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Sun. 28 Jan, 2018 - Sat. 3 Feb, 2018

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]healthyacadia.org

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.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Jenny Q Chai Presents Acqua Alta (Thu. 1 Feb, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:02 pm)

With radical joie de vivre and razor-sharp intention, Jenny Q Chai creates this layered multimedia concert program exploring elements of science, nature, and art.  Using video representations of climate change data from the research of Dr. Ian Fenty, along with digital paintings by Relja Penezic, the program moves rapidly through musical history, telling a tale of our changing oceans along the way.  Dr. Fenty will open the evening with an introduction to his climate change research.  Location: Husson University Gracie Theatre 1 College Cir, Bangor, ME 04401 207-941-7888 gracietheatre.com

WWI and America: "War Horse" by Steven Spielberg, A Community Film Screening (Thu. 1 Feb, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Join the Jesup for a community screening of "War Horse" on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. This Academy Award-nominated film directed by Steven Spielberg is set during World War I. In the film, a British teen named Albert raises and trains a horse, Joey, but at the outbreak of the war, Albert's father sells Joey to the British cavalry. Against, the backdrop of the Great War, Joey begins an odyssey full of danger, joy and sorrow, and he transforms everyone he meets along the way. Meanwhile Albert, unable to forget his equine friend, searches the battlefields of France to find Joey and bring him home.   

Friday, February 02, 2018

Knitting Social @ Brewer Public Library (Fri. 2 Feb, 2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am)

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

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Lego Fun @ Brewer Public Library (Sat. 3 Feb, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Children of all ages are invited to the Brewer Public Library for Lego free-build time. No sign-up is required; call the Library at 989-7943 with any questions. Brewer Public Library100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412http://brewermaine.gov/library/Katie Conner (Director)[email protected]

Age by Design: Healthy Bodies (Sat. 3 Feb, 2018 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Adults, ages 50 and older, are invited to a panel discussion on healthy aging and healthy bodies at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. as part the Age By Design series cosponsored by the Jesup, Island Connections, the YWCA Mount Desert Island and the Mount Desert Island YMCA.

 

Panelists Cas Dowden, Susan Sassaman and Mark Schoon, Senior Director for Wellness & Aquatics at the YMCA, will discuss ways that people of all fitness abilities can keep their bodies moving. The panel will be moderated by Martha Searchfield. After the panel, there will be a free session of EnchanceFitness, which is an evidence-based wellness program developed for older adults. Dowden teaches a class called Strong YWomen at the YWCA. The class is designed to strengthen and increase muscle tone in women, improve bone health and reduce the risk of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. It is based on the StrongWomen program, which is a national evidence-based community exercise and nutrition program targeted to midlife and older women. Sassaman is the coordinator of Healthy Acadia’s Graceful Aging Program. She teaches a variety of free weekly exercise classes for older adults at any fitness level including: chair yoga, meditation, fitness for Parkinson’s, tai chi for health, yoga for cancer and yoga dance. Sassaman has been offering yoga and dance classes and workshops in Vermont and Maine for more than 20 years.Schoon teaches EnhanceFitness, an interactive hour-long class filled with a variety of exercises tailored to the individual needs of all the participants. EnchanceFitness is a program developed for older adults by experts in the field of physical therapy which focuses on: strength, flexibility, balance and cardio endurance.  

For more information on any Age By Design programs, contact Doreen Willett at Island Connections at 207-288-4457 or Melinda Rice at the Jesup Memorial Library at 207-288-4245.  

Franklin Veterans Club Feb Calendar (Sat. 3 Feb, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

$5 Friday's  Hot meal, games plus bring your instrument and join the locals in a play and sing along

Prime Rib Dinner 5 pm $25 all you can eat call 565-2977 to make reservations

Superbowl Party 3-11 pm 50/50 raffle, drink specials

 

 

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