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Arts & entertainment

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rators — adventurous medieval “traders in essences” played by Andrea Goodman, formerly a principal vocalist with the Meredith Monk Ensemble, and Carol Farrell, co-director of Figures of Speech. A quest to collect the essence of the sweetest song in the world leads them to China, where they meet the Emperor, the Emperor’s daughter, the courtiers, and the Nightingale. The production features an original vocal score composed by Goodman. Altogether, the layering of people, puppets, and music form a magical mix as the inanimate becomes animated, and the manipulators interact with the manipulated. The result is an exotic, sophisticated rendition of a classic tale, which promises to be quite unlike any theatrical experience you’ve ever had before. Figures of Speech Theatre has performed throughout Japan, North America and Europe with performances, which are enjoyed equally by adults and young people. In 1996, Nightingale played a successful Broadway run at the New Victory Theater and won the coveted “UNIMA Citation of Excellence,” the highest award in American puppet theater. The creation of Nightingale was funded in part by the Davis Family Foundation, the Jim Henson Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information about Figures of Speech Theatre, please go to www.

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NIGHTINGALE will be performed by Figures of Speech Theatre at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center.

‘Leonardo Live!’ encore screening

FRYEBURG — In case you missed last month’s premiere event that art lovers around the world experienced (or you loved it so much you want to see it again), here is a second chance to view LEONARDO LIVE. Captured at the U.K. National Gallery, LEONARDO LIVE is a satellite-delivered HD presentation of the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan.” Due to popular demand, the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center will broadcast this encore event on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 seniors and $10 students. Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more. For more information visit or contact the box office at 935-9232. The theater is

located at 18 Bradley Street on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Parking is free. LEONARDO LIVE offers an unprecedented opportunity for audiences worldwide to experience these da Vinci works. The historic exhibition is sold out in London and, due to the fragility of the paintings, the exhibition cannot tour. After limited screenings in the UK in November 2011, an expanded presentation of LEONARDO LIVE featuring bonus content will be available at movie theaters around the world, in limited screenings only. LEONARDO LIVE will provide a high-definition walk-through of the landmark exhibition, in-depth commentary about featured pieces in the exhibit and extra content. For more information, please visit

Brownfield had the heaviest togue, at 5.12 pounds. Twelve-year-old Madden Walker beat out dad with a catch of a 5.31-pound togue for the youngsters. The weights were done on a digital scale. In other prizes, Dick Dunham won the 50/50 and Alden Brown won the ice auger donated by the Lovell Hardware. Cory Jones won bait donated by Jeff’s Bait Shop. Dick Dunham, Ethan Jordan and Michael Duchesne won two spinning reels and a hat donated by Cabela’s. Matt Pierce won flycasting lessons donated by Lovell Bait and Tackle. The Lions Club would like to thank all the sponsors and participants that made the event possible. All the club members went out of their way to make sure this fundraiser was a huge success. The Trail Breakers Snowmobile Club will be holding a Poker Rally on Saturday, March 10. The starting point is Norris Bennett’s building on the corner of Knights Hill Road and Route 93. In a Poker Rally, the best poker hand wins. The entrance fee is $5 per snowmobile, with registration running from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be food, a raffle and 50/50. This is a popular event with a good attendance and one of the group’s biggest fundraisers, so the rally will take place with or without that white stuff, “snow.” Hey, come on down, and if we don’t have snow, just hang around. The regular Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library children programs will resume their monthly schedule after school vacation. Preschool Storytime is on Monday at 10 a.m. Mouse Paint Storytime for K-2 is on Monday from 2:45 to 4 p.m., on March 5, 12, 19, and 26. If there is no school because of snow, there are

Well Woman Clinic

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A free Well Woman Clinic will be hosted by The Birth House in Bridgton on Wednesday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Student midwives from Birthwise Midwifery School will offer free exams on an appointment or walk-in basis for women of all ages, under the supervision of a Certified Professional Midwife. Available services are an annual well woman exam, breast exams, pap smears, nutritional counseling, family planning counseling and fertility awareness education. Additionally, routine screening for STIs and GYN infections will be offered. Each service is provided at no cost except for lab fees.

These are typically billed directly from the lab service and can be billed to MaineCare and most private health insurance plans. The clinic offers women who aren’t seeing a provider regularly or don’t have health insurance coverage the opportunity to receive preventive care free of charge. The gentle and holistic care given by midwives is especially appropriate for teens and women seeking their first gynecological exam. The Birth House recommends that you make an appointment, although they will accept walkins on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Birthwise at 647-5968.

no library programs. The library is starting a new writing group program, beginning on Thursday, March 8 and 22, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Those who met in February decided there was enough interest to hold the group, meeting twice a month. Anyone who is interested can contact Rosie at the Library at 925-3177 for more information. The group of non-artists who are meeting with Margaret Nomentana will meet at the library on March 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. The Monday Adult Book Discussion Group meeting on March 12 at 1 p.m. will discuss the Maine Humanities’ “Defining Wilderness Defining Maine” series just completed. This time will give those who took part a chance to talk about their feelings on the program. Also, Dick Lyman will have in interactive activity concerning local area history. The United Church of Christ has a busy schedule for the month of March. Note these dates on your calendar. Saturday, March 17, the Ladies Circle will hold a Flea Market and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church. On that day, the Youth Group will serve for lunch the beef stew they had planned for a supper that was cancelled because of conflict with another event. On Sunday, March 18, the Ron Ashworth Bean and Coleslaw Cook-off will be held. Cost to enter is $10 for the bean contest and $5 for the coleslaw contest. All are welcome to enter or taste. On Sunday, March 25, after service, the Youth Group will have Souper Sunday, where for $5 you can sample any soup, stew or chowder; proceeds to go to the American Cancer Society. Some people are clever with the computer, doing fancy stuff, and I’m not. I’m so lucky to have Irene St. Germain that does the title pages for the New Suncook Memory Books. Now I have someone else to turn to and I did. Stan Tupaj did the posters for my daughter Robin’s benefit supper and now he’s done the thank you Robin wrote, which was put in both newspapers. It was a lot of work and both Robin and I appreciated everything Stan did, and for putting up with all the changes I made. Thanks, Stan.

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Nightingale at PAC FRYEBURG — As part of the ongoing Family Entertainment Series at Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, the award-winning Figures of Speech Theatre of Freeport will perform Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story, Nightingale, for audiences of all ages on Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available for purchase online at pac or by calling the Box Office at 935-9232. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Parking is free. Figures of Speech Theatre uses original vocal music, live actors in flowing silk costumes, and 4-foot tall intricately-carved puppets to bring to life Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story, Nightingale. This lush, dazzling full-stage presentation is well-suited for audiences of all ages. The theme of Nightingale is the importance of maintaining a connection with nature. The Emperor of China learns of the existence of a plain gray bird, whose song is the sweetest in all the world. He summons her to court, where she moves him to tears. Later he is given a jeweled mechanical bird, which makes him lose interest in the Nightingale, and banishes her from his empire. But when he is alone and gravely ill, his tiny compassionate friend returns to bargain with Death and save the Emperor. The story is framed by nar-

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