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27 March, 2009 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 31 Musician creates alternate island universe On Shana Barry's latest album, "A Pink Fof. "Peaks was a really idyllic place to Whale and a Very Tall Tree," she sings live as a child. The island was safe and about a special secret island called Fof, fun to explore. I spent so much time out- inhabited by the multi-colored furry side, onthe beach or in the woods. Living Fofers (rhymes with gophers), who climb there encouraged my love for the natural magical trees into the clouds and ride their world. That experience helped me visual, bikes on Rollercoaster Road. They row ize and imagine the lives of the Fofers and their boats on the bay and explore the their island." forest, meadow and shore, befriending the Via the Internet, the island of Fof has wondrous plants and animals who share become a reality. The brightly colored and their world. The storysongsaboutFofare easy to navigate online world at simply arranged with voice, guitar and an , which Barry designed and occasional ukulele, built, allows visitors to explore the island "Fof is the island of my dreams, with lots of For. The website also offers animated of flora and fauna. No asphalt. No cars," music videos and free, printable art projects Barry says. "I wrote the album for kids, but related to the songs on "A Pink Whale and people of all ages are responding to the a Very Tall Tree," which can be purchased music. Parents say the music has a calming at , as a CD or MP3s. effect on their children and themselves." "I like the idea of kids listening to the The earliest incarnations of the Fofers album with their parents or grandparents were three-foot-tall furry dolls -- Barry is and all of them coloring together," Barry also a prolific dollmaker -- which she says, "or cutting out the paper dolls, or ' fofergraphed" in natural settings, just singing along to the songs." "Then I started to visualize the world Barry currently lives in Eastport while the Fofers would inhabit, which led to working on a new Fofers album and book- writing songs for 'A Pink Whale and a ing a summer tour of Maine, focusing on Very Tall Tree,'" Barry says. She tapped libraries and other children's venues into memories of growing up on Peaks across the state. Visit for Island, off Portland, to create and inspire more information. Garden club plans new season's events by Gall Menzel tures." The monthly sessions are held at a The St. Croix Valley International Gar- variety of sites in the area -- members' den Club (SCVIGC) will inaugurate its homes, the Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge 31st season with an opening luncheon on and the Robbinston Historical Society, Wednesday, April 15, at The Pickled Her- among others. ring, Eastport' s newest fine dining estab- Two fundraisers are planned to support lishment. The program committee, headed the club's tradition of planting small town by club president Kathy Mekelburg, has gardens in the communities where mem- planned monthly meetings and special bers reside and to provide conservation events throughout the season, ending with camperships for selected students. In Au- the club' s annual Christmas party and lun- gust, the club will sponsor a sale of plants cheon on December 3 at the Redclyffe Inn and garden-related items as part of the in Robbinston. Calais bicentennial celebration, and in De- The SCVIGC plans to continue cel- cember the organization will have a table ebrating the "international" part of its of member-made crafts at the Pembroke name with several cross-border events. In Christmas Craft Fair. May, members will join with Charlotte For the opening luncheon, the chef at County garden clubs at New Brunswick The Pickled Herring will prcpm-c a choice Community College in St. Stephen for a of entrer: individual pizzas or a salmon- day-long program. Jodi Delong, a noted haddock chowder with a sandwich. Des- photographer and author, is a scheduled sert, coffee, tea and soft drinks are speaker, along with Betty Kennett, a gar- included in the price of $19. Other drinks den writer and CBC radio contributor. An- are available at additional cost. Returning other Canadian trip is planned for July members as well as and prospective new when Joan Williams of the St. Stephen members are cordially invited. For reser- club will host a tour of a rose garden and a rations, call club treasurer Nancy Skala at country garden. Also in July, SCVIGC 255-4379 no later than Thursday, April 9. members have been invited to a tour of 12 Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with lun- gardens in St. Andrews by-the-Sea. In Au- cheon at noon. Annual dues remain at $10, gust, a picnic at the Roosevelt Cottage and and include the club's 2009 yearbook, de- a guided tour of Campobello Island gar- signed by Brenda French. The Pickled dens are on the agenda. Herring is located at 32 Water Street, Topics for speakers at other meetings Eastport, formerly the site of the Mexican include "Succession Planting of Bulbs," restaurant, La Sardina Loca. "Container Plants" and "Nature Adven- Lenten cantata Music festival slated for Machias na,4;cb an s sou,,ht Singers from the Holy Name Church in i,- .,, ,!,, . Machias and the Sacred Heart Church in Millikin University and the St. Andrews Lubec will join together to present the Arts Council are sponsoring an early mu- Lenten cantata, At the Ninth Hour, by sic festival that will include a community Allen Pete on Palm Sunday afternoon, choir performance of parts of Henry April 5, at 3 p.m. at the H01Y Name Purcell's "The Funeral Sentences for Church, Machias. The musical contains a Queen Mary." The rehearsals will be on narration from the gospel of Mark and Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. (AT) original music intermingled with Lenten on May 26, June 2 and June 9 at the favorites. Admission is free. Wesley United Church in St. Andrews. Dress rehearsal will.be 4 to 6 p.m. on ilters J~ll e-lA to Friday, June 12. The performance will be ~at-- ~lU'mv,.a that evening at All Saints Anglican wor[es OI' Slx im l,p Church. No auditions are necessary. The fee is $25, which includes music and vo- The St. Croix International Quilters cat coaching. More information is avail- Guild will hold two workshops. The first able from . To will be held on Wednesday, April 1, at 6 sign up, mail a check for $25 to the arts p.m. and will be a demonstration on how council at 99 Augustus Street, St. to make portable design walls with Dana Andrews, NB Canada E5B 2E9. Be sure Bard. The second, on Saturday, April 4, at to include your name and address as well 9 a.m., will be a mystery quilt workshop. as the part you sing. For more information call 454-0654. Eastport Blakey Memorial United Methodist Church -- Pastor Maggi O'Mally. April 12, Easter service with commun- ion, 11 a.m. Central Congregational Church -- Rev. John MacDuffie. April 12, Easter service with communion and lighting the last Lenten candle, 10:30 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church -- Ven. Lyman Harding. Palm Sunday, April 5, Holy Eucharist with Liturgy of Palms, 10 a.m. Rev. Lynn Rutledge -- April 9, Maundy Thursday, Holy Communion, 7 p.m. April 10, Good Friday Liturgy, 7 p.m. Ven. Lyman Harding -- April 12, Festive Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. Cornerstone Baptist Church -- Pas- tor Mark Edwards. April 5, Palm Sun- day services of both morning worship and children's program, 10 a.m. April 12, Easter sunrise service, breakwater, 6 a.m.; Easter breakfast, 8:30 a.m. at the church; morning service, 10 a.m. with a special Easter program for children. There will be no Sunday school or evening service on Easter. Full Gospel Assembly -- Pastor Aussie Mann. April 12, services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. New Beginnings Church of God -- Palm Sunday, April 5, service at 11 a.m. immediately followed by a luncheon. April 12, special Easter program at 11 a.m. and Easter egg hunt for children. St. Joseph's Catholic Church Rev. James Plourde. Good Friday, April 10, Stations of the Cross, noon. April 12, Mass of the Resurrection, 4 p.m. Charlotte Charlotte Baptist Church -- Pastor William Hunt. April 12, sunrise service, 7 a.m. with breakfast to follow. Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; regular morning wor- ohiF, 1 1 e.,m, ~v~lfill~ ~lTi~, 7 F.m. Dennysville Dennysville-Edmunds Congrega- tional Church -- Pastor Ron Windhorst. April 12, Easter service, 11 a.m. Lubec Christian Temple Church. April 5, Palm Sunday service, 11 a.m. April 10, Good Friday service, 7 p.m., April 12, Easter Sunday Sunday school with re- freshments before 11 a.m. service. Congregational Christian Church. April 9, Maundy Thursday service, 7 ~.m. April 12, Easter service, 11 a.m. Ridge Baptist Church. April 12, ~arly Easter service, 8 a.m., followed by breakfast; Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship services at 11 a.rn. and 6 p.m. Sacred Heart Catholic Church -- Rev. Gene Gaffey. April 5, Palm Sun- day Mass at 8 a.m. April 10, Good Fri- day, Adoration of the Cross, 3 p.m. April i 12, Mass of the Resurrection, 8 a.m. West Lubec United Methodist Church. April 12, Easter service, 6 a.m., followed by breakfast; service, 11 a.m. Pembroke First Baptist Church -- Pastor Gary Kinney. April 12, Easter sunrise ser- vice and breakfast, 8 a.m.; morning worship, 10:30 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m. Grace Christian Church -- Pastor Don Ross. April 12, morning service, 10 a.m. United Methodist Church -- April 12, 9 a.m. Perry North Perry United Methodist Church -- Pastor Maggi O'Mally. April 12, Easter service with commun- ion, 9 a.m. Perry Bible Fellowship -- Pastor Gillan Soucy. April 12, Easter break- fast, 8 a.m. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m., Sunday service, 9 a.m., evening service 6 p.m. Perry Congregational Church -- Pastor Ron Windhorst. April 12, Easter service, 9 a.m. Pleasant Point St. Ann's Catholic Church -- Rev. James Plourde. April 12, Mass of the Resurrection, 5:30 p.m. Robbinston North Christian Church --- Pastor Cody Stow. 454-0714. April 12, morn- ing worship, 10 a.m. Sewall Memorial Congregational Church -- Pastor Ron Windhorst. April 12, Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Whiting Three Angels Seventh Day Adventist Church. April 11, pre-Eas- ter service, 9 a.m. Campobello (All times are Atlantic time). North Road Baptist Church. April 12, Easter services at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. St. Anne's Anglican Church. April 12, Easter service, 11 a.m. Wilson's Beach Baptist Church. April 10, Good Friday service, 11 a.m. April 12, Easter service, 11:15 a.m. Deer Island Fairhaven Baptist Church. April 10, Good Friday service, 7 p.m. April 12, Easter service, 10 a.m. Lambert's Cove Baptist Church. April 12, breakfast at 8 a.m., Easter service, 11:15 a.m. Lord's Cove Church of Christ. April 12, Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m.; breakfast, 7:30 a.m.; Easter service, 11 a.m. Noah's Park, 11 a.m. April 26, morning service, 11 a.m., roll call ser- vice, 7 p.m. Grand Manan Central Wesleyan Church. April 10, Good Friday, Seder Supper. Limited to 50 people. Reserve by calling ahead or e-mailing . April 12, Easter Sunday service, 11 a.m. Church of the Ascension. April 10, Good Friday service, 11 a.m. St. Paul's Anglican Church. April 9, Seder Supper, 6 p.m. April 12, Eas- ter Sunday service, 9 a.m. ' 1 Architectural Rewva 1 Interior and Exterior Renovations and Additions with Architectural Integrity Alba H. Briggs 138 North Lubec Road, Lubec, ME 04652 207-733-2280