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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.  

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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. […]

Free

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. 

Free

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 […]

Free

Opening Reception for Uncaged Art

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

Come enjoy a lovely evening of art, performance art, a silent auction, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and local beer to support raising awareness of family separations, child detentions, and the Remain in Mexico policies. Funds raised will be for two specific organizations that provide humanitarian aid and legal assistance to the families trapped along our southern […]

Maine Comedian Bob Marley

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

PLEASE NOTE: This event has two performance times, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Single seats only remaining for the 7 p.m. show. 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 […]

$34.50 – $35.50

Masterworks: Colby Symphony Orchestra

Lorimer Chapel, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

In its first concert of the season, the Colby Symphony Orchestra performs masterworks from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Debussy’s haunting ballet score Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun begins the concert with the remainder of the program devoted to the music of the great English composer Edward Elgar. Boston University cello faculty member […]

Free

Masterpiece Art – Wíwənikan: The Beauty We Carry

Common Street Arts 10 Water Street, Suite 106, Waterville

In this acrylic painting class, we will reference the artwork “Welcome Home” from the exhibition Wíwənikan... The Beauty We Carry, currently on view at the Colby College Museum of Art. Welcome Home employs the pointillism technique in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. CLICK TO REGISTER.

$35

Inexhaustible Dark Energy

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

What would happen if there was a source of energy that was never exhausted? Our everyday experience would suggest it is impossible to have a limitless supply of anything. However, one of the most uncomfortable conclusions in modern astrophysics is that we live in a universe that seems to be suffused with a limitless and […]

Free
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Latin Dance Classes

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

We will learn beginning dance moves and techniques for various Latin Dance genres (Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata, and Salsa). There are four, biweekly sessions on Monday evenings, October 14 & 28 and November 11 & 25. Come to one or all sessions. No experience necessary, everyone is welcome to learn, build community, and have some fun!

Free

Noontime Art Talk: Ice Core Perspectives on Climate Change

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Bess Koffman, assistant professor of geology, will speak on issues and themes related to Peggy Weil: 88 Cores, an immersive four-and-a-half-hour video of ice core samples, on view through Dec. 8, 2019. Location: Davis Gallery, Colby Museum of Art.

Free

SLICE: STEM at the Library

Waterville Public Library 73 Elm Street, Waterville

SLICE (students learning innovative creative endeavors) is a pilot provides young adults with unique experiences to learn more about career paths in the creative arts. Students ages 13-19 explore the behind-the-scenes operations at an historic opera house, an award-winning public library, a vibrant community art studio and education space, a nationally recognized art museum, a […]

Free

Visiting Writers Series: Terrance Hayes

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

Terrance Hayes is the author of six books of poetry: American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassins (2018), a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry; How to Be Drawn (2015), longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry; Lighthead (2010), winner of the 2010 National Book Award in Poetry; Wind in a Box, winner of a […]

Free

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death: Liberation, Theology, and Who Gets to Say

Lorimer Chapel, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

The annual Compagna-Sennett Lecture, sponsored by the Religious Studies Department, will feature Cynthia Chapman, the Adelia A.F. Johnston and Harry Thomas Frank Professor of Religion at Oberlin College, and Traci West, professor of ethics and African-American studies at Drew University Theological School. Cosponsored by the African-American Studies and Philosophy departments and the Jewish Studies and […]

Free

Easy Rider

Railroad Square Cinema 17 Railroad Square, Waterville

With the Maine International Film Festival’s past Midlife Achievement Award Winner Peter Fonda’s recent passing, we lost a truly unique talent who also emblemized an era. It’s 50 years since the release of Easy Rider, a movie that galvanized a generation. “A Man Went Looking for America. And Couldn’t Find It” was the film’s tag […]

$6.50

National Fossil Day

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

Join us to learn about fascinating fossils! We will talk about how fossils form, the plant and animal fossils and what we can learn about the prehistoric world from the fossil record! Plus, everyone should know about the Maine State Fossil, Pertica quadrifaria! Make a fossil craft to take home. Admission: $3 for adults, $1 […]

$1 – $3

Mapping the Water Crisis: The Dismantlement of African American Neighborhoods in Detroit

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

Monica Lewis-Patrick, one of the leaders of the water rights struggle in Detroit, is a tireless and fearless strategist working to ensure that clean water is available and affordable for all.  She is an active member of the People’s Water Board Coalition, U.S. Human Rights Network, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and D-REM.org, and was […]

Free

After School Art Club: How to Draw a Portrait

Common Street Arts 10 Water Street, Suite 106, Waterville

Inspired by the I Am Not a Stranger exhibition at the Colby College Museum of Art, students will practice contour drawings, try out blind contour games as a group, and learn tips for creating cool portraits of themselves and others in the class. For Ages 7 - 12. $14 per session. Scholarships available. Snacks included. […]

$14
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Night at The Museum Flashlight Tours

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

Halloween comes alive and is fun at the L. C. Bates Museum’s annual Night at the Museum Flashlight Tours  held on two Friday nights, October 18 & 25, 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Come see our animal exhibits in a new light, the evening light. The Flashlight Tours are great for families. They include holiday scavenger […]

$1 – $3

Dinner and Psychic Readings

Snow Pond Center for the Arts 8 Goldenrod Lane, Sidney

5:00: Doors Open 5:30: Cash Bar 6:00: Dinner 7:00: Group Reading Dinner & Show General Admission: $35, VIP $45. (VIP tickets includes priority seating and a meet & greet with Bonnie after the show.) Tickets are non-refundable. Dinner: Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken Breast w/ A Lemon Caper Cream Sauce Haricot Vert Green Beans Garlic Herb […]

$35 – $45
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The Tempest

Skills Ervin Center 46 Front Street, Waterville

Come away to a private island where the plants, stones, and water are alive. Considered one of Shakespeare’s best fairytales, The Tempest is a magical journey through love, loyalty, and power. Now in its sixth season, the Recycled Shakespeare Company will stage the play at 7 p.m., on Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19, […]

Free
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Thomas College Open House

Thomas College 180 West River Road, Waterville

High school students and their families are invited to a showcase of all things Thomas College at our Fall Open House events on October 19 or November 9 at Thomas College’s campus, 180 West River Road in Waterville. Students and families will learn about how Thomas College sets itself apart from other colleges with our Guaranteed […]

Free

Fall Book Sale — Final Day!

Waterville Public Library 73 Elm Street, Waterville

Looking for your next favorite book? Stop by anytime between Saturday, October 5 and Saturday October 19 and check out our Fall Book Sale, which features a wide selection of materials for all ages! All sales are by donation. The book sale is open any time during library hours. Location: Fireplace Room, First Floor, Waterville […]

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