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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Wednesday, August 20
Stockton Springs  Concert by the Gawlers, preceded by open mic.   An exciting new monthly series held at the Sandy Point Community Hall at 684 US 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. The Gawlers are a fun loving, folk singing, fiddle playing family you won't want to miss! This month only there will also be an ice cream social at 6:00 pm, by separate donation. Admission to the concert and open mic is on a sliding scale from $3 to $10, with children under 18 free.  Info: 567-4044 or daveandfranplus@gmail.com.
 
Friday, August 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 Midnight Toast, Bruce Rosen, Glen Loper, John Pranio, Sue Rosen calling.   Contras and more at St. Denis Parish Hall, Rt.126.  8:00 P.M.  Info: 549-3820.
 
Saturday, August 23
Canaan  Contradance with Twisted Strings and calling by Dugan Murphy.   Dances held at the Canaan Farmers Hall, 296 Main St. Canaan Village. dances taught. Everyone invited. No partner necessary. 8pm Dance. Only $7, $20 max families.  More Info: 399-8454 or canaanfarmershall@gmail.com.
Thomaston  NO DANCE THIS MONTH.   New Location Next Month.    FMI, 832-5584, 701-7015, writer@midcoast.com or look for us on Facebook!
 
Monday, August 25
Blue Hill  Downeast Folkdancers - International.   Beginners welcome. When: every other Monday, 5:00  Where: Emlen Hall at the Bay School, Blue Hill, ME (Rte 172 just past Tradewinds Market). Admission: $6. Instruction first hour, requests second hour. Note: The floor was recently refinished, and the folks at the school ask that we wear indoor/clean shoes. Please call or email ahead to be sure we are meeting. Contact: (207) 460-3408/esherwood1@roadrunner.com.
 
Friday, August 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.
Winter Harbor  Claudia Schmidt & Sally Rogers.   Last Friday Coffee House in Hammond Hall. No reservations and great desserts! Presented by Schoodic Arts for All. Team-up of two Premier Folk Singer/Songwriters. 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, August 30
Bar Harbor  Contradance with Big Moose, Pepin Mittlehauser calling.   Jesup Library. 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome and no partner is necessary. All dances are taught.   Info: 326-8300.
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.
Vassalboro  Annual Blueberry Buckle Contradance with the Mazie Newell Family Band, Richard Green 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.
 
Friday, September 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 with Caller Chrissy Fowler and music by Ari, Mia, & Bethany.   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/.
 
Saturday, September 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.
 
Saturday, September 13
Monson  Contradance with Dudley Laufman.   The Finn Hall, Rte. 15. Traditional New England "barn" dances with superb callers & musicians. Divine homemade desserts. All ages welcome - dances taught. 7:30-10:30pm. $8/adult, & family rates. 6:30pm, free international dance instruction w/Mike Levinsky.  Info: Alexandra Conover Bennett 997-3639.
 
Saturday, September 27
Canaan  Contradance with Velocipede, Kim Roberts 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
St. George  Contradance with Sassafras Stomp, Quena Crain calling.   NOTE NEW LOCATION. Ocean View Grange, Route 131, Martinsville, on the St.George peninsula leaving from Route One in Thomaston. It's a fabulous old hall with sea breezes. 8-11 p.m. FMI Steve, writer@midcoast.com or 751-2905.
 
 
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