On Sunday, March 27, at 4:00, Janine Winn will be speaking at the First Congregational Church in Wilton at the invitation of Dr. David Smith, Pastor, about her experiences in Ukraine as a Peace Corps Volunteer, about her perceptions of Ukrainian people, and about the current war. Janine, a resident of Temple, served three years in Ukraine until the March 2020 evacuation of Volunteers due to the COVID pandemic. During that time she lived and worked in the village of Kosmach located in the Carpathian Mountains. She became a welcomed part of an extended family and was included in weddings,
Martin Woods Farm invites you to the first of many outdoor Campfire Chronicles under our large white indoor arena with live music and farm fresh food at each event with a different theme. It is Good Friday so Easter is our first theme and we will hide some eggs for kids to find. Come and enjoy the good ole days where guitars and other musical instruments outnumber cell phones we hope!
Don't miss the premier of "The Easter Movie: A Maine Retelling," starring the Sunday School kids of Old South First Congregational Church, UCC, in Farmington. Backed by a lively soundtrack by local musicians, the 45-minute film depicts the events of Holy Week and beyond, all from a unique Maine perspective. "The Easter Movie: A Maine Retelling," will be shown Palm Sunday, April 10th, 5 pm, at the Lincoln Auditorium on the UMF Campus. Free! (For safety, masks are required.)
Saturday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall Doors will open at 7:10 PM. The performance is free and open to the public. Come join the UMF chorus as they sing a cappella contemporary choral works from all over the world including England, Newfoundland, Brazil and the United States. The UMF Chorus will conclude the concert with a performance of Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway Musical, Sweeney Todd.
ArtsFarmington is excited to announce the return of Maine Mountain Chamber Music to Nordica Auditorium on Sunday April 24th at 3:00 PM. MMCM founders Yuri Funahashi, piano, and Laurie Kennedy, viola, will be joined by violinist Charles Dimmick and cellist Leo Eguchi. The program consists of Zoltan Kodaly’s Duo for Violin and Cello and Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quartet in C minor. Adult tickets are $15, those 18 and under are free as are UMF students with ID. Nordica Auditorium is in Merrill Hall (224 Main Street) at the University of Maine at Farmington. Visit www.artsfarmington.org for more information and to
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.
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
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.
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.
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.