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"UMFK Cabaret" to be held Saturday, September 18; local talent invited to participate

September 3, 2004

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent will be holding a "UMFK Cabaret" Saturday, September 18, at 8:30 p.m. in the Bengal's Lair.

The event, which is open to the public, will feature an impromptu evening of live music highlighting the sounds of UMFK alumni, current students, faculty, staff and community members.

The cabaret will have a coffee-house atmosphere with UMFK's own live talent, as well as an open-mike session that will provide a chance for members of the public to perform. 

"We enjoy the opportunity to involve the community whenever possible on campus, especially in an event that is sure to be as successful as this one," said Scott Voisine, director of student services.

There will be an expected hour and a half of entertainment when those in attendance will have the chance to dance and socialize and enjoy a catered bar featuring imported wines and beer.

"The office of student programming looks forward to contributing to a fun-filled weekend, and I hope that everyone participates since there are a wide range of activities to choose from," said Stephanie Cote, associate director of residential life and student programming.

Voisine hopes that there will be many participants performing at this event, and interested community members are asked to contact the student services office at (207) 834-7513.

The UMFK Cabaret is one of the many exciting events planned for the weekend. UMFK has teamed up with the Greater Fort Kent Scarecrow Festival, as well as the opening of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, 740 miles of historic waterways, once used by Native Americans, that run from Old Forge, New York to Fort Kent.

Other events planned during the weekend of September 17 through 19 include an inside/outside scarecrow decorating contest with the local community taking part in decorating for the season, as well as a greater area harvest feast where participating eateries will be offering unique harvest specials.

For more information on Come to Campus Days please contact the UMFK university relations and alumni affairs office at (207) 834-7557.