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Open Clay Studio Member Sale

Common Street Arts 10 Water Street, Suite 106, Waterville

Join us in supporting aspiring and established ceramic artists at Common Street Arts through this special sale in conjunction with Maine Craft Weekend. Participating members include Monica McCaw, Justin Knaus-Tucker, Brian Soldano, Abbey Bernier, and Tamsen Warner.

Reel Craft: Brewmaster

Railroad Square Cinema 17 Railroad Square, Waterville

Toast to your cinema's 41st year on Maine Craft Weekend! We are throwing ourselves a birthday bash with a local craft beer tasting and demo by Bigelow Brewing Company, and a screening of Brewmaster, a documentary film following the rise of the craft beer industry. Come and celebrate the birth of our iconic indie cinema, […]

$10 – $20

Break, Burn, Build 2019: Fall Performance Experiments

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

The Department of Theater and Dance presents a short program of new works that features the full range of performance research created in the department, including theater, dance, design, and hybrid dance theater. First-year students and theater and dance majors and minors will share the stage in both student- and faculty-directed new works. Developed in […]


Colby Jazz Collective

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

Drummer Max Roach’s We Insist! (subtitled Freedom Now Suite) was one of several jazz compositions from the early years of the civil rights movement that explicitly addressed the topic of racial inequality. First recorded in 1960, the work consists of five movements centered around the Emancipation Proclamation and the growing African independence movements of the […]


Max Weinberg’s Jukebox

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

A truly interactive experience, Weinberg invites the audience to create the set list, in real time, that he and his crack four piece group will play that night. Max Weinberg is an American drummer and television personality, most widely known as the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and as the bandleader for […]

Covering the Campaigns: The Media’s Role in a Chaotic World

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

How can we make sense of the byzantine world of politics framing the 2020 presidential and congressional elections? Join former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, who served 16 terms in the United States House of Representatives as one of the most outspoken and thoughtful Members of Congress, and Hannah Dineen ’17, weekend anchor and political reporter […]


Energy and Exhaustion Lecture: French Moves

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

For more than two decades, le hip hop has shown another face of France: danced by minorities associated with immigration and the suburbs, it has channeled rage against racism and unequal opportunity and offered a movement vocabulary for the expression of the multicultural difference that challenges the universalist discourse of the Republic. Felicia McCarren is Professor of French […]


Community + Campus Film Series: Dawnland

Railroad Square Cinema 17 Railroad Square, Waterville

The museum, in collaboration with Railroad Square Cinema, presents this series of films related to current exhibitions and collections. Dawnland is a documentary film about the untold story of indigenous child removal in the United States through the nation’s first-ever government-endorsed truth and reconciliation commission, which investigated the devastating impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on the […]


Slice: Pottery: the Art of Throwing Clay

Common Street Arts 10 Water Street, Suite 106, Waterville

art, like any skill, takes a bit of experimentation, lots of practice and work, but the result can be extremely rewarding as a career path or life-long creative endeavor. in this week’s installment of slice, participants will learn how to throw clay on a pottery wheel. completed works will be fired and ready to pick […]


Waterville GreenDrinks

Are You Ready to Party? 4 Sanger Avenue, Waterville

Come 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, we're at Are You Ready to Party?? Admission is a $5.00 suggested donation to benefit the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers. The Maine Children’s Home reaches out to more […]


Wabanaki Perspectives on Climate Change

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

Wíwənikan…the beauty we carry is an exhibition of contemporary art of the First Nations people of what is now Maine and Maritime Canada, on view now at the Colby Museum of Art. This panel discussion, in partnership with the Buck Lab for Climate and Environment, will focus on how climate change is affecting indigenous artists […]


Dans L’Engrenage (In the Gears)

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

A French Hip Hop Performance with Compagnie Dyptik Finding your place, precarious as it may be. You fight for it. Fight to keep it. Beyond the inner workings of society. Beyond conventions. Beyond the common good. Beyond individual liberties. You play around the rules to keep going. Even to the point of transgression. Even if […]


Business Breakfast Series

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

State Legislative Session 2020 – What to Expect from Maine’s Legislature. Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce invites you to join it and other business professionals at Thomas College in Waterville on October 10 at 7:15 a.m. for a Business Breakfast full of networking and information. Learn what you can expect from Maine’s 2020 legislative session. Lobbyists […]

$18 – $25

After School Art Club: Clay Self Portraits

Common Street Arts 10 Water Street, Suite 106, Waterville

Using the exhibition, I Am Not a Stranger as inspiration, students will create self-portraits in clay. These charming portraits will be glazed and ready for pick up the following week. Ages 7 -12 $14 per session Snacks included Scholarships available REGISTER


Two Cent Talk Series: Jefferson Navicky and Colin Cheney

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

Jefferson Navicky was born in Chicago and grew up in southeastern Ohio. He is the archivist for the Maine Women Writers Collection and teaches English at Southern Maine Community College. While working for the Authors League Fund from 2005 to 2007, he was the archivist for the Djuna Barnes literary estate.Navicky’s work has received several […]


History Of The Waterville Fire Department

Redington Museum 62 Silver Street, Waterville

The Waterville Historical Society’s October talk will feature Scott Holst, who will discuss the history of the Waterville Fire Department. Holst, a lieutenant in the department, has been a fireman in Waterville for 25 years and has researched the history of this group, publishing his findings in 2015. And he is still researching.

Elizabeth Rush and the Maine Sierra Club

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

Elizabeth Rush is the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction. Her work explores how humans adapt to changes enacted upon them by forces seemingly beyond their control, from ecological transformation to political revolution.  Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the New […]


Environmental Studies Lunchtime Lecture: Chelse Prather

Dana Dining Hall, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Chelse Prather is the director of the Insect Ecology Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Dayton. Her work with students addresses questions at the interface of community and ecosystem ecology, particularly those that deal with the relationship between humans and insects. Prather has studied these types of questions in a variety […]

Jasper Sunsets Artists Reception

The Framemakers 46 Main St., Waterville

Come meet the artists from Jasper Sunsets! This exhibit features book art and poetry, abstract acrylics, photography, watercolor, and more! CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION.


Stonewall: Then and Now

Save the date: Description: Stonewall: Then and Now is a collection of music, drama, and poetry celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Designed to honor the progress made in LGBTQ+ rights and visibility since 1969, the show explores and celebrates art by, about, and for queer folk and their experiences.  


Art + Storytelling: Animals in Art

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 October, it will be “Animals in Art.” Afterward, preschoolers, toddlers, and their grownups will visit the Mirken Education Classroom to have a snack and create their own works of art. […]


3D Printing Meetup

Common Street Arts 10 Water Street, Suite 106, Waterville

Ever wondered how 3D printing works? Stop by the 3D Printing Meetup at the Common Street Arts studio. Begin with introductions and a presentation, then adjourn at noon for beverages and pizza at Waterville Brewing Company. Admission is free and participants may purchase refreshments. 


The Met: Turandot

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting his first Puccini opera with the company. Powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke takes on the icy title princess, alongside tenor Roberto Aronica as the unknown prince vying for her love. This performance is a live, high-definition broadcast from the […]

$17 – $23

Amazing Seashells

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

Examine the different kinds of mollusks and their special adaptations. See one that can make holes in rock, one that digs in the sand, one that is poisonous and one that has chambers in its shell. Learn about the life cycle of mollusks and start a shell collection. Make a small shell exhibit to take […]

$1 – $3

Community Yellow Tulip Planting

Head of Falls Temple Street at Front Street, Waterville

In support of Mental Health Awareness week, join Waterville Creates! and the Yellow Tulip Project as we work together with FEDCO Bulbs and Johnny’s Selected Seeds to plant Hope Gardens at the RiverWalk at Head of Falls, Veterans Memorial Park, and the Bill + Joan Alfond Main Street Commons in downtown Waterville. Planting will begin […]

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