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May 2017

Coffeehouse: Gawler Sisters

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coffee House

The Gawler Sisters are a fun-loving, folk-singing, fiddle-playing trio based in their native Maine. Tickets $10 at the door. Doors open at 6:30. On banjo, fiddle and cello, Molly, Edith, and Elsie bring beautiful songs, tunes, and stories from their roots in the heart of Maine. Their music feels cut directly from their homeland’s fields and forests, and though it is rooted in traditional “downeast” music, years of curiosity and travel into the world beyond have influenced their sense of…

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The Financial Aid Workshop: FAFSA

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Financial Aid Workshop is an overview of financial basics and the completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The discussion will include a review of the federal, state, school-based, and private funding sources. Upon completion of this workshop, the student will be able to effectively access the funding they need to complete their college degree. An emphasis will be placed on student responsibility and an understanding of the full financial process and timetable. Participants should bring…

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Tabletop Gaming for Ages 10 – 100

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Join us every Friday at 3:00 to play board games, learn new games, and enjoy some snacks! All levels of experience welcome.

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Middle School Building Project Community Forum

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Members of the Middle School Building Committee will be on hand to discuss how and why it was decided to place a bond for a new middle school building on the June 13 ballots of Camden and Rockport, to describe the vision for the proposed project, and to answer any questions that folks may have. Information regarding the bond issue and the proposed project can be found at www.crmsmiddlematters.info

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“TLC Day” Rescheduled for May 6

May 6 @ 9:00 pm

Our Annual TLC DAY in the Amphitheatre and Harbor Park has been re-scheduled to Saturday, May 6, at 9:00 am. “Volunteers are needed!” says David Jackson, director of the library’s parks. “Bring rakes and other hand tools, and a good pair of work gloves, and be prepared to pitch in. We can spruce up the Park and Amphitheatre in no time.” Call Dave at the library at 236-3440 with any questions. The cleanup is scheduled for 9:00 am to noon.

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Author Event: Charlie Masalin

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Charlie Masalin was raised in Camden in the 1940s. Leaving high school early to attend Naval Academy launched him into a self-described “zig-zag path” from lobsterman to Naval Engineer to blueberry and Christmas tree farmer. He earned a Masters in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from MIT and attended further graduate work at Harvard Business School. His new book, The Zig-Zag Path of One Entrepreneur describes his journey and what he has learned along the way. Masalin will read from…

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Camden Philosophical Society *rescheduled from May 2!*

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm

The Camden Philosophical Society is shifting its regular Tuesday reading and discussion session to Monday, May 8th, due to scheduling difficulties. We will continue our consideration of contemporary practical ethics with a series of readings and videos centered on the ideas of Noam Chomsky. The discussion will take place from 4-6 pm in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library. All are welcome. Noam Chomsky, emeritus University Professor at MIT, is a world famous linguist, philosopher of mind, and…

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Leer y charlar

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Read and chat – entirely in Spanish! This Spanish language reading and conversation group will continue on “second and fourth Tuesday” meetings  at 1:00 pm at the Camden Public Library. We’ll chat in Spanish about what we’re reading (books, magazines, etc.) and decide how to proceed. Bring ideas for future recommendations.  

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Tuesday Book Club

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The book for the May discussion will be Suite Francaise by Irène Némirovsky. The Tuesday Book Club meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 1:00 pm; all are welcome, please call Mary at 763-3035 for more information.

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Coastal Senior College: Hollywood as Idealogy

May 11 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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We tend to perceive the movies as providing entertainment and escapism. Hence we suspend disbelief when entering the theater, where visual imagery and music mesh with our “common sense” ways of understanding life. This process is ideological: For instance, in the 1930’s MGM offered superbly dressed aristocrats fussing about debutantes and dinner parties, whereas Warner Brothers favored gritty dramas about everyday folks facing the Great Depression. The range of Hollywood’s ideology is narrow: Just as with the Cold War’s “communist…

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