Colby College in Waterville will commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with a dramatic performance and a 24-hour video marathon. On Monday, January 21, actor Jim Lucas will perform his dramatic one-man show "Reflections," in which he portrays the life and times of King through renditions of King's speeches. The event will be held in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union at noon, and is open to the public free of charge.
Artist Larry Hayden's drawings will be on view at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville January 13 to February 24. "Larry Hayden Drawings 1990-2001" consists of a series of Hayden's 17-by-14-inch drawings created with pencil on parchment paper.
David Allen Sibley, renowned ornithologist and illustrator and author of the best-selling field guide National Audubon Society Sibley Guide to Birds will appear at The Colby College Bookstore in Roberts Building on the Waterville campus on Wednesday, December 5, for a book signing. The event begins at 4 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Sibley will sign both The Sibley Guide to Birds and his new book, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior.
James R. McIntyre, of Waterville, was honored by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) on November 16 in Washington, D.C., where he was awarded the AATG/Goethe Institute's annual certificate of merit for outstanding achievement in furthering the teaching of German in the United States.
Results from a semester-long study of water quality in Lake George and Oaks Pond will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 3, at the Skowhegan Community Center in Skowhegan. The program is open to the public and should last about two hours.
Internationally recognized artist and teacher Tom Butter will deliver a slide show lecture on his work at Colby College on Wednesday, November 28. The talk will begin at 4:30 p.m. in room 154 of the Bixler Art and Music Center.
Waterville''s college and community radio station, WMHB-FM, will hold its annual holiday food drive/music give-away on Saturday, December 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its studio offices in the basement of Roberts Building, Colby College. Donations will benefit the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter in Waterville.
On Sunday, December 2, the Colby College Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert for children of all ages. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in Colby's Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. It is open to the public free of charge.
On Monday, November 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. free tickets for Colby College's 32nd annual Service of Carols and Lights will be distributed in the lobby of Colby's Cotter Union to members of the community. Since seating is limited, tickets are required for admission and will be available only as long as supplies last. No phone or mail orders will be accepted.
Visiting artist Olive Pierce will present a slide show lecture at Colby College in Waterville on Monday, November 12, at 4:30 p.m. The presentation covers Pierce's life and her work as a documentary photographer. The event will be held in room 154 of the Bixler Art and Music Center and is open to the public free of charge.
On Saturday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. Collegium Musicum, Colby's early music group, will recreate the sounds of a 17th-century Christmas in Rome. The concert will celebrate the majesty of early Western sacred music and its timeless and universal messages of unity and hope. The event will take place in the college's Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus and is open to the public free of charge.
William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale will be staged by Colby's Department of Theater and Dance on November 16, 17 and 31 and December 1. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater, in the Runnals Building on the Waterville campus. One of Shakespeare's final plays, The Winter's Tale mixes comedy with elements of tragedy and fantasy. The plot sweeps through the havoc that a fit of jealousy wreaks on a family and then leaps ahead 16 years to watch nature and chance heal wounds and restore harmony.
On Monday, November 12, at Colby Robert Bodnar will present "The Search for Water and Life in the Solar System." The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. in room 1 of the Olin Science Center on the Waterville campus.
Steve Kidd will perform his original one-man show Sigh/Omelas on Thursday, December 6, at Colby. The event is at 8 p.m. in Strider Theater in the Runnals Building on the Waterville campus. It is open to the public and free of charge.
Two lectures at Colby in November will explore terrorism in the United States. Part of the Goldfarb Lecture Series, they are open to the public and free of charge. On Tuesday, November 6, L. Sandy Maisel, Colby's William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Government, will present "Terrorism at Home: Challenges to U.S. Principles and Patience." The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Room 1 of the Olin Science Center.
Members of Colby College's studio art faculty will show works in a variety of media for the annual Fall Faculty Art Exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville. The exhibit will be on view from November 9 through December 28 and the public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, November 9, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
The Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville will celebrate "Maine Women in the Visual Arts" with an exhibit of works by more than 50 Maine women artists. An artists' reception will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, to open the exhibit.
The Colby Wind Ensemble and the Colby Jazz Ensemble will both present fall concerts of international music in November in Colby's Lorimer Chapel. The Colby Wind Ensemble will perform "Country Suites and City Sounds" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 3. The Colby Jazz Ensemble will present "International Jazz Travels" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 10.
Colby College will hold its fourth annual Children's Halloween Extravaganza on Sunday, October 28, from 2 to 5 p.m. The event is free of charge and open to all community children age 2 to 10 years old. Activities will include trick-or-treating, haunted houses, pumpkin decorating, face painting and more. Holiday refreshments will be served.