Franco-American Collection

French Sing-Along - 12/12 (D'Youville Pavillion)

Lorraine Ouellette and Helene Sylvaine

The University of Southern Maine’s Franco-American Collection will be bringing its popular French-language sing-along to the d’Youville Pavilion at St Mary’s Regional Health Center, Monday December 12.   The hour-long session, from 1:30 – 2:30 pm, will take place in the chapel on the third floor of the Pavilion and will focus on traditional holiday favorites, and French Noëls (Christmas Carols).  Members of the public are invited to join residents for the festive session, which will be led by local singers and instrumentalists .  No prior knowledge of French is necessary, since song sheets with lyrics will be provided, and participants of all ages and backgrounds are strongly encouraged. 

“Taking the program to St Mary’s is a great opportunity to reach those who might not normally be able to make it to our regular events” says Collection Coordinator James Myall.  “We had a great time last year at d’Youville – it really captured the spirit of the holidays.”

In case of bad weather, the event will be postponed until Thursday, December 22.

For more information, please contact USM’s Franco-American Collection at 753-6545 or franco@usm.maine.edu.  The D’Youville Pavilion at St Mary’s Regional Health Center is located at 93 Campus Avenue in Lewiston.

Winter/Spring Open Hours

We have new Tuesday evening hours!  During February and March, the Collection will be open on Tuesdays until 7:30 pm.  It will be closed between 4 and 5 on Tuesdays.

The Collection is generally open Monday-Thursday, from 9am - 4pm, although it will sometimes be closed to accommodate the Coordinator's schedule, especially in the mornings.  Call (753-6545) or e-mail (janet.roberts@maine.edu) before visiting if you wish to confirm that it will be open.

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