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Brunswick Earth Art 2010 Event Planned for the 28th: Fans of the Earth will be able to join with others to promote creative ways to curb climate change on Sunday, November 28 in Brunswick. Earth Art 2010 will take place that day from 2 to 3 PM on the Town Mall. This will be one of many gatherings worldwide between the 21st and 28th sponsored by the climate advocacy group 350.org. Led by Bill McKibben, the group intends for Earth Art to “spread a warning” as well as “a message of hope… to cope with the most dangerous problem we’ve ever faced, and begin to work our way towards a clean, renewable future” (from www.350.org).
The First Parish in Portland, Unitarian Universalist, will present the 84rd Annual Pageant of the Nativity, Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 4:45 p.m.in the historic Meeting House at 425 Congress Street, just off Monument Square in downtown Portland. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church has been staging its Pageant of the Nativity for 84 years now. The Pageant sports a cast of nearly 80 people, most of whom are adults, and many of whom have been in this pageant, in one role or another, for nearly all of their lives. There are no words spoken by the actors in this pageant. Indeed, the actors are never named. Rather the story of the Nativity is told in music and scripture while the actors, one by one, create a tableau in the candlelit sanctuary that is sculpted to replicate a Fra Angelico painting. Light bulbs in the 30 odd sconces in the church are replaced by candles and the scriptural "story" of the birth of Jesus is read by the minister who is hidden off to the side and unseen by most of the audience. In addition, history is honored by the fact that some of the costumes have been created from fabrics brought back from Palestine by nieces of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
4th Annual Creative Economy Show & Sale
The Dzogchen Buddhist Meditation Center Presents:
On Knowing Reality: The View and Practice of Buddhist Meditation
“Everything that arises is merely the play of the mind…” Trungpa Rinpoche
This is called ’resolving our true nature”. The first step on this path is to see thoughts as the dynamic expression of awareness rather than being caught in the storyline of discursive thinking. Once we are able to be aware of ’thinking’ without being caught in its discursive web, we are able to recognize conscious awareness itself and study its nature. This is the path of meditation. The nature of this awareness is actually the experience of ’sacredness.’ Hence the path of spiritual training in meditation is the highest expression of our human nature -- “Unborn, unceasing, with a nature like the sky”
BESSIE'S FARM GOODS HOLIDAY SALE: Saturday and Sunday November 27th and 28th, from 9-5. Local artisans offering a variety of beautifully handmade pieces. Seasonal bulbs and greenery, goodies for the birds, wooden kitchen ware, unique local treats, lots and lots of bags, pottery and stone buttons, soaps and sachets, whimsical baby gifts, fiber in every form- roving, hand dyed and spun yarn and knitted wear- beeswax candles, practical pottery, a variety of special cards, handcrafted silver and beaded jewelry, handwoven kitchen linens, and lots of surprises! Sat and Sun Nov 27 and 28 9-5 33 Lichfield Rd. Freeport 865-9840 Watch for Bessie's signs on the way to Wolfe Neck Farm. For directions: bessiesfarmgoods.com (11/16)
Designing Schools for Nature Connection & Community Involvement:
Tues, July 7, 7:00 - 8:30 pm,
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
$10/person suggested donation.
Join us for an evening of exploration with Matt Bibeau, Co-Director of the Institute of Permaculture Education for Children, into how we can support the transition towards providing children with abundant opportunities to connect and learn with nature.
This event is co-hosted by Merriconeag and The Resilience Hub of Portland Maine.
Circus Smirkus at Merriconeag:
Monday, August 3 & Tuesday, August 4, 1:00 & 6:00 pm,
Grade School Campus, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
THE BIG TOP TOUR IS COMING TO TOWN
with our own high school student, Sarah Norden,
as part of the amazing cast!
TICKETS ON SALE AT ROYAL RIVER NATURAL FOODS BEGINNING JUNE 10TH!