Events for July

Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I July 01, 2017, 10:00 am, Colby College Museum of Art

Of the more than 170 lithographs that American artist George Bellows (1882–1925) produced between 1916 and 1924, twenty belong to his “War Series.” Graphic Matters reflects on the centennial of American entry into World War I by reexamining Bellows’s prints for the timely questions they raise about representation, aestheticized and institutionalized violence, nationalism, and masculinity.
Image featured: George Wesley Bellows, Massacre at Dinant (Village Massacre), 1918. Lithograph on onion skin paper, 18 5/8 x 30 3/8 in. (47.3 x 77.3 cm). Colby College Museum of Art. The Lunder Collection, 117.2013

Old Time Toys  July 01, 2017, 1:00 pm, L. C Bates Museum

Roll a hoop, jump a rope, try playing a 300 year old game Graces, write on a slate, make an optic wonder toy.

Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I July 02, 2017, 12:00 pm, Colby College Museum of Art

Of the more than 170 lithographs that American artist George Bellows (1882–1925) produced between 1916 and 1924, twenty belong to his “War Series.” Graphic Matters reflects on the centennial of American entry into World War I by reexamining Bellows’s prints for the timely questions they raise about representation, aestheticized and institutionalized violence, nationalism, and masculinity.
Image featured: George Wesley Bellows, Massacre at Dinant (Village Massacre), 1918. Lithograph on onion skin paper, 18 5/8 x 30 3/8 in. (47.3 x 77.3 cm). Colby College Museum of Art. The Lunder Collection, 117.2013

Teen Maker Monday: Recycled Ship Making Challenge  July 03, 2017, 3:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library and make something amazing! Every Monday at 3pm we'll be creating something new. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity!

Take part in our ship building challenge and turn everyday materials into a miniature ship! Discover what materials work best, and see if your masterpiece will float!

 

This program is free, and open to attendees ages 18 and under. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433,

or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

Life Drawing / Painting with Nude Model July 05, 2017, 5:30 pm, Common Street Arts

Seasoned and aspiring visual artists are invited to participate in a newly expanded Common Street Arts program dedicated to drawing, painting, and sculpting. Participants bring their media of choice: charcoal, pastels, paints, clay, etc. common street arts provides art horses and chairs. Practice drawing and/or painting the human figure! Develop and refine your artistic skills while working from a model holding poses of varying lengths. $15 per session/per person | csa studio punch cards available ($60 value for $50)

Downtown Waterville Farmers Market July 06, 2017, 2:00 pm

Fresh, locally produced meats, veggies, fruits, dairy products & more. Open every Thursday, May through mid-November, 2-6pm on Common Street in downtown Waterville, adjacent to Castonguay Square.

Teen Summer Special: Repurposed Soda Tab Projects  July 06, 2017, 2:00 pm

Come learn creative ways to recycle soda can tabs into bracelets and more!

This program is free, and open to attendees ages 18 and under.

For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org.

Teen Movie Night!  July 06, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at 4pm every Thursday

for a screening of a popular NEW movie!

 

The movie changes every week!

To discover which movie is playing this week, go to the Library's calendar event: http://www.watervillelibrary.org/events/view-event.php?id=5903, stop by the Library, call (207 ) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

 

These events are free and open to attendees ages 18 and under!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Rhymetime for babies, toddlers and their grownups! July 07, 2017, 10:30 am, Waterville Public Library

Babies are born ready to learn!  By singing, clapping, and sharing stories with their grownups, children from birth to age 3 gain valuable skills and knowledge for later learning success.  

Join us at the Waterville Public Library for a half-hour of active fun!  

A Forever Frozen Story  July 07, 2017, 7:00 pm, Waterville Opera House

Discover the whole new family show created by Tohu-Bohu Productions. Enjoy an amazing and interactive large-scale musical in the world of Hans Christian Andersen’s fascinating tale. Take part in a fantastic journey to the land of winter, a colorful adventure filled with original music, done in the most spectacular staging and presented in front of a dazzling decor. Along with tons of magical characters, your whole family is invited to travel in the heart of an imaginary and enchanted world of song, dance, laughter, emotion and surprises! This musical is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s original fairy tale “The Snow Queen” and is not based in any way on Disney’s animated motion picture Frozen. This Production is an entirely original production and script and does not feature any proprietary characters, costumes, likenesses, names or music from Disney’s animated motion picture Frozen and it is not affiliated in any way with Disney. Prospective purchasers of tickets for this production should be fully aware of these facts. The Waterville Opera House is not selling tickets for this event. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-855-251-6107 or visiting http://www.aforeverfrozenstory.com/

Marsden Hartley’s Maine at Colby College Museum of Art  July 08, 2017, Colby College Museum of Art

This exhibition will explore Marsden Hartley’s complex, sometimes contradictory, and visually arresting relationship with his native state—from the lush Post-Impressionist inland landscapes with which he launched his career, to the later roughly rendered paintings of Maine’s rugged coastal terrain, its hardy inhabitants, and the magisterial Mount Katahdin.

The exhibition is made possible by the Henry Luce Foundation, Bank of America, Betsy Cohen and Edward Cohen/Aretê Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Everett P. and Florence H. Turner Exhibition Fund.

A grant from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art has supported the Colby College Museum of Art’s scholarly contributions to the exhibition catalogue published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Marsden Hartley’s Maine is organized by the Colby College Museum of Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Image featured: Marsden Hartley, Canuck Yankee Lumberjack at Old Orchard Beach, Maine, 1940–41. Oil on Masonite-type hardboard, 40 1/8 x 30 in. (101.9 x 76.2 cm). Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution.

National Theatre Live: Salomé  July 08, 2017, 1:00 pm, Waterville Opera House

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production on the stage of the National Theatre. ‘Epic. A near-perfect production.’ Guardian (on Les Blancs). Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors

Endangered & Extinct Animals Tour  July 08, 2017, 1:00 pm, L.B Bates Museum

Take a guided tour of the museum and discover endangered and extinct animals from around the world.

Colby College Community Day  July 09, 2017, 12:00 pm, Colby College Museum of Art

Join the Museum in celebrating our summer exhibitions Marsden Hartley’s Maine, Robert Indiana: Placeholder, and Visionary Painting.

Schedule of events
Art making in the Mirken Education Center
noon–4 pm

“Ask Me” Tours: Marsden Hartley’s Maine
noon–12:30 pm and 2–2:30 pm

Live Music by Ken and Jane Brooks and Friends (Blue Grass Band)
12:30–2 pm

Live Music by Gent Treadly
2:30–3:30 pm

There will be indoor and outdoor activities, food trucks, ice-cream, and more!

Image featured: Marsden Hartley, The Lighthouse, 1940–41. Oil on masonite-type hardboard, 30 x 40 1/8 in. (76.2 x 101.9 cm). Collection of Pitt and Barbara Hyde

Summer Art Camp Week #2 -- Wheel, Rattle and Roll  July 10, 2017, 9:00 am, Common Street Arts (and Alfond Youth Center)

Join Common Street Arts and the Alfond Youth Center for Art + Fun Activities this summer! Camps open to kids ages 6-12 years old. This week's Summer Art Camp theme is "wheel, rattle and roll" - Art Campers will learn the basics of clay wheel throwing to make fun and functional vessels like cups and bowls, plus hand-building projects including a mythical creature rattle and a rolled slab mobile. Instructors: Doreen Morgan and Rachel Hamlin. Half Day Art Camp at Common Street Arts Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $145* (member fee: $125) Full Day Art Camp at Common Street Arts & Activities at Alfond Youth Center Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at CSA & 12:00 – 5:00 pm at Alfond Youth Center $195* (member fee: $175) Transportation provided from Common Street Arts to Alfond Youth Center; for more information email info@commonstreetarts.org or call 207-872-arts

Teen Maker Monday: Book Quotes that Rock  July 10, 2017, 3:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library and make something amazing! Every Monday at 3pm we'll be creating something new. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity!

Decorate a rock with your favorite quotes, and show off your favorite fandom!

 

This program is free, and open to attendees ages 11-18. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433,

or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

Teen Summer Special: Recycled Book Art  July 11, 2017,

Come to a crafting session where you will learn how to transform old, worn out books into beautiful works of art!

This program is free, and open to attendees ages 18 and under.

For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org.

Teen Anime & Art Club: Chi's Sweet Home  July 11, 2017, 3:00 pm

Come join us at the Waterville Public Library for our bi-weekly anime and art club!

Already a fan or curious to know what it's all about? Enjoy old and new favorites, plus snacks and socializing! Every week we'll be screening a few episodes of a popular show!

This week's show is Chi's Sweet Home: "One day, a small kitten named Chi is found by a young boy named Youhei and his mother. They bring her back to their house to live with them, but then decide to move to a new apartment to accommodate this new furry addition to the family. Chi, Youhei, and Youhei's parents cherish their time together as they make new friends, good memories, and have fun times together."

Art supplies and books will be available during the program for those who want to get creative while they watch! This event is free and open to attendees ages 18 and under. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org.

Crafternoons: Edible Rainbow!  July 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

Drop by the Children's Department between 2:00 and 4 to make something fabulous! A different project each week, designed for kids 5 and up. If you're younger than 7, please bring a grownup helper.

This week: Edible Rainbow - Make a rainbow and then eat it!

10 Tips Teens: Week 1 of 4  July 12, 2017, 1:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library on  July 12th, 19th, 26th, and August 2nd for 10 Tips Teens!  

The 10 Tips nutrition lessons are a series of 4 classes that teach young adults and teens about eating healthy foods to nourish their bodies. Classes are taught by a trained professional and include fun interactive games and activities to increase teens knowledge on eating healthy. Every class includes a new food or recipe to sample!

Cosponsored by the library, Healthy Northern Kennebec, Maine Snap-Ed, and ChooseMyPlate.gov

These programs area free, and open to the public. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433 or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

Ukuleles at the Library July 13, 2017, 6:00 pm

If you play the Ukulele, are learning, or are just curious what the international Uke phenomenon is all about, join us for our twice-monthly meet-up.  
Our group is informal, we learn from each other and enjoy strumming and singing all kinds of music.  
Coaching is available and there are instruments to try if you don't have your own.  


We use a common songbook, but continue to glean songs from other sources.  We use the songbook preferred by  many other Uke groups in Maine and elsewhere: "The Daily Uke, 365 Songs for Better Living" by Liz and Jim Beloff.  

 http://www.dailyukulele.com/

The Library has copies has of both Liz and Jim's books to check out:   http://minerva.maine.edu/search~S41?/abeloff/abeloff/1%2C2%2C5%2CB/exact&FF=abeloff+liz&1%2C2%2C
The book is also available for sale locally at Downhome Music in Fairfield  http://downhomemusicshop.com/db/index.php
 Bull Moose http://www.bullmoose.com/
Or, through the authors' website http://www.dailyukulele.com/  or various online retailers.  There's even a Kindle version. 

These online resources are useful for beginners:

 additional online chord and lyric sources members of our group recommend -- these are guitar-based arrangements, mostly:

Chordie http://www.chordie.com/

Ultimate Guitar Tabs  http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/

Teen Movie Night!  July 13, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at 4pm every Thursday

for a screening of a popular NEW movie!

 

The movie changes every week!

To discover which movie is playing this week, go to the Library's calendar event: http://www.watervillelibrary.org/events/view-event.php?id=5904, stop by the Library, call (207 ) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

 

These events are free and open to attendees ages 18 and under!

Light refreshments will be provided.

PechaKucha Night Waterville v25  July 13, 2017, 6:15 pm, Castonguay Square

PK WTVL volume 25 will take place on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the gateway to the 20th anniversary Maine International Film Festival!

Take Apart Days! July 13, 2017, 2:00 pm

Kids and Teens 7 to 18:

  • Do you like to take things apart and see how they work?  
  • Do you want to find out about the hardware that runs your favorite game or robotic toy? 
  • Would you like create and design games or devices when you finish school?

 Join us for 4 Take Apart sessions on July 13, 20, 27, and August 3!  We'll take the guts out of some electronic devices and see what makes them go. In the last session, we'll use the parts to make an art installation for the Teen Room.

Attend all 4 sessions and win your own circuit tester or precision screwdriver set!    

The program is free and open to anyone aged 7 to 18.   But, space is limited so registration is required.   

Sign up using this link https://form.jotform.us/watervillepubliclibrary/take-apart-days or by calling the Library at 680-2604.   

 This program is supported by a grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, named in honor of the groundbreaking children's book author, who believed that public education is one of the greatest legacies of our country, one that benefits children from every walk of life.

For Keats, it was at public school that he received encouragement to pursue his vocation as an artist. And the public library was a haven that introduced him to the wonders of art history.

To offer a similar experience to new generations, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation created Mini-Grants: awards of up to $500 given to public schools and public libraries for projects that foster creative expression, working together and interaction with a diverse community.

20th Annual Maine International Film Festival  July 14, 2017, Railroad Square Cinema & Waterville Opera House

The 20th edition of the Maine International Film Festival will reflect a distinctive mix of premiering new American and international features and documentaries, innovative shorts programs, films made in Maine and rediscoveries and retrospectives. The 2017 program will be finalized in late June.

Bedtime Stories with Ms. Jenn: "Build a Garden, Build a Community"  July 14, 2017, 6:00 pm

Ms. Jenn brings her high-energy musical storytime to our Bedtime Storytime!  No couch potatoes here! She'll have kids and grownups moving and dancing. For all ages.


Join us for a special book along with wonderful new songs and activities! 

How can growing food also grow your community?  The young protagonist in our book, Zora's Zucchini, learns about growing Zucchini and sharing the abundant harvest by organizing a neighborhood food swap.

LIKE Ms. Jenn and the Nutrition Detectives on Facebook!
www.facebook.com/MsJennAndTheNutritionDetectives

38th Annual NEMC Pops Concert  July 15, 2017, 7:30 pm, Messalonskee Performing Arts Center

New England Music Camp will present the 38th NEMC Annual Pops Concert at the Messalonskee Performing Arts Center in Oakland, Maine. The NEMC Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Chorale, and Jazz Ensemble perform in this fantastic performance that also features a Silent Auction. All proceeds go directly to the NEMC scholarship fund. Seating is limited! $20.

NISE Earth and Space Experiments  July 15, 2017, 1:00 pm, L. C Bates Museum

Use the NISE Earth and Space experiments to discover interesting information about our solar system and the upcoming solar eclipse

The 4 panel Reef Exhibit  July 15, 2017, L. C Bates Museum

The 4 panel Reef Exhibit will be hung until July 15, 2017. Come and learn about the reef community and its issues and then tour the museum Marine Biology Room to see the creatures that live in the coral reefs.

Summer Art Camp Week #3 -- Cool Crafts Week  July 17, 2017, 9:00 am, Common Street Arts (and Alfond Youth Center)

Join Common Street Arts and the Alfond Youth Center for Art + Fun Activities this summer! Camps open to kids ages 6-12 years old. The Summer Art Camp theme for this week is "cool crafts week" - Art Campers will spend the week making everyone's favorite summer camp crafts including tie-dye tshirts, string art, spin painting, a nature mobile, painted rocks, "Shrinky Dink" art, mosaic garden tiles and more! Half Day Art Camp at Common Street Arts Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $145* (member fee: $125) Full Day Art Camp at Common Street Arts & Activities at Alfond Youth Center Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at CSA & 12:00 – 5:00 pm at Alfond Youth Center $195* (member fee: $175) Transportation provided from Common Street Arts to Alfond Youth Center; for more information email info@commonstreetarts.org or call 207-872-arts

Teen Maker Monday: Collage Poems  July 17, 2017, 3:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library and make something amazing! Every Monday at 3pm we'll be creating something new. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity!

Express yourself! Come learn how to use worn out books and magazines to create unique poems.

 

This program is free, and open to attendees ages 11-18. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433,

or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

Teen Summer Special: Make Your Own Paper  July 18, 2017, 2:00 pm

Come discover the secret of how to turn old paper scraps into fabulous handmade pages!

This program is free, and open to attendees ages 18 and under.

For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org..

Crafternoons: Homemade Harmonica!  July 18, 2017, 2:00 pm

Drop by the Children's Department between 2:00 and 4 to make something fabulous! A different project each week, designed for kids 5 and up. If you're younger than 7, please bring a grownup helper.

This week: Homemade Harmonica - Make an instrument to play!

10 Tips Teens: Week 2 of 4  July 19, 2017, 1:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library on  July 12th, 19th, 26th, and August 2nd for 10 Tips Teens!  

The 10 Tips nutrition lessons are a series of 4 classes that teach young adults and teens about eating healthy foods to nourish their bodies. Classes are taught by a trained professional and include fun interactive games and activities to increase teens knowledge on eating healthy. Every class includes a new food or recipe to sample!

Cosponsored by the library, Healthy Northern Kennebec, Maine Snap-Ed, and ChooseMyPlate.gov

These programs area free, and open to the public. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433 or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

Teen Movie Night!  July 20, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at 4pm every Thursday

for a screening of a popular NEW movie!

 

The movie changes every week!

To discover which movie is playing this week, go to the Library's calendar event: http://www.watervillelibrary.org/events/view-event.php?id=5905, stop by the Library, call (207 ) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

 

These events are free and open to attendees ages 18 and under!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Printing on the Historic 1839 Acorn Press  July 22, 2017, 1:00 pm, L. C Bates Museum

Learn how to set type and print or make a monoprint on the letter press. Learn what is was like to work in a print shop and be a printer or a printers apprentice.

Summer Art Camp Week #4 -- Maine Modern Artists  July 24, 2017, 9:00 am, Common Street Arts (and Alfond Youth Center)

Join Common Street Arts and the Alfond Youth Center for Art + Fun Activities this summer! Camps open to kids ages 6-12 years old. This week's Summer Art Camp theme is Maine Modern Artists! The week starts with a trip to the Colby Museum of Art to experience the works of Marsden Hartley and Bernard Langlais. The rest of the week will be spent creating art inspired by these exhibitions as well as the works of other Maine artists including Dahlov Ipcar and Louise Nevelson. Instructors: Doreen Morgan and Rachel Hamlin. Half Day Art Camp at Common Street Arts Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $145* (member fee: $125) Full Day Art Camp at Common Street Arts & Activities at Alfond Youth Center Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at CSA & 12:00 – 5:00 pm at Alfond Youth Center $195* (member fee: $175) Transportation provided from Common Street Arts to Alfond Youth Center; for more information email info@commonstreetarts.org or call 207-872-arts

Come Read to the Reader Dogs!  July 24, 2017, 3:30 pm

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 borrow one from our shelves.  

Reservations are strongly encouraged.   

Spaces are limited, so go HERE to register for a slot! You can call 680-2604 or stop by the Children's Desk, too!

 



Beyond the Closet Workshop  July 24, 2017, 9:00 am, L. C Bates Museum

Conservator Ron Harvey will present a MAM workshop on collections care and storage. Call to register.

Maine Archives and Museum Mixer  July 24, 2017, 3:30 pm, L. C Bates Museum

Join us 3:30 to 5 PM for the Maine Archives and Museum Mixer.

Teen Maker Monday: Duct Tape Beads  July 24, 2017, 3:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library and make something amazing! Every Monday at 3pm we'll be creating something new. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity!

This week, learn how to make custom jewelry out of duct tape!

 

This program is free, and open to attendees ages 11-18. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433,

or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

Teen Summer Special: Create a Notebook!  July 25, 2017, 2:00 pm

Looking for a unique treasure that lasts the whole year? Never have enough space in your diary? Want a funky notebook that reflects who you are? Come create your own custom notebook!

This program is free, and open to attendees ages 18 and under.

For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org.

Teen Anime & Art Club: Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!  July 25, 2017, 3:00 pm

Come join us at the Waterville Public Library for our bi-weekly anime and art club!

Already a fan or curious to know what it's all about? Enjoy old and new favorites, plus snacks and socializing! Every week we'll be screening a few episodes of a popular show!

This week's show is Cute Earth High Defense Club Love!: "Why should girls get to have all the fun? These magical boys are here to save the world from the loveless... at least that's what the pink wombat who gives them their magical powers wants them to do."

Art supplies and books will be available during the program for those who want to get creative while they watch! This event is free and open to attendees ages 18 and under. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org.

Crafternoons: Paper Plate Fan!  July 25, 2017, 2:00 pm

Drop by the Children's Department between 2:00 and 4 to make something fabulous! A different project each week, designed for kids 5 and up. If you're younger than 7, please bring a grownup helper.

This week: Paper Plate Fan - Make a fan to help keep cool this summer!

10 Tips Teens: Week 3 of 4  July 26, 2017, 1:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library on  July 12th, 19th, 26th, and August 2nd for 10 Tips Teens!  

The 10 Tips nutrition lessons are a series of 4 classes that teach young adults and teens about eating healthy foods to nourish their bodies. Classes are taught by a trained professional and include fun interactive games and activities to increase teens knowledge on eating healthy. Every class includes a new food or recipe to sample!

Cosponsored by the library, Healthy Northern Kennebec, Maine Snap-Ed, and ChooseMyPlate.gov

These programs area free, and open to the public. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433 or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

Teen Movie Night!  July 27, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at 4pm every Thursday

for a screening of a popular NEW movie!

 

The movie changes every week!

To discover which movie is playing this week, go to the Library's calendar event: http://www.watervillelibrary.org/events/view-event.php?id=5906, stop by the Library, call (207 ) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

 

These events are free and open to attendees ages 18 and under!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Happy Birthday Museum Building!  July 27, 2017, 1:00 pm, L. C Bates Museum

For the Museum’s 114th birthday, come on a tour of the building and stories of the beginnings of this unique place.

Waterville Rocks!  July 28, 2017, 5:30 pm, Castonguay Square

Join us in Castonguay Square Friday July 28th for the first concert in the Waterville Rocks! series! Waterville happily welcomes Armies and the Pete Kilpatrick Band as they take the stage for the first Waterville Rocks! performance of the summer! Armies is led by vocalist Dave Gutter and Lanna Lombard. Armies, originally began in Venice Beach, CA as a commercial project started by Portland, ME based singer-songwriter, Dave Gutter. Come watch Armies as they conbine electro pop with duet style anthems inspired by French pop duets! The Pete Kilpatrick Band will also be performing! Pete Kilpatrick, a Maine based singer-songwriter, first began on the acoustic guitar at the age of 16. He devoted much of his time to teaching himself how to play as well as crafting his own songs, loving each part of the process. He has performed alongside many artists including, Dave Mathews Band, Jason Maraz, Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike Mccready, Ray Lamontague, Blues Traveler and many more. Waterville Rocks! is a series of four outdoor concerts presented by the Waterville Opera House for the enjoyment of the greater Waterville community. At these concerts, families and friends gather in historic downtown Waterville, lay down a blanket in Castonguay Square, listen to awesome local music, and dance and socialize with others in the community. Established in 2016 by local business leaders and arts-focused organizations, Waterville Rocks! is becoming an annual community celebration of all-things-music held in the great outdoors. This year Waterville Rocks! is expanding its offerings with a new beer garden, giving adults of age extra incentive to come out and listen to excellent music! There is no charge associated with this event; it is all about community, free entertainment and good times in a delightful downtown greenspace. Concert Dates (musical acts to be announced at a later date): July 28 August 18 September 1 September 29 All Waterville Rocks! concerts will be held in Castonguay Square (off Common Street) in downtown Waterville. In the event of rain, the concert will be held inside the historic Waterville Opera House.

Beauty Lou and the Country Beast  July 29, 2017, 2:00 pm, Waterville Opera House

This is the performance which concludes a week-long session of camp. To register a child for camp please contact the Box Office at 873-7000. Missoula Children’s Theatre presents BEAUTY LOU AND THE COUNTRY BEAST, an original country western adaptation of the classic fairy tale BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Beauty Lou is the oldest daughter of the bronc-bustin’ balladeer Buck. At the local county fair, young Beauty Lou is upset by the ungrateful behavior of a miner who has won the blue ribbon for his beautiful roses. She calls him a beast and wishes that he would look like one too. Years later, when in danger of losing the family farm, Buck meets the miner-turned-beast. Beauty Lou agrees to befriend the Beast to save her family. Beauty Lou and the Beast both learn to look beyond appearances and first impressions and to see the beauty that dwells inside. The story, set in the American West, also features Beauty Lou’s six sisters, her Imaginary Friend, her dog Fleabite Clyde, farmhands Slim and Dusty, the neighborly Country Folk and the Barnyard Critters. Tickets: $7 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors

Discover Amazing Insects and Draw Them  July 29, 2017, 2:00 pm, L. C Bates Museum

Explore the insect collections to observe their beautiful colors, shapes, and camouflage. Then draw your favorite insect and/or make an insect craft.

Talk and Book Reading by Mary Cappello  July 30, 2017, 2:00 pm, L. C Bates Museum

Talk and Book Reading by Mary Cappello, author of Life Breaks In. The book includes sections about the museum and Charles D. Hubbard and his Dioramas in the museum. Free and refreshments will be served.

Summer Art Camp Week #5 -- Printmaking Week  July 31, 2017, 9:00 am, Common Street Arts (and Alfond Youth Center)

Join Common Street Arts and the Alfond Youth Center for Art + Fun Activities this summer! Camps open to kids ages 6-12 years old. This week's Summer Art Camp theme is printmaking! Learn the basics of print making with simple tools and supplies! Plus help decorate the downtown construction fence with artful banners! Instructor: Jude Valentine. Half Day Art Camp at Common Street Arts Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $145* (member fee: $125) Full Day Art Camp at Common Street Arts & Activities at Alfond Youth Center Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at CSA & 12:00 – 5:00 pm at Alfond Youth Center $195* (member fee: $175) Transportation provided from Common Street Arts to Alfond Youth Center; for more information email info@commonstreetarts.org or call 207-872-arts