Upcoming Homeschool Events

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

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Bath

Art Walk

July 21, 2017
August 18, 2017
September 15, 2018


The Bath Artwalk takes place between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the third Friday of the month. The Bath Artwalk offers over 25 locations and artists. Many new artists and retail locations are featured monthly as well as many past favorites. Artists in Maine’s “Cool Little City” welcome visitors to studios, receptions and exhibits. Discover home studios and galleries a few minutes’ drive from downtown Bath and explore downtown art spaces on foot in this vibrant community on the Kennebec River. Live music and great company await. New openings are held each month. A group art show can be found at Bath City Hall. New this year, the Bath Trolley offers transportation and a guided architectural tour to north end studios – Hop on near City Hall and buy a $2 pass that allows you to ride during ArtWalk hours.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Main Street Bath
Phone: 207-442-7291
E-mail: https://visitbath.com/contact-info/

Damariscotta/Newcastle

Art Walk

July 21, 2017
August 18, 2017
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

Lewiston/Auburn

Art Walk

July 21, 2017
August 18, 2017
September 15, 2017
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

Belfast

Art Walk

July 21, 2017
August 25, 2017
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

Wiscasset

Art Walk

July 27, 2017
August 31, 2017
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

Rockport

Summer Tree ID Walk

July 28, 2017

10:00am - 11:00am

Part of Merry Spring Nature Centers Free Family Program Series


For more information please contact:

Name:
Merry Spring Nature Center
Phone: 207-236-2239
E-mail: info@meryspring.org

Portland

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz

July 28 - August 19, 2017

Join the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine for their summer main stage production of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz! Running July 28 through August 19, Fridays at 4pm and Saturdays at 11am and 1pm.


Dorothy and her little dog are lost in the land of Oz and need help following the yellow brick road all the way back to home sweet home--Kansas. Can you help them? In this special main stage play that invites audience participation, the munchkins of Oz are played by you! Dorothy meets all kinds of friends along the way: the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, two witches (one friendly and one wicked) all on the way to see a great and powerful wizard.


By Steve and Kathy Hotchner, based on the book by L. Frank Baum, produced with permission from Dramatic Publishing Company. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors.


$9/members, $10/visitors, $16 to stay and play and see the show. Purchase tickets online at www.kitetails.org, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the Museum & Theatre's front desk.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Sandy Boyce
Phone: 207-828-1234
E-mail: sandy@kitetails.org

Biddeford/Saco

Art Walk

July 28, 2017
August 25, 2017
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

China

Outdoor & Nature Activities

Summer 2017

CHINA SCHOOL’S FOREST DAYCAMPS AND FAMILY FOREST ACTIVITIES Summer 2017 Local educator and Maine Master Naturalist, Anita Smith will be offering several day camps and family forest activities at the China School Forest. Day camps are for students entering grades 2-6 and Family Activities are for all ages. Each camp is limited to 12 students, unless noted. Camps run rain or shine. Programs start at the China Primary School bus circle. Fees cover camp expenses but several partial scholarships are available. Space is reserved once your registration form and fee are received. For more information or registration form, contact Anita Smith at 968-2255 or chinaschoolsforest@gmail.com For updates, visit https://www.facebook.com/chinaschoolsforest/


July 29 Family Forest Fun: Nature Walk, Fairy Houses & Toad Homes Program is free, but donations accepted to provide future events like this. 1-2:30pm


August 7-9 Nature Art Day Camp: Limit 10 students. 12:30-3:30pm. Cost $25 per child.


August 21 See A Solar Eclipse! Come see the “GREAT 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE” at the school forest. We will have special viewing glasses, make pinhole cameras, play some games and view a solar eclipse (as long as it’s sunny). This event is open for all ages. Free. 1-3:30pm **************************************


FREE Children’s Summer Fun Programs at the Albert Church Brown Memorial Library, China Village Time - 10-11:30am, ages 5-12


Please preregister by calling Anita Smith at 968-2255 or by email at chinaschoolsforest@gmail.com


June 24: Water Olympics


July 8: What’s a Puffin?


July 29: Bristle-Bot Robots


August 12: Solar Fun- Learn about solar energy and get ready for the upcoming solar exlipse. There will be a bonus program at the China School’s Forest on Monday, August 21 from 1-3:30pm to watch a real solar eclipse. On the 21st, we will make pin-hole solar viewers, use solar glasses and have fun playing some solar energy games.


Stay tuned for more updates on the China School’s Forest Facebook page.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Anita Smith
Phone: 207-068-2255
E-mail: chinaschoolsforest@gmail.com

Bar Harbor

Art Walk

August 4, 2017
September 1, 2017
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

Rockland

Art Walk

August 4, 2017
September 1, 2017
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

Portland

Art Walk

August 4, 2017
September 1, 2017
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

Presque Isle

Art Walk

August 4, 2017
September 1, 2017
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

Boothbay Harbor

Art Walk

August 4, 2017
September 1, 2017
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

Brunswick

Art Walk

August 11, 2017
September 8, 2017


The 2nd Friday Brunswick takes place between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the second Friday of each month, June through September. 2nd Friday Brunswick is an inclusive series of events which will encompass ArtWalk, while also showcasing local shops, restaurants, and artistic talent from a variety of mediums. 2nd Friday Brunswick offers a fun evening of artistic exploration featuring visual art, live music, dance and theatrical performances, and extended shopping hours all within walking distance of Maine Street.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Brunswick Downtown Association
Phone: 207-725-4439
E-mail: admin@brunswickdowntown.org

Kennebunk Village

Art Walk

August 11, 2017
September 8, 2017
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

Waldoboro

Art Walk

August 12, 2017
September 9, 2017
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

Gardiner

Art Walk

August 4, 2017
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

Portland

Kotzschmar Organ Day

August 12, 2017

Have you ever walked through an organ before? Now's your chance! Tour the Kotzschmar Organ, learn how an organ works, and hear local organists. Free of charge so bring the entire family!


Time: 10am to 4pm


Location: Merrill Auditorium 20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME


Cost: FREE


Full details on tour times and organists on our website, www.foko.org"


For more information please contact:

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

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

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

Group Portfolio Reviews

8/3 Lewiston

8/16 Presque Isle

8/17 Camden

8/23 Augusta

8/24 Rockland

Getting Started Workshops

8/1 Harrison

8/23 Augusta

Summer Playground Days

7/18 Fryeburg

8/15 Brownfield

8/29 Bridgton

9/26 Brownfiled

Monthy Sports & Fitness Activities 

8/10 HOME Hike, Lincolnville

10/6 Monthly Skate, Portland   

 

Upcoming in 2017

Upcoming in 2018