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Winter Break Special: Altered Books

Waterville Public Library 73 Elm Street, Waterville

Drop by between 2 and 4 pm and we'll "upcycle" pages from broken books into your own unique art project. Recommended for kids 7 and up. Younger kids must bring a grownup helper.

Free

Art + Storytelling: Home

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, Home. Then to the Mirken Education Center to have a snack and create your own works of art. An RSVP is not required, but the program is capped […]

Free

Atmospheric Wonder

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

Have you ever looked up and wondered why the sky can appear as a deep blue one day and pale blue the next? Why does our sky change, even when there are no clouds? Come find the answers to these questions and more! You even get to take home a new book at the end! […]

$1 – $3

Winter Break Special: Board Game Day!

Waterville Public Library 73 Elm Street, Waterville

Bring family and friends and play new and classic games! We'll have games for kids 7 and up, and games younger kids can play with grownup helpers.

Free

Snow Sculpting in the Park

Castonguay Square Common Street, Waterville

Save the date for this fun outdoor event with the two fantastic sculptors, Amanda Bolduc and Cathy Thompson. Learn techniques from these two 2017 National People's Choice award at Lake Geneva United States National Snow Sculpting Competition and third place overall winner recipients. Make sure to dress warmly, including snow pants and boots, as this […]

Free

King Arthur’s Quest

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

King Arthur, of legend and song, strode across Medieval England with courage and confidence…or did he? What if the troubles of his kingdom threatened to overwhelm him? Watch the Damsels in Distress sound the warning of trouble. Witness the Lady of the Lake as she produces the sword in the stone. Hide with the Camelotians […]

$5 – $7

The Met: La BohèmePOSTPONED

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

Postponed to March 9, 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 […]

$15 – $20

Teen Maker Monday: Mini Book Charms

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, we'll be creating something new. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity! This week we'll be creating miniature versions of favorite books! This event is free, and open to attendees ages 11-18. Location: Bartlett Room […]

Free

Maine Republican Gubernatorial Debate

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

The Colby College Republicans, Thomas College, and the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host Maine Republican Gubernatorial Debate 2018. The participating candidates are Garrett Mason, Mary Mayhew, Ken Fredette, Shawn Moody, and Michael Thibodeau. This event is sponsored by Maine Technology Group, Preti Flaherty, Serra Public Affairs, Sheridan Construction and Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs.

Free

Medicare 101 Clinic

Muskie Community Center 38 Gold Street, Waterville

Medicare has four parts: Part A is hospital insurance. Part B is medical insurance. Part C is Medicare Advantage Plans. Part D is for prescription drugs. Do you know the difference between a Medigap Plan and a Medicare Advantage Plan? Our Medicare 101 Clinic is where you can find the answers to questions you may […]

Free

Crafternoons: Melted Snow Tissue Paper Paintings

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 4:00 PM every Tuesday to participate in a fun craft! (Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper.) This week: Melted Snow Tissue Paper Paintings! Location: […]

Free

Come Read with the Reader Dogs!

Waterville Public Library 73 Elm Street, Waterville

Our therapy dog friends from Kennebec Valley Love on a Leash will be in this afternoon for read-aloud time! Great for kids who want to practice their reading skills and for families who want a fun, calming read-aloud opportunity. Spend 15 minutes with a dog who loves to listen! Bring your own favorite book, or […]

Free

An Evening with Richard Blanco

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

The museum’s Lunder Institute for American Art welcomes Richard Blanco, artist in residence and presidential inaugural poet. Blanco will read and discuss selections of his inspiring work centered on the meaning of home, including poems from his latest book, Boundaries, a collaborative project with landscape photographer Jacob Bond Hessler. Blanco’s poems and Hessler’s photographs together […]

Free

One Acts Showcase

Alumni Hall, Snow Pond Center for the Arts Goldenrod Lane (off Route 23), Sidney

Three student written and directed plays will be performed. The shows are: "Henry" Featuring an all female cast, “Henry” explores the stories of the six wives of Henry VIII. Katherine Parr has recently married King Henry Tudor and is faced with an impossible decision. Tormented by the stories of his past wives, she needs to […]

$5 – $10

Essentials of College Planning and Financial Aid Cancelled

Waterville Public Library 73 Elm Street, Waterville

This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. Attendance is free, but advance registration is required. Register at http://meoc.maine.edu/workshops/workshop-schedule/ or by calling 1-800-281-3703.

Free

Business After Hours

MaineGeneral Eye Center 4 Sheridan Drive, Fairfield

Join the Mid-Maine Chamber each month at our Business After Hours Events! These events are a great opportunity to mix and mingle with other business professionals and leaders in our communities. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and other beverages are available, as well as a 50/50 raffle and fabulous door prizes donated by area businesses. Don’t […]

Community Voices: Julia Clukey, Olympic Luger

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

Join us for a one-on-one conversation with Olympic luger Julia Clukey, led by Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel sports writer Travis Lazarcyzk. Julia was born in Augusta and started competing in luge at the age of 12. She would go on to medal in multiple World Cups, earn national honors, and represent the United States […]

Free

Winter Indoor Farmers’ Market

Alfond Youth & Community Center 126 North Street, Waterville

Join The Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA at the Alfond Youth Center (2nd floor library) for the Winter Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market! Every 1st and 3rd Thursday, December 7, 2017 – April 19, 2018, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Along with the fresh fruits and vegetables, there will be a Youth Booth managed by the […]

Youth Art Month: Opening Reception

Common Street Arts 10 Water Street, Suite 106, Waterville

Celebrate the visual arts crafted by the local k-12 youth! This year the theme is "building community through art". It is a lovely opportunity to showcase the creativity of the local youth while highlighting the beneficial effects of the arts in the educational environment. This month-long  exhibit will emphasize the value of the visual arts […]

Free

Teen Movie: Coco

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 Coco (PG). This event is free, and open to attendees ages 11-18. Light refreshments will be provided. More Information »

Free

Full Moon Sip & Ski

Quarry Road Recreation Area 300 Quarry Road, Waterville

S.H.O.U.T! Keynote Speaker: John Carlos

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Olympian John Carlos will be the 2018 S.H.O.U.T. keynote speaker. A former track and field star and a football player, Carlos was the bronze-medal winner in the 200 meters in the 1968 Olympics and raised his fist in protest of racial segregation in America. His Black power salute caused political controversy and is the subject […]

Free

Girls Rock! Awards

Maine Girls Academy 631 Stevens Avenue, Portland

The Girls Rock! Awards is a night of celebrating six Maine girls for their personal, academic, athletic, and humanitarian achievements. Nominated by their community, these award winners are using their voices in bold and powerful ways to make Maine a better place for everyone.  This year, our keynote is Amanda Gorman, the inaugural National Youth […]

$40

Cinema Explorations: 1945

Railroad Square Cinema 17 Railroad Square, Waterville

To be shown Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. 12 August 1945: A Hungarian village, in the wake of war and in the shadow of Russian occupation, rises for the wedding day of the town clerk’s son. At 11 AM, a black-clad father and grown son suddenly appear at the railway station. The villagers — […]

$5 – $9
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