Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Green Acre Bahá'í School, Eliot, Maine for Labor Day Weekend

I spent this Labor Day weekend at Green Acre Bahá'í School in Eliot, Maine. Our program was led by John Hatcher, professor emeritus of English Literature at the University of South Florida, on his new book "The Face of God Among Us: How the Creator Educates Humanity" (hint: it's all about love). I have six of his books, and I handed some over one at a time for signature because I was too embarrassed to present him with the entire stack at once.

I also did serious damage to my bank account at the book store this weekend.

Dr. Hatcher was an excellent presenter and a very knowledgeable scholar. We had a wonderful time and learned a lot.

A beautiful day on the porch waiting for Hurricane Earl. Earl just slightly swept by us, depositing a little bit of rain in the late evening and bringing some cooler temperatures.

Sarah Farmer Inn

Another view of the beautiful building.

On this sunny afternoon we also played a game of croquet and then later had a bonfire. We played a game which involved the consumption of unusual flavored jelly beans (centipede, skunk, baby wipes, and others which I won't even mention). I, however, did not participate in the game out of fear of picking the centipede jelly bean... The children laughed a lot and enjoyed the marshmallow roast.

On Labor Day we had a picnic and also a commemoration of the 1905 signing of the treaty in nearby Portsmouth, New Hampshire which ended the Russo-Japanese War.

Raising of the Peace Flag.

Later that afternoon we were treated to a concert by Randy Armstrong joined by Marty Quinn who played instruments from all over the world.

Marty and Randy on a xylophone type instrument that looks like it's made from gourds

Last day the children's class presented the devotional program.

Our program group. Lots of new friendships were formed!



At 12:49 PM, Blogger Racn4acure said...

Anne - what a nice thing for you to do on a long weekend. That is a nice part of the country. I used to live about 100 miles north of there for a long time. Art

At 9:35 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Hi Art,
Yes, Maine is beautiful! I haven't explored too much of lower Maine, but would love to spend some more time there!


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