Fall is very Festive in Hallowell!

Don’t miss our PumpkinFest on October 24 & 31st. Scarecrows will line the road and display Hallowell’s unexpected, but unique culture and twist of creativity. Many many merchant specials along with pumpkin carving and a night at the movies outside on the Kennebec River will not be forgotten. Come make great memories in Hallowell! Relaxing by Day, Rockin by Night!


Doings Around Town...events

Clothesline Project

October’s Second Sunday community art making session at the Harlow, “The Clothesline Project” takes place during the exhibition “Transforming Violence II: It Takes a Community”. On Sunday, October 11th from 2-4pm come to the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street to speak out against domestic violence by creating t-shirts using words and artwork with staff from The Family Violence Project of Augusta. Participants may take their shirts home or display them on a clothesline installed in the gallery as part of Transforming Violence II through October 24th. Free, materials provided, including t shirts.

The Clothesline Project has been bearing witness to violence against women for over 25 years.

Harlow Gallery is Best in Maine

Hallowell’s own Harlow Gallery was named Readers’ Choice Best Gallery in Down East magazine’s annual poll of reader and editor favorites, featured in the July issue. The Harlow has been “connecting and celebrating art, artists and community” at 160 Water Street since 1963.

You the Man!

“You the Man” starring Brian Chamberlain 7pm Saturday, October 10 at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium. Free! Door prize drawings for attendees under 30, and refreshments served for everyone! Presented by Family Violence Project Maine, Harlow Gallery and Gaslight Theater

Bookey Poetry Reading Series Presents MAINE SPEAKS

Friday, October 16, 2015 at 7pm The Bookey Readings at the Harlow presents MAINE SPEAKS, an evening celebrating Maine’s ethnic diversity in a round robin of spoken word and music. Featuring Jeri Theriault, Gary Lawless (pictured), Jason Grundstrom Whitney, Steve Cowperthwaite, Margaret Donelian Ericson and Charlie Ipcar.

It Takes a Community: Transforming Violence II

It Takes a Community: Transforming Violence II will be on view October 2-24, 2015 at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in downtown Hallowell. Using the power of art, the exhibition will voice a collective rejection of the use of domestic violence to control and manipulate others, and will challenge our society’s overall acceptance of violence. The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, October 2nd from 5-8pm. Visit the Harlow online for more information, including a schedule of special events planned for October, as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Jake & Caroline, a Skit

On Friday, October 9th at 6:30pm the Harlow Gallery presents Jake & Caroline, a skit in which the female and male presenters act out a relationship in which the boyfriend is emotionally, sexually and physically abusive. After the skit, the presenters from Family Crisis Services and YAAPP (Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program) process the scenes with the audience, covering warning signs, the dynamics of power and control, how to intervene, safely planning and resources. Also the presenters run an activity to uncover sex role stereotypes that help to perpetuate dating violence. All ages are welcome, but “Jake & Caroline” is especially recommended for young people of late middle school, high school or college age. Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Please call the Harlow Gallery at 622-3813 or email kvaa@harlowgallery.org.

Hallowell Cemetery Tour 1pm Oct. 17

On Saturday, October 17th at 1pm Hallowell’s Cultural Committee is hosting a walking tour of the Hallowell Cemetery guided by City Historian Sam Webber. Stroll through the cemetery and visit the graves of influential Hallowell men and women from days gone by, hearing tales of their lives and contributions to the Hallowell community and beyond.…

Healing Through Art: Confronting your Inner Critic

Sunday, October 18, 2-4pm. Led by Robin Miller & Nan Bell of the Family Violence Project. Recommended for adults and teens age 13 and up. Free, with art supplies provided, but seating is limited to 20 so reservations are required. Please call the gallery at 622-3813 or email kvaa@harlowgallery.org.

Healing Through Art is being presented as part of Transforming Violence II: It Takes a Community, an exhibition on domestic violence on view October 2-24, 2015 produced in partnership with the Family Violence Project of Augusta.