2015-11-27 / Community

Community News

Christ Church to host Russian ensemble

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., Christ Church will host the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble, an acapella quartet that will present a program ranging from traditional Russian music to popular Christmas songs. Vocalists Kirill Sokolov, Sergey Shapinsky, Andrei Volikov, and Vadim Smantser formed the group in 2003.

With just four performers, they present works generally performed by much larger groups. Their repertoire encompasses various epochs and styles, from ancient Russian chants to Western European chorales to contemporary compositions, along with Russian folk songs, and secular and religious music.

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The ensemble will have CD’s and Russian souvenirs available for purchase immediately after the concert.

Christ Church will also offer an exhibition of traditional Russian art along with the concert. Master Iconographer Marina Forbes, who was granted awards for artistic excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2013, 2014 and 2015, will display framed paintings in the Russian orthodox tradition, available for purchase. Her works are on display in art galleries, churches and private collections in Russia, Europe and the US.

There is a suggested donation for the concert and art exhibit. Children younger than 12 years old are welcome at no charge. Neither the church nor the artists can accept credit cards.

For more information, please visit www.christchurchkennebunk.org, call 985-4494 or visit the office at 6 Dane St., Kennebunk.

Library to host modular origami session

Geometry and crafts unite at Kennebunk Free Library Saturday, Dec. 12 starting at 10:30 a.m. Eva Szillery of Maine Mathematics Science and Engineering Talent Search will present modular origami to students from grade three through adult. Middle school and high school students interested in engineering careers will have a hands-on learning opportunity.

Participants can choose to create one of two different threedimensional stars, combine multiple stars to create a wreath, or build a three-dimensional 2016 desk calendar. Instruction will be given at 10:30 a.m. and repeated at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Preregistration is required. Reservations for earlier time slots are encouraged to enable time to complete more complicated pieces.

Modular origami is a system of paper folding that repeats patterns to create a complex structure. Separate units or modules are joined together by inserting edges into pockets created during the folding process to create larger, more intricate pieces. No tape, glue or other adhesive is needed.

Szillery is a member of the Maine Junior Engineering Technical Society, and founder and director of the Maine Mathematics Science and Engineering Talent Search Program. In 2005, she received the University of Maine Educator Recognition Award for Programming Excellence for her work with the MJETS/MMSETS Programs.

The program is free and wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 985-2173, ext. 5.

Drop-in crafts scheduled during lighting

To celebrate the Kennebunk Tree Lighting festivities, Kennebunk Free Library will offer Drop-in Crafts for families on Saturday, Nov. 28. Stop by the library 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to create a variety of holiday crafts to take home. Hanukkah, Christmas and winter themes will be represented. A card-making station will also be available.

The program is free and wheelchair accessible. For more information or to pre-register, call 985-2173, ext. 5.

DAR chapter schedules meeting

Rebecca Emery Chapter members of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its next meeting 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. It will take place at 23 Aspen Lane, Sanford. The program will be a discussion honoring veterans with gifts at this time of year as part of the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the DAR.

For more information, call 985-1223 or email rebeccaemerychapterdar@gmail.com.

Another night added to Fire and Ice event

Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude is coming soon and The Nonantum Resort’s Fire and Ice event will cap off the celebrations.

New this year: The Nonantum will host a Fire and Ice VIP Pre-Night on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 5 to 10 p.m. – before the annual Fire and Ice festivities take place on Friday and Saturday nights.

A limited number of tickets will be sold for this over-the-top holiday extravaganza which will feature a carving station, pasta action station, raw bar, flaming holiday desserts and more.

For more information, call 967-4050.

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