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New Ventures Maine logo 05/02/17 - 05/23/17 at 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

My Money Works

This class can help you gain the skills and confidence you need to stretch your money, pay your bills, reduce debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals. At the end of the class you will have a plan to achieve greater financial stability. A follow-up session is scheduled to provide additional networking and support. Successful completion of this class meets one of the requirements for the Family Development Account (FDA) and Rainy Day Savings (RDS) matched savings programs.

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For more information or to register by phone, please contact Erica Quin-Easter at 386-1664 or

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05/07/17 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

First Parish Welcomes Renowned Scholar Dr. Diana Butler Bass

First Parish Welcomes Renowned Scholar Dr. Diana Butler Bass

First Parish Church of Brunswick extends a cordial invitation to the public to meet Dr. Diana Butler Bass, nationally known author, religion and culture scholar lecturer, and preacher during her time in Brunswick the weekend of Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7. Her most recent book is entitled: Grounded: Finding God in the World, a Spiritual Revolution.

Her focus will be in the changing perspectives of God and how those changes are transforming individuals and faith communities. Events include a workshop on Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. with presentations from her on Saturday 7 p.m. and again on Sunday 12:30 – 2 p.m. all to be held in Pilgrim House, 9 Cleaveland Street in Brunswick. In addition, she will be the guest preacher at Sunday worship services in the First Parish sanctuary at 10 a.m.

For further information please call First Parish at 729-733, or visit their website:


05/07/17 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

DaPonte String Quartet: "Memento Mori"

The DaPonte String Quartet performs performs some of the world’s most “profound and deeply felt”  music in its upcoming concert series, “Memento Mori,” with performances from May 7-14 in Brunswick, Portland, Damariscotta, Boothbay Harbor and Rockport.

Cellist Scott Kluksdahl returns to Maine to perform with the Quartet Schubert’s much-adored Cello Quintet in C Major, considered by many to be his masterpiece. The program also offers a rare chance to hear Thomas Adès’s complex “Arcadiana,” his personal evocation of paradise. Samuel Barber’s most famous piece, the excruciatingly moving Adagio from String Quartet, completes the concert.

“This music is some of the most profound and deeply-felt ever written,” says DaPonte String Quartet violinist Ferdinand Liva.  “Even though these works are from different eras, and styles, each work has a depth of emotion and internal gravity that is unusual.  Schubert’s monumental Quintet has a slow movement that many great musicians would love to have with them for all eternity.  The Adagio of Barber was called ‘a lollapalooza’ by the composer himself, and the Adès weaves a thread so fine and ethereal it is almost without equal.”

 Kluksdahl, a graduate of Harvard and Julliard, has been described by Strings magazine as “a simply superb cellist, playing with consummate technical ease, a beautiful sound, total conviction, authority and dedication to the music.” The DaPonte String Quartet are currently celebrating their 25th year as a quartet, an anniversary that will culminate with a special “Evening of Piano Quintets” featuring guest artist Awadagin Pratt at Bowdoin College’s Studzinski Hall on May 18.

“Memento Mori” performances are:

  • May 7 – Sunday – 3 pm: Brunswick, Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St.
  • May 11 – Thursday- 7:30 pm: Portland at Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St. 
  • May 12 – Friday – 7:30 pm: Damariscotta at Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St.
  • May 13 – Saturday – 4 pm: Boothbay Harbor, at St. Columba’s Church, 32 Emery Lane. 
  • May 14 – Sunday – 3:00: Rockport at Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St.


Tickets to “Memento Mori” are $20 and are available at www.daponte.orgat  Sherman’s Books in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor; Longfellow Books in Portland; Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick; or at 529-4555.

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