Articles by Valerie Lawson

 
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Ron Currie, Jr. will lead the fiction workshop “How to Write Stories That Will Embarrass Your Family (And Why You Should)” on Saturday, October 20 at the Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott

MWPA Announces Down East Writing Workshops in Washington County

By Valerie Lawson on Sept. 18, 2012, at 6:35 p.m.
TRESCOTT | The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance has announced two October writing workshops to be hosted at the Cobscook Community Learning Center. On Saturday, Oct. 6, Susan Hand Shetterly will teach “To Tell The Truth” a workshop on memory and storytelling. On Saturday, Oct. 20, Ron Currie, Jr. …
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Art and Tribute at the CCLC

By Valerie Lawson on Sept. 18, 2012, at 11:34 a.m.
TRESCOTT | The Cobscook Community Learning Center has gathered an outstanding array of artists to demonstrate their crafts to the school children of eastern Washington County on Thursday and Friday, October 11th and 12th. These field trips, which last year drew students from 23 schools, are held in conjunction …
Brad Sawyer

Brad Sawyer to Perform at CCLC’s Third Friday Coffeehouse

By Valerie Lawson on Sept. 11, 2012, at 11:42 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, ME For more information: Carrie Callahan; 207-733-2233 ext 322; cclc.me On Friday, September 21, at 7:00pm, the Cobscook Community Learning Center and Cobscook Bay Music will host Brad Sawyer at the …

WANTED: KIDS to Explore Maine’s Woods, Mountains & Waterways

By Valerie Lawson on Sept. 11, 2012, at 11:30 a.m.
Several years ago there was an incident where two elementary-aged kids were playing in the woods and became lost. There was an immediate and frantic response on the part of families and friends to find them, and eventually they did – but not without great anguish and anxiety. Since then, …

WANTED: KIDS to Explore Maine’s Woods, Mountains & Waterways

By Valerie Lawson on Sept. 11, 2012, at 11:28 a.m.
Several years ago there was an incident where two elementary-aged kids were playing in the woods and became lost. There was an immediate and frantic response on the part of families and friends to find them, and eventually they did – but not without great anguish and anxiety. Since then, …
Owls of Maine presentation at the Downeast Spring Birding Festival

10th Annual Downeast Spring Birding Festival

By Valerie Lawson on Sept. 07, 2012, at 2:12 p.m.
The Downeast Spring Birding Festival brings together the Cobscook Community Learning Center, the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Maine wilderness guides and ecologists, and participants from across the country for one long weekend of birding and fun. Get out your binoculars and get ready to see Atlantic puffins, Boreal chickadees, and …

RiceFest: Celebrating the Arts!

By Valerie Lawson on Sept. 07, 2012, at 11:20 a.m.
RiceFest: Celebrating the Arts! Cobscook Community Learning Center invites Washington County schools to discover local arts, crafts and culture during American Craft Week 2012 in “recognition of the countless ways handmade objects enrich our daily lives and contribute to our national aesthetic and economy.” Among the artisans on hand for …

Writing History Poetry

By Valerie Lawson on Aug. 28, 2012, at 5:07 p.m.
Writing History Poetry Mondays, September 17- October 1, 6:30-8pm Writing History Poetry with Valerie Lawson & Michael Brown. History may be local and personal; we all know unique stories and local lore that contributes to the larger historical record. Drawing on our own sources, as well as historical records, we …

How to Write Stories That Will Embarrass Your Children (And Why You Should)

By Valerie Lawson on Aug. 28, 2012, at 5:05 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, ME For more information: Carrie Callahan; 207-733-2233; cclc.me How to Write Stories That Will Embarrass Your Children (And Why You Should) Saturday, October 20, 1-5pm THE WORKSHOP Come prepared to divulge …

Basic Music Theory

By Valerie Lawson on Aug. 28, 2012, at 5:04 p.m.
Basic Music Theory: Do you already read music, sing or play an instrument, but want to understand how a song is put together? John Newell, pianist & composer, will help you learn about the “grammar” of music: how chords and melodies are organized in creating a song. The class is …

RAISING THE BAR: An Exploration of Self-Sufficiency

By Valerie Lawson on Aug. 28, 2012, at 5:02 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, ME For more information: Carrie Callahan; 207-733-2233; cclc.me RAISING THE BAR: An Exploration of Self-Sufficiency: this course focuses on a personal examination of our relationship with the physical, intellectual, emotional, and …

How to Knit Socks

By Valerie Lawson on Aug. 28, 2012, at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, ME For more information: Carrie Callahan; 207-733-2233; cclc.me How to Knit Socks: Can you knit? Can you purl? Students will learn all the techniques needed to make socks by making a …

Little River Lighthouse Stories with Delia Mae Corbett Farris

By Valerie Lawson on Aug. 28, 2012, at 4:59 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 10:58 a.m. to 10:58 a.m. Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, ME For more information: Carrie Callahan; 207-733-2233; cclc.me Little River Lighthouse Stories with Delia Mae Corbett Farris: Delia Mae Farris will delight lighthouse and island lovers, parents and children over 10 …

Punch Needle Rug Hooking

By Valerie Lawson on Aug. 28, 2012, at 4:58 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, ME For more information: Carrie Callahan; 207-733-2233; cclc.me Punch Needle Rug Hooking: Students will learn to prepare their backing, draw a pattern, hook a design and bind off. All materials will …

Learn to Knit Mittens

By Valerie Lawson on Aug. 28, 2012, at 4:57 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, ME For more information: Carrie Callahan; 207-733-2233; cclc.me Learn to Knit Mittens: For students knowing the basics of knitting – you will learn to knit in the round on double pointed …

Sacred Harp Singing

By Valerie Lawson on Aug. 28, 2012, at 4:55 p.m.
Sacred Harp Singing, or shape-note singing, is a form of a cappella sacred music that became popular in America during the early nineteenth century. It started in New England, but it was the singings in the Southern states that kept the tradition alive. Now, shape note singing is reviving in …

Wood Carving: Canoe Paddle, Bowl & Spoon

By Valerie Lawson on Aug. 28, 2012, at 4:54 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, ME For more information: Carrie Callahan; 207-733-2233; cclc.me Wood Carving: Canoe Paddle, Bowl & Spoon: Canoe paddles will be carved from local in this workshop, in either Traditional Otter or Beaver …

Traditional Pack Basket & Root Basket Making

By Valerie Lawson on Aug. 28, 2012, at 4:52 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, ME For more information: Carrie Callahan; 207-733-2233; cclc.me Traditional Pack Basket & Root Basket Making: Pack baskets were traditionally used while trapping, ice fishing, collecting herbs and plants, and as a …

Mushroom Walk

By Valerie Lawson on Aug. 28, 2012, at 4:50 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, ME For more information: Carrie Callahan; 207-733-2233; cclc.me Mushroom Walk: The natural history of mushrooms and their role in ecosystems will be the focus of this day’s outing, but every species …

To Tell The Truth: A Workshop in Memory & Storytelling with Susan Hand Shetterly

By Valerie Lawson on Aug. 28, 2012, at 4:49 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, ME For more information: Carrie Callahan; 207-733-2233; cclc.me To Tell The Truth: A Workshop in Memory & Storytelling with Susan Hand Shetterly Narrative nonfiction and memoir use the truth as if …
 
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