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  • Tuesday July 17 2018
    A 1966 oil painting by Dahlov Ipcar, “Valley of Tishnar” is on display as of June 8 in Dahlov Ipcar: Blue Moons & Menageries, a 2018 summer exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art.

    Dahlov Ipcar: Blue Moons & Menageries: @ Bates College Museum of Art

    This exhibition presents a wide array of paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures representing nearly entire career of Ipcar, one of Maine’s best-known artists. Many of the works shown are exhibited publicly for the first time. Ipcar, the daughter of prominent modernist artists, Marguerite and William Zorach, reached a wide audience through the many children’s books […] View event

  • A 1922 drawing by Carl Sprinchorn, “Ten Imaginary Characters” is on display in the exhibition Maine Moderns: Drawings by Marsden Hartley and Carl Sprinchorn at the Bates Museum of Art.

    Maine Moderns: Drawings by Marsden Hartley and Carl Sprinchorn @ Bates College Museum of Art

    Sourced primarily from the museum’s Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection, this exhibition brings together figural drawings by artists who were longtime friends. Born in Lewiston, Hartley is recognized as an innovative and important figure in American Modernist painting. His drawings in this exhibition are from a series of later figural works, circa 1940, and are all […] View event

  • Wednesday July 18 2018

    Walking Tour of Historic Eastern Cemetery @ Eastern Cemetery

    Walking tours of Portland’s historic Eastern Cemetery (founded 1668) will start July 1 and continue each Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11 am and each Thursday at 5:30 pm through October 14. These tours, which last about 50 minutes, are led by trained volunteers, who cover the cemetery’s history, prominent historical figures, and early gravestone […] View event

  • Thursday July 19 2018

    Concert on the Quad: Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection with contradance teacher Dela Murphy @ Bates College - Historic Quad

    Renowned contradance caller Murphy teaches the basics of contradance, and then calls dances while Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection play music spanning bluegrass, French Canadian and original songs. Bring a picnic and chairs or blankets. Rain site is inside Gomes Chapel. View event

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    Austro – German Luster @ Rockport Opera House

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: Geoff Nuttall, “a violin virtuoso and an extraordinary musician” (The New York Times) is joined by violinist Livia Sohn, pianist Pedja Muzijevic, violist Mark Holloway, Icelandic cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir and Sphinx laureate double bassist, Xavier Foley in a program of 19th century musical treasures, including SCHUBERT’s Trout Quintet. View event

  • Friday July 20 2018

    Parents’ Night Out, Playful Kids’ Night In @ Rosemont Studio Collective

    Drop off the kids for an evening of fun, while parents get a night out in and around Portland. A win for everyone! Kids’ evenings will include a mix of: free play, games, musical or artistic activities, stories, and more. There is a maximum of 8 kids so sign up in advance to reserve your […] View event

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    6:30pm Community, Dancing

    Folk Dance Brunswick

    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. FMI: 207-200-7577, […] View event

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    Candlelit Baroque Concert @ Union Hall Theatre, Rockport

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: One of our most popular summer performances features Geoff Nuttall, Livia Sohn, Mark Holloway, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, Xavier Foley and Pedja Muzijevic in a concert featuring BACH’s virtuosic D Minor harpsichord concerto. View event

  • Saturday July 21 2018
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    Molly Ockett Day classic road race @ Bethel Village Common

    Molly Ockett Day features food and events of all kinds including a road race for people of all ages. Anyone can chose between a 5 mile and 1 mile event which follows a route that is mostly flat with 1 hill climb. Kids, up to the age of 14 can run in a 1 mile […] View event

  • 11:00am Outdoors

    City at Your Feet scavenger hunt @ Portland Gear Hub

    Portland Trails’ City at Your Feet is a cross-town scavenger hunt and people-powered adventure. Teams compete to crack as many clues as possible and gain points for finding unique locations along the trail network, all while traveling car-free throughout the city. Whether you walk or bike, bus or pogo-stick, City at Your Feet will get […] View event

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    Free tour of Eastern Cemetery featuring Henry Wadsworth Longfellow @ Eastern Cemetery

    Eastern Cemetery is 350 years old this year and we are celebrating with a free open house. Historian Herb Adams will lead a tour at 2 pm celebrating Portland’s poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, stopping at the graves of Longfellow’s remarkable relatives and giving insights into famous events and significant sites in Portland’s history. Enjoy a […] View event

  • Thursday July 26 2018
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    Enlightenment @ Rockport Opera House

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: Two-time Grammy nominee, flutist Tara Helen O’Connor plays masterworks of joyful enlightenment by MOZART and HAYDN with Geoff Nuttall, Livia Sohn, violist Nathan Schram, cellist Christopher Costanza and pianist Manuel Bagorro in a program that also includes ANDREW NORMAN’s, Light Screens, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained glass windows. View event

  • Friday July 27 2018
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    Family Watersports Weekend @ Medawisla Camps

    This program is for families with kids who love the water and exploring new places. Friday evening after dinner meet the group and go on a short sunset walk by the pond to get to know each other and the area. After breakfast on Saturday there will be guided instruction on canoe paddling and safety. […] View event

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    Flute and Strings @ Union Hall Theatre, Rockport

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: Tara Helen O’Connor, noted for her artistic depth, collaborates with our resident quartet of string players, Jeff, Livia, Nathan, and Christopher in a concert with music by HAYDN, BEETHOVEN, IAN CLARKE and PHILIPPE HERSANT. View event

  • Monday July 30 2018
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    Ecomaine Recycling and Contamination Talk @ Freeport Community Library

    Ecomaine and the Town of Freeport are partnering to educate YOU! Not sure if you’re recycling all that you could be? Want to include the whole family in conversations about the environment? Come to this talk and see what recycling and contamination means for you, your town, and the recycling market. Ecomaine staff will present […] View event

  • Read and Receive Reiki @ Rosemont Studio Collective

    Bring a book, get comfy and receive Reiki energy. We have yoga mats, blankets, props and books here for use. View event

  • Wednesday August 01 2018
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    Walking Tour of Historic Eastern Cemetery @ Eastern Cemetery

    Walking tours of Portland’s historic Eastern Cemetery (founded 1668 – yes, we are 350 years old this year!) will start July 1 and continue each Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11 am and each Thursday at 5:30 pm through October 14. These tours, which last about 50 minutes, are led by trained volunteers, who cover […] View event

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    Ebb and Flow: Reflections on the Kennebec River @ Common Street Arts

    Common Street Arts, together with the members of Waterville Area Art Society, Harlow Gallery and the Wesserunsett Arts Council, are hosting Ebb and Flow: Reflections on the Kennebec River. As a natural resource that has served as a defining feature of the towns and cities that surround it, this magnificent waterway has sustained communities for […] View event

  • Bates Dance Festival: Moving in the Moment @ Schaeffer Theatre, Bates College

    This hugely popular evening of improvisational dance returns, featuring contact improvisers Chris Aiken, Angie Hauser and more than 20 festival faculty, artists and musicians. View event

  • Thursday August 02 2018
    Singer-songwriter Pete Kilpatrick performs a Concert on The Quad on Aug. 2.
    6:30pm Music, Outdoors

    Concert on the Quad: Pete Kilpatrick @ Bates College - Historic Quad

    Maine singer-songwriter Kilpatrick has been named Maine’s best act four times in the Portland Best Music Awards, has performed more than 1,400 shows and has seven albums to his credit, including 2016’s Echo. Bring a picnic and chairs or blankets. Rain site is inside Gomes Chapel. View event

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    Joshua Roman and JACK Quartet – Tornado @ Rockport Opera House

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: JACK, “the go-to quartet for contemporary music, tying impeccable musicianship to intellectual ferocity” (Washington Post) joins forces with cellist Joshua Roman to perform a program of thrilling works including Tornado, a new piece for cello quintet by Joshua Roman, and works by GESUALDO, JEFFERSON FRIEDMAN, AMY WILLIAMS and JOHN ZORN. View event

  • Friday August 03 2018
    Two women canoe on Long Pond near the Appalachian Mountain Club's Gorman Chairback Lodge. Maine's 100 Mile Wilderness.

    Family Hike and Paddle @ The Appalachian Mountain Club/Gorman Lodge

    This program is for families with young kids to come out and enjoy the outdoors in luxury. The AMC Maine Guides will have planned activities for the whole family including hikes around Long Pond, canoeing, and catching frogs and other pond critters. Instruction by AMC Maine guides will include Hike safe, LNT and watercraft paddling […] View event

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    Forward Vision @ Union Hall Theatre, Rockport

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: JACK and Joshua Roman are dedicated to the performance, commissioning, and promotion of new music, looking to the future with contagious enthusiasm. Their Union Hall program features music by MARCOS BALTER, TYSHAWN SOREY, BACH, ERIN GEE, BEETHOVEN and PHILIP GLASS’ new String Quartet No. 8. View event

  • Saturday August 04 2018

    Bates Dance Festival: Festival FinaleBates Dance Festival: Festival Finale @ Bates College Alumni Gym

    The conclusion of the 2018 festival features repertory pieces in jazz, modern, Afro-modern and hip-hop, performed by BDF Professional Training Program students. Also featured is the culminating performance of the Youth Arts Program, which brings together local artists ages 7–16 and is led by Colombian folkloric dancer Priscilla Rivas. View event

  • Thursday August 09 2018
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    JCT Trio @ Rockport Opera House

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: Violinist Stefan Jackiw, cellist Jay Campbell, and pianist Conrad Tao perform piano trios by CHRISTOPHER TRAPANI, CHARLES IVES and RAVEL. View event

  • Friday August 10 2018
    Two women canoe on Long Pond near the Appalachian Mountain Club's Gorman Chairback Lodge. Maine's 100 Mile Wilderness.

    Family Adventure: Intro to Canoe Camping @ The Appalachian Mountain Club/Gorman Lodge

    If you have never been canoe camping before now is the perfect time to explore camping near the water’s edge. This fun canoe camping experience will be led by AMC Registered Maine Guides to take you out to our secret new campsite out on Long Pond. Our guides will teach the basics of canoe camping, […] View event

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    My Beloved Was Like the Moon @ Union Hall Theatre, Rockport

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: The genre-blurring combination of Charlotte Mundy’s celestial soprano voice and guitarist Jordan Dodson’s warm virtuosity offers perspectives of love, from the rapturous to the excruciating, through songs by DOWLAND, BRITTEN, DE FALLA and NICO MUHLY, and ELLIOT COLE’s Bloom Suite for solo guitar. View event

  • Sunday August 12 2018
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    Free Celebration of Captain Lemuel Moody and his Portland Observatory @ Eastern Cemetery

    Eastern Cemetery is 350 years old this year and we are celebrating with a free open house. Join us to celebrate the anniversary of Captain Lemuel Moody’s 1846 burial at Eastern Cemetery. Spirits Alive is partnering with Greater Portland Landmarks to present this special event. At 5:30 there will be a talk and tour at […] View event

  • Monday August 13 2018

    United Way’s 48th Annual Golf Scramble @ Augusta Country Club

    You’re invited to United Way of Kennebec Valley’s 48th Annual United Way Golf Scramble! All proceeds will support United Way’s Community Care Fund, which helps 47 partner nonprofit programs. A free buffet lunch will be served at 11 am, followed by a shotgun start at noon. This year we’re adding an Air Cannon, which guarantees […] View event

  • Wednesday August 15 2018
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    Bach for breakfast Part 1 – Organ 101 @ First Congregational Church, Camden

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: An introduction to the King of Instruments in five morning lecture recitals featuring J.S. BACH’s Schübler Chorales and major works. Christopher Houlihan is one of the brightest stars in a new generation of organists, praised as “gifted” (New York Times). Part 1 offers a brief history of the instrument, and an […] View event

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    Whoopie Pie competition @ Freeport Community Library

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a cookie, pie, or cake? Come celebrate Maine’s official treat with a competition and feast at Freeport Community Library. This event will run from 2-5PM. From 2-3:30PM on August 15, drop off a plate of your most delicious and/or creative whoopie pies for a friendly […] View event

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    Festival opening concert @ Rockport Opera House

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: A celebratory program featuring performers appearing throughout the week; program includes tenor Nicholas Phan’s transporting performance of VAUGHAN WILLIAMS’ On Wenlock Edge with pianist Pedja Muzijevic and Altius String Quartet, BIBER’s Battalia à 10 in D Major, C.61 performed by Palaver Strings and a new Rockport Fanfare by The Westerlies. View event

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    Michael Nicolas, cello and Conrad Tao, piano @ Union Hall Theatre, Rockport

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: A “long-admired figure on the New York scene” (New Yorker), Michael returns with Conrad Tao, a pianist of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” (The New York Times) in a program of CARTER, AMY WILLIAMS and BEETHOVEN. View event

  • Thursday August 16 2018
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    Bach for breakfast part 2 – The world-famous organist @ First Congregational Church, Camden

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: Christopher Houlihan explores works that pushed the limits of what was thought possible for the organ. View event

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    Symphonasaurus @ Rockport Opera House

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: A captivating family concert focusing on the world of dinosaurs. John Burstein (Slim Goodbody) and Palaver Strings collaborate in a production that fascinates and educates children of all ages. View event

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    Altius String Quartet with Yoonah Kim @ Union Hall Theatre, Rockport

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: Hailed as “rich” and “captivating”, Altius is enrapturing the hearts of audiences across the globe. Their innovative concert with clarinetist Yoonah Kim features works by WILLIAM BOLCOM, ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV, SHOSTAKOVICH and an arrangement of Take on me by A-HA. View event

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    Homage @ Rockport Opera House

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents:Homages to old forms and departed friends performed by Stefan Jackiw and Conrad Tao; works by KAIJA SAARIAHO, STRAVINSKY, LUTOSŁAWKI and BRAHMS’ Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78. “Conrad Tao’s playing was little short of a miracle.” Calgary Herald “(Jackiw) has all the requisite virtuosity and technical firepower one would […] View event

  • Friday August 17 2018
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    Bach for breakfast part 3 – getting serious @ First Congregational Church, Camden

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: Works featured in Part 3 include the awe-inspiring Wedge Prelude and Fugue performed by organist Christopher Houlihan. View event

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    The Westerlies @ Union Hall Theatre, Rockport

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: “…a four-piece trumpet and trombone instrumental combo earn[ing] raves from both indie-leaning music blogs and public radio” (Los Angeles Times) in a concert that traces the sound of the 20th Century through American vocal traditions, from the songs of CHARLES IVES to the spirituals of the GOLDEN GATE JUBILEE QUARTET. View event

  • Saturday August 18 2018
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    Bach for breakfast 4 – Bach Did It @ First Congregational Church, Camden

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: Christopher Houlihan explores transcriptions including his own arrangement of BACH’s Italian Concerto. View event

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    The Dvořák Piano Quintet experience @ Union Hall Theatre, Rockport

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: Striking melodies, vigorous rhythms, great depth of feeling, and hints of Czech folk music, in this intimate illumination of DVOŘÁK’s masterwork performed by pianist Pedja Muzijevic and Altius String Quartet. View event

  • Jaffrey Festival of Fireworks @ Jaffrey Airpark

    The Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce, Atlas Pyrovision and Jaffrey Silver Ranch Airpark proudly present the Annual Jaffrey Festival of Fireworks on Saturday, August 18th. Gates open at 3:00 pm. This year’s theme is SUPERHEROES featuring music by Soya Entertainment, games and characters. There will also be a variety of food and novelty vendors available, a […] View event

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    Palaver Strings – Voice in the Crowd @ Pascal Hall

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: From moments of unity, tenderness, and joy to those of tension, chaos, and conflict, this much-loved ensemble explores our need to be heard in a cacophonous world through works by IAN GOTTLIEB, WILLIAM GRANT STILL and MENDELSSOHN. View event

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    Quartet for the End of Time @ Union Hall Theatre, Rockport

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: This incredibly moving quartet was written and first performed by MESSIAEN in a German prisoner-of-war camp during World War II. An intimate performance featuring Stefan Jackiw, Michael Nicolas, Conrad Tao and clarinetist Yoonah Kim. View event

  • Sunday August 19 2018
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    Bach for Breakfast Part 5 – Pulling Out All the Stops @ First Congregational Church, Camden

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: The famous Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582 performed in the final part of our series. View event

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    Piano Portraits @ Union Hall Theatre, Rockport

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: Hailed by critics as a ‘thinking’ musician, pianist Pedja Muzijevic performs sonatas by SCARLATTI, JAMES JOSLIN’s Cadaquésan Landscape for piano, mechanical music box and two metronomes, and works by SATIE, GRANADOS and SCHUMANN. View event

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    Les Illuminations

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents: Hailed as a “major new Britten interpreter” by the The New York Times, tenor Nicholas Phan is joined by Palaver Strings and pianist Manuel Bagorro for our closing performance directed by James Blaszko. DEBUSSY’s light-infused Suite bergamasque is paired with BRITTEN’s Les Illuminations, two works connected by Verlaine and Rimbaud, the […] View event

  • Thursday August 30 2018
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    Anne of Green Gables @ Lakewood Theater

    Green Gables is the home of lovable Matthew Cuthbert and his stern sister, Marilla. They agree to adopt a boy to help with the farm work. Imagine their consternation when Anne Shirley, a girl in her teens, is sent by the orphanage by mistake! Anne touches Matthew’s heart with her vivid imagination an her charitable […] View event

  • Saturday September 15 2018
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    Hand Carving of Slate Gravestones Free Demonstration @ Eastern Cemetery

    Eastern Cemetery is 350 years old this year and we are celebrating with a free open house on Saturday, September 15, from 9 am to 1 pm. Peaks Island stonecutter Matt Barnes of Yankee Slate Cutting will be there, demonstrating the art of carving slate gravestones by hand, using methods of the 1700s. Learn how […] View event

  • Saturday September 29 2018

    Community Harvest Festival @ Mountain Village Farm B&B

    Join Maine Mountain Children’s House for the Fifth Annual Community Harvest Festival! Featuring live music by Country Choir, local food trucks, kids games and activities, pick-your-prize raffle, donation cash bar with harvest sangria and Maine brews, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more! Adult tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door Kids 17 and under […] View event

  • Harvest Festival @ Mountain Village Farm B&B

    Join Maine Mountain Children’s House for the Fifth Annual Community Harvest Festival! Featuring live music by Country Choir, local food trucks, kids games and activities, pick-your-prize raffle, donation cash bar with harvest sangria and Maine brews, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more! Adult tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door Kids 17 and under […] View event

  • Saturday October 13 2018
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    Maine AppleCycle @ Alfred Shaker Museum

    The 4th Annual Maine AppleCycle breaks out of the ride mold with its agri-tourism orchard hop design featuring peak season apple orchards nestled along southern Maine’s most scenic rural roads. Carefully curated for the most appealing experience, the Maine AppleCycle offers four route choices: 7 miles, 35 miles, 62 miles, and 100 miles with fully […] View event

  • Saturday October 20 2018
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    Pumpkin Train @ Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

    Autumn fun begins with a ride aboard the Pumpkin Train. Children can explore the museum and paint a pumpkin to bring home as a souvenir of the day. All visitors are treated to complimentary hot cider and cookies. Regular admission fees apply. Visit our website for more information. View event

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    Pumpkin Train @ Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

    Autumn fun begins with a ride aboard the Pumpkin Train. Children can explore the museum and paint a pumpkin to bring home as a souvenir of the day. All visitors are treated to complimentary hot cider and cookies. Regular admission fees apply. Visit our website for more information. View event