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Bangor Ballet ‘Winter Tales’ to include ‘Carnival of the Animals’ and ‘The Ice Skaters’

BUCKSPORT — Bangor Ballet presents “Winter Tales” from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Bucksport Performing Arts Center, 100 Miles Lane. The program features classical and contemporary ballet, including “Carnival of the Animals” and “The Ice Skaters.” “Winter Tales” invites audience members of all ages to leave the rigors of winter behind and enter into a warm and colorful world of dance.

Gilbert & Sullivan ‘Iolanthe’ pre-show discussion and performance

BAR HARBOR — The Jesup Memorial Library will hold a pre-show discussion and performance of “Iolante” with the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at 34 Mt. Desert St. After getting a brief background on who Gilbert and Sullivan were as well as their work, cast members David Porter and Joe Marshall (who plays The Lord Chancellor in “Iolanthe”) will discuss the show with director Dorothy Alf-Wheatcraft. They will then perform select pieces from the show accompanied by musical director Sandy Blanchette on piano.

“Iolanthe,” or “The Peer and the Peri,” opened at the Savoy Theatre on Nov. 25, 1882 and ran for 398 performances. It is the seventh Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration. The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine will perform “Iolanthe” at the Grand in Ellsworth from Feb. 8-10 and Feb. 15-17. For more information on the Gilbert & Sullivan Society visit gilbertsullivanmaine.org for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.

Winter Family Fun Day at Holbrook Island Sanctuary

BROOKSVILLE — The Holbrook Island Sanctuary will have a winter family fun day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at 172 Indian Bar Road. Includes cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sliding (ski or walk in) along with warm refreshments and a fire. Ski & Snowshoe Trailer will be on site for free equipment loans. Free admission. For more information, visit 207-326-4012.

Franklin Veterans Club line dancing lessons

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Veterans Club will hold line dancing lessons from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at 4 Cards Crossing. All ages, no prior experience necessary.

‘Indigenous Peoples. A Conversation’ at Dorcas Library

GOULDSBORO — The Dorcas Library will hold an event honoring Maine’s indigenous peoples from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at 28 Main St. Includes history, films and conversation. For more information, contact the library at 963-4027.

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