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UPCOMING EVENTS

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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/.
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, September 6
Bowdoinham  House Concert with Loves It.   Summer is not yet over, but the House Concerts are on the horizon! Join us Saturday evening September 6 at 182 Ridge Road, Bowdoinham, 6:30 for potluck, 7:30 music with Loves It! from Austin, Texas! The duo will be adding a stand-up bass and drummer to their group and it promises to be a fun show! Please join us! For more info: 522 4118.
Falmouth  Contradance with music by Cedar Stanistreet, Glen Loper, Bethany Waickman and Ted Steele calling.   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.
Garland  Contra dance with music by Some Reel People, John McIntire calling.   Community dance at 3 pm during Garland Days in the field across the road from the Grange. Contra dance at the Grange at 7 pm following the public supper. Requested donation for dance $8.  Info: Jim, 924-3925.
 
Sunday, September 7
North Yarmouth  HENRYFEST.   An Outdoor Family-Friendly Music Festival. 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth Tickets at the Gate: $20 individual | $40 family. For more information, visit www.317main.org or call (207) 846-9559.
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
 
Monday, September 8
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, September 10
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, September 12
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  Contradance with Muisette and calling by David Eisenstader.   The Freewill Folk Society is pleased to kick off the dancing season on Friday, September 12th, at Bates College with Muisette (John Cote and Steve Muise) and calling by David Eisenstader. 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.
 
Saturday, September 13
Farmington  Contradance with Twisted Strings, John McIntire calling.   Farmington Grange, 126 Bridge St. West Farmington. All dances taught. 8-10:30pm. Evening dance: $6/$15 family max. Don't miss the family dance this month from 6:30-7:30pm with an all comers band. Adults $2/children $1. Family dance music provided by All-Comers Band - bring your instrument and a snack to share at the 7:30 break. All welcome. No partner necessary. Info (207) 491-9928 or dance@starleft.org, www.starleft.org.
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.
Orono  Contradance with Marsh Island Band.   Join us for our 35th consecutive season of Contra Dances in Orono. We are still at the 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. Come joins us for our 33rd season of contra dancing in Orono. Info: marshislandband@gmail.com, facebook, or call 207 884 8663.
Topsham  Music by Henry Road with Caller Dave Eisenstadter.   Topsham Grange, 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 ($3/$12), Finger-Food Potluck 7:00, Beginner session 7:30, 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, September 14
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.
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, September 17
Stockton Springs  Concert by George Skala, preceded by open mic.   This exciting new monthly series is 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 followed by a featured performer. George Skala is an accomplished singer/songwriter from Stockton Springs. 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 davandfranplus@gmail.com.
 
Friday, September 19
Bangor  Contradance with music and calling by TBA.   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.
Unity  Common Ground Country Fair.   Much dancing and music. Fiddler's Showcase on Sunday morning at 10. registration at 9:30. Open to all musicians, not just fiddlers!  Info: http://www.mofga.org.
 
Saturday, September 20
Bowdoinham  Bowdoinham Contradance with Acoustic Contraption from Bangor/Orono area, (Anthony Viselli on mandolin, Ryu Mitsuhashi on fiddle, Sam Furth on guitar), calling by Bill Olson.   Contras at Bowdoinham Town Hall, School Street, at the top of the hill. All dances taught, beginners welcome. No partner necessary. Beginners workshop 7:30. Dance 8:00 - 11 pm. $10/equal barter. Use your Scrod Bucks!! Limit one Scrod Buck per person per dance. Info: Pam, 666-3709, pam@pamweeks.com.
Unity  Common Ground Country Fair.   Much dancing and music. Fiddler's Showcase on Sunday morning at 10. registration at 9:30. Open to all musicians, not just fiddlers!  Info: http://www.mofga.org.
 
Sunday, September 21
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
Unity  Common Ground Country Fair.   Much dancing and music. Fiddler's Showcase on Sunday morning at 10. registration at 9:30. Open to all musicians, not just fiddlers!  Info: http://www.mofga.org.
 
Friday, September 26
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 Bill Olson with Sassafrass Stomp.   Contras and more at St. Denis Parish Hall, Rt.126.  8:00 P.M. $8. Presented by Shoestring Dance. Info: 549-3820.
Winter Harbor  Paul Geremia.   Acoustic Blues & Originals - Last Friday Coffeehouse in Hammond Hall, presented by Schoodic Arts for All. 7:00 PM. Suggested donation for this event is twelve dollars - Kids under twelve admitted free. Great desserts!! No reservations, doors open at 6:00. For further info, call 963-7670, 963-2569, or go to www.schoodicartsforall.org and www.paulgeremia.org.
 
Saturday, September 27
Bar Harbor  Contradance with Big Moose, John McIntire calling.   For October - May, contradances are held at the Gates Auditorium on the COA campus. Everyone is welcome and no partner is necessary. All dances are taught. Family dance at 6:30 pm ($2 adults, $1 kids, COA students free). Contradance at 8 ($6 adults, COA students and kids free). Info: 288-5620.
Canaan  Contra Dance with live music by Velocipede and calling with Richard Green.   Farmers Hall, 296 Main St. Canaan Village. 8 pm. All dances taught. Everyone invited. Only $7 or $20 max for families.  More Info: 399-8454 or canaanfarmershall@gmail.com
Deer Isle  Contradance.   Last Saturday of the month at St Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church - North Deer Isle Road (Route 15) Deer Isle.  7:30 pm.  Info: Geoff Warner 367-6555.
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.
 
Friday, October 3
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 Quena Crain (VT) calling with music by Gig Hunters.   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, October 4
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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