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Art + Storytelling: Wish Upon a Star

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Following a brief exploration of the galleries with Museum staff and Colby student interns, the group reads a children’s book related to the month’s theme—in November, it will be “Wish Upon a Star.” Afterward, preschoolers, toddlers, and their grownups will visit the Mirken Education Classroom to have a snack and create their own works of […]

Free

Capturing A Bird On Paper

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

Join us to tour the bird gallery to look at bird adaptations and then find a bird or two you would like to draw.  Make a colorful drawing to take home. Admission : $3 for adults, $1 for children.

$1 – $3

Dirty Little Secret

The Elm 21 College Avenue, Waterville

This local band of talented musicians shares one goal: playing all of the greatest energetic rock hits! Join The Elm for a night of dancing to benefit the AYCC Backpack Program. Pizza from Portland Pie will be available to purchase and our cash bar will be open. Suggested Donation: $10.

$10

Cassatt String Quartet

Lorimer Chapel, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

The all-female Cassatt Quartet is an internationally renowned ensemble known for its exhilarating performances. They will present an eclectic program, including works by two women, Xinyan Li of China and Chinese-Canadian Alison Yu-Fei Jiang. The quartet will be joined by Colby faculty member and pianist Yuri Funahashi in Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major. Funded […]

Free

Music at Moody: Joel Watson

Moody Chapel, Kennebec Valley Community College Stanley Road (off U.S. Route 201), Hinckley

Joel Watson is a Maine born guitarist/songwriter and former member of the Mid-coast Maine based rock band, The 220s. His passion for music has spanned many years and over the last decade he has been writing and performing in many genres of music. In recent years Joel has been developing his own brand of intricate […]

Free

Newsies Q&A

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

Following the Sunday, November 10 performance of Newsies, we will be joined by our director, Debra Susi, and Joseph Owen, the recently retired copy desk chief of the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal, for a discussion about journalism and the significance of the 1899 newsboys' strike. Joseph Owen, of Augusta, retired in July from his […]

Carols and Lights Ticket Distribution

Pulver Pavillion, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Three performances of fiftieth Annual Service of Carols and Lights, a community Christmas celebration combining music and worship and sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will be held Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7, 2019, in the College’s beautiful Lorimer Chapel. Friday’s service will be held at 7:00 p.m. with additional […]

Transit of Mercury

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

Come by anytime today to view the transit of Mercury. The 2019 Transit of Mercury across the Sun will start at 7:36 AM and continue until after 1 PM. Visit the museum to learn about the transit. It will not happen again until 2032. Do not look at it without a filtered telescope. You will […]

$1 – $3

Intermediate Pottery Class

Common Street Arts 10 Water Street, Suite 106, Waterville

This six-week pottery class is perfect for the individual with wheel throwing and centering clay experience who would like to further refine their skills. In this class, students will build upon basic pottery skills including building and throwing forms, creating more complex vessels including but not limited to, large bowls, dinner plates, lidded vessels, stacked […]

$175

How Natural and Manmade Emissions Interact to Shape Air Quality

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

One visible effect of fossil fuel energy consumption is the emission of gases and particles into the atmosphere. These emissions include not only carbon dioxide, but also a wide range of other reactive gases. But anthropogenic processes are not the only sources of atmospheric emissions. Many natural systems, including the oceans, volcanoes, and plants, also […]

Free

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

Railroad Square Cinema 17 Railroad Square, Waterville

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf is a documentary about landscape designer Piet Oudolf, who describes his creative process from his abstract sketches to his conventional notions of beauty, public space, and nature. In collaboration with Railroad Square Cinema, this film is directly related to and inspired by the Colby College Museum of Art […]

Free

Brazil: Still the Country of the Future?

Chace Forum, Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons 150 Main Street, Waterville

Patrice Franko, a specialist in development economics in Latin America, came to Colby College in 1986. She teaches classes in the economics of globalization, contemporary economic development in Latin America, and in microeconomics principles. She has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil (2012/2013), was a AAAS fellow in 1990 and a Pew Faculty fellow […]

$12

Alfond Youth & Community Center Annual Holiday Dinner

Alfond Youth & Community Center 126 North Street, Waterville

FREE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER Wednesday, November 13TH 4:00 - 6:00PM in AYCC Triple Gymnasium WHAT'S FOR DINNER? Turkey Stuffing & Gravy Cranberry Sauce & Rolls Corn & Carrots Pumpkin Pie & Apple Pie WHO ENJOYS THE DINNER? In 2017 we served 805 full dinners to community residents who included individuals from Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen […]

Free

Visiting Writers Series: Jaed Coffin

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

Jaed Coffin is the author of Roughhouse Friday (FSG), a memoir about the year he won the middleweight title of a barroom boxing show in Juneau, Alaska. He’s also the author of A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants (Da Capo), which chronicles the summer he spent as a Buddhist monk in his mother’s village in Thailand. A regular contributor […]

Free

Preserving the Gilded Age: The Care and Conservation of Newport’s Architectural Heritage

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

For the 2019 Clara M. Southworth Lecture, Patricia Miller, chief conservator at the Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport, R.I., will present a behind-the-scenes look at on-going efforts to preserve the society’s 11 historic properties and landscapes — including Hunter House and The Breakers — as well as care for the vast decorative arts collection inside and […]

Free

Masterpiece Art

Waterville Brewing Company 10 Water Street, Ste. 111, Waterville

Looking to learn a bit about drawing, or just want the opportunity to refine your skills? Join us as we learn about the style and techniques employed by artist James McNeill Whistler. Participants will then use these techniques, such as drypoint etching, to create their own drawing. Registration required. MORE

$35

Marketing Your Business

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

Business Breakfast Series Marketing Your Business Martha Jones, account executive, & Chris Bernazzani, director of digital sales at NEWSCENTER Maine Media, will share with you ideas on navigating the landscape of media choice.

$18 – $25

Music in the Museum: Gulimina Mahamuti, Piano

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Internationally acclaimed Chinese-American pianist Gulimina Mahamuti will perform a recital of piano transcriptions of works by J.S. Bach, Egon Petri, Domenico Scarlatti, Enrique Granados, Franz Liszt, and Maine composer Lucas Richman, conductor of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. Location: Alex Katz Gallery, Colby Museum of Art.

Free

After School Art Club: Cardboard Challenge

Common Street Arts 10 Water Street, Suite 106, Waterville

What kind of model house or room can you make from cardboard? Using cardboard combined with plenty of tape and imagination, participants will design a unique house of their own invention. Adults will be on hand to help cut out designs! Ages 7 -12 $14 per session Snacks included Scholarships available REGISTER

$14

Readings from The River Rail: Occupy Colby

Brewster Reading Room, Miller Library Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

A community gathering featuring author readings from The River Rail: Occupy Colby, a collaborative project in which students, faculty, and members of the extended Colby community investigate our climate crisis. Putting into dialogue the work of scientists and artists, novelists and activists, The River Rail: Occupy Colby reflects Colby’s strengths as an institution dedicated to interdisciplinary […]

Free

History Of Pharmacy

Redington Museum 62 Silver Street, Waterville

Join us as Dr. McCarthy, Dean of the College of Pharmacy, talks to us about the History of Pharmacy! This should be a very interesting event and we will have the Apothecary open for viewing after the event! Dr. Robert L. McCarthy was appointed the 4th Dean of the University of New England College of […]

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Wendy and the Neckbeards

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Wendy, a 17-year-old plus-sized, body-positive makeup artist with her own YouTube channel, is having her life exploded by internet trolls. In the meantime, Jess discovers that her long-term boyfriend Chad spends his time harassing young women on the internet to “blow off steam”. From here, the two stories converge in a hilarious and insightful examination […]

Free

KISS Army: The Coolest Band in the World

The Elm 21 College Avenue, Waterville

This ultra-established KISS Tribute Phenomenon is Armed and Dangerous with identical makeup, outrageous outfits, classic instruments, top quality talented musicians with enough musical muscle to tell it like it was in vintage 1970’s classic KISS style! And that's only the beginning of what you can expect from this unbelievable act at showtime. Now celebrating their […]

$20 – $28

Balance and Imbalance: A Celebration of Nature and a Call to Action

Dana Dining Hall, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Marnie Sinclair is a process artist raised in the tropics and now making her home on the rugged coast of Maine. Inspired by nature, Sinclair works in many different mediums but prefers sculpture for its tactual quality. She is also an environmental activist who often uses her art to visually express the many complicated issues […]

Rustic Overtones w/ Sara Hallie Richardson & Amarantos Quartet

Snow Pond Center for the Arts 8 Goldenrod Lane, Sidney

Rustic Overtones is a seven piece rock band from Portland Maine with a discography that spans 20 years. The bands unique version of indie rock is strongly influenced by soul music, garage punk, jazz and psychedelic music of the 60's and 70's. Amarantos Quartet members, Hannah Schroeder Jackson (cello), Meagan McIntyre (violin), Lauren Hastings Genova […]

$25 – $35
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