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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Monday, April 27
Ellsworth  International Folk Dancing.   Dance to the world's music! Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian lullaby. Dances are taught first hour, followed by requests. Moore Community Center, 125 State Street, Ellsworth. Ellsworth, 2nd and 4th Mondays, 5:30-7:30. Admission: $6.00. Info 460-3408
 
Thursday, April 30
Bangor  Bangor Shape Note Singing.   Shape note singing is a non-denominational community, musical, and spiritual event emphasizing participation, not performance. It is a cappella music and all are welcome, no experience necessary! 6:30-9:30pm. Admission: free.  contact information: contact leyland.delre@gmail.com for more information and directions or visit our facebook page: Bangor Shape Note Singers. Also listed on maineshapenotesinging.org
 
Friday, May 1
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 with Calling by Chrissy Fowler and music by Velocipede.   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. Velocipede: Julia Plumb, fiddle and foot percussion; Baron Collins-Hill, mandolin and tenor guitar. Sound by Velocipede. 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.
West Farmington  Concert with The Racket Factory and Ragged Robin.   Concert with The Racket Factory (Margaret Cox, Eric Johnson, Cynthia Phinney, Mark Rains and Hank Washburn) and Ragged Robin (Ruth Hill, Wendy Oakley and Hank Washburn) at the Farmington Grange Hall. Bridge St (Rt 43) West Farmington. 7pm. Refreshments served   FMI 778-2932
 
Saturday, May 2
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.
Falmouth  DEFFA Annual Meeting & Contradance with music by Velocipede.   Contradances and more at Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Rd. next to the Town Office. 6pm, DEFFA annual meeting. Dance Free for DEFFA members who attend the meeting! 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.
Newry  Contra dance with John & Ellen Gawler of Buttermilk Hill Band.   Contra dance with John & Ellen Gawler of Buttermilk Hill Band at Mahoosuc Mountain Lodge (www.mahoosucmountainlodge.com) in North Newry. 5:30 potluck supper, 7 concert, 8 dance. Cost is $10, children under 16 $5. 50/50 raffle. All dances taught. FMI: 207.824.2073.
 
Sunday, May 3
Bar Harbor  Every Sunday, mostly Irish music session.   Every Sunday, 6-8 pm. Trail Head Cafe in Bar Harbor. 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.
Mercer  Zemya.   Zemya, an a cappella ensemble of 4 women. Passionate about the unifying power of music, Zemya is inspired by some of the world's most colorful cultures. The concert will take place at 1 PM at the Mercer Community Center on 1015 Beech Hill Road in Mercer. Admission is $7, children free. The Community Center is located 4 miles east from New Sharon on Rt 2, or 8 miles west on Rt. 2 from Norridgewock, and is at the corner of the intersection in Mercer with a blinking orange light. This is the 3rd event in a series of 4 events supported by the Expansion Arts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. For more info contact: Dorothy at 587-2361 or chris.beeuwk@gmail.com
Portland  International Folk Dance.   Note time change! 6:30 - 9ish pm. Greenlight Studio (49 Dartmouth St. - corner of Forest Ave. and Dartmouth St.) We Light potluck if you care to share food with others. NO NUTS - this is a nut-free facility Off-street parking available in front of the studio. Suggested donation: $5, (children $3). Beginners welcome. Info: 688-2293 mwendt57@gmail.com
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 Shape Note Singing, originated in New England during the 19th century. Interesting, strong and soulful, Sacred Harp Singing is enjoying a revival nationwide. This is not a performance -- everyone is welcome to participate. Small donation appreciated.  Contact: vicki-adams at roadrunner.com, 207-216-3890
 
Tuesday, May 5
Portland  Sacred Harp.   Every Tuesday 7-9 pm at the First Parish UU Church at 425 Congress St Portland, ME 04101 This four-part singing tradition, also known as Shape Note Singing, originated in New England during the 19th century. Interesting, strong and soulful, Sacred Harp Singing is enjoying a revival nationwide. This is not a performance -- everyone is welcome to participate. Small donation appreciated.  Contact: vicki-adams at roadrunner.com, 207-216-3890
 
Thursday, May 7
Camden  At The Blink of a Hat !! - Baron Colin-Hill, Julia Plumb andWill Brown.   An exciting evening of twisty tunes, trad. rearrangements, and coyote fun ! Thursday, May 7th, 7 PM at Camden Library Coffeehouse Series, entrance on Atlantic Ave. above Harbor Park. Tix are $8 at the door. Refreshments available. Come early! FMI visit http://www.librarycamden.org/events/
Dover, NH  Contradance with Lamprey River Band (Peter Yarensky, Sarah Mason, Burt Feintuch, Steve Panish, Sarah Hydorn, Bill Zecker), calling by Peter Yarensky and Sarah Mason.   Contras at City Hall. Guest callers and musicians welcome.  8-10:40 p.m. $7/5 students Info 603-664-2513 or peter.yarensky@unh.edu or http://nhcountrydance.com.
Farmington  Concert with Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher.   Old North Church located at the corner of High St and Church St downtown Farmington. Jam session at 6:15pm Concert is $15 and starts at 7:00pm. Yummy Desserts will be served at 6:00pm and during intermission. Sponsored by: Farmington Historical Society and New England Celtic Arts. FMI & reservations 207-778-2006, www.farmingtonhistory.org
 
Friday, May 8
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.
Garland  Community Contra dance.   7 in the Grange Hall just off Rt 94. Music by Some Reel People, John McIntire caller. Everybody welcome. Suggested donation $7. Also before the dance, public supper (ham) at 5. Supper is $7. More info, 924-3925.
Lewiston  Contradance with The Sharktones, calling by Kim Roberts.   The Freewill Folk Society is pleased to have The Sharktones (Glen Loper, Elly Marshall, and Bethany Waikman) on Friday, May 8th, at Bates College, with calling by Kim Roberts. In the Muskie Archives (70 Campus Avenue, Lewiston ME) , beginner's lesson at 7:30, dancing from 8pm to 11pm. No experience necessary.  Questions? Email freewillfolk@gmail.com. Visit our website www.freewillfolksociety.weebly.com.
Portland  Community Contra Dance.   Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Avenue, Portland, in the Jessie Auditorium. Public welcome. 7-9pm. OPEN BAND led by the Violin Movers, calling by Maggie Robinson. $5 / $20 max per family. All ages, all dances taught, no experience necessary. Nice wood floor!! Parking is in small parking lot right at school on Brighton Avenue, or on Albion or Capisic Streets adjacent to school.  FMI Jenny 332-6217, portlandfootmad@gmail.com.
Portland  The African Children's Choir to Perform in Portland.   North Deering Alliance Church. Time: 07:00 pm. Address: 1301 Washington Ave.  Venue phone: (207) 797-2561
 
Saturday, May 9
Farmington  Contradance with The Racket Factory (Margaret Cox, Cynthia Phinney, Mark Reins, Hank Washburn, and Eric Johnson) with Kenlyn Clark, Cynthia Phinney, and Kim Roberts 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 Orono Contraband, Bill Schubeck calling.   7:30pm downtown at the Keith Anderson Center next to Woodman's Bar & Grill! Come check out the new Orono Contra Dance. ***Dance Specials*** include discounts at local establishments, raffles, food for sale, new lighting, and more. Beginner session at 7:30 with the dance beginning at 8:00. Special Half-time show with the Orono Acro-yoga team!!! For Info: contact oronocontraband@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/oronocontraband/info or call 207 974 7007.
Topsham  2nd Saturday Contradance, formerly in North Yarmouth, now at the Topsham Grange! Music by Muisette.   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. Muisette, Steve Muise fiddle, John Cote guitar. Caller TBA.. 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, May 10
Bar Harbor  Every Sunday, mostly Irish music session.   Every Sunday, 6-8 pm. Trail Head Cafe in Bar Harbor. 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.
Portland  Scottish social dancing.   Scottish social dancing at Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave, Portland, with Laura Scott, $5. Live music, sit-ins welcome if also interested in some dancing.   Info 650-2533. laurascottdance@gmail.com.
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.
 
Monday, May 11
Ellsworth  International Folk Dancing.   Dance to the world's music! Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian lullaby. Dances are taught first hour, followed by requests. Moore Community Center, 125 State Street, Ellsworth. Ellsworth, 2nd and 4th Mondays, 5:30-7:30. Admission: $6.00. Info 460-3408
 
Tuesday, May 12
Portland  Sacred Harp.   Every Tuesday 7-9 pm at the First Parish UU Church at 425 Congress St Portland, ME 04101 This four-part singing tradition, also known as Shape Note Singing, originated in New England during the 19th century. Interesting, strong and soulful, Sacred Harp Singing is enjoying a revival nationwide. This is not a performance -- everyone is welcome to participate. Small donation appreciated.  Contact: vicki-adams at roadrunner.com, 207-216-3890
 
Wednesday, May 13
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.
 
Thursday, May 14
Bangor  Bangor Shape Note Singing.   Shape note singing is a non-denominational community, musical, and spiritual event emphasizing participation, not performance. It is a cappella music and all are welcome, no experience necessary! 6:30-9:30pm. Admission: free.  contact information: contact leyland.delre@gmail.com for more information and directions or visit our facebook page: Bangor Shape Note Singers. Also listed on maineshapenotesinging.org
Lincolnville  Community Contra Dance.   Lincolnville Central School, 6-7:30 p.m. All ages and experience levels are welcome! Come celebrate the culmination of the middle school contra dance residency at the Union 69 Schools (Hope, Appleton & Lincolnville). Sliding scale donations will support Partners for Enrichment, a nonprofit committed to bring arts and science enrichment to Union 69 schools.  For more information, contact Cheryl Morin at 710-9517 or cheryl.morin@fivetowns.net.
 
Friday, May 15
Bangor  Contradance with music by Velocipede and John McIntire 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.
 
Saturday, May 16
Bath  Authentic Movement.   Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St. $20 to $30 on a sliding scale. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. This dance will be on break for the summer until Oct. Info: 725-9997 or dancingfewl@pobox.com.
Bowdoinham  House Concert by Red Tail Ring.   House Concert at the Whittlesey 182 Ridge Road, Bowdoinham. Potluck 6:30, music 7:30. Suggested Donation: $10. For directions, more information: David at 522-4118.
Bowdoinham  Community/Family Dance.   Community/Family Dance with an open all-comers band, anchored and led by Ellen Gawler, calling by Maggie Robinson. Bowdoinham Town Hall, School Street in Bowdoinham. Everybody is welcome, no partner necessary. 6:15 p.m. Sponsored by Bowdoinham Elementary School PTG. Donations accepted. Info (207) 666-3709 pam@pamweeks.com.
Bowdoinham  Contradance with Maggie Robinson calling and music by all youth band, the Pineland Fiddlers, coordinated by Ellen Gawler.   Bowdoinham Town Hall, School Street in Bowdoinham Beginners' workshop 7:30, dance 8 p.m. $10 adults/$7 students and seniors.  Info (207) 666-3709 pam@pamweeks.com.
Trenton  Contradance with Bumbershoot, Kevin Stevens calling.   Contras at Trenton Grange Hall, junction of Rtes. 230 and 3 just south of Hancock County Airport in Trenton. All dances taught, beginners welcome. No partner necessary. Bumbershoot = Emma Walsh and Pepin Mittelhauser. 8:00 p.m.  $8/$5 students. Contact Pam 244.4193.
 
Sunday, May 17
Bangor  Mostly Irish open session at Geaghan's Irish Pub.   Note Change this month only! Usually 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.
Bar Harbor  Every Sunday, mostly Irish music session.   Every Sunday, 6-8 pm. Trail Head Cafe in Bar Harbor. 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.
Pownal  Community Folk Dance - Family Dance.   4:30 - 6 pm, Pownal town hall, (Mallett Hall on Rt. 9 just north of blinking light at Elmwood Rd.) All welcome (even if you and all others in your family are over 18.) Dance, dance, dance around the world and back. International fun for all ages. Potluck and music jam at 6 pm. (preceding the regular monthly folk dance) Suggested donation: $2 per person. Info: 688-2293 mwendt57@gmail.com
Pownal  International Folk Dance.   6 - 9ish pm. Pownal town hall, (Mallett Hall on Rt. 9 just north of blinking light at Elmwood Rd.) Enjoy traditional music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, France, Greece, and around the world. Social Hour 6 - 7 pm Potluck, music jam, chat. Mixed level dances will be taught from 7 to 8 pm. followed by requests. Suggested donation: $5, (children $3) (Includes the family dance at 4:30.) Beginners welcome. Info: 688-2293 mwendt57@gmail.com
 
Tuesday, May 19
Portland  Sacred Harp.   Every Tuesday 7-9 pm at the First Parish UU Church at 425 Congress St Portland, ME 04101 This four-part singing tradition, also known as Shape Note Singing, originated in New England during the 19th century. Interesting, strong and soulful, Sacred Harp Singing is enjoying a revival nationwide. This is not a performance -- everyone is welcome to participate. Small donation appreciated.  Contact: vicki-adams at roadrunner.com, 207-216-3890
 
Thursday, May 21
Farmington  Concert with Don Roy Ensemble.   Old North Church located at the corner of High St and Church St downtown Farmington. Jam session at 6:15pm Concert is $15 and starts at 7:00pm. Yummy Desserts will be served at 6:00pm and during intermission. Sponsored by: Farmington Historical Society and New England Celtic Arts. FMI & reservations 207-778-2006, www.farmingtonhistory.org
 
Friday, May 22
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 Nova, Chrissy Fowler calling.   Contras and more at St. Denis Parish Hall, Rt.126. Nova; Kathleen Fownes on fiddle,Jim Fownes piano, Jamie Oshima guitar, Ness Smith-Savedoff on drums with Chrissy Fowler calling. 8:00 P.M.  Info: 549-3820.
 
Saturday, May 23
Bar Harbor  Contradance with Big Moose, Chrissy Fowler calling.   Saturday May 23 at Jesup Library. 34 Mount Desert St. Bar Harbor. 7:30 to 10pm. $6 adults. Children free.  Questions, call Anne at (207) 460-2401
Belfast  Meteora - Kat Logan, Jim Loney and Will Brown.   An great evening of folk, trad., standards, originals and new arrangements highlighted by their well known tight three part harmonies. Saturday, May 23rd, 7 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller St. in Belfast. Refreshments available. Suggested donation: reserved $10/$6 and $12/$8 at door. FMI contact: Will at 789-5276 or email willbe@tidewater.net
Monson  Finn (Finnish) dancing.   Schottische, jenka, polkka, waltz, & a few hambos & tangos. Beginners welcome, no partner necessary. $8/adult& family rates. 7:30pm - 10:30pm. Coffeeroom for relaxing. Great bullas (sweet Finnish coffee rolls), homemade desserts and delicious coffee. On Rte. 15, 2 miles south of Monson.  Call Alexandra for more info. including great local restaurants/B&B's, 997-3639.
Oakland  Droplet Dance Productions presents Stories of Water, with Molly Gawler, Lissa Schneckenburger, Nettie Lu Lanel and the Gawler Family.   Messalonskee Performing Arts Center (high school), 7:00. Come join the debut celebration of water and how it sustains us, thru story, dance song and the circus arts. Molly, will present solo dance and Cyr Wheel pieces. Lissa, originally from Maine, now a widely revered musician for her exemplary fiddling and singing will contribute songs of water. Nettie brings creative storytelling and Cirque de Soliel style German Wheel pieces to the collaboration.  Gawler Family will join the fun. This is an extraordinary event not to be missed! Advanced tix, $12, under12 and seniors $8, Families $30. At the door, $15/ $10 and $35 respectively. Info: (207)495-2928.
Rockport  Contra Dance with Jamie Oshima & Kathleen Fownes, Dugan Murphy calling.   Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. 7-10PM. $10 adults or $7 students. All proceeds benefit the Liberian Education Fund, a student-run nonprofit organization at Camden Hills Regional High School that sends underprivileged children in Liberia to school.   FMI Emma Trapani, etrapani2@gmail.com.
 
Sunday, May 24
Bar Harbor  Every Sunday, mostly Irish music session.   Every Sunday, 6-8 pm. Trail Head Cafe in Bar Harbor. 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.
Portland  Scottish social dancing.   Scottish social dancing at Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave, Portland, with Laura Scott, $5. Live music, sit-ins welcome if also interested in some dancing.   Info 650-2533. laurascottdance@gmail.com.
 
Monday, May 25
Ellsworth  International Folk Dancing.   Dance to the world's music! Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian lullaby. Dances are taught first hour, followed by requests. Moore Community Center, 125 State Street, Ellsworth. Ellsworth, 2nd and 4th Mondays, 5:30-7:30. Admission: $6.00. Info 460-3408
 
Tuesday, May 26
Portland  Sacred Harp.   Every Tuesday 7-9 pm at the First Parish UU Church at 425 Congress St Portland, ME 04101 This four-part singing tradition, also known as Shape Note Singing, originated in New England during the 19th century. Interesting, strong and soulful, Sacred Harp Singing is enjoying a revival nationwide. This is not a performance -- everyone is welcome to participate. Small donation appreciated.  Contact: vicki-adams at roadrunner.com, 207-216-3890
 
Thursday, May 28
Bangor  Bangor Shape Note Singing.   Shape note singing is a non-denominational community, musical, and spiritual event emphasizing participation, not performance. It is a cappella music and all are welcome, no experience necessary! 6:30-9:30pm. Admission: free.  contact information: contact leyland.delre@gmail.com for more information and directions or visit our facebook page: Bangor Shape Note Singers. Also listed on maineshapenotesinging.org
 
Friday, May 29
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, May 30
Canaan  Contradance with Bien Sur and calling by John McIntire.   Dancing 8-10:30pm at the Canaan Farmers Hall, Route 2 Canaan Village. All dances taught, everyone welcome, great dance hall atmosphere. Admission $8.  Info: canaanfarmershall@gmail.com
Vassalboro  Contradance with Phelps Family Band and Lani K. Calling.   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. Students $6.00, adults $8.00 or $20 Family of four. Questions call 207-923-4216.
 
Sunday, May 31
Bar Harbor  Every Sunday, mostly Irish music session.   Every Sunday, 6-8 pm. Trail Head Cafe in Bar Harbor. 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.
 
Thursday, June 4
Dover, NH  Contradance with Lamprey River Band (Peter Yarensky, Sarah Mason, Burt Feintuch, Steve Panish, Sarah Hydorn, Bill Zecker), calling by Peter Yarensky and Sarah Mason.   Contras at City Hall. Guest callers and musicians welcome.  8-10:40 p.m. $7/5 students Info 603-664-2513 or peter.yarensky@unh.edu or http://nhcountrydance.com.
 
Friday, June 5
Belfast  Tr.   An intensive workshop for dance musicians in Scandinavian fiddle traditions. June 5-7, 2015.   For more info, glowing testimonials, and online registration: www.lydia-andrea.com/trad.
 
Saturday, June 6
Belfast  Tr.   An intensive workshop for dance musicians in Scandinavian fiddle traditions. June 5-7, 2015.   For more info, glowing testimonials, and online registration: www.lydia-andrea.com/trad.
 
Sunday, June 7
Belfast  Tr.   An intensive workshop for dance musicians in Scandinavian fiddle traditions. June 5-7, 2015.   For more info, glowing testimonials, and online registration: www.lydia-andrea.com/trad.
 
 
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