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Event listing items can be submitted to us at thedailybulldog@gmail.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

Free Brunch! The Pancakery offers free pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, coffee, tea, and more (while supplies last). Come inside our warm vestry and let our Jr. Youth Group serve you a hot meal. Open the second and fourth Sundays of each month (through May 13), 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. 227 Main Street, Farmington. For more information, call the church office at 778-0424.

United Way is partnering with United Insurance to put on a good, old-fashioned dodgeball tournament! It will be held Jan. 20, from 9am-12pm, double elimination style at the UMF Fitness Center. Teams should be 6-10 players (adult teams will be 15 years and older, youth teams younger than 15 years old) and registration will be $100 per team.

Teams do not have to be just employees, they can include spouses, children, friends, etc. We think this will be a great way to get together during the winter and have a little fun! We do have an ‘event’ on facebook, www.facebook.com/uwtva, so feel free to check that out and share often to help spread the word. I’ve attached a flyer, so feel free to forward it and/or print and distribute.

For more information, or to register, call 778-5048 or email finance@uwtva.org

The Franklin County Children’s Task Force will be holding its annual Children’s Festival from 11am-3pm on Feb. 17, 2018 at Mt. Blue Campus! The Children’s Festival is an opportunity for families to break up the winter blues and get out to enjoy a day of free activities. This year at the festival there will be a low cost food court, cookie decorating, hands-on activities, music, entertainment, and more! Come on out and watch as your child(s) eyes light up with excitement. We look forward to seeing you there. Remember, Feb. 17 at the Mt. Blue Campus is where all the action will be.

The Farmington Police Department is proud to announce that it will be running its Citizens Police Academy beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 21. This 10 week academy was run in 2017 and received very positive reviews. A poll among the participants rated the academy a 4.9 out of a possible 5. Some of the classes covered are: Hiring and Field Training Process, Traffic Enforcement, OUI/Impaired Driving, Drug Investigation, Use of Force, Criminal law, Search & Seizure, K-9 Program and more. The Farmington Police Department encourages you to apply if you are interested. We also suggest that you do so sooner than later as seating availability is limited. Applications can be picked up at the Farmington Police Department Monday through Friday 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

Farmington Grange Hosts. Family Game Night & Dessert Potluck every Wednesday Night through March 7, 2018. Play your favorite games or learn new ones. Bring your Board games, cards, chess, checkers backgammon and so much more. Scattergories, Balderdash and Classic Trivial Pursuit will be there!
Bring a dessert or snacks to share, we will provide decaf coffee, hot chocolate and teas! Starting at 6 PM Until 8 PM. 124 Bridge Street, West Farmington, ME 04938

EXHIBITS, READINGS & SHOWS

The artist exhibiting at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center during the months of January and February is photographer, Joe Gambino. A Wine & Cheese Reception will be held Saturday, February 24, 4:30-6pm.

The book talk with Mac Smith, author of "MAINERS ON THE TITANIC" originally scheduled for December 30 at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library, has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 7 at 4:30. Our apologies to those looking forward to this interesting event, but we hope to see you in April!

High Peaks Artisan Guild, Gallery and Antiques. The Guild members would like to welcome you to come usher in the fall season with them. Paintings, photography, prints and cards, travel art, wood turnings, crazy quilts and quilted bags, fiber art, felted soap, homemade soap, knitted and crochet items, child size fleece hoodies, homemade pillows, found object art, jewelry, warm glass and stained glass, pottery, salvaged wood furniture, hand forged wrought iron items, antiques and collectibles. An unexpected find in the heart of historic downtown Kingfield. Regular hours open, Friday thru Sunday 11-5pm, Thursdays thru January or by appointment or chance. (207)340-8143 or home (207)446-4316, 245 Main Street, Kingfield. highpeaksartisanguild.homestead.com

New Sharon Historical Museum regular hours are Wednesday nights, 5 to 7 p.m. and by appointment 207-578-4068.

MUSIC, DANCE, DRAMA & COMEDY

Story Hour. Jim Ditzler Memorial Library in New Sharon will hold a story hour on the following dates: November 2 & 16, December & & 21, January 4 & 18, February 1 & 15, March 1,15, & 29, April 12, & 26 and May 10,& 24. There will be stories, crafts and snacks. For more information call the library at 779-1128.

Friendship Squares Dancing Club. Invites you to two free square dancing lessons: Monday, Jan 22 and Monday, Jan 29, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Academy Hill School in Wilton. It is a good way to have fun with your partner but it is also a way for singles to meet other people. We are open to ages 14 and up and we come from many different locations and backgrounds. It is fun for all and a good chance to get some exercise and a few good laughs too! For more information email waughmarilynm@gmail.com or call Marilyn and Larry

Valentine's Day Dance for singles and couples. Friendship Squares Dancing Club invites you to a free square dance: Feb. 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the UMF North Dining Hall. Refreshments will be provided. No previous experience necessary. UMF students, staff welcome, as are community members.

BENEFIT FEASTS, AUCTIONS & OTHER EVENTS

Free Brunch! The Pancakery offers free pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, coffee, tea, and more (while supplies last). Come inside our warm vestry and let our Jr. Youth Group serve you a hot meal. Open the second and fourth Sundays of each month (through May 13), 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. 227 Main Street, Farmington. For more information, call the church office at 778-0424.

The Farmington Grange #12 is hosting a "Third Thursday" pot luck event on Thursday, January 18, at 5:30. Folks from the area will be there to talk about the feasibility of planning and planting a food forest in Farmington. A food forest can increase a community's resilience to the uncertainty of our times. This involves encouraging native fruit and nut trees and plants which provide sources of food and a healthy ecosystem for humans and wildlife. We are looking for some passionate and engaged folks to work together to make it happen! Please bring a covered dish or snack to share. There will be coffee tea and cider available! Questions can be directed to Victoria Van Buskirk at maine.homestead.project@gmail.com or Laurie Walker at lauriewalkerart@gmail.com

On Saturday, January 20, 2018, there will be a Public Supper at the Harland M. Harnden Masonic Hall, 70 Bryant Road, East Wilton, Maine from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m. The menu will be Chicken Pie, Green Beans, Cranberry Jell, Dinner Rolls, Dessert and Beverages. $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for those under the age of 12. For more information you may call 778-2354

A Giant Slalom Ski Race to benefit the Ski Museum of Maine is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23 at Sunday River Ski Resort. The race scheduled during the GO50 Week at Sunday River is open to men and women ages 50+. Divisions are Men and Women age 50-59, 60-69 and 70+. The race begins at 1 pm on the Monday Mourning trail at Barker Mountain. Registration is from 9 am to noon at the Barker Mountain lodge or in advance on-line at www.adminskiracing.com . Race entry is $40 or $55 with lift pass included. Winners in each division will receive medals at the post race awards celebration at the Barker Bar. Several Maine Ski Hall of Fame inductees are expected to race including former US Ski Team coach Bob Harkins and Ski Maine Executive Director, Greg Sweetser.

Pizza/Movie to Benefit MT Blue Middle School Exchange Program (ARCOLA). Saturday, January 27. At the Temple Stream Theater & Bakery at 321 Intervale RD, Temple. Pizza serving begins at 5:30 PM, Movie 7 PM. Pizza from Temple Stream Theater’s wood-fired oven and the movie Young Frankenstein all for a donation of $10! Come out to Temple and enjoy your favorite pizza with friends and family in the cozy bakery along the Temple Stream. Then walk over to the beautiful Temple Stream Theater next-door to see the Mel Brooks movie: Young Frankenstein. All profit goes to aid the MT Blue Middle School 2018 Exchange program. Students from Philadelphia will visit the Middle School this February and Mt Blue Middle School students will visit Philadelphia in May. Ticket Available at Up From & Pleasant or at the door.

Phillips Indoor Flea Market Coming. On Saturday, Jan 27 there will be an indoor flea market from 9-2 p.m.at the Phillips Community House, 31 Main St. All items except furniture will be priced at 25 cents to $1. Hot cocoa will be available. The sale is sponsored by the Phillips Community of Christian Women. FMI: Kate Dunham, 639-2012, or Jeanne Conroy, 639-3000

Relay for Life fundraiser: Bake sale Feb. 9 at Otis FCU. Team: Friends for the Fight. FMI call Crystal 578-0296.

Can you smell the coffee? Bacon, sausage, eggs, hash browns and biscuits . . . what could be better on a Saturday morning? Friends of Starling Hall is hosting brunch on Saturday, February 10 from 9 am to noon at the Fayette Central School, Route 17 Fayette. $7. adults/$5 children - all proceeds will benefit the continued renovation of our beautiful (on the inside) historic Starling Hall. If you have been by, you know the hall has moved to a new foundation. And there is still much, much to be done. We hope you will join us at the brunch and maybe join Friends of Starling Hall. We look forward to seeing you there.

Project Linus - providing security through blankets. Make a Blanket Day, to be held at Beans Corner Baptist Church on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. We will have sandwiches for lunch, sewing machines and supplies. Bring your own fabric or use ours. We will be doing door prizes and raffles. To sign up or for more information please call Becky at 779-7995.

Free Fishes Chowder Luncheon, Every Wednesdays 11:30-12:30. January 3 thru March 28, 2018 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Farmington Falls Road, Farmington. Cancellations Listen to WKTJ or TV or call 778-4429

7th Annual One in Five 5K. ​April 29, 2018​ 9:00 AM. ​Thomas College - Waterville, ME​. In Maine, 1 in 5 people will experience sexual violence in their lifetime. This shocking statistic has outraged many of us in our community. We have decided to take a stand against sexual violence by running or walking at this event in support of those survivors in our own home towns. The 7th Annual One in Five 5K will be held on April 29, 2018 at Thomas College in Waterville at 9:00AM. The proceeds from this race will benefit the Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center and its fight to end sexual assault and support survivors through their healing journey. Check in on race day is between 7:30 and 8:30. For more information, please visit: www.silentnomore.org. To Register for the Race please visit: https://runsignup.com/oneinfive5K​

CRAFT FAIRS, YARD SALES & FARMERS' MARKETS

The Winter Farmers Market is now open at the Grange Hall In Farmington. Vendors from both the Friday and Saturday outdoor markets will be present, plus a few new ones. This market will continue thru until May. A special Holiday Market will take place on Wednesday, Nov 22, instead of Saturday the 25th, for those shopping for Thanksgiving treats and fixings. The Farmington Grange Hall is located at 124 Bridge Street, just across the Bridge from Main Street. Go right at the light.

MEETINGS & GATHERINGS

Monday, Jan. 22, Farmington Historical Society Meeting, 6 p.m. Potluck. Meeting will be held this month at The Pierce House, 204 Main St, Farmington, instead of the North Church. Park in the rear of the building and use that entrance. Program: “What’s on that Postcard?” Everyone invited; special welcome to new members.

The Temple Historical Society Room at the Temple Town Hall will be open to the public on Sunday, January 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Members will be available to assist in genealogy research, to chat about the society and our town history and our preservation projects. Dozens of documented photo albums will be available for our guests to peruse and many albums handwritten by earlier citizens will be available for public use. Our monthly meeting will be held at the close of the open house at 3PM and anyone who would like to join us for the meeting is welcome to stay and participate.

SeniorsPlus’ Caregiver Support Group is not going to be held for the month of January due to the Holiday. The next meeting will be held on February 5, 2018 at 218 Fairbanks Road in Farmington, from 3:00 to 4:30pm. 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.

Every Monday SeniorsPlus hosts the Senior Center at the Farmington Recreation Center on Middle Street in Farmington. Anyone is welcome, a hot meal is provided (suggested $3.00 donation), as well as games, companionship, an opportunity to visit and socialize. In addition, speakers are present the 1st and 3rd Mondays to review topics of interest to our Senior Community. When: Every Monday (except holidays) Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Place: Farmington Recreation Center (Middle Street, Farmington) Why: to get out, socialize, turn down your heat at home, and have a good meal with friends! How: call 800-427-1241 to reserve your hot meal OR just show up! We'd love to have you.

Survivors of Suicide. Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area is offering an eight week grief support group for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one or significant person through suicide. This group begins Thursday, January 4, 2017 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Facilitators are trained hospice volunteers who have also experienced a loss by suicide. Meetings will be held at the Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area Community Center, 304 Main Street in Waterville. For more information please call 873-3615 or e-mail jroy@hvwa.org. Pre-registration is required and there is no charge for this service.

Would you like to get more involved in your community? Not sure how or where to start? Consider attending one of our Recreation Committee meetings! This is a great group of citizens working to better the quality of life in our Town. Their focus ranges from trail and park improvements to hosting concerts in the park during the summer to the upcoming winter festival in February. You can choose what you would like to be involved in, attend when you are available, and get involved in your community. The next Recreation meeting will be held this Wednesday evening at 6:00 at the Jay Town Office. We'd love to have you join us!

The next session of Hope’s Place will be held on Wednesday nights beginning January 3, 2018 and continuing through February 14, 2018. Groups begin at 6:00 pm and end by 7:00 pm. The mission of Hope’s Place is to provide a safe, supportive environment for grieving children, teens and families through peer support groups. This program serves youth ages 3 – 18 and their parents or caregivers. Families who have experienced the death of a loved one are encouraged to contact Jillian Roy at 873-3615 ext 19 or email jroy@hvwa.org for more information or to arrange a pre-group interview. All Hope’s Place group sessions are held at the First Congregational Church UCC, 7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville, Maine.

North Chesterville Extension Homemakers will be meeting on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the Chesterville Town Office at 6:00 p.m. (Please note the time change.) We will be having a Tasting Party for Soups and Stews. Please bring your recipe to share. Our business meeting will follow. The public is cordially invited to participate. FMI 778-3156.

Satellite Office Hours for SeniorsPlus at 218 Fairbanks Road, Farmington. SeniorsPlus announces office hours for its satellite office location at 218 Fairbanks Road in Farmington. Office hours for scheduled appointments will be every Wednesday from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. Visitors will need to call 1-800-427-1241 to schedule an appointment. “Walk-in” hours from 12:30pm to 4:30pm will be held on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Staff 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. These services are free and open to the public. For further information call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241.

Wilton Chapter TOPS of Me. Meets Mondays 6 pm to 7pm. Wilton Methodist Church. Come check us out. For info call J. Stinchfield @645-7074.

SeniorsPlus will be at the Wilton Free Public Library the 1st Thursday of every month from 1 pm to 4 pm. 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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars, James A. McKechnie Post 10881, has changed the monthly meeting to the 1st Thursday of each month. 7 pm at the Farmington Municipal Bldg., downstairs in back of building.

ATV Meetings. If you have an ATV and would like to make a difference and help out we would like to see you at our meetings. The meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month in Mt.Vernon. For more information please contact Chris Currier at 441-5090 and/or Paul LeBlond at 491-6738.

Ongoing support group for people who have a loved one with a mental illness. It meets every third Wednesday at the Farmington hospital. Any questions you can call Louise at 592-9933 or Kathy.

The Wilton Historical Society will be holding its monthly meeting every second Thursday from now until November. Each month we will have a guest speaker. The meeting are held at the Farm and Home Museum on Canal St. (behind Key Bank). The business meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. with the guest starting around 7 P.M. All are invited as we are open to the public. For more information please call Pam Brown at 645-2091.

T.O.P.S Weight Loss. Meeting every Monday night, 6 to 8 p.m. Meetings are at the Wilton Methodist Church. (weigh in starts at 6, till 6:45, meeting starts at 7. Take off pounds sensibly.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Over the past couple of years I have been pushing to better myself and gain knowledge everyday. From overcoming drug addiction and multiple felony arrests to helping build a business and bring in 3/4 of a Million Dollars in revenue in less than 10 months, I have acquired a wide range of knowledge. I would like to pass some of that knowledge on to You! I am thinking about teaching a small class on how to find your own version of success. If this sounds like something you may be interested and would like to know more please e-mail me at thelifeflipper@gmail.com. It doesn't matter if you are an addict or just someone trying to find their purpose and live a more fulfilling life, this class is for you.

Living Well for Better Health Workshop. Thursdays starting January 11 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Chisholm Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

Bee School. 2018 WMBA Beginning Beekeeping School . Starts Tuesday, Janu. 16, 2018 with registration from 6:00-6:30 PM. Tuesday Evenings 1/16/2018 thru 04/10/2018. Region 9 Adult Education Learning Center , 377 River Rd, in Mexico, Maine. 10 weekly classes 6:30 – 8:45 pm . $40 includes textbook and 1-year membership in WMBA. FMI: email: westernmainebeekeepers@gmail.com, call or text (207) 578-1705

Are you an avid comic book fan? Then we have the event for you! The Wilton Free Public Library will host a comic book workshop with Dan Ryder, comic book fan extraordinaire on Saturday, January 20 from 1pm to 3pm. Spend an afternoon exploring, reading, and creating comics of all sorts. All middle and high school age teens are encouraged to attend. There will be piles of books to browse, materials for making, and opportunities to learn how to write, draw and publish your own comics. Bring your ideas and your art! For more information contact Lynne at 645-4831 or lynne@wilton-free.lib.me.us.

Join us at the FCCTF for our next Parent Enrichment Workshops! Please call the Franklin County Children’s Task Force to register at 778-6960. All workshops are free including snacks and childcare!

1-2-3 Magic—For caregivers of children ages 2-12 — Single session
Saturday, November 18th from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesdays, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at MALLETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Mondays, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at RANGELEY LAKES REGIONAL SCHOOL
Monday 11/27 from 9 AM - 12 PM at FARMINGTON HEAD START
1-2-3 Magic offers parenting solutions that are easy to learn and that WORK! This course covers STOP Behaviors- things you want your child to stop doing, such as whining, throwing tantrums, or shouting; and START Behaviors– the things you want your child to do, such as cleaning their room, going to bed, or doing homework.

1-2-3 Magic & More—For caregivers of children ages 2-12 — Single session
Saturday, January 20th from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1-2-3 Magic & More offers, even MORE, parenting solutions that are easy to learn and that WORK!

Alcohol, Anger & Abuse--Group-based prevention sessions for parents & professionals — 5 Sessions
Mondays, 3/26, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
This innovative community-based training program for parents and professionals explores the understanding and prevention of the relationship between alcohol and other drug use and child abuse and neglect.

Families in Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery — 17 Sessions
Thursdays, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, & 3/29 from 5:30 PM -7:00 PM
These group-based workshops are ideal for partners of parenting adults in treatment and recovery, extended family who may be parenting children of substance abusing adults, and adults in treatment and/or recovery who are in parenting relationships with children.

Surviving Your Adolescents– How to Manage & Let Go of Your 13-18 Year Olds — Single Session
Wednesdays, 3/14 & 3/21 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
From the creator of 1-2-3 Magic, this program takes a step-by-step approach that will help end hassles and offer concrete solutions. Caregivers will learn the difference between teens and parents, what problems require professional attention, five ways to improve any parent/teen relationship, tactics to combat testing and manipulation, and more.

Active Parenting: First Five Years— A workshop for parents with children ages birth to five — 4 Sessions
Mondays, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursdays, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16 from 9 AM - 11 AM at FARMINGTON HEAD START
No one is born knowing how to parent. It’s something we learn growing up, and sometimes we need a little support to become the parents we wish to be. This class addresses basic skills for new parents, caregivers, and early childhood staff.

Nurturing Parenting— A ten-week workshop for parents with children of any age! -- Single Session
Thursday, November 30th from 9 AM - 11 AM at WILTON HEAD START
Tuesdays- 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 12/26, 01/2, 01/9, & 01/16 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at FAIRBANKS CHURCH
No one is born knowing how to parent. It’s something we learn growing up, and sometimes we need a little support to become the parents we wish to be. In the Nurturing Parenting Program, you will learn new skills and attitudes important in building self-worth in your children. Join us for an opportunity to connect and talk with other parents– snacks (and great support!) provided.

Active Parenting Now— A 6-week workshop for caregivers of children ages 5-12
Mondays, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Work as a group with other Dads to learn more about fatherhood means to you. Each class provides proven skills that foster and support healthy family relationships and child development.

Nurturing Fathers— A 13-week workshop for fathers with children of any age
Wednesdays, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Work as a group with other Dads to learn more about fatherhood means to you. Each class provides proven skills that foster and support healthy family relationships and child development.

Check our Facebook page for updates, or call our team today at 778-6960 or 1-888-429-6960 to find out about off-site class offerings and to hear how we can help you through the world’s greatest (and toughest) job– parenting! *Unless otherwise noted, the workshop will take place at the Children's Task Force, located at 113 Church St. Farmington, ME.

Small Business Essentials workshop series for the Jay region A free, three-part series for potential, new and existing small business owners to learn or refresh their business skills. Take one or all three.

All workshops take place at the Spruce Mountain High School, 33 Community Drive, Jay
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm; Nov. 6: Starting a Business and Essentials of Business Planning; Nov. 13: Essentials of Small Business Marketing and Pricing
Nov. 20: Small Business Financials. Registration is required: http://www.mainesbdc.org/business-essentials-madison-jay/ or call 207-780-4420.

Bring Your Own Device. Do you have a phone or tablet that you don’t quite understand how to use? Are there some features on your device that you haven’t figured out how to use properly? Pine Tree Cellular of Farmington is partnering with SeniorsPlus to do a series of FREE classes at the Farmington Area Community Center to help you understand you phone or tablet. You do not need to be a customer of US Cellular or Pine Tree Cellular to attend any of these classes. The classes will be held next on Mondays, November 20th, December 4th, and December 18th at 12 – 1 p.m. Please register with SeniorsPlus for these classes with the type of device you have and questions that you have. To register or for more information, call SeniorsPlus, at (207) 795-4010.

New Vineyard Public Library is a bustling place! Join us for our weekly events. Wednesday Mornings 10:30 Storytime and Craft for preschoolers. Wednesdays afternoons at 12:30 Infant/ Toddler songs and Fingerplay. Friday mornings 10:30 Stitchers gather to work on handwork. FMI 652-2250 or join us on Facebook!

The following sessions will be held at the Wilton Career Center 865 Us Route 2E Wilton, ME. Telephone 207-645-5800; toll free 1-800-982-4311; TTY: Maine Relay 711 to set up an Appointment. The following sessions are offered by Western Maine Community Action and Bureau Employment Services. These workshops are at no cost to the public. All workshops begin promptly at listed times. – Registration Required­­­

January 2018 Workshops

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation - Thursday, Jan. 4, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

This is an orientation for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Orientations are held the first Thursday of the month. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required

Rumford Area - Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation - Wednesday, Jan. 17, Region 9 School of Applied Technology, 377 River Rd, Mexico, 2 to 4 p.m.

This is an orientation for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Orientations are held the third Wednesday of the month. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required.

MEOC-101-Essentials of College Planning - Thursday, Jan. 25
, 10 a.m. to 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.

Small Business Trainings

Small Business Administration will be offering three different workshops:

“Starting Your Own Small Business”
"Access to Capital”
“Federal and State Resources for Small Business”

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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