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Sun, March 9th
The Belfast Bay Fiddlers have an open jam session every Sunday night from 6:00PM until 8:00PM for all instruments and playing ability at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, Belfast. They play traditional, acoustic dance music from New England, French and Atlantic Canada, and the British Isles. All are welcome to play or just to listen, FMI contact Rick at 338-4245.
Mon, March 10th
Peninsula Free Health serves people without medical insurance every Monday afternoon from 3-6PM at the Blue Hill Congregational Church. Services include free health screening by licensed physicians, referrals to specialists and community resources, help obtaining affordable non-narcotic prescriptions and help signing up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Phone: 266-3239. Web site: Peninsulafreehealth.org.
The Knitting Works In Progress group (WIPS) meets every Monday from 10 a.m.to noon in the cozy Library Reading Room of the Witherle Library, Castine Everybody brings their own projects (knitting, crocheting, etc.) in a relaxed atmosphere.
The 10th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival, to be held in October, 2014, is seeking teams of poets, performers and artists for the annual juried presentation of orginal collaborate works featuring poetry combined with other visual and performance arts. Address submissions to email@example.com by April 15th, 2014.
The Simmering Pot—A Community Created Supper, provides a free meal Mondays, 2:30 to 6 pm, eat in or take out, at First Congregational Church, Blue Hill. No charge, donations accepted. In case of winter storms, follow school closing schedule. Info, call 374-2891.
Deer Isle Peace Vigils are on Mondays from 4 to 4:30 pm, Route 15 across from Deer Isle Congregational Church. FMI,326-4405
In Stonington, auditions will be held from 4:30 to 6 pm on Monday, March 10 and Friday, March 14, by composer Paul Sullivan and director Judith Jerome, for all community chorus roles for the premier of Opera House Art’s new musical, The Last Ferryman. To schedule an audition, call 367-2788.
The Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor has a Family Art Night on Monday, March 10th from 6 to 8 pm - a free visual art program. FMI, 262-7200.
The Herbal Classroom, a non-profit organization, is pleased to present Health and Spirit in Food as part of "Our Living Earth, Living Soul" lecture series on Monday, March 10th, 2014 from 6-7:30pm withDan Einstein in a discussion about the relationships between health and Spirit in food. The class will be held at Avena Botanicals, 219 Mill St. Rockport. Pre-registration encouraged by not required. 207.594.0694.
The University of Maine Singers will perform at the First Baptist Church of Bar Harbor on Monday, the 10th at 7 pm. They will also perform on Tuesday, the 11th at Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head at 7 pm. FMI, Monique, 581-4721.
Tue, March 11th
Women, Work and Community’s weekly “Career Changers Drop-In” has resumed on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Belfast Free Library. No registration is required, and participants are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis. The free Drop-In is for adults of all ages and backgrounds, both men and women. It is an opportunity for participants to explore career options, work on their resume and cover letters, practice their interviewing skills, or get ideas to improve their job search. You can learn about training and educational options in the area. In addition, you can also receive information and assistance on managing your family budget. FMI, Linda Buckmaster at 596-2615
Registration is open for Teens to Trails' annual Association of Maine Outing Clubs Advisor Conference set from March 17, at Sugarloaf Mountain. For all the details go to teenstotrails.com
A heads up for area artists:
Maine artists are invited to exhibit their work at the 12th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ART to be held in Belfast, MAY 15 THRU 18, 2014. Sponsored by Senior College at Belfast and the University of Maine Hutchinson Center, this non-juried exhibit is open to amateur and professional visual artists, age 50 and older. Last year’s Festival included 140 works of art and attracted over 1,000 visitors.
An Entry Form and Information may be obtained by contacting Juliane Dow at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 857-719-6733
On Tuesdays from 5 to 6 pm at the Federal Building, Harlow Street in Bangor is the weekly Peace Vigil. FMI, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 942-9343
Penobscot Home Performance and the First will host the March Bangor Greendrinks on Tuesday, March 11th, from 5-8 PM at the First, 145 Exchange Street in Bangor. There is a suggested donation and participants are encouraged to bring their own drinking vessel. Bangor Greendrinks is a family friendly event. FMI, bangorgreendrinks.com
The annual March on Mount Desert Street in Bar Harbor, an annual community dinner that takes place (in piecemeal) in 5 locations, is scheduled this year for Tuesday, March 11th. This year’s "March," which is free and open to everyone, will begin with a play from Conners-Emerson students at the Abbe Museum at 5:15 p.m. Then it’s appetizers at the Jesup; salad at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church; soup and bread at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church; and dessert at the YWCA of MDI. FMI, 288-4245