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Event listing items can be submitted to us at editor@dailybulldog.com. They should be short and to the point, including dates, times and contact information. Please submit event listings in paragraph format (as opposed to a list format or sending a poster) and please refrain from typing them in all uppercase. All items are listed chronologically, organized by category. Our seven categories are: [Special Events], [Exhibits, Readings & Shows], [Music, Dance & Drama], [Benefit Feasts, Sales & Events], [Craft Fairs, Yard Sales & Farmers' Markets], [Meetings & Gatherings][Classes & Workshops]. Click on these seven categories for easy navigation.

SPECIAL EVENTS & NOTICES

The Annual Boat Parade at Clearwater Lake in Industry will be Friday evening, July 3, starting at dusk. Meet at the head of the Lake. The “Group Paddle” is scheduled for Saturday, July 4, starting time is 7:30 a.m. near the break water area. Both events are sponsored by the Clearwater Lake Assoication.

Farmington Obstacle Run. An obstacle race will be held Friday July 3 at 7 p.m. Registration is from 6 to 6:45 p.m. at the Snack Shack in Farmington. A $10 registration fee includes t-shirt to the first 20 to register. The course is mostly flat and is approximately 2 miles long. From the Snack Shack the course will contain one loop around the Farmington Village Corporation Field then returning back to where it started. There will be 10 to 12 obstacles to overcome while running around the Village Corporation Field. Pre register at the Narrow Gauge Cinemas or send a check to PO Box 486, Farmington, ME 04938. Registration is limited to the first 100 who enter. For more information contact John Moore at mainecinemas@myfairpoint.net.

EXHIBITS, READINGS & SHOWS

SugarWood Gallery welcomes Scott Perry as July’s Artist of the Month with an Open House Reception on July 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. Perry’s work will remain on exhibit and available for sale during the month of July. SugarWood Gallery is located at 248 Broadway in Farmington. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 10 to 4 on Saturday and Sunday.

Open Studio & Art Gallery featuring oils, pastels, and prints by Tracy Medling. Friday, July 3, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 114 Perham Street, Farmington. (Four houses up on the left from blinking yellow light). For more information, please email Tracy at TracyMedling@yahoo.com.

The Dead River Area Historical Society will open for the 2015 season on Saturday, July 4 and will be open every weekend through July and August from 11.a.m. to 3 p.m. On display in the museum are artifacts, manuscripts, and photographs that have been donated or loaned by interested townspeople and descendants of original families of the Dead River Region. Collections from 1850 on include old carpentry and logging tools, china, glass, church organ, furniture from native families, a complete schoolroom, a memorial room to the "lost" towns of Flagstaff and Dead River, the lineage of several native families, and a host of memorabilia from native homesteads. For more information call: Mary Henderson 246-2271.

New Art Exhibit Opening:The Art of Raymond White Skolfield now to Aug. 1 at the Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus. Summer hours for Emery's Flex Space Gallery from noon to 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday.

The New Sharon Historical Society has started their summer schedule for their museum. The museum will be open on Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. until Labor Day weekend. The society is now located at 11 School Lane in the Town Office building. We’re looking forward to a busy summer.

The Art of Raymond White Skolfield. Exhibit June 11–August 1, Opening Reception June 11, 5 p.m. Emery Community Arts Center Flex Gallery. Free and open to the public. The art of Raymond White Skolfield, a Maine artist whose work in the early 20th century depicted everyday scenes and landscapes captured in paintings and lithographs. His art can be found in such institutions as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Gene Oliver Gallery in San Francisco and the Library of Congress. Sponsored by the Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus.

Schoolhouse Gallery is located at 266 Main Street in Kingfield Village. On display currently are other photographs by nature photographers John Orcutt and Cam Held, paintings by Valerie Aponik, as well as other art and crafts from the High Peaks region of Maine. We look forward to seeing you! For more information, please call Cynthia Orcutt at 207 939 6518, email corcutt86@gmail.com or visit www.schoolhouseartgallery.com.

On Exhibit. Photographer Betsy Bass's work is on exhibit at the Carrabassett Valley Library & Community Center. For those interested in finding out more about her work, she can be emailed at betsybass52@gmail.com.

MUSIC, DANCE, DRAMA & COMEDY

Gothard Sisters Concert: High energy Irish music and dance, Friday, July 3, 7 pm at the Phillips Area Community Center on Depot St.. Admission $15 at the door.

5th Annual Classic Meets Pop Concert and Firework Display: On Saturday, July 4 at 7:30 p.m., four of America's most exciting up-and-coming musicians will perform a free concert in the Mount Vernon Community Center on Minnehonk Lake in Mt. Vernon. These four alumni musicians, who have been featured on NPR’s From the Top, the most popular weekly classical radio show on NPR, will present an exciting concert of classical and popular music on flute, bass, violin and piano. Following the concert, there will be a fireworks display over Minnehonk Lake. Seating in the hall is on a first come, first serve basis. Guests are also encouraged to bring blankets or chairs and sit outside on the lawn to listen. Donations will be accepted in support of the 30 Mile River Watershed Association and the Parker Pond Lake Association. FMI: http://www.30mileriver.org/ or http://www.parkerpond.org/

Anything Goes - Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. A production of the Rangeley Friends of the Arts, Anything Goes will be presented at the RFA Lakeside Theater in Rangeley 7 p.m. on July 4, 5, 6 and 7. Reserve your seats by calling The Chamber of Commerce at 864-5571. FMI www.rangeleyarts.org.

Concert. Village Harmony, the acclaimed teen world music singing ensemble, led by Suzannah Park, Will Rowan and Nadia Tarnawsky, will be performing for the third year at the Vienna Union Hall on Tuesday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. The group includes 25 brilliant teen singers ages 12-18, from nine states. The program includes traditional songs and choral arrangements from South Africa, Ukraine, Lithuania and the Balkans, American Appalachian and shape-note songs, and several renaissance works. Suggested admission at the door is is $10, $5 for students and seniors. For more information call 293-2362 or 293-2674 or email viennaunionhall@gmail.com.

Concert. The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will present International Night, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 at the RFA Lakeside Theater. “Primo Cubano,” a five-member band, will offer their unique style of Cuban Salsa. Included in the ticket price, concert goers will enjoy A Taste of Cuba – complimentary snacks with a Cuban flavor at intermission. Admission $15. Tickets are available in advance at the Rangeley Chamber of Commerce, 6 Park Rd, Rangeley, or call them at 207-864-5571. Tickets will also be available at the door. The Lakeside Theater is located at 2493 Main St, Rangeley. For more information or to find their complete schedule of events, visit www.rangeleyarts.org.

Old Crow Indian Band Concerts & ice cream. For years, people of all ages have attended the Monday night concerts in Meetinghouse Park and listened to the repertoire of the Old Crow Indian Band. To show their appreciation, the band will be giving free ice cream at the last concert of each month this summer. Concerts are held every Monday night, weather permitting, in June, July and August. The music starts at 7 p.m. and continues until 8:30 p.m. A donation box is available to help cover costs incurred by the band. Two flavors of ice cream will be available on a first come basis until it is gone. Free ice cream will also be offered on July 27 and August 31.

Music Series. Nickles and Dimes will be playing in the Farmington Gazebo Summer Music series on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. As always these weekly concerts will take place weather permitting. This music series will continue weather permitting on each Tuesday through out the months of June, July and August. Check the local papers and local public Television for information on weekly performers. For more information, call Jeff at 207-778-2577.

BENEFIT FEASTS, AUCTIONS & OTHER EVENTS

July 4, Farmington. Strawberry Shortcake featuring fresh baked biscuits, Pike Farm strawberries and whipped cream will be served up by volunteers of Old South First Congregational Church from 10:30 to 12:30 on the lawn of the Pierce House, 204 Main St, Farmington. Cost $4 per serving. Proceeds benefit Old South Church. Copies of the newly published 2014 bicentennial edition Church cookbook will be on sale at that time. Cost is $15.

Souper Supper. The Chesterville Grange will be holding a public "souper" supper on Friday, July 10, serving between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Homemade soups, chowders, and desserts. Adults, $5; Child, $2.50. FMI 778-2282 or 778-5845.

Saturday, July 11 Public Supper at the North Jay Grange 10, 4 to 6 p.m. Casseroles, salads, baked beans, meats, cole slaw, breads, beverages and desserts. Dinner music with L & D Country, Linda Lee and Dona Whittemore. Adults $7; children 10/under $3. FMI: call 645-4628, 645-2910, 645-9353.

July 11 Public Supper at Trinity United Methodist Church 4:30 to 6 p.m. Baked beans and casserole supper. $7 adults and $3.50 for children 12 and 12 and under are free. For more information call Trinity United Methodist Church at 778-3921.

Benefit Golf. Tee It Up For New Vineyard Public Library Benefit Golf Tournament at Beautiful Diadema Golf Course (New Portland Rd., No. Anson) on Saturday, July 12 –(rain date 19). Sign-in starts at 7:30; Shotgun Tee-Off at 8:30. Format: 4-5 person 9-hole scramble. Fees: $40 per golfer-golf cart may be rented Includes: Green Fees. Lunch, Putting contests with great prizes, Closest-to-pin contest on each hole, Longest Drive contest, Driving range open for practice. Advanced registration required: To register as a team or individual golfer please contact John at 652-3060 or register at DIADEMA. Proceeds will benefit the library, dedicated in memory of Rudy Stanzel. For more information please call John at 652-3060.

"Summer Fest" Old Fashioned Picnic on the lawn at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, Academy Street in Farmington, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. In case of rain, the event will be held inside. Hamburgers, hotdogs, salads, baked beans, beverages and desserts. $7.

CRAFT FAIRS, YARD SALES & FARMERS' MARKETS

The Mt. Vernon Summer Arts & Crafts Fair & Farmers Market will feature over 30 local artists, crafters and farmers. The fair and market will be held rain or shine on Saturday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Community Center as well as outside on the adjacent Town Beach. The ladies of the community will also be serving snacks and a light lunch from the Community Center kitchen. Come partake of the fun and peruse what’s on offer!

Vendors Welcome. The Farmington Falls Fire Company is holding a chicken BBQ & large yard sale on Saturday, July 11 starting at 11 a.m. at Philbrick Park in Farmington Falls. Have a good meal, enjoy live music then browse the hundreds of items for sale. All proceeds to benefit the Falls Fire Company as they work to support youth baseball and community events throughout the year. Free space if you'd like to sell your stuff! Call Junior Turner at 778-6221 if you have questions.

JoJo's next Craft Fair in Rangeley and as always our events support Madre Sana's Birth Haven and Doula Certification Programs in Rumford. Birth Haven is a new Out of Hospital Birthing Center servicing families in Franklin and Oxford counties. Come join us July 18 from 10-4 for a day of food, fun and games! There will be crafters and vendors from Rangeley as well as across the state of Maine. Activities include a raffle and games, balloons, and face painting! JoJo's will be catering with fresh made donuts in the morning and some wonderful foods for lunch and dessert! The event is being held at the Masons Lodge located at 10 Richardson Street in Rangeley. There are tables still available, so if you are looking for a local venue to show off your crafts, contact Heather or Amber - 207-265-6599.

Vendors Sought. The Rangeley Trail Town Festival Sept. 6, 10am-4pm is now in its 4th year and is pleased to say that attendance has increased each year and the enthusiasm is growing! We are looking for vendors/artisans that offer a product that is handmade by the person/people doing the selling (no imports, please!). Especially important is that the product(s) relate in some way to the Appalachian Trail, enjoying the great outdoors, sustainable planet, ecology, recycling...you get the idea. Vendor spaces are approx 10 x 10 and cost $25.The location is on Pond Street between Forks in the Air, Ecopelagicon, and Haley Pond Park. Details and vendor applications are available to download at www.rangeleytrailtown.com.

Come to the Saturday Farmington Farmers' Market in the courthouse parking lot on Main Street, Farmington. Every Saturday 9am-noon. Start out your market morning with a delicious cup of coffee and a homemade donut, muffin or butter roll. We have Greens, Artisan Breads, Eggs, Honey, Lamb, Pork, Beef, Jams and Jellies, Pies and Baked Goods. http://freshmainefood.blogspot.com.

Franklin County Farmers’ Markets: Farmington, Friday - 9am-2pm, May-Oct on Front Street by Better Living Center; Saturday - 9am-noon, May-Oct 
Main Street Courthouse parking lot; Saturday - 9am-noon, Nov-Apr 
Grange Hall, Bridge Street West Farmington; Phillips, Saturday - 10am-2pm, late May-Sept 
American Legion Hall, Depot Street; Rangeley Area Tuesday - 11am-2pm, June-Sept, Route 4 & South Shore Dr. Sandy River Plantation; County-wide online market, Weekly deliveries, Year-round www.westernmainemarket.com. For contact info or updates on any of the farmers’ markets in Franklin Co. go to 
www.westernmainemarket.com.

MEETINGS & GATHERINGS

SeniorsPlus will be at the Wilton Free Public Library on July 1, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. We will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have about services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities and their families. All events are free and open to the public. For further information and to make an appointment, call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241.

Annual Town Picnic. The Madrid Historical Society (MHS) will once again host the town’s annual picnic, Saturday, July 4, from 11a.m.-3 p.m. The picnic will take place in “Bud’s Field” on Reeds Mill Road. Good food (Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, BBQ and place settings will be provided) and fun games for kids and adults are planned. Please bring a dish to share and beverage of your choice. Look for the banner and signs if this will be your first time to the picnic. All residents and landowners in Madrid are welcome to attend along with their families and friends. The Madrid Historical Society seeks to preserve the memories and heritage of the Township of Madrid for future generations as well as provide community activities for the current generations. In addition to the annual summer picnic, MHS provides a Christmas party for the children of Madrid. For more information about any MHS activities visit our website, www.madridhistoricalsocietymaine.org or call Ginni at 639-2713.

Phillips Historical SocietySunday July 5th and 19th, the Phillips Historical Society will be open from 1 - 3 pm. This month we will be showcasing our large antique quilt collection by having all of our quilts on display. These quilts have been viewed, authenticated, dated and described by Laureen LaBar, the Chief Curator of History and Fine Arts from the Maine State Museum in Augusta. We have a wide variety of quilts from the very fancy and complex to the plain and functional, including several that were woven at the old Phillips Woolen Mill. These quilts will be displayed throughout our house and barn.

Upcoming Services. Reeds Mill Church on Reeds Mill Road in Madrid will open its doors for summer worship services on Sunday, July 5. Services will continue throughout the summer each Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. The last Sunday in August is Old Home Sunday. A potluck lunch will be enjoyed at noon with the worship service that day at 1 p.m. Last year a new handicap ramp was built allowing easy access for everyone who wants to attend services at “The Church in the Wildwood.” And please mark your calendars for the Hymn Sing Sept. 13, 7 pm – flash lights are recommended – as well as the Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 26 at 10 am and a Candlelight Christmas Service scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 20 at 3 pm. For information visit the website at www.reedsmillchurch.org or call Ginni at 639-2713.

SeniorsPlus Caregiver Support Group at the Farmington Town Office, the First Monday of each month, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. – the next one will be held on July 7. This is a wonderful chance to connect with others, share experiences, gain information, support and a friendly ear. You do not have to pre-register to attend the support group. This opportunity is free and open to the public. For further information, call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241.

SeniorsPlus Caregiver Support Group at The Rangeley Town Office. The group will meet the second Thursday of each month, from 2 to 3:30pm – the next one will be held on July 9. This support group is for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s or other forms of Dementia. This is a wonderful chance to connect with others, share experiences, gain information, support and a friendly ear. You do not have to pre-register to attend the support group. This opportunity is free and open to the public. For further information, call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241.

The Jim Ditzler Memorial Library in New Sharon will offer a Story Hour from 10 a.m. ~ 11 a.m on Saturdays beginning July 11 and ending on August 15th, 2015. There will be stories, crafts and snacks. Everyone is welcome. For more information please call the library at 779-1128.

Mt. Blue HS Class of 1975 will be having their 40 year class reunion on July 11 at The Homestead Kitchen, Bar and Bakery, 186 Broadway, Farmington, Maine. Please visit our Facebook page or our website for further info. Hope to see everyone there.

Annual Meeting. The Clearwater Lake Association will hold it Annual Meeting on Sunday, July 12 at the Industry Town Hall. The potluck dinner will begin at noon and the meeting will follow. Please bring your favorite dinner dish to share with the members. All members and interested person are invited to attend this meeting. Beverages (water, soda, coffee/tea) will be provided.

The Annual Meeting of the Wilton Free Public Library Association will be held Wednesday, July 22, at 7 p.m. The Wilton Free Public Library Association is a non-profit corporation which must hold a yearly meeting to elect officers. Any resident of the town of Wilton is invited to attend. Following the Association meeting, the library board will hold its July meeting.

Mt. Blue High School Class of 1990 25th Reunion. The Mt. Blue Class of 1990 will be holding its 25th reunion on Aug. 1, 2015 from 4:00PM until midnight. The event will be held at Titcomb Mountain Ski Lodge in Farmington, and will include a pig roast and music. For more info or to register please email 1990MBHS@gmail.com

Livermore Falls High School, Class of 1985 30th reunion planning is underway! We are seeking contact information for all classmates. Please forward your name, mailing address, phone number and email address to lfhs85@gmail.com.

Farmington Area Veterans. The Veterans’ Advocate is at the Municipal Building in Farmington the first Tuesday of every month, 9 a.m. until noon.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

The Jim Ditzler Memorial Library in New Sharon will offer two sessions this coming week. On Tuesday June 30 from 6 p.m. ~ 7 p.m. we will present a session on Kid Heroes, and on Wednesday July 1 from 6 p.m. ~ 7 p.m. we will present a session on Community Heroes. Everyone is welcome. For more information please call the library at 779-1128.

Be a Hero! Summer Reading Program at Dr. Shaw Memorial Library in Mt. Vernon. Join us Monday, July 6 at 4pm to meet some of our local Firefighter Heroes! Of course they will read a story with us, and they’ll bring their truck to the library for the children to explore. We may even get to sit in the driver’s seat! Come meet these wonderful people who work hard to help take care of our community.

Everyone's Resource Depot announces July Workshop Schedule.
July 2nd. Everyone’s Resource Depot. July Arts and Crafts workshops for children of all ages. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4 pm. Fee: $1.00. Topic: “Holiday Hats”. For info call 778-7150. July 7 and 9. “Crazy Collages” July 14 and 16. “Paper Creations : Boxes and Tubes” July 21 and 23. “Favorite Animal Projects” July 28 and 30. “String Art and Dream Catchers.”

Summer Art Camps for Children. Upcountry Artists Gallery & Learning Center is offering three Summer Art Camp sessions. To find out more, click here.

This 4-night class will present the tools of Mindfulness and Stress Reduction to young adults ages 13-18. Taught by Kathleen Hickey MD and Sara Mulvey RN CYT the class nights are July 7, 16, 23, and 28 from 6 pm-8pm at Source 365 in Temple, ME. Please email kmhickey@myfairpoint.net if you are interested in registering.

The following sessions are to be held at the Franklin County Children’s Task Force, located on 113 Church St. in Farmington. Classes are offered at no charge to all participants, and light snacks and free on-site childcare are provided. Registration is required to ensure proper coverage. Call 778-6960 or email fcctf@fcctf.org to sign up or to request additional information. Parent/Caregiver classes being offered through the summer are as follows: 1,2,3 Magic & More 1,2,3 Magic: Learn a simple method to help manage difficult behaviors, and build skills to encourage positive actions, independence and self-esteem in children ages 18 months-12 years. Thursdays, July 2, 9, 16 from 5:30-7:30 pm; or Tuesdays, Aug. 11, 18, 25 from 5:30-7:30 pm. 1,2,3 Magic: Learn a simple method to help manage “stop behaviors” in children ages 18 months-12 years. Great for both caregivers and educators! Saturday, June 27 from 9-noon. Nurturing Parenting: Learn about nurturing routines, alternatives to spanking, child development, infant and child massage, and ways to build self-esteem and self-concept in children. Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4 from 5:30-7 pm. Active Parenting: Caregivers of children ages 5-12; discover how to raise responsible, cooperative children who are able to resist negative peer pressure and thrive in the 21st Century. Thursdays, July 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27 from 5:30-7 p.m.

UMaine Extension shows gardeners how to 'Preserve the Harvest.' Enjoy the taste of summer fruits and vegetables all year long by taking the University of Maine Cooperative Extension's Preserving the Harvest workshop 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the Franklin County UMaine Extension office, 138 Pleasant St., Farmington. UMaine Extension staff will lead the workshop, which will include hands-on, USDA-recommended food preservation methods, including hot water bath canning. Participants will make pickled dilly beans to take home. Fresh produce, canning jars and other canning equipment will be provided. Participants should bring a potholder. Cost is $20 per person; partial scholarships are available. Register by July 3 at umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/hands-on-workshops/. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, call 207.781.6099, 800.287.1471 (toll-free in Maine).

Phillips Public Library's Summer Reading Program “Sunlandia” based on the book Weslandia by Paul Fleischman begins Wednesday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m. with a show by The Magic of Conjuring Carroll. The “Sunlandia” Reading Program will explore the properties of sunflowers. Growing, cooking and crafting with the sunniest of plants. There will be a garden sunflower house for children to play and read in. A reading record will be available for all books read throughout the summer and those read to the youngest of our participants. Prizes will be awarded to every five books registered up to 15. Everyone Welcome to see the show and signup for reading program seven Wednesdays of books, crafts, projects, readings, snacks and prizes! The Phillips Public Library is located at 96 Main Street, Phillips. Hours: Wednesday 10-7, Thursday & Friday 10-5, Saturday 10 - 2 p.m. The Summer Reading Program at the Phillips Library has been made possible by the Maine Community Foundation.

“Jesus Floats My Boat” is the theme of Shorey Chapel’s (1109 Industry Rd, Industry) Vacation Bible School for 2015. All ages 5 through 12 are welcome to join us for this fun learning experience. We will share Bible stories, crafts, games, music and snacks. Join us July 8, 9 and 10, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and on Friday night from 5:30 to 7PM for the closing family picnic and program. To pre-register e-mail Pastor Lynda at lyndagiard@msn.com or call or text Fran at 207-491-3803.

Harvest workshop. University of Maine Cooperative Extension's Preserving the Harvest workshop 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the Franklin County UMaine Extension office, 138 Pleasant St., Farmington. UMaine Extension staff will lead the workshop, which will include hands-on, USDA-recommended food preservation methods, including hot water bath canning. Participants will make pickled dilly beans to take home. Fresh produce, canning jars and other canning equipment will be provided. Participants should bring a potholder. Cost is $20 per person; partial scholarships are available. Register by July 3 at umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/hands-on-workshops/. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, call 207-781-6099, 800-287-1471 (toll-free in Maine).

These 4-day healing events are open to all ages for health, wellness and performance. Each event will offer participants 4 treatments of Bioenergy therapy (one full session) in a supportive, casual environment. Bioenergy reverses all illness, simple to serious. Documented benefits range from instant pain relief, sports recovery, relief from PTSD, depression, anxiety, remarkable improvements for Autism, ADHS, Pandas and it optimizes the immune system. Session 1: July 13-July 16. 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Session 2: Aug. 10-Aug. 13. 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Fee: $30 Location: University of Maine at Farmington. Contact Annie Philbrick 207-649-4626 for more information.

Basketball Camp. The Mt. Blue High School Boys Basketball team will be holding a summer basketball camp for students entering grades 3-9. There will be two weeks of camp: July 13-16 and July 20-23. Cost will be $40 for one week or $75 for both weeks Times for the camp will be from 8:30-10:00 for grades 3-4, 10:00-11:30 for grades 5&6 and 11:30-1:00 for grades 7&8. To register or obtain further information, contact Mt. Blue Boys Varsity Basketball Coach Kevin Main at kmain@mtbluersd.org.

Creative-Tech Summer Camp for Teens. The University of Maine at Farmington is offering a new, week-long Creative-Tech Summer Camp for high school-aged students, 14 to 18, with an interest in creative media. This innovative, hands-on technology camp will help students learn, imagine, explore and create using the latest interactive media skills and techniques. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 13-17, in the SPVI Mac/Art Lab, room 222, UMF Merrill Hall, 224 Main Street. Four, one-day workshop style sessions will be taught by UMF faculty and staff from Monday thru Thursday with a presentation on Friday afternoon for students to show their work at the Emery Community Arts Center on campus. Cost for the camp is $250 per student. Registrations are now being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with limited openings. To register, or for more information, visit www.farmington.edu/techcamp or email aleclair@maine.edu.

Wilton CareerCenter. The following sessions are to be held at the Wilton CareerCenter 865 Us Route 2E Wilton. Telephone 645-5800; toll free 1-800-982-4311; TYY 888-697-2895 to set up an appointment. www.mainecareercenter.com. These workshops are at no charge to the public. All workshops begin promptly at listed times; registration required­­­.

Gateways to Employment: Wednesday, July 1, from 9 a.m. – noon and Wednesday, July 15, from 9 a.m. – noon. The Maine CareerCenters help bring job seekers and employers together. It is the place to start your job search or find out about education and training opportunities so you can continue to be competitive in the workplace. This workshop will provide you with more information about the resources that the CareerCenter has to offer. You will also learn about some of the newest tools that can assist you in conducting an efficient and productive job search. Topics covered include: how to tap into the “hidden job market”; identifying the skills you have to offer employers and tips on successfully completing applications, resumes, and cover letters a well how to register and apply for jobs posted through the CareerCenter.

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation: Thursday, July 2, from 9 – 10:30 a.m. This is an orientation for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Orientations are held the 1st Thursday of the month. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required.

MEOC-101-Essentials of College Planning: Thursday, July 9, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. This workshop introduces people to educational opportunities in general and MEOC services in particular. This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. The Financial Aid portion of this workshop will provide an overview of financial basics and the completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please call to pre-register: 1-800-281-3703 for this session.

O*net Ability Profiler. Call for further information as this workshop requires five or more people for attendance. This is a career exploration tool that helps clients plan work lives using a paper and pencil format with optional apparatus parts and computerized scoring. Results can be used to identify strengths for which more training/education is needed, and to identify occupations that fit their strengths.

Small Business Trainings
Small Business Administration will be offering three different workshops “Starting Your Own Small Business,” "Access to Capital” and “Federal and State Resources for Small Business.” Most of these workshops are two hours long. Call the Wilton CareerCenter to sign up for these workshops.

If you have a preferred need please contact Patty Ladd at the Wilton CareerCenter by calling 207-645-5822 or e-mail her at patty.e.ladd@maine.gov. CareerCenter partners include WMCA CareerCenter Services and Maine Department of Labor. We are equal opportunity providers. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.

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