4/11/2022 COVID Update: The State of Maine no longer requires masking or proof of vaccination to attend any public events, but individual venues are free to do so. For the latest information, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention or the State of Maine’s COVID site.

Put a Bird on it!

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

This free event is an opportunity to adorn anything and everything with bird silhouettes using paint, markers, felt, and stencils. Participants will receive a tiny tote to decorate and are welcome to bring any other objects they wish to embellish with birds. All family programs are free and open to the public. No RSVP required. […]

A Night to Reconnect

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Join us at the Redington Museum for a night to reconnect with the Waterville Historical Society. Art Ray will be presenting an introduction to Waterville History followed by our President Jay Violette speaking about our projects, and direction. Lite snacks and beverages will be served. Click for more info.

Free

Seven Ways to Engage Your Target Audiences on Social Media

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

November 9 7:15 to 9:00 AM  Summit Room, Spann Commons, Thomas College, 180 West River Road, Waterville Greg Glynn will cover tips on how businesses and organizations can better engage their target audiences on social media and e-mail by seeing the world from their eyes and also how to measure the effectiveness of your communications. […]

$18 – $25

Lego Builder Challenge Day

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Drop by the Children's Dept. at the Waterville Public Library between 2:30 and 4:0 to test your engineering skills with a new LEGO challenge each week! This week: Timed Team Build Recommended for kids 5 and up.   Kids younger than 7 must bring a grownup helper. FMI: Call the Children's Desk at 680-2604 or […]

Free

Getting the Most Out of QuickBooks Online

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

In this eye-opening follow-up to “Getting Started with QuickBooks," Marita Fairfield reveals everything you need to know. Step-by-step, Marita will show you all the powerful secrets of setting up your bookkeeping in the way that works best for you. For intermediate users. Lunch is not included. Location: REM Community Center, 31 Temple St., Waterville. Reserve […]

$15

Carols and Lights Ticket Distribution

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Area residents can get free tickets for the 48th annual Service of Carols and Lights, a global celebration of Christmas, at the information desk in Pulver Pavilion, Cotter Union, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive. Tickets will be available starting Wednesday, November 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00  p.m. Because seating is limited, tickets are required for […]

Free

The Origins of National Identity in Southeast Asia

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Arnout van der Meer, assistant professor of history at Colby, will give a talk titled “In Search of the Origins of National Identity in Southeast Asia.” He will trace the experiences of Javanese public prosecutor Soemarsono, whose refusal in 1913 to squat, sit on the floor, and wear ethnic dress in deference to his colonial […]

Free

Paper Plate Dinosaurs and Dino Masks

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Looking for a way to brighten up your children's day? Bring them on down to the Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4:00 p.m. every Tuesday to participate in a fun craft!Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper. This week: Paper Plate Dinosaurs and Dino Masks! FMI: Call 680-2604 […]

Free

Teen Maker Monday: Collage Rocks

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library and make something amazing! Every Monday at 3 p.m., we'll be creating something new. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity! On Monday, November 6,  come to the teen room and turn rocks into fantastic decorations, paperweights, or a little bit of inspiration […]

Free

Neshama Carlebach and the Glory to God Gospel Singers

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Neshama Carlebach, a leading superstar in Jewish entertainment, is continuing the legacy established by her father Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Like her father, Neshama’s talent and charisma captivate and endear her to people of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds. Neshama has performed and taught in cities worldwide, has sung on the Broadway stage, has sold more […]

$15 – $25

Origins: Colby Wind Ensemble

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Maurice Ravel’s “Boléro” has been featured in numerous films, where it suggests “evolution” from a primal point of origin. Excerpts from a few of these films will be shown with accompaniment by the ensemble. The program also explores the evolution of the jazz trumpet with Allen Vizzutti’s stunning American Jazz Suite with guest soloist Mark […]

Free

Philharmonia Boston Strings, Snow Pond Youth Orchestra, and Maine Suzuki Students

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Dinner at 6:00, Concert at 7:30. Listen to the sounds of Boston right here in your backyard! Snow Pond Youth Symphony and Maine Suzuki Association students will play an exuberant rendition of Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major with the Philharmonia Boston Orchestra, conducted by Jinwook Park, who also conducts at Colby College.  Tchaikovsky’s lush Serenade […]

Quarry Road Fall Festival

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Join Waterville Parks & Rec, Inland Hospital, and Friends of Quarry Road on Saturday, November 4 between 10am and 1pm for the Quarry Road Trails Fall Festival in Waterville.  All are invited to this free community event to explore the trails, learn about winter programs, volunteer opportunities, recent updates and future plans. Family-friendly activities will […]

Free

St. Joseph’s Maronite Church Christmas Bazaar

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Lunch specials 11:30 – 1:00 pm, Arts and Crafts, Lebanese delicacies, Christmas and Fall items, white elephant, baked goods, and more.  For more information please call 872-8515. Location: St. Joseph’s Maronite Church, 3 Appleton St., Waterville.

The Mallet Brothers Band and Adam Ezra Group

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

The Mallett Brothers Band style is a musical melting pot that’s influenced equally by the singer/songwriter tradition as by harder rock, classic country and psychedelic sounds.  The Adam Ezra Group was named Band Of The Year at the 2013 New England Music Awards. The roots-steeped, road-trippin’ essence of this band is difficult to describe and […]

$15 – $20

Standard Bearer

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Featuring Jonathan Hallstrom on guitar, Duane Edwards on bass, and selected students from the jazz program, the faculty and student ensemble will perform a handful of jazz standards and tunes inspired by jazz standards.. Location: Alex Katz Gallery, Colby Museum of Art, Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. Contact: Deb Ward, djward@colby.edu, 859-5670.

Free

Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House. We are hosting Maine Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives from November 1-3. We have invited the executives to come and see our new addition. Please help us welcome them. Hors-d'oeuvres and beverages will be available. We will be cutting the ribbon at 5:30 p.m. Location: Mid-Maine […]

An End to Pacifism?: Japanese Remilitarization and Outlooks for Global Stability

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Dr. Kristin Vekasi will present the annual Leeke-Shaw Lecture on International Affairs. Japan’s postwar constitution prohibits the country’s use of force as a way of settling international disputes. For decades, Japan’s pacifist stance has had broad support from the Japanese public, limiting the options for hawkish politicians like current Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. Recent conflicts in […]

$10
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NaNoWriMo Write-In

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Come "Write-In" at the Waterville Public Library every Wednesday in November from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. and celebrate National Novel Writing Month! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants around the world begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. […]

Free

Dam Management

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Andrew Newcomb, Colby Class of ’15 and master’s candidate in climate and earth sciences at the University of Maine Orono, will discuss dam management. Dams constitute a severe disturbance for a river’s hydrologic regime. The Penobscot River in Maine has a long history of human alteration by dams, and recently of river restoration by dam […]

Origins: Order vs. Chaos

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Since the early 20th century, the theory of poetry in Italy has been accustomed to a set of authoritative statements and categories shaped by Benedetto Croce’s general aesthetics: poetry as the individual intuition of a spiritual state of mind; poetry as the result of a strict selection among the possible ways of expressing that intuition. […]

Free

Franken-Bird: A Taxidermy Talk and Demonstration

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

A local taxidermist will join Lunder Curator for Whistler Studies Justin McCann in discussing parallels between early 19th-century Americans’ fascination with re-animating life and the artistic practice of John James Audubon. Location: William D. Adams Gallery, Colby Museum of Art, Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. Contact: Jordia Benjamin, jordia.benjamin@colby.edu, 859-5613.

Free

Boniface Mwangi: How I Found My Voice

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Please join us for a talk by Boniface Mwangi, a Kenyan activist who will speak about his journey from growing up in Nairobi’s low-income communities to becoming an internationally recognized and award-winning photojournalist, activist, and politician. Mwangi’s visit to Colby is generously sponsored by the Goldfarb Fund in the Government Department. Location: Room 153, Diamond […]

Free

Halloween 2017 Bash with Absolute Zero

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

Absolute Zero is hosting their annual Halloween Bash this Saturday if you can make it! Donations go to United Way of Mid-Maine. Location: O'Briens Event Center, 375 Main St, Waterville  

Symphonic Masterworks

Hobby Lobby 130 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME

As part of the annual humanities theme, Origins, the Colby Symphony Orchestra, directed by Jinwook Park, will present works by three German masters: Wagner’s overture and the dramatic “Pilgrim’s Chorus” from Tannhäuser; Brahms’s Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn; and Beethoven’s timeless Sixth Symphony “Pastoral,” which abounds with sounds and images of the German […]

Free
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