Upcoming Franklin County Events

  • : Art - Nov 13 - Farmington - Meiji-Era Prints: Modernism and Transformation - UMF Farmington Olsen Student Center - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
    Sarah Maline, scholar, teacher, curator, collector, and Shiretown Booker, will speak on and #34;Collecting Meiji-Era Prints: Modernism and Transformation, and #34; an overview of the effects of the modern world on the traditional values of Japanese society. Japanese wood block prints were the Pop Art of the Meiji period, and her collection shows a culture struggling against, and reacting with, the European modernism of the time. Dr. Maline is an associate professor of Art History at UMF, teaching visual culture, modern and contemporary art, the history of photography, and Japanese art and film. She is the director of the UMF Art Gallery and the Water Bear Confabulum. Her talk is the first of the 2016-17 series hosted by the Shiretown Bookers (the community friends of Mantor Library). This group of collectors and book lovers provides exhibitions and lectures throughout the year toward the goal of fostering the relationship between the university and the community. Event will be held at the North Dining Hall at UMF in Farmington. The talk is free and open to the public and will take place on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m.
  • : Books - Sep 12 thru Dec 07 - Farmington - The Social Satire of Sir Terry Pratchett - UMF Mantor Library - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
    The Shiretown Bookers (The Community Friends of Mantor Library) in affiliation with the University of Maine at Farmington, are proud to announce their autumn exhibition and #34;Cosmic Comedy: The Social Satire of Sir Terry Pratchett, in the Bookers and #39; display area in Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington. Sir Terence David John Pratchett, OBE, was an English writer of satirical fantasy novels. He developed an entire universe of countries and characters in his books about the Discworld, set more or less in Medieval times. The early novels are chiefly parodies of fantasy fiction, while the later ones are social satire of the modern world. Many of Pratchett and #39;s novels satirize real-world subjects like film making, newspaper publishing, rock and roll music, religion, philosophy, history (Ancient Greece and Egypt, the Gulf War), university life, politics, unions, finances, bureaucracy, Ingmar Bergman films, opera, and a great many characters from fiction, fantasy, science fiction, and Shakespeare. Exhibit from Sep. 12 through Dec. 7, 2016.
  • : Music - Nov 19 - Farmington - Novel Jazz - UMF Merrill Hall - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
    The Arts Institute of Western Maine presents a concert by the southern Maine jazz septet Novel Jazz at Merrill Hall on the campus of the University of Maine at Farmington. The band regularly plays throughout Maine, performed for Maine Public Radio, and appeared in a video production of Trombonist and leader Barney Balch, trumpeter Mike Mitchell, alto saxophonist Bryan Jones, drummer Bill Manning, bassist Herb Maine, guitarist David Clarke, and pianist Mickey Felder collectively have accumulated over 200 years of jazz playing. Novel Jazz concentrates on the swing music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Leader Barney Balch has traveled on several occasions to the Duke Ellington Collection of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC to collect and arrange less known works from the Ellington and Strayhorn's 3000-composition repertoire. For more info about this concert and Synchronicity's visit to the area, see the Title link above or the Novel Jazz. AIWM is an affiliate of the University of Maine Farmington. Admission $12; students with ID are free. Concert on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • : Shopping Events - Nov 19 - Farmington - Ladies Day Out - Downtown Farmington - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
    The Farmington Downtown Association is excited to announce the date for its sixth annual Ladies and #39; Day Out. Farmington downtown businesses and organizations will offer retail and dining specials and some well-deserved pampering. Check-in for the day and #39;s events starts at 10 a.m. at City Lights. Goodie bags are available to the first 250 women to check in, and last year they went fast. Eager to shop but not so eager to wrap? SAPARS and Safe Voices will be on hand to do gift wrapping in exchange for your donation. It and #39;s a great way to lighten your workload and support women in the community. The Farmington Historical Society is pleased to hold Tea at the Octogon House at 1 p.m. Advance tickets are recommended and available at The Calico Patch. The schedule of events is quickly expanding. For a complete guide to Ladies Day Out, please visit the Title link above. New details are posted almost daily. Event is on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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