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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.

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

A week of wish granting for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine

A week of wish granting for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine

PORTLAND, ME – March 14, 2011 – It will be a week of wish granting for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine as they work to grant wishes to three local children between March 22 - 29.

“It isn’t only one day these kids see their wish come true,” said Kate Vickery, program director at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine. “It’s the build up of excitement and magic that stretches on to create lasting memories for these deserving kids.”

On March 19, Lucien, 6, of Gorham will have a party at Longhorn Steakhouse in South Portland to celebrate with friends and family the granting of his wish: To meet characters from Walt Disney’s Toy Story. Lucien and his family will leave for Walt Disney World® days later, where he’ll meet the official Toy Story characters.

Tree Identification walk up Mt. Agamenticus

Why not Join Us for a celebratory End of Winter Tree Identification walk up Mt. Agamenticus?  Next Saturday, March 19th 2011 at 10:00am

Leafless But Far From Lifeless!  Dig out your hand lens if you have one and join Dendrologist Eileen Willard for a winter stroll up Mt. Agamenticus and a close examination of trees. Eileen will offer many methods for identifying tree species by looking at bark, buds, and growth habits.

Please register in advance.

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 10:00 am (Foul weather date March 26th)

Duration: 2 Hours

Contact Info:  Call 207-646-3604 or Email: info@gwrlt.org to reserve your spot

This is a Gateway to Maine Outdoors event. Visit gatewaytomaineoutside.org for more listings.

In the Spirit of Earth Day, we are teaming up with Geocachers and co-hosting a CITO (cache in, trash out) Event at Mt.

Community Bicycle Center Receives United Way of York County Grant

Biddeford, Maine. The Community Bicycle Center (CBC) today announced that it has been awarded a one-year grant totaling $6,000 by United Way of York County. The investment will build life skills in youth to provide healthy foundations for life. Through the mobilization of resources, expertise and funds that support programs focused on education, income and health- the building blocks of a good life, United Way of York County advances the common good and strengthens the whole community.

The Community Bicycle Center exists to empower youth through bicycles and bicycling experiences.

Chili & Chowda Benefit Supper

Saturday, March 12 · 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cornerstone United Methodist Church
20 Jenkins Road
Saco, ME

Adults $7.00 and $5.00 for kids 10 and under; variety of Homemade chili; fish, clam, corn chowder, salads and homemade desserts; proceeds benefit our troops' trip to Europe to visit the Girl Scout World Centers...pass it along!!

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Reindeer's High School Band Competition to Benefit Teen Agencies

Reindeer's High School Band Competition to Benefit Teen Agencies

The statewide high school rock band competition called The Off-Ramp is rounding the fourth curve and heading into the homestretch-but not before the nine competing bands learn a lesson in giving back to the community. The Off-Ramp is the brainchild of Reindeer Records, the creators of the popular Rock-Off competition that helped out thousands of young musicians since it began in 1984. The new competition is designed to provide a more intense learning experience for the young competitors and leave a long-lasting impact on their peers. Since being selected in November, the bands have had to face various music-industry tasks-songwriting, video documenting their recording studio experience, and marketing. Their fourth task is Live Event Production, for which Reindeer created three teams of three bands with the goal of producing an all-ages show to benefit designated youth groups.

Yearly Spring Concert by Salvation Army Band and Songsters

The Old Orchard Beach Salvation Army Band will hold its spring concert on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the local Salvation Army, the corner of Sixth Street and Church Street in Old Orchard Beach. 
 
Local musicians who attend the Army as their church are extremely talented and their ministry is expressed weekly at their Sunday services under the direction of Bandmaster Al Stickland.  The concert will include a Brass Quartet from The New England Brass Band, New England’s premier brass band “in the British Tradition.”  The New England Brass Band was formed in 1988 by a group of friends which with years of experience playing in the British style.
 
Included in the evening program will be selections by the Salvation Army Songsters (choral group) under the direction of Dr. Drew Poulopoulos as well as presentation by soloists of the group.
 
Admission to the concert is free.