CulturePass is your window into the artistic and cultural richness of the greater international Passamaquoddy region including Cobscook and Passamaquoddy Bays and the St. Croix River.
The 41st Annual Perry Harvest Fair sponsored by the Perry Recreation Committee will be held on Sat., Oct. 5th at the Perry Municipal Bldg on Route 1 in Perry from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Sunrise County Farmers Market will be in attendance with many offerings of fresh vegetables and preserves. Activities for the children include the build a scarecrow activity, cupcake decorating and a bounce tent. Entertainment will be provided throughout the day along with arts and craft vendors, food vendors and a chinese raffle. Plan to come and enjoy the day! For further information contact Debbie Owen at 853-2853.
Wilhelm will share photographs and stories about his pilgrimage and related travel to India, Myanmar and other Asian nations, and engage attendees in discussion. Wilhelm is a former journalist who primarily covered aerospace in the Seattle area during his 34-year career. He has been active in Buddhist practice, and edited three Buddhist books with a fourth coming, and also edits Northwest Dharma News, a twice-yearly publication. He has been meditating since 1968, and engaging in Buddhist practice since 1987. He has studied and practiced in the Tibetan and Vipassana traditions, including extended retreats in both. He also serves on the board of the Tibetan Nuns Project, a non-profit that supports more than 700 refugee Tibetan nuns in eight nunneries in India and Nepal. A native New Englander, born in Boston though now living in Seattle, Wilhelm is tied to Eastport via his aunt Jean Wilhelm, a resident and Board member of EAC. Wilhelm’s wife Ellen also has family roots in Eastport: though born in the Seattle area, she is descended from Elijah Boyden, after whom Boyden Lake is named.
A group of community members have been working to explore bringing back a junior “A” hockey team to St. Stephen. Now we need to show that we have the support of the community. Join us for this community rally so we call see all the members of the community who will support a team and have a group of community leaders and investors answer any questions about the potential for a team.
Zen DownEast, a welcoming group of meditation practitioners, meets Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Downeast Massage Therapy building at 848 U.S. Rte 1, Pembroke, ME. The one-hour meetings include Zen meditation, Zen liturgy, and meditation instruction. We also offer drop-in classes on the writings of Zen Master Eihei Dogen from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm which you are warmly invited to join at any time. If you are new to Zen DownEast, please arrive fifteen minutes early for a brief orientation. Zen DownEast is committed to creating an inclusive sangha and strives to embody the ideals of mutuality and interdependence. All are welcome!
Eastport Arts Center’s weekly Life Drawing Workshop will resume Wednesday, September 18 at 7 pm, and will meet weekly from 7-9 pm Wednesdays through November 6. The group, which will work from a live model, will be led by Anne Shields Hopkins, a frequent participant in past sessions of the workshop. Hopkins was raised in the salty North Atlantic and was trained at the Pratt Institute. They are a maker, mother, organizer and fire builder, and have become known for bringing a flair for dramatic play to the weekly community art gatherings. Participants, who may work in any medium of their choice, should expect movement, openings, quiet moments and excitement in the workshop’s self-guided 2 hours of creation. Participation fee will be $10/session, or $60 for the full 8 weeks.
Tiny Yogis sessions led by Caroline DiLio will resume for an 8-week session beginning September 19; the program, which is part of EAC's KinderArts offerings, is intended for children up to age 5. The group will meet from 9:30-10:15 am on Thursday mornings through November 7. DiLio will teach attendees yoga through music, dance and storybooks, and young participants will even learn meditation. Owner of Maine Moon Kids Yoga, DiLio is a certified children's yoga teacher and a mother of three. She takes a creative approach to teaching children, including games, crafts and sometimes even Minecraft poses! KinderArts programs are free of charge. Participants must come with a parent or caregiver. The program's goal is to encourage young children to explore the visual and performing arts in a secure and social environment through hands-on experiences. For more information or to be added to an email contact list for the group, please email Alison Brennan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downeast Coastal Conservancy, in partnership with the Bold Coast Runners, will hold their annual Bad Little Trail Run on Saturday, October 5th, 2019. Race day registration and check-in starts at 8am and races begin at 10am. Both races start and end in Whitneyville, followed by post-race drinks, food (pot luck), awards ceremony and general celebration complete with fire pit. Please bring a food item to share as well as your own cup, plate and spoon (and folding chair if you like) - as a conservancy, we want to reduce waste and put our resources into conservation!
The Huntsman Marine Science Centre would like to celebrate their 50th Anniversary with you on the ocean floor. Join us on Saturday, October 5th at 10 am for our marine BioBlitz! We will meet at the Bath House on Ministers Island where we will record all species in the intertidal zone and obtain an overall count of organisms that live in the area. At 2 pm the celebration will continue at the Fundy Discovery Aquarium, where our BioBlitz partners in conversation will engage participants with interesting and informative displays. We’ll also have cake! Please register by October 2nd, 2019: www.signupgenius.com/go/8050844A9AC28A2FC1-huntsmans