Upcoming Franklin County Events
- : 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.
- : Festivals - Dec 03 - Farmington - Chester Greenwood Day - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
Join us on for the 40th celebration of Chester Greenwood Day in Farmington, Maine. This year's theme is "Holiday Celebrations around the World." The Chester Greenwood Day celebration includes an hour long-parade starting at 11 a.m. through Farmington's downtown that occurs rain, snow or shine. It draws floats built by local businesses, service organizations, school groups and clubs and community members decorated with the theme in mind and incorporating earmuffs on each float. Chester Greenwood is best known for his invention of earmuffs designing his first pair of ear protectors when he was fifteen years old. So find a favorite pair of earmuffs and plan to join the day of great community events including the parade, gingerbread contest, chili contest, craft fairs, historical open houses, Polarbear Dip, 5k race, Festival of Trees and much more. New this year is "Taste of Farmington." More info and updates are available at the Title link above or by calling the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at (207) 778-4215.
- : 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.
- : Music - Dec 11 - Farmington - Sly Voxes - UMF Nordica Auditorium - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
The Arts Institute of Western Maine presents a concert by The Sly Voxes at Nordica Auditorium. Celebrating their tenth anniversary, The Sly Voxes is Boston's premier male a cappella ensemble. Noted for their eclectic repertoire, the Voxes annually perform music spanning the centuries and include Renaissance motets, foreign folksongs, spirituals, and contemporary pop classics in their concerts. Founded by current director Kerry Brennan in 2007, the Voxes enjoy a reputation for realizing the highest level of choral singing in a range of material, interpretation and faithfulness to stylistic conventions. The sixteen members of The Sly Voxes have sung in a cappella groups and choruses at Amherst, Harvard, Dartmouth, Oberlin, Connecticut College, WPI, and Bowdoin; these men in real life are businessmen, doctors, lawyers, teachers, headmasters, construction engineers, ministers, church musicians, retired CEOs, and venture capitalists. Admission is $12; students with ID are free. Concert on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 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.
- : Shopping Events - Nov 26 - Farmington - Christmas Decorations Sale - Fairbanks School Meeting House - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
Christmas Decorations Sale at Fairbanks School Meeting House. A large variety of new and gently used Christmas items including decorations, ornaments, linens, toys, dishes, lights, artificial trees and wreaths, and much more. We will also have gift items. Event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.