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Monday, February 19, 2018

Thursday, February 01, 2018

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

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

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

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

Friday, February 02, 2018

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

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

Saturday, February 03, 2018

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Sunday, February 04, 2018

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

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

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

Monday, February 05, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

OUR WORK IN ACTION:

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

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

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

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

OUR WORK IN ACTION:

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

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

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

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

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

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

OUR WORK IN ACTION:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Business 101: Thinking of starting a business?

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

Lincoln

Business 101

Wed. 2/7 6pm

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

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

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

 

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

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

Thursday, February 08, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

OUR WORK IN ACTION:

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

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

Turning your hobby or passion into a business.

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

Lincoln

Turn your hobby or passion into a business

Part 1 Wed 2/21 6:30pm

Part 2 Wed 2/8 6:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, February 09, 2018

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

Free Tax Help at Southwest Harbor Public Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, February 10, 2018

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

Anna Mueller, Events Coordinator

[email protected]

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

207-568-4142

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

Beginning Beekeeping

 

February 10, 2018

Unity, Maine

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

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

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

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

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

Indian Township Rec Center to Host Fruit Tree Workshops

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, February 11, 2018

UMaine to offer adaptive climbing sessions at Maine Bound
(Sun. 11 Feb, 2018 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Orono, Maine — The University of Maine in partnership with the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center’s Horizons Alpine Climbing Program will offer adaptive climbing at the Maine Bound Adventure Center throughout the spring semester.

The program is designed to provide assistance and accommodations for individuals with cognitive or physical differences and will include weekly adaptive climbing sessions on Wednesday evenings, as well as other events.

To make the program a success, Maine Bound is recruiting a group of passionate and dedicated volunteers to work with participants. Volunteer registration is online.

Maine Bound will host an Adaptive Climbing Volunteer Training and Community Climbing Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 for anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer for the program.

The community climbing portion, from 1 to 5 p.m., is designed to give volunteers hands-on experience working with participants. Event registration is on the AOEC website.

Participation in the weekly climbing sessions is free for volunteers, UMaine Recreation members and students; $5 for nonmembers.

The program is made possible by collaborations between Maine Bound; AOEC; and UMaine’s Office of Veterans Education and Transition Services, Office of Student Accessibility Services, and Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism.

For more information, email Chris Bartram, Maine Bound coordinator, at [email protected]

The Anah Facts and Figures 4th annual Cribbage Tournament
(Sun. 11 Feb, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

The big event of February is on Sunday February 11th at Noon. The Anah Facts and Figures 4th annual Cribbage Tournament. $10 sign up for single elimination play. There will be a 50/50 raffle, Pizza, Hot dogs, and other great food on the menu. Signup is at Noon and play starts at 1pm. This is a fun and laid back event. You do not have to be a pro player to play just bring a smile and a good attitude. This is all about having fun and the Shriners do a great job for a great cause. Come out and enjoy this event to support the Shriner's and the Vet's Club.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Maine Educational Opportunity Center workshops, The Essentials of College Planning.
(Mon. 12 Feb, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

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

University College Rockland, 91 Camden St, on Monday, February 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.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Mon. 12 Feb, 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,
February 12 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.

MaineStream Finance offers business workshops and classes for free
(Mon. 12 Feb, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

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

Business 101: Thinking of starting a business?

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

Dover-Foxcroft

Business 101

Mon. 2/12 6pm

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

MaineStream Finance offers business workshops and classes for free
(Mon. 12 Feb, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Turning your hobby or passion into a business.

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

Bangor

Turn your hobby or passion into a business

Part 1 Tues 2/12 6pm

Part 2 Tues 2/19 or 2/26 6pm

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

MaineStream Finance offers business workshops and classes for free
(Mon. 12 Feb, 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

Dover-Foxcroft

IWW Express

TBA TBA (if you are interested in this location please register online, thanks)

 

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

MaineStream Finance offers business workshops and classes for free
(Mon. 12 Feb, 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

Lincoln

IWW Express

TBA (if you are interested in this location please register online, thanks)

 

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

MaineStream Finance offers business workshops and classes for free
(Mon. 12 Feb, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Business Assistance, Education and Loans:Do you have a great idea for a new business, but wonder where to begin?  Need help with your business plan?  Or maybe you need a small business loan to start or expand a small business?  MaineStream Finance can help from start to finish. We can help turn your idea into a viable businesswith our Business Education and Assistance.
MaineStream Finance has business advisors available to provide business technical assistance to individuals interested in starting a business or in expanding an existing small business. The services include: Developing Business Plans, Marketing Strategies, Outreach and Advertising, Loan Preparation, Business Start-up & More.

Our courses help individuals start and expand businesses with five or fewer employees. During the courses the following topics are discussed:  Is Starting a Business for Me, Business Concept, Legal Structures of Business, Business Plan, Marketing, Credit, Record Keeping, Financials, Cash Flow and more. Classes are frequently augmented with guest speakers from the local business community, allowing participants to network with local accountants, web designers, bankers, insurance agents and an array of other experts.

MaineStream Finance is pleased to offer small business loans to help start a business or help an existing small businesses expand or meet its financial needs.  Loans are available from as little as $500 up to $50,000+. We offer statewide lending.

Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington and Waldo Counties:  James Macomber, [email protected] or 974-2476 or 1-800-215-4942

Knox and Waldo Counties: Ken Greenleaf, [email protected] or 1-800-215-4942 or 974-2437

All other area: Matt Lewis, [email protected], 973-3509 or 1-800-215-4942

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Maine Educational Opportunity Center workshops, The Essentials of College Planning.
(Tue. 13 Feb, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

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

Hancock County Higher Education Center/UC Ellsworth, 248 State St, Ste 1, on
Tuesday, February 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.

Maine Educational Opportunity Center workshops, The Essentials of College Planning.
(Tue. 13 Feb, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

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

Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave, on Tuesday, February 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.

Learn the Ancient Art of Drop Spinning Yarn
(Tue. 13 Feb, 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.

 

Undoing Colonial Practices in Museums
(Tue. 13 Feb, 2018 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm)

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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Nokomis High School Blood Drive
(Wed. 14 Feb, 2018 8:00 am - 8:05 am)

American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at Nokomis High School from 8:00AM to 1:00PM on Febuary 14th.

Tech Help @ Brewer Public Library
(Wed. 14 Feb, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Having an issue with a device, or have questions about how to perform certain tasks on your computer? Sign up for FREE personal tech help at the Brewer Public Library! Call 989-7943 for more information and to sign up. Brewer Public Library100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412http://brewermaine.gov/library/Katie Conner (Director)[email protected]

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
(Wed. 14 Feb, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
(Wed. 14 Feb, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
(Wed. 14 Feb, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:01 pm)

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

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
(Wed. 14 Feb, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:01 pm)

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

MaineStream Finance offers business workshops and classes for free
(Wed. 14 Feb, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

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

Business 101: Thinking of starting a business?

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

East Millinocket

Business 101

Wed 2/14 5:30pm

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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Maine Educational Opportunity Center workshops, The Essentials of College Planning.
(Thu. 15 Feb, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

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

Sumner Adult Ed, 1888 US Highway 1, on Thursday, February 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: 1-800-281-3703
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.

Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge Blood Drive
(Thu. 15 Feb, 2018 1:00 pm - 1:05 pm)

American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive February 15th at the Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge from 1:00PM to 6:00PM. Feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment by phone at 1-800-RedCross or on our website at redcross.org.

St. Joseph Healthcare Hosts Registered Nurse Job Fair
(Thu. 15 Feb, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:07 pm)

The job fair will be held in the lobby of the hospital's main entrance from noon to 7pm on Thursday, February 15. Contact Traci O'Neill at 207.907.1710 or [email protected] with questions.     

St. Joseph Healthcare Hosts Registered Nurse Job Fair
(Thu. 15 Feb, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Covenant Health                                              St. Joseph Healthcare

Suzanne Dumaresq                                           Traci O’Neill

[email protected]                     [email protected]

978.654.6551                                                     207.907.1710

 

Bangor, ME-- St. Joseph Healthcare, a Covenant Health member, will host a Registered Nurse (RN) Job Fair on Thursday, February 15 from noon to 7:00pm in the lobby of the hospital’s main entrance.

The hospital is actively recruiting nurses, of all experience levels, for full-time, part-time and per diem shifts in the following areas: Cardiac Progressive Care, Home Health Care, Neurology and Progressive Care. RNs are invited to attend the job fair, complete an application, interview with a hiring manager and tour the hospital. In addition, a talent acquisition representative will be on hand to answer questions about compensation, benefits, work schedules and more.

“At St. Joseph Healthcare we deliver the highest-quality medical care to the local community. We also believe in providing our nurses the opportunity to grow in a rewarding environment,” said Traci O’Neill, Recruiter, St. Joseph Healthcare. “As a new RN, you may be looking for your first professional role. As an experienced RN, you may be interested in a position that offers growth. At St. Joe’s, we have a wide variety of opportunities available.”

If you are unable to attend the job fair, please visit www.stjoeshealing.org to review open positions and submit an online application. If you have questions, please contact Traci O’Neill at [email protected] or 207.907.1710

Friday, February 16, 2018

Knitting Social @ Brewer Public Library
(Fri. 16 Feb, 2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am)

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

Steelworkers Union Hall Blood Drive
(Fri. 16 Feb, 2018 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm)

American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at the Skowhegan Community Steelworkers Union Hall on Feburay 16th from 12:00PM to 5:00PM.  To set up an appointment you can call us at 1-800-RedCross or on our website at redcross.org.

To Sew A Home
(Fri. 16 Feb, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

'To Sew a Home' is an art residency featuring the work of Maya Critchfield ('16) in the Ethel H. Blum Gallery at College of the Atlantic. During her residency Critchfield will collect and piece together vintage fabric and household linens to create a sewn structure, or "home" within the gallery. The work is the artist's personal meditation on clothing, cloth, and home. Visitors are welcome to come by during open studio hours to watch the structure take shape. A reception will be held Friday, February 16th at 5pm in the gallery. 'To Sew a Home' take place Monday February 12th - Saturday the 17th. Location: College of the Atlantic Blum Gallery 105 Eden Street Bar Harbor Contact: Maya Critchfield [email protected]  

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

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

Verse Unleashed! Poetry Slam
(Fri. 16 Feb, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Calling all poets and lovers of verse, stop by the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. for the Jesup’s Verse Unleashed! Poetry Slam to share your poetry or a piece of poetry that inspires you. Whether it’s a haiku, ode, sonnet or free verse, a finished piece or just something you have been working on, we would love to hear from you. Unlike traditional slams, the Jesup’s slam is about community, camaraderie and celebrating different types of poetry. It’s not a competition. For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected] 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Take Your Child to the Library Day
(Sat. 17 Feb, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Come out for our annual Take Your Child to the Library celebration! Join us at 10:00 AM for storytelling by Maine authorDr. Bob Peddicord. Snacks and Lego free-play will follow at 10:45. Call the Library at 989-7943 for more information. Brewer Public Library100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412http://brewermaine.gov/library/Katie Conner (Director)[email protected]

CCA Pre-opera Talk
(Sat. 17 Feb, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Come out for our annual Take Your Child to the Library celebration! Join us at 10:00 AM for storytelling by Maine author Dr. Bob Peddicord. Snacks and Lego free-play will follow at 10:45. Call the Library at 989-7943 for more information. Brewer Public Library100 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412http://brewermaine.gov/library/Katie Conner (Director)[email protected]

4-H Silent Auction - Penobscot County 4-H Leaders’ Association
(Sat. 17 Feb, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

4-H Silent Auction - Penobscot County 4-H Leaders’ Association

Bangor Maine – 4-Hers are busy collecting items for your thrifty shopping pleasure! Stop by to see the Penobscot County 4-H Leaders’ Association’s Annual Silent Auction on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM at the Bangor Mall, near JCPenney. All proceeds from the Auction go towards scholarships, camperships and educational programs for Penobscot County 4-H youth.

Area businesses have been very generous with their donations. Early donations include gift certificates and over 100 items. Please stop by the 4-H Silent Auction table on February 17th and support a worthy cause.

If your business would like to make a donation or you have any questions, please contact the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Office at 942-7396.

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension: As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county.

UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

Clinton Town Hall Blood Drive
(Sat. 17 Feb, 2018 11:00 am - 12:05 pm)

American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at Clinton Town Hall from 11:00AM to 4:00PM on Febuary 17th.  To schedule an appointment you can call us at 1-800-RedCross or on our website at redcross.org.  Thank you.

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

Saturday Feb 17 is a nice Ham dinner for $10 at 5pm

Music, Art and Theatre at Ellsworth High School
(Sat. 17 Feb, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Do you enjoy decadent desserts and fantastic entertainment?  On Saturday February 17, you can have a full evening of both. 

Area entertainers including Annie Montague, Tim Follette, Colin Graeburt, Cameron Wirght, Emily and Kip Young and many, many more perform alongside endless desserts by local food artisans. 

Tickets are $10 per person. Desserts begin at 6:30, Entertainment at 7:30, at Ellsworth High School. 

To buy tickets use the "shop now" button on the facebook page "Music, Art and Theatre at Ellsworth High School" or call the box office at 207-667-4722 extension 5528

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Wildlands Winter Fun Day Feb. 18
(Sun. 18 Feb, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Winter Animal Forensics Feb. 18

ORLAND—Ever wonder what animals do in winter? Who made those tracks in the snow? Join Julianne Taylor at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, Sunday, Feb. 18, for Winter Animal Forensics! Learn how to identify animals active during the winter months and the amazing adaptations that help them survive. There will be a scavenger hunt and the chance to make and take home a track casting. There will be two sessions offered, starting at the Hatchery Visitor Center: 10-11:30 am, or 1-2:30 pm. Space is limited, so pre-register at [email protected] or 469-6929. Come prepared to be outside, snow or no-snow! Sponsored by Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust and the Explore Outdoors! Program; part of Wildlands Winter Fun Day.

 

Wildlands Winter Fun Day Feb. 18
(Sun. 18 Feb, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Winter Animal Forensics and Snowshoe Run at Winter Fun Day, February 18

ORLAND—Join us for an afternoon of family skiing and snowshoeing, Winter Animal Forensics, and the Wildlands Snowshoe Run at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery and the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands!

The 4.4-mile Wildlands Snowshoe Run starts at noon at the hatchery. It’s a run or walk on snowshoes, following dirt roads and trails into the Wildlands, with plenty of hills, small stream crossings and gorgeous views. Be prepared for rough and potentially icy conditions and cold. Prizes and refreshments. Registration starts 11 am; cost is $10/person or $25 per family pre-registered, or $15/$35 race day. For more info or registration form, www.greatpondtrust.org or 288-3909. Thank you to our sponsor: Peacock Builders.

Ever wonder what animals do in winter? Who made those tracks in the snow? Join Julianne Taylor at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, Sunday, Feb. 18, for Winter Animal Forensics! Learn how to identify animals active during the winter months and the amazing adaptations that help them survive. There will be a scavenger hunt and the chance to make and take home a track casting. There will be two sessions offered, starting at the Hatchery Visitor Center: 10-11:30 am, or 1-2:30 pm. Space is limited, so pre-register at [email protected] or 469-6929. Come prepared to be outside, snow or no-snow! Sponsored by Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust and the Explore Outdoors! Program.

While you’re there, bring skiis or snowshoes and enjoy some short loop trails around the fish hatchery, or venture out into the Wildlands or onto Alamoosook Lake for a longer jaunt.

Wildlands Winter Fun Day Feb. 18
(Sun. 18 Feb, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Wildlands Winter Run, Sunday, Feb. 18

ORLAND—Strap on your snowshoes (or creepers) for the Wildlands Winter Run, Sunday, Feb. 18 at noon. It’s a 4.4-mile run or walk in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, on snow-covered dirt roads and some single track trail with plenty of up and down running. Footing is rough at best for much of this run and there are hills to climb and small stream crossings to maneuver. Distance may be modified based on conditions. Run starts at noon; registration begins at 11 am at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery. Part of Wildlands Winter Fun Day! For more info, go to www.greatpondtrust.org or contact Peter John Keeney, 207-288-3909 or [email protected] Thanks to our sponsor: Peacock Builders!

 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Vacation Winter Workshops for Youth at The Grand!
(Mon. 19 Feb, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Vacation Winter Workshops for Youth at The Grand!

ELLSWORTH- On February 19th through the 23rd from 9am – 3pm daily, The Grand offers fun and exciting theater workshops for all of the kid, tween and teen superstars in your life! Registration for one full day (9 am to 3 pm, including a screening of “Beauty and the Beast- in 3D!”) is $60 per student, per day, or $30 per day for a half day attendance. In addition, for a full week, there is a discounted fee of $275 per student.

Vacation day? Time to PLAY! Spend your February vacation with the Education Department at the Grand. Each day of camp will follow the same format including theater games, history lessons, hands on projects, a movie and final showcase! With a rotating line-up daily of guest teaching artists and topics, there is sure to be something to engage each aspiring artist’s interests. Daily areas of study may include Stage Combat, Puppetry, Shakespeare, and much more! Students may register for any or all days of camp. Please email Director of Education, Jasmine Ireland, with any questions at [email protected] Space is limited, so register today! (Registration open to those grades 1-12).

For more information on all other Grand events, please call the box office at 207-667-9500 or visit The Grand website at www.grandonline.org or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Grand-Auditorium/112755987339

St Albans Union Church Blood Drive
(Mon. 19 Feb, 2018 10:00 am - 10:05 am)

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at St Albans Union Church on Febuary 19th from 10:00AM to 3:00PM.  If you would like schedule an appointment you can call us at 1-800-RedCross or on our website at redcross.org.

MaineStream Finance offers business workshops and classes for free
(Mon. 19 Feb, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Turning your hobby or passion into a business.

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

Dover-Foxcroft

Turn your hobby or passion into a business

Part 1 Mon. 2/19 6pm

Part 2 Mon 2/26 6pm

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

 

MaineStream Finance offers business workshops and classes for free
(Mon. 19 Feb, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Turning your hobby or passion into a business.

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

Bangor

Turn your hobby or passion into a business

Part 1 Tues 2/12 6pm

Part 2 Tues 2/19 or 2/26 6pm

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

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Wilson Museum February Vacation Day-Camp
(Tue. 20 Feb, 2018 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Title:             February Vacation Day-Camp

Date/Time:   February 20-23, 8:30am--12:30pm

Location:      Wilson Museum: Hutchins Education Center

112 Perkins Street, Castine, ME

Ahoy Matey! The Wilson Museum is hosting a February vacation day-camp Museum by the Sea: An Ocean of Activities for grades 1-8, beginning Tuesday, February 20, through Friday, February 23 (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) at the Hutchins Education Center on Perkins Street in Castine.

We’ll follow in the wake of historic vessels 100 years ago, “sailing” above the Arctic Circle like the schooner Bowdoin, to learn about sea creatures and the natural resources of that region.  On another voyage, we will “visit” tropical islands such as Barbados to explore ships, shells and sailors’ valentines. There’ll be lots of hands-on activities as well as outdoor games and adventures, so campers should bring weather appropriate clothing.

One thing campers won’t need to bring is lunch. The Museum, with a little help from camp participants, will provide lunch each day. The four-day menu and registration form are on the Museum’s website www.wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.html. And, as always, parents are invited to attend and participate. Cost per child to attend Museum by the Sea is $15 for all four days or $5 per day for individual days. Space is limited. Call 207-326-9247 or email:  [email protected] for more information.

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

Hancock County Higher Education Center/UC Ellsworth, 248 State St, Ste 1, on
Tuesday, February 20 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. 20 Feb, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave, on Tuesday, February 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.

Unity Community Market Blood Drive
(Tue. 20 Feb, 2018 1:00 pm - 1:05 pm)

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at Unity Community Market Febuary 20th from 1:00PM to 6:00PM.  If you would like to make an appointment you can call our number at 1-800-RedCross or on our website at redcross.org

Learn the Ancient Art of Drop Spinning Yarn
(Tue. 20 Feb, 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.

Feldman gives talk about racism, health, and the epidemiology of police violence
(Tue. 20 Feb, 2018 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm)

Since the 19th century, some scientists have explained the relatively poorer health of black and indigenous peoples as a product of their innate, biological inferiority compared to whites. Yet, opponents of this theory have long argued that the health disparities are rooted in inequalities in wealth and power, not differences in genetic constitution. In his talk, Feldman will trace the history of these debates over race and health to the present, and in doing so will present original research on the connection between police violence and racial health inequities.  “The events of the last few years, from Ferguson to Charlottesville, show us unambiguously that racial disparities in this country persist and that white supremacist movements are growing,” said COA professor of global environmental politics Doreen Stabinsky. “

Justin’s talk will provide important perspective on a timely issue.” Feldman is a social epidemiologist and doctoral candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. His work examines the ways in which structural racism and economic inequality influence population health, particularly in regard to interpersonal and state violence. In March 2018 he begins working at NYU School of Medicine Department of Population Health as Assistant Professor of Epidemiology. The College of the Atlantic Diverse Voices Series highlights the rich tapestry of races, cultures, and viewpoints that comprise our shared human experience. Funded with a generous, anonymous grant, the COA Diverse Voices Series sponsors a broad range of speakers and events throughout the year that serve to illuminate our collective challenges and commonalities.

Feldman’s presentation is funded in part by the COA Thoreau Environmental Leaders Initiative Location: College of the Atlantic, McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden Street Bar Harbor Contact John Visvader at [email protected] with questions.   

Make Your Home Warm & Cozy with Winterize MDI
(Tue. 20 Feb, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

A Climate to Thrive will present Weatherize MDI, a program to learn more about home energy efficiency, on Tuesday, February 20th, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. For more information, contact the Library, 244-7065.

Mindfulness Meditation Group New Spiritual Offering
(Tue. 20 Feb, 2018 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm)

BANGOR, ME – The Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor (UUSB) is pleased to offer a new spiritual option for the greater Bangor community, the Mindfulness Meditation Group.

Rev. Andrew Moeller shares, “In today’s fast-paced world where the convenience of the digital age is at our fingertips, it is easy to feel disconnected, task-oriented, and we lose the value of being present. This group is designed to create an intentional community where one can develop his or her own meditation practice in a friendly, non-judgmental community. No experience is necessary.”

The Mindfulness Meditation Group starts on Tuesday February 20 and will meet monthly on the first and third Tuesday night from 5:45 - 7 pm.

The style of meditation will be primarily based on Vipassana or insight meditation which is designed to sharpen awareness, reduce stress and develop mindful and wholesome practices for daily life. This meditation technique is compatible with all religious traditions including those who are not religious at all, and those who are simply exploring a more engaged and less stressful lifestyle.

“The sessions will consist of a combination of sitting and walking meditations and weekly Dharma discussions,” says Rev. Drew. “In addition, the program is designed to be flexible and participants are not obligated to come to every session. We just ask that you bring a meditation cushion, a thick blanket or yoga mat to use for sitting meditation. Chairs are available to those who do not wish to sit on the floor.”

There is no cost to join the group but donations to UUSB are appreciated. For more information, please contact Rev. Andrew Moeller at [email protected] or 947-7009.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

“Taking Action on Pain” free series on pain management
(Wed. 21 Feb, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Southwest Harbor. Healthy Acadia and MDI Hospital & Health Centers are thrilled to offer a “Taking Action on Pain” series, which will begin on February 21, 2018. “Taking Action on Pain” is Healthy Acadia’s name for the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program developed through Stanford University. This evidenced-based, chronic pain self-management program is comprised of six, 2.5-hour workshops that will be held in the Community Health Center, 16 Community Lane, Southwest Harbor, on Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 3:30pm, beginning February 21 and continuing through March 28, 2018.

“Taking Action on Pain” is a free, interactive program that is open to anyone who suffers from chronic pain. Evidence demonstrates that it is the highly participative process in which the program is conducted that makes it so effective. Facilitated by two Stanford University-trained leaders, the workshops will explore tools and methods to help chronic pain sufferers manage their pain, including:

Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolationAppropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and enduranceAppropriate use of medicationsCommunicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionalsPacing activities and restDecision-making Evaluating new treatments

“Taking Action on Pain” offers a supportive environment for participants provide each other with mutual support and share their successes. This helps increase participants’ self-assurance in their ability to manage their health and maintain active, satisfying lives.

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
(Wed. 21 Feb, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
(Wed. 21 Feb, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
(Wed. 21 Feb, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:01 pm)

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

Carol Dana- Atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
(Wed. 21 Feb, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:01 pm)

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

MaineStream Finance offers business workshops and classes for free
(Wed. 21 Feb, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Turning your hobby or passion into a business.

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

Lincoln

Turn your hobby or passion into a business

Part 1 Wed 2/21 6:30pm

Part 2 Wed 2/8 6:30pm

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

Thursday, February 22, 2018

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

University College Rockland, 91 Camden St, on Thursday, February 22 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.

3rd Annual Mini Golf Extravaganza
(Thu. 22 Feb, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

3rd Annual Mini Golf Extravaganza at Cherryfield Academy Community Center, 53 Main St., Cherryfield February 22nd, 12-2 & 4-6 p.m. 23rd & 24th, 12-2, 4-6 & 8-10 p.m.  If you would like to book a private party of 10 or more people for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Friday or Saturday, please contact Cheryl Brown at 546-6053. Come enjoy the fun again this year!  Eighteen new holes are being created for your pleasure.  The 8-10 time frames will be played under black light so you may want to dress for the occassion. Children 12 and under $2.00, 13 and over $4.00.  After you play a game see if you can win a free game, put your name in for one of the door prizes (glow in the dark frisbees) and vote for your three favorite holes that you played.   

Friday, February 23, 2018

Free Tax Help at Southwest Harbor Public Library
(Fri. 23 Feb, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Free Tax Help at Southwest Harbor Public Library

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

American Legion, Greenville Blood Drive
(Fri. 23 Feb, 2018 9:00 am - 9:05 am)

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at the American Legion in Greenville on February 23rd, from 9:00AM until 2:00PM.  To make an appointment our phone number is 1-800-RedCross or on our website at RedCross.org

Knitting Social @ Brewer Public Library
(Fri. 23 Feb, 2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am)

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

Two New Caregiver Support Groups Begin
(Fri. 23 Feb, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Two New Caregiver Support Groups Begin

 

Ellsworth & Blue Hill—Caring for a loved one can be rewarding but also stressful. We often lose track of what is important to us. Support from others who understand can help us on this journey. The Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center will be hosting two new Caregiver Support groups in Blue Hill and Ellsworth.

The Blue Hill group will be held on Friday, February 23 from 10:30 am to 12 noon at the Blue Hill Public Library at Parker Point Road in Blue Hill.

The Ellsworth group will be held on Tuesday, February 27 from 10:30 am to 12 noon at the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center at 23 Commerce Park in Ellsworth.

Alice Hildebrand will be facilitation both groups. These groups are free and open to all interested. Questions? 207-664-0339.

3rd Annual Mini Golf Extravaganza
(Fri. 23 Feb, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

3rd Annual Mini Golf Extravaganza at Cherryfield Academy Community Center, 53 Main St., Cherryfield February 22nd, 12-2 & 4-6 p.m. 23rd & 24th, 12-2, 4-6 & 8-10 p.m.  If you would like to book a private party of 10 or more people for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Friday or Saturday, please contact Cheryl Brown at 546-6053. Come enjoy the fun again this year!  Eighteen new holes are being created for your pleasure.  The 8-10 time frames will be played under black light so you may want to dress for the occassion. Children 12 and under $2.00, 13 and over $4.00.  After you play a game see if you can win a free game, put your name in for one of the door prizes (glow in the dark frisbees) and vote for your three favorite holes that you played.   

Franklin Veterans Club
(Fri. 23 Feb, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

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

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Saturday Games Morning!
(Sat. 24 Feb, 2018 9:30 am - 10:30 am)

Saturday Games Morning will be held at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on February 24th from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. there will be something catch the interest of everyone! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the Library for more information, 244-7065.

Franklin Veterans Club
(Sat. 24 Feb, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Saturday February 24th we are closed for a private Rental of the Hall.

Lonesome Traveler: The Concert
(Sat. 24 Feb, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:02 pm)

Experience the enduring power and popularity of American folk music with Lonesome Traveler, the stirring concert version of the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical the New York Times called "illuminating...revelatory...achingly beautiful.” The show celebrates the music of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, Harry Chapin, The Byrds, James Taylor, Van Morrison and more. Join us for songs that have shaped generations in this inspiring evening of charismatic singers, multi-media projections and music that changed us. Location: Husson University Gracie Theatre 1 College Cir, Bangor, ME 04401 207-941-7888 gracie theatre.com

Monday, February 26, 2018

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

University College Rockland, 91 Camden St, on Monday, February 26 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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
(Mon. 26 Feb, 2018 11:00 am - 11:05 am)

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at our Bangor Blood Donation Center on February 26th from 11:00AM to 4:00PM.  If you would like to make an appointment our number is 1-800-RedCross or you can use the website at redcross.org

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Mon. 26 Feb, 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,
February 26 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.

Institutional Failure and Contested Illness in Environmental Justice Communities
(Mon. 26 Feb, 2018 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm)

Sociologist Lauren Richter examines how structural racism produces both disparate exposure and failed institutional recourse in marginalized spaces. Presented by the College Atlantic Human Ecology Forum and co-sponsored by the Thoreau Environmental Leaders Initiative. Location: College of the AtlanticMcCormick Lecture Hall105 Eden StreetBar HarborContact: John Visvader [email protected] of charge

Franklin Veterans Club
(Mon. 26 Feb, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Finally our OPS committee will meet on Monday February 26th at 5:30pm to discuss upcoming events. We welcome all members and friends of the Club that have ideas for new and exciting events. If you have a great idea for an event let us know or come to our OPS meeting to present it.

Plastic Surgeon to Speak to Weight Loss Support Group
(Mon. 26 Feb, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Plastic Surgeon to Speak to Weight Loss Support Group

Machias – The DECH Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Support Group is hosting a special speaker at its February 26 Meeting.  Dr. Irina Domantovsky of Bangor Plastic & Hand Surgery will be joining the group to discuss the types of procedures available at Bangor Plastic & Hand with regard to loose skin after weight loss surgery (or after any major weight loss).  After weight loss, there is sometimes a need to remove excess sagging fat and skin, and/or to relieve the physical strain caused by excessive tissue or even very large breasts.  Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery offers procedures that can help men & women feel more confident and enjoy a more youthful looking figure. Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery has provided State-of-the-art cosmetic surgery to the Bangor area since 2000.

The support group meeting will take place on February 26 at 5:30 at Down East Community Hospital in the Hospital Conference Room.

MaineStream Finance offers business workshops and classes for free
(Mon. 26 Feb, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Turning your hobby or passion into a business.

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

Dover-Foxcroft

Turn your hobby or passion into a business

Part 1 Mon. 2/19 6pm

Part 2 Mon 2/26 6pm

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

MaineStream Finance offers business workshops and classes for free
(Mon. 26 Feb, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Turning your hobby or passion into a business.

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

Bangor

Turn your hobby or passion into a business

Part 1 Tues 2/12 6pm

Part 2 Tues 2/19 or 2/26 6pm

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

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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

Hancock County Higher Education Center/UC Ellsworth, 248 State St, Ste 1, on
Tuesday, February 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 Feb, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave, on Tuesday, February 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 Feb, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Brewer Community Center, 10 Cutler Place, on Tuesday, February 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: 1-800-281-370
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. 27 Feb, 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.


• Brewer Community Center, 10 Cutler Place, on Tuesday, February 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: 1-800-281-370
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.

Two New Caregiver Support Groups Begin
(Tue. 27 Feb, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Two New Caregiver Support Groups Begin

 

Ellsworth & Blue Hill—Caring for a loved one can be rewarding but also stressful. We often lose track of what is important to us. Support from others who understand can help us on this journey. The Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center will be hosting two new Caregiver Support groups in Blue Hill and Ellsworth.

The Blue Hill group will be held on Friday, February 23 from 10:30 am to 12 noon at the Blue Hill Public Library at Parker Point Road in Blue Hill.

The Ellsworth group will be held on Tuesday, February 27 from 10:30 am to 12 noon at the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center at 23 Commerce Park in Ellsworth.

Alice Hildebrand will be facilitation both groups. These groups are free and open to all interested. Questions? 207-664-0339.

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

UMA-Bangor Admissions, Lewiston Hall, 65 Texas Ave., on Tuesday, February 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: 1-800-281-370
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. 27 Feb, 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.

UMA-Bangor Admissions, Lewiston Hall, 65 Texas Ave., on Tuesday, February 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: 1-800-281-370
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. 27 Feb, 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.

Stearns Peer Counselor Auction
(Tue. 27 Feb, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:02 pm)

A live auction to benefit the Peer Counselor program at Stearns Jr/Sr High School. Items include tickets for the Portland Seadogs and Waterfront Concerts, passes for Palace Playland, Maine Discovery Museum, Blackbeard's Family Fun Park, Maine Wildlife Park, local gift cards and items as well as handcrafted items.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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

Bangor Adult Learning Ctr, 121 York Street, on Wednesday, February 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: 1-800-281-370
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. 28 Feb, 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, February 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: 1-800-281-370
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.

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

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

HISTORY HAPPY HOUR: TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE at Side Street Cafe
(Wed. 28 Feb, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

HISTORY HAPPY HOUR:

TWO TRUTHS & A LIE

Wednesday, February 28
5pm - 7pm
Side Street Cafe

Join us at Side Street Cafe in Bar Harbor to test your knowledge of trivia and exercise your powers of deduction! Participants will hear six rounds of three stories each, told by local actors, and will have to determine which story is the lie. Free of charge, drinks and snacks will be available to purchase.

The evening is part of a “History Happy Hour” series geared towards members of the Seal Cove Auto Museum and Mount Desert Island Historical Society. These events provide an opportunity for members to mingle with friends, neighbors, and fellow history buffs, imbibe local spirits, and learn a little something new.

Not a member? Join today to participate - you can join both the Seal Cove Auto Museum and MDIHS at a special dual membership rate of $50.

Southwest Harbor Drama Club Reads Copenhagen
(Wed. 28 Feb, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

The Southwest Harbor Drama Club, hosted by the Southwest Harbor Public Library, will meet Wednesday, February 28, 5:00 – 7:00 pm to continue reading Copenhagen by Michael Frayn. Bring a bag dinner. Scripts will be provided. Call the Library for more information, 244-7065.

Community Facilities Forum on Improving our Schools' Facilities
(Wed. 28 Feb, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Community Facilities Forum on Improving our Schools' Facilities.  Wednesday, February 28th in the Orono High School Cafeteria.  Free Chili dinner at 5PM, Public Forum at 6PM.  Your opinion counts.  Come and meet the architects, voice your thoughts and share your ideas on improvements for our RSU#26 Schools' Facilities.  The National Honor Society will provide childcare.

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