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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.

Nefesh Mountain in Concert

Given Auditorium, Bixler Bldg., Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Nefesh Mountain is a bluegrass and American roots band that taps into Jewish tradition. Their gorgeous new video for A Mighty Roar was recently featured in Rolling Stone Concert tickets are included with registration for the Fall Shabbaton and will also be available at the door for $18. Admission is free for students. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

$18

The Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

Written by: Alexander Glazunov Choreographed by: Marius Petipa Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When her beloved leaves, Abderakhman, a foreign knight, makes a bid for the hand of Raymonda and threatens her fate when she rejects him. […]

$15 – $18

Tunniit: Retracing The Lines Of Inuit Tattoos

Railroad Square Cinema 17 Railroad Square, Waterville

Tunniit: Retracing The Lines Of Inuit Tattoos is the personal, poignant, and political documentary from Inuk filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (whose film Angry Inuk won the Audience Award at Hot Docs 2016). Inuit traditional face tattoos have been forbidden for a century, and almost forgotten. Arnaquq- Baril, together with longtime friend and activist Aaju Peter, is determined […]

Free

Oceanic Humanities in Southern Africa: Hydrocolonial Perspectives

Miller Library, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Isabel Hofmeyr is Professor of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and Global Distinguished Professor in the English Department of New York University. Her most recent book is Gandhi's Printing Press: Experiments in Slow Reading (2013). She currently heads up a Mellon-funded project "Ocanic Humanities for the Global South: with partners […]

Free

Exhausted Images: The Destruction and Renewal of Visual Culture

Room 100, Lovejoy Building, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

How do we deal with cultural materials that no longer suit our needs/beliefs/political inclinations? Over the summer, a school board in San Francisco voted to cover up, but not paint over, a series of WPA era murals depicting George Washington, which include scenes that some viewers now consider offensive. While the removal of school murals […]

Free

Can American Government Institutions Respond to Current Threats to American Democracy?

Parker-Reed Room, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Democracies around the world — in Brazil and Venezuela, Hungary, Turkey, and Great Britain, and elsewhere — have been challenged by popularly elected leaders who have acted far outside of traditional democratic norms. This year’s first Cotter Debate, sponsored by the Goldfarb Center, addresses whether American governmental institutions are capable of responding to the threats […]

Free

Damnationland X

Railroad Square Cinema 17 Railroad Square, Waterville

See some of Maine’s newest film voices strut their stuff in the Damnationland showcase. Damnationland presents genre-defying works produced by Maine filmmakers, perfect for the dark season descending upon us. This year’s horde of Maine film includes short films by Remy Brecht, Derek Brigham, Jill Harrigan, Sarah Kennedy, Stacey Koloski, and Michael J. Tobin, with […]

$6.50 – $9.50

Leadership Luncheon: Kristina Cannon

Amici's Cucina 137 Main Street, Waterville

Enjoy a fabulous lunch and meet Kristina Cannon, central coordinator of Main Street Skowhegan’s projects and volunteers. Kristina will discuss her path to leadership as the executive director of Main Street Skowhegan including her path from rural Maine to the big city and back again, and the lead role in developing economic benefit for Skowhegan […]

$20 – $25

Unicorn Party

Winslow Public Library 136 Halifax Street, Winslow

Join us for a unicorn-themed event. We will have crafts, art and activities all about unicorns. For ages pre-K to 5.

Free

Safe Space for Politics

Room 122, Diamond Bldg., Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

To engage the crises of grotesque inequality, social isolation, the demonization of anyone deemed “other,” and the existential threat to democracy itself, we must invest in institutions of the common good. Ernesto Cortés, Jr., will discuss the “hows” and “whys” of building diverse, broad-based relationships and organizations to exercise democratic power. The Compagna-Sennett Lecture sponsored […]

Free

Water Rights and Decolonization: A Lecture and Poetry Reading with Craig Santos Perez

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

Craig Santos Perez is an award-winning poet and professor of English at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa. In his words, “My work is deeply influenced by Chamorro aesthetics in particular, and indigenous aesthetics in general, in which much art, architecture, weaving, tattooing, etc., employ symmetrical and repeating patterns. The same is true for many indigenous […]

Free

Foresta Ultra Naturam: Exhausting Translation

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

Paul Vangelisti is the author of more than 30 books of poetry, as well as being a noted translator from Italian. In 2010 his translation of Adriano Spatola’s The Position of Things: Collected Poems, 1961-1992 won an Academy of American Poets Prize. From 1971 to 1982 he was coeditor, with John McBride, of the literary […]

Free

Urgency & Agency in the Battle to Avert a Climate Crisis

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

Michael E. Mann is the distinguished professor of atmospheric science at Penn State and the director of the Earth System Science Center, also at Penn State. His research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth’s climate system. Human-caused climate change represents arguably the greatest threat we face as a civilization. […]

Free

Trick or Treat and Halloween Crafts

Winslow Public Library 136 Halifax Street, Winslow

Join us for family trick or treating and Halloween crafts at the library. Feel free to come in costume.

Free

Artful Halloween

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Celebrate Halloween in artful style: “trick-or-treat” through the museum galleries and enjoy festive food, drinks, and music. Art-inspired costumes are encouraged. Sponsored by the Museum Student Advisory Board.

Free

The Evil Dead

Railroad Square Cinema 17 Railroad Square, Waterville

New digital restoration and soundtrack! Sam Raimi’s 1981 bloodfest horror classic The Evil Dead returns to theaters for the first time in 4K with a terrifying new soundtrack. This special edition of The Evil Dead presents the film for the first time with a reimagined score by original composer Joseph DeLuca and a thrilling new […]

$7.50 – $9.50

Be Seen on Screen: Using Social Media to Enhance Your Brand

Thomas College 180 West River Road, Waterville

Presented by Nate Towne, Waterville Creates! Friday, November 1st Thomas College, Waterville Nate will share his wealth of knowledge including content formatting on the largest social media networks – what works and what doesn’t. He will also provide inside information on the ever-changing social media algorithms and marketing tricks to keep your head above the […]

$15

Motor Booty Affair

Waterville Elks Lodge 76 Industrial Street, Waterville

Join us for a fun night while supporting the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter & Services! Motor Booty Affair has been lighting up stages across America with their 70’s extravaganza for several years, continually improving on the show that has been dubbed “The Ultimate Disco Party Band”. The music is infectious - the most danceable songs of […]

$25

75th Holiday Fair

Pleasant Street United Methodist Church 61 Pleasant Street, Waterville

Christmas Bazaar

St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church 3 Appleton St, Waterville

Fall Craft/Vendor Fair

Prescott Hall, Good Will – Hinckley School 16 Prescott Dr. (off Rte. 201), Hinckley

Please join us for a Fall Craft Fair. Entrance is free to the public. All proceeds will go towards changing the lives of the students in all the programs on campus. Crafters & Vendors: If you are interested in having a "booth", please download the application and mail back with your payment to secure your […]

Free

Quarry Road Fall Festival

Quarry Road Recreation Area 300 Quarry Road, Waterville

On Saturday, November 2, the community is invited between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the Quarry Road Trails Fall Festival in Waterville. All are invited to this free community event to enjoy fun activities, explore the trails and learn about winter programs, volunteer opportunities, recent updates and future plans. Quarry Road Trails is located […]

Free

Artful Movements: Time to Power-Up

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

In this FREE one-hour session, Artful Movements provides an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by artworks in the galleries. Each session will begin with a deeper look at an artwork, followed by movement and meditation with Kathleen Leisure Haberstock of School Street Yoga. All yoga levels, families, and children over […]

Free

Old Time Toys and Clothes

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

Take a trip through history and explore some of the popular games kids played a hundred years ago! Dress up as if it was 1910. Roll a hoop, play a proper Victorian game called Graces, try a ring toss, write on a slate board and more, as well as making a craft to take home. […]

$1 – $3

Bach All Night

Lorimer Chapel, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

The choirs at Colby — Colby College Collegium, Colby-Kennebec Choral Society, and the Colby College Chorale — present their fall choral showcase featuring choral/orchestral works by Western classical music’s epitome of “Energy/Exhaustion,” Johann Sebastian Bach. The program will consist of the triumphant Magnificat in D and the jubilant solo cantata BWV 51: Jauchzet Gott in […]

Free
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