Don’t miss the chance to learn how to make a beautiful willow basket! There are only 4 spaces left in this two-day workshop, and the registration deadline is March 15! You can find all the details here.
Hello friends of Water Street,
On April 13 and 14 we will be hosting a Women’s Chainsaw workshop taught by experts from MOFGA and the Forest Stewards Guild. These workshops are very popular, and only open to a limited number of students to make sure that each student gets adequate instructor time. Until March 15, registration is only open through this link. Hurry and save your spot!
We are so happy that Mary Fraser will be back at Water Street Learning Center on April 6th and 7th to teach another basket making workshop. You will learn about basketry from start to finish, and you will walk away from this two day workshop with one or two finished, beautiful baskets. Returning students and experienced basket makers can learn new techniques. You can find the full description on our events page.
Space is limited, so register soon!
Happy New Year!
In 2019 we are hoping to be busier than ever. We have some exciting things in the works for this new year, and we can’t wait to share them with you. And to kick it off, this Saturday, January 26 we will host the first of our monthly potlucks, with local musicians young, and not so young.
We hope you’ll make it down this weekend, but if you miss this one, we’ll catch up with you soon.
As always, if you or someone you know is looking for a place to host a meeting, a workshop, a book club, or any other event, let us know! The Water Street Learning Center is a community space.
Come help us celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Nov. 3 3pm-9pm and raise funds to support our ongoing projects, and Mano en Mano, an organization that supports Maine's immigrants and farmworkers.
La Mesa Eatery and Cantina (lamesacantina.com) will provide the makings for delicious tacos, including fresh tortillas made right on the spot. There will also be apple bobbing and face painting (in that order), as well as cider pressing, cookie decorating and more. Feel free to bring apples to press, and a jug to bring home cider. All food and drink is by donation.
If you would like to help us decorate our ofrenda, bring flowers, candles, pictures of friends, family, or anyone important to you who has passed on, or bring something that reminds you of them to place on the altar.
Que vivan los muertos!
Saturday, Febuary 4 at 6pm
Come down for some good old-fashioned wintertime fun. Live music, local cider and beer on tap, snacks, outdoor campfire, friends and neighbors. This is a good opportunity to see what we've been up to at Water Street and..... a good excuse to get out just for the sake of having fun!
PlayWorks, a homeschool enrichment program for children aged 3-13, has openings available starting in September.
PlayWorks meets every Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30-2:30 at Water Street Learning Center in Liberty, ME.
The program is cooperatively run by the families of participating children and relies heavily upon parent involvement. There are 3 hired teachers, and the groups are broken down by age.
The Maple Band (ages 3-5) is led by Bill Huntington. They focus on play based learning, outdoor time, and fostering positive social interactions.
The Chickadees (ages 6-9) is led by Toki Oshima. Their days focus on art, crafts, music, outdoor play and exploration, socialization, games and stories.
The Owls (ages 10-13) is lead by Lisa Newcomb and guest teachers. They focus on project based activities, problem solving in a group setting, and creative play. This group is FULL.
Dates and Time: September 14 - June 15, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am-2:30pm
For more information check out PlayWorks on the Water Street Learning Center website under Programs.