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Mandala Painting Workshop with Master teacher Paul Heussenstamn

Explore the pathways of your artistic soul through the art of Mandala Painting. Everyone will have the opportunity to complete their own Mandala. Painting Mandalas as a reflection of wholeness, is a joyous pursuit. Paul has taught around the world and is a delight.  More information about Paul and his classes can be found at  No experience or art supplies are necessary.  All materials are included.  If you are interested, please contact Eva as soon as possible.

September 30 - October 2, 2010 in Falmouth, Maine.  Energy exchange $295. For more information about the class To register for event: or 207-756-0488

Submitted for Eva Goetz by Debbie Midgette


Coastal Youth Orchestra Openings: The Coastal Youth Orchestra will hold auditions for students who would like to join the ensemble this season. CYO is accepting string students of all levels and is also looking for advanced wind, brass and percussion students for it's Chamber Orchestra. 

     CYO's is made up of three ensembles; the Fiddleheads, the Coastal String Ensemble and the Coastal Chamber Orchestra. Nancy Roderick of Brunswick conducts the "Fiddleheads", a beginning string orchestra and the "Coastal String Ensemble" an intermediate string orchestra.  The "Coastal Chamber Orchestra" CYO's most advanced group which includes winds, brass and percussion students is directed by Karla Kelley.

     The orchestra was established in 2002 to provide a high-quality orchestral experience for area musicians. CYO works to provide a fun, stimulating and challenging setting in which young students can develop their musical skills and learn about performance and music literature. The group performs a winter and spring concert each season and students participate in outreach concerts and student recitals.

    Please contact Nancy Roderick at 729-5156 or email Nancy for scheduling an audition appointment or more information.


Fall Carnival at the Portland YMCA: 11 – 3. Admission is free. Tickets sold in order to purchase food/beverages/play games. Games include pumpkin toss, pumpkin relay, and scarecrow relay, among others. Children all ages welcome. Proceeds will benefit the Maine Chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation. Contact Heidi Henninger for further information or to make a donation to the Epilepsy Foundation in Maine @ 233- 2689.

 Wolfe's Neck Farm 14Th Annual Harvest Dance

Saturday, October 2, 5-11pm at the historic Mallet Barn on Wolf Neck Road. Sean Mencher and his Rhythm Kings will provide amazing rock-a-billy music for the evening. Dinner provided by Buck's Naked BBQ and includes beef brisket and Grilled Vegetarian lasagna. Gritty's will be selling beer and wine. $35 admission includes dinner but get your tickets early because it's $40 at the door. The Harvest Dance supports Wolfe's Neck Farm's mission of sustainable agriculture, education and recreation. It's a great time and for a great cause. For tickets please contact Melisa Walker @ 318-8630.     

Bessie’s Farm Goods, 33 Litchfield Rd, Freeport, 865-9840

Bessie's is a wonderful little shop that recently opened on Litchfield Rd. in Freeport. It's a great place to stop by for a cup of coffee and a muffin after drop-off or with the kids after school. This fall, they are offering a series of workshops that may be of interest to the MWS community. Submitted by Aldona Shumway
Bessie’s Fall Adult Workshops:

  • Splint Basketmaking-Tuesday Sept 28, 9-12 in the morning, $45 includes split reed materials
    Come enjoy a morning at Bessie’s where you will learn traditional splint basketmaking. Once these techniques have been mastered, you can create a variety of unique and functional baskets on your own. Refreshments provided.
  • Beginning Spinning on a Wheel-Tuesday October 19, 6-9 pm $35 materials and refreshments provided
    Learn to create your own yarn from the fiber raised here at Bessie’s. We will be using a small, simple wheel. This wheel will be available to rent once you learn the basics. Spinning not only produces lovely, unique yarn, but is a calming meditative activity.
  • Holiday Fare- Tuesday November 16, 6-9 pm $45
    Spend an evening cooking for the upcoming holidays. We will prepare and sample some family favorites including caramel corn and Bessie’s suet pies for our feathered friends. You will take home samples and recipes of these unique and delicious holiday treats.
  • Wreath Making-Thursday December 2, 6-9 pm $35
    Come learn to make wreaths from greenery cut here in Bessie’s woods. You will be delighted with your new skill and will put it to good use year after year making wreaths for family and friends, a Maine country tradition. You will be able to complete at least one wreath during the evening, and hopefully more.

Deede Montgomery/Kathy Heye