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Thursday, March 01, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 1 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Friday, March 02, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 1 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

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

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.

Tri-County Career Center, 45 Oak Street, on Friday, March 2 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: 1-800-281-370
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.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Fri. 2 Mar, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Tri-County Career Center, 45 Oak Street, on Friday, March 2 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: 1-800-281-370
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

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Fri. 2 Mar, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

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.

Tri-County Career Center, 45 Oak Street, on Friday, March 2 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: 1-800-281-370
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.

"Cuba: Through An Open Door" at the Jesup (Fri. 2 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Last summer Carol Shutt and Laurie Beal visited Cuba for 16 days traveling through the country, creating art and more. Join them for their talk “Cuba: Through an Open Door” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Shutt, who is an art teacher at Mount Desert Elementary School, and Beal, who is a Spanish teacher at Mount Desert Elementary School, will tell stories and share photographs, examples of the art made by Shutt during their time in the country.  Shutt and Beal spent time in Havana, and also traveled to the towns of Cienfuegos and Trinidad on the Caribbean coast of Cuba. They taught and made art with a fourth grade class in Havana, visited museums and historic sites, took an Afro-Cuban dance lesson, toured the city in classic cars and taxis, enjoyed the cuisine in restaurants and paladares, learned about the plants and trees native to the island and practiced their Spanish.  For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.   

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 1 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Lego Fun (Sat. 3 Mar, 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 Library 100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412http://brewermaine.gov/library/Katie Conner (Director)kconner@brewermaine.gov

F.A.B. Fair (Sat. 3 Mar, 2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

When: Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10:00 – 2:00 pm   Where: T&B Celebration Center, Skowhegan, Maine  

The show that everyone is talking about. What makes it so special? Local businesses showcasing local products and creating local demand. Come meet the capital area’s business community explore, make connections and learn more about what makes this area so unique.  

Contact: Jason Gayne, Executive Director at Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce office: 207-474-3621 cell: 207-431-2396 exdir@skowheganareachamber.com

Bangor on Tap (Sat. 3 Mar, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Our favorite Craft Beer festival, Bangor on Tap is BACK, Saturday March 3rd at the Cross Insurance Center.  Sample over 100 delicious craft brews from over 50 of America's best breweries, including lots of new Maine Brews. Taste local, regional and national favorites as you kick back to live music with your buddies, girlfriend, or coworkers - and maybe all of them, because who doesn't love a good cold brew? Standard sessions at 1pm and 6pm include 3 hours of unlimited sampling, souvenir glass and live music.  VIP session at 5pm includes 4 hours of unlimited sampling, a food voucher, souvenir glass and seating in a comfy VIP area presented by Stonington's Furniture. 

Standard Session tickets are $35 right now and VIP tickets are $55, but the prices go up in February, so get your tickets early and save! For more information and to buy tickets, head to Bangorontap.com.  Bangor on Tap is presented by Stonington's Furniture and Penobscot County Federal Credit Union and out safe driving sponsor, Varney Mazda.  Avoid ticket fees by purchasing your tickets at the Cross Insurance Center Box Office - open Mon-Fri from 10am-5pm.  A Townsquare Media Live Event. Cheers, Bangor! 

Penobscot County Spelling Bee (Sat. 3 Mar, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Knowledgeable Local Students to Compete in the Penobscot County Spelling Bee at Husson University   Only one bee participant will taste the sweet honey of victory   The sweet honey of victory and the sting of defeat are all a part of the annual Penobscot County Spelling Bee finals. As in years past, the Spelling Bee will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre in Bangor. The winner of this competition will qualify to compete in the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition in the Washington, D.C. area this May. The event at Husson is free and open to the public.  

“Each year, a bright and enthusiastic group of students participate in this event,” said Kelly Mead, clinical supervision director for Husson University’s School of Education.

The event helps promote academic excellence among students in grades 5-8. Spellers must not have reached their 15th birthday on or before August 31, 2017.   

The Gracie Theatre is located at 1 College Circle in Bangor, Maine. Individuals in need of directions can contact the Gracie’s box office at 207.941.7888, gracietheatre@husson.edu, or visit GracieTheatre.com/Directions. 

Age By Design: Music Therapy Talk (Sat. 3 Mar, 2018 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Studies have shown that musical experiences can be structured to enhance social and emotional skills and can assist in recall and language skills and that people in the late stages of dementia will respond to and interact with music. Learn more about the impact music and music therapy can have on memory with Melissa Violette, a board-certified music therapist, at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. as part of Age By Design.   Violette, the director of the Music Therapy Department and Activity Department at Birch Bay Village, will explain the ways music therapy can be beneficial to cognitive, emotional, social, spiritual and physical health. She will also delve deeper and explore the effects that music therapy has on people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.   

Age By Design is a series of programs co-sponsored by the Jesup, the YWCA Mount Desert Island, the Mount Desert Island YMCA and Island Connections that focuses on all facets of life for people ages 50 and over on Mount Desert Island.   For more information on any Age By Design programs, contact Doreen Willett at Island Connections at 207-288-4457 or to suggest programs contact Melinda Rice at the Jesup Memorial Library at 207-288-4245.  

Cabin Fever Dance to Benefit Local Animal Shelter (Sat. 3 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Bar Harbor  - The Crown Vics, a popular local band, are performing at an Oscar-themed Cabin Fever Dance to help raise money for the SPCA of Hancock County.

The concert/dance will be held from 7 to 10:30  p.m. on Saturday March 3 at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel on Eden Street.  Food and beverages will be available for sale at the event.

Tickets are $15 each or $25 for two; and are available at the door.  For an additional $99, the Atlantic Oceanside will be offering a “Stay & Play” package which includes overnight accommodations and breakfast for two.

Since the cabin fever dance falls on the eve of the 2018 Academy Awards, guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite movie star or character. Prizes will be given for the best costume.  Make sure you are ready for your close-up as Stanley Subaru will be on hand with their popular photo booth.

All of the proceeds from ticket sales and the photo booth will benefit the SPCA’s non-profit animal shelter in Trenton. Since opening its doors, the SPCA had provided shelter and medical care and found new homes for hundreds of stray, abandoned and surrendered dogs and cats.

For more information on the dance, contact the SPCA at 667-8088. To make reservations at the Atlantic Oceanside, contact 288-5801.

Cabin Fever Dance to Benefit Local Animal Shelter (Sat. 3 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Bar Harbor  - The Crown Vics, a popular local band, are performing at an Oscar-themed Cabin Fever Dance to help raise money for the SPCA of Hancock County.

The concert/dance will be held from 7 to 10:30  p.m. on Saturday March 3 at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel on Eden Street.  Food and beverages will be available for sale at the event.

Tickets are $15 each or $25 for two; and are available at the door.  For an additional $99, the Atlantic Oceanside will be offering a “Stay & Play” package which includes overnight accommodations and breakfast for two.

Since the cabin fever dance falls on the eve of the 2018 Academy Awards, guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite movie star or character. Prizes will be given for the best costume.  Make sure you are ready for your close-up as Stanley Subaru will be on hand with their popular photo booth.

All of the proceeds from ticket sales and the photo booth will benefit the SPCA’s non-profit animal shelter in Trenton. Since opening its doors, the SPCA had provided shelter and medical care and found new homes for hundreds of stray, abandoned and surrendered dogs and cats.

For more information on the dance, contact the SPCA at 667-8088. To make reservations at the Atlantic Oceanside, contact 288-5801.

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 1 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Oscar Night Fundraiser for the Jesup with ImprovAcadia at Reel Pizza (Sun. 4 Mar, 2018 6:00 pm - Mon. 5 Mar, 2018 12:00 am)

Get ready to walk the red carpet and enjoy a fun night for a great cause. Join the Jesup Memorial Library, Reel Pizza Cinerama and ImprovAcadia on Sunday, March 4 for our annual Oscar Night Celebration to benefit the Jesup. There will be food and drinks, games and prizes, and more. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!   

The doors open at 6 p.m., the red carpet gets underway at 6:30 p.m. and the Oscars begin at 8 p.m. That’s a half-hour earlier than usual so make sure you don’t miss a minute. ImprovAcadia will be back to emcee and will keep you laughing during the red carpet and commercial breaks. It’s fun to see the Oscars on the big screen.

Come celebrate with your friends, leave the planning and clean up to us. Stay for a few hours or until the last statue is awarded. There are two prizes for best kid’s evening wear and movie costume, as well as best men and women’s evening wear and a men and women’s best movie costume.

Come in costume as your favorite movie character, in your fancy party clothes or just your favorite fleece. It’s a great night for everyone—families included.  

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under and $50 for a family of four, with each additional child 12 and under are $5 each. Tickets can be purchased at the Jesup now. All proceeds from the evening support the Jesup.

For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.  

Monday, March 05, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 1 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Mon. 5 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

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

 

Who We Are
MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified adults
make the transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine,
provides assistance to adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they
choose.
Services Provided
All MEOC services are FREE!
* GED/SAT Preparation
* College Planning
* Referrals/Advocacy
* Career Advising
* Financial Aid Advising
* College Admissions Process
* Application Fee Waivers for Qualified Adults
Our Work in Action
MEOC successfully placed 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
How to Participate
The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a FREE interactive
workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning,
and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours. Pre-registration is required.
All workshops are subject to change. For more information or to register call: 1-800-281-3703
In complying with letter and spirit of applicable laws and in pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System shall not discriminate on
the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin or citizenship status, age,
disability, or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accommodations to
qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the University should be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, the University of
Maine, 5754 North Stevens Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-1226, TTY (207) 581-9484.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Mon. 5 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

TRIO Bangor, 85 Texas Ave, on Monday, March 5 at 9 a.m.

 

Who We Are MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified
adults make the transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine,
provides assistance to adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they
choose.
Services Provided
All MEOC services are FREE!* GED/SAT Preparation
* College Planning
* Referrals/Advocacy
* Career Advising
* Financial Aid Advising
* College Admissions Process
*Application Fee Waivers for Qualified Adults
Our Work in Action
MEOC successfully placed 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
How to Participate
The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a FREE interactive
workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study
skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours. Pre-registration is required.
All workshops are subject to change. For more information or to register call: 1-800-281-370
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

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Mon. 5 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

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.

TRIO Bangor, 85 Texas Ave, on Monday, March 5 at 9 a.m.

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

Services Provided
All MEOC services are FREE!* GED/SAT Preparation
* College Planning
* Referrals/Advocacy
* Career Advising
* Financial Aid Advising
* College Admissions Process
*Application Fee Waivers for Qualified Adults
Our Work in Action
MEOC successfully placed 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
How to Participate
The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a FREE interactive
workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study
skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours. Pre-registration is required.
All workshops are subject to change. For more information or to register call: 1-800-281-370
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.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Mon. 5 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

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.


TRIO Bangor, 85 Texas Ave, on Monday, March 5 at 9 a.m.


Who We Are MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified
adults make the transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine,
provides assistance to adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they
choose.
Services Provided
All MEOC services are FREE!* GED/SAT Preparation
* College Planning
* Referrals/Advocacy
* Career Advising
* Financial Aid Advising
* College Admissions Process
*Application Fee Waivers for Qualified Adults
Our Work in Action
MEOC successfully placed 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
How to Participate
The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a FREE interactive
workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study
skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours. Pre-registration is required.
All workshops are subject to change. For more information or to register call: 1-800-281-370
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.

A Lecture on Women, Minorities, and Millennials in Politics (Mon. 5 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Barbara McDade                                              

Bangor Public Library

207-947-8336

bmcdade@bpl.lib.me.us

Shauna Shames to Speak in Bangor

A Lecture on Women, Minorities, and Millennials in Politics

Bangor, ME: Shauna Shames, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Rutgers University, will present a lecture on March 5, 2018, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Crofutt Community Room at the Bangor Public Library. Her talk is titled, “The Great (Political) Divide: Why Women, Minorities, and Millennials are Underrepresented in Politics.”

The lecture will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. Dr. Shames latest book Out of the Running: Why Millennials Reject Political Careers and Why It Matters will be available for purchase and signature. The library is located at 145 Harlow Street Bangor, ME 04401.

This event is sponsored by the Scholars Strategy Network, League of Women Voters of Maine, and the University of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center.

Book Club (Mon. 5 Mar, 2018 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm)

Join the Brewer Public Library Book Club to discuss A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Cline. Contact Library staff for details at 989-7943. Brewer Public Library 100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412 http://brewermaine.gov/library/Katie Conner (Director)kconner@brewermaine.gov

MaineStream Finance offers business workshops and classes for free (Mon. 5 Mar, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

IWW Express – Build A Better Business
helps individuals start and expand businesses with five or fewer employees.  The course stresses that good management, effective marketing and financial controls lead to increased profits, and that business planning leads to business growth, profits and personal satisfaction in just seven classes. The following topics will be discussed: Credit, Business Plan, Business Concept, Legal Structures of Business, Marketing, Record Keeping, Financials & Cash Flow, Loans & Grants, and Technology. The classes are frequently augmented with guest speakers from the local business community which allows participants to network with local bankers, accountants, insurance agents, web & media designers, and an array of other experts. In addition, participants can receive one on one business counseling. Seven Classes

Bangor

IWW Express

Starts Mon. 3/5 6pm

 

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

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 1 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

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

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

Who We Are
MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified adults make the
transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine, provides assistance
to adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they choose.
Services Provided
All MEOC services are FREE!
* GED/SAT Preparation
* College Planning
* Referrals/Advocacy
* Career Advising
* Financial Aid Advising
* College Admissions Process
* Application Fee Waivers for Qualified Adults
Our Work in Action
MEOC successfully placed 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
How to Participate
The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a FREE interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college
process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours. Pre-registration is required.
All workshops are subject to change. For more information or to register call: 1-800-281-3703
In complying with letter and spirit of applicable laws and in pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System shall not discriminate on
the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin or citizenship status, age,
disability, or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accommodations to
qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the University should be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, the University of
Maine, 5754 North Stevens Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-1226, TTY (207) 581-9484.

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

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

 

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


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


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

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

Beal College, 99 Farm Rd, on Tuesday, March 6 at 9 a.m.

 

Who We Are MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified
adults make the transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine,
provides assistance to adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they
choose.
Services Provided
All MEOC services are FREE!* GED/SAT Preparation
* College Planning
* Referrals/Advocacy
* Career Advising
* Financial Aid Advising
* College Admissions Process
*Application Fee Waivers for Qualified Adults
Our Work in Action
MEOC successfully placed 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
How to Participate
The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a FREE interactive
workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study
skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours. Preregistration is required.
All workshops are subject to change. For more information or to register call: 1-800-281-370
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

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

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.

Beal College, 99 Farm Rd, on Tuesday, March 6 at 9 a.m.

Who We Are MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified
adults make the transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine,
provides assistance to adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they
choose.
Services Provided
All MEOC services are FREE!* GED/SAT Preparation
* College Planning
* Referrals/Advocacy
* Career Advising
* Financial Aid Advising
* College Admissions Process
*Application Fee Waivers for Qualified Adults
Our Work in Action
MEOC successfully placed 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
How to Participate
The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a FREE interactive
workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study
skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours. Pre-registration is required.
All workshops are subject to change. For more information or to register call: 1-800-281-370
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.

Learn the Ancient Art of Drop Spinning Yarn (Tue. 6 Mar, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Come learn to spin wool yarn on a drop spindle with Amy Reisman

Ellsworth, Maine—You are invited to come learn the ancient art of spinning wool with a drop spindle. This technique is thousands of years old.  The technology that is required is simply a wooden dowel (the shaft,) a disc with a center hole (the whorl,) a hook or notch, and a length of carded wool. That’s it. All necessary items will be provided at the class.

This relaxing hobby was once the initial manufacturing process for all fabric. Drop spinning predates the spinning wheel by about 9000 years. Amy Reisman will be teaching this craft at the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center free of charge to anyone who is interested.

The first lesson will include assembling the drop spindle, learning about the properties of wool fiber and spinning with the “Park and Draw” method.

This craft can fit easily into a pocketbook and go anywhere. Waiting rooms and car rides can be great place to practice this time-honored craft.

The classes are scheduled to take place on Tuesdays, February 13, 20, 27 and March 6, from 2:00 – 3:45 pm. Call the Center with any questions or to register 207-664-0339.

March on Mount Desert Street (Tue. 6 Mar, 2018 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm)

Join your friends and neighbors for the annual March on Mount Desert Street Progressive Dinner on Tuesday, March 6 starting at 5:15 p.m. This dinner is hosted by nonprofits on Mount Desert Street. This year the festivities start at the Abbe Museum at 5:15 p.m. with a brief play presented by students from Conners-Emerson school. Then it's on to the Jesup Memorial Library at 5:30 to 6 p.m. for hors d'oeuvres and to the Congregational Church from 6 to 6:30 p.m. for salad. The party then moves to the St. Savior's Episcopal Church for soup and bread from 6:30 to 7 p.m., and ends with dessert at YWCA MDI from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Join us for this delicious annual tradition!   For more information, contact Mae Corrion at mcorrion@jesuplibrary.org or 207-288-4245.   

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 6 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 1 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 6 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Wed. 7 Mar, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Bangor Adult Learning Ctr, 121 York Street, on Wednesday, March 7 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: 1-800-281-370
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

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Wed. 7 Mar, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

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, March 7 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: 1-800-281-370
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.

Dog Ears (Wed. 7 Mar, 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.

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

Join us at the Brewer Public Library for this presentation by Beth Brand, discussing the opera Semiramide. There is an admission fee for this event and a drawing for a pair of Met Live tickets at the end of the presentation. Call the Library at 989-7943 with any questions or for more information. Brewer Public Library 100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412 http://brewermaine.gov/library/Katie Conner (Director)kconner@brewermaine.gov

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Wed. 7 Mar, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

RSU 19 (Nokomis High School), 266 Williams Rd, on Wednesday, March 7 at 5p.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: 1-800-281-370
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

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Wed. 7 Mar, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

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.

RSU 19 (Nokomis High School), 266 Williams Rd, on Wednesday, March 7 at 5
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: 1-800-281-370
In complying with letter and spirit of applicable laws and in pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System shall not
discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national
origin or citizenship status, age, disability, or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The
University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the University should be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, the
University of Maine, 5754 North Stevens Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-1226, TTY (207) 581-9484.

MaineStream Finance offers business workshops and classes for free (Wed. 7 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

IWW Express – Build A Better Business
helps individuals start and expand businesses with five or fewer employees.  The course stresses that good management, effective marketing and financial controls lead to increased profits, and that business planning leads to business growth, profits and personal satisfaction in just seven classes. The following topics will be discussed: Credit, Business Plan, Business Concept, Legal Structures of Business, Marketing, Record Keeping, Financials & Cash Flow, Loans & Grants, and Technology. The classes are frequently augmented with guest speakers from the local business community which allows participants to network with local bankers, accountants, insurance agents, web & media designers, and an array of other experts. In addition, participants can receive one on one business counseling. Seven Classes

East Millinocket

IWW Express

Starting on Wed. 3/7 5:30pm

 

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

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 1 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 6 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

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

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

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

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

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Author Talk and Book Signing: Karen Zimmerman “Nightwalk: Using All your Senses to Explore the Natural World” (Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Illustrator and author Karen Zimmerman invites readers to use all their senses to explore the world around them both during the day and at night. In her new book, “Nightwalk: Using All your Senses to Explore the Natural World,” Zimmerman highlights how animals have adapted and senses beyond just sight to do things like forage for food and define their territory, how to explore the natural world and a field guide to strengthen your senses.  Join Zimmerman at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing.    In the “Nightwalk,” Zimmerman celebrates the senses of hearing, touch, taste and smell and offers activities that can help sharpen each one, because as humans, we usually rely on vision most of the time. The field guide focuses on how to strengthen and use each sense. One activity includes filling jars with different items and identifying each of the items by smell. Another involves identifying which jars contain certain materials by judging the sounds they make when shaken. After focusing on the senses, she shifts her focus on night vision and how to use all the senses together to explore. Zimmerman also highlights the way different senses can be used in all four seasons, like listening to peepers in the spring or touching milkweed pods in the fall.   Zimmerman owns Z Studio, a graphic design, advertising and web development studio in Bar Harbor. She lives with her husband in Otter Creek. For more information on the book visit zzzinc.com/nightwalk and for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.   

Friday, March 09, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 6 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

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

Tri-County Career Center, 45 Oak Street, on Friday, March 9 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: 1-800-281-370
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 Tax Help at Southwest Harbor Public Library (Fri. 9 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Free Tax Help at Southwest Harbor Public Library

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

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

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.

Tri-County Career Center, 45 Oak Street, on Friday, March 9 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: 1-800-281-370
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.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Fri. 9 Mar, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Tri-County Career Center, 45 Oak Street, on Friday, March 9 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: 1-800-281-370
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

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Fri. 9 Mar, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

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.

Tri-County Career Center, 45 Oak Street, on Friday, March 9 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: 1-800-281-370
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.

Heart Healthy Bean Supper (Fri. 9 Mar, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Heart Healthy Bean Supper

Heart Healthy salads- yellow eye, pea & BBQ Veggie, Baked beans...

Mac & Cheese, American Chop Suey, Cornbread, Pies & more pies

Adults: $8, Families $20, Children under 12 years: $3

Bangor First United Methodist Church

703 Essex Street, Bangor

Contact Person:

Mary C. Smith

#207-945-9567

fumcbgr@myfairpoint.net

Proceeds to Benefit Mission

Fire in the Commons Concert (Fri. 9 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Fire in the Commons employs a mix of strong vocals accompanied by powerful instrumentation on guitar, bones, conchs and drums to play music that inspires people to act. Join the band for a concert at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library.   This intergenerational group plays original songs that aim to bridge cultures and build community. Based in Downeast Maine, Fire in the Commons perform in concerts, rallies, churches and wherever else people gather to work for solidarity, freedom, peace, safeguarding the commons or simply lifting spirits. Their lyrics deal with topics like climate change, war, peace, diversity, immigration, consumerism, hope, community building and ecological stewardship.   This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.   

Meet David Dalin (Fri. 9 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Meet David Dalin, who is looking forward to his upcoming visit to Maine. JCEA Sponsored Event! Congregation Beth El Fri, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. (during services) Congregation Beth Israel Sat, March 10 at 12:30 p.m. (after kiddush) "The Presidents of the United States and the Jews: From Franklin D. Roosevelt to Donald Trump" In this talk, based on his book The Presidents of the United States and the Jews, Dr. David Dalin will explore the role and experience of Jews in various Presidential administrations from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Donald Trump. In so doing, he will discuss Presidential appointments of Jews to the President's Cabinet, to the White House staff and to the Supreme Court, and the Jewish vote in various presidential elections. He will conclude his talk with a brief analysis of the Jewish vote and issues of Jewish concern in the presidential election of 2016, and during the first year of the Donald Trump Presidency. "Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, from Brandeis to Kagan" In this talk, Dr. David Dalin will discuss the lives, legal careers and the Jewish identities and legacies of the eight Jewish men and women who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. He will explore the changing role of Jews within the American legal profession. In so doing, he will discuss the antisemitism that some of the justices encountered in their ascent within the legal profession before their appointment to the Court, as well as the role that antisemitism did (or did not) play at their Senate confirmation hearings.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 6 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Free Yoga Classes Offered (Sat. 10 Mar, 2018 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Contact: Susan Sassaman, Graceful Aging Program Coordinator, Healthy Acadia 288-8103 / cloudnine@gwi.net

Free Yoga Classes Offered

Chair Yoga for Every Body, Yoga Dance for Seniors, and Yoga for Cancer are being offered on MDI through the Graceful Aging program, a new initiative of Healthy Acadia launched in January. The classes, taught by certified yoga teacher Susan Sassaman, meet weekly in Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor, and are free to all (donations are accepted).

Chair Yoga takes place entirely seated, so there is no need to worry about balance or strength issues. Classes incorporate gentle stretching, breath work, strengthening, and relaxation.

Yoga Dance for Seniors features a combination of gentle, seated yoga and easy dancing across the room as a group. Movements flow naturally to accompanying musical selections for a great workout that’s just plain fun.

Yoga for Cancer, a specialized yoga methodology, is tailored to address the physical and emotional needs left by cancer and its treatments. Classes include a full range of strengthening and restorative yoga postures and relaxation.

All classes are evidence-based, providing the health benefits of yoga:  they stimulate the immune system, improve flexibility and strength, reduce anxiety, and help to boost overall well-being.

The Graceful Aging program also includes Tai Chi for Health, Fitness for Parkinson’s, and meditation classes.

 

For more information, including class times and locations, contact Susan Sassaman (288-8103; cloudnine@gwi.net), or visit www.barharboryogadance.com/.

Healthy Acadia, working in Hancock and Washington Counties, is dedicated to building vibrant communities and making it easier for people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. For more information visit www.healthyacadia.org.

Friends of Ellsworth Public Library Book Sale (Sat. 10 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

FRIENDS OF THE ELLSWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE!!!

The Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library will be holding a book sale on Saturday March 10, from 9:00 am through 1:00 pm on the main circulation floor of the Ellsworth Public Library, 20 State Street, Ellsworth, ME 207-667-6363.  

We will offer a variety of youth books, gardening books, hobby, do it yourself and other selected fiction and non-fiction books.  All books are $1 or less.

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

Indian Township Rec Center to Host Fruit Tree Workshops

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

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

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

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

For more information, contact Regina at 255-3741 or regina@healthyacadia.org; or Janet at Indian Township Food Pantry at 796-2781

Looking at Timber Harvest and Lyme Disease (Sat. 10 Mar, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Saturday, March 10 at 10 a.m.
Looking at Timber Harvest and Lyme Disease
Why is it important for Maine, and why the interactions between the environment and diseases are important for human health.
Christine Conte, a Master's degree student in the school of  Biology and Ecology at UMaine, will share her research.
RSVP to 942-1010 or info@bangorlandtrust.org.

Benefit Spaghetti Supper for HOLLY COTE (Sat. 10 Mar, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Saturday, March 10th from 4-7PM

Donation: $6 per person at the door

SEBASTICOOK VALLEY ELKS LODGE; 140 Middle Street, Pittsfield

Dinner, Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle

Holly was in a bad car accident just before Christmas. She is currently in the Spaulding Rehabilitation Facility in Boston, MA. She is learning to walk again and has regained some mobility in her legs. She is getting more and more mobile every day.

Donation for the silent auction are welcome, please contact CRYSTAL CHUTE at 207-487-4637 or email: chutecrystal@gmail.com

If you would like to help you or wish to donate to Holly please contact MIKE HAVEY at 207-416-3203

 

Sponsored by THE PITTSFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE DETROIT FIRE & RESCUE

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

There is no Saturday Dinner on March 10th due to a rental in the big hall, but the lounge area will be open.

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

There will be a Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the Franklin Historical Society at 5pm on Saturday March 10th.  This is a fundraiser for the Franklin Historical Society and the good work they do. 

The cost is $10 and kids under 12 are free.  Please try to attend if you can.

Meet David Dalin (Sat. 10 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Meet David Dalin, who is looking forward to his upcoming visit to Maine. JCEA Sponsored Event! Congregation Beth El Fri, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. (during services) Congregation Beth Israel Sat, March 10 at 12:30 p.m. (after kiddush) "The Presidents of the United States and the Jews: From Franklin D. Roosevelt to Donald Trump" In this talk, based on his book The Presidents of the United States and the Jews, Dr. David Dalin will explore the role and experience of Jews in various Presidential administrations from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Donald Trump. In so doing, he will discuss Presidential appointments of Jews to the President's Cabinet, to the White House staff and to the Supreme Court, and the Jewish vote in various presidential elections. He will conclude his talk with a brief analysis of the Jewish vote and issues of Jewish concern in the presidential election of 2016, and during the first year of the Donald Trump Presidency. "Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, from Brandeis to Kagan" In this talk, Dr. David Dalin will discuss the lives, legal careers and the Jewish identities and legacies of the eight Jewish men and women who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. He will explore the changing role of Jews within the American legal profession. In so doing, he will discuss the antisemitism that some of the justices encountered in their ascent within the legal profession before their appointment to the Court, as well as the role that antisemitism did (or did not) play at their Senate confirmation hearings.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 6 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 6 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Mon. 12 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim
(207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled
Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and
locations:
To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit us on the web at
http://meoc.maine.edu.

 University College Rockland, 91 Camden St, on Monday, March 12 at 9 a.m.

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

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


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

Tech Help (Mon. 12 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

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. Brewer Public Library 100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412 http://brewermaine.gov/library/Katie Conner (Director)kconner@brewermaine.gov

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 6 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim
(207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled
Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and
locations:
To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit us on the web at
http://meoc.maine.edu.

Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave, on Tuesday, March 13 at 9 a.m.

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

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

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

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

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.

Hancock County Higher Education Center/UC Ellsworth, 248 State St, Ste 1, on
Tuesday, March 13 at 9 a.m.

Who We Are MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified
adults make the transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine,
provides assistance to adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they
choose.
Services Provided
All MEOC services are FREE!* GED/SAT Preparation
* College Planning
* Referrals/Advocacy
* Career Advising
* Financial Aid Advising
* College Admissions Process
*Application Fee Waivers for Qualified Adults
Our Work in Action
MEOC successfully placed 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
How to Participate
The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a FREE interactive
workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study
skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours. Pre-registration is required.
All workshops are subject to change. For more information or to register call: 1-800-281-370
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.

Job Fair: Spring Into Your New Career! (Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 10:00 am - 10:03 am)

March 13, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Machias CareerCenter, 53 Prescott Drive, Machias, ME Here is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with recruiters! Research the companies you are interested in ahead of time, bring plenty of resumes, and dress to impress! Registered Employers (will be updated as registrations are received): Care & Comfort Community Health and Counseling Services Cooke Aquaculture USA Inc/True North Maine Down East Community Hospital Living Innovations Machias Savings Bank Maine Wild Blueberry Manpower MAS Community Health PeopleReady R.H. Foster Also, there will be a representative from the Maine Department of Transportation's Highway and Bridge Construction On-the-Job Training Program.

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Basket Making Workshops at the Brooksville Free Public Library (Wed. 14 Mar, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Brooksville, Maine, USA -- The Brooksville Free Public Library will host a two-part basket making workshop on March 7 and March 14 from 10am-12pm. Join Constance Myrick and learn to make egg baskets, a simple and beautiful basket that is representative of baskets made by early Americans colonists. No prior weaving experience is needed. All materials and instruction will be provided at no cost however a donation to the library would be welcome.

Constance has been making baskets for many years along with other handcrafts and lives in Brooksville.

Space is limited and participants are required to register by contacting the library, 326-4560 or info@brooksvilllibrary.org

Dog Ears (Wed. 14 Mar, 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.

Nutrition Incentive Program Talk (Wed. 14 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Learn about the ways nutrition incentive programs in Maine help expand access to local food, increase sales for farmers and develop community connections at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. This talk is cosponsored by the Bar Harbor Food Pantry as part of the Hancock County Food Drive. Donations of nonperishable food will be collected at the talk.    “Nutrition incentive” programs, which provide extra fruits and vegetables to low-income people, have been growing throughout the state of Maine in the past decade. Shannon Grimes, Nutrition Incentives Project Manager at Maine Farmland Trust, will talk about how Maine has been using this tool to support not only the people who receive the food but farmers as well. Emily Herwerden, Nutrition Education Coordinator at Healthy Acadia, will speak about how nutrition incentive programs have helped in Hancock County and how Healthy Acadia has worked with the Bar Harbor Food Pantry to help educate their clients about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and how SNAP benefits can be used, as well as helping obtain fresh produce for the pantry.   For more information on the talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.   

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Free Tai Chi Class Set to Begin March 15 in Ellsworth (Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 10:45 am - 11:45 am)

March 2, 2018

Contact: Nina Zeldin at Healthy Acadia: 667-7171 or nina@healthyacadia.org

The Moore Community Center is one of several sites hosting free Tai Chi for Health classes offered by Healthy Acadia across Washington and Hancock counties.  A beginner-level class is set to run on Thursdays, from 10:45-11:45am, beginning March 15 and continuing through May 3, 2018. An intermediate class is offered at the same location on Wednesdays from 11am to 12pm.

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

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.

Sumner Adult Ed, 1888 US Highway 1, on Thursday, March 15 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: 1-800-281-370
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.

Saint Patrick’s Day Tea at the Southwest Harbor Public Library (Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Enjoy a cup of tea by the Library’s fireplace, nibble on delicious homemade treats, and enjoy the company of others. Live music will be provided by Ruth Grierson and friends. Thursday, March 15, 2:00 – 3:30 pm. For more information, contact the Library: 244-7065 or circulation@swharbor.lib.me.us

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 22 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Henry Beston "The Outermost House" Talk (Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Henry Beston’s “The Outermost House” is considered a classic of American literature as well as one of the seminal works that has influenced today’s environmental movement. Join David Donovan at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. to learn more about Beston, his life and “The Outermost House.” Donovan says, “Henry Beston was a ‘John Muir of the East.’ He got down into what it means to be really human, which has nothing to do with technology or modern civilization. It has to do with being really connected to nature—the ocean, the beach, the night sky, and yes, all the other living things.”   In 1926 Beston went to “The Outermost House” a 20’x16’ house located on the dunes of Cape Cod’s Eastham for what was intended to be a two-week vacation. The cottage had the Atlantic Ocean near the front door and Nauset Marsh in the back. Beston’s only neighbors were the Coast Guardsmen, who patrolled the beach. However, as he recounted, “The fortnight ending, I lingered on, and as the year lengthened into autumn, the beauty and mystery of this earth and outer sea so possessed and held me that I could not go.” He used the house as a base for observation, writing the book long hand on his kitchen table overlooking the ocean. “The Outermost House” has been called one of the motivating factors in the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore, and noted biologist and conservationist Rachel Carson said the book greatly influenced her writing.   Donovan is a career biology teacher, who spent seven years as a seasonal interpretive ranger in Acadia National Park, before spending the summer of 2017 on the Cape Cod National Seashore, where he collaborated with “The Henry Beston Society” for a talk on Beston. For many years, he has been a gallery guide at The Harvard Museum of Natural History, where he specializes in the interpretation of the Ware Collection of Glass Plants. In addition, Donovan has led “Winter among the Trees” educational programs at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum.   For more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 22 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Free Tai Chi Class Set to Begin March 16 in Bucksport (Fri. 16 Mar, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

 

Bucksport. Bucksport Regional Health Center is one of several sites hosting free Tai Chi for Health classes offered by Healthy Acadia across Hancock and Washington counties.  A beginner-level class is set to run on Fridays, from 10:00am to 11:00am, beginning March 16 and continuing through May 4, 2018.

Tools for Well-being – A Community Practice & Discussion Group (Fri. 16 Mar, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Tools for Well-being – A Community Practice & Discussion Group

Presented by Jen Harry, Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher

Ellsworth, Maine–Drawing from the areas of Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, Brain Science, & Positive Psychology, in this 4-week series we will explore specific tools & practices we can use to enhance our level-of well-being and flourish in life. Jen Harry, Mindfulness and Meditation teacher will be presenting this group workshop where she will focus on topics to be determined by the interest of the group and may include:

Reducing stress in a busy world, increasing awareness, presence, & intention in our lives, rebounding from adversity and strengthening relationships. Please join us for this free, open group as we work towards experiencing our lives in a mindful fashion.

The group will meet on four Fridays, beginning March 16, 23, 30 and April 6, from 10:30 am to 12 Noon. The group will be held at The Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center, 23 Commerce Park in Ellsworth, is free and open to everyone. If you are planning on coming, or if you have questions please call us at 207-664-0339.

Your Legal Questions Answered (Fri. 16 Mar, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Your Legal Questions Answered
Anchorspace offers easy access to get your legal questions answered
through their Professional Development Workshop series.
BAR HARBOR, Maine - Anchorspace, MDI’s first coworking space, seeks to provide its
members and local small business owners more than just office space.
“We’ve all had questions concerning legal issues and even understanding your lease can
be a challenge.” says Jane Holland, Anchorspace’s Community Manager. “Formally
contacting an attorney can be intimidating or simply seem a bit drastic” Anchorspace is
bridging that gap with their March Workshop: “Your Legal Questions Answered”
The workshop will be held on Friday, March 16th at 3 PM, and will give participants an
opportunity for conversation with Attorneys’ Alison King & Derek Jones of Acadia Law
Group in an informal, low pressure environment.
Acadia Law Group, LLC is a general practice whose individual lawyers also focus in
specific areas of the law. Attorneys have expertise in everything estate planning and
family Law to real estate and business law, with over one hundred years of combined
experience practicing law.

Your Legal Questions Answered (Fri. 16 Mar, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)


Anchorspace offers easy access to get your legal questions answered
through their Professional Development Workshop series.


BAR HARBOR, Maine - Anchorspace, MDI’s first coworking space, seeks to provide its
members and local small business owners more than just office space.
“We’ve all had questions concerning legal issues and even understanding your lease can
be a challenge.” says Jane Holland, Anchorspace’s Community Manager. “Formally
contacting an attorney can be intimidating or simply seem a bit drastic”Anchorspace is
bridging that gap with their March Workshop: “Your Legal Questions Answered”

The workshop will be held on Friday, March 16th at 3 PM, and will give participants an
opportunity for conversation with Attorneys’ Alison King & Derek Jones of Acadia Law
Group in an informal, low pressure environment.
Acadia Law Group, LLC is a general practice whose individual lawyers also focus in
specific areas of the law. Attorneys have expertise in everything estate planning and
family Law to real estate and business law, with over one hundred years of combined
experience practicing law.

Franklin Veterans Club (Fri. 16 Mar, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

$5 Fridays dinners 5 - 7 pm every Friday

Open Mic for children 5 - 6:30 every Friday

Open Mic 7 pm

 

 

Words Unleashed! Story Slam (Fri. 16 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Most of us have been there, you do something, maybe it was a moment after, maybe it was after a few days, but you think, “I should have known better.”  Join the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m. for the next Words Unleashed! Story Slam and share your story that fits the theme, “I should have known better.”   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, and 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. Come share your story or listen to your friends and neighbors tell theirs.   For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.  

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 22 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Lego Fun (Sat. 17 Mar, 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 04412 http://brewermaine.gov/library/Katie Conner (Director)kconner@brewermaine.gov

The Backyard Naturalist (Sat. 17 Mar, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Saturday, March 17 at 10 a.m.
The Backyard Naturalist
Dana Wilde's Backyard Naturalist column appears regularly in the
centralmaine.com newspapers. His writings on the natural world and on
books have appeared locally in the Bangor Daily News, the Working
Waterfront, Island Journal and Maine Boats Homes & Harbors, among many others, as well as internationally. He has served as a Fulbright scholar in China and South Africa, and as an NEH fellow and college professor, and holds degrees from the University of Southern Maine and Binghamton University. His recent book is Summer to Fall: Notes and Numina from the Maine Woods, published by North Country Press. He lives in Troy, Maine, with his wife, Bonnie Woellner. Join us for a morning of nature-related literary discussion. RSVP at 942-1010 or info@bangorlandtrust.org.

Using Essential Oils with Pets at Green Acres Kennel Shop (Sat. 17 Mar, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Using Essential Oils with Pets–Saturday, March 17th at 10 AM at Green Acres Kennel Shop –
Rachael Pelletier will teach attendees how to use pure essential oils to support their pet’s health and
wellness. This FREE class has been developed by a veterinarian and includes handouts on how to use
oils safely with pets. You will learn how these natural options can support digestive issues, ease stress
and anxiousness, calm sore, achy joints and inflammation, boost immune function, repel nasty pests and
more! You will also learn how to replace toxic cleaning products that can cause harm to your pet with
efficient and safer alternatives. As a bonus, each attendee will make an essential oil spray to take home
to ease anxiety. Rachael earned a bachelors degree in Animal Science from the University of Maine and
has experience in animal care. She is excited to share her knowledge and experience in creating a safer
home environment and using natural options to care for your pets.

Why Shock Collars Can Be Harmful to Our Dogs at Green Acres Kennel Shop (Sat. 17 Mar, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Why Shock Collars Can Be Harmful to Our Dogs– Saturday, March 17th at 1 PM and Tuesday,
March 27th at 7 PM at Green Acres Kennel Shop. – Don Hanson, co-owner of Green Acres Kennel
Shop will discuss electronic shock collars and why they are a dangerous choice for training, managing,
or containing a dog. He will review the scientific, peer-reviewed literature on shock as well as
recommendations from veterinary behavioral experts on humane and effective alternatives to electric
shock. The seminar is free. Hanson is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and a Certified
Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA).

Public Supper, Eddington, ME (Sat. 17 Mar, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Beans and Casseroles

Salads and Pickles

Rolls and Pies

North Brewer-Eddington United

Methodist Church, Route 9, on the bend

Serving at 5:00 and 5:45PM

Adults: $8 and Children: $4

Hampden Congregational Church Chicken Pie Supper (Sat. 17 Mar, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

Hampden Congregational Church Chicken Pie Supper 101 Main Road North ~ Hampden, ME Saturday, March 17, 2018 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Adults: $8     Children: $5 Chicken Pies also available for Takeout!

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!

Franklin Veterans Club (Sat. 17 Mar, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Saturday March 17th is our St Patrick’s Day dinner for just $10 featuring Corned Beef and Cabbage at 5PM.  THEN, at 7pm we will be dancing to Eastbound.   They are a great band and the cover charge will be $5.    We are hoping for a big crowd, and really would like your support for this event.   Don’t forget to wear something Green.

St. Patrick's Supper and Show (Sat. 17 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Grange boiled dinner with homemade rolls and pies, followed by an evening of Irish and country music, featuring Long Journey and Cornell Mac and Judy. Supper at 5:30 pm for $8. Show at 7 pm for $7. Both for $14. Bangor Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St. 817-0020 for more information.

Twelfth Annual Winter Beach Ball Featuring Motor Booty Affair (Sat. 17 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The EMMC Auxiliary’s Twelfth Annual Winter Beach Ball is Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM.  The event will be held at the Anah Shrine, 1404 Broadway, Bangor, an outstanding venue for this great fundraiser.  

Motor Booty Affair, the Ultimate Disco Tribute Band, will be providing music from the 70’s that we know and love.  Check out the Band’s website for a sample of their music: http://www.motorbootyaffair.com/   Put on your St. Patrick’s attire, tropical attire or your bell bottoms and flip flops and join us for an evening of music, dancing, and the opportunity to participate in our 50’50 raffle, Chance Auction, Silent Auction and delicious refreshments.  

Proceeds from the 2018 Winter Beach Ball will go toward the EMMC Auxiliary’s five year pledge of $400,000 to EMMC’s new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.    

Tickets, available after February 1st, are $35 per person and can be purchased by calling 207-973-5055 or purchasing online at www.emmcauxiliary.org .  

The Skyliners at the Next Gen Theatre (Sat. 17 Mar, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Name: Tracey Marceron

Email: nextgentheatre@gmail.com

Telephone: (207)989-7100

Comment: The Skyliners - Saturday, March 17th at 7:30 pm; Admission:$10
Get your dance shoes on! This 13 piece Big-Band performs dance music in the tradition of Glen Miller and Count Basie. Your favorite arrangements from the 40s and 50s as well as Swing, Jazz, Pop, Waltz and Latin numbers. Come to dance or just watch and listen! Beer and wine available for purchase for those 21+.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 22 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Punch Out Parkinson’s Disease: Husson University’s Fighting Eagles Boxing Club’s Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser (Sun. 18 Mar, 2018 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

Local area residents diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease have few wellness or exercise groups devoted exclusively to their needs. To address this situation, physical therapy and occupational therapy students at Husson University are working to launch the Fighting Eagles Boxing Club. The club would provide Parkinson’s patients with the opportunity to engage in non-contact boxing. In non-contact boxing, participants punch free-standing heavy bags and punch mitts held by coaches and student volunteers, without punching each other.   “While boxing classes are becoming very popular for people with Parkinson’s disease across the nation, there aren’t any in our area,” said Teresa Rock, a graduate student pursuing her doctorate in physical therapy at Husson University. “Our class would include aspects of boxing along with exercises designed to improve balance, strength, coordination, and fine motor skills, including finger manipulation and small hand movements.”   “People with Parkinson’s disease have various symptoms that get worse over time,” continued Rock. “It has been shown that people with Parkinson’s disease feel that boxing classes help slow the progression of symptoms and make them feel more in control of the disease.”  

To make this initiative possible, the students will need to purchase approximately $1,500 worth of equipment. This would cover the cost of free standing heavy bags, punch mitts, wrist wraps, and boxing gloves.Once the equipment is purchased, classes could start in the fall.  

Applebee’s at 718 Hogan Road in Bangor is partnering with the students to kick off the fundraising effort for this initiative. On Sunday, March 18, 2018, from 8 – 10 am, the restaurant will donate the use of their facility and their kitchen staff to the fundraising effort as part of a “Flapjack Fundraiser.” The serving, hosting and table bussing will all be done by Husson physical therapy and occupational therapy students.

Members of the public interested in participating in the event will need to purchase a $10 ticket by Friday, March 16, 2018. Tickets will not be sold the day of the event and only those with tickets will be able to participate in the fundraiser. Half of all of the ticket sales go to the Fighting Eagles Boxing Club while the other half will be used to cover event expenses.  

Those interested in attending the Flapjack Fundraiser can purchase tickets from Cecile Ferguson, the office manager for the School of Physical Therapy in Room 328 of the O’Donnell Commons building on Husson’s Bangor Campus. For directions or additional information, contact Cecile via email at fergusonc@husson.edu or call her at 207.941.7101.  

Tickets can also be purchased from Patricia Menzie, the School of Occupational Therapy’s administrative assistant, at 318 O’Donnell Commons. Her email is menziep@husson.edu and her phone number is 207.973.1078.   In addition, tickets will be sold in Husson University’s Campus Center during lunchtime on March 12, March 15, and March 16.       

Contributions by those interested in supporting this student organization who cannot attend the upcoming Flapjack Fundraiser are welcome. To make a contribution, visit https://www.gofundme.com/punchoutparkinsons.  

Fishing During WWIII with Ralph Stanley (Sun. 18 Mar, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Fishing During WWIII with Ralph Stanley

At Penobscot Marine Museum

(Searsport, Maine) On Saturday, March 18 at 1:00 p.m. Penobscot Marine Museum hosts Ralph Stanley as he presents Fishing During WWII. This free presentation will take place at 9 Church Street in Searsport at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library.

Ralph Stanley, historian, boatbuilder, and musician will talk about the perils, adventures, and day-to-day work of fishing out of Southwest Harbor, Maine during the War. For more information call 207-548-2529.

About Penobscot Marine Museum

Penobscot Marine Museum brings Maine’s maritime history to life on a campus of twelve beautiful historic buildings in the charming seacoast village of Searsport, Maine. Exhibits include hands-on activities for children and adults, as well as a ship captain’s house, marine paintings, scrimshaw, 19th century Chinese and Japanese pottery, boat models, historic Maine boats, a fisheries exhibit, and an heirloom garden. The Museum has over 200,000 historic photographs, and a maritime history research library. Museum offices and research library are open year round. Exhibits are open seven days a week, Memorial Day weekend through the third Sunday in October. PMM Visitors Center, 2 Church Street, Searsport, Maine. For more information call the Visitors Center 207-548-0334 or Administrative Offices at 207-548-2529 or visit www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org.

Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert Series: Swallowtail Fiddlers and Show Stoppers! (Sun. 18 Mar, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Join some of Bar Harbor’s youngest musicians, the Swallowtail Fiddlers and the Show Stoppers!, for a special concert as part of the Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert Series on Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library.  

The Swallowtail Fiddlers, named after the Irish tune “Swallowtail Jig,” is made up of 10 string musicians from Conners-Emerson in grades 4-8. Formed in 2002, the Swallowtail Fiddlers delight audiences with toe tapping jigs, hornpipes, reels and slow airs from Ireland, Scotland and the United States. The Show Stoppers! is a show choir, which features students from Conners-Emerson and the Mount Desert Elementary School. This multi-age group comprised of 23 students and a four member-instrumental group had its beginnings in May of 2009 with eager students who had the desire to sing show tunes and learn choreography with a touch of theatrical stage presence. Both groups are under the direction of Conners Emerson Music Educator, Rebecca Edmondson.   The last concert in the series is on Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. with pianist Ed Liu. As with all concerts at the Jesup, this concert is free and open to the public though donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.   

Monday, March 19, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 22 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Mon. 19 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim
(207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled
Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and
locations:
To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit us on the web at
http://meoc.maine.edu.

University College Rockland, 91 Camden St, on Monday, March 19 at 9 a.m.

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

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

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

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Mon. 19 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

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.

Katahdin Region Higher Education Center, 1 Dirigo Dr, Suite 1, on Monday,
March 19 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: 1-800-281-370
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 Yoga Classes Offered (Mon. 19 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Free Yoga Classes Offered

Chair Yoga for Every Body, Yoga Dance for Seniors, and Yoga for Cancer are being offered on MDI through the Graceful Aging program, a new initiative of Healthy Acadia launched earlier this year. The classes, taught by certified yoga teacher Susan Sassaman, meet weekly in Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor, and are free to all (donations are accepted).

Chair Yoga takes place entirely seated, so there is no need to worry about balance or strength issues. Classes incorporate gentle stretching, breath work, strengthening, and relaxation.

Yoga Dance for Seniors features a combination of gentle, seated yoga and easy dancing across the room as a group. Movements flow naturally to accompanying musical selections for a great workout that’s just plain fun.

Yoga for Cancer, a specialized yoga methodology, is tailored to address the physical and emotional needs left by cancer and its treatments. Classes include a full range of strengthening and restorative yoga postures and relaxation.

All classes are evidence-based, providing the health benefits of yoga:  they stimulate the immune system, improve flexibility and strength, reduce anxiety, and help to boost overall well-being.

The Graceful Aging program also includes Tai Chi for Health, Fitness for Parkinson’s, and meditation classes. For more information, including class times and locations, contact Susan Sassaman (288-8103; cloudnine@gwi.net), or visit www.barharboryogadance.com/.

Healthy Acadia, working in Hancock and Washington Counties, is dedicated to building vibrant communities and making it easier for people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. For more information visit www.healthyacadia.org.

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MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Mon. 19 Mar, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

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.

Katahdin Region Higher Education Center, 1 Dirigo Dr, Suite 1, on Monday,
March 19 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: 1-800-281-370
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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 13 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 22 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center
Upcoming Events for Community Calendar/
Public Service Announcement
Contact Person: Karen Hadley Keim
(207) 581-3704
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled
Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and
locations:
To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit us on the web at
http://meoc.maine.edu.

Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave, on Tuesday, March 20 at 9 a.m.

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

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

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

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

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.

Hancock County Higher Education Center/UC Ellsworth, 248 State St, Ste 1, on
Tuesday, March 20 at 9 a.m.

Who We Are MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified
adults make the transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine,
provides assistance to adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they
choose.
Services Provided
All MEOC services are FREE!* GED/SAT Preparation
* College Planning
* Referrals/Advocacy
* Career Advising
* Financial Aid Advising
* College Admissions Process
*Application Fee Waivers for Qualified Adults
Our Work in Action
MEOC successfully placed 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
How to Participate
The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a FREE interactive
workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study
skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours. Pre-registration is required.
All workshops are subject to change. For more information or to register call: 1-800-281-370
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.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

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.

Hancock County Higher Education Center/UC Ellsworth, 248 State St, Ste 1, on
Tuesday, March 20 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: 1-800-281-370
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.

Open Table MDI to Host Free Community Suppers (Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Shoshona Smith at Healthy Acadia: 667-7171 or shoshona@healthyacadia.org

 

Open Table MDI is on a mission to rejuvenate regular social gatherings on MDI by bringing back free community suppers. Beginning this month, Open Table MDI is hosting these meals- open and welcoming to ALL, and utilizing local and organic food sources when possible - in the parish hall of Bar Harbor Congregational Church (29 Mt Desert Street). The suppers are a great opportunity to connect with friends and neighbors while enjoying a free, locally sourced meal and, frequently, live local music. Open Table MDI's FREE Community Suppers for the month of March will take place from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Tuesdays, March 13, March 20, and March 27, 2018. The intention is to host weekly meals beginning in April.

Artist Talk, Reception and Exhibition at Husson University (Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

  Husson announced today that noted academic and artist Kimberly Anderson Ritchie will be working with students in the university’s fine arts classes on Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20, 2018. The university will also be hosting an artist talk and reception on Tuesday, March 20 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Robert E. White Gallery in Peabody Hall on its Bangor, Maine campus.  

Six works by Ritchie are currently on display in the gallery. The exhibit will conclude on Friday, March 30, 2018.      

Gallery visitors will see a series of cyanotype prints that reflect Ritchie’s concerns about climate change and its impact on the natural environment. Cyanotypes are a photographic medium that use light sensitive paper exposed to direct sunlight. Whatever is on top of the paper blocks the emulsion and leaves the paper white, while other areas turn a beautiful cyano-blue. Ritchie’s process uses sunlight, the outdoors and natural elements to capture representations of the natural environment in her art.     

      The Robert E. White Gallery is free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. It is located in Peabody Hall on the campus of Husson University at 1 College Circle, Bangor, ME. For additional information call 207-941-7004.     

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 27 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 22 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 27 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

The Health Benefits of Tai Chi and Chi Gung (Qigong) Talk and Demonstration Offered (Wed. 21 Mar, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Traditional Chinese Exercises for Healing Body, Mind and Spirit

Ellsworth, Maine–Have you ever wanted to know more about Tai Chi and Chi Gung? Well there will be a chance for you to do just that. Tai Chi practitioner, Nanyce Files will be offering a discussion about and demonstration of Tai Chi/Qigong exercises, how they are different and the benefits for health and well-being that they offer. The talk will cover their history in China, how these techniques work to promote health and strengthen the body and the medical benefits of practicing these arts. There will be demonstrations and group participation.

The talk will be presented by Nancye Files, a retired biologist, who has been practicing these arts for 20 years. Richard Washburn, a student in the Qigong class at the Beth Wright Center will also talk about his experience. The program will be held at the Beth Wright Cancer Center in Ellsworth on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 11:30-1:00. Soup will be served.

Dog Ears (Wed. 21 Mar, 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.

“Ellsworth Open House” (Wed. 21 Mar, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Wednesday, March 21 from 4-7 p.m. at Ellsworth Public Library

The City of Ellsworth, the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Ellsworth Public Library invite neighbors and newcomers to the Ellsworth Public Library for an Ellsworth Open House on Wednesday, March 21 anytime from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  This event is free of charge and open to the public.  A variety of local businesses and organizations will be represented and refreshments will be served.

Each family will receive a welcome bag with information from the participating organizations, including a free copy of The Ellsworth American.  Attendees can enter to win a door prize including donations from The Grand Auditorium, The Heart of Ellsworth, and the YMCA.

Children of all ages are invited stop by the boat room anytime during the event to listen to a story about neighborhoods and make a craft to take home.

To celebrate Ellsworth’s rich history, the library’s art show for the month of March will be “Views of Ellsworth,” featuring historic photographs and ephemera in the Riverview Room, courtesy of Darlene Springer.  The Ellsworth Historical Society presents a trip down memory lane with antique toys, books, and games in the display case on the main floor.

Ellsworth is growing and evolving and we're excited for the changes to come. We hope you can join us in celebrating our community!

Southwest Harbor Public Library Women’s History Month Free Writers’ Workshop (Wed. 21 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Women’s History Month celebrations at the Southwest Harbor Public Library continue with a Writers’ Workshop on Wednesday, March 21, 5:30 -7:30 pm. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for the Writers’ Workshop.

For more information, call the Library at 244-7065 or email: whpswhpl@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Thu. 15 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Thu. 22 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 27 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

“Tuning In: Music for Stress & Pain Management” Workshop & Lunch Offered (Thu. 22 Mar, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Ellsworth, Maine—Are you looking for ways to reduce your stress and take better care of yourself? Do you struggle with acute or chronic pain? Music is a powerful and enjoyable way to improve your well being. This talk will explore music-based wellness and stress management techniques to help you learn to tune out stress and tune into yourself.

The Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center will be hosting this free workshop and Carla Tanguay, MA, MT-BC will be presenting helpful natural ways to help in reducing pain. All are welcome to attend. We will be serving soup for lunch after the talk.

Carla Tanguay, MA, MT-BC, is a board certified music therapist with over 15 years of experience. The owner of Modulations Therapies, Carla provides group and individual music therapy services to clients from 1 to 101 years old, addressing goals ranging from pain management to rehabilitation to wellness. Carla holds a Master’s Degree in music therapy and has been a featured speaker at national conferences, medical schools, and healthcare organizations.

 

The workshop will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 11:00-12:30 pm at the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center which is located at 23 Commerce Park in Ellsworth. If you have any questions or want to register please call us at 207-664-0339.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 27 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Tools for Well-being – A Community Practice & Discussion Group (Fri. 23 Mar, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Tools for Well-being – A Community Practice & Discussion Group

Presented by Jen Harry, Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher

Ellsworth, Maine–Drawing from the areas of Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, Brain Science, & Positive Psychology, in this 4-week series we will explore specific tools & practices we can use to enhance our level-of well-being and flourish in life. Jen Harry, Mindfulness and Meditation teacher will be presenting this group workshop where she will focus on topics to be determined by the interest of the group and may include:

Reducing stress in a busy world, increasing awareness, presence, & intention in our lives, rebounding from adversity and strengthening relationships. Please join us for this free, open group as we work towards experiencing our lives in a mindful fashion.

The group will meet on four Fridays, beginning March 16, 23, 30 and April 6, from 10:30 am to 12 Noon. The group will be held at The Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center, 23 Commerce Park in Ellsworth, is free and open to everyone. If you are planning on coming, or if you have questions please call us at 207-664-0339.

Blue Hill Care Giver Support Group Continues (Fri. 23 Mar, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Alice Hildebrand, UCC Minister to facilitate

Blue Hill, Maine–We are offering another session of the Blue Hill Care Giver Support Group on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 10:30 am. The group is facilitated by Alice Hildebrand, UCC Minister and Board Certified Chaplin. The group aims to offer support for those who are providing card for a loved one, and strives to achieve and maintain emotional and spiritual balance in the process.

Alice Hildebrand has served as chaplain to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland for the past six years. In her prior experience, she has served as the chaplain for the Hancock County HomeCare and Hospice and the Maine Medical Center. She has worked closely with patients, families and caregivers of the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. She has been engaged in research aimed at understanding and improving patient, family, and provider well-being, and hopes to continue this work. She has also served at the Blue Hill Congregational Church and Deer Isle/Sunset Congregational Church. Alice lives in Brooklin and currently serves at the West Brooksville Congregational Church.

The group is free and open to all. It will be held at the Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Rd., Blue Hill. Spread the word and hope to see you there!

Recovery Resource Fair Set (Fri. 23 Mar, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Machias. The Washington County Community Action team will host a Recovery Resource Fair on Friday, March 23, 2018, from 12pm to 6pm at the University of Maine at Machias’ Reynolds Athletics Center (116 O’Brien Avenue, Machias).

The Recovery Resource Fair will provide an opportunity for area residents and community members to learn about resources available in Washington County and surrounding counties to support people who are seeking recovery, navigating the early stages of recovery, and maintaining long-term recovery, as well as supporting families in recovery.  Those who provide substance use disorder prevention and treatment services, including direct treatment, medical care, employment assistance, financial services, spiritual, personal growth and development, and complementary health services are invited and encouraged to take part in this community event.

The Washington County Community Action Team is a small group of local volunteers that are working to create positive change in Washington County by increasing awareness of substance use disorders, supporting recovery efforts, providing education, and supporting access to information and services for Washington County community members seeking treatment and recovery.

There is no charge to participate as a provider or to attend this event. To reserve your free table, or for more information, please contact Terri Woodruff at (207) 255-3741 or email terri@healthyacadia.org.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 27 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Jason & Jarryd Tracy Pancake Breakfast– Sponsored by the Masons of Lynde Lodge #174, put on by The Families of Pack 25 & Troop 25 (Sat. 24 Mar, 2018 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Saturday, March 24, 2018
8am-10:30am
Lynde Masonic Hall
2500 Route 2, Hermon
Tickets will be available Presale & at the door
$5 each
ALL proceeds and donations will go directly to
The Tracy Family

BUTTER STICK BAKERY is DOVER-FOXCROFTs sweet new surprise (Sat. 24 Mar, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

BUTTER STICK BAKERY is DOVER-FOXCROFTs sweet new surprise

Grand Opening Celebration to be held Saturday, March 24th from 10am to noon, ribbon cutting at 11am.

Dover Foxcroft: On February 19th, a new business opened in Dover Foxcroft. When you walk in to the Butter Stick Bakery, located on East Main Street, in the same space previously occupied by Shiretown Pizza, you feel like you are stepping back into another era, and the journey is delicious! When Executive Director of the Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce stopped in to welcome the owner, Lisa Kingsbury, she was amazed it was the same space. She explains, “the art work and colors are reminiscent of a coffee shop or bakery from the nineteen-fifties. The place has been completely transformed – from floor to ceiling – it’s brand new and beautiful”.  Customers can stop in for to-go orders, or stay for a while, “The new layout allows for seating for up to twelve customers,” Denise continues, “whether you’re stopping in for a breakfast sandwich and a coffee first thing in the morning or you’re looking for a sweet place to go on your lunch break, maybe for a homemade cup of soup or a hearty sandwich on homemade bread.”

 

Butter Stick Bakery can be found on Facebook. Doors are open from 5am to 3pm Monday through Saturday, and are closed on Sundays.

Lisa Kingsbury would love the community to know that a Grand Opening will be held on March 24th from 10 am to noon with specials throughout the day and a ribbon cutting by the Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce at 11am. All are invited!

 

Free Car Seat Safety Check March 24 (Sat. 24 Mar, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Free Car Seat Safety Check March 24
(Bangor, Maine) – Car seats are often used incorrectly, and this is a contributing factor to many infant and toddler injuries and fatalities. Fortunately, free help is available for parents who have a new car seat, may have a recalled car seat, or do not know how to use a car seat properly. On Saturday, March 24, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Safe Kids Maine, and Quirk Chevrolet are partnering up to offer free safety checks.
The expert technicians at the car seat safety event will check for recalls and thoroughly evaluate every car seat to ensure they are the right size.
The clinic will be take place between 10 am and 1 pm at Quirk Chevrolet, 293 Hogan Road. Making an appointment is highly recommended by visiting MaineSeatCheck.org. This free car seat inspection event is made possible thanks to the support of EMHS Foundation Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

For more information, please call 973-9530 or e-mail emmcmediarequest@emhs.org.
489 State Street
Bangor, ME 04401


For more
Information contact:
EMMC
Community Relations
Media Line
207.973.9530
Tricia Denham
Director
207.973.7741
Mobile
207.217.4640
Amanda Feero
Communications Specialist
207.973.6479

Italian Night Spaghetti Supper (Sat. 24 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

  *ITALIAN NIGHT* SPAGHETTI SUPPER at the Brownville Community Church to benefit the Bessey Family (who were victims of a home fire).  Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread and Brownie Sundaes, on Saturday, March 24, 2018, 5:00- 6:30pm. Cost is by DONATON.  

Contra Dance with Big Moose Band (Sat. 24 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Dance your way into spring at the monthly contra dance with Big Moose Band at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. Learn new dances, have a fun time and enjoy an evening of music. No contra dance experience is necessary and all dances are taught. This is a great night for beginners and families as well as regular contra dancers.    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. 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.   

Perform Your ALS Off Variety Show (Sat. 24 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Perform Your ALS Off is coming back and will be held on the Stanley Subaru Stage at The Grand in Ellsworth! The variety show is on March 24th beginning at 7:00PM featuring local performers. Tickets are on sale! Stop by The Grand box office or call 207-667-9500. Ticket price is $15 General Admission http://grandonline.org/  Perform Your ALS Off is a fundraising event for the Bangor Walk to Defeat ALS. Proceeds to benefit The ALS Association Northern New England Chapter. The ALS Association - Northern New England Chapter was founded on August 20, 1999 to serve the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) and their caregivers. The ALS Association (ALSA) is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. ALSA covers all the bases — research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy — in providing help and hope to those facing the disease. The Northern New England Chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families live with ALS while the National Office focuses primarily on research and advocacy. The Chapter supports the National Office through revenue sharing and research contributions. The National Office supports the Chapters by providing up-to-date information and materials. For more information, contact Paula Webster at 207-659-1801.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 27 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

Palm Sunday Service (Sun. 25 Mar, 2018 10:00 am - 11:01 am)

Elm Street Congregational Church in Bucksport will have a Palm Sunday worship service on Sunday, March 25 with the Rev. Charles Ericson.  Palms will be given to all.

2018 Bangor CSA Share Fair (Sun. 25 Mar, 2018 2:00 pm - 2:03 pm)

Do you love fresh, locally-grown produce? What about supporting local farmers? Then please join us on Sunday, March 25th from 2-5pm for the annual Bangor CSA Share Fair at Sea Dog Brewing Company Bangor, where more than a dozen local farms will be sharing information, selling shares, and offering samples to get you excited for the 2018 growing season! In addition to meeting farmers and buying shares, there will be live music, samples of local produce, and a market basket raffle for anyone who buys a CSA Share — so bring the whole family!This event is organized and sponsored by Bangor Greendrinks!What is CSA?Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a model used by local farmers that guarantees a regular share of the harvest to members while ensuring that farms have the capital they need at the beginning of the season. Members purchase shares at the beginning of the year, and farmers then provide boxes of whatever happens to be in season on a regular (weekly or bi-weekly) schedule for the entire growing season. Different farmers offer different options, so come check them out at the Fair!Stay tuned for an updated list of participating farms on our website or on facebook. We aim for 15 farms in total.Cheers!The Bangor Greendrinks Familia

ShineOnCass Easter Egg Hunt Planned March 25 at Albion Farm (Sun. 25 Mar, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

ShineOnCass Easter Egg Hunt Planned March 25 at Albion Farm

Hart-to-Hart Farm & Education Center will host its 2nd Annual ShineOnCass Easter Egg Hunt, free to the community on Sunday, March 25, from 2 to 4 pm at 16 Duck Pond Lane in Albion.

Children are asked to bring their own basket to collect hidden eggs on the farm. The event includes special treats and prizes for kids, an animal petting area, face painting, spring crafts, games and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. The egg hunt will start at 2:30 pm for children ages 6 years and younger, followed by a 3 pm start for kids ages 7 to 13-years old. All are encouraged to wear boots and warm clothing to the event.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 27 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Mon. 26 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Katahdin Region Higher Education Center, 1 Dirigo Dr, Suite 1, on Monday,
March 26 at 9 a.m. & 1p.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.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Mon. 26 Mar, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Katahdin Region Higher Education Center, 1 Dirigo Dr, Suite 1, on Monday,
March 26 at 9 a.m. & 1p.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.

Building A Recovery Community: Potluck Dinner and Discussion Dates Set (Mon. 26 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Contact: Denise Black at Healthy Acadia: 667-7171 or denise @healthyacadia.org

 

Are you interested in helping those seeking recovery? Would you be interested in becoming a Healthy Acadia volunteer and giving back to families, friends and communities that have been affected by substance use disorders? Please join Healthy Acadia’s substance prevention specialists for a potluck dinner and information session from 5:00pm to 6:30pm on Wednesday, March 14 at the Healthy Acadia's Washington County office (121 Court Street, Suite A, Machias) or from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on Monday, March 26 at Your Place, Inc., Old Mill Road, Ellsworth.

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Offers Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Classes (Mon. 26 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Offers
Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Classes

Ellsworth, Maine (March 13, 2018)  Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will offer CPR training on Monday, March 26, 2018, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. for a fee of $40 and First Aid training on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. for a fee of $30. The classes will be held in the MCMH classroom accessible via (Door C) of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital at 50 Union Street in Ellsworth.

These courses meet the American Heart Association Requirements for CPR and first aid for boat captains, divers, and fisherman; as well as daycare providers, teachers, coaches, and lay rescuers. Class size is limited, so please register early.  To register, please call Annette Saunders in Staff Education at 664-5588 or e-mail asaunders@mainehospital.org.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer in Belfast, Maine (Tue. 20 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - Tue. 27 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm)

Have you ever thought about being a comfort to someone in need? Do you ever wish you could make a huge difference in someone's life? Could you bring comfort to someone who needs it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a hospice volunteer might be for you. Offer the gift of your presence to someone with a life-limiting illness. Beacon Hospice volunteers help create an environment of comfort, compassion and dignity for our patients and their families. Volunteers enjoy listening to patient's stories, reading aloud, watching movies together, holding hands, sharing music or simply sitting. we are currently looking for volunteers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. Prior hospice volunteer experience accepted but not required.Our training is free and you will recieve a certificate of completion and a hospice volunteer ID badge. Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roanne Austin, Volunteer Coordinator @ Beacon Hospice for more information. 942-2920.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Tue. 27 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Hancock County Higher Education Center/UC Ellsworth, 248 State St, Ste 1, on
Tuesday, March 27 at 9 a.m.

 

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

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


Our Work in Action
MEOC successfully placed 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
How to Participate
The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a FREE interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college
process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours. Pre-registration is required.


All workshops are subject to change. For more information or to register call: 1-800-281-3703
In complying with letter and spirit of applicable laws and in pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System shall not discriminate on
the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin or citizenship status, age,
disability, or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accommodations to
qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the University should be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, the University of
Maine, 5754 North Stevens Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-1226, TTY (207) 581-9484.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Tue. 27 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Brewer Community Center, 10 Cutler Place, on Tuesday, March 27 at 9 a.m.

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

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

Our Work in Action
MEOC successfully placed 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
How to Participate
The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a FREE interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college
process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours. Pre-registration is required.

All workshops are subject to change. For more information or to register call: 1-800-281-3703
In complying with letter and spirit of applicable laws and in pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System shall not discriminate on
the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin or citizenship status, age,
disability, or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accommodations to
qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the University should be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, the University of
Maine, 5754 North Stevens Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-1226, TTY (207) 581-9484.

“Cooking with Cas” Free Cooking Demonstrations Offered (Tue. 27 Mar, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

MDI Chef Cas Dowden Prepares Tasty, Nutritious Recipes

Ellsworth, Maine–Cas Dowden, seasoned MDI area Chef and caterer, will be sharing her cooking expertise at the Beth Wright Center through a cooking demonstration workshop. Cas will be preparing two simple, yet nutritious and tasty recipes during her demonstration. Guests can sample the dishes and take the recipes home with them to prepare in their own kitchen.

Cas has many years of cooking experience working at Poor Boy's Gourmet with Lenny DeMuro for eight years, followed with a seven year tenure with George Demas at George's in downtown Bar Harbor. For the last ten years Cas Ole Catering has catered weddings, cocktail parties, and business functions. Cas Ole also works as a personal chef for summer residents to the Island. "I love cooking and I love feeding people. Feeding people is how I interact with the world." You can see more about Cas and her catering business at casolecatering.com.

The workshop is planned to take place on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 11:30 am at the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center, 23 Commerce Park in Ellsworth. It is free and open to all. Call 207-664-0339 with questions or to register.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Tue. 27 Mar, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

UMA-Bangor Admissions, Lewiston Hall, 65 Texas Ave., on Tuesday, March 27 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.

E-ZPass Presentation at Husson University (Tue. 27 Mar, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications and Computer Society – Maine Chapter will be hosting a presentation about the Maine Turnpike’s E-ZPass System on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 4 p.m. in Peabody Hall’s Kominsky Auditorium on the Bangor campus of Husson University. The presentation is free and open to the public.  

“This is a great way to learn more about a highly sophisticated computer system that affects Maine citizens every day,” said Julia T. Upton, Ph.D., an assistant professor of mathematics at Husson University’s College of Science and Humanities and the vice chair of the IEEE Communications and Computer Society - Maine Chapter. “Thanks to advanced technology, the   public now has a seamless and accurate electronic method of paying tolls and fees in 17 states. This presentation will give those in attendance a better understanding of how computers make this system possible.”   Launch in 1987 by several toll agencies in the northeast corridor, E-ZPass allows motorists, traveling through participating toll facilities, to pay their tolls automatically from a prepaid account without having to fumble for cash or retrieve and present a toll ticket. It uses a small electronic tag attached to an automobile’s windshield. Cars with this tag can pass through a toll lane equipped with a “reader” that collects and transmits customer account status electronically to the appropriate toll agency. The correct toll is then charged or credited to a customer’s account.      

The presentation at Husson will focus on the technology, data analytics and business implications of E-ZPass. The presenters will also talk about the importance of network reliability. After all, if the network is down, revenue is lost.   Leading the presentation will be Peter Mills, Turnpike executive director and Bill Yates, Turnpike director of IT. In addition to receiving a comprehensive explanation of the E-ZPass system, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.  

The presentation will also talk about student internship opportunities. As an added incentive to students, the IEEE Communications – Maine Chapter will be providing free pizza to all in attendance.     IEEE members interested in attending can register for the events at events.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_registration/register/169604. Non-members are also welcome to attend and can register by emailing Ron Brown, the IEEE Communications and Computer Society – Maine Chapter chair at ron@ronaldobrownconsulting.com.  

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Wed. 28 Mar, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Bangor Adult Learning Ctr, 121 York Street, on Wednesday, March 28 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.

Pre-opera Talk (Wed. 28 Mar, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

Join us at the Brewer Public Library for this presentation by Esther Rauch, discussing the opera Cosi Fan Tutti. There is admission fee for this event, and a drawing for a pair of Met Live tickets will be held at the end of the presentation. Call the Library at 989-7943 with any questions or for more information. Brewer Public Library 100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412 http://brewermaine.gov/library/Katie Conner (Director)kconner@brewermaine.gov

Southwest Harbor Drama Club reads plays by and about women (Wed. 28 Mar, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

 

The Southwest Harbor Drama Club, hosted by the Southwest Harbor Public Library, will meet Wednesday, March 28, 5:00 – 7:00 pm to read from plays by and about women in honor of Women’s History Month. Bring a bag dinner. Scripts will be provided. Call the Library for more information, 244-7065.

Multicultural Community Forum (Wed. 28 Mar, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

"Free Trade, Unaccompanied Children and the Right To Stay Home" With words and images, writer and photojournalist David Bacon will address global economic forces, the origins of Central American gang violence, and the lives of many thousands of people who, fearing for their lives are fleeing northward in search of safety and a way to survive. Based in Oakland and Berkeley California, David Bacon has been a reporter and documentary photographer for more than 20 years, shooting for many national publications, and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. Maine Multicultural Forums are free, public educational events sponsored by the Maine Multicultural Center. They will enlighten, challenge and provoke participants in support of the Multicultural Center's mission to "welcome and champion diversity as essential to the economic and social vitality of Maine." The views and opinions presented during the Forums are those of the presenters, and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Maine Multicultural Center. For More information visit www.bangorpubliclibrary.org, www.mainemulticulturalcenter.org or e-mail info@pica.ws David Bacon's presentation is co-sponsored by PICA (Power in Community Alliances) and by the Bangor Public Library.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Maundy Thursday Service (Thu. 29 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Elm Street Congregational Church in Bucksport will have a Maundy Thursday service on Thursday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Brown Hall.  All are welcome to attend.

Food Safety for Midcoast Farmers (Thu. 29 Mar, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

A major reason that farmers commit their lives to producing food is to provide healthy sustenance for their communities. Yet there are a number of ways disease-producing organisms can enter the food stream. On Thursday, March 29 from 5:30-7pm, join Jason Lilley at Knox-Lincoln Extension office (377 Manktown Rd, Waldoboro) to learn about on-farm hazards that may lead to food-borne illness as well as the practices that all farmers can implement to minimize risks. Lilley will also discuss the basics of the Food Safety Modernization Act and who must comply, but this program does not meet required FSMA training standards.

This is the second in a series of free programs for farmers and gardeners presented by Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and Midcoast Farmers Alliance.  FMI about future programs and to register: 596-2040, cathrine@knox-lincoln.org, or www.knox-lincoln.org/beginning-farmer.

“Something is Always Left” with Betsy Headley (Thu. 29 Mar, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Ellsworth – “Something is Always Left” with Betsy Headley

Thursday March 29, at 6:00 p.m. at Ellsworth Public Library

Born in New England, living thirty-three years in Colorado, Betsy Headley of Swanville, has enjoyed living in Maine since 2004. With her degree in Anthropology and Fine Arts, she has enjoyed art, photography and writing poetry. Her first poetry book was released in the fall of 2017. With this poetry she explores, travel, family, aging, spirituality, and nature.

Betsy will share some of her poems from her first poetry book Something is Always Left at the Ellsworth Public Library on Thursday March 29 at 6:00 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Community Conservation - Finding the Balance Between Nature & Culture (Thu. 29 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Community Conservation -
Finding the Balance Between Nature & Culture
100 Nutting Hall, UMaine Campus
Mark Ireland's documentary, filmed over four seasons, profiles four land trusts in different regions of Maine, demonstrating the variety of efforts to make conserved lands available to all community members.
A new documentary presented by Bangor, Brewer and Orono Land Trusts. Following the film screening, the film maker and leaders from local land trusts will be on hand for a question and answer period. Admission is free. Your donations are welcome.

The Maine Homefront in World War I with Maine State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. (Thu. 29 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Maine State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. will explore the role played by Maine men and women in World War I, especially here at home at a talk and slideshow at the Jessup Memorial Library on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. When the United States joined the war on April 16, 1917, Mainers answered the call, by 1918, 35,000 Maine men and women joined the military and by the end of the war Maine civilians donated an average of $147 per person to the war effort.     This talk, featuring previously unseen historic photographs, many of them real photo postcards of the period, tells the story of recruitment, troop departures, parades, bond drives, shipbuilding, war-related industries, and knitting socks for the soldiers. See this chapter in Maine’s past comes alive in these century old pictures.      A native of Portland, Maine, Shettleworth, attended Deering High School, Colby College, and Boston University and was the recipient of honorary doctorates from Bowdoin College and the Maine College of Art. At the age of thirteen, he became interested in historic preservation through the destruction of Portland’s Union Station in 1961. A year later he joined the Sills Committee which founded Greater Portland Landmarks in 1964. In 1971 he was appointed by Governor Curtis to serve on the first board of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, for which he became architectural historian in 1973 and director in 1976. He retired from that position in 2015. He has lectured and written extensively on Maine history and architecture, his most recent publication is “Maine in World War I,” which he co- authored in 2017. He has served as State Historian since 2004.   This event is part of “World War I and America” a series of programs that are supported by a grant from “World War I and America,” a two-year national initiative of the Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.    For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.   

“Saving Snow” - Documentary Film Screening at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre (Thu. 29 Mar, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Documentary “Saving Snow” to Get Warm Reception at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre BANGOR, MAINE – March 27, 2018 – “Saving Snow,” a 53-minute documentary about the economic impact of our warming winters, will be shown at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre, in Bangor, Maine on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, the screening is appropriate for all age groups, free, and open to the public.  

“Documentary films help stimulate conversations about a wide range of important issues affecting our society and our planet,” said Dr. Nico Jenkins, an assistant professor of ethics and philosophy at Husson University’s College of Science and Humanities. “At Husson, we have given students to opportunity to see films about food insecurity, immigration, social injustice and more. In exposing college students to global issues and encouraging them to see the world through other eyes, we are helping to create empathy and motivation for constructive positive change.” Films can also help students better understand the world around them by exposing them to ideas and perspectives they wouldn’t ordinarily experience.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Tools for Well-being – A Community Practice & Discussion Group (Fri. 30 Mar, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Tools for Well-being – A Community Practice & Discussion Group

Presented by Jen Harry, Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher

Ellsworth, Maine–Drawing from the areas of Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, Brain Science, & Positive Psychology, in this 4-week series we will explore specific tools & practices we can use to enhance our level-of well-being and flourish in life. Jen Harry, Mindfulness and Meditation teacher will be presenting this group workshop where she will focus on topics to be determined by the interest of the group and may include:

Reducing stress in a busy world, increasing awareness, presence, & intention in our lives, rebounding from adversity and strengthening relationships. Please join us for this free, open group as we work towards experiencing our lives in a mindful fashion.

The group will meet on four Fridays, beginning March 16, 23, 30 and April 6, from 10:30 am to 12 Noon. The group will be held at The Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center, 23 Commerce Park in Ellsworth, is free and open to everyone. If you are planning on coming, or if you have questions please call us at 207-664-0339.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops (Fri. 30 Mar, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Tri-County Career Center, 45 Oak Street, on Friday, March 30 at 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
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.

Good Friday Prayer and Meditation (Fri. 30 Mar, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:03 pm)

Elm Street Congregational Church in Bucksport will have a time of silent prayer and meditation in the sanctuary from 12-3 p.m.  People are invited to pray and meditate during this time.

Puglia, Italy Talk with Judy Taylor (Fri. 30 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Judy Taylor lead a group of students to sketch, tour and view art in Rome and the territory of Puglia, a long, narrow peninsula in the south of Italy, bordered by the Ionian and Adriatic seas. Join Taylor at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. as she talks about her time exploring the areaand sketching the scenery around her.    The group traveled to towns including the medieval city of Matera which is in the Basilicata region; Ostuni, known as the “White City” for its whitewashed houses perched on three hills; and Lecce, which is nicknamed the “Florence of the South” because of the Baroque architecture in the city. Learn more about what it was like sketching and studying the art of Italy.   For more information contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org  

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Caring Connections Winter Retreat for Cancer Survivors & Supporters (Sat. 31 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Caring Connections, a cooperative program of the Bangor Region YMCA and Eastern Maine Medical Center, is holding a free day-long retreat for those who have been diagnosed with cancer and their spouses, partners and supporters.  

The event, scheduled for Saturday, March 31st, will be held at the YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan on Branch Lake in Ellsworth from 9 am to 4 pm.  The retreat is open to those who have had a cancer diagnosis of any type and at any stage. We welcome newly diagnosed people through long-term survivors, and their adult supporters. The day will include inspiring presentations, complementary therapy sessions, crafts, outdoor activities, a continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. 

For more information and to register, call Caring Connections at 207-941-2808 x 338.  More information can also be found at www.caringconnectionsmaine.org.  This event is being offered through a grant from the Maine Community Foundation.

Caring Connections to Hold Winter Retreat for Cancer Survivors and Supporters (Sat. 31 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Caring Connections to Hold Winter Retreat for Cancer Survivors and Supporters
Caring Connections, a cooperative program of the Bangor Region YMCA and Eastern Maine Medical Center, is holding a free day-long retreat for those who have been diagnosed with cancer and their spouses, partners and supporters. The event, scheduled for Saturday, March 31st, will be held at The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan on Branch Lake in Ellsworth from 9 am to 4 pm.
The retreat is open to those who have had a cancer diagnosis of any type and at any stage. We welcome newly diagnosed people through long-term survivors, and their adult supporters. The day will include inspiring presentations, complementary therapy sessions, crafts, outdoor activities, a continental breakfast, lunch and snacks.
For more information and to register, call Caring Connections at 207-941-2808 x 338. More information can also be found at www.caringconnectionsmaine.org. This event is being offered through a grant from the Maine Community Foundation.

Southwest Harbor Public Library Storytelling Games Morning (Sat. 31 Mar, 2018 9:30 am - 10:30 am)

A Storytelling Games Morning for school-age children accompanied by an adult on Saturday, March 31, 9:30 – 11:30.

This event is free.  For more information, call the Library at 244-7065 or email: whpswhpl@gmail.com.

Lego Fun (Sat. 31 Mar, 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 04412 http://brewermaine.gov/library/Katie Conner (Director)kconner@brewermaine.gov

CALL TO ARTISTS: Senior College at Belfast invites all Maine artists (Sat. 31 Mar, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

CALL TO ARTISTS

16th Annual Festival of Art

June 7–10, 2018

Senior College at Belfast invites all Maine artists, 50 and older, amateur and professional, to participate in the 2018 Festival of Art to be held at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, June 7 thru 10, 2018.

The registration period for artists is

March 1 thru 31, 2018

(Art work to be delivered on Wednesday, June 6, 2018)

Registration form and information may be requested at seniorcollegefestivalofart@gmail.com,

or leave a message at 338-8033

All types of visual art are welcome: paintings, sculptures, woodcarvings, jewelry, fabric arts, pottery, glass, and photography are just a few examples.  Artists will have an opportunity to sell their work if they wish.

Submitted by:

Catherine Bradbury

Festival of Art Committee

cathy_bradbury@umit.maine.edu

207-223-4459

Franklin Veterans Club (Sat. 31 Mar, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Saturday March 24 and 31 we will not have any meals as we have Rentals in the big hall, but again, our lounge area will be open.

Spaghetti Supper & Dance (Sat. 31 Mar, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:07 pm)

Spaghetti supper on March 31, 2018  from 5 - 7 pm at the Gouldsboro Communty Center 679 Pond Rd. in Gouldsboro Maine. Followed by a dance with the music of Joe Mama & the Swamp Walkers Band. Admission to the supper is $10 each for the dance is $15 for a single and $25 for a couple. All proceeds to benefit Red Knights Maine Chapter 3 .

Bangor Celtic Crossroads-Masters Of The Celtic Harp (Sat. 31 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

  Masters of the Celtic Harp: Gráinne Hambly and William Jackson. Coming up March 31, 2018 at 7 pm at Bangor Arts Exchange Ballroom. 187 Exchange St. Bangor, ME. Tickets: https://bangorceltic.org/tickets/masters-of-the-celtic-harp/  

Bangor Celtic Crossroads-Masters Of The Celtic Harp (Sat. 31 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

  Masters of the Celtic Harp: Gráinne Hambly and William Jackson. Coming up March 31, 2018 at 7 pm at Bangor Arts Exchange Ballroom. 187 Exchange St. Bangor, ME. Tickets: https://bangorceltic.org/tickets/masters-of-the-celtic-harp/