The second Open Mic at the Pleasant Note Coffeehouse surpassed the first. The crowd on April 14, which exceeded 85, included singers, musicians, belly dancers and poets.

Ron Spoffard, above, was captured as he read an original piece. The next Open Mic at the First Universalist Church of Auburn will be held Friday, May 12. The church, located at 169 Pleasant St., is handicapped-accessible, and offers child care and light refreshments. For more information, call 783-0461 or see