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SPECIAL EVENTS & NOTICES

The Mt. Blue Adult Education Program would like to announce its graduation on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Bjorn Auditorium located on the Mt. Blue High School campus. This will be a celebration for the students who have successfully completed their High School Equivalency Tests (HiSET), Adult Ed diplomas and/or College Transitions program. All friends, family and community members are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Feel free to call the Adult Ed Office at 778-3460 if you have any questions.

Meet the Candidates. The Wilton Group is sponsoring a Meet and Greet event for candidates at the Calzolaio Pasta Company, Main Street on Wednesday, May 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with light refreshments and a cash bar.

Clearwater Food Bank will host the mobile food truck from GSFB on May 28 at 8:30 AM at Industry town hall. Everyone welcome. Please bring bags or boxes for your food. 8:30 until foods gone. No early birds.

Mt. Abram High School's senior events: 21st Annual Senior Breakfast, served by the school's staff, will be held on Friday, May 29 from 7 to *:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. Recognition night 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 4 in the school's gymnasium. Form ore info, call 678-2701, ext. 4106.

Wildlife Observation Platform Official Opening. The completion of a wildlife observation platform overlooking Couber’s Brook Pond in Wilton will be celebrated with an official opening 1 p.m. Sunday, May 31 at the Lions Club building parking lot on Main Street. Bring binoculars and camera! Light refreshments will be served. FMI 779-9026

Sawmill Tour, Open House & BBQ at Stratton Lumber Co. Friday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 66 Fontaine Road in Stratton. Community open house, so please join us and see how spruce/fir saw-milling is done today. Manufacturing construction grade lumber for use in home building and industrial markets in eastern US & Canada from spruce/fir logs from our valued suppliers. Contact us to reserve a time for the tour at (207) 246-2667 or tammy@stratton-lumber.com. Please bring a hardhat & safety glasses if you have them. Thank you from Stratton Lumber, Timber Resource Group, Fontaine Inc.

Care And Share Food Closet hours extended. Along with our regular hours of operation, Monday through Friday from noon to 2 p.m., the pantry has added Monday evening from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in order to better serve the community needs. We are located at 508 Fairbanks Road in Farmington and any inquires will be answered promptly if you leave a message at 207-778-2331 or email us at careandsharefoodcloset@gmail.com.

Summer Horseback Riding Camps: Ridgewood Farm in Wilton will have Summer Riding Camps! Each day of camp will include at least one riding lesson, crafts, swimming, caring for horses, unmounted lessons, and games! Each camp ends with a mini horse show! Only a few spots are left! For more information including dates and contact information, go to: Ridgewood Equestrian Center here.

EXHIBITS, READINGS & SHOWS

SugarWood Gallery welcomes the students of Joyce Dubay as May's Artists of the Month. The gallery is located at 248 Broadway in Farmington and is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc is open for the season. OSHM, named New England's Best Sporting Museum by Yankee Magazine, will open for its 5th year of operation on Friday. The 2015 season promises to be our most exciting year yet with more than 20 events! The lineup at OSHM features wonderful guest speakers, artists, fly casting lessons and some very highly regarded authors. Museum hours in May are 10-4 p.m. Thursday - Sunday and in June the hours expand to 10-4 pm Weds.- Sunday. It's open 7 days a week in July and August. FMI: email:info@outdoorsportingmuseum.org.

Film Screenings in Rangeley: Sat, May 30, Godzilla, (2014) 4 & 7 p.m. At the Lakeside Theater on Main Street in Rangeley. Tickets for all shows are $5 and support instrumental music lessons in the region. Sponsored by Rangeley Friends of the Arts.

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.

On Exhibit. Photographer Betsy Bass's work is on exhibit at the Carrabassett Valley Library & Community Center. For those interested in finding out more about her work, she can be emailed at betsybass52@gmail.com.

MUSIC, DANCE, DRAMA & COMEDY

Play Performance. The Sandy River Players invite you to take a college class in comedy, specifically the comedy of playwright Christopher Durang. The Players will present an evening of four, one-act plays set up to mock a college lecture called “Durang 101” May 28 through May 31. The “class” will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Alumni Theatre on the University of Maine at Farmington campus. “Tuition” will be $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. These are plays with adult language and mature content.

Concert. Singer-songwriter, Maurice Dickson of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and friend, Mike Burd of Farmington will be in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 at the Old South First Congregational Church, 235 Main Street in Farmington. Admission adults $15, students $8. Desserts and beverages will be available at intermission by donation. For reservations call 207-491-5919.

Concert. Irish flautist and vocalist Shannon Heaton with her new project "After the Morning" at the North Church for the Farmington Historical Society on Thursday, June 4. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Audience members are encouraged to bring their musical instruments to the 6:15 p.m. jam session. The North Church is located at 118 High Street in Farmington. For reservations call: 207-778-2006. Concert ticket price is $15. More info available at http://www.necelticarts.com.

Storytelling for Families on June 13, 10 a.m. at Farmington Public Library, 117 Academy St., Farmington. Eshu Bumpus and Motoko storytelling program for families. Free and open to the public. For more info call 645-2982.

Friday, June 12, The Wiles in concert, Chesterville Center Meeting House, 7:30 p.m. Open jam beforehand, 6:30, all welcome. Folk, old-time, bluegrass, blues, indie rock tunes with local talent returned from Berklee School of Music! By Donation. Fundraiser for expenses of the Meeting House, a non-profit community group. FMI call 620-4137 or 778-3513, or the Meeting House website: www.chestervillemeetinghouse.org.

Storytellers Eshu Bumpus and Motoko will perform “Chicken-Fried Sushi” 7:30 p.m. on June 13 at Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy St., Farmington. Admission $10 at the door. For more info call 645-2982.

Sign up for Sandy River Players’ Summer Youth Music Camp! This year’s production is “Peter Pan, Jr.,” a Music Theatre International Broadway Junior production. Three-week theater camp for children ages 8 – 14. The camp runs Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon beginning Monday, June 22 through Friday, July 10 with performances on July 10th, 11th and 12th. Cost of the camp is $165. Camp size is limited to 28 children and applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Applications are available at Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers at 193 Broadway in downtown Farmington. They can be received via email upon request. Completed applications should be mailed to: Sandy River Players, PO Box 709, Farmington, ME 04938. Only mailed, hard copy applications will be accepted – electronic applications will not be considered. For more information or to request an application please contact srp.summermusic@gmail.com. Also, check out Sandy River Players’ Summer Youth Music Camp on Facebook— https://www.facebook.com/SRPtheatrecamp. The SRP Summer Youth Music Camp is a fun and exciting experience for all involved!

The 13th annual Kingfield POPS will present The Bangor Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lucas Richman on June 27. Maine's own Rustic Overtones will perform both as a group and with the Orchestra; bringing a new sound to the western mountains. These acts will be complemented by other musical artists. Picnics welcome, blanket or lawn chair encouraged. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Until May 15, tickets are $20. From May 15 to gate opening, tickets are $25. Tickets for the 2015 Kingfield POPS will be $30 at the gate. Kennedy Farm, Route 142 in Kingfield. The Kingfield Art Walk, a road race, Kingfield POPS Festival of the Arts, an introductory guided mountain bike ride hosted by the Carrabassett Valley chapter of NEMBA and other family-friendly activities round out the celebration of music and art. See kingfieldpops.com for tickets and for more information.

BENEFIT FEASTS, AUCTIONS & OTHER EVENTS

The Community Table will be open this week in Strong at the Forster Memorial Building from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Come and enjoy a free hot meal and wonderful fellowship. See you there.

Come and help provide greater opportunities for children in Hondorus On May 31, at 6:00 pm there will be dessert, a slideshow, and great fun at the Congregational Church in downtown Wilton put on by the Congregational Church Youth Fellowship Group. There is no charge but donations are welcome.

2nd Annual Tainter/Simoneau’s Fight for Cure. Golf Scramble, five-man team. at 830 Shotgun start $50/person, cart not included. Please call Rick at 897-3770 or Leslie 897-6808 to register. 5k Run/Walk @830 - $20/person. Registration begins @700. Please email Jessie with any questions for the 5K @ woodcocksgsp@myfairpoint.net All events at Maple Lane Golf Course, Livermore on May 30.

Car hop benefit for Kingfield Bicentennial. The Kingfield Bicentennial committee will host a Car Hop at the Kingfield Woodsman Restaurant Saturday, May 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. All classic and antique cars are welcome. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a live DJ playing '50s, '60s and '70s music. The menu will be: hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chili dogs, French fries, frappes, sodas and coffee.

The annual New Portland Community Library Plant, Book, and Bake Sale will be held on May 30 from 9-12 at the library, located at 899 River Road, across from the New Portland Town Office. Locally grown seedlings and perennials from local flower beds at reasonable prices, tasty home baked goodies, and good reads will be available for you.

Stomp Out Cancer Benefit Dance with music from Jason Mancine and DJ Mikey T. Friday, June 5, from 7 p.m. til midnight at the Farmington Elks lodge, 120 School St. $10 per person or $15 per couple. Door Prizes and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds go to the medical care of Vickie Audette who has stage 4 cancer.

The New Vineyard Public Library will hold its Annual Black Fly Bash on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Smith Hall on Route 27 in New Vineyard. The event includes baked goods, books, assorted plants and features a wide variety of day lilies from the Vienna Gardens of Helen Wilkey and proceeds benefit the NV Public Library. Call 652-2366 with questions.

Sat. June 6 - Public Supper at the North Jay Grange #10, Rt. 17, No. Jay, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Baked beans, casseroles, Turkey and gravy, meats, salads, cole slaw, beverages, desserts. Adults $7, child 10/under $3. Music with Nickles and Dimes. FMI - 645-4628, 645-4211, 645-9353.

Public Supper at Trinity United Methodist Church on June 13. 4:30 to 6:00 PM Baked beans and casserole supper. The prices are $7 adults, $3.50 for children 12, and 12 and under are free. For more information call Trinity United Methodist Church at 778-3921.

17th Annual Franklin County 4-H Auction to be held June 20, in the Starbird Building on the Franklin County Fairgrounds. Preview at 6 p.m., Auction to begin at 7 p.m. This year we will be showcasing Maine businesses and products. Monies raised will be used to purchase awards, provide scholarships and to help send delegates on citizenship trips.

CRAFT FAIRS, YARD SALES & FARMERS' MARKETS

2 Day Combination Plant Sale and Yard Sale, Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30, from 8 am to 2 pm at the Old South First Congregational Church, Holman Parish House, 227 Main St., Farmington. Proceeds will benefit outreach, community service and youth programs.

Annual Yard Sale, Fairbanks School. June 6, 8 to 2 p.m., Please no one before 8 a.m. Fairbanks School is located on 508 Fairbanks Road, Farmington. From the center lights in downtown Farmington we are two and one half miles north on Route 4. Between the hours of 1 and 2 p.m. all items will be half price. If rain postponed to June 13. Donations accepted by calling 778-3808 or 778-4349. Benefit the Fairbanks School Maintenance Fund.

JoJo's June Bug Craft Fair at UMF June 13 from 9am to 3pm. Featuring artists, crafters and vendors from across the state as well as great food from Bittersweet JoJo's, and door prizes! You will be able to find us at the UMF student center. Call 207 265 6599 for details or to apply to be a vendor.

Annual Yard Sale on Saturday June 13, from 8am-2pm at Pinewood Terrace, 136 Rosewood Drive in Farmington (behind the fairgrounds). FMI 779-0511 Rain or shine. We are a non profit assisted living facility. Proceeds to benefit resident activities. We are also accepting gently used items for the sale.

Vendors sought. The Franklin County Animal Shelter is organizing the first ever ‘Maine’s Mega Yard Sale’ to take place at the Farmington fairgrounds on June 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will be Central Maine’s largest yard sale! The animal shelter is looking for vendors from anywhere wanting to sell their yard sale items. The fee to reserve a 12’ x 12’ space is $25 if the space is reserved before May 15. Between May 15th and May 31st the price to reserve a space will be $35. Reservations will close at midnight on May 31st. To reserve a space, visit our website at fcanimalshelter.org or drop into the shelter at 550 Industry Rd. Farmington, Maine 04938. Food vendors should call the shelter at (207) 778-2638.

Maine's Mega Yard Sale, June 27 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Farmington Fairgrounds. We're expecting over 100 vendors, and 500 + shoppers! Register today to sell your items at the event by visiting www.fcanimalshelter.org. Admission for shoppers on the day of the event will be only $1 per adult! Email Erin at erin@fcanimalshelter.org with any questions, or call the Franklin County Animal Shelter at (207) 778-2638.

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.

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. Sandy's Flowers has beautiful potted flowers for your Mothers' Day gift. Also, Artisan Breads, Jams and Jellies, Pies and Baked Goods, Eggs, Honey, Lamb, Pork, Beef, and maybe Fiddleheads if they are ready. http://freshmainefood.blogspot.com.

MEETINGS & GATHERINGS

The Franklin County Extension Homemaker programs for the month of May follow: Strong Learning and Sharing, May 26 at 10 a.m. at the Methodist Parish House for Stack and wack quilts. FMI call 684-4538. The public is more than welcome to join us at any of our meetings or community service projects. In partnership with the University of Maine cooperative Extension.

Women & Social Security Discussion. Senior Planning Center of Farmington Presents "Women & Social Security" A presentation by Joshua Lyons Technical Expert of the Auburn, Maine Social Security Administration. A presentation focused on how Social Security can be best used to support Maine's Women. Seating is limited, Please RSVP 778-6601 at the Senior Planning Center in Farmington. No fee, and nothing will be sold. May 27 at 10 a.m. at Roberts Learning Center UMF Room 131. Please use High Street entrance.

SeniorsPlus will be at the Farmington Town Office on May 27, 2015 from 1 pm to 4 pm. We will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have about services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities and their families. All events are FREE and open to the public. For further information and to make an appointment, call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241.

SeniorsPlus will be at the Wilton Free Public Library on June 3, 2015 from 1 pm to 4 pm. We will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have about services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities and their families. All events are FREE and open to the public. For further information and to make an appointment, call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241.

SeniorsPlus is holding a Caregiver Support Group at the Farmington Town Office on Tuesday, June 3, 2015 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.

Home is where the heart is. An informal discussion about long term affordable housing for all generations in rural communities. Sunday, June 7th -- 3pm at the Dr. Shaw Memorial Library. Please join us for a discussion with Sandy Wright, Rebecca Dorr, and Greg Plimpton about issues we encounter regarding access to housing in our area, and any pieces or solutions others might be trying. Sandy & the Mt. Vernon Community Partnership Corp have looked at senior housing issues for several years. Rebecca has also investigated senior housing and works with clients of all ages on housing issues, in her work as a Maine General counselor. Greg builds small accessory housing in southern Maine. We want to provide time & space for participants of all ages to name housing issues they face, and talk about any possible ideas we might have to help move each other forward.

The Foothills Land Conservancy will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, June 10 at 6:30pm at the Academy Hill School Cafeteria in Wilton. As part of the meeting, Nancy Prentiss, a faculty member at the University of Maine at Farmington who was recently recognized for the discovery of a new species of marine worm, will be presenting a talk and slideshow about the plants found on the Foothills Land Conservancy preserve. The public is invited to attend.

Mt. Blue HS Class of 1975 will be having their 40 year class reunion on July 11, 2015 at Scott Hall on the UMF campus. Please visit our Facebook page or our website for further info. Hope to see everyone there.

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.

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

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

For those interested in raising their own freezer beef this year, Franklin County Farm Bureau will be hosting a Beef Basics Workshop on Thursday evening, May 28 in the downstairs conference room at the Farmington Municipal Building. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Cindy Kilgore, Livestock Specialist with the Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry, will share information on what is needed to successfully raise one's own beef. Feed requirements, housing, health and other factors relating to raising a beef animal will be discussed. Written materials will be provided as will light refreshments. To ensure that there are enough copies, please RSVP by calling 645-2568 before May 26.

Mallett School Kindergarten Registration, Thursday, May 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., please call the 778-3529 for an appointment. Your child must be five years old on or before October 15, 2015 in order to register for kindergarten. For Pre-K, your child must be four years old, on or before October 15, 2015. 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. Registration Packets should be picked up at your child’s school and completed prior to your child’s appointment. Students who are currently enrolled in Mallett School’s Pre K program, do not need to re-register for kindergarten.

Getting Paid To Talk workshop. On Tuesday, June 2, Mt. Blue Adult & Continuing Education, in conjunction with Voice Coaches, will present Getting Paid To Talk, a single-evening, realistic and entertaining introduction to the world of voice overs. You'll learn everything from the basics of getting started, working in the studio, and industry pros and cons to where to look for opportunities in and around your community and how to land the job. You'll also have the opportunity to record a mock commercial. Registration at least a week in advance is required to attend, and enrollment is limited to just 25 students. Register by calling 207-778-3460. Class fee is $20.

Starting your own small business - is it right for you? Attend a 2 hour workshop on what it takes to start a business and find out if it’s right for you. A Maine SBDC Business Counselor will cover all aspects of owning your own business, the steps needed to get started and connect you to the many resources available to help you succeed. Topics to be discussed: Do I need a license or certification? Where do I go for financing and how? Will I need a business plan? And any other questions you need answered. Dates, Wednesday, June 3, 10:00 am to noon at the Forum on the Mt. Blue Campus. Park in Visitors parking lot and enter the front door. To register Karri Dwyer at 778-3562 or email kdwyer@mtblueRSD.org

National Cancer Survivors Day: Hope Grows Here. Sunday, June 7. At the Dempsey Center 29 Lowell St., 5th Floor, Lewiston. For cancer survivors and caregivers of all ages. Featuring a panel of cancer survivors and caregivers who will share their stories of hope. The event will feature door prizes, terra cotta pot decorating, a photographer and music by Ron Bergeron, as well as workshops including guided imagery, create your own healing garden, healthy cooking demonstration, Reiki and gardening and more. RSVP is encouraged. Please call the Dempsey Center at 207-795-8250. Presented by the Dempsey Center, the Lakes Region ONS, St. Mary’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders and Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center.

June 17, 2015 3:00 pm Gold LEAF Senior College Kickoff. Gold LEAF Senior College-UMF will introduce its summer term of classes and activities on June 17 at the North Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center, UMF. The annual meeting will be from 3 to 4 pm for members with course descriptions to follow. FREE. Open to the public. Gold LEAF is a member-run organization that promotes lifelong learning. Membership is open to anyone age 50 and over, and spouse/partner regardless of age. For More Information. E-mail: goldleaf@maine.edu. Call: 207-778-7063. Visit: http://goldleaf.wikispaces.com

You are invited to an informational and hands on workshop hosted by Perma-Chink Systems and The Wood Mill of Maine in Mercer on June 27. These events are held to help interested log home owners and contractors learn about maintaining and caring for your home. Come learn and discuss your log home care and maintenance project with a Specialist. If you own a log home or are considering buying or building one, you won't want to miss this valuable opportunity. For Homeowners who are: Concerned about choosing the right products, Unsure of proper application methods, Wondering how to perform an inspection, Interested in preventing/treating common problems. (refreshments and lunch provided) Registration Required - Admission is FREE. Click here for details.

This 4 night class will present the tools of Mindfulness and Stress Reduction to young adults ages 13-18. Taught by Kathleen Hickey MD and Sara Mulvey RN CYT the class nights are July 7,16, 23, and 28 from 6 pm-8pm at Source 365 in Temple, ME. Please email kmhickey@myfairpoint.net if you are interested in registering.

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:
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.
o Option #1: Thursdays, May 21, 28, & June 4 from 5:30-7:30 pm
o Option #2: Thursdays, July 2, 9, 16 from 5:30-7:30 pm
o Option #3: Tuesdays, August 11, 18, 25 from 5:30-7:30 pm
1,2,3 Magic: Learn a simple method to help manage “stop behaviors” in children ages 18 months-12 years. Great for both caregivers and educators! Saturday, June 27 from 9:00-noon.
1,2,3,4 Parents: Addresses basic parenting skills and is perfect for caregivers of very young children (ages 1-4 years) and first time parents. Learn age appropriate expectations and discipline. Thursdays, June 11, 18, & 25 from 5:30-7:00 pm.
Nurturing Parenting: Learn about nurturing routines, alternatives to spanking, child development, infant and child massage, and ways to build self-esteem and self-concept in children. Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, & August 4 from 5:30-7:00 pm.
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, August 6, 13, 20, 27 from 5:30-7:00 pm.

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.

MEOC-101-Essentials of College Planning on Thursday, May 14, 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. 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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