Flash in the Pans and The Ark set to Celebrate

Flash in the Pans and The Ark set to Celebrate

 

 

On Monday, August 25th, from 7:30-9:00 pm at the Blue Hill Town Park, Flash In The Pans team up with The Ark Animal Shelter to celebrate The Ark’s 30th Birthday in style with and unforgettable night of steel pan Caribbean rhythms.

The Ark has been rescuing homeless pets with passion and persistence for over thirty years. A no-kill shelter servicing both Hancock and Washington counties, the Ark is not only committed to providing compassionate care and placement of homeless pets, but also provides one of the most successful spay-neuter programs in the State.

One of the largest community steel pan bands in the country, Flash!’s enormously popular Monday night concerts and street dances are fund raisers that benefit local non-profit organizations. The music is infectious and enjoyed by enthusiastic audiences of all ages, from infants to centenarians.

Taking Action Against Pancreatic Cancer

Taking Action Against Pancreatic Cancer

As far back as she can remember, Sarah Swanson liked to hang out at her mother's jewelry store — G. Irwin Co. in Kittery. It's closed now. Sarah's mother Ann Pardoe died at the age of 62 on March 3, 2013, 11 months after she was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Read more ...

Traditional Jazz & Vintage Pop: the New Traditional Jazz Band in Concert at the Stonington Opera Hou

Traditional Jazz & Vintage Pop: the New Traditional Jazz Band in Concert at the Stonington Opera Hou

 

 

Area residents have become happily familiar with the great classic Dixieland jazz sounds of the New Trad Trio, featuring Chris Harris and Jack Moser, of Blue Hill and Deer Isle, on banjo, clarinet, saxes and vocals. On Saturday, August 30 at 7 p.m., Opera House Arts is proud to present an unusual, one night only appearance by the six-piece, nationally-based ensemble lead by Harris and Moser: the New Traditional Jazz Band (NTJB). Hailing from around the country, this ensemble, including horns, tuba, and piano, plays a unique mix of traditional jazz and vintage pop that is sure to delight Maine audiences.

David Mamet's “The Duck Variations” at Stonington Opera House

David Mamet's “The Duck Variations” at Stonington Opera House

Special tribute performance of staged community reading

features Judith Jerome, Cherie Mason

Opera House Arts (OHA) is proud to offer a special tribute performance of its staged community reading of David Mamet’s The Duck Variations at the Stonington Opera House Wednesday, August 27 at 7 p.m. The performance stars Opera House Arts’ founding Artistic Director Judith Jerome and board member Cherie Mason, and the evening will include a tribute to Jerome, who retires as Artistic Director at the end of the 2014 season, continuing only as a consultant for special projects.

NAMI Maine Bringing a Free Training Opportunity to Blue Hill!

NAMI Maine Bringing a Free Training Opportunity to Blue Hill!

Similar to Red Cross First Aid, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches participants how to respond to, and help, those experiencing mental health challenges.

NAMI Maine will be hosting a MHFA training on Friday September 12th from 8:00am to 5:00pm at The Blue Hill Library at 5 Parker Point Road in Blue Hill. The cost for this 8-hour training is $5, which includes a comprehensive training manual, lunch, customized resource guide, ongoing support from NAMI Maine and a 3-year certification from the National Council for Behavioral Health.

For more information, or to sign up for certified Mental Health First Aid Training, visit www.NAMIMaine.org or contact Christopher at 207 622 5767 ext. 320

About NAMI Maine:

NAMI Maine is a statewide, grassroots, non-profit organization that provides support, education and advocacy on behalf of all Mainers affected by mental health.

University of Maine Alliance to be Announced at MDI Historical Society Annual Meeting

 

New Media and History students to create new ways of looking at Mount Desert Island History

The Mount Desert Island Historical Society and the University of Maine will announce a new partnership at the Society’s public Annual Meeting, to be held on August 27, 2014 from 5 to 7 pm at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor.

With funding from a $4,000 grant by the University of Maine Humanities Center (UMHC), the organizations will create a collaborative internship to engage students from the fields of History, New Media, and other disciplines, using the expertise and resources of the University of Maine and the Mount Desert Island Historical Society.