The Maine Balkan Choir is preparing a program of Ukrainian music to be performed at a benefit concert in spring. The main group sings every week in Belfast; there will be a Portland-area offshoot of The Maine Balkan Choir. The first meeting in the West End was so successful that there was a aprking crunch, and we are migrating to Pownal for subsequent rehearsals. The Portland group will meet every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 at Linden Lea in Pownal, 655 Elmwood Rd.
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Sheet music and lyrics will be provided and will coordinate with the Belfast group. No experience required. Bring your friends.
Directions to “Linden Lea”, 655 Elmwood Road, Pownal, 04069:
“Linden Lea”, the name of my farm in Pownal and its eponymous music loft, is easy to find, at 655 Elmwood Rd. in Pownal 04069, very near Bradbury Mountain State Park. Somebody recently nicked two of the street numbers off my mailbox but I will try to fix that by next week. To make it my driveway easier to find, in any case i will put out a traffic cone with a reflective sign on top of it to help you to find it next Wednesday.
If you are driving north/ northwest from Freeport/ Yarmouth/ 295
, It is exactly 9/10 of a mile north of the blinking red light and gas station at the intersection with Route 9 in Pownal Center, past the Pownal Elementary School on the right. Also there is a yellow diamond road sign right in front of my house (just past my driveway entrance) to indicate that there are curves in the road ahead. When you see this sign, put your right blinker on. If you pass that sign, you’ve passed my driveway.
If you’re coming from the southwest (e.g. Gorham/ Windham/ Gray)
, take 115 to Depot Road down the dip and up the steep hill until you get to Pineland/ Route 231. Jog left on 231 and then take an IMMEDIATE right onto Allen Road. The signature white Pineland fencing will be on your right and a Pineland Garden will be on your left. Go down a hill and under a railroad bridge (CAUTION – the bridge underpass is single lane.) Continue up the hill past the Pownal Post Office and continue to a three-way STOP SIGN. That is Elmwood Rd. Take a RIGHT on Elmwood and go about a mile and a half. After you pass the intersection with Lawrence Road, go SLOWLY, as you will head down a dip over a brook. That brook is the western border of my farm, so put your left blinker on, as my driveway is at the top of the hill.
Elmwood Road is a busy road, so please don’t park on the road for your own safety. There is ample parking is in the field adjacent to the barn, but it’s dependent on weather conditions so please wear sensible shoes and bring a flashlight or use the flashlight on your phone. There is a good deal of parking in the driveway itself, but if you can carpool that would be helpful.
Access/ toilet facilities:
Access to the music loft is up one standard (to code) set of stairs with a handrail. There is a composting toilet on the ground floor. If you use the composting toilet, PLEASE
be sure to SIT DOWN,
whatever your gender, and whatever your business. If you don’t sit down, it doesn’t work. Or you can also use the downstairs toilet in the house if you are more comfortable with that