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    Friday April 18
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Old Canada Road Historical Society @ Old Canada Road Historical Society

    Genealogy resources, photographs, maps and more view event

  • Central Maine Clay Artists exhibit announced @ former ATM space

    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

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


    Did you know that 76 percent of people would rather live without chocolate than their smartphone? Another 62 percent would rather live without TV?. Smartphones have become a "must-have" device for many people, but not everyone is aware of everything they are capable of doing. Devices such as the 4G LTE iPhone 5s and iPad Air can help simplify and enhance our lives, and U.S. Cellular wants to show Westbrook residents the tips and tricks of using these devices to the fullest. On Friday, April 18 at 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at 11 Main Street in Westbrook, U.S. Cellular is offering a free Device Workshop where current or potential smartphone users can ask questions and learn about any device they are interested in. The workshop is open to everyone, and you don't have to be a U.S. Cellular customer to attend. "We want to ensure that every customer knows how to get the most out of their device and has a great wireless experience," said Matt Kasper, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in New England. "At U.S. Cellular, we also understand the importance of having a reliable 4G LTE network so our customers can use their devices where they live, work and play." The iOS, Android(TM), Windows(TM) Phone and BlackBerry(R) options offered by U.S. Cellular enable customers to transform a smartphone to a device that meets their exact needs. Please call 207-854-3144 to RSVP to this Device Workshop. view event

  • "Mansion as Muse:" Contemporary Art at Victoria Mansion @ Victoria Mansion

    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.
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  • 4:00 pm

    Cinderella: The World's Favorite Fairy Tale @ Children's Museum and Theater of Maine

    As the final show of our main stage season, our company of young actors will be presenting Cinderella: The World's Favorite Fairy Tale by Lowell Swortzell. This is a special re-telling of the classic story, where we will meet the Cinderella from three other cultures: the Chinese Pear Blossom, Vasilisa of Russian folklore and Broken Wing, the Cinderella story from the Micmac tribe. Cinderella: the World's Favorite Fairytale is produced with special permission from Dramatic Publishing of Woodstock, IL, and through a generous grant from the Morton Kelly Charitable Trust. view event

  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Lenten Haddock Chowder @ St. Joseph Marionite Catholic Church

    Sponsored by Fairfield Council, Knights of Columbus.

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  • 4:30 pm

    Lenten haddock chowder @ St. Joseph Maronite Church

    Sponsored by Fairfield Council, Knights of Columbus view event

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Author Richard King Talks About His Newest Book 'The Devil's Cormorant' @ Freeport Wild Bird Supply

    Join us for a talk with Richard King, and some conversation at the Maine Beer Company. Learn about the amazing and much-maligned cormorant! view event

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    2014 BFA and BA Exhibition @ Art Gallery at USM Gorham

    exhibits by graduating USM Art Department students obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Art or a Bachelor of Art degree: Alexandra Bishop, Laura Bubar, Jeffrey Gould, Rachel Fisk, Yelena Fiske, Tessa D. Jeffers, Chris Mosley, Carrie Parent, and Jennifer Wolfe. view event

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    2014 BFA and BA Exhibition Opening Reception @ Art Gallery at USM Gorham

    Join us for the Opening Reception of the 2014 BFA and BA Exhibition at the USM Art Gallery! The exhibition includes works by graduating USM Art Department students who are obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Art or a Bachelor of Art degree: Alexandra Bishop, Laura Bubar, Jeffrey Gould, Rachel Fisk, Yelena Fiske, Tessa D. Jeffers, Chris Mosley, Carrie Parent, and Jennifer Wolfe. The Opening Reception is free and open to the public. There is free parking located in the student lot directly across from the Art Gallery. view event

  • 6:00 pm

    Maine College of Art's First Annual Music Festival @ Maine College of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art

    Over the years, the Maine College of Art (MECA) has not only produced renowned visual artists, but also many talented musicians. Current senior BFA student Savanna Pettengill, (also visual artist of the AV project Waco Sparkler) started thinking about this last fall. She had a dream: to bring as many of these musicians together as possible for a night of performances somewhere in the Porteous building, not only for her fellow students, but also for the public. She wanted to showcase the varied creativity the art college produces. In the end, 7 acts affiliated with the school were curated into one evening to put on a show in the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Suggested donations: . For more information please see:https://www.facebook.com/events/775451455798266 view event

  • 6:30 pm

    Folk Dance Brunswick @ People Plus

    Many dances taught, no partner needed. World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe and around the globe. view event

  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Rob Schreiber's Standard Issue @ Portland Marriott

    Classic jazz from The Great American Songbook. Emmett Harrity - Piano Nick Merriam - Acoustic Bass Rob Schreiber - Drums www.StandardIssue.ME Like us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/standard.issue.jazz Easy parking! All ages welcome. AAA members* save on dinner! *Buy coupons: pay for a coupon and spend or more, pay for a coupon and spend or more, pay for a coupon and spend 2 or more, or pay for a 0 coupon and spend 0 or more. http://clubrewards.northernnewengland.aaa.com/localdeals/restaurants view event

  • 7:00 pm

    Planetarium Show: Origins of Life @ Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine

    Ages 9 and up Tour the far reaches of the universe and our Earth as the evolution of life is examined in this fully immersive space experience. From the Big Bang to new life on Earth, from great extinctions to the search for life beyond planet Earth, Origins of Life is an inspirational journey through time and a celebration of life on Earth. Fridays, April 18, 25 Planetarium shows are held every Friday and Sunday at 7 PM and 2 PM, respectively. For more information, visit GalaxyMaine.com view event

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The New Universe and the Human Future: How a Shared Cosmology Could Transform the World @ Allen Ave. Unitarian Church

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