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Things to do April 21, 2011

By Julie Harris, BDN Staff

BANGOR — Ninth annual POETS/SPEAK!, 4:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 21, Bangor Public Library. More than 25 well-known and emerging poets, University of Maine students and community members will participate as part of National Poetry Month. Special guests are Joshua Bodwell, director of Maine Writers &

Publishers Alliance, and Bill Lippincott, a Bangor bookseller. Jazz music by Lidral Duo. For more information: 947-8336 or 581-3845

BANGOR — Green Acres Kennel Shop will hold a free seminar, Promoting Communication with Dogs Through Body Language, led by certified professional dog trainer Kate Dutra, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. Seating is limited, so call 945-6841 to make reservations. Donations accepted for Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank.

BAR HARBOR — YWCA’s annual Spring Fling and Easter egg hunt 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 23, for children ages 3 through second grade. Children will be divided by age group, and the starting times of the egg hunt will be staggered by age. Those awaiting their turns will be offered games and other activities. 288-5008.

BREWER — Open house 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, My Gym Children’s Fitness Center, 797 Wilson St. 989-1233.

ORONO — Basic Bike Tech Workshop, 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine in Orono. Learn how to fix a flat and diagnose and repair common problems that occur while on the road. Free. Coffee and light snacks provided. Bring your own mug to reduce waste. Contact Laura Lommler at 581-1571 for more information.

ORONO — Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education Training, 9 a.m.-noon Friday, April 22, Bangor Room in the University of Maine Memorial Union. Free and open to the public. Coffee and light snacks. Bring your own mug to reduce waste. Call Laura Lommler at 581-1571 for more information.

SOUTH PORTLAND — The Fort Preble Preservation Committee work day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the fort, to work on the surviving grounds, structures and buildings for preservation purposes. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for the weather, bring safety glasses and hand tools such as clippers, pruners, saws, etc. if they have them. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Leslie Barteaux at 741.5975 or email Rain date is April 30.

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