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9/17/2021 Update: The State of Maine no longer imposes any COVID capacity restrictions or physical distancing or masking requirements, but individual venues are free to do so. Given the threat posed by the Delta Variant, we strongly urge you to wear a mask in indoor public places, whether or not you are fully vaccinated. For the latest information, visit the State of Maine's COVID site.

Art for All: Family Story Time!

Waterville Public Library 73 Elm Street, Waterville

What's it like to visit an Art Museum? Colby College guests will bring a mini art gallery to us! This Saturday, join us for a special art adventure and storytime with special guests from the Colby College Museum of Art’s Art + Storytelling team! Children will learn what it is like to visit a museum, […]

Free

Sea Shells, Sea Shells

L.C. Bates Museum, Good Will-Hinckley 14 Easler Road, Hinckley

Explore the different kind of sea shells (mollusks) and learn how they are adapted to life in the oceans. Learn why their different shell designs, colors and more help and /or protect them. Find out about a shell that can dig into the sand and one that can endure a cold winter beach when the […]

$1 – $3

Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble

Lorimer Chapel, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Music from the richly varied contemporary and historic cultural traditions of the Middle East, including Ottoman Turkish classical compositions, rural Turkish folk and devotional songs, Arabic classical and folk music, and dance music from Armenian and Turkish immigrant diasporas. This performance will include Mal Barsamian, a multi-instrumentalist considered the finest Middle Eastern clarinetist in the […]

Free

Teen Maker Monday: Marshmallow Tower Challenge

Waterville Public Library 73 Elm Street, Waterville

Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library and make something amazing! Every Monday at 3:00 PM, we'll be creating something new. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity! On Monday, March 5, we'll be engineering a variety of marshmallow and toothpick structures! This event is free, and open to attendees […]

Free

Crafternoons: Paper Bag Unicorn & Yeti Puppets

Waterville Public Library 73 Elm Street, Waterville

Looking for a way to brighten up your child's day? Bring him or her on down to the Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4:oo every Tuesday to participate in a fun craft! (Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper.) This week: Paper Bag Unicorn & Yeti Puppets

Free

Moving Our Most Vulnerable Communities from Surviving to Thriving

Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Mustafa Santiago Ali is the senior vice president of climate, environmental justice, and community revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus, a national, nonprofit and non-partisan organization that connects the Hip Hop community to the civic process to build power and create positive change. Mustafa is renowned as a national speaker, trainer, and facilitator specializing in […]

Free

Car Seat Inspections

Central Maine Motors 300 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville

First Wednesday of the month, 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Keep your children and grandchildren safe! Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be available to inspect car seats and educate parents and caregivers on the proper and safe way to transport children. Appointments encouraged. FMI: contact Safe Kids Maine at 207-899-9461 or visit maineseatcheck.org.

Free

Failed Interventions and Lessons Unlearned: Vietnam to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria

Michael Klahr Center, University of Maine, Augusta 46 University Drive, Augusta

In this presentation we will discuss the history and the successes or failures of some of America’s foreign interventions. Since the end of WWII the United States has intervened in more than 70 countries, sometimes overtly militarily (Korea, Vietnam, Dominican Republic, Panama, Iraq, Afghanistan), clandestinely (USSR, Chile) or with the use of proxies (Afghanistan in […]

$12

Life Drawing

Common Street Arts 10 Water Street, Suite 106, Waterville

Seasoned and aspiring artists are invited to participate in the life drawing program hosted by Common Street Arts. This program provides a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists to hone their drawing skills in a supportive environment. Participants bring their media of choice: charcoal, pastels, paint, clay, etc. CSA provides the chairs, model, and […]

$5

Bag It: A Documentary About Plastic

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville

Wednesday, January 31 6:00-8:00 PM Pleasant St. Methodist Church, 61 Pleasant Street, Waterville. Saturday, February 3  10:15 AM-12:15 PM Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square, Waterville Sunday, February 18 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Waterville Congregational Church, 7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville Wednesday, March 7 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Beth Israel Synagogue, 291 Main Street, Waterville   Join Sustain […]

Free

PostponedLast Chance – Governor LePage’s Final Push

Summit Room, Spann Student Commons, Thomas College 180 West River Road, Waterville

March 8 Postponed to March 15 7:15 to 9:00 AM  Summit Room, Spann Commons, Thomas College, 180 West River Road, Waterville Governor Paul LePage will review his ultimate legislative agenda for his concluding session.   Cost per person: $18 members, $25 at the door & non-members. TO REGISTER: Call 873-3315 PLEASE NOTE: To cancel, please […]

$18 – $25

Louis D. Brandeis: His Jewish Identity and American Zionism

Robinson Room, Miller Library, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

In this talk, David Dalin, author of Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court from Brandeis to Kagan: Their Lives and Legacies, will discuss Louis D. Brandeis’s Jewish identity, views on Zionism, and leadership of the American Zionist movement. Brandeis’s distinction of having been the first Jewish Supreme Court justice is in some ways ironic because his upbringing was […]

Free

Teen Movie: Wonder Woman

Waterville Public Library 73 Elm Street, Waterville

Join us in the Bartlett Room for Teens at 4:00 p.m. every Thursday for a screening of a popular movie! The movie changes every week. This week, we'll be showing Wonder Woman (PG-13). This event is free, and open to attendees ages 11-18. Light refreshments will be provided. More Information »

Free

Beginning Pottery Class

Common Street Arts 10 Water Street, Suite 106, Waterville

Our 6-week pottery class will teach students the basics of throwing clay on the wheel. The class will start with learning clay basics and expand to cover creating mugs, bowls, plates, and other objects based on student interest. skills that will be covered include centering, shaping, trimming, handle making, and decoration/glazing. Students will also assist […]

$175

The Met: La Bohème

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

Postponed from Feb 25, 2018 An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of Giacomo Puccini’s classic La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of […]

Art + Storytelling: Girls in Art

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Preschoolers, toddlers, and their grown-ups are invited to a brief exploration of the museum, after which we will read a children’s book related to the month’s theme. Then to the Mirken Education Center to have a snack and create your own works of art. No RSVP is required; however, the program is capped at 30 […]

Free

Mammal Teeth Tell What They Eat

L.C. Bates Museum, Good Will-Hinckley 14 Easler Road, Hinckley

From lions to squirrels examine the teeth and skulls of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores to learn how they can tell what different animals eat. Make a skull craft to take home. Admission: $3 for adults, $1 for children & teens (17 and younger).

$1 – $3

Let’s Go! Creating Waterville

Common Street Arts 10 Water Street, Suite 106, Waterville

Join us outside to draw or write on our Towns Along the Kennebec community wall, and for a fun yoga StoryWalk! Inside Common Street Arts classroom, create a map of homes and places we love in our towns, a 3D house, and sample healthy, kid-friendly snacks. Fun for all ages! Bring you Family Fun Series […]

Free

Thomas College Plugged In

Ayotte Auditorium, Thomas College 180 West River Road, Waterville

Thomas College Plugged In sets the stage for leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs who share our commitment to bold thinking and growth in Central Maine. The first-ever live event brings together students, families, faculty, and community members to share ideas, to create new networks, to get plugged in. Join us as emcee Shelby Watson ’16, MBA […]

Free

Woodcarving Workshop

Common Street Arts 10 Water Street, Suite 106, Waterville

Join expert wood carver and printmaker, Doug Frati, for a Wood Carving adult education class! Learn how to make simple chalk drawings on wood, and the proper use of knives and chisels to uncover your new masterpiece. Tools will be supplied. Maximum 15 students. Registration required.

$35

Public Supper

Pleasant Street United Methodist Church 61 Pleasant Street, Waterville

BAKED BEANS, HOT DOGS, CASSEROLES, SALADS, COLE SLAW, ROLLS, DESSERTS, BEVERAGES Meals to go $8.00 ADULTS, $5.00 CHILDREN under age 10 COME ENJOY THE GOOD FOOD!

$5 – $8

Poet Olivia Gatwood

Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Olivia Gatwood has received national recognition for her poetry, writing workshops, and work as a Title IX compliant educator in sexual assault prevention and recovery. As a finalist at Brave New Voices, Women of the World, and the National Poetry Slam, Gatwood is an active member of the slam poetry community and has been featured […]

Free

Maine Jewish Film Festival: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Railroad Square Cinema 17 Railroad Square, Waterville

Known for her matchless beauty and electric screen persona, Hedy Lamarr also possessed an exceptional mind. An Austrian Jewish émigré who acted by day and drew mechanical and electronic inventions by night, Lamarr developed and patented a secret communication system to help the Allies beat the Nazis. Rare recordings, interviews, and excerpts from Lamarr’s own […]

Colby Symphony Orchestra: Musical Voyages

Lorimer Chapel, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

The Colby Symphony Orchestra begins the spring semester with Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 — another work in the “pastoral” setting of the countryside, reminiscent of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony (No. 6) — and New York-based composer Emily Wong’s Symphony No. 1 “Structures.” Sponsored by the Department of Music.

Free

The Ghost of Paul Revere w/ Spencer Albee
Sold Out!

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

The popular, Portland-based Ghost of Paul Revere describes their sound as "holler folk," not because it involves a lot of hollering, per se, but because it invokes the rich communal tradition of field hollers, with their call-and-response melodies, sing-along hooks, and densely layered harmonies. That sense of musical camaraderie is essential to everything The Ghost […]

$15 – $20
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