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Family Wellness Fair scheduled in Belfast

Posted March 31, 2011, at 7:21 p.m.

BELFAST — The 27th annual Family Wellness Fair, sponsored by Waldo County General Hospital, takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Troy Howard Middle School Gym located on Lincolnville Avenue (Route 52) in Belfast.

This year’s fair offers 40 booths on a wide range of health topics for adults and children. Everyone is invited to attend, and door prizes will be awarded. For more information, call Lois Dutch at 338-2500 ext. 4154.

Explore timberdoodles in Jefferson

JEFFERSON — The Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association will host a woodcock exploration at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the DLWA office at 38 Lake Farm Circle in Jefferson. The American woodcock, also called the timberdoodle, lives in young upland forest and brushy woods near rivers and streams. They breed in northeastern and central North America and spend the winter mainly in the southern and Gulf Coast states. For more information, call 549-3836 or email Julia@dlwa.org.

Scholarship offered to Owls Head residents

OWLS HEAD — Residents of Owls Head are invited to apply for a college scholarship to be awarded at the end of this academic year. The scholarship will be given to a student majoring in landscaping, environmental studies, horticulture, biology, architecture or related fields.

Applications forms may be obtained at the Owls Head Town Office, the guidance office at Rockland District High School, or University of Maine at Rockland. All applications must be received no later than May 1, 2011. For more information, call 594-5135.

Agency to observe sex assault awareness month

BAR HARBOR — April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and in observance, Downeast Sexual Assault Services will distribute packets to all high schools and colleges in Hancock County with prevention information dealing with cyberbullying and available resources.

A quilt made by sexual assault survivors will be on display throughout April in the lobby of Downeast Health Services on the Christian Ridge Road in Ellsworth.

A Speak Out and Take Back the Night event will be from 6:30-8:30p.m. Monday, April 25, at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor. For more information, visit www.downeasthealth.org.

For more information about available resources, call the confidential 24-7 crisis and support hot line at 800-228-2470.

Machias Church to hold community supper

MACHIAS — The Centre Street Congregational Church will hold a community supper at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at 9 Centre St. in Machias. Price is $7 for adults, $3 for children 5-12 and free for children under 5. For more information, call 255-6665.

Hospice training offered in Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County will offer spring training for individuals interested in serving as a patient care volunteer 3:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays, April 20-June 15, at the Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County office. The cost of the training is $50. The registration process includes submitting an application and a preclass interview. The deadline for application is April 10. For more information and to register, call 667-2531.

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