(Items are listed for up to 3 weeks)
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: email@example.com 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.
Tues, Oct 14, 5:45 pm
Tues, Oct 14, 7 pm, Community Hall. Open Community Meeting: "Sharing the Strategic Plan"
Wed, Sept 15, 8 - 9 am. Couldn't make the Tuesday evening Community Meeting? Have more questions from Tuesday night's discussion about One Merriconeag? Please come for coffee to share your thoughts in a personal conversation with a few board members and staff. We want to hear from you.
Craft Blitz with Sandy Pearson:
Wed, Oct 15, 3:05 - 4:30 pm,M & M Room, Handcraft Building.
The items you make in this class will be sold at the Fall Fair, so on top of all these other reasons to come, you will feel good about supporting Merriconeag!
Children in grades 4 and up are welcome to attend the afternoon session if they are able to participate. We are not able to offer aftercare for younger siblings.
MS XC Race :
Thurs, Oct 16, MS Final XC Race at Twin Brook, Cumberland, ME, CCC Invitational hosted by Greely:
3:30-Boys Team of 7 Race
4:00-Girls Team of 7 Race
Early Childhood Parent Evening:
Thurs, Oct 16, 7 pm, Early Childhood Center.
Craft Social Parent Evening.
HS XC Race :
Fri, Oct 17, HS XC WMC race at St. Joseph's College.
(1:45 course walks begin, 3:00 VG, 3:30 VB, 4:00 JVG, 4:30 JVB)
See directions on blog by clicking on the link below.
EC Michaelmas Celebration:
Sat, Oct 18, 9 - 11 am, Early Childhood Center.
High School Information Evening:
Wed, Oct 22, 7 pm.
Desert Rd, Campus, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Featuring Marisha Plotnik will present "From Clapping to Calculus" about how the foundation laid in the early Waldorf elementary years leads to a meaningful, rigorous and appropriate mathematics program in the middle and high school years. Evening also includes our high school teachers and students discussing our unique program and Beth Caputi,
our college guidance counselor, sharing her experience of working with our students, and why colleges are eager to have them. Bring your questions.