Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Foundation
371 Sawyer Road
Greene, Maine 04236
(207) 946-5311
Programs for April through July, 2017

All programs are offered on Fridays at 
2pm and 7pm unless otherwise indicated.  

Friday, April 7, 2017
"The Mona Lisa is Missing"
Presented by Joe Medeiros

In 1976, Joe Medeiros, an avid trivia buff, was shocked to uncover a piece of history he knew absolutely nothing about: the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa by Italian immigrant Vincenzo Peruggia. With the help of researchers, art experts and the grandchildren of Peruggia, Medeiros and his team embark on an epic journey leading them to the Louvre, Peruggia’s hiding place in Paris, Florence where he returned the painting and ultimately…to the truth.

Friday, April 21, 2017
"Cuba: A Road Trip from Havana to Santiago De Cuba"
Presented by Marlin Darrah

Long off-limits to Americans, Cuba - and especially Havana - is the most tragically beautiful place in the Caribbean. On this road trip from Havana to Santiago, we travel in a beautiful and classic 1950s black Buick across this fascinating island-nation.

Friday, May 5, 2017
"The Caverly Chronicles"
Presented by Tim Caverly

After outstanding reviews and demands for his return, Tim Caverly is back again this year with more of his illustrated stories from the Maine Woods. Caverly is a Maine author who has written and published seven books about Maine’s northern forest. With Caverly’s 32 years as a Maine Park Ranger, you can depend on his stories being based on personal experiences and knowledge of our state’s history and landscapes.

Friday, May 19, 2017
Maine-ly Harmony

The group is an a capella women’s chorus, directed by Kathy Greason and was chartered in 1989. Members hail from as far as Bangor and Auburn, as well as other Central Maine communities, singing barbershop style of four-part harmony throughout the state.

Friday, June 2, 2017
Vocalist Larry Gowell

The powerful baritone vocalist will be performing once again. He is known for his emotional expression of songs from the American Songbook. Some of his biggest credits over his more than 8-year professional career include a performance at the Metropolitan Club in New York City, singing the National Anthem at Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox as a part of Maine Day and appearing at all the largest venues in Central Maine. In total, Gowell has performed over 640 concerts for the public, nursing homes and other venues across Maine.

Friday, June 16, 2017
Erica Brown & the Bluegrass Connection

Sawyer Memorial audiences adore Erica Brown’s talent and passion for fiddling. Brown is an absolute favorite with our audiences. Erica developed an interest in music at an early age. At the age of seven she was competing in fiddle contests with kids twice her age. At age nine she was travelling throughout New England, Canada and even Louisiana with the Maine French Fiddlers. Her talent for combining the precision of classical music with the spontaneity of country and bluegrass fiddle makes for a fun-filled performance every time she plays.

Friday, July 14, 2017
Ralph & Averill Lovely

​This father (Ralph) & son (Averill) duo return to the Sawyer Memorial. They have been playing together since the Carter Administration. Their music is a mixture of Bluegrass, Country and Hillbilly Swing. Ralph plays the banjo and Averill is on the guitar.

Friday, July 28, 2017
The Lorraine Ouellette Trio

Back again this year, the group has been playing a combination of Country, French, Polka, and Cajun music for over ten years. Members of the trio are Lorraine, playing the accordion; Jerry Dube, vocals and guitar; and Adrian Laclair, mandolin, guitar and vocals.

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