artist’s Hand” @ Bowdoin College Museum of Art

    Elise Ansel, artist, discusses changing approaches to mark-making on paper and leads participants in hands-on activities. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, “Why Draw? 500 Years of Drawing and Printmaking at Bowdoin College.” Due to limited space, free tickets are required. Please telephone 207-725-3276 or e-mail cbaljon@bowdoin.edu for tickets. View event

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    Shakespeare in Stonington: Henry IV @ Stonington Opera House

    War is coming. ​ It’s been a year since Henry IV gained his throne, and the King is not having an easy time of it. Rebellion is brewing: his former allies have banded together with some of his worst enemies and are working against him. Not only that, but his heir, Hal, is happiest hanging […] 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

  • Portland Intown Contra Dance: Tempest with David Kaynor @ State Street Church

    Beginner’s lesson at 7 p.m. Contra dancing from 7:30 p.m. ’til 10 p.m. Enter through the courtyard. All ages, all people welcome. Gender-free dance roles. No partner needed. New dancers encouraged to come! OUR TALENT: Tempest will be playing music this evening, a band comprised of Chuck Abell, Tim Ball, and Harry Aceto. They’ll be […] View event

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    7:00pm Theater

    The Ladies Room: A Musical Comedy @ The Footlights Theatre

    It’s funny fun in The Ladies Room, a new Musical Comedy now playing at The Footlights Theatre in Falmouth, Maine. If you love to laugh and have fun, this is the perfect summer entertainment for you and your family of friends! It’s 80 minutes on non-stop comedy, music and surprises in the air conditioned Footlights […] View event

  • 7:00pm Music

    Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt @ Camden Public Library

    Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt, a beloved folk duo in concert. Tickets–$12–at the Library circulation desk or at the door. 207-236-3440. View event

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    “Dancing on the Water” @ Casablanca Cruises

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine is holding a fundraising event called “Dancing on the Water.” It’s a festive evening partnered with Casablanca Cruises in Portland. The night will feature a sunset cruise around Casco Bay with live music and dancing courtesy of Under The Covers. There will be a cash bar and passed […] View event

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    Lauren Crosby @ Robinhood Free Meetinghouse

    Georgetown’s very own Lauren Crosby returns from her world travels for a special summertime concert at the Meetinghouse. She grew up on these Maine shores and it is fitting she kicked off the revival of music at the Meetinghouse. A lobsterman’s daughter, her unique voice captures the rawness of the oceanic setting and her songwriting […] View event

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    7:30pm Community, Music

    Navy Band Pop Music Group performance at South Portland High @ South Portland High School Auditorium

    The Pop Music Group ensemble of the touring Navy Band Northeast will host a free concert for all ages at the South Portland High School Auditorium, with Billboard Top 40 hits, rock ‘n roll, R&B, country and jazz. America’s Navy is coming home to Portland, Maine, one of 15 cities selected to host a Navy […] View event

  • 7:30pm Music

    BeauSoliel avec Michel Doucet @ The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor

    The show begins at 7:30 PM, doors for seating open at 7:00 PM. Advance tickets are $25, day of show tickets are $30. Since forming in 1975, Grammy winners BeauSoleil have claimed their undisputed role as the most esteemed Cajun group in music. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet take the rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana and […] View event

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    Newsies @ Maine State Music Theatre

    Inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against powerful newspaper publishers, this timely and fresh fictionalized adaptation addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices, and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against […] View event

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    ABBA FAB @ Snow Pond Center for the Arts

    Snow Pond will close the summer with ABBAFAB! Having played to sold-out crowds across the U.S. and abroad, ABBAFAB! is a stunning tribute to the music of ABBA featuring sensational talents from across the country. This multimedia production is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 70s and 80s including monster […] View event

  • Computer classes @ Palermo Community Library

    Free computer classes for those who want to learn computer basics, Windows 10, Excel, and much more on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 15 through Thursday, Aug. 31, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. If available, please bring a laptop. Computers and laptops will be available for those who need them. For a detailed […] View event

  • 7:30pm Music, Theater

    The All Night Strut @ Portland Stage Company

    Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Fran Charnas. Musical Arrangements by Tom Fitt, Gil Lieb, and Dick Schermesser Additional Orchestrations by Corey Allen Presented by Portland Stage and Maine State Music Theatre. Swing’s the thing in this classy, sassy musical celebration of the 1930s and ’40s. From the funky jive of Harlem to the […] View event

  • 7:30pm Music

    Las Caferatas (Live Music) @ Camden Opera House

    Las Caferatas is a Chicano band from East LA. Fusing spoken word, rhythms and music with roots in folk, traditional, Son Jarocho, and Afro-Mexican genres, this group delivers a unique LA sound with inspiring lyrics in English, Spanish and Spanglish. Las Caferatas uses music as a vehicle to bridge the boundaries that exist among distinct […] View event

  • 8:00pm Outdoors

    Star Gazing @ Land's End

    Orr’s Island Library Hosting Star Gazing Bob Page and Ron Thompson from the Southern Maine Astronomers will lead attendees through some star gazing and introductory astronomy with the aid of two night vision telescopes belonging to the Orr’s Island Library. Star charts may be picked up ahead of time at the library, or downloaded at […] View event

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    no plan b: An immersive multi-media tent event @ Fort Knox State Park

    Alison Chase/Performance’s “no plan b” to premiere late August in two Maine locations: Fort Knox and Thompson’s Point BROOKSVILLE, Maine -– Alison Chase/Performance in collaboration with Gene Felice/Coaction Lab and multi-instrumentalist and composer Franz Nicolay are excited to present the world premiere of “no plan b”, a cross genre collaboration of movement, light, projection, and […] View event

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    “One Way Trip To Mars” @ Waterville Opera House

    this rock opera tells the story of Cruze, the first human chosen to fly a solo, one-way mission to establish a human colony on Mars in the year 2033. The performance takes audiences on an emotional rollercoaster, from the exuberance Cruze feels in response to being chosen for the mission, to his coming to grips […] View event

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    One Way Trip To Mars- an innovative hybrid rock opera spectacular @ Waterville Opera House

    Contact: Kristen Levesque
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 One Way Trip to Mars – an innovative hybrid rock opera spectacular in the tradition of The Who’s Tommy and David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust, makes its theatrical premiere at the Waterville Opera House August 24 through 27, 2017. This rock opera tells the story about Cruze, the first […] View event

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    One Way Trip to Mars @ Waterville Opera House

    Making its world premiere at the Waterville Opera House, One Way Trip To Mars features 21 original songs by Maine musicians Peter Alexander and Johannah Harkness. Directed by Dennis St. Pierre, the show tells a fictional story about Paolo, the first human chosen to fly a solo, one-way mission to establish a human colony on […] View event

  • 8:00pm Theater

    “Bullets Over Broadway” @ Lakewood Theater

    Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters and the songs that made the ’20s roar, Bullets Over Broadway The Musical is bringing musical comedy back with a bang. Based on the screenplay of the acclaimed 1994 film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, this six-time Tony-nominated musical features existing hits from the 1920s, including “Let’s Misbehave,” […] View event

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    8:30pm Community, Theater

    The Yellow Wallpaper @ eighteen twenty wines

    The Yellow Wallpaper Inspired by the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Devised by Bare Portland Tickets $10 Online ticketing available soon! Tickets also available at the door. Limited Pay-What-You-Can tickets available only at the door. Show Dates: Friday, August 18 @ 8:30PM Saturday, August 19 @ 8:30PM Sunday, August 20 @ 8:30PM Wednesday, August […] View event

  • 10:30pm Film, Food and Drink

    Movie Night @ Local 188

    Every Thursday at 10:30 at Local 188, we screen classic, cult and popular films and offer drink and food specials, including $5.00 cheeseburgers. Kitchen open late. View event