Concert and dance at Community Building

Oct 09, 2012
The talented local family of John Pranio and Toki Oshima and their sons Sean and Jamie will perform a concert and provide dance tunes Saturday, Oct. 20 in Lincolnville Center.

Lincolnville — The public is invited to a concert and dance featuring the Pranio-Oshima family Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Community Building in Lincolnville Center.

The Pranio-Oshima family are well known in the Midcoast area not only for their musical talents heard at contra dances, concerts and farmers’ markets  but also for Oshima’s whimsical artwork, easily recognized in the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s monthly publications. John Pranio and Toki Oshima will be joined by their sons Sean, a senior at Camden Hills Regional High School, and Jamie, a Camden Hills freshman. The concert will include a variety of music from traditional French Canadian fiddle tunes to swing, rock ‘n’ roll, pop and original pieces by Sean and Jamie. The talented family of musicians will play guitars, ukulele, flute, keyboard, fiddles, harmonica, banjo and bass.

Dancing will follow an intermission during which refreshments will be available. The dance music will include waltzes, polkas, and simple circle and contra dances. All ages are welcome to attend.

The event is sponsored by the United Christian Church, which received ownership of the Community Building when the Lincolnville School had no further use for the building. The first phase of a renovation project was completed this summer in time for the annual Strawberry Festival. This is the first of what the church hopes will be many fun community events to follow.

The Community Building is located at 18 Searsmont Road/Route 173. Admission for the concert/dance is $10, $5 for students; proceeds will go towards the building’s maintenance and utility expenses. For more information call Mary Schulien, 785-3521. For information about the rental of the Community Building, call Diane O’Brien, 789-5987.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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