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September 2017

Portland Intown Contra Dance

September 21, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by Dave, Bethany, and Glen and callers Gretchen Hanes and Elsa Rowe at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. When Dave Langford of the nationally-renowned Latter Day Lizards comes to Maine he likes to play music with local stars Glen Loper and Bethany Waickman.  Gretchen Hanes (formerly Gretchen Carroll) will be calling the first half of the evening and new caller Elsa Rowe will call the second half.  They are both calling under the mentorship of Dugan Murphy.  See the…

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Greenwood Fiddle Jam

September 22, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Greenwood Town Hall,
Rte. 26
Greenwood, ME 04255 United States
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Fiddles and more coming together for Traditional, Scotts, Irish, Quebecois, and contra dance tunes. Every second and fourth Friday beginning June 9th through September 22nd. 6-9 pm, slow jam 6-7, old Greenwood Town Hall, Rte. 26, in the village of Locke Mills. FMI: Monica, 381-7730.

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Brunswick Int Folk dance

September 22, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
People Plus,
35 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe, and around the globe. Good exercise, great fun. Many dances are taught. No partner needed. Best international folk dancing north of Boston! Fridays, one block west of Maine St. All are welcome. FMI: 200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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N. Whitefield Contra dance

September 22, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
North Whitefield St. Denis Parish Hall,
298 Grand Army Rd Whitefield, ME 04353 United States
North Whitefield, ME 04353 United States
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David Langford on fiddle, Bethany Waikman, guitar and Glen Loper on mandolin with Chrissy Fowler calling at St Denis Parish Hall. 8-11 PM. $6-10 sliding scale. FMI: 338-0296.

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Ellsworth International Folk Dancing

September 23, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moore Community Center,
125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME United States
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Dance to the world’s music at Moore Community Center, 125 State St. Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian cradle dance. Instruction: easier dances 4:00 – 4:30, intermediate/advanced dances 4:30 – 5:00, followed by requests. FMI: 518-7473

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Bar Harbor Contra dance

September 23, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library,
34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 Select a Country:
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Contra Dance with Big Moose band at the Jesup Library. Caller Mike Fay will teach all dances. Beginners,families and experienced dancers all welcome. 6:30-9:30 PM. $8, under 12 free, Family max $25. FMI: 460-2401

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Bowdoinham House concert

September 23, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Whittlesey’s Barn,
182 Ridge Road
Bowdoinham, ME United States
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Ari and Mia Friedman playing their wonderful tunes for a house concert in the Barn at 182 Ridge Road, Bowdoinham. Potluck at 6:30, music at 7:30 PM. $10. FMI: 522-4118

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Rockland concert

September 23, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Strand Theatre,
345 Main St
Rockland , ME 04841 United States
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Acclaimed folk rock duo Aztec Two-Step will present their classic duo’s show at the Strand Theater, 345 Main St. Maine native Rex Fowler and his music partner Neal Shulman just completed an album of all-original songs called Naked, their first in over a decade. 7:30 -10 PM. $25-30. FMI: 594-0070 or rocklandstrand.com

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Portland concert

September 23, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. At One Longfellow Square. 8-11 PM. $35 advance, $40 door. FMI: 761-1757.

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Waldoboro Sacred Harp Singing

September 24, 2:00 am - 5:00 pm
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St. Paul’s Chapel,
1055 Dutch Neck Road
Waldoboro, ME United States
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The Midcoast Area 4th Sunday Sacred Harp Singing occurs on 4th Sundays. This month, we will be singing at St Paul’s Chapel on dutch Neck Rd. As always, one and all are welcome to join us in song – including beginners, curious friends, and passing strangers, with no prior musical ability or experience expected or required. We sing unaccompanied in 4 part harmony, primarily from The Sacred Harp (1991 Denson edition) tunebook, with loaner books available to use during the…

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Belfast Scottish Country dance

September 25, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 2, 2017
Belfast American Legion Hall,
143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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Scottish Country Dancing at the American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.). 7:30-9:30 PM $4 requested FMI: David, 469-3293, or Bob, 722-3139

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Portland Peace Singers

September 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 10, 2017
Barron Center,
1145 Brighton Av.
Portland, ME United States
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Maine Peace Singers seeking new members. An intergenerational folk choir whose purpose is to promote peace and build community through music. We sing songs with messages of love, respect, hope, kindness, acceptance, friendship and diversity. We share our message through performance and sing-a-longs, while providing a community service. Practice every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:00PM at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av. There is no audition and we always welcome new members regardless of your musical or vocal talent.…

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Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

September 26, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 7, 2017
First Parish UU Church,
425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Come sing with us! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of “The Sacred Harp.” This is open community singing where all voices are welcome – no musical or singing experience is expected or necessary. Loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Also known as shape note music, Sacred Harp music is a form of early American devotional music that comes out of a rich living tradition. Deeply rooted in the…

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Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

September 27, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 4, 2017
Halcyon Grange Hall,
Rt 15
Blue Hill, ME United States
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Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers welcome you to an open class at the Halcyon Grange Hall on Rt 15 in North Blue Hill. Beginners welcome, with or without a partner. 6:30-8:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. FMI: Mike, 348-9308 or mjlittle2318@hotmail.com

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

September 28, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by Sassafras Stomp and callers Dugan Murphy and Annabel Dryden at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. Sassafras Stomp is Johanna Davis and Adam Nordell, joined here by Jamie Oshima.  Dugan Murphy will call the first half.  Emerging caller, Annabel Dryden, will call the second half under Dugan’s mentorship.  See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are…

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Brunswick Int Folk dance

September 29, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
People Plus,
35 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe, and around the globe. Good exercise, great fun. Many dances are taught. No partner needed. Best international folk dancing north of Boston! Fridays, one block west of Maine St. All are welcome. FMI: 207-200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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Winter Harbor Coffeehouse

September 29, 7:00 pm
Hammond Hall,
427 Main Street
Winter Harbor, ME United States
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David Dodson and the Lowdown at Hammond Hall, 427 Main St. Great desserts and locally roasted coffee too! 7 PM. $15 suggested, 12 and under free. FMI: 963-2569 or schoodicartsforall.org

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Portland concert

September 29, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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From the foothills of Western Maine comes Golden Oak, a folk group whose genre-blending sound has them steadily emerging as a musical force in New England. Members include Zak Kendall (guitar, lead vocals), Lena Kendall (percussion, lead vocals), Seth Wegner (cello, vocals), and Eloise Schultz (trumpet, vocals). With The Appleseed Collective at One Longfellow Square, 8-11 PM. $10 advance, $12 door. FMI: 761-1757

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E. Vassalboro Contra dance

September 30, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Vassalboro Contra Dance,
East Vassalboro Maine 04935
East Vassalboro, 04935 United States
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Our eleventh annual blueberry buckle contra dance takes place at the gorgeous East Vassalboro Grange. Music by the ever  popular Scrod Pudding with caller Bill Olson. Potluck 6:30, Main dance 8 pm with 7:30 practice dance.  Blueberry buckle and fresh cream included in price and served at break time. $8. $6 students, $20 family max FMI: 649-2765

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October 2017

Belfast Scottish Country dance

October 2, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 2, 2017
Belfast American Legion Hall,
143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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Scottish Country Dancing at the American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.). 7:30-9:30 PM $4 requested FMI: David, 469-3293, or Bob, 722-3139

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Portland Peace Singers

October 3, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 10, 2017
Barron Center,
1145 Brighton Av.
Portland, ME United States
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Maine Peace Singers seeking new members. An intergenerational folk choir whose purpose is to promote peace and build community through music. We sing songs with messages of love, respect, hope, kindness, acceptance, friendship and diversity. We share our message through performance and sing-a-longs, while providing a community service. Practice every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:00PM at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av. There is no audition and we always welcome new members regardless of your musical or vocal talent.…

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Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

October 3, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 7, 2017
First Parish UU Church,
425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Come sing with us! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of “The Sacred Harp.” This is open community singing where all voices are welcome – no musical or singing experience is expected or necessary. Loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Also known as shape note music, Sacred Harp music is a form of early American devotional music that comes out of a rich living tradition. Deeply rooted in the…

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Belfast – Concert

October 3, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage,
25 Village Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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The Hanz Araki Band will be performing at 7:00 PM in the Common House at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, 25 Village Road (off Tufts Road) in Belfast. Refreshments provided. Suggested donation $15-$20. FMI and to make a reservation, please visit our Common House Concert Series website, or contact Steve, forest.audio@gmail.com.

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Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

October 4, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 4, 2017
Halcyon Grange Hall,
Rt 15
Blue Hill, ME United States
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Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers welcome you to an open class at the Halcyon Grange Hall on Rt 15 in North Blue Hill. Beginners welcome, with or without a partner. 6:30-8:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. FMI: Mike, 348-9308 or mjlittle2318@hotmail.com

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

October 5, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by New Brew and caller David Millstone at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. From Rochester, New York, New Brew is Jane Knoeck, Tom Santarsiero, and Eileen Nicholson Kalfass.  David Millstone from Vermont is joining them on this tour to Maine.  See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $10 at the door.  Enter through…

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Trenton – Storytelling Gathering

October 6, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
SPCA of Hancock County,
141 Bar Harbor Road
Trenton, ME United States
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L.O.O.N.S is actually Lovers Of Old & New Stories, a five-year-old Storytelling guild that meets monthly. Our members share a love of story, but a rich collection of different perspectives on how to best express that passion. Our interests range from sharing personal stories, to performing as a costumed historical character, to telling with puppets, to bringing folk tales from other cultures to life. We are delighted by minstrelsy, mime, tales for elders, adults, children, teens, and more. Our meetings…

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Belfast Community Dance

October 6, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Belfast American Legion Hall,
143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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Community Dance. Calling by Chrissy Fowler with music by the All-Comers Band. American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.) in Belfast at 6:30 p.m. Come with or without a partner. All are welcome. Musicians, bring your instruments! Adults $2, children $1. Part of the Belfast Flying Shoes dance series. For info: 338-0979 belfastflyingshoes@gmail.com  www.belfastflyingshoes.org

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Belfast Flying Shoes Contra Dance

October 6, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Belfast American Legion Hall,
143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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Contra dance with calling by David Millstone, and music by New Brew. Sound by Glen Loper. American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.) in Belfast at 8:00 p.m. Come with or without a partner. All are welcome. Adults $10, ages 13-20 and adult All-Comers $8, kids $5. Bring a box fan for the window and get $1 off! Part of the Belfast Flying Shoes dance series. For info: 338-0979, belfastflyingshoes@gmail.com,  www.belfastflyingshoes.org

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Bryant Pond Contra Dance

October 7, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Franklin Grange,
32 Main St, ( Rte 26 )
Bryant Pond, ME 04219 United States
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Last contra dance of the summer series. Franklin Grange, 32 Main St (Rte. 26) in Bryant Pond Village. 7-9 p.m. Music by the Better Late Than Never Band with Maggie Robinson calling. $8/$20 family max. Beginners are welcome with or without a partner. Bring clean shoes for dancing. FMI: Monica 381-7730.

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Special Extra Portland Intown Contra Dance

October 7, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Special Saturday night contra dance with music by New Brew and caller Dela Murphy at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. On a tour of New England from Rochester, New York, New Brew is Jane Knoeck, Tom Santarsiero, and Eileen Nicholson Kalfass. See the PICD website for more info. This event is a special extra Saturday night dance put on by the Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $12 at the door.  Enter through the courtyard. Lesson for first-time…

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Waterville Shape Note singing

October 8, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Unnamed Venue,
ME
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The monthly Waterville Shape Note Singing will be held  from 2-5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 1 Park Street.  The Shape Note singing is a free, participatory  event, not a performance. No experience is necessary and  beginners are warmly welcomed.  Books are available for loan or purchase. There will also be NO potluck meal after the singing, but feel free to bring snacks to share at the break.  The singing is primarily from the The Sacred Harp, a shape…

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Portland Peace Singers

October 10, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 10, 2017
Barron Center,
1145 Brighton Av.
Portland, ME United States
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Maine Peace Singers seeking new members. An intergenerational folk choir whose purpose is to promote peace and build community through music. We sing songs with messages of love, respect, hope, kindness, acceptance, friendship and diversity. We share our message through performance and sing-a-longs, while providing a community service. Practice every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:00PM at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av. There is no audition and we always welcome new members regardless of your musical or vocal talent.…

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Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

October 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 7, 2017
First Parish UU Church,
425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Come sing with us! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of “The Sacred Harp.” This is open community singing where all voices are welcome – no musical or singing experience is expected or necessary. Loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Also known as shape note music, Sacred Harp music is a form of early American devotional music that comes out of a rich living tradition. Deeply rooted in the…

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

October 12, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by Catastrophe and caller Ron Blechner at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. Catatrophe is Dana Hartshorn, Jamie Oshima, Kyra Bleicher, and Ness Smith-Savedoff.  Ron Blechner is visiting from Western Mass.  See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $10 at the door.  Enter through the courtyard. Lesson for first-time dancers at 7:00; dance 7:30-10:00.…

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Garland – Contra Dance

October 13, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Garland Grange Hall,
Oliver Hill RD
Garland, Maine 04939 Select a Country:
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The Garland Grange (on Oliver Hill Rd) will host a Contra Dance with caller John McIntire & live music by Some Reel People. All dances are taught, all ages welcome. 7:00 ~10:00 pm. Admission: $7 singles, $12 families. FMI: Jim, 924-3925.

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Bates – Techno Contra

October 13, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Muskie Archives,
70 Campus Av
Lewiston, ME United States
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Bates is kicking off its monthly dance series with a Techno Contra! Contra dancing, electronic music, lights, it’s going to be a party! Music will provided by Electro Heart, featuring Jamie Oshima, Sean Oshima and Julie Vallimont with calling by Ron Blechner. Dance will begin at 8:00pm with a beginner lesson at 7:30. At the Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. Admission: Sliding scale of $5.00-8.00, all proceeds go directly back to the musicians. FMI: freewillfolk@gmail.com.

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Ellsworth International Folk Dancing

October 14, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Moore Community Center,
125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME United States
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Dance to the world’s music! Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian cradle dance at the Moore Community Center, 125 State St. Instruction: easier dances 4:00 – 4:30, intermediate/advanced dances 4:30 – 5:00, followed by requests. FMI: 518-7473

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Hiram Open mic

October 14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hiram Community Center,
14 Historical Ridge
Hiram, ME 04041 United States
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Bring your songs, tunes, poems, stories, jokes, magic tricks, dances, skits, etc. Audience needed, too!!! All ages welcome. 10 min. maximum per act, please. Sign up the night of the show. Snacks and soft beverages available or BYOB. At the Community Center. Donations welcome. FMI: Katherine & David 625-4549 or katherinerhoda@yahoo.com

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Winter Harbor Contra dance

October 14, 7:30 pm
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Hammond Hall,
427 Main Street
Winter Harbor, ME United States
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Old time contra dance with waltzes, polkas, schottisches, international, and contras with the Sheep Island Rovers. Dances called/taught by Jon Archer. at Hammond Hall, 427 Main St. 7:30 PM. $10 suggested, 12 and under free. FMI: 963-2569 or schoodicartsforall.org

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Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

October 17, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 7, 2017
First Parish UU Church,
425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Come sing with us! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of “The Sacred Harp.” This is open community singing where all voices are welcome – no musical or singing experience is expected or necessary. Loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Also known as shape note music, Sacred Harp music is a form of early American devotional music that comes out of a rich living tradition. Deeply rooted in the…

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

October 19, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by Ellen and Neil and caller Frannie Marr at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. The widely-traveled Frannie Marr from Southern California is visiting us this evening.  Our band is an intergenerational duo: Ellen Gawler (fiddle) and Neil Pearlman (piano). If we’re good, they may be joined by Elsie Gawler (bass). See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all…

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Topsham – Concert

October 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Orion Performing Arts Center,
66 Republic Ave
Topsham, ME 04086 United States
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Have you ever heard 70+ fiddlers performing at the same time?? Here’s your chance! Fiddle-icious is comprised of a diverse group of enthusiastic fiddlers and other musicians of all ages and all walks of life. The group’s music features tunes passed on from our Scottish, Irish, Quebecois, and Acadian ancestors. The primary goal of Fiddle-icious is to keep the tradition alive by sharing Maine’s musical heritage with the community. Fiddle-icious is led by Maine Master Fiddler Don Roy, a phenomenal…

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Waldoboro Sacred Harp Singing

October 22, 2:00 am - 5:00 pm
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St. Paul’s Chapel,
1055 Dutch Neck Road
Waldoboro, ME United States
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The Midcoast Area 4th Sunday Sacred Harp Singing occurs on 4th Sundays. This month, we will be singing at St Paul’s Chapel on dutch Neck Rd. As always, one and all are welcome to join us in song – including beginners, curious friends, and passing strangers, with no prior musical ability or experience expected or required. We sing unaccompanied in 4 part harmony, primarily from The Sacred Harp (1991 Denson edition) tunebook, with loaner books available to use during the…

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So Portland – Concert

October 22, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
South Portland High School Auditorium,
637 Highland Avenue
South Portland, ME 04106 United States
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Have you ever heard 70+ fiddlers performing at the same time?? Here’s your chance! Fiddle-icious is comprised of a diverse group of enthusiastic fiddlers and other musicians of all ages and all walks of life. The group’s music features tunes passed on from our Scottish, Irish, Quebecois, and Acadian ancestors. The primary goal of Fiddle-icious is to keep the tradition alive by sharing Maine’s musical heritage with the community. Fiddle-icious is led by Maine Master Fiddler Don Roy, a phenomenal…

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Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

October 24, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until November 7, 2017
First Parish UU Church,
425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Come sing with us! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of “The Sacred Harp.” This is open community singing where all voices are welcome – no musical or singing experience is expected or necessary. Loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Also known as shape note music, Sacred Harp music is a form of early American devotional music that comes out of a rich living tradition. Deeply rooted in the…

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Portland Intown Contra Dance Halloween Party

October 26, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by The Mystic River Trio and caller Shari Shakti at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. Visiting us from the rock-solid state of New Hampshire, The Mystic River Trio is Rick Kaufman, Alex Cumming, and Stephen Thomforde. Emerging caller, Shari Shakti will be taking the stage to call the whole evening for the first time, under the mentorship of Dugan Murphy.  See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra…

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N. Whitefield Contra dance

October 27, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
North Whitefield St. Denis Parish Hall,
298 Grand Army Rd Whitefield, ME 04353 United States
North Whitefield, ME 04353 United States
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Frigate; Steve Muise on fiddle, Fred White, guitar and Glen Loper with John McIntire calling at St Denis Parish Hall. 8-11 PM $6-10 sliding scale. FMI: 338-0296

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Ellsworth International Folk Dancing

October 28, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 23, 2017
Moore Community Center,
125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME United States
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Dance to the world’s music! Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian cradle dance at Moore Community Center, 125 State St.  Instruction: easier dances 4:00 – 4:30, intermediate/advanced dances 4:30 – 5:00, followed by requests. $8. FMI: 518-7473

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Gorham – Concert

October 28, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McCormack Performing Arts Center,
41 Morrill Ave
Gorham, ME 04038 United States
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Have you ever heard 70+ fiddlers performing at the same time?? Here’s your chance! Fiddle-icious is comprised of a diverse group of enthusiastic fiddlers and other musicians of all ages and all walks of life. The group’s music features tunes passed on from our Scottish, Irish, Quebecois, and Acadian ancestors. The primary goal of Fiddle-icious is to keep the tradition alive by sharing Maine’s musical heritage with the community. Fiddle-icious is led by Maine Master Fiddler Don Roy, a phenomenal…

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Lewiston – Concert

October 29, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gendron Franco Center,
46 Cedar Street
Lewiston , ME 04240 United States
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Have you ever heard 70+ fiddlers performing at the same time?? Here’s your chance! Fiddle-icious is comprised of a diverse group of enthusiastic fiddlers and other musicians of all ages and all walks of life. The group’s music features tunes passed on from our Scottish, Irish, Quebecois, and Acadian ancestors. The primary goal of Fiddle-icious is to keep the tradition alive by sharing Maine’s musical heritage with the community. Fiddle-icious is led by Maine Master Fiddler Don Roy, a phenomenal…

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Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

October 31, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 7, 2017
First Parish UU Church,
425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Come sing with us! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of “The Sacred Harp.” This is open community singing where all voices are welcome – no musical or singing experience is expected or necessary. Loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Also known as shape note music, Sacred Harp music is a form of early American devotional music that comes out of a rich living tradition. Deeply rooted in the…

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November 2017

Portland Intown Contra Dance

November 2, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by Catastrophe and caller Chris Roccioti at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. Catastrophe is Kyra Bleicher, Ness Smith-Savedoff, Dana Hartshorn, and Jamie Oshima.  Chris is visiting from Boston.  See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $10 at the door.  Enter through the courtyard. Lesson for first-time dancers at 7:00; dance 7:30-10:00. Parking is…

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Boothbay Harbor concert

November 4, 7:30 pm
Boothbay Harbor Opera House,
86 Townsend Av
Boothbay Harbor, ME United States
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Le Vent du Nord at the Opera House. The group’s current line-up consists of singers / multi-instrumentalists Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers, and Réjean Brunet. Some of their songs come from traditional folk repertoire, while others are original compositions. 7:30 PM. $20. FMI: 633-6855

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Portland Sacred Harp Singing

November 5, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The New Church,
302 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME United States
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All are welcome to come sing with us at our Portland monthly Sacred Harp Singing, where we sing out of “The Sacred Harp” 1991 Denson edition. Loaner copies of this tunebook are available to use during the singing, as well as copies to purchase. No experience expected or necessary – beginners and curious onlookers are always warmly welcome. The Sacred Harp consists largely of early American devotional music, including hymns, fugues, anthems, etc. Coming out of a rich and uniquely…

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Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

November 7, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 7, 2017
First Parish UU Church,
425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Come sing with us! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of “The Sacred Harp.” This is open community singing where all voices are welcome – no musical or singing experience is expected or necessary. Loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Also known as shape note music, Sacred Harp music is a form of early American devotional music that comes out of a rich living tradition. Deeply rooted in the…

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NO PORTLAND INTOWN CONTRA DANCE TONIGHT

November 9, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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There will be no contra dance at the State Street Church in Portland on Thursday, November 9 or Thursday, November 23 due to a church functions those evenings.  These are two of three Thursdays per year that our venue is unavailable to us.  See you at the contra dances on November 16 and November 30! See the Portland Intown Contra Dance website for more info. Join the Portland Intown Contra Dance Facebook Group for updates and discussion.

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Ellsworth International Folk Dancing

November 11, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moore Community Center,
125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME United States
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Dance to the world’s music! Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian cradle dance at the Moore Community Center, 125 State St. Potluck and Dance Party! 4-6 PM FMI: 518-7473

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Hiram Open mic

November 11, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hiram Community Center,
14 Historical Ridge
Hiram, ME 04041 United States
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Bring your songs, tunes, poems, stories, jokes, magic tricks, dances, skits, etc. Audience needed, too!!! All ages welcome. 10 min. maximum per act, please. Sign up the night of the show. Snacks and soft beverages available or BYOB. At the Community Center. Donations welcome. FMI: Katherine & David 625-4549 or katherinerhoda@yahoo.com

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

November 16, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 31, 2017
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by TBA and caller TBA at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $10 at the door.  Enter through the courtyard. Lesson for first-time dancers at 7:00; dance 7:30-10:00. Parking is free after 6pm on street around the State Street/West End neighborhood. We recommend budgeting time to find…

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Bangor Concert

November 17, 7:30 pm
Gracie Theatre at Husson University, ,,
1 College Circle
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Childsplay at the Gracie Theater at Hussan University, 1 College Circle. 7:30 PM $30-40. FMI: 941-7888 or gracietheatre.com

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Portland concert

November 18, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Portland High School Auditorium,
284 Cumberland St
Portland, ME 04101 Select a Country:
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Fiddling supergroup Childsplay, with Irish singer Karan Casey, is a who’s who of fiddlers from the United States and the Celtic world. They will be celebrating over 30 years of touring by bringing their band of 14 fiddlers and 9 all-star instrumentalists, dancers and singers back to the Portland High School auditorium, 284 Cumberland St. All the fiddlers in Childsplay perform on instruments made by violin maker Bob Childs of Cambridge. 8 PM. $25. FMI: 617-354-1673 or childsplay.org

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NO PORTLAND INTOWN CONTRA DANCE TONIGHT

November 23, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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There will be no contra dance at the State Street Church in Portland on Thursday, November 9 or Thursday, November 23 due to a church functions those evenings.  These are two of three Thursdays per year that our venue is unavailable to us. See you at the contra dances on November 16 and November 30! See the Portland Intown Contra Dance website for more info. Join the Portland Intown Contra Dance Facebook Group for updates and discussion.

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North Whitefield Contra Dance

November 24, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
North Whitefield St. Denis Parish Hall,
298 Grand Army Rd Whitefield, ME 04353 United States
North Whitefield, ME 04353 United States
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Henry Road; John Pranio fiddle, Glen Loper, mandolin and Jamie Oshima on guitar, foot percussion and keyboard with Dugan Murphy calling at St Denis Parish Hall. $6-10 sliding scale. 8-11 PM FMI: 338-0296

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Ellsworth International Folk dance

November 25, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moore Community Center,
125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME United States
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Dance to the world’s music! Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian cradle dance at the Moore Community Center, 125 State St. Potluck and Dance Party! 4-6 PM FMI: 518-7473

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

November 30, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 31, 2017
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by TBA and caller TBA at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $10 at the door.  Enter through the courtyard. Lesson for first-time dancers at 7:00; dance 7:30-10:00. Parking is free after 6pm on street around the State Street/West End neighborhood. We recommend budgeting time to find…

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December 2017

Portland Sacred Harp Singing

December 3, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 3, 2017
The New Church,
302 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME United States
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All are welcome to come sing with us at our Portland monthly Sacred Harp Singing, where we sing out of “The Sacred Harp” 1991 Denson edition. Loaner copies of this tunebook are available to use during the singing, as well as copies to purchase. No experience expected or necessary – beginners and curious onlookers are always warmly welcome. The Sacred Harp consists largely of early American devotional music, including hymns, fugues, anthems, etc. Coming out of a rich and uniquely…

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

December 7, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 31, 2017
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by TBA and caller TBA at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $10 at the door.  Enter through the courtyard. Lesson for first-time dancers at 7:00; dance 7:30-10:00. Parking is free after 6pm on street around the State Street/West End neighborhood. We recommend budgeting time to find…

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Ellsworth International Folk Dancing

December 9, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 9, 2017
Moore Community Center,
125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME United States
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Dance to the world’s music! Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian cradle dance at the Moore Community Center, 125 State St. Instruction: easier dances 4:00 – 4:30, intermediate/advanced dances 4:30 – 5:00, followed by requests. FMI: 518-7473

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

December 14, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 31, 2017
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by TBA and caller TBA at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $10 at the door.  Enter through the courtyard. Lesson for first-time dancers at 7:00; dance 7:30-10:00. Parking is free after 6pm on street around the State Street/West End neighborhood. We recommend budgeting time to find…

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

December 21, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 31, 2017
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by TBA and caller TBA at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $10 at the door.  Enter through the courtyard. Lesson for first-time dancers at 7:00; dance 7:30-10:00. Parking is free after 6pm on street around the State Street/West End neighborhood. We recommend budgeting time to find…

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NO Ellsworth International Folk Dancing

December 23, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moore Community Center,
125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME United States
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NOT this month Dance to the world’s music! Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian cradle dance at Moore Community Center, 125 State St.  Instruction: easier dances 4:00 – 4:30, intermediate/advanced dances 4:30 – 5:00, followed by requests. $8. FMI: 518-7473

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

December 28, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 31, 2017
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by TBA and caller TBA at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $10 at the door.  Enter through the courtyard. Lesson for first-time dancers at 7:00; dance 7:30-10:00. Parking is free after 6pm on street around the State Street/West End neighborhood. We recommend budgeting time to find…

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