Elizabeth Olbert (faculty at UMF) will lead a conversation on the limits of realism and Andrew Wyeth’s depictions of Mainers before guiding participants through a multimedia art workshop. Artists and non-artists are welcome, and all art materials will be provided. Bagels and coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. Discussion and workshop begin at 10:00 a.m.
Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM. Read more
The Readfield Community Library and the Dr. Shaw Memorial Library in Mt. Vernon are partnering to offer patrons and area residents an opportunity to participate in a free "Fix-A-Bike" Workshop, with instruction provided by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. This 2-hour hands-on workshop, open to teens and adults, will cover routine maintenance, roadside repairs, general bicycle mechanics, and how to perform a basic tune-up. Please bring your bike along! All tools and instruction will be provided. Two workshop times/locations will be offered on Wednesday, September 22. From 2:30-4:30pm, a workshop will take place outdoors at the Dr. Shaw Memorial Library
RIDE THE NARROW GAUGE! The SRRL RR Museum, 128 Bridge St in Phillips, will operate on Sat Sept 25 and Sun Sept 26. Trains will depart Bridge St at 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, and 3PM. The trees are changing, enjoy the scenic splendor along the banks of the Sandy River! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy! Walk the Flyrod Crosby Trail…. Fare is $6.00 for Adults, $2.00 for Children. Well behaved Dogs on a leash may accompany their humans!
Join us at Martin Woods Farm on September 26th from 12 - 6 pm. We will be following COVID-19 guidelines for outdoor activities. Our activities include, but not limited to, carriage rides, lawn games, bonfires and s'mores, and many many yummy farm fresh food offerings. Parking is $20 per carload and all of the proceeds go to the Care and Share Food Closet. We hope to see you there! Martin Woods Farm - 24 Ablijah Hill Rd, Starks ME, 04911
Please join us for a cornhole tournament to raise money for the Thomas Performing Arts Center - Competitive Dance Team!! This double elimination tournament will take place Saturday, October 2nd, at Ayuh Cidah, located at 272 Morrison Hill Rd. in Farmington! Vie for a cash prize, while indulging on delicious wood-fired nachos and pizza, and variety of hard ciders (available for purchase). Registration is $25 per team. We will also be having a 50/50 raffle!! Event is limited to 24 teams, so please sign up quickly to reserve your spot!! -If you have any questions, please contact: Katie Merrill (207)
Western Maine Audubon is pleased to invite the general public to a free, live talk entitled “Ethical Questions for the Outdoor Naturalist,” presented by naturalist Doug Hitchcox on Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00-8:30 pm in UMF Preble Hall’s Thomas Auditorium at 173 High Street in Farmington. Masks and social distancing will be required at the event. Should updated Covid protocols require cancellation of the live talk, it will be live-streamed. Please check Western Maine Audubon's website (https://western.maineaudubon.org/events/) for up-to-date information on changes and where to watch the live stream, should that be necessary. Birding, and other wildlife observing, provides an
Prizes will be awarded for Best Lights, Best Trees, Best "Vacationland Fun" theme, and Best Overall theme. Cash prizes and Chamber bucks will be awarded to the winners! Registration is open until December 12th and judging will take place on December 13th. Sign up here **After your house or business is decorated, snap a picture of it and post it to the Holiday Home & Business Decorating Contest event page here. People will then vote on their favorites!**
Chester Greenwood Day is our annual celebration of Farmington resident Chester Greenwood, the inventor of earmuffs. Join us for a full day of festivities including a parade at 11am, craft fairs, open houses, ornament decorating, wreath sale, polar bear dip, Gingerbread House Decorating Contest, virtual Festival of Trees and more! FMI: https://www.facebook.com/chestergreenwoodday/
Prizes will be awarded for Best Lights, Best Trees, Best “Vacationland Fun” theme, and Best Overall theme. Cash prizes and Chamber bucks will be awarded to the winners! Registration is open until December 12th and judging will take place on December 13th. Sign up here **After your house or business is decorated, snap a picture of it and post it to the Holiday Home & Business Decorating Contest event page here. People will then vote on their favorites!**