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RiceFest, a Fall Celebration at the CCLC

Dave Wilder performing in the outdoor bandstand.
Dave Wilder performing in the outdoor bandstand.
Posted Aug. 30, 2013, at 4:39 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:52 p.m.
Dick Klyver demonstrating pewter casting.
Dick Klyver demonstrating pewter casting.
Jaclyn Sockbeson demonstrating beadwork.
Jaclyn Sockbeson demonstrating beadwork.
Christoher Sockbeson demonstrating birch bark baskets.
Christoher Sockbeson demonstrating birch bark baskets.
Mark Wren demonstrating stained glass.
Mark Wren demonstrating stained glass.
Gabriel Frey, ash basket maker with an ash log that used for strips.
Gabriel Frey, ash basket maker with an ash log that used for strips.
Tim Christenson building a Potter's Kickwheel with help from a student
Tim Christenson building a Potter's Kickwheel with help from a student
Ray Reitze demonstrating Root Baskets
Ray Reitze demonstrating Root Baskets

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 12 p.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, Maine

For more information: Valerie Lawson; 207-733-2233; cclc.me

Crafts persons from Eastern Maine will demonstrate their art for school children on Friday October 11, as part of the annual RiceFest celebration at the Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott. On Saturday, October 13, children are welcome to return with their families when the crafts demonstrations will be open to the public. Children’s activities on Saturday include a cake walk, sidewalk chalk making, and other activities.

On Friday, students may see Mark Wren from Robbinston working in stained glass while his wife Arlene demonstrates rug braiding. Renowned Eastport artist Richard Klyver will cast pewter and bronze. Local artisans Jaclyn and Christopher Sockbeson will present bead work and birch bark baskets. Gabriel Frey will create Passamaquoddy ash baskets. Kevin Thompson will demonstrate pottery on the wheel and, weather permitting, Raku firing.

All the craftspersons will be present on Saturday from noon till 4 pm. The Lubec Masons will serve food all afternoon and starting at 4:30 the Rice family, led by Janice Rice, will serve a spaghetti supper, including salad and whoopee pies, with a vegetarian option.

A grand gaggle of musicians will perform all Saturday afternoon in the CCLC’s outdoor bandstand including Kris Paprocki and the Sunrise County Ramblers, The Fremont Street Band, Live Bait, Melissa Cushing, O’McCrelli and Mark Tipton and the Orange River Jazz Band. David Wilder and Kris Paprocki will perform during dinner. Admission to RiceFest is free. Meals cost $10 per person and $25 per family with proceeds going to the Cobscook Community Learning Center. For more information, contact event coordinator, Michael Brown at 454-8026, email michael.brown@thecclc.org or visit our website: www.cclc.me.

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