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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

ALT is hosting a “paddle after hours” event on Thursday, July 28 in Jay. Meet at the boat launch at Otis Mill at 5:30 p.m. and then paddle around for an hour or so between dams. After paddling Mary Howes has generously offered to supply a light meal right there at the boat launch. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1761901570688257/ for more information on this fun and free evening!

Bike Safety. On July 28 at 7 p.m., Strong Public Library will host a bike safety program put on by members of the Bike Coalition of Maine. This program is free and open to the public and will take place in the Forster Memorial Building in Strong.

The 30 Mile River Watershed Association will host its 8th Annual Paddle Trek on Saturday, July 30. Join for all or just part of this guided trip from Mt. Vernon Village to Wayne Village, passing through many of the lakes and streams that form the “30 Mile River.” Register online at www.30mileriver.org or call 860-4043. Registration fees: Adults – $25, Teens (13-17) – $15, and children 12 and under FREE. Rain date July 31. This event is generously sponsored by Clark Marine, Fayette Country Store, Kents Hill School and Tubby’s Ice Cream.

Mercer Old Home Days Aug. 5-7. Comedian Juston McKinney performs 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, at Mercer Community Center. Tickets $20, in advance or FMI: 587-2225. Saturday Aug. 6: Craft Fair, Yard Sale, Vendors, Antique Cars, Tractors, Parade (10 am), Quilt Show, Kids Activities & Events, Lobster Dinner ($10), Mystery Theater "Politics can be Murder", Street Dance and SO much more! Sunday, Aug. 7: Turkey Pie lunch and Talent Show. All events, sponsors and links can be found at www.facebook.com/mohd80th or to participate or FMI: Amy at 207-587-2225.

Are your kids ready for a boatload of excitement? They won’t want to miss a minute at Ocean Commotion, the most welcoming place around! At Ocean Commotion, kids will learn about how Noah stood for God during the time of the Great Flood as they enjoy songs, crafts, games, Bible lessons, snow cones, and prizes. Vacation Bible School at Ocean Commotion will be an ocean of fun, so contact us today! Ocean Commotion will be held at the New Hope Baptist Church on Perham St. Farmington from August 8th – 12th 9am-Noon. Kids ages 4 years old – 6th graders are welcome. Parents are welcome to tag along as well and see what VBS is all about. If your kids need a ride or for more info please call us at 778-9696. To request an early registration form please visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/events/1554893078152468/

New Vineyard Summer Reading BUZZ. The New Vineyard Public Library is offering a Summer Reading Program on Tuesday mornings during the month of August. There will be bundles of stories, bountiful snacks, and barrels of fun for two age groups, Preschool Pals(and their caregivers) and School Pals grades K-5). Each week we’ll explore a theme, and a drawing for a special (book and themed-related) prize will take place at the end of each session, so be sure not to miss the following: Aug. 2nd: Backyard Camping...tents, campfire, songs, stories, and s’mores!!! (of course!) We’ll have a visit from the fire department to speak on fire safety. Aug. 9th:  Build It!! Build with blocks or with sand....OR head to the woods to build fairy houses! Stories and build your own snack! Aug. 16th:  Breakfast! (or “Round & Round We Go with Pancakes!”) Explore all things round playful...bubbles, balls, hula hoops, and more! Make & enjoy pancakes made with nice round Maine blueberries!!! And stories, of course......always with stories. Special guest....Carla Miller to explore music together with our young ones. Aug. 23rd: Birds!!! Listen to bird calls.....build a bluebird house to take home, and create your own nest of a snack! Stop by the library to register or call 652-2250 and leave a message. Parents may also call Betsy Turcotte with any questions. (652-2443)

Applications along with rules and regulations are now available for the Prince Baker Day Soap Box Derby, on August 20, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. at 118 Main Street New Sharon Maine, they are available thru the town website, Douin's Market, Sandy River General, and town office.

Loon Lap. The Greater Minnehonk Lake Association (GMLA) and Mount Vernon Community Partnership Corporation (CPC) will host their 3d Annual 5K Loon Lap on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. Walk or run around beautiful Minnehonk Lake and Hopkins Pond. Wheelchair participants welcome. Registration is 9:30 a.m. at the Mt. Vernon Community Center. $10 for adults, children under 12 are free. www.mtvernonme.org

We invite you to join us at Spruce Mnt. Elementary School (Formerly Jay Elementary School) for the second year of the Summer Reading To-Go Program. Book bags with books and activities will be set up in the SMES lobby through the summer. Students can come in and sign a bag out. When they return it, they can fill out a raffle ticket to be entered in a weekly raffle. Students completing 4 or more book bags and raffle tickets will be entered into a grand prize drawing at the end of the summer. The lobby will be open from 8-3 Monday through Friday to check out book bags. If you have any questions, call us at 897-5719. We hope you join us for this fun opportunity!

Community Harvest Festival. Join Maine Mountain Children's House for the Third Annual Community Harvest Festival from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. Located at the beautiful Mountain Village Farm B&B in Kingfield. Featuring live music, local food trucks, kids festival games, donation cash bar, wagon rides, and more! Adult tickets are available for $10 at www.mainemountainfestival.com or $15 at the door. Kids 17 and under are free!

EXHIBITS, READINGS & SHOWS

Art Show. Wilton Blueberry Festival's 4th Annual Juried Art Show will be held Friday, Aug. 5, from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bass-Wilson Building, on the Main floor off Canal Street in Wilton. An Artist Reception will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 4-5 p.m. The event is open to all with a meet and greet the artists showing their work. For more information on submitting work for the show, click here.

Film. Western Maine Play Museum is pleased to announce its outdoor summer children's movie. Inside Out is the featured film, which will be shown at 8:15 pm at the museum on Blueberry Festival Friday, Aug. 5, (rain date Sunday August 7). Admission is $4 per person, $10 per family. The museum is located on Main Street in Wilton, next to Franklin Savings Bank. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on under the stars. Popcorn will be available for purchase. You'll enjoy seeing the renovation progress made on the exterior of the museum building. Our new courtyard is nearly done, and the new siding and windows look great. See you on Blueberry Friday - and bring a friend!

Wilton Farm and Home Museum. The museum is open every Saturday from 1-4 for July & August. If anyone would like to tour the museum they may call Pam Brown @ 645-2091 to set-up a time. We will also be open on these dates for anyone in Wilton that has gone to Luce Studio’s in Farmington. We have all their pictures and negatives from 1997 to 2014 and some earlier. If they would like to come and see if there are any of their families. They may take them and we have a release form from Luce Studio’s so they can have the pictures done at any photo shop (i.e. Walmart, Rite Aid, etc.)  We will be asking for a donation to go to the museum for future programs

SugarWood Gallery SugarWood Gallery's next “Artist of the Month” is Ramona du Houx of Solon. The gallery is located at 248 Broadway in Farmington. Regular store hours are 10 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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

Evening of Poetry. Rangeley. Sunday, Aug. 7, 6 p.m. The 10th annual Hugh Ogden Memorial Evening of Poetry. A reading by Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum follows a brief community reading. Free. Refreshments. Ecopelagicon (Nature Store), 7 Pond St. FMI: Peggy Yocom 864-3421, myocomATgmu.edu; Linda Dexter 864-2771.

Art Exhibit. The Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus latest exhibit, “ASPECTS: 4 ARTISTS,” features the work of four prolific local artists: Lori Soucie, David Crowley, Sue Bisaillon and Roger Bisaillon. This dynamic new mixed media exhibit runs now through Aug. 14, The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Local Artists Exhibit at CV Library. This summer local artists are showing their art at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center Gallery. A wine & cheese reception will be held Friday, Aug. 5, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Begin Family Community Room, for guests to meet the artists and celebrate their artwork. Enjoy the patio, browsing of the Forever Stones and Carrabassett Library Community Garden. This event is free and open to the public. Exhibiting artists include: Betsy Bass, Karen Campbell, Katie Maloney, John Orcutt, Greg Thomas, Patty Thomas, Patty Ritzo, Isaac White, Jessica Williams, and there is room for more! Please email Library Director, Andrea DeBiase  at adebiase@carrabassett.lib.me.us to request an application for showing future artwork. You may refer to the application for more information or call us 237-3535. We are happy to consider returning artists (every other year) and welcome new artists to show at the CVPL & CC.

MUSIC, DANCE, DRAMA & COMEDY

Concerts. Newfoundland super group "The Ennis Sisters" will perform at Phillips Area Community Center on Tuesday, July 26, and at North Church Concerts with the Farmington Historical Society on Wednesday, July 27. Curtain times are 7 p.m. at both locations. A public jam session and pie social will precede the concert in Farmington starting at 6 pm. The Phillips Community Center is on 21 Depot Street in Phillips. Tickets are $15. Reservations are available at 207-562-4445 or www.necelticarts.com. North Church, air conditioned for your comfort, is located at 12 High Street Farmington. Tickets $15. Call 207-778-2006 for reservations or www.necelticarts.com.

Concert. The Rangeley Friends of the Arts (RFA) presents Tim and Sarah Macek and Friends: A Chamber Music Concert, at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Rangeley 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27. Admission is $15/$10 for 18 and under. Tickets are available in advance online at www.rangeleyarts.org, click on the “Buy Tickets” tab. Tickets will also be available at the door. The Church of the Good Shepherd is located at 2614 Main St, Rangeley.

Concert on the Lawn. The Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus offers music under the stars with a summer concert on the lawn Thursday, July 28. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs and kick back with a picnic lunch to listen to the folk sounds of Jud Caswell and Golden Oak. The lawn opens at 6:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. There will be a cash bar. Admission is $5.

Musical. “IncrediWorld,” a children's musical drama, which will be presented at the New Hope Baptist Church, 268 Perham Street in Farmington, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 29, 30 & 31 at 7 p.m. Admission is free! For more information call 778-9696.

Play Performance. The play Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling will be presented July 28, 29, 31 and Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. at the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main Street in Rangeley. Admission is $15. Reserve your seats online at www.rangeleyarts.org and click on the “Buy Tickets” tab, or visit the Box Office at the RFA Lakeside Theater Mon-Thurs from 10-2. The Box Office will also be open from 11-2 on show days.

Concerts. East Wilton Union Church announces the schedule for its August 2016 “Concerts on the Lawn” series. The free concerts are held Sunday evenings in August, at 6 p.m., at the East Wilton Union Church. All are welcome to attend. There will be an opportunity for a free-will offering. All concerts will be on the church lawn, except that in case of inclement weather the concerts will be held inside. A time of food & fellowship will follow each concert. The series begins on Aug. 7 - The Dartts – A well known gospel family group; Aug. 14 - Kindred Hearts – A southern gospel singing family; Aug. 21 - The Hyssongs – A well known gospel family trio; Aug. 28 - Heaven’s Blend – A gospel singing group from the coastal area. The public is invited to join us for great time of song and fellowship. Bring a friend. Chairs are provided but you are welcome to bring your own lawn chair or blanket. For More Information please call 578-0687.

Open Mic/Jam night at Troll Valley Disc Golf and Campground. Monday nights 6:30 to 9 pm. Red Schoolhouse Road, Farmington. The Bistro is open, serving food, beer and wine. 207-778-3656.

Band Concert Series. Come listen to the traditional Monday night Old Crow Indian Band Concerts, 7 p.m., Meetinghouse Park, Farmington. Mondays through Aug. 29. A fun, free activity for the whole family to enjoy.

BENEFIT FEASTS, AUCTIONS & OTHER EVENTS

Bake Sale . There will be a bake sale at the Chesterville Town Office on Thursday, July 28, beginning at 10 a.m. until the food is gone. This event is sponsored by the North Chesterville Extension Homemakers. FMI: 778-3156.

3rd Annual Fun/Walk/Run/Bike on Saturday, July 30th - 8 to 10 a.m. 2.2 miles on old Route 2 beginning at the Mercer Meeting House (or do all of old Route 2, 4.2 miles). Benefit Mercer Emergency Heating Assistance Fund. FMI, call Bev at 362-4088 or Tina at 362-4711.

Benefit BBQ. The Vienna Fire Department is holding a barbecue on Sunday, July 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fire station on Kimball Pond Road. $8 adults/children 12 and under $5.

Bean Hole Supper. Summer recreation on Porter Lake. Another annual anticipated event is the 47th Annual Bean Hole Bean supper on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Prices remain the same at $6 for adults and $3 for children 5 to 11 for a supper of bean-hole baked beans, franks, rolls, beverages, and a wide variety of donated salads and desserts. Attendees are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share.

Book Sale: A gigantic, well sorted collection of good books for people of all ages and interests. Friday, Aug. 5, 8:30 am to 6 pm and Saturday, Aug. 6, 11 am to 4:30 pm at Western Maine Development, 128 Weld Road, Wilton (next to the Wilton Town Office). All proceeds benefit the Wilton Public Library. For more information, call the Library at 645-4831.

One-Pitch Co-Ed Softball Tournament. Saturday, Aug. 13. At 9 a.m. Rain Date: Saturday, Aug. 20th, at 9 a.m. Help the AYS raise money to purchase new equipment for our youth! Team Price $150. With a minimum of 4 males 4 females (Total 8-12 players only!) To sign up contact: tgordon@rsu73.com

Benefit Lobster/Chicken on Saturday, Aug. 13 at North Vienna UMC. Menu includes whole lobster, all cooked and picked or homemade children salad with sides. Take home or eat in. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Whole lobster meal $18; chicken salad meal $14. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be sold until Aug. 10. For more info: call 557-5842, 293-3751, or 293-3889. Benefits ministries of the church, 572 Tower Road in Vienna.

CRAFT FAIRS, YARD SALES & FARMERS' MARKETS

Weld Artisan and Farm market will take place next on July 24, and 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in July. It is located in front of the Weld General Store in Weld, Maine at the crossroads. Many products will be available: Grass fed meats, seasonal fruits and vegetables, artisan breads, specialty baked goods, natural beauty products, angora knit products and specialty hand spun yarns, angora rabbits available for petting, eggs, Webb Valley rocking chairs, rustic art, El Toro Mexican food truck, free 10 minute chair massages (when the massage therapist is available), and much more. Stop by and see us! It is worth the ride! For information call Jerry at the Weld General Store: 585-2231.

Rangeley Area Wide Yard Sale. This popular fund-raising event will be held in Rangeley, rain or shine, on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservation/sign-up forms are available at the Rangeley Library and the Chamber of Commerce. Along with advertising throughout the area, your individual yard sale will be printed on maps that will be available at the Library, Chamber of Commerce and the Oquossoc Crocery on Aug. 5. Seller fees are $12 per location with all proceeds to help support the Rangeley Public Library and its programs. Call the Library at 864-5529 for more information.

First Saturday of the Month Flea and Craft Market is open and will continue first Saturdays through Sept. 3, from 10 - 2, at Phillips Area Community Center, 21 Depot St., Phillips. Tables, chairs, and tablecloths provided; 8-foot table is $10. For more information, or to reserve a table, call Pam at 639-2630.

Industry Community Kitchen will hold a Vendor Fair on Sept. 10 at Industry town Hall. Interested vendors should contact Sharon at 207-778-6526 to reserve their table.

The Saturday Farmington Farmers Market’s season is open for the season in the District Courthouse Parking Lot, 129 Main St, Farmington. Vendors will be set up from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through October. We have vegetables, fresh seafood, kettle corn, beef, rabbit meat, jams, coffee, canned goods, fruits, baked goods, seedlings, fibers, flowers and crafts. You can chat with vendors, taste delicious samples of locally produced food and support local agriculture. While at the Saturday Farmington Farmers Market, bring your shoes, leather bags, old favorite slippers or boots or broken zippers. Drop them off and Lucas from Beyond Shoe Repair will fix them for you and bring them back to the market next week. See our blog for more information: http://freshmainefood.blogspot.com

Franklin County-wide online farmers market, Weekly deliveries, Year-round www.westernmainemarket.com.

MEETINGS & GATHERINGS

Evangelist John Burpee will be at Living Waters in Farmington on Sunday, July 24 for the morning and evening service at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. John Burpee moves in the supernatural, connects to God’s power and moves in miracles signs and wonders. On Sunday, July 31st Kindred Hearts Ministries will be at Living Waters for the 10:30 service. Kindred Heart’s mission is a simple one, to spread the Gospel message of Jesus Christ through song and word of testimony. All are welcome to Join us for these events. For more information visit our website livingwatersag.com, our Facebook page Living Waters or call 778-6190.

Monday, July 25: Farmington Historical Society Meeting at North Church 118 High St. Farmington. Pot Luck Dinner, 6 p.m. meeting and program to follow. Program: Early Community Shared Lands--Bonney Woods and Meeting House Park; talk by FHS member Jane Woodman. Everyone welcome.

The 121st Annual reunion of the descendants of Dr. Samuel Wing & his wife, Mary B. Norcross, will be held at the Wing Pavilion near Toothaker Pond & Echo Valley Lodge on Sunday, Aug. 7, starting at 10 a.m. We have changed the date of the reunion (which has been the Sunday before Labor Day for over 60 years) to hopefully make it easier for folks to attend. A pot luck lunch is served around noontime and their is an auction afterwards (please feel free to bring a single item for the auction). There are activities for children of all ages. FMI contact Raymond T. Wing wing_genealogist@yahoo.com.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group. New, ongoing, every second and forth Monday nights starting at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held at Franklin Memorial Hospital in the Allen room. If you have any questions, please call/text Angela at 446-0609 or email her at angelagodbout@yahoo.com.

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 Tami at 778-2792.

New location for Family Caregiver Support Group Monthly Meetings in Farmington! SeniorsPlus is holding a Caregiver Support Group at Farmington SeniorsPlus; 218 Fairbanks Road. 1-800-427-1241. 1st Monday of each month. 3 pm to 4:30 pm. The First Monday of each month, from 3:00 to 4:30pm. 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 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.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Nature Workshop. Another free great nature workshop this Sunday at the Wilhelm Reich Museum, we have a beloved speaker, Warren Balgooyen, who will share a tragic story with a happy ending. Balgooyen, an environmental educator, will explore the life and almost death of the American chestnut tree. Love trees and our forests? Come with a friend and learn about the comeback of the American chestnut. This nature workshop will be held at the outdoor shelter at Orgonon. Drive to the Wilhelm Reich Museum, off of Dodge Pond Road, halfway between Rangeley Village and Oquossoc - this Sunday, July 24, 2 to 4 p.m, free of charge.

Hula Hoops! at the Dr. Shaw Memorial Library in Mt. Vernon on Monday, July 25, at 4 p.m. Time for our next summer children’s activity! Come to the library and learn how to make and decorate a hula hoop, see a demonstration, learn some moves and play some hula hoop games. Bring your own hula hoop to decorate, if you have one! We'll have a few for you to use.

Arts & Craft Workshops for July. 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. Next up: July 26 and 28: “Under the Sea Projects.”

College Payment Workshop. The bill for college has arrived! Now what?!! The first college bill can be terrifying for students and parents! Even if you have gotten scholarships, applied for FAFSA and have a plan for paying for college, the little details and specific steps required to pay that first bill can be confusing. This, evening workshop 6 p.m. on July 27 at Mt Abram High School in Salem Township, will be presented by Jennifer Lanphear a College Access Counselor for the Finance Authority of Maine and Ron Milliken the director of financial aid at UMF. Together they will answer your questions about, installment payments, parent loans, student loans, how scholarships are paid out, and how federal financial aid will be disbursed. Please RSVP by July 26th to Mt Abram 678-2701 or lbrackley@msad58.org.

Hunter Safety Training Program. The Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen's Association is sponsoring a free four-day Hunter Safety Training Program at their clubhouse in Oquossoc on Wednesday, July 27, Thursday, July 28, Wednesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 4. Instruction will run 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily. A range day will be held on Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to noon. Students must attend all classes and be least 10 years of age. Students ages 10 to 12 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. For more info call Dick Moore at 864-2714 or Rivers Edge at 864-5582.

SeniorsPlus Long Distance Learning Presents City at Sea. SeniorsPlus, the designated Western Maine Agency on Aging, announces the July offering of their Long Distance Learning program, connecting community members in the Farmington area with live educational seminars being held at the Lewiston Education Center of SeniorsPlus. The class, City at Sea, will be held on Thursday, July 28th at SeniorsPlus’ Satellite office at 218 Fairbanks Road in Farmington. The instructor, Alan Elze, will speak about spending six months on a nuclear powered aircraft carrier in the pacific with over 6,000 people and 4 ½ acres of American freedom. A small city at sea. Community members who wish to join the classroom at our SeniorsPlus Satellite Office need to register with SeniorsPlus. The class is free and all are welcome. For more information and to register, call 1-800-427-1241.

The Strong United Methodist Church would like to invite everyone to join us for a blast from the past Vacation Bible School, August 1st-5th from 3:00 until 6:00. We have chosen our favorite songs, Bible stories, games, movies, snacks, arts and science projects from the last few years for this awesome VBS adventure! Children ages 3-13 will be searching for God Sightings and expressing their thanks and teen volunteers are encouraged to come along and help out! We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, please call 491-1834.

Workshop - How to sell your food products. Farmington Grange Wednesday, Aug 4, at 7 pm. Ever wondered about selling your great pasta sauce or making a little extra cash from home with baked goods, or doing added value products from surplus produce. Marshall Piper, health inspector from the Department of Agriculture will do a presentation on and answer questions about what it takes to produce and sell your product. He will cover the application process for getting a kitchen license, when you nutritional testing, labeling and how to handle food products. The workshop is free to everyone. The Hall is located at 124 Bridge Street, West Farmington, just across the bridge from Main Street.

Industry to Host Cemetery Workshop. From Friday, August 12 through Monday, August 15, cemetery conservator Joe Ferrannni of Grave Stone Matters, based in Hoosick Falls, NY, will be working with the Maine Old Cemetery Association (MOCA) and a group of pre registered participants at a workshop to preserve some of the stones in West Mills Cemetery. Ferranni will demonstrate a specific technique and then under his tutelage those participating in the workshop will have the opportunity to practice the technique as they work to preserve some of the gravestones in this cemetery. Depending on the condition of the stone various techniques may be required. Among the skills covered will be using correct materials and techniques to clean stones, straightening leaning stones, resetting stones in their current bases, making new bases as necessary, replacing rusted pins, repairing using epoxy and infill, and other preservation tasks as the workshop continues and specific needs are discovered. Documented direct descendants of any of the persons buried in West Mills Cemetery who do not want their ancestor’s stone preserved by this group should contact the Industry Town Office at 207-778-5050 or industry@beeline-online.net by August 2, 2016. The town, which cares for this cemetery, has already authorized the work.

Maine School of Masonry is pleased to announce a second year program has been added to the curriculum. The course program is in historic brick and stone restoration. The course is open to anyone that has an interest in historic building conservation. The program will begin in September of 2016 and end in May of 2017. For more information please call 207-639-2392 or visit our website masonryschool.org/ School of Masonry Restoration.

Wilton CareerCenter Workshops. For those who are looking to make a change in careers or get a new job, the Wilton CareerCenter will be offering a variety of programs for job seekers. All workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To register for sessions held at the CareerCenter, call 645-5800.

MEOC-101-Essentials of College Planning on Thursday, July 21, from 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.

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. For more information please call Bill Card @ 1-207-622-8555

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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