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April 2019

Improvisations on the Pastoral with Dan Beachy-Quick, Steven Pane, and Kristen Case

April 19 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Improvisations on the Pastoral with Dan Beachy-Quick, Steven Pane, and Kristen Case

Join Dan Beachy-Quick (Professor of English at Colorado State University), Dr. Steven Pane (Professor Music at UMF), and Kristen Case (Associate Professor English at UMF) for an examination of the pastoral, an artistic mode utilized in BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 6 “PASTORAL" that focuses on the…

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September 2019

Kerry D. Hebert Memorial Paddle

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Solon Bridge, ME-16 & US-201A
Embden, ME 04958 United States
Canoe

The New Commons Project kicks off its programming for Fall 2019 and its consideration of the CANOE with a community paddle in tribute to the late Kerry D. Hebert. Kerry loved his CANOE. Each Spring he would take a run or two down Lemon…

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Nina MacLaughlin, Spoon-carving workshop (Day 1)

September 11 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Merrill Hall (Picnic Tables), University of Maine at Farmington, Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Nina MacLaughlin

In this unique, two-day workshop (part of the New Commons Project's consideration of the CANOE), participants will learn to carve a wooden spoon from blank to finished object. Along the way, Nina MacLaughlin will be on hand for individual guidance. All materials provided and…

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Nina MacLaughlin, “The slow time of the hand: a writer’s life between water and wood”

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Nina MacLaughlin

Having worked as a journalist throughout her twenties, Nina MacLaughlin finds herself yearning for more tangible work, and applies in response to a Craigslist ad seeking a carpenter's assistant (despite having majored in Classics and not knowing the difference between a Phillips and a…

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Nina MacLaughlin, Spoon-carving workshop (Day 2)

September 13 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Merrill Hall (Picnic Tables), University of Maine at Farmington, Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Nina MacLaughlin

In this unique, two-day workshop (part of the New Commons Project's consideration of the CANOE), participants will learn to carve a wooden spoon from blank to finished object. Along the way, Nina MacLaughlin will be on hand for individual guidance. All materials provided and…

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Flagstaff Lake CANOE Trip

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Flagstaff Lake ME United States
Flagstaff Lake

In this special CANOE outing (co-sponsored with Experiential Education) for University of Maine at Farmington students, participants will explore the beautiful waters of Historic Flagstaff Lake (a classic location for New England CANOE trips). This is an all-day event and preregistration is required.

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Robert Kimber and Bill Roorbach, Reflections on the CANOE

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Town Hall, 258 Temple Road
Temple, ME 04984 United States
Bob Kimber and Bill Roorbach

Local Maine authors and CANOE enthusiasts Robert Kimber and Bill Roorbach will share creative writing inspired by their canoeing experiences and adventures. Robert Kimber is the author of several nature-focused texts, including 2004's A Canoeist's Sketchbook. Bill Roorbach is the author of The Girl…

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Keynote Event: Lisa Brooks, “The River to Which I Belong: Relationships of Reciprocity and Resistance in the Waterways of Wabanaki”

September 27 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Lisa Brooks

Join Dr. Lisa Brooks (Professor of English and American Studies and Chair of American Studies at Amherst College) for a presentation on the historical relationship between the Native Americans of the Wabanaki Confederacy and their waterways. This is the keynote event for the New…

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Alexandra Conover Bennett and Jerry Stelmok, CANOE History Overview and Paddle Demonstration

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kineowatha Park, 14 Shea Street
Wilton, ME 04294 United States
Canoe Paddle and History

Alexandra Conover Bennett (professional canoe and snowshoeing trip leader and instructor) will first provide an on-the-water introduction to the north-woods stroke on Wilson Pond. Canoes will be available for attendees to try out the northwoods stroke themselves. Thereafter, Jerry Stelmok (canoe builder, artist, and…

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Rollin Thurlow and Garrett Conover, CANOE Slideshow Double Feature

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Canoe Slideshow

Join local CANOE enthusiasts for multiple slideshows of canoeing experiences featuring beautiful panoramic photography. Rollin Thurlow (2 p.m) will explore the history and construction of the wood and canvas canoe here in Maine in particular, while Garret Conover's presentation (entitled "Wildwater North," 4.p.m.) focuses…

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October 2019

The New Commons Film Series: DAWNLAND

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lincoln Auditorium, University of Maine at Farmington, 270 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Dawnland

The New Commons Film Series presents the 2018 Emmy-nominated documentary DAWNLAND, a powerful exploration of the US government's forcible removal of Native American children from their homes. As recently as the 1970’s, one in four Native children nationwide were living in non-Native foster care,…

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Keynote Event: Cheryl Savageau, Poetry Reading

October 16 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Cheryl Savageau

The New Commons Project proudly presents a poetry reading by Cheryl Savageau, author of the Pulitzer-nominated poetry collection DIRT ROAD HOME (the New Commons selection for October 2018). Savageau’s poetry retells Abenaki stories, often focusing on the unrecognized lives of women and the working…

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