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Monday, April 21, 2014

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Maine Water & Sustainability Conference (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 7:30 am - 4:00 pm)

Maine Water & Sustainability Conference7:30am-4:00pmAugusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine For more information visit http://umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/home/news/maine-water-conference/ or contact Ruth Hallsworth at [email protected] or 207/581-3196.   For 2014, the Maine Water Conference will expand its focus to become the Maine Water & Sustainability Conference. The conference will include several sessions on sustainability science research in Maine as well as sessions with a joint focus on water resources and sustainability. Keynote Speakers: Robert Kates, Presidential Professor of Sustainability Science, UMaine Mark Borsuk, Associate Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College The Maine Water Conference was founded in 1994 by the Senator George J. Mitchell Center at the University of Maine as an annual forum for water resource professionals, researchers, consultants, citizens, students, regulators, and planners to exchange information and present new findings on water resource issues in Maine. The conference has grown to become one of the largest environmentally related conferences in Maine attracting over 350 attendees each year. The Maine Water Conference Steering Committee is made up of key water resource stakeholders from across the state.

EMDC and SBA to Hold Open Forum for Small Businesses (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 8:30 am - 9:30 am)

Small business owners looking to know more about how the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can help them will be able to get answers on April 1 from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at EMDC’s Harlow Street office in Bangor.  EMDC and the SBA are hosting a second open forum that provides an opportunity for small business owners to talk directly with the SBA and to find out what programs and services are available from the SBA. The first forum was held on February 25, 2014. The U.S. Small Business Administration helps businesses start, grow and expand through loan guarantees, access to the federal contracting marketplace, export finance and disaster assistance.  The agency also provides FREE technical assistance through its network of resource partners at the local, municipal, state and federal levels. Additional forums are planned for May 6 and June 10. Registration is recommended. Visit http://www.emdc.org/events or call 207-942-6389 to register.

Fitness For All (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 8:30 am - 9:30 am)

"The single most important thing you can do for you health is to move your body!" Instructor: Renee Thibault This 1 hour class will strengthen your body and your mind. This class is appropriate for all ages and focuses on functional exercise, agility, balance and includes stretching and floor exercises. Fee is $1 per session to be paid at class. Newburgh Town Office, 2220 Western Office, 234-4151. Residents and non-residents welcome. Please bring an exercise mat or towel to use for the floor work.

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Paddling from Mountains to Arctic Ocean in ANWR (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Come enjoy an adventure told with brilliant photography. Ron and Lee spent 10 days paddling the National Wildlife Refuge wilderness of Alaska in a quest for adventure and wildlife experiences. This rigorous trip taxed the endurance and outdoor skills of the 8-person party, but provided sightings of wolves, foxes, caribou, arctic nesting birds, and a profusion of brilliant tundra wildflowers. Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden Presenters: Ron and Lee Davis Cost: $5/member; $6/nonmember. Please call 989-2591 with any questions.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Auto Magic: Slideshow highlights early days of motorized travel (Thu. 3 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

BAR HARBOR — New inventions. Rapid change. Cool machines. That was America at the dawn of the 20th century. Come hear – and see – all about it on Thursday, April 3, at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Motoring into the 20th Century, a program that begins at 7 p.m. The talk and slideshow highlights key changes that enabled the invention of the automobile, and some of the resulting social changes including women behind the wheel. Offered by Raney Bench, executive director of the Seal Cove Auto Museum, this is a chance for a first look at the museum’s new exhibit for 2014. Ms. Bench will discuss the fits and starts of early auto manufacture before mass production, and the race to make a sustainable and practical car, all before Henry Ford created his car for the masses. America at the dawn of the 20th century was in the process of rapid and transformational growth. New inventions were being marketed to average Americans and traditional social and gender roles were being challenged. It was an exciting time, and one of the most exciting new inventions was motorized travel. The Seal Cove Auto Museum cares for a unique collection of rare and one-of-a-kind automobiles and motorcycles which are part of the Richard Paine Jr. Charitable Trust. The collection includes steam, electric, and gasoline-powered automobiles. New England was an important part of early auto manufacture, including home to the well-known Stanley Brothers and their steam cars. Don’t miss this interesting event at the Jesup.

Friday, April 04, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Blithe Spirit (Fri. 4 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Everyone has heard the expression "in living color" but how about in "living black and white?" Ten Bucks Theatre Company is proud to be presenting Noël Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” in just that, living black and white. Join us for a live black and white movie experience and watch as Charles Condomine struggles to adapt to life with two wives, one who is real flesh and blood while the other a mischievous ethereal being. A bonus feature also rounds out this extraordinary night of innovative theatre.The cast of Blithe Spirit is: Adam Cousins, Katie Toole, Rebeckah Kay Perry, Andrea Littlefield, Ben layman, Christina Belknap and Brittney Blais.Blithe Spirit will be performed at the Eddington-Clifton Civic Center (Comins Hall) April. 4, 5, 11, 12, at 7PM and April. 6 and 13 at 2PM. The Eddington-Clifton Civic Center is located at 1387 Main Road, Rt. 9 in Eddington http://www.cominshall.org/All tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the box office in the Eddington- Clifton Civic Center one half hour prior to show time. We accept cash or checks only.For more information: www.tenbuckstheatre.org

You had me at “merlot”! Wine class offered at Jesup library with tasting (Fri. 4 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

BAR HARBOR — Dawn Lamendola of House Wine in Bar Harbor will give a session on the “whys” of wine, at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor, on Friday, April 4, starting at 7 p.m. She’ll cover some basic information about styles, secrets of the label, storage, and buying with confidence then builds on that with more specific in-depth information. Ever wonder what it really means that a chardonnay “has a lot of oak”? Come hear the answer then taste the difference for yourself. Dawn will offer a tasting as part of this session at the Jesup. You bring your questions, we’ll serve the wine – and we’ll all have a terrific time. This program is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Baked Bean Supper (Sat. 5 Apr, 2014 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

The Hampden Kiwanis Club will hold its monthly Baked Bean Supper on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Featuring John's "Award-Winning Chili" from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at the Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center. The cost is $7.00 Adults and $4.00 for Children.

(All proceeds benefit Hampden Kiwanis charities)

Spaghetti Supper (Sat. 5 Apr, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Spaghetti Supper
Saturday, April 5th from 5-7pm
at the
Alton United Methodist Church Dining Hall
Sponsored by
Marine Corps League Detachment 1151
Greater Bangor Area
Benefits for Maine Veterans Home,
Bangor House in the Woods Program summit project and many more!
Price: $7.00 Adults
Children Under 10 $3.50

Robinson Ballet LIVE 2014 (Sat. 5 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Brewer Performing Arts Center92 Pendleton St. Brewer, MaineApril 5 and 12 at 7:00PMApril 6 & 13 at 3:00PMTicket prices: Adults - 15.00, Seniors and Children (12 and under) - 10.00Tickets on sale online and by phone March 17th www.robinsonballet.org or (207) 990-3140 and atRobinson Ballet studios 107 Union St., Bangor March 21st Box office will open 1 hour prior to show times ROBINSON BALLET LIVE 2014 Features:AlteRED - There are a few times in life when you stand at a precipice of a decision. When you know there will forever be a Before and an After from which everything else will be altered. Choreography: Terry Lacy. Music: Orff, Ritenour, Grusin, Ahn TrioRuminating, a new work by Stevie Dunham, visualizes the existential nature of thoughts. Life can be hectic at times and it’s hard to organize one’s thoughts – this piece demonstrates the inner workings of a chaotic mind with each dancer representing a different thought or train of thoughts. Set to Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Dunham seeks to organize and make sense of a ruminating mind.Mozart Madness is a merry mix of music and motion, combining ballet with humor and whimsy to depict the world of dance. Featuring a large cast highlighted in a series of vignettes, Mozart’s Madness is a dance about dance, and the magic, madness and joy of it. Choreography: Keith Robinson Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Gideon KremerThe Brewer High Jazz Combo, under the direction of Brady Harris, will join Robinson Ballet dancers performing three selections: a lyrical ballet piece set to Marvin Hamlisch's, The Way We Were, an upbeat mix of contemporary / jazz movements set to the Brecker Brothers, Sponge, and a classic jazz rendition of Georgia to be performed by RBC Contributing Artist Stevie Dunham.Guest ArtistsJesse Dunham - A native of Bangor, ME and the Robinson Ballet Company, Jesse Dunham has spent the last 8 years living in New York City. She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 2009 and joined the Steps Ensemble at Steps on Broadway. There she worked with Sean Curran, Camille Brown, Charice and Aszure Barton, Benoit Swan Pouffer, and Larry Kegwin. Recently, she left her position as a Tier III Personal Trainer at Equinox for an opportunity to join the wardrobe crew for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.Brady S. Harris - Brady S. Harris has served as the Director of Bands at Brewer High School since 1996. He has been the head of the Visual and Performing Arts at BHS, Chair of MMEA District 6,and is the manager of Brewer’s new performing arts center. Mr. Harris graduated from Brewer High School in 1988, earned his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music from the University of Maine at Augusta, and later earned his teaching degree from the University of Maine at Orono.Mr. Harris’s bands have received numerous awards and accolades including 1st place at the 2012 Berklee Jazz Festival, 3rd place at the 2013 Berklee Jazz Festival, numerous 2nd and 3rd place finishes at the Maine State Jazz Festival, and many high honors from a variety of festivals throughout the country.Mr. Harris is the current commander of the 195th Army Band, Maine Army National Guard, located in Bangor, ME. He has served in the guard for over 25 years.Brewer High Jazz Combo MusiciansNick Turner    Christopher HarrisMason Duplissie    Andrea Cunney    Steven LoftinPeter HilyardNick PelletierJacob Neal Nate GendreauKyle Hanson Brian Horr

Sunday, April 06, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

AAUW Book Sale (Sun. 6 Apr, 2014 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

The AAUW 63rd Annual Book Sale will take place on April 5, 2014 at the Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St., Orono, ME. from 9 am to 2:30 pm - free. Early Admission from 8 am - 9 am is $10.  This traditional book sale has a wide variety of used books.  Snacks are also available. The booksale is a nonprofit fundraiser for the Penobscot Branch of the American Association of University Women and supports scholarships for women and girls.  

Searsport Lions Club Flea Market (Sun. 6 Apr, 2014 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

We are having a Flea Market each Sunday from October to May from 8am-2pm.Tables 10.00 each. We serve a full breakfast and coffee and lunch each week. Searsport Lions Club is located on Prospect St.Next Street after Toziers Market on right.For more information or to reserve a table Call 323-3878 or 944-5853.

Searsport Lions Club Flea Market (Sun. 6 Apr, 2014 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

We are having a Flea Market each Sunday from October to May from 8am-2pm.Tables 10.00 each. We serve a full breakfast and coffee and lunch each week.Searsport Lions Club is located on Prospect St.Next Street after Toziers Market on right.For more information or to reserve a table Call 323-3878 or 944-5853.

Spring Brunch and Chocolate Tasting (Sun. 6 Apr, 2014 10:30 am - 1:00 pm)

The Next Step Domestic Violence Project is putting on a Spring Brunch and Chocolate Tasting at Big Cats Catering in Ellsworth, Maine. 100% of net proceeds support local efforts to end abuse and this event is generously sponsored by Camden National Bank

Blithe Spirit (Sun. 6 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Everyone has heard the expression "in living color" but how about in "living black and white?" Ten Bucks Theatre Company is proud to be presenting Noël Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” in just that, living black and white. Join us for a live black and white movie experience and watch as Charles Condomine struggles to adapt to life with two wives, one who is real flesh and blood while the other a mischievous ethereal being. A bonus feature also rounds out this extraordinary night of innovative theatre.The cast of Blithe Spirit is: Adam Cousins, Katie Toole, Rebeckah Kay Perry, Andrea Littlefield, Ben layman, Christina Belknap and Brittney Blais.Blithe Spirit will be performed at the Eddington-Clifton Civic Center (Comins Hall) April. 4, 5, 11, 12, at 7PM and April. 6 and 13 at 2PM. The Eddington-Clifton Civic Center is located at 1387 Main Road, Rt. 9 in Eddington http://www.cominshall.org/All tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the box office in the Eddington- Clifton Civic Center one half hour prior to show time. We accept cash or checks only.For more information: www.tenbuckstheatre.org

Free Public Viewing of the Documentary "The Anonymous People" (Sun. 6 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

The Anonymous People is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.  Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades.  But recently, courageous addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows in order to save millions of lives.  This passionate new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting recovery solutions.

Free Public Viewing of the Documentary "The Anonymous People" (Sun. 6 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

When:  Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2:00 - 4:00 Where:  Indian Island, ME  Nick Sapiel Building across from the Sockalexis Bingo Hall on Wabanaki Way The Anonymous People is a feature documenatry film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.  Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades.  But recently, courageous addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows in order to save millions of lives.  This passionate new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting recovery solutions.

Robinson Ballet LIVE 2014 (Sun. 6 Apr, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

Brewer Performing Arts Center92 Pendleton St. Brewer, MaineApril 5 and 12 at 7:00PMApril 6 & 13 at 3:00PMTicket prices: Adults - 15.00, Seniors and Children (12 and under) - 10.00Tickets on sale online and by phone March 17th www.robinsonballet.org or (207) 990-3140 and atRobinson Ballet studios 107 Union St., Bangor March 21st Box office will open 1 hour prior to show times ROBINSON BALLET LIVE 2014 Features:AlteRED - There are a few times in life when you stand at a precipice of a decision. When you know there will forever be a Before and an After from which everything else will be altered. Choreography: Terry Lacy. Music: Orff, Ritenour, Grusin, Ahn TrioRuminating, a new work by Stevie Dunham, visualizes the existential nature of thoughts. Life can be hectic at times and it’s hard to organize one’s thoughts – this piece demonstrates the inner workings of a chaotic mind with each dancer representing a different thought or train of thoughts. Set to Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Dunham seeks to organize and make sense of a ruminating mind.Mozart Madness is a merry mix of music and motion, combining ballet with humor and whimsy to depict the world of dance. Featuring a large cast highlighted in a series of vignettes, Mozart’s Madness is a dance about dance, and the magic, madness and joy of it. Choreography: Keith Robinson Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Gideon KremerThe Brewer High Jazz Combo, under the direction of Brady Harris, will join Robinson Ballet dancers performing three selections: a lyrical ballet piece set to Marvin Hamlisch's, The Way We Were, an upbeat mix of contemporary / jazz movements set to the Brecker Brothers, Sponge, and a classic jazz rendition of Georgia to be performed by RBC Contributing Artist Stevie Dunham.Guest ArtistsJesse Dunham - A native of Bangor, ME and the Robinson Ballet Company, Jesse Dunham has spent the last 8 years living in New York City. She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 2009 and joined the Steps Ensemble at Steps on Broadway. There she worked with Sean Curran, Camille Brown, Charice and Aszure Barton, Benoit Swan Pouffer, and Larry Kegwin. Recently, she left her position as a Tier III Personal Trainer at Equinox for an opportunity to join the wardrobe crew for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.Brady S. Harris - Brady S. Harris has served as the Director of Bands at Brewer High School since 1996. He has been the head of the Visual and Performing Arts at BHS, Chair of MMEA District 6,and is the manager of Brewer’s new performing arts center. Mr. Harris graduated from Brewer High School in 1988, earned his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music from the University of Maine at Augusta, and later earned his teaching degree from the University of Maine at Orono.Mr. Harris’s bands have received numerous awards and accolades including 1st place at the 2012 Berklee Jazz Festival, 3rd place at the 2013 Berklee Jazz Festival, numerous 2nd and 3rd place finishes at the Maine State Jazz Festival, and many high honors from a variety of festivals throughout the country.Mr. Harris is the current commander of the 195th Army Band, Maine Army National Guard, located in Bangor, ME. He has served in the guard for over 25 years.Brewer High Jazz Combo MusiciansNick Turner    Christopher HarrisMason Duplissie    Andrea Cunney    Steven LoftinPeter HilyardNick PelletierJacob Neal Nate GendreauKyle Hanson Brian Horr

Monday, April 07, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Fitness For All (Tue. 8 Apr, 2014 8:30 am - 9:30 am)

"The single most important thing you can do for you health is to move your body!" Instructor: Renee Thibault This 1 hour class will strengthen your body and your mind. This class is appropriate for all ages and focuses on functional exercise, agility, balance and includes stretching and floor exercises. Fee is $1 per session to be paid at class. Newburgh Town Office, 2220 Western Office, 234-4151. Residents and non-residents welcome. Please bring an exercise mat or towel to use for the floor work.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Business Resources Night for the Region (Wed. 9 Apr, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Town of Pittsfield and the Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to attend a Business Resources Night in Pittsfield at the Warsaw Middle School Gym, 167 School Street on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 5:30 pm - 8:15/8:30 pm. Tables can be set up from 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm and the doors open to the public at 6:00 pm. This is a regional event so businesses from all towns are welcome. Presentations of business resources will be provided by Brian Mulligan, Governor's Account Executive; William Card, Economic Development Specialist from SBA; and Jant Roderick, Certified Business Counselor from SBDC.   The main functions of the evening are to promote your business; showcase your business if you would like a table; network with other businesses and have resource providers from the region, state and federal government available who have programs to offer assistance to your business.    Your Business can stay for the entire evening, have table space to display your business/offerings which may help drawing new customers or come for awhile to look over the displays and network.   Obtaining table space to display your business offering is easy. We just need to know if you need an entire table and if you need electricity.    This event is being offered to the region, therefore, you can connect with businesses from other towns. In addition, the Town and Chamber of Commerce will be advertising the event to the public so there will be citizens and other businesses attending to look around at the displays.    This is a great event for the public as you can sign up for free drawings and meet local businesses.  

Astronomers explore time & longitude at the Jesup (Wed. 9 Apr, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

BAR HARBOR — Take an astronomical tour of Europe with Dwight Lanpher at the Jesup Memorial Library courtesy of the Acadia Astronomical Society on Wednesday, April 9.    “A Study in Time and Longitude” will begin at 7 p.m., after a meeting of the Acadia Astronomical Society which begins at 6:30 p.m. The club welcomes new members, and the program is open to everyone at no charge.   The club uses the Jesup’s lending telescope to scope out the night skies, teaches people to use it and offers exciting programs about what’s to be seen in the sky at night. For more information, contact the club at [email protected] or call the Jesup for more information at 207-288-4245.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training (Thu. 10 Apr, 2014 5:30 pm - Thu. 17 Apr, 2014 8:30 pm)

If you have a passion for caring for others and if you're looking for a way to make a difference in people's lives, you should consider becoming a Beacon Hospice volunteer. Our approach to care creates an environment of hope, comfort and dignity for both the patient and their families. Our patient centered approach extends through our volunteers as a helping hand and calming presence can make an enormous difference in the lives of others. Our spring training will be held at the Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden in conjunction with the adult education program. Class will be 7 consecutive Thursdays starting April 10 to May 29 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Roanne Austin, LSw?vc @ 942.2920.

How Movement Heals (Thu. 10 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

An informational discussion on how movement helps the body heal.  Lead by Renee Thibeault, certified personal trainer. At Newburgh Town Office, 2220 Western Ave. 234-4151.  Free and open to residents and non-residents.

Farmer presents ‘Raw Truth About Real Milk’ (Thu. 10 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

BAR HARBOR —  Come hear “The Raw Truth About Real Milk” at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor, on Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m.           This is the second program in a series a about the various aspects of farming on Mount Desert Island, by Lucian Smith of Smith Family Farm in Bar Harbor. He’ll share a photo essay and information, and facilitate a discussion  about the coevolution of cattle, humans, and the agricultural landscape, the history of dairying, and raw milk production. The Smith family Farm is the only dairy on Mount Desert Island and has more than 50 Jersey cows, and it has been certified as organic.     For more information, call the Jesup at 207-288-4245.

Friday, April 11, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training (Thu. 10 Apr, 2014 5:30 pm - Thu. 17 Apr, 2014 8:30 pm)

If you have a passion for caring for others and if you're looking for a way to make a difference in people's lives, you should consider becoming a Beacon Hospice volunteer. Our approach to care creates an environment of hope, comfort and dignity for both the patient and their families. Our patient centered approach extends through our volunteers as a helping hand and calming presence can make an enormous difference in the lives of others. Our spring training will be held at the Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden in conjunction with the adult education program. Class will be 7 consecutive Thursdays starting April 10 to May 29 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Roanne Austin, LSw?vc @ 942.2920.

Poetry open mic night set for Jesup April 11 (Fri. 11 Apr, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

BAR HARBOR — Come rehearse your verse. Write On! at the Jesup, the writing group of the Jesup Memorial Library, is hosting a Poetry Open Mic Night at the library on Friday, April 11 beginning at 7 p.m. in honor of National Poetry Month. All poets are invited to bring their original work and share it. All poetry lovers are invited to come and listen. There is no admission fee. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Anyone planning to share their work should sign up when they arrive; a volunteer with a clipboard will be taking names. Refreshments will be served.     For more information, contact Melinda Rice at [email protected] or call the library at 288-4245.

Blithe Spirit (Fri. 11 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Everyone has heard the expression "in living color" but how about in "living black and white?" Ten Bucks Theatre Company is proud to be presenting Noël Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” in just that, living black and white. Join us for a live black and white movie experience and watch as Charles Condomine struggles to adapt to life with two wives, one who is real flesh and blood while the other a mischievous ethereal being. A bonus feature also rounds out this extraordinary night of innovative theatre.The cast of Blithe Spirit is: Adam Cousins, Katie Toole, Rebeckah Kay Perry, Andrea Littlefield, Ben layman, Christina Belknap and Brittney Blais.Blithe Spirit will be performed at the Eddington-Clifton Civic Center (Comins Hall) April. 4, 5, 11, 12, at 7PM and April. 6 and 13 at 2PM. The Eddington-Clifton Civic Center is located at 1387 Main Road, Rt. 9 in Eddington http://www.cominshall.org/All tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the box office in the Eddington- Clifton Civic Center one half hour prior to show time. We accept cash or checks only.For more information: www.tenbuckstheatre.org

Saturday, April 12, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training (Thu. 10 Apr, 2014 5:30 pm - Thu. 17 Apr, 2014 8:30 pm)

If you have a passion for caring for others and if you're looking for a way to make a difference in people's lives, you should consider becoming a Beacon Hospice volunteer. Our approach to care creates an environment of hope, comfort and dignity for both the patient and their families. Our patient centered approach extends through our volunteers as a helping hand and calming presence can make an enormous difference in the lives of others. Our spring training will be held at the Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden in conjunction with the adult education program. Class will be 7 consecutive Thursdays starting April 10 to May 29 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Roanne Austin, LSw?vc @ 942.2920.

Stretch Your Dollar Day (Sat. 12 Apr, 2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

People in Piscataquis County looking for help managing their finances will find it on Saturday, April 12 during the Tri-County Disability Asset Network’s 1st Annual Stretch Your Dollar Day event in Dover-Foxcroft.  This event is similar to the event recently held in March in Bangor. The April session focuses on providing assistance for individuals in Piscataquis County. Stretch Your Dollar Day: Dover-Foxcroft will be held at the Morton Avenue Complex at 48 Morton Avenue in Dover-Foxcroft from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the event features at least 9 workshops and more than a dozen organizations that offer various programs and support for youth and adults with disabilities including a representative of the CA$H coalition who will assist with Income Tax preparation. Stretch Your Dollar Day is a FREE event presented by the Eastern Maine Cash Coalition, EMDC and the United Way of Eastern Maine. More information, including a complete list of workshop topics, is available by visiting www.emdc.org/events or by calling Theresa Mudgett at 561-4046.  

Wild Poetry: a nature writing workshop (Sat. 12 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Join us to celebrate National Poetry Month! Set your imagination free and explore the wonders of nature. Enjoy an outdoor adventure, hear great poetry (bring a favorite sample), write your own poetry, and share your writing (optional).  Cost: $5/member; $10/nonmember. Children 12 and under accompanied by an adult are free. Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden Please call 989-2591 to register.

Wild Poetry: a nature writing workshop (Sat. 12 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Join us to celebrate National Poetry Month! Set your imagination free and explore the wonders of nature. Enjoy an outdoor adventure, hear great poetry (bring a favorite sample), write your own poetry, and share your writing (optional).  Cost: $5/member; $10/nonmember. Children 12 and under accompanied by an adult are free. Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden Please call 989-2591 to register.

Nicho-bo Workshop at The Kishintaikan Dojo (Sat. 12 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

The Kishintaikan Dojo will hold a workshop in using Nicho-bo, a traditional Okinawan weapon of self-defense, on Saturday, April 12, at 88 Central Street, Bangor. Also called Tan-bo, Nicho-bo are short staffs, 8 to 36 inches long, usually used in pairs. The workshop will be taught by Kancho Sensei Stephen A. Boardway, owner and head instructor at the Kishintaikan Dojo, the oldest, continuously operating martial arts academy in Bangor. Boardway has taught karate for more than 30 years and holds black belts in five styles of Asian martial arts. No experience in martial arts is required for the workshop, which will teach basic Nicho-bo techniques in two sessions: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Cost is $40 each for the morning or afternoon workshop; $75 for all day. Preregistration is required by April 10. Space is limited. For more information and to register, call 207/991-7579, email [email protected], or see the Nicho-bo Event listing on Facebook at “Kishintaikan Dojo.” The Nicho-bo Workshop will be the second in a new series of one-day workshops at the Kishintaikan Dojo. A previous clinic focused on Kung Fu. The next is scheduled for May 18, teaching Scottish Broadsword, also called Basket Sword. Details will be announced early that month. The Kishintaikan Dojo, a Kishintaikan International Academy, is a classical martial arts and healing arts center with classes in Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate-do and Kobudo, and the Brazilian art of Capoeira. Established in 1983 by Kancho Sensei Stephen A. Boardway, head of Kishintaikan International, the Kishintaikan Dojo is the oldest, continuously operating martial arts academy in Bangor.

Tea at Three (Sat. 12 Apr, 2014 3:00 pm - Sun. 13 Apr, 2014 5:00 pm)

Continue to celebrate Gouldsboro’s 225th Birthday and join us for tea, delicious finger sandwiches, cookies and delicate cakes. “Tea at Three" will be at the Prospect Harbor Women’s Club on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Music entertainment will be performed by SHUSH, Sheila Unvala and Sepp Huber. A representative from Susan Collins’ office will be the guest speaker. The cost is $10 per person and there is limited seating available. Please contact Sheila Daley at 963-7018 to make your reservation. Commemorative items will be on sale.

Baked Bean Supper (Sat. 12 Apr, 2014 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

Baked Bean supper at the Stillwater Federated Church Saturday, April 12, from 4:30-6PM
Adults $7.00
Children $1.00
Handicap accessible with ample parking.
For more questions please contact Peggy Manzer: 827-3847

Veazie Congregational Church (Sat. 12 Apr, 2014 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

Veazie Congregational Church
1404 State St. Veazie, ME
Church Supper
Beef tips, Baked Potatoes and Veges, and Dessert
Sat, April 12
4:30 to 6:00pm
Special Raffles
Adults $7.00 Children $3.00
*** Door Prizes***

Benefit Supper for Doug Poor (Sat. 12 Apr, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

The Exeter ATV Club will be holding a pot luck supper for Doug Poor. Doug was formerly a Deputy Sheriff who is fighting cancer. Donations will be taken at the door. There will also be a silent auction as well as a raffle. The supper will be held April 12th from 5-7 a the Exeter ATV Club.

DownEast Dancers present a Spring Fling Dance! (Sat. 12 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

At the Ellsworth YMCA DownEast Dancers present a Spring Fling Dance! Gym. 7PM ChaCha lesson. Dance from 7:30 to 10:00. Club DJ's play it ALL: Jitterbug, West Coast, Latin, Waltz, etc. Admission is $ 8 PP, $5 seniors/students. All are welcome! Come dance with us! FMI call 667-1319.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training (Thu. 10 Apr, 2014 5:30 pm - Thu. 17 Apr, 2014 8:30 pm)

If you have a passion for caring for others and if you're looking for a way to make a difference in people's lives, you should consider becoming a Beacon Hospice volunteer. Our approach to care creates an environment of hope, comfort and dignity for both the patient and their families. Our patient centered approach extends through our volunteers as a helping hand and calming presence can make an enormous difference in the lives of others. Our spring training will be held at the Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden in conjunction with the adult education program. Class will be 7 consecutive Thursdays starting April 10 to May 29 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Roanne Austin, LSw?vc @ 942.2920.

Tea at Three (Sat. 12 Apr, 2014 3:00 pm - Sun. 13 Apr, 2014 5:00 pm)

Continue to celebrate Gouldsboro’s 225th Birthday and join us for tea, delicious finger sandwiches, cookies and delicate cakes. “Tea at Three" will be at the Prospect Harbor Women’s Club on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Music entertainment will be performed by SHUSH, Sheila Unvala and Sepp Huber. A representative from Susan Collins’ office will be the guest speaker. The cost is $10 per person and there is limited seating available. Please contact Sheila Daley at 963-7018 to make your reservation. Commemorative items will be on sale.

The Great Maine Bike Swap, Orono (Sun. 13 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)

The Great Maine Bike Swap kicks off the bicycling season by finding happy new owners for hundreds of bicycles! This year's Orono Swap will be on Sunday, April 13, from 10:00am-1:00 pm at the UMaine New Balance Recreation Center. Come join us and sell a bike, buy a bike, volunteer, or all of the above!   The Great Maine Bike Swap, Orono UMaine New Balance Recreation and Fitness Center, 22 Hilltop Road, Orono April 13, 2014, 10:00am-1:00pm Bike Regisration/Drop off on Saturday, 4/12, from 5:00-7:00 pm   The Swap offers a great way to buy used bicycles at an affordable price, and a great way to sell bikes that are cluttering up your garage or basement. We want to get more bikes at the Swap than ever this year, so if you have used bikes that you're considering parting with or replacing, we'd love to help you sell them at the Swap! Have a kid's bike in the garage that your child has grown out of, or a bike that has never fit you just right? Sell them at the Swap!    Selling bikes at the Swap is easy-- just register your bike to be sold by visiting www.bikemaine.org/swap-seller-form, print your registration confirmation tag, and drop your bike off from 5-7pm on April 12. Cost: $3 per bike Saturday night before/ $5 day-of Swap (fee includes admission to the Swap) + 15% commission if sold.   Looking to buy a bike? You can choose from hundreds of bikes of all kinds in all price ranges! Admission: $3 for adults; Children under 12 and UMaine students get in for free!   Looking for a super-fun volunteer opportunity? Sign up to volunteer at the Swap by visiting www.bikemaine.org/orono-swap-volunteer.   For more information about the Swap please visit www.bikemaine.org/events/great-maine-bike-swap. To join the event on Facebook, click here.

Death Café set for Jesup on April 13 (Sun. 13 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

BAR HARBOR — Come eat cake, drink tea … and talk about death – the biology, the emotions, the impact and more – at a Death Café on Sunday, April 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St., in a program co-sponsored by the library and the Mount Desert Island Hospital. Death Café is not a support group. It’s a forum for open discussion relating to issues surrounding life and death with others in a relaxed, open, safe atmosphere. There is no agenda, no objectives or themes. The program is part of an international effort that began in Europe and made its way to the United States. An Englishman named Jon Underwood began hosting Death Cafes in his basement in September 2011, with subsequent gatherings held in locales as varied as a yurt, actual cafes and the Royal Festival Hall. Light refreshments will be served. Death Café is open to all; there is no fee to attend.For more information about Death Cafes, visit deathcafe.com.  For more information about this event at the Jesup, contact Melinda Rice at the library, at [email protected] or call 207-288-4245, or call Carla Tanguay from MDI Hospital at 244-3267.

Monday, April 14, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training (Thu. 10 Apr, 2014 5:30 pm - Thu. 17 Apr, 2014 8:30 pm)

If you have a passion for caring for others and if you're looking for a way to make a difference in people's lives, you should consider becoming a Beacon Hospice volunteer. Our approach to care creates an environment of hope, comfort and dignity for both the patient and their families. Our patient centered approach extends through our volunteers as a helping hand and calming presence can make an enormous difference in the lives of others. Our spring training will be held at the Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden in conjunction with the adult education program. Class will be 7 consecutive Thursdays starting April 10 to May 29 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Roanne Austin, LSw?vc @ 942.2920.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training (Thu. 10 Apr, 2014 5:30 pm - Thu. 17 Apr, 2014 8:30 pm)

If you have a passion for caring for others and if you're looking for a way to make a difference in people's lives, you should consider becoming a Beacon Hospice volunteer. Our approach to care creates an environment of hope, comfort and dignity for both the patient and their families. Our patient centered approach extends through our volunteers as a helping hand and calming presence can make an enormous difference in the lives of others. Our spring training will be held at the Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden in conjunction with the adult education program. Class will be 7 consecutive Thursdays starting April 10 to May 29 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Roanne Austin, LSw?vc @ 942.2920.

Fitness For All (Tue. 15 Apr, 2014 8:30 am - 9:30 am)

"The single most important thing you can do for you health is to move your body!" Instructor: Renee Thibault This 1 hour class will strengthen your body and your mind. This class is appropriate for all ages and focuses on functional exercise, agility, balance and includes stretching and floor exercises. Fee is $1 per session to be paid at class. Newburgh Town Office, 2220 Western Office, 234-4151. Residents and non-residents welcome. Please bring an exercise mat or towel to use for the floor work.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training (Thu. 10 Apr, 2014 5:30 pm - Thu. 17 Apr, 2014 8:30 pm)

If you have a passion for caring for others and if you're looking for a way to make a difference in people's lives, you should consider becoming a Beacon Hospice volunteer. Our approach to care creates an environment of hope, comfort and dignity for both the patient and their families. Our patient centered approach extends through our volunteers as a helping hand and calming presence can make an enormous difference in the lives of others. Our spring training will be held at the Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden in conjunction with the adult education program. Class will be 7 consecutive Thursdays starting April 10 to May 29 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Roanne Austin, LSw?vc @ 942.2920.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training (Thu. 10 Apr, 2014 5:30 pm - Thu. 17 Apr, 2014 8:30 pm)

If you have a passion for caring for others and if you're looking for a way to make a difference in people's lives, you should consider becoming a Beacon Hospice volunteer. Our approach to care creates an environment of hope, comfort and dignity for both the patient and their families. Our patient centered approach extends through our volunteers as a helping hand and calming presence can make an enormous difference in the lives of others. Our spring training will be held at the Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden in conjunction with the adult education program. Class will be 7 consecutive Thursdays starting April 10 to May 29 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Roanne Austin, LSw?vc @ 942.2920.

The Business of Baseball (Thu. 17 Apr, 2014 9:00 am - 10:30 am)

Former Boston Red Sox player Shea Hillenbrand will join Dove Tail Bats owner Paul Lancisi on Thursday, April 17 at the Cross Insurance Center as Mobilize Eastern Maine presents "The Business of Baseball." Beginning at 9:00 a.m., the event highlights the international success Lancisi has found producing wooden bats for the baseball industry and Hillenbrand's experience with the business side of "America's favorite past time". Seating is limited and registration is recommended by email to [email protected]

Expressive therapies for older adults explored at Talks & Walks (Thu. 17 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

BAR HARBOR — Health care providers are making great strides using Expressive Therapies such as Music Therapy to help improve physical and cognitive functioning of older adults.  Carla Tanguay will discuss these therapies during a Talks & Walks on Thursday, April 17 at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St., beginning at 10 a.m. She will also talk about the community services available to seniors, including the Straus Adult Day Center and Lifeline. Talks & Walks is a joint program of the MDI YMCA and the Jesup Memorial Library.  Come to the library for an interesting program at 10 a.m., and get a day pass to use all the great facilities at the Y just down the street! Talks & Walks is free and open to everyone.           Ms. Tanguay has a master’s degree in music therapy and is the director of the Don & Beth Straus Adult Day Center in Southwest Harbor.               For more information about this program, contact Melinda Rice at the library at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]

Try out the 3Doodler at the Jesup (Thu. 17 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

BAR HARBOR — Got a cool 3-D gadget?  The Jesup does!  As part of its ongoing Jesup in the 21st Century Technology Initiative, the Jesup invested in a Kickstarter campaign for a cool gadget called the 3Doodler. On Thursday, April 17, beginning at 7 p.m. the 3Doodler will be available to the public to try out. Reviewer Brian Heater of Engadget described the 3Doodler as “sort of like a hot glue gun that melts plastic, so you can write in the air.”  It’s a small handheld 3-D printer that looks like a pen and extrudes heated plastic which cools and hardens. Boston-based WobbleWorks was seeking $30,000 to fund its 3Doodler project last year and ended up raising $2.3 million through Kickstarter.  The 3Doodler will become available to the general public in April. Come check it out first at the Jesup.   For more information about the gadget, visit the3doodler.com. For more information about the event at the Jesup, contact Ruth Eveland at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]

Friday, April 18, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

2nd Sgt. Joel A. House Summer Camp Fund Talent Show (-)

On April 18 at 6:00pm area students will compete for prizes in the 2nd Sgt. Joel A. House Summer Camp Fund Talent Show at the Enfield Station School in Enfield, Maine.  Contestants will be competing in 3 talent skill levels for cash scholarship prizes.  Contestants who are new to talent show and pageant competition will vie for the $25 "Razor’s Edge" Beginner’s Talent Award. Those who have some performance background, but haven’t won first or second place yet, will compete against each other in the $100 "Select Designs" Intermediate Talent category.  Experienced performers with a first or second place win under their belt will compete for the $200 "Steaks N’ Stuff" Advanced Talent award.  Contestants will also be featured in a program book which is being sponsored by area businesses and contestant families.    Tickets will be available at the door for a donation.  Raffle tickets will be sold on over 20 prizes including an Old Town canoe or kayak, a muzzle loader gun, an outdoor grill, and many more.  The drawing will be held on June 28 in the town of Lee at the scholarship’s FREE Beach & Barbecue Day.The Sgt. Joel A. House Summer Camp Fund was established in 2007 in memory of Joel House, a Lee Academy graduate, who was killed in Iraq by a roadside bomb while serving with the U.S. Army.  Each year, Joel’s family helps send over 50 Maine children to an academic, sports, visual/performing arts, conservation, or Bible camp of their choice.  To find out more about the summer camp scholarship, visit http://sgtjoelhouse.com or https://facebook.com/sgtjoelhouse.Applications for entering the talent show are still being accepted at the e-mail below. Enfield Station School 561 Hammett Rd. Enfield, ME 04493 207-738-4421

Joseph Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ” (Fri. 18 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

  The founder of Pineland Suzuki School will bring a Good Friday Concert to Downtown Bangor. Joseph Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ” will be performed by the Hallelujah String Quartet at Columbia Street Baptist Church, April, 18, 7:00pm. The Good Friday concert will be offered at no charge to the public as a gift to Bangor from CSBC. Please share this post and/or invite your friends.  

Saturday, April 19, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at ledwards@jesuplibrary[email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Easter Egg Hunt (Sat. 19 Apr, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

The Etna Volunteer Fire & Rescue Dept. is holding an Egg hunt at the Etna Fire Station located at 402 Stage Rd (Rt. 2) in Etna. Egg hunt starts at 10:30 rain or shine. Cost is just $5. Kids one and under are free. All funds generated will go to the purchase of a Thermal Imaging Camera. There will be other events, games, and everyone can have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny!

Dover-Foxcroft UMC Holds Easter Pie Sale (-)

On Saturday, April 19 starting at 9:00 a.m., the Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church is holding an Easter Pie Sale in front of the church located at 156 East Main Street. All homemade, many kinds to choose from. Come, purchase a delicious pie for your Easter dinner! For more information, call / write: 207-564-8055 / [email protected]

Dover-Foxcroft UMC Holds Easter Pie Sale (-)

On Saturday, April 19 starting at 9:00 a.m., the Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church is holding an Easter Pie Sale in front of the church located at 156 East Main Street. All homemade, many kinds to choose from. Come, purchase a delicious pie for your Easter dinner! For more information, call / write: 207-564-8055 / [email protected]

Easter Egg Hunt and Games (Sat. 19 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Saturday, April 19th, 10am-12pm. Fun for any family. At Newburgh Town Office, 2220 Western Ave.  Residents and non-residents welcome.  Call 234-4151 with questions.

StrikeOut Cancer (-)

On Saturday, April 19, 2014, the Husson University softball team will be in action on the O'Keefe Softball Field against the Pilgrims of New England College but this game is about more than softball, it is also about defeating another formidable opponent, cancer.

The game will begin at 1pm hosting their 3rd annual StrikeOut Cancer game. Master of ceremony and throwing the first pitch is 6 year old Caleb Smith, son of Husson Nursing student Shannon Smith. In March of 2012, at age 4 Caleb was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Caleb is a trooper and is in year 2 of a 3 year treatment plan with chemo at home everyday and every 3 months he is in the hospital for a lumbar puncture treatment which delivers chemo to his spine and brain. His prognosis looks good!

There are many ways to get involved. 1st, a simple one-time donation can be made, 2nd they will be taking strikeout pledges (pledge a determined amount per strikeout recorded during the game) 3rd a 50-50 raffle, 4th Balloon purchase in different dollar increments (for balloon release) and players will be collecting pledges an donations throughout the next week. The Husson Eagles hope to have you join in this fight against cancer.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Easter Cantata "He's Living Today", (Sun. 20 Apr, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Voices of Praise" to present the Easter Cantata "He's Living Today", Easter Sunday Evening, April 20, 6:00 pm. Free-will offering. 63 Columbia Street, Bangor, ME 04412. 207-945-6616  

Monday, April 21, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Fitness For All (Tue. 22 Apr, 2014 8:30 am - 9:30 am)

"The single most important thing you can do for you health is to move your body!" Instructor: Renee Thibault This 1 hour class will strengthen your body and your mind. This class is appropriate for all ages and focuses on functional exercise, agility, balance and includes stretching and floor exercises. Fee is $1 per session to be paid at class. Newburgh Town Office, 2220 Western Office, 234-4151. Residents and non-residents welcome. Please bring an exercise mat or towel to use for the floor work.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

EPIC Maine: Exploring Pathways to Industries & Careers in Maine (Thu. 24 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

EPICMaine is a unique career exploration event for 16-24 year-olds. What does that mean? Instead of bringing resumes and "interviewing" with HR folks, attendees will be talking to front-line workers -- the ones that do the job. Alongside the workers will be EMCC (Eastern Maine Community College) students and faculty. This way, young people who may be unsure of what they want to be when they grow up can gain valuable information on the pros and cons of a career they're interested in pursuing as well as the education they would need. Also onsite will be counselors -- career and financial -- to help those young people chart a course toward their chosen career. What's the result? Attendees will walk away being able to make informed decisions about their futures! www.epicmaine.net  

Friday, April 25, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

KHS Close-up Washington Spaghetti Dinner (Fri. 25 Apr, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Come help to support the Katahdin High School Close-Up Washington Club as they fundraise for a very special cause. All proceeds from this event will be used towards funding an education trip of a lifetime. 15 Students and two faculty members will be embarking on a trip to Washington D.C. in April of 2015. To make the trip happen, we are posed with fundraising $10,000 within the next year. Please come and support our group, we need your help! Menu: Spaghetti with two sauces (meat or vegetarian), garlic bread, coleslaw, green salad, and brownie sundaes for desert. COST: By Donation  Where: Patten United Methodist Church 7 Houlton Street, Patten, Maine 04765 

3rd Annual BAZIP (Bangor Area Zumba Instructors & Participants) Party (Fri. 25 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

On Friday, April 25th from 7-9pm the UMA-Bangor's Relay for Life team: Moose on the Loose will be holding the 3rd annual Zumba Party (BAZIP: Bangor Area Zumba Instructors & Participants Party) at the UMA-Bangor Fitness Center to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  Various instructors from Maine will be taking turns teaching other participants, instructors, and the general public. Lots of raffles, prizes, snacks, refreshments, lights, and music will mark a night full of fun, laughter, and fiving! Please come out and help UMA-Bangor groove to end cancer!! Tickets are $8 per person, or $35 for a group of 5.  Tickets are available now and are likely to sell out!!  If you'd like more information about this event, please call Kristy Albee at 207/262-7912 or e-mail Kristy at [email protected]

The Descendants of Bluegrass at Next Gen Theatre! (Fri. 25 Apr, 2014 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

The Descendants of Bluegrass, an outstanding New England Bluegrass band with family ties to legendary Bluegrass pioneers of Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, will make a much-anticipated appearance at Next Generation Theatre in Brewer on Friday, April 25th. The Descendants feature Bill Thibodeau, son of Maine Bluegrass pioneer Sam Tidwell; Herman McGee, who played for many years in White Mountain Bluegrass with his parents, Mac & Hazel McGee; Gary Pomerleau, son of fiddler Joe Pomerleau; and Rob Ravlin, son of a New Hampshire country singer. Welcome “home” the iconic Bill “BT” Thibodeau, a Maine Bluegrass star for many decades, who now makes his home in Rhode Island. The other Descendants hail from New Hampshire. Stan Keach, who has a national reputation as a Bluegrass songwriter and penned with Bill Thibodeau “Whispering Waters” – a Bluegrass Top Ten National Hit Song for Audie Blaylock and Redline – says, “Maine audiences will love The Descendants of Bluegrass,” says Keach. “This is a terrific new band!” Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8:00pm with $10 Admission. Refreshments and adult beverages will be sold by Next Gen Cafe. For tickets and info call 207-989-7100. Call Send SMS Add to Skype You'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype

Saturday, April 26, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Blended Learning Course (Sat. 26 Apr, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

American Red Cross Blended Learning combines online learning and an in-person skills session. The online component is self-paced and you can complete it in the comfort of your own home. If you need certification or re-certification please e-mail Paula Webster at [email protected] and you will be emailed the link for the online session. You will pay for the online session through the website. The cost for the online session is $27. Once you pass the online session you can complete the in-person skills session (approximately 2 hours). The cost for the in-person session will be $15 and can be paid to Paula on the day of the in-person session. $10 of this fee will benefit the Bangor Walk to Defeat ALS. The skills session will be offered at the Jewett School Community Center on Saturday, April 26th from either 9:00-11:00AM or 1:00-3:00PM. Class size is limited to 10 students per session. Please include in your email which session you would prefer to attend. Authorized Provider for this course is the Bucksport Recreation Department.

HOPE Festival April 26 at UM (Sat. 26 Apr, 2014 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Celebrate the FREE  20th annual  HOPE (Help Organize Peace Earthwide) Festival on Saturday, April 26th from 11-4 at the University of Maine’s Student Recreation and Fitness Center.   Enjoy live music with the HOPE Festival Singers, drumming with Inanna Sisters in Rhythm and Devon Cole’s Earthperson  music for mother earth.   Hear Native American Rights Activist, Sherri Mitchell, call to save the planet.   Learn about taking care of the earth and each other with  more than 60 organizations working for a better world.   Save energy, make a solar cell phone charge  and more!   Pick up information, talk to activists, buy buttons, t-shirts, crafts  and sign up to join.   Share you vision of  a sustainable future at the Wall of HOPE .   Purchase  delicious  salads, wraps, snacks, cheeses and breads from Blue Hill Food   Coop, Sassafrass Catering, Pebblestone Farm and Siberian Farms.   Childern will enjoy Zachary’ Fields  amazing juggling, create hats from recycled materials, make a pine cone bird house and more!   Bring  your hula hoop to  end the day with  a group  Hula Hoop  for  HOPE.   You’ll have fun and renew YOUR hope for a sustainable future.

Baked Bean Supper (Sat. 26 Apr, 2014 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

Baked Bean Supper at the Stillwater Federated Church Saturday, April 26, from 4:30-6:00 P.M. Adults $7.00 Children $1.00 The church is handicap accessible with ample parking.


For more information Call Peggy Manzer: 827-3847

Roast Pork Supper (Sat. 26 Apr, 2014 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

Roast Pork Supper
Clifton United Baptist Church
742 Airline Rd.
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
$8.00 Adults-$4.00 Children
For more info call: 843-5441

Bean Supper (Sat. 26 Apr, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Heart Healthy Bean Supper

Come enjoy Heart Healthy salads...yellow eye & pea bean pork & Beans, Vegetarian Spicy BBQ Beans, Mac & Cheese, American Chop Suey, Cornbread and PIES!

Entertainment while you dine provided by the Bangor Community Chorus

Saturday, April 26th

5-6PM

$7.00 Adults; $3.00 Children; $20.00 Families

First United Methodist Church

703 Essex St., Bangor

To Benefit:Imagine No More Malaria Campaign.

The Mallett Brothers Band (Sat. 26 Apr, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm)

The Mallett Brothers Band will take the stage on Saturday, April 26th, 7:30pm at the Brewer Performing Arts Center located at 92 Pendleton Street in Brewer. The Mallett Brothers Band was named best band in New England, and received best album in New England for "LAND" at the New England Music Awards this year. The Mallett Brothers Band is an alt-country/rock band from Portland, Maine. Slightly more rock than country, theirs is a musical melting pot that's influenced equally by the folk and singer/songwriter influence of brothers Luke and Will's dad David Mallett - himself a noted musician - as by the harder rock, punk and even psychedelic influences of the other band members. Brian Higgins on drums, Nick Leen on bass, Wally on dobro and electric guitar and Nate Soule on electric and acoustic guitars and mandolin. It's song-driven music that holds up under the lens of solitary listening, but that's equally apt to crank a room full of rockers into whiskey-fueled high gear. Since forming in 2009, they've released three full length albums and toured the country extensively, providing support for acts ranging from The Josh Abbot Band, Blackberry Smoke,  Charlie Robison, and the Turnpike Troubadours, to .38 Special, Toby Keith, Chris Caigle, and Travis Tritt. They have also appeared on stage in a huge range of clubs from Maine to Texas, including the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and the famed Continental Club in Austin.  Tickets for the show are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show. Tickets may be purchased online at www.brewerperformingarts.com or by calling 207 200-5447. Box office opens 90 minutes before the show. For more information on the Mallett Brothers Band visit http://mallettbrothersband.com/band_bio/

Sunday, April 27, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Maine Business School Corps fund-raiser for Bangor Humane Society! (Sun. 27 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Do you love animals? Do you want to help the Bangor Humane Society?  If so, stop by the UMaine Rec center (22 Hilltop Rd.) to make a donation including pet food, treats, toys, blankets, etc. See their full wish list here: http://nets4pets.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/bhswishlist.pdf

While there, cheer on the teams at the basketball tournament to benefit the Bangor Humane Society! nets4pets.wordpress.com

Lebanese Supper (Sun. 27 Apr, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

Annual Public Lebanese Supper held at the St Joseph Maronite Catholic Church, corner of Front and Appleton St, Waterville, Maine. Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 5-6:30 PM. Adults $10, Children (Under 12) $5 For further information please call: 872-8515

Monday, April 28, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

May Basket Sale to Benefit Bangor Area Seniors (Mon. 28 Apr, 2014 8:00 am - Fri. 2 May, 2014 8:00 am)

  Ring in Spring by sharing the tradition of A’Maying with these sweet May Baskets filled with homemade fudge made by the ladies of the Hammond Street Senior Center.  Baskets with fudge are $3 or $2 for unfilled.   Come find that special one for a special someone or pick out a dozen for co-workers, clients, customers, children, family, friends or the whole club!  Stop into 2 Hammond St., Downtown Bangor or call us at 262-5532 to get your baskets today! 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

May Basket Sale to Benefit Bangor Area Seniors (Mon. 28 Apr, 2014 8:00 am - Fri. 2 May, 2014 8:00 am)

  Ring in Spring by sharing the tradition of A’Maying with these sweet May Baskets filled with homemade fudge made by the ladies of the Hammond Street Senior Center.  Baskets with fudge are $3 or $2 for unfilled.   Come find that special one for a special someone or pick out a dozen for co-workers, clients, customers, children, family, friends or the whole club!  Stop into 2 Hammond St., Downtown Bangor or call us at 262-5532 to get your baskets today! 

Fitness For All (Tue. 29 Apr, 2014 8:30 am - 9:30 am)

"The single most important thing you can do for you health is to move your body!" Instructor: Renee Thibault This 1 hour class will strengthen your body and your mind. This class is appropriate for all ages and focuses on functional exercise, agility, balance and includes stretching and floor exercises. Fee is $1 per session to be paid at class. Newburgh Town Office, 2220 Western Office, 234-4151. Residents and non-residents welcome. Please bring an exercise mat or towel to use for the floor work.

Coyote – America’s Songdog (Tue. 29 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Come learn about this important, resilient carnivore in a way you have never heard before. Geri Vistein will touch upon Anthropology, Archaeology, Native American life, poetry, wildlife ecology, and more. Community members will have a chance to come together and share stories, ask questions, and share a dialogue. To learn more about Coyotes visit: www.CoyoteLivesinMaine.com Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden Cost: $5/member, $7/nonmember. Please call 989-2591 with any questions.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

May Basket Sale to Benefit Bangor Area Seniors (Mon. 28 Apr, 2014 8:00 am - Fri. 2 May, 2014 8:00 am)

  Ring in Spring by sharing the tradition of A’Maying with these sweet May Baskets filled with homemade fudge made by the ladies of the Hammond Street Senior Center.  Baskets with fudge are $3 or $2 for unfilled.   Come find that special one for a special someone or pick out a dozen for co-workers, clients, customers, children, family, friends or the whole club!  Stop into 2 Hammond St., Downtown Bangor or call us at 262-5532 to get your baskets today! 

Spring Fair to Benefit Seniors (All day)

Join us for a unique variety of crafts and fun at the Hammond Street Senior Center's benefit Spring Fair!     We will have fudge filled may baskets, homemade crafts, a White Elephant Table, baked goods and more.  All proceeds go to support the Hammond Street Senior Center and the many programs offered each month.