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June 23, 2017 Performance- Master Class
Friday, June 23th, 3pm– 5pm Developing the Gift of Talent Workshop Day at the Festival brings student and adult quartets to Shaker Village to study movements of major works from the literature with the Portland String Quartet. Emphasis on American composers and arrangements of Shaker Hymns will be included in the culminating Master Class in the historic 1794 Meeting House (3-5pm). This performance is FREE OF CHARGE to the general public. Tickets FREE
Nature’s Outdoor Classroom
Nature’s Outdoor Classroom: Hike Shaker Village. The mysteries of the Maine woods will be explored and revealed during this approximately 2-hour guided hike through the Shakers’ land. Learn about the indigenous species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, plants, trees, and fungi that occupy the many, diverse habitats of Shaker Village. See evidence of glacial and geological forces that formed the land and watershed, including Sabbathday Lake from Loon’s Point and the hidden treasure of Aurelia’s Cascade. The hike through hayfields, forest land, and century-old logging trails will include insights to the Shakers’ 200 years of land use and management. This program is designed for families, young and old, and promises a fun and memorable experience in the Maine woods. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for a 3-mile, moderate walk. Bug repellent and sunscreen recommended. Bring your camera, binoculars and bottled water. Scheduled dates for Nature’s Outdoor Classroom are: Saturday June 10, 2017: 10:30am & 2pm Saturday July 22, 2017: 10:30am & 2pm Saturday August 19, 2017: 10:30 am & 2pm Saturday September 16, 2017: 10:30am & 2pm Saturday October 7, 2017: 10:30am & 2pm Free: Registration encouraged, but not required. We have a limit of 12 hikers per outing.