Starting March 6, John Bozin will be resuming his Thursday evening painting classes from 6—9 PM. All painting media okay. (Bring your finger paints!)

Please join us for a fun-filled evening of music (and probably shenanigans) at
The Lakeshore House’s Open Mic
6:00 – 9:00 PM on the 1st Thursday of each month.

Come one, come all:
Talent of Any Level Welcome
(Know Ye One Chord or Many)
(We even allow “bar” chords!)
Back-up Musicians Available

Call Kermit Bennett @ 207-997-3639 with questions about the Open Mic

The Lakeshore House Restaurant & Lodge
9 Tenny Hill Road
Monson, ME 04464


Great Food. Great Drinks. Great Entertainment. Great Company. It’s A Win/Win Combo!

Free music lessons will be given by Earl Lord of the H.J.Crosby Community Band. No instruments or previous experience required. Instruments and music will be supplied on loan for no charge. All ages are welcome. Classroom to be determined.

First session will be on Thursday, February 27 from 4 to 5:30 PM.

Please note that there will be no public supper this month. The next one will be held on Nov. 13, 2013.

The Monson Center will be hosting the Sundance-initiated FILM FORWARD starting Thursday, September 26 through Thursday, October 3, 2013. Filmmakers will be present for discussion at the October 2nd and 3rd showings. There will be a filmmaker reception on Thursday, October 3 at 5:30 PM.

FILM FORWARD is an international touring program designed to enhance greater cultural understanding, collaboration and dialogue around the globe by engaging audiences through the exhibition of films, workshops and conversations with filmmakers.

For the schedule, click on the image on the right to enlarge, or see our Calendar.

For information about the films and filmmakers, click here.

Admission to all films is free.


The final contradance of the year will be held this Saturday at the Finn Hall on Route 15 in Monson. The dances are easy to learn and all ages are welcome. Legendary caller Dudley Laufman will hold forth.

The dance is from 7:30 – 10:30pm
$8/person. Kids under 12 free.

For more information: (207) 997-3639.

It has been a terrific dance season. Thank you for your support!

Fall classes are scheduled to begin again on September 10. This season there will be five different classes:

  • Painting Workshop
  • Knitting
  • Energy, Juicing and Smoothies
  • Essential Oils for Wellness
  • T’ai Chi Chih

Consult our Calendar for scheduling. Go to for more information and to sign up.

The Monson Board of Selectmen would like to have input from the townspeople to see if there is any interest in looking into other school alternatives. If you are interested in sharing your comments, there will be a meeting at the Monson Center, Wednesday, August 21 at 6 PM before the selectmen’s regular meeting.

Schottisches, polkas, waltzes, foxtrots. At the Finn Hall on Route 15 in Monson from 7:30 to 10:30 PM.

Music by Alexandra Conover Bennett (accordion), Toby Hall (guitar) and Kermit Bennett (mandolin).

All ages are welcome.

$8/person. Kids under 12 free.

Info:  (207) 997-3639

Another Saturday, another dance at the Finn Hall in Monson.
This week it is a traditional Finn dance—waltzes, polkas, schottisches.

Dancing is from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Music by Alexandra, Toby and Kermit.

$8/person. Kids under 12 free.

Looking ahead, the last Finn dance of the season is August 31, Labor Day weekend.