FORT KENT, Maine — Author Cathie Pelletier will teach two, three-credit courses during UMFK’s 2011 summer sessions. Writing Workshop ll will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 16- June 24. Stories In The Community, a second session, will be held between July 5 and August 12 at the campus. The class is open to avid readers who wish to learn more about writing. For more information and to register, call 834-7520.
Coast Guard schedules boating safety day
PORTLAND, Maine — The Coast Guard’s annual Boat Smart recreational boating safety day, open house and boating and kayaking safety seminar will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, 259 High St. in South Portland. The free event is an opportunity to learn about potentially life saving boating, kayaking and canoeing safety information. For more information, call 767-0318.
Unicycler heading west to benefit Red Cross
PORTLAND, Maine — Bob Mueller of Oakland embarks upon a 3,600-mile, trans-USA unicycle ride in support of the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund, ” Bob Across America,” at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth. He departs the Portland, Maine area determined to arrive on the west coast near Portland, Oregon by mid-August.
You can make your donation online at www.maineredcross.org’s “Bob Across America” Ride for Relief, or send a check payable to the American Red Cross to the American Red Cross, 2401 Congress St., Portland, Maine 04102. For more information, call 523-5122 or visit www.BobAcrossAmerica.com.