Mar 30-Apr. 2: Lake Region High School Drama presents Beauty and the Beast March 30- April 2. Based on the book by Linda Woolverton, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice the show will run March 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. April 1 at 3p.m. and 7 p.m and April 2 at 3 p.m. Tickets will be $10 and for children 12 and under they will be $5. Tickets are available at Bridgton Books, Hayes True Value, Kranin Real Estate, Naples and Raymond. You can contact the box office at 693-6221.

Mar. 31: Faith Lutheran Church in Windham hosts an Introduction to Kripalu Yoga from 6:30-8 p.m. Donations only. Registration required. Please contact Marcia York at 892-3769 or Dee Eisenhauer at 839-1207.

April 2: 2 p.m. Faculty Piano Recital, Anastasia Antonacos on piano. $6 general public; $3 faculty, students, and seniors. USM’s Corthell Concert Hall, FMI 780-5555.

April 4, 7:30 p.m. Opera Workshop Presents: Mozart and More!

Students perform in a “scenes” evening rich with Mozart, and featuring a fun section of Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss. Directed by Ellen Chickering. $6 general public; $3 faculty, students, and seniors. USM’s Corthell Concert Hall, FMI 780-5555.

Apr. 5: Saint Joseph’s College sponsors “Seeing/Being Awake: Zen and the Photography of Thomas Merton,” a lecture and photo slideshow presented by Sr. Marilyn Sunderman, associate professor of theology at Saint Joseph’s College, in Room 128, Harold Alfond Hall, at the Standish campus from 7-8:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Apr. 6: Da Ponte String Quartet performs a “Noonday Concert” at 12:15 p.m. at First Parish Church, 425 Congress St. in Portland. Free.

Apr. 6: “Hep the Step” exercise program starts at Windham’s Manchester Elementary School gym. Free and open to women 60 and older. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Exercise by dancing to 1950s Rock ‘N Roll music. FMI Beverly White 627-4179.

Apr. 7: An Evening of Brazilian Music. 8 p.m. Samba New York! brings the national sound of Brazil to Gorham with the dynamic rhythms of samba. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for faculty and seniors, and $5 for students. For reservations, contact the Corthell Box Office at 780-5555. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham.

Apr. 7, 8: Jordan Small Middle School in Raymond performs Disney’s Aladdin Jr. at 7 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $5 at the door. First come, first served. FMI 655-4743.

April 7, 8: Brazilian Music and Samba! workshops and concert featuring Samba New York!, with Philip Galinsky. Free percussion workshop on Friday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Evening of Brazilian Music, Friday at 8 p.m. $15 general public; $10 faculty and seniors; $5 students. Free samba dance workshop, Saturday, 10 a.m. USM’s Corthell Concert Hall, FMI 780-5555.

Apr. 7-23: “Dracula: The Musical?” will run April 7, 8, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m., and April 9 and 23 at 2 p.m. in Viola George Auditorium at Harold Alfond Hall at St. Joseph’s College in Standish. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students. For reservations, call 893-3030.

Apr. 8: Windham Athletic Boosters host a Spring Craft Fair at the Windham High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 40 crafters, refreshments, door prizes, kiddies craft table and more.

Apr. 8: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at George E. Jack School from 8-10 a.m. Sponsored b y Standish Recreation Department. $4 per person. Call 642-2875 for tickets. Breakfast to be followed by the annual Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt.

Apr. 10: 7:30 p.m. Vocal Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Michelle Snow. The USM Vocal Jazz Ensemble performs a lively program of swing, blues, and contemporary jazz. $6 general public; $3 faculty, students, and seniors. USM’s Corthell Concert Hall, FMI 780-5555.

Apr. 11: 7:30 p.m. Spring Reflections, seasonal program performed by the USM Chamber Singers, conducted by Bruce Fithian. Concert location: Immanuel Baptist Church, 15 High St., Portland. $6 general public; $3 faculty, students, and seniors. USM’s Corthell Concert Hall, FMI 780-5555.

Apr. 13: 7:30 p.m. Faculty Composers Recital, directed by Dan Sonenberg. Features original compositions of USM faculty, performed by faculty and students. $6 general public, $3 faculty, students, and seniors. USM’s Corthell Concert Hall, FMI 780-5555.


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