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hornytoad & nau and Chewonki present Predators - The Balance of Nature, Thursday, November 17, 5:00 p.m.in the Freeport store at 11 Bow Street. Exerience the top of Maine’s food chain - Interact with predators as Chewonki educators explore the niche these animals occupy in our environment as well as the problems they face. Participants will have the opportunity to study Chewonki’s mounted Coyote and to see three live, nonreleasable predators. For more informationcall 207-865-0082. Click here to view poster. (11/15)

Volunteers Needed for our huge concert on Nov 19th – Free tickets and lots of thanks to all volunteers!
See: http://www.freeportperformingarts.com/
Looks like we will have a huge crowd and 150 performers to manage on Nov 19th so…
We are looking for volunteer support of the following kind:
- NOW: Working churches and retirement communities selling ticket blocks
- NOW: Planning and executing a nice intermission (Lobby look and feel and concessions )
-AT SHOW: House Management (ushers, seating, greeting, and ticket taking)
-AT SHOW: Other volunteer help (tech, runners, parking direction, etc.)
Please spread the word about this and respond to: Tom, tom@tomacousti.com – 329-2056 (11-15)

Come satisfy your need for sweets and help support a worthy organization just in time for Christmas. Open Gates Equine Rescue http://www.opengatesequinerescue.com/Home.php in New Gloucester is hosting a Chocolate Buffet at Wilbur's of Maine Chocolate Confections on Dec. 4, 2011 from 3pm - 5pm at 174 Lower Main St. in Freeport. This event will raise much needed money to help with the care and rehabilitation of the wonderful horses they have taken in. You will be able to indulge on platters upon platters of decadent chocolates and eat as much as you possibly can while you are there. Beverages are included as well as a special treat to take home to enjoy later. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from Robert Caron misterc008@gmail.com / 207.272.0324, as well as from Open Gates owner Linda Walker lwalker7@maine.rr.com / 207.926.5570, or Wilbur's of Maine at 207.865.4071. (11/15)

Holiday Performances
      Come see Holly Perkins (11th) and Madelaine Panici (5th) in the Maine
State Ballet's, The Nutcracker. For more info: www.mainestateballet.org

     Come see Joshua Dow (8th), Caroline Odlin-Brewer (5th), John Saccone
(teacher) and past MWS students, Gemma McElroy and Ellie Dickson in
The Portland Ballet's, Victorian Nutcracker. For more info: www.portlandballet.org

     Come see John Saccone and Jackie Reifer perform in Phyzgig at Portland
Stage Company, December 29th. There are many performers all week
long. For more info: www.acorn-productions.org
And see them in 2 vaudeville shows on New Years Eve at the Schaeffer
Theater, Bates College. For reservations call L/A Arts at 782-7228.(11/15)


Dynamic Volunteer Opportunity in Portland. Volunteer as a Middle or High School Academic Coach to support English Language Learners: Make it Happen! is an 8th-12th grade program in Portland Public Schools which provides English Language Learners (ELLs) personalized and structured academic and social support to ensure success in undertaking rigorous and challenging academic work that will prepare them for college. We currently have 75 students in the program, speaking eleven different languages including Somali, Arabic, Khmer, Spanish, Vietnamese, French, and Spanish to name a few.
      Make It Happen! connects volunteers, called “Academic Coaches,” with students in both middle and high schools. Academic coaches meet one-on-one or in small groups for one to two hours every week to support students with academic language, organizational skills and study routines. Sessions occur at school, either in the library or in the Make It Happen! Academic Center, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
      If you are interested in becoming a Make It Happen! Academic Coach, please visit our website or contact us directly to receive an application. Ongoing volunteer orientation and training are provided as well. Thank you in advance.
Jane Armstrong                                                             Tim Cronin
Middle School Coordinator                                          High School Coordinator
armstj@portlandschools.org                                    cronit@portlandschools.org
Multilingual and Multicultural Office, Portland Public Schools, 207.874.8135
http://www.portlandschools.org/schools/multilingual/volunteer.html (11/08)

Portland Ovations presents Michael Cooper: "Masked Marvels and Wondertales" on Saturday, November 19 at 11am at the South Portland Auditorium in the South Portland High School.
Creating a world where dogs wear hats, wild stallions are tamed, giant noses sneeze and fish bait candy to catch children in a pond, sculptor and virtuoso mime Michael Cooper charms audiences with thrilling adventure, silly antics and outlandish possibilities. A protégé of Celebration Barn’s Tony Montanaro and native of the Maine woods, Cooper’s one-man show Masked Marvels & Wondertales combines his breathtaking handcrafted masks and graceful physicality to spin original tales enlivened by an unusual and colorful cast of characters. A show for all ages, Masked Marvels & Wondertales captures hearts and stimulates imaginations.
For more information http://portlandovations.org/shows/2011-12/masked_marvels_wondertales/ (11/08)

The Christian Community of Maine is holding their annual Michealmas Conference Friday and Saturday November 18th and 19th. All programs will be held at New Elm Farm in Freeport.
Friday there will be a children’s festival conducted by the Reverend Michael Brewer from 5-6 p.m. There will then be a gospel study from 7-8p.m. followed by a Close of day Service at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday from 9-9:30 there is a Service for Children for children ages seven through fourteen. Parents and adults are encouraged to attend, lending their support to the children participating in this service.
At 9:30 The Act of Consecration of Man will be held. All who are nine years or older are welcome to this service. For childcare during the service, please call Shelly Elmer at 207-450-3962 to make arrangements
At 10:30 there is a refreshment break. If you are able, please contribute a potluck dish for us to enjoy.
At 11:15 a.m. the conference will continue with a presentation by the Reverend Brewer on “The New Heaven and the New Earth” followed by a group discussion.
Please call Pat Chanterelle at 846-0587. Steve Hopkins at 846-3785 or Sarah Hyde at 865-0770 with questions. (10/25)