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SPECIAL EVENTS & NOTICES

Mt. Blue Girls Basketball Clinic will be held on Monday July 21, Tuesday July 22 and Wednesday July 23, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Mt. Blue High school gym. This clinic, for girls in grades 4 - 8 (incoming school year in September), will teach some of the fundamentals of basketball. Participants are encouraged to bring beverages to remain hydrated throughout the clinic. Cost: $40. For more information contact Chris Brinkman at 778 - 9543. (This is not a RSU 9 sponsored activity.)

Maine Artisan Bread Fair, Saturday, July 26, 9am - 3pm at the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds. Come taste delicious breads, observe live demonstrations, chat with the local artisan vendors and much more! Musical guests Pineland Fiddlers and Muddy Marsh Ramblers performing! Free Admission. For more information visit www.kneadingconference.com

The Farmington Summer Fest in downtown from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.on Saturday, July 26. Includes a farmers’ market, food court, artists and crafts people, musical performances throughout the day and into the evening and many downtown businesses offering discounts and special offers. See the schedule here.

Stories Told. The Western Maine Storytelling Guild will be providing stories at the Farmington Historical Society's Octagon House during Downtown Farmington's Mid-Summer Festival as part of our on-going events in the Farmington area. This event on Saturday, July 26 begins with children's stories, song and music from 10 to 11 a.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Afternoon schedule is Family stories from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by "Even more stories" from 3 to 4 p.m. For more details on the storytellers please email Phyllis Blackstone at phyllis.blackstone@maine.edu.

The annual New Sharon Hootenanny will be held Saturday, July 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Congregational Church Vestry at the foot of Cape Cod Hill Road, just off Rt. 2 in New Sharon. All are welcome and there is no admission charge. If you'd like to perform call Spencer at 779-1001, Carl at 778-9803 or just show up. This year we are pleased to advise that story-telling favorite, Don Spear, the "Pondering Pundit" will be up from Portland to entertain us all.

6th Annual Paddle Trek, Saturday, July 26. Please join us for all or just part of our annual paddle from Mt. Vernon Village to Wayne Village. See the watershed from a new perspective as we travel by canoe and kayak through many of the lakes that form the “30 Mile River,” including Lovejoy Pond. Through this once-a-year opportunity, participants will be permitted to travel a continuous route, thanks to the generous landowners that grant us permission to portage across their property for this event. Register online at www.30mileriver.org (Rain date July 27).

Emergency Food Distribution. The Good Shepherd Food Bank's Food Mobile will be distributing around 7,000 pounds of food, including fresh produce, an assortment of meats, essential non-perishible items, and breads to people in need in the Wilton area. Anyone in need of emergency food assistance in Wilton and the surrounding areas is welcome to attend on Friday, July 25, between 1 and 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Wilton United Methodist Church, 600 Main Street, in Wilton. This distribution is being made possible by the Maine Credit Union League. It is suggested that participants bring a container (boxes or bags) to carry the distributed items in. For more information you may call 645-2190.

Library Dedication. The New New Vineyard Library will be officially dedicated on Saturday, Aug. 2. There will be tours, refreshments, and music from 10 to noon, and a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. The building is located at 20 Lake Street, New Vineyard (Route 234, just off Route 27). Please join us!

EXHIBITS, READINGS & SHOWS

Five Maine photographers are exhibiting their work at the Wilton Library through the end of July. Masi Habi (Portland), Jo Josephson (Temple), Johnathan Norton (Long Island), Corinna Roy (Roxbury), and Adam Savage (Farmington) will present a variety of photos and graphic art.

Rangeley. Aug. 3, 6 pm. 8th annual Hugh Ogden Memorial Evening of Poetry. A reading by Wesley McNair, Maine Poet Laureate, follows a brief community reading. Free Refreshments. Ecopelagicon (nature store), 7 Pond St. FMI: Peggy Yocom 864-3421, myocomATgmu.edu; Linda Dexter 864-2771

Exhibit. SugarWood Gallery's “Artist of the Month” is photographer Duncan Miller of Livermore. SugarWood Gallery is located at 248 Broadway in Farmington and is open Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art at the New Portland Community Library to June 30: "Color of Women ~ Intentional Creativity" Paintings and poems by Cynthia Taylor Clark of Embden, shown along with works in oil and watercolors by her daughter, Jessica Lynn Clark, a children's book illustrator of Sitka, Alaska. Library hours - Mon. Wed. Thurs. 4-6 p.m., Sat. 10 to noon.

William Wegman Exhibit. The Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus is exhibiting the work of internationally acclaimed artist William Wegman as its featured exhibit for summer 2014. “Way Up in Maine: The Works of William Wegman” will be on exhibit in the Emery Flex Gallery from June 16–Sept. 7. The show is free and open to the public. Summer hours for the Emery Flex Space Gallery are: Monday through Friday noon–6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1–6 p.m.

The High Peaks Artisan Guild Gallery on Main Street in Kingfield is exhibiting the works of over 10 artists and craftsman. The gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. year round.

Schoolhouse Gallery is located at 266 Main Street in Kingfield. Gallery is open on Fridays from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 11-4 p.m. For other times, or to request an appointment, please contact Cynthia Orcutt at 207-939-6518 or via email at corcutt86@gmail.com. For more information, please see www.schoolhouseartgallery.com

MUSIC, DANCE & DRAMA

Concerts. New England Celtic Arts will present The Tartan Terrors Return to Maine for three shows at Phillips Area Community Center on Tuesday, July 22, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in So Carthage on Wednesday, July 23 and at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison on Thursday, July 24. Curtain is 7 p.m. at Skye Theatre and Phillips, and 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees. A pre-show jam session at Skye starts at 6:15 p.m.The Phillips Community Center is on 21 Depot Street in Phillips. Skye Theater is located 3 miles West of East Dixfield village at 2 Highland Drive off Winter Hill Rd and US RT. 2 in South Carthage. Deertrees Theatre is at 156 Deertrees Road in Harrison, Me. For reservations call Skye Theatre at (207) 562-4445, for Deertrees at 207-583-6747. At Phillips, $15 tickets are at the door; at Skye $20, and at Deertrees $22 or save with “special pass.”

The RFA will present the first “Music From The Lake” of the season featuring the Stratton Steel Band aboard the Oquossoc Lady on Mooselookmeguntic Lake on July 23. The floating concert will stop at various private parties along the shore and end the evening with a special concert to be held at Bald Mt. Camps for the public at 7:45 PM. Steel drums can produce great sounds and the proof can be seen and heard on Mooselookmeguntic Lake as the music of the Stratton Steel Band will resound across the lake. Private parties will enjoy the thrill of live music at their beach. Join us in this joint venture with our friends at Rangeley Lake Cruises and Bald Mt. Camps. Ticket ($12) are available at the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce - 6 Park Road and at the door

The Skowhegan Brass presents a free Concert in the Park. A traditional brass quintet (two trumpets, french horn, trombone and tuba), the group will perform jazz, blues, pops, and patriotic music at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24 in the Farmington Meetinghouse Park Gazebo. For more information contact Ron Small, rcsmall@beeline-online.net or (207)778-9275.

Countryfolk Music Theatre will celebrate its 15th season celebration July 26 & 27 with youth music scholarship awards and more. Award-winning singer Paula Kaiser will also appear on Saturday, July 26, during the all day country jamboree performing with her two bands, "Off The Hill" and "Stained Grass. Open mic 10-noon followed by country, gospel, folk and bluegrass musicians with new performers every 30 minutes from noon - 7 pm. On Sunday, Country Churc at 10 a.m. and scholarships will be awarded along with plenty of music. Countryfolk is located on US route 2 in East Dixfield, Maine and is always free and for families. Anyone wishing to camp over for the weekend should call to reserve a space. More info contact Larry Bisbee at 207-645-4411.

Dance Performance 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at Vienna Union Hall. "South of the Border" a dance performance choreographed by Nitzia Vieyra Velázquez and performed by the Young Artist Residents from Camp Bearnstow. Suggested donation $10 and $5 for seniors and students. FMI: call 293-2674.

Variety Show. It's been said, that "Variety is the spice of life," and so the Misfits and the Strong 8th Grade class of 2015 are presenting a variety show on Saturday, Aug. 2, in the Strong School gym at 7 p.m. A $5 donation per person will include a seat, a good time and a brownie ice-cream sundae. Proceeds, from the evening, will benefit the Misfits and the Strong 8th grade class of 2015 end of the year class trip. You won't want to miss this.

Dance Concert 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at Vienna Union Hall. "South Strong Road Crew" presents traditional jazz and dance music from the 1910s to the 1940s. Featuring Sherry Walrath (vocals), Scott Dixon (drums), Doug Walrath (keyboard), Andy Buckland (bass). For the dance they will be joined by Mel Tukey (trumpet), Peter Lord (soprano Sax), and Stephen Walrath (bass). It’s great music for people who like to dance together. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. For tickets call Carol at 578-0876 or email viennaunionhall@gmail.com.

BENEFIT FEASTS, AUCTIONS & OTHER EVENTS

Public Supper. The Chesterville Grange will be having a public "souper" supper on Friday, July 25, serving between 5 and 6 p.m. Homemade soups, chowders, breads and dessert. Adults, $5; Child, $2.50. FMI 778-2282 or 778-5845.

A Lobster Suppah is being sponsored by the Farmington American Legion, with limited seating, so please order your tickets today. It will be held 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 25 at the American Legion Post 28 on the corner of High and Middle Streets in Farmington. $15 per ticket. Take-out available. Please contact Ron Pratt at 778-3694 for tickets. Whole lobster, fish chowder, salads, desserts, iced tea, punch, and more.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Wilton--Annual Lobster Roll Fundraisers—July 25 & 26. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church's Famous Lobster Roll Bagged Lunches are available again this year through pre-order only with free delivery from 10:00 – 1:00 on Friday, July 25th throughout the Farmington area. We will also be selling lobster roll bagged lunches in downtown Farmington during the festival on Saturday, the 26th. Lunches include a clear meat lobster roll, chips, homemade brownie and beverage--all for $11. We are accepting orders now! Please call St. Luke’s at 645-2639 to order or email your order at stlukes@myfairpoint.net. Please include a phone number where you can be reached.

Benefit Spaghetti Supper for Jaye Simoneau of Jay, will be held at Spruce Mountain High School Cafeteria, Jay, on Saturday, July 26, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. $5.00 per person. Raffle tickets. Silent Auction & Calendar raffle for the month of September. FMI: 897-2503.

Summer Fest Old Fashioned Picnic on the lawn at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church in Farmington on July 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $7. The menu features baked beans, hamburgers and hotdogs, chicken, potatoes, pasta, coleslaw, salads, vegetable tray with pickles, homemade yeast rolls, fresh fruit and cookies, lemonade. In case of rain, the event will be held inside.

Benefit Supper & Auction on July 26. The Central Maine Trappers is hosting a pig roast and auction benefit to be held at the Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Club on Cates Road in Dixmont. The supper starts at 5 a.m. and the menu includes roast pork, baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw, drinks, and dessert. $20 for adults and $10 for 12 years and under. The auctioneer is Harold Holmes and the auction starts at 7 p.m. There will be a 50/50 drawing, door prizes, and MPGA Super Raffle tickets on sale. This is a fund raising event with all profits going to the Maine Wildlife Conservation Council to benefit the fight to defeat the Referendum To End Bear Hunting.

Vienna Fire Department will hold its Annual Chicken BBQ on Sunday, July 27 from 11:30-2:00 at the Fire Station on Kimball Pond Road in Vienna. Come and enjoy some of the best BBQ chicken around along with rolls and butter, homemade cole slaw, homemade desserts, chips and beverages. Take out or enjoy dining outside under tents at one of our picnic tables with your neighbors. $8.00 adults/$5.00 kids.

Book Sale to benefit the Wilton Free Public Library as part of Wilton's Blueberry Festival: Friday, Aug. 1, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 2, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Western Maine Development, 128 Weld Street, Wilton. Good books of all sorts for readers of all ages and tastes plus books on tape and videos. Pricing is "by donation."

Block Party Benefit Saturday, Aug. 2. Farmington Elk’s Lodge presents its 2nd annual block party! Featuring music by Matt and the Barn Burners 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Car/Bike show 3 p.m.-6 p.m., full pig roast meal served starting at 5 p.m. Ticket cost: $12/per person (*Must RSVP or ticket to enter*). Tickets sold at Ron’s Market, Madore’s Market or the Farmington Elks member lounge. Call 778-6761 for more info or to RSVP.

Public Bean Supper. The Porter Lake Association will hold its 45th annual Bean-Hole Bean Supper Saturday, Aug. 9, at Strong Beach on Porter Lake from 5 until 6:30 p.m. (Forster Building in Strong in case of rain). Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $3 for children 5 to 11. The menu includes bean-hole baked beans, franks, rolls and beverages, and a wide variety of salads and desserts. Please bring a salad or dessert to share. The dinner supports activities beneficial to the lake, its users, and the lake environment. Strong Beach can be reached from Route 234 (connecting New Vineyard and Strong) turning onto Pond Road and then right again onto Beanie’s Beach Road.

Benefit Lobster or Prime Rib Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 9; 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. seatings. Single Lobster Dinner $20; Twin Lobster Dinner $25; Prime Rib Dinner $20. Tickets in advance only and will be sold until August 4. For More Information and Tickets call: Kathy Meader 293-2335, Laura Church 293-3892, Sharon Rackliff 778-3952 or Jean Lehman 293-3751. Includes Lobster or Prime Rib, Garden Salad, Corn on the Cob, Homemade Bread, Desert, Drink. Benefits building fund raiser for North Vienna United Methodist Church, 572 Tower Road, Vienna.

Farmington Aug.9, Public Supper at Trinity United Methodist Church 4:30 to 6 p.m. Baked Beans Casserole supper. The price will be $7 adults, children under 12 $3.50. For more information call Trinity United Methodist Church at 778 - 3921.

Mother Son Dance. Franklin County Animal Shelter will hold its Mother Son Dance on Aug. 15 at the Titcomb Mountain ski lodge, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door, with all funds to go toward the FCAS. Call 778-2638 for more information.

Tyngtown Tee Time (TTT). The 5th annual TTT will take place at the Wilson Lake Country Club on Aug. 23 in Wilton. Tee time is 8 a.m. with a scrambles format. The cost is $50 per player with breakfast snacks and gourmet lunch included. Carts may be rented for $10 per player. Sign up is at the WLCC 645-2016.
The gourmet lunch is available for $10 per person. Reservations may be made by calling Trish at 645-4443. Lunch is served under the tents from 12-2 p.m. accompanied by live music. Raffles and a putting contest is open to everyone. The Tyngtown fundraiser benefits the Wilton Library, Wilton Early Childhood Center, downtown flowers, children's programs and scholarships.

CRAFT FAIRS, YARD SALES & FARMERS' MARKETS

Huge Benefit Yard Sale. The Jay/Livermore Falls Lions Club is sponsoring a huge yard sale at the Jay Plaza on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 8 to 4 and Sunday, Aug. 24, from 8 to noon. Come find your treasures. All proceeds are donated back into the community.

Attention vendors Worship Radio Network is having a family fun day in Augusta in July! We are looking for vendors interested in renting a space, we have room for around 100 vendors to include food, arts and crafts, homemades, contact Worship radio network station Rep Matt Billian 207-491-6925 God bless!

Phillips First Saturday Flea Market and Craft Fair, Aug. 2, from 10-2 at the Phillips Area Community Center on Depot Street. New vendors welcome! To reserve a large table for $10, call Pam at 639-2630. Hot dogs, drinks, and snacks for sale onsite. This is a monthly event continuing through Sept. Lots of interesting bargains, crafts, antiques, collectibles – always something new. Phillips Farmers’ Market in adjacent Legion building.

The Phillips Farmers Market, held at the American Legion Hall on Depot Street, is open every Saturday from 10 to 2 through the summer. New vendors, gardeners, and crafters are invited to bring their goods to the market. The market, which this year lost its founder and chief organizer, Dick Stovall, is also in need of volunteers who can help set up and break down the market each Saturday, or who can devote time any given Saturday to help run it. To offer your assistance contact Donna Chamberlain at 639-2221 or show up at the market and tell those in attendance when you can help.

Rangeley Farmers’ Market is open! Every Tues from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., corner of Rte 4 and South Shore Drive.

The Friday Sandy River Farmers' Market is open at the Narrow Gauge Theater Square next to the Snack Shack. Hours are 9am-2pm. Get all your local foods. Eggs, vegetables, seedlings, baked goods, gluten-free baked goods, 100% angus beef kettle corn and more.

The Saturday Farmington Farmers' Market is open Saturdays, 9-noon, May thru Oct in the District Courthouse parking lot on Main St., Farmington. We have chicken & duck eggs, vegetables, honey, beef, pork, cookies, breads, homemade pies and more as the season progresses. Check out our blog at: http://freshmainefood.blogspot.com. Hope to see you there.

Western Maine Market, Franklin County’s online Farmers’ Market, runs year-round and offers free delivery in downtown Farmington and Strong. Other WMM pick-up locations for Friday and/or Saturday include Avon, Kingfield, Rangeley, Rumford, Stratton, and East Wilton. Check the website for additional new locations. The website for Friday and Saturday is www.WesternMaineMarket.com. Contact Deborah Chadbourne, 1-(857)-225-1199, info@westernmainemarket.com.

MEETINGS & GATHERINGS

The Farmington Elks Lodge 2430 will not be holding its regular Monday Night Beano until the first Monday in August. Many of the regular players will be receiving phone calls directly from the Beano Chairman but if anyone has questions they may contact the Elk’s Lodge at 778-6761.

The Mt. Blue High School Class of 1984 will have its 30th Class Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at the West Farmington Elks Lodge from 7:00-10:00pm. A cash bar will be available. Any class members interested in touring the new Mt. Blue Campus should meet at the high school at 5:30pm that evening, prior to the reunion. For more information, please call Rhonda at 860-9282.

Wilton Fish & Game Assoc. will be holding their Annual Open House during Blueberry Festival Weekend on Rt.2. Saturday, Aug. 2. The Shooting gallery and Gatling gun event will be from 9AM-4PM. A Bryant Pond 4-H Archery Instructor will hold a FREE workshop on Basic Archery starting at 9AM to 1PM. Equipment provided. Trap shooting from 1PM - 4PM. Bring your own ammo and hearing protection. This is a great opportunity to try your shooting skills and receive instruction. All welcome. Range officer on site. Rimfire and Firing Pin Youth Competition League will be providing a hot dog and hamburger lunch as their fund raiser. FMI - Call Phil 897-4305

Narrow Gauge R/R Historian to speak at Strong Historical Meeting. Guy Rioux, author of The Franklin County Narrow Gauges - The Next Stop Is Rangeley, will be the guest speaker at the August meeting of the Strong Historical Society. Copies of his book will be available and he will conduct a book-signing. He will speak on the subject of his soon-to-be-released volume concerning local conflicts around the Sandy River Railroad and the Franklin & Megantic Railroad. Where: Strong Historical Society, 79 North Main Street, Strong. When: Wednesday, Aug.6 at 5 pm for the book sale and signing. Potluck supper at 6:00 pm, a brief business meeting at 7:00 pm, followed immediately by the guest speaker. The public is invited.

Raksha Bhandhan festival at Hridaya Ashram on Sunday, Aug. 10. 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Come experience Hridaya Ashram and help us celebrate Raksha Bhandhan -- a festival of expanding Life through the inspiring potential of Yoga. Fun and great food for all ages! We’re located at 243 Greenwood Brook Road in Industry. FMI and to register (required) please contact Bhagavan Das at: 207-542-6606 or shyambo91@gmail.com. Visit us online at www.hridayahermitage.com.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Everyone’s Resource Depot. July Arts and Crafts workshops for children of all ages.Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4 pm. Fee: $1. For info call 778-7150. July 22 and 24: “Make your Favorite Animal;” and July 29 and 31: “Your Choice.”

Free Class: Eating and Living to Manage your Blood Sugar: Are conventional dietary and lifestyle plans not working for you? Are you prediabetic or diabetic? On medications? Come learn about methods to help manage blood sugar from a holistic perspective. Lecture and Q&A given by Aline Potvin, Naturopathic Doctor of Heartwood Family Health Center in Downtown Farmington. Wednesday, July 23 6-7:30 p.m. UMF Education Center Room 107.

Kids Art Camp - Ages 7 & Up at the Upcountry Artists Gallery and Learning Center, 161 Main St. in Farmington. Week 1: July 28-31, Mon. - Thurs. 9am - 12 Noon. Paper Mache/Fabric sculpture. This first week our focus will be "Birds in Flight." Each participant will construct an individual flying creature and if time allows, we'll build one large model as a community project. Please wear "paint clothes" and prepare to get messy and have lots of fun! Week 2: August 4 - 7, Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - noon, Nature Journaling. This week our focus will be on keeping a Nature Journal. You will Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You.This exercise will take us out of doors (weather permitting) where we'll explore the natural environment around us. Please bring water bottles, snack, towel or cushion to sit on. One week session cost: $75; all materials provided. Please contact Mardy at mardybogardesigns@gmail.com or call 207-778-6495 or 491-0651 for more info.

The UMF Boys High School Prep Camp will take place on Aug. 4 - 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Girls High School Prep Camp will take place on Aug. 4 - 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Both camps will be located at Prescott field. The purpose of these camps is to help prepare players for the high school season. At the camps players will have the opportunity to work with college coaches and college players. More information about the camps can be found here: http://athletics.umf.maine.edu/information/camps/index. Feel free to contact Tommy DiNuzzo, Head Men's Soccer Coach at UMF, with any questions. thomas.dinuzzo@maine.edu or call 207-778-7142.

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.

Resume & Interviewing Skills Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 1 – 3 p.m. Explore the basics of resumes and applications and learn how to make your resume and interview standout in a positive way. Learn to market yourself in a way that directly matches employer needs. “Tough” interview questions will be discussed so that you can answer them with confidence.

MEOC-101-Essentials of College Planning Thursday, July 24, and Thursday, Aug. 14, 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.

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation Thursday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. 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.

Gateways to Employment Wednesday, Aug. 6 and Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 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.

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.

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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