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Mamma Mia! Is Infectiously Entertaining!

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) has produced another Broadway smash-hit at Pickard Theater in Brunswick and the opening night audience was singing and dancing along from start to finish. MAMMA MIA! which is based on the music of the 1970's Swedish pop/dance super group ABBA closes out the 2016 season and runs through August 27.
 

Mamma Mia! Is Infectiously Entertaining!

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) has produced another Broadway smash-hit at Pickard Theater in Brunswick and the opening night audience was singing and dancing along from start to finish. MAMMA MIA! which is based on the music of the 1970's Swedish pop/dance super group ABBA closes out the 2016 season and runs through August 27....
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162nd Topsham Fair

Topsham holds its historic 162nd Topsham Fair on Aug. 9-14 this year. An agricultural fair, it features livestock, harness racing, a midway, Miss Topsham Fair competition (Aug. 12), exhibition hall, cooking contest, demolition derby and truck pull. For more, visit topshamfair.net....
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Fiddler On The Roof Is A Hit With Theatergoers

Review by Charles Crosby Photos by Ben McCann ©MSMT2016...
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UUCB Concerts for a Cause: STATE STREET TRADITIONAL JAZZ BAND

The State Street Traditional Jazz Band will bring New Orleans Jazz of the early 1900’s to the UU Church of Brunswick on September 24 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. ...
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BIG TOP SUCCESS WITH CIRCUS SMIRKUS FOR LOCAL TEEN

Freeport, Maine (July 13, 2016) - Thrill-seekers of all ages will gather under the big top tent to see talented youth group Circus Smirkus present its annual Freeport performances at the beginning of August. The 2016 "Big Top Tour” has a thirty member cast, all budding circus stars ages 11 to 18, and hailing from fifteen states. One of them is Sarah Norden, a local Maine Coast Waldorf High School Senior from Yarmouth. Sarah will be performing with Circus Smirkus this year as a clown and aerialist. Sarah became hooked on circus arts at a young age while attending Circus Smirkus summer camp. She then began training with the circus arts teacher, John Saccone, at Maine Coast Waldorf School and later at many venues throughout New England. This past year Sarah continued to perfect her craft by attending nightly classes at Circus Maine on Thompsons Point in Portland. This paid off when she auditioned this winter in Brattleboro, Vermont and earned a much coveted spot with the troupe for her second year! Headquartered in Greensboro Vermont, Circus Smirkus has received accolades from critics all over the world. Smirkus is a non-profit, award winning international youth circus founded with the mission of promoting the skills, culture and traditions of the traveling circus and inspiring youth to engage in life-changing adventures in the circus arts. Friends and fans can see Norden – and Circus Smirkus – in action, when this acclaimed international youth circus returns to Maine Coast Waldorf School (previously known as Merriconeag Waldorf School) for four "high-flying" performances this summer on August 2nd and 3rd at 1 and 6 p.m. in The Big Top Tent on Desert Road in Freeport. This year's fun-filled theme, "Up, HUP and Away: The Invention of Flight!" features aerials, acrobatics, wire walking, juggling, clowning, live music and an array of brilliant costumes. The audience will need to strap themselves in for a wild ride on cloud nine as performers swoop from one aerodynamic feat to the next. The show promises flights of fanciful fun, feathered with excitement, flapping in silliness, with an atmosphere of whimsy. The 2016 Circus Smirkus "Big Top Tour" will include 67 performances this summer between late June and mid-August in fourteen towns throughout the Northeast. Now in its 29th year, the Vermont-based organization has raised more than $2.5 million for non-profit partners. The local circus performances are a fundraiser for Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport. The school first brought Circus Smirkus to Freeport in 2005 as a fundraiser and outreach event. Within a few years the Magic Matinee Program was begun. This program has made it possible for hundreds of low income and underserved families to attend performances. It has become a much anticipated highlight for children throughout the mid coast and Portland areas to share in the magic of the circus and be inspired by the young performers. Tickets are available locally at Royal River Natural Foods on Route 1 in Freeport, by calling 1-877-SMIRKUS toll-free or visiting Smirkus.org. Tickets to Circus Smirkus are $21 for adults, $18 for children ages two to twelve and seniors. Children younger than age 2 are free on an adult's lap.

Maine State Music Theatre

The MSMT Box Office has moved to the Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick for the remainder of the season....
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We're Not In Kansas Anymore, Toto!

             United Baptist Church, 1 Elm Street, Topsham, welcomes a new Pastor!  Rev Jim Kiker was installed as the pastor of United Baptist Church on...
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Midcoast Senior College bestows Founders Award on Howard Whitcomb of Brunswick, Maine

Midcoast Senior College in Brunswick, Maine, presented its prestigious Founders Award during its Annual Meeting and Luncheon held at Bowdoin College on June 14, 2016 to Howard Whitcomb. The event drew more than 200 members, sponsors and special guests. ...
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Midcoast Senior College bestows Founders Award on Howard Whitcomb of Brunswick, Maine

Midcoast Senior College in Brunswick, Maine, presented its prestigious Founders Award during its Annual Meeting and Luncheon held at Bowdoin College on June 14, 2016 to Howard Whitcomb. The event drew more than 200 members, sponsors and special guests.

Old Post Office Gallery Inaugurates Tenth Season

Celebrating its tenth year, the Old Post Office Gallery in Georgetown, ME is now open. Five partners operate the gallery, which occupies the space where local families once queued up for their mail. Two new partners are on board this season: Judy Conlan of Bath, and Marijke Damrell of Georgetown. They join artists Lea Peterson and Cory Hart, both of Georgetown, who are founding partners, and Denise Rankin of Damariscotta. The five painters are diverse in style and subject matter, which ranges from landscapes, village life, the working waterfront and street scenes, to still lifes and abstracts. Works in oil, acrylic and pastel are available, including a special group priced at $300, recognizing Georgetown's 300th anniversary of founding this year. The gallery is honored to announce that renowned artist Dahlov Ipcar will once again offer an original illustration from one of her world-famous children's books, as well as an assortment of prints of her work. Sculpture by Jack Schneider and whimsical crafts by Morgan Hart also have space in the gallery. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 to 5, through Labor Day. The gallery is located at 833 Five Islands Road (Route 127 South) in Georgetown, just past Georgetown Pottery and the Georgetown General Store.

Regional Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses are holding their annual convention at the Cross Insurance Area. We warmly invite you to attend this year’s three-day “Remain Loyal to Jehovah” convention presented by Jehovah’s Witnesses, May 27th-29th....
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Folk Dance Brunswick's “Balkan and Beyond” Dance Night Will Feature Live Music by Boston's Pixton & Shragai

Folk Dance Brunswick presents a special "Balkan and Beyond" night of live world music and dance from Europe, Israel, and around the globe, featuring Boston’s legendary accordionist Tom Pixton and multi-instrumentalist Yaron Shragai. Many dances are taught. No partner needed. Best international folk dancing north of Boston! People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St., Brunswick. All are welcome. Donation $10, $20 for families. FMI: 207-200-7577 or brennan dot mk at gmail dot com....
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Account Operations Analyst

Wayfair is hiring for our new Brunswick, ME location!! Please email a copy of your resume to jpiantedosi@wayfair.com...
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