Let's make the village we want to have.
Friends of Woodfords Corner is a collaboration of residents, businesses and organizations interested in the revitalization of the Woodfords Corner area in Portland, Maine. There's lots of activity and stakeholders involved, so stay in touch by joining the mailing list, volunteering, or supporting us with good old fashioned dollars.
World renowned master teacher, Youssouf Koumbassa returns to Portland, Maine for a special West African Dance Class. *All levels welcome. No experience necessary.*
Master village drummer, Namory Keita will begin the night with a Drum Class, and lead the smoking live drumming accompaniment for Dance Class.
Pre-registration is encouraged, to make best use of time on October 24th. Pre-register in any Tuesday dance class with Marita Kennedy-Castro: https://embodytherhythm.com/ Or contact Marita directly for pre-registration info at: https://embodytherhythm.com/contact/
Linda Orsi Robinson is a Maine-based nurse-midwife whose international work has talkine to her Malawi, Samoa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mother of Five who practices in Bar Harbor will be sharing a mixture of her teaching, nursing and other experiences in remote parts of the third world. Check out her blog at Linda Orsi Robinson. For more information about the Butterfield Series, contact Trinity Church
"Community Conversations" are opportunities for City Planning staff to provide an overview of the newComprehensive Plan, and hear from residents about how it should translate into new zoning and land use regulations. If you can't make this meeting click here for other public meetings happening this month. Land use codes matter to Woodfords Corner economic vitality and design! Thank you to Woodfords Oakdale Neighborhood Association for hosting
Miguel Vargas will give a captivating presentation about the rich and beautiful history, culture, and art of Flamenco and share insights about his prolific career as a master flamenco artist. There will be time for questions, conversation, a glass of wine and refreshments as we celebrate Miguel's visit to Maine
One of the more lively forms of music popular ca 1600 in England was the broken consort. Unlike a consort of viols or recorders, where all instruments were of the same family, albeit of various sizes, a broken consort consists of instruments of various types, lutes, viols, violins, etc.
Featuring tenors Martin Lescault and Timothy Neill Johnson, harpsichordist Sean Fleming, and cellist Raffael Scheck.
Family friendly event with music, food, games, arts and crafts and much much more. Go to UNO for more information.
Featuring Czech guitarist Petra Poláčková. Lutenists and guitarists– to say nothing of the players of keyboards and other instruments– have a long history of creating arrangements of works originally written for other instruments (or even other genres).
Part 1 is gallery artists in conversation and Part 2 is Michael Sarin at the Drum Set. Over the last twenty-five years, drummer Michael Sarin has been at the center of New York City’s genre bending jazz and improvisation community. His versatility and musical wit helped forge long associations with forward-looking artists Thomas Chapin, Dave Douglas, Myra Melford, Ben Allison, and David Krakauer.
Globe-trotting, Maine-bred drummer RJ Miller (Bill McHenry, Luke Temple, Jorge Rossy) leads Jesus Cactus, an electronic, psych, and jazz-infused trio with Portland stalwart multi-instrumentalists Dave Noyes (Vio/Mire, Royal Hammer, Rustic Overtones) and Pat Corrigan (Seekonk, Plains, Robert Stillman).
Portland Conservatory of Music - Dimensions in Jazz featuring Natsuki Tamura, drums
Satoko Fujii, accordion and Yasuka Kaneko, trombone.
One of the focuses of FWC is to help with design in the corner. Having green spaces, whether small parks or little gardens makes the neighborhood more beautiful and alive. Read hear about our first partnership with Trinity Church to beautiful Trinity Park.
Woodfords Corner sister neighborhood association (Deering Center NA) hosted the 4th annual Porchfest on 9/10/17. Many stages were within 1/2 mile walking distance from WC. 30+ bands played on porches, in driveways and lawns to packed crowds. What a fun afternoon!