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2nd Woods Trail Grand Opening – Middle River Park, Machias

Join us on Thursday, September 20th at 4:00pm for a hike on DCC’s new Second Woods Trail at the Middle River Park in Machias, and meet our new staff members. The Second Woods Trail takes you through a variety of forest types from thick woods, low land stream habitat, and a field view to finish the hike. Take the opportunity to enjoy our Middle River Park trails, old and new, and spend some time getting to know our staff! Be sure to bring your hiking boots or appropriate shoes, water, insect repellent, and snacks. For more information please contact DCC at kyle@downeastcoastalconservancy.org

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Visual History of Maine through Postcards

Washington County Community College Library presents The World in Your Library, a foreign policy speaking series, which will host a talk by Libby Bischof, Professor of History from the University of Southern Maine. Bischof’s focus for the talk is the visual history of Maine as presented by postcards.
A nineteenth-century American cultural historian, Bischof specializes in the history of photography with a particular interest in the study of Maine. Her work explores American society through the lens of history and that of the camera. The lecture, held in the library, is free and open to the public, and was brought to our community through a partnership of the Maine Humanities Council, the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation, and the WCCC Library.

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Autumnal Equinox: Native Hip Hop and Rap Show

Eastport Arts Center will host Autumnal Equinox, a live rap and hip hop concert featuring Native American artists, on Saturday, September 22 at 6 pm. Organizer Sebastian Francis and headliner Undeniable (aka Ashton Altvater), who grew up as close friends on the Pleasant Point Reservation, decided together to dedicate the event to raising addiction awareness. “Undeniable and I have both suffered losses from addiction in family members,” said Francis.

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Sip ‘n’ Klimt (not your usual ‘Sip ‘n’ Paint!’) with Sue Riddle

A Sip ’n’ Klimt event will be offered from 6-8 pm, Friday, September 21, at Eastport Arts Center. A riff on popular “sip ’n’ paint” events, organizer Sue Riddle conceived the event, “in the spirit of rebellion against all manner of fascism and artistic repression, but with wine, paint and humor.” Participants will create homages to some of Gustav Klimt’s paintings which were lost when retreating Nazis allegedly torched Schloss Immendorff, where the artworks were being held for safekeeping during World War II. Riddle invites artists of all levels, including total beginners, to join in for the event. “We will spend the evening sipping wine and recreating some of these lost treasures! Feel free to wear your beret, but all Gaulouises must be smoked outside.”

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Art Exhibition: A Healing Journey – Last Day to View

Fran Corriveau’s art exhibit, “Healing Journey” showing of 36 oil paintings is at the Lubec Memorial Library through the month of September. These paintings are chronologically displayed to portray her adventure as she learned to paint.

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Quoddy Voices Rehearsals Resume for Winter Concerts: A Glorious Nowell

Rehearsals will resume for Quoddy Voices winter concerts on Monday, September 17, at Eastport Arts Center. The choir’s featured work for the program will be Vivaldi’s classic Gloria in Excelsis Deo. In addition, the singers will celebrate different aspects of the season with a varied set of Noels, plus a surprise or two. New singers of all experience levels are welcome to join the group, no auditions required, and are asked to please contact Newell before the first rehearsal at jnewell384@gmail.com.

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KinderArts presents Tiny Yogis

The Eastport Arts Center’s KinderArts program will offer Tiny Yogis sessions on Thursdays, September 20 and 27, October 4 and 11, from 9:30-10:15 am. Instructor Caroline DiLio will teach yoga through music, dance and storybooks, and young participants will even learn meditation.

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