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August 2015

8/30
Sunday
Young Naturalists: Sea Creature Drawings
08/30/2015
2:45-3:45pm
We'll practice our scientific observation and life drawing skills by spending time with our resident sea creatures in our Tide Pool Touch Tank. Touch a real sea star, learn about hermit crabs and sea urchins and spend some time making an observational drawing to take home.

Free with admission.
8/31
Monday
Create-a-Creature: Spiders
08/31/2015
10:45-11:45am
Spiders are arachnids, not insects! From their amazing eyes to multiple legs, we'll learn about these helpful creatures and then make a spider sculpture out of a variety of materials. Free with admission.
8/31
Monday
Block Printing
08/31/2015
12:45-1:45pm
Come put a modern twist on this century old technique and learn how to print letters, patterns and pictures using a variety of wacky and wonderful materials. You will leave seeing the possibility of art in every object and with an art piece of your own!

Free with admission.
8/31
Monday
Art in Motion: Phenakistoscope
08/31/2015
2:45-3:45pm
This early animation entertainment may be difficult to say, but it is easy to make! Choose a wheel of images to color and when you spin it, a moving scene plays before your eyes!

Free with admission.

September 2015

9/1
Tuesday
Down to the Sea Rhyme Hunt
09/01/2015
10:45-11:45am
Come navigate the Museum & Theatre's new Down to the Sea: An Outdoor Adventure exhibit as we hunt for rhymes. We'll learn about whale tails, tall sails, and trees by the sea, and also save time to come up with our own rhymes!

Free with admission.
9/1
Tuesday
Edible Science Lab
09/01/2015
12:45-1:45pm
Join us for an hour of delectable scientific experimentation. We'll learn all about the rock cycle while making a delicious mess of edible "magma", churn butter from scratch, and stir up a batch of tasty slime!

Free with admission.
9/1
Tuesday
Big Messy Art: Thumbprint Fish
09/01/2015
2:45-3:45pm
Fish have scales that protect and help them move. Let's take inspiration from some amazing patterns found on different kinds of fish and make some scaly art - using our fingerprints!

Free with admission.
9/1
Tuesday
Auditions: The Witches
09/01/2015
3-5pm
We're looking for talented young actors to be part of the cast of Roald Dahl's The Witches this fall. No experience required and newcomers are welcome! Please come between 3-5pm with a one minute audition monologue prepared. The fall production will run October 22-November 1. Only actors available for rehearsal in September and October will be cast.

For more information, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 247 or email reba@kitetails.org
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9/2
Wednesday
Soil, Sand and Stones: Geology Exploration
09/02/2015
10:45-11:45am
Join us for a round of geology games and experiments! We'll cook up some delicious "soil soup", build sand castles, make our own sand from rocks, and explore the Museum & Theatre's extensive collection of beautiful minerals.

Free with admission.
9/2
Wednesday
Sprouting History
09/02/2015
2:45-3:45pm
Every seed is a little time capsule waiting to sprout! Over a series of weeks we will plant and nurture heirloom seeds that will grow into the same herbs that people in Maine used 200 years ago for cooking, medicine and crafts. Come help tend to the herb garden and make a historical herbal craft.

Free with admission.
9/3
Thursday
Big Messy Art: Chalk Painting
09/03/2015
10:45-11:45am
Have you ever painted... with chalk? We'll learn about different color relationships and explore an unusual technique with chalk pastels to make colorful, creative masterpieces.

Free with admission.
9/3
Thursday
Lobsters & Moose: Maine Animal Mix-Up
09/03/2015
12:45-1:45pm
What if lobsters had antlers and moose had claws? Learn about the biology of these hallmark Maine creatures, then play around and make a wacky craft that combines these animals' body parts to create your own highly adapted Maine super-creature.

Free with admission.
9/3
Thursday
Down to the Sea Theatrical
09/03/2015
2:45-3:45pm
Come experience our new outdoor exhibit based on the book Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee, by Chris Van Dusen. Using the exhibit as our stage we will act out this great story by meeting water-spouting whales, getting stuck in a tree and making it back home safe and sound!

Free with admission.
9/4
Friday
Firefighter Friday
09/04/2015
10:30am
Firefighters are important members of our community. Let's learn about how they safely fight fires and thank them for their hard work. Come meet a firefighter and touch the gear that protects him or her as you explore the fire truck! If the firefighters are called off to duty, we will read a story and draw pictures to send to the firefighters as a thank you.

Free with admission.
9/4
Friday
Rhythm Story Time
09/04/2015
10:45am
Join us for a special story time! We'll explore our musical instrument collection and help tell a story with a beat.

Free with admission.
9/4
Friday
Little Play: Corduroy (R$)
09/04/2015
2pm
This is a story of a brave teddy bear with a wild imagination. When all the shoppers have gone home for the night, Corduroy climbs down from the shelf to look for his missing button. In the elevator, he discovers a mountain, and in the furniture department, he finds a palace.

In our new series, "Little Plays," actors will use simple props and costumes to make stories come to life for very young audiences. Each little play is approximately thirty minutes long and is accompanied by a fifteen minute interactive workshop after the show. Little Plays are designed to encourage literacy and gross motor development and are based on stories from the OWL pre-K curriculum.

$3/member, $4/visitor plus admission. For tickets register online, call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.

9/4
Friday
Urban Ecologists
09/04/2015
2:45-3:45pm
Calling all young ecologists! Did you know ecosystems exist everywhere, even in cities like Portland? Come join us for an hour of scientific exploration as we investigate the tiny--and not so tiny--creatures that make their home in the Museum & Theatre's urban backyard. We'll make nature journals, use real scientific tools to make observations, and we'll also play some ecology games!

Free with admission.
9/4
Friday
$2 First Friday
09/04/2015
5-8pm
We strive to share the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine experience with families who cannot visit during our regular business hours or who cannot afford our regular admission. To serve our community, we are open the first Friday of every month from 5pm-8pm for $2/person. Members and children under eighteen months are always admitted free.

$2 admission.
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9/5
Saturday
Garden Harvest: Preserving Green Beans
09/05/2015
12:15pm
Garden Harvest: Preserving Green Beans Time to get green beans ready for winter! In times before refrigerators green beans were dried out to use throughout the winter. Help dry beans and learn about how other food can be preserved for the winter!

Free with admission.
9/5
Saturday
Put on a Play in Just One Day: Where the Wild Things Are (R$)
09/05/2015
1-3pm
In this two hour workshop, we will use our bodies and voices to tell the exciting adventure of Where the Wild Things Are! This is a drop off theatre workshop for ages 5-9 to give acting a try on our stage. Pizza break included! At the end of the workshop, parents will be invited to watch a short performance of the story.

$15 for members, $20 for visitors. To register for this workshop, call828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.

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9/5
Saturday
Garden Harvest: Garlic Planting
09/05/2015
3:15-4:15pm
To celebrate the end of the summer growing season, join us by planting a whole new round of veggies that can tolerate the harsh Maine winters: garlic! We'll work together to clear a bed, add compost, and plant garlic that will grow through the winter and spring.

Free with admission.
9/6
Sunday
Garden Harvest: Veggie Scavenger Hunt
09/06/2015
10:45-11:45am
It's September, which means it's time to harvest! Look for different edibles growing in our backyard garden, then taste the fruits of your labor.

Free with admission.
9/6
Sunday
Garden Harvest: Botanical Drawing
09/06/2015
2:45-3:45pm
Let's celebrate the harvest season by making some garden-inspired art. We'll have plenty of different plants to provide inspiration for a nature-inspired masterpiece to take home.

Free with admission.
9/7
Monday
OPEN: LABOR DAY
09/07/2015
10am-5pm
We are open for play all day today! Happy Labor Day! Members' Monday returns next Monday, September 14th.
9/7
Monday
Time Travelers
09/07/2015
10:45-11:45am
Jump into the past by playing games thought up before computers, churning butter, and getting soapy & sudsy in a historical laundry tub! Through hands-on experiences discover the differences between your life today and the life of New England kids 200 years ago.

Free with admission.
9/7
Monday
Create a Storybook
09/07/2015
10:45-11:45am
What happens when a little whale exhales a huge breath of air? Does she lift a boat? Cover the sun? Send a snail to outer-space? All ages are invited to discover the fun of narrative through pictures, words and drama to create their own story from beginning to end.

Free with admission.
9/8
Tuesday
Wacky Gardening
09/08/2015
10:45-11:45am
Throw on a funky hat or costume and join us for some wacky gardening! We'll weed Mr. Magee's garden, plant seeds, water our plants, and harvest any fresh vegetables that may be ripe. Along the way we'll sing songs, learn how soil forms, and discover how plants make food from the sun.

Free with admission.
9/8
Tuesday
Big Messy Art: Veggie Drawings
09/08/2015
2:45-3:45pm
What's growing in our backyard garden? Let's explore and then find inspiration to make some colorful, garden-inspired art.

Free with admission.
9/8
Tuesday
Dramatic Imagination Class: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (R$)
09/08/2015
3:30-5pm
Have you ever had a bad day? Well, Alexander's day is horrible! Actors will work as a team to act out the scenarios that Alexander encounters on his epic terrible day.

The Dramatic Imagination Class is designed for early elementary school students between the ages of 5 and 8 who desire to stretch their imaginations and put on a show. Actors will learn team building warm-up games, trust exercises, and improvisation games to help think on their feet. Actors will receive scripts and will perform a play for family and friends on September 29 at 4:30. This is an important class to take if you want to audition for our main stage shows after you turn eight.

$60 for members / $80 for visitors. To register for this four-week class (9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29), call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.

Sign up for a whole year of Dramatic Imagination classes (seven 4 week sessions) by September 1 and save! $360 for members & $460 for visitors.

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9/9
Wednesday
Teensy Weensy Acting Class: Stellaluna (R$)
09/09/2015
10:15-11:15am
What happens when this baby fruit bat is adopted by a nest of birds? Actors will act out the story of Stellaluna with their bodies, voices and special imaginative props and puppets.

The Teensy Weensy Acting program is a literacy and creative development series of classes for ages 3-5. Over a period of four weeks, young actors dive into a story, processing it with imagination, puppetry, movement and storytelling. Literacy plays an important role in the class structure, as actors use their voices to speak words and begin to recognize letters on the page.

At the end of the last class on September 30th, young actors and their teacher puts on a show for their families and friends at 11am. This is an excellent opportunity for preschool age children to give acting a try, become storytellers and follow directions in a group.

$60 for members / $80 for visitors. To register for this four-week class (9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30), call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.

Sign up for a whole year of Teensy Weensy classes (seven 4 week sessions) by September 1 and save! $360 for members & $460 for visitors.

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9/9
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Blueberry Smoothies
09/09/2015
10:45am-12:15pm
Every week we're looking for a new way to eat healthy. We'll learn how to make amazingly easy, healthy snacks that also taste great. Today we'll take advantage of the end of blueberry season by making a delicious berry smoothie. Packed with antioxidants and calcium, it makes a perfect morning snack! This program is sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental.

Free with admission.
9/9
Wednesday
Whale Finger Puppets
09/09/2015
2:45-3:45pm
It's time to get crafty! Create a whale finger puppet that can play, make friends, and go on an adventure, just like the whales in Chris Van Dusen's book, Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee.

Free with admission.
9/10
Thursday
Edible Science Lab
09/10/2015
10:45-11:45am
Join us for an hour of delectable scientific experimentation. We'll learn all about the rock cycle while making a delicious mess of edible "magma", churn butter from scratch, and stir up a batch of tasty slime!

Free with admission.
9/10
Thursday
Art in Motion: Thaumatropes
09/10/2015
2:45-3:45pm
Take your first steps in animation by drawing and coloring two pictures and watching how motion makes those two pictures merge before your eyes!

Free with admission.
9/10
Thursday
DIY Toy Makers Club (R$)
09/10/2015
4-5pm
Want to learn how to make your own toys with simple household tools? Then join us for this drop-off class designed for ages 5-8. We'll learn how to make mini-robots out of toothbrush heads and small motors, pinhole cameras that actually take pictures, flower presses, toy rafts, and more! At the end of the session, we'll go home with a booklet of instructions for how to make our creations so we can make more at home!

This is a drop-off program, and space is limited so sign up today. DIY Toy Makers Club is a 3-week class: Thursdays Sept. 10, 17, and 24.

$45/members, $60/visitors. To register, call 207-828-1234x231 or stop by the front desk.

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9/11
Friday
Morning Music: Orchestra! (R$)
09/11/2015
10:15-11am
What's an orchestra? What kinds of music can we make when we add different sounds together? In this four-week class just for toddlers, we'll explore fast, slow, loud and soft tunes. Each week we'll add something new to our orchestra! Using the picture book Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss and Marjorie Priceman and both modern and classical songs for some inspiration, we'll count, dance, and play instruments as we explore rhythm and tone. At the end of the session, caregivers will receive packets with activities based on the exercises and music we use in class.

Morning Music is an exploratory early music education class for children ages 1-3 and their parents/caregivers that helps provide a foundation for musical learning. Early musical education helps toddlers develop listening and language skills, fine and gross motor skills, spatial reasoning and awareness of space and rhythm. Music also forms community: we will all work together, take turns and make connections as we work on our songs and skills. Four-week class meets on Fridays, September 11th through October 2nd.

$60/member, $80/visitor. To register call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.

9/11
Friday
Shakespeariment Stage Story: Macbeth
09/11/2015
11:30am
'Tis the witching hour! Act like witches and learn some lines from one of Shakespeare's most famously haunting plays: Macbeth!

Free with admission.
9/11
Friday
Little Play: Corduroy (R$)
09/11/2015
2pm
This is a story of a brave teddy bear with a wild imagination. When all the shoppers have gone home for the night, Corduroy climbs down from the shelf to look for his missing button. In the elevator, he discovers a mountain, and in the furniture department, he finds a palace.

In our new series, "Little Plays," actors will use simple props and costumes to make stories come to life for very young audiences. Each little play is approximately thirty minutes long and is accompanied by a fifteen minute interactive workshop after the show. Little Plays are designed to encourage literacy and gross motor development and are based on stories from the OWL pre-K curriculum.

$3/member, $4/visitor plus admission. For tickets register online, call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.

9/11
Friday
Weather Wonders
09/11/2015
2:45-3:45pm
Weather is a hot topic - especially during the summer in Maine! Join us for a round of games and experiments as we delve into the wonders that form everyday weather. We'll look at different cloud formations, explore how hail stones grow and if the weather cooperates, we'll learn how to build our own sundials!

Free with admission.
9/12
Saturday
Owl Pellet Dissection (R$)
09/12/2015
12:15-1:15pm
Owls may appear calm and wise, but did you know that they are also vicious nighttime hunters? Delve into the eating habits of owls in this hands-on science workshop. Each participant will get their own owl pellet to dissect so that we can see for ourselves what an owl ate for dinner! Suggested for ages 4 and up.

$4/member, $5/visitor. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.

9/12
Saturday
Urban Ecologists
09/12/2015
3:15-4:15pm
Calling all young ecologists! Did you know ecosystems exist everywhere, even in cities like Portland? Come join us for an hour of scientific exploration as we investigate the tiny--and not so tiny--creatures that make their home in the Museum & Theatre's urban backyard. We'll make nature journals, use real scientific tools to make observations, and we'll also play some ecology games!

Free with admission.
9/13
Sunday
Summer Sun Science Lab
09/13/2015
10:45-11:45am
From beach days to pizza, heat makes some of our favorite activities possible! But what exactly is heat and how does it work? Each week we will conduct a different heat experiment using various materials such as mini hot air balloons and solar ovens. Scientists of all ages are welcome to experiment and, if the sun permits, try a solar snack!

Free with admission.
9/13
Sunday
Dream Pillow Making (R$)
09/13/2015
12:45-1:45pm
Make a special pillow filled with lavender, rose petals and other herbs that will help you sleep. Victorian women even believed herbs would help hold on to good memories and chase away bad dreams. Fill up the pillow with herbs of your choice and decorate it to make your own sweet dreams!

$7/members, $8/visitor plus admission. To register call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.

9/14
Monday
Members' Monday: Leaf Rubbing Art
09/14/2015
10am
Fall is on its way, so let's make some leaf-inspired art. We'll take leaf rubbings one step further by making one-of-a-kind collages to take home.

Free with admission.
9/15
Tuesday
Maine & Me Exploration Workshop for Ages 3-5 (R$)
09/15/2015
10:15-11:15am
From its coastline to its creatures there is a lot to love about Maine! Come explore the history of our state through culinary ventures, crafts, games and wildlife observation. By the end of the workshop you will have made a cod fish cake, played drop-the-hankie, tied fisherman's knots, made art with moose hooves and much more! This program is recommended for ages 3-5. Four-week class runs September 15-October 6. $60 members/$80 non-members. To register, call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.

9/15
Tuesday
Edible Science Lab
09/15/2015
10:45-11:45am
Join us for an hour of delectable scientific experimentation. We'll learn all about the rock cycle while making a delicious mess of edible "magma", churn butter from scratch, and stir up a batch of tasty slime!

Free with admission.
9/15
Tuesday
Big Messy Art: Leaf Rubbing Collages
09/15/2015
2:45-3:45pm
Fall is on its way, so let's make some leaf-inspired art. We'll take leaf rubbings one step further by making one-of-a-kind collages to take home.

Free with admission.
9/16
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Quick Pickles
09/16/2015
10:45am-12:15pm
Every week we're looking for a new way to eat healthy. We'll learn how to make amazingly easy, healthy snacks that also taste great. Today we'll make our own delicious quick pickles - they're easier than you think! This program is sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental.

Free with admission.
9/16
Wednesday
Down to the Sea Theatrical
09/16/2015
2:45-3:45pm
Come experience our new outdoor exhibit based on the book Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee, by Chris Van Dusen. Using the exhibit as our stage we will act out this great story by meeting water-spouting whales, getting stuck in a tree and making it back home safe and sound!

Free with admission.
9/17
Thursday
Soil, Sand and Stones: Geology Exploration
09/17/2015
10:45-11:45am
Join us for a round of geology games and experiments! We'll cook up some delicious "soil soup", build sand castles, make our own sand from rocks, and explore the Museum & Theatre's extensive collection of beautiful minerals.

Free with admission.
9/17
Thursday
Create a Storybook
09/17/2015
2:45-3:45pm
What happens when a little whale exhales a huge breath of air? Does she lift a boat? Cover the sun? Send a snail to outer-space? All ages are invited to discover the fun of narrative through pictures, words and drama to create their own story from beginning to end.

Free with admission.
9/18
Friday
Firefighter Friday
09/18/2015
10:30am
Firefighters are important members of our community. Let's learn about how they safely fight fires and thank them for their hard work. Come meet a firefighter and touch the gear that protects him or her as you explore the fire truck! If the firefighters are called off to duty, we will read a story and draw pictures to send to the firefighters as a thank you.

Free with admission.
9/18
Friday
Shakespeariment Stage Story: The Tempest
09/18/2015
11:30am
The opening scene of The Tempest takes place on a ship at sea. Together we will act out the terrible storm that leads to a shipwreck this magical play by William Shakespeare.

Free with admission.
9/18
Friday
Little Play: Corduroy (R$)
09/18/2015
2pm
This is a story of a brave teddy bear with a wild imagination. When all the shoppers have gone home for the night, Corduroy climbs down from the shelf to look for his missing button. In the elevator, he discovers a mountain, and in the furniture department, he finds a palace.

In our new series, "Little Plays," actors will use simple props and costumes to make stories come to life for very young audiences. Each little play is approximately thirty minutes long and is accompanied by a fifteen minute interactive workshop after the show. Little Plays are designed to encourage literacy and gross motor development and are based on stories from the OWL pre-K curriculum.

$3/member, $4/visitor plus admission. For tickets register online, call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.

9/18
Friday
Urban Ecologists
09/18/2015
2:45-3:45pm
Calling all young ecologists! Did you know ecosystems exist everywhere, even in cities like Portland? Come join us for an hour of scientific exploration as we investigate the tiny--and not so tiny--creatures that make their home in the Museum & Theatre's urban backyard. We'll make nature journals, use real scientific tools to make observations, and we'll also play some ecology games!

Free with admission.
9/19
Saturday
Meet the Animals!
09/19/2015
10:30-11:30am
Meet a real, live pet and talk to an animal caregiver about what it takes to have a pet in your life. Join a humane educator from the Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk to learn about caring for the funny and feathered members of your family.

Free with admission.
9/19
Saturday
Time Travelers
09/19/2015
12:15-1:15pm
Jump into the past by playing games thought up before computers, churning butter, and getting soapy & sudsy in a historical laundry tub! Through hands-on experiences discover the differences between your life today and the life of New England kids 200 years ago.

Free with admission.
9/19
Saturday
Mainey Acts (R$)
09/19/2015
1pm
MAINEY ACTS is our new improvisation theatre troupe with kids and adults onstage together! In the spirit of shows like "Who's Line is it Anyway?", whole families, local actors and actors in our own children's theatre will create scenes based on suggestions from the audience! We welcome participation on all levels, and there are plenty of opportunities to get onstage yourself! If you'd like to learn more about how to be part of our improv troupe, contact reba@kitetails.org for more details.

$3/member, $4/visitor plus admission. For tickets register online, call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.

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9/19
Saturday
Kids on the Block: Superears and Bionic Legs
09/19/2015
3pm
Check out our troupe of life-size educational puppets with real stories just like real kids! In Superears, Brenda introduces us to Renaldo, who explains, "I don't mind when you use words like, 'look' or 'see'." In Bionic Legs, Mark explains how his "cruiser" helps him get around. Kids on the Block is a nationwide program using Bunraku-style puppetry as a way to break down boundaries and accept individual differences. Each show offers an opportunity for the audience to ask the puppets questions afterwards.

Free with admission.
9/19
Saturday
Urban Ecologists
09/19/2015
3:15-4:15pm
Calling all young ecologists! Did you know ecosystems exist everywhere, even in cities like Portland? Come join us for an hour of scientific exploration as we investigate the tiny--and not so tiny--creatures that make their home in the Museum & Theatre's urban backyard. We'll make nature journals, use real scientific tools to make observations, and we'll also play some ecology games!

Free with admission.
9/20
Sunday
Big Messy Art: Paper Quilts
09/20/2015
10:45-11:45am
What is a quilt, and how do you make one? We'll learn about different fabric artists then make our own colorful paper quilt to take home.

Free with admission.
9/20
Sunday
Shadow Puppet Play: Three Little Pigs
09/20/2015
3-4pm
Help put on a magical shadow puppet show in our Lights, Camera, Color! exhibit. Do you know the story of the three little pigs? Then don't miss it!

Free with admission.
9/21
Monday
Members' Monday: Sea Creature Feature
09/21/2015
10am
Have you touched a sea star lately? What about a hermit crab? Get up close and personal with our tide pool creatures in the touch tank. Maybe you'll find a spiny sea urchin!

Free with admission.
9/21
Monday
10th Annual Golf Tournament
09/21/2015
12-7pm, offsite at Nonesuch River Golf Club, Scarborough ME
Please join us for our 10th Annual Golf Tournament!

Friends, members, donors and sponsors of the Museum & Theatre have joined us for a little fun (and fundraising) in the sun for nine years of our Golf Tournament - this year, for the 10th anniversary, we're changing things up a bit with a new start time and a family barbeque dinner at the end of the day. Golfers of all skill levels are invited to participate! Not a golfer? Learn more about how you can get involved as a corporate or individual sponsor or donor. Proceeds from the Golf Tournament directly support the Museum & Theatre's interactive exhibits, educational programming, theatre productions and general operations.

TIMES:
12:00pm registration and light lunch
1:00pm shotgun start
5:30/6:00pm barbeque reception, contests, auction and prizes

REGISTRATION: $150 for an individual player, $540 for a foursome. Registration fees include light lunch, greens fees and golf carts, snacks on the course, barbeque dinner and awards.
NEW! Barbeque Dinner only: $20 adults / $9 kids. Help support the Museum & Theatre by joining us for a cookout at the golf course after tournament play ends. Families are welcome!

For more information about our 10th Annual Golf Tournament, including player registration, attending the barbeque reception, donations and corporate sponsorships, please contact Alicia at (207) 828-1234 x242 or alicia@kitetails.org.

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9/22
Tuesday
Soil, Sand and Stones: Geology Exploration
09/22/2015
10:45-11:45am
Join us for a round of geology games and experiments! We'll cook up some delicious "soil soup", build sand castles, make our own sand from rocks, and explore the Museum & Theatre's extensive collection of beautiful minerals.

Free with admission.
9/22
Tuesday
Big Messy Art: Paper Quilts
09/22/2015
2:45-3:45pm
What is a quilt, and how do you make one? We'll learn about different fabric artists then make our own colorful paper quilt to take home.

Free with admission.
9/23
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Carrot Cookies
09/23/2015
10:45am-12:15pm
Every week we're looking for a new way to eat healthy. We'll learn how to make amazingly easy, healthy snacks that also taste great. Today we'll make sweet, chewy cookies with a secret ingredient: carrots! This program is sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental.

Free with admission.
9/23
Wednesday
Fall Equinox: Science Meets Art
09/23/2015
2:45-3:45pm
Celebrate the Fall Equinox with us as we to learn more about our solar system through games and crafts!

Free with admission.
9/24
Thursday
Witch Hat Making
09/24/2015
10:45-11:45am
If you had a magic witches' hat, would it be blue with stripes or rainbow with flowers? Let's get ready for the Museum & Theatre's performance of Roald Dahl's The Witches by making our own creative witchy hats!

Free with admission.
9/24
Thursday
Puppy Finger Puppets
09/24/2015
2:45-3:45pm
It's time to get crafty! Create a puppy finger puppet that can play, make friends, and go on an adventure, just like the dog Dee in Chris Van Dusen's book, Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee.

Free with admission.
9/25
Friday
Shakespeariment Stage Story: The Tempest
09/25/2015
11:30am
The opening scene of The Tempest takes place on a ship at sea. Together we will act out the terrible storm that leads to a shipwreck this magical play by William Shakespeare.

Free with admission.
9/25
Friday
Little Play: Corduroy (R$)
09/25/2015
2pm
This is a story of a brave teddy bear with a wild imagination. When all the shoppers have gone home for the night, Corduroy climbs down from the shelf to look for his missing button. In the elevator, he discovers a mountain, and in the furniture department, he finds a palace.

In our new series, "Little Plays," actors will use simple props and costumes to make stories come to life for very young audiences. Each little play is approximately thirty minutes long and is accompanied by a fifteen minute interactive workshop after the show. Little Plays are designed to encourage literacy and gross motor development and are based on stories from the OWL pre-K curriculum.

$3/member, $4/visitor plus admission. For tickets register online, call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.

9/25
Friday
Kid Chemistry Lab
09/25/2015
2:45-3:45pm
How do glow-in-the-dark stickers get their glow? Why does oil float on water? Join us for an hour of playful experiments and games as we discover the magic of chemistry in the world around us.

Free with admission.
9/26
Saturday
Mainey Acts (R$)
09/26/2015
1pm
MAINEY ACTS is our new improvisation theatre troupe with kids and adults onstage together! In the spirit of shows like "Who's Line is it Anyway?", whole families, local actors and actors in our own children's theatre will create scenes based on suggestions from the audience! We welcome participation on all levels, and there are plenty of opportunities to get onstage yourself! If you'd like to learn more about how to be part of our improv troupe, contact reba@kitetails.org for more details.

$3/member, $4/visitor plus admission. For tickets register online, call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.

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9/26
Saturday
Witch Noses!
09/26/2015
2:45-3:45pm
According to Roald Dahl's The Witches, witches have a very powerful sense of smell. Come make your own silly witch nose that you can even wear to the Museum & Theatre's performance of The Witches this fall. Free with admission.
9/27
Sunday
Big Messy Art: Witchy Moon Paintings
09/27/2015
10:45-11:45am
Did you know it's almost a full moon? We'll make moon paintings in honor of our fall play, Roald Dahl's The Witches. Spooooky!

Free with admission.
9/28
Monday
Members' Monday: Witchy Moon Paintings
09/28/2015
10am
Did you know it's almost a full moon? We'll make moon paintings in honor of our fall play, Roald Dahl's The Witches. Spooooky!

Free with admission.
9/29
Tuesday
Down to the Sea Rhyme Hunt
09/29/2015
10:45-11:45am
Come navigate the Museum & Theatre's new Down to the Sea: An Outdoor Adventure exhibit as we hunt for rhymes. We'll learn about whale tails, tall sails, and trees by the sea, and also save time to come up with our own rhymes!

Free with admission.
9/29
Tuesday
Big Messy Art: Witchy Moon Paintings
09/29/2015
2:45-3:45pm
Did you know it's almost a full moon? We'll make moon paintings in honor of our fall play, Roald Dahl's The Witches. Spooooky!

Free with admission.
9/30
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Banana Oat Bars
09/30/2015
10:45am-12:15pm
Every month we're looking for a new way to eat healthy. We'll learn how to make amazingly easy, healthy snacks that also taste great. Today we'll make our own granola bars from scratch using some creative ingredients to sweeten things up! This program is sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental.

Free with admission.
9/30
Wednesday
Block Printing
09/30/2015
2:45-3:45pm
Come put a modern twist on this centuries-old technique and learn how to print letters, patterns and pictures using a variety of wacky and wonderful materials. You will leave seeing the possibility of art in every object and with an art piece of your own!

Free with admission.

October 2015

10/2
Friday
$2 First Friday
10/02/2015
5-8pm
We strive to share the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine experience with families who cannot visit during our regular business hours or who cannot afford our regular admission. To serve our community, we are open the first Friday of every month from 5pm-8pm for $2/person. Members and children under eighteen months are always admitted free.

$2 admission.
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10/10
Saturday
Meet Chris Van Dusen, Author of Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee!
10/10/2015
11am-12pm
In celebration of our newest exhibit, Down to the Sea: An Outdoor Adventure, local Maine author Chris Van Dusen will visit the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine. You are welcome to bring your favorite Chris Van Dusen book (you can purchase one in our kiosk!) for Mr. Van Dusen to autograph. Bookmarks and Museum & Theatre fliers can also be autographed! While there may be a line for this event, there will be plenty to do while waiting; play on Mr. Magee's motorboat, take a picnic into the garden, and splash in the large whale fountain. The new sand play area is particularly great for toddlers and the large shipwreck climber is excellent for the more adventurous older kids.
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