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October 20, 5:30 to 7:30pm
Fall for Arts Showcase & Harvest Concert
River Tree Arts welcomes young artists of the Kennebunk’s & Arundel to the Irvine Art Gallery for a three week art showcase running, Oct. 20 – Nov. 10. For the second year in a row, RTA has been invited to participate in the “Experience the Arts Festival” at Sea Road School in Kennebunk. Our arts faculty provide fun and stimulating workshops for over 400 students in two days. This event brings students from different schools together to explore the arts which creates a stronger, more well rounded community. The gallery will be filled with the wonderful collection of artwork produced from this event including: watercolors, painted pottery, aluminum sculptures, decorated lobster buoys and much more. You are invited to celebrate, and meet many of these young artists from 5:30 to 6:30pm during the opening reception. While you’re here, please enjoy performances by many of our music students during our annual Harvest Concert from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Tonight is free and open to the public. FMI please call (207) 967-9120
** A special thank you to the Bauman Family Foundation and the Education Foundation of the Kennebunk’s & Arundel for providing students with this opportunity by sponsoring the event. **
October 25, 7pm to 8pm
Strategies to Help Your Child to Succeed – ADHD and its impact on Executive Functioning and Emotional Well Being
Dr. Marguerite Genest will discuss the ways in which ADHD impacts academic performance, and emotional well-being. Students with ADHD and executive functioning deficits often experience diminished confidence and increased anxiety over time. This presentation will explain the executive functions, how they are impacted by ADHD, and more importantly, what we as parents, caregivers and professionals can do to help our children succeed. Since the focus of our discussion will be on strategies, be prepared to learn, share and ask questions.
Marguerite Genest, Ed.D. has worked for many years with students with ADHD, learning disabilities, and executive functioning challenges in many capacities including counseling, academic support, educational consulting with parents, conducting psychoeducational evaluations and coaching. She has developed and supported Social Emotional Learning curricula at private schools in Massachusetts and Maine and also conducts social skills groups. She lives in Kennebunk and loves painting the Maine seacoast.
~ TALK IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ~
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Date & Time: October 25, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: River Tree Arts, 35 Western Avenue, Kennebunk, ME, 04043.
November 18, 7:30 to 9pm
Enchanted King and Faerie Women:
Lesser known stories of the Round Table
November is the time for remembering and a time of telling stories. The Arthurian legends emerged during a time when our ancestors gathered during the darkening nights to pass the time by telling each other stories. They told stories of what it was like to be a hero, to struggle with life, to love and to let go.
Enchanted Kings and Faerie Women tells some of the lesser known tales from the Knights of the Round Table. Come hear the tale of Igraine who must dig deep to find the courage to let go, Merlin who gives everything for love and Ragnell whose breath could flatten a hundred knights! These stories will lead you into a mystical world filled with stories, music and enchantment!
Tickets: $20 per person OR $35 for two
Children 12 and under: $10 each
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Margaret Jones, M.Ed is an award winning storyteller, educator and writer. She is currently teaching national workshops on the Heroine’s Journey as well as writing a series of essays on her global travels to sacred sites.
Michael Howard is an actor/director/teacher and storyteller who has lived in Maine since 1989. Performances within the last 5 years include King Lear, Salter in Caryl Churchill’s A Number and Michael in the hostage play, Someone to Watch Over Me.
Michael directed Hamlet for Naked Shakespeare Co. where he was co-director and Da at AIRE in Portland. He teaches acting at Univ. New England and has an MFA in Acting from BrooklynCollege and an MFA in Directing from Southwest Texas State. Many thanks to the lovely and amazing Margaret Jones for her conception and artistry of this event.
Date & Time: Monday Dec. 05 from 5 to 7 PM
Location: Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport Maine, 04046
Join us every Thursday evening from 6-8pm for different creative workshops taught by a variety of our faculty. Please see our Craft Night Page for full schedule: