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Documentary about Mary Caroline Richards.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Where: Maine College of Art (Osher Hall), 522 Congress St. Portland
Web Link: http://www.meca.edu
Cost: $ free
The filmmakers will be at the screening.
Mary Caroline Richards (1916-1999) lived several simultaneous lives, as potter, teacher, essayist, poet, and painter. She received a doctorate in English literature from the University of California at Berkeley, and honorary doctorate in humanities from King's College, New York. She wrote several books, including the classic Centering in Pottery, Poetry, and the Person and Toward Wholeness: Rudolf Steiner Education in America.

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 18th, SPACE Gallery

538 Congress St.,Portland, ME 04101,(207)828-5600, www.space538.org

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

Related websites: www.myspace.com/mattnewberg, www.maybeutah.com, www.myspace.com/maybeutah,

For more information, interviews or questions contact:

616 High St., Bath, ME 04530

207.729.3362, cedarhawkmusic@gwi.net

The Dzogchen Buddhist Meditation Center presents:
Gateway to Tantric Buddhism:
Garab Dorje's 'The Three Words that Stike the Vital Point"
February 18th and 19th
This weekend intensive will focus on the important Tantric text by Garab Dorje called 'The Three Words that Strike the Vital Point.' The main point of our practice of meditation is the recognition of uncontrived awareness. In Tibetan this awareness is called Rigpa. Trungpa Rinpoche in his Shambhala teachings calls this awareness 'basic goodness.' Once this nature is pointed out to us, we then engage in training to deepen our familarization with this nature. From this point on in our training, the whole point of practice revolves around continuous familarization and recognition of this 'ordinary mind.'
In this meditation intensive we will focus on techniques which will help us recognize the awakened state. We will use Garab Dorje's text along with various commentaries by Nyingma masters to clarify this important matter in our practice.
Saturday 9-4
Sunday 9-12

The Dzogchen Buddhist Meditation Center, West Bath, ME 04530
To register call Tashi Wangchuk at 443-3842 or email nmrc@comcast.net
The retreat is free and open to the public. Suggested donation for lunch $7.00
Tashi Wangchuk Armstrong studied with Trungpa Rinpoche and attended the 1986 Vajradhatu Seminary. He received his tantric vows in 1994 and is currently studying with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

Camp Common Ground:
We are a family camp in Starksboro, VT and this year in celebration of expanding our camp season to six weeks we are offering any family who mentions that they heard of us through you $50 off per person in their family. So a family of four would receive $200 off their camp tuition. To view flyer.      For coupons.

Camp Sew and Sew!
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!

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, fedc@freeportmaine.com

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.
for more info: www.baychamberconcerts.org