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AWSNA's Annual Damaged Book Sale: We want all our constituents to be able to take advantage of these savings on our inventory of wonderful, yet slightly damaged books! Remember, sale ends February 17, 2012. Quantities are limited. Phone and credit card orders only (518.634.2222). No returns
Please click here to view flyer and list of books: Damaged Book Sale Flyer. (02/07)

Annual Girls and Women in Sports Day at Bowdoin College: We are offering 2 different events for this year’s celebration.
Saturday, February 11th. NEW!! Luncheon with the Polar Bears. Girls grades 6-9 will eat lunch at Thorne Dining Hall (1 pm) with women student athletes. They will then attend the Women’s Basketball game vs. Conn Coll @ 2 pm.
Sunday, February 12th. Girls Sports Day Clinics. Farley Fieldhouse, Bowdoin College
Time: K-3rd, 12-2
4th-HS, 2:30-4:45
      This FREE event is designed to introduce young women to a wide range of sports. Participants will rotate through sport stations at timed intervals. You cannot attend just one sport, we want you try all of them! The potential sports this year are: Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.
      The clinics program will run with two age groups. We ask for registration to assist us with planning and event preparation.
Please complete the registration form for either event at
Contact Erica, with any questions on the Sports Day Clinics.
Or Sophia, with any luncheon questions. (02/07)

Väsen with special guests Darol Anger & friends
Thursday, February 16, 2012 · 7:30 pm
Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, Maine
Spirit. Noise. Essence. These are among the most prominent meanings for väsen, making it the perfect name for this group of three of Sweden's best musicians who have between them been featured with dozens of international groups, including the Kronos Quartet. A unique balance of the traditional sounds of the viola and nyckelharpa (a keyed fiddle unique to Sweden) and the modern sounds of an alternatively tuned 12-string guitar, Väsen's music is "'local music' in the best sense of the word -believable, human-scaled and fluent in the international language of musical interplay" (NPR's All Things Considered).
Call PortTIX at 207.842.0800 or visit for tickets today! (02/07)

Dear Friends of Immigrant Kitchens: Friday night, Feb. 10, I'll be teaching how to make a Greek chicken and rice dinner pie at the Freeport Community Center. I learned how to make it from my husband's co-worker's dad, Bill Dilios. He came here from Albania, but his town used to be part of Greece. Hot and flakey, kotopita makes a delicious dinner or awesome appetizers - it all depends how you cut the pie. I'll also serve a fresh greek salad with authentic feta, lemon, and olive oil. The real mind bender is that working with phyllo (filo) dough is so easy that kids can do it - you just have to see how it's done. If you like chicken pot pie, you'll love this dinner!
WHAT: Greek Dinner Pie
WHEN: Feb. 10, 2012, Friday Evening 6-9pm
WHERE: Freeport Community Center
53 Depot St, Freeport, ME
(3 blocks from L.L.Bean)
COST: This is a project to raise money for the Freeport Food Pantry.
Pay what you can. $15-$35 suggested.
DETAILS: cooking starts at 6, dinner's at 7:30; it's BYOB.
If you're a vegetarian or have diet restrictions, please let me know. I'm happy to accommodate!

Please click here for the February issue of  "Inform."  Inform February 2012

Inform is a publication sent by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) to all the affiliated Waldorf schools in its membership to keep parents, teachers, board members, alumni, and all those interested in Waldorf Education informed of the current events affecting Waldorf schools nationally and internationally. By including this page in your regularly published bulletin or newsletter, you help us keep our entire Waldorf constituency up-to-date on pertinent issues affecting the movement."  (01/31)

22nd Annual DownEast Country Dance Festival, March 30 & 31 2012, Mount Ararat Middle School, Topsham, ME
Contras, English, Scottish, Israeli, International & more. 20+ bands, non-stop dancing, instruction & exhibitions,
Singing & instrumental workshops, concerts & jams, Children 10 and under free.
Survivors Sunday, April 1, 2012, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth
11:00 am Brunch, 11:30 Spirited Singing
12:30 - 4 pm Contradance with Notorious, Will Mentor caller
Information call (207) 563-8953 or email (01/31)

We are delighted to share our Renewal 2012 course offerings with you:

Karine Munk Finser, Renewal Courses Coordinator, Center for Anthroposophy, Wilton, New Hampshire


New Youth Initiative at the Rudolf Steiner Health Center: From July 4-8, 2012 the Rudolf Steiner Health Center in Ann Arbor will be hosting a free Youth Conference as part of their new Learn-Work-Share Summer program, a new Youth Initiative for interested 16-30 year olds. During the Youth Conference participants will be introduced to general anthroposophy, anthroposophic medicines, nursing, artistic therapies, and biodynamics. Group projects and artistic activities will foster a healthy social dynamic and bring new insights to group discussions. Participants are asked to bring a sleeping bag and pillow. Simple vegetarian meals will be provided. Online application and more info are available at (01/31)

Winter Camp at Camp Glen Brook - What Will You Do During February Vacation?
Enjoy 250 acres of snowy woods, sledding hills, and a deep ice pond for wintry fun and warm friendships. We invite you to join our staff, along with other instructors, parents, and junior counselors for a week of wintry fun, cozy fireside storytelling, arts and crafts and old fashioned sleigh rides. Click on the link below for more information. (01/31)

Cinderella Ate My Daughter...And What You Can Do About It (Click to link)
Thursday 02.09.2012, Starts at 7:00 PM, Ends at 10:00 PM, Free, All Ages.
Join Hardy Girls Healthy Women for a book talk and discussion with Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter and member of Hardy Girls' National Advisory Board.
"Cinderella Ate My Daughter and What You Can Do About It" is a talk focused on solutions for raising healthy, happy, hardy girls. Co-sponsored with SPACE Gallery, The Telling Room, USM Women & Gender Studies Program, Add Verb Productions, and Longfellow Books. (01-24)