Arts & Culture

High Ryder Golden Oldies

High Ryder Golden Oldies

Saturday, July 16th at 7pm
Sponsored By: AE ROBINSON
Golden Oldies Music Performed LIVE! The High Ryder Golden Oldies Show is a Five Piece Dance Band performing all the classic hits of the late 50′s and early 60′s. Based in Portland Maine, High Ryder has been performing throughout the Northeast Region since 1966!


Start Date/Time: Thursday, June 23, 2011 9 - 12
Recurring Event: One time event 
Importance:  Normal Priority 
Description:  Thursday June 23rd -We love Rocks
Rocks and minerals are many a young person’s passion for good reason! Easy to collect, and often remarkably beautiful, rocks offer the opportunity for us to crack open geodes, move compass needles, draw on paper, and look under a black light at their incredible glow. Children will enjoy a fun exploration of bedrock, different types of soil, and making their own mini rock collection.


Reptiles RULE

Reptiles RULE

 Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 9:00 AM

L.C.Bates Museum

Although Maine only has about 9 species of snakes compared to Floridas 57 different types, we will delve into Maine reptiles to discover the fun of our scaly friends. Children will discover the many types of reptiles from Maine and beyond by listening to crocodile sounds, touching snake skin, and looking at lizards from warmer climes.

The 5th Annual River Fest and Upper Kennebec Valley Outdoor Expo in downtown Skowhegan


SKOWHEGAN, Maine - The 5th Annual River Fest and Upper Kennebec Valley Outdoor Expo in downtown Skowhegan from June 23-26, will feature four concerts from local talents, each with a unique musical style and sound. The concerts will feature Emerald Sky, Rob Burnell, Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations and Ranura.

"As a community bank, we're thrilled to have such vibrant and energetic local talent featured at River Fest," noted John Witherspoon, president and CEO of Skowhegan Savings. "We've selected the performers based on their wide range of styles, ensuring something for everyone's ears ages 1-100."

Concert information is as follows:

Friday, June 24

5:30 p.m.

NEW! Beasts and Books

Start Date/Time:  Friday, June 17, 2011 10:00 AM - 11 AM

Recurring Event:  One time event 
Importance:  Normal Priority 
Description:  NEW! 3rd Fridays from June until October- Beasts and Books at 10am Appropriate for ages 3 to 6 with a parent. Animal stories told in the museum with a craft to make and take. 45 minutes to one hour programs- June 17, July 15th, August 19th, September 16th, and October 21st

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Movies: "Midnight in Paris"

Movies:  "Midnight in Paris"


For movie lovers, here’s a charming little palate cleanser between the main courses of summer blockbusters.  No alien invaders, no explosions, no gunplay -- just a romantic trip to the Paris of today and yesterday, courtesy of writer/director Woody Allen.


I have to tell you that I had pretty much given up on the Woodman in recent years.  His later movies seemed too whiny, too obsessed with toffee-nosed Brits (“Match Point” looked like it was shot through the window of a Ralph Lauren boutique), too misanthropic.  And let’s face it, Woody’s private life was nothing to write home about.


Movies: "Super 8"

Movies: "Super 8"


It’s the summer of 1979 and strange things are happening in the small town of Lillian, Ohio.   First there’s a terrifying train derailment.  A detachment of secretive soldiers arrives to clear the wreckage.  Then all the dogs in town run away.  People start to disappear.   And who would possibly want to rip out all the engines from the vehicles sitting in the used car lot?


Those are the first clues to the cleverly plotted “Super 8,” my pick for the best popcorn movie of the summer.