Views on the arts: the Grand organizes auditions for “Charlotte’s Web”

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Audition announcement

ELLSWORTH — Le Grand is holding auditions for an adaptation of EB White’s “Charlotte’s Web” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 and at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 2.

Performances are scheduled for June 3-5 on the grounds of the Woodlawn Museum. This includes a performance on Friday, June 3 at 10 a.m. for area students, as well as possible performances at the Blue Hill Fair September 1-5.

Audition forms can be completed online at www.grandonline.org/auditions. Arrive at auditions ready to read the script.

To RSVP or to ask questions, email Kimberly Fitch at [email protected]

“Eve of Destruction” by local artist Charly Weir.
PHOTO COURTESY OF LISA MURRAY

Local artists display works for Women’s History Month

BERNARD — Bass Harbor Memorial Library celebrates Women’s History Month, themed “Women Who Heal and Promote Hope,” by bringing together artists and speakers to honor women from all cultures who have brought healing and hope throughout history.

Throughout March, the library will showcase themed works created by local artists Rebecca Brugman, Jean Forbes, Kathie Pratt, Dawn Nuding, Charly Weir, Emily Bracale, Roberta Sprague, Tammy Packie, Sydney Roberts and Becky Keefe.

On Thursday, March 17, from 7-8 p.m., the library will host an online introduction to art therapy with art therapist and clinical counselor Dawn Nuding. Learn about what art therapy is, the origin of the profession, and participate in hands-on art therapy experiences designed to calm the nervous system and increase emotional literacy.

On Wednesday, March 23, from 7 to 8 p.m., the library welcomes acupuncturist, herbalist and doula Sarah Tewhey for a virtual program exploring how best to use traditional health care alongside allopathic medicine to support well-being in these difficult times.

To register for virtual events and receive the Zoom link, go to www.bassharborlibrary.com/events.

The Bass Harbor Memorial Library is located at 89 Bernard Road in Bernard. For more information, call (207) 244-3798 or email[email protected]

PR ECMI early childhood music lessons 3.10.22
PHOTO COURTESY OF CARLA TANGUAY

ECMI offers a free music group for early childhood

ELLSWORTH – An online early childhood music and movement group with Carla Tanguay will be offered starting March 22 through the Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI).

These groups give young children and their families opportunities to share music, explore sounds, and move their bodies while practicing important social and emotional skills and developing a foundation for learning and thinking. literacy. No musical experience is necessary.

ECMI offers this course for free in partnership with Modulations Therapies with funding from the Maine Community Foundation and the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tuesday classes will start on March 22 and continue until April 12. Classes will be delivered online via Zoom from 1:00 p.m. to 1:25 p.m. The class is aimed at children ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome. An adult must be present in each household for the duration of the group.

The number of places is limited and pre-registration is mandatory before March 17 online at www.ellsworthcommunitymusic.org. Registration includes an accessory kit that includes a movement scarf, shaker and rhythm sticks.

Tanguay is a certified music therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is also a member of the ECMI faculty. Tanguay believes that a child’s work is play, that music provides opportunities to develop essential non-musical skills, and that music can help access and develop each child’s strengths. To learn more, visit modulationstherapys.com.

For more information, call (207) 664-9258 or email [email protected]

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