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The Circus Conservatory of America's recreational program, Circus Atlantic, is hosting a free open house at the gym at Reiche Community School in Portland on Saturday, March 8 from noon - 3:00 pm.

The gym will be rigged for fabric, lyra, and trapeze. We will also have our mini-tramp, mats, unicycles, clubs, balls, rings, diabolos, and other gear. We'll have a half dozen local coaches for free classes in acrobatics, aerials, juggling and general circus arts. We have a core group of dedicated circus arts students—both youth and adult—who attend regularly. Now we're ready to boost enrollment in preparation for an outdoor performance in early June. Come join us on Saturday to be part of the circus community we are building in Maine! Register free at (03/04)

Girls on the Run is a life-changing running program for girls in the 3rd through 5th and 6th through 8th grades. The purpose is to provide girls with the tools they need to meet and navigate the challenges of adolescence, to inspire them to set and accomplish goals, and to encourage them to incorporate a physical activity into their daily lives. The 10-week, 20-lesson Girls on the Run curriculum combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire the girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions.
Girls on Track Team (Grades 6th-8th) meets at Casco Bay YMCA (Freeport) – Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30
Registration for the Spring session is open. Scholarships are available! For more information: (03/04)

Attached is the AWSNA Inform newsletter for March 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 March INFORM: Inform March 2014 (03/04)


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)

"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 March 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 March INFORM: Inform March 2014

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