Amish Farmers, Alpacas – and More!

Wednesday May 18
CARPOOL from Hutchinson Center parking lot
8:30 am ­ 3:30 pm (approx.)

First stop is the Amish Community Store, and a chance to buy homemade donuts and other freshly­made goodies. Possible visit the nearby Charcuterie. Then a visit with an Amish elder and family at his farm, to hear about his farming practices and his windmill business.

NOTE that the Amish request NO pictures of people (buildings are fine).

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Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm

The afternoon will provide a visit to the Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm in
Thorndike, where we’ll get “up close and personal” with some furry critters, and get
a chance to buy some alpaca products as well. Then on to the McKay Farm and
Research Center (formerly Half Moon Gardens), now connected to Unity College, to
hear about their new experiments in plant science, and maybe pick up some
seedlings for our own garden.

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McKay Farm and Research Center (formerly Half Moon Gardens)

LUNCH is a picnic box lunch from Bell the Cat – included in the fee. Includes chips, bottle of water and fruit.

There will be some walking on uneven ground, but there is no lengthy hiking planned. We will be on rough ground and farmlands, so dress accordingly.

Space is limited ­ pre­registration required by end of the day Thursday, May 12

Fee is $20 all­inclusive (covers lunch and fee at alpaca farm).

For further info Karen Gleeson 207-­338-­0350 or Susan Higgins 717-­989­-3032 (cell)

Online registration not available for this event.

Download registration form

14th Annual Festival of Art

Announcement of Dates
14th Annual Festival of Art
Senior College at Belfast

2016 Festival of Art Registration Form
2016 FOA Info Sheet for Artists

Preparations are underway for the 14th Annual Festival of Art sponsored by Senior College at Belfast.  This year’s Festival will take place June 9-12, 2016.  The drop-off date for participating artists to bring their work to the Hutchinson Center will be Wednesday June 8th.   Pick up will be on Sunday, June 12th.  Please put these dates on your calendar!

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Sing Sing with Lila Nation

Spring semester, March 24 – April 28: Sing Sing, 11:40 am-12:30 pm

Free and open to the public. Senior College membership not required.

Lila Nation
Lila Nation
This Sing Sing is not a prison; in fact, it is a liberation of the spirit! If you love to sing, whether you read music or not, have had years of choral experience or have never had the thrill of spreading your vocal wings with a group of like-minded song birds, come join the fun in the Senior College Chorale. There will be lots of rounds, some familiar, some new, as well as some harmonized oldies, and this spring, our director, Lila Nation, will even be giving an introduction to sight reading. Lila has been a choral director in Belfast for over 12 years, loves to sing, and loves to help others learn to let their hearts soar through song. The chorale meets every Thursday between classes. There is ample time to enjoy your lunch, even if you are taking an afternoon class. And it’s free!

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