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October 24, 2019, Richmond, What are American Values?

October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What are American Values?

What does America stand for?

What does it mean to be patriotic? Or unpatriotic?

In this Make Shift Coffee House we will discuss those and related questions.

As with all Make Shift Coffee Houses, this will not be a debate. We aim to learn about and understand each other’s political views, talk with our neighbors, and enjoy good company.

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Enterprise Grange #48, Richmond, Maine

Everyone welcome!

Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Maybe with a debrief session 9:00pm to 9:30pm

Enterprise Grange #48, 15 Alexander Reed Road, Richmond, Maine, USA

Free food, drink, and live music performed by Doug Protsik.

No advance registration or tickets required.


This Make Shift Coffee House is a Part One of a special two-event series sponsored by Bowdoin College.

On October 24 we are bussing a group of Bowdoin College students to Richmond for Make Shift Coffee House #1. On November 5 we are bussing a group of Richmond residents to Bowdoin College for Make Shift Coffee House #2.

We want to expose Bowdoin College students to the world of, and political views of, residents of Richmond, Maine. And we want to expose Richmond residents to the world of, and political views of, Bowdoin College students.

Even if you are not a Bowdoin College student or Richmond resident, please join us to hear their views. And share your own!


Doug Protsik

We are happy to announce our special musical guest, Doug Protsik on piano!

Doug has been a giant in the music scene of Maine for 40 years. He has played since age 5. He is also known throughout the US & abroad for his fiddle and accordion folk music.

Once a guest of ‘Prairie Home Companion’, Doug is the gifted protégée of silent movie pianist, Danny Patt who was a founding member of the State Street Traditional Jazz Band.

Doug is the pianist with the State Street Traditional Jazz Band, directs the Maine Fiddle Camp, and continues the tradition of accompanying silent movies.


Special musical guest, Susan Brown will also be playing the piano!


October 24, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Enterprise Grange #48
15 Alexander Reed Road
Richmond, ME United States
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