Storytelling workshops continue

Have you ever wished you could keep a crowd on the edge of their seats with a good story? Well now is your chance! The Rangeley Friends of the Arts has received a Discovery Grant from the Onion Foundation to host Storytelling Workshops. The workshops will be held twice a month with an opportunity to perform monthly. Come craft your story with our favorite funny man, storyteller extraordinaire and RLRS English teacher, Tim Straub. Participants should come to the workshop with some ideas for your own story, something that really happened to you. Since you are telling a true story,

Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus: A Centenary Celebration

Farmington Public Library 117 Academy Street, Farmington, ME

Exactly a century ago, Rainer Maria Rilke created the fifty-five Sonnets to Orpheus within one month in what he called a "hurricane" of creativity. Farmington author, translator, Teacher, and community activist John Rosenwald will present and discuss his translations of Rilke's sonnets, recently published by covered bridge press.

Free

Palaver Strings – Welcome Here Concert

Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall, UMF 224 Main Street, Farmington, ME

Palaver Strings is a group of talented and socially conscious musicians from the Portland, ME area. Welcome Here celebrates the vitality of Maine’s indigenous and immigrant communities through music and storytelling. Palaver Strings, in partnership with the Abbe Museum, Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center, and Indigo Arts Alliance, will collaborate with guest artists of Wabanaki, Congolese and Puerto Rican heritage, sharing traditional music and personal narratives. The program explores themes of Motherland, Mother Tongue and Mother love--interweaving stories of our relationship with the natural world, our cultural and linguistic traditions, and our dreams for the future generation of our grandchildren

$20

ArtsFarmington Presents: Palaver Strings Concert

Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall, UMF 224 Main Street, Farmington, ME

ArtsFarmington will present Palaver Strings’ Welcome Here on Friday, May 6th, 7:00 PM, at Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall, 224 Main Street, University of Maine in Farmington. Welcome Here, a touring production, celebrates Maine’s cultural diversity, resilience, and stewardship. For tickets and more information consult our website, artsfarmington.org. Use of masks and proof of full vaccination are required.

$15

Campfire Chronicles

Martin Woods Farm 24 Abijah Hill Rd., Starks, ME

Our second of many Campfire Chronicles at our farm. Come visit the farm and hear talented local musicians, and enjoy fun family fun (with room to dance)! We'll have a campfire and farm fresh food featuring our own farm raised products. May 7 is our "Taco" night -  veggie options and meat options available. 5:30 is our open jam, so bring your voice or your instrument, 6:30 is scheduled musicians. All ages welcome, $20 parking (per carload) covers the farm fresh food and live music, fun and games.

$20

Greg Boardman, Elsie Gawler & Steve Muise

Vienna Union Hall 5 Vienna Mountain Road, Vienna, ME

The Vienna Union Hall announced it will open May 7, 2022 at 7 PM featuring the trio of Greg Boardman, Elsie Gawler,.and Steve Muise performing music drawing from a Scotch, Irish and French repertoire and culture. These three musicians are some of the finest that Maine has to offer. They bring together an incredible tradition of rich traditional and ethic music which is not to be missed.

$15 – $20

Maine’s Paper & Heritage Museum Open for Tours

Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum 22 Church Street, Livermore Falls, ME

The Paper & Heritage Museum will be open for tours and refreshments 4pm to 8pm as part of History Night in Livermore Falls. Tours are free and for all ages. The museum is a non-profit, volunteer organization. All donations go toward museum repairs and operation costs.

Free

Backroad Books read-a-thon!

You're invited to the Backroad Books 12-hour read-a-thon! The event will be May 21 from noon to midnight in the courthouse parking lot adjacent from Java Joes (church street) in Farmington. Bring your book! Bring your camp chair! Bring a few bucks for ice cream from Fresh Ellas! Pledge cards can be picked up at Twice Sold Tales (155 Main Street, Farmington). All proceeds benefit the distribution of free books to kids all across Franklin County.   COME READ WITH US!

Katahdin Valley boys

Vienna Union Hall 5 Vienna Mountain Road, Vienna, ME

The Vienna Union Hall announced the Katahdin Valley Boys one of Maines’s premiere bluegrass bands will return to the Vienna Union Hall, May 21, 2022 at 7 PM. The group plays traditional bluegrass music throughout the State of Maine and New England area. The band consists of four members who all rotate singing lead and provide beautiful, tight, harmonies and smooth solos. The Katahdin Valley Boys were honored as recipients of the “Bluegrass Band of the Year” award for 2012 by The Maine Country Music Association and in 2008, 2009 and 2011 by the Maine Academy of Country Music. Each

$15 – $20