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Auditions have been scheduled for the 2014 Hackmatack Playhouse summer season. This summer shows include ""Arsenic and Old Lace," "The Music Man," "Monty Python's Spamalot," and "The Trip to Bountiful." Auditions for candidates 17 years old and above will be Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9, beginning at 9:00 am. "Monty Python's Spamalot" audition will be Saturday, March 8 with call for men at 9 am, and call for women 10:30 am. "The Music Man" audition is scheduled for Saturday, March 8 with call for men at 1 pm and call for women at 2:30 pm. "The Trip to Bountiful" audition will be Sunday March 9, 9:30 am. "Arsenic and Old Lace" audition will be Sunday March 9, at 1:00 pm. (The roles of the Aunts have already been cast). Candidates may be requested to remain for the duration of the audition of each show. A youth audition for roles in The Music Man will be held later in the spring. Candidates should bring a headshot and resume and be prepared to sing and read from shows Hackmatack will produce this summer. Music necessary is available to download from Hackmatack's website,www.hackmatack.org Possible call backs are scheduled for March 22. view event
Through March 31
Sisters Gail Henderson and Donna Kelly have combined their interests in art, working with different textures and fabrics and a love for the New England countryside they live in to create inspired and colorful fabric
art which will be on display at Just Us Chickens Gallery in Kittery, Maine from March 5th through the end of the month. An opening reception will be held for the artists on Saturday, March 8th from 2-5pm.
Henderson lives in North Berwick Maine and has been creating with color most of her adult life through sewing, quilting, beading, photography and collages. The beautiful colors of nature are her inspiration. She discovered a crazy quilt pattern a few years ago and adapted it into the current mini art quilts displayed at Just Us Chickens. This project allows her to have fun sewing with beautiful fabrics and also to decorate with beads, shells, driftwood, bits of pottery and other things she finds along the way.
Kelly, who currently lives in North Hampton, NH, began her exploration of art as a pottery student at High Mowing School in Wilton, NH in the early 70s. Throughout her life she has explored art in many forms, always with the purpose of complementing the original beauty found in nature. One passion shared with her family is beach combing. Kelly combines objects found on the shores of New England in many of her projects. In the past few years she began creating fiber landscapes inspired by the beauty seen in the skies above New Hampshire and Maine. She uses wool roving and cottons most often used for quilting, cotton batiks, ribbons and other fabric embellishments as well as glass beads and beach glass in much of her work.
Open call children's auditions for various roles in main stage shows Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, and The Addams Family at the Ogunquit Playhouse for the 2014 Season. view event
50% of the sliding surface must be uncoated cardboard, the rest may be duct tape. No spraying any kind of substance, no wood, plastic of metal may be used, helmets are required. Prizes awarded in several categories. Pre-registration required. view event
Two Olympian skiers will be on hand at the Camden Snow Bowl to kick off the Second Annual Cardboard Box Derby on March 8th. Julie Parisien, three-time Winter Olympian and World Cup Gold Medal winner, and Carrie Sheinberg, Olympian and former member of the US Ski Team, will join the festivities on Saturday afternoon as contestants gather for the derby. Julie and her family will be the first ones down the hill in their box. Both Julie and Carrie will be available at registration to say hello and sign autographs.
Carrie Sheinberg was a member of the US Team from 1990-1998 and a member of the Olympic Team in 1994. Julie is this year's spokesperson for the Ski Maine Peak to Peak Challenge. She says, "My ski career took me to three Winter Olympics and although I got to travel the world, I never forgot that it all started right here in Maine."
Awards at Saturday's Cardboard Box Derby will go to the teams with the Fastest Box, the Most Creative Box, the Most Spirit, and the team that can fit the Most in a Box. Registration for the Cardboard Box Derby will take place at the Snow Bowl between 11:00 and 1pm on race day. Helmets are required, and the entry fee is per box. The race starts at 2pm.
For more information or to download a registration form, visit winter.camdensnowbowl.com/cardboard-box-race or call the Camden Snow Bowl office at 236-3438 x101. Whether you're a racer or a spectator, this is an event you won't want to miss!
Drumbalaya, a Kennebunk drum circle, began in the fall of 2011. The Hive will host this circle on 2nd Saturdays, at 3pm. Karen Banning, the founder/organizer of Drumbalaya, is a member of the Drum Facilitators Guild, explains that the drum circle is a freestyle experience and well-behaved, attentive children over 8 (adults included) are welcome. Karen donates her time leading drum circles at local elder care facilities including Atria, Huntington Commons and RiverRidge. "Hand-drumming promotes listening and bonding, disguised as fun. It's good for our nervous systems and provides stress relief! Drum circles can be used for team building, recreation and therapy. Participants create spontaneous music!" The Hive has great acoustics and plenty of drinks for sale. Extra drums and rhythm toys are available for use. Admission is free. view event
exhibition drawn from the world's most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine. Through March 30. view event
A contemporary drama about bridging the gap between the West and the Middle East. When Intisar, an African American Muslim student, arrives in Cairo for a year abroad, she hopes to finally be understood. She's quickly enlisted by her exuberant Egyptian roommate, Samar, to help create a blog debating the practice of wearing veils, but when the Arab Spring intervenes, revolution threatens to overtake their friendship. view event
sponsored by the Maine Music Teachers Association, Ginger Yang Hwalek, Director view event
Second Chances [a non-profit foundation to raise funds for a much needed double-lung transplant for Aimee Driscoll, a young woman with Cystic Fibrosis] is hosting our THIRD Bachelor Auction! We have a great group of bachelors up for bid and each bachelor comes with a great date package! There will be a cash bar and light catered food, dancing, a 50/50 and a silent auction in addition to the bachelor auction! FMI: http://aimeescause.org/events/ view event
Music from Jim Joseph and Friends, Bill Olson calling. Bring clean shoes and water. Family dance at 6 p.m., finger food potluck at 7 p.m., beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. view event
a wide-ranging survey of collages, representing diverse media, from the collection of the International Collage Center. Through March 21 view event
Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good. Rated PG. 91 minutes. view event