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    Thursday April 24
  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    New Gloucester Farmer's Market @ Connemara Farm

    year round availability of farmer's market products view event

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 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

  • 12:15 pm

    Portland Conservatory of Music Spring 2014 Noonday Concert Series @ First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church

    Jordan Benissan, African Drums view event

  • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Downtown Waterville Farmer's Market @ The Concourse

    local produce and more view event

  • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Old Squire's Farm Market @ 493 Main Street

    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

  • 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 - 4:00 pm

    Genealogy Event to Focus on Mayflower Ancestry @ Maine State Library

    It is estimated that nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population can trace their ancestry back to one of the 102 passengers of the Mayflower. Have you ever wondered if you are one of them? Join the Maine State Library Genealogy Club for an upcoming presentation by Mayflower genealogist Scott Sampson titled "Did I Come Over on the Mayflower?" The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. The Maine State Library Genealogy Club meets monthly at the Maine State Library and promotes interest in genealogy, celebrates ancestral history and works to share best practice strategies for family research. The group is always welcoming new members. 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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  • 3:00 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

  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    "New Lives/New England" Opening Reception @ Michael Klahr Center, University of Maine at Augusta

    exhibition that explores the role traditional arts play in helping newcomers create a new home in New England view event

  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Maine Craft Distilling Tasting @ Maine Beer and Beverage in the Publc Market House

    Join us as we host Craig Blake of Maine Craft Distilling and sample some of their locally made spirits. With cheese pairings from K. Horton Specialty Foods and baguettes from Big Sky Bread Co. Free! Must be 21 to sample alcohol. view event

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Oak Hill Ace Hardware Garden Party @ Oak Hill Ace Hardware

    Join us for a spectacular sale, expert advice from local pros and great giveaways! Experts attending this event include Beekeeping with Margo Roy, Gardening with Highland Avenue Greenhouse, Chicken Rearing with Dan Kelleher and more. view event

  • 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm

    Writing Workshop @ York Public Library

    Come and write. Bring a laptop, pen or pencil, some paper. We will write individually on a common theme, you may read your writing out loud or not, then we will go on to the next theme. All ages, feel free to come and go. Light refreshments. view event

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Ted Arnold Wedding Paintings "To Have and to Hold" @ Maine Jewish Museum

    Ted Arnold will be showing a group of paintings from his long running series of Wedding Paintings, opening April 27th at the Maine Jewish Museum in Portland. These paintings have taken many forms and formats over the years, exploring the complex beauty of the wedding. They offer the pageantry and intricacy of this rare moment in life, when private emotions are made public, friends and family become actors in a staged drama, complete with lines to speak and costumes to wear. Undercurrents, fears and hopes flow throughout the event and the marriage that follows. The complexity of humanity offers this brief theatrical followed by the life of those hopes, fears, contradictions, inconsistencies, accidents and understandings. Ted works in oils, encaustic and collage. The bride and groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen, musicians and uninvited guests all will visit the Maine Jewish Museum from April 24 until June 22. Museum hours are Monday- Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment. www.mainejewishmuseum.org (207) 773-2339. view event

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Blue Wrap Project Runway @ Hannaford Hall, USM

    Designers from Maine take recycled medical material (blue wrap) and make wearable works of art! Start the night off with tasty nibbles, wine and other libations...and end with a memorable fashion show, including a performance by the Port Ballet. Free parking onsite. view event