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Facilitation Training Series

BANGOR, Maine — Registration is open for Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills, Level 1, which begins 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Penobscot County office at 307 Maine Ave

Sessions of the five-week series meet, in general, every other week until Dec. 4. The classes will offer  opportunities to observe facilitation challenges and receive feedback.

A fee of $120 includes a resource notebook. Limited scholarship assistance is available.

The workshop is limited to the first 18 people who register in advance.

For information, or to request a disability accommodation, call the Extension office at 800-287-0274. Online registration is available at umaine.edu/ext-community/strengthening-your-facilitation-skills/level-1.


Hope House Community Garden

BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot Community Health Care announced that Hope House guests, staff and volunteers planted and took care of a community garden this summer for the third year. Produce from the garden is used for meals at the Hope House Shelter, with extra produce is distributed to Summer Street Health Center, Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse and Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.

Seeds and seedlings were donated by community members. Hope House also received cash donations to purchase equipment for the garden.

The family of Adam Williams, AmeriCorps member who started the project in 2011, contributed time and seeds in his memory. Monique Gautreau, PCHC board member and longtime benefactor of Hope House, frequently offers her knowledge of gardening and provides starter plants for the effort. Hope House utilizes community volunteers, shelter guests and transitional housing tenants to plant, care for and harvest the garden.

To learn how to get involved to support the Hope House Community Garden, call Ann Giggey, Hope House manager, at 217-6713, ext. 1480.


Illustrated talk

BANGOR, Maine — Dud Hendrick of Deer Isle recently returned from Jeju Island, Korea, where he joined native islanders and their supporters in protest of a naval base being constructed by the United States. He will present slides and brief video clips of the confrontations at the barricades he  witnessed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St.

Hendrick also will speak at 12:30 p.m. that day in the Bangor Lounge at the University of Maine’s Socialist and Marxist Luncheon Series.


Beekeeping basics

HAMPDEN, Maine — Peter Cowin, also know as “The Bee Whisperer,” will conduct a beekeeping basics class 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26-Oct.17, at Reeds Brook School as part of the RSU 22 Adult Education Program. The class also will be offered beginning Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Orono High School.

The cost for the class is $30. Register by calling Orono at 866-4119, or Hampden at 862-6422, or online at                                                                                             http://orono-hampden.maineadulted.org/courses/category/Personal+Enrichment/.


10th anniversary event

ORONO, Maine — Dirigo Pines Retirement Community will host its 10th anniversary Open House and Tour 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 21. A highlight of the event will be the Anah Shrine 4 by 4 Unit at 10 a.m. in the main parking lot and the streets of the community.

The event is free and open all. Children will have the opportunity to view the vehicles up close.

Refreshments will be served and visitors will have the opportunity to see a cottage and tour Dirigo Pines Inn.

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