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Winterfest Community Ice Carving Celebration!

Camden is preparing for another sparkling and dazzling week of Winterfest activities! The week kicks off with shimmering ice-carving in the Amphitheatre on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The Camden Public Library hosts the annual Community Ice Carving in the Amphitheatre on the afternoon of February 3. “It’s surprisingly easy with the right tools,” says master carver Tim Pierce. “The ice is extremely fragile but extremely strong, it’s soft to carve — but doesn’t last very long!” Pierce will give an ice-carving demonstration in advance of the Community Ice Carving; the demo will be on Sunday, January 28, at 1:00 pm, outdoors in front of the Library.

There will be live music and kids crafts indoors at the library during the Community Ice Carving, and more music and hot food outdoors, as well as the ice carving in the Amphitheatre. Hot food and drink will be available. The Coastal Mountains Land Trust hosts a Polar Plunge in Harbor Park on February 3, at 2:30. There will also be a CamJam snowboard event on Sunday, February 4. If you need a little warming up, a book sale will be taking place from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday each weekend on Winterfest – February 3 & 4, and February 10 & 11. The book sale is located in the Blue Door Book Shed in the Meadow Parking Lot. Look for the balloons!

Camden Winterfest 2018 is a week-long celebration of winter with outdoor and indoor activities, beginning with ice carving and culminating with the Toboggan Nationals. From the opening celebration in the Amphitheatre to the closing victory celebration at the Toboggan Nationals, Camden Winterfest is a lively winter phenomenon for families, visitors, and teammates. Winterfest builds on the traditions of the ice-carving Winterfest celebration begun fifteen years ago and the Toboggan Nationals that began over twenty-five years ago on the restored toboggan chute at the Snow Bowl. It promises to be a growing, dynamic, community-based festival full of mid-winter activities for all.’

Other events include a family movie night at the library: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe on Tuesday, February 6, a family-friendly theater event at the Opera House, Uncle Pirate, on Wednesday, February 8, and an evening concert with the Ghost of Paul Revere at the Opera House on Thursday, February 9. 

Follow Camden Winterfest on Facebook for current schedule information!

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