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Race director Nancy Roderick has announced that registration is open for the 4th annual Coastal Youth Orchestra 5K/Walk and Fun Run, “Go for Baroque....out and Bach”. The race is scheduled to be held on Sunday April 27th on Pennellville Road in Brunswick. The course record is held by Merriconeag's own Jack Pierce.
The race is being held by the Coastal Youth Orchestra and CYO musicians will play music along the course.

     The 5K course in Brunswick is an out and back run and is generally flat and very scenic. The race starts at the intersection of Old Pennellville and Pennellville Roads, taking Pennellville Road to a right onto Pennel Way, left onto Simpson Pt. Road to the end and return to the start. The race is competitive, but fun and is well known for it’s beautiful course, music, great snacks, great people, prizes and fun.

     Race fees are $25 for the 5K ($20 for students 18 and under). The first 100 runners to register will receive a T-shirt. Registration fee for the Fun Run is $10, or $20 including a T-shirt.
The one mile Fun Run will start at 9AM and the 5K will follow at 9:30. Parking is available along the soccer field on Pennellville Road. Race day registration and packet pickup will start at 7:30 a.m.
Prizes will be awarded in several categories. A registration form is available for download at or may be done online at For more information contact Nancy Roderick at, 751-4718. Please come and join in the fun and "Go for Baroque!!!" (04/08)

Mindful Awareness: Thriving as Teachers and Learners.

Thurs, May 25, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Friends School of Portland, 1 Mackworth Island, Falmouth

The fee for the workshop is $40 and includes a light dinner. The fee with .5 CEU's is $65 and requires attendance at dinner and the evening program (below). Please click here for more information and to register

Facilitated by Kathryn Byrnes, education professor at Bowdoin Colllege, and Irene McHenry, psychologist, author and executive director of the Friends Council on Education.
Please join us in building the community of educators integrating mindfulness in education in Maine. A complimentary networking dinner will follow the workshop.
Participants are encouraged to also attend the free evening lecture entitled,

In the Moment: Mindfulness for Families & Educators. 7:00pm in Lee Auditorium, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Learn the research behind mindfulness in education, the impact on health and happiness for children and families, and practices to use in everyday life. (04/08)


cid:4A585219-ED32-4F4B-A390-3B27BD090528"Waldorf inspired" Equestrian instruction: Instructor Donna Thurston of Winterberry Farm , No. Yarmouth has developed an interactive program to develop that magical relationship between human and horse. Taught in a relaxed natural outdoor setting, children build riding and horsemanship skills while engaging with horses in creative play.
• April Vacation Camp Tues-Thu April 22-24. 1:00- 4:00 cost $125.00
• Spring riding session 7 weeks starting April 28. Lessons are one and one half hours long and are scheduled weekdays after school or on Saturday . Cost is $280 for the session.
• 2014 Summer Camps
Contact Donna at 829-6570 , or Facebook (04/08)

Workshop “Honoring Ancestors, Empowering Yourself”
Systemic constellation work with Laura Ghedina

Saturday, April 12, 2014
9:30 am - 4 pm, lunch will be provided

MWS, Third Grade Classroom
Suggested donation: $60 (50% will be passed on to the MWS therapy fund)
I am excited to introduce you to the rather unknown and unique process of “Family Constellation Work” derived by Bert Hellinger, a native German. I am in the midst of completing my facilitator training at the New England Center of Systemic Constellations. About ten years ago, I learned about this phenomenological approach to looking at family matters and matters of the soul when I lived in Germany. Since then I have been using it for clearing my own family system and bringing order to it. With increased experience and developed intuition I started to work with close friends. Through my training I have deepened my understanding of this work even further, and gaining greater insight and practice. Thus I am delighted to bring this work to you. (04/01)


Long Time Courting: Celtic Concert at the Barn at Windpointe

You are warmly invited to enjoy an afternoon of traditional Irish, Scottish and original music featuring exquisite vocal harmonies, and flute, accordion, cello, guitar and fiddle instrumentals. The all-women Boston-based supergroup, Long Time Courting, will be coming to the Barn at Windpointe in Freeport for a special family-friendly acoustic house concert on April 13th at 4 pm. For more information and to make reservations please go to: or call the event host,, Lyra Engel, at 207-869-5554. (04/01)


Life as a Work of Art - Becoming Who We Are: An introduction to Biography Work
April 12th 1:00-3:00, Heartfelt School, 156 High Street, Portland
In this introductory workshop participants will explore the unique thread that runs through their own life story (biography). Specifically, how the rhythms and patterns of our life can be examined through art making and conversation, giving deeper meaning to our human condition. Exploring ones biography--past, present and expectations of the future--leads to a richer understanding of oneself. What intentions do we bring forward and what comes towards us as we grow? Can we see the challenges and resistances we face as learning opportunities? Awakening meaningful understandings of the self--in a co-created way--encourages a genuine engagement with life.

Facilitator: Paul Gebhardt is the parent of two Waldorf school students, a founding member of the Heartfelt School and faculty member at the Maine College of Art. Currently a student at the Center for Biography and Social Art, Paul has over 15 years of experience working with communities and individuals as an educator, creative practitioner and facilitator.
For more information please contact the Heartfelt School. There is limited space available. Pre-registration is required. This introductory course is offered free of charge.To register please contact us: (207) 838-1990 (03/25)

Saturday, April 5th---Bret Duback Kundalini Yoga instruction 9:30-4:30 full/half day yoga.
Saturday, April 5th---Tom Lena music/kirtan 7-9 pm Wind And Sky Yoga of greater Freeport.

FMI: (04/01)


laceypots spring seconds sale
thursday , april 10th- 5-8
open hours friday 10-2 saturday 10-2

70 merrill st., portland, me
questions 207-450-5767,
free gift with cash purchases (04/01)


New: Waldorf Grades Teacher Training
New: 3 years part time/New: Entry every year option, First summer session June 29 to July 18, 2014

Sunrise Waldorf School, Duncan, on Vancouver Island, BC. Click here for flyer.
The Wonder of Boys with Louise de Forest and others
July 14 to 18, 2014, Sunrise Waldorf School, Duncan, on Vancouver Island, BC. Click here for flyer.
Information and application forms are available: (03/25)

Attached is the AWSNA Inform newsletter for April for those who are interested in Waldorf education in North America. Please note that Merriconeag's ski team is featured in this edition. Click here for pdf.

INFORM is now up on the News page of the AWSNA website.
Here is the direct link to the April INFORM:


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