Weekly Community News for March 27-April 2, 2014

Posted March 24, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.
Perched in a cherry tree at the Lyle E. Littlefield Ornamental Gardens at the University of Maine, a male cedar waxwing plucks a frozen fruit on a sunny, but cold Friday in March.
Dave Small Old Town
Perched in a cherry tree at the Lyle E. Littlefield Ornamental Gardens at the University of Maine, a male cedar waxwing plucks a frozen fruit on a sunny, but cold Friday in March.

FrogWatch

HOLDEN — Hirundo Wildlife Refuge seeks volunteers to form the Penobscot Valley FrogWatch USA Chapter north of Bangor. Become a frog monitor and citizen scientist with FrogWatch USA. Free volunteer monitoring training will be offered 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and chapter coordinator training 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden.To sign up, call Faith Hague, 236-2958, or email faithhague@gmail.com. Trainers are: Gary Gulezian and Cloe Chunn. Sponsored by Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition and FrogWatchUSA.

Hospitality courses

BANGOR — Eastern Maine Community College will offer noncredit hospitality courses in catering small to medium-sized events and gluten free cooking.

The courses, titled “Catering: A Small Business Opportunity” and “Gluten Free and Easy” will be taught by Mark Janicki, chair of EMCC’s Hospitality and Tourism Management.

“Catering: A Small Business Opportunity” will be held 6-9 p.m., Mondays, April 14 and April 21, at EMCC’s Rangeley Hall in Bangor. The cost $100 per person. The course introduces novices to the basics involved with managing small- to medium-sized catered events. Topics include planning menus, organizing and orchestrating events, using suppliers, and special amenities to make an event stand out.

“Gluten Free and Easy” will be held 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, April 16 and April 23, at Rangeley Hall. The cost is $125 per person. The course is specifically designed for those participants who have selected to remove gluten from their diets or have experienced a level of gluten intolerance. Students will work to make easily prepared meals that are both flavorful and inexpensive. Techniques for developing rich flavors that are healthy and satisfying will be practiced and discussed.

For more information, log onto EMCC’s noncredit course listing online at www.emcc.edu. To register, call 974-4621.

Mystery Reader Week

BANGOR — In recognition of The Week of the Young Child, the Hilltop School at 218 Ohio St. will host Mystery Reader Week April 7-11. Community members will read to the children. Anyone interested in reading should contact Stacy Shaffer at 945-3705.

Breast cancer research support

BANGOR — The Greater Bangor Women’s Ski and Snowboard Club recently presented the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition with a check for $3,819 and two $50 Irving cards for MBCC clients who need help with travel costs related to their cancer treatments.

In addition, Doris Shorey, a GBWSSC member who is a 13-year survivor of breast cancer and who is battling the disease for the third time, donated $1,000 to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition.

For more information, contact the GBWSSC at gbwssc@gmail.com or check out the organization’s Facebook page.

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