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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

2015 Sharon Hanrahan Memorial Football Skills Camp. Come join us at Kemp Field for the second annual Sharon Hanrahan Memorial Football Skills Camp Camp to be held July 25 and July 26, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. for athletes entering grades 3 through 8. Fees for the weekend are $20. Athletes will have the opportunity to learn football skills from college players, highschool players and coaches from all levels. Please note that all athletes should arrive at camp wearing comfortable workout clothing (t-shirts, shorts, cleats and or/sneakers) and bring plenty of water to stay well hydrated. Kemp Field is located at 838 Whittier Road, Farmington. We are looking forward to seeing you for a fun filled weekend. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Garold Haines at 491-9128.

Circus! Showtimes 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29 at the Western Maine Development parking lot off Weld Road (next to the Town Office). Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages… Get ready for the 2015 Spectacular presented by Walker Events, Inc. Circus, Circus and More Circus under the big top! The all new and exciting rendition featuring: Acrobats, aerialists, comedy and a non-stop magical array of astounding feats of agility plus animals! The event is sponsored by the Wilton Parks & Recreation Department. Discounted adult tickets can be purchased exclusively through the Parks & Recreation Department by calling 207-645-4825. Free Children’s tickets can be found at your local businesses or online at www.walkerevents.net. The event benefits the Parks & Recreation Department.

10th Annual Carrabassett Valley Summerfest, a schedule of special events that will take place on Saturday, Aug. 1, from noon until 6 p.m. at KC’S Kreativity Center located off of the Old Huse Mill Road in Carrabassett Valley. The day’s events will feature 18 talented artisans vending their crafts, face painting with Paula Norcott from 2-5 p.m., a display of children’s fairy houses, airplane rides and glider rides, radio control airplane demonstrations, disc golf demonstrations, and horse drawn cart rides with Kendrick Charles. On stage musical performers will include Jason Mancini, The Steve’s and local recording artist Brian Goss. For more information concerning the festival please contact Karen Campbell at 235-3000.

Paddle Trek. The 30 Mile River Watershed Association will host its 7th Annual Paddle Trek on Saturday, Aug. 1. Join for all or just part of this guided trip from Mt. Vernon Village to Wayne Village, 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 Aug. 2. This event is generously sponsored by Clark Marine.

Strong School Good Shepherd Food Pantry will be having drop-offs on the next Wednesdays: Aug. 5 and Aug. 19. We will have produce distributions along with pantry staples. Pantry is open from 8-2 on these days. If you have questions contact site coordinator Karin Love at 207-684-4239 or klove@msad58.org.

The Mallett School Food Pantry for families of RSU9 will have pantry staples and produce distributions next on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at the Mallett School cafeteria from 3:30-5. There will also be a distribution Wednesday August 19, 3:30-5. But due to a scheduling conflict, this will be a one-time event at the American Legion Hall basement, corner of High and Middle Sts. Please use the side entrance. For more information contact Katie Hallman 778-4720

On August 6, 2015, Strong Public Library will offer a free magic show to Summer Reading Program participants as well as the general public. Conjuring Carroll, a Maine magician who has put on shows all over Maine, will focus this show on superheroes since the theme of this summer’s reading program is “Every Hero Has a Story.” This show will begin at 7 p.m. in the Forster Memorial Building in Strong and will appeal to all ages.

Open House. Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wilton Fish & Game Assoc. will hold an Open House on Rt. 2 with several events: Safety and technique in archery will be offered by a certified instructor. Ages 6 & up. (Hours 9 a.m.-1 p.m.). There will be a bow building demo at 11 a.m. Trap shooting with Charlie (1 -4 p.m.). 1 Shot Challenge, Gatling Gun and Shooting Gallery will be offered in the Conex box (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Lunch will be provided for a minimal fee by the Youth League. FMI Call Phil at 897-4305.

5K Loon Lap, around Minnehonk Lake and Hopkins Pond in Mount Vernon, Sunday, Aug. 16. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at the Mt. Vernon Community Center. $10/Adults, Children under 12 are free. This event is sponsored by the Greater Minnehonk Lake Association and Mt. Vernon Community Partnership Corporation to support efforts to protect and improve the community of Mt. Vernon and its lakes.

Aug. 22 Maddie's Run Reg at 8 a.m. at Rangeley Logging Museum (Rt16) or Follow signs KSU up at 10am. Ride & BBQ. Proceeds to Shriner's Children Hospital & Western Maine Community Action. Hosted by the Widows Sons Mountain Chapter for more info email: widowssonslady@yahoo.com

Benefit run/walk. Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services (SAPARS) is holding its 2nd annual Teal Ribbon Run/Walk 5K on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Holman House, 227 Main Street in Farmington. On the day of the event, registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the 5K starting at 10 a.m. Registration is $15 for participants who register by Sept. 6 and will include a free T-shirt! After Sept. 6th the registration fee will be $20. For participants 12 years old and younger, the event is free. Fore more information, call Kayce Hunton at 778-9522. Register and pay online at 5k.sapars.org. This event is generously sponsored by Franklin Savings Bank.

EXHIBITS, READINGS & SHOWS

Local Summer Artists Exhibit at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center from now through August. Wine & Cheese Reception dedicated to Kitty Jones will be Friday, July 31, from 530 to 7pm.

Poetry Reading in Rangeley. Aug. 2, 6 p.m. 9th annual Hugh Ogden Memorial Evening of Poetry. A reading by Carolyn Locke follows a brief community reading. Free. Refreshments. Ecopelagicon (Nature Store), 7 Pond St. FMI: Peggy Yocom 860-0392, myocomATgmu.edu; Linda Dexter 864-2771; http://margaretyocom.com/poetry

Community Poetry Reading sponsored by the Dr. Shaw Memorial Library to be held at Mt. Vernon Community Center on 7:00pm, Thursday, August 6. Join us for an evening of readings of favorite poems and poets, given by community members of all ages. You might hear Robert Frost, Shakespeare, Jane Kenyon, Shel Silverstein, or brief readings from local poets. Bring your favorite book of poetry (& we'll have some books there), read a poem to us, or just listen. We'll have some refreshments, too.

Poetry Reading & Discussion. On Monday, Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m. at the New Vineyard Public Library, 20 Lake Street, New Vineyard, Wesley McNair - Poet Laureate of Maine will combine commentary with a reading of poems to tell the story of how he became a poet, from past to present. “People might be surprised that I didn't have a literary background at all. I started out in poverty and a broken home, and there were many detours along my way to becoming a poet.”

SugarWood Gallery welcomes Scott Perry as July’s Artist of the Month. 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.

The Dead River Area Historical Society is open for the season 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 Sharon Historical Society hours have changed to Wednesday nights, 5 to 7 p.m. and by appointment 207-578-1874, starting July 15.

The Art of Raymond White Skolfield. Exhibit June 11–August 1, 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.

MUSIC, DANCE, DRAMA & COMEDY

Every Hero Has a Story (or a song). Local Musician Dan Simons at the Dr. Shaw Memorial Library, Mt. Vernon. Monday, July 27, @ 4pm. Back by popular demand, Dan will sing with our young patrons, play his banjo & mandolin, and teach us songs both sweet & fun. Children are invited to come in costume of a favorite hero or book character! Join us for a great afternoon together. Fresh Ella’s Ice Cream truck will visit us, too! A great way to end our summer programs!

Chamber Music Concert. The Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents Tim and Sarah Macek and Friends: A Chamber Music Concert, at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Rangeley on Wednesday, July 29 at 7 p.m. 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 Church of the Good Shepherd is located at 2614 Main St, Rangeley. For more information or to find RFA's complete schedule of events, visit www.rangeleyarts.org.

Almanac Dance Circus Theater presents Communitus "Leaps of Faith" at the Vienna Union Hall on Saturday, August 1 - 7:30 PM This is an absurd acrobatic dance piece about sublime human idiocy, isolationist seafarer cults, and the kinds of people that devote their lives to becoming acrobats. Created by former Bearnstow Artists in Residence Ben Grinberg and Adam Kerbel. Admission by donation at the door.

Square Dance Party at The Stratton Community Building, Stratton on Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. to benefit “The All Wars Memorial.” No experience square dancing or reservations necessary. National caller and Rangeley resident, Red Bates, will teach all the moves. Families and singles welcome. Casual dress. Contribution: $10 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call or e-mail 207-246-2271 or oldyhen@tds.net.

Blues Concert. Award-winning blues musician Victor​ Wainwright​ and The Wild Roots will be performing in the 1827 barn at the Mountain Village Farm B&B, 164 Main Street, Kingfield on Sunday, Aug. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. The $12 concert tickets are available at Pine's Market in Eustis, Fotter's Market in Stratton, Tranten's Market, and Rolling Fatties in Kingfied and at the Regional Information Center in Carrabassett Valley or reserve by calling 207-265-2030. Camping, Southern BBQ and more will be available on site.

Vienna Union Hall -T-Acadie, folk trio and dance band from central Maine featuring Pam Weeks, Jim Joseph and Bill Olson playing a huge variety of music including traditional French Canadian dance music from North America, Quebecois, Acadian and Cajun tunes on Saturday, August 8 - 7:00PM. TIckets $8.00 pre-paid and $10.00 at the door. FMI call Dodi 293-2670, Libby -293-2362 or Marti 485-4415.

Saturday, Aug. 8. Contradance, Farmington Grange, Bridge Street, West Farmington. Regular Contra with Anadama playing and Rickey Holt calling, 8:00-10:30 p.m. $6 adults/$5 students or $15 family max. All dances taught. Beginners are welcome. No partner necessary. FMI: 491-9928 or dance@starleft.org or www.starleft.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 be offered on July 27 and Aug. 31.

Schedule for the Gazebo Summer Concert/Music series for summer 2015. L&D Country - Aug. 4; Nickels & Dimes -  Aug. 11; Arizona Rose & the Rich Ric Band - Aug. 18; Gambol Creek-(Formerly "Seminole Wind") - July 28, Aug. 25.

BENEFIT FEASTS, AUCTIONS & OTHER EVENTS

Benefit Bake Sale on Tuesday, July 28, at the Chesterville Town Office in conjunction with voting day. The event will start at 1 p.m. and continue until the food is gone. Sponsored by the North Chesterville Extension Homemakers to continue their free events for the town and other charities. FMI: 778-3156

An auction to benefit the Mount Vernon Community Center will be held at the Community Center, 2 Main St. in Mount Vernon on Saturday, Aug. 1. Linwood “Junior” Meader of Vienna will be our auctioneer. Doors open at 9 a.m. for viewing the items to be sold. Junior will start his work at 10 a.m. There will also be a silent auction of certain items, as well as a bake sale organized by the ladies of the Community Center Board. For more information, contact Tom Ward, at 293-1016 or tward02118@me.com.

Book Sale. By Donation at the Jim Ditzler Memorial Library in New Sharon on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 from 10 a.m. ~ 1 p.m. Fiction & non-fiction, children's books, western's and much more. Proceeds will be use to benefit the libraries programs. For more information call the library at 779-1128

Saturday, Aug. 1 Public Supper at the North Jay Grange, 4 to 6 p.m. Baked beans, variety of casseroles, salads, fruit salads, coleslaw, meats, breads, beverages and desserts. Dinner Music with Terry Moore. Adults $7, children 10/under $3. FMI: call 645-4628, 645-2910, 645-9353.

Public Bean Supper. The Porter Lake Association will hold its 46th annual Bean-Hole Bean Supper Saturday, Aug. 1 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 (under 5 free). The menu includes bean-hole baked beans, franks, rolls and beverages, and a wide variety of salads and desserts. Attendees are asked to consider bringing 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. For more info: jonesn@uncw.edu.

Home Tour & Taste Benefit. Tickets for the Annual Home Tour and Taste of Rangeley, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., are now on sale at the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce. The proceeds from this annual Rangeley Friends of the Arts (RFA) event help to fund arts education programs for all area students and to provide a scholarship for a graduating senior.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Wilton--Annual Blueberry Festival Lobster Roll Fundraiser--Friday, Aug. 7. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church's Famous Lobster Roll Bagged Lunches will be available during the Wilton Blueberry Festival on Friday, Aug. 7 through pre-order with free delivery from 10 – 1 p.m. throughout the Wilton and Livermore area. We will also be selling lunches in front of the church located at 59 High St. at the corner of School and High Streets in Wilton starting at 10 a.m. until sold out. Lunches include a clear meat lobster roll, chips, homemade brownie and beverage--all for $12. We are accepting orders now! Please call St. Luke’s at 645-2639 to order or email your order to stlukes@myfairpoint.net. Please include a phone number where you can be reached.

Book Sale to benefit the Wilton Free Public Library: During Wilton's Blueberry Festival, Friday, August 7, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, August 8, 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at Western Maine Development, 128 Weld Street, Wilton. Please use the driveway nearest nearest the Town Office. Many good books in all categories have been added since our last sale.

Aug. 8, Public Supper at Trinity United Methodist Church, from 4:30 to 6 p.m, baked beans and casserole supper. The prices are $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.

Lobster or Prime Rib Dinner. Saturday, Aug. 15 at North Vienna, UMC. 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. seatings. Single Lobster Dinner $20. Twin Lobster Dinner $25. Prime Rib Dinner $20. Tickets in advance only. Tickets will be sold until Aug. 10. For more information and tickets call: Kathy Meader 293-2335, Laura Church 293-3892, Debbie Roe 293-4220, Jean Lehman 293-3751. Includes Lobster or Prime Rib, Garden Salad, Corn on the Cob, Homemade Bread, Desert, Drink. Building Fund Raiser for North Vienna United Methodist Church, 572 Tower Road, Vienna.

Tyngtown Tee Time fundraiser golf tournament will be held on August 29 at the Wilson Lake Country Club in Wilton. The scrambles tournament will begin at 8 AM with a shotgun start. The cost is $50/pp with cart extra. This includes a gourmet lunch provided by the Tyngtown ladies and a scone/donut coffee snack before the tournament. There are prizes, raffles, and putting contests. Sign up at WLCC 645-2016 or Paulette 645-2707. Lunch for non-golfers is available for $10/pp and reservations may be made by calling Trish at 645-4443. This is held under the tents with live music from 12-2 PM. The TTT is an annual fundraiser by the Tyngtown Club of Wilton to raise funds for the Wilton Library, Wilton Childhood Center, downtown flower boxes, scholarships, Fit Girls and other children's programs.

The Northwoods Gravel Grind is a bicycle race in Rangeley Maine on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Community Concepts, a youth mentoring program. A Gravel Grind is a bicycle race on Gravel roads. There are two routes this year, 34 and 75 miles. Registration is $40 until August, then $45 until race day and $50 on race day. Email gravelgrind@gmail.com for more information or go to www.NorthwoodsGravelGrind.weebly.com for information and the link to register on BikeReg.com.

CRAFT FAIRS, YARD SALES & FARMERS' MARKETS

20th Annual Weld Homemakers' Extension Farmers' Market. Come join in the excitement of our annual farmers' market & fundraiser! We will be selling veggies, fruits, plants, herbs, bulbs, crafts, baked goods, pickles & preserves, homemade beauty products with a good dose of pies and some interesting raffles. Everything is made or grown by extension members and their families to raise money for community projects throughout the year. Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Weld Town Hall. See you there!

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.

Weld Farmer's Market: Every Sunday until Labor Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Weld Center. We are having such fun! We hope you will stop by and check things out! There is heritage pork, grass fed beef, sausage, bacon and a variety of other meats, natural beauty products, artisan knitted angora and alpaca items and angora rabbits, novelty baked goods, farm fresh eggs, Webb Valley Rocking Chairs; cedar with tung oil, and pine painted in a variety of colors, and more. The produce is starting to arrive as well and more! For information call Jerry at 585-2231.

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

On Saturday August 1st, The Dead River Area Historical Society will feature “The Dyer Family of Eustis”. Join cousins, Emerson Dyer and Ernestine Dyer Shemwell as they share photographs and family stories. Do join us and have a chat with the cousins. Our special days are not presentations but a gathering of people knowledgeable about the featured subject. You will learn a lot by just listening to these folks talk to each other. The Dead River Area Historical Society in Stratton from 11 a.m. to 3p.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

Mt. Blue High School Class of 1990 25th Reunion. The Mt. Blue Class of 1990 will be holding its 25th reunion on Aug. 1, from 4 p.m. 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.

Mt. Abram High School Class of 1975 will be having a reunion on Aug. 8. Webster Hall, 38 School Street, Kingfield, Maine. Gathering @ 3 p.m. with dinner @ 6 p.m. $5 per person. Please reply by July 31, 2015. See you there. For more info call Yvonne Woodcock 207-265-2749 or email: tdoodles@tdstelme.net

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

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services (SAPARS) is providing one-on-one support in Jay, Rangeley and Phillips for youth and adults. SAPARS is working to continue their drop-in services that take place in the schools, throughout the summer. New meeting locations have been established so survivors of sexual violence, and concerned others can access support without having to travel to the Farmington office. An advocate will be available on Tuesdays in Jay, on Wednesdays in Phillips and on Thursdays in Rangeley. For information on drop-in times and locations, please call the SAPARS office at 778-9522. Survivors, concerned others, and community members can also call our 24-hour helpline at 1-800-871-7741 for help and support.

Central Maine's Fibromyalgia Support Group. This new group will start meeting on the 2nd Weds of each month beginning Sept 9, from 10-11:30 am at the Augusta Alfond Center for Health. Join us as we work through the hardships we face daily, learn ways to maximize our quality of life, reduce isolation, and restore hope. This is a structured meeting with monthly topics chosen by members followed by an open discussion. Free to the public. FMI: Beth Connors- 207-975-4654 or email danceswithmoose318@fairpoint.net.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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. For info call 778-7150. Next up: “Favorite Animal Projects” July 28 and 30. “String Art and Dream Catchers.”

Summer Reading Program at the Wilton Free Public Library is ending next week. Don’t miss the fun events we have planned! Join us on Tuesday evening, July 28, at 6 p.m. for a special storytime with Selectman Scott Taylor. To close out the program, Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals will be performing on Wednesday July 29, at 5:30 p.m. Lindsay is a professional puppeteer who travels all around New England performing for child and family audiences. Her show will feature characters who demonstrate the courage and bravery it takes to be a superhero. For more information visit www.lindsayspuppetpals.com. These events are free and open to all ages.

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: 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, Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. 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. Next session:Tuesdays, Aug. 11, 18, 25 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Vacation Bible School. Are your kids (ages 4 through grade 6) ready for an epic adventure? Bring them to Vacation Bible School at the New Hope Baptist Church, 268 Perham Street, Farmington, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until noon on Aug. 3-7.They will become a part of an exciting trek through the book of Proverbs at Camp Kilimanjaro while they learn to walk in God’s wisdom. They’ll also enjoy songs, crafts, games, snow cones, and Ricky, the ventriloquist puppet! Vacation Bible School at Camp Kilimanjaro will be filled with excitement so contact us today at 778-9696 or register at the church the week of VBS.

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 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.

An AARP Driver Safety class will be held at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 612 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington on Aug. 13 starting at 10:00 am. For more information, or to register, please call George Davis at 872-2788. Space is limited so please call soon.

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.

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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