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Our events, programs, classes and gatherings. Check in often to see what is happening.

 

May Events

May 31st 

Open Mic Night

Calling performers of all sorts, shapes, sizes, ages, etc. If you want to share music, written word, a story, a skit, or ……. please accept our invitation to join us in May for our second open mic night at the Raymond Village Community Church (27 Main St., Raymond) starting at 6pm. Pizza and light refreshments will be available. There is no cover charge but donations are greatly appreciated. All levels of experience and expertise are welcome, so come on out of the hills and share!

 

 

June Events

 

COMMUNUITY SING

Kick Off 

June 4th at 6:00  Raymond Village Church

Join Us! Monday June 4th at 6:00 PM for our Kick Off and Organizational Meeting at the Raymond Village Community Church.

We have an opportunity to invite a leader to our meeting (please read below) who has experience in leading these groups and can provide an example of how this community sing could work. This will give us an opportunity to sing – because that’s what we like to do – but also to meet as a group to decide how this group will be organized. We will meet in the sanctuary.

Pat Cannon of Family Music Studio has done Summer Sing Along programs in the Coastal area. She describes her approach in this way. “Enjoy simple, soulful, & satisfying –paperless– group harmony singing. You will be guided with clear direction as you learn a delicious sampling of songs, chants and free harmony, and sound play! Music is drawn from around the world and around the corner. (No need to read music).” Pat is an experienced song leader, having done professional development with Bobby McFerrin, Y’saye Barnwell, Rhiannon, & David Darling.

If you are not able to attend the meeting I will send you the survey and any notes from our discussions. Please Provide send an e-mail address to Brenda Olsen (bolsen001@maine.rr.com).

Summer Qigong  June 2nd

8:00am Raymond Village Community Church

Join us for our summer session of this energizing class! A gentle, movement based form of exercise is a wonderful way to start the day! Bring some water and wear your comfortable shoes.

$5.00 per session. Join us for our last spring session May 31st!

 

 

International Music Night
June 16th 7:00pm Raymond Village Community Church

This concert offers an exciting evening of music with three different bands, each playing a short twenty-five minute set. This event features music from the Celtic, Latin and Middle Eastern traditions.The Celtic group is the husband/wife duo of Sharon (guitar) and Perry (fiddle and more) Newman. Formerly performing as Sligo Road they have been making beautiful music together for a long time.

 

 

The Middle Eastern group , Zapion, performs music from the Turkish, Arab and Balkan traditions and has been active in Maine for eight years.

Zapion members include Eric LaPerna (darbuka), Sarah Muller (violin), Maria Wagner (clarinet, nay) and Gary Wittner (seven string guitar).

The Latin group consists of Rafael Freyre(bass/vocals), Eric Winter (vocals/congas)and Gary Wittner (guitar/vocals), all of whom have been performing Latin music locally and regionally for many years, with such groups as Dos Canosos, Primo Cubano and more.

$10.00 suggested donation.

 

 

 

Open Mic Night
June 28th 6:00pm

Raymond Village Community Church

Calling performers of all sorts, shapes, sizes, ages, etc. If you want to share music, written word, a story, a skit, or ……. please accept our invitation to join us in June for our third open mic night! Pizza and light refreshments will be available. There is no cover charge but donations are greatly appreciated. All levels of experience and expertise are welcome, so come on out of the hills and share!