We are currently seeking submissions for next Pecha Kucha Night on Thursday, February 7, at Atlantic Hall in Cape Porpoise.
Have you got a passion to share? A good story to tell? Pecha Kucha Kennebunkport audiences have seen Brian Fairfieldís amazing stonework, Ruth Daterís vintage paper doll collection, and Wade Zaharesís unique pastel paintings. A Pecha Kucha presenter has a timed show of 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds. Thatís just 6 minutes and 40 seconds to explain your idea or tell your story. If you are new to this, donít worry, there is opportunity for coaching, technical help, and handholding. Pecha Kucha Kennebunkport wants you!
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, January 24. Submitting a proposal is easy. Just send 3-5 sample images, a short description of your presentation, and a brief bio to email@example.com. For more information, please contact Ruth Dater by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber of Comedy returns
Maine Repís American Chamber of Comedyís newest production, "Freezing Our Improv Off," opens Saturday, January 12 with a family friendly show at 7 p.m. followed by a late night performance at 9 p.m. Shows continue for the following five weeks with two shows each Saturday night through February 16. Scenes are made up right on the spot with help from the audience yelling out suggestions. And because the cast lineup is always changing and no two audiences are ever alike, no two shows are ever alike.
Tickets are $15 and $18, and can be purchased online at www.MaineRepertoryTheater.com or by calling the box office at (207) 205-6201, or visiting the theater during office hours. Maine Rep is located at the Pepperell Mill - 40 Main Street, Building 13, (enter the doors left of Portland Pie) in Biddeford.
Discover the varied landscapes of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm on Wednesday, January 16, from 11 a.m. to noon. Whether weíll be walking on frozen footpaths, mucking through a little mud, or snowshoeing on a fresh foot of powder, we will meet at the gazebo and start exploring together. For ages 7 and up. Free. (Snowshoe rental $5.) Check wellsreserve.org for weather updates. 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells 207-646-1555.
Chorus looking for singers
The Tri City Community Chorus invites any singers interested in joining, to an orientation on Monday evening, January 21, between 6 and 8 p.m. It will be at the Masonic Hall, third floor of Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, 252 Main St., Saco. Entrance and parking in the rear. Please call Director Wesley Raines at (207) 475-7582 to schedule a time.
Ecology of the Gauntlet
Lessons Learned from Juvenile Salmon Migrations in British Columbia will be presented on Wednesday, January 23, from noon to 1 p.m. Juvenile salmon make an incredible and dangerous journey from the rivers where they hatch to the open ocean where they spend most of their lives. Dr. Nathan Furey, a fish ecologist at the University of New Hampshire, will discuss a pristine system in the Pacific Northwest where juvenile sockeye salmon must pass through a predator gauntlet to reach the ocean. He will also explain how research findings on Pacific salmon may apply to salmon in the Gulf of Maine. Furey holds degrees from the University of New England, Texas A&M University, and the University of British Columbia. $2 suggested donation. Bring your lunch to Mather Auditorium at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm. 207-646-1555 wellsreserve.org
Tired of the winter blues already? Christ Church in Kennebunk invites you to a Fabric-Yarn-Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, January 26. A large estate of fabric and a collection of books has graciously been given to Christ Church. Donations of yarn and items made of fabric will be available. Come and see what you can find. Calling all quilters to find just the fabric you are looking for. Christ Church is located at 6 Dane Street and is handicapped accessible at the rear entrance.
IWCNE meeting on Jan. 26
The International Women's Club of New England will have their next luncheon and meeting Saturday, Jan. 26 at York Harbor Inn, York Harbor, Maine. The speakers will be representatives of 2018's charities that were chosen by IWCNE and they will receive checks for their organizations. International Women's Club of New England is a nonprofit organization and their members work year round to raise money for charities chosen by them for that year. For more information about IWCNE, please visit www.iwcne.net. If you would like to attend the luncheon, Please call Lucille at 207-318-7304.
Calling all quilters
The Evergreen Quilt Guild will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, January 28 at St. David's Episcopal Church, Route 1, two miles south of Kennebunk Village. Evergreen Quilters usually meet the fourth Monday of each month, except July and December. Newcomers are always welcome.
Kennebunkport student inducted into National Honor Society
MILTON, Mass. - Curry College recently announced that Daniel Ceurvels of Kennebunkport has been inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, a national honor society for undergraduates, graduates, and professors of history. Daniel was one of seven charter members inducted into the newly established chapter of the society at Curry College during a ceremony on campus last month.
Phi Alpha Theta was founded in 1921 and has more than 400,000 members in 970 chapters nationwide. The society's mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.
In order to qualify for Phi Alpha Theta at Curry College, students must be a Politics & History major and complete a minimum of 12 semester hours (four courses) in History, achieve a minimum GPA of 3.1 in History and a GPA of 3.0 or better overall. For more information on the Curry College Politics & History program, visit the department on our website.
Shmalo named a Bates community Liaison
LEWISTON -- Maddy Shmalo of Kennebunk, a senior at Bates College, has been named a 2018-19 Community Liason for the Robinson Players, a student theater organization. In this role, Shmalo, a psychology major and education minor, will lead community engagement efforts, developing activities, programs, and partnerships that encourage civic learning and action for the Robinson Players.
Shmalo, the daughter of Mr. and Ms. Abraham N. Shmalo of Kennebunk, is a 2015 graduate of Kennebunk High School.
Established in 2013, the Bates College Community Liaison Program is supported by the Office of Campus Life and the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. The Harward Center for Community Partnerships at Bates is recognized as a national leader in community engagement. Each year, Bates students perform more than 80,000 hours of volunteer and community service work in the surrounding community.