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  • Saturday August 26 2017

    Flourish Faire @ Flourish

    A weekly Eclectic Artisans Showcase Happening. A fab, revolving array of cool stuff. Featuring Nellie’s Tea Company & refreshing, unique Iced Teas. Weekly guitar lessons by award winning Singer/Songwriter Mike Schools Live music. Tune in, Turn On, Heal Out! Everyone Transcends Here! Dig It! Free Admission 10 am – 2pm Flourish 140 Main Street Biddeford, […] 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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    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

  • 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

  • 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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    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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    United Farmers Market of Maine @ United Farmers Market of Maine

    This market has over 60 vendors that range from vegetables and pastries to prepared ethnic foods and art. We have a beautiful dining area where you can sit, meet your neighbors, and enjoy the view of the harbor, as you eat. 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

  • Morning island tour @ Swan Island

    Time: 7:00am – 8:30am Space Limited: First 20 people Join Swan Island staff for a morning sightseeing wildlife tour to observe the abundant wildlife when they are more visible. Enjoy riding in our tour truck the length of the island through a variety of habitats. Dress for the weather & bring your binocs/camera! 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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    “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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    Intro to Stand-Up Paddleboarding @ East End Beach

    This course offers an introduction to stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), an exciting way to explore Maine’s waterways. Some people love SUP because it offers a great core workout, others find it a great way to spot wildlife, to surf waves or just have fun on the water. This course is designed to introduce anyone who’s fairly […] 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

  • Wayne Farmers Market @ adjacent to Wayne Post Office

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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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    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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    Portland fine craft show @ Coffee by Design: Congress Street, Portland

    The MCA will present the third annual Portland Fine Craft Show on August 26, 2017 on Congress Street in Portland, Maine. The show is free and open to the public, taking place between High St and State St. The show features 100 juried exhibitors from the greater New England area exhibiting fine craft in the […] View event

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    Color Presque Isle 5K

    The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Wintergreen Arts Center will host the Fifth Annual Color Presque Isle 5K on Saturday, August 26 at 9 a.m., starting at Riverside Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. T-shirts will be given out to the first 100 registrants. The registration fee is $40; children under 10 […] View event

  • Wayne Farmers’ Market

    wide variety of products from area farmers and producers will be available for purchase. 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

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    Gateway York Summer Farmers’ Market @ Gateway Summer Farmers' Market

    Special Thanks To Our Summer Market Sponsor: When Pigs Fly Breads & Pizzeria in Kittery ME SATURDAYS thru October 7th Rain or Shine | Free Parking WIN! a Red Softech VFS Surfboard (value $310) donated by Liquid Dreams Surf Shop in York & Ogunquit ME SURFBOARD RAFFLE TICKETS: 1 FREE Raffle Ticket with every market […] View event

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    Designing women fine art & crafts 11th annual Manchester show @ Longfellow's Greenhouses

    Designing Women invite you to celebrate over 20 of New England’s most talented lady artisans, enjoy live music, meet local Maine Mystery Writers, and to help support emerging female artists, as well as the Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center at Longfellow’s Greenhouses. Featuring beautifully crafted handmade pottery, jewelry, exquisite weaving, clothing, home decorations, handmade […] 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

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    Madison Historical & Genealogical Society @ Old Point Avenue School

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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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    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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    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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    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

  • 10:00am Support Groups

    Overeaters Anonymous @ Maine General Medical Center

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  • 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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    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

  • “New! Clay Monoprints” @ Minnehonk Gallery

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  • 10:00am Books & Authors

    Library book sale–at the shed! @ Camden Public Library

    Books, movies, & music for all ages. Come find us at the Blue Door Book Shed at the Atlantic Avenue parking area. Follow the balloons from the Atlantic Avenue Library door. View event

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    Clothes closet @ United Methodist Clothes Closet

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    “Guests on the Lawn” Art Demos and Sale @ Kilburn Gallery

    Jan Kilburn, the Kilburn Gallery, Damariscotta, will host a large group of artists painting en plein air on Saturday, August 26th, from 10 – 4. The public is invited to come see many of the area’s noted artists, working in watercolor, pastel, and oil. It is a chance to peek over the shoulder of an […] 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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    Saturdays at the Center @ Center for Maine Craft

    This summer, the Center for Maine Craft will be hosting weekly Pop-Up shops at the West Gardiner Service Plaza featuring Maine artists, authors and manufacturers. Participating vendors will offer book signings, food, screen printed children’s clothing, bags, ceramics, soaps, paintings, fiber art & more. Located in the main lobby of the service plaza, a different […] 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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    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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    10:00am Books & Authors

    Book signing with Author Mark Stein @ Fine Print Booksellers

    Mark will be signing copies and answering questions about his very engaging new book, “Vice Capades: Sex, Drugs, and Bowling from the Pilgrims to the Present,” at Fine Print Booksellers, Dock Square, Kennebunkport on Saturday, August 26 from 10 am to 12 pm. Come meet Mark and enjoy coffee and donuts. Mark Stein’s engaging 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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    Grand Opening of Harris Turkey Farm store @ Harris Turkey Farm

    Our new Farm Store Grand Opening celebration will be Aug 26 from 10-3. We will have free samples of our gourmet turkey pot pies (both the Traditional and Parisian style) as well as our own cranberry relish and a complimentary sample of white wine. Visit with Lisa Steele from Fresh Eggs Daily, Cellardoor wine, a […] 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

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    Dover Mini Maker Faire @ The Children's Museum of NH

    The Dover Mini Maker Faire is a day long festival in downtown Dover, NH where people of all ages show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Organized by the Children’s Museum of NH, this isn’t your typical New England fair, although we always have great food! More than 1,600 people attended […] 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

  • 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
    10:00am Museum exhibits

    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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    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

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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

  • Maine author’s & storytellers @ Maine Wildlife Park

    Tamra Wight, author of the ‘Cooper & Packrat’ middle-grade mystery series, & Melissa Kim, author of the ‘Wildlife on the Move’ series of board books for early readers, will give presentations about wildlife, read from their books, & lead a variety of family-friendly activities and workshops. 10am-2pm islandportpress.com View event

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    Flourish Faire Eclectic Artisans Showcase @ Flourish

    A big part of our Summer of Love Happenings at Flourish-Arts as Sacred Healing our Eclectic Artisans Showcase every Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm. An array of Artistry including crafted Teas from Nellie’s Tea Company and our exclusive Summer of Love Tea, Art from Kairos, Photography & Jewelry from Fran’s, Gem Trees and […] 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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    ‘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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    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

  • Foothills Fest @ Farmington Fairgrounds

    The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a new event this summer that will highlight our area’s artisans, businesses, and musical talent. The Foothills Fest will be held at the Farmington Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 10am – 6pm. It will feature music, demonstrations, artisans, food trucks, a 60 ft. […] 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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    10:30am Community

    Friends of Evergreen Tour: Notable Women @ Evergreen Cemetery

    Portland was home to many exceptional women whose contributions helped shape our community and our country. Included on the tour are women who were abolitionists, business leaders, lawyers, doctors, nurses, artists and authors. View event

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    10:30am Food and Drink

    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

  • Beekeeping Through the Seasons @ The Honey Exchange

    Saturdays, 10:30-12:30 This is a condensed version of our Beginner Beekeeping course for beginners to learn about setting up a new hive, managing it throughout the season and getting ready for winter. Weather permitting, the class will be followed by a hive inspection outside. Class fee is $35 per session (or $90 for the series […] 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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    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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    “Art From the Sea” @ Kittery Art Association Gallery

    “Art from the Sea” opens Thursday, August 17 at the Kittery Art Association. It features paintings, sculptures, photographs and mixed media work of local artists sharing their impressions of life on and around the sea. The opening reception is on Sunday, August 20, 4 – 6 p.m. Admission is free to the show and the […] View event

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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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    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

  • 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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    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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    Old Canada Road Historical Society @ Old Canada Road Historical Society

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  • 11:00am Fairs/Festivals

    17th Annual Chili-Fest @ Wells Jr. High School

    Annual Chili-Fest is sponsored by the Wells Chamber of Commerce. “Maine State Cook-Off” sanctioned by the International Chili Society and “People’s Choice” Competition. Food, vendors and more. . . Free Parking and Admission. View event

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    East Coast Greenway Alliance at the American Folk Festival

    Stop by East Coast Greenway Alliance’s booth at the festival to learn about the Greenway and our 25th birthday celebration, the East Coast River Relay. For more information and event updates: https://www.greenway.org/events/bangor-me-tabling-at-the-american-folk-festival Learn more about the East Coast River Relay: greenway.org/river-relay View event

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    MIFFONEDGE vol. 5 @ Common Street Arts

    Now in its fifth year, MIFF On Edge again features a series of audiovisual works that challenge how we look at, listen to, and think about film. We pay tribute to the earliest films of Harry Smith, filmmaker, painter, ethnomusicologist, collector, and alchemist. Smith, perhaps best known for his Grammy-winning Anthology of American Folk Music, […] View event

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    Color in Bloom 2017 @ Maine Art Gallery

    Fifteen local artists known for their paintings of flowers have submitted art for the show at the Maine Art Gallery. The Maine Art Gallery is located at 15 Warren St., in Wiscasset. The gallery will be open on each Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 19 through Sept. 17. The Maine Art […] View event

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    Center for Wildlife’s Docent Tours! @ Center for Wildlife

    Come visit the Center for Wildlife, attend a tour led by one of our wonderful docents, and pick up a gift in our docent station gift shop! $5 suggested donation for tours, visit www.thecenterforwildlife.org for docent dates and more information! View event

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    High tea and Hawaiian Hula Dancing @ Daily Bread Bakery

    Join us every Saturday for high tea and Hawaiian hula dancing. Enjoy a tier of our delicious fresh baked treats served in exquisite china as our lovely Hawaiian hula dancer performs for you songs from Hawaii. A rare and special treat in Standish. Saturdays 12:30 pm Reservations appreciated $15 Adults $10 Seniors $5 Kids, Children […] View event

  • 1:00pm Community

    Open House @ Taconnett Falls Genealogy Library

    The 2017 Open House will be held on September 23, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm. The raffle drawing will at 2 pm for 2017 . View event

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    Cribbage @ VFW, Fairfield

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    Center for Wildlife’s Volunteer Workdays! @ Center for Wildlife

    Come visit the Center for Wildlife and help us take care of our non-releasable animal ambassadors! Workday activities may include cleaning enclosures, gardening, and facilities maintenance. All community members are welcome to attend (those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Reservations are required, visit www.thecenterforwildlife.org FMI. View event

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    Memorial mass and program @ Western Cemetery

    The 19th annual Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Memorial Service at the Catholic Ground in Western Cemetery in Portland’s West End will be held Saturday, August 26th at 1:00 PM. For those wondering what a Hibernian is, the Ancient Order of Hibernians is a national Irish-American fraternal society founded in New York in 1836 and […] 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

  • 2:00pm Theater

    Marta Mozelle’s Please Ship this Wet Gift @ Celebration Barn Theater

    A clown show that gives families the opportunity to laugh together about feeling bad. For family audiences. $10 adults/seniors & $8 kids Tickets & Info: www.CelebrationBarn.com Box Office: (207) 743-8452 View event

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    Wine & Food Walk in Portland Maine @ The Corner Room

    Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some incredible examples of high-quality wines from renown regions of the World paired with delicious foods from each location. You’re in for an incredible wine education experience. You’ll walk away with knowing […] View event

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    3:00pm Theater

    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

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    Oyster Night @ McLoons Lobster Shack

    Join us every Saturday at McLoons Lobster Shack for an evening Oyster Night! We will have our in house shucker serving up fresh Weskeag river oysters from 4 to 7pm. His station will be set up outside, and oysters will be shucked to order. Oysters are served either raw on the half shell with our […] View event

  • 4:00pm 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

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    Oyster, Wine and Sake Tasting Cruise @ Damariscotta River Cruises

    Come onboard The River Tripper for a fun and educational evening. Join us for this special oyster, wine and sake pairing while cruising down the scenic Damariscotta River along all six oysters farms. Guests will be invited to explore a succulent array of Damariscotta River oysters (that never left the River) paired with 6 dynamic […] View event

  • 5:00pm Potluck

    Baked bean supper @ New Sharon United Methodist Church

    with chop suey, casseroles, salads and pie View event

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    Women’s Equality Day march & concert @ Fort Allen, Eastern Promenade

    We are marking Women’s Equality Day – August 26th – the 97th anniversary of the constitutional amendment granting women the right to vote. The ‘March Forth’, ‘Suit up Maine’, and ‘Maine Women’s March’ groups are joining together to celebrate this historic occasion with a march, rally and concert on the Eastern Prom, Portland, ME. This […] View event

  • 5:00pm Potluck

    Thanksgiving in August traditional turkey dinner @ Union Church of Belgrade Lakes

    Thanksgiving in August traditional turkey dinner with turkey, gravy, potato salad, corn on the cob, salad, roll, brownie sundaes, cold drinks, tea and coffee. View event

  • 5:00pm Potluck

    Potluck supper @ North Belgrade Community Center

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  • Oyster, Wine & Sake Tasting Cruise @ Damariscotta River Cruises

    Come onboard The River Tripper for a fun and educational evening. Join us for this special oyster, wine and sake pairing while cruising down the scenic Damariscotta River along all six oysters farms. Guests will be invited to explore a succulent array of Damariscotta River oysters (that never left the River) paired with 6 dynamic […] View event

  • 5:30pm Potluck

    Baked bean and casserole supper @ Smithfield Baptist Church

    Baked beans, casserole, salads and pies supper, Smithfield Baptist Church, 5:30. $6.00 for adults/$3.00 for children View event

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    Baked beans/casserole supper @ Smithfield Baptist Church

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  • 5:30pm Community

    Baked Bean and casserole supper

    Baked beans, casserole, salads and pies. Smithfield Baptist Church, 25 Lake View Drive, Smithfield 5:30, $6.00 adults/$3.00 kids 5-12. View event

  • Shipmates (maritime chantey) @ Bath Waterfront Park

    SHIPMATES (maritime chantey) Alison Lee Freeman is a 21st century chantey singer with an extraordinary voice who performs traditional songs of the sea mixed with newly renovated folk songs. August 26 at Bath Waterfront Park from 6pm to7:30pm. For more information call the Chocolate Church Arts Center 207-442-8455. View event

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    Legendary Old School Blues Showman Shor’ty Billups @ Newburyport BluesCruise

    The Annual Shirley Lewis Memorial BluesCruise sailing on August 26th features legendary bluesman Shor’ty Billups and The Foxx Band. Born in New London, Connecticut, February 1,1932, Shor’ty Billups (pronounced Shor-tay’), started singing and playing the piano at an early age. By the time he was 15 Shor’ty was traveling and performing with the U.S.O. for […] View event

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    Sunset Wine Sails in Portland, Maine @ Maine State Pier

    Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot sailboat Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland’s waterfront as you explore some incredibly delicious examples of quality wines from around the world that you’ll love to have in your repertoire. You’re in for an incredible […] View event

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    6:30pm Music, Outdoors

    The Reminisants Concert @ Hope Hobbs Gazebo at Wells Harbor Park

    A very popular 6 member band that has not only been entertaining New England audiences since 1973, but also performed on Bermuda cruises for many years with Norwegian Lines and have shared the stage with many, many well-known Rock ‘n Roll legends. The band specializes in presenting music of the 1950’s thru the 1990’s from […] View event

  • 7:00pm Music

    Rock My Soul Summer Concert @ First Parish Federated Church

    The ever-popular Rock My Soul roots and gospel choir will perform its summer concert at 7 p.m., August 26, 2017, at First Parish Federated Church in South Berwick, ME. Known for its “raise the rafters” style, Rock My Soul has performed to packed houses throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine. Be prepared to tap your […] View event

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    Dance @ Waterville VFW

    Saturday evening dance, Live music by Sounds Unlimited, featuring John Plummer, $5.00 per person, couples and singles welcomed, no smoking; downstairs lounge View event

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    American Legion Post 2 dance @ American Legion Fitzgerald-Cummings Post 2, Augusta

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  • Vietnam Veterans Pinning Ceremony at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway @ Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

    All are invited to Veterans Night at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on August 26th at 7PM- Veterans enter for free. Join us for this special evening which will feature a special pinning ceremony to honor Vietnam Veterans as part of Veterans Count Maine’s Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration. Veterans Count Maine’s Vietnam War 50th Anniversary […] View event

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    7:00pm Theater

    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

  • 7:30pm Theater

    Celebration Barn Theater Evening of New Works @ Celebration Barn Theater

    Celebration Barn Theater presents An Evening of New Works Special thanks to our Show Series Sponsor: Maurice Restaurant Some of the freshest work to come out of Celebration Barn this season. $14 adults, $12 seniors & $8 kids Tickets & Info: www.CelebrationBarn.com Box Office: (207) 743-8452 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

  • 7:30pm Theater

    “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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    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

  • The Maine Outdoor Film Festival at Sugarloaf MTB Fest @ The Sugarloaf Outdoor Center

    A special Maine Outdoor Film Festival screening at the 2nd annual MTB Fest at Sugarloaf. After a day on the trails, MTB Fest attendees are invited to grab a brew and check out this special sampling of extreme sports films. 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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    8:00pm Music

    Joe K. Walsh and Celia Woodsmith @ One Longfellow Square

    Hailed by CBC-Newfoundland as “one of the best mandolinists of his generation” and by Vintage Guitar Magazine as “brilliant”, Portland, Maine-based mandolin player Joe K. Walsh is known for his exceptional tone and taste, and his collaborations with acoustic music luminaries including legendary fiddler Darol Anger, flatpick guitar hero Scott Nygaard, folk star Jonathan Edwards, […] View event

  • 8:00pm Theater

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Portland Ballet Studio Theater

    “Internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Robinson brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock ‘n’ roll saga to Maine to set the record straight about her life, her loves and that botched operation. View event

  • 8:00pm Theater

    “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 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

  • 8:00pm Theater

    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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    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