Arts & Culture

LAUGHING WITH LOIS: PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Bring your 3-5-year-old to the library every Tuesday morning for a reading adventure.
Deering Room, Dyer Library
Tuesdays, February 1, 8, and 15 and March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 10–11:15 a.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
(207) 283-3861 general information
Website: www.dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org
Email: lrounds@dyer.lib.me.us (for library information) or museum@sacomuseum.org (for museum information)  or education@sacomuseum.org (for program information).

CELEBRATE STUDENT ART: RSU 23 Art Show

March 5 through April 23, 2011
CELEBRATE STUDENT ART: RSU 23 Art Show
Every other year, the Saco Museum comes alive with artwork produced by students in our public schools. This year, students from Dayton Consolidated School in Dayton; Jameson Elementary School, Loranger Middle School, and Old Orchard Beach High School in Old Orchard Beach; and C. K. Burns School, Young School, Governor John Fairfield School, and Saco Middle School created artwork for the exhibition. The more than 2,000 objects on display include paintings, pastels, sculpture, and more and will be on view at BOTH the Saco Museum AND Dyer Library. The exhibit is organized and curated by local art teachers Piper Bolduc, Debra DiGregorio, Martha Gagne, Joanne Matusko, Diane Noble, Judy Puiia, and Dawn Strandburg. All student artists and their guests will receive complimentary admission to the show.

YORK COUNTY COMMUNITY MEMBERS PRESENT “THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES”

YORK COUNTY COMMUNITY MEMBERS PRESENT “THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES”

V-Day York County 2011 to benefit Caring Unlimited and Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine

On Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12, 2011 a cast of community volunteers will present two performances of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues.” Produced in collaboration with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco-Biddeford, this production uses humor and grace to celebrate the sexuality and strength of women. Proceeds will benefit Caring Unlimited, York County’s Domestic Violence Program, and Sexual Assault Support Services of Southern Maine. Both performances will be at 8 pm at the UU Church of Saco-Biddeford at 60 School Street in Saco. 

“The Vagina Monologues” is a part of V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. For further information, visit:  http://www.vday.org/.

Tickets are $10 each, $7 for students and senior citizens.

Rescheduled: PHOTOGRAPHY AT A CROSSROADS: Charles Moody and Early Art Photography in Maine

This lecture by Susan Danly, Curator of Graphics, Photographs, and Contemporary Art at the Portland Museum of Art, will explore how Maine was a center for photography in the late 19th and early 20th-centuries. Photographs by Saco's own Charles E. Moody (the subject of the Saco Museum exhibition Unconventional Portraits: Photographs by Charles E. Moody, co-organized by the Saco Museum and McArthur Public Library) will be interwoven with renowned masters of the medium who worked in Maine: F. Holland Day, Gertrude K'sebier, Paul Strand, Clarence White, and others.

This lecture and the accompanying exhibition are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council.
McArthur Public Library, 270 Main Street, Biddeford, www.mcarthurpubliclibrary.org 

NEW DATE: Thursday, January 27, 6 p.m.

The Saco Bay Democrats Annual Gala

The Saco Bay Democrats Annual Gala

Saturday, January 22, 2011

6:00PM - 9:30PM

Location:The Saco Museum: 371 Main Street  Saco, Maine 04072

Attire: Semi-formal (business suit)

Price: $50.00 per person

Live Band: Jaye Drew & The Moving Train

Several of our legislators have been invited, including Congresswoman Chellie Pingree,  Democratic Leader Senator Barry Hobbins, Senator Nancy Sullivan, Rep. Don Pilon, Rep. Linda Valentino, Rep. Paulette Beaudoin, as well as our local dignitaries.

Since the final vote for DSC chair and co-chair will take place on the following day after our dinner; we are also inviting the candidates for these positions as well, and they will each have approximately 5 min. for a speech.
 
Cash Bar: 
Appetizers: mixed cheeses, fruits, and crackers.

DYER LIBRARY/SACO MUSEUM JANUARY & FEBRUARY CALENDAR

DYER LIBRARY/SACO MUSEUM JANUARY & FEBRUARY CALENDAR

Exhibition schedule is current as of December 31, 2010. Schedule is subject to change. Please call to confirm dates.

NOTE: The Dyer Library and Saco Museum will be closed on Saturday, January 1 in recognition of New Year’s Day and on Monday, January 17 in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

NEW SACO MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

January 15 through February 26, 2011
UNCONVENTIONAL PORTRAITS: Photographs by Charles E. Moody
Maine's key role in the development of photography as an art form is well established. Late 19th- and early 20th-century photographers gravitated toward this state's unique blend of idyllic landscapes and modern industrial scenes. Yet Maine had its native photographers as well. Some transcended the documentary abilities of the medium to create photographs of astonishing quality, capturing the beauty, humor, and contrasts of this idiosyncratic state. Photographer Charles E. Moody of Saco, Maine, was one of the latter.

KEEP A YEAR'S WORTH OF MEMORIES - Start a new tradition with Family Scrapbooking Night

KEEP A YEAR'S WORTH OF MEMORIES - Start a new tradition with Family Scrapbooking Night

As 2010 draws to an end, many people will gather to reminisce about the events of the past year.  Frequently, photographs and smiles are shared as  families remember the vacations, holidays, occasions and simple everyday moments that represent the year gone by.  Once we shout, “Happy New Year!” though, what happens to those photos?  With a New Year on the horizon, the old photos are often forgotten. 
Instead of filing 2010’s photos on your computer or in a box, many local families are turning them into a new annual tradition! 
Thanks to local scrapbooking expert, Tara Travis, they’re now having Family Scrapbooking Nights!