LIVERMORE — The Full Moon Fling will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road.

There will be a comedy improv show with Teachers Lounge Mafia at 6 p.m. in the meetinghouse, a barn dance with live music by Racket Factory will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the new barn, which isn’t quite finished. There also will be seasonal food, raffles and more.

Teachers Lounge Mafia is a local improvisational comedy group many of whose members are teachers in local school Districts. The group performs interactive games similar to those popularized on television’s “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?” No two shows are ever just alike.

Racket Factory is based in western Maine with decades of musical experience playing traditional acoustic music for dances and listening. Kenlyn Clark will be the caller for the dance.

In 2008, fire destroyed the barn. Norlands lost more than a building, it lost the heart of its working farm and its primary primary classroom for school children and adult visitors alike — the magic place where one experiences the sights and sounds of life on a 19th-century farm.

Many artisans and vendors have made donations that will be raffled off during the night. Raffle tickets will cost $1 each, $5 for six, or $10 for 15. You do not have to be present to win.

Visitors are encouraged, but not required, to dress in 19th-century period attire as is the spirit of Norlands.

Tickets cost $15 for an entire night of entertainment, for both the comedy show and dance. Tickets cost $10 for the dance or for the improv show individually, children 12 and younger are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or visit norlands.org/events. Event proceeds will be used to finish the barn.

For more information, visit www.norlands.org, email [email protected], or call 897-4366.


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