Upcoming Homeschool Events

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

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Augusta

Dog Sledding 101

by appointment

Heywood Kennel Sled Dog Adventures is proud to announce that we will be offering "Dog Sledding 101" classes! A more hands on approach to learning about these amazing athletes and everything that goes along with it such as: equipment, nutrition, different dogs and roles they play. Of course the best part, giving and getting lots of dog lovings!! Price is $15 per person or $50 per family of four. $10 per additional person. We are offering all homeschooling families a 20% discount on your total cost. This is a great opportunity for kids and adults alike to come learn about "man's best friend" in a working environment and the mutual bond, love and respect it requires!


For more information please contact:

Name:
Colby Briggs
Phone: 207-629-9260
E-mail: heywoodkenneltoo@yahoo.com

Bangor

SIDEWAYS STORIES FROM THE WAYSIDE SCHOOL

September 12 - November 5, 2017

Tue & Thur 3:30-4:30 (ages 4-6), 4:30-6:30 (ages 7-15)


Our Theatre's youth program offers classes in acting, culminating in performances of Sideways Stories from the Wayside School on the Penobscot Theatre Company stage! Classes begin Sept. 12, performances Nov. 3-5.

www.penobscottheatre.org/education


For more information please contact:

Name:
Amy Roeder
Phone: 207-947-6618 ext 107
E-mail: amy@penobscottheatre.org

Sanford

Fall Bowling League

September 18, 2017

Bowl-A-Rama has been hosting a Home School League for over 10 years. Each year we look for new bowlers to join to experience the fun of Candlepin Bowling. Also involved with the league is the social aspect of interacting with other kids. We have 3 divisions starting at 4 years of age and up until the age of 18. We teach these children the fundamentals of Candlepin Bowling as well as how a league works. The children get a certificate of accomplishment at the end of the 8 sessions and also get to use it as a Phys. Ed. credit!


For more information please contact:

Name:
Owen Martin
Phone: 207-324-2401
E-mail: Owenjbowling@gmail.com

Damariscotta/Newcastle

Art Walk

September 18, 2017


The Damariscotta-Newcastle Artwalk takes place between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Fridays. Damariscotta-Newcastle ArtWalk is a free, self-guided walking/driving tour of art venues in Damariscotta and Newcastle. The ArtWalk takes place the third Friday of the month from 4 to 7 p.m., June through September. The event promotes awareness of the diverse local arts groups; started by a small coalition of art connoisseurs, business owners and nonprofit leaders. There is an incredibly eclectic range of participants; including 22 sites of art/craft galleries, gift shops, nonprofits and restaurants. Some venues offer live music, some will have refreshment; all will have a welcoming, creative atmosphere. Event updates can be found on Facebook


For more information please contact:

Name:
Jill Rice
Phone: 207-563-1735
E-mail: jrice411@tidewater.net

Auburn

Start a ski or Snowboard Club at Lost Valley

September 20,2017

Want a great way to provide an affordable, FUN activity for students, parents, faculty and other community members to enjoy together? Start a Club Program for skiing and snowboarding! The Lost Valley Club Program introduces its members to a recreational sport that can truly be enjoyed throughout a lifetime. It encourages exercise and physical activity, and challenges students to learn new skills.


More info at: http://mailchi.mp/lostvalleyski/start-a-ski-and-snowboard-club-at-lost-valley?e=abf36576f9"


For more information please contact:

Name:
Tad Bettcher
Phone: 207 784-1561 ex 123
E-mail: Tad@lostvalleyski.com

Dover-Foxcroft

Homeschool Mom Chit Chat

September 22, 2017

Come and chit chat with fellow homeschool moms at The Mill Inn + Cafe.


We'll spend time getting to know each other and discuss what we'd like to accomplish during the 2017-2018 homeschool year! https://www.facebook.com/events/348604175592402


For more information please contact:

Name:
Misty Leask
Phone: 207-534-7357
E-mail: yearroundhomeschooling@gmail.com

Belfast

Art Walk

September 22, 2017


The Belfast Artwalk takes place on the fourth Friday between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Explore imaginative art galleries that brighten up downtown, featuring both local and nationally recognized artists. Look for the ever-changing and always enticing Pop Up Art Tents coordinated by Our Town Belfast, ‘farm to gallery’ food tastings coordinated by Maine Farmland Trust and ‘Walking Art Host’ Robin Jones provides a ‘leisurely-crawl commentary’ (as opposed to a running commentary) on everything you’ll see during Art Walk.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Belfast Creative Coalition
Phone: 207-323-8692
E-mail: emily@belfastcreativecoalition.org

Statewide

Museum Day Live

September 23, 2017

The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.


Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.


Where will your curiosity lead you on Museum Day Live!?


HOW MUSEUM DAY WORKS:

STEP 1: Find a participating museum here

STEP 2: Download your ticket here

STEP 3: Head to the museum!


For more information please contact:

Name:
Smithsonian Magazine
E-mail: museumday@si.edu

Mt. Vernon

DEW Haven Field Trip

September 24, 2017

Meet at DEW Haven at 12pm on September 24th


Kick off the homeschool year and visit DEW Haven, a family founded zoo. Hopefully we'll be able to catch a tour with Bob at 2pm.


Bring a bag lunch to enjoy while we're there and money for food to feed the animals and possibly the ice cream truck!


Be sure to check the event or group prior to heading out on Sunday morning as they do close when it rains. https://www.facebook.com/events/1324366551018518/


Please inform your children that there is no running, yelling or climbing on fences allowed. There is no smoking anywhere on their property as well.


PRICING: (from their website - http://www.dewhaven.com/)

Adults (13 to 64): $15

Seniors (65+): $10

Kids (4 to 12): $10

Infants (0-3): free


For more information please contact:

Name:
Misty Leask
Phone: 207-534-7357
E-mail: yearroundhomeschooling@gmail.com

Portsmouth, NH

Homeschool Day: Colonial Crafts and Trades

September 27, 2017

Strawbery Banke Museum invites you to discover what life was like before factories and power tools! See a variety of craftsmen at work, try your hand at making cloth on a loom, meet a Tavern Keeper from the 1770s and make a pinch pot to take home. Join roleplayers, demonstrators and staff as we explore life in Early America.


Self-guided Tour: $8.00 per student (ages 5+). One adult per child can attend at the $8.00 rate. Children 4 and under are free. Pre-registration is not required for the self-guided tour.


>Add a workshop:

Work It Out: Colonial Trades and the Early EconomyArchitecture (16) Step into the shoes of an 18th-century apprentice and explore several of the most important trades in a Colonial seaport. Students will visit the home of a sea captain to touch and smell some of the exotic imports that were part of Portsmouth’s thriving economy. Work as a team of joiners to assemble the model of an 18th-century building and discover the early medical profession as an apothecary. This hands-on program allows students to investigate three different Colonial trades and learn about the workings of the pre-industrial economy.


Workshop: $5.00 per student (recommended for ages 7+) One adult per child can attend at the workshop for free. Pre-registration is required for the workshop. To pre-register, please visit strawberybankemuseum.wordpress.com


For questions, contact: education@strawberybanke.org/ 603-422-7541 "


For more information please contact:

Name:
Strawbery Banke Museum
Phone: 603-422-7545
E-mail: bhallen@strawberybanke.org

Wiscasset

Art Walk

September 28, 2017


The Wiscasset Artwalk takes place on the last Thursdays of the month between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wiscasset celebrates art, history, and nature in a great setting along the Sheepscot River. Each Art Walk highlights the variety of galleries and unique shops, and features music, street performances, and visiting artists. The prominent Nickels-Sortwell House, owned by Historic New England, towers above the Village and is open for tours. The Wiscasset Museum in the Streets walking tour is a series of panels with historic images and stories of local history and impressive architecture. Brochures are available at several panels throughout the village.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Lucia Droby
Phone: 917-327-1449
E-mail: wiscassetartwalk@verizon.net

Biddeford/Saco

Art Walk

September 29, 2017
October 27, 2017


The Biddeford and Saco Artwalk takes place on the last Friday of seven months of the year from 5-8 p.m. at various venues in both downtowns and in the mill district. The Biddeford and Saco Artwalk is coordinated by Engine.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Engine Biddeford
Phone: 207-229-3560
E-mail: director@feedtheengine.org

Portland

Art Walk

October 6, 2017
November 3, 2017
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

Bar Harbor

Art Walk

October 6, 2017


Bar Harbor Artwalks run on first Fridays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.A free self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums, and alternative art venues is all part of Bar Harbor’s First Friday Art Walks beginning in June. The festive evenings include galleries that will host special events showcasing artists, demonstrations, exhibits and receptions for local, Maine and National artists and craftspeople along with special theatre, musical and art events throughout the downtown. Snacks and beverages will be served. Public Invited.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Bar Harbor Artwalk Committee
Phone: 207-351-5450
E-mail: info@artwalkbarharbor.com

Boothbay Harbor

Art Walk

October 6, 2017


The Boothbay Harbor First Friday Arts Tour takes place between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. The First Fridays Arts Tour highlights the art of the Boothbay Region. Held June through October, this free self-guided tour offers fresh art exhibits, open house receptions and artist demonstrations. Up to seventeen galleries and studios participate; all are located within minutes of each other on the Boothbay Peninsula and are open 9am – 9pm for the First Friday Arts Tour. The Art Trail Map is in the Boothbay Harbor Chamber Guide and a list of each month’s galleries is in the Boothbay Register. Boothbay Harbor Fine Arts Dealers Association also sponsors the Second Saturday Art Walks on July 13, Aug 11, and Sept 14 from 5-8pm. [EVENT DESCRIPTION]


For more information please contact:

Name:
Boothbay Region Art Foundation
Phone: 207-633-2703
E-mail: braf@boothbayartists.org

Rockland

Art Walk

October 6, 2017
November 3, 2017
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

Presque Isle

Art Walk

October 6, 2017
November 3, 2017
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

Rockport

Farm Hands

October 10, 2017

This October, Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Aldermere Farm in Rockport will host a three-week long session of Farm Hands, a free, experiential program for youth ages 10 to 18 to practice haltering, grooming, and leading young calves. The program will run Oct. 10-26 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Space is limited and students are currently being added to the wait list. Registration is recommended by Friday, September 29. If a space does not become available this session, a student may request to be added to the wait list for the following session. To register, call 236-2739 or email jalbury@mcht.org.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Joelle Albury
Phone: 207-236-2739
E-mail: jalbury@mcht.org

Waldoboro

Art Walk

October 14, 2017


Artwalk Waldoboro takes place between 4 -7pm on the second Saturday in each month from June through October. Nestled along the scenic Medomak River Valley, Waldoboro is home to many talented artists, writers, musicians, great cooks and creative types. On the second Saturday of each month, from June through October, ArtWalk Waldoboro celebrates its good fortune in a growing number of galleries, working studios and creative businesses. All venues are within walking distance. We welcome visitors to our little town with many venues offering free refreshments, live music and lots of exuberance.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Valerie Greene
Phone: 559-269-5512
E-mail: vgreeneartist@gmail.com

Lewiston/Auburn

Art Walk

October 20, 2017
November 17, 2017
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

Halloween Silent Film | Phantom of the Opera

October 24, 2017

Fun for the entire family!


Organist Tom Trenney provides an improvised soundtrack for this classic silent film, The Phantom of the Opera on the Kotzschmar Organ


Come early for pre-concert activities, including a costume contest!


6:00pm – Preconcert Activities and Treats – in the Lobby and Gallery

6:30pm – Halloween Costume Contest

7:30pm – The Phantom of the Opera film screening with Tom Trenney, organist


Location: Merrill Auditorium

Tickets: www.porttix.com


For more information please contact:

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

Augusta

Art Walk

November 11, 2017


The Augusta Downtown Alliance in a collaborative venture with the University of Maine Augusta hosts Artwalks on Water Street in Downtown Augusta. This event celebrates the vibrant existing Augusta Downtown community and also unleashes the untapped potential of pure urban rawness that lies within many empty spaces available for rent. All media are be considered, forms including, but not limited to are drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, fine craft, performance and music. Artists who have participated in past Augusta art walks are encouraged to submit new work that has been created within the last three years.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Augusta Downtown Alliance
Phone: 207-458-8757
E-mail: augustadowntownalliance@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

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

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

2017 Ongoing HOME Events

Summer Playground Days

9/26 Brownfield

Monthy Sports & Fitness Activities 

9/26 Monthly Bowling, Belfast

9/28 HOME Hike, Rockport

10/6 Monthly Skate, Portland  

10/12 HOME HIke, Lincolnville 

10/23 Monthly Swim and Gym, Rockport

 

Upcoming in 2017

Upcoming in 2018