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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.

We Have Standards

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

All professional jazz musicians are expected to know their “standards,” an ever-evolving list from which we’ll select some of the best-known examples, including “St. Louis Blues,” “‘Round Midnight,” and “Body and Soul.” We’ll also check out some lesser-known works we suspect may be standards-in-waiting, including selections from the album The New Standard and from artists […]

Free

The Illusion of Time: Testing the Relationship Between Free Will and Temporal Horizons

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

Belief in free will, operationalized as the ability to freely choose one’s own actions and determine one’s own outcomes, is the embodiment of energy and exhaustion. Belief in free will can energize us, instilling the notion that we are active agents in our social world. Disbelief in free will can exhaust us by dampening our […]

Free

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

Holiday Classics in the style of Hot Jazz, Doo Wop, and Motown! Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox--the rotating supergroup devoted to period covers of pop songs, which Bradlee created in a basement apartment in Queens, New York--is a bona fide global sensation, having collected more than three million subscribers on YouTube while selling out major venues […]

$57 – $78

What Is the Role of Education in a Democracy?

Thomas College 180 West River Road, Waterville

Join artist Robert Shetterly for a community session open to the public. The community session will pose the following question: What is the role of education in a democracy? Robert will ask attendees to create personal quotes in response to their concerns and challenges related to this question. He will share why he creates the […]

SLICE: Movie Making RESCHEDULED!

Railroad Square Cinema 17 Railroad Square, Waterville

RESCHEDULED! Television and film is a huge industry and there are many opportunities available beyond acting or directing. in this week of slice, students will workshop with professionals in mass media communications and film and video production to find out more about the diverse jobs in the film industry while exploring grip, lighting, camera rigs, […]

Author Judy Pancoast

Oakland Public Library 18 Church St., Oakland

Judy Pancoast is coming to the Oakland Public Library! A gifted children’s songwriter and musician, Judy has published her first novel, The House on Christmas Street. Judy will read from her book and will have copies available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.

Free

Business After Hours

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville

Join us each month at a different area business for Business After Hours. These events are a great opportunity to mix and mingle with other business professionals and leaders in our communities. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and other beverages are available, as well as a 50/50 raffle and fabulous door prizes donated by area […]

Free

Transgender Day of Remembrance

St. Mark's Episcopal Church 60 Eustis Parkway, Waterville

This service honors the memory of transgender people who were killed in acts of anti-transgender violence over the course of the year.  The snow date will be Thursday, November 21, 2019. FMI:  https://www.hrc.org/campaigns/transgender-day-remembrance

Free

Manufactured Landscapes

Railroad Square Cinema 17 Railroad Square, Waterville

"Awe-inspiring. Stimulates the senses and the conscience simultaneously” —Hollywood Reporter. Manufactured Landscapes is the striking new documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of “manufactured landscapes” — quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams — Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization’s materials and debris. […]

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Holiday Bazaar

Common Street Arts 10 Water Street, Suite 106, Waterville

Thursday, November 21 through Monday, December 23, 2019 During the holiday season, the Common Street Arts gallery is transformed into a marketplace filled with unique and distinctive gifts created by talented artists + makers. This year’s seventh annual bazaar will feature exclusively handmade crafts from over 60 artisans selected by Common Street Arts for a […]

After School Art Club: Fall Sculptures

Common Street Arts 10 Water Street, Suite 106, Waterville

Fall has plenty of dead leaves, branches, and grasses that can be collected to form unique sculptures. With ribbons and wreath forms in hand, students will search outside for natural materials to add to these autumnal sculptures! Ages 7 -12 $14 per session Snacks included Scholarships available REGISTER

$14

Waterville GreenDrinks

Hathaway Creative Center 10 Water Street, Waterville

Join KV Connect, Waterville’s young professionals group, for an exciting evening of networking and socialization while helping to support a great cause! This month only, we are partnering with the Central Maine Growth Council for their annual meeting and to announce this year’s Emerging Leader and Developer of the Year awards. Admission is a $5.00 […]

Central Maine Growth Council Annual Meeting Celebration

Hathaway Creative Center 10 Water Street, Waterville

In 2019, the mid-Maine region welcomed new businesses, watched construction projects progress, cheered on entrepreneurs, and engaged in conversations about their communities' futures. Let's celebrate the year's accomplishments and toast to what's to come in 2020! CLICK FOR MORE INFO.

Free

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Meeting

Citizens’ Climate Lobby has chapters across the world working to influence policy to benefit the environment. CCL supports legislation, particularly carbon fee and dividend legislation. CCL recognizes the need for massive carbon reductions for a sustainable future. The Waterville chapter is just one of many throughout Maine with which you can get involved.

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Sukeforth Family Festival of Trees

The Elm 21 College Avenue, Waterville

The Elm, the old American Legion building at 21 College Ave., will host “The Sukeforth Family Festival of Trees” again this year on Nov. 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30 and Dec. 1. Festival hours  will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, and […]

Guided Tour of Bird Dioramas

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

Take a guided tour of the museum’s Maine bird dioramas painted by Charles Hubbard. Learn to identify the birds in the dioramas and where they are found. See how Hubbard’s background paintings in the dioramas show us the birds common habitats. Make a small bird diorama. Admission: $3 for adults, $1 for children.

$1 – $3

Comedian Bob Marley

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

SOLD OUT! Bob loves being a comedian. He’s wicked good at it! He lives in Maine which is the best state in the world maybe even the universe. He’s featured regularly on Sirius XM radio and he even won their Superbowl of Comedy! He has put out over 20 comedy CD’s and DVD’s! He was […]

$34.50 – $35.50

The Met: Akhnaten

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

THIS IS A LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY. Written by: Philip Glass Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes (2 intermissions) Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers […]

Native American Baskets

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

Join us for a fun and educational tour of the museum’s basket collection, including fine examples of Penobscot and Passamaquoddy craftsmanship. Learn more about some of the natural materials and ingenious techniques involved. Admission: $3 for adults, $1 for children.

$1 – $3

Paint Your Own Pottery

Common Street Arts 10 Water Street, Suite 106, Waterville

Join us for an afternoon at Common Street Arts exploring the art of glazing ceramics! Instructor Yvonne Brown will lead the group through the glazing process, giving participants tips and ideas to decorate a cool and unique ceramic mug. Participants may also purchase additional mugs, bowls or vases to glaze during the class. We will […]

Harvest Buffet

First Congregational Church, UCC 7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville

A Harvest Buffet will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 5 to 6p.m. at the Waterville First Congregational Church UCC. The menu will feature homemade baked beans, casseroles, salads, bread, beverages and apple crisp or gingerbread for dessert. Adults will be charged $9 Children 4- 12 will be charged  $4 Children under 4 are […]

Chili and Chowder Cookoff

Snow Pond Center for the Arts 8 Goldenrod Lane, Sidney

POSTPONED FROM NOVEMBER 2, DUE TO WEATHER!

$20

Colby Symphony Orchestra: Discovery

Lorimer Chapel, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Colby’s own Eric Thomas takes center stage as both composer and clarinet soloist in his Threnody for Ann Arceneaux for solo clarinet and viola, featuring Boston University viola faculty member Hye Min Choi. Thomas and Choi will have further opportunity to shine in Max Bruch’s Concerto for Viola and Clarinet. The concert will conclude with […]

Free
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Auditions for Miss Holmes

Waterville Opera House Rehearsal Space, Hathaway Creative Center 10 Water Street, Waterville

Sunday, November 24 at 12:00 p.m. Monday, November 25 at 6:00 p.m. Written by Christopher M. Walsh Directed by Debra Susi Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Setting: London, circa 1881 Seeking: 4 Females / 5 Males Miss Holmes – The story’s Protagonist (25-40) Dr. Dorothy Watson – The Protagonist sidekick and […]

The Met: Madama Butterfly

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

This broadcast was rescheduled from November 9. Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to cinemas, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role in Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast that also includes tenor Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, baritone Paulo Szot […]

$17 – $23
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