Maine’s Paper and Heritage Museum, 22 Church Street Livermore Falls, will host the 3rd annual Paper Making Heritage Community Celebration on Saturday, August 28 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Events include museum tours, hands on paper making demonstrations, Riley family history presentation by Will Riley at 11 AM (Edwin Riley, Will’s great grandfather was the first manager of the Paper Mills built in the area which were incorporated with others to become International Paper Corporation), initial presentation of a model of the Riley Mansion crafted and donated to the museum by Robert Shink, garage sale and lunch of hot
Social time 5pm, buffet dinner with 3 entrees salad and cake at 630pm. Price 35 per person. Contact Katie Hallman for more information.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS Fairbanks Union Church is having a service to bless ALL animals on Sunday, August 29th, 2021. Please join us as we celebrate these precious animals who give us so much unconditional love. Time: 10:00 a.m. To be held outside Location: 583 Fairbanks Rd., Farmington No rain date
The 7th annual Maine Outdoor Film Festival will be held on Friday night, September 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main Street, in Rangeley. The 37-minute film about Saddleback’s comeback story -- “More Than A Mountain” – will start off the eight-film program. Admission is $6; $3 for Appalachian Trail hikers and children under 12. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, call Ecopelagicon at 864-2771 and see http://rangeleytrailtown.com
Farmington Historical Society will be holding it's almost annual yard sale this coming Saturday, September 4th from 8 until 2 on the lawn of the Octagon House, corner of High and Perham Sts. The sale was not held last year so there will be more items for sale. All proceeds go to heating and maintaining the three buildings the society manages, the North Church, the Octagon also known as the Hiram Ramsdell House, and the Titcomb House. Funds are also needed to keep it's collection of historic Farmington artifacts and documents safe and available to the public. For more information
Western Maine Audubon will be presenting the first of its fall talk series on Wednesday, September 8 at 7 pm. “What You Should Know About the Threat of Aquatic Invaders in Maine,” will be presented by Roberta Hill, Invasive Species Program Director for Lake Stewards of Maine. In this talk, Roberta will address the following questions and more: What makes an organism invasive? What threats do invasive organisms pose to Maine’s native ecosystems? How do invasive aquatic species impact humans? What are the drivers behind introduction of invaders to Maine and the vectors exacerbating their spread within the state? What
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.
On Saturday, September 18, the Masonic Group at the Harland M. Harnden Masonic Building, 70 Bryant Road, East Wilton, Me., will be offering a Public "Take Out/Pickup" meal from 5 until 6:00 pm. The meal will be Chicken, stuffing, Potato, Vegetables, Rolls, and Apple Pie. $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for those under 12. Meal reservations would be appreciated by Thursday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m. For meal reservations please call Alan Morison- 645-4366; Robert Lawrence - 778-2354; or Alvin McDonald - 645-2190; Home deliveries are available in the Farmington and Wilton area for $10.00 per meal.
Join Dawn Nye (Associate Professor of Art and New Media at UMF) for a free photography workshop that will feature: basics of composition, strategies to involve narrative in visual media, and hands-on practice. This workshop is for all levels and will allow participants to turn even the most casual, at-home photos into intriguing narratives while considering how you can tell stories through photography. If possible, please bring a camera or camera phone to this event. Please email the New Commons Project if you would like to come but will need to borrow a camera.
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!
Are you new to the music and visual artistry of David Bowie? Then this event is for you! Dr. Stephen Grandchamp (Assistant Professor of Literature and Digital Humanities at UMF) will screen and discuss four critical music videos from the career of David Bowie (including “Life on Mars?”) in order to initiate the New Commons Project’s exploration of his life and art.