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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Author Talk and Book Signing: Dr. Robert Gallon “Nine Dimensions of Madness: Redefining Mental Health"
(Thu. 19 Jan, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Join author and psychiatrist Dr. Robert Gallon at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. as he talks about his book “Nine Dimensions of Madness: Redefining Mental Health” The book looks at mental disorders as attempts to describe types of dysfunction that fall on several dimensions.    Dr. Gallon argues that the origin of mental health problems are a complex interaction of biological, psychological and social factors. Which are fundamentally different from diseases like cancer and diabetes which can be objectively diagnosed and medically treated.    Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books.    For more information on the talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]  

Friday, January 20, 2017

United Way of Eastern Maine
(All day)

Over $800,000 to be Awarded in Eastern Maine
Applications and Grant Reviewers Needed

Bangor, ME – United Way of Eastern Maine’s application process for the 2017-2019 funding cycle will open to the public on Friday, January 20, 2017. Nonprofit agencies interested in applying for funding through United Way of Eastern Maine’s competitive grant process can find the eligibility criteria and details on United Way’s website at http://bit.ly/uwemapp. Applications will be accepted via the online application form ONLY and must be submitted on or by Friday, February 17th. There will be mandatory trainings for all interested applicants scheduled throughout January 10 – 16.

The over $800,000 to be awarded is made up of undesignated dollars raised through the United Way of Eastern Maine’s annual campaign. United Way of Eastern Maine’s (UWEM) focus is to make a difference in education, income and health resources in our community. The ultimate goal is improving the lives of children, families and seniors in Eastern Maine.

While our history has been fundraising UWEM is focused on improving the underlying root cause of the community’s most pressing issues.  In 2015-2016 55,784 individuals were supported through the efforts of UWEM, this represents 19% of the population of Eastern Maine.

United Way of Eastern Maine is recruiting 80 + volunteers to help us make these grant awards.If you’d like to serve on the panel, you can apply online at: http://bit.ly/uwemfunding. The time commitment is 25 to 30 hours over the next several months and responsibilities include reviewing applications and participating in discussions around funding decisions.

Contact us for more information on either applying for funding or helping to make funding decisions at (207) 941-2800 or www.unitedwayem.org.

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Since 1937, the United Way of Eastern Maine (UWEM) has been mobilizing the caring power of people and communities throughout Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo and Washington counties to provide essential services and identify solutions, aimed at the root causes of the community’s most pressing needs, to create lasting change. UWEM is focused on improving Education, Income and Health for all; helping tens of thousands of people access to basic services in times of crisis while engaging hundreds of individuals and organizations to improve our communities and make them stronger.

Words Unleashed! Story Slam "Power's Out"
(Fri. 20 Jan, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The theme of the Jesup Memorial Library’s next Words Unleashed! Story Slam is "the power's out" Come share your own true story of when the power went out on Friday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m.    Those familiar with "The Moth" broadcast on NPR will recognize the format. These are true stories told live.  Stories must be true, be your own and told in the first person. Stories should be no more than five minutes long.    For more information, contact the Jesup Memorial Library at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Simpson Memorial Library in Carmel Village
(Sat. 21 Jan, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

The Simpson Memorial Library in Carmel will hold a bake sale at Ye Ole General Store on Rte. 2 on Saturday, January 21, from 9AM to 2PM.  Known for our wonderful pies, the sale will also feature cookies, cakes, breads, and other delectable treats.  Proceeds will support library operations.

The Skyliners 13 Piece Big-Band
(Sat. 21 Jan, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:32 pm)

The Skyliners 13 Piece Big-Band: Saturday, January 21st 7:30-9:30pm BREWER, ME - This 13 Piece Big-Band is back and will be performing classics from the 40′ s, 50’s and now! Come on down and join us for a night of fun, and don’t forget your dancin’ shoes! Admission $10; Beer and Wine available for purchase (21+)

Monday, January 23, 2017

Dover Foxcroft Community Blood Drive
(Mon. 23 Jan, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:05 pm)

Dover Foxcroft Community Blood Drive event is being held on 1/23/17 from 1 pm - 6 pm. Located at the Morton Avenue Gym: 22 Morton Ave Dover Foxcroft, ME 04426. All presenting donors will receive a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card!

Sixth Annual Bean Supper
(Mon. 23 Jan, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Sixth Annual Bean Supper

Architectural historian and blogger Brad Emerson will explore MDI’s sense of place

The Mount Desert Island Historical Society will present its 6th Annual Bean Supper at the Mount Desert Island High School on Monday, January 23 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Community bean bakers will again present their delicious versions of this classic New England staple, accompanied by brown bread, coleslaw, mustard pickles, rolls, meats and a selection of cookies.

The Barn Family Band will provide the dinner music. After dinner, architectural historian Brad Emerson will examine shifting notions of place on Mount Desert Island in a slideshow and lecture titled, "A Sense of Place: Changes and Constants"

Tickets will be sold only at the door -- $10 for adults and $5 for children. Proceeds from the event will support history education programs at the Sound School House.

The Mount Desert Island Historical Society fosters meaningful engagement with the histories of Mount Desert Island.

For more information, call Brendan O'Keefe at 276-9323, email [email protected] or visit www.mdihistory.org.

Photo 1 - "2016 Bean Supper"

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Brooksville Free Public Library hosts Lifeline Discount informational session
(Wed. 25 Jan, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Brooksville, Maine, USA -- On Wednesday, January 25 from 1-4pm, the Brooksville Free Public Library will host a free and informal informational session on Lifeline Discounts. Lifeline is a federal program that provides eligible Maine residents a substantial discount on landline, cell phone, or Internet service.To qualify, you must receive assistance from one of the following programs: MaineCare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Section 8, LIHEAP, TANF, or Free School Lunch.

Volunteers will be on hand to help people sign up. For more information, contact the library, 207-326.4560.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Van Buren Community Blood Drive
(Fri. 27 Jan, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:35 pm)

The Knights of Columbus in Van Buren are sponsoring a blood drive on Feb. 27 from 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm. We encourage all eligible donors to participate, as we are in dire need of blood supplies. Please make an appointment by calling 1-800-733-2767 or visiting our website: www.redcrossblood.org

The Legacy of Anne Frank
(Fri. 27 Jan, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Legacy of Anne Frank

January 27, 2017 7pm

(International Holocaust Day)

Congregation Beth El, 183 French St. Bangor

207.945.4578 - www.bethelbangor.org - [email protected]

Join Congregation Beth El, Bangor for a thought-provoking program about this most famous of Holocaust victims. Presented by Anthony Wexler, Faculty Fellow in Religious Studies at Colby College.

Wexler asserts that the Anne Frank diary, "introduced Americans to a young, innocent victim of Nazi Terror...Yet for all its success, the Diary as also been criticized for contributing to what has been called the 'Americanization of the holocaust: the process by which the terrifying events of the Holocaust has been sanitized for American audiences.'

The diary's remarkable and enduring impact on American Jewish life from its remarkable production history to the consequences of placing a young, victim-figure at the center of the American Jewish imagination of the Holocaust will be discussed."

There will be time for discussion and questions. Memorial service to follow.

Special thanks to JCEA for its help in making this program possible.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Games Morning
(Sat. 28 Jan, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am)

People of all ages are invited to play games at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday morning, January 28, from 9:30 to 11:00. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the Library for more information, 244-7065.

Dog Bite Prevention Workshop at Brewer Public Library
(Sat. 28 Jan, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Ever been in a tense situation with a strange dog? Curious how to best show new animals you’re friendly? Come to this interactive session with Diane Cunningham of Paws Down Training Service. Through fun presentations, handouts, and hands-on practice sessions with friendly training dogs, participants of all ages will gain skills to prevent dog bites. Space is limited; call the Library at 989-7943 to register or for more information.

Hampden Congregational Church Chicken Pie Supper
(Sat. 28 Jan, 2017 5:00 pm - Sun. 29 Jan, 2017 7:30 pm)

Hampden Congregational Church Chicken Pie Supper101 Main Road North, HampdenSaturday, January 28th5:00 to 6:30 pmAdults:  $8   Children:  $5Menu:  chicken pie, whipped potato, squash, petite peas, cranberry sqaush, assorted desserts & beverages

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hampden Congregational Church Chicken Pie Supper
(Sat. 28 Jan, 2017 5:00 pm - Sun. 29 Jan, 2017 7:30 pm)

Hampden Congregational Church Chicken Pie Supper101 Main Road North, HampdenSaturday, January 28th5:00 to 6:30 pmAdults:  $8   Children:  $5Menu:  chicken pie, whipped potato, squash, petite peas, cranberry sqaush, assorted desserts & beverages

BANGOR HIGH TO HOST LIVE AUCTION TO BENEFIT PROJECT GRADUATION 2017
(Sun. 29 Jan, 2017 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

The parent run Bangor High Project Graduation 2017 group will be presenting a live and silent auction on January 29, 2017 in the Red Barry Gymnasium of Bangor High School.
Todd Simcox and Joy Hollowell of WABI-TV will be the celebrity auctioneers for the afternoon. Doors will open at 3pm, with the tables of silent auction items available to bid on immediately, and the live auction to start at 3:30pm.

Local businesses and individuals have donated well over 100 items and opportunities to date and donations continue to come in daily. Items include heating oil, gift certificates to area restaurants and businesses, a kayak and paddle, LuLaRoe clothing, movie passes, theater tickets, Cyr Bus tours, Red Sox tickets, an autographed Red Sox baseball, golf passes, paddle board rentals, electric toothbrush, sink spray faucet, and many exciting themed gift baskets for our silent auction. In addition, rides to school for children from the police and fire departments, behind the scenes experiences with local radio and tv personalities will also be available for bidding. A 50/50 raffle will also be held.

Food including pulled chicken sandwiches on Bangor Rye Rolls, WA Beans hotdogs, local pizzas, drinks, chips, nachos, popcorn and a variety of baked goodies will also be available.

Items are available to preview at BiddingOwl.com and by searching for the Bangor High auction. This site is updated daily as new items come in.

People wishing to donate may contact Fundraising Coordinators,
Janice Rand at 478-9290, Debbie Courtney at 991-8018, or Project Grad Chairperson, Beth Grant at 356-6385.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Unity Community Blood Drive
(Mon. 30 Jan, 2017 11:00 am - 12:05 pm)

The Unity College is sponsoring a blood drive on Jan. 30 from 11 am - 4 pm. We encourage all eligible donors to participate, as we are in dire need of blood supplies. Please  make an appointment by calling 1-800-733-2767 or visiting our website: www.redcrossblood.org

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training
(Tue. 31 Jan, 2017 5:45 pm - Thu. 2 Feb, 2017 12:45 am)

Do you have a passion for caring for others? Are you looking for a way to make a difference in peoples lives? Consider becoming a direct care volunteer with our hospice team. A few ways volunteers can help are by providing companionship visits, respite care or bereavement support for family. Join our upcoming training classess at the Hampden Academy Adult Education program. Contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ 942-2920 or [email protected] for more information about opportunities that await you as a volunteer! 7 classes - January 31, February 2,7,9,14,16 and 28.

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