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January 2019

Sunday Afternoons at EAC presents: Tom Sexton, poet

January 20 @ 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 on January 20 with poet Tom Sexton. Sexton will read from his new book, Li Bai Rides a Celestial Dolphin Home, and share poems he has written about Maine. Sexton was Alaska's poet laureate from 1994 until 2000, and was one of the original editors of the Alaska Quarterly Review. His writing has appeared in Poetry, The Hudson Review, The Paris Review and numerous other journals and magazines. Before his retirement, Sexton directed the creative writing program at the University of Alaska for many years.

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Full Moon Hike

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - January 21 @ 1:30 am
Ganong Nature Park, 350 Todds Point Rd
Dufferin, New Brunswick Canada
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Come out to the Ganong Nature Park on January 20th to listen to Curt Nason talk about the full moon and lunar eclipse at 7:00 pm followed by a moonlit hike (or snowshoe, limited available) and bonfire. Also feel free to stick around until just after 1:00 am for the best viewing of the eclipse. All age welcome! Admission by donation.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day (US)

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Passamaquoddy Language Class Begins at UMM

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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University of Maine Machias, 116 O'Brien Ave
Machias, ME 04654 United States
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The University of Maine at Machias will offer a new course on Passamaquoddy language and culture for its spring semester, beginning January 22. Part of an ongoing effort in the community to preserve the endangered indigenous language, this introductory course will be taught by Newell Lewey, a community planner for the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point and a current graduate student in linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Classes will be held on campus, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3:20 p.m. For more information, or to register for this and other classes, call 255-1318 or visit http://machias.edu.

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Cabin Fever Films Presents: All the Money in the World

January 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lubec Memorial Library, 55 Water Street
Lubec, ME 04652 United States
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All the Money in the World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother, Gail (Michelle Williams), to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son's captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son's life in the balance, Gail and Getty Sr.'s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.

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EAC’s Children’s Theater Workshop

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Eastport Arts Center (EAC), 36 Washington Street
Eastport, ME 04631 United States
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Eastport Arts Center’s Children's Theater Workshop (CTW) will begin its winter session on January 26. The group will meet Saturdays from 10-11:30 am for 8 weeks, and will conclude with a public presentation on March 23. This season, the group will be working on theater craft and having fun; Chris Grannis and Susan Coopersmith will get the ball rolling for the group this month. CTW is free and is intended for all ages; children under age 6 should have a caregiver present. Please email info@eastportartscenter.org with any questions; volunteers are welcome to help out with this activity.

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Mosaic Workshop with Lisa Marquis-Bradbury

January 26 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Eastport Arts Center (EAC), 36 Washington Street
Eastport, ME 04631 United States
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Eastport Arts Center will offer a Mosaic Workshop with Lisa Marquis-Bradbury on Saturday, January 26, from 12:30-4:30 pm. Participants will learn glass-cutting techniques to create a 7-inch-square mosaic, using stained glass and broken pottery to create an image of their choice. Bradbury will help participants to simplify their design ideas for the mosaic form, or for those who want them will offer templates, including images of birds, bees, dragonflies and butterflies. All materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring broken pottery, sea glass, beads, brooches, or any other small objects they’d like to incorporate into their designs. Each attendee will leave with a grouted and ready-to-hang mosaic.
Bradbury has been teaching the art of mosaic making in Washington County for 8 years. An Eastport resident for the past 15 years, Bradbury loves creating with color in paint as well as glass. She learned how to create glass mosaics in 2011 and continues to enjoy playing and experimenting with the medium.

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Hitch Hiking Iceland

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lubec Memorial Library, 55 Water Street
Lubec, ME 04652 United States
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A true adventure movie produced by Hoty Briggs. Hoty will show his film about his trip to Iceland last October and be on hand for a bit of conversation afterward.

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February 2019

EAC’s Annual International Dinner—a fundraising feast!

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center (EAC), 36 Washington Street
Eastport, ME 04631 United States
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Coming up at the Eastport Arts Center on Saturday, February 2, at 6 pm, is the annual International Dinner, a tradition of more than twenty years. This elegant, candle-lit buffet is made possible by the contributions of many enthusiastic cooks, who create dozens of tempting ethnic dishes. With flags from around the globe making the center bright and gay, the feast is a great way to reconnect with friends in spite of winter’s chill, with toe-tapping tunes by Keltic Schmeltic and dances by EAC’s International Dance group adding to the festive atmosphere. As well as a social highlight of the season, the event is an important fundraiser for the center’s extensive slate of year-round programming.

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Sunday Afternoons at EAC presents TIMA’s Hugh French on ‘Art of the Unknown Coast’

February 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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, will continue on February 3 with Art of the Unknown Coast: An Illustrated Talk Drawing on the Collections of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art. Hugh French, who serves as Director of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA), will provide an update on the TIMA’s ongoing 17 year efforts, working with others, to provide a fuller understanding of the cultural legacy of the eastern coast of Maine, the least collected, documented and written about stretch of Maine’s coast.

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2019 Vocal Techniques Workshop applications now open: due February 8, 2019

February 8
St. Andrews, TBA
St. Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 2E9 Norway
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Led by Wendy Nielsen, Faculty guide university level vocal students in improving and enhancing their singing and performance techniques through individual lessons, coachings and master classes. Designed to dovetail with the Opera Workshop program. July 26-22, 2019 Applications are due February 8.

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Opera Workshop applications now open: Due February 8, 2019

February 8
St. Andrews, TBA
St. Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 2E9 Norway
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Over the course of the past 25 years under the guidance of Wendy Nielsen, the Opera Workshop has gained a national reputation as the place for advanced singers to come for an intense, artistic growth experience. The workshop is process oriented and designed to bridge the gap between voice student and professional as faculty work as a team to guide students towards being more polished and free artists.

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Winter Wonderland Family Day

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ganong Nature Park, 350 Todds Point Rd
Dufferin, New Brunswick Canada
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Join us for our Winter Wonderland on February 16th, spend the afternoon with your family enjoying the outdoors. Sliding, bonfire, snow art, snow shoeing, horse slay rides and more! Build a snowman/snow fort and possibly win a prize, shop at the indoor market or just enjoy time with family and friends. Get your face painted by Erica from Younghearts Live Art! Enjoy snowga and a snow shoe hike with Jennifer Cunningham! Indoor vendor market. To book a table please call (506)467-9905 or message Ganong Nature Park on Facebook. Admission by donation.

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Kids Winter Survival Day

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Downeast Lakes Land Trust, 4 Water Street
Grand Lake Stream, ME 04668 United States
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Do you know of kids who are interested in survival skills?  Get them out of the house this February Break for a “Kids Winter Survival Day.”  On Wednesday, February 20, join DLLT Deputy Director Colin Brown for a wintry excursion into the Downeast Lakes Community Forest.  Hands-on lessons will include snow shelter construction, fire building, navigation, wild edibles, and more!  This class is intended for students in grades 4-8, and kids should bring a lunch, water, and dress warmly for the weather.  Parents must pre-register their child(ren) for this unique opportunity.  To pre-register, please contact DLLT at (207) 796 – 2100, or email info@downeastlakes.org.  This program has an inclement weather date of February 21.

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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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