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March 2017
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SEED EXCHANGE and SEED STARTING SOIL BIOLOGY

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lubec Memorial Library, 55 Water Street
Lubec, ME 04652 United States
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Felicia Newman will explain how and why to save and start seeds.

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Staged reading of Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center (EAC), 36 Washington Street
Eastport, ME 04631 United States
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Under Milk Wood, a play for voices by Dylan Thomas, will be presented by the Lubec Campobello Community Theatre as a staged reading with two performances in March. Sarah Dalton-Phillips, the director, grew up listening to an LP recording of the play. “It has been ratling around in my head for 50 years; high time to let it out!” She describes it as, “a wonderfully humorous and poetic description of 24 hours in the life of a small seaside town in Wales, which is populated by some amazingly funny and poignant people. Since we live in small seaside communities, this work should resonate.” Performances will be held on Saturday, March 11, at 2 p.m. at the Eastport Arts Center and Saturday, March 18, at 2 p.m. at Crow Town Gallery in Lubec. Admission is $5, and refreshments will be served.

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March Women’s Circle

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd
Trescott, ME 04652 United States
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FREE and open to community women of all ages. Monthly women's circle at the CCLC. Meeting in the lobby of Heartwood Lodge, hosted by Red Tent Downeast. Light refreshments provided. Discussion includes topics which impact women and girls. *Toddlers and babies are always welcome. Come and sit among women, take some time away from obligations. Bring crafts, knitting, scrapbooking in progress, stories, or simply a listening ear. LGBT inclusive.

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Seeking Prose & Poetry for 3 Nations Anthology

March 15
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One event on an unspecified date at 12:00am

3 Nations Anthology, a collection of writings by Wabanaki, Abenaki, Atlantic Canadian, Maine and New England writers. The anthology will be a conversation among writers of both prose and poetry. Seeking works of short prose and poetry for this anthology which conveys what living here is like where 3 Nations exist close together; what we share and what keeps us apart. Send works that describe a life or an instant. Deadline (online and postmark): March 15, 2017

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$30.00

Try Art – Learn to Draw

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Want to improve your drawing skills? This 3 hour class will teach you the tricks and tips you’ll need to produce a convincing representation in pencil. The focus will be on accurate proportions, values and shading. Work from the provided source material, or bring your own photo from home!

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Songs for Sailing the Emerald Sea

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:31 pm
Pembroke Library, 221 Old County Road
Pembroke, ME 04666 United States
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An Evening of Traditional Songs of Irish & Irish American Seafarers featuring “FROM AWAY DOWNEAST” with fiddle, concertina, Banjo, harmonica. Free admission and refreshments.

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Cabin Fever Films presents: Theeb

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Movies will be shown at The Lubec Memorial Library every other Thursday at 3:00pm. Snacks provided.

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Icara, an original play

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center (EAC), 36 Washington Street
Eastport, ME 04631 United States
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The EAC's Island Fellow, Naphtali Fields and her Los Angeles based collaborator, Caitlyn Ference-Saunders, will present Icara, an original play which examines the Icarus myth through a feminist lens on Friday, March 17 at 7 pm. Fields and Ference-Saunders developed the show through workshop intensives over the last two years, exploring the Icarus myth with special attention to issues of women's mental health, perceptions of safety, and ideas of entrapment.

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Line, Shape & Rhythm On Cloth: Traditional Starch Batik Methods from Asia and Africa

March 18 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Eastport Arts Center (EAC), 36 Washington Street
Eastport, ME 04631 United States
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Eastport Arts Center will offer “Line, Shape and Rhythm On Cloth: Traditional Starch Batik Methods from Asia and Africa,” a workshop with Susan Lehnen, on Saturday, March 4, and Saturday, March 18, from 12:30-4:30 pm. The workshop will acquaint people with traditional methods of starch batik and provide an opportunity for experimentation and skill development. Called Adire Eleko in Africa and Norizome in Japan, these techniques create pattern by applying starch paste to cloth with a brush or stencil, then immersing the treated fabric in dye. When the paste is removed and cloth rinsed, a white figure is revealed against a dark ground. Starch batik can stand alone as a textile surface design method, and is very compatible with bound resist and itajime skills. Lehnen will be assisted by Fern Hilyard in teaching the medium.

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EAC features Portland-based ‘Indie-Pop’ Act Builder of the House

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center (EAC), 36 Washington Street
Eastport, ME 04631 United States
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With their signature mix of folk- and globally-inspired musical elements, Builder of the House strives to provide listeners with a respite from the stark digital world with their particular brand of warm and all-embracing indie-pop. Eastport Arts Center is excited to present the group on Saturday, March 18 at 7 pm. Lead guitarist, vocalist and band founder Rob Cimitile and diverse percussionist Elliot Heeschen, who usually work as a duo, will be joined by Chris Gilman on electric guitar for the show.

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The St. Andrews Film Society Presents: Welcome to Canada

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
W.C. O’Neill Arena Theatre, St. Andrews, ME United States + Google Map

(1989, Can., 89 min., G) This docu- drama from Canada's National Film Board depicts the unexpected arrival in Newfoundland of a boatload of war refugees from Sri Lanka. Based on actual events that took place in 1986, the film recreates the harrowing experience of two Tamil families including two young children who find temporary sanctuary in an isolated Newfoundland outport after being rescued from certain death at sea by a group of fishermen. This encounter between two cultures that previously were worlds apart is especially relevant in the light of events in Canada today.

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$35.00

Try Art – Paint with Wool

March 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Wet Felting is the bonding of loose wool fibres through the use or friction and heat to create wool felt.
In this 3 hour workshop participant will learn how to create a basic flat piece of felt, and how to use wool as if it were paint to create art and imagery on their felt. Each participant will create their own 8X10 wool "painting."

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$10.00

Priming Your Business for Tourist Season

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunrise County Economic Council, 7 Ames Way
Machias, ME 04654 United States
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As a business owner, do you want to know how to tap into the growing tourism industry? Or discover new ways to pump up your existing tourism business? Join us for a workshop that will help businesses understand the importance of the growing tourism industry, both in Maine and specifically in the Down East region, provide tips and tools for how businesses can become more tourism friendly and highlight local businesses who go above and beyond to enhance the DownEast experience for visitors and Mainers.

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$30.00

Yoga At Your Desk Class Offered by Axiom Education & Training Center

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Yoga instructor Samantha Williams will show you how to stretch and strengthen without ever leaving your desk. Learn how to relieve Back pain and prevent sciatica, and how to bust stress bust will also be discussed. All participants will be invited to participate during the workshop, but are welcome to observe if they prefer.

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$215.00

WEEKEND WORKSHOP – STAINED GLASS

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - March 26 @ 4:00 pm
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This course is designed for both beginners and those with experience. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to use patterns, cut glass, foil, solder and other techniques.
Participants will also be able to work on their own design if so desired.

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$60.00

Organic/Sustainable Garden Design

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Machias Memorial High School, One Bulldog Lane
Machias, ME 04654 United States
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Learn how to design the garden of your dreams from start to finish using organic methods. From soils to plants, design to maintenance, this workshop is sure to inspire and incite. Instructor Paula Kovecses is a horticultural consultant with certifications including AOLCP (Accredited Organic Land Care Professional) and MCSLP (Maine Certified Sustainable Landscape Professional) among others.

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$60.00

Organic/Sustainable Garden Design

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn how to design the garden of your dreams from start to finish using organic methods. From soils to plants, design to maintenance, this workshop is sure to inspire and incite. Instructor Paula Kovecses is a horticultural consultant with certifications including AOLCP (Accredited Organic Land Care Professional) and MCSLP (Maine Certified Sustainable Landscape Professional) among others. In addition to landscape consulting, design, installation, and maintenance services, Paula's company T.W.I.G. (The Way It Grows) differs from other companies in the emphasis on native and organic strategies. Paula and her husband, Laszlo, want to provide educational outreach for sustainable gardening and Permaculture.

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Group Trip to Chandler’s Sugar Shack

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Is there anything sweeter than Maine maple syrup? On Sunday, March 26th, join Downeast Lakes Land Trust staff for a group trip up to Chandler’s Sugar Shack in Kossuth, Maine to celebrate Maine Maple Sunday, a statewide celebration of all things maple. We will tour the sugar shack and witness the process of boiling down maple sap into everyone’s favorite sweet treat. Meet at the Downeast Lakes Land Trust office to carpool. Chandler’s is a family-run business with almost 3,500 taps, churning out the finest maple syrup. Be sure to bring your wallet if you’d like to bring some goodies home! For more information, please contact DLLT at (207) 796 – 2100 or email cbrown@downeastlakes.org.

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Sunday Afternoons at the EAC presents: Harpsichord Hour with Gregory Biss

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center (EAC), 36 Washington Street
Eastport, ME 04631 United States
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Gregory Biss’ popular annual Harpsichord Hour will be offered as part of the Sunday Afternoons at the EAC series, on March 26. Rather than focusing upon a single composer or historical period as he has often done in the past, Biss will play music from the 16th, 18th and 20th centuries, written by William Byrd, J.S. Bach and Robert Muczynski. In addition, he will speak about the EAC’s harpsichord, an 18th century style, single-manual instrument, built by Eric Herz in…

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Truth, Healing and Change in the Land of the Dawn

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Peavey Memorial Library, 26 Water St
Eastport, ME 04631 United States
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Learn about the shared history and relationship of Maine and the Wabanaki people. Maine-Wabanaki REACH provides education in Maine and Wabanaki communities about history, the impact of trauma, strategies for healing, and action to strengthen Wabanaki self-determination. Everyone is welcome.

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