Archive for May, 2012

Congratulations Camden grads! Don’t miss our Wayfinder Schools graduation on June 1st!

Thursday, May 31st, 2012


Camden Residential Graduation on May 25

Congratulations Camden graduates!

This year we have 24 students graduating in four ceremonies throughout the state of Maine, including our first graduation at Opportunity Farm tomorrow night!

2012 Graduation Schedule:

Friday, May 25, Camden

Residential Graduation

4:00-5:30: Potluck Social at 79 Washington Street

5:30-6:00: Graduation Processional through downtown Camden

6:00-8:00: Commencement at High Mountain Hall

Friday, June 1, Opportunity Farm

Residential Graduation

12:00-2:30 – Potluck Social at Snowe House

2:30-3:00 – Graduation Processional along Gloucester Hill Road

3:00 – 5:00 – Commencement on Upper OF Campus

Saturday, June 9, Washington County

Passages Graduation

1:00 pm at Cobscook Community Learning Center

Saturday, June 16, Camden

Passages Graduation

2:00 pm at John Street Methodist Church

Hope you can join us!



Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

The first of our four 2012 graduation ceremonies is this Friday night in Camden!  Join us at the school for a potluck gathering from 3-5:30, followed by a parade through downtown Camden and the commencement ceremony at 6:00 at High Mountain Hall.  Congratulations grads!

Transportation by All Aboard Trolley!

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

This Saturday, Wayfinder Schools and CMCA bring you two great events in downtown Rockport…

The CMCA’s spectacular 60th anniversary exhibition and Wayfinder Schools’ amazing event with Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo and NY Times bestseller Andre Dubus III… lively conversation, book signing and fabulous food!

Want to attend both events but worried about parking? Fear not! 

All Aboard Trolley & Limousine Co. of Rockland will be providing transportation from the former Camden-Rockport Elementary School on West Street to CMCA & The Rockport Opera House.

Thank you, All Aboard!

Make sure you get your tickets now for what promises to be a wonderful event!



Thank you, Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance!

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Celebrating over 35 years of enriching the cultural life in Maine, the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance is another of our fabulous sponsors for the Conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo and NY Times bestseller Andre Dubus III!

Join MWPA and the rest of our community at the Rockport Opera House on Saturday, May 19, from 4-6 to hear from these renowned authors!

Thank you, KeyBank!

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

BIG thank you to KeyBank for being one of our generous sponsors for the Conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo and NY Times bestseller Andre Dubus III at the Rockport Opera House!

Known for their great customer service, KeyBank is also a great community partner with branches across the state.

Thanks again to KeyBank and buy your tickets now for the book event on Saturday, May 19, at!


Know Technology Sponsors Literary Event!

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Award winning provider of IT solutions and support services Know Technology is sponsoring our upcoming book event with Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo and NY Times bestseller Andre Dubus III.

Know Technology is known for its experienced team and record of helping organizations achieve the right balance of systems and services to get the most out of their IT investments.

Thank you for your support, Know Technology!

Buy your tickets now for our upcoming book event this Saturday!



Maine Mag Returns as a Sponsor!

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012


We are so thankful to Maine Magazine for sponsoring another CSOFC event! Thank you to Maine Mag for participating in the Conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo and NY Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III on May 19, from 4-6 pm!

Maine Mag shares great stories and images about local art, events, wedding, travel, people and all things Maine!

Check out the latest issue of Maine Mag at and don’t miss meeting these renowned authors this Saturday at the Rockport Opera House!

A Conversation with Richard Russo and Andre Dubus III, May 19, 4-6pm, Rockport Opera House

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Wayfinder Schools present “A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo and NY Times Bestseller Andre Dubus III” on Saturday, May 19 from 4-6 at The Rockport Opera House.

Dubus, whose House of Sand and Fog was a finalist for The National Book Award, and Russo, who won the Pulitzer for Empire Falls, will discuss memoir, including Dubus’ highly acclaimed Townie and Russo’s upcoming Elsewhere.

Doors will open at 4:00 and the conversation will start at 4:30.  Wine, cheese, chocolates and other Maine treats will be provided by Don and Patrisha McLean, State of Maine Cheese Company, Ducktrap River of Maine, Chocolatier Blue and other local businesses, with additional support provided by The Hawthorne Inn.

This event is generously sponsored by Charles and Julie Cawley, KeyBank, Know Technology, Maine Magazine, The Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and Richard and Barbara Russo.

Tickets are $50 ($25 with student I.D) and all proceeds benefit Wayfinder Schools. Tickets are available at The Owl & Turtle Bookshophello hello booksMaine Coast Book Shop & Café, and online at