WINTER SESSION BEGINS MONDAY, DECEMBER 10th
UPCOMING EVENTS
SONGS OF THE SEASON
317 Main's Annual Holiday Concert
Featuring Teaching Artists :
Jeff Christmas, Sorcha Cribben-Merrill, Diana Hansen, Mesa Schubeck, and Kathy Slack
Student Groups:
Local Vocals, Silver Lining, Discovery Voice, Girls Rock!
First Parish Church
116 Main Street, Yarmouth
Friday, December 14th 7pm
Caroling & Cocoa at 6:30pm

Tickets $15/adults $10/under 12
ACOUSTIC WEDNESDAY
at Gather
317 Main Teaching Artists Featured Every Third Wednesday 6-8pm
Open Mic
OPEN MIC AT OWL & ELM
Last Tuesday of the Month
Resumes January 29th
8-10pm
All welcome! Bring a song or two to share with a friendly and supportive audience
SUPPORT 317 MAIN BY
SHOPPING AT OUR HOLIDAY EMPORIUM!
Hats! T-shirts! Treat Mugs!
Gift Certificates For Lessons
BECOME A 317 CORPORATE SPONSOR IN 2019!

Looking for ways to bring greater exposure to your business AND support 317 Main? We have an awesome line up of corporate sponsorship opportunities through our events during the year. Please download and review the PDF file and contact Kyo Bannai at  kyo@317main.org  with inquiries. Thank you!
RECOGNIZE THIS MAN?

The first person to correctly identify this gentleman and his connection to 317 Main wins a chocolate-logo mug! Submit your answer to Amy at amy@317main.org
CONSIDERING AN UPGRADE?

Donate your used iPad (in good condition) to 317 Main for our Digital Audio Production classes in local schools and non-profits. Please connect with Jake Hoffman at jake@317main.org
A MESSAGE FROM
JOHN WILLIAMS
317 Main Executive Director


My wife, Holly, recently suggested that I read the new book “Palaces for the People -How Social Infrastructure can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life” by Eric Klinenberg (2018). Though I have not yet finished the book, I am very interested in its premise and how it pertains to 317 Main. 

In the book, Klinenberg argues the importance of social infrastructure – “the physical places and organizations that shape the way people interact”. 

He says that “people forge bonds in places that have healthy social infrastructure- not because they set out to build community, but because when people engage in sustained, recurrent interaction, particularly while doing things they enjoy, relationships inevitably grow”. 

In essence, when social infrastructure is strong, society flourishes.

The Teaching Artists, staff, and Board at 317 Main are committed to our mission to encourage personal growth, creative expression, and community connection through music

We recognize, value, and encourage the opportunities for new relationships and personal bonds to be forged, and have observed again and again how these relationships positively impact lives. 

317 Main relies on the generous support of our community. As we approach year end, I ask that you consider making a gift to 317 Main, and by doing so, you will be contributing to the many benefits that result from a healthy and robust social infrastructure within our community. Thank you!
DRUMMING AT THE IRIS NETWORK
A PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM UPDATE:
Jake Hoffman, Partnership Coordinator
Every partnership has its own evolution. In some cases, we build a brand new program. Other times, we come in to support and enhance music programs that are already up and running. Such is the case with The Iris Network - a Portland-based organization that's been assisting people who are blind or visually impaired for more than a century.

Our connection began when members of the Iris Network community came up to join the audience at our Noon Tunes concert series. Some of these folks are musicians themselves, and we were happy to run into them again at a hand drumming workshop taught by our Teaching Artist, Katie Bradley. 

We learned that Aaron Seglin, an Iris resident and professional musician, and Michelle Collins, an Iris volunteer, were leading a weekly drum circle, and they invited us to drop in.

We experienced the warm, supportive environment they had built and discussed their goals of increasing group cohesion and developing individual leadership skills. 

They invited Katie to co-facilitate the group through the fall and to help Aaron and Michelle advance and diversify their teaching abilities.

We sincerely enjoyed getting to know the Iris drummers, sharing lots of laughs, and learning a lot from each another along the way. (Video Below.)

Folks of any ability and any (or no) experience are welcome to the Iris Network drum circle, held every Thursday 10-11:30am, 189 Park Ave, Portland.
SIT IN ON THE IRIS NETWORK DRUM CIRCLE (VIDEO STORY)
Three Ways to Support 317 Main
this Holiday Season
317 Main is a non-profit, and raises 40% of its budget through grants and contributions from donors like you! Community support is essential to our success. Thank you!
DONATE TO THE SUNSHINE MATCH
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far to the Little Roots Sunshine Match!

We have $3000 left to raise toward our $10,000 goal. Remember all contributions from NEW donors will be matched by the Leonard C & Mildred F. Ferguson Foundation.

The money will allow us to expand access to the Little Roots program.

SUPPORT OUR
ANNUAL FUND
Donate to our Annual Fund. Every donation makes a difference!

Donations to our Annual Fund enable us to offer financial assistance to our students, bring music education to local schools and non-profits through our Partnership Programs, and to continue to invest in the quality and growth of our programs. We need your support to continue to thrive in 2019!
SHOP WITH AMAZON SMILE



Are you shopping on Amazon this holiday season?

Start your shopping at smile.amazon.com and select 317 Main as your charitable organization.

After that 317 Main will receive a portion of each Amazon purchase you make.

Or just click on the link below.
THANK YOU!
THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!

From baking pies and parking cars at HenryFest, to stuffing envelopes and doing committee work, our volunteers are multi-talented and dedicated to our mission. We love spending time with you, and appreciate all you do for 317 Main!

Alex Adams
Joy Ahrens
Barbara Atherton
Jim Atherton
Cassandra Baker
Jonathan Balzano Brooks
Ann Beatty-Rose
Emily Blaschke
Paul Caruso
Casey Cesari
Peter Cinelli
Ted DeMille
Marie Duryea
Reva Eiferman
Shari Elder
Kristen Farnham
Audrey Farnham
Marlena Faxon
Christine Fecko
Whit Ford
Terra Gallo
Alison Green Parsons
Melissa Hall
Mahmoud Hassan
Mela Heestand
Mary Anne Hoffman
Erik Hoffman
Eric Hoffsten
Claire Houston
Mika Lentz
Jeanne Lincoln
Bo Lincoln
Douglas Luther
Kevin Massey
Kelley Massey
Kristina McElhinney
Dick Merrick
Deborah Mohr
Cora Mohr
Deborah Mohr
Rachel Naida

Géraud Ngolo
Henry Powell
Joanne Rawlings-Sekunda
Gary Robinson
Daniel Rose
Emi Schneider
Cheryl Seavey
Jim Shaffer
Flan Sheahan
Sigrid Sibley
Paul Caruso
Katharine Slack
Pete Smith
Lucy Smith
Jane Stauffer
Bud Stiker
Emily Thielmann
Leah Whalen
Adriana Whitlock
Rich Young
Welcome New Teaching Artists
Thanks to your sustained interest in music, 317 Main is growing. We now have 31 teaching artists in house with expertise in 15+ instruments.
Welcome New Board Members
Jeff White is a retired attorney, an avid cyclist and skier, a proud grandfather and an active member of 317 Main community. He sings and plays guitar with Unspent Youth, our Deep Roots ambassador band. He and his wife live in Cape Elizabeth. Welcome to the Board Jeff!
Shari Elder is a Meeting and Event planner. Her passion project is promoting the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival. She has taken fiddle lessons at 317 Main, a pursuit she "hasn't quite given up on yet." She and her husband live in North Yarmouth and have twin daughters in college. Welcome Shari!
Thank you to our Dedicated Board Members!
Fred Frawley, Board President

Nancy Berrang
Gail Cinelli
John Duffy
Shari Elder

Clayton Kyle
Neil Lam
Hans Underdahl
Andrew Watt
Jeff White
317 HIGHLIGHTS
THE LITTLE ROOTS AROUND THE WORLD CONCERT AT ONE LONGFELLOW SQUARE
11/11
OUR CAROLING ADVENTURE ON MAIN STREET DURING THE HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS CRAFT FAIR EXTRAVAGANZA 12/1
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