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Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:30 pm Merrill Auditorium, Portland
One of the most thrilling percussion ensembles in the world, the Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi have gained legendary status for their powerful, hypnotic and enthralling performances. Burundi is one of the smallest countries in Central Africa where the ritual of drumming comes from an ancient royal heritage and customs, with technique passed down from father to son. Their craft remains timeless: ancient and compelling yet as electrifyingly modern as any contemporary beat. The thunderous sound of the drums with the graceful yet athletic dance that accompanies this masterful performance represents an important part of Burundi’s musical heritage. Their performances are the ultimate African drum experience. Highly recommended! FMI: (10/02)

Freeport Community Library Activities:

GCW: The Freeport Community Library is starting a new community service program called GCW (Giving Children Warmth) for students in grades 6 - 8. The program will make blankets for children in Afghanistan. The blankets will be made of hand knit wool squares. Instructions on how to knit plus yarn and needles will be provided. The program starts Monday, October 22nd. Please stop by the library’s Children’s Room for details and an application.
Junior Page: Have you ever thought about working in a library? If the answer is yes, stop in and check out the new volunteer Junior Page (i.e. junior assistant) program in the Children’s Room at the Freeport Community Library. Our program trainings start on October 9th so if you are in 6th, 7th or 8th grade and are interested, please stops by for an application at the Children’s Desk.

Maine Mammal Tracks: Come to the Freeport Community Library on Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:30pm to make a mammal track. The Wolfe’s Neck State Park rangers will show you what mammal tracks look like, then help you make your own track to take home. Space is limited to the first 30 children, so stop by or call the Children’s Room, 207-865-3307, to sign up and save your spot. (10/02)

Click here for more information on Kat Gillies' Bread & Roses River School Art Collective Classes for Fall and Winter in Yarmouth. (10/02)

Daponte String Quartet:
Oct 7 - Sunday - 2:30pm - Boothbay
Leaf Peeper Concert, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Franz Josef Haydn, Quartet in D Major, op. 64, no 5. "The Lark", admission: $25
Series I: Austro-Hungarian 'Invasion"
Program:Franz Josef Haydn Quartet in D Major, op. 64, no 5. "The Lark," Bela Bartok String Quartet No. 6,
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quartet in D Minor, K. 428
Dates & Venues: Thursday Oct. 25 7:30 pm St. John's Episcopal Church, Thomaston, Friday Oct. 26 7:30 pm Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, Saturday Oct. 27 7:30 pm Portland Public Library (new venue), Sunday Oct. 28 3:00 pm Studzinski Hall at Bowdoin College, Brunswick (09/25)


Please join me in this Parenting Series toward Building Your Family Culture. We will study the book Simplicity Parenting and explore our authentic parenting practices in a safe community of fellow parents. Couples are encouraged to attend. There is a 30% discount for partners. All registration fees are negotiable, open for barter or trade depending on circumstance. Please send a deposit of $25.00 by October 5. The deposits will be held until registration is completed at the start of the series.
I have books available for $10. Please let me know if you would like one. I look forward to hearing from you. Please confirm your interest and send in your deposit by October 5. Thank you. Laina Clugston
Renewal Parenting & Simplicity Parenting Group Facilitator, PO Box 441, South Freeport, ME 04078
207-865-0865, See pdf of flyer by clicking here. (09/25)


Music teacher available for private instruction in violin, viola, cello and bass: Fiona (9th) & Louise (7th) Ahearne had the opportunity to attend the week-long Southern Maine Strings Camp for the past 2 summers. At camp, they studied with many wonderful teachers/councilors—an absolute favorite of which was Kevin Oates, who has just moved to Portland and is offering private lessons. He offers lessons in violin, viola, cello, and bass. To contact him: (518)320-5653 or email: And feel free to ask me/Fiona/Louise about Southern Maine Strings Camp as well. - Submitted by Lucy Birkett Ahearne (09/18)


Yoga for kids grades 3-6 at Freeport Yoga Co.: In this class, children will explore age-appropriate yoga postures, play games, and participate in activities that encourage community building and introspection. The class aims to increase flexibility and strength, while encouraging healthy body and mind awareness. Classes end with a period of relaxation, helping children discover the power of quieting mind and body. FMI, go to, and click on "workshops." Submitted by Trace Salter (09/18)


Esh Aerial Arts in the Boston area will offer a Circus Conditioning Workshops on Saturday 10/6 and a Contortion Workshop on Saturday, 10/27. Esh Aerial Arts is Boston's source for high-quality circus instruction and performance. Please visit their website for more information on their excellent classes. (09/18)


Cirque du Soleil is finally coming to Portland: They will bring their Saltimbanco show to the Civic Center from 10/10 to 10/14. Please visit their website to learn more about this family-friendly show. (09/18)


Coastal Youth Orchestra now accepting new musicians for the 2012-2013 school year: Is your child eager to play in a group setting that offers an extra challenge and yet is fun and low-key? Because there is a wonderful youth orchestra right in our back yard, and it's founded and directed by our own Nancy Roderick! My daughters will be participating again this year because their experiences last year were so positive and they learned much.
The orchestra has three levels:
Fiddleheads—a small group of strings players who are new to playing in a group setting. Directed by Nancy Roderick. Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00.
Coastal Strings—all strings as well, but offers more challenging music for the intermediate level musicians. Directed by Nancy Roderick. Tuesdays 5:05 to 6:20.
Coastal Chamber—for experienced players, this is open to strings, winds, horns, and percussion to create a that full orchestra sound (which, if you are a musician, is pretty thrilling). Directed by Karla Kelley. Tues 5:30 to 7:00.
Rehearsals are in Topsham in Mt. Ararat High School's band/chorus rooms. The 2 performances per year (Dec & May) are held at the Orien Center for the Performing Arts (at Mt. Ararat Middle School). For auditions or to discuss group placement and other details, please contact Nancy Roderick or 751-4718 and visit the website: - submitted by Lucy Birkett Ahearne (09/18)

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 September 2012. It can also be found at