Events

Choral Masterwork

In their final performance of the season, the orchestra, Colby Chorale, and the Colby Kennebec Chorale Society present Schubert’s monumental Mass in E-flat Major no. 6 and Grieg’s famous Peer Gynt Suite no. 1. These performances will also feature the winner of the 2019 annual concerto competition. These concerts take place on Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28th at 7:30pm — free of charge, and open to the public!

Choral Masterwork

In their final performance of the season, the orchestra, Colby Chorale, and the Colby Kennebec Chorale Society present Schubert’s monumental Mass in E-flat Major no. 6 and Grieg’s famous Peer Gynt Suite no. 1. These performances will also feature the winner of the 2019 annual concerto competition. These concerts take place on Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28th at 7:30pm — free of charge, and open to the public!

maker space day with jon moulton

What sculptures can be created with using metal fasteners and simple brazing techniques? Find out in this fun maker day with Jon Moulton. Participants will be inspired by the work in the gallery! Kids under 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. $20
Scholarships available. Recommended for ages 7+.

 

art yoga for kids

Let’s bend, stretch, and move inspired by the art on our walls made by students! This is our third year in a row for this popular event creating yoga poses based on art works. Join us for some creative movement in the gallery!  Recommended for ages 6-10 but adults are welcome to come with kids to try it out too! Instructor: Stephanie Pinette.

This is a free event but registration is required.

 

grandparent and grandchild (or great aunt or uncle )day

Create art and tell your story! Bring an old photo or object from the past and share a story with your family and friends. We will share our stories and create visual narratives using our stories. This is a free event but registration is required.

 

youth art month: family paint night

Families will create a family portrait together, using a silhouette style with multiple colors! Each work will also include words describing the stories and descriptions of each family. This program is in collaboration with the Youth Art Month exhibition.

This is a free event, but registration required.

 

reception for youth art month!

Youth Art Month showcases the positive impact and association between local art teachers and their students from kindergarten through high school. This month-long exhibition celebrates the positive effects of art education and Common Street Arts is thrilled to host this exhibition for the 5th consecutive year! Join us on this marvelous evening to meet the youth artists, art educators, and discover the amazing art created by young people in our community. Light refreshments will be served; all are welcome.

Ukuleles at the Library

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/

northern stars planetarium for families

Kids show at 1pm

Explore the stars indoors with the wonderful John Meader and his incredible mobile planetarium! Anyone who has had the pleasure of being in a program in the Northern Stars Planetarium, knows that John is an amazing storyteller and a galaxy enthusiast!

1pm Children and families: $5 per person

 

snow sculpting day in castonguay square

Discover snow sculpting and all the beauty of creating art outdoors in winter! Families can play in the snow and create cool mini sculptures. Special guest sculptors will be creating larger sculpted works in Castonguay Square . We will have fun snow painting too!  Free . 1pm- 4pm