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Mon, April 4th - Mon, October 3rd
Informal Gardening Discussions at Stockton Springs Community Library: the first Monday of every month, April through October, at 6 pm. Gardeners and anyone interested are invited. The first meeting will be on Monday, April 4th at 6 pm. We’ll talk about what works well and what might not be working so well; share what’s going on in our vegetable, flower, and perennial gardens; and discuss and ask questions on any garden-related topic. FMI: 567- 4147.
Fri, May 27th - Fri, October 7th
Hampden Farmers Market: Every Friday afternoon, 2:00 - 5:30, at the Hampden Town Office Parking Lot., 106 Western Ave, Hampden. Local vegetables, fruits, dairy, meats, baked goods, coffee, crafts and more! Now accepting SNAP/EBT! Find out more at hampdenfarmersmarket.com and find us on facebook!
Sun, May 29th - Sun, September 25th
New Shades of Blue is performing Jazz and Blues every Sunday at Dennetts in Castine from 6-9 This Summer starting on 5/29 memorial Day Weekend. FMI 326-9045.
Fri, June 24th - Fri, September 30th
Acadia Farmers Market: Fridays through October, 3:00 – 6:00, at Town Hill on Mt. Desert Island next to the Village Improvement Society and Town Hill Firehouse. Fresh veggies, organic dairy and meat, honey, flowers, and more. Rain or shine. FMI: 288-0067.
All You Can Eat Haddock Fry and Live Music every Friday from 5:00-8:00 at The Pickled Wrinkle in Birch Harbor.. For more information call (207) 963-7916 or check out the website www.thepickledwrinkle.com
Sat, July 2nd - Sat, October 1st
The “Reader Dog” program, is coming back to the Blue Hill Public Library-- with a sweet greyhound named Rumble, and her caretaker, Tracey – on the first Saturday of the month, starting May 7th. Rumble is a registered therapy dog who enjoys listening to children read. The children read in a relaxed and nonjudgmental environment so that they may gain self-confidence. Each child will have 20 minutes of reading time, and 10 minutes to chat with Rumble & Tracey. This is not a drop-in program—there are 4 time slots available each sessionso please call Libby at 374-5515/ ext. 15 to sign-up.
Mon, September 26th
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth offering Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Classes: These courses meet the American Heart Association requirements for CPR and First Aid for boat captains, divers, and fisherman; as well as daycare providers, teachers, coaches, and lay rescuers. CPR will be offered Monday, September 26th, 5:30 - 8:30, no fee in honor of heart health month. First Aid Training will be offered on Wednesday, September 28th, 5:30 - 8:30. Class size is limited, to register: 664-5588 or mainehospital.org.
The Abbe Museum will host an exclusive program around the documentary Return of the River on Monday, September 26th, 6:00 -8:00. The writer, director, and co-producer of the film, Jessica Plumb, along with Wabanaki panelists, will discuss the importance of the film as it pertains to relatable issues currently happening in Maine. Free and open to the public. Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor. FMI: 288-3519 or abbemuseum.org.
Wed, September 28th
Wilderness First Responder Certification Course at Camp Beech Cliff, 264 Beech Hill Rd, Mount Desert: October 11th – 19th, 8:30 -5:00 daily for enrolled students. FMI: Owen Cassidy at 244-0365 or Owen@campbeechcliff.org. Limited enrollment, to register: campbeechcliff.org.
Building a Just Community ,is the theme for this year's GROW (Grass Roots Organizing Workshops) Weekend, September 30th – October 2nd at Pine Tree Camp in Rome, near Belgrade Lakes. Everyone is invited: it’s a sliding fee which includes housing and meals, thecamp is fully accessible and barrier free for people with physical or developmental disabilities, and there will be free child care during workshop slots. Workshops include: grassroots organizing for social change, theater of the oppressed, nonviolent communication, intergenerational organizing, unlearning gender essentialism (the myth of the binary), using the circle process, and the inner work of the organizer. FMI: resoucesforsocialchange.org.
Thu, September 29th
Hospice of Eastern Maine (HOEM) will be holding its 2016 volunteer training course on six consecutive Mondays, October 10th - November 14th, 12:30 – 4:30, at the EMMC Healthcare Mall, 885 Union St., Bangor. HOEM invites caring men and women who feel called to help neighbors who are terminally ill to apply for a spot in this fall’s class. The comprehensive training course will help participants understand the dynamics of end-of-life and prepare them to effectively provide companionship, emotional support, respite, and bereavement support for hospice patients and their families. Aspiring patient care volunteers must complete an application and interview prior to October 7th. FMI: 973-8269 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospice Volunteer Training in Belfast: on Tuesday evenings September 29th – November 15th. Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County offers end of life and bereavement support to anyone in Waldo County at no cost. To register or for more info: 930-2677or hospicevolunteersof waldocounty.org.
The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument will hold community listening sessions to hear the diverse perspectives from the communities and public and begin to identify the issues and opportunities that will inform additional public discussions for the management plan going forward.
The next listening session is: Bangor/Orono, on Thursday, September 29th, location and time TBD.
Grief Support Group: Grieving Through the Seasons, meeting on Thursday evenings, October 6th – December 8th, 7:00 – 9:00, in Belfast. Sponsored by Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, pre-registration required. To register or for more info: 930-2677or hospicevolunteersof waldocounty.org.
Fri, September 30th (All day) - Sun, October 2nd (All day)
Fri, September 30th
International Maritime Film Festival at The Alamo in downtown Bucksport, Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd. There will be a variety of short and feature-length documentary films, archival maritime-themed footage from Northeast Historic Film's collection, and a non-juried Spotlight Series showcasing two spectacular films: The Restorer’s Journey, and Vanishing Sail. . FMI and to purchase tickets: maritimefilmfestival.