Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Foundation
Programs for August through November, 2019

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 15th.

Friday, August 2, 2019
Maine Highland Fiddlers

The Maine Highland Fiddlers are part of the traditional Celtic music revival that thrives throughout the North Atlantic rim. Along with fiddles, the group includes guitar, bodhran, and vocals. The group of six musicians gather from throughout Southern, Western and Mid-Coast Maine to perform, pass on, and renew the Celtic fiddle tradition in Maine. Their music recaptures the kitchen party atmosphere that is central to the Celtic tradition. What began as a group of friends gathering at someone’s house to play Celtic tunes soon became a desire to share the music and traditions with everyone.

Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 2 pm only
​Children's Day!
"The Legend of the Banana Kid"
Frogtown Puppeteers

Little Chucky heads to the Wild West to outwit outlaws in this cowboy adventure! With a fistful of bananas, Chucky rides into town on his trusty goat for a showdown with Big Bad Bart and his gang of bandits. Appropriate for children of all ages as well as adults!
Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, August 23, 2019
Pineland Fiddlers

The Pineland Fiddlers, led by Maine master fiddler Ellen Gawler, will play an entertaining program of traditional fiddle favorites. These talented young fiddlers, ages 6 to 18, are just back from a tour of the Shetland Islands, returning to share stories & tunes from their adventure! As part of the Pineland Suzuki School, these young musicians began studying classical violin by ear, as young as three years old. Now, they are part of a continuing legacy of traditional music in Maine, offering this fun and joyful program of outstanding fiddling from Maine and beyond!

Friday, September 13, 2019
Banjoist Peter Mezoian

Peter Mezoian is one of the most dynamic and versatile musical artists today. He plays the banjo with a smooth, lush tone and combines staggering technique with a human emotional approach that connects to anyone who listens. Years of taking the banjo across the world as a feature act on theater and night club stages in America, England, and Japan, music festivals and more than 50 different cruise ships have created a funny, charming and engaging performer who keeps you wondering what he will play next.

Friday, September 27, 2019
"So You Think You Know Maine?"
Presented By Tim Caverly

Discover the birth place of Disney’s Bambi, northern forest ice caves, abandoned railroads, native American pictographs, oceanic whirlpools and tales which can only be described as classic Maine. Learn why there is a cove in Washington County called ‘Bailey’s Mistake?’ And where in Maine occurred the event known as the “Lexington of the Seas?” Author Tim Caverly has spent a lifetime living in the four corners of Maine.

Friday, October 11, 2019
"Wonders of the World"
Film by Marlin Darrah

Thrill to this unique journey with Marlin Darrah to some of the most renowned natural and manmade wonders of the world. You’ll visit 43 countries, seeing dozens of world-famous sites and lesser-known. A journey filled with incredible people, wildlife, exotic jungles, mountains, paradise beaches, miraculous architecture and temples, astounding art treasures, and even some samples of delicious international food along the way.

​Friday, October 25, 2019
"East Africa Safari"
Film by Rick Ray

Say the word 'Safari' to any traveler, and you instantly conjure up images of savannahs, lions, jeeps crossing vast landscapes, herds of wildebeests migrating, old airplanes landing on remote landing strips and the luxury of a bygone era. All of this and more is explored in “East Africa Safari”. From planning a trip to where to go and what to see, we will explore the safari destinations of Kenya and Tanzania, topping it all off with a trek to visit the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. A safari adventure is the pinnacle of a lifetime and you're invited along to experience the magic and wonder that only East Africa can offer!

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