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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Unity Window Insert Build Event
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Windows are one of the main sources of heat loss in a home during the cold seasons, allowing cold air into the home and pulling warm air out. Window inserts help prevent this heat loss by insulating the window and blocking the passage way for cold/warm air transference.  Maine Partnership for Environmental Stewardship in Unity Maine is partnered with WindowDressers of Rockland, ME to provide 18 homes in the town of Unity and surrounding areas with window inserts. In order for them to receive their window inserts we need volunteers from the community to help with the assembly of them. On January 3rd-6th there will be a window insert build event taking place at the Unity United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. This is a volunteer based initiative, which will result in the assembly of over 100 inserts for participating low-income homes.  Individuals interested in volunteering can sign up at http://signup.com/go/UzidVwd.  

Brewer Public Library- Free Technology Assistance
(Wed. 3 Jan, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Having an issue with a device, or have questions about how to perform certain tasks on your computer? Sign up for FREE personal tech help at the Brewer Public Library! Call 989-7943 for more information and to sign up. 100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412

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

Contact Brewer Public Library staff to schedule your 15-minute appointment to read to Copper and Jade, our Tail Waggin' Tutors! Call the Library at 989-7943 for more information or to sign up. 100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412

Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and Hands Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) classes
(Wed. 3 Jan, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Free AED / Hands Only CPR Class

at the Southwest Harbor Public Library

SOUTHWEST HARBOR - The Southwest Harbor Public Library and the Southwest Harbor & Tremont Ambulance Service continue to offer free Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and Hands Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) classes. The next class will be held Wednesday, January 3, 5:00 – 7:00. This class is not for CPR certification, but still provides participants with current AED and Hands Only CPR information as an introductory or refresher class in a low-stress, supportive environment. Space is limited; call the Library for more information or to reserve your place, 207-244-7065.

For the calendar:

Southwest Harbor Public Library and Southwest Harbor & Tremont Ambulance Service are offering a free Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and Hands Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) class at the Library Wednesday, January 3, 5:00-7:00 pm. This class is not for CPR certification. Space is limited; call the Library for more info. or to reserve a place, 207- 244-7065.

Friday, January 05, 2018

SIX-TIME GRAMMY NOMINATED MIKE STERN TO PERFORM IN BREWER
(Fri. 5 Jan, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

BREWER, ME – Bangor Savings Bank is proud to present the second annual Brewer Music Jazz Residency Capstone Concert at the Brewer Performing Arts Center, January 5 at 7:00 pm, with support from Jazz Residency Initiative and Brewer Music Association.  The concert will feature world renowned six-time Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist Mike Stern, along with the Brewer Community School and the Brewer High Jazz ensembles. The concert will also include a professional set during which Mr. Stern will be joined on stage by regional professionals.  Stern will be leading an artist-in-residency experience for Brewer student musicians for three days prior to the concert. During the residency, he will be teaching a series of masterclasses, as well as providing instruction and feedback to student instrumentalists.

Mike Stern is a six-time Grammy nominated jazz guitarist. After studying jazz at Berklee College of Music his career took off when he joined Blood Sweat & Tears in 1976. After a few years and two albums with BS&T, he joined Billy Cobham’s band and eventually joined Miles Davis’s group in 1981.  Stern launched his solo debut album Upside Downside which he recorded with Jaco Pastorius, David Sanborn and Bob Berg in 1986.  During his career, he has recorded 16 albums as a leader, and his collaborations have included working with Michael Becker. Kenny Garrett, Bela Fleck, Peter Erskine, Joe Henderson, Dave Weckl, John Patitucci, Jack DeJohnette, Victor Wooten, and the Yellowjackets.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Age By Design including Patricia Oh from AARP Maine
(Sat. 6 Jan, 2018 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Join a community discussion about aging on Mount Desert Island at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, January 6 at 1:30 p.m. as part of Age by Design. Patricia Oh from AARP Maine will join members of the Bar Harbor Task Force on Aging to share information about Bar Harbor’s designation as an age-friendly community. Bar Harbor is one of 44 communities in the state of Maine to be an age-friendly community. During the second half of the program, they will answer questions and facilitate a conversation about healthy aging and how to make our communities age-friendly.   Age by Design is a series of programs, facilitated by Island Connections, the Jesup Memorial Library, YWCA Mount Desert Island and the Mount Desert Island YMCA, geared towards people 50 years and older. The series is designed to spark a conversation about creating a community you want to age into. Individual programs will focus on physical health, mental and spiritual health, finances, caregiving and lifelong learning. There also will be panel discussions, classes and workshops. 

Programs will be on the first and third Saturdays of each month through April at 1:30 p.m. in 2018 at different venues. Depending on response to the Age by Design series, additional programs might be added. For more information contact Doreen Willett at Island Connections at 207-288-4457 or Melinda Rice at the Jesup Memorial Library at 207-288-4245.  

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert Series: GoldenOak
(Sun. 7 Jan, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Join GoldenOak as they kick off the Jesup Memorial Library’s 2018 Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert Series on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. GoldenOak features sibling duo, Zak and Lena Kendall, who play New England folk music. This concert is free and open to everyone, though donations are gratefully accepted. This is the first concert in the Jesup’s 2018 Winter Concert Series which features concerts once a month on Sunday in January through April. Then in Feburary, on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. join jazz group Mes Amis. March’s concert on Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. features the talented students from Conners Emerson and Mount Desert Elementary School for a concert featuring the ShowStoppers! and Swallowtail Fiddlers. Finally in April 8 at 2, join pianist Edison Liu for the last concert in the series on Sunday, April p.m. All concerts are free and open to the public and donations are gratefully accepted. For more information on GoldenOak visit goldenoakband.com and for more information on the concert contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]

Monday, January 08, 2018

World War I and America: Facilitated Free Discussion with Dr. Libby Bischof
(Mon. 8 Jan, 2018 9:30 am - 10:30 am)

Join Dr. Libby Bischof, an associate professor of history and chair of the Department of History and Political Science at the University of Southern Maine, for an in-depth discussion about American and World War I at the Jesup Memorial Library on Monday, Jan. 8 at 9:30 a.m. This talk will be based on a series of assigned readings. Dr. Bischof is a 19th-century American cultural historian. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register and receive the readings contact Melinda Rice at [email protected] or at 207-288-4245.

Brewer Public Library Book Club
(Mon. 8 Jan, 2018 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm)

Join the Brewer Public Library Book Club to discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Contact Library staff for details at 989-7943. 100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Rethinking Plastics: The Growing Problem of Plastics in our Ocean
(Tue. 9 Jan, 2018 5:30 am - 6:30 am)

In conjunction with A Climate To Thrive and the Marine and Environmental Research Institute, Southwest Harbor Public Library will host a community discussion about the growing problem of plastics in our ocean Tuesday, January 9, 5:30pm. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.

Adult Coloring Night
(Tue. 9 Jan, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

The Simpson Memorial Library in Carmel will hold an Adult Coloring Night on Tuesday, January 9 at 6PM.  Everyone is welcome.  Feel free to bring your own materials or use those provided by the library.

Thank you.

Submitted by:

Sue Kircheis

848-3797

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Brewer Public Library Dog Ears
(Wed. 10 Jan, 2018 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Contact Brewer Public Library staff to schedule your 15-minute appointment to read to Copper and Jade, our Tail Waggin' Tutors! Call the Library at 989-7943 for more information or to sign up. 100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Birding Acadia National Park at the Jesup
(Thu. 11 Jan, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Join ornithologist Michael Good as he talks about his years birding in Acadia National Park at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. Good, a Registered Maine Guide, is the owner of Downeast Nature Tours and has lead tours in the Gulf of Maine Region since 1993. Good will talk about his time birding in Acadia, which includes teaching Road Scholar programs, organizing the Acadia Birding Festival and promoting the role of Acadia in the conservation of birds. Good also has spent years birding in Cuba and has recorded 254 different bird species in the country. Some of his findings will be published in "The First American Pipit on Cuba" in the Journal of Caribbean Ornithology. During Good’s presentation he also will talk about MDI's birding connections with Cuba. Good has photographed and studied of birds in Alaska, Australia, Europe, South America and most recently Cuba, where he worked with Caribbean Conservation Trust for the “Cuba Bird Survey.”  For more information on the talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]

Saturday, January 13, 2018

New Lego Time at Simpson Memorial Library
(Sat. 13 Jan, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

The Simpson Memorial Library will hold its LEGO Story Time on a new day and time.....Saturday, January 13 at 11AM.

 

Thank you.

Sue

848-3797

Maine Veterans Project's Chili and Cornbread Dinner and Chinese Auction
(Sat. 13 Jan, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Chili and Cornbread Dinner and Chinese Auction (over $1000 in items) to benefit Maine Veterans Project Jan 13th, 2018  5 to 7 pm at the club in Franklin $10 adults $5 children under 12. Call Beverly 565-2764 for more information

 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Eddington Historical Society Winter Meetings
(Sun. 14 Jan, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

The Eddington Historical Society will be having meetings on Sundays from 1 to 3 pm at the Eddington Town Office for the winter. The meetings are scheduled as follows: January 14, 2018, speaker Rebecca White about “Poor Farms” throughout history; February 11, 2018 – Subject TBA; and March 11, 2018 – Subject TBA. We will resume our regular second Monday evenings (6:30 pm) each month, in April. If you have any questions please contact Gina Miller (media relations) at [email protected]

Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr's Life
(Sun. 14 Jan, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

A Service of Light in Celebration of the Life and Witness of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Bangor – on Sunday, January 14 at 4:00 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church will be hosting an interfaith service in commemoration of the witness of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This community commemoration will include - Featured guest speaker Richard Blanco, Inaugural Poet Laureate (2013) & author and featured musicians from St. John's, All Souls Congregational, Congregation Beth El and Bangor Area Children's Choir along with additional volunteer singers.
Musical selections include an arrangement of African-American spiritual and contemporary Gospel music, Safe Places of the Heart, and I Believe in the Sun. The service will conclude with America, the Beautiful as arranged by Michael McCarthy (Choirmaster at the National Cathedral) for the Inaugural Prayer Services for President Obama's terms. Child care provided.


WHAT: St. John’s Episcopal Church and All Souls Congregational along with Congregation Beth El and the Bangor Area Children’s Choir will be holding an interfaith service in celebration of the life and witness of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
WHEN: 4:00 p.m., Sunday, January 14th
WHERE: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French Street, Bangor, Maine
WHO: St. John's Episcopal Church All Souls Congregational Church Congregation Beth El Bangor Area Children's Choir


FMI contact Robert Ludwig, Choirmaster at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207-947-0156 or [email protected]

“To the glory of God, and for the common good.”

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Maine Educational Opportunity Center workshops, The Essentials of College Planning.
(Tue. 16 Jan, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

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

Hancock County Higher Education Center/UC Ellsworth, 248 State St, Ste 1, on
Tuesday, January 16 at 9 a.m. & 1 p.m.

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


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


OUR WORK IN ACTION:

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

An Evening with Red Sox Legend, Pedro Martinez
(Tue. 16 Jan, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:01 pm)

Tickets are on sale NOW for one of Townsquare Media & Varney Buick GMC's most exciting Hot Stove Baseball Events ever - An Evening with Red Sox Legend, Pedro Martinez - Tuesday, January 16th at Gracie Theatre at Husson University.  VIP Session tickets are SOLD OUT but we still have General Admission tickets available online and at Damon's Beverage in Bangor.  This is the PERFECT gift for the Red Sox fans on your list! Hall of Famer, Pedro Martinez is one of the best Red Sox pitchers of all tiime and a very entertaining guy - this will be a night to remember.  General Admission tickets are $35 each and include the Hot stove question & answer session with Pedro from 7-8:30PM.  Get your tickets at http://929theticket.com/events-bangor/an-evening-with-red-sox-legend-pedro-martinez/16-january-2018-gracie-theatre-8/ OR buy them in person at Damon's Beverage in the Penobscot Plaza in Bangor.  An Evening with Red Sox Legend, Pedro Martinez is presented by Varney Buick GMC...also brought to you by *Cyr North Star Tours *Your locally owned and operated NAPA Auto Parts store in Ellsworth *Mainely Eyes *Granville Stone & Hearth *EBS *And Aviators restaurant & pub

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 & over
(Wed. 17 Jan, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
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:
To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit us on the web at
http://meoc.maine.edu.
• Bangor Adult Learning Ctr, 121 York Street, on Wednesday, January 17 at 1 p.m.
• Tri-County Career Center, 45 Oak Street, on Friday, January 19 at 9 a.m. & 12 p.m.
Who We Are
MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified adults make the
transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine, provides assistance
to adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they choose.
Services Provided
All MEOC services are FREE!
* GED/SAT Preparation
* College Planning
* Referrals/Advocacy
* Career Advising
* Financial Aid Advising
* College Admissions Process
*Application Fee Waivers for Qualified Adults
Our Work in Action
MEOC successfully placed 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
How to Participate
The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a FREE interactive
workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study
skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours. Pre-registration is required.
All workshops are subject to change.
For more information or to register call: 1-800-281-3703

Brewer Public Library Dog Ears
(Wed. 17 Jan, 2018 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Contact Brewer Public Library staff to schedule your 15-minute appointment to read to Copper and Jade, our Tail Waggin' Tutors! Call the Library at 989-7943 for more information or to sign up. 100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412

Snowman Pajama Story Time at the Jesup
(Wed. 17 Jan, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Join Miss Mae and celebrate the recent snow at a snowman-themed pajama story time on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Children, ages four and older, are invited to come and read “Snowzilla” by Janet Lawler, “Martin MacGregor's Snowman” by Lisa Broadie Cook and “A Really Good Snowman” by Daniel J. Mahoney. We will then make a snowman-themed craft and finally, warm up with hot chocolate. For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Simpson Memorial Library Story Time Moved to Thursday
(Thu. 18 Jan, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Beginning in January, 2018,

the Simpson Memorial Library, Carmel, is moving its Baby Story time from the third Tuesday to the third Thursday of the month at 11:00. Ms. Becky hopes this day and time will be more convenient for busy families.  The program is for infants up to three with their parents/caregivers. This is a fast paced 30 minute program with music, stories, rhymes and songs. The last ten minutes or so is left for the adults and infants to talk and visit with each other. For more information call Ms. Becky at 848-7145.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
(Thu. 18 Jan, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:05 pm)

We would like to invite you to give the gift of blood and then enjoy muffins and hot chocolate as well as other items the American Red Cross provides at the snack bar. Location is 180 Court St. in Machias at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For information please contact Cheryl Brown at 546-6053 or at [email protected] Thank you.

 

 

Southwest Harbor Public Library Tea
(Thu. 18 Jan, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

January Tea

SOUTHWEST HARBOR - Please join Southwest Harbor Public Library on Thursday afternoon, January 18, 2:00 – 3:30 for a tea party. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a cup of tea by the Library’s fireplace, nibble on a homemade treat, and enjoy the company of others. There is never an agenda, just an opportunity to stop in the middle of a busy day and relax with a nice cup of hot tea served in a beautiful china cup. For more information, call the Library, 244-7065.

Why Wrestle? Bangor Meet and Greet Wrestling Coaches
(Thu. 18 Jan, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:31 pm)

Thursday, January 18 6:30-8 (snow date Jan 19) The Salvation Army Bangor Citadel Corps; 65 S. Park St, Bangor Meet and greet our coaches & volunteers. Watch a live demonstration of folkstyle wrestling.  Meet fellow wrestling teammates and their families.  Get fitted for uniforms.  Learn about becoming a member of Bangor Area Wrestling! for more information, check out: www.bangorareawrestling.com

Bateau/Jesup Reading Series
(Thu. 18 Jan, 2018 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

In collaboration with Bar Harbor’s Jesup Memorial Library, independent letterpress and publisher Bateau Press is pleased to announce the first installment in their 2018 reading series: a poetry reading by NYC Youth Poet Laureate 2016, Nkosi Nkululeko. Nkosi is a Callaloo Fellow and The Watering Hole Fellow. He has been nominated for the American Voices Award, Independent Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize. Knosi was part of the 2014 Urban Word Slam Team and the 2015 Urbana-NYC Slam Team. His work is currently published in No Token, Vinyl, Rose Red Review, Hobart, decomP, and elsewhere. He has performed in the Apollo Theater and the Lincoln Center, and was a featured speaker on TEDxNewYork. He lives in Harlem, New York. Nkosi’s reading at the Jesup will kick off the second year of Bateau’s annual reading series. His work is joyful, urgent, and vibrantly alive, and he is as skilled a performer as he is a poet.   There will be a Q&A with Nkosi following the reading. Light refreshments will be served. Location: Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt Desert St, Bar Harbor Contact: Dan Mahoney [email protected] or KieraO’Brien [email protected]

Friday, January 19, 2018

A Diabetes Peer Support Group for Machias Area
(Fri. 19 Jan, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Input Sought for New Diabetes Support Group Planned for Machias

Machias, Healthy Acadia is seeking input and guidance from Machias area residents who are affected by prediabetes or diabetes (type 1 or type 2) and may be interested in participating in an in-person peer support group. The group will offer a casual setting for individuals living with prediabetes, type 1 or type 2 diabetes, their family members and/or caregivers to connect and share their day-to-day challenges and experiences with living with this chronic health condition.

Living with a chronic condition such as diabetes or prediabetes presents daily challenges that at times can be difficult to navigate.  Support groups provide an opportunity to connect with others in your community who understand what you are going through and may experience many of these same challenges. Together you can explore new resources and directions to help you manage your health, make meaningful connections, receive needed encouragement and inspire others.

The direction, meeting frequency and focus area(s) of the peer support group will be guided by input and comments received from community members.

Interested community members are invited and encouraged to offer input regarding their individual support needs by completing a short survey, which can be found online at: https://goo.gl/forms/2xSQRG9E56Ebc0123. Deadline to submit comments is January 19, 2018.

For more information please email Angela Fochesato at [email protected] or call 207-255-3741, ext. 103.

Words Unleashed! Story Slam: "A Maine Winter Tale/Tail"
(Fri. 19 Jan, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Winter in Maine is in full swing with bone-chilling temperatures and snow piling up. Warm up and join your neighbors and friends at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the first Words Unleashed! Story Slam of 2018. This month’s theme is “Maine Winter Tale/Tail,” stop by and share your true, first-person story that interprets the theme. Did winter throw you a few curve balls, or maybe you met your four-legged best friend one Maine winter. Come share your story at the Jesup. Join MC, Jeff Miller for a fun night; come to share, listen or to cheer on the story tellers. Those familiar with “The Moth” broadcast on NPR will recognize the format. These are true stories told live.  Stories must be your own and told in the first person. Stories should be no more than five minutes long. At the end of each slam, the theme of the next slam is chosen by the audience. Jesup hosts Words Unleashed! story slams every other month throughout the year, alternating with Verse Unleashed! poetry slams.

For more information, call the Jesup Memorial Library at (207) 288-4245 or email [email protected]  

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Age By Design: Palliative Care Discussion
(Sat. 20 Jan, 2018 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Join Maureen Giffin from the Mount Desert Island Hospital’s Palliative Care Program for the second program in the Age By Design series, on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 1:30 p.m. Age By Design is a set of programs and community discussions that will explore various facets of life for those 50 and older on Mount Desert Island. Age By Design is a joint collaboration by the Jesup Memorial Library, Island Connections, the YWCA Mount Desert Island and the Mount Desert Island YMCA. Giffin, a nurse practitioner, will share insights and information about the valuable role of palliative care for patients and families. Palliative care focuses on improving quality of life for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families through the prevention and relief of physical, social and spiritual aspects of suffering. It's provided by a team of doctors, nurses, social workers and other specialists who work with other doctors on both an inpatient and outpatient basis to provide specialized medical care.   The third Age By Design program is on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. and will focus on exercise classes geared toward those 50 and older. The panelists for the program include: Cas Dowden, who teaches a class called Strong Women at the YWCA, which is designed to strengthen and increase muscle tone in women, improve bone health and reduce the risk of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis; Mark Schoon, Senior Director for Wellness & Aquatics at the YMCA, who teaches EnhanceFitness, which is an evidence-based wellness program developed for older adults by experts that focuses on strength, flexibility, balance and cardio endurance; and Susan Sassaman, who teaches a variety of free weekly exercise classes for older adults at any fitness level called Graceful Aging affiliated with Healthy Acadia. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Jesup with the panel discussion, and continues at the YWCA with a free session of EnhanceFitness. For more information on any of these programs, contact Doreen Willett at Island Connections at 207-288-4457 or Melinda Rice at the Jesup Memorial Library at 207-288-4245.    

Cooking with Sea Veggies at Penobscot Marine Museum
(Sat. 20 Jan, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Cooking with Sea Veggies

At Penobscot Marine Museum

(Searsport, Maine) Penobscot Marine Museum presents Cooking with Sea Veggies with Micah Woodcock of Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. Attendees will explore the culinary possibilities of Maine’s native sea vegetables and will prepare several dishes using local seaweed. The program is free and open to the public. This free presentation will take place on the Penobscot Marine Museum campus.

Cooking with Sea Veggies continues the conversation begun last summer at Maine Marine Fare about what we take from and eat from the sea off the Maine coast. Woodcock will work with participants to distinguish different seaweed and to learn the uses of each as well as how the seaweeds are harvested, and their culinary, ecological, and economic importance.

Micah Woodcock is the owner/operator of Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company, a small business working to sustainably hand-harvest sea vegetables in Penobscot Bay since 2010. Woodcock’s harvesting operation is based on a remote island 7 miles off of Stonington, where the strong currents, active surf, and full exposure to the force of the open ocean have allowed these seaweeds to thrive for millennia.

For more information or to reserve your space, please call Penobscot Marine Museum at 207-548-2529.

Announcement of Candidacy for Piscataquis County
(Sat. 20 Jan, 2018 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Piscataquis County

Democratic Headquarters

GRAND OPENING

Announcement of Candidacy

Dr. Richard Evans, M.D.

for Maine House of Representatives

Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 4:30-6:00 pm

25 North Street, Suite A

Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

Special Guests

George Dean, Selectman, Town of Brownville

Sandy Engstrom, Retired Registered Nurse,

Mayo Regional Hospital

Phil Bartlett, Chair, Maine Democratic Party

Other Candidates for Office in 2018

Please RSVP to Margarita Contreni, Chair

Piscataquis County Democratic Committee

Hampden Congregational Church Chicken Pie Supper
(-)

Hampden Congregational Church Chicken Pie Supper 101 Main Road North ~ Hampden, ME Saturday, January 20th 5 to 6:30 pm Adults: $8   Children: $5 Menu:  chicken pie, whipped potatoes, squash, petite peas, cranberry sauce, assorted desserts & beverages   Enjoy a family night out or invite a friend!  Hope to see you there! 

Monday, January 22, 2018

YMCA Biggest Mover Challenge 8-wk program
(Mon. 22 Jan, 2018 7:00 am - 8:00 am)

Happy 2018! I hope you had fun ringing in the New Year! And speaking of the New Year, the Bangor Region YMCA is getting ready to kick off our Biggest Mover Challenge program to help people who want to lose weight, lose the inches, implement healthy habits into their daily routine, increase strength, and really improve their overall health! This 8-week program begins January 22nd and registration ends THIS Sunday, January 7th!

 

Participants will be put into groups and train twice a week with a certified personal trainer for 8 weeks, but that’s not all. The purpose of putting them into groups is to create a buddy system, helping them keep each other accountable while creating a supportive environment that will continue to motivate them throughout the program. There is a weigh-in at the end of each week and weekly winners are announced, but in our program, it’s not just about the pounds. Our program also incorporate a point system and weekly challenges that encourages participants to workout on their non-training days, eat healthier, sleep more, and really help them take care of their overall wellness. The Biggest Mover Challenge isn’t just another weight loss program, but really a program to help people improve their overall wellness. We have had participants lose 20lbs or more through this program! And have seen people really continue with their healthy habits after the program ends, instead of reverting back to their old unhealthy habits.

 

YouTube link to a video of one of our past Biggest Mover participants who saw a huge change in her health when she participated in the program: youtu.be/81lXyyq_BIU

 

The Y: We're for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
(Mon. 22 Jan, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops
entitled Essentials of College Planning Workshops for adults 19 & over at the
following times and locations:
• Katahdin Region Higher Education Center, 1 Dirigo Dr, Suite 1, on Monday,
January 22 at 9 a.m. & 12 p.m.
• Katahdin Region Higher Education Center, 1 Dirigo Dr, Suite 1, on Monday,
January 29 at 9 a.m. & 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.
Who We Are
MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified adults make
the transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine, provides
assistance to adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they choose.
Services Provided
All MEOC services are FREE!
* GED/SAT Preparation
* College Planning
* Referrals/Advocacy
* Career Advising
* Financial Aid Advising
* College Admissions Process
* Application Fee Waivers for Qualified Adults
Our Work in Action
MEOC successfully placed 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
How to Participate
The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a FREE interactive
workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning,
and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours. Pre-registration is required.
All workshops are subject to change. For more information or to register call: 1-800-281-3703

MDI Historical Society's 7th Annual Bean Supper- Tickets at Door Only
(Mon. 22 Jan, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

7th Annual Bean Supper to explore local food traditions

Join the Mount Desert Island Historical Society at MDI High School on January 22nd, 2018 from 6-8pm for our 7th Annual Bean Supper and a special panel moderated by Dr. Rachel A. Snell. Community bean bakers will again present their delicious versions of this classic New England staple, accompanied by sausages, brown bread, coleslaw, pickles, rolls, and cookies. After supper, the panel will explore local food traditions from agricultural, culinary, and historical angles, featuring perspectives from Amanda Kendall (Sassafras Catering), C.J. Walke (Peggy Rockefeller Farm), and Emily Damon (Mount Desert Elementary School and Isleford Dock).

Tickets are $10 for adults / $5 for children and will be sold only at the door.

 

About the Mount Desert Island Historical Society:

The Mount Desert Island Historical Society fosters meaningful engagement with the histories of Mount Desert Island. For more, visit www.mdihistory.org.

Image 1: Community members sample a selection of beans in the cafeteria of MDI High School.

Image 2: The poster for this year's Annual Supper and panel on food culture with Dr. Rachel A. Snell.

 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Maine Educational Opportunity Center workshops, The Essentials of College Planning.
(Tue. 23 Jan, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

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

Hancock County Higher Education Center/UC Ellsworth, 248 State St, Ste 1, on
Tuesday, January 23 at 9 a.m. & 1 p.m.

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

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

OUR WORK IN ACTION:

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

Three Rivers, One Map: A Year of Water & Humanity
(Tue. 23 Jan, 2018 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm)

Any place you go in the world, ask a fellow where they get their water, and they will have an answer. According to Hecht, it is the boundless trail of water that shows the myriad ways we as humanity drink. From the arctic Torne River, to the Gangetic Plain, and through the Atacama Desert, a traveler’s view reveals at once the harsh realities of civilization and certain moments of clarity about how we can cohabit the earth. Galen Hecht graduated from COA in 2016, and spent 2017 on a Watson Fellowship exploring rivers. Growing up in the arid mountains of New Mexico and then Vancouver Island, Hecht developed strong relations to the landscape, which led to a focus on water and watersheds. His travels last year took him to three distinct landscapes from the Himalaya, to Lapland and the Atacama. He is currently living and farming in Deer Isle, ME. The event will take place at College of the Atlantic, in the McCormick Lecture Hall. Contact John Visvader @[email protected] for additional details.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
(Wed. 24 Jan, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
(Wed. 24 Jan, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
(Wed. 24 Jan, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:01 pm)

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

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
(Wed. 24 Jan, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:01 pm)

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

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
(Wed. 24 Jan, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:01 pm)

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

Brewer Public Library Dog Ears
(Wed. 24 Jan, 2018 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Contact Brewer Public Library staff to schedule your 15-minute appointment to read to Copper and Jade, our Tail Waggin' Tutors! Call the Library at 989-7943 for more information or to sign up. 100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412

Zen/Christian Dialogue
(Wed. 24 Jan, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

  Is there a role for religion in today’s volatile American culture? Is modern Christianity moving further away from or closer toward the teachings of Jesus Christ? And while many in the West are turning toward Eastern practices such as Buddhism, is it the teachings of the historical Buddha that are actually being sought, or simply an alternative to America’s “default” religions? Are these traditions compatible with each other? How can they help us navigate societal ills like inequality, violence, and discrimination?Rob Benson, pastor of the Bar Harbor Congregational Church, and Laura Neal, a teacher in the True Nature Zen Center, invite you to join them in exploring these questions. While neither claims to speak for the entirety of their respective traditions. each has a long history of practice, study and teaching which has been greatly enhanced by dialogue, especially with those of different experiences. People of all religious and spiritual backgrounds, including none, are welcome to participate. All that’s required is an inquiring mind! Location: College of the Atlantic, Deering Common Community Center,105 Eden Street Bar Harbor Contact: Pastor Rob Benson [email protected] 

"Do Your Own Thing" Intergenerational Craft Night
(Wed. 24 Jan, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Get creative at a special intergenerational craft night at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. At this “Do Your Own Thing” art night, we will empty the library’s craft closet and you can make your own masterpiece with glitter, glue, feathers and whatever else you can find. Feel free to bring whatever you like, but all you need is your creativity to have a great night of art fun. This event is open to people of all ages.

For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected] 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Maine Educational Opportunity Center workshops, The Essentials of College Planning.
(Thu. 25 Jan, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

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

Sumner Adult Ed, 1888 US Highway 1, on Thursday, January 25 at 1 p.m.

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

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

OUR WORK IN ACTION:

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

Video and Discussion- A Man Called Ove
(Thu. 25 Jan, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Join the Bangor Public library for this exciting film. Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife's grave, Ove has given up on life. After a boisterous young family moves in next door and accidentally flattens Ove's mailbox, an unlikely friendship forms. This is a foreign film with subtitles.  A discussion will follow the film and be hosted by Bob Treadwell from Penobscot Valley Senior College.   For more information about this event please visit www.bangorpubliclibrary.org or call our reference department at 947-8336. 

Documentary Film Screening and Facilitated Discussion: "Screenagers"
(Thu. 25 Jan, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Come to the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. for a screening of the documentary “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” followed by a facilitated discussion with Ian Cameron, a lecturer in adolescent development from the University of Maine. This is the kick off of a series of programs about families in the digital age, and the effect of screen time on children and teens with the Jesup Memorial Library, the YWCA Mount Desert Island and the Mount Desert Island YMCA.   When physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens, she wondered about the impact of that on people, families and communities. She tries to answer that question in “Screenagers,” which reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. This documentary not only reflects the dilemmas parents face with raising their kids in an age where screens are everywhere, but it also serves as a conversation starter for parents and kids of all ages. Cameron, who will lead the discussion afterward, is a lecturer in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Maine, Orono. His focus is on human development in regards to adolescence and emerging adulthood in the field of identity formation, self-efficacy, and educational systems. The film’s creators recommend that parents and teens or tweens watch the film together and share perspectives on the subject. Additionally, this documentary is not just for parents with screens and teenagers in their lives; everyone can benefit from the resources and conversations found in this film. Whether you are a teen, a parent of a toddler or elementary-aged child, a grandparent, an educator, or just someone who cares about the kids in your community, join in this community discussion. To find out more about “Screenagers,” and to see a trailer for the film visit screenagersmovie.com

For more information about any of the programs in the series, contact the Jesup Program Director Melinda Rice at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]

Friday, January 26, 2018

Bangor Celtic Crossroads-Robert Burns Night/Supper
(Fri. 26 Jan, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:03 pm)

Robert Burns Night/Supper. A celebration of Scotland’s bard Robert (Robbie) Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796). January 26, 2018. 6-9 pm. Bangor Masonic Center 294 Union Street (ample parking!). Featuring Pipe Major Scott Heney.

Purchase tickets ($15) at Bangorceltic.org or at the door. Cash bar. *Seating is limited, so we urge you to pre-purchase your tickets.  

Contact: Pauleena MacDougall [email protected]   207 884-7902. P.O. Box 2361. Bangor, ME 04402    

Maine Veterans Project
(Fri. 26 Jan, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Banned from Eden 7pm on Jan 26 at the club in Franklin. Call Beverly 565-2764 for more information

Community Movie Night: 8 Borders, 8 Days
(Fri. 26 Jan, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

  Come join the John Bapst Amnesty International group on January 26, 2018 in a community wide movie night featuring the film “8 Borders, 8 Days.” This emotional story shows the struggle a single mother is facing as she makes the challenging decision to flea Syria and seek refuge for her family elsewhere. This event is free, but donations are suggested. (Snow date: January 27, 2018 at 4 pm) 

Alaskan Adventures: Exploring the Last Frontier
(Fri. 26 Jan, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Lois Maltais had a childhood dream of hiking the wilderness areas of Alaska and fishing in its remote rivers. In the 90s, she finally fulfilled that dream. Then in 2016 and 2017, she returned to Alaska’s backwoods crisscrossing the state . Now, join her at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. as she shows pictures and talks about her adventures exploring the “last frontier.” Maltais traveled across the state by car, train, helicopter, float plane, bike and foot, from Anchorage to Seward, from Fairbanks to Denali National Park, and from Anchorage to Lake Clark National Park. During that time, she fished the Kenai River for silver salmon, Prince William Sound for halibut, and Crescent Lake in Lake Clark National Park for sockeye salmon and Dolly Varden trout. Also, while in Denali National Park she explored the backcountry, and hiked and biked the trails within the Park. For more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected] 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Parent group plans Jan 27 Winter Luau Fundraiser Dinner and Dance
(Sat. 27 Jan, 2018 6:30 am - 7:30 am)

Parent group plans Jan 27 Winter Luau Fundraiser to beat back winter blues

Contact:  Kellie Guarino, parent group member, 207-669-0576

December 290th – On Saturday night, January 27th, the community is invited to beat the cold by attending a special WINTER LUAU dinner and dance fundraiser for Messalonskee High School Class of 2019 at the Waterville Elks Banquet and Conference Center (76 Industrial Street) starting at 6:30 pm.

Funds raised will support certain class graduation costs and the student celebration afterward. This event is one of a series that the parent volunteers have been planning to entertain the broader community over the winter months and raise needed funds for the class. In addition to the Luau, a paint night as well as a Junior Auction is in the works.

The goal of these events is to get parents, friends, neighbors, and family in the community together for some fun throughout the year. Kellie Guarino, who has a Junior at Messalonskee, states “Parents who invest a lot of time and energy fundraising for the school should definitely have some tremendous fun while doing it! This Winter Luau on January 27 will give us an opportunity together to celebrate these wonderful students who have been growing alongside this community for years. And besides, what a great excuse for an adult night out to benefit a great cause!”

The Messalonskee parent group hopes the surrounding community will turn out in large numbers to participant in this event which is meant to be a reprieve from the long winter in Maine that has been hitting record lows recently. There will be a Hawaian buffet complete with coconut crusted haddock and Huli Huli chicken, plus banana/coconut cream pies and pineapple upside down cake for dessert. In addition, there will be tropical drink special options at the cash bar and a festive tiki photo booth-like opportunity to capture those Hawaian shirts and get in the Luau spirit. Entertainment is to be provided by DJ and Messalonskee alumni Forrest Labbe.

Those interesting in joining this WINTER LUAU on January 27th -  a community dinner and dance party to benefit Messalonskee High School and the Class of 2019 – can purchase tickets online at https://winter_luau.eventbrite.com.  Doors open at 6:30 at Waterville Elks, dinner will be served around 7:30, and dancing should begin by 9. Tickets are $50 each or $80 per couple and tables of 8 can be reserved for groups as well. For further information, please call 207-669-0576.

Game Morning at Southwest Harbor Public Library
(Sat. 27 Jan, 2018 9:30 am - 10:30 am)

People of all ages are invited to play games at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday morning, January 27, from 9:30 to 11:00. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the Library for more information, 244-7065.

Old Town Hirundo Wildlife Winter Fun Days 10am-3pm
(Sat. 27 Jan, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Hirundo to Host 2018 Winter Fun Day

Old Town -   The 2018 Winter Fun Day promises to be the best yet!   Hirundo Wildlife will once again host Winter Fun Days on January 27, 2018 from 10am to 3pm.

This year includes the region’s only opportunity to enjoy dog sled rides, plus so many other activities for all ages, including showshoe racing, cross country skiing, snow sculptures.  Advance tickets are $12 for adults ($7 for members), children under 12 are free.  

Purchase tickets online by visiting www.HirundoMaine.org/2018WinterFunDay.   Onsite parking is available at $10 per car.  Shuttle busses will run from Old Town Canoe to Hirundo every 20 minutes.

2018 Winter Fun Day is sponsored in part by the City of Old Town and Old Town Y.

For more information, including the full schedule, visit www.HirundoMaine.org/2018WinterFunDay.

Chicken Pie Fundraising Dinner HHUMC
(Sat. 27 Jan, 2018 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Hampden, Maine - As a service to the Church, Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church- UMC’s Jubilation Singers will be serving up hot, delicious chicken pies at a church supper fundraiser on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.  Price for the supper is $8 for adults and $4 for children

Maine Veterans Project Turkey Dinner
(Sat. 27 Jan, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Turkey Dinner at the club in Franklin 5 - 7 pm Jan 27 $10 children 12 and under are free. Call Beverly 565-2764 for more information

2nd Annual Chowder Chowdown for Rides Competition presented by Machias Savings Bank
(Sat. 27 Jan, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Neighborhood House, 1 Kimball Road, Northeast Harbor, Maine Amy Roebuck, [email protected] 207-288-4457 Cost is $10 per person or $30 per family (family consists of 2 adults and children from the same family) Price includes chowder, salad, rolls and beverage. www.islconnections.org    

Contra Dance with Big Moose Band
(Sat. 27 Jan, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Dance on down to the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. for the first contra dance of the year with Big Moose Band. The caller for this month’s dance is Chrissy Fowler. Learn some new steps and have a fun night while enjoying great music. Dancers of all abilities (even those with two left feet) are welcome and no partner is needed. No contra dance knowledge is required as all steps and dances are taught.   Big Moose features some of the area’s finest musicians including Ruth Grierson, Keith Davis, Jim Vekasi, Charlie Richardson, Fred Benson, Ed Damm and Anne Damm, among others. Bring your family, friends or come alone to enjoy a great night.   There is a requested $8 donation for adults or $25 for families to help pay the caller and children under 12 and College of the Atlantic students get in for free.    For more information contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]   

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Climate Summit: Powering Our Future
(Sun. 28 Jan, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

  Don't miss this great opportunity to learn about the exciting ways that people are addressing climate change on MDI and beyond and share your ideas for taking it to the next level! There'll be something for everyone interested in helping this region become a model of sustainability and economic vitality. Keynote on "Transforming a Century Old Energy Delivery System" to a home and community based clean energy model by Green Mountain Power Informative and interactive workshops on weatherization, MDI's path to 100% solar energy, inspiring climate action on a personal and community level, electric vehicles, battery storage, charting a course to eliminate single use plastics, low-cost solar for business, food and climate and more. Local musicians, local food, and great networking! Admission and food are free! More info on our website  

Climate Summit: Powering Our Future
(Sun. 28 Jan, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

MDI Regional High School Don't miss this great opportunity to learn about the exciting ways that people are addressing climate change on MDI and beyond and share your ideas for taking it to the next level! There'll be something for everyone interested in helping this region become a model of sustainability and economic vitality. Keynote on "Transforming a Century Old Energy Delivery System" to a home and community based clean energy model by Green Mountain Power Informative and interactive workshops on weatherization, MDI's path to 100% solar energy, inspiring climate action on a personal and community level, electric vehicles, battery storage, charting a course to eliminate single use plastics, low-cost solar for business, food and climate and more. Local musicians, local food, and great networking! Admission and food are free! More info on our website  Contact: [email protected] 207-664-4040

Climate Summit: Powering Our Future
(Sun. 28 Jan, 2018 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

MDI Regional High School 1081 Eagle Lake Rd, Bar Harbor, ME Great opportunity to learn about the exciting ways that people are addressing climate change on MDI and beyond and share your ideas for taking it to the next level!   Informative and interactive workshops on weatherization, MDI's path to 100% solar energy, inspiring climate action on a personal and community level, electric vehicles, battery storage, charting a course to eliminate single use plastics, low-cost solar for business, food and climate and more. Local musicians, local food, and great networking! Admission and food are free! More info contact: [email protected] 207-664-4040

Bangor Wedding Show
(Sun. 28 Jan, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Townsquare Media and Days Jewelers present the Bangor Wedding Show, the official show of the Maine Wedding Association, Sunday, January 28th, at the Cross Insurance Center Ballroom.  *Your wedding begins at the Bangor Wedding Show! Dozens of exhibitors with unique and fresh ideas to help bring your wedding to life! The latest wedding gown designs, stunning floral arrangements, unique venues, talented photographers and much more - everything you need to plan the wedding of your dreams.  *If you only go to one wedding show this year, the Bangor Wedding Show is the one to see - it's huge and the region's premiere wedding show.  *Choose from two ticket options - a VIP session that starts at 10am and a General session that begins at 12 noon.  *VIP tickets are $25 and include admission to the exclusive VIP fashion show, light brucnh appetizers and early admission to the showroom floor. Be there by 10am for the VIP session.  *General session tickets are only $10 and include entry to the showroom floor and to the runway fashion show at the conclusion of the show. The General Admission session begins at 12 noon.  *Gift bags for the first 250 brides in each session and your chance to win some amazing prizes including a dream $100,000 Wedding of the Year from Real Maine Weddings!  *Get tickets online at http://www.crossinsurancecenter.com/events/492/bangor-wedding-show-2017/10 to avoid the lines or save Ticketmaster fees by getting your tickets at the Cross Insurance Center Box Office, Mondays thru Fridays from 10am-5pm The Day's Jewelers Bangor Wedding Show - presented by AAA Travel, Back in Balance Wellness Center and Lotus Salon & Spa - A Townsquare Media live event

Monday, January 29, 2018

A Conversation about Cyber Currency & Cybersecurity
(Mon. 29 Jan, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

  BANGOR, MAINE – January 26, 2018 – As digital currencies, like Bitcoin, go mainstream, banks, businesses, investment firms and the global economy will need to adapt. To help students and the public better understand the implications of cyber currency and the need for enhanced online protection for our financial transactions, Husson University will be sponsoring a panel discussion with some of the area’s leading experts on the cutting-edge world of cryptocurrency.

The panel discussion will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Husson’s Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business in Bangor on Monday, January 29, 2018.      

“We’ve assembled a powerhouse panel comprised of leading entrepreneurs, banking executives, and academic experts for ‘A Conversation about Cyber Currency & Cybersecurity,’” said Dr. Brien Walton, former venture capital fund manager, fintech investor, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and director of the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business at Husson University. “Those who attend this event will not only gain a better understanding of what cryptocurrency is, they’ll learn the steps they need to take to protect their finances. In addition, they’ll also gain insights into potential future opportunities to create personal financial success.”       

For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Maine Educational Opportunity Center workshops, The Essentials of College Planning.
(Tue. 30 Jan, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

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

Hancock County Higher Education Center/UC Ellsworth, 248 State St, Ste 1, on
Tuesday, January 30 at 9 a.m. & 1 p.m.

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

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

OUR WORK IN ACTION:

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

Free Healthy Cooking Class Series for students held at Washington County Community College
(Tue. 30 Jan, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Contact: Sara McConnell, Healthy Acadia, 255-3741, [email protected]

Healthy Acadia and Washington County Community College Offer Free Healthy Cooking Class Series for Students

Healthy Acadia is thrilled to offer a free six-class “Cooking Matters” series in partnership with Washington County Community College on Tuesdays beginning January 30, 2018 and continuing through March 13. The series is specially designed for those struggling with a tight food budget who are looking for healthier options. Classes will offer participants an opportunity to learn about easy ways to prepare healthy, delicious meals and stretch food dollars.

“Cooking Matters teaches healthy eating habits, cooking skills, food shopping, and budgeting through a fun and hands-on learning experience,” said Sara McConnell, Healthy Acadia’s Washington County Nutrition Education Coordinator. “This class series, offered in partnership with Washington County Community College, features incredible resources that can help make healthy eating simple and fun on any budget.”

In each class, under the guidance of McConnell and Bernadette Farrar from Washington County Community College, participants will work together to create a meal and enjoy sampling their completed dishes. Free take-home ingredients will be provided for participants to recreate the meal at home. A recipe book and other helpful kitchen tools are also provided to participants upon graduation to support cooking at home and more healthful living.

"Nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for anyone but teaching students - many of which are food insecure - these valuable lessons, is huge. This collaboration is an exceptional opportunity," states Bernadette Farrar, Student Navigator at Washington County Community College.

Classes will meet in the St.Croix Hall kitchen at Washington County Community College on Tuesdays from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Participants are requested to commit to all six classes in the series. To register for this series, please contact Sara McConnell at 255-3741 or [email protected] or Bernadette Farrar at 454-1086 or [email protected]

Healthy Acadia Nutrition Education Initiative classes are made possible through Maine SNAP-Ed. Maine SNAP-Ed is funded by the USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which is administered by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and implemented through a contract with the University of New England (UNE).

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Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives
(Tue. 30 Jan, 2018 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm)

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

 

“Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives,” as the museum exhibit was titled, told the story of the residents of an interracial community of fishermen and laborers that in 1912 were evicted by orders from Maine State Governor Frederick W. Plaisted. The exhibit, curated by McBrien and designed by Colbert, showed how the state cleared the small coastal island of “its shiftless population of half-breed blacks and whites,” as a 1911 newspaper article described it, and how many people at the time saw the island as an ugly mark on the pristine beauty of Maine’s coast. “When I first learned of Malaga, I was saddened by a story of discrimination and racism so very close to home in this place I love so much,” Colbert said. “And yet, I was heartened to be a part of the Maine State Museum’s efforts toward bringing this story to light, and for the State of Maine’s actions in making a formal apology to the descendants of Malaga Island.” Like much of the Maine shoreline, rugged 42-acre Malaga Island has a long history. The shell beach on the north end was the location of several settlements, beginning with Native Americans who inhabited the island within the last 1,000 years. Little is known about how these first inhabitants lived; considerably more is known about Malaga’s later residents – the mixed-race community that occupied the island’s north end from the 1860s to 1912. The probable origins of Malaga Island’s historic community trace back to one African American man, Benjamin Darling. Darling’s descendants and their families soon settled on numerous islands throughout the New Meadows River. Although records are not clear, Henry Griffin and Fatima Darling Griffin, with their family, were most likely the first to live on Malaga Island, setting up house on the east side in the early 1860s. After years of well-publicized legal battles, the state succeeded in removing the community of around 40 people, committing eight to the Maine School for the Feeble Minded. By the end of 1912, all visible traces of the community disappeared — houses were moved and the cemetery was exhumed. In their presentation, Colbert and McBrien will discuss the story of Malaga, the experience of curating and arranging the exhibit, and the importance of studying this shameful episode in Maine history.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
(Wed. 31 Jan, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
(Wed. 31 Jan, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
(Wed. 31 Jan, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:01 pm)

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

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
(Wed. 31 Jan, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:01 pm)

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

Brewer Public Library Dog Ears
(Wed. 31 Jan, 2018 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Contact Brewer Public Library staff to schedule your 15-minute appointment to read to Copper and Jade, our Tail Waggin' Tutors! Call the Library at 989-7943 for more information or to sign up. 100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412

Heart of a Dog Free Movie Showing
(Wed. 31 Jan, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Southwest Harbor Public Library will screen Laurie Anderson’s 2015 film, Heart of a Dog, on Wednesday evening, January 31, 6:00. The event is free and open to the public. Call the Library for more information, 244-7065.

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