Come See Flash in the Pans and Planet Pan

Come See Flash in the Pans and Planet Pan
Schoodic Arts for All,
Hammond Hall, 427 Main Street, Winter Harbor
Suggested donation $12

Fundraiser for the
Pan New England Steelband Festival
Long cold winter have you wishing for a Caribbean vacation? Come to the Flash! concert at Schoodic Arts for All for great steel pan music and Caribbean refreshments.
Flash in the Pans and Planet Pan Steel Band come together for a night music for dancing and enjoyment at Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor on Friday March 13th 2015. By the end of the night the snow will be melted for miles around, as the hot Calypso, Swing, Pop and Classical music reverberate through the hills of Downeast Maine. The two bands are coming together with support of Schoodic Arts for All to raise money for the Pan New England Steelband Festival happening May 1,2,3, in Blue Hill.

Looking to the Future with Opera House Arts

Winter board meeting in New York City featured meetings, events, auditions, and candidate interviews

Opera House Arts’ (OHA) board and staff members convened in New York City last week to conduct OHA’s annual winter board meetings, host a reception for patrons and artists, hold auditions for this summer’s production of Chekhov’s The Seagull, and complete a second round of interviews with candidates for the Producing Artistic Director position to succeed founder Linda Nelson.

“OHA’s future is looking very bright indeed,” said incoming board chair Bob Tobin. “We’re in a strong place, with new construction going well, a terrific season of programming planned, and a long list of highly-talented candidates to become our next Producing Artistic Director.”

Downeast Salmon Federation to host “Movie Night” with a showing of “DamNation”

The Downeast Salmon Federation would like to invite you to their East Machias Aquatic Research Center for a movie showing on Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 6:30pm.  “Damnation” will be the feature of the night with free admission and free refreshments.  This film is a passionate 90 minute documentary about the issues we face regarding large dams, and the devastating impact they have, and have had, on our environment and river systems. Admission is free and there will be free popcorn and drinks, donations are welcome.  The East Machias Aquatic Research Center is a part of the Downeast Salmon Federation, a small non-profit originating in Columbia Falls, ME.  The East Machias facility houses an Atlantic salmon hatchery, visitor’s center, and a newly renovated meeting room and education facility. They are located at 13 Willow St. in East Machias, just off of Rt. 1 behind the Gulf Station near the Fire House.   



Charles Butt Donation Benefit Mount Desert Island Historical Society

The donation will fund needed renovations and improvements to the Somesville Museum, Selectmen’s Building, and gardens

Long-time summer resident and philanthropist Charles Butt has pledged $150,000 over a three-year period to fund major renovations and improvements to the Society’s Somesville Campus, located in the heart of the Somesville Historic District. The campus includes the 1780 Selectmen’s building, Thaddeus Shepley Somes Memorial Bridge, Somesville Museum, Louisa Vaughan Conrad Garden, and the Heirloom Garden.

"Spay"Ghetti Dinner and Fundraiser

"Spay"Ghetti Dinner and Fundraiser

George Soctomah Neptune, Passamaquoddy, to present at MDI Historical Society

George Soctomah Neptune, Passamaquoddy, to present at MDI Historical Society

Ktopeqonuk, Moneskatik, Pihci-cihciqi-pisipiqe. What do these words mean, and how are they central to the rich history of Mount Desert Island? Many know that Samuel de Champlain visited the island in 1604 and, marveling at its barren peaks, called it “Isle des Monts Deserts.” But this is not where the story of the naming of MDI and its many unique geological features begins.

In association with the Abbe Museum, the Mount Desert Island Historical Society will host a Historians’ Forum at the Sound School House in Mount Desert on Friday, March 20th, at noon. University of Maine graduate student and Abbe Museum educator George Neptune, Passamaquoddy at Motahkomikuk, will present on the topic of Passamaquoddy place names on Mount Desert Island.

ELLSWORTH — What’s so funny?

ELLSWORTH — What’s so funny?

The Ellsworth American is inviting the community to a free laughter yoga session on Saturday, March 7, at 11 a.m. at the Down East Family YMCA.

“We are sponsoring a laughter yoga session on March 7 in an effort to get people out of their slumps,” said The American’s General Manager Terry Carlisle. “You start out sort of fake laughing then by the end you’re belly laughing. It creates a sense of euphoria that lasts a week or two after.”

The idea for offering laughter yoga came about after Carlisle received a call from Sherri Downing’s urging that the community needed to do something fun like a laughter yoga class. Many will remember Downing from her work for many years as a physician’s assistant at Ellsworth Internal Medicine.

Amanda Walden, who is a certified laughter yoga leader based in Brunswick, will lead the workshop.