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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Friday, October 31
Brunswick  International Folk Dancing.   Music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe, and around the globe. Fridays, 6:30, at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St. Donation $8 ($5 for students, seniors). Dances are taught. No partner needed. All are welcome. Info: 729-7402 or brennan.mk(at)gmail.com.
Winter Harbor  Mike Bennett, Percussionist.   Last Friday Coffee House in Hammond Hall. No reservations and great desserts! Presented by Schoodic Arts for All.  7:00 - doors open at 6:00. Suggested donation for this event will be twelve dollars /under 12, free. For further info, call 963-7670, 963-2569, or go to www.schoodicartsforall.org/.
 
Saturday, November 1
Bath  Authentic Movement.   Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St.  10 a.m.-1 p.m. $20 to $30 on a sliding scale. Info: 725-9997 or dancingfewl@pobox.com.
Bowdoinham  House Concert with Pascal and Yann.   House Concert at the Whittlesey Afternoon workshops with Pascal Gemme (fiddle) and Yann Falquet (guitar) of Genticorum!! For more info contact: Greg Boardman - bowandstring@gmail.com. There will be a House Concert with Pascal and Yann, same venue in the evening - Potluck 6:30, music at 7:30 - Suggested donation $10.  Contact: David 522-4118.
Eastport  Contra & Square Dancing with music by Alternating Heads, calling by Dave Lavoie.   Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St, Eastport, Maine 04631. All dances taught; new dancers welcome. No partner necessary. Smoke- and alcohol-free space. Adults: $8; Under 18: $4; Under 8: Free; Family: $15.  Call Jenny @ 263-4982 or Mary @ 904-7623.
Falmouth  Contradance with TBA.   Contradances and more at Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Rd. next to the Town Office.  7:15-7:45 p.m. dance instruction, 8-midnight contras and more. Dessert potluck and door prizes during the break. Please bring clean shoes for dancing. $10/7 students under 21, $5 children 5-12, under 5 free.  Info Barry, bajmagda@Juno.com. (207) 358-9354.
 
Sunday, November 2
Portland  Shape Note Singing.   First Sunday of every month from 1-4 pm at The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. This four-part singing tradition also known as Sacred Harp originated in 18th century New England. Enjoy the exciting harmonies and spirited singing. This is not a performance -- everyone is welcome to participate. Free. Contact: vicki-adams at roadrunner.com, 207-216-3890
Portland  International Folk Dance.   7 - 9ish pm. Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave. (between Brighton Ave and Woodford St.) Join us for an evening of dances from the Balkans, Israel, France, Greece, and around the world. Beginner friendly dances will be emphasized during the first hour. $5, (children $3). Beginners welcome. Info: 688-2293 mwendt57@gmail.com
 
Wednesday, November 5
Bangor  Sean Nos (old style Irish step dance).   I am teaching a class in Sean Nos (old style Irish step dance) on Wednesday nights at 6:30 at Noh Way studio on Park Street in Bangor. The fee is 32 dollars per month. Basically Sean Nos dancers need a leather soled shoe, but no other special shoes are required.  Contact pauleena21@gmail for more information.
 
Friday, November 7
Belfast  Community Dance with an open All-Comers Band, calling by Chrissy Fowler.   American Legion Hall, 143 High St.(entrance on Church St.) in Belfast. Part of the Belfast Flying Shoes dance series. Everybody is welcome, come with or without a partner. 6:30 p.m. $2adults/$1children.  Info 338-0979 or belfastflyingshoes@gmail.com, www.belfastflyingshoes.org/.
Belfast  Contradance Chrissy Fowler calling with music by Firefly.   American Legion Hall, 143 High St.(entrance on Church St.) in Belfast with a community dance and contra dance. Part of the Belfast Flying Shoes dance series. Everybody is welcome, come with or without partner. 8 p.m. $10 for 21+, $7 for 13-20 yo as well as adult All-Comers, $4 for kids. $1 off for anyone who brings a box fan for the window!  Info 338-0979 or belfastflyingshoes@gmail.com, www.belfastflyingshoes.org/.
Brunswick  International Folk Dancing.   Music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe, and around the globe. Fridays, 6:30, at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St. Donation $8 ($5 for students, seniors). Dances are taught. No partner needed. All are welcome. Info: 729-7402 or brennan.mk(at)gmail.com.
 
Saturday, November 8
Farmington  Contradance with the Franklin County Fiddlers, John McIntire calling..   Farmington Grange, 126 Bridge St, West Farmington. All dances taught. Family Dance (sit-in band, bring your instruments), 6:30 -7:30. Contra 8-10:30PM. Dance $6, $15 family max. Family Dance $2/$1, deduct from evening admission. All welcome. No partner necessary. Info (207) 491-9928 or dance@starleft.org, www.starleft.org.
Orono  Contradance with Marsh Island Band.   Keith Anderson Community Center on the Benoch Road in Orono. Beginner lessons at 7:30 Dance at 8:00. All ages welcome all dances taught. Marsh Island Band is celebrating it's 35th season of dances in Orono this year.. Info: marshislandband@gmail.com, facebook, or call 207 884 8663.
Topsham  2nd Saturday Contradance, formerly in North Yarmouth, now at the Topsham Grange! Music by Firefly with Caller Chrissy Fowler.   Located at 47 Pleasant St. Take 295 Exit 31 onto 196 East, go less than 1 mile, turn Right on 201/Maine St, go less than 1/2 mile to a left turn on Pleasant St, and there it is. Contras and more, most dances taught. Bring clean shoes for dancing! Bring water! Family Dance 6:00 ($3/$12), Finger-Food Potluck 7:00, Beginner session 7:30, Contra Dance 8:00-11:00. $10/$7 Students & Seniors. Info: 233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com deffa.org, contradancetopsham.wordpress.com and find us on Facebook.
 
Sunday, November 9
Bangor  Second Sunday mostly Irish open session at Geaghan's Irish Pub.   Second Sunday mostly Irish open session at Geaghan's Irish Pub. 5 to 7PM. Bring your instruments and join in, or simply drop in for an early evening of informal Irish pub music.   For more information and session tunes visit http://www.acadiatradschool.com/AcadiaTradSchool-SessionTunes.html.
 
Wednesday, November 12
Bangor  Sean Nos (old style Irish step dance).   I am teaching a class in Sean Nos (old style Irish step dance) on Wednesday nights at 6:30 at Noh Way studio on Park Street in Bangor. The fee is 32 dollars per month. Basically Sean Nos dancers need a leather soled shoe, but no other special shoes are required.  Contact pauleena21@gmail for more information.
Ellsworth  Second Wednesday mostly Irish slow session.   Second Wednesday, mostly Irish slow session at the Unitarian Church in Ellsworth Maine. Suitable for all levels. Bring your acoustic instruments and join in, or simply drop in to enjoy listening to some tunes.   For more information and session tunes visit http://www.acadiatradschool.com/AcadiaTradSchool-SessionTunes.html.
Unity  English Country Dancing - music by the North Star Sisters, dancing led by Nancy Rosalie and John McIntire.   Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts on Depot St. Everybody is welcome. All dances taught. 7-9:30 p.m. Suggested donation $5. Info: 568-7597 or circleleft@uninets.net.
 
Friday, November 14
Brunswick  International Folk Dancing.   Music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe, and around the globe. Fridays, 6:30, at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St. Donation $8 ($5 for students, seniors). Dances are taught. No partner needed. All are welcome. Info: 729-7402 or brennan.mk(at)gmail.com.
Portland  Community Contra Dance with Maggie Robinson calling, music by Jenny Van West (fiddle), Greg Bjork (mandolin), & friends.   7-9pm at Jessie Auditorium, Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Ave., Portland $5/ person, max $20/family. There will be many families attending! We are hoping to settle in to a regular Friday night of the month starting in the winter.  For more information: Jenny 332-6217 / redsnapdragon@gmail.com.
 
Saturday, November 15
Bath  Authentic Movement.   Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St.  10 a.m.-1 p.m. $20 to $30 on a sliding scale. Info: 725-9997 or dancingfewl@pobox.com.
Bowdoinham  Contradance at Bowdoinham Town Hall will be on hiatus for the winter (heating) months.   Dance will be back in April! Thanks for your support!   Info (207) 666-3709 or email pam@pamweeks.com.
Bowdoinham  House Concert The Jerks of Grass.   House Concert at the Whittlesey 182 Ridge Road, Bowdoinham. 7 pm. Admission Suggested donation $10. Contact David: 522-4118.
 
Sunday, November 16
Pownal  No International Folk Dance this month.   6 - 9ish pm. Pownal town hall, (Mallett Hall on Rt. 9 just north of blinking light at Elmwood Rd.)    Info: 688-2293 mwendt57@gmail.com
 
Wednesday, November 19
Bangor  Sean Nos (old style Irish step dance).   I am teaching a class in Sean Nos (old style Irish step dance) on Wednesday nights at 6:30 at Noh Way studio on Park Street in Bangor. The fee is 32 dollars per month. Basically Sean Nos dancers need a leather soled shoe, but no other special shoes are required.  Contact pauleena21@gmail for more information.
 
Friday, November 21
Bangor  Contradance with music by Velocipede, Dugan Murphy calling.   Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park Street, downtown Bangor.  Beginners' session at 7:30 PM; dance at 8. All ages welcome; all dances taught. Admission $8/$20 families. For more information: bangorcontra@gmail.com; 941-9727.
Brunswick  International Folk Dancing.   Music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe, and around the globe. Fridays, 6:30, at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St. Donation $8 ($5 for students, seniors). Dances are taught. No partner needed. All are welcome. Info: 729-7402 or brennan.mk(at)gmail.com.
North Whitefield  Contradance with Perpetual eMotion, Will Mentor calling.   Contras and more at St. Denis Parish Hall, Rt.126.  8:00 P.M.  Info: 549-3820.
 
Saturday, November 22
Lincolnville  Karl's Dad Reunion Band with John McIntire calling contras & squares.   Lincolnville Community Building on Rt 173, Lincolnville Center. Fund raiser for the Community Hall and a good time. Suggested donation $8.  Info: Jack, 763-4652.
Thomaston  No Dance this month.   No Thomaston dance this month.    FMI, 832-5584, 701-7015, writer@midcoast.com or look for us on Facebook!
 
Wednesday, November 26
Bangor  Sean Nos (old style Irish step dance).   I am teaching a class in Sean Nos (old style Irish step dance) on Wednesday nights at 6:30 at Noh Way studio on Park Street in Bangor. The fee is 32 dollars per month. Basically Sean Nos dancers need a leather soled shoe, but no other special shoes are required.  Contact pauleena21@gmail for more information.
Waterville  Sacred Harp Singing.   First Baptist Church, 1 Park St. The shapenote singing is primarily from the The Sacred Harp which consists of hymns, fuging tunes, anthems, and other songs in a style rooted in Colonial New England. Books are available for loan or purchase. 2-5 p.m. The singing is a free, participatory event, not a performance. Info: 873-4134 or email Watervillesingings(at)mainesacredharp.org.
 
Friday, November 28
Brunswick  International Folk Dancing.   Music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe, and around the globe. Fridays, 6:30, at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St. Donation $8 ($5 for students, seniors). Dances are taught. No partner needed. All are welcome. Info: 729-7402 or brennan.mk(at)gmail.com.
 
Saturday, November 29
Blue Hill  Contradance.   Emlen Hall (Bay School). All Comers Band - 7 PM, Music by Jam Boise* - 8 PM. All dances taught. Everyone is welcome. Come kick up your heels and have fun!!!! Carl Karush, 479-3261.
Vassalboro  Contradance with music by Henry Road, calling by Kathryn Larson.   East Vassalboro Grange Hall, Main Street(Route 32), East Vassalboro. Fifth Saturday Dance Series. All dances begin with Pot luck at 6:30 pm Dance 7:30 - 10:00. No partner necessary, beginners welcome, all dances called.$8.00 or $20 Family of four. Questions call 207-441-6653.
 
Wednesday, December 3
Ellsworth  Coig in concert.   House Concert at 430 Bayside Road, Ellsworth, Maine.    Contact: Steve Peer 207-667-4298, 430bayside@gmail.com
 
Friday, December 5
Belfast  Community Dance with an open All-Comers Band, calling by Chrissy Fowler.   American Legion Hall, 143 High St.(entrance on Church St.) in Belfast. Part of the Belfast Flying Shoes dance series. Everybody is welcome, come with or without a partner. 6:30 p.m. $2adults/$1children.  Info 338-0979 or belfastflyingshoes@gmail.com, www.belfastflyingshoes.org/.
Belfast  Contradance Adina Gordon (VT) calling with music by Crowfoot.   American Legion Hall, 143 High St.(entrance on Church St.) in Belfast with a community dance and contra dance. Part of the Belfast Flying Shoes dance series. Everybody is welcome, come with or without partner. 8 p.m. $10 for 21+, $7 for 13-20 yo as well as adult All-Comers, $4 for kids. $1 off for anyone who brings a box fan for the window!  Info 338-0979 or belfastflyingshoes@gmail.com, www.belfastflyingshoes.org/.
Portland  Community Contra Dance with Kathryn Larson calling, OPEN BAND led by the Violin Movers.   7-9pm at Dan gymnasium, Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Ave., Portland $5/ person, max $20/family. There will be many families attending! We are hoping to settle in to a regular Friday night of the month starting in the winter.  For more information: Jenny 332-6217 / redsnapdragon@gmail.com, (FMI on open band: redsnapdragon@gmail.com)
 
Saturday, December 6
Falmouth  Contradance with TBA.   Contradances and more at Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Rd. next to the Town Office.  7:15-7:45 p.m. dance instruction, 8-midnight contras and more. Dessert potluck and door prizes during the break. Please bring clean shoes for dancing. $10/7 students under 21, $5 children 5-12, under 5 free.  Info Barry, bajmagda@Juno.com. (207) 358-9354.
 
 
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