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Format: 2015-04-01
Format: 2015-04-01

Tue, March 31st

Next Generation Theatre in Brewer has an acoustic Bluegrass Jam every Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm. FMI,  Jim, 944-3128.

The Grand’s Weekly CineGrand series presents at 7:30 pm on Tuesdays at The Grand in Ellsworth- continues on Tuesday, March 31 with “Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles.”,667-9500

Wed, April 1st

The Rockland Career Center, part of the Maine Department of Labor, continues its series of workshops and programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability. For example: Career Directions / Putting the Pieces Together will be offered on Wednesday, April 1st from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. FMI, 596-2600.

There are Free Tai Chi Classes every Wednesday:
from 10 - 11am, until June 17th. Emerson Hall, Castine.
and from 1 - 2am, until June 17th. Island Community Center, Stonington. Organized by Healthy Acadia, in partnership with the Town of Castine and Thriving in Place Downeast. For more info contact

What would be the selling points if the Black House  in Ellsworth were for sale?  (please note: Woodlawn it is not, and never will be for sale!)  You are encouraged to bring your questions as you will play the role of the buyer as local realtor Teri Sargent Smith, a Woodlawn Trustee Emerita articulates what the selling points would be for this historical property.   This will be a fun filled, interactive, tongue-in-cheek presentation as if Woodlawn is truly for sale on April Fool’s Day!  FMI, 667-8671 or e-mail to reserve a seat.

James Coffman, Ph.D., MDI Biological Laboratory, will discuss this phenomenon and how it relates dieases of aging on Wednesday, the 1st from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. The MDI Science Cafes are held at McKay's Public House, Bar Harbor, and are a program of the MDI Biological Laboratory. They offer a relaxed, informal way to learn about the latest scientific developments.  288.3147 for more information.

Thu, April 2nd

The Common Good Café, 106 Seawall Road, Southwest Harbor has a noontime soup event with live music every Thursday, from 12- 2PM, until April 9th. FMI, 266-2733

The Family Caregiver Education and Support Group meets on the 1st Thursday of the month from noon to 1 pm at the Home Health Conference Room (across the street from the Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast). FMI, Margie, 930-2500

Juno Gemes documentary photographer  from Australia discusses Hidden Histories in Her Work," on Thursday, April 2nd, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine; part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series, 581-3860

Coastal Mountains Land Trust is offering a volunteer orientation session on Wednesday, April 2nd from 5:00 - 6:30pm at the Land Trust office in Camden. Registration is being accepted in advance.  Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay. The Land Trust has protected over 9,744 acres to date. To register call: 236-7091

Elm Street Congregational Church in Bucksport will have a Maundy Thursday simple soup and bread supper followed by a worship service on Thursday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m.  All are welcome.

Write On!, a gathering for writers in all genres and of all experience levels to work on their skills and network with other writers meets twice a week at the Jesup Memorial Library; on Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  At each meeting there are skill development sessions along with chances for original work to be shared and critiqued. No reservation necessary – just show up prepared to write. FMI, Melinda Rice at the Jesup Library

Healthy Acadia will show the documentary “Growing Local” at The Alamo Theatre in Bucksport on Thursday, April 2nd at 6:30 pm for a screening of "Growing Local" - Maine Farmland Trust's newest documentary about farming in Maine. A community discussion will follow. The viewing is free, donations will be appreciated.  For more information call Nikki at Healthy Acadia 667-7171

The Blue Hill Village Mitten Project is looking for volunteers to knit mittens from a Latvian-based design by Friends volunteer Marjorie Yesley, and to show them in an exhibit at the Blue Hill Public Library this fall.  And if the volunteers are willing, the mittens will be offered for sale at the exhibit, with the money raised going to buying holiday gifts for local children in need. A knitting session will be on Thursday April 2nd, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  For the pattern and more information please check:, or call the Library at 374-5515.

Lisa Bjerk, a garbologist, will transport you to Germany, India, China, and Japan through photo essays that reveal stories of human resilience and creativity when confronting what to do with waste at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor on Thursday, April 2nd, at 7 p.m.  FMI,Gary Friedmann at 460-7362.

The Rotary Club of Bangor is scheduled to present its 10th annual Music off Broadway production on Thursday April 2nd at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 3rd at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 4th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All shows will be held at Peakes Auditorium at Bangor High School. The theme of this year’s show is “Blast from the Past: 10 Years of Music Off Broadway” with Roger George producing and Heather Astbury-Libby directing, a cast of more than 30 community members will perform songs from each of the past nine Music Off Broadway shows, in honor of the event’s tenth year. Proceeds from the 2015 show will help several non-profit groups including Boys and Girls Club of Bangor, Penquis Child Development, Sarah’s House, UMaine Center on Aging/Retired Senior Volunteer Program, and the Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan. In addition, the event helps fund various other charities supported by Bangor Rotary, including Bangor East & West Little League, United Way of Eastern Maine and Rotary scholarships. Tickets on sale at various locations in Bangor at the door on the performance dates. FMI,


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