05 Apr

HOPE Festival Saturday April 27th, 11am-4 pm

2013 HOPE poster

Click image to download flyer

at the Student Recreation & Fitness Center, University of Maine, Orono

Here’s the schedule for the day:

11:00  Blessing by members of the Penobscot Nation 

11:15   HOPE Festival Chorus

12:15   Zachary Field’s amazing juggling  

1:15   Timbered Lake, music for Mother Earth 

2:15 “Do One Thing” Community Presentations 

3:15 Connecting the Dots “We are United for the Common Good” with Heidi Brugger

3:30 Alamoosic Lake Drummers and Singers    


 Download a pdf file of this year’s HOPE Festival Program Book.

Throughout the day children of all ages will enjoy the amazing informative and lively activities organized by Fields Pond Audubon SocietyMaine Discovery Museum, Windover Arts Center and University of Maine Students.

Participants will be able to browse among more than 60 organizations working for social change and sustainability. You will be able to gather information, buy buttons, bumper-stickers and crafts and sample delicious  food  for sale by local vendors.

The highlight of the day will be an exciting and multi-faceted keynote by twelve community members sharing One Thing that participants can do to create a better world. Organizations will also have DOTs with an action to promote their vision at their table and encourage  participants to choose and post on a Wall of HOPE.

A powerful “Connect the DOTs” ceremony  will conclude the day as the Alamoosic Singers drum.

The festival is free because volunteers donate  time to plan and organize the festival and on the day itself. Let us know if you are willing to help with putting up posters in your community before the festival.

We also need lots of help on the day itself. Can you help with  setting up, cleaning up, helping in the children’s area or at  the food concession?   If you can help, contact the Center at 942-9343 or e-mail info@peacectr.org.

Join us and Do One Thing to make this year’s interactive  festival the most exciting ever!

Check out this video, which explains DOT:

Call 942-9343, or email to get involved!


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