Events

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: The Tortoise vs. The Hare

Waterville Opera House collaborates with Missoula Children’s Theatre, an internationally recognized touring group, to present sessions of theater camp during February and summer vacations for students in the first through eighth grades. Each week concludes with a fully realized performance, with scenery, costumes, and props. Theatre camp provides children with hands-on opportunities to learn about the theatrical process. The camp is open for children in grades 1 through 8.

The cost is $220 per session. A sibling discount and partial scholarships are available. A non-refundable deposit of $50 per session is required at time of registration. Please make checks payable to “Waterville Opera House.”

If you have any questions, please call 207.873.7000.

THE TORTOISE VS. THE HARE: Somewhere in desert country, the inhabitants of West Sandy Bottoms are preparing for the highlight of their year – the annual race between the Mammals and the Reptiles. A company of strolling actors attempts to tell the tale in classical fashion. Philoh Ferret reminds the racing fans that his service station is for “mammals only.” The Hare’s weasely managers brag about their racing star as the various reptiles assemble to choose their candidate. Fan clubs are preparing their cheers as the big day draws near. As we see the race through the eyes of a TV news team covering the event, we soon discover that there is more than a sporting rivalry between the brown animals and the green animals. There’s a real animosity between these creatures. As the race proceeds, a tiny bunny is lost in the wilds of Tornado Gulch and, almost miraculously, the mammals and reptiles join in the search…together. The wisdom of the old tortoise and the lesson learned by the cocky hare remind us all that it’s easy to get along, if you just try. In the end, the animals realize the folly of their ways and live happily together in their sandy home.

beginning wheel class- 6 week workshop february

Tuesday Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 3, 10 and 17

This six-week pottery class will teach students the basics of throwing clay on the wheel. The class will start with clay basics and expand to creating mugs, bowls, plates, and other objects based on student interest. Skills that will be developed include centering, shaping, trimming, handle making, and decoration and glazing. The instructor will work actively with each student as they navigate all the basic aspects of wheel throwing.

Included in the class is a 25-pound bag of clay, all glazes needed, and kiln firings during the class period. Also, each student can come to use the studio outside of class from 6am until 8pm on weekdays and from 9am until 5pm on weekends. ( Occasionally there will be a class using the wheels on specific nights which will be posted on our calendar in the studio space.)

No experience necessary. Registration required. $175

*Prices do not include per ticket handling fees.

beginning wheel class- 6 week workshop january

Wednesday Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5 and 12

This six-week pottery class will teach students the basics of throwing clay on the wheel. The class will start with clay basics and expand to creating mugs, bowls, plates, and other objects based on student interest. Skills that will be developed include centering, shaping, trimming, handle making, and decoration and glazing. The instructor will work actively with each student as they navigate all the basic aspects of wheel throwing.

Included in the class is a 25-pound bag of clay, all glazes needed, and kiln firings during the class period. Also, each student can come to use the studio outside of class from 6am until 8pm on weekdays and from 9am until 5pm on weekends. ( Occasionally there will be a class using the wheels on specific nights which will be posted on our calendar in the studio space.)

No experience necessary. Registration required. $175

*Prices do not include per ticket handling fees.

Silk Scarf Dying at the Hathaway Holiday Stroll SOLD OUT

You can never have too many scarves. In fact, you may be missing a color for this holiday season!

Join Common Street Arts to learn how to create natural dyed silk scarves with instructor Vickie Limberger. The class will use leaves, flowers, and other natural elements to make the perfect beautiful accessory for yourself or for a friend — just in time for the holidays! Participants will be split into two groups; while one group assembles their scarves, the other group can browse the Holiday Stroll at the Hathaway Creative Center and enjoy beer or wine in our Holiday Bazaar.

Limit: 24 participants

hathaway holiday stroll

Enjoy a special evening at the Hathaway Creative Center! Stroll the historic halls at Hathaway and join Common Street Arts, Hathaway Mill Antiques, The Robin’s Nest, and Waterville Brewing as they host a diverse array of holiday events perfect for adults looking to create, shop, and have fun!

Common Street Arts will have the Holiday Bazaar until 8pm. Shop from nearly 60 local makers and find the perfect unique gift for someone on your list.

Common Street Arts studio will host a Natural Dyed Silk Scarves class for some fun hands-on accessory making. Tickets for the class are limited so reserve your seat today!

 

Hathaway Mill Antiques will host a Holiday Spectacular Sale and Tree Raffle. Drawings for winners will take place at 7:30pm. In the spirit of the season, all raffle proceeds will support the George Mitchell Elementary School lunch program in Waterville and the Winslow + Vassalboro Elementary Schools.

B98.5FM will be onsite at Hathaway Mill Antiques with a live 2 hour broadcast from 5:30 – 7:30pm. The radio station will be giving away instant prizes as well as a chance to win $500 in the B98.5 Christmas Cash drawing. Santa will be available from 5:30 – 7:30pm for meet and greets and photo opportunities for children of all ages.

The Robin’s Nest will offer a special collection of wreaths, flowers, and decorations for the holiday season. Make your selection early!

Enjoy a refreshing pint at Waterville Brewing while making your own holiday cards! Free card materials will be available for anyone who would like to be creative while enjoying one of the locally crafted brews.

Shop early and shop local at the Hathaway Creative Center!

intermediate wheel class- 6 week workshop november

Mondays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Begins November 11.

This six-week pottery class is perfect for the individual with wheel throwing and centering clay experience who would like to further refine their skills. In this class, students will build upon basic pottery skills including building and throwing forms, creating more complex vessels including but not limited to, large bowls, dinner plates, lidded vessels, stacked and altered wheel forms. Bring your ideas and sketches to use as a place of departure.

The class fee includes a 25-pound bag of clay, all glazes, and kiln firings during the class period. Each student can access the studio from 6am- 8pm on weekdays and from 9am- 5pm on weekends–except when other scheduled classes are in session.)

Basic pottery/clay experience necessary. Registration required. $175

Limit: 6 students

Instructor: Yvonne Brown, Clay Studio Manager

*Prices do not include ticket handling fees.