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Introduction to Buddhist Meditation
In the beginning stages of practice we work to develop the power of undistracted concentration. Generally, throughout our everyday lives our minds are constantly distracted by an unending stream of discursive thinking. We have no control over this ‘unconscious’ thought process. This thinking conditions every experience that we have so that we no longer experience the actual reality of what is happening -- we experience our unconscious ‘edited’ version. Shamatha meditation allows us to develop the power to cut through discursive mind and experience reality directly.
Join us to begin your journey: no strings attached and no charge. Sundays from 10 - 12
Daponte String Quartet launches its 19th season.
In Search of the Esoteric to the Exotic - An opportunity to tour Israel, Jordan and Turkey with Brian Gray and Ted Mahle, faculty members from Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, California. April 10th - 28th, 2011. Click here for more information. 10/28
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 www.mandalas.com. 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 www.pachaworks.com. To register for event: firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-756-0488
Submitted for Eva Goetz by Debbie Midgette, 10/21.
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. 10/14.
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. 10/14.
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. 10/14.
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
Deede Montgomery/Kathy Heye 10/14.
Tea & Play Sessions for Prospective Parents:
Tea & Play Sessions for
Wednesdays, Dec 11, 18
Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport
Prospective parents: Bring your child, share a cup of tea with us and learn more about our programs for young children. Storytime at 9:30. Registration is appreciated but drop-ins are welcome. For more info & to register: 207.865.3900, Ext 163 or email@example.com
Early Childhood Parent Evening:
Wed, Dec 11, 7:00 pm.
Tues. Dec 17, 6:30 p.m., Community Hall.
Wed, Dec 18, 5:30 p.m.
Freeport Performing Arts Center
30 Holbrook St., Freeport
Join us for a delightful evening of music. The concert begins at 5:30 and all students in grades 2-12 are expected to arrive no later than 5:15 with all necessary music and instruments. Upon arrival, students should bring their string and wind instruments backstage to the band rehearsal room.
(Students in 5 - 12 dress in black & white. Students in 3 & 4 may wear concert attire in festive colors. Gr 2 students wear their Santa Lucia attire.)
Fri, Dec 20, 11:00 am, Community Hall.
We warmly invite the entire community to join us to witness this simple, yet profound offering which speaks to what it means to be truly human.
Caroling in Downtown Freeport:
Fri, Dec 20, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (Gather in front of the L.L. Bean boot at 5:00 pm)
Come spread the holiday cheer and represent the Merriconeag Community in downtown Freeport with an evening of caroling led by our Chorus Teacher, Chris Chasse. Singing books will be provided and you may want to bring head lamps. Be sure to dress warmly. Snow Note: If the weather is inclement, please check the MWS website for a cancellation notice.
Fri, Dec 20: 12:30 Dismissal for Grades 1 - 12
Mon, Dec 23 through Fri, Jan 3 School is closed for winter break.
Classes resume on Jan 6.