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Two Bays Poetry Pen-Pals

Greater Passamaquoddy Bay region

Do you write poetry? Would you love getting the odd piece of mail through the post? Would you love exchanging a poem with a member of your community, chosen at random, every so often? Announcing Two Bays Poetry Pen-Pals: A Cobscook Bay and Bay of Fundy community art and poetry project coordinated from Pembroke, Maine.

Mail a poem written by you to Two Bays Poetry Pen-Pals and receive a poem from another community member in return! The poem sent to you will be selected at random, and will be authored by another poet from the Two Bays Region, including Nova Scotia; PEI; Washington County, Maine; and New Brunswick! View the details on our Facebook page, or send us an email: twobayspoetrypenpals@gmail.com!

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The St. Andrews Chamber Music Festival

St. Andrews St. Andrews

The St. Andrews Chamber Music Festival will hold its opening concert on May 31 at Wesley United Church, followed by a performance on June 2 of Messiaen - "Quartet for the End of Time" beginning at 3 pm at the All Saints Anglican Church Parish Hall (pre-concert talk starts at 2:30).

Tickets for the concert on Sunday are $30 (cash only); children free.

Featured Featured Event Series KinderArts Free Weekly Sessions Resume in Two Towns

KinderArts Free Weekly Sessions Resume in Two Towns

Eastport and Calais

KinderArts will resume on Thursdays 10-10:45 am at Sunrise Opportunities (the former Calais Congregational church), 21 Calais Avenue; and Fridays, 10-10:45 am at EAC. The sessions, led by popular instructor Caroline Coleman, will feature music, movement and yoga, and are designed for children up to age 5 to attend with a parent or caregiver.

Pre-register with Nicole at nicole@eastportartscenter.org or walk-in. EAC is a handicapped-accessible venue that abides by State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines, revisiting our policy monthly. At this time, the use of masks in our building is optional.

Featured Featured Event Series Friday Play Group

Friday Play Group

Cobscook Institute 10 Commissary Point Road, Lubec

Join Cobscook Institute for a morning of child-directed free play starting February 3 and continuing on Fridays from 10 am - 12 pm. Start the morning outside to get big energy out, and then step inside the “warming hut” for a cup of tea or cocoa (bring your own snacks). Indoor activities and free play conclude the morning.

Find out more here.

Featured Featured Event Series Home, Downeast: Wood Engravings of Pauline Winchester Inman

Home, Downeast: Wood Engravings of Pauline Winchester Inman

Tides Institute & Museum of Art 43 Water Street, Eastport

A new exhibition, "Home, Downeast: Wood Engravings of Pauline Winchester Inman" opens at TIMA on Friday, May 31. Twenty-seven wood engravings by artist, Pauline Winchester Inman (1904-1990) that are from the collections of TIMA will be on display. Inman spent over 30 summers at South Addison in Washington County, Maine. The exhibition runs through July 28.

Exhibition hours in early June are Wednesday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm. Photo: Pauline Winchester Inman, Abandoned Quarry, wood engraving, 1956.

Featured Featured Event Series Meditation Sessions at EAC

Meditation Sessions at EAC

Eastport Arts Center (EAC) 36 Washington Street, Eastport

All are invited to join instructor Caroline Coleman Fridays, starting January 19, for a rejuvenating one-hour session of Mindful Meditation and Movement, starting promptly at 11 am, at Eastport Arts Center. The holistic experience will include gentle movement and stretching, guided meditation, and a sound bath. Coleman’s curated sessions are designed to provide a cocoon of coziness, relaxation, and restoration.

EAC welcomes participants of all levels. The class is crafted to be exceptionally gentle, ensuring a nurturing environment for everyone, regardless of experience. To support the continuation of these sessions, a $5/class donation is requested. The Center extends an invitation to families, allowing children ages 12 and up to attend when accompanied by an adult.

Featured Featured Event Series Community Kitchen Lunch

Community Kitchen Lunch

Anglican Hall 75 King Street, St. Andrews

Community Kitchen Lunches will resume on January 6. Enjoy a complimentary noon meal, chat with your neighbours, and make new friends! All are welcome.

These meals will run on Fridays from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Anglican Parish Hall (75 King Street). Eat in or take out, delivery within town limits available. All meals are free; donations welcome.

Featured Featured Event Series Weekly Knitting Circle

Weekly Knitting Circle

Done Roving Yarns 487 North Street, Calais

Done Roving Yarns in Calais (487 North Street) holds a weekly knitting circle on Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00. Host Paula Graham Farrar leads the group.

Click here to learn more about Done Roving Yarns and see other ongoing fabric crafting activities held on a regular basis, or call Paula at 207-454-8148.

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BBQ party

Baileyville Community Connections 163 Main Street, Baileyville

Come to the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center and Baileyville Community Connections Center on May 31, between 4-5:30 pm for a Free All-American BBQ, hamburgers, hotdogs, salads, desserts, and soft drinks - it's a time to come together, share a meal, have a conversation, make connections with old friends, make new friends, and celebrate spring with family, friends, and neighbors.

If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Corpley at 207-214-1361, or email at info@bethwrightcancercenter.org

Featured Featured Event Series Weekly events at the St. George Legion

Weekly events at the St. George Legion

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #38 4 Gillmor Street, St. George

The St. George Royal Canadian Branch 38 holds weekly events and the community is invited. On Monday, TOPS is held at 6:00 pm; contact Jimmy at 755-6042 for Cribbage Monday Nights. On Tuesdays, doors open for BINGO at 5:00 pm; early bird game starts at 6:30 and the regular game is on at 7:00. Every Friday night is Seniors Cards party, call Jimmy for more info.

Featured Featured Event Series Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Eastport Arts Center (EAC) 36 Washington Street, Eastport

Eastport Arts Center is thrilled to continue a tradition of hosting high school theater when a troupe of local teens presents Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on May 31 and June 1. A project of the Shead Theater Club, the play is being adapted and directed by instructor Ian Campbell.

Performances will be on Friday, May 31 at 7 pm, and Saturday, June 1 at 2 pm and 7 pm. Tickets are $12; attendees 17 and under will be admitted free of charge, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.