UMM to hold Rainbow Ball Weekend in April

Posted March 21, 2011, at 5:57 p.m.

MACHIAS, Maine — The University of Maine at Machias will hold its fourth annual Rainbow Ball Weekend Friday-Sunday, April 8-10, at the Machias Valley Grange Hall. The weekend of events will include a drag show competition, pool party, educational workshops, an admissions campus preview, and the Rainbow Ball.

The Rainbow Ball is an open and affirming chem-free prom evening that includes dancing, pictures, food and friends. It is offered as an alternative prom for youth who may be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and their allies. This year’s theme is “Groovin’ to the ’60s”.

Ticket prices for others are $15 for one, $20 for two. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at UMM’s Murdock Bookstore, the First Stop in Powers Hall, or at Riverview Video in Machias.

For information, contact Lois-Ann Kuntz at lkuntz@maine.edu or call 255-1244.

Bucksport Chamber breakfast to feature talk on volunteerism

BUCKSPORT, Maine — The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Just Barb’s Restaurant in Stockton Springs. The Rev. Linda Smith will speak on motivating groups and volunteerism. The price is $10 per person. For information, call 469 6818 or email kathy@bucksportbaychamber.com.

Talk, video on private prisons planned at Pittsfield library

PITTSFIELD, Maine — A forum to discuss private prisons coming to Maine will be held  10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Pittsfield Public Library. The program will include a short video. The forum is open to the public. Afterward will be a short business meeting for enrolled Democrats.

MOFGA workshop on organic gardening in Trescott

TRESCOTT, Maine — Tide Mill Organic Farm will present a Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners workshop on organic gardening 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott. Workshop topics will include the basics of soil science and how to enrich it to produce healthy, high-yielding crops, also composting and incorporating green manures. Other subjects such as basic natural weed and pest control and crop rotation will be discussed. Admission for the workshop is $5.

For information, call 733-2233 or visit thecclc.org.

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