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Vox Nova Chamber Choir In Concert Presents: The Ecstasies Above
Featuring: the Daponte String Quartet
Performances: Saturday 1/18/2014 7:30 pm, Sunday 1/19/2014 3:00 pm
Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Tickets: $20. Free admission with Bowdoin I.D.
Special offer: $15 tickets available for advanced purchase on a limited basis at select locations: Gulf of Maine (Brunswick) Sherman's Books (Freeport) & Now You're Cookin' (Bath)
Alumni parent, Susan Purcell, will be happy to get advance tickets to you at MWS, if you contact her by phone or text message at 207-450-8255 or email her at spurcell.maine@gmail.com Or, purchase tickets through the mail. Checks must be mailed and post-marked no later than 1/15/2014. Visit www.voxnovachamberchoir.com for more information or press-release-upcoming-concert-events, TheEcstasiesPosterpdf(01/14)

Maine Christian Community Annual Epiphany Gathering: The Reverend Darryl Coonan will be returning to Maine to conduct the Epiphany services. He will be arriving in Rockport on Friday, January 24, and staying until Sunday afternoon, January 26. For more details, please click here: Epiphanypdf. (01/14)

Dzogchen Meditation Center, Ka-Nying Surmang Choling

The Living Wisdom of the Buddha Dharma Lecture Series
Fearlessly Vulnerable: Understanding the Spiritual Path as Complete Openness,

Saturday January 18th and January 25, 2:30 – 4:30
For most of us our approach to spiritual realization begins with a sense of our own vulnerability and the fear and anxiety that that produces. We would like to cover up so completely or become such “supermen” that we never have to worry about being hurt again. Ultimately, however, a genuine Spiritual Path always involves a stripping away of our “suit of armor” and realizing that there is no one to protect – just an open heart that feels vulnerable. That feeling is acually the key that unlocks the path to becoming completely human. One can only travel this path through the practice of nonconceptual meditation.
Genuine Spiritual Authority, Saturday February 1st and February 8th from 2:30 till 4:30.What exactly do we mean by “Spiritual Authority” in the 21st Century. In America we love to put our leaders on pedestals only to enjoy the tearing down process. This has a lot to do with our myth of rebellion. In the Spiritual tradition our democratic process leads to a situation of the blind leading the blind. But who do we trust and how can we avoid a situation where power leads to corruption. In this class we will examine the Buddhist idea of a spiritual teacher as one who knows what to accept and what to reject on the Spiritual Path and how this empowers individuals rather than dis-empowers spiritual practitioners.
Dzogchen Meditation Center, Ka-Nying Surmang Choling, 4 Armstrong Way, West Bath, ME 04530 www.dzogchenmeditation.com (01/14)

Upcoming Activities at Wind and Sky Yoga:

music/kirtan Saturday, January 25th from 5-7 pm following yoga series....Children warmly welcome with adult supervision....Peace.
Yoga series starting January 25th.....full/partial scholarships may be available....please inquire at 330-5803 or windandskyyoga.com


You are cordially invited to attend the Midcoast School of Music Winter Ensemble Showcase on Sunday, January 26th, 2014 featuring Merriconeag's own Eric Bloch, a 6th grader in Ms. Chace’s class. He wil be playing drums in the Millenials Pop Ensemble. EJ and his friends are very fortunate to have an opportunity to perform in the historic Montgomery Theatre in Bath, Maine on Sunday, January 26th from 12pm-3:30pm. This event is free and open to the public! This event will feature a powerhouse lineup of 7 ensembles, 60+ participants and 15 teachers all from the Midcoast School of Music. It will be a truly epic day of Rock, Blues, Soul, Funk, Pop, Jazz! We are so proud of our amazing staff and hardworking students!
If you have been contemplating getting involved in the thriving ensemble program offered here at MSOM then this would be a great opportunity to come out and hear what you have been missing! FMI: www.midcoastschoolofmusic.com
The performance schedule is as follows...
12:00pm - Morse High School Rock Ensemble
12:25pm - MSOM All-Star Ensemble
1:10pm - Dreamgirls Ensemble
1:30pm - Girls Ensemble
1:50pm - Eric Clapton Ensemble
2:20pm - Monsters of Rock Ensemble
2:45pm - Millenials Pop Ensemble (01/14)

Do you know a boy who loves to sing? Join The Boy Singers of Maine for an Open House. The Boy Singers of Maine (BSM) are now accepting singers from aged 7- to high school seniors! We welcome interested boys and their families to come and see what a live rehearsal is like. Meet other Boy Singers and their parents, ask questions, and learn more about what The Boy Singers of Maine organization offers:
Three choirs: Lyric, Concert, and Lower Octave
Professional, experienced Choir Directors
A range of concerts and singing experiences throughout the year
An annual summer camp
The history and traditions of this 35 year organization
When: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 9:00am – 10:30am
Where: 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME (Parish house at St. Mary's Church)
For more information, check out our website www.boysingersofmaine.org (01/14)

At Apothecary By Design, on January 28, 2014 at 6:30pm, Lindy Grigel MHP, PA-C, CCH of Fal River Health Center will teach creative approaches to health enhancing nutritional choices, restorative sleep hygiene and advantageous use of technology. Homeopathy and alternative therapies will also be discussed. A mandala concept of Integrative Medicine will link the sociological and physical impact of these topics. Join us to explore scientific studies, which show how deficits in nutrition and sleep, as well as overuse of digital media, impair the brain’s executive control system. (01/07)

Please click here for a PDF of the December Awsna newsletter, Inform.
It can also be found here: http://www.whywaldorfworks.org/03_NewsEvents/index.asp
"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.


Freeport Community Library - January Events:

Star Myths and Legends Wednesday, January 15 at 6:00pm at The Freeport Community Library. Northern Stars’ inflatable traveling planetarium is coming to the library. Learn the stories behind the constellations we see and how to spot them in the night sky. This will be a fun evening so come in out of the cold for a night of stargazing at the library. Sign-up at the library.Space is limited to sixty people.

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