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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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    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

  • 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

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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

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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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    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

  • Billy Goes to War @ Schoolhouse Arts Center

    Billy fights in the weirdest war ever. Billy Goes to War 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday Aug. 25-26 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. Tickets $10 at the door. Daytime Players production. View event

  • Walking for fitness and fun @ Skowhegan Community Center

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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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    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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    Keys to Getting it All Done – Social Media Breakfast Maine @ Portland Masonic Temple

    There is always more to learn and to DO. On top of marketing our businesses, we also have lives and families too. How can you possibly get it all done? I invited two guys who I think will give us some sound advice, strategies, examples, and tips to do more and do it well. Rob […] View event

  • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    TOPS is a national, nonprofit weight loss support group for folks wanting to lose weight. TOPS offers tools, program and a supportive environment for healthy living and weight management. Every Friday from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM View event

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    Brunswick Farmers Market @ The Mall Downtown Brunswick, Maine

    The Brunswick Farmers Market is held every Tuesday and Friday from May 2 – November 22. Located on the Mall (between Park Row & Maine St) the market is open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. More than a dozen vendors offer bread, coffee, eggs, flowers, fruit, meats, vegetables and other seasonal foods in addition […] View event

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    Second Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Bike Festival @ Maine Huts & Trails

    The 2nd Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Bike Festival will be held August 25th – 27th, 2017. We have once again teamed up with our friends at Carrabassett Region NEMBA and Maine Huts & Trails to bring you a weekend of guided rides, vendors, exibition events, live music and more. Come celebrate mountain biking in the Carrabassett […] View event

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    Cockamamie! Odd and Unusual Books from Members’ Collections @ Mantor Library — University of Maine at Farmington

    The Shiretown Bookers are proud to announce their summer exhibition, “Cockamamie! Odd and Unusual Books from Members’ Collections,” running from June 9 through Sept. 28, in the Bookers’ display area in Mantor Library at 116 South St., in Farmington. Some remarkable books will be on display, each of them unusual in some way. Some are […] 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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    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

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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

  • Richard Simmons Workout @ Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center

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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

  • “New! Clay Monoprints” @ Minnehonk Gallery

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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

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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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    ‘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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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

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    Cribbage @ Litchfield Senior Center

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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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    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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    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

  • Greater Portland Landmarks Tours @ Greater Portland Landmarks

    This summer Greater Portland Landmarks is offering two tour opportunities. On Wednesday mornings at 10:30am and 11:30am through October 25th, there will be docent-guided tours of the U.S. Custom House located in Portland, Maine. Built in 1872 by a young United States of America to impress merchants from abroad as they came into Portland, the […] 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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    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • “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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    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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    Backstage Tours @ The Ogunquit Playhouse

    THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO SEE HOW THE MAGIC HAPPENS Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go behind the scenes of a professional theatre? Join us for insider access to the dressing rooms, green room and backstage. Our trained volunteer guides will share their extensive knowledge of the storied history of the Playhouse […] 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

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    Friday Book Club @ Winslow Public Library

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    Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction @ Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

    Join us at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries for our exciting Summer 2017 Auction Weekend Event on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 25, 26 & 27, featuring collections of rare and distinct treasures each day: – On Friday, August 25: Maine contemporary art – On Saturday, August 26: American & Continental fine art and antiques – […] View event

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    Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin Luncheon @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin, Vegetable, Soup, Salad and Dessert. Music by Swingtime Band 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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    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

  • Yoga Anyone? @ Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center

    YOGA ANYONE? Mondays at 5:00-5:45pm, Tuesdays from 9am-10am or Fridays at 11:15am. Come to Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center . Improve your health, fitness, flexibility & strength. Bring your mat and towel and enjoy all yoga can offer. Call 563.1363 for more information. View event

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    Navy Band Pop Music Group performance at Portland Children’s Museum @ Portland Children's Museum

    The Pop Music Group ensemble of the touring Navy Band Northeast will host a free concert for all ages at the Portland Children’s Museum, 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 Week, one […] 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

  • Pickup basketball for adults @ Skowhegan Community Center

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    Egon Schiele, Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore: The Figure in Drawings of the European Avant-Garde @ Bowdoin College Museum of Art

    Joachim Homann, curator at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, leads a discussion of experimental approaches to the figure, exemplified by European drawings from 1914 to 1945 in the exhibition Why Draw: 500 Years of Drawings and Watercolors at Bowdoin College. Presented by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Free and open to the public. View event

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    Bring your own lunch @ Litchfield Senior Center

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    The contortionist paintings: Artwork by Bridget McAlonan @ UMVA Gallery at CTN

    UMVA Gallery at CTN 516 Congress Street Portland ME August 1 to 25, 2017 Opening reception on August 4, 2017 The Contortionist Paintings are a meditation on self-care and a desire to take up space while feeling confined by societal norms and pressures. The process for working images in this show pushes between painting and […] View event

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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

  • One-on-One Technology Tutoring @ Portland Public Library

    One-on-one tutoring sessions are for all levels of computer users and this is a chance to sit down with a staff member for 30 minutes of free computer assistance. Laptops are available for use and the sessions take place in a quiet area of the library. Advance registration is required, please call 871-1700 x 708, […] View event

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    63 card game @ Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center

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  • Roni Beth Tower, Miracle at Midlife Signing @ Maine Coast Book Shop

    Join Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta in welcoming Roni Beth Tower to sign copies of her book, Miracle at Midlife. About the Book: They first meet in Paris in the spring of 1996. David is a divorced American attorney living on a converted barge moored on the banks of the Seine; Roni Beth […] View event

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    Remember Me Spirit Readings @ Spectrum Generations William S. Cohen Community Center

    Would you like to connect with a loved one who has passed on or experience a connection with the spirit world? Medium Francine McEwen uses her clairvoyant abilities to connect with loved ones who have passed to Spirit. Reading are 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month in half-hour sessions. Call for a private appointment. View event

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    Cards, games @ Litchfield Senior Center

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    Old Canada Road Historical Society @ Old Canada Road Historical Society

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  • 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

  • Grown-up story hour @ Camden Public Library

    We never outgrow our delight in a good story read aloud. Join us every Friday afternoon in the comfortable seating in the Library’s Teen Section. Librarians and community members take turns reading each week. If you are interested in being a reader, please contact Cayla at cmiller@librarycamden.org or 207-236-3440. View event

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    Sawyer Memorial Presents: “The Northeast by Eastern” by Sumner McKane @ The Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial

    Sumner McKane presents his film The Northeast by Eastern at the Sawyer Memorial on Friday, August 25th at 2 and 7 p.m. For years, Belfast, Maine-based Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company sent traveling photographer-salesmen on the roads all over New England and beyond with cameras, catalogues, and order books, seeking buyers and markets for their […] View event

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    Guided Flagstaff Paddle @ Maine Huts & Trails

    Begin your journey by hiking or mountain biking from your choice of trailheads to get to Flagstaff Hut. See ‘Trail Descriptions’ for a full list of options. Arrive at the hut anytime before 5, allowing yourself time to settle in before dinner is served at 6. You’ll spend the evening relaxing on the screened porch, […] 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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    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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    Lego Club @ Winslow Public Library

    for grades K-12 Every Friday View event

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    Walking Tour of Camden @ Camden Public Library--Atlantic Avenue entrance

    Dave Jackson and Amy Rollins lead an educational and entertaining tour of downtown Camden each Friday from June 30 to September 15. Tours run approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. Reservations are recommended. Please call the library at 236-3440 to reserve a spot. Tours are free, though donations are appreciated. Meet at the Atlantic Avenue […] View event


    Supper offered free to the community at St. Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth on the second and fourth Fridays of every month, from 5-7pm. Home-made soup, salad, breads, desserts and beverages served at table. View event

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    Ice Cream Train @ Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

    This season our popular Friday evening Ice Cream Trains return with added dates. Bring the family and enjoy a complimentary ice cream as you take a sunset train ride along beautiful Casco Bay! Trains for this event run on the hour at 5pm, 6pm & 7pm. Special Reduced fares for the Ice Cream Train are […] View event

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    Biddeford+Saco ArtWalk @ Biddeford First Friday Artwalk

    Biddeford+Saco ArtWalk takes place the last Friday of each month year-round, from 5-8p.m., in various venues throughout downtown Biddeford and Saco and in the mills. Find a wonderful, unique gift from a variety of represented artists. Relax with your favorite beverage or dine at one of the area’s fine restaurants after checking out this month’s […] View event

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    The Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk @ Belfast-Downtown

    The Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk this month will take place on August 25! The Art Walk features open galleries and studios on Main Street and High Street and the surrounding area in downtown Belfast, from 5:30 to 8:00pm. This month’s Art Walk will feature a dance performance from Shana Bloomstein! On the Art Walk […] View event

  • Goat Yoga at Smiling Hill Farm with Ashley Flowers Yoga

    Goat Yoga

    Part yoga, part goat snuggling, all smiles! Smile, laugh, relax; enjoy Goat Yoga led by Ashley Flowers, at Smiling Hill Farm. Smiling Hill Farm currently has 9 baby goats and three mama goats that will be romping around in our yoga class. Bring a mat or practice on the grass. FAQs Are there minimum age […] View event

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    Salsa In the Park w/lesson and live music by Primo Cubano @ Congress Square Park, Portland

    Salsa In the Park @ Congress Square w/lesson and live music by Primo Cubano! WELCOME BACK SUMMER! WELCOME BACK FREE OUTDOOR EVENTS: SALSA DANCING WITH LIVE MUSIC TO BE EXACT! FRIENDS OF CONGRESS SQUARE and PM SALSA Bring you SALSA in the PARK 2017! Every 4th Friday May- September! LESSON and LIVE MUSIC with PRIMO […] View event

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    Freedom from Addiction Recovery Support Group @ Homegrown Healthcare Alternative Wellness, Apothecary and Learning Center

    Homegrown Healthcare is hosting a weekly addiction recovery support group. The group is ongoing on Friday evenings, 6-8pm. The meetings promote risk reduction using alternative therapies and cannabis (optionally) as exit strategy. No charge, all welcome and cannabis friendly. For more information, please call 207-395-5447. View event

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    Life Happens Outside Festival @ Thompson's Point

    PORTLAND, ME: Teens To Trails, the Brunswick-based nonprofit devoted to getting Maine kids outdoors, will host the first annual “Life Happens Outside Festival” at Thompson’s Point in Portland on August 25 and 26, 2017. The all-ages Festival will celebrate the many ways kids and families can explore and experience the great outdoors in Maine. Tickets […] View event

  • Paint The Town Fundraiser @ Paint The Town

    Enjoy a night of fun, friends and art! Karen Schroder Daniels will lead participants, step by step, through an artistic adventure where you will have the chance to create a beautiful work of art based on one of Karen’s original works. No prior artistic experience of skill required! $40 includes the artwork to take home, […] View event

  • 6:30pm Auditions

    A Christmas Carol – The Musical @ Lyric Music Theater

    Auditions for the hit Broadway version of the Dickens classic. View event

  • Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous @ Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter

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  • A great night of dancing and fun at Folk Dance Brunswick.
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    Folk Dance Brunswick @ People Plus

    World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe, and around the globe. Good exercise, great fun. Many dances are taught. No partner needed. Best international folk dancing north of Boston! Fridays, 6:30–9:00 p.m., at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St., Brunswick. Donation $5. All are welcome. View event

  • 6:30pm Community

    Cribbage @ VFW, Fairfield

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  • 7:00pm Benefits

    Team Hallowell’s 2017 Dempsey Challenge and Little Pink Houses Events

    Team Hallowell joins with Michelle Glidden as we all raise money for the 2017 Dempsey Challenge and the Little Pink Houses of Hope. A dance will be held at the Augusta Calumet Club with 7pm-8pm being a social hour, with a silent auction as well. At 8pm, DJ MATT JAMES will rock the house for […] View event

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    No Biz Like Show Biz @ Nasson Community Center and Little Theatre

    No Biz Like Show Biz is a musical celebration of The Golden Age of Broadway! Starring Marie Dittmer, Lynee McGhee and Jen Means. Performance is on August 25th at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Performance is at Nasson Little Theatre located at 457 Main Street in Springvale, ME. FMI please call 207-608-0497. For advance ticket […] View event

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    No Biz Like Show Biz @ Nasson Little Theatre

    This summer’s series of off-Broadway shows imported from the Good Theatre in Portland will continue their fabulous run at the Nasson Little Theatre, 7:00 pm, Friday, August 25, when “No Biz Like Show Biz” celebrates the Golden Age of Broadway as seen through the careers of Mary Martin and Ethel Merman. Three singers, Marie Dittmer, […] 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

  • 7:00pm Poetry

    James Breslin and Jim Mello @ Harlow Gallery

    he Harlow Gallery presents two poetry events during the month of August: James Breslin and Jim Mello will present a selection of their poetry on Friday, Aug. 18, and on Friday, Aug. 25, the Harlow Gallery will host an open mic night. Both events begin at 7 p.m. and are part of The Bookey Readings […] 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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    “Baskerville” @ Gaslight Theater at Hallowell City Hall

    Gaslight Theater next show is Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 19, 25 and 26, and at 2 p.m. Aug. 20 and 27 at Hallowell City Hall. Get your deerstalker cap on—the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (“Lend Me a Tenor,” “Moon Over Buffalo”) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic. “The Hound of […] View event

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    Red Cloak Haunted History Tour @ Downtown Hallowell

    Join The Lady in the Red Cloak for a lantern lit walking tour of Hallowell. Discover the back streets and hidden stories of Hallowell, its mysteries and haunts. See the oldest building on Water St., hear many ghostly tales, learn of the early history and experience a one-of-a-kind evening in this “Antique Riverport.” The moderate […] View event

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    7:30pm Community

    Red Cloak Haunted History Tour

    Join The Lady in the Red Cloak for a lantern lit walking tour of Hallowell. Discover the back streets and hidden stories of Hallowell, its mysteries and haunts. See the oldest building on Water St., hear many ghostly tales, learn of the early history and experience a one-of-a-kind evening in this “Antique Riverport.” The moderate […] View event

  • 7:30pm Theater

    The Taffetas @ Gendron Franco Center

    Maine State Music Theatre comes to Lewiston for the first time to present The Taffetas for one day only on Monday, Aug. 25, at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for The Taffetas range from $10-$15. This performance is at the Gendron Franco Center at 46 Cedar St., in Lewiston. Tickets can be purchased at the Box […] View event

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    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

  • The Maine Outdoor Film Festival presents the Broke and Stoked Showcase at the Life Happens Outside Festival @ Thompsons Point

    Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival at the inaugural Life Happens Outside Festival at Thompson’s Point, for the Broke and Stoked Showcase. The Broke and Stoked Showcase features the Ten Finalists of the Summer 2017 Broke and Stoked Video Contest. Go to http://brokeandstoked.com/ for more info on Broke and Stoked and how to submit. Online […] 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

  • 8:00pm Film

    Sacred Cod screening- Boothbay Harbor @ Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

    Friday August 25th at 8pm – Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library 4 Oak Street Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 Hosted by: Down to Earth Storytelling Project. What’s the prospect of a region built on cod having no cod left to fish? Join local organizations for a free screening and discussion of the film Sacred Cod. […] View event

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

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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

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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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    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

  • 8:00pm Comedy

    The Focus Group @ Between Friends Art Center- Next Generation Theatre

    BREWER – The Focus Group, August 25th @ 8:00pm; Admission: $5 A local improv troupe will perform its unique style of adult improvisational comedy that will knock your socks off! Get ready for a night of laughter and fun! Beer and Wine available for purchase (21+). MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY. View event

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    “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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    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

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    Jeff Cusack Live! @ Andy's Old Port Pub

    Some people call this man a music “machine”. Where he finds the energy to do his entire three-hour set without break is anyone’s guess. He’s a singer and songwriter with enough experience to anticipate his audience’s desires before they even know them. An outstanding way to spend the evening. Laughing, having fun, and enjoying all […] View event