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John Prine Turns 40; A Tribute to his 1971 Debut Album

Matt Newberg (father of Dylan in 2nd grade) leads a band of top caliber Maine musicians through the songs of John Prine’s self titled 1971 debut. Following the presentation of the album, celebrated Maine poet Gary Lawless, will read original work along with veterans Terry Grasse and Rip Tyoe. The band will then return to play a short encore set of other Prine classics. There will be a silent auction of new merchandise autographed by John Prine for this event. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Maine Cancer Foundation. John Prine survived throat cancer in 1998.

Two shows will be presented. To view the poster, click here.

February 12th, Camden Opera House

29 Elm St.,P.O. Box 1207,Camden, ME. 04843,(207) 236-7963,

7:30pm, Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of show, all ages

February 18th, SPACE Gallery

538 Congress St.,Portland, ME 04101,(207)828-5600,

8:00pm, Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of show, 18+    

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616 High St., Bath, ME 04530


Loving Kindness Peaceful Youth is an international nonprofit organization that aims to inspire and nurture loving kindness among young people. We believe that in daily life, loving kindness can be a powerful force in shaping actions and behaviors.

     Loving kindness is also known as unconditional friendliness, or the wish for ourselves and others to be happy. It comes from the Sanskrit word metta. Just as mindfulness (which comes from the sanskrit sati ) has become an everyday concept, Loving Kindness Peaceful Youth hopes that loving kindness will become a familiar word we understand easily and use every day.
      The heart project of LKPY, HABITs are monthly meetings which are held locally in chilled out venues. They are open to kids ages 11 to 16 and are free of charge. HABITs aim to provide a safe space for people to slow down, to reflect on and workshop the way the world works, and to foster meditation tools for inner peace.

     HABITs are happening all over the world! Including Maine:

Where: The Refuge 429 Elmwood Road Pownal Maine 04069 FMI: Mer Stafford (Mom of Mia in the first grade) 319-8925 or

When: 6:30 pm on February 11, 2011 with monthly meetings to follow

What: It will be a chilled out hour or so of drinking tea, slowing down, inspiring conversations and nurturing creative thoughts.

Who: HABITs are open to anyone between the ages of 11 and 16. Please bring your Mom or Dad to this first meeting so they will know who we are!

    HABITs are suitable for people of all faiths and cultural traditions. The essence of HABITs is to create a safe space to get together and learn from each other's varied experiences, cultural backgrounds and beliefs.

Submitted by Mer Stafford

News from Camp Sew and Sew!
Check out what we have been doing at Camp Sew & Sew, these last couple of weeks! On the first week of camp, we talked about helpful tools and we got to know our machines. We learned how to thread our machines and wind the bobbin. Some “campers” already knew how to do this and so they kept working on projects they brought. We also looked through some books and magazines to get a feel for what other aspiring artists are doing “out there” and hoped to inspire a sense of what we might be able to make in studio, for ourselves. In week two we learned how to turn tiny tubes, to make chair ties or decorative embellishments. We also pulled elastic cording, with another tool, through the tubes for hair accessories or jewelry! We learned how NOT to hurt yourself while successfully cutting your fabric, we viewed a BEAUTIFUL project one of the campers started a few years ago and is now inspired to complete. We were able to get some solid ideas about where we want to take the class next week will include pajama bottoms, putting in grommets, sewing in a zipper, making a zipped pouch, and sewing a pillow case! Each person is doing something different! Sound like fun? We would LOVE to have you join us for some relaxing, creative studio time! Bring a project or come to see what others are doing and get inspired! Camp Sew & Sew happens every Tuesday morning from 9 to 11:30 (or later if you want to stay and play) in Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop Classroom, Freeport! For more information or to come and play with us give me a call! Susan Pennoyer 807-1815!
See you at Camp Sew & Sew!

Daponte String Quartet

February 11 ~ 7:30 pm
St. Andrews Church, Newcastle

February 12 ~ 7:30 pm
St. Mary's Church, Falmouth

February 13 ~ 3:00 pm
United Methodist Church, Brunswick

A Minor Quartet, "Rosamunde" ~ Franz Schubert
Quartet Opus 135 ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
"Langsamer Satz" ~ Anton Webern

One hour before each performance there will be a half hour conversation with the Quartet about the late Beethoven Quartets.
Tickets: $22 general admission, $18 senior, Free for those under 21
Tickets are available at the door or from the following book stores: Maine Coast Books, Damariscotta, Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick; Books, ETC and The Book Review, Falmouth; and Longfellow Books, Monumnet Square, Portland Phone: 207-529-5218
Next 2010-2011 Series concerts April 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Two Roads Maine is excited to offer a new program, working with Brady Nickerson to expand support for people in transition. For more information, click here.

Public Information Meeting: FREEPORT FIELDS and TRAILS PROJECT

A proposed field and trails project on Hunter Road

serving the greater Freeport community

that features multi-use athletic fields and trails and supports

more than 15 outdoor recreational activities --

It will benefit the kids of the future, the RSU athletic programs,

local merchants and businesses, and our entire community

Learn more about it: Tuesday, February 15, 7 – 8:30pm, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot Street

     Freeport Fields and Trails is a proposed community project that will bring extensive athletic fields, trails and recreation opportunities to residents of Freeport, young and old alike.

     This unique plan combines 37 acres of new land to 260 acres of town owned land, including Hedgehog Mountain, Pownal Road Athletic Fields and the Seacoast United Athletic Field Development. The Freeport Field and Trails project will provide 4 new athletic fields suitable for soccer, field hockey, lacrosse or rugby, 3 new ball fields for little league baseball and softball, 10 – 20 kilometers of hiking/biking/Nordic trails once connected to the Hedgehog Mountain trail system, 1 sledding hill, and a recreational lodge. Freeport residents of all ages will have the outdoor recreational facility we have long desired.

     Freeport Fields and Trails will also serve to alleviate some of the overcrowding, overuse and overlapping of our Middle School and High School fields while providing trails for the RSU’s cross country running and Nordic teams.

     The Freeport Fields and Trails is a vital investment in our community. It will provide healthy alternatives for our children and their families while preserving open space. Additionally, it will have the added benefit of serving the customers and patrons of Freeport’s merchants, hotels and restaurants. The Fields and Trails will add to Freeport’s tourism base with athletic tournaments and events and the extensive trail systems will complete Freeport’s reputation as an outdoor destination as well as a shopping destination.

CONTACT: Sande Updegraph, Freeport Economic Development Corporation, 865-4743, x 117,

Valentine's Dance, Saturday, February 12, 7:00 PM

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yarmouth with Music by Monday Night Posse featuring Bill Waldron, Curt Combar and Kal Rogers.. View the poster.

Paul Winter Consort with Midcoast Community Chorus, and artist Eric Hopkins
Sunday, February 27, 2011
4:00 p.m. at the Strom Auditorium, Camden Hills Regional High School
Most tickets $25! Prime $45. $8 for youth ages 18 and under.
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