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Full 2008 Schedule for the Golden Raven Storytelling Circle

February
Title
When Did Storytelling Die? (Storytelling seminar/workshop)
When
Saturday, February 23, 2008 - Sunday, February 24, 2008
Location
Augusta Armory, Western Ave. Exit 109A off of I-95
Description
The Ancient Ones 2008 Outdoor Sports & Gun Show


April
Title
Comic Arts Laugh Festival
When
Wednesday, April 09, 2008 11:30 AM - Sunday, April 13, 2008 12:30 PM
Location
Belfast, ME
Description

View a video about the Festival
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlsiY2nr08M

Title
Tea Celebration of National Poetry Month
When
Thursday, April 10, 2008 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location
Blaine House, Augusta, ME
Description
Roland Watier, the creator of the Golden Raven Storytelling Circle has been invited to a Tea in Celebration of National Poetry Month at the Blaine House in Augusta He will be the guest of Gov. John Baldacci, First Lady Karen Baldacci and the Maine Arts Commission.
Title
1st Comic Arts Laugh Festival of Belfast Maine
When
Sunday, April 13, 2008 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location
The Colonial Theatre in Belfast Maine
Description
The Golden Raven Storytelling Circle of Maine (www.thegoldenraven.org) the premiere outdoors storytelling venue in Union Maine is proud to present an afternoon of funny stories for adults and children that listen like adults.

Members of the Maine Organization Of Storytelling Enthusiasts will be performing at the Colonial Theatre in Belfast at 2-4 pm as part of the Comic Arts Laugh Festival.

For more information on C.A.L.F. events from April -9 to 13 go to:

www.comicartsfest.com

Admission is $8.00 for Adults and $5.00 for children under 16 that listen like adults.

This Event is supported by MOOSE for more on MOOSE go to: www.mooseevent.bravehost.com
Title
Celebrity Waiting at the Le Club Calumet
When
Saturday, April 26, 2008 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location
Le Club Calumet (a French Canadian Club), August, ME
Description
Roland Watier, the creator of the Golden Raven Storytelling Circle will be a Celebrity Waiter at the Le Club Calumet ( the French Canadian Club) in Augusta for the Sexual Assault & Support Center’s Celebrity Dinner. He is encouraged to tell stories and otherwise be outrageous in order to get tips that will go to this cause.

June
Title
Opening Night at the Golden Raven Storytelling Circle
When
Saturday, June 21, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location
715 Sennebec Road, Union, Maine 04862
Description
Drummers & percussionists are invited to the Circle at this time of year to invite our ancestors back into our lives, to give them great honor. This is a night to honor our ancestors, because they are the creators of many of the stories we share. This night is a community gathering and is free to the public. Come and tell one of your favorite family stories.
Title
The 3rd Annual Gathering of the Herd of Moose at The Golden Raven Storytelling Circle
When
Saturday, June 28, 2008 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location
715 Sennebec Road, Union, Maine 04862
Description
Come and enjoy stories from the MOOSE (Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts). This year we will feature many storytellers from Maine and a NH cousin from LANES to entertain and enlighten family audiences under the Union sky. Storytellers include:
  • Deena R. Weinstein from Garland, ME
  • Susan Dries from Windham, ME
  • Learnin' Vernon from Westbrook, ME
  • Roland Watier from Union ME
  • Debra Ballou from Dover NH.


  • July
    Title
    BobTales and Roland Watier Tell Stories
    When
    Saturday, July 05, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location
    715 Sennebec Road, Union, Maine 04862
    Description
    Come and see Bob Reiser as he tells tales while accompanying himself on the flute and drum. As an author of six books for adults and children, he has worked with Pete Seeger and the jazz drummer, Panama Francis. McFarland Press listed him among the "120 best contemporary English-speaking Storytellers." Dr. Morgan Hill (Brother Blue) calls him a "force of nature." For more information about Bob, visit: www.bobtales.com. Roland Watier will fill out the evening with Native American stories from various nations, including variations of the Crow & Raven stories.
    Title
    The Cox Brothers Family Camp Show: Vernon Cox & Willey Phinedit
    When
    Saturday, July 19, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location
    715 Sennebec Road, Union, Maine 04862
    Description
    The brothers Vernon and Gray perform stories skits and songs blended in an environment where “Strangers are treated like family and families are encouraged to act a little strange.”

    As children and adults, the brothers have participated in entertaining around the campfire and now they bring that experience to the general public.

    Gray and Vernon Cox have performed their show at YMCA camps, for the Belfast Lion s Club, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, The Bucks Mills Rod and Gun Club, Patten Pond Camp resort, Shady Oaks Campground, and performed on Thursday nights at the Mount Desert Narrows Camping Resort in Bar Harbor Maine for 9 seasons.

    Vernon has over 20 years experience as a Storyteller which began in Libraries and around Scout Camp fires. As a lifetime Member of GSUSA, he has served as an adult volunteer co-leader of a troop, facilitated low ropes challenge courses, and has developed and performed in special camp related events. Vernon works for the Portland International Jet Port in Portland Maine and also has a solo Story telling career as Learnin Vernon teller of Legends, Lore, and a Whole Lot More!

    Gray has 30+ years experience as an entertainer using music, story and activities to entertain all ages.

    Gray is a Professor for the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor Maine and has been the featured speaker on the subject of conflict resolution at events and conferences across the USA. He is also the author of The Ways of Peace: A Philosophy of Peace as Action.

    Gray and Vernon enjoy working together, however, their time is limited when they can synchronize their schedules. This will be one of those rare appearances you will want to attend.

    To learn more and see videos of Learnin Vernon or his character Willey Phinedit the Maine storyteller, humorist, UnRegistered Guide and Tall Taleoligist visit www.lulu.com/tales

    To learn more about Gray visit www.coa.edu/graycox
    Title
    Debra Ballou and Doria Hughes
    When
    Saturday, July 26, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    August
    Title
    Maine-ly Humor with Willey Phinedit and Roland Watier
    When
    Saturday, August 02, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location
    715 Sennebec Road, Union, Maine 04862
    Description
    Join Willey and Roland for an evening of Maine humor! Willey blends facts with fiction in an original concoction using the Down East humor traditions of old, blending folk with original tales of fantasy as dry as your morning toast and as fresh as your next cup of coffee! See videos at www.willeyphinedit.bravehost.com. Roland Watier (pronounced Watt See Aye) was born in Gardiner, Maine and has French Canadian and Maine ancestry. He was always an artist. With his father and his father’s friends, he has had many hunting and fishing experiences and has many stories. He volunteered for the Navy and spent 3 years in Vietnam waters. He was a photo intelligence analyst and is a decorated Vietnam Vet. Roland is the creator and producer of the Golden Raven Storytelling Circle of Union Maine.
    Title
    Two friends from Rhode Island: Carolyn Martilo and Cindy Hardin Killavey
    When
    Saturday, August 23, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location
    715 Sennebec Road, Union, Maine 04862
    Description
    www.storyri.com
    Title
    Jackson Gillman and Clair Beetlestone – The Romance of Africa
    When
    Saturday, August 30, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location
    715 Sennebec Road, Union, Maine 04862
    Description
    Claire Beetlestone -- storyteller, world traveler, mother of five, physician, and zoo docent will share some favorite stories from her world travels and her life. She has triaged civil war victims, traveled the Sahara, was detained by Russian soldiers near the Afghan border and has climbed a volcanic mountain to see the total eclipse of the sun. She has just returned from the Kalahari Desert where she listened to stories of the San (Bushmen) People. You will hear ancient and new tales of love and loss, mystery and fright, tall tales mysterious travel adventures and more.

    Clair will be joined by “Stand-Up Chameleon”, Jackson Gillman. Sparkling with energy, wit and whimsy, Jackson magically transforms himself into a wide array of colorful characters. Through his many talents as songsmith, comic, mime and storyteller, he engages and delights audiences of all ages.

    September
    Title
    Annual Council of Men - Storytelling Circle Closed-
    When
    Friday, September 05, 2008 - Sunday, September 07, 2008
    Location
    715 Sennebec Road, Union, Maine 04862
    Title
    Closing Ceremony at the Golden Raven Storytelling Circle
    When
    Saturday, September 13, 2008 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location
    715 Sennebec Road, Union, Maine 04862
    Description
    The Golden Raven Storytelling Circle is very pleased to join with the Georges River Land Trust in celebrating the rhythm and flow of a River, we humans call the St. Georges. The land we live upon is where our hearts lie and through “it” passes our life’s blood. Given to us all to cherish and care for, as the River and her lakes have cared for us all down through time. Let us honor and celebrate with music and baked corn in husks: living stewards and ancestors seen and unseen by this liquid gift.

    The public is invited.

    Master storyteller, Roland Watier, will tell stories and myths probing the depth of a river that flows also in our minds.