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Posted Dec. 30, 2013, at 10:36 a.m.

Horse-drawn sled rides

BRADLEY — Horse-drawn sled rides will be available 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 12-March 20, weather permitting, at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum. Bring a blanket for the ride, then warm up with a cup of hot cocoa in the Blacksmith Shop.

The cost is $10, $5 children. Member discounts and group rates are available.

Weather cancellation hotline is 944-2999. More information go to info@leonardsmills.com or livingmaine.org.

 

Make your own baby food workshop

BANGOR — University of Maine Cooperative Extension Eat Well Nutrition Workshops, a four-part series, will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Extension office located. 307

Maine Ave. Class dates are Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30.

Classes are 60 to 90 minutes long and participation in all four classes is required.

Through hands-on activities participants will learn how to make their own baby food, feed their picky eaters, save money on groceries and try new, healthy recipes the whole family will enjoy.

Participants in the Eat Well Nutrition Workshops also will receive a free baby food mill,

recipes and child-friendly snack ideas, a cookbook, tips to help keep families healthy and

active, and other incentives.

Registration is free to eligible adults with children.

For information about program eligibility, or to request a disability accommodation,

call Theresa or Wendy at 942-7396 or 800-287-1485 (in Maine), TDD: 800-287-8957 or email cepen@umext.maine.edu. Information also is available at the events calendar at extension.umaine.edu.

 

Financial Peace University

BANGOR — New Hope and All Souls churches in Bangor will facilitate Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7PM at All Souls Church, 10 Broadway.

The nine-week course will teach about debt-busting budgeting skills, insurance, investments, college planning, how to teach children about money and much more.

For information, contact Jon Bergman at 735-5256 or jon.bergman@gmail.com.

 

Promoted

HOLDEN — The Holden Police Department announced recently that Christopher Greeley was promoted to sergeant.

 

All about spuds

ORONO — The science of cooking and consuming potatoes is the theme of a University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Science 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Hitchner Hall on the UMaine campus.

Dr. Jason Bolton, assistant Extension professor and food safety specialist, and Kate Yerxa, Extension educator, will lead the program for as many as 25 youth in grades six through eight.

Bolton and Yerxa will address storage conditions, processing and healthy consumption of Maine potatoes. Participants will bake potatoes, prepare a potato bar with toppings for lunch and discuss MyPlate recommendations and how spuds can be part of a healthy diet. Youth also will be introduced to kitchen basics and safety.

The $12 program fee will includes lunch. Advance registration is required at http://umaine.edu/4h/home/science-saturday/. Or, to register, for more information or to request a disability accommodation, call Jessica Brainerd at 581-3877.

After the program, participating youth, if accompanied by a parent, may swim at UMaine’s New Balance Student Recreation Center pool for an additional $3 per person.

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