Programs for April through July, 2019
All programs are offered on Fridays at
2pm and 7pm unless otherwise indicated.
Please note our special Saturday, July
20th program for the 50th anniversary of
Friday, April 26, 2019
"Six Months Aboard an Aircraft Carrier"
Presented by Alan Elze
A Navy veteran of 25 years, Elze knows his way around an aircraft carrier. He spent three years serving on one. Imagine living in a town of about six thousand people…that is 24 stories high and five acre wide. Get the idea? Now add 90 airplanes and eight nuclear reactors to the equation!
Friday, May 10, 2019
Before the mid-1800s, the only way news could travel from North America to Europe was by ship. That all changed when the first transatlantic telegraph cable was laid. Award-winning author, Mary Morton Cowan, presents a slideshow based on her biography, Cyrus Field’s Big Dream: The Daring Effort to Lay the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable— a true story that changed communications forever.
Friday, June 7, 2019
"A Night of Elvis"
Larry Gowell is a strong baritone vocalist and pianist from Auburn, Maine. He has been singing professionally for over 10 years all over Maine and out of state. Some of his biggest credits include a performance at the Metropolitan Club in New York City, singing the National Anthem at Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox. At the Sawyer Memorial, Larry will be performing many of Elvis’s great hits which were popular in his live concerts with passion and soul!
Friday, June 21, 2019
Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection is a five piece band featuring some of the finest musicians in New England. They incorporate music from the traditional bluegrass repertoire, French Canadian fiddle music as well as original songs. Erica Brown started playing the fiddle at the age of six and has been performing since the age of nine, traveling throughout New England, Canada and Louisiana. She brings a special energy and style to the Maine music scene. Her band, The Bluegrass Connection, is comprised of some of the finest musicians in New England.
Friday, July 19, 2019
The Lorraine Ouellette Trio
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.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Watch the greatest week in history, 50 years later. Vividly experience the momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a great leap into the future. A special presentation of the film by Todd Douglas Miller at 2pm & 7pm! After the film, there will be an opportunity for audience members to share their memories and experience from that unforgettable moment in human history.
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