Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Foundation
Programs for August through November, 2018

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

Please note the special day and time for 
our Children's Day Program on August 16th.

Friday, August 10, 2018
The Sandy River Ramblers

The group plays Bluegrass music with a distinctly Maine flavor. With titles like Donn Fendler; Slow Down (You’ll Hit a Moose); Cliffs of Acadia; and Boots From L.L. Bean, listeners can expect to hear a lot about the history, landscape and lore of Maine at this concert. In addition audiences will enjoy a few Bluegrass standards and some clever versions of songs from country, rock and blues genres. The Ramblers play in many grange halls, colleges and other venues around central Maine and beyond.

Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 2 pm only
​Children's Day!
World of Wonder

Presented by Leland Faulkner, this live performance transports audiences into their imagination. Leland is a master theatre artist who will share amazing and engaging stories full of magic and imagination that leap off the stage to create unique experiences that promote kindness, respect and curiosity. Appropriate for children of all ages as well as adults!
Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, August 24, 2018
​"The Home Road"
Presented by Tonya & Ray Shevenell

The film follows the story of Israel Shevenell who in 1845, at 19-years-old left his home in Canada and walked nearly 200 miles to Biddeford, Maine. He found work as a brick maker and is recognized as the city’s first permanent French-Canadian settler and French voter. In 2015, his great-great-grandson, Ray Shevenell, retraced the pioneering journey, from Compton, Quebec to Biddeford.

Friday, September 14, 2018
Katahdin Valley Boys

The group is one of Maine’s most popular and respected Bluegrass bands and has been thrilling audiences around Maine and northern New England since their blending of talents in 1998. The band was recognized by the Maine Academy of Country Music as “Bluegrass Band” of the year in 2008, 2009, and 2011. Each member brings years of experience and professional showmanship to the band’s hard driving, traditional Bluegrass sound. Their repertoire features tight harmonies and smooth solos.

​Friday, September 28, 2018
"The Town that Moved a Mountain"
Presented by Rick Groleau

There’s only one mountain in Jay, Maine, but most of the locals don’t know its name, much less its curious history. If you do mention its name – Spruce Mountain – they’ll direct you to a cow pasture across the river. This film is a quirky tale of memories lost and tells of how in the late 1950s, a group of ski enthusiasts built a successful ski area on Spruce Mountain and then, just two years later, moved the whole operation, including the name of the mountain, to a new location. In doing so, they brought together a community and made an impact that carries on this day. Rick Groleau is a multimedia producer who has spent most of his career at WGBH, (Boston’s public television station), where he worked as a writer, web producer, project manager and editor. He has written, storyboarded and produced over 100 interactive features for Nova, American Experience, This Old House and Mystery.

Friday, October 12, 2018
"The Colorado Plateau -  Red Rock Country"
Film by Gray Warriner

Independent producer of documentaries and travelogues, Gray Warriner has won over 100 national and international awards for film excellence. He brings with him 35 years of experience as a professional filmmaker. From the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon to life on Native American reservations, this film has it all.

​Friday, October 26, 2018
"An Allagash Haunting"
Film by Tim Caverly

"A damping cloak of darkness approaches; it brings with it a new meaning to the old saying 'in the eye of the storm.'" Audiences will hear snapping campfires, ghostly music and the call of the loon while they see over 120 scenic, wildlife and historic pictures displayed across the screen. Join us for an evening of suspense and thrilling anticipation that can only be experienced by a visit to the Maine Woods. Appropriate for audience members of all ages.

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