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Visit our calendar to find the best things to do in Maine. With places to go and events to attend, you’ll find food events, kid-friendly activities, sightseeing tours, and more. As the Maine authority, Down East magazine features the best of Maine culture, travel, food & drink. Our calendar incorporates a variety of things to do across the state: films, museums, author book signings, theater, music, adventures, hiking and biking, bird watching, art galleries, workshops, schooners, lighthouses, and more!

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January 2020

The State of Maine’s Birds

January 21 @ 2:00 pm
Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street
Belfast, 04915
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The health and number of Maine’s bird populations have been in the news quite a bit lately. Nicholas Lund, Maine Audubon’s outreach and network manager, will give a presentation on the topic on Tuesday, January 21, at the Belfast Free Library.

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Dustbowl Revival

January 31 @ 8:00 pm
Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$20 – $25

Dustbowl Revival offers a colorful mix of vintage Americana sounds rooted in folk, jazz, bluegrass, swing and so much in between. Named “Best Live Band” by LA Weekly and recently featured in Rolling Stone's list of the "10 Best Americana Songs To Hear Now", the colorful California roots ensemble brings their vibrant live show to Portland for a special release day performance to celebrate their new album "Is It You, Is It Me" out Jan. 31 via Thirty Tigers.

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February 2020

A Group Exhibit of Visual Arts Benefiting the World Wildlife Fund

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps Street
Portland, ME 4108 United States
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Free

Join us Saturday, February 1st for the opening of a group exhibition of visual arts comprised of a selection of paintings and sculptures by 10 artists’ with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and interests joined by their love of creating art.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

February 7 @ 7:00 pm
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Camden Hills Regional High School – Strom Auditorium, 25 Keelson Dr
Rockport, ME 04856 United States
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$10 – $15

Join Maine Sport Outfitters when Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Midcoast Maine, at the Camden Hills Regional High School (Strom Auditorium) on Friday, February 7th at 7:00 PM, Saturday, February 8th at 7:00 PM and Sunday, February 9th at 4:00 PM.

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Valentine’s Day Dog Walk

February 14 @ 12:00 pm
Lake St George State Park, 278 Belfast Augusta Rd
Liberty, ME 04949 United States
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$2 – $7

Save the Date! 1st Annual Valentines Day Dog Walk. Noon, Friday, February 14th, 2020, Liberty Maine's Lake St George State Park. 1000 pristine serene acres to meander.

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Portland Chamber Music Festival presents: “Whiskey Chamber Valentine”

February 14 @ 6:00 pm
Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$60 – $90

Warm up your Valentine’s Day with the “adventurous and immediately engaging” genre-defying string quartet Invoke. The set list from these multi-talented multi-instrumentalists incorporates Americana, folk, and an exploration of what Beethoven might have written if he had a mandolin, banjo, and the human voice at his disposal. Add signature cocktail and hors d’oeuvre pairings from Maine Craft Distilling, and you’ve got all the ingredients for an electrifying musical adventure you won’t want to miss!

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Maine Audubon Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
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A celebration of winter weather and wildlife! Learn, create, and play at a variety of indoor and outdoor activity stations, including a winter wildlife touch table, tracking activities, snow science and art, face painting, snowshoeing with L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery School, and more. Saturday, February 15, 10 am to 2 pm Gilsland Farm Audubon Center 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth Free for members, $9 nonmembers, kids under 2 free maineaudubon.org Register/FMI: https://maineaudubon.coursestorm.com/course/winter-carnival2

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2020 Camden Conference

February 21 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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$150 – $225

Attend the 33rd annual Camden Conference to learn how technology is shaping the flow of information and how it is used. Where do people in most countries get their news and other information? Will traditional media survive, and in what form? How are visual images especially effective in shaping our understanding of political and social issues?

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March 2020

A Walk in the Woods an Annual Exhibit of Landscape Paintings

March 1 @ 10:00 am
Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps Street
Portland, ME 4108 United States
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Free

Join us Sunday, March 1st at 10:00 a.m. for the opening of our fourth annual exhibit of American landscape paintings. Visual arts portraying landscapes have been around for centuries and remain one of the most collected.
Whether created en plein air to capture the natural light and color in the area, or in a studio setting, each painting represents the artist’s interpretation of a specific scene or a detailed rendering of the landscape before them.

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Maine Garden Day

March 14 @ 8:15 am - 4:00 pm
Lewiston High School, 156 East Ave
Lewiston, ME 04240 United States
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$60

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is pleased to announce that we are bringing back Maine Garden Day (after a five-year hiatus). This information-rich gardening conference will feature over 30 dynamic workshops presented by many of Maine’s renowned horticulture, agriculture, food security, and climate professionals, as well as educational and commercial displays.

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Rewind Valentine Dance 2020
Friday, February 14, 6-10 p.m.
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WPOR Valentine Dance 2020
Friday, February 14, 6-10 p.m.
Sheraton at Sable Oaks

Camden Conference

The Media Revolution: Changing the World. Attend the 33rd annual Camden Conference to learn how technology is shaping the flow of information and how it is used. Where do people in most countries get their news and other information? Will traditional media survive, and in what form? How are visual images especially effective in shaping our understanding of political and social issues?

February 21, 22, 23. Camden Opera House or streaming locations in Rockland, Belfast, and Portland.

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