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March 2019

March Art Show

March 1 - March 31
Lubec Memorial Library, 55 Water Street
Lubec, ME 04652 United States
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The March Art Show at the Lubec Memorial Library features artist Jeanne Backhaus's Woven Wall Hangings.

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Sunrise County Farmers’ Market Meeting

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Calais, 21 Calais Avenue
Calais, ME 04619 United States
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The Sunrise County Farmers' Market Meeting, for Eastport and Calais markets will be held Sunday, March 24. New vendors are welcome. The meeting will be held at the First Congregational Church, 21 Calais Avenue, Calais, from 2 to 5 p.m., with a potluck to follow. FMI call 454-3364.

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Sunday Afternoons at the EAC: ‘All That Remains’, Haiku poetry by Catherine J.S. Lee

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center (EAC), 36 Washington Street
Eastport, ME 04631 United States
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The Sunday Afternoons at the EAC series, a winter offering of informal and interactive programs every Sunday at 3 pm at Eastport Arts Center, continues March 24 with poet Catherine J.S. Lee. Lee will read from her award-winning haiku collection, All That Remains, which was re-published in August 2018 under her own imprint, Sea Smoke Press. In this evocative collection of haiku about grappling with loss and change, she reflects on memories of loved ones and the Maine landscapes of her childhood, including Aroostook and Somerset Counties as well as the Eastport area. According to the judges of the Turtle Light Press Haiku Chapbook Competition, “Her poems carry an emotional weight, a significance beyond the surface of things; they are not just pretty images.”

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Youth Art Month Exhibit Opening Reception

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center (EAC), 36 Washington Street
Eastport, ME 04631 United States
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The annual Youth Art Month Exhibition will be on view March 30 to May 5 at Eastport Arts Center’s Washington Street Gallery. The show presents work by students ranging from kindergarten to grade 12 at more than 10 local schools.  Colorful and creative drawings, paintings, paperworks, prints and sculptures comprise this popular and engaging show. An exhibit opening reception will be held from 2-4 pm on Saturday, March 30. Washington Street Gallery is open during EAC events, or by chance or by appointment. The Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport and http://www.eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible.

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Sunday Afternoons at the EAC: “House Plants for a Healthy Home” with Paula Kovecses

March 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center (EAC), 36 Washington Street
Eastport, ME 04631 United States
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The Sunday Afternoons at the EAC series, a winter offering of informal and interactive programs every Sunday at 3 pm at Eastport Arts Center, continues March 31 with “House Plants for a Healthy Home” by Paula Kovecses. Attendees will learn about houseplants and their many benefits for our health, which houseplants will do well in our homes, and how to care for the plants. Discussion will include orchids, snake plant (mother-in-law’s tongue), ficus, peace lily, pothos, dracaena, jade, cactus/succulents, aloe, begonia (tuberous) and spider plants.

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April 2019

Free Fly Tying Workshop

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pine Tree Store, Grand Lake Stream, ME United States + Google Map

April 1st is a special day in the village of Grand Lake Stream – it’s opening day of fishing!!!! Celebrate opening day with a free fly tying workshop. Join Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF), Maine Outdoor School, and Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) to learn the basics of how to make traditional fishing flies used in fly-fishing. Also, learn about the conservation efforts DLLT and DSF are engaged in. Interested participants should meet at the legendary Pine Tree Store at 6 pm, and DLLT will provide free pizza. Every participant will walk away with their very own hand-tied fly!

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5th Annual High School Jazz Night

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center (EAC), 36 Washington Street
Eastport, ME 04631 United States
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Eastport Arts Center’s 5th annual High School Jazz Night will be held on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 pm. The Calais Middle and High School Jazz Band will take the stage first with Dean Sorenson’s "Power Trip," Lennon/McCartney’s "Yesterday" and Ray Charles’ "What’d I Say." “We are looking forward to coming out to the EAC again this year to celebrate jazz!” said Director, Christine Proefrock. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to hear what our peers are doing, to learn, to enjoy and to interact with our supportive community.” Calais band members are: Cassidy Carr, flute; Emily Alley, clarinet; Ivy McLellan and Bailey O’Rourke, alto saxophone; Christian Emery, tenor saxophone; Josh Cline, Megan Mitchell and Tristan Seavey, trumpet; Micheal McFarlane, trombone; Hope McLaughlin, guitar; and Kobe Saunders, drums.

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Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra Begins Rehearsals for 2019 Spring Concert Series

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Eastport Arts Center (EAC), 36 Washington Street
Eastport, ME 04631 United States
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PBSO begins rehearsals for the 2019 Spring Concert Series on Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 PM at Eastport Arts Center.  The orchestra will accompany Dan Allcott, cello soloist, performing "Kol Nidrei" by Max Bruch and "Hungarian Rhapsody" by David Popper.  In addition, the program includes "Overture to the Freischutz" by Carl Maria von Weber and the exciting "Symphonic Metamorphosis" by Paul Hindemith.  Once again, conductor, Trond Saeverud, and assistant conductor, Gregory Biss, will teach and inspire musicians as they master new skills, reach new levels of musicality, and make beautiful music in a talented, enthusiastic, and supportive ensemble. New musicians are always welcome.

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Easter Baskets: Weaving with Plant Fibre with Ralph Simpson

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre, 139 Water Street
ST. Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1A7 Canada
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Make a basket with Ralph Simpson, New Brunswick’s master basketry weaver. using natural plant fibres – twigs, grasses, leaves etc. This one-day course will introduce techniques and ideas around building a simple, small basket. Bring your own fibres – wool, fabric, ribbon etc to incorporate and individualize your own creation.

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May 2019

Arts for Tots and Folks – Family with Chantal Vincent

May 10 @ 9:00 am - June 14 @ 4:00 pm
Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre, 139 Water Street
ST. Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1A7 Canada
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Come and join other parents and toddlers for a social and playful time. Creating and laughing making beautiful memories and toddler art work. Snacks will be provided.

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July 2019

Plein Air Painting Workshops and Retreats with Michael Chesley Johnson

July 2 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lubec Maine Studio, Outdoor Painting Workshop, meeting place provided
Lubec, ME 04652
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Join plein air landscape painter Michael Chesley Johnson for small-size outdoor painting workshops and painting retreats in Lubec, Maine, July-August 2019. Looking for a small workshop? Plein Air Painting Maine plein air painting workshops are limited typically to only 4 students. You'll get much more feedback and personal help in these small workshops. Only 90 miles from Bar Harbor, Maine! Lubec (Maine) and Campobello Island (New Brunswick) are quiet, beautiful retreats for the plein air painter. Think romantic lighthouses, cobblestone beaches, cliff overlooks, broad meadows, working harbours - and lobster! Lubec, Maine, is a historic working waterfront with many opportunities for the painter. Adjacent Campobello Island is home to both the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park and the Herring Cove Provincial Park. Both locations provide lodging and dining to make sure your workshop week is an enjoyable one! Workshops run Tuesday-Friday, 8-12 Eastern, 9-1 Atlantic. This leaves you plenty of time in the afternoons to explore the area -- or, you can paint more on your own!  Lubec, Maine, and nearby Campobello Island offer hiking, biking, kayaking, whale watch tours and more!

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Intermediate Stone Setting with Matt Watkins

July 2 @ 9:00 am - July 5 @ 4:00 pm
Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre, 139 Water Street
ST. Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1A7 Canada
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Expand your stone-setting skills by learning new techniques of setting various styles of gemstones in different and creative ways. We will cover a variety of methods, incorporating cast and fabricated settings for round, oval, princess and pear-shaped faceted stones, as well as pearls and cabochons, in a hands-on learning environment.

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Print Shop Café Youth 12+ with Chantal Vincent

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre, 139 Water Street
ST. Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1A7 Canada
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The print shop is opening its doors to teens who want to explore creative process of print making. They will make their own poster and/or t-shirt that expresses who they are in a fun and nourishing environment. Snacks will be provided. July 8-12.

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