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March 2021

The Woman’s Film (1971)

March 9, 6:30 PM

We continue to be inspired by remarkable artistic and creative endeavors across the country and around the world. While we are not able to travel far-and-wide during the pandemic, we are pleased to be able to share these initiatives virtually. Our ARTS WATCH segment spotlights some of the most fascinating, creative, and thought-provoking artists + projects happening today. This week we feature "The Woman's Film," streaming March 5-9, with a discussion on March 9. "In 1971, the Women’s Caucus of…

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Virtual Artful Meditation: Time to Connect

March 10, 4:00 PM5:00 PM
Free

Experience greater mind-body connection though our Artful Meditation program. During this session, Jing Ye, a meditation teacher and a counselor at Colby College, will guide participants through a meditation inspired by Ana Mendieta’s Silueta Sangrienta, 1975. Artful Meditation is part of the Museum’s wellness initiative, Let Art Inspire, all of which are available online through the Museum’s website and Facebook page. The Colby community can continue their meditative practice with Jing Ye on Mondays and Tuesdays 4–5 p.m. in the Rose…

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Central Maine Tech Talk

March 11, 12:00 PM1:00 PM
Free

HighByte: The Industrial DataOps Solution for Industry 4.0. Listen in to hear how HighByte is solving persistent data interoperability and security problems faced by industrial operations as the first DataOps solution purpose-built to meet the unique requirements of industrial assets, products, processes & systems at the Edge. FMI:http://www.centralmaine.org/2021/02/22/march-21-tech-talk-highbyte-the-industrial-dataops-solution-for-industry-4-0/

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The Holy Shroud: A Brilliant Hoax in the Time of the Black Death

March 11, 7:00 PM
Free

Join Gary Vikan, former director of the Walters Art Museum, for a talk about his recent book, The Holy Shroud: A Brilliant Hoax in the Time of the Black Death (Pegasus Books, 2020), in which he shows that the world’s most controversial relic, the Shroud of Turin, is not the burial cloth of Jesus but rather a photograph-like body print of a medieval Frenchman created by a brilliant artist serving the royal court in the time of the Black Death.…

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U.S. Presidential Leadership During Times of Crisis

March 11, 7:00 PM8:00 PM
Free

From left to right: Andrew Rudalevige, Tamara Keith, and Nicholas Jacobs. The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs at Colby College is hosting a virtual public panel discussion to discuss U.S. Presidential Leadership During Times of Crisis. The panel will discuss the Trump and Biden responses to the global pandemic as well as the responses of past presidents to other types of crises. We are hoping to have you join us as we welcome Tamara Keith, White House Correspondent for NPR;…

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SLICE: From the Bayeux Tapestry to the Comic Strip

March 15, 10:30 AM11:30 AM
Free

SLICE (Students Learning Innovative Creative Endeavors) is a Waterville Creates program for students ages 13–19 that offers unique experiences at creative arts organizations throughout Waterville. SLICE: From the Bayeux Tapestry to the Comic Strip will provide you with all the basics, from creating your own medieval inspired storyboards with an online platform to learning about possible careers to pursue in the art field. Click for more info.

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Virtual Artful Healing: Time to Connect

March 15, 12:00 PM1:00 PM
Free

Practice a series of hands-on activities inspired by artworks in the galleries. In our Artful Healing sessions, Bodhi Simpson, LCPC, ATR, an art therapist with a private practice in Waterville, Maine, called Conscious Art Therapy will gently guide participants through a creative healing exercise inspired by a work of art in the Museum’s collection. This offering will support the development of creative expression, increase your self-awareness, and teach you simple tools to support your emotional wellbeing. This month’s exercise is…

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Challenging Misconceptions of Women in Islam

March 16, 12:00 PM1:00 PM
Free

Marwa Hassanien, her husband, and their four children have called Bangor their home since 2005. Marwa grew up in Stillwater, Oklahoma before moving to the East Coast with her husband. She earned her Master’s degree in Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction from the University of Maine, and is a Doctoral student in the Literacy Education program. She is the System Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Northern Light Health and a Tutor Trainer for the Literacy Volunteers of Bangor. She…

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Virtual Business After Hours

March 17, 4:00 PM5:00 PM
Free

Join MMCC and friends for a virtual Business After Hours. This event will still offer a great opportunity to “mix & mingle” with other business pro-fessionals. We will be offering the virtual mic around the screen to any-one who wants to take the opportunity to speak and let us know what your business has been doing. Join us for trivia and a chance to win “real” prizes in a virtual format. Visit MidMaineChamber.com to registe

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Cinema in Conversation: Bluebird

March 17, 7:30 PM
Free

Filmed in Maine! On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have enormous consequences. Director Lance Edmands will join us to discuss Bluebird, as well as his recent short film “The Seeker”. How it works: Register for the Zoom webinar (free!) Watch Bluebird anytime, available to rent/buy from Google, Amazon, YouTube, etc. Watch “The Seeker” for…

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Shiver Yer Shamrocks – Virtual Polar Bear Dip

March 20

Let's Feed Hungry Kids! What? The AYCC 28th Annual Polar Bear Dip is going virtual! Create a way to Shiver yer Shamrocks at the location of your choosing and win prizes! Participate as an individual or on a team with friends, family, and/or colleagues. Fundraise, film your own creative Shiver challenge, then submit and share your film. All proceeds provide meals and backpacks for youth experiencing food insecurity. Participation Information Video Ideas Snow Party Bathing suit snow angels Pajama clad snow…

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Cinema in Conversation: Stray

March 31, 7:30 PM
Free

Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security, following three strays as they embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on adventures through the city at night; Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her; while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the outskirts of a construction site, finds companions in the security guards who care for her. The strays' disparate lives intersect when they each form intimate…

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