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10 & Under Tennis at Maine Pines 05/01/23 at 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

10 & Under Tennis at Maine Pines

Maine Pines Red Ball Tennis uses USTA approved red ball equipment. This program teaches young players hand eye coordination, tennis footwork and the basic skills and strategies of the game. Kids ages 4-7 will have fun while learning to play in a game based format. Free junior racquet with purchase of the 3-month option.

Meets Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 5:15-6pm.

COST: 1 day/week = $40, 2 days/week = $65, 3 months/1 day = $110, 3 months/2 days = $180

Kids Orange Ball Tennis atMaine Pinesuses USTA approved 60’ courts and orang balls. Our certified pros will teach tennis skills and strategies through game based drills, as well as footwork patterns and coordination. Players Ages 8-11 will have fun while learning to play, enjoying the game right from the start!

Meets Monday and/or Wednesdays from 5-6 pm.

COST: 1 day/week = $40, 2 days/week = $65, 3 months/1 day = $110, 3 months/2 days = $180.

Bowdoin International Music Festival: Ying & Balourdet Quartets at Nomad 05/01/23 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Bowdoin International Music Festival: Ying & Balourdet Quartets at Nomad

Join the Bowdoin International Music Festival for a special spring concert! The program will include the Ying and Balourdet Quartets teaming up on Mendelssohn’s beloved Octet. 

Tickets include the concert, gourmet pizza, craft beer, and wine. Purchase online at or call 207-373-1400. 

Gourmet pizza, craft beer, and wine are included with the ticket purchase. Doors and bar open at 6:00 PM and music begins at 7:00 PM, with pizza to follow.

We hope you will join us for this special pre-season concert!

The Ying Quartet is an ensemble-in-residence at the Festival each summer season where they teach and continue to delight audiences with their brilliantly communicative and imaginative performances. The Balourdets return to Brunswick after studying at t

he Festival as Fellowship students in 2022. These exceptional rising young artists have received numerous prizes in the last couple years, including third place at the 2022 Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Gold Medal at the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. 

“The Mendelssohn Octet is the piece that all quartets want to play when they get together! This collaboration with the Balourdet Quartet is especially exciting for their exuberant talent and for the opportunity to welcome them back after their summer in our Fellowship program,” said Phillip Ying, Festival Co-Artistic Director and violist of the Ying Quartet. 

The program will begin with the Yings performing another favorite, Dvo?ák’s “American” String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, followed by the Octet. In addition to the music, audience members will gather with each other and connect with the artists before and after the concert while enjoying craft drinks and Nomad’s gourmet pizza.  

“We are eager to invest in our community and expand performances beyond the summer,” said Festival Executive Director Daniel Nitsch. “Partnering with Nomad allows us to do that, and yields an all-in-one celebration of some of Brunswick’s best features: music, food, and community. The Ying Quartet is known for this type of collaborative programming. The Balourdets demonstrated a similar spirit at the Festival last summer. This is a can’t-miss combo!” 

Purchase tickets online at or call Lori Hopkinson at 207-373-1400. Seating is limited, so order soon!

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