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The Maine International Film Festival 22, affectionately know as MIFF 22, is scheduled from July 12-21, 2019. This 10-day event features more than 100 films and takes place within Railroad Square Cinema, The Waterville Opera House, and the Old Post Office in Waterville, Maine. This week we caught up with Director of Programming, Ken Eisen, and Shorts Programmer, Karen Young, to discuss the the many aspects of this highly entertaining film festival, which has significantly influenced film making and Maine’s position in the film world for more than 22 years.
The Whatever Family Festival is in full swing through July 4. Major highlights include Family Fun Day in Mill Park and Brewfest happening on June 29. This week we caught up with Chamber President and CEO, Katie Doherty, to discuss all the activities for this major event. So, get out there and enjoy the many great activities planned in the region thanks to the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce and its sponsors.
It’s not the dog days of August, but it is certainly time to feature a story about dogs on C What’s On. Merrill’s Detector Dog Services of Readfield is our featured story and you’ll be amazed at how this small—and growing—Maine company is training dogs to detect all sorts of nasty things. (Hint: they can even sniff out bed bugs!) Please enjoy our interview with Sarah Maffei of Merrill’s Detector Dogs.
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The fifth annual Maine Pride Festival is coming right up on June 2 at the Head of Falls park in Waterville and this week we sat down with Central Maine Pride co-chair Matthew Crane to discuss their mission and all their activities, which has expanded into three days starting with a film screening on Thursday night at Railroad Square Cinema. For all of the activities be sure to check out our Community Calendar.
The Kennebec River Brewfest is set to kickoff on June 29 at Mill Park in Augusta, and while that may seem like a long time off, it’s time to reserve your VIP tickets and ensure you get to taste more than 15 different craft brews that will be featured in this year’s event. This week on C What’s On we caught up with Kennebec Valley Chamber President and CEO, Katie Doherty, and Events and Membership Director, Chris Voynik, to discuss the event, including the four local musical acts you can enjoy.
The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers is one of the oldest non-profits in Maine. This week we caught up with Executive Director, Rick Dorian, to talk about the mission of this organization and its upcoming Wine and Beer Tasting fundraiser scheduled for May 2 at the Winslow VFW Hall. We not only talk about the craft beer and wines that will be on the menu, but great food, great music and this year’s emcee and Maine comedian extraordinaire, Gary Crocker. You can also find out how you could bid to win an African safari!
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It’s Spring—at least it’s supposed to be—and our thoughts at C What’s On have turned to getting outside for the art of gardening. This week’s guest is none other than Farmer Kev of Farmer Kev’s Organic Farms in West Gardiner. Kevin describes his start from a one-acre parcel and seed growing and storage operation in his parent’s basement to the highly successful 30-plus-acre farming operation he manages today. You’ll find out how this young farmer set his sights on farming in high school, attained his degrees in Sustainable Agriculture and Economics, and uses all of this passion and education to literally drive fresh grown produce to your door.
It’s not every day that you get to interview the Wicked Witch of the West and the Cowardly Lion, but this week you’ll hear just that as we delve into The Wizard of Oz, which opens at the Waterville Opera House on April 5. The Wicked Witch is played by none other than Jerilyn Shattuck and the Cowardly Lion is played by Mandela Gardner. Please note that this show has three matinees: the two normally scheduled for Sundays and, because this show is aimed at children, a Saturday matinee on the second weekend instead of the typical evening show.
Having just arrived back from a tour in the United Kingdom, bluegrass band, Mile Twelve, is scheduled to appear at the Camden Opera House on March 29th at 7:30 PM. The group was formed in Boston in and around the famed Berkley School of Music, which has a stellar reputation for bluegrass. For this interview, we caught up with lead singer and acoustic guitarist, Evan Murphy, to discuss his band and their album “City on a Hill,” which will be released at this Camden concert. For more information, visit https://www.camdenoperahouse.com/shows.
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Killer Queen received an international award back in 1999 as the “Worldwide Best Tribute Band.” This week we caught up with Patrick Myers from his studio in London to discuss this bands meteoric rise, which has only been enhanced by the popularity of Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen biopic. Patrick takes us back to 1993 when the band was formed and discussed the immense popularity, which fill stadiums of 10,000-15,000 people to this day and we discuss their first stop in Augusta to start their 2019 US tour. Enjoy!