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Wilson Center to host Open Mic Night Friday, Nov. 20

The Wilson Center will be holding its monthly Coffeehouse Open Mic Night on Friday, Nov. 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is the second such event of the semester in which performers will play a variety of different types of music among a wide range of genres.

In the past, the center has hosted local bands including The Cards, and Turner.

A bake sale will be held during open mic night. Among the items are baked goods and non-alcoholic beverages including coffee and tea. For these items, a $2 to $5 donation is suggested. All proceeds will go to the Shaw House, a nonprofit that supports homeless youth in Bangor.

“The Wilson center is a multi-cultural, multi-faith, multi-belief group of students and staff that work to create peace and work for social justice,” Jonathan McCullum, a student representative of the center, said.

The Wilson Center holds other events such as spiritual discussions over tea, meditation groups and weekly dinners for students and other community members.

“The goal is to have a space for the UMaine campus to check out local artists,” McCullum said.

The Wilson Center is located at 67 College Ave. in Orono. Admission is free to the first 60 people. Performers can contact Jonathan McCullum on FirstClass to sign up.

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