NEWS BRIEFS

Penobscot news briefs for March 18, 2011

Posted March 17, 2011, at 9:29 p.m.

UMaine extension offers nutrition workshops

BANGOR, Maine — The Eat Well Nutrition Education program, sponsored by the UMaine Cooperative Extension, is offering workshops on nutrition from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, April 6, April 13 and April 20 at the Department of Health and Human Services building, 396 Griffin Road in Bangor. The workshops are free. For information or to register, call 942-7396.

Nobel nominee to discuss climate change at UMaine

ORONO, Maine — Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and world leader on global climate change and human rights, will offer a presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at UMaine’s Wells Conference Center. Watt-Cloutier will provide a clear, meaningful and comprehensive understanding of climate change and human rights and what they mean for the future of our planet. For more information, call 581-4225.

RSU 67 plans kindergarten registration

LINCOLN, Maine — Kindergarten and 4-year-old registration for RSU 67 (Lincoln, Chester, Mattawamkeag) is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in the Ella P. Burr School computer room in Lincoln. Children must be 4 and 5 years old on or before Oct. 15, 2011. Parents must bring a child’s birth certificate and immunization records when registering.

Financial fitness for women topic of workshop

BANGOR, Maine — Women Work and Community is hosting a Financial Fitness for Women workshop from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in Eastport Hall at University College in Bangor.

There is no charge to attend this workshop sponsored by Bank of America Home Loans and other local sponsors.

Among the program offerings will be discussions on investment, retirement, budgeting, credit, mortgages and health insurance.

For more information, call 262-7843.

Land Trust gathering at Fields Pond Audubon Center

HOLDEN, Maine — A 2011 Land Trust gathering will host representatives to share their visions for our communities and the opportunities and challenges they face at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 at Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden.

The gathering is free but donations are encouraged. For more information, call 989-2591.

Maple festival, Irish celebration in Orrington

ORRINGTON, Maine — The Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum hosts the 15th annual Maple Festival and Irish Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at 372 Fields Pond Road in Orrington. Come and enjoy maple syrup demonstrations, great food, barn animals and the new blacksmith shop. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12 for members. Nonmembers admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For more information, call 745 4426.

Page Farm at UMaine celebrating Maine Maple Sunday

ORONO, Maine — The Page Farm and Home Museum at UMaine is celebrating Maine Maple Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at Page Farm. Maple Sunday invites area children and families to join in the annual celebration and traditional rite of spring. Participants will visit the maple sugaring operations on College Ave. extension for a walking tour. For more information and preregistration, call 581-4100.

Bangor Home Show to feature Patriots cheerleaders

BANGOR, Maine — The 41st annual Bangor Home Show will host a special appearance by the New England Patriots cheerleaders from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Bangor Civic Center. Home Show hour are from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 15; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 16; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at the Bangor Auditorium. For more information, call 800-237-6024.

Brewer Parks and Rec announces summer registration schedule

BREWER, Maine — The Brewer Parks and Recreation Department has announced the following schedule for summer registration from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. week days.

. Returning resident camper early registration: April 4-8.

. Resident new camper registration: April 11-29.

. Nonresident camp registration: May 4.

. Resident swim lesson and individual program registration: June 1.

For more information about summer rec camps, call 989-5199.

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