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Save your shoulders workshop in Blue Hill

Next Saturday, October 29, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Bella Skin and Body Boutique at 6 Mines Road in Blue Hill will present a Yamuna® Body Rolling class that will focus on detailed work that will deeply explore and free your shoulders.

Are your shoulders strained from fall gardening, repetitive motion or stationary desk work? You will be amazed the difference this upcoming class makes in your upper body. Certified Yamuna® Body Rolling Instructor, Marianna Moll, will teach the safest most effective ways of releasing and strengthening your shoulders using Yamuna® Body Rolling. This three-hour workshop will also teach you sequences that help you stay pain-free.

Your shoulder joint connects your hands and arms to your head, neck, and torso. It is one of the most overused parts of the body. This means it is important to keep the shoulders aligned, tension-free, and with a full range of motion. Learning how to care for your shoulders will prevent movement limitation, round shoulders, frozen shoulders, and other common shoulder injuries. The repetitive use of hands and wrists slowly begin to contract all the muscles from the hands up through the arms into the shoulders, neck, and head.

This class is important for all to do and keep doing throughout our lives to keep our upper bodies and hands from the natural aging process.

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The entire workshop is $55 with Pre-registration or $60 Drop-ins, space permitting. You may also use PayPal on the www.belfastyoga.com website. To preregister contact Kristen Tucker at 207-610-2403.

Marianna Moll Is also available for individual instructions as well as Hands-on YBR Table Treatments & Yamuna® Body Logic sessions. Call Kristen for your individual appointment.

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The business of death: What to know, Where to turn

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Pejepscot Terrace Community Building,, 36 Pejepscot Terrace, Brunswick, Maine

For more information: 207-446-1751; fcamaine.net

Funeral Consumers’ group shares information about after-death issues.

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The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine will be holding its annual meeting in Brunswick, Nov. 5, and the public is invited.

Wait….. What?

The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine?

Yes, this nonprofit exists for the consumer of funeral services, and yes, sooner or later, that will be you.

And the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine is the state chapter of the larger national nonprofit with the same name. It exists to help people make informed decisions about after-death arrangements.

Arrangements that are dignified, meaningful and affordable.

The Maine chapter of the Funeral Consumers Alliance is a nonprofit, relies on volunteers and serves to educate the public.

The organization’s annual meeting will be held in Brunswick, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is open to anyone who would like to attend, and learn more about resources that are available to those facing end-of-life decisions.

There is such a thing as the funeral industry. This industry has grown tremendously over the past 100 years, and is a commercial business. The Funeral Consumers Alliance offers a place and resources to better understand — from the consumer’s perspective — the business of death.

There’s no question, that business concerns us all.

For more information, contact

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Folk Dance Brunswick

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: People Plus, 35 Union Street, Brunswick, Maine

For more information: 207-200-7577; folkdancebrunswick.com

World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe, and around the globe. Good exercise, great fun. Many dances are taught. No partner needed. Best international folk dancing north of Boston! Fridays, 6:30–9:00 p.m., one block west of Maine St., Brunswick. Donation $5. All are welcome.

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Living with Cancer Conference November 3

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center, 119 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: 207- 664-0339; bethwrightcancercenter.org

The Down East Living with Cancer Conference will take place November 3, 2016 at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center, 119 Eden St., Bar Harbor. Registration begins at 8:am and the conference is from 9:00 am – 3:15pm.

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The theme of this year’s conference is “Taking Control” and features speakers talking on ways to control your environment, nutrition, care and pain.

Deborah de Moulpied , Environmental Toxin Expert and faculty member for the Anti-Cancer Lifestyle Program, will talk on Creating a Cancer Free Home.

Donna Walsh, Coordinator of Nutrition and Wellness for the Harold Alfond Cancer Center, will speak to healthy eating for cancer survivors.

There will be workshops on Self-Advocacy, Being Comfortable Through Treatments, and Medical Marijuana. In addition, there is a panel of cancer survivors telling their stories and complementary therapy sessions will be available throughout the day. The conference is offered at no charge.

To register contact the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center at 664-0339 or go to www.bethwrightcancercenter.org to download a registration form.

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Dispatch Magazine Halloween 5K

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Back Cove, Back Cove, Portland, Maine

Exercise your demons during this flat and fast course around Portland’s Back cove. This event raises funds for WMPG-FM, Portland’s community radio station! Costumes are welcome, fun is guaranteed!

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WMPG Record Sale

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: USM Sullivan Gym, 66 Falmouth St, Portland, Maine

CDs, LPs, DVDs, & More

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Trick or Treating for Kids and Treat-Giving Opportunity in Brooklin

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Brooklin School, Downtown Brooklin, Brooklin, Maine

For more information: 207-479-4844; brooklin-es.u76.k12.me.us/

BROOKLIN–Children of all ages and their parents are invited to a Halloween Monster Roundup and Community Dance at the Brooklin School on Saturday, October 29th.

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The round up starts at 4 p.m. and the dance starts at 6 p.m.

People who would like to give out treats to the children are also invited, and are asked to come at 3:30 to set up their “treat stations.” These will be tables that they can decorate as they like.

The event is a fundraiser for the eighth graders’ class trip. Admission is $5 per child; $20 per family is a suggested donation.

The roundup will feature games, scary snacks, fortune telling and trick or treating, of course. The dance will feature a professional disc jockey.

For more information, please contact Vicki Hull at 479-4844.

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California based installation artist, sculptor and photographer Will Rogan will visit the University of Maine

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center, 5785 Stewart Commons, University of Maine, Orono, ME

For more information: intermediamfa.org/lectures2016

On Tuesday November 8th California based installation artist, sculptor and photographer Will Rogan will visit the University of Maine as a part of “Tuesdays at the IMRC”, the Intermedia MFA visiting artist series.

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Will Rogan is a sculptor and photographer. His work deals with the passing of time, the materiality and history of objects, and our relationship to matter and images. Will uses the physical world as a sculptural medium to examine the potential for beauty, manipulation and function in art making. His works addresses “things that are quiet in nature, but can be described by a larger idea.” Through photography, installation and sculpture, Will’s work uses the mundane and simple contrasts found in life to find meaning in everyday objects and the human experience. Will is represented by Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco and Misako Rosen Gallery, Tokyo. He is a past recipient of the SECA Award, a fellow of the MacArthur Foundation Media Arts Fellowship.

Will’s work is in the public collections of the SFMOMA, the Berkeley Art Museum, and the Oakland Museum of Art. Will is also the co-founder and co-editor of THE THING Quarterly, an experimental art publication. To learn more about Will’s work, visit http://altmansiegel.com/artists/will-rogan/. 

This presentation is free and open to the public and will take place at 7:00p.m. at the IMRC Center at the University of Maine. For more information, please contact Eleanor Kipping at publicity@imrccenter.com or visit www.intermediamfa.org/lectures2016.


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Brownville Community Church’s “Annual Harvest Supper”

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Brownville Community Church, 84 Church Street, Brownville, Maine

For more information: 207-943-2839

BROWNVILLE, Maine — The annual harvest supper will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Brownville Community Church, 84 Church St.

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The menu will include pot roast, mashed potatoes, harvest vegetables, biscuits, and dessert.

Prices are $8, $3 for children 12 and under.


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UMF brings bachelor’s degree program to SMCC

Southern Maine Community College and the University of Maine at Farmington have entered into a new partnership that allows graduates from SMCC’s Early Childhood Education program to live and work in southern Maine while earning a UMF Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education with K-3 certification.

Under the partnership launched this fall, UMF’s nationally-accredited Early Childhood Education program with K-3 certification is being taught by UMF faculty at SMCC’s South Portland Campus. The initiative is made possible through a transfer agreement that allows graduates to move seamlessly from SMCC’s Associate in Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education to UMF’s bachelor degree program.

“This new collaboration with SMCC was created to help early childhood educators reach their full potential,” said Donna Karno, UMF associate professor of early childhood education. “It offers students who live in midcoast and southern Maine the opportunity to earn the same quality Early Childhood Education bachelor’s degree with a K-3 certification as students on the Farmington campus, but without leaving home. UMF is very proud to offer this new opportunity to Maine students.”

This hybrid program provides the in-classroom course work, local school field study and virtual UMF classroom experience that prepares preservice teachers to teach in many early childhood settings, including kindergarten through third grade in public schools.

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“The new agreement allows SMCC graduates to stay in the Portland and southern Maine area while pursuing their bachelor’s degree because the classes are offered at SMCC,” said Rachel Parse, chair of SMCC’s Early Childhood Education program. “This is another way we’re working across the community college and university systems to support students in meeting their educational and professional goals.”

The program’s play-based approach helps prepare educators to motivate young children to learn, help them develop lifelong learning skills and be actively involved in their own learning. The transfer agreement also removes hurdles and paperwork, provides guidance and saves time and money for SMCC graduates who transfer to the UMF program.

According to Julia Jeremias, UMF coordinator of the program and an SMCC faculty member, each student receives individual advising and a plan that meets their personal needs to complete the program in a timely fashion. Students are advised on course selection and field placement for their student teaching experience and will be able to graduate from the program in three years with their Maine K-3 Early Childhood Teacher Certification.

In addition to this new UMF offering at SMCC, the Early Childhood Education Department at Farmington has a long history of partnering with Early Childhood Education programs at many of Maine’s community colleges, including Central Maine Community College, Eastern Maine Community College, Kennebec Valley Community College, Washington County Community College, York County Community College as well as Southern Maine Community College.

For more information on the program, contact Julia Jeremias, UMF coordinator and advisor of the Early Childhood Cohort Off-Campus Program at julia.jeremias@maine.edu or 207-778-7274, or visit the UMF website at


More information about SMCC’s Early Childhood Education program is available on the SMCC website at https://www.smccme.edu/academics/degree-programs/early-childhood-education/

Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) is Maine’s largest and oldest community college. Founded in 1946, SMCC offers courses at its South Portland and Brunswick campuses, at community satellite locations and online. SMCC has among the lowest tuition and fees in New England and offers more than 40 degree programs.

UMF offers one of the premier teacher education programs in New England. One of just three nationally-accredited teacher education programs in Maine, it combines interesting coursework with hands-on field experience beginning in the first and second years at UMF followed by an immersive, 16-week Student Teaching experience. UMF prepares teachers in early childhood education, early childhood special education, elementary education, secondary/middle education and special education. Since 2006, seven UMF grads have been named Maine Teacher of the Year.

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Thoreau Gathering Launches with Roundtable on Environmental Communications

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center - College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: coa.edu/calendar/#event_id/14405/view/event

A panel on communications opportunities and challenges within environmental and social justice activism will launch College of the Atlantic’s first Thoreau Gathering.

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The gathering is one of three to be held as part of the school’s new Thoreau Environmental Leaders Initiative.The roundtable discussion, with environmental media professionals Jane Kochersperger and Anjali Appadurai ’13, will be moderated by COA professor of educational studies Dr. Bonnie Tai.

The theme of the talk will be “working in the field,” with discussion about panelists’ path to a career in communications, what background and experiences they’ve found helpful, how communications professional can help address environmental issues, and the challenges, rewards, and lessons learned as a media professionals communicating issues of environmental and social justice. In addition, the panelists will offer advice for COA students and other young people who might want to choose a similar career path.

Kochersperger has worked as a campaign and public relations strategist on issues of environmental and social justice for over twenty years, including work on climate and energy issues with the Citizens Coal Council, the Clean Air Task Force, and Greenpeace. She currently works as a communications consultant with her own firm, Bodhi Tree Communications.

Anjali is a 2013 graduate of COA, currently working as communications and engagement specialist with West Coast Environmental Law in Vancouver, BC. The panel will be followed by a one-day Thoreau Gathering workshop for students at COA and other Maine colleges to learn and practice basic communications skills of framing, messaging, and narrative building.

The Thoreau Environmental Leaders Initiative is a new project at COA that will cultivate effective advocates for renewable energy and climate change issues. The initiative combines academic preparation, experiential learning and action in international and local settings, and peer-to- peer learning and mentoring.

A total of three workshops, each on a different topic, are planned for the year ahead as part of the Thoreau Environmental Leaders project. Each workshop will include a public panel discussion with environmental leaders in which they share their experiences and offer advice to those wishing to enter the field. The next panel will occur in early 2017 and will focus on lobbying and political action at the local, state, and national levels. The Thoreau Environmental Leaders Initiative is funded by a grant from the Henry David Thoreau Foundation.

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Partnership Food Pantry, Greenville

We are open to anyone with unmet food needs.  We operate the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 11:00 to 12:00 and as needed on an emergency basis. We are located behind the fire station on Minden Street and may be reached by phone at 207-518-8833.

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ALF Actress to celebrate show’s 30th Anniversary with Nite Show Visit

BANGOR – The Nite Show with Danny Cashman is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the NBC sitcom ALF by bringing one of the show’s stars to Maine. Andrea Elson, who played Lynn Tanner on the show, will visit The Nite Show on an episode scheduled to air on Saturday, Nov. 12.

“I grew up watching ALF,” said Nite Show host Danny Cashman. “It was appointment viewing for my family on Monday nights. ALF’s sarcastic, wise-cracking attitude always struck me as funny, and the family on the show seemed very normal and familiar to me. It’s exciting for all of us ‘80s kids’ involved in the show to bring Andrea to Maine to talk about such an iconic show from our childhoods.”

The premise of ALF focused on the Tanner family, and the alien who crash-landed his spacecraft into their garage. ALF was kept hidden from neighbors, co-workers, and classmates in order to keep the government from taking him away. What resulted was four years of television that saw ratings success and critical acclaim for NBC.

Even though the show ALF was canceled in 1990, the character lived on through guest appearances on other shows, his own late night talk show called ALF’s Hit Talk Show, and even jobs as a commercial spokesperson.

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“It’s always been a goal of ours on this show to blend local with national,” said Cashman. “We’ve been fortunate to bring some great guests in from away, and Andrea is no exception. She’s thrilled to be making her first trip to Maine and joining us on the show.”

The show will be taped this Wednesday, October 26, at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre. Other guests for the evening include veteran political correspondent for Maine Public, Mal Leary; and music from Shane Reis. Free tickets area available to the taping via The Nite Show’s website, www.theniteshowmaine.com.

The Nite Show with Danny Cashman is broadcast statewide on Saturday nights. The Nite Show is seen in BangorSaturday nights at 11:30 on WABI (CBS); in Portland on Saturday nights at 10:30 on WPFO, FOX23, and late night Saturday at 1 a.m. on WGME, CBS 13; and in Presque Isle on Saturday nights at midnight on WAGM FOX8. Tickets for all tapings are free and available through the show’s website, www.theniteshowmaine.com.

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Castine – Trinity Episcopal Church

Sunday October 30, 2016

Trinity Episcopal Church, 150 Perkins St., will observe Pentecost 24 and All Saints on Sunday, October 30, 2016 with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 9:00 am. The Rev. Canon Ian L. Bockus will be the celebrant and preacher. Please join us refreshments after the liturgy.

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Free community supper Nov. 5 at Belfast church

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill St., Belfast, Maine

BELFAST, Maine — A free community supper will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Menu will be turkey and all of the fixings and pie for dessert.


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CDRC’s Scarecrow Fest Oct. 29

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Location: Main St. between North and Monroe, Calais, Maine

Downtown Calais is the place to be on Saturday, Oct. 29, as the Scarecrow Fest has a full day of great activities packed full of fun.
            The big event for the Fest is going to be the Casket Race beginning at 11 a.m. on Main Street between North and Monroe Streets. Teams who enter a casket (home built or the real thing) vie for $500 and $250 prizes for first and second place and $100 for most creative casket. For more information and to register for this event, call Diane at 214-6581. Sponsored by Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition.
            While you are waiting for the race to start, head to the parking lot next to the bank where the St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Trunk or Treat from 10 to 11 a.m.
From 12 to 2 p.m., Calais Regional Hospital is sponsoring Pumpkin Decorating (while the pumpkins last) being held at Triangle Park. This event is great fun for the kids. While there, enjoy the Haunted Triangle Park which runs all day Saturday.
Calais Free Library is offering Cookie Decorating at 12:30 p.m. at the library and a Mummy Race at 1:30 p.m. at Triangle Park.
             The Cadaver Toss is from 2 to 4 p.m. in Triangle Park. Cadavers will be supplied and the objective is to see who can toss them the farthest. So be at Triangle Park and bring a little muscle with you. Cash prizes are first prize, $75, second prize, $50, and third prize $25.
             Keep up with CDRC events. “Like” Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition on Facebook.

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Fourth annual trunk or treat event at Belfast church

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, Belfast, Maine

BELFAST, Maine — Fourth annual trunk or treat event will be held 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Halloween cartoon, costume parade and treats. Free.


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Jill Stein Fundraiser

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St., Bangor, Maine

BANGOR, Maine — Local Green Party activists announce the homecoming of one of their favorite Maine Green Independent Party candidates. Pat LaMarche will be in Maine for a visit the end of the month and is helping host a fundraiser for the Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka presidential campaign. On Tuesday, October 25th from 4-7 pm at the Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio Street, Bangor, Maine. Pat and other Green activists will host a Lasagna Potluck and Fundraiser.

LaMarche says: “someone just asked me why Jill Stein is qualified to be President of the U.S. (so much for believing it should be ‘one of us’ like the… propaganda tells us… go monarchy) anyway, I answered this: ‘honestly … any decent human being is better suited to be President than these….shell-game, evil masterminds that rise to the top of the corporate political parties.  So yeah, decent human being is a big improvement.'”

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The public is invited to come out to the Grange and meet this firebrand political activist who spends her life working for the underdog. LaMarche has always championed the impoverished, the homeless, the overlooked and forgotten. Many may remember that she used the bully pulpit of her Vice Presidential run to bring attention to the plight of the homeless across this country.

There will be a silent auction of political memorabilia including several copies of the book LaMarche wrote about her trip across the US staying in homeless shelters, “Left Out in America.” Other features of the evening will be a lasagna bake-off and lots of stimulating political dialogue. Donations will be accepted at the door. People attending who wish to participate in the lasagna bake-off should bring a pan of their best lasagna with them to enter the contest. The winner will be decided by those in attendance.

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Dolphin Strikers 3rd Annual Halloween Bash at The Speakeasy!

The Dolphin Strikers host THE best Halloween partyat The Speakeasy in Rockland! The theme for this year’s event is ZOMBIE PROM! Grab your best bubs or go stag and join a whole room of the dancing dead! Prizes for the scariest, the most creative and the most beautiful Zombie will be given out. Music starts at 9pm and there is a $5 cover…

Bring out your dead!!

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