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Sun. 4 Feb, 2018 - Sat. 10 Feb, 2018

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert Series: Mes Amis (Sun. 4 Feb, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Join Mes Amis for a great afternoon of jazz at the next Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert Series on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. Mes Amis play an infectious mix of traditional Gypsy, Latin and American jazz standards along with original compositions. Mes Amis appeals to listeners with their insistent rhythms, bouncing bass lines and sweetly intricate melodies. At the core of the band is a trio led by guitarist, vocalist and composer Steve Lynnworth, backing him up are Harry Richter on guitar and Wells Gordon on the upright bass. Richter provides “La Pompe,” the steady backbeat typical of the style, while Wells delivers the authoritative thump as he holds down the bottom. They are joined by Shane Ellis, a virtuoso clarinet and sax player. Together they have a fantastic time playing together and pushing each other to new heights.   All concerts are free and open to the public and donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information about Mes Amis visit www.mesamis.biz and for more information about the concert contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]

Monday, February 05, 2018

Maine Educational Opportunity Center workshops, The Essentials of College Planning. (Mon. 5 Feb, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center workshops, The Essentials of College Planning.

University College Rockland, 91 Camden St, on Monday, February 5 at 9 a.m.

WHO WE ARE:
MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified adults make the
transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine, provides assistance
to adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they choose.
Services Provided

All MEOC services are FREE!
* GED/SAT Preparation
* College Planning
* Referrals/Advocacy
* Career Advising
* Financial Aid Advising
* College Admissions Process
* Application Fee Waivers for Qualified Adults

OUR WORK IN ACTION:

MEOC successfully placed 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
How to Participate
The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a FREE interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college
process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours. Pre-registration is required.
All workshops are subject to change. For more information or to register call: 1-800-281-3703
In complying with letter and spirit of applicable laws and in pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System shall not discriminate on
the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accommodations to
qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the University should be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, the University of
Maine, 5754 North Stevens Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-1226, TTY (207) 581-9484.

Brewer Public Library Book Club (Mon. 5 Feb, 2018 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm)

Join the Brewer Public Library Book Club to discuss Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford. Contact Library staff for details at 989-7943. Brewer Public Library100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412http://brewermaine.gov/library/Katie Conner (Director)[email protected]

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Maine Educational Opportunity Center workshops, The Essentials of College Planning. (Tue. 6 Feb, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center workshops, The Essentials of College Planning.

Hancock County Higher Education Center/UC Ellsworth, 248 State St, Ste 1, on
Tuesday, February 6 at 9 a.m. & 1 p.m.

WHO WE ARE:
MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified adults make the
transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine, provides assistance
to adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they choose.
Services Provided

All MEOC services are FREE!
* GED/SAT Preparation
* College Planning
* Referrals/Advocacy
* Career Advising
* Financial Aid Advising
* College Admissions Process
* Application Fee Waivers for Qualified Adults

OUR WORK IN ACTION:

MEOC successfully placed 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
How to Participate
The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a FREE interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college
process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours. Pre-registration is required.
All workshops are subject to change. For more information or to register call: 1-800-281-3703
In complying with letter and spirit of applicable laws and in pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System shall not discriminate on
the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accommodations to
qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the University should be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, the University of
Maine, 5754 North Stevens Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-1226, TTY (207) 581-9484.

Maine Educational Opportunity Center workshops, The Essentials of College Planning. (Tue. 6 Feb, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center workshops, The Essentials of College Planning.

Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave, on Tuesday, February 6 at 9 a.m.

WHO WE ARE:
MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified adults make the
transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine, provides assistance
to adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they choose.
Services Provided

All MEOC services are FREE!
* GED/SAT Preparation
* College Planning
* Referrals/Advocacy
* Career Advising
* Financial Aid Advising
* College Admissions Process
* Application Fee Waivers for Qualified Adults

OUR WORK IN ACTION:

MEOC successfully placed 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
How to Participate
The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a FREE interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college
process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours. Pre-registration is required.
All workshops are subject to change. For more information or to register call: 1-800-281-3703
In complying with letter and spirit of applicable laws and in pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System shall not discriminate on
the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accommodations to
qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the University should be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, the University of
Maine, 5754 North Stevens Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-1226, TTY (207) 581-9484.

Story Time @ Brewer Public Library (Tue. 6 Feb, 2018 10:30 am - 11:15 am)

Preschool children (and caregivers)—come to the Brewer Public Library to read, sing, do crafts, and have a snack with Miss Shelley! Call the Library at 989-7943 with any questions or for more information. Brewer Public Library100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412http://brewermaine.gov/library/Katie Conner (Director)[email protected]

Encounters with Nature-as-a-Legal-Person in New Zealand (Tue. 6 Feb, 2018 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm)

The COA Human Ecology Forum is a free, weekly speaker series based on the work of the academic community, which also draws on artists, poets and political and religious leaders from around the world. Members of the public are invited to attend. Location: College of the Atlantic, McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden Street Bar Harbor Contact: John Visvader [email protected]

 

Cline spent 2 months in 2017 traveling and studying the unique legal settlements regarding the Whanganui River and former Te Urewera National Park on the North Island of New Zealand. He will discuss these travels and will highlight the specific worldview of the Maori – the indigenous peoples of New Zealand – and how their ancestral claims and the Treaty of Waitangi resulted in this novel legal experiment. Cline will conclude by discussing how a similar legal arrangement might resolve century-old disputes regarding management of the Penobscot River in Maine and the legal rights of the Penobscot Indian Nation.

Cline is professor of environmental law and policy at College of the Atlantic. He is the inaugural holder of the David Rockefeller Family Chair in Ecosystem Management and Protection, through which he coordinates the collaboration between COA and Acadia National Park. He is a member of the IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas and the World Commission on Environmental Law. Cline has done extensive work with local, national, and international river and land conservation groups in the US, and in Chile, Turkey, Tobago, Mexico, France, and India. Most recently he has done research in New Zealand on Maori legal rights and a new paradigm for managing rivers and land that gives legal standing to nature. Cline has been a longstanding volunteer leader for the Sierra Club serving on the Conservation Governance Committee and National Rivers Committee and various positions in the Maine chapter. He co-authored a book focusing on the lakes and streams of Acadia National Park and surrounding lands and was recently appointed to Acadia National Park Commission.

Intro to Passive House (Tue. 6 Feb, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Passive House is a voluntary international building standard developed by the Passive House Institute (PHI), located in Darmstadt, Germany. The Passive House Standard is composed of several strict performance requirements for new building construction. For the renovation of existing buildings, PHI developed a similar, slightly more lenient performance standard. The resulting performance produces approximately a 90% reduction in heating and cooling energy usage and up to a 75% reduction in primary energy usage compared to homes built to conventional building code. Passive House significantly reduces the carbon footprint of a home while making a comfortable, healthy, and affordable environment.This is the first passivhausMAINE-North event, and is geared towards those who are wanting an entry level understanding of passive house fundamentals. Meredith Randolph from Four Winds Design, will host a talk, slide show, and question and answer session. This presentation is intended for architects, builders, business owners, engineers, homeowners and students. Location: College of the Atlantic Gates Auditorium 105 Eden Street Bar Harbor Contact: Meredith Randolph [email protected]  

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories (Wed. 7 Feb, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Carol Dana (Penobscot) will share Penobscot Winter Stories during this multi-week series. Sources of material are Leland's Algonquian tales, Fannie Hardy Eckstorm (it has a lot of broken English), 200 stories I gleaned from UMO library, Molly Dell's stories, some from the web, Micmac tales by Rand, Volume 1 &2 that Frank T. Siebert recorded, Gluscabe and other weird tales by Horace Beck. Join us at the Bangor Public Library! For more information about this event please visit www.bangorpubliclibrary.org or call our reference department at 947-8336. 

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories (Wed. 7 Feb, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Carol Dana (Penobscot) will share Penobscot Winter Stories during this multi-week series. Sources of material are Leland's Algonquian tales, Fannie Hardy Eckstorm (it has a lot of broken English), 200 stories I gleaned from UMO library, Molly Dell's stories, some from the web, Micmac tales by Rand, Volume 1 &2 that Frank T. Siebert recorded, Gluscabe and other weird tales by Horace Beck. Join us at the Bangor Public Library! For more information about this event please visit www.bangorpubliclibrary.org or call our reference department at 947-8336. 

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories (Wed. 7 Feb, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:01 pm)

Carol Dana (Penobscot) will share Penobscot Winter Stories during this multi-week series. Sources of material are Leland's Algonquian tales, Fannie Hardy Eckstorm (it has a lot of broken English), 200 stories I gleaned from UMO library, Molly Dell's stories, some from the web, Micmac tales by Rand, Volume 1 &2 that Frank T. Siebert recorded, Gluscabe and other weird tales by Horace Beck. Join us at the Bangor Public Library! For more information about this event please visit www.bangorpubliclibrary.org or call our reference department at 947-8336. 

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories (Wed. 7 Feb, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:01 pm)

Carol Dana (Penobscot) will share Penobscot Winter Stories during this multi-week series. Sources of material are Leland's Algonquian tales, Fannie Hardy Eckstorm (it has a lot of broken English), 200 stories I gleaned from UMO library, Molly Dell's stories, some from the web, Micmac tales by Rand, Volume 1 &2 that Frank T. Siebert recorded, Gluscabe and other weird tales by Horace Beck. Join us at the Bangor Public Library! For more information about this event please visit www.bangorpubliclibrary.org or call our reference department at 947-8336. 

Dog Ears @ Brewer Public Library (Wed. 7 Feb, 2018 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Contact Brewer Public Library staff to schedule your 15-minute appointment to read to Copper and Jade, our Tail Waggin' Tutors! Call the Library at 989-7943 for more information or to sign up. Brewer Public Library100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412http://brewermaine.gov/library/Katie Conner (Director)[email protected]

CCA Pre-opera Talk (Wed. 7 Feb, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

Join us at the Brewer Public Library for this presentation by Paul Bauschatz, discussing the opera L’Elisir d’Amore. There is no admission fee for this event, and a drawing for a pair of Met Live tickets will be held at the end of the presentation. Call the Library at 989-7943 with any questions or for more information. Brewer Public Library100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412http://brewermaine.gov/library/Katie Conner (Director)[email protected]

MaineStream Finance offers business workshops and classes for free (Wed. 7 Feb, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

MaineStream Finance offers business workshops and classes in Bangor, Dover-Foxcroft, East Millinocket and Lincoln for free.

Business 101: Thinking of starting a business?

These free workshops will provide an overview of the pros and cons of operating a microenterprise or small business.  What a business plan is and why it is needed; plus resources for your business development. Learn More About Being An Entrepreneur, Business Success; Professionalism; Business Plans,  Networking; Business Loans; Resources; Budgets; Credit; and Review of Upcoming Classes & Workshops.

Lincoln

Business 101

Wed. 2/7 6pm

FMI or to sign up visit www.mainestreamfinance.org & click on “Register” then “Classes and Trainings” or Email: [email protected] or call 974-2476 for Bangor, call 564-7116 for Dover-Foxcroft, call 794-3093 for Lincoln or Toll Free: 1-800-215-4942 Ext. 2476

Author Talk and Book Signing: Maria Padian "Out of Nowhere" (Wed. 7 Feb, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Join Maine young adult author Maria Padian at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. as she talks about her book “Out of Nowhere,” her writing process and more, at a special author talk and book signing.

 

This event is in partnership with Island Readers & Writers (IRW). IRW is hosting an event with Padian at the Mount Desert Island High School earlier that day. “IRW has been very interested in working with author Maria Padian and her very relevant and poignant book, ‘Out of Nowhere,’” said IRW Program Director Ruth Feldman. “We are so pleased to be collaborating with the students, teachers and the community in bringing this story and its author to MDI.” “Out of Nowhere” tells the story of Tom Bouchard: captain and star of the Enniston High School soccer team; boyfriend to one of the prettiest, most popular girls; and third in his class, likely to have his pick of any college. But soon his life in his idyllic small Maine town quickly gets turned upside down when Enniston has become a “secondary migration” location for Somali refugees seeking a better life after their country is destroyed by war. “Out of Nowhere” received the Maine Literary Award and the Lupine Award from the Maine Library Association. Publisher’s Weekly writes that Padian “gracefully explores the intersections between culture and religion, as well as suspicion and prejudice in a post-9/11 world. Her well-formed characters and realistic circumstances make for a large and powerful story about re-evaluating one's beliefs.” And the New York Times Book Review writes, “[Padian] offers plenty of story in ‘Out of Nowhere:’ romantic rivalries, class tensions, family pressures. She has a firm sense of plot, and the circumstances her characters grapple with – cyberbullying, the burden of a burnout friend, the pain of growing and changing – will resonate with young readers.” Padian is the author of the young adult novels “Jersey Tomatoes Are the Best;” “Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress,” which was an ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults and received a Maine Lupine Award and Maine Literary Award; “Out of Nowhere” and “Wrecked.” She has worked as a news reporter, an essayist for public radio, a press secretary for a U.S. congressman and a freelance writer. An avid tennis player, gardener, skier and hiker, she is a recent convert to sea kayaking and enjoys exploring the Maine coast in her Wilderness Tsunami when she’s not writing. She lives with her family and their Australian shepherd in Brunswick, Maine.

For more information on Padian visit www.mariapadian.com and for more information on the program contact Melinda Rice, Jesup Program Director, at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Maine Educational Opportunity Center workshops, The Essentials of College Planning. (Thu. 8 Feb, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center workshops, The Essentials of College Planning.

University College Rockland, 91 Camden St, on Thursday, February 8 at 9 a.m.

WHO WE ARE:
MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified adults make the
transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine, provides assistance
to adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they choose.
Services Provided

All MEOC services are FREE!
* GED/SAT Preparation
* College Planning
* Referrals/Advocacy
* Career Advising
* Financial Aid Advising
* College Admissions Process
* Application Fee Waivers for Qualified Adults

OUR WORK IN ACTION:

MEOC successfully placed 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
How to Participate
The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a FREE interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college
process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours. Pre-registration is required.
All workshops are subject to change. For more information or to register call: 1-800-281-3703
In complying with letter and spirit of applicable laws and in pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System shall not discriminate on
the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accommodations to
qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the University should be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, the University of
Maine, 5754 North Stevens Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-1226, TTY (207) 581-9484.

MaineStream Finance offers business workshops and classes for free (Thu. 8 Feb, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Turning your hobby or passion into a business.

Do you have a passion for creating or is your hobby sellable?  This free two night workshop will discuss what to think about before creating a new business.  Areas that will be discussed:  Questions to ask myself; Is there a market for my products and/or services; Business Plan; Recordkeeping; Regulations; Taxes; Marketing; Funding sources and more.  The workshop is FREE!!  Live in the Classroom! A two part workshop.

Lincoln

Turn your hobby or passion into a business

Part 1 Wed 2/21 6:30pm

Part 2 Wed 2/8 6:30pm

FMI or to sign up visit www.mainestreamfinance.org & click on “Register” then “Classes and Trainings” or Email: [email protected] or call 974-2476 for Bangor, call 564-7116 for Dover-Foxcroft, call 794-3093 for Lincoln or Toll Free: 1-800-215-4942 Ext. 2476

Screen Time Panel Discussion at the Jesup (Thu. 8 Feb, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

A recent study showed that the average 8 to 18-year-old spends 7.5 hours a day looking a screen outside of school, that includes phones, televisions and tablets; over a year, that adds up to 114 full days watching a screen for fun. Join in a community conversation about how parents can help their families navigate screen time, at a panel discussion at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.    This panel of resources for parents will include: Edith DuBois, social worker for Mount Desert Island Regional School System; Officer Tim Bland, school resource officer for Mount Desert Island High School, Conners Emerson School and Mount Desert Elementary School; Joshua Young, tech coordinator for Mount Desert Island Regional School System; Ian Braun, dean of students at Mount Desert Island High School and Michael Zboray, Trenton Elementary School principal. They will offer their tips, ideas and expertise. Come join the discussion and share your own experiences and thoughts.   

This program is co-sponsored by the YWCA Mount Desert Island and the Mount Desert Island YMCA.

For more information, contact Melinda Rice, Jesup program director, at 207-288-4245 or [email protected] 

Friday, February 09, 2018

Free Tax Help at Southwest Harbor Public Library (Fri. 9 Feb, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Free Tax Help at Southwest Harbor Public Library

Southwest Harbor Public Library is offering free tax help through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aid program Fridays, Feb 9 & 23, March 9 & 23, and April 6. For more information and to make an appointment please call the Library, 244-7065.

Knitting Social @ Brewer Public Library (Fri. 9 Feb, 2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am)

Come to the Brewer Public Library for our weekly knitting social. Bring your own yarn projects of any sort and socialize in our comfortable conference room. Experienced or new knitters, crocheters, or needle-workers welcome! Call the Library at 989-7943 with any questions or for more information.

Franklin Veterans Club (Fri. 9 Feb, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Friday's February 9th, 16th, and 23rd are $5 Friday's.  A hot meal at 5pm for just $5 bucks.    Jukebox, games including shuffleboard, pool, darts, cribbage or bring your own and get a game started.   There are also music enthusiasts that bring their instruments and jam in our new music room.    This is becoming a popular Friday night stop for many folks.   Family friendly until 7pm.

Friendship Dance at the Skowhegan Rec (Fri. 9 Feb, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Girls & Boys Grades 1-5 Join us for a special and fun evening of music, dancing, and FUN with friends! Music by a DJ and refreshments will be served.... Friendship Dance Feb 9 at 6pm at the Skowhegan Rec.

For more info please go to the Town of Skowhegan website. www.skowhegan.org

Date February 9, 2018
Time 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location Skowhegan Community Center
39 Poulin Drive
Skowhegan, ME 04976
Cost $5 per person

Iona to Durham – Early Christianity in the north of the British Isles (Fri. 9 Feb, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Katharine Thompson will trace her journey from Iona to Durham in the British Isles at a slideshow and talk at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Thompson’s trip took her on an exploration of early Christianity in the area. This journey traces the early Celtic tradition and saints including Saint Columba, Saint Margaret of Scotland, Saint Cuthbert and Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, across Scotland and Northumbria. Her trip began on the west coast of Scotland on Iona where St. Columba brought Christianity to the island in 563. From there, Thompson traveled to Dunfermline, an early capital of Scotland and the Cistercian Abbey ruin of Melrose. She then crossed into England and Northumbria at Coldstream. In Northumbria, Thompson went to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Jarrow where Britain’s first historian, the Venerable Bede, worked. She visited the port city of Whitby and its abbey ruin and then traveled to the Rievaulx Abbey and finally to the cathedral city of Durham. Join her as she recounts her time in this region of the world.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Beginning Beekeeping Course (Sat. 10 Feb, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Anna Mueller, Events Coordinator

[email protected]

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

207-568-4142

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

Beginning Beekeeping

 

February 10, 2018

Unity, Maine

Join us for our Beginning Beekeeping course on Saturday, February 10, from 10 to 4. Our beekeeping short course will cover the essentials to get you going in the world of beekeeping, such as where to locate your apiary, characteristics of different races of bees, where to purchase bees and equipment, how to assemble that equipment, and how to establish your first hive and get it through the first season.

Our instructor, Dave Smith, is an experienced beekeeper who has been maintaining over 200 honey bee colonies for 35-plus years. He has also served as assistant state apiary inspector for seven years. He owns and operates Sparky's Apiaries in Hope, Maine.

The course fee will be $50 for MOFGA members and $75 for non-members. The course will take place at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. For more information and to register, please visit mofga.org.

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is a broad-based community that educates about and advocates for organic agriculture, illuminating its interdependence with a healthy environment, local food production, and thriving communities.

Indian Township Rec Center to Host Fruit Tree Workshops (Sat. 10 Feb, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Indian Township Rec Center to Host Fruit Tree Workshops

Healthy Acadia and the Indian Township Food Pantry will offer two free fruit tree workshops: “Pruning Apple Trees,” on Saturday, February 10 (snow date: February 17); and “How to Graft Apple Trees,” on Saturday, March 10 (snow date: March 17). The workshops will take place from 10am to 12pm at the Indian Township Recreation Center.

The workshops are part of Indian Township Food Pantry's efforts to create a community garden where people can learn how to grow a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs, as well as how to cook and prepare healthy and delicious meals with locally produced food. In early spring 2017, food pantry staff and Regina Grabrovac, Healthy Acadia’s Washington County Food Programs Manager, began pruning and then grafting scions – young shoots or twigs - of old varieties of apples onto the wild apple trees located near the Recreation Center. Grafting is the uniting of two different tree or shrub varieties or stocks together in order to create a more desirable fruit. All named apples, such as Gala (a fairly new variety) and Wolf River (a variety from Wisconsin developed around 1875), were developed through grafting. In Maine, grafting is done later in the spring – April to May - when the tree's sap run is more established.

Pruning is best done when trees are still dormant- from late January into March in our region, depending on the winter. Apple trees are pruned both for ease of fruit access and to encourage increased fruit production. A few well-pruned apple trees can produce enough apples to supply several families with fresh apples, cider, vinegar, sauce, dried fruit and more. Trees that are not pruned will experience decreased fruit production and reduced fruit size, and the fruit is often located higher and higher in the tree.

“Pruning and grafting require only a few tools, and the techniques are simple and fun to learn,” said Regina Grabrovac, who will be leading both workshops. “Please join us! And, if you are already an experienced grafter or orchardist, please come and share your knowledge with the group.” The February 10 pruning workshop will be held outdoors; the March 10 workshop will include an indoor grafting demonstration, with outdoor exploration if time allows. Scion wood will be available.

For more information, contact Regina at 255-3741 or [email protected]; or Janet at Indian Township Food Pantry at 796-2781

Umbrella Day Story Time (Sat. 10 Feb, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Saturday, Feb. 10 is National Umbrella Day and Miss Mae and the Jesup Memorial Library are celebrating with an umbrella-themed story time at 1 p.m. Children, ages four and older, are invited to bring their umbrellas to the Jesup and celebrate with stories and a parade. We will read “Ella, of Course!” by Sarah Weeks; “The Umbrella” by Jan Brett; and “Umbrella” by Taro Yashima. Finally, depending on the weather, we will use our umbrellas and form a parade to the tune of “The Aunts Go Marching” by Maurie Manning. For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]

World War II: Exploring Local Connections with Nat Fenton (Sat. 10 Feb, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Using his father’s letters and a map of the route the 19th Army Artillery Corps took across Europe during World War II, Nat Fenton traced his father’s footsteps from the beaches of Normandy across northern France into Belgium. Join Fenton at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. as he talks about his father Col. William Fenton, and his own travels across Europe tracing his father’s path. Nat used the letters William wrote to his family to relive William’s experience advancing across Europe and liberating France from Nazi occupation. William landed in Normandy ten days after D-Day and crossed France into Germany during the campaigns of 1944-1945. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the French Croix de Guerre for his actions. Nat grew up in Bar Harbor and attended Bar Harbor Elementary School; St. Mark’s School in Southboro, Massachusetts; Bowdoin College; and Cornell Law School. He has been a practicing lawyer since 1972, first in the law firm of Fenton, Chapman, Fenton, Smith and Kane until 1999, then as a sole practitioner until 2015, and then with Eaton Peabody. He is the President of Acadia Senior College, and lives in Lamoine with his wife Sugar. The Jesup also invites all community members to share their own memories from World War II and their family stories at this special event.  

For more information on any of these programs, contact Jesup Program Director Melinda Rice at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Franklin Veterans Club (Sat. 10 Feb, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Saturday Feb 10 is our famous Lasagna dinner for just $10.  First come first serve on all of our meals.  They start at 5 and when it's gone, its gone!

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