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THURSDAY, JUNE 1 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – CURT DALE CLARK
“Maine State Music Theatre”
Curt will preview the 2017 Performance Season at MSMT. He will have with him the new 2017 class of 8 performance interns who will sing for us.
SATURDAY, JUNE 10 AT 5PM
PIHCINTU MULTICULTURAL CHORUS at the HARPSWELL COMMUNITY SCHOOL
The ORR’S ISLAND LIBRARY along with the HARPSWELL COMMUNITY SCHOOL PTO is sponsoring a FREE CONCERT featuring the PIHCINTU MULTICULTURAL CHORUS from Portland. This unique chorus of young women from Burundi, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, North Sudan, Republic of Sudan (South Sudan), Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Uganda, Vietnam, and Yemen, along with children whose families have been in the United States for generations have formed a powerful bond. The immigrant children are restarting their lives in Maine after fleeing devastating realities in their homelands. They are using the healing power of music to touch the hearts of all who hear them. We are thrilled to to welcome the Pihcintu Chorus to Harpswell, and we hope you can join us for this special performance. A reception with refreshments will follow the concert.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 5 AT 10AM
CHILDREN’S PROGRAM – OWLS OF MAINE
Learn habits and adaptations of these fascinating birds. Identify characteristics and calls. Three live owls will be on hand for inspections. Presented by the Chewonki Foundation. Program is suitable for children age 5 and older. PROGRAM is FREE and lasts about an hour.
THURSDAY, JULY 6 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – CANCELLED FOR JULY
WEDNESDAY, JULY 12 AT 10AM
CHILDREN’S PROGRAM – FUR, FEATHERS, and FEET
An introduction to birds and mammals. Costumes and specimens show special adaptation. Chewonki Mallard Duck and a surprise mammal will delight young and old! Presented by the Chewonki Foundation. Program is suitable for children age 5 and older. PROGRAM is FREE and lasts about an hour.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 AT 10AM
CHILDREN’S PROGRAM – SCALES and TAILS, AMAZING REPTILES
Chewonki staff will bring live reptiles to thrill and chill the young and young at heart. Presented by the Chewonki Foundation. Program is suitable for children age 5 and older. PROGRAM is FREE and lasts about an hour.
SATURDAY, JULY 22 AT 2PM
FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT by students from the BOWDOIN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL at the Orr’s Island Union Church (on Rte. 24, Harpswell Island Rd. next to the Orr’s Island Cemetery)
The Orr’s Island Library is hosting musicians from the Bowdoin International Music Festival for our second annual Community Concert. This free concert offers an opportunity to enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music in a lovely historical venue. The concert will be followed by a reception with refreshments and an opportunity to visit with the musicians.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 26 AT 10AM
CHILDREN’S PROGRAM -THE MAGIC of CONJURING CAROL
By popular demand Carroll Chapman returns with his blend of magic and instructional lessons about the importance of reading. Program is suitable for children age 5 and older. PROGRAM is FREE and lasts about an hour.
AUGUST 2 – AUGUST 5: ORR’S ISLAND LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE & FAIR
See you at Lowell’s Cove for our annual book sale, 10AM- 2 PM each day
AUGUST 2 HULA HOOP MANIA at the ANNUAL BOOK SALE & FAIR, 10 AM-2PM (Hoola Hoop & other games)
Amanda supplies the hoops or bring your own. Activities at the Children’s Tent. Games and events until 2 PM.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – EDWARD PHINNEY
“Tourism Comes to Harpswell”
Harpswell historian Edward Phinney will talk about the emerging tourist trade in Maine and Harpswell with an emphasis on the the 19th Century.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – PAMELA WHITE
“Leadership & 2017 Perspective”
Maine native and Orr’s Island resident Pamela White is the former US Ambassador to Gambia and Haiti. Pam will speak to the need for effective leadership in the world. She will also offer her updated perspective on the US political scene.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – JOE MONTISANO
“Coastal Humane Society”
Executive Director and Orr’s Island resident, Joe Montisano will review the successes of CHS during its 65 year history of service to numerous midcoast communities.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – MELINDA RICHTER
“Let’s Talk and Taste Chocolate”
Melinda will review the origins of her candy company, The Island Candy Company. Her family inspiration and legacy led her to bring an island tradition back for a new generation. She will treat us to holiday sample. Yum.