Community


There will be a "coaches against cancer"  benefit basket ball game
on Thursday March 21st at Calais Middle high school .
this event is a fundraiser for the family of Bob Davis
a well know high school official and physical education teacher
from Eastport. and Reed Ireland, son of Becky Moholland Ireland a
Calais High school Alumnus.
The PVC and DAC Conferences are presenting this fun contest
between area High School Coaches to help support both the
Davis and Ireland families.
Game time is 6 p.m and the cost is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students.
for more information call 214-6651   


Help Support Doug and Bonnie Sprague
Benefit Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Auction
Saturday, March 30th at 5 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Hall 2 park St. Calais
Adults $7 Children under 12 $4
Family of 4 (2 adults 2 children) $20
Anyone wishing to donate to the auction
or would like to make dessert can contact
Trudy 214-7758, Patty 214-9343, or Sandra 214-6520             


 Downeast Hospice Volunteers Wanted
5 days of training Starts April 2,4,8,10,12
9:30 a.m -2:30 p.m Must attend all days
Downest Community Hospital
Pre-interview and background check required
get your application now!
call 454-7521 ext. 126
or call call Barbara Barnett 726-5087
also e-mail downeasthospice@yahoo.com    
 



Sunday, March 24
Sunrise County Farmers' Market Meeting, for Eastport and Calais markets. New vendors welcome. First Congregational Church, 21 Calais Avenue, Calais, 2 to 5 p.m. Potluck to follow. FMI call 454-3364.   

Come Join us for
A Coffee House
Saturday, March 23th
6:00 to 9:00 pm
at the Pembroke Legion Hall in Pembroke
Admission $5.00 per person
Come all to a fun filled evening with music and refreshments

March 24, 3 pm, Sunday Afternoons at the EAC: All That Remains, haiku poetry by Catherine J.S. Lee, free, EAC.
Lee will read from her award-winning haiku collection, All That Remains, which was re-published in August 2018 under her own imprint, Sea Smoke Press. In this evocative collection of haiku about grappling with loss and change, she reflects on memories of loved ones and the Maine landscapes of her childhood, including Aroostook and Somerset Counties as well as the Eastport area. According to the judges of the Turtle Light Press Haiku Chapbook Competition, “Her poems carry an emotional weight, a significance beyond the surface of things; they are not just pretty images.”


March 30, 2-4 pm, Youth Art Month Exhibit Opening Reception, free, Washington Street Gallery, EAC.
The annual Youth Art Month Exhibition will be on view March 30 to May 5 at Eastport Arts Center’s Washington Street Gallery. The show presents work by students ranging from kindergarten to grade 12 at more than 10 local schools.  Colorful and creative drawings, paintings, paperworks, prints and sculptures comprise this popular and engaging show. An exhibit opening reception will be held from 2-4 pm on Saturday, March 30. Washington Street Gallery is open during EAC events, or by chance or by appointment.

March 31, 3 pm, Sunday Afternoons at the EAC: Paula Kovecses, “House Plants for a Healthy Home”, free, EAC.
Attendees will learn about houseplants and their many benefits for our health, which houseplants will do well in our homes, and how to care for the plants. Discussion will include orchids, snake plant (mother-in-law’s tongue), ficus, peace lily, pothos, dracaena, jade, cactus/succulents, aloe, begonia (tuberous) and spider plants.
Kovecses has a degree in Horticulture from UNH and is an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and owner of The Way It Grows LLC (TWIG) an organic sustainable landscaping company that offers consults, designs, installations and maintenance. Kovecses has more than thirty years in the landscaping industry and lectures on both organic gardening and permaculture.


April 2, 6:30 pm, 5th Annual High School Jazz Night, featuring student musicians from Calais High School and Middle School, Shead High School and Washington Academy, EAC.
Eastport Arts Center’s annual High School Jazz Night will be held on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 pm. The Calais Middle and High School Jazz Band will take the stage first with Dean Sorenson’s Power Trip, Lennon/McCartney’s Yesterday and Ray Charles’ What’d I Say.
Washington Academy’s Raider Jazz Band will take the stage next, with George Vincent’s Fat Burger and Green Onions arr. by Paul Murtha. The group’s third number will be announced from the stage.
The Shead Jazz Combo will close the show with their set, including Take 5 by Paul Desmond, Footprints by Wayne Shorter and Bobby Hebb’s Sunny.
Admission to the concert is by suggested donation of $5, or more if you can, with all proceeds being split between the three schools’ jazz programs. Students will be admitted free of charge, or may opt to contribute to the fundraiser.

April 4, 7 pm, Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra rehearsals resume

April 7, 3 pm,  Sunday Afternoons at the EAC: Claire Starnes reading from her book: Women Vietnam Veterans: Our Untold Stories, free, EAC.
The book chronicles the participation of American military women (other than nurses) who were stationed in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. This little-known group of an estimated 1,000 women from the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy left its mark in Vietnam from 1962 to 1973, in myriad roles such as intelligence analysts, flight controllers, clerk-typists, translators, physical therapists, dietitians, communications specialists, photojournalists, finance clerks and couriers. “Today’s military women are serving in fields never previously imagined,” noted Starnes, “thanks to the service of these few who were in Vietnam.”

April 13, 7 pm, Concert: Violinist Sam Schuth, with special guests Schuth Faktori, EAC.
Schuth’s solo program will include the Partita for Violin No. 2 in D minor (Ciaccona) by J. S. Bach and Dissolve, O My Heart by Missy Mazzoli. He will be joined by Portland colleagues Max Eddington, piano, and Kinnon Church, bass, for Haydn’s ‘Gypsy Trio’ (Piano Trio in G major, Hob. XV/25). The show will conclude with a performance by Schuth Faktori, the three-piece fiddle/pop/rock band which is an intermittent project which brings Sam together with his brothers, Henry (bass) and Frank (‘cello). Schuth will discuss his selections with the audience as well as his recollections of growing up in Eastport and frequently at the EAC. “The tone I want to go for is friendly, comfortable, but also a flair for the dramatic and showmanship with the music itself,” said Schuth. “While it's mostly classical, I want to engage the audience more than your typical recital, and let them feel relaxed, and then have a taste of some more popular music with the Schuth Faktori set.”

April 14, 3 pm,  Sunday Afternoons at the EAC: John Newell, pianist/composer, “Moments in Time,” (rescheduled from February 24), free, EAC.
Newell’s presentation will include performance and discussion of works spanning four decades. This program was postponed from it’s original February date due to a winter storm. Newell lives in Eastport, is on the faculty of the SummerKeys program and is perhaps best known locally as director of the choral ensemble Quoddy Voices. Newell has composed works for a number of performing groups such as Eight Strings & A Whistle and Atlantic Sinfonietta (New York), Monday Evening Concerts (Los Angeles), as well as amateur ensembles such as Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra. More information may be found at johnnewellmusic.com.


RECURRING EVENTS:

Please note: Life Drawing workshop has ceased to meet. Please remove the listing. Also, bold-faced one change in Children’s Theater info below.

Children’s Theater Workshop, Saturdays, 10-11:30 am, through April 20, for all ages (6 & under should be accompanied by a caregiver), free, EAC. Questions: info@eastportartscenter.org.

Ecstatic Dance, Tuesdays 5-6 pm, EAC. Questions: info@eastportartscenter.org.

International Dance, Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 pm at EAC. All welcome to explore world dance traditions. Greek, Romanian, Bulgarian and Israeli music, and more. Questions: info@eastportartscenter.org.

KinderArts presents Tiny Yogis, runs March 21-June 27, skipping April 18, Thursdays from 9:30-10:15 am.  Free; for children up to age 5, must come with parent or caregiver. In case of AOS 77 school delay or cancellation, Tiny Yogis will be canceled.


EAC Calls for Artists
Eastport Arts Center is issuing a call for artists to submit designs for a ‘Giving Tree’ to symbolize the center’s ongoing Sustainability Drive, an effort to solicit continuous community support of EAC in order to ensure a sustainable future for the center and its myriad programs for all ages. The tree will bear leaves listing all donors’ names, and be prominently displayed at the center alongside a sign about the artist; the design should take into account the center’s need to continually add donor names. The contributing artist, in addition to being able to claim a tax deduction for their significant in kind donation, will also receive a lot of attention for their work in the high traffic EAC.
Design concepts/sketches, along with a detailed description and brief timeline for how the piece would be installed, should be emailed to sustainability@eastportartscenter.org by Monday, April 8th. More information about ongoing and upcoming events and how to donate to EAC is available at eastportartscenter.org.

Youth Theater Group Seeking Costume, Stagecraft Help
EAC's Children's Theater Workshop, boasting a cast of more than a dozen actors aged 8 to 26, is hard at work on a new production: Of Kings and Coconuts. The group is in need of help creating costumes and some props, and also with some aspects of set creation. Needs include a crude wheelbarrow and wagon, a white bunny costume for a little person, a large stuffed animal, and various bits of armor and weaponry. Anyone interested in getting involved is encouraged to show up to rehearsal—the group meets Saturdays from 10-11:30 am—or to email Chris: chris@eastportartscenter.org. The performance will be on April 20 at 3 pm. The Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and is handicapped-accessible.

Lauren Koss
Publicity Director
Eastport Arts Center
where creativity and community meet

(207) 853-4650
36 Washington Street
Eastport, Maine 04631
www.eastportartscenter.org



LAMPS Lit for Second Season

Lubec, ME: LAMPS is putting a spotlight on local musicians. 
The Lubec Area Musicians’ Philanthropic Society is pleased to announce their second Summer Concert series.
 
There will be a board and membership meeting at the Lubec Community Outreach Center on Sunday, April 7th at starting at noon. 

Those who are interested in supporting LAMPS’ mission of free outdoor concerts and raising money for local charities are welcome to attend. 

The first concert of the season will be a street dance on Sunday, June 23rd starting at  11 AM on Water Street in Lubec as part of the Bay of Fundy International Marathon. 

Music will be provided by The Rockweed Ensemble and The From Aways, two local bands with members from Lubec, Eastport and Machias. 
These bands play covers of standards, oldies, country, rock and dance tunes.  On Sunday, July 21st LAMPS will present Minor Characters and O’McCrelli.  This concert will take place at 1 PM in beautiful Stockford Park in Lubec. O’McCrelli features Jim O’Neil, Kara McCrimmon and John Viselli. O’McCrelli performs Celtic, folk and New England fiddle music.  The Minor Characters play jazz, gypsy and fiddle tunes.

Sunday, August 11th, the Shannon Denbow Band and Against the Grain will perform starting at 1 PM in Stockford Park in Lubec.  The music featured will be rock, country and original tunes.

On Sunday, September 15th, The Crows will be performing garage-folk music, featuring Machias native Duane Ingalls. Concert starts at 1 PM in Stockford Park, Lubec.

Saturday, October 19th LAMPS will host an Autumn Ball at the Lubec Grange Hall with the Trisha Mason Band.  Doors will open at 6 PM. There is a $10 suggested donation.

All of LAMPS concerts are admission free.  If you would like to support LAMPS’ mission to “share our passion for music, to foster connections
between local musicians, and to create stronger communities through volunteering and charitable giving” please join us at our board and membership meeting on Sunday, April 7th starting at noon at the Lubec Community Outreach Center.

For more information please e-mail Kurt Andreson at LubecAMPS@gmail.com,              visit our new website, www.lampsdowneast.org or                                                                                 like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LAMPSDowneast/