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  • Great Books about Great Food

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    The Shiretown Bookers are proud to announce their Winter exhibition “Great Books about Great Food”, running from December 7th through Feb 11th, in the Bookers’ gallery area in Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington.“After a good dinner,” said Oscar Wilde…
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  • Booking at Brideshead: the Design of the English Country House Library

    Sunday, January 29, 2017
    2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    Reid Byers, president of the Shiretown Bookers, will speak on "Booking at Brideshead: the Design of the English Country House Library", on Sunday, January 29th, at 2:30 PM in the North Dining Hall at UMF Farmington. The talk is free and open to the public. The English country house library has been…
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  • AIWM Listen Local Youth Concert

    Sunday, March 26, 2017
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    A concert, featuring outstanding young musicians from the Farmington area, will be held on Sunday, March 26 at 3pm in Nordica Auditorium in Merrill Hall on UMF campus. This event is sponsored by The Arts Institute of Western Maine, an affiliate of the University of Maine at Farmington. Performing…
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  • Making Books: Stories from a Career in Book Design

    Sunday, April 9, 2017
    2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    Angela Werner and Michael Höhne, book designers, collectors, and members of the Shiretown Bookers, will speak on "Making Books: Stories from a Career in Book Design", on Sunday, April 9, at 2:30 p.m. in the lounge of the Theodora J. Kalikow Education Center at the University of Maine at…
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  • Climate Change in the Gulf of Maine

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Dr. William “Barney” Balch is a Senior Research Scientist at the Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay Maine. The Lab’s mission is to investigate the microbial drivers of global ocean processes, essential to the conservation and responsible use of the ocean. A major part of the…
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  • David Kim and Lauren Basney in Concert

    Saturday, April 22, 2017
    7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    The Arts Institute of Western Maine is happy to announce the return engagement of David Kim, forte pianist, at 7:30PM, Saturday, April 22 at the Emery Center located on the campus of the University of Maine Farmington. For this recital Kim will be joined by violinist, Lauren Basney. He will be…
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  • Wind Over Wings

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Western Maine Audubon is pleased to present Wind Over Wings on May 10th, at 7:00, in The Robert’s Learning Center, Room C23 at the University of Maine in Farmington. Hope Douglas, the founder, will present four live birds: A Red-shouldered Hawk, a Great Horned Owl, a Common Raven, and an…
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  • Tom Snow in Concert

    Saturday, May 20, 2017
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    On May 20th, Tom Snow, jazz pianist, will be performing hits from Great American Songbook with familiar songs by the likes of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin. He will be performing in the Emery Center, converted into a “pub” for the evening. A ticket for $15 will be for a…
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  • Maine Mountain Chamber Music Concert

    Friday, June 2, 2017
    7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    On Friday, June 2, the Arts Institute of Western Maine is sponsoring a Maine Mountain Chamber Music concert featuring John Boden, recently retired Principal Horn of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, and the current PSO Concertmaster, violinist Charles Dimmick. They are joined by Maine Mountain…
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  • Cockamamie! Odd and Unusual Books from Members' Collections

    Friday, June 9, 2017
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    The Shiretown Bookers are proud to announce their summer exhibition, “Cockamamie! Odd and Unusual Books from Members’ Collections”, running from June 9 through September 28, in the Bookers’ display area in Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington.Some remarkable books will be on…
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  • Concerto Incognito: A Taste of the Italian Baroque

    Saturday, July 29, 2017
    7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    On July 29, the Arts Institute of Western Maine will present Boston-based early music ensemble Concerto Incognito in “A Taste of the Italian Baroque” a special concert of Baroque music for violin, cello, voice, and harpsichord. Performers include Christien Beeuwkes, soprano and cello…
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  • Color Me United 5K run/walk

    Saturday, August 26, 2017
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    United Way of the Tri-Valley Area is excited to offer the 1st annual Color Me United 5K run/walk and make this part of OUR colorful culture going forward – allowing people to help locally while participating in the run/walk and raising money for the community. Register online.
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  • Matthew Chatfield—Amphibians and Reptiles of Maine

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Western Maine Audubon's first talk of the Fall season will be by Matthew Chatfield, speaking on amphibians and reptiles native to Maine. The talk will be on Wednesday, September 13 at 7:00 in the North Dining Hall at the University of Farmington. It is free and open to the public.Dr. Chatfield…
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  • Robin, Zorro, and Horton: Political Resistance in Literature

    Sunday, October 1, 2017
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    The Shiretown Bookers (the Community Friends of Mantor Library), in affiliation with the University of Maine at Farmington, are proud to announce their upcoming exhibition "Robin, Zorro, and Horton: Political Resistance in Literature", running from October 1st through December 16th, in the Bookers'…
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  • Maine Mountain Chamber Music: Schubert Tribute

    Saturday, October 7, 2017
    7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    On Saturday, October 7, 2017, the Arts Institute of Western Maine is sponsoring a Maine Mountain Chamber Music concert featuring violinist Keiko Tokunaga, bassist Carolyn Davis Fryer, cellist Elisabeth Anderson, and pianist Stephen Pane, joined by Maine Mountain Chamber Music co-directors Laurie…
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  • Lessons from Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center: A Citizen’s Guide to Helping the Birds of Maine

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join us October 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the North Dining Hallin the Olson Student Center at UMF for Lessons from Avian Haven. This presentation will discuss common reasons why birds are admitted to Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center in Freedom and what public citizens can do to help our local…
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  • Celebrating OktoberFest with Maine Squeeze

    Saturday, October 21, 2017
    7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    On October 21 ArtsFarmington (previously Arts Institute of Western Maine) will present the accordion ensemble, Maine Squeeze. They will perform a program entitled “Celebrating OktoberFest” which will include a variety of foot-stomping polkas, waltzes, sing-a-longs and music you wouldn’t…
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  • Barrule in Concert

    Thursday, October 26, 2017
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    The award winning trio, Barrule, from Isle of Man off the coast of Ireland, will take stage on Thursday, October 26. Pre-concert jam session begins at 6:15 pm with concert to follow at 7 pm. Your toes will be tapping and your hands clapping with the energetic fiddle, mandolin and accordion…
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  • Water Bear Confabulum

    Saturday, October 28, 2017
    1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    The UMF Art Gallery is holding its third annual Water Bear Confabulum, an alternative arts festival to celebrate diverse artistic and community voices. This year’s festival will take place from 1-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, in the art alleys in downtown Farmington and on an art trail in nearby…
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  • Annual Turkey and Ham Harvest Supper

    Saturday, November 4, 2017
    5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Annual roast turkey and baked ham supper will be served with the fixings, pie for dessert and beverages on Saturday, Nov 4th from 5 pm to 6 pm. Proceeds benefit the Pilgrim Lodge Youth Campership Fund. Adults $10, children 6 to 12 $8. Family rates available.
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  • The Ecology of Dam Removal

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Western Maine Audubon's final talk of the Fall season will be by a Nature Conservancy staff member experienced with small dam removal projects within the state of Maine. The talk will be on November 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the North Dining Hall at the University of Farmington. It is free and open to the…
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