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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Tue. 1 May, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

University College Bath/Brunswick), Orion Hall, 12 Sewall Street, on Tuesday,
• May 1 at 9 a.m.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Public Forum on Ranked Choice Voting May 3rd
(Thu. 3 May, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

PUBLIC FORUM ON RANKED CHOICE VOTING MAY 3rd 6:30pm BANGOR PUBLIC LIBRARY IN THE LECTURE HALL. Myself and other Committee for RCV volunteers are doing a public forum on RCV at the Bangor Public Library on May 3rd to explain it and discuss issues surrounding it. All are welcome to attend.

Ron Bilancia, Brewer, 989-2617

Monday, May 07, 2018

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

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

Katahdin Region Higher Education Center, 1 Dirigo Dr, Suite 1, on Monday, May 7
at 9 a.m. & 1 p.m.

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

University College Rockland, 91 Camden St, on Monday, May 7 at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Tue. 8 May, 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:

UMA-Bangor Admissions, Lewiston Hall, 65 Texas Ave., on Tuesday, May 8 at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Wed. 9 May, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Bangor Adult Learning Center, 121 York Street, on Wednesday, May 9 at 1 p.m.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Wed. 9 May, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

RSU 19 (Nokomis High School), 266 Williams Rd, on Wednesday, May 9 at 5 p.m.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

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

University College Rockland, 91 Camden St, on Thursday, May 10 at 9 a.m.

Friday, May 11, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Fri. 11 May, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Tri-County Career Center, 45 Oak Street, on Friday, May 11 at 9 a.m.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Fri. 11 May, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Tri-County Career Center, 45 Oak Street, on Friday, May 11 at 12 p.m.

Monday, May 14, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Mon. 14 May, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

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

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

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Mon. 14 May, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

University College Rockland, 91 Camden St, on Monday, May 14 at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Tue. 15 May, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Beal College, 99 Farm Rd, on Tuesday, May 15 at 9 a.m.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Wed. 16 May, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

TRIO Bangor, 85 Texas Ave, on Wednesday, May 16 at 9 a.m.

MEOC Essentials of College Planning Workshops
(Wed. 16 May, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Bangor Adult Learning Center, 121 York Street, on Wednesday, May 16 at 1 p.m.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Plans to Open Walk-In Clinic
(Thu. 17 May, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Plans to Open

Walk-In Clinic

Ellsworth, Maine (May 3, 2018) – Maine Coast Memorial Hospital (MCMH) is pleased to announce that it plans to open a Walk-In-Care clinic in Ellsworth this summer.  The clinic will be open 7 days per week 7:00 am – 8:00 pm and Lab services will be available Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.  The clinic will treat non-emergency conditions such as allergies, cuts, colds and coughs, flu, earaches, rashes, strains and sprains, fevers, urinary tract infections, and more.  No appointment will be needed.

With a growing service area and the addition of the new Jackson Laboratory facility in Ellsworth, Maine Coast identified the need for Walk-In-Care. “This is something that has been in the works for a long time,” explains Terry Leahy, director of physician practices at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.  “We are eager to open the clinic and know that our community will benefit greatly from increased access to this convenient service.”

Maine Coast is currently hiring providers and staff for the clinic, schedule to open mid-summer.

Exhibit by Chris Raphael at the Brooksville Free Public Library
(Thu. 17 May, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Exhibit by Chris Raphael at the Brooksville Free Public Library

Brooksville, Maine, USA -- Photographs by Brooksville resident Chris Raphael are on exhibit at the Brooksville Free Public Library through the month of May. For a number of years, Chris has explored ways to go beyond the limits of traditional two dimensional still photography in order to express depth without digital manipulation. In this exhibit, photographs have been cut up and remounted in layers according to perceived depth of the image. Also on display are "PeopleBloks", another example of Chris's creative photographic direction. "PeopleBloks" are three dimensional photo portraits of individuals and family members. The four sided portraits are mounted on wood blocks that can be arranged as a display or are solid enough for children to play with like building blocks.

Chris Raphael has exhibited his work in numerous individual and group shows and has been an award winner in national juried competitions. His freelance work has appeared in numerous publications and he authored two photographic books on the people of Annapolis, Maryland and Brooksville, Maine. He was also the photographer for the recently published book by the Brooksville Historical Society, Brooksville: Then and Now. Chris has lived in Brooksville since 1995 and is an architect and freelance photographer.

Friday, May 18, 2018

You are Invited! PLEASE JOIN US for THE GRAND OPENING & RIBBON CUTTING for the Milo/Brownville & Points North Visitor Center
(Fri. 18 May, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

You are Invited!

PLEASE JOIN US for

THE GRAND OPENING

& RIBBON CUTTING for the

Milo/Brownville & Points North

Visitor Center

WHEN:

Friday, May 18, 2018

10:00 AM – Opening Ceremony

11:00 AM – Refreshments

and tour of the Center

WHERE:

Three Rivers Kiwanis Campus

Milo Business Park

WHAT YOU WILL SEE:

A brand new

Welcome Center for

Milo/Brownville and points north.

Can you make it? Please RSVP!

LOCATION
Gerrish Rd, Milo, at Three Rivers Kiwanis HQ

DATE AND TIME
05/18/18 10:00am - 05/18/18 12:00pm

International Museum Day
(Fri. 18 May, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:03 pm)

  MILLINOCKET - Some of the best kept secrets in the community are the thousand upon thousands of historical artifacts saved from oblivion by the efforts of Millinocket Historical Museum, plus the wonderful genealogy resources available through the museum for people interested in researching their families’ past. To share with the public the progress made by the local museum and to provide a special insight into the museum, museum volunteers have chosen Friday, May 18, to hold a special open house and to observe International Museum day, an event celebrated on that day around the world. The open house and International Museum Day observance will be held between noon and 3 p.m. at the museum’s 80 central St., Millinocket location. 

This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society. Museum officials are inviting and encouraging local residents to not only attend the celebration but to test their knowledge of the town’s local history through a special trivia activity. Light refreshments will be available. Volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions regarding the collection and other services provided. The Millinocket Historical Museum, which is completely independent of the Town of Millinocket, houses nearly 10,000 historical items. The museum artifacts are a reflection of the entire town and include displays of sports, schools, businesses, police and fire departments and every day life in Millinocket’s early years. The history of logging, the river drives and Great Northern Paper is told separately through a significant collection of photographs, utensils and tools. The museum was founded in 1979 by Bud and the late Polly Segee and was housed for many years in the municipal building prior to its move on July 4, 2014 to its Central St. location. The museum is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. and people are invited and encouraged to drop in and visit. The museum is operated by the Millinocket Historical Society. For more information contact museum curator Trudy Wyman at 723-5477 or at [email protected]        

International Museum Day
(Fri. 18 May, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:03 pm)

  MILLINOCKET - Some of the best kept secrets in the community are the thousand upon thousands of historical artifacts saved from oblivion by the efforts of Millinocket Historical Museum, plus the wonderful genealogy resources available through the museum for people interested in researching their families’ past. To share with the public the progress made by the local museum and to provide a special insight into the museum, museum volunteers have chosen Friday, May 18, to hold a special open house and to observe International Museum day, an event celebrated on that day around the world. The open house and International Museum Day observance will be held between noon and 3 p.m. at the museum’s 80 central St., Millinocket location. 

This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society. Museum officials are inviting and encouraging local residents to not only attend the celebration but to test their knowledge of the town’s local history through a special trivia activity. Light refreshments will be available. Volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions regarding the collection and other services provided. The Millinocket Historical Museum, which is completely independent of the Town of Millinocket, houses nearly 10,000 historical items. The museum artifacts are a reflection of the entire town and include displays of sports, schools, businesses, police and fire departments and every day life in Millinocket’s early years. The history of logging, the river drives and Great Northern Paper is told separately through a significant collection of photographs, utensils and tools. The museum was founded in 1979 by Bud and the late Polly Segee and was housed for many years in the municipal building prior to its move on July 4, 2014 to its Central St. location.

The museum is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. and people are invited and encouraged to drop in and visit. The museum is operated by the Millinocket Historical Society. For more information contact museum curator Trudy Wyman at 723-5477 or at [email protected]        

Auction, Food and Fun!
(Fri. 18 May, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Searsport First Congregational Church ~ 8 Church Street ~ 207-548-0327  https://www.facebook.com/events/920964374744741/ Mark your calendars!  This is going to be an amazing auction!  4 PM - 6 PM ~ Viewing 6 PM - 8 PM ~ Live Auction Auctioneer ~ Linda Payson Delicious Food and Drink will be available. All proceeds go to our Congregational Building Fund!

Auction, Food and Fun!
(Fri. 18 May, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Searsport First Congregational Church ~ 8 Church Street ~ 207-548-0327  https://www.facebook.com/events/920964374744741/ Mark your calendars!  This is going to be an amazing auction!  4 PM - 6 PM ~ Viewing 6 PM - 8 PM ~ Live Auction Auctioneer ~ Linda Payson Delicious Food and Drink will be available. All proceeds go to our Congregational Building Fund!

Auction, Food and Fun!
(Fri. 18 May, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Searsport First Congregational Church ~ 8 Church Street ~ 207-548-0327  https://www.facebook.com/events/920964374744741/ Mark your calendars!  This is going to be an amazing auction!  4 PM - 6 PM ~ Viewing 6 PM - 8 PM ~ Live Auction Auctioneer ~ Linda Payson Delicious Food and Drink will be available. All proceeds go to our Congregational Building Fund!

Auction, Food and Fun!
(Fri. 18 May, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Searsport First Congregational Church ~ 8 Church Street ~ 207-548-0327  https://www.facebook.com/events/920964374744741/ Mark your calendars!  This is going to be an amazing auction!  4 PM - 6 PM ~ Viewing 6 PM - 8 PM ~ Live Auction Auctioneer ~ Linda Payson Delicious Food and Drink will be available. All proceeds go to our Congregational Building Fund!

Waldo District Boy Scouts Host Spring Camporee at Fort Knox
(Fri. 18 May, 2018 4:03 pm - Mon. 21 May, 2018 7:03 pm)

2018 Waldo District Boy Scouts Spring Camporee May 18-20, 2018   The Waldo District Spring Camporee 2018 will take place on May 18, 2018 4:00 pm to May 20, 2018 10:00 am. All Scouts and their leaders are invited from other districts and Councils across the state. The greatest numbers are expected from Waldo and Knox Counties. Webblos and their parents can stay overnight as long as their troops stay there. There is an expectation of 500 campers joining the Camporee, as its reputation and fun filled activities builds each year.  

The Scouts and their Leaders will meet at the Camporee Location:   Fort Knox 740 Fort Knox Rd Prospect, ME 04981   Running from a 4:00 PM arrival on Friday, May 18th, and set-up to the breaking of camp at 10:00 AM on Sunday, May 20th, the Camporee features many events, programs and activities throughout the weekend.   Upon arrival, please register at the Headquarters tent, before proceeding to your numbered camp site. Friday evening “Cracker Barrel” for adult leaders is scheduled at 9:00 P.M. 

Instruction packets will be issued for all campers for the weekend. There will be a parade area to post all troop flags.   Reveille begins at 7:00 AM with breakfast immediately following on Saturday morning. Opening ceremonies begin at 8:00 AM. The Scouts’ service project for the weekend will be cleaning up the Fort and grounds as directed by Leon Seymour.   Scouts will tour Fort Knox and learn its history, as well as visits to the Observation Tower on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. There will be cannon firing beginning at 9:00 AM and throughout the day. Scouts will join the 20th of Maine and the 6th of Maine Civil War Volunteers encampment for re-enactment group for demonstrations, drills, and cannon firing. In addition there will be a medical tent featuring tools of the trade and supplies from that era. There will be a scavenger hunt on-going during the day.  On Saturday evening there will be the bonfire “Ring of Fire event”.  There will be no other camp fires made on the grounds. 10:30 PM lights are out Saturday evening.   Sunday morning Reveille begins at 7:00 AM with Breakfast following. Closing ceremonies and retiring flags and individual troop flags will occur. Break camp and clean-up. 2018 Waldo District Camporee ends at 10:00 AM.   

The purpose of the Waldo Camporee is to help young people to grow up to be responsible, caring, reverent and patriotic citizens. Scouting ground rules for a Camporee provide that it must be fun; young people and adults must have a pleasurable time or they will not be there   According to the Waldo Spring Camporee Leader’s Guide, a Camporee must have fellowship: meeting new people, greeting old friends, and renewing scouting ideals.   A camporee must be a learning experience, and the learning must be fun and rewarding for all, suited to the skill level of the participants, the Guide says.   The learning should be aimed at meeting some advancement goals; advancement leads to longer Scouting involvement and deeper commitment to the Scout Oath and Law (2018 Waldo Spring Camporee Leader's Guide)   For more Information and registration, contact District Director:                Charles "Chuck" Major  (207) 866-2241 x106.

Creative Downtown
(Fri. 18 May, 2018 6:00 pm - 6:03 pm)

Paddy Murphy's Upstairs Join us for an evening of ongoing live acoustic music provided by some of our downtown favorites!!  Local comic-book artist, Bob Raymond will have his art on display for our viewing pleasure - bring some extra cash to take home your favorite! All proceeds to benefit the Hemophilia Alliance of Maine!(https://www.facebook.com/mainehemophilia/) Creative Downtown is sponsored by: Charmed in Brewer DermaHarmony duxworks webdesign & consulting One Dynamic System Sketch Heavy Studios Downtown Musicians  

Adults - $5 suggested donation at the door and kids, 18 and under, are free!   Your ticket comes with 2 special beer tickets, or soda if you prefer!   Musician Line Up (in no particular order): Hank Garfield  Jim Crotteau  Judd Etsy-Kendall  Susan Olson Eric Olson  Art Bottie  Charlie Butera  Karen Childs John Arimond  Luke Cartwright  Larry Latour  Leslie Latour Joe Francis Music Kid Friendly Comic book +2

Creative Downtown
(Fri. 18 May, 2018 6:00 pm - 6:03 pm)

Paddy Murphy's Upstairs Join us for an evening of ongoing live acoustic music provided by some of our downtown favorites!!  Local comic-book artist, Bob Raymond will have his art on display for our viewing pleasure - bring some extra cash to take home your favorite! All proceeds to benefit the Hemophilia Alliance of Maine!(https://www.facebook.com/mainehemophilia/) Creative Downtown is sponsored by: Charmed in Brewer DermaHarmony duxworks webdesign & consulting One Dynamic System Sketch Heavy Studios Downtown Musicians  

Adults - $5 suggested donation at the door and kids, 18 and under, are free!   Your ticket comes with 2 special beer tickets, or soda if you prefer!   Musician Line Up (in no particular order): Hank Garfield  Jim Crotteau  Judd Etsy-Kendall  Susan Olson Eric Olson  Art Bottie  Charlie Butera  Karen Childs John Arimond  Luke Cartwright  Larry Latour  Leslie Latour Joe Francis Music Kid Friendly Comic book +2

Creative Downtown
(Fri. 18 May, 2018 6:00 pm - 6:03 pm)

Paddy Murphy's Upstairs Join us for an evening of ongoing live acoustic music provided by some of our downtown favorites!!  Local comic-book artist, Bob Raymond will have his art on display for our viewing pleasure - bring some extra cash to take home your favorite! All proceeds to benefit the Hemophilia Alliance of Maine!(https://www.facebook.com/mainehemophilia/) Creative Downtown is sponsored by: Charmed in Brewer DermaHarmony duxworks webdesign & consulting One Dynamic System Sketch Heavy Studios Downtown Musicians  

Adults - $5 suggested donation at the door and kids, 18 and under, are free!   Your ticket comes with comes with 2 special beer tickets, or soda if you prefer!   Musician Line Up (in no particular order): Hank Garfield  Jim Crotteau  Judd Etsy-Kendall  Susan Olson Eric Olson  Art Bottie  Charlie Butera  Karen Childs John Arimond  Luke Cartwright  Larry Latour  Leslie Latour Joe Francis Music Kid Friendly Comic book +2

New Renaissance Singers Spring Choral Concertnce Singers Spring Choral Concert
(Fri. 18 May, 2018 7:00 pm - 7:01 pm)

Join local community choir New Renaissance Singers for their 27th annual spring choral concert on Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Brewer. This year our Director, Molly Webster, has put together a program filled with old favorites and beautiful contemporary pieces that will shine a little hope in your day, including the gospel works “Unclouded Day”, arranged by Shawn Kirchner, and “The Storm is Passing Over”, arranged by Barbara W. Baker. They’ll be revisiting old favorites, “Omnia Sol” by Z. Randall Stroope and “Hope is the Thing With Feathers” by Kenney Potter (based on the poem by Emily Dickinson). Rounding out the mix will be pieces from Bob Chilcott, Moses Hogan, Steven Foster, Gerald Finzi and even U2. The group will be raffling off another basket of fabulous local items, gifts and assorted goodies, and the concert will be followed by an ice cream social.   $10 suggested donation at the door.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Waldo District Boy Scouts Host Spring Camporee at Fort Knox
(Fri. 18 May, 2018 4:03 pm - Mon. 21 May, 2018 7:03 pm)

2018 Waldo District Boy Scouts Spring Camporee May 18-20, 2018   The Waldo District Spring Camporee 2018 will take place on May 18, 2018 4:00 pm to May 20, 2018 10:00 am. All Scouts and their leaders are invited from other districts and Councils across the state. The greatest numbers are expected from Waldo and Knox Counties. Webblos and their parents can stay overnight as long as their troops stay there. There is an expectation of 500 campers joining the Camporee, as its reputation and fun filled activities builds each year.  

The Scouts and their Leaders will meet at the Camporee Location:   Fort Knox 740 Fort Knox Rd Prospect, ME 04981   Running from a 4:00 PM arrival on Friday, May 18th, and set-up to the breaking of camp at 10:00 AM on Sunday, May 20th, the Camporee features many events, programs and activities throughout the weekend.   Upon arrival, please register at the Headquarters tent, before proceeding to your numbered camp site. Friday evening “Cracker Barrel” for adult leaders is scheduled at 9:00 P.M. 

Instruction packets will be issued for all campers for the weekend. There will be a parade area to post all troop flags.   Reveille begins at 7:00 AM with breakfast immediately following on Saturday morning. Opening ceremonies begin at 8:00 AM. The Scouts’ service project for the weekend will be cleaning up the Fort and grounds as directed by Leon Seymour.   Scouts will tour Fort Knox and learn its history, as well as visits to the Observation Tower on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. There will be cannon firing beginning at 9:00 AM and throughout the day. Scouts will join the 20th of Maine and the 6th of Maine Civil War Volunteers encampment for re-enactment group for demonstrations, drills, and cannon firing. In addition there will be a medical tent featuring tools of the trade and supplies from that era. There will be a scavenger hunt on-going during the day.  On Saturday evening there will be the bonfire “Ring of Fire event”.  There will be no other camp fires made on the grounds. 10:30 PM lights are out Saturday evening.   Sunday morning Reveille begins at 7:00 AM with Breakfast following. Closing ceremonies and retiring flags and individual troop flags will occur. Break camp and clean-up. 2018 Waldo District Camporee ends at 10:00 AM.   

The purpose of the Waldo Camporee is to help young people to grow up to be responsible, caring, reverent and patriotic citizens. Scouting ground rules for a Camporee provide that it must be fun; young people and adults must have a pleasurable time or they will not be there   According to the Waldo Spring Camporee Leader’s Guide, a Camporee must have fellowship: meeting new people, greeting old friends, and renewing scouting ideals.   A camporee must be a learning experience, and the learning must be fun and rewarding for all, suited to the skill level of the participants, the Guide says.   The learning should be aimed at meeting some advancement goals; advancement leads to longer Scouting involvement and deeper commitment to the Scout Oath and Law (2018 Waldo Spring Camporee Leader's Guide)   For more Information and registration, contact District Director:                Charles "Chuck" Major  (207) 866-2241 x106.

Walk for Life Cancer Fundraiser in Addison May 19
(Sat. 19 May, 2018 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Walk for Life Cancer Fundraiser in Addison May 19

Addison, Maine--The 18th annual Walk for Life, a major fundraiser for the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, is ready to take off from the Addison town hall Saturday, May 19. As in years past, the event will offer walkers or runners a 1-, 2- or 5-mile route from the center of Addison Village to Route 1 and back to the starting point.

For the first time this year there will be a Satellite Walk for those who wish to participate in the fundraiser but who can’t be present on May 19. Between May 1 and May 18, using electronic devices or simply counting steps, Satellite Walkers will track their miles, keep a log, and collect pledges per mile or a flat sum from their donors. Total steps and donations are later turned in to the Center, where individual and team prizes will be awarded.

In addition to the Walk on May 19, at the Addison town hall and the Masonic Hall across the road there will be a barbeque lunch, face painting, wellness booths, a lobster raffle, pie sale and silent auction.

Check-in on May 19 begins at 8 a.m. and the Walk takes off at 10 a.m. Participants can register online at www.bethwrightwalkforlife.kintera.org or in person at the time of the Walk. Everyone who raises $25 or more will receive a Walk for Life t-shirt. For more information, visit the website or call 664-0339.

The Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center provides information, support, comfort and hope, free of charge, to cancer patients in Washington and Hancock Counties and their family members and caregivers.

Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Festival
(Sat. 19 May, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

The Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Festival to your event calendar. The event is at the Lumbermen's Museum in Patten, and it is May 19th from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. There is no admission fee.

Dog Behavior, Body Language & Dog Parks
(Sat. 19 May, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

  Dog Behavior, Body Language & Dog Parks–Saturday, May 19th at 10 AM at Green Acres Kennel Shop – 

Going to the dog park is not an enjoyable experience for all dogs and people and can, in fact, result in irreparable harm. In this presentation, Don Hanson, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, and Certified Professional Dog Trainer will discuss current thinking on dog parks. He will address what you need to know about canine behavior and canine body language to make sure your visit is safe and fun for all. Lastly, he will provide you with four checklists that will allow you to assess:

1) if you are ready for the dog park, 2) if your dog is ready for the dog park, 3) the physical aspects of the dog park, and 4) the dog parks culture, the behavior of the people that make up the dog park. The seminar is free.

For more information or to register, go to http://bit.ly/GAKS_Event-DogPark

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

UMA-Bangor Admissions, Lewiston Hall, 65 Texas Ave., on Tuesday, April 24 at 1
p.m.

Dr. Dianna Emory Launches "Bonding with Nature"
(Sat. 19 May, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Join Dr. Dianna Emory for the launch of her book “Bonding with Nature: Responding to Life’s Challenges and the Aging Process” on Saturday, May 19 at 3 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. “Bonding with Nature” shows readers how maintain the critical connection to the natural world throughout life―even when life challenges, medical issues, trauma, or normal aging interfere. The book draws upon Dr. Emory’s professional experience in the mental health and medical arenas; her deep familial and personal cancer history; her passion for and volunteerism on behalf of national parks and conserved places; and her love of flora and fauna.     

This talk is part of Age By Design and is co-sponsored by YWCA Mount Desert Island, Mount Desert Island YMCA and Island Connections. Books will be on sale that day courtesy of Sherman’s Books. All author royalties from retail sales of “Bonding with Nature” are directed to medical institutions and organizations working on behalf of the natural world and her creatures. For more information on Age By Design programs contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]   

Using Essential Oils with Pets–Saturday, May 19th at 3 PM at Green Acres Kennel Shop
(Sat. 19 May, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Using Essential Oils with Pets–Saturday, May 19th at 3 PM at Green Acres Kennel Shop –  Rachael Pelletier will teach attendees how to use pure essential oils to support their pet’s health and wellness. This FREE class has been developed by a veterinarian and includes handouts on how to use oils safely with pets.  You will learn how these natural options can support digestive issues, ease stress and anxiousness, calm sore, achy joints and inflammation, boost immune function, repel nasty pests and more! You will also learn how to replace toxic cleaning products that can cause harm to your pet with efficient and safer alternatives. As a bonus, each attendee will make an essential oil spray to take home to ease anxiety. Rachael earned a bachelors degree in Animal Science from the University of Maine and has experience in animal care. She is excited to share her knowledge and experience in creating a safer home environment and using natural options to care for your pets. The seminar is free. For more information or to register, go to http://bit.ly/GAKS_Event_EssentialOils_19MAY18

Hampden Congregational Church Chicken Pie Supper
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Hampden Congregational Church Chicken Pie Supper 101 Main Road N. ~ Hampden, ME Saturday, May 19th 5-6:30 p.m. Adults:  $8   Children: $5 Menu: chicken pie, whipped potatoes, squash, petite peas, cranberry sauce, assorted desserts & beverages Enjoy a family night out or invite a friend.  Hope to see you there!

Public Supper, Eddington, ME
(Sat. 19 May, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Beans and Casseroles

Salads and Pickles

Rolls and Pies

North Brewer- Eddington United

Methodist Church, Route 9, on the bend

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Serving 5:00 and 5:45 PM

Adults/$8 and Child/$4

The Skyliners at the Next Gen Theatre
(Sat. 19 May, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Skyliners - Saturday, May 19th at 7:30 pm; Admission:$10
Get your dance shoes on! This 13 piece Big-Band performs dance music in the tradition of Glen Miller and Count Basie. Your favorite arrangements from the 40s and 50s as well as Swing, Jazz, Pop, Waltz and Latin numbers. Come to dance or just watch and listen! Beer and wine available for purchase for those 21+.

SAVE THE DATE-SVH AUXILIARY FUNDRAISER
(Sat. 19 May, 2018 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

SAVE THE DATE-SVH AUXILIARY FUNDRAISER

The SVH Auxiliary is proud to present a night of sing-a-longs and some great entertainment on Saturday May 19th, at JW Parks Broken Putter Restaurant & Lounge in Pittsfield.

The event will feature entertainer Lee Southard and will begin at 6PM and end at 8:30PM, with a brief intermission.  Ticket holders may arrive early (or not) and order food or drinks from the kitchen and lounge and pay on their own.

Tickets are on sale for the event is $10 a person, $15 a couple or to reserve a table of 8, $75 by RESERVATION ONLY and calling 487-2778. Call early as reserved tables may be limited.   Light snacks will be provided to ticket holders during the event.  The Putter will be closed that evening to the public so get your tickets soon.

Funds raised will support our support of Sebasticook Valley Health.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Waldo District Boy Scouts Host Spring Camporee at Fort Knox
(Fri. 18 May, 2018 4:03 pm - Mon. 21 May, 2018 7:03 pm)

2018 Waldo District Boy Scouts Spring Camporee May 18-20, 2018   The Waldo District Spring Camporee 2018 will take place on May 18, 2018 4:00 pm to May 20, 2018 10:00 am. All Scouts and their leaders are invited from other districts and Councils across the state. The greatest numbers are expected from Waldo and Knox Counties. Webblos and their parents can stay overnight as long as their troops stay there. There is an expectation of 500 campers joining the Camporee, as its reputation and fun filled activities builds each year.  

The Scouts and their Leaders will meet at the Camporee Location:   Fort Knox 740 Fort Knox Rd Prospect, ME 04981   Running from a 4:00 PM arrival on Friday, May 18th, and set-up to the breaking of camp at 10:00 AM on Sunday, May 20th, the Camporee features many events, programs and activities throughout the weekend.   Upon arrival, please register at the Headquarters tent, before proceeding to your numbered camp site. Friday evening “Cracker Barrel” for adult leaders is scheduled at 9:00 P.M. 

Instruction packets will be issued for all campers for the weekend. There will be a parade area to post all troop flags.   Reveille begins at 7:00 AM with breakfast immediately following on Saturday morning. Opening ceremonies begin at 8:00 AM. The Scouts’ service project for the weekend will be cleaning up the Fort and grounds as directed by Leon Seymour.   Scouts will tour Fort Knox and learn its history, as well as visits to the Observation Tower on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. There will be cannon firing beginning at 9:00 AM and throughout the day. Scouts will join the 20th of Maine and the 6th of Maine Civil War Volunteers encampment for re-enactment group for demonstrations, drills, and cannon firing. In addition there will be a medical tent featuring tools of the trade and supplies from that era. There will be a scavenger hunt on-going during the day.  On Saturday evening there will be the bonfire “Ring of Fire event”.  There will be no other camp fires made on the grounds. 10:30 PM lights are out Saturday evening.   Sunday morning Reveille begins at 7:00 AM with Breakfast following. Closing ceremonies and retiring flags and individual troop flags will occur. Break camp and clean-up. 2018 Waldo District Camporee ends at 10:00 AM.   

The purpose of the Waldo Camporee is to help young people to grow up to be responsible, caring, reverent and patriotic citizens. Scouting ground rules for a Camporee provide that it must be fun; young people and adults must have a pleasurable time or they will not be there   According to the Waldo Spring Camporee Leader’s Guide, a Camporee must have fellowship: meeting new people, greeting old friends, and renewing scouting ideals.   A camporee must be a learning experience, and the learning must be fun and rewarding for all, suited to the skill level of the participants, the Guide says.   The learning should be aimed at meeting some advancement goals; advancement leads to longer Scouting involvement and deeper commitment to the Scout Oath and Law (2018 Waldo Spring Camporee Leader's Guide)   For more Information and registration, contact District Director:                Charles "Chuck" Major  (207) 866-2241 x106.

Summer Work Opportunity Serving in Washington County
(Sun. 20 May, 2018 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Regina Grabrovac 255 3741 or [email protected]

Are you at least 18 years old? Are you looking for an exciting summer job? Do you enjoy helping your neighbors and your community and being outdoors? Healthy Acadia is partnering with Goodwill VISTA to recruit for AmeriCorps Summer Associates to help with food rescue efforts in its Washington County Gleaning Program this summer.

AmeriCorps Summer Associates serve 8- to 10-week terms over the summer months for organizations working to support increased food distribution to families in need. Programs begin as early as May 20 or as late as July 2, 2018. Associates will receive a stipend of $2,052 for the 8-week program or $2,565 for the 10-week program. All 8- and 10-week Summer Associates also receive an education award of $1,230 that may be used towards furthering education, or receive a $250 cash payout upon successful completion of the term.

AmeriCorps Summer Associate applicants must be at least 18 years old and commit to full-time hours. This is a great way to add valuable work experience to your resume or to your college application.

Interested applicants should contact Regina Grabrovac at Healthy Acadia at 255 3741 or by email at [email protected]

2018 Waldo District Boy Scouts Spring Camporee May 18-20, 2018
(Sun. 20 May, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

2018 Waldo District Boy Scouts Spring Camporee May 18-20, 2018

The Waldo District Spring Camporee 2018 will take place on May 18, 2018 4:00 pm to May 20, 2018 10:00 am. All Scouts and their leaders are invited from other districts and Council.

The Scouts and their Leaders will meet at the Camporee Location:

Fort Knox

740 Fort Knox Rd

Prospect, ME 04981

There will be many events, programs and activities going on for the weekend. Their service project for the weekend will be cleaning up the Fort as directed by Leon Seymour.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Waldo District Boy Scouts Host Spring Camporee at Fort Knox
(Fri. 18 May, 2018 4:03 pm - Mon. 21 May, 2018 7:03 pm)

2018 Waldo District Boy Scouts Spring Camporee May 18-20, 2018   The Waldo District Spring Camporee 2018 will take place on May 18, 2018 4:00 pm to May 20, 2018 10:00 am. All Scouts and their leaders are invited from other districts and Councils across the state. The greatest numbers are expected from Waldo and Knox Counties. Webblos and their parents can stay overnight as long as their troops stay there. There is an expectation of 500 campers joining the Camporee, as its reputation and fun filled activities builds each year.  

The Scouts and their Leaders will meet at the Camporee Location:   Fort Knox 740 Fort Knox Rd Prospect, ME 04981   Running from a 4:00 PM arrival on Friday, May 18th, and set-up to the breaking of camp at 10:00 AM on Sunday, May 20th, the Camporee features many events, programs and activities throughout the weekend.   Upon arrival, please register at the Headquarters tent, before proceeding to your numbered camp site. Friday evening “Cracker Barrel” for adult leaders is scheduled at 9:00 P.M. 

Instruction packets will be issued for all campers for the weekend. There will be a parade area to post all troop flags.   Reveille begins at 7:00 AM with breakfast immediately following on Saturday morning. Opening ceremonies begin at 8:00 AM. The Scouts’ service project for the weekend will be cleaning up the Fort and grounds as directed by Leon Seymour.   Scouts will tour Fort Knox and learn its history, as well as visits to the Observation Tower on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. There will be cannon firing beginning at 9:00 AM and throughout the day. Scouts will join the 20th of Maine and the 6th of Maine Civil War Volunteers encampment for re-enactment group for demonstrations, drills, and cannon firing. In addition there will be a medical tent featuring tools of the trade and supplies from that era. There will be a scavenger hunt on-going during the day.  On Saturday evening there will be the bonfire “Ring of Fire event”.  There will be no other camp fires made on the grounds. 10:30 PM lights are out Saturday evening.   Sunday morning Reveille begins at 7:00 AM with Breakfast following. Closing ceremonies and retiring flags and individual troop flags will occur. Break camp and clean-up. 2018 Waldo District Camporee ends at 10:00 AM.   

The purpose of the Waldo Camporee is to help young people to grow up to be responsible, caring, reverent and patriotic citizens. Scouting ground rules for a Camporee provide that it must be fun; young people and adults must have a pleasurable time or they will not be there   According to the Waldo Spring Camporee Leader’s Guide, a Camporee must have fellowship: meeting new people, greeting old friends, and renewing scouting ideals.   A camporee must be a learning experience, and the learning must be fun and rewarding for all, suited to the skill level of the participants, the Guide says.   The learning should be aimed at meeting some advancement goals; advancement leads to longer Scouting involvement and deeper commitment to the Scout Oath and Law (2018 Waldo Spring Camporee Leader's Guide)   For more Information and registration, contact District Director:                Charles "Chuck" Major  (207) 866-2241 x106.

Business planning workshop series starts April 20
(Mon. 21 May, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Business planning workshop series starts April 20

Bangor, Maine -- University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a free 4-session business planning workshop with an optional consultation session starting April 20 from 9 a.m.-12 noon at UMaine Extension, 307 Maine Ave., Bangor.  The remaining dates are May 21, 23, and June 1. Consultations will be scheduled June 25.

'Starting your business: Planning for success' begins the series with participants reviewing key questions to consider in business planning. Additional workshop topics are cybersecurity, pricing goods and services, and decision-making with market research. Scheduled presenters are Extension business and economics specialist and UMaine Economics Professor Jim McConnon, Extension Professor Louis Bassano, UMaine Business Reference Librarian Grace Yan Liu, and Bangor Savings Bank Chief Information Security Officer Russell Patton.

The series is free; registration is requested. Register online. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact 800.287.1485 (in Maine), 207.942.7396, or email [email protected]

Business planning workshop series
(Mon. 21 May, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Business planning workshop series

Bangor, Maine -- University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a free 4-session business planning workshop with an optional consultation session starting April 20 from 9 a.m.-12 noon at UMaine Extension, 307 Maine Ave., Bangor.  The remaining dates are May 21, 23, and June 1. Consultations will be scheduled June 25.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Criterion Community Forum at The Southwest Harbor Library
(Tue. 22 May, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Criterion Community Forum at The Southwest Harbor Library

(Bar Harbor, Maine)—On Tuesday, May 22nd at 5:30 p.m. The 1932 Criterion Theatre will host a community forum at the Southwest Harbor library on growing this island’s historic theater and nurturing a creative economy.

Join the Criterion Theatre management team to learn about our upcoming goals and to share your perspective and feedback on how the theatre can better serve the community. Whether you're a local performing artist, a business owner, film/arts lover, a longtime Criterion supporter, or you just want to learn more, join us for this informal Q&A discussion.

This event is held in conjunction with a similar forum at the Jesup Memorial Library on Sunday, April 29th. Information on both events can be found on the Criterion Theatre Facebook page and at criteriontheatre.org.

The 1932 Criterion Theatre is Bar Harbor’s non-profit historic performing arts and movie house. For a full schedule of live events, please visit criteriontheatre.org.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

MDI Chef Cas Dowden’s Ancient Grains Cooking Class Scheduled for May 23
(Wed. 23 May, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

MDI Chef Cas Dowden’s Ancient Grains Cooking Class Scheduled for May 23

Ellsworth, Maine—We have all heard quite a bit about ancient grains in recent months in the media, as an healthy addition or alternative to traditional processed grains we use in our kitchens. On Wednesday, May 23, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, MDI Chef, Cas Dowden, will be offering a healthy food preparation demonstration using the ancient grains, quinoa, barley and cous cous.

Chef Dowden encourages all attendees to gather into the kitchen to actively take part in the preparation of the food. Each class ends with a food tasting session and discussion. This session’s discussion will focus on the importance of food safety during and after cancer treatment. This session is the third in new  ‘Cooking with Cas’ series offered by the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center.

Cooking with Cas, will take place at the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center at 23 Commerce Park in Ellsworth. If you have questions or would like to register, call 207-664-0339 or email us at [email protected]

Where the Wild Things Are (And What to Do When You Find Them)
(Wed. 23 May, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Jesup Memorial Library is hosting a wide-ranging series of presentations about food – how to grow it, find it, cook it and even make a business out of it. Join Terry Anya Hayes, an herbalist and wild food educator for more than thirty years, on Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. for a talk about foraging and what to do with the wild edibles you can find. Her presentation, “Where the Wild Things Are (And What to Do When You Find Them)" will teach attendees where to find and how to harvest roots, shoots, leaves, flowers and fungi as well as how to add them to meals and use them to relieve some of the minor bumps and bruises of life. Hayes leads walks, workshops, and foraging weekends throughout the Northeast and beyond.  She is a writer, herbalist, wild foods educator and a past president of the New York Mycological Society. For more information on the talks contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]   

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Greeting card making workshop at the Brooksville Free Public Library
(Thu. 24 May, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Greeting card making workshop at the Brooksville Free Public Library

Brooksville, Maine, USA -- On Thursday, May 24 from 6-8pm and again on Saturday, May 26 from 9-11am, Margrethe ‘Greta’ Hooper will host a greeting card making workshop at the Brooksville Free Public Library. Participants can sign up for one or both classes. They will learn the basics of water based ink stamping and will make greeting cards they can take home. All materials will be provided. The workshops are free and open to all adults but space is limited. To register, contact the library at [email protected] or 207-326-4560.

Free Community Education Training: Hands Only CPR, Stop the Bleed and Narcan Administration
(Thu. 24 May, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

*** MEDIA ALERT ***

Who:               St. Joseph Healthcare and the Bangor Fire Department

What:              Free Community Education Training: Hands Only CPR, Stop the Bleed and Narcan Administration

Where:           Bangor Fire Department at 289 Main Street in Bangor

When:            Thursday, May 24 from 9am – Noon

Why:               To educate the community on important skills that could help save a life

“National EMS Week is celebrated from May 20-26. This training event is just one way we’re acknowledging the contributions of our first responders as well as leveraging their expertise to help educate community members,” said Jonnathan Busko - MD, MPH, FACEP and

Emergency Department Medical Director at St. Joseph Healthcare. “We encourage people to attend to receive detailed instruction and helpful tips on how they can be prepared to help in an emergency situation.”

Questions:     Please contact Tonya Brown RN, BSN, CEN and Clinical Nurse Educator, St. Joseph Healthcare’s Emergency Department at 207.907.1990 or [email protected]

Members, please join us for our next Business After Hours
(Thu. 24 May, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Members, please join us for our next Business After Hours

When:

Thursday, May 24th from 5-7pm

Where:

Penquis Higher Education Center

50 Mayo St. Dover-Foxcroft

with our host:

Enjoy catered hors d'oeuvres and refreshments,

and catch up on EMCC's newest programs,

aimed at preparing our region's students

to better meet the needs of our employers,

because today's students are tomorrow's workforce.

Meet EMCC President

Lisa Larson

President Larson looks forward to meeting and chatting with the members of the Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce at the May 24th Business After Hours.

PLEASE RSVP

LOCATION
Penquis Higher Education Center, Gymnasium

DATE AND TIME
05/24/18 5:00pm - 05/24/18 7:00pm

Friday, May 25, 2018

Patagonia Talk and Slideshow with Bob Thayer
(Fri. 25 May, 2018 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Explore the land of Patagonia at a talk and slideshow with photographer Robert Thayer at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m. Thayer and his wife, Linda, visited this region at the southern end of South America which is bordered by the ocean on three sides and the Colorado and Barrancas rivers and the Reloncaví Estuary to the north. While there they crisscrossed the area going from Santiago, Chile to the tip of Cape Horn and then ending in Buenos Aires, Argentina.   Patagonia, which was named by explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1520, is known for its wild and spectacular landscape filled with mountains, deserts, grasslands, lakes and rivers that is almost at the end of the world. Thayer’s presentations include a talk along with a slideshow of his photos set to music.   For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]  

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Island Arts Association's Spring Craft Fair
(Sat. 26 May, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

The Island Arts Association will hold our Spring Craft Fair on Saturday, May 26th from 10am-5pm at the Village Green in Bar Harbor. You will find many local artisans selling their beautifully hand-crafted items. Stop by and shop local.

Fairytales and Fables at the Next Gen Theater
(Sat. 26 May, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Fairytales and Fables - Saturday, May 26th at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm; Admission: $5 in advance, $7 at the door; “Golden Tickets” for both shows will be available in advance for $8
Please note that this show will be taking place at the Brewer Performing Arts Center instead of at our theatre in order to accomodate a larger audience. The address is 92 Pendleton Street in Brewer.
Come out to support Next Gen dancers in their spring recital. They will perform numbers in numerous styles of dance, including tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, musical theatre, and Irish clogging! Our dancers, aged 4-18 are sure to entertain!

Age By Design: Literature and Aging
(Sat. 26 May, 2018 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Join author Margaret Cruikshank at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, May 26 at 1:30 p.m. for a conversation about aging and literature. Cruikshank, who has edited and written books on aging, will speak about how literature can help people through the aging process.  Cruikshank, who retired from the University of Maine after fifteen years in the women’s studies department, is now a faculty associate at University of Maine Center on Aging (CoA). The Center on Aging is a multi-disciplinary center within the University of Maine System devoted exclusively to aging-related education and training, research and evaluation, and community service. Cruikshank is the author of “Learning to be Old: Gender, Culture and Aging” which examines what it means to grow old in America today. The book questions social myths and fears about aging, sickness, and the other social roles of the elderly, the over-medicalization of many older people and ageism. She is also the editor of “Fierce with Reality: Literature on Aging” an anthology that includes poetry, fiction, philosophical essays, personal essays, humor, analyses of ageism, and folktales from Asia and Iraq. The book explores many facets of aging and reveal the challenges and complexities of later life while showing that aging process is both individual and cultural. This talk is part of Age By Design, which is a series of programs co-sponsored by the Jesup, the YWCA Mount Desert Island, the Mount Desert Island YMCA and Island Connections that focuses on all facets of life for people ages 50 and over. For more information about the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]   

VFW Public Supper
(All day)

The Auxiliary to VFW Post 6131 is hosting a Public Supper at the Northport Memorial VFW Post located at 780 Atlantic Highway, Northport ME 04849. on Saturday, May 26th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. We will be serving Baked Chicken, baked beans, rolls, salads and pie for dessert. The cost is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12. for more information call Betty at (207) 323-6921 or email her at [email protected]

Contra Dance with Big Moose Band
(Sat. 26 May, 2018 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Dance the night away with the Big Moose Band at the monthly contra dance at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. If you’ve never contra danced before, if you have two left feet, or if you dance all the time, it doesn’t matter, it’s a fun night for everyone. All dances are taught beforehand so anyone can join in. No partner is necessary, just bring your dancing shoes!   Big Moose features some of the area’s finest musicians including Ruth Grierson, Keith Davis, Jim Vekasi, Charlie Richardson, Fred Benson, Ed Damm and Anne Damm, among others. Bring your family, friends or come alone. There is a requested $8 donation for adults or $25 for families to help pay the caller and children under 12 and College of the Atlantic students get in for free.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Franklin Veterans Club
(Mon. 28 May, 2018 6:00 am - 7:00 am)

Our big day for May is Memorial Day on May 28th

Schedule is as follows for Memorial Day events:

0600 hrs Sunrise service at the Bayview Cemetery in Franklin.   We will have a small service there including music, prayers and laying of the wreath.

After the Sunrise service there will be coffee, pastries and donuts at the Club

1000 Line up for the Parade at the Veterans Club.  All floats or civic groups are welcome to participate.  If interested please call us and let us know.

1030 Parade steps off from FVC to the Franklin Town Monument

1100 Service at the Franklin Monument to include a guest speaker, music, gun salute, playing of taps, laying of the wreath etc.

1200 Block Party at the Vet’s Club to include Burger’s, Hot Dogs, refreshments as well as some games for the kids.  No charge, but donations welcomed.

Please come and support us during the month of May.  Your support keeps our little Club going and we love seeing new people and new members!

Happy Spring

Officers of the FVC

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Weekly Acoustic Jam at the Next Gen Theater
(Tue. 29 May, 2018 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Weekly Acoustic Jam - Every Tuesday at 6:00 pm; Admission: $3
Only a few more weeks left of our acoustic jam before we take a break for the summer! Bring your acoustic instrument and join the circle with other local musicians playing bluegrass, country, folk, etc. Arrive at 5:45, jam starts at 6:00 and goes until 8:00 pm every Tuesday. Refreshments will be available for purchase, including beer and wine for those 21 and older. The last jam of the season will be Tuesday, May 29th.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

“Interrupting Racism: An Interactive Workshop”
(Wed. 30 May, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Author, playwright, and performer Carolyn Gage will offer “Interrupting Racism: An Interactive Workshop” at Southwest Harbor Public Library on Wednesday, May 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. For more information, call the Library: 244-7065.

Author Talk and Book Signing: Emily Bracale “Our Last Six Months: an Illustrated Memoir about Death, Cancer, End-of-life Care, Love, Family, and Forgiveness”
(Wed. 30 May, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Emily Bracale’s illustrated memoir “Our Last Six Months: an Illustrated Memoir about Death, Cancer, End-of-life Care, Love, Family, and Forgiveness,” tells not only the story of the last six months of Audrey Bart’s life but also gives a glimpse into the realities of what millions of people in the U.S. go through when dealing with end-of-life choices. Join Bracale at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, May 30 at 7 p.m. as she talks about the book, her creative process and more. Bracale also will lead a memoir writing workshop at the Jesup on Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m.    “Our Last Six Months” follows Bart as he reveals to his ex-wife and 13-year-old son that he has Stage 4 cancer and the story is told visually, through hundreds of cartoons, comics, and painted illustrations integrated with the text. Lynne Assaf, a clinical social worker, writes, “I enjoyed ‘Our Last Six Months’ so much. It is heartfelt and thoughtful and a damn good read. What a great way to remember Aubrey, and to help others who find themselves in the land of the sick.”   Books will be on sale that night and both events are free and open to the public. For more information about “Our Last Six Months” visit www.ourlastsixmonthsbook.com and for more information on either event contact [email protected] or 207-288-4245.   

Thursday, May 31, 2018

2018 Information Technology Summit & Tradeshow
(Thu. 31 May, 2018 7:30 am - 4:00 pm)

MAINE TECHNOLOGY USERS GROUP HOLDS STATE’S LARGEST INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE ON MAY 31.   The nonprofit Maine Technology Users Group (MTUG) invites IT professionals, managers and technology enthusiasts from all industries and sectors to the 31st Annual Information Technology Summit and Tradeshow on Thursday, May 31st, 7:30am-4pm, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, Maine.   

The MTUG IT Summit is Maine's largest business technology conference with 15 educational sessions, 59 vendor booths, and ample time to explore a broad range of IT topics, products and services.    Workshop tracks include Cloud, IT Career Development, IT Infrastructure, Security, and “Tech Sandbox” (hands on technology demonstrations) on topics such as redesigning a campus-wide network, using DevOps in chaotic situations, Microsoft Azure migrations and deployments, cost effective security techniques, Maine’s neutral internet exchange, security threat hunting, IT certification and education programs, and more.  

Keynote Dr. Rafael Grossmann, Trauma/General Surgeon and Health Technology Innovator, will present, "Mixed Reality & Beyond: The Smart Use of Technology Without Limits!" Dr. Grossmann will explore current trends and the future of the smart application of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality technologies in healthcare and education.   

Admission is $45 "early bird" rate by 5/16/18, $50 Advance and $60 on the event day. Student discount available. Fee includes workshops, tradeshow floor access, continental breakfast, lunch, and door prizes. MTUG is a nonprofit organization focused on bringing educational events and resources to the IT community. Space is limited; please pre-register at the event website: https://www.mtug.org/summit.     MTUG's top 2018 Summit Sponsors include: Avaya, Consolidated Communications, Carousel Industries, Fortinet, Lincolnville Communications, Skyterra/Workspot. Silver & Bronze sponsors include Enghouse Interactive, Extreme Networks, ITS Inc., New England Communications, Nutanix, PCM, Thrive, TPx Communications, U.S. Cellular, WEI, Purdue University Global and Headlight Audio Visual.

Grand Opening Katahdin Railcar Services
(Thu. 31 May, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Please Join Us to Celevrate our Grand Opening on Thursday, May 31st at 11am

18 B and A Avenue, Milo, Maine

Following the ribbon cutting we will have walking tours followed by lunch.

Peer Group Offers Support for those Living with Diabetes, Chronic Health Conditions
(Thu. 31 May, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Peer Group Offers Support for those Living with Diabetes, Chronic Health Conditions

Machias. A self-management peer support group for those living with diabetes, prediabetes, or other chronic health conditions will meet on the first and fourth Thursday of each month, in Room 15 of the University of Maine at Machias’ Reynolds Fitness Center (the May 3rd session will meet in Torrey Hall, Room 230). The first Thursday of the month session meets from 4:00pm to 5:00pm; the fourth Thursday session meets from 5:15pm to 6:15pm.

The self-management peer support group is based on National Diabetes Prevention and Lifestyle Change Program modules developed by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and provides an opportunity for people with prediabetes, diabetes, and other chronic conditions to share their knowledge, experience, emotions, ideas and concerns with one another in a safe and supportive environment. Peer support groups can effectively supplement the knowledge and expertise offered by healthcare providers and offer assistance in daily management, social and emotional support, and linkages to formal health care or community resources. Research has demonstrated that peer support programs can lead to improvements in self-management and reduced healthcare utilization. Peer support can also increase confidence in self-management, reduce emotional distress, and ultimately lead to better health outcomes.

Sessions are free, and walk-ins are welcome. For more information, or to reserve a spot, contact Angela Fochesato, Community Health Program Manager with Healthy Acadia, at [email protected] or 255-3741 x103.

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