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Adapting to Seasonal Changes; A Yoga and Hiking Retreat, November 1-3 at the Flagstaff Hut in the Carabasset Valley. Join Lucretia Woodruff and Kara Douglas for a weekend of yoga, hiking and delicious food (all sourced from local farms). Cost $340 for 2 nights, 2 days, lodging and meals, plus classes and a workshop on staying healthy with the seasonal changes. Contact Kara Douglas at for more info. See our flyer for more details. (10/01)

Position openings at the White Mountain Waldorf School in New Hampshire:
Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator: We are looking for an experienced, committed, passionate advocate of the Waldorf School. A candidate who professionally reaches out to the families, faculty, school committees, school volunteers, students and community members, on behalf of the Waldorf School, with a positive, energetic voice. The candidate will be the community face and voice of the school, recognized with a genuine love of the school, knowledge of the philosophy, the history and groundwork that has been laid by founding families and faculty over the past 29 years. They will focus positive energy on enrollment and sustainability.

Development Director , The Development Director is responsible for meeting the School’s annual fundraising and significant capital campaign goals. The Development Director is part of the administrative team and is advised by the Development Committee. The Director is also responsible for developing and maintaining active and productive relationships with board members, donors and administration. The candidate should have knowledge of the philosophy, the history of the school and groundwork that has been laid by founding families and faculty over the past 29 years. They will focus positive energy on development and sustainability.

All positions require an understanding of Waldorf Philosophy and/or a willingness to learn and work using Waldorf methods.

To apply, please send a letter of application, contact information for three references from people familiar with your work, and a short autobiography with your resume. Please email your information to the attention of Karen Albert, Administrator, at or mail to White Mountain Waldorf School, PO Box 1069, Conway, NH 03818. (10/01)

Maine inside out presents Culture of Punishment: from Parenting to Prisons: A four-day symposium featuring an original performance by youth at Long Creek Youth Development Center & keynote by Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, October 15-18, 2013. All events free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is required for certain events. For more information on the events: (10/01)

Fire Prevention Open house at the Freeport Fire Station, Wednesday October 9th, 2013 during Fire Prevention week. Click herefor flyer. (10/01)

Sunbridge Institute Events: Our Waldorf Weekend workshops, which we introduced this past summer, were so successful that we've decided to add one onto our fall lineup. If you have any new staffers or board members, fledgling teachers, or new or prospective parents (or even veteran parents!) who would benefit from an illuminating, hands-on introduction to Waldorf Education and anthroposophy, we hope you will share the attached flyerwith them for this November 1-2 event.  Additionally, if you have members of your community considering a career in Waldorf Education who would like to better understand the path of the Waldorf teacher, please encourage them to join us at an upcoming Open Day - scheduled for November 7th and 13th, during our elementary and early childhood November intensives. Visitors will experience a teacher education class, attend an in-depth discussion about Waldorf teacher education with our program director, and enjoy conversation over lunch with current program students. A flyer for these events is attached, as well.   (10/01)

Freeport Community Library - October Events:
Wednesday, October 2 at 6:00pm
Cauldrons of frothing witches brews, releasing ghosts from bottles, and warlock potions are all part of this fun evening with Mad Science. Get ready for the spookiest Halloween ever with this fun filled night.
It's Puppet Show Time at the Library
Thursday, October 10 at 10:15am
Lindsay brings her amazingly crafted life size puppets to Freeport Community Library’s children and families. Filled with silliness, crowd participation, and unique, memorable characters, her series of charming and positive short stories will delight the young and the young at heart.
Yoga for Kids at the Library
Thursdays at 10:15am, October 3 & November 7
First Thursdays of the month, the Freeport Yoga Company will be offering yoga classes for children ages 3 - 6.


Simplicity Parenting Distance Learning Program: Become a Simplicity Parenting Group Leader. Based on Kim John Payne’s Book and presented by Training Director Davina Muse, LMHC
Information: 413 727 8086,

Click here for flyer. (09/17)

For upcoming Spacial Dynamics Courses click here. (09/17)


Former Merriconeag community member, Steven Donoso, recently published Returning The Gift: Dialogues with Eckhart Tolle, Timothy Wilson, Adyashanti and Laura Waters Hinson - available at:





The Coastal Youth Orchestra is looking for new members! The group is entering its eleventh season and is recruiting musicians of different abilities. CYO’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.
      Coastal Youth Orchestra is made up of three ensembles that meet for rehearsals on Tuesdays at Mt. Ararat High School. The “Fiddleheads” is a beginning strings ensemble recommend to younger students age 6-10 who are new to the violin, cello, viola or bass. This group is conducted by Nancy Roderick who is well known for her enthusiasm and sensitivity while working with young string players and for her dedication to music education. The Fiddleheads rehearse from 4:00-5:00 PM.
      The “Coastal String Ensemble” is an intermediate string ensemble open to string players age 11-14. This group meets from 5:00-6:15 PM and is also conducted by Nancy Roderick.
      CYO’s “Chamber Orchestra” is made up of more advanced string players with the addition of wind and percussion musicians. Karla Kelley is the conductor of this ensemble. Ms. Kelley is active throughout New England as a conductor. Since 1987 she has served as conductor of the Maine State Ballet Orchestra that performs the Nutcracker at Merrill Auditorium each year as well as many other groups.
      CYO will have an open enrollment period through September and possibly October. Please contact Nancy Roderick to schedule an audition to join the group at, 751-4718. More information is available at The youth orchestra performs two seasonal concerts and provides outreach opportunities for young musicians.(09/17)

Manager for Community-Oriented Café: We are seeking an experienced, energetic manager who is passionate about great coffee and great community to run our thriving café in Yarmouth, Maine. If you are interested, please send a resume and a short letter outlining your experience with coffee to


Please click here for a PDF of the September Awsna newsletter, Inform.
It can also be found here:
"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. (09/10)