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This Saturday April, 28th - 317 Main Street is hosting a Contra Dance and the Merriconeag Community is invited.Musicians and dancers encouraged. For ages 10 years to 110. Maggie Robinson calling. Look for further info at 317 Main and on the web at For questions contact or Peter at (04/24)


We are start ing a Simplicity Parenting Group. There will be an introductory session, no commitment required, Saturday, May 5 at 9:30 AM at the first Universalist Church in Yarmouth and babysitting is provided .

simplicity parenting... the power of less
Simplicity Parenting Workshops Presented in seven sessions

by Group Leader Laina Clugston
Based on renowned educator Kim John Payne’s successful book Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids, this workshop series invites parents to learn more about an effective pathway to simplify their home environments, family rhythms, schedules, and exposure to media to reduce stress and allow more room for connection, creativity, and relaxation with their children.
Simplicity Parenting Group Leader, Laina Clugston is an experienced Waldorf Parent Educator and group facilitator. She has an MA in Human Development, 20 years plus experience in Parent Education and is a group facilitator prepared by the Center for Courage and Renewal. http://www/ She facilitates retreats for mothers, parents, clergy and others seeking renewal.
Contact: Laina Clugston Renewal Parenting PO Box 441 South Freeport, ME 04078, 865-0865. (04/24)

The Orchid Ensemble and the Chorale will offer two public concerts of East/West music — Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Montgomery Theater, Morse High School, Bath, and Sunday, April 29, at 3:00 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland. Tickets for the two concerts are available in advance ($20 adults, half-price students, free for children under 12) and at the door ($25 adults). For more information on tickets and directions, see and click here to view PDF of postcard. (04/24)

Looking for a summer camp for your 10-18 year old? Wabun, a canoe tripping camp in northern Ontario, is one Lily and Finn Johnston (and their parents!) would strongly recommend. We've found it is a place where kids can unplug and be physically and socially challenged – and love it. Wabun has been guiding young people through the clean blue lakes and down fish-filled rivers in the Canadian North Woods since 1933. As the brochure states, "the children and young adults who leave home in June return in August more mature, with new friends, physically stronger, self-assured, and with a confidence that will serve them well through a lifetime of challenges." Please call us if you'd like more information (688-4715), or go to Wabun's website . (P. S. - Wabun is less expensive than Chewonki or Kieve...) Rosita Moore (04/24)


We have two courses planned for this summer - a public summer course in June and a course for science teachers in July.

Please click on the course titles below to read the course descriptions.

Coming Alive to Nature - The World of Color and Light, June 17 to June 23.
Bringing Science to Life - Coming to our Senses, A Course for Science Teachers, July 8 to July 14.



laceypots spring seconds and wholesale show
hello from laceypots,
friday, april 27th, 5-8, 70 merrill st., portland, me, 207-450-5767
saturday, april 28th, 10-2
come meet elizabeth on friday night!
any special requests or questions please call 207-450-5767 or email (04/24)

Michael Thompson: Parenting for Peace - Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Workshop for Educators and Parents, 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Parent-Teacher Communication
Carter Hall @ Friends School of Portland
This highly interactive workshop facilitated by Michael Thompson, Ph.D, will offer classroom teachers, childcare providers, school administrators, parents and guardians, and community educators the opportunity to learn about the importance of family involvement in school and best practices for enhancing communication between educators and caregivers.

Evening Lecture, 7:00 pm, Free & Open to the Public
Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Friendship Development, Popularity and Social Cruelty in Childhood
Hannaford Hall @ USM's Abromson Center

Click here for more information about the workshop and lecture. (04/24)


Art Show featuring alumni parent, Grace DeGennaro.








Crystal Spring Farm Camp is offering volunteer program for Junior Counselors! Great opportunity for kids ages 13-16 to have fun outside during the summer, while learning about sustainable agriculture and gaining experience with young children. For more information see webpage at or contact Maura 729.1112 or (04/10)

Frontier Eurythmy Independent Training Course:
New Class Forming June, 2012
First Block: Sunday, June 17 - Saturday, June 30, 2012
School of Eurythmy
      Our Frontier Eurythmy Part-time Training Course at Eurythmy Spring Valley has been a doorway for many devoted eurythmy friends to start their professional training in eurythmy.
      The Frontier program is ideal for students who need to honor other existing commitments while beginning the training. The format also works well for those who live at a distance, as they attend the School of Eurythmy for six to eight weeks, in blocks, during the year. In addition to the June block, three additional blocks will be held during the fall and winter terms of 2012-2012 (exact dates TBD). Between blocks, students work on their own at home, with a local eurythmist as their mentor. The Frontier Part-Time Training focuses on the first year of the full-time training, learned over a two year period of time.
      Unlike the full-time training, we don't offer a new Frontier class every year, so if you've been thinking about beginning the eurythmy training, this is your best opportunity to enroll in our new part-time training program. Interested persons should contact the Student Services Coordinator at 845-352-5020, ext. 13, or by email at, for more information and an application. (04/10)

Update on the Shivelhood-Kartez Family:  Jack, Winnie & Jason are so grateful to the many community members who have cooked them a meal, stopped by to help clean, visit with Winnie, or sent a thoughtful card. They are amazed at the outpouring of support they are receiving. Jack's surgery went well and he is in recovery, but still needs help with weekly chores & rides. Winnie's alert most days but tires easily and needs lots of rest. But she enjoys a brief, friendly visit, a chat or a short walk outdoors. If you have not yet had a chance to help, there is still a need for small meals, helping with daily cleaning & visiting with Winnie. If you can't access the website, Lotsa Helping Hands, simply contact Jack directly and let him know what you can do. I couldn't do the times listed on the website so I emailed Jack and he was very open and thankful that I could come and spend a few hours helping & walking with Winnie that fit into my schedule. thank you all
EMAIL: or OR PHONE: (home) 865-0196 or Jack's cell# 650-0369
you can also contact kateziminisky who is helping coordinate the website & rides to Portland. Submitted by Clare Murphy(04/03)


"Go for Baroque...Out and Bach"
      MWS's Violin teacher is organizing the 2nd annual Coastal Youth Orchestra 5K and Fun Run, "Go for Baroque...out and Bach". The race is scheduled to be held on Sunday April 29th in Brunswick. Jack Pierce of MWS holds the course record!! Kipling Samuelson was 2nd place overall in the Fun Run!!! The 5K course is an out and back run and is generally flat and scenic. The race starts at the intersection of Old Pennellville and Pennellville Roads taking Pennellville Road to a right onto Pennell Way, left and out to Simpson's Point Rd. to the end and then returns to the start.
      The race is being held by the Coastal Youth Orchestra and will benefit the organization's music progams and summer music camp scholarship fund for youth in the area. CYO musicians will be playing music at the start, post race and at each mile marker! Last years 5K had almost 80 runners and 30 kids in the one mile Fun Run.
      The Coastal Youth Orchestra's mission is to provide the best orchestral experience possible for young musicians. By promoting a supportive educational environment and a challenging, yet nurturing atmosphere, our conductors provide an ideal place for young musicians to learn and grow.
Race fees are $25 for the 5K, $20 for 5K (18 and under). The first 100 5K runners to register will receive a t-shirt. Fun Run registration is $10 or $20 including a t-shirt. Fun run participants who'd like a t-shirt must preregister.
The Fun Run will start at 9 a.m. and the 5K will follow at 9:30 a.m. Parking is available along the soccer field on Pennellville Rd. Race day registration and packet pick up will start at 7:30 AM.
Mens and Women's divisions include 15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-69 and 70+ and over. Timing will be by Diane Fornier.
A downloadable registration form is available at
For more info contact Nancy Roderick at , 729-5156
Online registration is also available at at (04/03)



Call for Artists! Check out the new Flea For All Market in Portland.

(submitted by Regina Kusche 04/03)





This summer I will be riding 270 miles from Boston to New York in three days.

I am riding to honor my friend Dr. Bruce Churchill and support the efforts to find an effective treatment for ALS. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Churchill has won a huge place in my heart. He has helped me overcome many challenges of my own. Throughout the years we have become good friends, sharing stories of our lives, adventures and families. As a doctor he always made me feel like I was his only patient. As a friend he’s always honest and positive. Just after my daughter was born Bruce was diagnosed with ALS. I just wanted to scream! How could something so devastating happen to one of the most amazing people I know? Since his diagnosis Dr. Churchill has continued to be positive and give his best efforts to everything he does. I feel selfish to be so heartbroken. I feel lucky to have shared his friendship. I have decided to take on a challenge of my own to help support the challenges he and so many others who suffer from ALS have been faced with . I hope this personal physical and emotional challenge and fundraising effort will help me make a slight difference. I will do my best to find my strength to finish the ride. I struggle to find the strength to see someone so special stolen away from this world. My minimal fundraising goal is $1800. If you know Dr. Bruce Churchill or anyone who has suffered from ALS I will whole heartedly appreciate any donation you can offer. Come ride if you’d like! I’d love the company. To donate: Thank you, Julie Yeo, EC Parent (04/03)

Please find attached the AWSNA newsletter "Inform," 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. Inform April 2012

It can also be found at (04/03)