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January 2018

Portland – Concert

January 16, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$15 - $20

Grant Gordy and Ross Martin at One Longfellow Square. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Grant Gordy and Ross Martin’s new recording Year of the Dog brings together two of acoustic music’s most forward-thinking virtuoso guitarists, both of whom have deep backgrounds in the American musical vernacular. The album combines originals from each with well-chosen covers from the bluegrass and jazz worlds in which they’ve made their homes. The duo, born of impromptu musical meetings and jams, honors its birth in spontaneity with…

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Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

January 17, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Halcyon Grange Hall, Rt 15
Blue Hill, ME United States
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$5

Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers welcome you to an open class at the Halcyon Grange Hall on Rt 15 in North Blue Hill. Beginners welcome, with or without a partner. 6:30-8:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. FMI: Mike, 348-9308 or mjlittle2318@hotmail.com

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Belfast Contra Dancing Sessions

January 18, 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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$10 - $12

Weekly contra dancing led by Chrissy Fowler, 6:00- 8:15pm every Thursday, January 18 - May 17, at the Belfast Dance Studio.  All experience levels welcome.  Two 9week sessions.  Bring clean shoes, a water bottle, and comfortable clothes.  Drop in anytime - $10-12 sliding scale.  Pre-pay for 9week session - $70 discounted rate.  Scholarships available for teens.  Application online. An outreach program of Belfast Flying Shoes.  More info - ktaadn_me@hotmail.com or 338-0979

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

January 18, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church, 189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$10

Contra dance with music by Fleeting Moments and caller Angela DeCarlis at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. Fleeting Moments is Emily Troll (fiddle, accordion), Jon Cannon (guitar), and Eric Boodman (other fiddle).  They are all fine musicians in their own right playing in a newish combination.  Like Jon and Eric, Angela will be making the trip up from Boston to call for us.  She's making quite a name for herself. See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of…

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Brunswick – Int’l Folk Dance

January 19, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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People Plus, 35 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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$5

World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe, and around the globe. Good exercise, great fun. Many dances are taught. No partner needed. Best international folk dancing north of Boston! Fridays, 6:30–9:00 p.m., at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St., Brunswick. Donation $5. All are welcome. FMI: 207-200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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Bangor – Contra Dance

January 19, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, Bangor, 120 Park St., Bangor
Bangor, ME United States
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$8

Contra dance with music by Velocipede and with John McIntire calling. Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park St., Bangor. Beginners' session at 7:30, dance at 8pm. $8/person. FMI: 941-9727, bangorcontra.org or bangorcontra@gmail.com.

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Norway – Contra Dance

January 20, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Universalist Church of Norway, 479 Main St
Norway, ME 04268 United States
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$8

Contra dance at the First Universalist Church of Norway, 479 Main St. Music by the Better Late Than Never Band with Maggie Robinson calling. 7-9 p.m. $8/$20 family max. Beginners welcome with or without a partner. FMI: Monica, 207-381-7730.

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Dexter Contra dance

January 20, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dexter Universalist Church, Church St
Dexter, ME 04930 United States
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$7

The Garland dance moves to winter quarters on Saturdays at the Dexter Universalist Church. Music by Some Reel People with caller John McIntire. Everyone is invited, all dances taught. FMI: 277-3961 or 924-3925

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Bowdoinham – Contra Dance

January 20, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bowdoinham Town Hall, School St
Bowdoinham, ME United States
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$7 - $10

Tonight: Really fantastic band playing Quebecois music!!! Music by Bien Sur (Elaine Malkin and Gail Lipfert) with guest fiddler Pam Weeks. Calling by Bill Olson. Dance is at Bowdoinham Town Hall, School St. Dances starts at 8PM with beginners' workshop at 7:30. Donation $10/$7 seniors and students. FMI: 207-666-3709 or pam@pamweeks.com

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Trenton Contra Dance

January 20, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Trenton Grange Hall, Routes 3 and 230. Next to the Bar Harbor Airport.
Trenton, ME 04605 United States
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$8.00

Come dance!  Trenton Grange Hall is located next to the Bar Harbor Airport at the traffic light intersection of Routes 3 and 230. No partner or experience necessary. A friendly community of dancers!  We provide snacks and drinks. This month, Velocipede will provide their wonderful, lively music and Shari Shakti will call the dances. Please come support our dance. FMI call 207.244.4193

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Portland – Concert

January 20, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$12 - $15

Ben Caplan w/ duquette (Solo) at One Longfellow Square. A charismatic charmer and a smasher of pianos. A madman and an earnest poet. A strummer of delicate chords and a lover of bent and broken melodies. Ben Caplan is not any one thing. As he releases his second album, he's already gained a following in more than a dozen countries. It's no surprise. Caplan is simply unforgettable; with his huge beard and unruly mane, he is as visually striking as he…

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Portland – Concert

January 21, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$12 - $15

As a singer and songwriter, Rick Charette has been capturing the hearts and spirits of young and old alike with his delightful and inspiring children's songs. His performances blend original contemporary pop music and lyrics with imaginative activities that generate all kinds of audience participation. Elementary teachers across the country use his music in their classrooms to enhance and facilitate their language arts programs. At One Longfellow Square. 4-6pm. $12 advance, $15 day of. FMI: onelongfellowsquare.com.

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Belfast Scottish Country dance

January 22, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Belfast American Legion Hall, 143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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$4

Scottish Country Dancing at the American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.). 7:30-9:30 PM $4 requested FMI: David, 469-3293, or Bob, 722-3139

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Portland Peace Singers

January 23, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av.
Portland, ME United States
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Maine Peace Singers is actively seeking new members. We are a folk choir whose purpose is to promote peace and build community through music. We sing songs with messages of love, respect, hope, kindness, acceptance, friendship and diversity. We share our message through performance and sing-a-longs, while providing a community service.Once or twice a month we sing out at local care facilities. Practice every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:00PM at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av. There is no audition…

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Portland Weekly Sacred Harp Singing CANCELED

January 23, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Parish UU Church, 425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Free

Come sing with us! The Portland Maine Weekly Sacred Harp Singing is an open community singing where all voices are welcome! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of "The Sacred Harp." No musical or singing experience is expected or necessary, and loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Sacred Harp singings are participatory events - there are no auditions, no performances, and no audiences. Rather, we sing for one another,…

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Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

January 24, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Halcyon Grange Hall, Rt 15
Blue Hill, ME United States
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$5

Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers welcome you to an open class at the Halcyon Grange Hall on Rt 15 in North Blue Hill. Beginners welcome, with or without a partner. 6:30-8:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. FMI: Mike, 348-9308 or mjlittle2318@hotmail.com

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Portland – Concert

January 24, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$10 - $12

The Novel Ideas w/ Hayley Sabella at One Longfellow Square. The Novel Ideas have earned a reputation from music critics and fans for their moving four-part harmonies and rich Americana sound. The band strives to convey honesty and intimacy through their music. 8-11pm. $10 advance, $12 day of. FMI: onelongfellowsquare.com.

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Belfast Contra Dancing Sessions

January 25, 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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$10 - $12

Weekly contra dancing led by Chrissy Fowler, 6:00- 8:15pm every Thursday, January 18 - May 17, at the Belfast Dance Studio.  All experience levels welcome.  Two 9week sessions.  Bring clean shoes, a water bottle, and comfortable clothes.  Drop in anytime - $10-12 sliding scale.  Pre-pay for 9week session - $70 discounted rate.  Scholarships available for teens.  Application online. An outreach program of Belfast Flying Shoes.  More info - ktaadn_me@hotmail.com or 338-0979

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

January 25, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church, 189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$10

Contra dance with music by Riptide and caller Will Mentor at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. Maine favorite, Riptide, is  Alden Robinson (fiddle), Owen Marshall (guitar,) and Glen Loper (mandolin, banjo, percussion).  Will Mentor is one of America's favorite callers for a darn good reason. See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $10 at the door.  Enter through the courtyard. Lesson for first-time…

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Brunswick – Int’l Folk Dance

January 26, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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People Plus, 35 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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$5

World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe, and around the globe. Good exercise, great fun. Many dances are taught. No partner needed. Best international folk dancing north of Boston! Fridays, 6:30–9:00 p.m., at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St., Brunswick. Donation $5. All are welcome. FMI: 207-200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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N. Whitefield Contra dance

January 26, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
North Whitefield St. Denis Parish Hall, 298 Grand Army Rd Whitefield, ME 04353 United States
North Whitefield, ME 04353 United States
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$8 - $10

Contra dance to the music of RIPTIDE with calling by Will Mentor at St Denis Parish hall. 8-11 PM. Sliding scale $8-10. Students $6. FMI: 338-0296.

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Portland – Community Dance

January 27, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Williston-Immanuel United Church, 156 High St
Portland, ME United States
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$5 - $10

Community Contra Dance at Williston-Immanuel United Church, 156 High St. Enter at rear of building, off Deering Place, and head downstairs to Fellowship Hall. Potluck Supper 5:00pm, Dancing 6:00-8:00pm led by Kathryn Larson. Fun, easy social dances for all ages with live music, all dances taught. Contact Maggie to join the band! No partner necessary, Kids welcome! Suggested donation of $5 per person, $10 max per family. FMI: Maggie 233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com

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Augusta – Family Dance

January 27, 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church St.
Augusta, ME 04330 United States
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Donations

Family Dance preceding the regular Augusta Contra Dance with music by the “Merry Band of Neighbors All-comers Band” hosted by the Pineland Fiddlers. Come on down and join the fun! No experience necessary, all dances will be taught. We welcome all musicians to join the band! Donations and tasty snack potluck contributions are welcomed and appreciated! At the South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church St. 6:15-7:15pm. FMI: Ellen, 207-495-2928.

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Bar Harbor – Contra Dance

January 27, 6:30 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 Select a Country:
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$8

Contra Dance with Big Moose band with caller Chrissy Fowler at Jesup library, 34 Mt. Desert St. All dances taught by caller. Beginners and experienced dancers all welcome! 6:30pm. $8 adults. COA students free. FMI: call library 207-288-4245.

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Augusta – Contra Dance

January 27, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church St.
Augusta, ME 04330 United States
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$5 - $10

With calling by John McIntire and contra tunes played by the Pineland Fiddlers, it’s sure to be a spectacular time! So come dance with us at the South Parish Congregational Church (9 Church St)! Beginner’s lesson at 7:30, all dances will be taught! A dessert potluck will happen at 9:30pm. Adults: $10, Students: $7, Under 12: $5. FMI: Autumn, autumn@91courtstreet.net.

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Kingston, NH – Contra Dance

January 27, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Kingston NH Town Hall, 16 ME United States + Google Map
$8.00

A friendly, welcoming community dance that encourages all to participate and enjoy the benefits of dance and the company of wonderful people! At the Kingston NH Town Hall. 8-11pm. $8.00. FMI: Glenn, 603-772-5355.

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Ellsworth – Int’l Folk Dancing

January 28, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Moore Community Center, 125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME United States
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$8.00

Dance to the world's music! Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian cradle dance. Instruction first hour followed by requests. 2nd and 4th Sundays at the Moore Community Center, 125 State St. 1-3pm. $8. FMI: (207) 518-7473. Please call to be sure we are meeting!

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Topsham FUNraiser dance

January 28, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Topsham Grange, Pleasant Street
Topsham, ME United States
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$12 - $15

The Annual DEFFA FUNraiser contra dance at the Grange, 47 Pleasant St. 1-6 PM. Neil Pearlman, Greg Boardman & Friends and Velocipede will provide music with Dela Murphy and Shari Shakti, with guests Ezra Smith and Hannah Chamberlain calling. New and experienced dancers of all ages invited. Please bring a potluck dish for the snack table. $15, $12 students. $3 discount to DEFFA members. Proceeds support the DEFFA scholarship fund. FMI: deffa.org

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New Gloucester Slow jam

January 28, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until March 25, 2018

First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Rd.
New Gloucester, ME 04260 United States
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$3

Slow Jam at First Congregational Church Vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Rd. Bring some favorite  tunes to share,  Donation $3. Come to play, come to listen.   Linda Jacobs 207-333-8110 or jacobslindas5@gmail.com or Ketra Crosson 207-227-1309 or fiddlestep@securespeed.us

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Madison Acoustic Open Mic

January 28, 5:00 pm
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Kennebec Valley Grange, Madison, 540 Main St
Madison, ME 04950 United States
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Free

Acoustic Open Mic, last Sundays of the month, at the Kennebec Valley Grange, 540 Main St. 5-8pm. Raffle prizes, kids activities, and refreshments. Bring songs, poems, or readings. FMI:716-6441.

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Belfast Scottish Country dance

January 29, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Belfast American Legion Hall, 143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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$4

Scottish Country Dancing at the American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.). 7:30-9:30 PM $4 requested FMI: David, 469-3293, or Bob, 722-3139

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Portland Peace Singers

January 30, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av.
Portland, ME United States
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Maine Peace Singers is actively seeking new members. We are a folk choir whose purpose is to promote peace and build community through music. We sing songs with messages of love, respect, hope, kindness, acceptance, friendship and diversity. We share our message through performance and sing-a-longs, while providing a community service.Once or twice a month we sing out at local care facilities. Practice every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:00PM at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av. There is no audition…

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Portland Weekly Sacred Harp Singing

January 30, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 9, 2018

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 30, 2019

First Parish UU Church, 425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Free

Come sing with us! The Portland Maine Weekly Sacred Harp Singing is an open community singing where all voices are welcome! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of "The Sacred Harp." No musical or singing experience is expected or necessary, and loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Sacred Harp singings are participatory events - there are no auditions, no performances, and no audiences. Rather, we sing for one another,…

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Belfast Dance Film Documentary

January 31, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Belfast Free Library – Abbott Room, 106 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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Free

Belfast Flying Shoes and the Belfast Free Library present "Contra Connections", a four-part series of documentaries related to contra dancing at the Belfast Free Library.  Kicking off the series is Together in Time: A Story of New England Contra Music and Dance, described as a "provocative social history of how Americans have fun, how they use that fun to build community."  Directed by Steven Alves, the entertaining and informative film won multiple awards, including a Cine Golden Eagle award for…

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Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

January 31, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

Halcyon Grange Hall, Rt 15
Blue Hill, ME United States
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$5

Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers welcome you to an open class at the Halcyon Grange Hall on Rt 15 in North Blue Hill. Beginners welcome, with or without a partner. 6:30-8:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. FMI: Mike, 348-9308 or mjlittle2318@hotmail.com

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February 2018

Belfast Contra Dancing Sessions

February 1, 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 17, 2018

Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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$10 - $12

Weekly contra dancing led by Chrissy Fowler, 6:00- 8:15pm every Thursday, January 18 - May 17, at the Belfast Dance Studio.  All experience levels welcome.  Two 9week sessions.  Bring clean shoes, a water bottle, and comfortable clothes.  Drop in anytime - $10-12 sliding scale.  Pre-pay for 9week session - $70 discounted rate.  Scholarships available for teens.  Application online. An outreach program of Belfast Flying Shoes.  More info - ktaadn_me@hotmail.com or 338-0979

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

February 1, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church, 189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$10

Contra dance with music by Hen of the Woods and callers Dugan Murphy, Lily Allen, and Catherine Begin at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. Hen of the Woods is a Midwestern-Mid Atlantic-New England combination of Ben Hemmendinger from Yellow Springs, Ohio (accordion), Lauren McDonald from Poughkeepsie, New York (fiddle), and Ness Smith-Savedoff from Portland, Maine (drums).  Dugan is joined by guest callers Lily and Catherine who will call one dance each - their very first time! See the PICD website for more…

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Camden Coffee House

February 1, 7:00 pm
Camden Library, 55 Main St
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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$10

The Oshima Brothers return to the Camden Library Coffeehouse. Doors open at 6:30 PM. $10. FMI: 236-3440

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Peaks Island Contra Dance

February 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peaks Island Elementary School, 4 Church Av
Peaks Island, ME Select a Country:
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$5.00 - $20.00

Peaks Island Elementary School is hosting the second in our series of dances to share spaces and enjoy time together.  Dances are simple, and joyful, all ages welcome. No partner necessary. Dugan Murphy will call the dance and the music will be played by Ness Smith-Savedoff on drums, Adams Carney on fiddle, and Thadeus Gunther on keyboard. We will have some pizza and brownies for sale all proceeds benefit the Peaks Island PTO After School Academy. If you're coming from town, take…

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Brunswick – Int’l Folk Dance

February 2, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday, repeating until December 28, 2018

People Plus, 35 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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$5

World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe, and around the globe. Good exercise, great fun. Many dances are taught. No partner needed. Best international folk dancing north of Boston! Fridays, 6:30–9:00 p.m., at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St., Brunswick. Donation $5. All are welcome. FMI: 207-200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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Belfast – Community Dance

February 2, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 7, 2018

Belfast American Legion Hall, 143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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$1 - $2

Calling by Chrissy Fowler with music by the All-Comers Band. American Legion Hall, 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.) at 6:30 p.m. Come with or without a partner. All are welcome. Musicians, bring your instruments! Adults $2, children $1. Part of the Belfast Flying Shoes dance series. For info: 338-0979 belfastflyingshoes@gmail.com  www.belfastflyingshoes.org

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Belfast Contra Dance

February 2, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Belfast American Legion Hall, 143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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$5 - $10

Contra dance with calling by Chrissy Fowler and music by the Gawler Family Band. Sound by Eric Weest Johnson. American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.) in Belfast at 8:00 p.m. Come with or without a partner. All are welcome. Adults $10, ages 13-20 and adult All-Comers $8, kids $5. Bring a box fan for the window and get $1 off! Part of the Belfast Flying Shoes dance series. For info: 338-0979, belfastflyingshoes@gmail.com,  www.belfastflyingshoes.org

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Portland Concert

February 2, 8:00 pm
One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$30 - $35

Le Vent du Nord at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Doors open at 7:30 PM. $30 advance, $35 door. FMI: 761-1757  or onelongfellowsquare.com

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Belfast – Concert

February 3, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, 25 Village Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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$15 - $25

Mes Amis in concert @ Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage Common House (25 Village Rd). Fun, fun, fun! Talent of this calibre should be shouted from the rooftops!! Mes Amis plays an infectious mix of originals, traditional Gypsy, Latin and American jazz standards. The insistent rhythms, bouncing bass lines and sweetly intricate melodies are easy on the ears for those unfamiliar with jazz, and yet can stand the scrutiny of an aficionado. As it was so aptly put by Rich Tozier,…

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Orono – Contra Dance

February 3, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Keith Anderson Community Center, 19 Bennoch Road
Orono, ME United States
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$8.00

Dance with Orono Contraband and caller Sonja Birthisel! Beginner session at 7:30 PM, and full dance from 8:30-11:00 PM. At the Keith Anderson Community Center, 19 Bennoch Rd. $1 off beer at Woodman's Bar & Grill next door with dance ticket. $8 admission for non-students; FREE for UMaine students! Sponsored by UMaine Student Government and the Traditional Music and Dance Club. FMI: (207) 991-2947.

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Portland Monthly Sacred Harp Singing

February 4, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day 4 of the month, repeating until December 3, 2017

An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until January 30, 2019

The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME United States
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Free

All are welcome to come sing with us at our monthly Portland 1st Sunday Sacred Harp Singing, where we sing out of “The Sacred Harp” 1991 Denson edition. Loaner copies of this tunebook are available to use during the singing, as well as copies to purchase. No experience expected or necessary – beginners and curious onlookers are always warmly welcome. The Sacred Harp consists largely of early American devotional music, including hymns, fugues, anthems, etc. Coming out of a rich…

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Portland – Dances of Universal Peace

February 4, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Creating Space Yoga Studio, 1717 Congress St. (Stroudwater)
Portland, ME 04102 United States
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$5 - $20

The Dances of Universal Peace pair chants from world spiritual traditions with simple circle dances. All dances are taught. All are welcome! We meet at the Creating Space Yoga Studio, 1717 Congress St, in the Stroudwater area of Portland, with ample, free, off-street parking. 2-4pm. $5-$20 sliding scale. FMI: 207-869-5751 or https://www.facebook.com/PortlandMEDancesOfUniversalPeace/

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Belfast Scottish Country dance

February 5, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Belfast American Legion Hall, 143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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$4

Scottish Country Dancing at the American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.). 7:30-9:30 PM $4 requested FMI: David, 469-3293, or Bob, 722-3139

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Portland Peace Singers

February 6, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av.
Portland, ME United States
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Maine Peace Singers is actively seeking new members. We are a folk choir whose purpose is to promote peace and build community through music. We sing songs with messages of love, respect, hope, kindness, acceptance, friendship and diversity. We share our message through performance and sing-a-longs, while providing a community service.Once or twice a month we sing out at local care facilities. Practice every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:00PM at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av. There is no audition…

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Portland Weekly Sacred Harp Singing

February 6, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 9, 2018

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 30, 2019

First Parish UU Church, 425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Free

Come sing with us! The Portland Maine Weekly Sacred Harp Singing is an open community singing where all voices are welcome! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of "The Sacred Harp." No musical or singing experience is expected or necessary, and loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Sacred Harp singings are participatory events - there are no auditions, no performances, and no audiences. Rather, we sing for one another,…

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Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

February 7, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Halcyon Grange Hall, Rt 15
Blue Hill, ME United States
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$5

Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers welcome you to an open class at the Halcyon Grange Hall on Rt 15 in North Blue Hill. Beginners welcome, with or without a partner. 6:30-8:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. FMI: Mike, 348-9308 or mjlittle2318@hotmail.com

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Belfast Contra Dancing Sessions

February 8, 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 17, 2018

Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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$10 - $12

Weekly contra dancing led by Chrissy Fowler, 6:00- 8:15pm every Thursday, January 18 - May 17, at the Belfast Dance Studio.  All experience levels welcome.  Two 9week sessions.  Bring clean shoes, a water bottle, and comfortable clothes.  Drop in anytime - $10-12 sliding scale.  Pre-pay for 9week session - $70 discounted rate.  Scholarships available for teens.  Application online. An outreach program of Belfast Flying Shoes.  More info - ktaadn_me@hotmail.com or 338-0979

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

February 8, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church, 189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$10

Contra dance with music by Barefoot and caller Dela Murphy at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. We are lucky to have nationally renowned musicians Ed Howe (fiddle) and Jamie Oshima (guitar, piano, and percussion) in Maine.  Dela is a rising, shining star. See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $10 at the door.  Enter through the courtyard.…

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Portland Concert Duó • Traditional Irish Music from County Kerry

February 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maine Charitable Mechanic Association Ballroom, 519 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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$12 - $15

Folk Music Concert Series Launching at Maine Charitable Mechanic Association Little Sea Folk presents internationally acclaimed musicians in partnership with MCMA Portland, ME – Little Sea Folk, a Portland-based non-profit organization, is proud to present a unique and dynamic concert series focused around the folk traditions in Maine at the historic Maine Charitable Mechanic Association hall.  Beginning February 8, the monthly series will feature world-renowned music from a wide variety of traditions, beginning with internationally acclaimed traditional Irish musicians Niamh…

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Brunswick – Int’l Folk Dance

February 9, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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People Plus, 35 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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$5

World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe, and around the globe. Good exercise, great fun. Many dances are taught. No partner needed. Best international folk dancing north of Boston! Fridays, 6:30–9:00 p.m., at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St., Brunswick. Donation $5. All are welcome. FMI: 207-200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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Damariscotta Community Contra Dance

February 9, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Damariscotta Baptist Church, 4 Bristol Road ( top of Main Street)
Damariscotta , ME United States
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$5 - $8

Damariscotta Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall with Oyster Creek Fiddlers, friends and guest callers.  Benefit for the Great Salt Bay School Friends of Music Education.  All ages family dance. $5-8. FMI: 462-6137

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Falmouth Coffee House

February 9, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Falmouth Congregational Church UCC, 267 Falmouth Rd.
Falmouth, 04105 United States
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Free

This month features Rachael Kilgour. Rachael is a Minnesota-born, Boston-based songwriter and performing artist whose sincere lyric-driven work bravely walks the line between personal and political. This second-Friday-of-every-month coffee house at the Congregational Church features local music artists, great coffee, non-alcoholic beverages and other treats. Our Coffee House is free and appropriate for all ages. An uplifting experience in a small and intimate setting.

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Lewiston Contra Dance

February 9, 7:40 pm - 11:00 pm
Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Av
Lewiston, ME United States
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$5 - $8

FOLK MUSIC!!! DANCING!! FRIENDS!! Winter may be long but dancing will keep you warm! Come out and enjoy live music by Barefoot (Ed Howe: Fiddle, Jamie Oshima: Guitar, piano) and calling by the renowned Maggie Robinson at Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Av. All dances are taught and beginners are wildly encouraged to come join the fun, no previous experience necessary. Beginner lesson at 7:40, dancing 8:00-11:00. Suggested donation $5-8/FREE for students of Bates College. FMI: email freewillfolk@gmail.com or Freewillfolksociety.weebly.com

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Portland Concert

February 9, 8:00 pm
One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$30 - $35

David Mallett at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Doors open at 7:30 PM. $30 advance, $35 door. FMI: 761-1757  or onelongfellowsuqare.com

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Hallowell Fiddle Workshop

February 10, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hallowell City Hall Auditorium, 1 Winthrop Street
Halloewell,
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$25

Come enjoy an afternoon of fiddling and dancing for all levels and ages with Maine's well known fiddlers, Greg Boardman, Kaity Newell, and Ellen Gawler at Hallowell City Hall, 1 Winthrop St.  Advanced Workshop, 1-2, Intermediate, 2-3, and Beginner 3-4 culminating with a country dance for all family and friends, 4-5. Tunes are learned in advance, Booklets and recordings available upon registration. $25, includes tune book and cd. SNOW date, 2/11. Registration and Info: 462-6137,  musselsandoysters@gmail.com or ellengawler@gmail.com.

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Cherryfield Contra Dance

February 10, 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cherryfield Academy, 53 Main Street
Cherryfield, ME 04622 United States
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$5 - $12

Please come and help inaugurate what we hope will be a new monthly dance in the beautiful and historic Cherryfield Academy at 53 Main Street, just a half mile north on Rte. 193 off of Rte. 1 along the beautiful Narraguagus River.  The evening starts at 5:30pm with a potluck supper, followed by a likely inferno of cakes, then transition into dancing, surging to the playful rhythms of The Rolling Swells at 7;30pm with dances called by Allison Aldrich Smith.  All…

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Family Dance

February 10, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Topsham Grange, Pleasant Street
Topsham, ME United States
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$3 - $12

Family Barn Dance with an open band and Kathryn Larson calling. Topsham Grange, 47 Pleasant St. A great family event! 6:00-7:00 p.m. $3 each/$12 family max. Followed by a Finger-food Potluck and then the 7:30 Beginners Session and 8pm Contra dance. FMI: 233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com

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Farmington Contra dance

February 10, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
West Farmington Grange, 126 Bridge St.
Farmington, ME United States
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The Franklin County Fiddlers led by Steve Muise are back! With John McIntire calling at the West Farmington Grange, 126 Bridge St. Family dance 6:30-7:30, evening dance 8-10:30pm. Please join us for a fun filled evening. All dances taught, no partner necessary. Bring a snack to share from 7:30-8. Family dance: $2 adults/$1 children. Evening dance: $6 adults/$5 students. $15 family maximum. FMI: 491-9928

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Belgrade Lakes – Concert

February 10, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Union Church, Belgrade Lake, Maine st.
Belgrade Lakes, ME 04330
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$5

Mid-winter "Blahs" Concert. Martin Swinger and Deb Hensley share uplifting, award-winning original songs and sing-along fun with Union Coffeehouse in Belgrade Lakes. 7 PM Saturday, Feb 10 at Union Church on Maine St. No reservations, just come! Open Mic Follows!  (Website info is not up to date, but location info is correct.) $5.

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Topsham Contra Dance

February 10, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Topsham Grange, Pleasant Street
Topsham, ME United States
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$8 - $10

Contra dance at the Topsham Grange! Barefoot – Ed Howe & Jamie Oshima, with caller TBD. Located at 47 Pleasant St, about a mile from I-295 exit 31. Contras and more, most dances taught. Bring clean shoes for dancing! Bring water! Family Dance 6:00 $3/$12 (Sept-June), Finger-Food Potluck 7:00, Beginner session 7:30, Dance 8:00-11:00. $10/$8 Students & Seniors. FMI: 233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com, deffa.org, contradancetopsham.wordpress.com and find us on Facebook

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Portland Concert

February 10, 8:00 pm
One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$12 - $15

Inanna-Sisters in Rhythm at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Doors open at 7:00 PM. $12 advance, $15 door. FMI: 761-1757  or onelongfellowsuqare.com

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Ellsworth Int’l Folk Dancing

February 11, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Moore Community Center, 125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME United States
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$8.00

Dance to the world's music at the Moore Community Center, 125 State St. Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian lullaby. Instruction: beginning and easier dances first half hour, intermediate/advanced dances second half hour, followed by requests. 1-3 PM. $8. FMI: 518-7473

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Waterville Shape Note singing

February 11, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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First Baptist church Wtrvl, 1 Park St
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
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The monthly Waterville Shape Note Singing will be held  from 2-5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 1 Park Street.  The Shape Note singing is a free, participatory  event, not a performance. No experience is necessary and  beginners are warmly welcomed.  Books are available for loan or purchase. There will also be NO potluck meal after the singing, but feel free to bring snacks to share at the break.  The singing is primarily from the The Sacred Harp, a shape…

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Belfast Scottish Country dance

February 12, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Belfast American Legion Hall, 143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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$4

Scottish Country Dancing at the American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.). 7:30-9:30 PM $4 requested FMI: David, 469-3293, or Bob, 722-3139

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Yarmouth Concert

February 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
317 Main St. Community Music Center, 317 Main St
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Kathy Slack’s annual Valentines Day Noon Tunes Show, at 317 Main, is a celebration of Love Songs across the decades. Kathy will bring in a few of her musician friends to add harmonies and instrumentation. And chocolate. Did we mention there will be chocolate? This is a perfect daytime Valentines date! FREE FMI: 846-9559 or 317main.org

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Portland Peace Singers

February 13, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av.
Portland, ME United States
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Maine Peace Singers is actively seeking new members. We are a folk choir whose purpose is to promote peace and build community through music. We sing songs with messages of love, respect, hope, kindness, acceptance, friendship and diversity. We share our message through performance and sing-a-longs, while providing a community service.Once or twice a month we sing out at local care facilities. Practice every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:00PM at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av. There is no audition…

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Belfast Int’l Folk dance

February 13, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, 25 Village Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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International Folkdance Party at Belfast CoHousing and Ecovillge Common House, Village Rd. off Tufts Rd., Belfast. Live music, all dances taught, beginners welcome. Admission free! Donations accepted. Bring sweet or savory treats to share. 6:30-9 PM. FMI: 338-3301.

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Portland Weekly Sacred Harp Singing

February 13, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 9, 2018

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 30, 2019

First Parish UU Church, 425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Free

Come sing with us! The Portland Maine Weekly Sacred Harp Singing is an open community singing where all voices are welcome! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of "The Sacred Harp." No musical or singing experience is expected or necessary, and loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Sacred Harp singings are participatory events - there are no auditions, no performances, and no audiences. Rather, we sing for one another,…

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Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

February 14, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

Halcyon Grange Hall, Rt 15
Blue Hill, ME United States
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$5

Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers welcome you to an open class at the Halcyon Grange Hall on Rt 15 in North Blue Hill. Beginners welcome, with or without a partner. 6:30-8:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. FMI: Mike, 348-9308 or mjlittle2318@hotmail.com

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Belfast Contra Dancing Sessions

February 15, 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 17, 2018

Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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$10 - $12

Weekly contra dancing led by Chrissy Fowler, 6:00- 8:15pm every Thursday, January 18 - May 17, at the Belfast Dance Studio.  All experience levels welcome.  Two 9week sessions.  Bring clean shoes, a water bottle, and comfortable clothes.  Drop in anytime - $10-12 sliding scale.  Pre-pay for 9week session - $70 discounted rate.  Scholarships available for teens.  Application online. An outreach program of Belfast Flying Shoes.  More info - ktaadn_me@hotmail.com or 338-0979

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

February 15, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church, 189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$10

Contra dance with music by Steampacket and caller Don Veino at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. Local favorites, Davod Stimson (guitar), Tamora Goltz (fiddle), and Glen Loper (mandolin, banjo, and percussion) are joined by Don Veino from Boston. See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $10 at the door.  Enter through the courtyard. Lesson for first-time dancers…

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Brunswick – Int’l Folk Dance

February 16, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday, repeating until December 28, 2018

People Plus, 35 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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$5

World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe, and around the globe. Good exercise, great fun. Many dances are taught. No partner needed. Best international folk dancing north of Boston! Fridays, 6:30–9:00 p.m., at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St., Brunswick. Donation $5. All are welcome. FMI: 207-200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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Freedom Community Dance

February 16, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dirigo Grange in Freedom, Rt. 137
Freedom, ME 04941 United States
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The dance will feature John Pranio and Toki Oshima and will be called by Chrissy Fowler at Dirigo Grange, Rt 137 in the village. This dance will be a fundraising event to support The Mill School, located in Freedom and is made possible through a residency funded by Belfast Flying Shoes. We hope to see you there! 6:30 -9 PM.  Donations gratefully accepted. FMI: 445-2846

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Bangor Contra dance

February 16, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, Bangor, 120 Park St., Bangor
Bangor, ME United States
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$8

Contra dance with music by Orono Contraband and with Tavi Merrill calling. Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park St., Bangor. Beginners’ session at 7:30, dance at 8pm. $8/person. FMI: 941-9727, bangorcontra.org or bangorcontra@gmail.com.

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Portland: A Night of Songs and Stories

February 16, 8:00 pm
One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$10 - $12

This special evening will feature marimba pieces performed by Kate Beever, with special guests performing and sharing what music means to them at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Kate Beever, originally from Gorham, Maine, studied at the USM School of Music and then worked for Frank Glazer before moving to New York City. She is now a Board Certified Music Therapist with a Master’s degree in Music Psychotherapy from New York University. Doors open at 7:30 PM. $10 advance, $12…

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Bowdoinham – House Concert

February 17, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Whittlesey’s Barn, 182 Ridge Road
Bowdoinham, ME United States
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$10

Nicholas Williams and Alex Kehler in House Concert in the Whittlesey barn, 182 Ridge Road, Bowdoinham. Potluck 6:30, music 7:30 Suggested Donation: $10 for the musicians. info/Directions: David at 207 522 4118.

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Dexter – Contra Dance

February 17, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dexter Universalist Church, Church St
Dexter, ME 04930 United States
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$7.00

All dances are taught by John McIntire and music is played by Some Reel People. All ages are welcome. At the Dexter Universalist Church on Church St. 7-10pm. $7.00. FMI: Jim, 924-3925.

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Trenton – Contra Dance

February 17, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Trenton Grange Hall, Routes 3 and 230. Next to the Bar Harbor Airport.
Trenton, ME 04605 United States
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$8.00

Come dance!  Trenton Grange Hall is located next to the Bar Harbor Airport at the traffic light intersection of Routes 3 and 230. No partner or experience necessary. A friendly community of dancers!  We provide snacks and drinks. This month, Velocipede will provide their wonderful, lively music and Shari Shakti will call the dances. 7:30-11pm. $8.00. Please come support our dance. FMI call 207.244.4193

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Bowdoinham Contra dance

February 17, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bowdoinham Town Hall, School St
Bowdoinham, ME United States
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$7 - $10

Tonight: Music by SteamPacket (Tamora Goltz, Glen Loper, David Stimson) caller Maggie Robinson at the Town Hall. Beginners' workshop 7:30, dance 8-11PM. Donation: $10 ($7 seniors and students). Come dance at Maine's longest running dance series! Info: 666-3709 or pam@pamweeks.com

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Portland Concert

February 17, 8:00 pm
One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$15 - $20

The Tarbox Ramblers have released two albums on the Rounder label, toured throughout North America and Europe, and shared the stage with Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Buddy Miller, Dave Alvin and more. The band's songs can be heard at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Doors open at 7:30 PM. $15 advance, $20 door. FMI: 761-1757 or onelongfellowsquare.com

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Brunswick – Swing Dance

February 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Roughly monthly
People Plus, 35 Union St.
Brunswick, ME United States
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$5

Come Join us for Swing Dance Sundays with D.J. Paul Krakauske!  All ages and all generations welcome.  At People Plus, 35 Union St. 6:00-8:00pm, Beginner’s lesson from 6:00-6:30, taught by Paul Krakauske. No partner needed. There’s plenty of optional mixing of partners, and we welcome new dancers. Please: no street shoes on the dance floor.  Suggested donation $5, includes dance and lesson. FMI: SwingDanceBrunswick.org.

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Belfast Scottish Country dance

February 19, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until March 26, 2018

Belfast American Legion Hall, 143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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$4

Scottish Country Dancing at the American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.). 7:30-9:30 PM $4 requested FMI: David, 469-3293, or Bob, 722-3139

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Portland Peace Singers

February 20, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 27, 2018

Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av.
Portland, ME United States
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Maine Peace Singers is actively seeking new members. We are a folk choir whose purpose is to promote peace and build community through music. We sing songs with messages of love, respect, hope, kindness, acceptance, friendship and diversity. We share our message through performance and sing-a-longs, while providing a community service.Once or twice a month we sing out at local care facilities. Practice every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:00PM at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av. There is no audition…

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Portland Weekly Sacred Harp Singing

February 20, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 9, 2018

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 30, 2019

First Parish UU Church, 425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Free

Come sing with us! The Portland Maine Weekly Sacred Harp Singing is an open community singing where all voices are welcome! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of "The Sacred Harp." No musical or singing experience is expected or necessary, and loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Sacred Harp singings are participatory events - there are no auditions, no performances, and no audiences. Rather, we sing for one another,…

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Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

February 21, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

Halcyon Grange Hall, Rt 15
Blue Hill, ME United States
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$5

Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers welcome you to an open class at the Halcyon Grange Hall on Rt 15 in North Blue Hill. Beginners welcome, with or without a partner. 6:30-8:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. FMI: Mike, 348-9308 or mjlittle2318@hotmail.com

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Belfast Contra Dancing Sessions

February 22, 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 17, 2018

Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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$10 - $12

Weekly contra dancing led by Chrissy Fowler, 6:00- 8:15pm every Thursday, January 18 - May 17, at the Belfast Dance Studio.  All experience levels welcome.  Two 9week sessions.  Bring clean shoes, a water bottle, and comfortable clothes.  Drop in anytime - $10-12 sliding scale.  Pre-pay for 9week session - $70 discounted rate.  Scholarships available for teens.  Application online. An outreach program of Belfast Flying Shoes.  More info - ktaadn_me@hotmail.com or 338-0979

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

February 22, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church, 189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$10

Contra dance with music by Anadama and callers Dugan Murphy and Hannah Chamberlain at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. Anadama is Bethany Waickman (guitar), Amelia Mason (fiddle), and Emily Troll (accordion).  Dugan will be calling the first half of the evening and emerging caller, Hannah Chamberlain, will be calling the second half. See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited.…

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N. Whitefield DEFFA Annual Meeting

February 23, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sheepscot General Store, 98 Townhouse Rd
North Whitefield, ME 04353 United States
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We invite membership to join the Board of Directors for the Annual Membership Meeting at Sheepscot General Store, 98 Townhouse Rd. The election of new Board members will occur at this meeting as well as a vote on amendments to the by-laws. We also look forward to sharing with membership new projects in the works for 2018. Meeting 6-7:30 PM just prior to the N. Whitefield contra dance. FMI: deffa.org

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Brunswick – Int’l Folk Dance

February 23, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday, repeating until December 28, 2018

People Plus, 35 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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$5

World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe, and around the globe. Good exercise, great fun. Many dances are taught. No partner needed. Best international folk dancing north of Boston! Fridays, 6:30–9:00 p.m., at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St., Brunswick. Donation $5. All are welcome. FMI: 207-200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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Newfields NH Contra dance

February 23, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Newfields Town Hall, 65 Main Street
Newfields, NH 03856 United States
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$9

Shari Shakti will be our caller this month, a bright and joyful caller and dancer. Reelation is our band, with Carol Bittenson on fiddle, Steve Bittenson on frets, Alex Cumming on accordion and piano, Rick Kaufman on bass at Newfields Town Hall, 65 Main St. Newcomers lessons at 7:30, dancing 8:00-10:30 PM. $9. FMI: (603) 463-0451. It’s a great night of music and dance, won’t you join us?

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N. Whitefield Contra dance

February 23, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
North Whitefield St. Denis Parish Hall, 298 Grand Army Rd Whitefield, ME 04353 United States
North Whitefield, ME 04353 United States
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$8 - $10

Contra dance to the music of the Annadama with calling by Chrissy Fowler at St Denis Parish Hall, 298 Grand Army Rd. 8-11 PM. Sliding scale $8-10. Students $6. FMI: 338-0296.

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Portland Concert

February 23, 8:00 pm
One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$15 - $20

The Gawler Family is a fun-lovin' folk-singin' Family from Maine. Ellen, John, Molly, Edith Elsie Gawler and Bennett Konesni bring you an assortment of old and new sounds from many folk traditions at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. They accompany interweaving family harmonies with fiddles, banjo, wooden banjo, cello, guitar and harmonica. Doors open at 7:30 PM.  $15 advance, $20 door. FMI: 761-1757 or onelongfellowsquare.com  

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Bar Harbor – Contra Dance

February 24, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 Select a Country:
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$8

Fun contra dance with music by Big Moose. All dances taught by caller Chrissy Fowler. Beginners, families, experienced dancers all welcome. At the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert St. 6:30-9pm. $8. FMI: call Jesup Library, 288-4245

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Augusta Contra dance

February 24, 7:30 pm
South Parish Church, State Street
Augusta, ME 04917 United States
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$7 - $10

With calling by John McIntire and contra tunes played by the Ellen Gawler and Bennett Konesni, it’s sure to be a spectacular time! So come dance with us at the South Parish Congregational Church (9 Church St)! Beginner’s lesson at 7:30, all dances will be taught! A dessert potluck will happen at 9:30pm. Adults: $10, Students: $7, Under 12: $5. FMI: Autumn, autumn@91courtstreet.net.

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Portland Concert

February 24, 8:00 pm
One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$30 - $35

Cherish the Ladies at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Doors open at 7:30 PM. $30 advance, $35 door. FMI: 761-1757 or onelongfellowsquare.com

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