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Saturday, September 02, 2017

Coastal Recovery CC Yard Sale
(Sat. 2 Sep, 2017 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

ROCKLAND, ME- The Coastal Recovery Community Center is boosting its efforts to raise funds to help support the space’s mission. Volunteers at the Center are inviting the public to a Labor Day Community Yard Sale, with all money raised going right back into the work of sustaining a safe, sober, supportive space. There are multiple ways the community can get involved - by donating items such as furniture, toys, appliances and tools for us to sell, or they can come rent a table for $10 and share a space on the front lawn of the Lincoln Center with us! And, of course, spread the word to come shop on Saturday, September 2nd between 8:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. knowing the money spent will assist in creating a healthier community and help individuals on their pathway to recovery.
Donations for the community yard sale can be dropped off at the Center, located at 24 Lincoln Street in Rockland, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Give us a call with any questions; we can be reached at [email protected] or 207-691-3697. On what we hope to be a beautiful summer day, we’ll have light refreshments for sale and will also be raffling off $50 worth of lobsters. But in case the sun doesn’t shine that day, mark September 3rd for a rain date.
The Coastal Recovery Community Center is a safe place for individuals in or seeking to be in recovery from substance use disorders. CRCC offers a space for recovery meetings and services, including the Knox County Recovery Coach Program. The Center is run by a dedicated group of volunteers who have a wide array of experience in the recovery community. We encourage and respect all pathways of recovery. Our Center relies entirely on volunteers and donations, so please consider helping us sustain what we’ve created, by giving today! Visit www.youcaring.com/ coastalrecoverycommunitycenter-843243or to learn more check out www.coastalrecoverycommunitycenter.org and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/CoastalRecoveryCommunityCenter.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Writers Connection
(Tue. 5 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

**This is a library sponsored program, yet admininstered by a community partner. Writers connection is a free and open writing group offering support, criticism, and advice for writers on the path to publication.

Bluegrass Jams
(Tue. 5 Sep, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Weekly Bluegrass Jam, Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 pm beginning August 29th

The bluegrass jam is back! Come and join our weekly bluegrass jam! Bring your acoustic instrument and stop by for a jam session. Musicians of all abilities are welcome. A great time to trade tips and tricks, practice old favorites or learn some new ones! Blue Grass aficionados are also welcome to stop by to listen and be a part of the fun!
Refreshments will include freshly baked cookies and hot dogs as well as beer and wine for those 21+.

Bluegrass Jams
(Tue. 5 Sep, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Weekly Bluegrass Jam, Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 pm beginning August 29th

The bluegrass jam is back! Come and join our weekly bluegrass jam! Bring your acoustic instrument and stop by for a jam session. Musicians of all abilities are welcome. A great time to trade tips and tricks, practice old favorites or learn some new ones! Blue Grass aficionados are also welcome to stop by to listen and be a part of the fun!
Refreshments will include freshly baked cookies and hot dogs as well as beer and wine for those 21+.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Farm dinner benefits food access progra
(Thu. 7 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

MOUNT DESERT — College of the Atlantic’s annual Share the Harvest Farm Dinner—a benefit supporting access to healthy food for all—will be held at the school’s beautiful Beech Hill Farm on Thursday, Sept. 7. Havana restaurant caters the elegant, four-course meal for the third year in a row.

Share the Harvest is a COA student-led food security program providing scores of families with organic produce, via vouchers to be used at the Beech Hill Farmstand, subsidized farm shares, and fresh deliveries for those who can’t make it to the farm.

“Access to fresh, local food builds dignity and fosters empowerment,” said Share the Harvest student organizer Jenna Farineau ’18. “Expanding access and engaging community are both incredibly important to fostering a just and equitable food system.”

Cocktails and farm tours begin at 5 p.m., with dinner served promptly at 6 p.m. The cost per person is $125, and this amount supports purchase of vegetables at the farmstand all summer for a family. Tickets are available at coa.edu/sharetheharvest. All proceeds go to the group.

Share the Harvest has been serving the Mount Desert Island area for the past 7 years. They began by serving 20 people in Bar Harbor, and now support more than 200 individuals from all towns across the island.

“This night is very special to us as coordinators because we get the chance to connect to the wider community and share our gratitude in working with members of our community that are so often underserved,” Farineau said.

In Maine, one out of every six people experiences food insecurity at one time or another, Farineau said. Food access programs are an important part of the social safety net in every community, she said. Share the Harvest works with the local food pantries, housing authorities, and others to reach participants.

"Havana is proud to be an advocate for social justice around food issues, the sustainability of farming, the local food movement, and nutrition for our children," Havana restaurant owner Michael Boland said. "We are looking forward to a magical evening with great food and friends, all to benefit an important cause on Mount Desert Island." Boland is a 1994 graduate of COA and now sits on the board of trustees.

Beech Hill Farm is a sustainable organic farm that provides fresh produce for the COA campus and local customers through wholesale accounts and the retail farm stand. COA students, staff, faculty, and farm managers work collaboratively to meet the farm’s threefold goal of local and sustainable food production, education, and good land stewardship.

The dinner will be held rain or shine at Beech Hill Farm, located at 171 Beech Hill Rd. Student coordinators of Share the Harvest will provide tours of the farm during the cocktail hour.

Parents Who Have Lost a Child to Drug Overdose Support Group
(Thu. 7 Sep, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County announces a new support group for Parents Who Have Lost a Child to Drug Overdose.  The group will be held Thursdays August 31 through October 5, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the HVHC Ellsworth office.  The group is free of charge but participants need to register at least a week in advance to allow time for group preparation.  For more information, call Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County at 667-2531.

Losing a child to drug overdose can make you feel alone and in pain.  Maybe you are thinking no one could possibly understand how you feel.  If you have lost a child to drug overdose, you are not alone.  There were 378 overdose deaths in Maine in 2016, that's an average of more than one overdose death per day throughout the state.  This group will provide a safe, non-judgmental, confidential space to receive support, to share difficult emotions and to build connection.

Please join us for this initial offering supporting parents who have lost a child to drug overdose.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

13th Annual Beth Wright Ride for Life
(Sat. 9 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - 8:08 am)

The 13th Annual Beth C. Wright Ride for Life is a charity ride to raise money to support our friends, family, and neighbors in Hancock and Washington Counties on their cancer journeys. The Ride has several lengths, including an 8-mile gentle ride that is suitable for families. All funds raised support programming in Down East Maine.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Waterville Music Boosters Color Run
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Run, walk or jog at this fun, family/community friendly event. Music, Concessions and other fun activities on-site. $25 Register by August 24, 2017. Registration includes t-shirt, race bib and color powder packet. Register Online! www.WatervilleMSCR.eventbrite.com   Race begins at 9 am; racers can get race supplies beginning at 8 am. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Writers Connection
(Tue. 12 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

**This is a library sponsored program, yet admininstered by a community partner. Writers connection is a free and open writing group offering support, criticism, and advice for writers on the path to publication.

Bluegrass Jams
(Tue. 12 Sep, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Weekly Bluegrass Jam, Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 pm beginning August 29th

The bluegrass jam is back! Come and join our weekly bluegrass jam! Bring your acoustic instrument and stop by for a jam session. Musicians of all abilities are welcome. A great time to trade tips and tricks, practice old favorites or learn some new ones! Blue Grass aficionados are also welcome to stop by to listen and be a part of the fun!
Refreshments will include freshly baked cookies and hot dogs as well as beer and wine for those 21+.

Bluegrass Jams
(Tue. 12 Sep, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Weekly Bluegrass Jam, Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 pm beginning August 29th

The bluegrass jam is back! Come and join our weekly bluegrass jam! Bring your acoustic instrument and stop by for a jam session. Musicians of all abilities are welcome. A great time to trade tips and tricks, practice old favorites or learn some new ones! Blue Grass aficionados are also welcome to stop by to listen and be a part of the fun!
Refreshments will include freshly baked cookies and hot dogs as well as beer and wine for those 21+.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Parents Who Have Lost a Child to Drug Overdose Support Group
(Thu. 14 Sep, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County announces a new support group for Parents Who Have Lost a Child to Drug Overdose.  The group will be held Thursdays August 31 through October 5, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the HVHC Ellsworth office.  The group is free of charge but participants need to register at least a week in advance to allow time for group preparation.  For more information, call Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County at 667-2531.

Losing a child to drug overdose can make you feel alone and in pain.  Maybe you are thinking no one could possibly understand how you feel.  If you have lost a child to drug overdose, you are not alone.  There were 378 overdose deaths in Maine in 2016, that's an average of more than one overdose death per day throughout the state.  This group will provide a safe, non-judgmental, confidential space to receive support, to share difficult emotions and to build connection.

Please join us for this initial offering supporting parents who have lost a child to drug overdose.

Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival Opening Reception
(Thu. 14 Sep, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Join other Celtic Arts enthusiasts at our free gala opening reception where you can view Exhibits of Photos of Ireland by Jim Counihan, look through books about Celtic lands, Listen to Maine Celtic music performers (to be announced) and enjoy delicious Celtic themed refreshments with friends as we kick off the festival. More info to come!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival: Coig
(Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Tickets can be purchased at: bangorceltic.org for $20.  Còig, one of Atlantic Canada's premiere traditional groups, is an ensemble of East Coast musicians originally forming to promote the Celtic Colours International Festival. In one explosive coming together, what was once solo acts on stage has amalgamated into one electrifying super group, picked as Penguin Eggs magazine’s 2014 #1 New Discovery internationally. With the fiery Celtic style as its musical core, Còig easily shifts between century old tunes of past generations to original and contemporary compositions, featuring the band’s range of over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, piano, guitar, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more). With driving tunes, haunting songs, and infectious energy, Còig is an unparalleled musical force.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Irish Genealogy
(Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Join our head of local history at the Bangor Public Library for this free, fascinating program on Irish Genealogy as a part of the Bangor Celtic Crossroads festival. She'll walk you through using Ancestry.com so you can learn about your own ancestors.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bluegrass Jams
(Tue. 19 Sep, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Weekly Bluegrass Jam, Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 pm beginning August 29th

The bluegrass jam is back! Come and join our weekly bluegrass jam! Bring your acoustic instrument and stop by for a jam session. Musicians of all abilities are welcome. A great time to trade tips and tricks, practice old favorites or learn some new ones! Blue Grass aficionados are also welcome to stop by to listen and be a part of the fun!
Refreshments will include freshly baked cookies and hot dogs as well as beer and wine for those 21+.

Bluegrass Jams
(Tue. 19 Sep, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Weekly Bluegrass Jam, Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 pm beginning August 29th

The bluegrass jam is back! Come and join our weekly bluegrass jam! Bring your acoustic instrument and stop by for a jam session. Musicians of all abilities are welcome. A great time to trade tips and tricks, practice old favorites or learn some new ones! Blue Grass aficionados are also welcome to stop by to listen and be a part of the fun!
Refreshments will include freshly baked cookies and hot dogs as well as beer and wine for those 21+.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Parents Who Have Lost a Child to Drug Overdose Support Group
(Thu. 21 Sep, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County announces a new support group for Parents Who Have Lost a Child to Drug Overdose.  The group will be held Thursdays August 31 through October 5, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the HVHC Ellsworth office.  The group is free of charge but participants need to register at least a week in advance to allow time for group preparation.  For more information, call Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County at 667-2531.

Losing a child to drug overdose can make you feel alone and in pain.  Maybe you are thinking no one could possibly understand how you feel.  If you have lost a child to drug overdose, you are not alone.  There were 378 overdose deaths in Maine in 2016, that's an average of more than one overdose death per day throughout the state.  This group will provide a safe, non-judgmental, confidential space to receive support, to share difficult emotions and to build connection.

Please join us for this initial offering supporting parents who have lost a child to drug overdose.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Thirteenth Annual Kitchen Tour to Benefit Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
(Sat. 23 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:04 pm)

Saturday, September 23, promises to be an afternoon of food, fun and fabulous kitchens as the EMMC Auxiliary presents its 13th annual Kitchen Tour.  This year’s tour includes a mix of six residential and one commercial kitchen, all new to the tour. The tour runs 12:00 noon – 4:00 PM.  Get ideas for designing and decorating; enjoy good food, drink, and samples from fine vendors who will be present in the kitchens.   Vendors to date: ·         Biggi’s Organic Breads ·         Fork & Spoon/Basil Creek Catering ·         Mediterranean Cuisine by TS ·         Oats Any Time ·         Right Bag at ‘Ya ·         Savage Coffee Company ·         Simply Macarons by Jaelin ·         Specialty Sweets ·         the kitchen at EMMC   Proceeds will benefit the new neonatal intensive care unit, made possible by EMMC’s Remarkable Begins with You campaign.  The Auxiliary pledge to the new neonatal unit is $400,000 over five years     Tickets are available for $25 available online after September 1 at www.emmcauxiliary.org and at the EMMC Gift Shop, Patrick’s Fine Gifts, Rebecca’s Gift Shop, Anthony John’s, The Rock and Art Shop in Ellsworth and Miller Drug Westgate.  Tickets will be $30 at the door.

Thirteenth Annual Kitchen Tour to Benefit Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
(Sat. 23 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:04 pm)

Saturday, September 23, promises to be an afternoon of food, fun and fabulous kitchens as the EMMC Auxiliary presents its 13th annual Kitchen Tour.  This year’s tour includes a mix of six residential and one commercial kitchen, all new to the tour. The tour runs 12:00 noon – 4:00 PM.  Get ideas for designing and decorating; enjoy good food, drink, and samples from fine vendors who will be present in the kitchens.   Vendors to date: ·         Biggi’s Organic Breads ·         Fork & Spoon/Basil Creek Catering ·         Mediterranean Cuisine by TS ·         Oats Any Time ·         Right Bag at ‘Ya ·         Savage Coffee Company ·         Simply Macarons by Jaelin ·         Specialty Sweets ·         the kitchen at EMMC   Proceeds will benefit the new neonatal intensive care unit, made possible by EMMC’s Remarkable Begins with You campaign.  The Auxiliary pledge to the new neonatal unit is $400,000 over five years     Tickets are available for $25 available online after September 1 at www.emmcauxiliary.org and at the EMMC Gift Shop, Patrick’s Fine Gifts, Rebecca’s Gift Shop, Anthony John’s, The Rock and Art Shop in Ellsworth and Miller Drug Westgate.  Tickets will be $30 at the door.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Bluegrass Jams
(Tue. 26 Sep, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Weekly Bluegrass Jam, Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 pm beginning August 29th

The bluegrass jam is back! Come and join our weekly bluegrass jam! Bring your acoustic instrument and stop by for a jam session. Musicians of all abilities are welcome. A great time to trade tips and tricks, practice old favorites or learn some new ones! Blue Grass aficionados are also welcome to stop by to listen and be a part of the fun!
Refreshments will include freshly baked cookies and hot dogs as well as beer and wine for those 21+.

Bluegrass Jams
(Tue. 26 Sep, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Weekly Bluegrass Jam, Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 pm beginning August 29th

The bluegrass jam is back! Come and join our weekly bluegrass jam! Bring your acoustic instrument and stop by for a jam session. Musicians of all abilities are welcome. A great time to trade tips and tricks, practice old favorites or learn some new ones! Blue Grass aficionados are also welcome to stop by to listen and be a part of the fun!
Refreshments will include freshly baked cookies and hot dogs as well as beer and wine for those 21+.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Parents Who Have Lost a Child to Drug Overdose Support Group
(Thu. 28 Sep, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County announces a new support group for Parents Who Have Lost a Child to Drug Overdose.  The group will be held Thursdays August 31 through October 5, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the HVHC Ellsworth office.  The group is free of charge but participants need to register at least a week in advance to allow time for group preparation.  For more information, call Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County at 667-2531.

Losing a child to drug overdose can make you feel alone and in pain.  Maybe you are thinking no one could possibly understand how you feel.  If you have lost a child to drug overdose, you are not alone.  There were 378 overdose deaths in Maine in 2016, that's an average of more than one overdose death per day throughout the state.  This group will provide a safe, non-judgmental, confidential space to receive support, to share difficult emotions and to build connection.

Please join us for this initial offering supporting parents who have lost a child to drug overdose.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

BHS 24th Annual Paws on Parade
(Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 8:30 am - 8:34 am)

Now in its 24th year, Paws on Parade is Bangor Humane Society's annual fundraising event and celebration of pets to benefit the animals at the shelter awaiting forever homes Over a mile long, the route runs from the Bangor Waterfront through Downtown Bangor and meets back by the water. Walk with your dog or with a human companion, or simply sponsor a Paws participant. The Bangor Humane Society is a donor supported, private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. BHS is Maine's oldest and largest animal care and adoption facility. BHS cares for 3,000 owner released and stray animals each year. We serve over 200 communities in Maine, including eastern, coastal, down east, and parts of northern Maine. The majority of our annual revenue -60 percent -- comes from donations and supporters like you! Annual events like Paws on Parade are instrumental to the longevity of our  organization, all the while being a fun opportunity to celebrate the lives of companion animals!

BHS 24th Paws on Parade
(Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 8:30 am - 12:30 pm)

What: 24th Paws on Parade: Unleash the Paw-tential Where: Bangor Waterfront When: September 30, 830-1230 How to register: www.support.bangorhumane.org/pawsonparade   Details: Now in its 24th year, Paws on Parade is Bangor Humane Society's annual fundraising event and celebration of pets to benefit the animals at the shelter awaiting forever homes Over a mile long, the route runs from the Bangor Waterfront through Downtown Bangor and meets back by the water. Walk with your dog or with a human companion, or simply sponsor a Paws participant. The Bangor Humane Society is a donor supported, private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. BHS is Maine's oldest and largest animal care and adoption facility. BHS cares for 3,000 owner released and stray animals each year. We serve over 200 communities in Maine, including eastern, coastal, down east, and parts of northern Maine. The majority of our annual revenue -60 percent -- comes from donations and supporters like you! Annual events like Paws on Parade are instrumental to the longevity of our  organization, all the while being a fun opportunity to celebrate the lives of companion animals!

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