Summertime concerts:


PARIS – The town’s department of parks and recreation will present Conjouring Carroll, children’s entertainer, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, as part of its Concerts in the Park: Moore Park Summer Entertainment Series.

The Bel Airs will take the stage at 6 p.m.

As usual, events will be held in the gazebo at Moore Park. In case of rain, the event will be at the Paris Fire Hall on Western Avenue. Admission is free. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

For more information, contact the recreation director at 743-2501.

LEWISTON – Michele Choiniere, who writes and sings songs about nature, romance and Franco-American life, will perform at 6 p.m. in the Florence Keigwin Amphitheater at Bates College’s Lake Andrews.

Her performance is part of the 2007 Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series.

Often backed by a five-piece band, Choiniere has performed throughout New England, Quebec and France, and appeared on “Visions d’Amerique,” broadcast worldwide by TV5 International. Her recordings include the solo CD “Coeur Fragile” and a collection of Franco-American songs made with her father, Fabio. She is featured on the 1999 Smithsonian Folkways CD “Mademoiselle Voulez-Vous Danser: Franco-American Music from the New England Borderlands.” Choiniere’s influences also include jazz and international standards.

Rain site is the adjacent Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Bring a picnic supper and blankets or lawn chairs. Concerts are open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 786-6400.