Arts & Culture

The Maine Coalition Against Human Trafficking/love 146

The Maine Coalition Against Human Trafficking/love 146

The Freedom Gala to benefit LOVE146

April 30, 6pm at The People's Choice Ballroom

 

 

Franco-American Folks Artist Adelard Cote’s carvings shown at Biddeford’s La Fête du Printemps

BIDDEFORD—On Friday, March 25 at 5:30pm, the Heart of Biddeford will kick off the third annual La Fête du Printemps, a weekend celebrating Franco-American culture, with a showing of several carvings by local folk artist Adelard Coté (1889-1974). In addition, hand-made childrens books written in French by First Level French students at Biddeford High School will also be on display.

Coté, born into a peasant farm family in Ste-Sophie, a small town near Quebec, became an accomplished blacksmith. He left Canada as a young man to seek his fortune and landed in Biddeford in the early 1900s, where he was hired by Pepperell Manufacturing Company as a blacksmith.

Coté’s desire for adventure unsatisfied, he left Biddeford for a brief stint working in a light bulb factory in New York City, and to wander the province of Manitoba and Saskatchewan before returning to Biddeford in 1920 to open his own blacksmith shop.

Annual Maine History Day Competition to Commence in Augusta

250 students will compete for the opportunity to travel to the
National Competition in Maryland

AUGUSTA – On Wednesday, March 23 the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) will host 250 students from across the state as they take part in Maine History Day, an annual educational competition for all Maine students in grades 6 through 12.  An award ceremony will be held at 2:00 pm in Jewett Hall at UMA.

Maine History Day is part of a nationwide program involving all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Maine State winners may take part in the national competition at the University of Maryland in June.

Comedy Night - OOB

Comedy Night - OOB

Comedy Night - To benefit the class of 2011

April 1, 7pm

 

Saco Coffeehouse Presents The Jennifer Comeau Band

Jennifer Comeau peels away our tough layers and shifts us to a better place with her captivating stage presence, wit and grace. Her engineer’s mind and poet’s heart intermingle in a smart, soulful set of songs that can best be described as buoyant folk and blues. Jen’s earliest years in Buffalo, New York, were irrevocably influenced by the poignant Irish folk music of the 60’s, laced with the saucy R&B music of the 70’s. Jennifer wrote all of the songs on her debut CD, "Feed the Tribe". As a collection, they capture the duality of life -- its beauty and its messiness; the cosmic and the comic; what both stirs and saddens us.

http://www.sacocoffeehouse.com/

March 19 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
UU Church of Saco and Biddeford
60 School Street, Saco, ME

Saco Coffeehouse Presents The Jennifer Comeau Band

Jennifer Comeau peels away our tough layers and shifts us to a better place with her captivating stage presence, wit and grace. Her engineer’s mind and poet’s heart intermingle in a smart, soulful set of songs that can best be described as buoyant folk and blues. Jen’s earliest years in Buffalo, New York, were irrevocably influenced by the poignant Irish folk music of the 60’s, laced with the saucy R&B music of the 70’s. Jennifer wrote all of the songs on her debut CD, "Feed the Tribe". As a collection, they capture the duality of life -- its beauty and its messiness; the cosmic and the comic; what both stirs and saddens us.

http://www.sacocoffeehouse.com/

March 19 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
UU Church of Saco and Biddeford
60 School Street, Saco, ME

Saco Coffeehouse Presents The Jennifer Comeau Band

Jennifer Comeau peels away our tough layers and shifts us to a better place with her captivating stage presence, wit and grace. Her engineer’s mind and poet’s heart intermingle in a smart, soulful set of songs that can best be described as buoyant folk and blues. Jen’s earliest years in Buffalo, New York, were irrevocably influenced by the poignant Irish folk music of the 60’s, laced with the saucy R&B music of the 70’s. Jennifer wrote all of the songs on her debut CD, "Feed the Tribe". As a collection, they capture the duality of life -- its beauty and its messiness; the cosmic and the comic; what both stirs and saddens us.

http://www.sacocoffeehouse.com/

March 19 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
UU Church of Saco and Biddeford
60 School Street, Saco, ME