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.
Winter Warmer is a small intimate festival meant to help participants feel cozy in the midst of winter. It combines great music from both established and promising new artists in intimate settings often with the option of sampling a taste of something warm and delicious and washing it down with a beverage or two! With nearly a dozen performers at various venues around St. Andrews, you are sure to find a day and time that fits your schedule.
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 with Captain Bob Peacock, presenting on The Art of Piloting in Passamaquoddy Bay, on February 2. The Maine Pilotage Commission requires the use of local pilots for foreign flag vessels with a draft greater than nine feet and United States vessels engaged in international trade. Vessels uncertain of local conditions need aid to approach strange ports day or night, and jumping off a relatively small boat onto a fast-moving ship in the dark is not an easy matter! Captain Peacock will talk about the joys and fears, science, skills, winds and tides (including serious tide rips and keeping small problems from becoming major emergencies in seconds)—all facets of his art. In the past, not everyone spoke English. Adding to the fun is a “blind corner” as a ship entering the bay can’t see a ship coming down the St. Croix River.
This is the first of FOUR sessions provided by The Eastern Maine CA$H Coalition at Peavey Library for low to mid-income individuals to seek assistance with filing their taxes. Taxes will be prepared off-site by IRS certified tax preparers. Volunteers will be available to assist with intake on Monday, February 3, from 2:00-7:00 pm (with pick-up for completed taxes on Monday, February 10, from 2:00-5:00 pm). Clients must call the library to make an appointment, and need to bring all required materials with them. A maximum of 30 minutes is allotted per person, so it is necessary to have your paperwork in order prior to arriving for your appointment. To make and appointment, and get a list of necessary materials, please call the library, 853-4021.
Come split your sides at Stage East’s LAUGH LAB at the Eastport Arts Center, resuming on January 14, 6:30-8 pm, and continuing weekly on Tuesdays. Island Institute fellow Mark Macey leads this recurring class which incorporate improv, sketch comedy, and clowning. Participants will work to develop a sense of ease and play on stage while sharpening their comedic sensibilities. Feel free to email email@example.com with any questions, comments, or good knock-knock jokes.
Eastport Arts Center’s Life Drawing workshop, led by Anne Shields Hopkins, resumes with a session on Wednesday, January 22 from 4-6 pm. Subsequently, the group will meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 4-6 pm, though April. The workshop aims to create an engaging space where artists novice to experienced can relax, focus and create together. “We always have snacks, a warm space and open attitudes,” noted Hopkins. “Models are nude and professional, occasionally a costume is added for dramatic flair! Artists are clothed and respectful.
Eastport Arts Center’s Children’s Theater Workshop (CTW) will begin a new session on Saturday, January 11. The group will meet from 10-11:30 am, and be held weekly on Saturdays. Led by Mark Macey with assistance from Chris Grannis, the group will introduce young people to theater arts, including an array of theater games and exercises. The group will discuss interest in a possible production for this spring at EAC. CTW is free for participants, and open to children aged 7 to 17. Children younger than age 7 should be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
The Downeast Rainbow Alliance (DRA) in collaboration with UMM's Omicron Delta Pi (ODP) is pleased to announce monthly Inter-Generational Craft Time in Whiting. On 2nd Saturdays the DRA & ODP will be hosting a "bring your own craft" circle from 10 a.m. til 12 p.m. at Cobscook Friends Meetinghouse on Route 189 at the town line of Whiting and Trescott. The event is designed to foster community for LGBTQ+ people and Allies. This is an all ages event, with playtime for children, snacks for everyone and opportunities for playing music as well. Bring your knitting, sewing, mending, button maker, coloring or wherever you land in the crafty realm. This craft circle will be meeting on the 2nd Saturdays through the month of May. Any questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
EAC’s Second Saturday Open Mic series continues on February 8, from 6-8 pm. Spectators and performers of all ages are invited to the family-friendly event, which is held downstairs at EAC. Opening act for February's event will be Lauren Koss, singing and accompanying herself on her baritone ukulele. The series began January 10 with diverse performances and an enthusiastic audience. “Our talented January musicians were Brandy and Ross Argir, Dan Cashore, Audrey Bradbury, Beth Goodliff and Rachel Bailey,” noted organizer, Alison Brennan. “Our spoken word people— Sam LaRusse, Valerie Lawson and Michael Brown—chose pieces from their own writings, stories and poems of their personal experiences which touched the hearts of the audience.”