Saturday, May 4, 2013; 11 a.m.
Location: Ashwood Waldorf School, 180 Park Street, Rockport, Maine
Contact: Mark Ferrero; 207-236-8021
Ashwood Waldorf School will host its annual May Faire & Open House from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at 180 Park Street, Rockport. Open to the public and free of charge, this festival welcomes spring with a day full of festivities, games, and crafts for all ages. There is a puppet show for the youngest visitors performed at 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Ashwood’s Parent Community Council will host a marketplace of Waldorf art and craft supplies. Homemade food and refreshments will also be available. The highlight of the day will be the bagpipe procession and Maypole weaving and Morris Dancing with accompanying student fiddlers and singers.
Along with the Early Childhood Center, all Ashwood classrooms will be displaying school work and will be open for viewing from 11 a.m. to noon. In addition, Ashwood’s Eighth Graders will be on hand to talk with visitors about their yearlong independent projects. (Don’t miss the bicycle-powered ice cream maker!) Guests are encouraged to bike or carpool to the event as parking is limited. For more information, contact Ashwood at (207) 236-802, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ashwoodwaldorf.org.
Located on Park Street in Rockport, Ashwood Waldorf School offers a pre-K through 8th grade educational experience based on the stages of human development. Here, children are allowed to grow and learn gracefully and in an unhurried way, gaining strength and skills through the joy of play in their earliest years and meeting increasingly complex physical, social, and academic challenges as they mature. Lead by devoted professional faculty, our rigorous academic program engages students at every level, addressing multiple learning styles through a rich integration of the arts, outdoor adventure, and collaborative effort—all within the beauty of our 32-acre wooded campus in coastal Maine. Our graduates are creative thinkers, confident in their own abilities, possessing a reverence for life, a strong sense of personal responsibility, and the ability to thrive and adapt in a changing world. Ashwood has had a presence in midcoast Maine for 25 years, enrolling children from Waldoboro to Belfast and beyond.