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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Sunday, April 20
Pownal  International Folk Dances.   Pownal town hall, (Mallett Hall on Rt. 9 just north of blinking light at Elmwood Rd.) Family Dance and Social Hour are canceled for April due to Easter and beginning of school vacation. Will be back May 18th. International Folk Dance, 7 - 9ish pm. Enjoy traditional music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, France, Greece, and around the world. Mixed level dances will be taught from 7 to 8 pm. followed by requests. Suggested donation: $5, (children $3) (Includes the family dance.) Beginners welcome. Info: 688-2293 mwendt57@gmail.com
 
Friday, April 25
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 Henry Road, Kim Roberts calling.   Contras and more at St. Denis Parish Hall, Rt.126.  8:00 P.M. $8. Presented by Shoestring Dance. Info: 549-3820.
Winter Harbor  Jay Peterson.   Last Friday Coffeehouse in Hammond Hall, presented by Schoodic Arts for All. 7:00 PM. Suggested donation for this event is ten dollars - Kids under twelve admitted free - Great desserts available!! No reservations, doors open at 6:30.  For further info, call 963-7670, 963-2569, or go to www.schoodicartsforall.org/.
 
Saturday, April 26
Thomaston  Contradance with Sassafras Stomp and Kim Roberts calling.   Thomaston Academy, Route One just east of Thomaston village center. Only $10, young children free, that 8 pm. Open to Everyone. Families Welcome. No Experience Necessary. Sponsored by Thomaston Public Library FMI, 832-5584, 701-7015, writer@midcoast.com or look for us on Facebook!
 
Friday, May 2
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 music by Notorious, Chrissy Fowler calling.   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, May 3
Bath  Authentic Movement.   Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St. This is the last session until fall. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $15 to $30 on a sliding scale. Info: 725-9997 or dancingfewl@pobox.com.
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.
Machias  Annual International Fiddlers Showcase.   Saturday, May 3 at 6:00pm; Grange Hall, 1 Elm St (off Rte. 1). Family Dance @6PM; Showcase @7PM; Contradance @8:30PM. Suggested donation $10, $30/family. Benefit of Maine Fiddle Camp scholarship fund. 50/50 Raffle. Refreshments available. Doug Protsik, MFC director, will teach/call dances & MC Showcase. Email: msossong@yahoo.com. Or call/text 207-904-7623.
 
Sunday, May 4
Portland  International Folk Dance.   7 - 9ish pm. Portland New Church (formerly Swedenborgian), 302 Stevens Ave. (between Brighton Ave and Woodford St.) Learn dances from the Balkans, Israel, France, Greece, and around the world. It Beginner friendly dances will be emphasized during the first hour. $5, (children $3). Beginners welcome. Info: 688-2293 mwendt57@gmail.com
 
Thursday, May 8
Thomaston  Contra dance with music of Twisted Strings, Maggie Robinson calling.   Thomaston Academy, Route 1 (Main St.) Lessons at 7 pm, Dance at 7:30 - 10 pm. Participate or Observe. No Partner necessary Clean shoes. Water & Great Snacks, Outstanding Door Prizes, Best Dancer Prize, Beginner Dancer Prize, Just Show up Prize! All proceeds donated to Georges River Land Trust. Fills quickly FMI and tickets contact GRLT 207-594-5166.
 
Friday, May 9
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.
Lewiston  Family "Kitchen Party" Dance with Doug Protsik & the Great Falls Folk Orchestra, Cindy Larock calling.   Bates College, Muskie Archives (70 Campus Ave.). 7-8 pm, fun & easy French Canadian & New England contra and square dances. Admission: $1 for all. (Followed by a regular contra dance 8-10:30 p.m.; see below)   FMI: www.MaineFolqueCo-op.com, 782-0386 or cindylarock@gmail.com.
Lewiston  Contradance with Doug Protsik & the Great Falls Folk Orchestra, Dugan Murphy calling.   Bates College, Muskie Archives (70 Campus Ave.). 8-10:30 pm. Admission: a bargain at only $6, $3 for students (up to age 22); one dollar off for experienced dancers who attend the Family Dance at 7pm (see above).   FMI: www.MaineFolqueCo-op.com, 782-0386 or cindylarock@gmail.com.
 
Saturday, May 10
Farmington  Twisted Strings (Michele Roy and Will West) with mutliple callers (Kim Roberts, Cynthia Phonney and Kenlyn Clark).   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 in Orono. Beginner lessons at 7:30 Dance at 8:00. All ages welcome all dances taught. Come joins us for our 33rd season of contra dancing in Orono. Info: marshislandband@gmail.com, facebook, or call 207 884 8663.
Topsham  Contradance with Music by Sassafras Stomp, Maggie Robinson calling.   Located at 47 Pleasant St. Take 295 Exit 31 onto 196 East, go 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, Finger-Food Potluck 7:00, Beginner session 7:30, Dance 8:00-11:00. $10/$7 Students & Seniors.  Info: 233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com or deffa.org, and find us on Facebook.
Winter Harbor  Sheep Island Rovers with Jon Archer calling.   An evening of mostly contra dances but few polkas, schottisches, waltzes and other unusual couple dances at the beautiful historic Hammond Hall, downtown Winter Harbor(just past the only Bank, on the left).  7:30 pm. No partners necessary, all dances are taught. $5 admission. If you're coming from a long way bring a sleeping bag and stay the night at our place and see the park on Sunday. Contact Jon Archer at 461-6631 or Carl at 422-9014.
 
Sunday, May 11
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.
Portland  Scottish Social Dance class by Laura Scott.   Scottish social dance class with Laura Scott, every Sunday except 1st Sunday. Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave, suggested donation $5. Ceilidh dances, Scottish country dances, Highland folk dances. Live music by Ed Pearlman; sit-ins welcome.  Info Laura@highlandsoles.com or. 297-650-3533
 
Monday, May 12
Belfast  Shape Note Singing.   First Church Fellowship Hall, church is between Church and Court Streets, entrance on Spring Street. Singing 7-9 pm. All tunes sung first with just the notes, then with words. Books (Sacred Harp, Northern Harmony) available for loan and purchase. Newcomers most welcome. 7-9 pm. Come and bring a friend! Info: Sumner 338-1265 or Bobbie 594-5743.
 
Wednesday, May 14
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, May 16
Bangor  Contradance with music by Perpetual e-Motion, Will Mentor 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 17
Bowdoinham  ZEMYA in House Concert.   Whittleseys, 182 Ridge Road. Potluck at 6:30, music at 7:30. Suggested donation for the musicians: $10.  For info/directions: 522-4118.
Trenton  Contradance with Perpetual eMotion, calling by Will Mentor.   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.  8:00 p.m.  $8/$5 students. Contact Pam 244.4193.
 
Sunday, May 18
Pownal  Community Folk Dances.   Community Folk Dances at the Pownal town hall, (Mallett Hall on Rt. 9 just north of blinking light at Elmwood Rd.) Family Dance 4:30 - 6 pm (preceding the regular monthly folk dance.) Everyone welcome. Dance, dance, dance around the world and back. It Social Hour 6 - 7 pm Potluck, music jam, chat. International Folk Dance, 7 - 9ish pm. Enjoy traditional music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, France, Greece, and around the world. Mixed level dances will be taught from 7 to 8 pm. followed by requests. Suggested donation: $5, (children $3) (Includes the family dance.) Beginners welcome. Info: 688-2293 mwendt57@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.
 
Wednesday, May 21
Stockton Springs  Folk concert by Dave and Fran Plus.   Folk concert by Dave and Fran Plus, preceded by open mic. This is an exciting new monthly series held at the Sandy Point Community Club on Rt.1! It's only 15 minutes from Belfast. From May through October on every third Wednesday there will be an open mic at 6:30 pm, followed by a featured performer at 7:45 pm. Dave and Fran Plus is Dave Mussey and Fran Doonan performing acoustic and original folk music Admission is a sliding scale of $3 to $10, with children under 18 free. Info: 567-4044 or daveandfranplus@gmail.com.
 
Friday, May 23
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  Frigate with Maggie Robinson calling.   Contras and more at St. Denis Parish Hall, Rt.126.  8:00 P.M. $8. Presented by Shoestring Dance. Info: 549-3820.
 
Saturday, May 24
Belfast  Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers Party.   American Legion Hall, Belfast. Potluck at 6pm - Dancing at 7:15pm. RSCDS Members $10 plus a dish, nonmembers $11 plus a dish. A great selection of jigs, reels and strathspeys played by Elke Baker and friends. Info: mjlittle2318@hotmail.com.
Canaan  Contradance with Twisted Strings, John McIntire calling.   Canaan Farmers Hall, 296 Main St, Canaan Village (ME Route 2) The fourth Saturday of the month, May-October. 8pm. $7 Max Family-$20  Info: Scott Price, canaanfarmershall@gmail.com, 207-399-8454
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.
Thomaston  Contradance with Rock The Boat.   Thomaston Academy, Route One just east of Thomaston village center. Only $10, young children free, that 8 pm. Open to Everyone. Families Welcome. No Experience Necessary. Sponsored by Thomaston Public Library FMI, 832-5584, 701-7015, writer@midcoast.com or look for us on Facebook!
 
Sunday, May 25
Portland  Scottish Social Dance class by Laura Scott.   Scottish social dance class with Laura Scott, every Sunday except 1st Sunday. Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave, suggested donation $5. Ceilidh dances, Scottish country dances, Highland folk dances. Live music by Ed Pearlman; sit-ins welcome.  Info Laura@highlandsoles.com or. 297-650-3533
 
Friday, May 30
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.
Camden  Contradance with The Steampacket and caller Dugan Murphy.   High Mountain Hall - 5 Mountain St. (a.k.a. Rte. 52 ). Beginner A portion of the proceeds from this dance will go to Peopleplace Cooperative School of Rockport. $10 for teens (13-17) / $12 for adults (18 and older) / Kids 12 and younger get in free! Tickets will be available at the door. This dance is Chem Free. Info: call 236-0003 or email: highmountainhall@gmail.com.
Winter Harbor  Dale Robin Goodman.   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 $10 -under 12, free. For further info, call 963-7670, 963-2569, or go to www.schoodicartsforall.org/.
 
Saturday, May 31
Vassalboro  Contradance with the Gawler Family Band, Maggie Robinson 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.$8.00 or $20 Family of four. Questions call 207-441-6653.
 
 
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