Try a FREE Dance Class with Rosa Noreen

By Heather Lundin on Aug. 30, 2016, at 10:12 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Location: Bright Star World Dance, 108 High Street Floor 3, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-409-9540; Try a FREE belly dance or adult ballet class! Story continues below advertisement. Total beginners are welcome. Come try out a 1-hour dance class …

SummerKeys Season Comes to an End But the Music Lives On in Lubec

By Sue Sage on Aug. 30, 2016, at 6:28 p.m.
The 2016 SummerKeys Music Vacation for Adults in Lubec, Maine has ended and the faculty and students are returning to their fall routines. However, the music lingers on for adults and children alike as the Lubec Summer Recreation students start school after having had their own “Music Vacation”. For the …
A plan to renovate Belfast Area High School that will go before voters this fall will keep the swimming pool intact.

Belfast high school pool remains in renovation plan

By Abigail Curtis on Aug. 30, 2016, at 6:05 p.m.
Voters in Regional School Unit 71 will be asked to approve a $6.7 million bond to renovate the aging Belfast Area High School at the polls on Election Day this fall — but they will not be asked to deep-six the school’s swimming pool.
Pictured above are Stephanie Winslow and her champion goat, Henry.

Northern Maine Community College Awards Classes to 4-H Winners

By Kerri Watson-Blaisdell on Aug. 29, 2016, at 3:52 p.m.
The Northern Maine Fair has always been a fixture in Presque Isle in late summer. The presence of countless 4-H participants at their pavilion and who compete in different categories year after year, is one of the joys of going to the Fair. This year, and in the years to …

Clean Up Your Credit

By Ken Gross on Aug. 29, 2016, at 2:55 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME For more information: 207-593-7942; New Ventures Maine class on how to reduce your debt, improve your credit, and maintain a good credit score. The class will help you create your own …

Foster-Adoptive-Kinship Support Group and Training set for Sept. 16 in Lincoln

By Angela Stubbs on Aug. 29, 2016, at 11:26 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Community Health and Counseling Services, 313 Enfield Road, Lincoln, ME For more information: 2077943554 LINCOLN — A support group and training for foster parents, adoptive parents and kinship parents will take place at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the …

Tuesday Book Club

By Ken Gross on Aug. 28, 2016, at 4:44 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME For more information: 207-763-3035; Tuesday Book Group will discuss ‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ by Fredrik Backman. All are welcome. Please call Mary at 207-763-3035 for more …

Leer y charlar

By Ken Gross on Aug. 28, 2016, at 4:34 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME For more information: 207-236-3440; Read and chat–entirely in Spanish! Spanish-language reading and conversation group. All who are proficient in Spanish are welcome. FMI …

Joy of Movement

By Ken Gross on Aug. 28, 2016, at 4:26 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME For more information: 207-236-3440; Destination Wellness speaker Meg Barclay describes the joys of movement through Nia for Every Body: young or old, big or small, energetic or weary, well or injured. …

Midcoast Mini Maker Faire

By Ken Gross on Aug. 27, 2016, at 12:19 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Camden Public Library & Amphitheatre, Atlantic Avenue, Camden, ME For more information: 207-236-3440; Fourth annual Midcoast Mini Maker Faire will feature interactive exhibits with Makers, who will enthusiastically demonstrate their current projects–in the Camden Amphitheatre and at the Library. …

Marine Engine Maintenance Course will be held in Bucksport

By Thomas Welgoss on Aug. 27, 2016, at 12:16 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Bucksport H. S., 102 Broadway, Bucksport, Maine For more information: 207-374-2003 BUCKSPORT — The United States Power Squadron Engine Maintenance Course will be presented by the Penobscot Bay Sail and Power Squadron 7-9 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Bucksport …

Thompson Free Library announces September activities

By Kim Brawn on Aug. 27, 2016, at 9:33 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT — Thompson Free Library, 186 E. Main St., announced that these activities will be part of its fall schedule: * Storytime, 11 a.m. Thursdays. Programs lasting approximately an hour are geared to children ages 2 to 6, and combine reading two or three books with making a craft, usually tied …
More than 600 first-year students, the largest entering class in Husson University’s history, will be moving into the campus residence halls on August 27, 2016.

Largest Class in Husson University’s History to Move In this Weekend

By Eric B. Gordon on Aug. 26, 2016, at 6:47 p.m.
BANGOR, MAINE – August 26, 2016 – This weekend, Husson University will welcome first-year students along with returning sophomores, juniors, and seniors to their Bangor campus. The more than 600 first-year students will be the largest entering class in Husson University’s history. “The value that Husson University offers to prospective …
Portland Conservatory of Music

Open House – Portland Conservatory of Music Sunday, September 11, from 2-4 pm

By Jean Murachanian on Aug. 26, 2016, at 6:19 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Portland Conservatory of Music, 202 Woodford St., 3rd Floor, Portland, MAINE For more information: 207-775-3356; Ever wonder where that wonderful music drifting over the neighborhood in Woodford’s Corner is coming from? It’s floating down from the Portland Conservatory of …
Unity 3 -- the third new residence hall to be built at Unity College since 2013 -- will have space for 74 new beds, two resident advisors, and an apartment for a resident director. All bathrooms and showers will be private and it will have several lounges for students to use for social activities. This new two-story, 18,200-square-foot residence hall will feature state-of-the art energy-efficient features such as air-source heat pumps with energy recovery, passive solar design, and high-efficiency insulation and lighting.

Unity helping reverse Maine’s ‘brain drain’

By Bob Mentzinger on Aug. 26, 2016, at 11:38 a.m.
Continuing growth underlines Unity College’s economic contributions to state UNITY, Maine — Unity College will start its 2016-17 academic year next week with record-setting enrollment. The incoming class that enrolled in Fall 2015 was Unity’s largest to date, and applications for admission have more than doubled, up 122% from 2012 …

Abbe Museum Launches Online Collections Database

By Heather Anderson on Aug. 26, 2016, at 9:42 a.m.
New user-friendly database will allow users to peruse the Museum’s extensive collections BAR HARBOR, ME —The Abbe Museum, the first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Maine, is excited to announce the launch of its online collections database. The Museum’s in-house collections focus on contemporary and historic Native …

Belfast Senior College Announces Fall Classes

By Nancy Hauswald on Aug. 26, 2016, at 8:13 a.m.
Midcoast area residents who are 50 years and older, along with their spouses and partners, are warmly invited to join the 500+ members of the Belfast Senior College and take a class or two (or more!) in the upcoming fall semester. Classes meet every Thursday for two hours at the …

Preserving the Harvest with UMaine Extension

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 3:32 p.m.
FALMOUTH — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering hands-on Preserving the Harvest workshops throughout the summer and fall in locations around the state. Upcoming workshops include: * Boiling Water Bath Canning and Freezing, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, Messalonskee High School, 131 Messalonskee High Drive, Oakland. $26. * Canning Tomatoes …

Bangor SAT prep classes begin Sept. 1 at Husson

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 3:10 p.m.
BANGOR — Maine Prep’s SAT preparation classes for Bangor area high school students will meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 1 through Sept. 29, at  the O’Donnell Commons on the Husson University campus. Classes, designed to teach students strategies to use in the math, writing and reading sections of the SAT, prepare students …
Tour takers will view rooms such as t his on the Behind Closed Doors Tour Friday, Sept. 9, at Castle Tucker, 2 Lee St., in Wiscassett.

Behind Closed Door Tour will allow peeks into nooks and crannies of historic house

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 3:06 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Castle Tucker, 2 Lee St., Wiscassett, Maine For more information: 882-7169; WISCASSET — Peek into the nooks and crannies of Castle Tucker on a Behind Closed Doors Tour 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2 Lee St. There is something new …