Thursday, March 5, 2015

Youth Activism Gathering 2015

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Annual Youth Activism Gathering
April 18-20, 2015
Friends Camp
South China, Maine

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blunt Youth Radio is holding an Open House to recruit new members. The Open House happens during Blunt's regular live Monday night broadcast. Visitors will have the chance to see the live show and enjoy some free pizza and root beer!

Monday, May 13, 7pm - 830pm 

92 Bedford Street, USM Campus, Portland

Since 1994, Blunt Youth Radio Project has brought together teenagers from around Greater Portland to produce a weekly, call-in, public affairs radio show on WMPG-FM, 90.9 and 104.1, the non-profit, community radio station of the University of Southern Maine. The hour-long show features two teen hosts who interview guests on topical issues, interspersed with public radio-style feature reports, produced by the team's reporters. Blunt members get free training and handle all aspects of show production: reporting, on-air hosting, choosing topics and locating guests, studio production, and broadcast engineering. Work by members of Blunt has aired on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Maine Public Radio, This American Life, the BBC and other shows.

Find out more about Blunt at our website: Blunt Youth Radio.
View the Blunt Youth Radio Open House Invitation.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Maine Unschooling Mini Conference

photo by Laurie Wolfrum

Maine Unschooling Mini Conference: The Way Life COULD Be! Saturday September 29, 2012 Camden, Maine

Be sure to register by September 20 for this one-day conference! There will be interesting presentations and funshops. Don't miss it!

Friday, August 17, 2012

USM Youth Ensembles- Southern Maine Children's Choir

Southern Maine Children's Choir

September Auditions for the Southern Maine Children's Choir

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 and
Wednesday, September 12, 2012.
Vocal auditions only

The Southern Maine Children's Choir
conducted by Paul McGovern

Southern Maine Children's Choir members should have an interest in and love of singing, and be able to focus in a rehearsal lasting one hour and fifteen minutes. They are expected to be able to sing on pitch with a pleasant tone quality, maintain their own part when singing in harmony, and have a welldeveloped tonal memory. Previous experience singing in a choir is preferred. Prospective members do not have to know how to read music in order to join.

Audition requirements: Candidate singers have the option of singing a prepared song or a familiar song, such as “Happy Birthday.” The audition will also include singing back pitch patterns and a range check. The audition will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes.

Date of Next Concert: The 2012 Fall concert for the Southern Maine Children's Choir will be Thursday, December 13 at 7:30 Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Homeschoolers Prom 2012

Homeschoolers Prom 2012 -- hosted by greater Portland home/unschoolers, organized by Emi! Come Join Us For A Fun Filled Night! Come Dance, Make New Friends and just have fun!!

siblings headed to prom #unschooling #unschoolprom #teens #firsts #prom

What? The prom will be for ages 13 ~ 18.

Tickets: $25 each.

We will have a DJ.

Its a black tie event so please dress your best! :D

There will be someone there taking photos.

The Theme is Masquerade, we encourage you to wear a mask although you don't have to.

There will be one chaperone there.

There will be free water, plus soda for sale.

When? Friday/May/11th.8pm ~ 12am.

Where? The Prom will be held at: NOTE: This is a change of venue from the Clarion Hotel in Portland to the Old Robie School in Gorham. Old Robie School at Little Falls668 Gray RoadGorham, ME 04038For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Portland Children's Film Festival

The first annual Portland Children's Festival is open to any resident of Portland, ages 4-11 and takes place March 29-April 1. To register click through to the Young Filmakers Contest page.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Southern Maine Children's Choir Seeks New Members

Southern Maine Children's Choir

Hi folks! Letting everyone know that the USM SMCChoir is still seeking members for the spring term and will be hosting an audition on Wednesday, January 5, 2012 from 5-7pm in Corthell Hall on the USM Gorham Campus. Please contact Binney Brackett (207-780-5003; ) for more information or to schedule an audition time.

My two, Olivia, 14 and Adam, 12, just completed their first term and winter concert with the choir. If you want a peek at the music they covered, this post might interest you. They have both enjoyed learning and singing with Dr. McGovern.

It is interesting to note also, that out of the current sixteen members, eight are home or unschooled.