Events

VARIETY!

VARIETY! is a new, signature fundraising event for Waterville Creates! and sure to be the hottest ticket in town. Join us in supporting the arts in Waterville as we present VARIETY! on Saturday, October 19 at the historic Waterville Opera House. Amazing and original performances have been curated especially for this community event — including our headlining act Star the Dancing Horse with Intuitive Horseman, Kevin Crane and a special performance from Disney’s Newsies the Musical. Additional performances will include music, dance, poetry, film, and more!

Proceeds will directly support the programming of Waterville Creates!, the Maine Film Center, the Waterville Opera House, and Common Street Arts.

For tickets call 207.873.7000 or click here

Tickets are on sale to members on Monday, July 15

Available to public on Monday, July 22.

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox

Max Weinberg is an American drummer and television personality, most widely known as the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, and as the bandleader for Conan O’Brien on Late Night and The Tonight Show.

 

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox: A truly interactive experience, Weinberg invites the audience to create the set list, in real time, that he and his four piece group will play that night. Audiences have thoroughly embraced the idea of picking and calling out the songs the band plays – in real time! From Beatles to Bruce and Stones to Steppenwolf, the band infuses these classics with the respect the songs deserve. The crowd gets to yell out their choices and Max plays them!

Tickets: $32 – $43 

VIP Meet & Greet: Add $115 to your ticket price and gain access to the post-show VIP Meet & Greet with Mr. Weinberg! Meet & Greet will be held in the Opera House theater within 30 minutes after the conclusion of the concert. VIP Meet & Greet passes include a photo-op with Mr. Weinberg and one (1) personalized autograph.

Rhymetime: for Babies, Toddlers and Their Grownups!

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 for a half-hour of active fun in the Children’s department on Friday,10:30-11am at the Waterville Public Library!

This program is free, and open to the public.

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

art in the park: felted finger puppets

Finger puppets are fun to tell stories or to honor your favorite character in a book, movie or play! Come create these simple little puppets to bring home.

This program will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Art in the Park, a program of Common Street Arts is designed to foster creativity and community among residents and visitors to Waterville. Art in the Park is a free, weekly program that takes place each Thursday at River walk at Head of Falls during the Farmers’ Market. Art in the Park partners with area teaching artists to develop unique arts programming — providing accessible workshops and special family-friendly activities for community members to engage in creative practices that relate to ongoing exhibitions at Common Street Arts, as well as related programs at the Maine Film Center, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville Public Library, and Waterville Opera House. Sponsored by Are You Ready To Party??

FREE

Rhymetime: for Babies, Toddlers and Their Grownups!

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 for a half-hour of active fun in the Children’s department on Friday,10:30-11am at the Waterville Public Library!

This program is free, and open to the public.

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

Ukuleles at the Library

If you play the Ukulele, are learning, or are just curious, join the Ukulele Group on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Waterville Public Library from 5:30-7pm.

The  group is informal, participants 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.

The group uses “The Daily Uke, 365 Songs for Better Living” by Liz and Jim Beloff, but continue to glean songs from other sources. The Library has copies has of both Liz and Jim’s books to check out.

The book is also available for sale locally at Downhome Music in Fairfield  http://downhomemusicshop.com/db/index.php
Or, through the authors’ website http://www.dailyukulele.com/

These online resources are useful for beginners:

 

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

art in the park: textured clay tiles

Create an air-dried clay tile using different textures and shapes from nature and employing 3D printed stamps. Each tile can be taken home and decorated with your favorite coloring device!

This program will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Art in the Park, a program of Common Street Arts is designed to foster creativity and community among residents and visitors to Waterville. Art in the Park is a free, weekly program that takes place each Thursday at River walk at Head of Falls during the Farmers’ Market. Art in the Park partners with area teaching artists to develop unique arts programming — providing accessible workshops and special family-friendly activities for community members to engage in creative practices that relate to ongoing exhibitions at Common Street Arts, as well as related programs at the Maine Film Center, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville Public Library, and Waterville Opera House. Sponsored by Are You Ready To Party??

FREE

art happy hour: bonsai + beer

Create your own juniper bonsai with expert potter, Brian Soldano. Bonsai is an Asian art form using specialized cultivation techniques to produce trees in small containers. In partnership with Waterville Brewing, one free beer ticket is included with this class.  $40.00 per person. 21+

Rhymetime: for Babies, Toddlers and Their Grownups!

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 for a half-hour of active fun in the Children’s department on Friday,10:30-11am at the Waterville Public Library!

This program is free, and open to the public.

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

art in the park: spray bottle art

The Maine Open Juried Art Show (MOJAS) is on view now– it is time to get creative and try a new medium! Discover the art of a spray bottle in the outdoors where you can get a wee bit messy! Spray bottle art encourages thinking about shape, form, and silhouette. Plus, it is fun for all ages.

This program will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Art in the Park, a program of Common Street Arts is designed to foster creativity and community among residents and visitors to Waterville. Art in the Park is a free, weekly program that takes place each Thursday at River walk at Head of Falls during the Farmers’ Market. Art in the Park partners with area teaching artists to develop unique arts programming — providing accessible workshops and special family-friendly activities for community members to engage in creative practices that relate to ongoing exhibitions at Common Street Arts, as well as related programs at the Maine Film Center, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville Public Library, and Waterville Opera House. Sponsored by Are You Ready To Party??

FREE