Camden-Rockport Middle School’s Japan Exchange Program will host “An Evening with Jenn Schott” in the venue on the third floor at Camden Opera House on Thursday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m.; doors will open at 7:00. Lincolnville eighth-grader Bella Barnes will open the show. Tickets, $35, are limited and can be purchased through

camdenoperahouse.com. A portion of proceeds will help support a student trip to Japan, as will revenue from the sale of baked goods that will be available. A cash bar will be provided by 40 Paper.

In April, 10 Camden-Rockport Middle School students and two chaperones will travel to Japan; they are currently working together to raise funds for the trip.

Singer-songwriter Jenn Schott’s songs have been recorded by artists including Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Pam Tillis, Lonestar and others. She co-wrote Mickey Guyton’s debut single, “Better Than You Left Me,” which was named one of Billboard’s 10 best country songs of 2015. She also wrote the title track of Tim McGraw’s Grammy-nominated album, “Two Lanes of Freedom”; the song provided the name for McGraw’s 2013 summer tour.

Bella Barnes has been making up songs since she was 3, strumming on an old guitar as if it were an upright bass.

For more information, visit the Connecting Cultures event page on Facebook or email ejhmcd@yahoo.com.