Art program accepting submissions for apprenticeship

GARDINER — The 2019 Maine Craft Apprentice Program submissions deadline is Friday, Dec. 7. Among the eligibility requirements are being a Maine resident who is at least 18 years of age.

The program provides an in-studio educational opportunity for apprentices who demonstrate a commitment to further their abilities as craft artists. They accomplish this through a significant relationship with a master artist.

The program is from March through September, and both master and apprentice are awarded funding. Applicants apply jointly, providing clear, agreed-upon goals, a basic plan for how goals will be achieved, and a proposed budget for the apprentice’s honorarium. Both must also submit resumes and images of current work.

For more information about the requirements to apply for the program, as well as guidelines and program details, contact the Maine Center for Craft Maine office at 207-205-0791 or visit

Free holiday concerts at Augusta library


AUGUSTA — Lithgow Public Library is hosting two free holiday concerts this December.

AT 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, there will be holiday-inspired jazz with the University of Maine at Augusta’s traveling jazz ensemble, Jazz on Tour, coordinated by Duane Edwards. The snow date for this event is Dec. 17.

Then, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, join the library for the classical sound of holiday handbells with the Winthrop Area Handbell Ringers. The snow date for this event is Dec. 20. These events are free and open to the public.

For more information, call the library or visit the website at at

Ukelele group to lead sing-along

BRYANT POND — OHUG, the Oxford Hills Ukulele Group, will be leading a Christmas sing-along at the Whitman Memorial Library, 28 South Main St., at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13.

The program is open to the public at no charge and holiday refreshments will be served.

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