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Events - Oct 13 22

Move with Me! 10/13/22 at 10:15 am - 10:45 am

Move with Me!

Children are natural movers – this 5 week Move with Me class is for children age 2 plus their grown up to take together! For 30 minutes, teacher Joanna Patterson leads little dancers in creativity and play through developmentally appropriate movement concepts. Support the physical, cognitive, and emotional development of your child by enrolling in this session! What to wear: Any loose comfortable clothing – soft T-shirts, leggings, etc for both dancer and caregiver. Bare feet required! To register, email

Thursdays October 13 – November 10

Moving Company Dance Studio

Inclusive After School Music 10/13/22 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Inclusive After School Music

Join AOEC and 317 Main Teaching Artist Monique Barrett for a fun afternoon of community music-making at the AOEC’s Horizon’s Center! 

FREE and open for children pre-k through elementary ages accompanied by a parent, guardian, or trusted adult. 

Remembering Pejepscot Village: Stories from Families Who Grew Up There 10/13/22 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Remembering Pejepscot Village: Stories from Families Who Grew Up There

Pejepscot History Center Presents:
Remembering Pejepscot Village: Stories from Families Who Grew Up There

with Ren Bernier, Joanne Falvo, and Sharon Panek

Thursday, October 13 at 6:30pm at Topsham Public Library


Descendants of French and Slovakian families share memories from a thriving and cultural diverse community largely forgotten by time. Pejepscot Paper Company created the town of Pejepscot, Maine, on the western end of Topsham, around its paper mill, built in the 1890s. Complete with housing, a school, church, and store, Pejepscot was a cozy, connected community. Featured in PHC’s current Immigration Stories exhibition, the village contributed richly to the region’s history.

Rene “Ren” Bernier grew up Pejepscot, Maine. His French-Canadian family members worked in the mill. Ren is a longtime Lab Instructor and the Manager of Bowdoin College’s Science Center and Laboratory Safety. He is also the self-taught banjo player and vocalist for the popular local Americana-Folk band Pejepscot Station, founded in 2011, and an antique jeep enthusiast.

Joanne Falvo’s grandparents, Michal and Katarina Lukac, emigrated from eastern Slovakia (then Austria-Hungary) between 1900 and 1910 to Pejepscot, Maine. Her parents, Joseph and Lillian Lucas, brought up their three children thanks to the paper mill. Joanne remembers an idyllic childhood in the village where “no one had to lock their doors.” Her daughter, Sharon Panek, who has fond memories of going to the village to see her grandparents and great-grandparents, joins her mother to reminisce.

Tickets: $8 PHC Members; $12 General Admission

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