A special treat for all ages is coming to Watts Hall Friday, March 5 at 7 p.m. Two a cappella  groups from Bowdoin College, the Meddiebempsters and the BellaMafia, will entertain everyone with a variety of song choices.

The Meddiebempsters are the nation’s third oldest a cappella group and the oldest student organization at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Since 1937, the men of the Meddiebempsters have been entertaining audiences with their music as well as with their fun-loving stage presence. Singing everything from jazz standards to classic rock to oldies and up to today’s pop, the Meddies perform for groups of all ages and sizes.

The lovely ladies of Bowdoin College’s BellaMafia have been lighting up stages since 2005. With five solid years of growth and experience, the group now performs from an entertaining collection of pop, rock, oldies and ’80s tunes. Known for their high energy and varied repertoire, they love to challenge preconceived notions about all-female a cappella. They have released their first CD, “Ransom Notes,” recorded and produced last spring.

Each group will perform for about 45 minutes, separated by a 15-minute intermission during which refreshments will be available. The singers are being brought to Thomaston by the Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist and proceeds will go towards supporting both the church and its ongoing support of a school in Fiervil, Haiti. The performance is appropriate for a mixed audience, young and old, as well as families, and sure to be enjoyed by all.

Tickets are $15 each and seating is limited. Advance tickets are available at the St. John’s church office at the corner of Main and Green streets in Thomaston from 9 a.m. to noon daily;  and at the Personal Book Shop in Thomaston, Reading Corner in Rockland and Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden during regular business hours. For more information, call 372-6438.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.