Upcoming Homeschool Events

Homeschool related upcoming events, meetings and activities happening around the state!

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Rockland

Art Walk

November 24, 2017


The Rockland First Friday Artwalk takes place between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Participating galleries of Arts in Rockland (AIR) host receptions on the first Friday, as well as Memorial Day Weekend. The Farnsworth Art Museum, The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, and the renovated, historic Strand Theater, anchor twenty three participating galleries. The galleries collaborate with the Farnsworth and offer an art film each month at 8pm. All sites are within seven blocks, making this a very accessible artwalk where it is easy to visit every exhibit in one evening. For more information, please visit the Arts in Rockland webpage.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Arts in Rockland
Phone: 207-593-6093
E-mail: hotglass@midcoast.com

Portland

Art Walk

December 1, 2017


The Portland First Friday Artwalk takes place between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Portland’s First Friday Art Walk is the state of Maine’s largest free monthly cultural event. Every month, rain, snow, sleet, or shine, the galleries, museums, alternative venues, and streets of downtown Portland celebrate the creative culture that makes us one of the best small cities in the country. Creative Portland, the city’s local arts agency, stewards the art walk through the gathering and publication of the listings, and the promotion of the arts community.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Creative Portland
Phone: 207-370-4784
E-mail: info@creativeportland.com

Presque Isle

Art Walk

December 1, 2017


The First Friday Artwalk in Presque Isle takes place between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. From January to December. The First Friday Downtown Artwalk began in 2010 as a year-round event where people can meet, unwind and enjoy works by local artists. Visitors are invited to take a self-guided stroll through downtown Presque Isle and the University galleries to hear live music, meet local authors and artists and experience the heart of our community. Visit Turner Memorial Library Gallery, Wintergreen Arts Center, Merchants on the Corner, Sorpreso, Morning Star Arts and Framing, the Downtown Revitalization Committee, Freddy P’s, The Cubby, Bou’s Brew Pub, Precision Tattoo and Oasis Salon, the Presque Isle Chamber of Commerce and the University of Maine in Presque Isle. (Not all of the venues participate each month so we usually encourage people to check out the facebook page for a listing of monthly participants.)


For more information please contact:

Name:
Wintergreen Arts Center
Phone: 207-762-3576
E-mail: wintergreenarts@gmail.com

Gardiner

Art Walk

December 1, 2017


Artwalk Gardiner takes place on the first Friday of May, August, and December, between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Artwalk Gardiner began in 2005 as a collaboration of Artdogs Studios and a group of area artists. The event is held three times a year in May, August and December. The Artwalk simultaneously highlights a diverse range of original artwork and local downtown merchants in this historic New England riverfront community. Artists who do not have a studio or gallery space in the downtown are paired with local businesses for the evening. Music and special attractions are also part of most Artwalk evenings. The mission of Artwalk Gardiner is to increase community awareness and appreciation of the visual arts, encourage familiarity between local artists and the general public and foster the creative economy in the downtown of Gardiner.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Artdogs Studios
Phone: 207-712-9734
E-mail: artwalkgardiner@gmail.com

Camden

Walk Through Bethlehem

December 1, 2

Chestnut Street Baptist Church

29 Chestnut Street, Camden Maine

Friday, December 1, 6:30pm - 9pm

Saturday, December 2, 5:00pm - 7:30pm


Imagine a bustling 8,000+ square foot village with merchants, townspeople, artisans and dozens of live animals. Follow as a centurion leads you to the shepherd’s field’s where angels appear with the Good News and Gabriel announces to Mary the son she will give birth to. Stroll through the city and get up-close and personal with more than 80 costumed cast members as they re-create the city of Bethlehem as it might have been on the night of Jesus’ birth. Authentic sights, smells, tastes, and sounds greet guests as they make their way to seek out the manger and the Christ Child.


"Walk Through Bethlehem” portrays the events of the first Christmas in a powerful, live presentation. Experience the songs, sights, sounds, tastes and smells surrounding the story of Christ’s birth. Follow as a centurion leads you to hear Isaiah’s prophecies and see Gabriel telling the news to Mary.


Sample period refreshments at the Inn of Bethlehem and walk through the marketplace. Watch as basket weaving, spinning, carpentry and storytelling take place in the busy marketplace, then enter the peaceful stable where Mary and Joseph watch over baby Jesus.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Chestnut Street Baptist Church
Phone: 207-236-2195
E-mail: csbccamden@gmail.com

Augusta

Model Railroad Celebration at the Maine State Museum

December 1, 2

Join us for a Model Railroad Celebration! Meet the members of the Great Falls Model Railroad Club and the Maine 3-Railers and check out the wonderful display of operating G, HO, and O-gauge model trains and accessories. Members of both clubs will operate the layouts all day and will be available to answer questions regarding model railroading. The two-day event takes place at the Maine State Museum on Friday December 1 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday December 2 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, with free admission for all!


For more information please contact:

Name:
Maine State Museum
Phone: 207-287-2301
E-mail: maine.museum@maine.gov

Portland

ChoralArt's 30th Christmas at the Cathedral

December 2 and 3, 2017

Saturday December 2, 2017 Noon (dress rehearsal) and 8:00 pm

Sunday December 3, 2017 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm


Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception 307 Congress St, Portland


Our 30th Christmas at the Cathedral features, a stellar brass quintet, the resonant sounds of pipe organ, and the glorious voices of the ChoralArt Singers. Many concert patrons say their holiday begins in the first weekend in December with ChoralArt’s presentation of Christmas at the Cathedral.


Sublime singing, a candlelit “Silent Night,” the roar of Widor’s “Toccata” from Cathedral organist Christopher Pelonzi, and your opportunity to sing seasonal carols. Come, join us!


Student rates available and children 12 and under are free.


Premium and Regular seating options available.


Dress Rehearsal, December 2 at Noon, features general admission only at $15 a ticket. Other dates and times are $25/$37 depending on seating option.


Tickets at www.choralart.org


For more information please contact:

Name:
Choral Art
Phone: 207-828-0043
E-mail: klor@choralart.org

Camden

Free Community Breakfast

December 4, 2017

Open every Monday from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Chestnut Street Baptist Church


Camden Community Breakfast is FREE and open to all.


The breakfast is restaurant style, with menus and servers. Breakfast is cooked-to-order. The menu includes: Eggs (any style, except poached and hard-boiled,) bacon, sausage, home fries, toast, coffee, tea, juice/milk. Specials each week vary from waffles to pastry, or homemade muffins.


Every six weeks we offer Free Haircuts, and an Open Table. Check our Facebook page for upcoming dates. Free service hours are from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Breakfast is served until 10 a.m. on these days.


Find and like us on Facebook.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Sue Craft
Phone: 207-542-0360
E-mail: camdencommunitybreakfast@gmail.com

Your Hometown

Family Code Night

Week of December 4-8, 2017


We're looking for homeschool groups to host Family Code Night events as a way to introduce children and their parents to computer science. Visit www.mmsa.org/familycodenight to learn more and to sign up to host an event.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Stefany Burrell
Phone: 207-514-5613
E-mail: sburrell@mmsa.org

Kennebunk Village

Art Walk

December 8, 2017


Kennebunk Village Artwalk takes place between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Village Art Walk is a free, self-guided walking tour of 13 art galleries, art studios and art organizations of Kennebunk’s Lower Village and Kennebunkport’s Dock Square and Ocean Avenue. Village Art Walk is held from 5 to 7 p.m. on the second Friday from June through December.


For more information please contact:

Name:
The Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 207-967-0857
E-mail: members@gokennebunks.com

Orono

Hamlet

December 12, 2017


Collins Center for the Arts in Orono, Maine is hosting a special high school showing of Hamlet on Thursday, October 12th at 10am. Tickets are just $3 per student, teachers, and chaperones! It is a one hour long show, hosted by a cast member who gives a narrative thread. It's full costume and there's a Q&A session after the show! Click here or more information!


For more information please contact:

Name:
Karen Cole
Phone: 207-581-1803
E-mail: karen.cole1@maine.edu

Lewiston/Auburn

Art Walk

December 15, 2017


Artwalk Lewiston/Auburn takes place on theThird Friday of the month between 5 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Once a month, May through September, the downtowns of Lewiston and Auburn are turned into impressive arts districts. Visit multiple venues, including vacant buildings transformed by a spectacular array of art. Art Walk Lewiston Auburn works with local businesses, organizations and building owners, transforming law office reception areas, vacant window space and retail showrooms into art exhibits and galleries. In an effort to grow Art Walk Lewiston Auburn events, L/A Arts has added more venues on Lisbon Street, and will extend gallery exhibits to approximately 2-5 weeks, generating further exposure for artists. Artists are always welcome to submit work for inclusion in the Art Walk events.


For more information please contact:

Name:
LA Arts
Phone: 207-782-7228
E-mail: art@artwalklewistonauburn.com

Portland

Kotzschmar Christmas with Cornils

December 19, 2017


Come celebrate the holiday season with Ray Cornils' final performance as Municipal Organist of the Kotzschmar Organ!


Join a Kotzschmar Organ family tradition that features holiday music from throughout the centuries — festive, reflective, fun, and inspiration for the ears! This performance features Ray Cornils’ final performance as Municipal Organist, celebrating 27 years at the helm of the Kotzschmar.


Tickets at porttix.com


For more information please contact:

Name:
Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ
Phone: 207-553-4363
E-mail: klor@foko.org