Saturday, September 22, 2007

Children's Theater Re-Opens

-- This would be a great community event, as well: CTM Announces the opening of ODD AT SEA: A Pirate Odyssey Performances Run from Oct. 6 - Oct. 14 Portland, ME Sep 21, 2007 The Children's Theatre of Maine opens ODD AT SEA: A PIRATE ODYSSEY beginning October 6, and running through October 14. This will be CTM's first production in its collaboration with the Children's Museum of Maine. Performances will be at the museum's home at 142 Free Street in Portland. Written by Christina Klein, and directed by CTM Artistic Director Reba Short, ODD AT SEA tells the story of Captain Odd and his band of buccaneers on a quest for treasure. During their journey, they meet the familiar characters from Homer's Odyssey: a Cyclops, a hurricane, Sirens, a sea monster, and a mermaid, who all prove to be more helpful to the pirates than they were with tragic Greek heroes! ODD AT SEA is appropriate for all ages - particularly age 4 through Middle School. Performances are scheduled to be in the museum's Dress Up Theatre, but if weather permits, daytime shows will occur on the life-sized pirate ship behind the museum. The performance schedule is: Saturday, October 6, 10am, 1pm & 3pm , Sunday October 7, 12pm, 2pm , Friday, October 12, 7pm , Saturday, October 13, 10am, 1pm & 3pm, and Sunday October 14. 12pm, 2pm. Tickets are $5 and reservations can be made by calling Children's Theatre of Maine at 878-2774.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Field Trip In-Service Day?

I'm wondering if others would be interested in a field trip on October 5th - our first in-service day. I'm thinking a pumpkin / hay ride at Wolfs Neck Farm, a trip to Pineland Farms, something like that... Those parents available could come and we could help out those in need of some childcare. The cost would be about $3 - 5 per person. It would be great to collect thoughts before the Sept. 19th meeting so that we can make an informed decision!

Born to Read- Peaceable Stories Seminar starting Sept 19

There are still spaces available for the peaceable stories program in South Portland starting Wednesday, September 19. The seminar will have a Peaceable Stories theme, so the twelve children's books that participants receive include titles like The Story of Ferdinand and When Sophie Gets Angry...Really, Really Angry. Our wonderful facilitators, Vicky Smith and Janet Lyons, will lend their wit, energy, and insight to the discussions. The seminar works out to 15 hours, and 1.5 CEUs are available. There is a registration form available here: (feel free to call if you have trouble accessing the form - and please ignore the deadline). Thank you so much! Brita Brita Kate Zitin Born to Read Program Officer Maine Humanities Council 674 Brighton Avenue Portland, Maine 04102 phone / 207.773.5051 fax / 207.773.2416

Friday, September 7, 2007


Ah, a new school year! Use this space to share concerns, appreciations, musings, etc.

Thoughts about parking

Share your suggestions for addressing /improving the parking situation!