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Kajak! A Virtual Exhibit 10/20/20 - 12/20/21 at 12:00 am

Kajak! A Virtual Exhibit

Inspired by the full-sized Nunatsiavut kayak given to the College in 1891 and on display in the museum gallery for over 50 years, this exhibit explores making and using traditional kayaks from Greenland, Labrador, and beyond. It features over 20 model kayaks and umiaks, as well as associated equipment, historic film and photographs, and the centerpiece of the exhibit, a full size replica of the 1891 Kajak created for this exhibit.
 
You can explore the full object-based exhibit, as well as various multimedia components, online. Recordings of lectures and other virtual events during the 2020-21 academic year will also be posted here, so be sure to check back.

www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/exhibits/2020/kayak-exhibition

Trek Across Maine 03/20/21 - 06/30/21 at 12:00 am

Trek Across Maine

The American Lung Association’s 2021 Trek Across Maine has been reimagined into a virtual Cycle Your Way format now through June 30th! Cycling is a great way to improve both your physical and mental health, while giving an extra boost to your immune system. We encourage you to participate in the virtual event as this allows you to get outside while still practicing social distancing!

Money raised will support public health efforts related to lung disease, including COVID-19 research. Over the next three years, the American Lung Association has pledged $25 million to:

  • Provide free lung health education and masks to those in need.
  • Protect public health by advocating for COVID and flu vaccines in underserved communities of color.
  • Prevent future outbreaks by investing in respiratory virus research.

What: If you choose to participate in the cycling portion of the virtual event, complete 60, 120 or 180 miles on an indoor or outdoor bike (or mix of both) at your own pace and in segments if preferred. All virtual participants that raise the minimum $250 by June 30th will receive an accomplishment medal and event t-shirt. You can earn incentives the more you raise!

When: Now through June 30th, 2021.

Where: Anywhere you’d like, just make sure to always practice social distancing. Sample routes throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts will be provided as well.

How: Visit the event website (TrekAcrossMaine.org) and register as a virtual participant for $25. You will receive everything you need to successfully complete the virtual event from there!

Extras: Join our  Trek Across Maine Group on Strava. You can connect your tracking devices to the Strava app so others can see your progress. We also encourage you to join our Trek Across Maine group to stay in touch with other participants and post photos of your ride/screenshots of your progress.

Virtual Music Workshops 04/05/21 - 06/02/21 at All Day

Virtual Music Workshops

COVID restrictions may keep us from singing together, but we can still listen, learn, and grow together through music! Oratorio Chorale’s Virtual Music Workshops are designed specifically for you – music lovers, amateur instrumentalists, piano players, choral singers, culture geeks – to improve your understanding of how music works and why.

Music in Non-Western Traditions

Mondays, April 5–May 3 (no meeting April 19) • 7:00pm • $30

Instructor: Patia Maule, Visiting Instructor

This four-week online class will explore unifying themes such as where and when music is played, how music is taught, and what instrument families are found around the world. In the final week, we will examine African and European throughlines in the Americas across a wide range of genres.

Register today at www.eventbrite.com/o/oratorio-chorale-31248741647

COURSES

Sight-Reading Boot Camp – Three Levels

Instructor: Scott Wheatley

Get your choral skills in shape with this sight-reading workout program.

  • Beginner – Tuesdays, May 11–June 1 • Noon • $50: For musicians with little to no experience. Learn how to sight-read. In this class no question is too silly.
  • Intermediate – Tuesdays, May 11–June 1 • 1pm • $50: This course will teach sight-singing using the major and minor scales, arpeggios, and the most commonly used intervals.
  • Advanced – Wednesdays, May 12–June 2 • Noon • $50: This course will include complex rhythmic patterns, all intervals, modes (scales other than major and minor) and strategies for performing leap-driven melodic lines.
We know this has been a hard year for many people and we do not want money to get in the way of participating in these workshops. Scholarship funds are available through Oratorio Chorale’s Carolyn Johnson Fund. To request assistance, email Emily Southard, Managing Director, at oratoriochorale@gmail.com before registering.
 
This series is made possible in part by a grant from the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust.

Register today at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/oratorio-chorale-31248741647

Teen Center Scoop-A-Thon 05/10/21 - 05/13/21 at 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Teen Center Scoop-A-Thon

Secrets of Brunswick by Red Cloak Tours 05/13/21 - 05/14/21 at 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Secrets of Brunswick by Red Cloak Tours

Red Cloak Tours offers a unique historical walking tour of Brunswick every day!

“Secrets of Brunswick” will wind through the historic district, relating little known facts and folklore about some of the buildings and past residents. It’s a fairly easy walk that will last about an hour and is appropriate for all ages.

Topics such as early history, famous folks, ghost stories, historical homes, underground railroad, architecture and more will be shared on this interactive walk. The tour is private for one family or small group, up to 10 people. Guests are guided by a professional storyteller via conference call on a cell phone. This is a live call, not a recording or zoom platform.

Tours are scheduled on the hour from 8 am to 7 pm and are by reservation only. Tickets are $29.95 for the whole group. Book online at www.redcloaktours.com or call 207-380-3806. Other tours are available in nearby Bath and Freeport as well as 9 other Maine communities.

Unpacking the Skolfield-Whittier South Attic 05/13/21 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Unpacking the Skolfield-Whittier South Attic

Unpacking the Skolfield-Whittier South Attic

May 13, 2021, 12 Noon, via Zoom

Presented by Putting History to Work Intern Morgan Day

If you’ve been keeping up with the Skolfield-Whittier House South Attic Project on our social media, you know what a unique project this is, and the incredible finds we have uncovered. If you haven’t seen the updates, don’t fret! Putting History to Work intern Morgan Day will be sharing the full scope of the project, how she’s tackling it, and her progress.

This exciting sneak peek will give you an inside view of the attic and some of the most fascinating finds recovered from boxes that haven’t been opened in decades. From a solid brass microscope and surgical equipment to international coins and beautifully colored glass plates of Renaissance art, the South Attic is an untouched treasure trove. As you will hear, Morgan has worked hard to plan and organize this massive endeavor, but there is still more work to be done! This illuminating presentation promises to pique your curiosity, expand your knowledge of local history, and entice you to visit the Skolfield-Whittier House in person!

This is a free event, but registration is required. Zoom link sent upon registration.

For more information visit: www.pejepscothistorical.org/events/talks-presentations

To register visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/unpacking-the-skolfield-whittier-south-attic-tickets-148656725267

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