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April Vacation Week 2017 Activities

Posted 14-Apr-2017

Kite Week is a popular activity at Owls Head Transportation Museum.

Here are a variety of activities to keep the whole family busy during the April School Vacation week. We suggest you call ahead, just to make sure these events are still happening as planned. Have fun!

Wednesday, April 5-Wednesday, April 19:

Art Loft, 385 Main Street, Suite 9, Rockland, 207 200-9795. 5:30-7:00 pm Intro to Sculpture.

Saturday, April 8-Sunday, April 23:

Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street, Rockport, 207 542-3555. Talley’s Folly. Event time 7:00 pm, 2:00 pm Sunday matinees.

Monday, April 17-Friday, April 21:

Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum Street, Owls Head, 207 594-4418. Kite Week: Building and decorating different kites. Two sessions each day, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. One session on Friday at 10:00 am. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. All ages are accommodated.

Monday, April 17-Thursday, April 20:

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter Street, Rockland. 207 701-5005

Style and Structure Shuffle! 2-4pm. Free! Materials provided! All-ages, drop-in for one or all 4 workshops. Jump in on an array of painting, drawing, and mixed-media explorations that invite you to create new art forms each day! We are delighted to host one of our exhibiting artists, Sam Cady, who will be leading a drawing workshop, “Lines, Edges, Shapes and the Spaces In Between, “on Wednesday, April 19th.

 

Tuesday, April 18-Friday, April 21:

Tanglewood 4-H Camp & Learning Center, One Tanglewood Road, Lincolnville, 207-789-5868.Outdoor fun with ecology for kids ages 4-12. FMI: extension.umaine.edu/tanglewood

Saturday, April 15: 

Mary Lea Park, 6 Central St. Rockport. 10.30am. The Rockport Public Library will be holding its yearly Easter Egg Hunt at the Rockport Opera House on Saturday, April 15, at 10:30. Bring a basket and get ready to run around, rain or shine! The hunt will take place at Mary Lea Park, beside the Rockport Opera House. If it rains it will take place inside the Opera House.

Everyman Rep, Rockport Opera House. 6 Central St, Rockport, 207.236.0173. 7pm. Everyman Rep presents a professional production of Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer-prize winning play Talley's Folly. At the end of WWII, Matt Friedman, a Jewish immigrant returns to the small town where he first met Sally Talley. Nothing like her conservative family and neighbors, Sally has deep misgivings about the country’s future. 

Sunday, April 16:

The Strand, 345 Main Street, Rockland, 207 594-0070. 12:00 pm Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. $5.

The Strand, 345 Main Street, Rockland, 207 594-0070. 3:00 and 5:30 pm. Film: The Last Word.

Tuesday, April 18:

Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road, Camden 207 236-2239. 12:00 pm. Sustainable Maine Seafood with Nichole Price.

The Strand, 345 Main Street, Rockland, 207 594-0070. 1:00 and 7:00 pm. Film: The Last Word.

Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., Rockland. Community Room. 207 594-0310. Children will draw in celebration of spring, Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, koi kites. Participants draw along with artist Catinka Knoth as she demonstrates.4-5 pm,

Dine for a Cause. SeaDog Brewery, 1 Main Street, Camden, (207) 230-1306: Join us and Dine for a Cause in support of PAWS Animal Adoption Center. Sea Dog Brewery is hosting a classic Campfire Dinner with hotdogs, chili, bakes beans and all the fixin's. Community dinner is $10 for all you can eat, beverages and alcohol are additional. Sea Dog will be donating a generous portion of the proceeds from the evening's meals, back in support of PAWS. See you there! 5pm – 7pm.

Wednesday, April 19:

Coastal Children's Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, Rockland, 207 596-0300.11:00am-12:00pm. Pope Memorial Humane Society will be joining us at the Coastal Children's Museum for a poster making contest to celebrate Kindness to Animals Week.

The Strand, 345 Main Street, Rockland, 207 594-0070. 7:00 pm. Film: The Last Word.

Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street, Camden. 207 236-3440. 11.30-12.30pm. Vacation Camp for three days, Medieval Merry fest. Limited space.

Rockport Public Library, 485 Commercial Street, Rockport, 207 236-3642. 3:30 pm. Seed Planting for Kids.

Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden, 207 921-6116. 10:30 am. ME Home Front in WWI.

Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street, Camden, (207) 236-7963. CIFF Selects. THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change, resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. 7pm.

Thursday, April 20:

Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street, Rockport, 207 542-3555. 5:30-7:30 pm. Eco-Friendly Yard Care Public Forum. 

The Strand, 345 Main Street, Rockland, 207 594-0070. 6:00 pm. Live: Traveling Musicians. The Animal Glam Rock Musical for all ages! Presented by Barn Arts Collective and 3 Sticks Rooster, Donkey, Cat, and Dog just couldn't cut it on the farm, but when their four lonely voices came together, they set off on the road to become the biggest animal glam rock band in the world.

Coastal Children's Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, Rockland, 207 596-0300. 11:00am-12:00pm. Chewonki will be visiting the Coastal Children's Museum during Spring Break on April 20th at 11am. Using live, non-releasable reptiles, this program will compare these species and discuss their snake adaptations. Many people conjure up images of slimy skin and bloodthirsty monsters when they hear the word "reptile." This hands-on program works to dispel some of those fears by allowing students to examine snake skins, turtle shells, skeletons, and other unique reptilian artifacts.

Rockland Public Library, 80 Union Street, Rockland. 207 594-0310. Movie: Filmmaker Steven Cantor examines the life and career of ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, from his early days in the Ukraine to his performances in the United Kingdom, Russia and America. 6.30pm.

Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street, Camden. 207 236-3440. 12:30-3:00 pm. Coastal Senior College – Hollywood as Ideology.

Rockport Public Library, 485 Commercial Street, Rockport, 207 236-3642. 4:00 pm. Poetry.

Friday, April 21:

Coastal Children's Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, Rockland, 207 596-0300. 11:00am-11:45am. To celebrate Financial Literacy Month and Teach Children to Save Day, Machias Saving Bank will be visiting the Coastal Children’s Museum on April 21st at 11am to teach kids about the importance of saving! Kids will participate in a fun activity where they learn how to save up for something that they want to have. After learning how to save their money, participants will then draw pictures of what they’re going to start saving up for. No dream is too big!

Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street, Camden. 207 236-3440. 1:30-2:00 pm. Grown-up Storytime.

Art Loft. 385 Main Street Suite 9, Rockland, 207 200-9795. 6pm-8pm. Spring Blossoms Paint Night.

The Strand, 345 Main Street, Rockland, 207 594-0070. 5:30 and 8:00 pm. Film: Tomorrow.

Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street, Camden. 207 236-3440. 3:00-5:00 pm. Tabletop Gaming.

Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street, Camden, (207) 236-7963. Date Night movie: Moonstruck. 7.30pm.

Rockland Public Library. 80 Union Street, Rockland, (207) 594-0310. 2:00 PM
Teen Talk: Graphic Novel Author Alex Irvine and Illustrator Ben Bishop. Come meet the acclaimed graphic novel team author Alex Irvine and illustrator Ben Bishop as they share their exciting new graphic novel, Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11's Third Man. This book is a Junior Library Guild Selection 2017. Bring all your graphic novel questions with you and join the discussion! Suitable for young adults, budding authors, and interested adults.

Saturday, April 22:

Art Loft. 385 Main Street Suite 9, Rockland, 207 200-9795. 1pm-3pm. Paint the sky.

The Strand, 345 Main Street, Rockland, 207 594-0070. 1:00 Live: Metropolitan Opera.

The Strand, 345 Main Street, Rockland, 207 594-0070. 5:30 and 8:00 pm. Film: Tomorrow.

Coastal Children's Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, Rockland, 207 596-0300.11:00am-1:00pm. Marianne Swittlinger teaming up with the Coastal Children's Museum for another wonderful craft! In the spirit of Earth Day, we will be making tie dyed tote bags that kids can use as a reusable shopping bag. Not only will this make them look SUPER cool, but it will also help rid the Earth of a few more plastic bags!

Union Hall, Rockport, 207 236-4551. 6:00 pm. Palaver Strings with friends.Boston based ensemble.

Everyman Rep, Rockport Opera House. 6 Central St, Rockport, 207.236.0173. 7pm. Everyman Rep presents a professional production of Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer-prize winning play Talley's Folly. At the end of WWII, Matt Friedman, a Jewish immigrant returns to the small town where he first met Sally Talley. Nothing like her conservative family and neighbors, Sally has deep misgivings about the country’s future. 

Coastal Children's Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, Rockland, 207 596-0300.1:00pm-3:00pm. Our wonderful Girl Scout volunteers will be here from 1-3pm to open our Gulf of Maine touch tank and show off our marine critters! Kids will get a chance to get a close-up look at our sea stars, crabs, lobster, sea cucumbers, and MORE!

Sunday, April 23:

The Strand. 345 Main Street, Rockland. 207 594-0070. Join us for this FREE family-friendly film for all ages, Song of the Sea is co-presented by the Farnsworth and the Strand Theatre. A beautifully hand-drawn animated Irish tale, young Ben and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure. Running time: 1h 34m. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Open seating. 8:00 pm. Film: Tomorrow.

Everyman Rep, Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St, Rockport. 2pm: 207.236.0173. Everyman Rep presents a professional production of Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer-prize winning play Talley's Folly. At the end of WWII, Matt Friedman, a Jewish immigrant returns to the small town where he first met Sally Talley. Nothing like her conservative family and neighbors, Sally has deep misgivings about the country’s future. After a lifetime of not being accepted, Matt has worked up the courage to ask Sally for her hand.