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Format: 2017-03-28
Format: 2017-03-28

Mon, March 27th

Special four-coursedinner to benefit Friends of Acadia: Cellar Bistro will host a dinner to benefit Friends of Acadia and its work to preserve and protect Acadia National Park. On Monday, March 27th, dinner will be served from 4:00 to 9:00, seating is limited, reservations are required. To make reservation: 669-6439.

Tue, March 28th (All day)

The International Maritime Film Festival (IMFF) is now accepting submissions for the 2nd annual juried contest of films celebrating the heritage, spirit of adventure, and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits. IMFF accepts documentary films on a broad range of maritime subjects. Submissions may be made online only, submission deadline is midnight, June 1, 2017. To submit or

Tue, March 28th

Down-sizing? Spring-cleaning? Your stuff is wanted! But NO clothes please!  For PICA Yard Sale in Bangor, May 19th & 20th, 8:00 – 3:00, 214 Norway at the corner of West Broadway, Bangor. FMI: Francine, or 945-0020.

FAKE NEWS: two sessions for teens and adults on how to get through the media buzz and determine where to find reliable news sources and avoid fake news. Lecture and discussion on Tuesday, March 28th, followed on Wednesday, March 29th with a computer class to take a look online and put those fake news detective skills to work. Both 5:15 – 6:15 in the Crofutt Community Roomat the Bangor Public Library. FMI: 947-8336  or

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust Special Membership Meeting: Tuesday, March 28, 6:00, at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, Orland. The meeting was rescheduled due to a Nor'Easter! The purpose is to review and vote on the transfer to Coastal Mountains Land Trust of two (2) parcels of land. FMI: or  469-6929.

Wed, March 29th

Place for Makers, a discussion and networking series to be hosted at various locations in Lewiston and Auburn. Mike Rancourt kicks off the series on March 29th, 6:00 – 8:00, at Rancourt & Co Shoemakers, 9 Bridge St, Lewiston.  Discussion topics include production scaling, workforce development and opportunities in LA. Upcoming events are scheduled for Wednesdays through the end of May. Schedule and registration at

Water is Life, Food is Life: This is the Time. As important as Standing Rock, the corporation Nestle has been stealing water from Maine aquifers making billions for a few investors. Heather Retburg and Rep Ralph Chapman discuss the efforts being made to protect our natural resourses in Maine. Wednesday, March 29th, 7:00, Reversing Falls Sanctuary, 818 Bagaduce Rd, Brooksville. FMI:

Thu, March 30th

Community Night at Mabel Wadsworth Center in Bangor. Learn about the Mabel Wadsworth Center, the only independent, free-standing, private, not-for-profit, feminist health center in Maine and one of only a handful in the nation.  Thursday, March 30th, 6:00 - 7:30. RSVP required, to attend email or call 947-5337.

Fri, March 31st

Spring Grief Support Group provides a safe space to acknowledge feelings of grief related to the loss of a loved one which can contribute to a sense of emptiness. There will be three groups in Ellsworth and Blue Hill for those who have lost a loved one beginning in April and run for eight consecutive weeks. The groups are free of charge, but pre-registration is required by April 10th.  For dates and other details and to register call Janice Ronco at the Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County office at 667-2531.

Join us to talk about ART. The Deer Isle Artists Association is hosting artist presentations and ensuing discussions at the DIAA Gallery 15 Main St., Deer Isle Village. First Sunday of every month, 1:30 – 3:30, through April 2nd. No RSVP required, just show up and bring friends. FMI:

Equality: a night of music and buying local art, hosted and supported by Launchpad/Central Gallery, to benefit suicide prevention in LGBTQ youth. All proceeds from the door and art sales go towards The Trevor Project. Friday, March 31st, 6:00 – 11:00, Central Gallery, 89 Central St, Bangor. Come by at 6:00 to check out the art, music starts at 7:00. FMI: FB Events. (

Dangerous Intersections: Climate Change, Land, Food, and People: Dr. Doreen Stabinsky presents a Maine Fulbright lecture on the human consequences of a changing climate. At COA’s Thomas S. Gates Community Center, Friday, March 31st, at 6:30.  FMI: 801-5623.

Last Friday Coffee House at Hammond Hall with Bob Franke (rhymes with “Yankee”): Tom Paxton says, “It’s as if Emerson and Thoreau picked up guitars and got into songwriting.” Friday, March 31st,  7:00, at Hammond Hall, 427 Main St, Winter Harbor. FMI: or 963-2569.

Bob Franke at Last Friday Coffee House. Friday, March 31st, 7:00 at Hammond Hall, 427 Main St, Winter Harbor.  FMI:

On Friday, March 31st, join Quantum for a special performance of all original ambient electronic music. 7:00 at Rock City Coffee, 316 Main St, Rockland.

Journalist and educator Carolyn Coe of Orland has recently traveled to Kabul Afghanistan where she worked with the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APV). Coe will speak about her observations of APV efforts to support the women and families of Kabul. Coe also visited a refugee relief center in Athens, and will share what she has learned about the plight of refugees from several countries sheltering in Greece while trying to get to another country. Coe’s presentation at the Blue Hill Library, Friday March 31, at 7:00, will include photographs and stories. FMI: 326-4405.


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