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Franco-American Centre free concert Aug 31

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Franco-American Centre concert to celebrate new after-school program

Orono, Maine — The Franco-American Centre at the University of Maine will host a free concert Aug. 31 to celebrate the launch of a new after-school program.

A 5 p.m. potluck will precede the 6 p.m. Quebec fiddle music concert by Le Bruit Court dans la Ville (The Buzz Around Town) at the center on campus.

The event will mark the start of a new French language instruction 
program the Centre will provide for elementary school children in Old Town and Orono. During the concert, parents will have the opportunity to register their children for classes that will begin Sept. 21.

Guests are encouraged to bring food to share.

The program is the result of collaboration among UMaine’s Franco 
American programs, Modern Languages and Classics Department and the College of Education, as well as local school officials.
The event is sponsored by the Franco American Centre, Canadian-American Center and University of Maine Humanities Center.

More about Le Bruit Court dans la Ville is on the group’s _website_ 

Program Contact: Susan Pinette, 581.3791,
News release dated Aug. 24, 2015

Paré Book Reading

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Paré Book Reading
Tuesday, October 26

Paul Paré will be at the Franco American Centre on  to read from his newly published book, “Road Kill.”

We will serve lunch (chicken stew) at noontime and Paul will read at 1pm.

Film of the Month: “Minuscule…”

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

6:30pm Friday, November 6, 2015
Franco American Centre
Crossland Hall

Film of the Month: “Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants”

Minuscule is a French-Belgium animated film with no spoken dialogue (89 minutes). It won the César award for Best Animated film for 2014.

We’ll be starting at 5:30pm popping popcorn, if you want to come early to chat and hang out.
FREE and open to the public.


Monday, February 22nd, 2016


4pm-6pm, December 11, 2015
Franco-American Centre
Crossland Hall

Come celebrate the Holidays with us!
Venez célébrez les fêtes avec nous!

Also this year, we will also be celebrating the newly launched French after-school program. At 5:00pm, our new young Francophiles will introduce themselves in French and will show you what they have learned. In addition, we will also be exhibiting the artwork they have done with us.

Venez celebrer le nouveau programme de Français après l’école. Vous y trouverez de jeunes Francophiles qui s’introduiront en français et ils vous feront une petite demonstration de ce qu’ils savent à 17 heures. Venez voir leur travail artistique mêlé de mots français.

We will also be collecting non-perishable food items and toys to benefit our local food pantry.

Please RSVP to Lisa Michaud (581-3789 or email if you will be joining us.


Genealogy workshop

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

6/16/2015: Genealogy workshop, Tuesday 16 June, 2 PM, Franco-American Centre. Roxanne Moore Saucier discussed “French-Canadian and Acadian Research.” Saucier of Bangor is a retired editor and reporter for the Bangor Daily News. A 1973 graduate of the University of Maine, she continues to write the Family Ties genealogy column she founded at the BDN in 1984. Family Ties runs on the Homestead page in the BDN on Mondays, and may be found under Homestead at

La Recolte Band

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

6/28/2015: La Recolte Band, Traditional Cajun Music, Sunday 28 June, 7-9 PM, Fox Auditorium, University of Fort Kent.

L’Hermione Visit to Castine

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

L’Hermione Visit to Castine and Maine, July 11th- 15th. A replica of L’Hermione, the French Navy frigate that brought General Marquis de Lafayette to America in 1780 arrived in Castine, ME, Tuesday 14 July, Bastille Day. ETA 4PM. Festivities for the 14th featured Franco-American and Acadian music, dance, and storytelling.

Annual Mardi Gras Celebration 2016

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

February 9, 2016
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Featuring live music from Local Artists, Food & Fun!

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Pix & Videos of 2015 Mardi Gras @ Franco-American Centre

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Pictures & Videos
of the 2015
Mardi Gras Potluck Celebration

Tuesday, February 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
at Franco-American Centre Franco-Américain


Photos are also posted on our Facebook page: Check them out!


Dec. 12, 2014 Holiday Gathering

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015


Please join us for a


Questions? Call Lisa Michaud at 581-3789 or email: