May
1
Sat
Walk Around the World for The Kerry Jon Walker Fund
May 1 – May 31 all-day
Students expressing their joy on a Kerry Jon Walker Fund intercultural learning trip in Rwanda, image by Kerry Fund Global Connections student, Khalid Mohamed

Proceeds create life changing opportunities for global awareness through intercultural learning trips for Boston Public School students

McGRATHPR.com – The Kerry Jon Walker Fund (KJWF), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping humanity and supporting those affected by poverty, presents Walk Around The World a one-month challenge from May 1 through 31, accumulating miles and impact to support The Kerry Fund’s mission to ensure that financially challenged youth from less advantaged communities enjoy cross-cultural, immersive experiences steeped in experiential learning, generating a global opportunity to serve.

Walk anywhere around the world this May with The Kerry Fund, and walk with purpose! Walk Around The World puts the spring in the collective step around the globe, with a goal for participants to collectively walk 24,901 miles, the earth’s full circumference. Participants may walk, jog, or run anywhere, anytime during the month of May in financial and social support. Supporters will log miles, get in shape and raise money while fulfilling the inherent human desire to do good.

“Life did not stop during the pandemic,” shares KJWF Founder Mikey Walker. “Education is imperative, and the youth of Boston Public Schools are our hope for the future.  Our fundraising efforts help create opportunities for local students in preparation for and during our intercultural learning trips.  Over time, our Global Connections alumni have impressed upon us the distances many Rwandans travel for water, food, school and medical care. We understand that fitness is imperative, and those endorphins are a perfect complement to the change of the spring season.”  Walker parallels her inspiration for the fundraiser in the Rwandan tradition of “Mucaka Mucaka”, the Rwandan community’s custom of passing the miles while blending song, dance and movement into the journey.

Founded in 2010, enhancing the education of youth is at the heart of The Kerry Jon Walker Fund’s mission.  Amongst its accomplishments, KJWF provided 3000 lbs. of books, maps and educational materials, as well as school uniforms, to village schools in Guinea, West Africa.  The community ranks amongst the poorest in the world, home to the region’s most deprived children.

A student enjoying a Kerry Jon Walker Fund intercultural learning trip in Rwanda, image by Kerry Fund Global Connections student, Khalid Mohamed

Since 2013, students supported by The Kerry Fund have traveled to Rwanda to experience the world beyond their neighborhoods.  Participants begin their commitment by studying Rwandan history, genocide and the road to reconciliation. They are inspired to be active in their own communities by creating service projects that raise social issue awareness while helping others in need, developing empathy as they experience the power of giving.

Each student’s knowledge culminates in travel to Rwanda, Africa.  For many this is their first air travel experience. Upon arrival at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV), the students become immersed in an international culture and build life-long bonds with the Village’s resident orphaned teenagers. They learn local customs and engage in service projects that benefit the ASYV and Rwandan communities. These Kerry Fund opportunities inspire students to realize their potential impact as alumni and support their futures as local and global leaders for change.

To participate in Walk Around The World, visit thekerryfund.org/walk-around-the-world to register.  KJWF will email participants once weekly during the month of May, requesting a miles walked report logged by each participant.  Individuals may register as a gift donor, walker, group walk organizer or as an individual with pledged sponsors.  Participants are encouraged to share their journey on Facebook and Instagram utilizing the hashtag #walkaroundtheworld.  To learn more or support the Kerry Jon Walker Fund, visit thekerryfund.org.

About The Kerry Jon Walker Fund

The Kerry Jon Walker Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping humanity and supporting those affected by poverty, promotes sustainable programs to improve health, education, and economic opportunity for those in need.  The Kerry Fund’s current mission programs provide financially challenged Boston teens with opportunities to engage in community service trips to aid orphaned teens at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda. The Fund is also the proud recipient of a Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 grant. To learn more or support the Kerry Jon Walker Fund, visit thekerryfund.org, or follow the Fund on Facebook.

May
14
Fri
South Shore Conservatory’s Performathon
May 14 – May 16 all-day

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces Performathon 2021, Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16. SSC students have the flexibility to perform either in-person on-campus or virtually.  Audiences can watch via a live stream that will happen on both Facebook and SSC’s website.

A marathon performance that takes place over the course of several days, SSC’s Performathon is a community fundraising event designed to engage students, families, and faculty in raising money to support the SSC Fund, which in turn supports funding for the robust student experience at SSC. It is an opportunity for students to help other students, working together to ensure that everyone across the South Shore has access to SSC’s exceptional arts education and performance programs.

“We are very excited to present Performathon 2021,” said SSC President Robert Cinnante. “While our format of delivery is different from previous years, the essence of this event remains the same. It is about students giving back to students, marrying performance and philanthropy, in support of the SSC Fund, which provides for important student and family initiatives, including but not limited to tuition assistance.”

Performances are varied, featuring an array of instruments, age groups, solo and ensemble repertoire.  The schedule as it currently stands is as follows:

Friday, May 14:  6-8 pm; Saturday, May 15: 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, May 16: 12-2 pm, 3-5 pm

Where safety is SSC’s top priority, masks, social distancing and handwashing and sanitation protocols will be followed for all students performing in-person. All SSC activities follow the recommended guidelines of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Office of the Governor, the CDC, and the Hingham and Duxbury Boards of Health.

Audience members, parents and friends of SSC are encouraged to lend their support by sponsoring a Performathon participant.  Donations and pledges may be made online at sscmusic.org/Performathon.

For more information on Performathon 2021, email Sarah Troxler s.troxler@sscmusic.org .  For more information on SSC programs (including information about tuition assistance) visit www.sscmusic.org.

About South Shore Conservatory

Having celebrated 50 years in 2020, South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is committed to providing access to music and the arts for South Shore residents. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, nonprofit community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving more than 4,500 students of all ages at two beautiful campuses in Duxbury and Hingham. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers over professionally produced concerts and performances annually. Through innovative partnerships with schools, social services and community agencies throughout the South Shore, SSC brings music and the arts out to the community to enrich the lives of residents. Through its Creative Arts Therapies, SSC offers the benefits of music and the arts to people with developmental and emotional challenges. For more information, visit https://sscmusic.org/.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

May
31
Mon
Submission Deadline: 2021 Celebrity Chef Spotlight Cranberry Challenge
May 31 @ 11:59 pm

Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association’s 2021 Celebrity Chef Spotlight Cranberry Challenge is designed to highlight cranberries as a versatile, healthy ingredient in original or adapted recipes that serve professional chef’s menus and the family table of home cooks. Recipes may span any course from appetizers, beverages, dinner or dessert, limited to two recipes per applicant. The top five approved recipes, as selected by CCCGA’s test kitchen, will be announced by email notification and on social media platforms on June 28, 2021.

The use of fresh cranberries as a star ingredient is strongly encouraged. In addition, the cranberry can be incorporated in any form, and in multiple techniques at the chef’s discretion, originating from fresh berries, sweetened dried cranberries, cranberry juice or sauce. The types of cuisine and preparation methods are flexible at the chef’s discretion. It is advised that the instructions be concise and home-cook friendly, as one attribute of the Challenge is to inspire increased consumer cranberry consumption and cooking.
Chef Greg Greenfield’s Seared Salmon Salad with marinated vegetable tuilles, red wine redux #cranberries and cranberry vinaigrette, courtesy image
Recipes must include complete step-by-step directions and standardized measurements for preparation, including times, temperatures, etc., and follow the formatting guide provided on the submission form.
The submission of photos and photographer credit during your recipe development process are encouraged, from images of the cranberry ingredient through the preparation and cooking process and the finished product. (Note: Images for the top five selected recipes will be created during the test kitchen process for media use.)
Professional chef applicants are encouraged to submit their original or adapted cranberry-centered recipes that will be tasted in a judging test kitchen, yielding the top five recipes, as selected by CCCGA. The top five applicants receive a custom chef profile feature story, media coverage, and visibility and support for their restaurant of business on CCCGA’s social media platforms and website. This initiative is presented in the celebration of October as Massachusetts’ official Cranberry Month. Participation in the Challenge is free, all professional chef applicants working in the state of Massachusetts are welcome to participate. Submissions are accepted from April 12 through May 31, 2021, at Celebrity Chef Spotlight Cranberry Challenge Entry Form. Questions should be directed to michellemcgrathpr@gmail.com.
Jun
19
Sat
Deertrees Theatre Open House and Psychic Fair
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer season of theatre performances and special events.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing performing arts entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents an eclectic offering for the summer of 2021, featuring an open house, theatrical productions, comedy and several fundraisers.  The season also boasts a concert series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

In keeping with its 85-year tradition of “rising from the ashes”, Deertrees Theatre once again ascends to offer summer entertainment and respite in its magical Maine lake village of Harrison.  The theatre has a long history of resiliency, enduring shutdowns during wars, disrepair, financial hardship and most recently, a global pandemic.  “We’re prepared to emerge celebrating the resiliency of the arts and feisty Mainers who eagerly anticipate rejoining friends and family,” shares Deertrees’ recently appointed Executive and Artistic Director Gail Phaneuf.

Open House and Psychic Fair

Saturday June 19, 12 noon to 4 pm, admission is $12, $30 for families of 4 or more

Deertrees 85th anniversary season kicks off with a multifaceted open house welcoming in the public to explore the theatre, its grounds and family-friendly activities.  Festival tents feature a magic show, psychic readings, children’s art-making activities.  Inside the theatre, guests are welcome to tour the facility, talk with a theatre historian, explore the art gallery, and enjoy live music in the Salt Lick Café.

Deertrees Theatre is committed to keeping its staff, performing artists and audience safe for in-person events and performances, adhering to official Maine venue guidelines, including staff Covid-19 training and compliance, sanitization, distancing, traffic flow, mask and reduced capacity protocols.  All staff, performing artists and crew will be fully vaccinated prior to performances.  For complete details on Deertrees’ safety guidelines, visit Deertrees Theatre Safety Guidelines.

For more information about Deertrees Theatre, to learn more about its wide variety or performances and programs, or to purchase tickets, visit deertrees-theatre.org.

About Deertrees Theatre

Founded in 1936 as an opera house, Deertrees Theatre was built on the site of an old deer run in the forest above the village of Harrison, Maine. Constructed of rose hemlock in the Adirondack style with hand carved fixtures and near perfect acoustics, the theatre has long been home to Broadway-quality entertainment.

Now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the non-profit Deertrees Theatre presents an eclectic offering of theatrical productions and comedies, family entertainment, and a variety of musical concerts during the quintessential summer theater season annually from late June through early September.  As a most active performing arts venue of the Northeast, Deertrees is home to the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on Tuesday evenings in July, The Backstage Art Gallery featuring the works of local artists, and The Salt Lick Café, offering cabaret acts, small bites, beer and wine.

Deertrees Theatre is located at 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, Maine.  For more information, visit deertrees-theatre.org, email deertrees@deertrees.org, or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook.

 

Jul
30
Fri
Christine Hurley Comedy!
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm
Christine Hurley Comedy!

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer season of theatre performances and special events.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing performing arts entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents an eclectic offering for the summer of 2021, featuring an open house, theatrical productions, comedy and several fundraisers.  The season also boasts a concert series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

In keeping with its 85-year tradition of “rising from the ashes”, Deertrees Theatre once again ascends to offer summer entertainment and respite in its magical Maine lake village of Harrison.  The theatre has a long history of resiliency, enduring shutdowns during wars, disrepair, financial hardship and most recently, a global pandemic.  “We’re prepared to emerge celebrating the resiliency of the arts and feisty Mainers who eagerly anticipate rejoining friends and family,” shares Deertrees’ recently appointed Executive and Artistic Director Gail Phaneuf.

Christine Hurley Comedy!

Friday, July 30, 7:30 pm, tickets are $28

Like any great comedian, Christine Hurley has an innate ability to see humor in “everyday” situations. For years, she entertained family, friends and neighbors in their kitchens, at barbeques and the grocery store aisles, and now she uses a microphone and the stage.  Christine’s maiden voyage into the world of stand-up comedy was an open audition in NYC for “America’s Funniest Mom.” She figured if it didn’t go well, no one in New York would have known who she was anyway… Turns out it went well! Christine was selected as nationally televised finalist. Her stories and views on motherhood and marriage are exactly what everyone is living through…people get it and love it!  Christine has become a favorite in the comedy world, working with and respected by comedic legends.

Deertrees Theatre is committed to keeping its staff, performing artists and audience safe for in-person events and performances, adhering to official Maine venue guidelines, including staff Covid-19 training and compliance, sanitization, distancing, traffic flow, mask and reduced capacity protocols.  All staff, performing artists and crew will be fully vaccinated prior to performances.  For complete details on Deertrees’ safety guidelines, visit Deertrees Theatre Safety Guidelines.

For more information about Deertrees Theatre, to learn more about its wide variety or performances and programs, or to purchase tickets, visit deertrees-theatre.org.

About Deertrees Theatre

Founded in 1936 as an opera house, Deertrees Theatre was built on the site of an old deer run in the forest above the village of Harrison, Maine. Constructed of rose hemlock in the Adirondack style with hand carved fixtures and near perfect acoustics, the theatre has long been home to Broadway-quality entertainment.

Now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the non-profit Deertrees Theatre presents an eclectic offering of theatrical productions and comedies, family entertainment, and a variety of musical concerts during the quintessential summer theater season annually from late June through early September.  As a most active performing arts venue of the Northeast, Deertrees is home to the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on Tuesday evenings in July, The Backstage Art Gallery featuring the works of local artists, and The Salt Lick Café, offering cabaret acts, small bites, beer and wine.

Deertrees Theatre is located at 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, Maine.  For more information, visit deertrees-theatre.org, email deertrees@deertrees.org, or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook.

Aug
6
Fri
Deertrees Theatre’s Annual Lobster Roll Fundraiser
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer season of theatre performances and special events.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing performing arts entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents an eclectic offering for the summer of 2021, featuring an open house, theatrical productions, comedy and several fundraisers.  The season also boasts a concert series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

In keeping with its 85-year tradition of “rising from the ashes”, Deertrees Theatre once again ascends to offer summer entertainment and respite in its magical Maine lake village of Harrison.  The theatre has a long history of resiliency, enduring shutdowns during wars, disrepair, financial hardship and most recently, a global pandemic.  “We’re prepared to emerge celebrating the resiliency of the arts and feisty Mainers who eagerly anticipate rejoining friends and family,” shares Deertrees’ recently appointed Executive and Artistic Director Gail Phaneuf.

Annual Lobster Roll Fundraiser

Friday, August 6, $15 donation per lobster roll

Preorder by July 31st for delicious lobster rolls online from this annual fundraiser that provides support for the Deertrees’ 85th anniversary season.  Each donation includes a custom-made Greenwood Manor Inn lobster roll chock full of tail, knuckle and claw meat with a bag of chips and a cookie.  Pick up is available at the Inn, at the Bridgeton Chamber of Commerce and at On the Commons in Waterford.  Deliver is available for orders of 5+ lobster rolls.

Deertrees Theatre is committed to keeping its staff, performing artists and audience safe for in-person events and performances, adhering to official Maine venue guidelines, including staff Covid-19 training and compliance, sanitization, distancing, traffic flow, mask and reduced capacity protocols.  All staff, performing artists and crew will be fully vaccinated prior to performances.  For complete details on Deertrees’ safety guidelines, visit Deertrees Theatre Safety Guidelines.

For more information about Deertrees Theatre, to learn more about its wide variety or performances and programs, or to purchase tickets, visit deertrees-theatre.org.

About Deertrees Theatre

Founded in 1936 as an opera house, Deertrees Theatre was built on the site of an old deer run in the forest above the village of Harrison, Maine. Constructed of rose hemlock in the Adirondack style with hand carved fixtures and near perfect acoustics, the theatre has long been home to Broadway-quality entertainment.

Now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the non-profit Deertrees Theatre presents an eclectic offering of theatrical productions and comedies, family entertainment, and a variety of musical concerts during the quintessential summer theater season annually from late June through early September.  As a most active performing arts venue of the Northeast, Deertrees is home to the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on Tuesday evenings in July, The Backstage Art Gallery featuring the works of local artists, and The Salt Lick Café, offering cabaret acts, small bites, beer and wine.

Deertrees Theatre is located at 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, Maine.  For more information, visit deertrees-theatre.org, email deertrees@deertrees.org, or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook.

Aug
28
Sat
Deertrees Theatre’s Drag Bingo
Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer season of theatre performances and special events.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing performing arts entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents an eclectic offering for the summer of 2021, featuring an open house, theatrical productions, comedy and several fundraisers.  The season also boasts a concert series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

In keeping with its 85-year tradition of “rising from the ashes”, Deertrees Theatre once again ascends to offer summer entertainment and respite in its magical Maine lake village of Harrison.  The theatre has a long history of resiliency, enduring shutdowns during wars, disrepair, financial hardship and most recently, a global pandemic.  “We’re prepared to emerge celebrating the resiliency of the arts and feisty Mainers who eagerly anticipate rejoining friends and family,” shares Deertrees’ recently appointed Executive and Artistic Director Gail Phaneuf.

Drag Bingo Fundraiser

Saturday, August 28, 6:30 pm, $12 per bingo card

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence® are a leading-edge order of queer and trans nuns. We believe all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty.  Since our first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have devoted ourselves to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. The sisters use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit.  This fundraiser will provide support for the Harrison Food Bank.

Deertrees Theatre is committed to keeping its staff, performing artists and audience safe for in-person events and performances, adhering to official Maine venue guidelines, including staff Covid-19 training and compliance, sanitization, distancing, traffic flow, mask and reduced capacity protocols.  All staff, performing artists and crew will be fully vaccinated prior to performances.  For complete details on Deertrees’ safety guidelines, visit Deertrees Theatre Safety Guidelines.

For more information about Deertrees Theatre, to learn more about its wide variety or performances and programs, or to purchase tickets, visit deertrees-theatre.org.

About Deertrees Theatre

Founded in 1936 as an opera house, Deertrees Theatre was built on the site of an old deer run in the forest above the village of Harrison, Maine. Constructed of rose hemlock in the Adirondack style with hand carved fixtures and near perfect acoustics, the theatre has long been home to Broadway-quality entertainment.

Now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the non-profit Deertrees Theatre presents an eclectic offering of theatrical productions and comedies, family entertainment, and a variety of musical concerts during the quintessential summer theater season annually from late June through early September.  As a most active performing arts venue of the Northeast, Deertrees is home to the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on Tuesday evenings in July, The Backstage Art Gallery featuring the works of local artists, and The Salt Lick Café, offering cabaret acts, small bites, beer and wine.

Deertrees Theatre is located at 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, Maine.  For more information, visit deertrees-theatre.org, email deertrees@deertrees.org, or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook.