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Friday, May 01, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Saturday, May 02, 2015

Indoor Yard Sale to Benefit Winslow Boy Scout Troop 433 (Yard Sale)
Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Winslow youth hall (under the Winslow fire station)

This is an indoor multi-family yard sale to benefit Winslow Boy Scout Troop 433. All proceeds go to the Boy Scouts to help send the boy to camp, purchase camping gear and for advancements. There is something for everyone, so please come find yourself a treasure or two and help support your local Boy Scouts at the same time!

Business & Community Expo (Family Event)
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Maine Central Institute, 295 Main Street, Pittsfield, ME 04967

The Sebasticook Valley Chamber's Business & Community Expo will be held in Pittsfield at Maine Central Institute (MCI), one of the oldest college preparatory schools in New England. The Chamber has a special focus upon businesses, artisans and crafters this year with a great booth price so there will be plenty of booths with lots of products. The Chamber's 19th Annual event will be held at Maine Central Institute, 295 Main Street, Pittsfield from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015. This is a family event. There will be a schedule of children's' activities along with presentations and community. MCI students will be involved in the day's programming to showcase the vendors. In addition to the Chamber's advertising, the Town and MCI will also be promoting this event. We will especially be promoting businesses, crafters and artisans. For more information, go to http://ourchamber.org or http://www.pittsfield.org

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Color (Mid) ME Fun! Color Walk fundraiser (Benefit/ Fundraiser)
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Federated Church, 13 Island Avenue, Skowhegan

Sponsored Walkers and Children under age 8: FreePaid registration walkers: $20 (No sponsors needed)Event T-shirts will be given to the first 100 walkers who register. The Color Walk is a 1 mile family fun walk starting and finishing at the Color stations (colored cornstarch) will be located throughout the downtown area along the route. Participants are encouraged to wear white and finish, “Living United” in color. Post-event family friendly fun will be had on the grounds of the church including refreshments, and games and entertainment for kids.The Color Walk is the premier annual fundraising event for United Way of Mid-Maine’s (UWMM) community impact initiatives. All proceeds will benefit the fund of the walker’s choice: Food and Fuel, Youth Homelessness, Financial Independence or a general Live United Fund. Money raised directly benefits our community by staying in Somerset, northern Kennebec and western Waldo counties.

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Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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2015 Spring Fling | Dinner, Auction & Dessert Extravaganza (Benefit Auction)
Time: 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 9 Church Street, Augusta

Help support community action at the South Parish Congregational Church in Augusta on Saturday, May 2nd! Tickets to this event are $20 and proceeds from this dinner, auction and dessert extravaganza help fund the following:FRESH STARTS: Helps adults, teens and children start over after a house fire, leaving a shelter or moving on from an abusive relationship.AMY BUXTON PET PANTRY: Helps pets keep their owners by providing food to over 300 animals each month.ANGEL DINNERS: Once per month a free dinner is provided to over 200 people in need.REV. JANE'S FUND: Provides food, electricity, rent and fuel assistance.For more information contact Kim Perkins @ 557-0696

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An Evening of A Cappella (Music Event)
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Vienna Union Hall - 5 Mountain Road, Vienna, ME

An Evening of A cappella at the Vienna Union Hall - Saturday, May 2, 2015at 7:00. Featuring the extraordinary Mt Blue High School group - The Flipsides and returning by popular demand Good Time Sound. Advance tickets $8.00, or $10.00 at the door. For tickets or more information call Marianne at 293-2674 or email viennaunionhall@gmail.com

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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Shibori–Sashiko Sampler with Kathleen Goddu (Workshop)
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

If you like something that is relaxing and meditative to do and love beautiful surprises, then this is an adventure for you. Come learn a little bit about Japanese dye resist techniques and Japanese quilt stitching. You will dye a large bandana size piece of fabric in an indigo vat using a Shibori method. When the piece is dry, you will stitch a pattern on it using Sashiko stitching (a running stitch with white sashiko thread). You will leave with one or two originally dyed and stitched piece you could make into a pillow, a centerpiece on a table, or incorporate it into another project. All welcome. https://sdamaine.wordpress.com. Limit 8-10 students. $65 ($50 plus $15 materials fee)

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Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Monday, May 04, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Business Breakfast Series (Community Event)
Time: 7:15 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: Thomas College Spann Student Commons, Summit Room 180 West River Road, Waterville

Drive improvements to Create ValueStart to change the culture of your business towards continuous improvement. John McLellan, Lean Master Black Belt Senior Staff at IDEXX Laboratories, will explain the Lean transformation. Learn why leaders need to see through Lean goggles, and how to start putting Lean practices into place. Note: this is a 2 hr. Presentation - 7:15-10AMTo register, call 207-873-3315 or email customerservice@midmainechamber.com. $17 for members registering by the Friday before the event, $19 late registration. $25 at the door and for general admission. Each reservation includes a hot breakfast buffet.

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Soup & Sandwich (Free Meal)
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Oakland United Baptist Church, 45-47 Church St, Oakland ME

Free meal open to everyone~ enjoy some homemade soup, stews or chili, a sandwich & dessert every Thursday from 4 to 5:30pm at Oakland United Baptist Church, 45-47 Church St, Oakland ME

Friday, May 08, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Saturday, May 09, 2015

10th Annual Maine State Credit Union Walk to End Hunger and 1st Annual 5K Road Race (Benefit 5K)
Time: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Augusta’s Capitol Park (near the YMCA)

Come join us Saturday, May 9, 2015 for our 10th annual Walk to End Hunger and first ever 5K Road Race! Over the past nine years, Maine State Credit Union's annual walk has raised more than $150,000 for food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in Kennebec and Somerset counties. Every penny has been returned to the community.Package pickups by the Rail Trail across from the Kennebec Valley YMCA start at 7:00 AM.The race and walk start and finish on the Kennebec River Rail Trail - Capitol Park - in front of the KV YMCA. The 5K starts at 8 AM, and the walk at 10 AM. Registration for the walk begins at 8:30 AM and is FREE.Registration for the 5K costs:$22.95 through April 15$27.95 through May 8$30.00 Day of Race (Registration starts at 7:00 AM)Participants are invited to raise donations through registration on the website, by downloading a pledge form and bringing funds to the event, or stopping by Maine State Credit Union's main office at 200 Capitol Street, Augusta.

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Bolshoi Ballet Presents: Ivan the Terrible (Ballet)
Time: 12:55 PM to 3:10 PM
Location: Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME 04901

Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich's powerful and fascinating epic dramatizes Ivan the Terrible's controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigor, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colors of medieval Russia. Recently revived, Ivan the Terrible is an essential part of the company's repertoire, a 20th-century classic and a wonderful theatrical experience.Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 SeniorsTickets can be purchased on location from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, over the phone at 207-873-7000, or online at http://www.operahouse.org.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Jobs & Resources Regional Fair (Job Fair)
Time: 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: Warsaw Middle School Gym, 167 School Street, Pittsfield, ME 04967

Conveniently located in Central Maine & the Sebasticook ValleyJob Seekers: Need Help Finding a Job? Make sure to attend to meet Employers & Staffing agencies from the region looking to hire.Meet face-to-face with numerous employers & agencies – Dress for success,bring your resume & be ready to market your skills!No registration required – just drop by; stay as little or as long as you wantNetworking opportunities with business professionalsMeet with resource providers and obtain valuable informationOpportunity for a free resume reviewFree Training Opportunities (Computer lab - the Augusta and Skowhegan CareerCenters will be available to assist people with job searches, signing up for the Maine Job Bank, etc.; Maximizing Social Media in Your Job Search; Health Insurance Information; and Business Start Up Resources)

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African Children's Choir (Concert)
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Calvary Pentecostal Church, 160 Old Point Ave, Madison

Coming to Madison! The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all.Calvary Pentecostal Church, 160 Old Point Ave, Madison.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Dance&Dine (Fundraiser)
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Skowhegan Town Office Parking Lot

Pizza made during Bradley's School dress rehearsal.Pizza dough prepared by The Bankery and made from flour grown by Main farmers,milled here in Skowhegan, Sauce and Cheese provided by The Pickup Cafe and CSA.Large ,wood-fired pizza $12-15Desserts Beverages

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Soup & Sandwich (Free Meal)
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Oakland United Baptist Church, 45-47 Church St, Oakland ME

Free meal open to everyone~ enjoy some homemade soup, stews or chili, a sandwich & dessert every Thursday from 4 to 5:30pm at Oakland United Baptist Church, 45-47 Church St, Oakland ME

Panel Discussion and Q&A on the Textile History of Maine Mill Towns (Community Event)
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Panel Discussion and Q&A on the Textile History of Maine Mill Towns with Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., Maine State Historian, Libby Bischof, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History and Department Chair, USM, exhibiting artists, and community members with personal ties to the mills. Community members are invited to this free special event. Bring photos and share personal connections to Hathaway and other textile mills.6:30-7:00 Presentation on mill/labor history and the social/cultural impact of the textile industry in Maine7:00-7:15 Break7:15-8:00 Q&A amongst presenters and the audience. Audience shares personal stories and photos.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Benefit Spaghetti Dinner for SCTC SKILLS USA (Benefit Supper)
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: 103 Dr. Mann Rd. Skowhegan ME 04976

Please join us at a Benefit Dinner to help raise funds for the SCTC Skills USA Students Travel Expenses for a National Competition in Kentucky this summer. Dinner will be spaghetti, salads, bread and dessert. Donations requested of $6 per person, $10 for a couple, $20 for a family of 4 or more. Silent Auction and donations collected. For more information please contact Meredith Dorian at 474-3915. Benefit Spaghetti Supper on Friday, May 15th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm at Centenary UMC in Skowhegan and a Silent Auction.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Breakfast at Riverside (Bennefit Breakfast)
Time: 7:15 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: Riverside Baptist Church is located at the intersection of Route 23 and the River Road, Clinton (on the corner of the Hinckley-Clinton Bridge)

Riverside Baptist Church will be hosting Breakfast at RIverside on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 from 7:15 to 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Area. The home cooked menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, potato, baked beans, pancakes, juice, beverage and southern style Biscuits & Gravy. Take outs available. The suggested donation of $6.00 per adult and $3.00 per child ages 5 – 12 will go towards the support of the ministries and mission projects of the church.Riverside Baptist Church is located at the intersection of Route 23 and the River Road, Clinton (on the corner of the Hinckley-Clinton Bridge)

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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FREE Family Short Court Tennis (Outdoor event)
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: A-Copi Tennis & Sports Center

Short Court Tennis is great for all ages and levels of ability. Played on a 36' court using red foam balls, and 23-25"rackets which we provide. Bring your kids,nieces, nephews,and friends to participate in this FREE event. Eric Driscoll USTA NE Rep will be running this event.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Women's Wellness Kickoff (Health and Wellness)
Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Kennebec Valley YMCA

8:30 - 9 Arrival and Info9 - 9:10 Welcome9:10 - 9:30 Keynote Speaker, Dr. Melanie Thompson, Medical Director of Primary Care at MaineGeneral9:30 - 9:50 Ted Talk Video: The Pace of Modern Life versus our Cavewoman Biochemistry - Dr. Libby Weaver9:50 - 10:15 Panel of Peers Introductions 10:15 - 11 Open Forum Discussion with Panel of Peers answering your questions on balancing women's wellness and our busy lives11 - 12:30 Information Fair: Local organizations who support women's wellness in our community will be on hand with information, activities, tips and able to answer questions and provide resources12:30 - 1 Lunch break (on your own for lunch)1 - 2 Take time to slow down the pace while improving focus, balance, flexibility and lifting your spirit through the practice of Hatha Yoga

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Boater Safety Course (Educational)
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 AM
Location: Somerset Abbey

Boater Safety Class by Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Marine: If your child is between 16 and 18 and plans to drive a boat or other motorized watercraft this summer, they will need to attend this class to obtain a certificate to be legally able to do so.

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Sculptural Crochet with Priscilla Nicholson (Workshop)
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Using fibers that hold shape and an abstract thought process, learn to add and subtract volume to create sculptural crochet. This is not counting stitches or following a pattern, but a process of controlling crochet. Artist Priscilla Nicholson will share her process as she guides you in making art in crochet. Some crochet experience required (intermediate or advanced). Limit 8 students. $85 ($60 plus $25 materials fee)

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Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Andy Olson Benefit (Benefit)
Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Lisa's Restaurant, Augusta

On Sunday, April 12th, Andy Olson was admitted to the ICU after experiencing a devastating motorcycle accident. He suffered major injuries to his head, neck, shoulder, arm and leg. At this time it is unclear as to whether or not Andy will lose his right leg and ever have mobility in his right arm again.Aside from his health, the biggest concern right now is being able to take care of his three young children and maintain their home. Andy is a single father. It is unknown when, if ever, he will be able to go back to work in any capacity. A benefit will be held at Lisa’s Restaurant, 15 Bangor Street in Augusta on May 20th at 5:00pm to help raise money for Andy and his 3 children. There will be raffles, 50/50, and a silent auction. For those unable to attend the event, but would like to donate visit gofundme.com and search for Andy Olson, zip code 04330.Thank you!

Business After Hours (Community Event)
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us each month at Business After Hours! These events are a great opportunity to mix and mingle with other business professionals and leaders in our communities. Remember to bring plenty of business cards!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Soup & Sandwich (Free Meal)
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Oakland United Baptist Church, 45-47 Church St, Oakland ME

Free meal open to everyone~ enjoy some homemade soup, stews or chili, a sandwich & dessert every Thursday from 4 to 5:30pm at Oakland United Baptist Church, 45-47 Church St, Oakland ME

Friday, May 22, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Capital Y Tri (Health and Wellness)
Time: 7:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Kennebec Valley YMCA

Registration for our 3rd Annual Capital Y Triathlon is now OPEN, and available ONLINE.The Capital Y Tri is a newly USAT sanctioned race this year!Registration Dates/Prices:*$75/Individual and $115/Team after to March 31st* All non-USAT members must pay an additional $12 one-day USAT event registration fee and fill out USAT paperwork to participateUSAT Members must provide their Membership ID and expiration date at the time of registration.Registration will not be accepted unless...*The registration is filled out completely*The USAT waiver form is filled out and signed*The back of the registration form (waiver) is signedHelpful Links:Capital Y Tri Homepage: http://www.kvymca.org/content/capital-y-triathlonCapital Y Tri Registration: http://www.active.com/augusta-me/triathlon/races/capital-y-tri-2015?int

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Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Pulled Pork Supper (Benefit Supper)
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Oakland United Baptist Church is located at 45-47 Church St, Oakland ME.

Oakland United Baptist Church is located at 45-47 Church St, Oakland ME. Oakland United Baptist Church will be holding a Pulled Pork Supper on Saturday, May 23rd from 4:30 to 6:00PM in the Fellowship Area. The home cooked menu includes homemade pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls, dessert & beverage. Take outs are available. The suggested donation of $7.00 per adult and $5.00 per child ages 5 – 12 with a Family Deal ($20 for 2 adults & 2 or more children – immediate family only) will go towards the support of Blessings in a BackPack~SnackBag.Oakland United Baptist Church is located at 45-47 Church St, Oakland ME. For more information, please call 465-7828, or FaceBook: Oakland United Baptist Church

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Soup & Sandwich (Free Meal)
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Oakland United Baptist Church, 45-47 Church St, Oakland ME

Free meal open to everyone~ enjoy some homemade soup, stews or chili, a sandwich & dessert every Thursday from 4 to 5:30pm at Oakland United Baptist Church, 45-47 Church St, Oakland ME

Friday, May 29, 2015

Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

First Choice's 5th Annual Walk (or Run) for Life and Community Outreach (Fundraiser)
Location: Head of Falls (Front St.) Waterville

5th Annual Walk (or Run) for Life and Community Outreach is Saturday, May 30th at Head of Falls (Front St.), Waterville. Join us for a peaceful 2-mile (no graphic signs) walk in which families, friends, youth, and co-workers are: "STEPPING OUT FOR LIFE". The Walk is rain or shine. Registration begins at 8:30 and, the Walk is at 9 am. The Outreach follows the Walk 10:30 am-2 pm (weather permitting) and includes free hot dogs,music, prizes, and children's games. This is a great opportunity to invite a single mom, single dad, or a struggling young couple to be our guest.Online registration appreciated, go to: http://bit.ly/1IJZTgtFirst Choice Pregnancy Center207-872-5070 info@firstchoicepregnancycenter.org

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Readfield Firefighters Association Breakfast (Bennefit Breakfast)
Time: 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: Readfield Fire Station 1154 Main Street Readfield

Readfield Firefighters AssociationAnnual BreakfastMay 30, 20157:00 to 9:00Readfield Fire Station1154 Main StreetReadfield MeStop in and have some good food, check out our station and talk to some great firefighters.Menu includes;French Toast, Bacon, Sausage, Homefries, Eggs, Fruit, Juice and Coffee.Hope to see you there.

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Central Maine Garden Club Annual Plant Sale (Educational)
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: United Methodist Church 20 West School St. Oakland, Maine

Perennials,annuals,food and jewelry will be offered for sale. Proceeds will be used for maintaining Redington Museum, Alfond Youth Center gardens and Silver Street planters.

Second Annual Ernest H. Philbrick Memorial Golf Tournament (Benefit/ Fundraiser)
Time: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: WhiteTail Golf Course in Charleston

On Saturday, May 30th we will be holding the Second Annual Ernest H. Philbrick Memorial Golf Tournament at WhiteTail Golf Course in Charleston. The entry fee for this tournament is $215 per team which includes 18 holes, cart (limited availability), and lunch. It will be a scramble format with two tee times, 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. There will be a hole in one contest with a prize valued at $7500 ( Myrtle Beach get-away ), closest to the pin contest , and long drive contest. We will be giving away door prizes as well. For more information or to receive a registration form contact Michael Rowe at 285-7978 or 355-5457. All proceeds benefit the Ernest H. Philbrick Memorial Scholarship fund.

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UMA Cross Country 5k (Fundraising 5k)
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: UMA Fitness Trails

The UMA Cross Country 5k originally scheduled for April 25th has been rescheduled to the May 30th due to the current condition of the trails. This fundraiser is to raise money for the Mens and Womens UMA's Cross Country teams. Link to register is below.

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Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town (Art Show)
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Common Street Arts

Common Street Arts (CSA), in partnership with the Surface Design Association of Maine, has organized a thought-provoking exhibition highlighting the continuing significance of textile mills to Maine communities. Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town will consist of a rich variety of works that honor, question and interpret Maine’s historic ties to textile manufacturing. Working in diverse, textile-based mediums, ten artists weave, embroider, crochet, knot and stitch to create intricate quilts, rag rugs, tapestries, as well as fabric-based paintings, collages and sculptures.

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Main Street 10th Annual Gala & Auction (Gala and Auction)
Time: 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Lakewood Inn Restaurant Madison

Skowhegan is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a nationally-designated Main Street community by hosting a gala and auction Saturday, May 30th from 5:30PM to 10:30PM at Lakewood Inn Restaurant.There will be four appetizer courses, silent and live auctions, live music, and dancing at this black tie event. The Snow Pond Community Music School will be performing during cocktails and auction and The Sunday Project will be playing jazz tunes for the dance. Kid Friendly Photo will be taking pictures that will be available for purchase on site.See the growing list of Maine experience auction items below.Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple. Tickets must be purchased in advance at The Bankery, Russakoff Jewelers or by contacting the Main Street office. Due to limited seating, patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets early.

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

First Choice's 5th Annual Walk (or Run) for Life and Community Outreach (Fundraiser)
Location: Head of Falls (Front St.) Waterville

5th Annual Walk (or Run) for Life and Community Outreach is Saturday, May 30th at Head of Falls (Front St.), Waterville. Join us for a peaceful 2-mile (no graphic signs) walk in which families, friends, youth, and co-workers are: "STEPPING OUT FOR LIFE". The Walk is rain or shine. Registration begins at 8:30 and, the Walk is at 9 am. The Outreach follows the Walk 10:30 am-2 pm (weather permitting) and includes free hot dogs,music, prizes, and children's games. This is a great opportunity to invite a single mom, single dad, or a struggling young couple to be our guest.Online registration appreciated, go to: http://bit.ly/1IJZTgtFirst Choice Pregnancy Center207-872-5070 info@firstchoicepregnancycenter.org

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