Weekly Community News for Feb. 20-26, 2014

Posted Feb. 18, 2014, at 11:03 a.m.

Agriculture fair

BANGOR — The “Meet Your Farmer and Fishermen: Community Supported Agriculture Fair” will take place 1-4 p.m., Saturday, March 1 at Maine Holistic Center, 81 Main St. (across from the Discovery Museum).

The fair features local farmers showcasing their farms and offering information about their CSAs, which allow customers to sign up in the spring to get a weekly share of fresh food from the farmers during the summer. There will be children’s activities, taste tests of local foods, and a local food raffle.

This event is free. For more information, contact Erin Sweeney at 989-5860 or log onto www.mofga.org.

School open house

BANGOR — Bangor Christian Schools will hold an open house for students entering grades 6-2 during the 2014-15 school year. The open house will take place on Thursday, March 6, with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. in the Bangor Baptist Church foyer.

The open house will include a morning chapel service, and students will rotate through various sessions to learn about the different programs offered at Bangor Christian Schools. A complimentary lunch will be provided for all visiting students and parents.

Headmaster Jim Frost and Principal Martha Boone will host a reception at 2:00 p.m. in the Children’s Center.

Parents are welcome to stay. Every prospective student who attends the open house will receive a 10-percent tuition discount for the 2014-15 school year and will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship.

For more information, contact Boone at 947-7356, ext. 4 or at mboone@bangorchristian.org.

Money Works class

BANGOR — Women, Work, and Community will offer the 15-hour class, “My  Money Works: Tools for Smart Money Choices,” from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, from March 3-12. The class will be taught in Bangor Hall on the UMA-Bangor campus at Bangor International Airport.

The class will help students gain the skills and confidence they need to stretch their money, pay their bills, reduce debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals. Successful completion of the class meets one requirements for the Family Development Account matched-savings program and the Rainy Day Fund.

Pre-registration is mandatory; contact Jane Searles at 262-7843 or mary.jane.searles@maine.edu. All services are confidential and offered at no fee.

ALPHA Course

HAMPDEN — The Community Church of the Open Door will offer an ALPHA Course from 6-8:30 p.m., Friday, March 21. The course, which will run for eight weeks, explores a more meaningful life through the basics of Christianity.

The free course will include a free weekly dinner, DVD sessions, small group discussions, and child care.

The Community Church of the Open Door is located at 270 Main Road North, Hampden. For more information about the ALPHA Course, call 234-2395 or 862-4010 or log onto lifeatopendoor.com/home/alpha-marriage-course.

Empty Bowl

HAMPDEN — Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church will hold an Empty Bowl fundraiser from 4:30-6 p.m., March 22 at the church’s fellowship hall, 44 Kennebec Road.

Directed by art teacher Bethany Hanson, Hampden Academy art students have donated hand-made bowls and platters for this event. The menu includes soup, bread and rolls, desserts, coffee, and tea. The cost is $8 for per adult and $4 per child. Each diner will receive a ticket for the free drawing of the hand-made bowls and platters.

Proceeds from the dinner will be donated to Hampden Neighborhood Food Cupboard, located at the Hampden Congregational Church on Main Road North in Hampden. The food cupboard is open 10-11a.m., Wednesdays and one Wednesday evening a month.

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