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Public reception is being held to wish RSU 9 Superintendent Mike Cormier well in his retirement on June 3, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Forum at Mt. Blue Campus
Graduation. The staff and students at Spruce Mountain Adult and Community Education would like to invite you to attend the 2013 graduation activities for the honored graduating students. It will be held on Thursday, June 6 , from 6 to 8 pm in Spruce Mountain South High School Cafeteria. Adult Education Diplomas and GED Certificates will be awarded at this time. We are very proud of our students and their accomplishments. We look forward to having you join us at this special occasion. If you will be attending, please RSVP by May 28. Light refreshments will be served.
4th Rally for Norlands: Civil War Reenactment Weekend at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, June 8 and 9, 2013. The event is organized by the 3rd Maine Company A and 15th Alabama Company G to benefit Maine’s oldest living history farm and museum. Experience living history demonstrations, exhibits, and engaging activities remembering the activities of the Civil War in the Spring of 1863. Event features civilian and infantry encampments, a battle scenario each day, field hospital, cannon fire, mansion tours, blacksmith, organ concert, one-room schoolhouse, history exhibits and traditional crafts, wagon rides, farm-life scenarios, contra dance, and more. Battle scenario takes place on Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 1:30 pm. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. daily. Daily rate: $9 adult; $6 for children under age 12. Weekend pass: $16 adult; $10 for children under age 12. The event takes place at 290 Norlands Road in Livermore. FMI: call 207-897-4366 or visit www.Norlands.Org
Horse Show-Sunday, June 9 at Ridgewood Equestrian Center, 120 Orchard Drive, Wilton. The Pine State 2-Phase (Dressage and Show Jumping) will begin at approximately 10am. Entry forms can be found at: http://www.pinestateseries.com/. Spectators welcome! Lunch and snacks available. For more information call 645-2301.
Flag Day Ceremony to be held on Sunday, June 9 at 11 a.m. at the Meetinghouse Park in Farmington. The eight American flags along with the MIA-POW flag will be displayed by the Western Maine Young Marines. The Emblem Club will be doing a flag folding ceremony along with leading us in singing our national anthem and America the Beautiful. The Farmington American Legion will be performing a symbolic flag burning. If anyone has any flags that need to be disposed of, please bring them with you. All are welcome, come and learn about our great country's flags. in case of rain, this ceremony will be held in the banquet room at the Farmington Elks Lodge on school street in West Farmington. Refreshments will be available after the ceremony at the Elks Lodge. For further information please call the Farmington Elks Lodge at 778-6761.
Please come to a special event for Mallett School teacher Mardie Porter, who'll be retiring at the end of this year. Mardie is the lead teacher of the Adapted Program at Mallett, responsible for the academic and daily living skills instruction of students with physical and/or cognitive challenges. Over the years, Mardie has forged close relationships with families and their children and we're planning an Open House for her on Monday, June 10 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. here at Mallett. All students and families and people Mardie may have trained in classes and workshops - past and present - are welcome to attend. There will be cake and punch and a nice chance for thank yous and good byes.
Tractor Festival June 21, 22, 23. The Maine Antique Tractor club will hold its annual festival at the Farmington Fairgrounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 8 am. Daily fee, adults $5, children 11-17 $2 and under 10 free. Activities include tractor pulling and games, photography and pie baking contests, pedal tractor pull, scavenger hunt, barrel train rides for the kids, women's skillet toss and men's hammer toss, agriculture equipment and antique tractors on display. Something for everyone. RV or Tent Camping is available. The special event is a charity pull on Friday night for Ataxia-Telangrectasia Organization, a generic disorder in which two children in Jay have. For further information contact Glenn DeWitt at 207-737-9206 or email email@example.com
Summer Solstice Celebration Trail Run 4 Miler will be held at Prescott Field in Farmington on Saturday, June 22. Registration at 10 a.m. with $10 fee. The race starts at 11 a.m. T-shirts for the first 50 to register. Course: A two loop trail run along the scenic Sandy River, No pavement and no vehicle traffic over mostly flat terrain. This is a fast and fun course. Après Race: Age group prizes. Wood-fired pizza, organic gelato and non alcoholic drinks. More info: contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tennis Marathon Benefit. The 2013 Mt. Blue Girls’ and Boys’ Tennis Teams are holding their 24-hour Tennis Marathon in memory of Barry Carlson and Nolan Thompson on Friday, May 24 from 3 p.m. to midnight and Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to midnight at Hippach Field's courts in Farmington. The public is invited to participate at this popular fund-raising event. Donations may be made at the event or you may contact girls’ coach Judy Upham for more details at 778-4751.
Summer Daze Camp 2013. The UMF FRC Summer Daze Camp operates for 7 week-long sessions beginning June 24 from the Fitness and Recreation Center. The program is designed for children ages 6-12. Activities will include swimming, water games, field trips, sports, arts and crafts, and field games. The cost is $130/session for members and $155/session for non members (an additional $10 is required for a camp T-shirt). Register at the Fitness and Recreation Center now! For more information please contact Leah Brackett 778-7138 or visit our website http://frc.umf.maine.edu to obtain necessary registration forms. Leadership Opportunity for Area Youth. The UMF Fitness and Recreation Center will be offering a Leader In Training (LIT) Program in conjunction with the Summer Daze Camp. The program, which is designed for children ages 13-16, offers team building, communication training, CPR/First Aid certification, field trips, and the opportunity to make new friends and have fun! The program will be offered in 2 week sessions at $210/session. The LIT program will be a challenging and rewarding experience for participants. Complete program information can be found at http://frc.umf.maine.edu or by calling Leah at 207.778.7138. Please see the Summer Daze Camp information for specific camp activities.
SugarWood Gallery. The art class of Joyce Dubay will be SugarWood Gallery's featured Artists of the Month in May. SugarWood Gallery, 248 Broadway, Farmington. Store hours are 10 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 to 8 p.m. on Friday; and 10 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Exhibit. Seeing & Celebrating The Extraordinary... In the Seemingly Ordinary exhibit at the New Portland Community Library to June 30. Artists Christine J. Higgins, Jo Josephson, Penny Hall, Karen Reid, Jan Royall, Jenny Taliadoros. Library is located on Rt. 146 in New Portland, hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 4-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 to noon. Call 628-6561.
Photographer Greg Thomas's work on exhibit at the CV Library. Thomas's seasonal theme captures local landscapes and familiar sights in all four seasons. Also discover some never before seen photos of the Gondola and Sugarloaf. Call 237-3535 for more information.
Gallery. Washburn and Johnson Fine Art Gallery, 155 Pleasant Street , Farmington, Maine 04938. Store hours are 11 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday ; Closed Sundays and Mondays. Looking for artists interested in showing their work FMI call Janet Washburn 207-578-1905.
Artists' Work Wanted. An invitation for all artists to apply for displaying their art at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library and Community Center! We offer a great gallery space and have show dates available. Contact Andrea DeBiase, Library Director Carrabassett Valley Public Library 3209 Carrabassett Drive #3 Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947 email@example.com Ph: 207-237-3535 Fax: 207-237-3536.
Call for Artists/Crafters at 2013 Rangeley Logging Festival. Saturday, July 27th marks the celebration of the 33rd Annual Rangeley Logging Festival & Parade. Festival organizers are now accepting applications for vendors for this highly-anticipated and well-attended summer event in Rangeley. Contact Tom or Carol Sullivan at 864-3640 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, for more details and a vendor’s application. Deadline for entries is July 17th. A vendor’s application can be downloaded from the website at www.rlrlm.org.
Concert. The Back Yard Devils will present a lively mix of country, rockabilly and bluegrass music at The Phillips Area Community Center on Thursday, May 23 beginning at 7 p.m. with an informal jam session beginning at 6 p.m. The appearance of this New Brunswick band is part of the 2013 Celtic Concert Series at the Phillips Community Center.
Sparrows Nest Theater in Industry, ME is pleased to present the play “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25 at 7:00pm and Sunday, May 26 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and seniors, and $10.00 for families. Call 696-4323 to reserve tickets.
Brick Church Concerts presents - Sharon Buck & Dixon Road 7 p.m. Saturday May 25. Sharon Buck & Dixon Road are a new, high energy band playing the latest country music with a little taste of classic rock as well as their own originals. Sharon Buck on Lead Vocals, Drew Salisbury on Lead Guitar, Mark Parlin on Rhythm and Lead vocals and Rick Mailhiot on Drums. Come for an evening of music and dancing. The "Brick Church" concert series helps our Church to continue to be a part of this community and beyond. Located at 21 Cape Cod Hill Road in New Sharon. Tickets are available at Douin's Market in New Sharon and Everyday Music in Farmington for $10. Tickets at the door are $15, students only $10 (must show ID if over 18).
Countryfolk Music Theatre. A former Farmington native, Keoni Thompson, from the big Island of Hawaii will join musicians at Countryfolk Music Theatre this Sunday, May 26, as they open for the season. Larry Bisbee, operator of Countryfolk said, "Keoni is a singer-songwriter who makes a living performing at clubs and private gigs on the Big Island. He is also a model and surfer and is working on his first CD. He's been studying songwriting in Los Angeles and plans on working with Nashville performers as well. He does a great rendition of Hawaiian Cowboy so he will fit right in with our country music and he does originals as well as Hawaiian songs. Keoni is the grandson of Farmington residents George and Gloria Pillsbury.
A belly dance studio is opening in City Lights Theater with workshops and gala event on Saturday, June 1.Nova Wagg, dance instructor, performer and director The Barefoot Truth Dancers is hosting Jacqui Lalita's Double Bellydance Workshop following a public gala. Double Workshop is $55 a person. The gala is open to the public for $10, starting at 7 p.m. on June City Lights Theater is located at 231 Broadway in Farmington. For more information, call Wagg at 207-578-8360 or email email@example.com To RSVP pay here www.brownpapertickets.com
Summer Concert Series: Free Country & Oldies Music Every Tuesday starting June 4 at Farmington's Meetinghouse Park Gazebo, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. (Weather Permitting). Gambol Creek- (formerly “Seminole Wind”) June 18, July 16, August 20; Arizona Rose & the Rich Ric Band (Sandy Waite-Haskell and Ric Haskell) June 4, July 2, August 6; The Crosby’s- (Bing and Nancy Crosby) June 25, July 23, August 27; Off the Hill-June 11, July 9, August 13 (Paula Kaiser, Allan Rich & Robin and Alan Hakala); Mystery Band- July 30. Call 778-3424 or email for more info: j_wells_sr @yahoo.com
Inside out "The Musical" will be performing at the Farmington Baptist Church June 7 and 8 at 7:00 p.m. The Musical is written and performed by students from Augusta, Kansas. The Musical is Free and open to the public.
Saturday, June 8, Contradance, Farmington Grange, Bridge Street, West Farmington. Family Dance with sit-in band, 6:30-7:30, $2adult/$1child. Pot luck snacks, 7:30-8:00. Regular Contra with Velocipede playing and Hannah Otten calling, 8:00-10:30pm. $6adults/$5students or $15family max. All dances taught. Beginners are welcome. No partner necessary. FMI, 491-9928 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Children's Summer Theater Camp. Mt. Blue Music Boosters will be sponsoring its annual children's summer theater camp from July 22 through August 2. This year's production is "Puss in Boots" to be directed by Debbie Hiltz with performances on Aug. 2 and 3. Cost per child for the two-week camp is $85. Those interested should contact Deb Seeley at 778-9053.
BENEFIT FEASTS, AUCTIONS & OTHER EVENTS
A plant sale to benefit Camp at the Eastward scholarships is this Saturday, May 25 at the Industry town hall from 9-1. This annual event features a wide variety of perennials. Yard sale tables to benefit another community non-profit organization will also be set up. A new addition to the plant sale this year will be a photo booth! Camp applications will be available at the sale; in an attempt to help families send their children to camp this summer, tuition has been lowered from $225 a week to $150 for a week of overnight camp (for children in grades 3-12). Chickadee Day Camp, for children in grades K-2 is just $50 a week. Applications, scholarship forms and more information are all available at www.campattheeastward.org
Public Souper Supper. The Chesterville Grange will be having a public "souper" supper on Friday, May 24, serving between 5 and 6:30 pm. Homemade soups, chowders, breads and dessert. Adults, $5; Child, $2.50. FMI: 778-2282 or 778-5845.
Pies, Prose & Plants Sale. Sponsored by the Rangeley Public Library. Saturday, May 25 10am – 2pm at the Rangeley Public Library on Lake Street. After a long and snowy winter, spring has finally come to Rangeley. Why not stop by the Library on May 25 and pick up a homemade pie to celebrate the new season? While you’re there, check out the collection of plants for your garden and choose your summer reading material from the library’s wide selection of used books on sale for unbelievably low prices! Don’t miss this “Kick–Off the Summer Event.”
May 25: Plant and food sale at Shorey Chapel, Rte 43, Industry from 9 am to noon to benefit the building of a new handicap ramp. For further information contact Dale Fairbanks 778-2157.
Annual Plant Sale to benefit the Camp at the Eastward Youth Scholarships, Industry Town Hall, 9 am - 1 pm. Saturday, May 25. Call Maria at 778-9404 to donate plants.
Plant Sale featuring perennials, herbs, shrubs, houseplants and gardening related items will be help rain or shine on Saturday, June 1 from 8 am to 1 pm at the Old South Church Holman House lawn, 227 Main St., Farmington. Proceeds will benefit Old South Church outreach, community service and youth programs.
Indoor yard sale (sponsored by the Wilton PTF) Saturday June 1, 2013 at the Cushing School in Wilton. Earlybird shopping from 8AM-9AM for a $5 donation. Regular shopping hours 9AM-1PM. Donations of GENTLY USED items can be dropped of at the Cushing School on Friday May 31 or from 7AM-8AM on Saturday June 1. $10 Table rentals available. To reserve your space or to schedual a pick up of donations call Renee at 645-3120.
Fundraiser for Addilyn. The New Sharon Fire Department will be hosting its first annual Addilyn's Journey of Hope fundraiser. We will be hosting community clean up project as well. The auxiliary is holding a car wash, bake sale, and auction to raise money. Event will be held on Saturday, June 1 at New Sharon Fire Department on Main Street behind Sandy River Store starting at 8 am. We will also be placing fire boots at the two local stores Douin's Market and Sandy River for donation as well. Any questions comments or private donations please contact: Debbie Webster 491-0762, Amanda Mooar 779-4333 or Asst. Chief Tory Mooar 779-6236. Let's make this a great success for baby Addilyn and her family!
Join us at the New Vineyard Public Library Annual Black Fly Bash Plant, Books and Yard Sale; Food; Spin the Wheel. All proceeds benefit the Library. When: 9AM-3PM, Saturday, 8 June, 2013 Where: Smith Hall, Route 27, New Vineyard, Maine.
Pig Roast & Bean Supper and Gala Contra Dance at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore, Saturday June 8, 5 pm. Enjoy slow-roasted pork, salads, baked beans, and cornbread followed by a gala contra dance at 7 pm, featuring the sounds of The Racket Factory. Join the Civil War reenactors and Norlands’ historians, as they dance in hoop skirts and Civil War military uniforms. Dancers of all abilities are welcome! This is part of a two-day benefit event featuring the largest Civil War Reenactment in Maine. Admission to the dance is free. Tickets for supper are $13/$7 children under 6. Limited seating. FMI and to purchase advance tickets: 207-897-4366, email@example.com, www.Norlands.org.
Relay for Life cribbage and supper June 30, Mystic Valley Grange, 932 US RT 2 West, E Dixfield Come play cribbage at 1 p.m. Donation $5 to support Relay for Life. and enjoy a spaghetti and meatball, toss salad, and garlic bread, dessert and drinks. Donation $5 to support the Grange.
Golf Benefit. 11th Annual Seth Wescott and Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic Friday, Sept. 13. 8 a.m. tee time at Sugarloaf Golf Club. Sign up at www.franklincountymaine.org Benefits scholarship fund.
The Farmington Rotary Club is hosting a Yard Sale Saturday, May 25th, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 26th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Farmington Fairgrounds. The sale will take place “rain or shine” in the Starbird Building. Please use the Maple Avenue entrance to the Fairgrounds. Proceeds from the Yard Sale benefit the Farmington Rotary Club Scholarship Fund. The Club continues to welcome donations. Please call Adrian or Deb Harris at 779-9000 or Tom Sawyer at 778-2900 for information on making donations.
Yard sale inside. Wilson Grange 321 in East Wilton will be having its Annual Inside the Grange Yard Sale Saturday, May 25, from 8am to 4pm, so we are open rain or shine. There are lots of gently used items from toys to furniture. There also will be goodies for sale. All proceeds go to helping us keep the building open for our community service activities and suppers. The Grange is located on Main Street in East Wilton, across from Shelly's Market.
Yard/Plant/Bake Sale and Pony Rides! Trinity Church, 612 Farmington Falls Road on May 25, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Barclays is hosting their annual yard sale to benefit Relay For Life. We are looking for donations of items to sell. We will take anything in sell-able condition and would also like handmade items as well. The event will be on Saturday, May 25th at the Sykes building parking lot at 128 Weld Road in Wilton. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call 491-5394 if you would like to make a donation or would like more information. Thank you!
Benefit Yard Sale. Wilton Fish & Game Rimfire & Firing Pins will be having a Memorial Weekend Yard sale on May 25, 26, & 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the WF&G Clubhouse on Rt. 2 in Wilton. Youth League will collect unwanted items. Call Don at 491-9766, Lynn at 491-9763 or Gregg at 931-8724.
Farmington Grange will host monthly Indoor Yard sales during summer months, on first Saturdays, through October. Tables available for $10. Space is limited. Starting June 1. 9 am to 1 pm. Table rental is $10. Coffee and light refreshments available. The Farmington Grange is located at 124 Bridge Street in West Farmington. To reserve space,or more information call 778-6968.
Father's Day Craft Sale: Mystic Valley Grange, 932 US RT 2 West, E. Dixfield, will be having a craft and food sale on June 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors are welcome. The cost is $15 per table, inside or outside available. Woodworking, knitting, crocheting, tatting, jewelry, hand tied flies, and more will be there. Come support the Grange buy local.
Flea/Market/Craft Fair. The Jay/Livermore Falls Lions Club will sponsor a Flea/Market/Craft Fair fundraiser on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jay Plaza parking area between the Dollar Tree store and McDonald's. Crafters please call for more information at 645-2786.
Benefit Yard Sale. Saturday, June 15, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.- Multi-Family Yard Sale - Chesterville Town Hall, Dutch Gap Road, Chesterville. To be a vendor, call 778-3767. Sponsored by Chesterville Center Meetinghouse, Inc., a non-profit organization.
Wilton Lions Club Annual Fundraising Yard Sale Rt. 2 (Next To Big Apple) in Wilton, Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23. The hours of the yard sale are Friday & Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday 8 a.m. to noon. All proceeds go back to the community. For more information contact Paul Berkey at 207- 491- 8864.
Huge Indoor Yard Sale fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers Saturday, June 22, from 9 to 3 p.m. at Mt. Blue H.S. in Farmington. Space will be rented out on a first come, first serve basis, so call LVFSC ASAP at 778-3460 ext. 22. This will be a fun family event with hot dogs, popcorn, coffee, soda and a 50/50 raffle. For sale will be New or gently used household items, baby items, clothing, small furniture, books, toys, music, movies or crafts etc..*Nothing illegal! NO adult rated content, weapons, fireworks, alcohol or smoking related items can be sold there. Sorry, No electronics, No computers, printers, TVs, appliances, or other items that require special disposal. LVFSC is also accepting donations for these types of items. Give us a call at 778-3460 ext. 22 to make arrangements & we’ll pick them up between now & June 21st.
New Farmers' Market has opened across from the Big Apple/Dunkin Donuts in Wilton on Route 2. This is an open farmers' market and all farmers who possess appropriate certifications if needed (kitchen/greenhouse) will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Hours will be Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Space will also be available for 10 crafters who have strictly homemade items in keeping with farmer's market such as homemade soaps, hand dipped candles, quilts, wreaths and dried floral arrangements, and etc. FMI: Theresa 645-4464 if no one answers, leave message.
The Saturday Farmington Farmers' Market is open Saturdays, 9-noon, May thru October in the District Courthouse parking lot on Main Street in Farmington. Kettle corn, chicken & duck eggs, honey, jams & jellies, carrots, fiddleheads, beef, pork, cookies, breads, homemade meat & fruit pies, fresh greens, cheeses, seedlings & flowers, vinegars, pickles, bees wax personal care products and more as the season progresses. Market master - Mitra Luick 778-0347. Check out our blog at: http://freshmainefood.blogspot.com. Hope to see you there.
Rangeley Farmers’ Market Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. corner of Rt 4 and South Shore Dr (road to state park) starting May 21, going through the end of September. Baked Goods, Fresh greens, plants and seedlings, hand spun yarn, Herbal teas, bath and body products, Cut flowers, Locally made Cheese, Eggs, Candles, Mushrooms, More Veggies as the season progresses. For more information, contact Joan Dunlap 864-9949.
Western Maine Market, Franklin County’s online Farmers’ Market, runs year-round and offers free delivery in downtown Farmington and Strong and a variety of pick-up locations. Check the website for additional new locations. The website for Friday and Saturday is www.WesternMaineMarket.com, for Tuesday and Wednesday www.harvesttomarket.com Midweek. Contact Deborah Chadbourne, 1-(857)-225-1199, email@example.com.
SeniorsPlus announces plans to host a focus group in Franklin County on Wednesday, May 29 at the Franklin Memorial Hospital's the Allen Room, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to talk about aging services in rural Maine. This is one of two focus groups the agency plans to hold in order to assess the needs of older adults in the rural areas of Franklin and Oxford counties. Adults between the ages of 55 and 70 are encourage to join a conversation about aging services; specifically issues around accessing services in rural Maine. If you are a resident living in Franklin County and are interested in joining this conversation, please contact SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241 to sign up for the Franklin County Focus Group. As a thank you for participants’ time $25 gas or groceries gift certificates will be given.
Mt. Blue Area Garden Club's Annual Membership Luncheon on June 4 at noon, will be served by the ladies of Fairbanks Union Church. The menu will be a meat lasagna or a veggie one, with salad,dessert, and beverage. Interested people whom would like to attend are asked to please send $10 to treasurer Marion Hutchinson, at 730 Orchard Dr., Wilton,ME 04294, by May 28th. Anyone interested in becoming a member is cordially invited to this meeting. Yearly dues of $10 will be collected at this time also. After the monthly meeting Marj Goodwin will show a slide presentation on "Memories of Stanwood Park," which was a zoo and tea room back in the 1930s and 1940s. FMI please call 645-2067.
SeniorsPlus will be at the Phillips Library on June 5, 2013 from 10am to 1pm. 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.
SeniorsPlus will be at the Kingfield Town Office on June 5, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. 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.
The Farmington Local Council, part of the Consumer Council System of Maine (CCSM), will be hosting a conference entitled “Bridging The Gap” on June 7 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at the Fairbanks Meeting House, 508 Fairbanks Road, Farmington, Maine. This event is a collaboration of law enforcement and mental health consumers working towards building positive relationships and open communication. The objective of the conference is to have open dialogue about how to improve interactions between mental health consumers experiencing emotional distress and law enforcement personnel. The keynote speaker will be Oklahoma State Trooper James Lowe and his mother, Gwen Heath of Maine, who is a mental health consumer. A panel discussion is also planned along with time for the community to participate in the discussion and many workgroups for people to participate in. This event is open to the public and there will be refreshments and entertainment. To learn more about the Bridging the Gap event or the CCSM, visit www.maineccsm.org or call the office at 1-877-207-5073
Presentation at the Farmington Grange: The "Mounds" of New Sharon: At 7 pm on June 1, Patti Millett and her Mt. Blue High School students will do a presentation on the mounds of New Sharon. This free program will be held at the Farmington Grange Hall, 124 Bridge Street in West Farmington. Light refreshments will be served.
The Farmington Ski Club will hold its annual meeting on Monday, June 10 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Titcomb Mountain Lodge in West Farmington. All Farmington Ski Club Members are invited to attend. Meeting agenda includes approval of slate of new directors and of budget for 2013-2014 season.
Mt. Blue HS Class of 1975 and Friends Reunion on June 29 at Kineowatha Park (Reunion Building), Wilton. BYOF&D (food & drink). For classmates and friends of our class; family members (kids/grand kids included) welcome of course as well as members of other classes. No smoking or drinking per town rules. Town asks for $1 per adult.
Wanted vendors for the Carthage Old Home days - July 13, 2013 Please call Barbara Berry at 207-562-7072 for more information.
Mt. Blue Class of 1993 20th Reunion will be held at Titcomb Mountain on August 10 beginning at 2:00 pm. All information will be posted on Facebook. Please follow the link and like our page to receive the notifications. Click here!
NAMI Support Group - Do you have a family member coping with Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Schizophrenia, Panic Disorder, a Personality Disorder or OCD? NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) now has a Family Support Group for the Farmington area. Meetings will be held in the Allen Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm. The group is led by trained volunteers who also have family members living with mental illness. All are Welcome. There is no fee or registration required. FMI call Tami at 778-2792 or Louise at 592-9933.
Workshop. The Corporate and Community Services Department at Central Maine Community College will offer a one-day workshop on Abuse, Trauma and Recovery Wednesday, May 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to register, please contact Corporate & Community Services at 207-755-5280, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cmcc.edu/training. Deadline for registration is May 24.
Registration Dates. The Mt. Blue School District Kindergarten and Pre Kindergarten Registration Date: Mallett School, Kindergarten, Thursday, May 30, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., please call the 778-3529 for an appointment. Your child must be five years old on or before Oct. 15, 2013 in order to register for kindergarten. At registration, you will need your child’s original birth certificate, up to date immunization records, a recent photo of your child, and filled out parental questionnaire and medical history forms. New this year - packets should be picked up at your child’s school. Students who are currently enrolled in Mallett, Cushing or Cape Cod Hill School’s Pre K program, do not need to re-register for kindergarten.
Bridging the Gap: A collaboration of Law Enforcement Personnel and Mental Health Consumers to work towards building positive relationships and open communication. Date: Friday, June 7. Time: 8:30 am to 5 pm. Location: Fairbanks Meeting House, 508 Fairbanks Road, Farmington.
The day will include: 9:00am- 10:00am Keynote Speaker Oklahoma State Trooper James Lowe and Mother Gwen Heath: “A Family Story." Morning Session (10:00am-12:00pm); Paula G.: Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP): How a WRAP may help “bridge the gap”; Former Sherriff Dennis Pike and Gwen Heath conduct a work about different types of consumer identification cards. Lunch (12:00pm-1:00pm). “Jam Session” with Charlie Ames and Phil Tanner as well as an opportunity for further discussions with peers. Afternoon Session (1:00pm-4:30pm: Speed Learning Sessions on Intentional Peer Support and Recovery; Panel Discussion featuring consumers and law enforcement professionals. All are encouraged to attend part or all of the day’s offerings. Mileage reimbursement available for consumers/peers. Sponsored by the Farmington Local Council and Local Law Enforcement Personnel of Franklin, Oxford, and Androscoggin Counties. For more information: Gwen Heath 578-2566 or email@example.com
ATV course offered. The Jay Police department will be sponsoring a free All Terrain Vehicle safety course on June 22. The course runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is taught by Jay Police Cpl Jeff Fournier and Detective Richard Caton, both are state certified instructors. The course is limited to 15 students. Children between the ages of 10 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the class. The class will be held at the Spruce Mountain Middle school Cafeteria. Each student will be required to bring a lunch. Helmets are required If you don’t have a helmet the instructor may provide one for the training. Please help us keep you and your family safe while enjoying your ATV. Anyone wishing to take the course may call the Jay Police department at 897-6766 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Wilton CareerCenter. The following sessions are to be held at the Wilton CareerCenter in the months of May and June 2013. Located at 865 US Route 2 in East Wilton. Call 645-5800; Toll Free 1-800-982-4311; TDD/Nextalk 888-697-2895 to set up an appointment. Registration required.
GATEway to Employment— Wednesday, May 22, Wednesday , June 12, Wednesday, June 26, 9 a.m.–noon. This workshop offers an overview of basic information on resumes, interviews and job search skills as well as CareerCenter and community resources available during a job search—learn how the CareerCenter can help!
Resumes and Interview Skills—Monday, June 10, 1–4 p.m. An in-depth exploration of the job search, resumes, applications and interviews. Learn how to stand out positively by marketing yourself—in person and on paper—in a way that directly matches employer needs. “Tough” interview questions will be discussed so that you can answer them with confidence.
Essentials of College Planning for Adults—Thursday, June 13, 10am -1pm covers the basic steps for successful college enrollment: learn about college and trade schools, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues of adult students, admissions procedures and financial aid. Review a typical admissions application, request admissions materials and financial aid information from prospective colleges and complete the financial aid form. To register, call 800-281-3703. Bring last year’s income tax forms to the appointment.
Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation Thursday, June 6, 9 – noon: Orientations are held the first Thursday of each month. This orientation is for people with disabilities, who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Registration is not required.
O*Net Ability Profiler: Please call if interested; this workshops requires five or more participants to run. O*Net is a career exploration tool that helps individuals plan work livelihoods 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 an individual’s strengths.
Community College Advisor
A college advisor will talk to you about your options to attend college. He will help you explore college choices based on your interests and career goals. Call Randy Berry at 207-740-0112 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
CareerCenter partners include Western Maine Community Action and Maine Department of Labor. We are equal opportunity providers. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.