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MSA SONGWRITING CONTEST FINALS

Maine Songwriters Association presents its 7th annual Songwriting Contest finals at The Frontier in Brunswick, Maine on Saturday, October 28th. The evening showcases 6 excellent finalists each performing two songs, one of which is their entry for the 2017 contest. This year is a superb cross-section of some of the best songwriting in Maine. MSA provides an exceptional line up of accomplished performing musicians and The Frontier is a premier venue for music presenting a first-rate experience for the audience.
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MAINE JUMP$TART COALITION NAMES MT. ARARAT HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER FINANCIAL EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

Jeanne Billings of Mt. Ararat High School named as the 2017-2018 recipient of the Financial Educator of the Year Award. In addition to the award, she will receive a $500 financial education grant from Machias Savings Bank and an all-expenses-paid trip to the National Jump$tart Educator Conference in Washington, D.C. this November, where she will network with financial educators from around the country and gather resources she can use in her classroom....
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FOLK DANCE BRUNSWICK’S “BALKAN AND BEYOND” DANCE NIGHT WILL FEATURE LIVE MUSIC BY BOSTON’S PIXTON & SHRAGAI

A special night! Live world music and dance at Folk Dance Brunswick with Boston's celebrated folk accordionist Tom Pixton and noted multi-instrumentalist Yaron Shragai. Dances 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! Friday, 6:30–10:00 p.m., at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St., Brunswick. Donation $10. All are welcome. FMI: 207-200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com. ...
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Christmas by the Sea Fair coming up Nov. 4

Many hands are hard at work as the Elijah Kellogg Church prepares to host its annual Christmas by the Sea Fair, scheduled for Nov. 4...
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UUCB Conerts for a Cause: under the song tree

A rare reunion concert of "under the song tree," a trio of three of Maine's favorite singer-songwriters who have not performed together in over 10 years. ...
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MSA: Songwriters on Stage

Maine Songwriters Association starts its 2017-2018 season of Songwriters on Stage [SOS] at The Frontier in Brunswick, Maineon September 6th. SOS is the first Wednesday of every month through May 2018. MSA provides an exceptional line up of accomplished performing musicians and The Frontier is a premier venue for music presenting an excellent experience for the audience. The September Songwriters on Stage series features Mehuman Jonson, Robby Simpson, Laurie Jones and Ben Hunsberger. Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased online at www.explorefrontier.com or at the door. ...
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UUCB Concerts for a Cause: LIPBONE REDDING

Storyteller, songwriter, guitarist and voice-strumentalist Lawrence “Lipbone” Redding will appear at Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick on Saturday, September 9th at 7:30pm. Lipbone is most noted for his ability to vocally imitate trombones, trumpets, bass and percussion and incorporate them into live musical performances. His original songs effervesce with New Orleans jazz, swing, soul and funk. An engaging and entertaining show for all ages and musical tastes. ...
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Madison Wilson of Topsham Travels U.S. to Perform with Award-Winning Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps

Madison Wilson of Topsham will tour this summer with the nationally ranked Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps. Wilson, who plays trumpet, is in her fourth year performing with the Spartans. A 2017 graduate of Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham, she performed for four years with her high school concert and jazz bands, as well as the wind ensemble. She also performed in the Maine District 3 Band. Wilson will attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in the fall where she plans to study acting....
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Call for Poems and Art: The Extinction Event

We need your creative voice to speak loudly about climate change! The Extinction Event is an art exhibit that raises alarm for the drastic changes in our climate which is causing the current crisis for all species on the planet. This year’s All Species art show sponsored by Spindleworks will call attention to the urgency of protecting life on our planet. The exhibit The Extinction Event is meant to draw attention to our living planet both to celebrate, and to raise awareness of the diversity of species, all of which are affected by our actions and inactions. ...
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Midcoast Senior College names James Wilkes President of the Board

The Midcoast Senior College Board of Directors named James Wilkes President of the Board effective June 13, 2017 at its Annual Meeting Luncheon, Bowdoin College, Thorne Hall. Wilkes succeeds Dr. Anthony Belmont....
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