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year round availability of farmer's market products view event
PCM Faculty Contemporary Music Trio view event
Food Safety Training Workshop "Cooking for Crowds" announced for April 17, 2014 1-5PM Call 781-6099 for more information. Learn up-to-date food safety techniques for buying,storing, preparing, transporting and serving food. This workshop meets the Good Shepherd-Food Bank food safety training requirements. view event
"50,000 Books But Only Six Stories: A Macroanalysis of Plot": Libra Professorship lecture by Matthew Jockers, assistant professor of English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; view event
local produce and more view event
seasonal vegetables and fruits, beef, pork, chicken, lamb, bouquets, perennials, dairy products, seafood, baked goods, ice-cream, hot sauces, marinades, herbs, pasta, seasoned popcorn, wood products and more view event
Kennebec Valley Art Association presents works by Central Maine Clay Artists, a mini art exhibition can be viewed from outside the building, and is lit at night. view event
Mansion as Muse:
Contemporary Art at Victoria Mansion will open April 3, 2014, at Victoria Mansion, a
historic house museum and National Historic Landmark built 1858-1860 and located
in Portland, Maine. The exhibition will
remain on view through May 21. The Mansion's Art Advisory Committee, composed
of distinguished artists and museum professionals, invited three artists and
one collaborative team to create works of art inspired by Victoria Mansion's incomparable interiors that are renowned for
their original wall and ceiling paintings and
furnishings from 1860. The
participating artists are Mark Dion and Dana Sherwood, Andrew Mowbray, Justin
Richel, and Amy Yoes.
As explained by Committee member Denise Markonish, curator of
MASSMoCA, "Victoria Mansion is a historical gem, which is why giving contemporary
artists the opportunity to respond to its riches is a wholly unique
opportunity. Given that the artists chosen all have deep connections to history
and the decorative arts, it will be fascinating to see how they will intervene
and reinterpret the objects and stories found within the Mansion. I have no
doubt this exhibition will not only give visitors to Victoria Mansion the
opportunity to see the space anew but will also provide these artists with much
material for future works and ideas."
The site-specific art works will be displayed throughout the
Mansion rooms. A catalogue of the exhibition will be available for purchase.
During the month of April Victoria Mansion will be open Thursday through Sunday
only, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. From May 1 to May 21 Mansion will be open daily for
its regular season of guided tours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m.;
Sundays 1-4:45 p.m. Admission is for adults, .50 for seniors and AAA members, .00
for children 6-17, and free for children under 6. Admission is always free for
Victoria Mansion members. For more information visit the museum's website, www.victoriamansion.org.
Victoria Mansion is arguably the finest surviving house of
the pre-Civil War period anywhere in the country. It is internationally recognized for its
original interiors by noted cabinetmaker and designer Gustave Herter, which are
more than ninety percent intact. An irreplaceable document in the history of
American design and domestic technology, the Mansion has operated as a museum
since 1941 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970.
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum is celebrating the opening of its new exhibit, "Cape Dorset and Beyond: Inuit Art from the Marcia and Robert Ellis Collection," with a lecture, "What is in Your Cabinet of Curiosities?" by museum director, Susan Kaplan. Reception to follow. view event
Sponsored by Open Hands, Open Heart, a nonprofit organization that takes in gently-used children's clothing and distributes them to families in need. Menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and coffee. There will also be a silent auction. view event
Zumba is coming back to Pownal this spring! Zumba dancing is best described as a fun, joyful Latin inspired fitness class that combines all the rhythms of Latin music. Zumba applies dance moves from Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Rumba, Mambo, Belly Dance, Flamenco, Samba, Tango, Reggaetone and of course Hip Hop. It's really like being at a dance party and you'll make new friends while exercising and having fun. Come join this great class in Pownal and be able to move at your own pace and burn calories. This class runs for six weeks. To register, visit www.freeport.maineadulted.org. view event
University of Maine Cooperative Extension. hands-on food preservation workshop will teach you the basics of canning and freezing, including how to use pressure and water bath canners to preserve fruits and vegetables. Learn from the experts. Bring a potholder and your own pressure canning dial gauge to class (for a free accuracy test). A material fee of will be collected at the class to cover the cost of ingredients and canning supplies. Everyone will leave with a jar of mystery jam/jelly that Kevin is sure you will love. view event
Backyard Chickens Marilyn & Rick Stanley Backyard chicken flocks are gaining popularity and it's easy to see why. Besides providing fresh eggs for your family and fertilizer for your garden, chickens are also a lot of fun. This class will cover all the basics of caring for your flock, including feed, housing, breed selection, brooding chicks, health care and predator protection. Rick & Marilyn run Chick Farm in Wells, where they raise certified organic chicken, eggs, vegetables, and berries. view event
Make this the summer of growing great berries! Berries are delicious, nutritious and easy to grow. Join Joel Leak, Master Gardener at University of Maine Cooperative Extension, as he provides basic information on how to grow berries (including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes and blueberries). Learn about site selection, varieties, planting, pollination, insect pests, diseases and pruning. To register, visit www.freeport.maineadulted.org. view event