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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Wed. 1 Aug, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim (207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled Essentials of
College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations:

• Bangor Adult Learning Ctr, 121 York Street, on Wednesday, August 1 at 1 p.m.
• TRIO Bangor, 85 Texas Ave, on Wednesday, August 1 at 9 a.m.

• Tri-County Career Center, 45 Oak Street, on Friday, August 10 at 9 a.m.
To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703, or visit us on the web at http://meoc.maine.edu.
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 587 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 1-2 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,
citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The
University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Please contact, Director, Equal Opportunity, the University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-
1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), [email protected] with questions or concerns.

Free Cooking Classes for Adults
(Wed. 1 Aug, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Free Cooking Classes for Adults

Free cooking classes at the Methodist Church - Six two-hour classes Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  August 1st through Sept. 5th.  Please call to register as there is limited space.  Cheryl Curtis 858-8462  or  Betsy Richard 858-8466

Dinsmore to Recount Life & Ship at Wilson Museum's Hutchins Eduction Center
(Wed. 1 Aug, 2018 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Wilson Museum

Email:          [email protected]

Website:       www.wilsonmuseum.org

Title:            Dinsmore to Recount Life & Ship                             

 

Castine resident John Gardner is a storyteller not only in the telling of a tale, but through the crafting of the incredible ship models he brings to life. Join author Sandra Dinsmore on August 1, at 2:30 p.m. in the Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center (112 Perkins Street, Castine, ME) for a free talk entitled More by Eye than by Measure: The Life and Ship Models of John Prior Gardner to learn more about this talented artist and the biography that Sandra is writing. John and his art work will also be honored at the Wilson Museum’s fundraising event Collecting Castine on August 6. Examples of his work are being exhibited in the Museum’s main hall throughout the summer.

Sandra Dinsmore is a reporter who has been writing about art, artists, and the lobster-fishing community for almost 30 years. Her biography of John Gardner will be published in the spring of 2019.

For more information about this talk or the Collecting Castine event visit the Wilson Museum’s web calendar at www.wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.html or call 207-326-9247

Abbe Museum Welcomes Award Winning Musician to Event on August 1st.
(Wed. 1 Aug, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Abbe Museum Welcomes Award Winning Musician to Event on August 1st

The Abbe Museum Midsummer will be held on Wednesday, August 1st in the Abbe’s backyard. The event is a benefit to further the Museum’s mission in the Dawnland. It's the Abbe’s largest annual public fundraiser; the museum is the only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Maine.

This year’s event will feature a private concert by Jeremy Dutcher. He is an acclaimed classically trained operatic tenor and composer who takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq First Nation roots into the music he creates, blending distinct musical aesthetics that shape-shift between classical, traditional, and pop to form something entirely new. Dutcher’s debut release, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, involves the rearrangement of early 1900s wax cylinder field recordings from his community. “Many of the songs were lost because our musical tradition was suppressed by the Canadian government. I'm doing this work as there are only about a hundred Wolastoqey speakers left. It's crucial that we're using our language because, if you lose the language, you're losing an entirely distinct way of experiencing the world,” said Dutcher.

Regular Tickets are $150 per person. Red carpet arrival begins at the Abbe’s main entrance, 26 Mount Desert Street, at 5:30 pm. The Midsummer will feature Native inspired cuisine, and both a silent and live auction. With an increased donation guests may enjoy a private lounge and open bar, early access to the event and auction items, and a meet and greet with select Wabanaki artists. VIP tickets are $225 per person. The event will be held rain or shine.

According to Jena Young, co-chair of The Abbe Midsummer Host Committee, “My husband Jeff and I are so excited to again co-chair The Abbe Midsummer. We’re always looking for opportunities to support the history and cultural organizations in this community, and the mission of the Abbe is important to us. The big payoff will be attending the event and see it all come together. The music, cuisine, and atmosphere are going to be incredible!”

For more information and tickets please visit https://www.abbemuseum.org/midsummer/ or call the Abbe Museum at (207) 288-3519.

Thursday, August 02, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Thu. 2 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim (207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled
Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations:

• Rockland UMA Center, 91 Camden St, on Thursday, August 2 at 9 a.m.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703, or visit us on the web at
http://meoc.maine.edu.
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 587 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 1-2 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, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and
all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon
request.
Please contact, Director, Equal Opportunity, the University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone
(207) 581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), [email protected] with questions or concerns.

Milo Garden Club 44th Annual Summer Fair
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Celebrate the beauty of summer at the Milo Garden Club annual fundraiser. Perennials, annuals, produce and houseplants raised by our members will be for sale, as well as handcrafts, baked goods and other items.Enjoy the freindly competition of a silent auction while socializing in a charming setting with a light luncheon. Proceeds benefit many local charities.

History Harvest: Gathering the stories of MDI families
(Thu. 2 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

History Harvest: Gathering the stories of MDI families

The Mount Desert Island Historical Society invites citizen historians to participate in the History Harvest, a collaborative, community-based digitization project. History Harvests will be held on August 2 and 7 at 11 am at the Sound Schoolhouse, 373 Sound Drive in Mount Desert. Reservations are required and can be arranged by calling Leah Lucey at 276-9323.

Significant pieces of our collective history reside in people’s attics and trunks, and in the stories they share with family. At the History Harvest, we welcome participants to “show and tell” with photographs how they and their families have spent summers on Mount Desert Island. Our volunteers will create a high-resolution digital image of your artifact, collect a short oral history, and store both the image and oral history in a digital archive. This digital archive will be shared with students, teachers, and scholars - opening up new stories about the past - but your precious photographs will return home with you!

We are excited for the History Harvest to enable us to forge new ties with the community, encourage people to tell us about their family history, and empower our researchers to interpret that personal history into a larger context. Participants are invited to bring photographs of any age, but no larger than 17x22 inches. Please bear in mind that archival-quality digitization will require removing the photographs from any frames or other containers. Participants should plan to bring no more than three photographs to accommodate all attendees.

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About the MDI Historical Society: The Mount Desert Island Historical Society fosters meaningful engagement with the histories of Mount Desert Island. In the summer, the Somesville Museum is open every day from 10 am – 4 pm. Admission is by donation.

Summer Programs at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument
(Thu. 2 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Summer Programs at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

Join Katahdin Woods & Waters

National Monument

for the Presentation of

"The Log Drivers Waltz"

By Gary Stevens

The National Park Service (NPS) and partners invite you to explore your national monument this summer through special programs. Please visit www.nps.gov/KAWW

for more information.

Date: August 2, 2018

Time: 2:00—3:00

Where: Millinocket Visitors Contact Center

200 Penobscot Ave.

Millinocket, ME 04462

Gary’s presentation begins with a delightful DVD on the history of the logging industry in the Penobscot region. Through first hand knowledge, stories, and legend's passed down Gary will delight his audience talking about a way of life for over 120 years.

Gary Stevens a lifelong resident of Millinocket. His interest in the river drives in the Katahdin Area, specifically on the West Branch of the Penobscot River started at an early age. Living in Millinocket, which was the hub of the Great Northern Paper Company, brought about a natural inquisitiveness about how trees were harvested and then sent to the local paper mills to produce paper. “My dad was the carpenter for the Spruce Wood Department which supplied all the various company woods camps from Millinocket to Ft. Kent.“

As a young boy Gary would visit his father often to watch him repair wooden boats for the river drives and accompanied him as he went to some of the cutting camps to keep the various buildings repaired or painted . Each year before the river drives started his father would go to Elbow Lake by North Twin dam just outside of Millinocket to work on the company tow boat the West Branch No. 3. This boat plied the lakes around Millinocket to move booms of pulpwood from the West Branch to the local paper mills in Millinocket and East Millinocket. Since it was made of wood he had to insure that the planks were watertight by filling various locations with a watertight packing known as oakum.

Gary states:

“It was a wonderful experience and has served as the basis for my desire to help preserve that part of our rich history here in the Katahdin Region through videos, pictures and lectures.”

To Make Reservations go to:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/katahdin-woods-waters-national-monument-presents-the-log-drivers-waltz-by-gary-stevens-tickets-48107528914?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

For more information contact [email protected] (or)

[email protected]

For more information on these or future programs please email [email protected]

Fight of Swallows
(Thu. 2 Aug, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Tickets are on Sale! Join us for a wonderful evening of fine wines and great food and conversation - and even try your hand at carving. A Flight of Swallows wine-tasting is on Thursday, August 2nd at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor. This unique event supports the Gilley’s exhibitions and  programs. :: Advance tickets are required. See pictures from last year and learn more at our website, or contact us by email or 207-244-7555.​

Author Talk and Book Signing: Richard F. Thomas "Why Bob Dylan Matters"
(Thu. 2 Aug, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

In “Why Bob Dylan Matters” author and leading Dylanologist Richard F. Thomas makes the case for moving Dylan out of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and into the Western literary canon. Join Thomas for an author talk and book signing on Thursday, August 2 at 7 p.m. There will be a concert beforehand at 6:30 p.m. with the Beech Mountain Project, who will be playing pieces of Dylan’s music.    When Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016, a debate raged. Some celebrated, while many others questioned the choice.  How could the world’s most prestigious book prize be awarded to a famously cantankerous singer-songwriter who would not even attend the medal ceremony? A world expert on Classical poetry, Thomas was initially ridiculed by his colleagues at Harvard for teaching a course on Dylan, nicknamed “Dylan 101,” alongside his traditional seminars on Homer, Virgil and Ovid. Dylan’s Nobel Prize brought him vindication, and he immediately found himself thrust into the spotlight as a leading academic voice in all matters Dylanological.   “Why Bob Dylan Matters” celebrates Dylan’s genius as it explores his music within the context of current events and modern pop culture. Thomas considers the influences on Dylan’s creativity and analyzes the artist and his work, including his memoir, through the lens of western literature and in the tradition of poets going all the way back to Homer.   NPR writes that the book is “a highly informed, yet intimately personal celebration of one of our most important living writers.” And Booklist adds that the book is “a masterstroke of literary detective work . . . and an exciting examination of an artist’s enigmatic mind.”   Thomas is George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics at Harvard University. He is a Trustee of the Loeb Classical Library at Harvard and currently serves as Editor of Harvard Studies in Classical Philology.    Books will be on sale that night courtesy of Sherman’s Books. For more information on the talk and concert contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]   

Family Concert Series: Gnomes, Fairies, and Elves
(Thu. 2 Aug, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Family Concert Series: Gnomes, Fairies, and Elves

The Southwest Harbor Public Library’s Family Concert Series continues on Thursday, August 2 at 6:30 pm with the sharing of local legends of gnomes, fairies, and elves by the Summer Story Campers. Assisted by Barn Arts Collective Artist-in-Residence, Nate Speare. For more information, contact the Library: 244-7065.

Family Concert Series: Gnomes, Fairies, and Elves
(Thu. 2 Aug, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Family Concert Series: Gnomes, Fairies, and Elves

The Southwest Harbor Public Library’s Family Concert Series continues on Thursday, August 2 at 6:30 pm with the sharing of local legends of gnomes, fairies, and elves by the Summer Story Campers. Assisted by Barn Arts Collective Artist-in-Residence, Nate Speare. For more information, contact the Library: 244-7065.

Friday, August 03, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Fri. 3 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim (207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled Essentials of
College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations:

• Tri-County Career Center, 45 Oak Street, on Friday, August 3 at 9 a.m.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703, or visit us on the web at http://meoc.maine.edu.
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 587 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 1-2 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,
citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The
University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Please contact, Director, Equal Opportunity, the University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-
1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), [email protected] with questions or concerns.

Poet Talk and Book Signing: Eileen Rockefeller “Space Between”
(Fri. 3 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Join author Eileen Rockefeller as she reads from her debut collection of poetry “Space Between” on Friday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Rockefeller is the author of the memoir “Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself.”    In “Space Between” Rockefeller invites the reader to join her relationships with people, nature, and spirit through poems brimming with intimacy and generosity, hurt and healing, lovers and loved ones, and most of all the ever-present thrum of the natural world. Timothy Shriver, Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics, writes, “Rockefeller draws us into her world where nature and spirit align to reveal beauty and wisdom in the gentle and ever revealing flow of giving and taking and prayer and relationship. She is the poet who writes like a mysterious and kind neighbor whom you’ve known your whole life, open but not intrusive, always discovering surprises in the silence and miracles in every nearby space and moment.” And award-winning author and environmentalist Bill McKibben writes, “Deeply rooted and yet often playful, these poems are filled with light and kindness.”   Rockefeller is a catalyst in the fields of mind/body health, social and emotional learning, and innovative philanthropy for clean energy. As founder of the Institute for the Advancement of Health, she pioneered broad acceptance of mind/body interactions in health and disease. She was a founding chair of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and served as long-time co-chair of her family’s generational association, as well as co-founder and vice-chair of the Growald Family Fund.    Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. For more information on Rockefeller visit eileenrockefeller.com and for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]   

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Luminary Bags Available in Advance for 17th Annual Carol Dyer Memorial Luminaria Evening
(Sat. 4 Aug, 2018 7:00 am - 8:00 am)

Luminary Bags Available in Advance for

17th Annual Carol Dyer Memorial Luminaria Evening

BAR HARBOR –

The 17th Annual Carol Dyer Memorial Luminaria Evening for honoring loved ones who are struggling with or have passed away from cancer will take place on the Bar Harbor Village Green on Saturday, August 4, from 7 - 9:30 pm.

Luminary bags can be purchased at the event and in advance, for a suggested donation of $10 each, at the July 4th Bar Harbor Rotary Seafood Festival from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Luminaria are bags with names written on them and a lighted candle inside, each representing a life and the hope for a cancer-free world.   On the evening of August 4th, hundreds of luminaria bags will encircle the Bar Harbor village green.  Each name and hometown will be read during the lighting ceremony, with readings throughout the evening.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Home Cooked Healing, a local group of volunteers who provide nutritious home-made meals for people who have cancer.  For more information please call the YWCA of Mount Desert Island at 288-5008.

Island Arts Association's Made in Maine Craft Fair
(Sat. 4 Aug, 2018 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

The Island Arts Association will hold their annual Made In Maine Craft Fair at the Knowlton Park on State Street in Ellsworth from 8am-2pm on Saturday, August 4th. This fair will feature local artisans from the area selling their beautiful hand-crafts items.

Dinner in the Park
(Sat. 4 Aug, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Dinner in the Park

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Join Main Street Skowhegan for a magical evening in Coburn Park complete with hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, a locally sourced buffet dinner, the Rob Burnell Band, and fireworks! A fundraiser for Skowhegan revitalization projects, the event will also feature a live and silent auction. 5 p.m. Cocktail hour 6 p.m. Locally sourced buffet dinner 7 p.m. Live auction 7:30 p.m. Rob Burnell Band (will play until 10 p.m.) 9 p.m. Fireworks over the river! Tickets are $45 per person, $80 per couple, or $300 per table of eight. Purchase tickets online or at the Skowhegan Fleuriste (available soon!). Deadline for ticket sales is August 1.

The Women's Fellowship of the First Congregational Church of Searsport
(Sat. 4 Aug, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

The Women's Fellowship of the First Congregational Church of Searsport will be serving

a Picnic Salad and Ham Supper at Curtis Hall on Saturday, August 4th at 5 PM. Assorted

Breads and rolls will also be served. Desserts will be make-your-own ice cream sundaes with

Several toppings to choose from...all for $10! This event is part of Searsport's Heritage Days.

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Author Talk and Book Signing: Woody Tasch “SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital”
(Sun. 5 Aug, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Join Slow Money founder Woody Tasch as he talks about his book “SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 1 p.m. Eliot Coleman, author and owner of Four Season Farm, who will be introducing Tasch at the Jesup, writes, “I love fertile soil, and, as much, I love fertile minds. Woody Tasch has one. His heart ain’t bad, either. He puts both to marvelous, and very important, effect in this book. It is a vital next step for all of us who care about food, farms, slow money and what lies ahead.”   In “SOIL” Tasch explains that “nurture capital” is a vision of finance that begins where investing and philanthropy end, “giving us a new way to reconnect to one another and places where we live, all the way down to local food systems and the soil.” Tasch asks readers to invest their money locally in a small enterprises or small farms near where they live. Using this as a basis Tasch aims to answer the question, “how can we fix what’s broken in our economy and our country through the entry point of local food systems?”    Chuck Collins, program director at the Institute for Policy Studies, writes, “Tasch has penned a spectacularly original and entertaining book that connects the dots, keeps you smiling, and lifts up the best of regenerative agriculture, nurture capital, and community resilience.”    Tasch is the founder of the Slow Money movement which was based on a vision presented in his book “Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered.” The movement works to bring a flow of capital to local food systems, connecting investors to the places where they live and promoting new principles of fiduciary responsibility that “bring money back down to earth.” To date, more than $66 million has flowed, via dozens of local Slow Money groups, to 697 organic farms and small food enterprises. Slow Money events have attracted thousands of people from 46 states and 7 countries.    Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. For more information on Tasch and Slow Money visit slowmoney.org and for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]   

Keith Urban Graffiti U Tour with Kelsea Ballerini
(Sun. 5 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Keith Urban if bringing his Graffiti U World Tour to Bangor! Hear new songs from his new album Graffiti U, as well as his hits from RIPCORD and many more!   Opener Kelsea Ballerini is getting the party started before Keith takes the stage, so get your tickets now!  @ Darling's Waterfront Pavilion 1 Railroad St, Bangor, ME 04401  

Monday, August 06, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Mon. 6 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim (207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled
Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations:

• Katahdin Region Higher Education Center, 1 Dirigo Dr, Suite 1, on Monday,
• August 6 at 9 a.m. & 12 p.m.


To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703, or visit us on the web at
http://meoc.maine.edu.
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 587 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 1-2 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, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and
all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon
request.
Please contact, Director, Equal Opportunity, the University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone
(207) 581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), [email protected] with questions or concerns

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Mon. 6 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim (207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled
Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations:

• Rockland UMA Center, 91 Camden St, on Monday, August 6 at 9 a.m. & 1 p.m.
• Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave, on Monday, August 6 at 9 a.m.


To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703, or visit us on the web at
http://meoc.maine.edu.
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 587 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 1-2 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, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and
all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon
request.
Please contact, Director, Equal Opportunity, the University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone
(207) 581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), [email protected] with questions or concerns.

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training
(All day)

  Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone’s life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you.   Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness.   Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting.   We are currently looking for volunteers in the Bangor and surrounding areas.   Free hospice volunteer training will be made available along with a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID Badge. Class Monday afternoons from 2pm - 4:30pm. August 6,13,20,27 & September 10,17,24. Beacon Hospice 289 State St, Suite B Bangor, Maine Contact Roanne or Kaylee @ 942-2920 for more information. [email protected] or [email protected]  

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training
(All day)

  Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone’s life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you.   Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness.   Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting.   We are currently looking for volunteers in the Bangor and surrounding areas.   Free hospice volunteer training will be made available along with a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID Badge. Class Monday afternoons from 2pm - 4:30pm. August 6,13,20,27 & September 10,17,24. Beacon Hospice 289 State St, Suite B Bangor, Maine Contact Roanne or Kaylee @ 942-2920 for more information. [email protected] or [email protected]  

Book Talk by Ruth Grierson and Thomas Vining
(Mon. 6 Aug, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Book Talk by Ruth Grierson and Thomas Vining

Living on the Edge: A Guide to Tide Pool Animals, Seaweeds, and Seaside Plants

Ruth Grierson and Thomas Vining will talk about their new book, Living on the Edge: A Guide to Tide Pool Animals, Seaweeds, and Seaside Plants, at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Monday, August 6, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Free and open to all. For more information, call the Library: 244-7065.

Book Lover's Funk & Soul Barn Dance
(Mon. 6 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of "Motherless Brooklyn" among other works, will spin funk and soul tunes at the Book Lover's Barn Dance Tuesday, August 14, 7-10 p.m.at David's Folly Farm, 1390 Coastal Road, Brooksville. The dance is a fundraiser for Word literary arts festival. Strong Brewing Company is an event sponsor.  The Early Word event will feature a novel-themed hot-dog bar (included in the admission price), cash beer from Strong Brewing, and a special (and mysterious) book sale/auction. Prizes will be awarded to dancers dressed as their favorite authors or literary characters.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wordfestival.org. Information: 374-5632.

Book Lover's Funk & Soul Barn Dance
(Mon. 6 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of "Motherless Brooklyn" among other works, will spin funk and soul tunes at the Book Lover's Barn Dance Tuesday, August 14, 7-10 p.m.at David's Folly Farm, 1390 Coastal Road, Brooksville. The dance is a fundraiser for Word literary arts festival. Strong Brewing Company is an event sponsor.  The Early Word event will feature a novel-themed hot-dog bar (included in the admission price), cash beer from Strong Brewing, and a special (and mysterious) book sale/auction. Prizes will be awarded to dancers dressed as their favorite authors or literary characters.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wordfestival.org. Information: 374-5632.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Tue. 7 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim (207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled Essentials of
College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations:

• Beal College, 99 Farm Rd, on Tuesday, August 7 at 9 a.m.
• UMA-Bangor Admissions, Lewiston Hall, 65 Texas Ave., on Tuesday, August 7 at 1 p.m.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703, or visit us on the web at http://meoc.maine.edu.
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 587 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 1-2 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,
citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The
University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Please contact, Director, Equal Opportunity, the University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-
1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), [email protected] with questions or concerns.

Weatherizing Bangor: An Energy Efficiency Education Event
(Tue. 7 Aug, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:02 pm)

AmeriCorps has partnered with MCC’s MPES initiative to help low-income communities with energy efficiency and weatherization of their homes. With a focus on environmental stewardship and economic stability, energy consumption can be decreased while housing quality is increased. If you are interested in learning more about the ways that you can weatherize your home and help create a more energy efficient and sustainable community, please join us for an educational event at the Bangor Public Library on Tuesday, August 7th, from 5 to 7 p.m. There, our volunteers will discuss topics ranging from eligibility to receive window inserts to small steps you can take to lower energy costs in your own home. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Maggie Bryan, Program Specialist at MCC – [email protected]

Book and History Talk: Baker Island
(Tue. 7 Aug, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Book and History Talk: Baker Island

Local author Cornelia Cesari will talk about her new book, Baker Island, and the island’s history, on Tuesday, August 7, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. For more information, call the Library, 244-7065.

Book Lover's Funk & Soul Barn Dance
(Tue. 7 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of "Motherless Brooklyn" among other works, will spin funk and soul tunes at the Book Lover's Barn Dance Tuesday, August 14, 7-10 p.m.at David's Folly Farm, 1390 Coastal Road, Brooksville. The dance is a fundraiser for Word literary arts festival. Strong Brewing Company is an event sponsor.  The Early Word event will feature a novel-themed hot-dog bar (included in the admission price), cash beer from Strong Brewing, and a special (and mysterious) book sale/auction. Prizes will be awarded to dancers dressed as their favorite authors or literary characters.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wordfestival.org. Information: 374-5632.

Book Lover's Funk & Soul Barn Dance
(Tue. 7 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of "Motherless Brooklyn" among other works, will spin funk and soul tunes at the Book Lover's Barn Dance Tuesday, August 14, 7-10 p.m.at David's Folly Farm, 1390 Coastal Road, Brooksville. The dance is a fundraiser for Word literary arts festival. Strong Brewing Company is an event sponsor.  The Early Word event will feature a novel-themed hot-dog bar (included in the admission price), cash beer from Strong Brewing, and a special (and mysterious) book sale/auction. Prizes will be awarded to dancers dressed as their favorite authors or literary characters.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wordfestival.org. Information: 374-5632.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Wed. 8 Aug, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim (207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled Essentials of
College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations:

• Bangor Adult Learning Ctr, 121 York Street, on Wednesday, August 8 at 1 p.m.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703, or visit us on the web at http://meoc.maine.edu.
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 587 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 1-2 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,
citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The
University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Please contact, Director, Equal Opportunity, the University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-
1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), [email protected] with questions or concerns.

Tribute to Frank Sinatra with the Hal McIntyre Orchestra
(Wed. 8 Aug, 2018 6:00 pm - 6:02 pm)

The Hal McIntyre Orchestra and Boston-based crooner Steve Marvin will perform a Tribute to Frank Sinatra, in honor of "The Chairman of the Board." Under the direction of Don Pendleton, the big band ensemble will celebrate the iconic singer on stage at the Gracie Theatre. Singer Steve Marvin is well-versed in performing the jazzy vocals of "Ol' Blue Eyes." Over the years, he's headlined countless revues and tributes, belting out "Luck Be a Lady," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Fly Me to the Moon" and other timeless tunes. So you can expect to hear pitch-perfect renditions of some of Sinatra's classic songs. 

Book Lover's Funk & Soul Barn Dance
(Wed. 8 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of "Motherless Brooklyn" among other works, will spin funk and soul tunes at the Book Lover's Barn Dance Tuesday, August 14, 7-10 p.m.at David's Folly Farm, 1390 Coastal Road, Brooksville. The dance is a fundraiser for Word literary arts festival. Strong Brewing Company is an event sponsor.  The Early Word event will feature a novel-themed hot-dog bar (included in the admission price), cash beer from Strong Brewing, and a special (and mysterious) book sale/auction. Prizes will be awarded to dancers dressed as their favorite authors or literary characters.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wordfestival.org. Information: 374-5632.

Book Lover's Funk & Soul Barn Dance
(Wed. 8 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of "Motherless Brooklyn" among other works, will spin funk and soul tunes at the Book Lover's Barn Dance Tuesday, August 14, 7-10 p.m.at David's Folly Farm, 1390 Coastal Road, Brooksville. The dance is a fundraiser for Word literary arts festival. Strong Brewing Company is an event sponsor.  The Early Word event will feature a novel-themed hot-dog bar (included in the admission price), cash beer from Strong Brewing, and a special (and mysterious) book sale/auction. Prizes will be awarded to dancers dressed as their favorite authors or literary characters.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wordfestival.org. Information: 374-5632.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Author Talk and Book Signing: Jonathan White "Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean” with Schoodic Institute
(Thu. 9 Aug, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

In “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean,” writer, sailor and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. “Tides” is the result of White’s twenty-year quest to better understand both the science behind tides and how they impact man-kind. Join White for an author talk and book signing with the Jesup Memorial Library and Schoodic Institute at the Jesup on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. There will be a reception beforehand at 6 p.m.   “Tides” combines adventure travel and scientific inquiry and looks into the mysterious paradox that keeps our planet’s waters in constant motion. In the Arctic, White goes under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five-foot tidal bore that crashes eighty miles up the Qiantang River; in France, he interviews the monks who live in the tide-wrapped monastery of Mont Saint-Michel; in Chile and Scotland, he investigates the growth of tidal power generation; and in Panama and Venice, he delves into how the threat of sea level rise is changing human culture.   The Wall Street Journal writes, “A wonderfully paced account…White offers clear explanations of how tides work and scientific giants such as Aristotle, Copernicus…and others helped us get where we are today.” The Bangor Daily News adds that “Tides” is “a fascinating work of literary nonfiction, rich with characters, stories and scenes from around the globe.”   White grew up diving, sailing and fishing on the beaches of Southern California, has logged more than one hundred thousand miles sailing on the Pacific and Atlantic, and has surfed all over the world. In the 1980s, he founded the Resource Institute. His first book, “Talking on the Water: Conversations about Nature and Creativity,” is a collection of interviews exploring our relationship with nature and features Gretel Ehrlich, David Brower, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gary Snyder, Peter Matthiessen and others. He has written for the Christian Science Monitor, The Sun, Orion, Surfer’s Journal and other publications. He holds an MFA in creative nonfiction and lives with his wife and son on a small island in Washington State.   Books will be on sale that night courtesy of Sherman’s Books. For more about White visit jonathanwhitewriter.com and for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]   

Book Lover's Funk & Soul Barn Dance
(Thu. 9 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of "Motherless Brooklyn" among other works, will spin funk and soul tunes at the Book Lover's Barn Dance Tuesday, August 14, 7-10 p.m.at David's Folly Farm, 1390 Coastal Road, Brooksville. The dance is a fundraiser for Word literary arts festival. Strong Brewing Company is an event sponsor.  The Early Word event will feature a novel-themed hot-dog bar (included in the admission price), cash beer from Strong Brewing, and a special (and mysterious) book sale/auction. Prizes will be awarded to dancers dressed as their favorite authors or literary characters.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wordfestival.org. Information: 374-5632.

Book Lover's Funk & Soul Barn Dance
(Thu. 9 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of "Motherless Brooklyn" among other works, will spin funk and soul tunes at the Book Lover's Barn Dance Tuesday, August 14, 7-10 p.m.at David's Folly Farm, 1390 Coastal Road, Brooksville. The dance is a fundraiser for Word literary arts festival. Strong Brewing Company is an event sponsor.  The Early Word event will feature a novel-themed hot-dog bar (included in the admission price), cash beer from Strong Brewing, and a special (and mysterious) book sale/auction. Prizes will be awarded to dancers dressed as their favorite authors or literary characters.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wordfestival.org. Information: 374-5632.

Friday, August 10, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Fri. 10 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim (207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled Essentials of
College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations:

• Tri-County Career Center, 45 Oak Street, on Friday, August 10 at 9 a.m.


To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703, or visit us on the web at http://meoc.maine.edu.
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 587 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 1-2 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,
citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The
University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Please contact, Director, Equal Opportunity, the University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-
1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), [email protected] with questions or concerns.

Lamoine Volunteer Fire Department Annual Auction
(Fri. 10 Aug, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

The Lamoine Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual auction on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Lamoine Consolidated School Gym.  Preview begins at 5:00 PM, bidding will begin at 6:00 PM.

Proceeds from the auction will help purchase equipment for the department’s soon to be acquired ladder truck which is expected to arrive in the next two months.

Items being auctioned off include generously donated estate furnishings, gift certificates for goods and services from local businesses, tools, jewelry, and a wide variety of other items.

Cash and checks are accepted.

Author Talk and Book Signing: Dan Burt
(Fri. 10 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Author and poet Dan Burt will read sections of his memoir “Every Wrong Direction” as well as his poetry at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, August 10 at 7 p.m.  Burt published the first section of his memoir “You Think It Strange” and is working on the second section which will be combined to create “Every Wrong Direction.” The poetry he will read that night include pieces that correspond with experiences in his memoir.    Burt was born in South Philadelphia. His father was a butcher who left school at thirteen when the Depression began, and his mother was a high school graduate whose racketeering family controlled the Tenderloin area of Central Philadelphia. From the ages of 12 to 21, he worked as a butcher after school and on weekends and in the summer also worked as a mate on a charter sport fishing boat off the New Jersey coast. He attended St. John’s College, Cambridge and Cambridge University and graduated from Yale Law School. After graduation he practiced law and was a special assistant to the Under Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for International Tax. Burt founded two commercial law firms and also served as the president of the Capital Legal Foundation. He also founded a niche software company. Burt moved to London and became a British citizen in 2001. He renounced his U.S.  citizenship in 2005 after George Bush was sworn in as President for a second time.    Burt’s poetry has appeared in Poetry Review, PN Review, the TLS, The Financial Times, The Times and Commonwealth. He has written several selections of poetry including, “Searched For Text,” “Cold Eye,” a collaboration with the UK artist Paul Hodgson, “Certain Windows,” containing both poetry and prose and “We Look Like This.” His poems and prose continues to appear in anthologies, pamphlets, journals and periodicals in the UK and US.   Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. For more information about Burt visit www.danburtpoetry.com and for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]   

Book Lover's Funk & Soul Barn Dance
(Fri. 10 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of "Motherless Brooklyn" among other works, will spin funk and soul tunes at the Book Lover's Barn Dance Tuesday, August 14, 7-10 p.m.at David's Folly Farm, 1390 Coastal Road, Brooksville. The dance is a fundraiser for Word literary arts festival. Strong Brewing Company is an event sponsor.  The Early Word event will feature a novel-themed hot-dog bar (included in the admission price), cash beer from Strong Brewing, and a special (and mysterious) book sale/auction. Prizes will be awarded to dancers dressed as their favorite authors or literary characters.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wordfestival.org. Information: 374-5632.

Book Lover's Funk & Soul Barn Dance
(Fri. 10 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of "Motherless Brooklyn" among other works, will spin funk and soul tunes at the Book Lover's Barn Dance Tuesday, August 14, 7-10 p.m.at David's Folly Farm, 1390 Coastal Road, Brooksville. The dance is a fundraiser for Word literary arts festival. Strong Brewing Company is an event sponsor.  The Early Word event will feature a novel-themed hot-dog bar (included in the admission price), cash beer from Strong Brewing, and a special (and mysterious) book sale/auction. Prizes will be awarded to dancers dressed as their favorite authors or literary characters.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wordfestival.org. Information: 374-5632.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Yard sale to benefit Momentum Norths Special Olympics teams
(Sat. 11 Aug, 2018 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

      Momentum Inc. is having a yard sale to benefit our Special Olympics teams August 11th - it is being held on the same day as Hampdens children's day. We are renting tables to anyone interested in joining to sell stuff. Money raised renting tables will go to our Special Olympics teams. If you do not wish to sell you can come by and check out the tables. Money raised at our Momentum table and for food sales will also benefit our Special Olympic teams. For more information call 907-4501. Location is 1 Main Rd. North Hampden Maine. 

Venison 101 with UMaine Extension
(Sat. 11 Aug, 2018 8:45 am - 9:45 am)

Venison 101 with UMaine Extension

Holden, Maine-University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an intensive workshop for hunters who want to expand their knowledge of deer and deer hunting in Maine on Aug. 11, 8:45 a.m.–4 p.m., at Maine Military Supply, 179 Main Road, Holden.

Designed for new and experienced hunters, topics include identifying deer diseases, food safety and meat preservation. Live demonstrations include field dressing and processing. Tastings of venison products and time for discussion with speakers will be available throughout the day.

The $50 fee/$35 for each additional family member includes lunch; registration is required by Aug. 3. Register online. Enrollment is limited to 25; teens are welcome with parental discretion. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Robson Machado, 207.581.3144, [email protected]

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine's land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

Spaghetti Buffet Supper
(All day)

  The Holden Congregational Church-UCC will hold a Spaghetti Buffet Supper, 5-6:30 PM, Saturday, Aug. 11.  Pasta with a variety of sauces, garlic bread, rolls, beverages and to die for homemade pies and other desserts, including gluten free options. Admission $8.00 -for adults, $4.00 for children under 12, Preschoolers free. Holden Congregational Church, 9 Rider Bluff Rd, Holden.  

Book Lover's Funk & Soul Barn Dance
(Sat. 11 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of "Motherless Brooklyn" among other works, will spin funk and soul tunes at the Book Lover's Barn Dance Tuesday, August 14, 7-10 p.m.at David's Folly Farm, 1390 Coastal Road, Brooksville. The dance is a fundraiser for Word literary arts festival. Strong Brewing Company is an event sponsor.  The Early Word event will feature a novel-themed hot-dog bar (included in the admission price), cash beer from Strong Brewing, and a special (and mysterious) book sale/auction. Prizes will be awarded to dancers dressed as their favorite authors or literary characters.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wordfestival.org. Information: 374-5632.

Book Lover's Funk & Soul Barn Dance
(Sat. 11 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of "Motherless Brooklyn" among other works, will spin funk and soul tunes at the Book Lover's Barn Dance Tuesday, August 14, 7-10 p.m.at David's Folly Farm, 1390 Coastal Road, Brooksville. The dance is a fundraiser for Word literary arts festival. Strong Brewing Company is an event sponsor.  The Early Word event will feature a novel-themed hot-dog bar (included in the admission price), cash beer from Strong Brewing, and a special (and mysterious) book sale/auction. Prizes will be awarded to dancers dressed as their favorite authors or literary characters.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wordfestival.org. Information: 374-5632.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Concert at Ecotat Gardens
(Sun. 12 Aug, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Six Basin Street, the all women Dixieland band, will perform at Ecotat Gardens located 2699 Route 2 at the Annis Road intersection in Hermon. Parking lot is located at 25 Annis Road. Please bring your lawn chair and join us for this fun and entertaining concert performed by the musicians of Six Basin Street. [email protected]  

Book Lover's Funk & Soul Barn Dance
(Sun. 12 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of "Motherless Brooklyn" among other works, will spin funk and soul tunes at the Book Lover's Barn Dance Tuesday, August 14, 7-10 p.m.at David's Folly Farm, 1390 Coastal Road, Brooksville. The dance is a fundraiser for Word literary arts festival. Strong Brewing Company is an event sponsor.  The Early Word event will feature a novel-themed hot-dog bar (included in the admission price), cash beer from Strong Brewing, and a special (and mysterious) book sale/auction. Prizes will be awarded to dancers dressed as their favorite authors or literary characters.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wordfestival.org. Information: 374-5632.

Book Lover's Funk & Soul Barn Dance
(Sun. 12 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of "Motherless Brooklyn" among other works, will spin funk and soul tunes at the Book Lover's Barn Dance Tuesday, August 14, 7-10 p.m.at David's Folly Farm, 1390 Coastal Road, Brooksville. The dance is a fundraiser for Word literary arts festival. Strong Brewing Company is an event sponsor.  The Early Word event will feature a novel-themed hot-dog bar (included in the admission price), cash beer from Strong Brewing, and a special (and mysterious) book sale/auction. Prizes will be awarded to dancers dressed as their favorite authors or literary characters.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wordfestival.org. Information: 374-5632.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Tech Help at Brewer Public Library
(-)

Tech Help at the Brewer Public Library (100 South Main Street) on Monday, August 13, 9:00-11:00am. Having an issue with a device, or have questions about how to perform certain tasks on your computer? Sign up for FREE tech help at the Brewer Public Library! Call 989-7943 for more information and to sign up.

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training
(All day)

  Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone’s life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you.   Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness.   Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting.   We are currently looking for volunteers in the Bangor and surrounding areas.   Free hospice volunteer training will be made available along with a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID Badge. Class Monday afternoons from 2pm - 4:30pm. August 6,13,20,27 & September 10,17,24. Beacon Hospice 289 State St, Suite B Bangor, Maine Contact Roanne or Kaylee @ 942-2920 for more information. [email protected] or [email protected]  

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training
(All day)

  Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone’s life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you.   Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness.   Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting.   We are currently looking for volunteers in the Bangor and surrounding areas.   Free hospice volunteer training will be made available along with a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID Badge. Class Monday afternoons from 2pm - 4:30pm. August 6,13,20,27 & September 10,17,24. Beacon Hospice 289 State St, Suite B Bangor, Maine Contact Roanne or Kaylee @ 942-2920 for more information. [email protected] or [email protected]  

Book Lover's Funk & Soul Barn Dance
(Mon. 13 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of "Motherless Brooklyn" among other works, will spin funk and soul tunes at the Book Lover's Barn Dance Tuesday, August 14, 7-10 p.m.at David's Folly Farm, 1390 Coastal Road, Brooksville. The dance is a fundraiser for Word literary arts festival. Strong Brewing Company is an event sponsor.  The Early Word event will feature a novel-themed hot-dog bar (included in the admission price), cash beer from Strong Brewing, and a special (and mysterious) book sale/auction. Prizes will be awarded to dancers dressed as their favorite authors or literary characters.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wordfestival.org. Information: 374-5632.

Book Lover's Funk & Soul Barn Dance
(Mon. 13 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of "Motherless Brooklyn" among other works, will spin funk and soul tunes at the Book Lover's Barn Dance Tuesday, August 14, 7-10 p.m.at David's Folly Farm, 1390 Coastal Road, Brooksville. The dance is a fundraiser for Word literary arts festival. Strong Brewing Company is an event sponsor.  The Early Word event will feature a novel-themed hot-dog bar (included in the admission price), cash beer from Strong Brewing, and a special (and mysterious) book sale/auction. Prizes will be awarded to dancers dressed as their favorite authors or literary characters.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wordfestival.org. Information: 374-5632.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Book Lover's Funk & Soul Barn Dance
(Tue. 14 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of "Motherless Brooklyn" among other works, will spin funk and soul tunes at the Book Lover's Barn Dance Tuesday, August 14, 7-10 p.m.at David's Folly Farm, 1390 Coastal Road, Brooksville. The dance is a fundraiser for Word literary arts festival. Strong Brewing Company is an event sponsor.  The Early Word event will feature a novel-themed hot-dog bar (included in the admission price), cash beer from Strong Brewing, and a special (and mysterious) book sale/auction. Prizes will be awarded to dancers dressed as their favorite authors or literary characters.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wordfestival.org. Information: 374-5632.

Book Lover's Funk & Soul Barn Dance
(Tue. 14 Aug, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of "Motherless Brooklyn" among other works, will spin funk and soul tunes at the Book Lover's Barn Dance Tuesday, August 14, 7-10 p.m.at David's Folly Farm, 1390 Coastal Road, Brooksville. The dance is a fundraiser for Word literary arts festival. Strong Brewing Company is an event sponsor.  The Early Word event will feature a novel-themed hot-dog bar (included in the admission price), cash beer from Strong Brewing, and a special (and mysterious) book sale/auction. Prizes will be awarded to dancers dressed as their favorite authors or literary characters.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wordfestival.org. Information: 374-5632.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Wed. 15 Aug, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim (207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled Essentials of
College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations:


• Bangor Adult Learning Ctr, 121 York Street, on Wednesday, August 15 at 1 p.m.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703, or visit us on the web at http://meoc.maine.edu.
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 587 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 1-2 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,
citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The
University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Please contact, Director, Equal Opportunity, the University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-
1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), [email protected] with questions or concerns.

Friday, August 17, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Fri. 17 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim (207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled Essentials of
College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations:

• Tri-County Career Center, 45 Oak Street, on Friday, August 17 at 9 a.m.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703, or visit us on the web at http://meoc.maine.edu.
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 587 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 1-2 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,
citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The
University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Please contact, Director, Equal Opportunity, the University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-
1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), [email protected] with questions or concerns.

“The Phantom Tollbooth (Jr.)” and “Peter and the Starcatcher” Conclude The Grand's 2018 Summer Theatre Intensives
(Fri. 17 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

“The Phantom Tollbooth (Jr.)” and “Peter and the Starcatcher” Conclude The Grand's 2018 Summer Theatre Intensives

ELLSWORTH – The Grand announces, live on the Stanley Subaru Stage, “The Phantom Tollbooth (Jr.)"- running Friday, August 10th and Saturday, August 11th- and “Peter and the Starcatcher”- running Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th- as the last two fully staged productions in its Summer Theatre Intensives for 2018. Ticket prices are for general admission seating for each production and are $12 for adults and seniors, and $8 for Youth (12 & under.)

This summer Jasmine Ireland, the Education Director for The Grand, continued our commitment to quality arts education with her program of Summer Intensives for young people of all ages, with three new productions: an early -summer presentation of “Disney's Winnie the Pooh” (a mini-musical for K-6 featuring all of the beloved songs from the animated classic films), “The Phantom Tollbooth (Jr.)” (a musical adaptation of the classic kids' novel for 6-9th graders), and “Peter and the Starcatcher” (the Tony award-winning play with music, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson for 9-12th graders). “Disney's Winnie the Pooh” is directed by Grand and True North acting vet Tyler Costigan (“Alice Down the Rabbit Hole”, “The House of Yes”) with musical direction by longtime local vocal coach and music teacher Malen R. Hsu. The two shows, directed by Ireland, with musical direction by Colin Graebert, are filled with the professional production values, staging and performances that audiences have come to know and love from Grand productions.

For more information on this or other Grand events, please call the box office at 207-667-9500 or visit The Grand website at www.grandonline.org or follow us on Facebook.

Bangor Community Theatre Auditions for "Harvey"
(Fri. 17 Aug, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:32 pm)

Bngor Community Theatre announces auditions for "Harvey" by Mary Chase, directed by Irene Dennis.  Auditions will be held at the Bangor Grange, 1192 Ohio Street on Friday, August 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM and Sunday, August 19, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. Performance dates are Fridays-Sundays, October 26-28 and November 2-4. 6 men, ages 18-75 and 6 women, ages18-75, are needed.  All roles are open.  Scenes from the script will be read.  

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Machias Wild Blueberry Run Set for August 18
(Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Machias Wild Blueberry Run Set for August 18

Healthy Acadia is thrilled to sponsor the annual Machias Wild Blueberry 5-Mile Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, August 18, 2018. The Wild Blueberry Run serves as the kick-off to the annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival, which features hundreds of craft and food vendors, exhibits, and fun activities. Proceeds will directly benefit the Downeast Cancer Patient Navigation Program, a joint project of Healthy Acadia and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center. This service provides caring, effective support for individuals facing cancer—helping them on their cancer journey to access treatment and resources.

Event registration will be at the Hemmingway Annex (the old Machias town office), located at 118 Court Street in Machias, beginning at 6am the day of the race. The 5-mile race begins promptly at 8am, and the 1-mile event begins at 8:15 a.m. Awards will be presented directly following the race at the Hemmingway Annex on Court Street.

Register for either event online (recommended) at: https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Machias/WilblueberryRunWalkFunRunWalk or in person on the day of the race. Registration fees are as follows: 1-mile course: $10.00, or $15.00 on the day of the event. 5-mile course: $25.00, or $30.00 on the day of the event. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome in invited to participate. Pre-register by August 10, 2018 to reserve your T-shirt size. Teams MUST pre-register by 4pm on August 15th. An unlimited number of runners/walkers may register as a team.

Post-race awards will be given for 5-Mile: Top 3 female & male overall. Top female & male ages: 14 & under, 15-24, 25-40, 41-55, 56-70, & 71 & older. Also 1st Walker.

Team Awards: 1st & 2nd teams. Top 3 score by place of finish. Ties are determined by fastest cumulative times. Awards for 1 Mile: Top female & male ages: 8 & under, 9-10, & 11- 13.

If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation to support the Downeast Cancer Patient Navigation Program. Checks can be made payable to Healthy Acadia and mailed or delivered to: Blueberry Run, Healthy Acadia, 121 Court Street, Suite A, Machias, ME 04654.

10th Annual Blueberry Festival
(Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 8:30 am - 9:36 am)

  10th Annual Blueberry Festival Holden Congregational Church at the corner of Church Road and Rider Bluff Road in Holden is holding its 10th Annual Blueberry Festival on Saturday August 18 from 8:30 to 2:30.  Come see the various crafters; enjoy a blueberry dessert or plate of pancakes. Sign up for raffles, bid on silent auction items, and take home some baked goods for later. Enter the blueberry pie baking contest for the chance to win a prize and bragging rights for the year or just stop by at 10:30 to watch the fun while the judges rate the pies. Craft tables still available for a donation. Contact- Zita at 570-6094 or  [email protected]  

Maine Amateur Wrestling Alliance Recognizes Bangor Program
(Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Amateur Wrestling Alliance Recognizes Bangor Program

Bangor Area Wrestling founders, Kristie Miner & Aaron Hoshide and middle school wrestling coaches, Jordan Fogg & Daniel Considine, will be receiving People of the Year recognition from the Maine Amateur Wrestling Alliance on August 18th at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Bath. "The People of the Year award recognizes dedication to the development and advancement of Maine amateur wrestling," says John Nicholas, President of Maine Amateur Wrestling Alliance.
"We are humbled to be recognized by the Maine wrestling community along with outstanding and dedicated coaches and wrestlers that will also be receiving honors," states Miner, Chair of Bangor Area Wrestling. Bangor Area Wrestling started offering youth wrestling through the Bangor Parks & Recreation in 2014. In 2018, they hosted an area middle school team of 15 wrestlers from Bangor, Old Town, and Hampden. For more information about their organization, visit www.bangorareawrestling.com.
For tickets to the Hall of Fame Induction banquet at Hyde School in Bath on August 18th, contact John Nicholas at 207-332-9845.

Jesup Memorial Library 49th Annual Book Sale
(Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

The Jesup Memorial Library’s 49th Annual Book Sale is right around the corner! Join the library on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to browse thousands of books, grab a baked good, take a chance on the raffle and bid on a silent auction item.   There is a big change this year to the book pricing, with the exception of books in the “Specials” room, all book sales are by donation. That means that nothing will be individually priced except the items deemed to be “Specials.” Instead, you make a donation of your choice to the Jesup for the books you choose. “Many libraries have been very successful switching to a donation-based book sale,” said Library Director Ruth A. Eveland. “We hope that everyone appreciates that this is a major fundraiser for the Jesup and will support it fully.”   You can also shop the book sale a day early and beat the crowds at the Prologue Sale the night before on Friday, Aug. 17 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. There will be music from the Beech Mountain Project, food and drinks. Tickets to this special event are $25 each and can be purchased at the library, online at www.jesuplibrary.org/prologue or by calling 207-288-4245.    And the book sale would not be a success without the help of the countless volunteers who help move books, set up and work the day of the sale. If you can help out before, after or during the sale, stop by the Jesup or call 207-288-4245 to sign up.  

Meet the Author: Jon Folsom, author of “Family Tree: Root One”
(Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

BANGOR – Meet the Author: Jon Folsom, author of “Family Tree: Root One” on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Part of the State History Mystery Series, the book is designed to enrich the reader's knowledge of each state's wonderful past. 11am-12pm, The Briar Patch, 27 Central St., Downtown Bangor.

Acadia Community Theater and Barn Arts Collaborative are partnering this August to present Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night!" by the sea
(Sat. 18 Aug, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Acadia Community Theater and Barn Arts Collaborative are partnering this August to present Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night!" by the sea. The performances will be Saturday and Sunday, August 18th and 19th at 3 p.m. on the lawn of the Saltair Inn, 121 West Street in Bar Harbor. The show will move to the Northeast Harbor Marina on Saturday and Sunday, August 25th and 26th at 3 p.m. Performances are outdoors. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket and picnic and check www.acadiacommunitytheater.net or Acadia Community Theater's Facebook page in case of cancellation due to inclement weather. Entrance by donation at the door. For more information, visit www.acadiacommunitytheater.net.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Island Arts Association's 14th Annual Craft Fair
(Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

The Island Arts Association will hold their 14th Annual Craft Fair on Sunday, August 19th at the Pemetic Green in Southwest Harbor from 10am-5pm. Local artisans will be selling their beautiful hand-crafted items. Stop by to meet the crafters.

Bangor Community Theatre Auditions for "Harvey"
(Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

Bangor Community Theatre announces auditions for "Harvey" by Mary Chase, directed by Irene Dennis.  Auditions will be held at Bangor Grange, 1192 Ohio Street on Friday, August 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM and Sunday, August 19, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM.  Performance dates are Fridays- Sundays Ocotber 26-28 and November 2-4. All roles are open.  Scenes from the script will be read.  

Monday, August 20, 2018

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training
(All day)

  Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone’s life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you.   Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness.   Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting.   We are currently looking for volunteers in the Bangor and surrounding areas.   Free hospice volunteer training will be made available along with a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID Badge. Class Monday afternoons from 2pm - 4:30pm. August 6,13,20,27 & September 10,17,24. Beacon Hospice 289 State St, Suite B Bangor, Maine Contact Roanne or Kaylee @ 942-2920 for more information. [email protected] or [email protected]  

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training
(All day)

  Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone’s life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you.   Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness.   Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting.   We are currently looking for volunteers in the Bangor and surrounding areas.   Free hospice volunteer training will be made available along with a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID Badge. Class Monday afternoons from 2pm - 4:30pm. August 6,13,20,27 & September 10,17,24. Beacon Hospice 289 State St, Suite B Bangor, Maine Contact Roanne or Kaylee @ 942-2920 for more information. [email protected] or [email protected]  

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim (207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled Essentials of
College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations:

• Beal College, 99 Farm Rd, on Tuesday, August 21 at 9 a.m.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703, or visit us on the web at http://meoc.maine.edu.
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 587 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 1-2 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,
citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The
University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Please contact, Director, Equal Opportunity, the University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-
1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), [email protected] with questions or concerns.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim (207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled Essentials of
College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations:

• UMA-Bangor Admissions, Lewiston Hall, 65 Texas Ave., on Tuesday, August 21 at 1 p.m.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703, or visit us on the web at http://meoc.maine.edu.
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 587 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 1-2 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,
citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The
University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Please contact, Director, Equal Opportunity, the University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-
1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), [email protected] with questions or concerns.

The Joys of Literary Friendship: Maine Authors Margaret Broucek and Joan Dempsey
(Tue. 21 Aug, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

On Tuesday, August 21, 5:30-7 p.m., Maine novelists and friends Margaret Broucek and Joan Dempsey will read from their work and talk about becoming debut authors later in life and the joys of a literary friendship. For more information, call the Library: 244-7065 or visit www.swhplibrary.org.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim (207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled Essentials of
College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations:

• TRIO Bangor, 85 Texas Ave, on Wednesday, August 22 at 9 a.m.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703, or visit us on the web at http://meoc.maine.edu.
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 587 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 1-2 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,
citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The
University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Please contact, Director, Equal Opportunity, the University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-
1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), [email protected] with questions or concerns.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim (207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled Essentials of
College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations:

• Bangor Adult Learning Ctr, 121 York Street, on Wednesday, August 22 at 1 p.m.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703, or visit us on the web at http://meoc.maine.edu.
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 587 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 1-2 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,
citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The
University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Please contact, Director, Equal Opportunity, the University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-
1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), [email protected] with questions or concerns.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Adventures of Miss Susan
(Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

On Thursday, August 23, at 6:30 p.m., come to the Southwest Harbor Public Library to see The Adventures of Miss Susan, a wordless puppet show with music, dedicated to all wonderful children's librarians everywhere! For more information, call the Library: 244-7065 or visit www.swhplibrary.org.

Friday, August 24, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Fri. 24 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim (207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled Essentials of
College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations:

• Tri-County Career Center, 45 Oak Street, on Friday, August 24 at 9 a.m.


To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703, or visit us on the web at http://meoc.maine.edu.
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 587 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 1-2 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,
citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The
University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Please contact, Director, Equal Opportunity, the University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-
1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), [email protected] with questions or concerns.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

11th Annual Bangor Walk to Defeat ALS
(Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 8:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Join us for the 11th Annual Bangor Walk to Defeat ALS to help spread awareness, and to raise money for research and assisting Mainers living with ALS. Fundraising through the Walk drives bold and urgent innovation as we march together toward a treatment and ultimately a cure for ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”, is a fatal progressive neurodegenerative disease. Your participation in the Walk to Defeat ALS has a direct impact on people living with ALS and their families at the local level. Through education, support groups, access to care and advocacy, we are working to defeat ALS and provide hope to people living with ALS and their families. There is no registration fee and no minimum fundraising requirements. Participants who raise $75 or more will receive a Walk to Defeat ALS t-shirt. If you cannot participate the day of the Walk, but would like to help with fundraising, you may register as a Virtual Walker. Our event fundraising goal is $60,000. Registration /check-in begins at 8:30. The opening ceremony begins at 10:00. Join the movement at Hayford Park on13th St. in Bangor next to Mansfield Stadium http://web.alsa.org/Bangor For more information, call Paula Webster (207) 659-1801 or email [email protected]

Pig Roast for Protection
(Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Held at the Greenville wharf.  Food will be served from 12-3.  $10 per plate with all the fixings.  Hot dogs will also be available.  Dunk a cop 12-3.  Speakers at 1:30. proceeds to benifit the monitoring ankle bracelets for domestic violent criminals.  Come and join us for some great food on the shore of Moosehead lake.

First United Methodist Church Bangor Heart Healthy Bean & BBQ Chicken Supper
(Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Heart Healthy Bean & BBQ Chicken Supper

Saturday, August 25th

Come and enjoy heart healthy salads

Yellow Eye & Pea Bean Pork & Beans

Vegetarian Spicy BBQ Beans

BBQ Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Cornbread and PIES

5-6PM, Adults $8, Family $20, Children under 12 years old $3

First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex Street Bangor, ME

Air Conditioned and Accessible

Proceeds to benefit: Church Local and Global Mission Programs

 

 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

10th Annual Summer Benefit Supporting the Cancer Support Center of Maine
(Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:03 pm)

10th Annual Summer Benefit Supporting the Cancer Support Center of Maine! At the beautiful Farmhouse Inn in Blue Hill, ME Live Music, Cash Bar, Heavy hors d'oeuvres from around the world! Plus Door Prizes and Raffle Items! Suggested Donation:  $35.00 per person Tickets Available from; The Farmhouse Inn   374-5286 Martha Ohrenberger   949-1207 The Cancer Support Center of Maine  322-0960 Our mission is to provide FREE SERVICES to Cancer Patients, Survivors, and People at Risk in Maine through education, outreach, advocacy, and social support; fostering an environment to assist those in struggle with cancer to reach and maintain optimum physical and emotional health; and maintaining a fiscally viable, compassionate organization that strives for excellence by respecting and preserving the dignity of the people we serve.  

Monday, August 27, 2018

Eastern Maine Community College Announces Hospitality & Tourism Management Program for Fall 2018
(Mon. 27 Aug, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Eastern Maine Community College Announces Hospitality & Tourism Management Program for Fall 2018

BANGOR, ME—Eastern Maine Community College will offer a certificate program in Hospitality & Tourism Management beginning in the Fall of 2018. Students enrolled in Hospitality & Tourism Management courses will be eligible to earn badges upon completion. Students must demonstrate mastery of skills as well as knowledge and competencies, evaluated through assessments, demonstrations, and/or industry certifications. This stackable credentialing model is the first of its kind offered at EMCC, and provides students with a flexible, dynamic learning experience.

The Hospitality & Tourism Management program will help students prepare for a career in the hospitality industry, including hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tourism, special events, and more. Badges will be offered in the following courses: Principles of Hospitality, Lodging Management, Beverage Controls, Hospitality Law, Planning & Development in Tourism, Meetings & Convention Management, and Hospitality Division Management. The program will be under the leadership of longtime EMCC faculty member Mark Janicki, who has 30 years of experience as a post-secondary educator, executive chef, personal chef, and caterer.

Eastern Maine Community College is a two-year college that provides the highest quality post-secondary technical, career, and transfer education and serves as a dynamic community and economic development resource. In addition to its Bangor campus, the college has three off-campus higher education centers in Dover-Foxcroft, Ellsworth, and East Millinocket.

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training
(All day)

  Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone’s life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you.   Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness.   Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting.   We are currently looking for volunteers in the Bangor and surrounding areas.   Free hospice volunteer training will be made available along with a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID Badge. Class Monday afternoons from 2pm - 4:30pm. August 6,13,20,27 & September 10,17,24. Beacon Hospice 289 State St, Suite B Bangor, Maine Contact Roanne or Kaylee @ 942-2920 for more information. [email protected] or [email protected]  

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training
(All day)

  Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone’s life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you.   Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness.   Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting.   We are currently looking for volunteers in the Bangor and surrounding areas.   Free hospice volunteer training will be made available along with a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID Badge. Class Monday afternoons from 2pm - 4:30pm. August 6,13,20,27 & September 10,17,24. Beacon Hospice 289 State St, Suite B Bangor, Maine Contact Roanne or Kaylee @ 942-2920 for more information. [email protected] or [email protected]  

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Free outdoor concert and dance
(Thu. 30 Aug, 2018 6:00 pm - 6:02 pm)

Internationally renown Orquesta Revelacion Marnatha is coming, from La Romana, in the Dominican Republic, to the First United Methodist Church in Bangor Maine USA, to put on an outdoor Christian merengue concert and dance.  This high energy praise event will be preceded by our weekly free community meal. https://www.facebook.com/events/2042113122679020/  

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