MSAD #75 Art Awards Reception and Ceremony
Thurs, March 23,
5:30 pm Reception
6:00 pm Ceremony
(Snow date: Tues., Mar. 28)
View artwork created by students from the school district, and attend art awards ceremony at 6 pm. Public is welcome.
DownEast Country Dance Festival Fri, March 24, 7:30 pm -midnight
Sat, March 25, 10 am - midnight
Presented by Downeast Friends of the Folk Arts. Dancing, workshops, music, food--and more! Friday evening and Saturday all day and into the night... A favorite of contra-dancers and traditional musicians in Maine! More info. at www.deffa.org
(Not affiliated with or endorsed by the school or district.)
Mark your Calendar!
Fundraiser for Orion--
Tues., Apr. 4, all day
Enjoy gelato at Gelato Fiasco, 74 Maine St., Brunswick, present a voucher, and they donate 100% of the proceeds to the Orion.
Vouchers available HERE.
Raffle to support
capital needs at the Orion is underway.
We are raising money for
improved lights and sound. Our proscenium curtains will be installed this spring. Raffle Drawing Mar. 22.
* Two-night stay in garden room,
Portland Harbor Hotel.
*Red Sox items, including player Pablo Sandoval autographed photo, 2 drinking glasses, 4 coasters, spoon rest, can cover.
*N.E. Patriots items, including player Nate Solder autographed photo, 2 drinking glasses, 4 coasters, spoon rest, can cover.
*Voucher for 4 tickets to Portland Sea Dogs game, summer, 2017.
*Basket of Maine Red Claws items including team photo, 2 play basketballs, lanyard, booklet.
*Music and Art basket, including $25 gift card to The Music Center; Brunswick, 4 tickets to Midcoast Symphony concert in May; colored pencils, posters and books for coloring.
Tickets $1 or 6 for $5--available from Orion Coordinator Judy Lloyd, firstname.lastname@example.org and at Orion events until March 22, when drawing takes place at the Middle School Band Concert.
Rent the Orion for your next event.
See a performance or lease our space for your event. Theater, Dance, Music, Conferences -- the Orion has it all! Rental info on rentals page and below. Call 729-2950, x 7 or email email@example.com for info. We're in Mt. Ararat Middle School, 66 Republic Ave, Topsham, Maine.
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Create-A-Play Theater/Art Summer Camp 2017
July 17-21, 9 am - 4 pm
Summer day camp for middle-school age students, going into 6th-9th grades. Campers imagine the characters, collaborate to write a play, make the sets, props and costumes, and perform the play on the last day. Creative fun! Theater Director is Kathleen Nation. Limited space--20 campers only. Registration forms available HERE.
Hiring: Art Director and Assistant Art Director for Create-A-Play camp
We are seeking an Art Director and an assistant for the summer camp, week of July 17-21. Experience in visual arts education needed, and theatrical arts (sets, props) preferred.
See more info and apply HERE.
Tickets on Sale Now!
Magician for Non-believers
Sat., May 6, 7 pm
Amazing tricks by this nationally-known magician, who grew up in Topsham and graduated from MAHS! Penn & Teller say,
"Your performance is Beautiful!"
Fundraiser for Orion’s curtains and lighting. Co-presenter is Mt. Ararat Stage Co.
Tickets are available online, HERE.
The Orion Performing Arts Center welcomes exciting performers and artists from our local area and around the world. See and hear:
is to cultivate in our schools and communities an appreciation and understanding of how the performing arts—music, drama, and dance—deepen and illuminate what it means to be human. For people of all ages, OPAC promotes a community of fluent learners, critical thinkers, and creative contributors to our society. The Orion Performing Arts Center is a cultural beacon in the region, allowing the community at large to experience first-rate live performances by students, amateurs, and professionals.
PURCHASE A SEAT PLAQUE!
You can become an important and enduring part of OPAC when you “Have a Seat” — your name engraved on a permanent commemorative brass plaque, attached to a seat in the theater. Your donation helps the capital improvements fund--for curtains, lighting, and other theater needs. People who come to performances will notice your name and appreciate
your support for the arts.
Or, buy a plaque as a gift for someone else—a new graduate, your parents or child, a favorite teacher, a friend, or someone you admire in the community. Click here for a brochure to learn more about the
seat plaque campaign.