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Franco-American Film Mini-Festival, Part I: “Les Magasins”

Franco American Centre

“Les Magasins,” a 48-minute documentary exploring the history of small, family-owned grocery stores located on Sand Hill, Augusta throughout the 1900s. Film showing and Q&A with director Norm Rodrigue. Free and open to the public. Friday, April 28 7:00pm Franco American Centre

A Day of Genealogy Workshops

Franco American Centre

Free workshops by George Findlen, certified genealogist, will be held at the Franco American Centre (110 Crossland Hall across from the Alfond Arena), Monday, May 1, 2-8:15PM. Co-sponsored with the Penobscot County Genealogical Society. For more information, contact or 581-3789. 2-3pm: Using Standard Histories to Find Elusive Relatives 3:15-4:15pm: How to Tell if Your French-Canadian Ancestors […]

Book Reading by Susan Poulin

Franco American Centre

Actress, author, and storyteller Susan Poulin will be reading from her book, The Sweet Life: Ida LeClair's Guide to Love and Marriage, at the Franco-American Centre. Monday, September 18 6:00pm Crossland […]

Acadian Soiree!

The Bangor Knights of Columbus, with generous support from the UMaine Franco-American Centre, are hosting their second Acadian Soiree! Saturday, September 23 5:00-10:00pm Anah Shrine Temple, 1404 Broadway in Bangor The fun-filled evening will be a celebration of Acadian food, culture, and lively music. La Famille Leblanc, a high energy live band featuring 6 musicians […]


Canadian Thanksgiving

Franco American Centre

Canadian Thanksgiving! Actions de Grâce ! You are cordially invited to a Canadian Thanksgiving Celebration at the Franco-American Center, Crossland Hall! Wednesday, October 11th (not the actual day, it’s the […]

Old-Time French Canadian Dancing

Franco American Centre

A leading participant in the lively old-time French Canadian dancing will be Cindy Larock from Lewiston. Larock has served for several years as a master artist for the Maine Arts Commission’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, through which she teaches a variety of Quebecois folk dance styles, including contras and squares as well as step dancing. […]

Happy Hour…in French!

Franco American Centre

Happy French! Thursday, Dec. 13 Franco-American Centre (Crossland Hall) 4:00-7:00 pm Venez partager un bon moment entre amis autour d'un verre. Come join us to speak French while enjoying free hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages. All levels of French welcome and encouraged.

Franco Americans, Acadians, and the Great War

Franco American Centre

Franco Americans, Acadians, and the Great War A panel of historians will examine the Franco American experience of WWI and its impacts beyond. Moderated by David Vermette, author of A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans, Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife Friday, April 26 Crossland Hall 1:00-3:00 pm Panel Speakers: Patrick Lacroix, “Arduous Ascent: […]