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The Maine Acoustic Festival presents a BENEFIT CONCERT of Four Student Groups

Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00 pm
First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main Street, Yarmouth, ME

Admission: $15 adults; $10 Children. Proceeds will benefit the second annual Maine Acoustic Festival.

Concert link:

     The groups performing include Flight 317, a group of music students from 317 Main Community Music Center in Yarmouth; The Royal River Honey Badgers, a student group from North Yarmouth Academy; the Franklin County Fiddlers, a group of string players from Mt. Blue High School in Farmington; and * the Johnny Beasts, a student group from Merriconeag Waldorf School in Freeport. (02/25)

Race director Nancy Roderick has announced that registration is open for the 4th annual Coastal Youth Orchestra 5K/Walk and Fun Run, “Go for Baroque....out and Bach”. The race is scheduled to be held on Sunday April 27th on Pennellville Road in Brunswick. The course record is held by Merriconeag's own Jack Pierce.
The race is being held by the Coastal Youth Orchestra and will benefit the organization’s musical programs for young people. CYO musicians will play music along the course.

     The 5K course in Brunswick is an out and back run and is generally flat and very scenic. The race starts at the intersection of Old Pennellville and Pennellville Roads, taking Pennellville Road to a right onto Pennel Way, left onto Simpson Pt. Road to the end and return to the start. The race is competitive, but fun and is well known for it’s beautiful course, music, great snacks, great people, prizes and fun.

     Race fees are $25 for the 5K ($20 for students 18 and under). The first 100 runners to register will receive a T-shirt. Registration fee for the Fun Run is $10, or $20 including a T-shirt.
      The one mile Fun Run will start at 9AM and the 5K will follow at 9:30. Parking is available along the soccer field on Pennellville Road. Race day registration and packet pickup will start at 7:30 a.m.
      Prizes will be awarded in several categories. A registration form is available for download at or may be done online at For more information contact Nancy Roderick at, 751-4718. Please come and join in the fun and "Go for Baroque!!!" (02/25)


The Freeport Community Library welcomes back Rob Duquette who sings and performs on Ukelele, guitar, xylophone and many percussion instruments from around the globe.The program is March 27, 2014 at 10:30 am. (02/25)

March 22nd 9:30-4:30 a music/kirtan by Omkara of Kevin Wicks following from 5-7 pm---children with adult supervision are more than welcome to the music/kirtan portion of the day! Full/half day yoga class options available. for details/directions...minutes from downtown Freeport. (02/25)

Save the Date: A Lecture and Seminar with Herbert Hagens, Friday, April 11, 2014: 7 pm, Saturday, April 12, 2014: 9am - 4pm, Ashwood Waldorf School, Rockport, Maine. Friday evening lecture, $5 donation suggested, Saturday seminar, $25~Registration begins in March~By Studies in Anthroposophy (02/25)

Spa, Knit & Spin: Friday, February 28 - Monday, March 2, 2014: This is an annual event that takes place at 3 Freeport Hotels: the Hilton Garden, Hampton Inn, and Harraseeket Inn. A host of events including a vendor show, fashion show, and open spin will fill the town with hundreds of visitors. Visit the NETA Fiber Blog for more information, (02/25)

"Imagine discovering you are not the person you thought you were. That you have a family, a history, an ethnicity you never knew. How would this discovery impact your life, the lives of those around you; your vision of yourself and society?" - Michael Fosberg
An Evening With Michael Fosberg: Waynflete will host an evening with actor, teacher, and writer Michael Fosberg at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, in Franklin Theater. Michael will present Incognito, his one-man play that deals with the issues of race, diversity, identity, and adoption. Members of the community are invited to the presentation. There will be a reception hosted by the Waynflete Parents Diversity Committee outside the Theater at 6:30 p.m.
Waynflete School is located at 360 Spring Street in Portland. For more information, contact Director of Community Relations & Diversity, Juanita Nichols at (207)774-5721 ext. 1222. For more information on Michael Fosberg click here. (02/25)

The Midcoast School of Music is about to begin our Spring Semester Ensemble Program. If you have been contemplating getting involved in our program I would like to personally invite you to join us on Sunday March 2nd and find out more about or thriving ensemble program. There is no cost or obligation to attend.
This semester we are offering the following programs: Beatles Ensemble, Classic Rock Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, New Orleans Funk & Soul Revue, Pop Music Ensemble, Girls Rock Ensemble, Dreamgirls Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble. For more information or to reserve a spot please contact Matt Fogg at 207.229.2738 or (02/25)


Host a Fresh Air child for a week this summer: I am a local volunteer for Fresh Air, recruiting host families in Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Cumberland and Gray. We have additional volunteers to our north and south, representing all towns I'm sure your families are from. One of Merriconeag's families is already hosting a child from NYC this summer. New host families agree to host a child for one week. They may choose from the following weeks: July 9-16, August 11-18, or August 14-21. They may also indicate gender and age preference from the following categories: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12. The application includes a family interview and home walk-through, plus reference and background checks. For more information, visit  If a group of Merriconeag families would like to get together for an informational evening, we would be happy to bring volunteers and current host families for a group Q&A/meet and greet.  We think Merriconeag families have a lot in common with what we want to offer our city kids in terms of focus on play & immersion in nature. Additionally, the focus and dedication your families show to education will no doubt enhance the experience for any child. Bethany Smart,, 207-712-1640 (02/11)

Attached is the AWSNA Inform newsletter for February for those who are interested in Waldorf education in North America. INFORM is now up on the News page of the AWSNA website.
Here is the direct link to the February INFORM:


Dzogchen Meditation Center February Retreat, “The Heart of the Matter,”
February 21 to March 2, 2014: The simple practice of sitting in undistracted awareness is the practice of a kusulu and is “the heart of the matter” in terms of cutting directly through our habitual confusion, recognizing the awakened state of mind, and stabilizing that recognition. During this 10 day retreat we will practice 8 to 10 hours a day in a practice format developed by the Kagyu Meditation Master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. We will rely on the pith instructions of the Kagyu and Nyingma masters and have face to face interviews with members of the Surmang Kagyu Order to help clarify our practice. The retreat will end on the auspicious day of Losar – Tibetan New Year’s Day and we will celebrate with a lunch, toasts and fireworks!
This is a sealed, residential retreat happening in our Center in West Bath, Maine.
The cost of the retreat is $400.00 and includes room and board.
Please call the registrar’s office for more information at (207) 607-3392 or email

Click here for flyer. (02/04)


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