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On Saturday March 8 the second annual Fire and Ice Festival will be held on Front Street in Farmington. Wagon Rides, ice sculptures, a tubing park and dog sled rides highlight some of the day activities. At 6 p.m. Benjamin Reynolds will perform a fire dance and fire breathing show followed by fireworks over Prescott field at 6:30 p.m. Please visit www.farmingtonfireandicefestival.net for a complete schedule of events and specials.
Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Food Mobile will be distributing food including fresh produce, breads, meats to people in need in the Farmington area. Anyone in need of emergency food assistance in Farmington and the surrounding area is welcome to attend. Be sure to dress very warmly as this event will be held outside. Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Food Mobile program allows us to expand our outreach to Maine’s neediest and most underserved families. This distribution has been made possible through the generosity of the Dead River Company who will also provide some volunteers for the morning, too! This will be held on Wednesday, March 12 at the Care & Share Food Closet at 208 Fairbanks Road in Farmington from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or until food is gone. If more information is wanted, please call Carolyn McLaughlin at 645-2312.
Western Maine Audubon Monthly Program, Wednesday, March 12, The State of the Birds Bird populations in Maine are constantly changing. A total of 445 species have been recorded in Maine. Some have been here for a long time while others are fairly new. Some are accidental and others introduced. A few of those species have been extirpated and we may never see again. Doug Hitchcox will explain some of the major changes and fluctuations occurring with Maine avian fauna. A Maine native, Doug grew up in Hollis and graduated from the University of Maine in 2011. The year he graduated, he travelled to ever corner of the state trying to observe as many species as possible in what is known as a ‘Big Year.’ He ended the year having seen 314 species in the state, a new record for Maine. Throughout college Doug worked at the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center running their store and leading walks and tours. Doug was hired as Maine Audubon’s Staff Naturalist in the summer of 2013, a long time “dream job” for him. In his free time, Doug is one of Maine’s eBird reviewers, owner and moderator of the ‘Maine-birds’ listserv, York County Audubon board member, and Secretary of the Maine Bird Records Committee. Room C 23, Roberts Learning Center, University of Maine at Farmington, 7PM. This program is free and open to the public.
The Western Mountains Baptist Church is hosting a Sledding Party on Saturday, March 15. All are welcome to join in on the fun from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. After sliding, enjoy hot dogs, rolls and hot chocolate provided by the church. Bring along a dessert or a bag of chips to share. All children up to 5th grade must be accompanied by an adult. Don’t put away your sled yet, join us for some good family fun. For more information, call the church at 265-2557 or email: email@example.com.
Kindergarten and Pre Kindergarten Registration Dates Cape Cod Hill School: Wednesday, March 26, 3:00 to 5:00pm, please call 778-3031 for an appointment; Cushing School: Tuesday, April 15, 2 to 5 pm, please call 645-2442 for an appointment; Mallett School: Kindergarten, Thursday, May 29, 8:00 to 4:30, please call the 778-3529 for an appointment; Pre-K, Thursday, May 15, 8:00 to 4:30 or Friday, May 16, 8:00 to 3:00, please call 778-3529 for an appointment. Your child must be five years old on or before October 15, 2014 in order to register for kindergarten. For Pre-K, your child must be four years old, on or before October 15, 2014. 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.
Poetry Contest. All are invited to participate in a poetry contest in honor of Poetry Month in April and Shakespeare’s 450th birthday on April 23, 1564. All poems should be under 60 lines. Three entries per poet permitted. Drop off poetry submissions at the Farmington Public Library or mail to Literacy Volunteers 108 Fairbanks Road, Farmington, ME 04938. Please include name, age category, and contact information on each entry. The deadline for submission is March 15. Winners will be announced on April 7. Cash prizes in each of two categories: poets 20 years old and under & poets 21 years old and over. All winners will be given a public reading on April 23, and be published in the June edition of LV Words.
Maine Huts & Trails’ 6th Annual Ski Marathon & Tour will be taking place on Sunday, March 16. A point-to-point race/tour through the hills of Western Maine, the event will feature 3 distances, a 60K, 40K and 20K, and is limited to 175 participants in total. Awards and prizes will be presented to the top three male and female participants for each of the three races. Food and refreshments will be provided over the course of the event and a free post-race lunch will be served at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, where each race concludes. The race is Sunday, March 16th. The cost is $45 per person for the 20K; $55 per person for the 40K and $115 for the race and lodging package; and $125 per person for the 60K which includes the required lodging package. Registration closes at 5 p.m. on March 14. For additional information and to sign up, please visit www.mainehuts.org/ski-marathon/ or call (207) 265-2400. Space is limited. Volunteers are also needed, for more information please call the number above or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2014 Maine Fiddlehead Festival Planning Committee invites vendors to participate in the Festival marketplace on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location will be the Emery Arts Center and Merrill Hall courtyard and Academy Street parking lot. The Festival theme is "local food," so goods being sold should relate to local agriculture, local foraging, locally prepared food, products with local food themes, non-profit organizations conveying food-related information or education, or something else we haven't thought of. If interested, please contact Luke at 778-7096.
SugarWood Gallery has as their “Artists of the Month” 14 art students of Stan Keirstead of Farmington. An open house reception to introduce their work will be held Friday, March 7 from 4 – 7 p.m. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served. SugarWood Gallery is located 248 Broadway, Farmington. 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.
The High Peaks Artisan Guild Gallery on Main Street in Kingfield is exhibiting the works of over 10 artists and craftsman. The gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. year round.
Winter 2014 Exhibit at the Schoolhouse Gallery. An exhibit of photographs called Frozen, The Art of Ice & Snow features large format photographs taken by John, Cynthia and Jonathan Orcutt of landscapes that are dominated by ice and snow. Most images have been captured here in Maine's High Peaks region, many of them taken this winter. Schoolhouse Gallery is located at 266 Main Street in Kingfield. This exhibit will remain on display until June. The Schoolhouse Gallery is open on Fridays from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 11-4 p.m. For other times, or to request an appointment, please contact Cynthia Orcutt at 207-939-6518 or via email at email@example.com. For more information, please see www.schoolhouseartgallery.com
Washburn & Johnson Fine Art Gallery. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The gallery is located at 155 Front St. in Farmington. Call 207-578-1905 for more info.
Performance. Musical humorists Lou and Peter Berryman will perform on Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus. Tickets at the door: Adults $10. Free for UMF students with ID.
Phillips Follies 2, Saturday, March 8, 6:30 pm. A vaudeville show full of comedy, music and dance will play at the Phillips Area Community Center. Admission $6 for adults, $3 for children. An evening of fun for the whole family.
Mt. Blue Music Boosters 3rd. Annual Cabaret March 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Calzolaio Pasta Co. in Wilton. Tickets: $25 per person. Buffet Includes: Plated Salad - Pasts buffet w/penne & marinara, garlic & butter sauces, meatballs & sausage - garlic bread w/oil & spices - Cheesecake w/ strawberry sauce. Note: A cash bar will be available. Entertainment: Graybert & Karen Beacham; Silas Rogers & Emma Enoch & The Achords. Tickets available at: DDG Booksellers in Farmington and The Wilton Public Library. Proceeds from the Cabaret go to benefit $3,000 in scholarships that the Mt. Blue Music Boosters award students to attend music camps or take private music lessons in the summer. Boosters also support the music program for K-12 by helping to provide music, concerts, masters classes, instrument repairs, support for all of the Mt. Blue Chamber Chorus, Mt. Blue Jazz Band, Franklin County Fiddlers and Mt. Blue Voices, equipment and other needs as they arise.
Saturday, March 8. Contradance, Farmington Grange, Bridge Street, West Farmington. Family Dance with sit-in band, 6:30-7:30, $2 adult/$1 child. Potluck snacks, 7:30-8 p.m. Regular Contra with the Racket Factory playing and Cynthia Phinney 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>
Theater. William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" performed at the University of Maine at Farmington’s Alumni Theatre on Thursday, March 13 through Saturday, March 15 beginning at 7:30 p.m. each evening. A Sunday, March 16 matinee begins at 2 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $7 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at the time of the performance and can be reserved by calling the Theatre UMF box office at 207-778-7465.
BENEFIT FEASTS, AUCTIONS & OTHER EVENTS
Come join the gals and I, Tom W., at the KC Free Public Supper this Saturday, March 8, at the KC Hall in Jay 4:30-6 pm. We are whipping up a great meal: roast chicken, mashed potato, gravy, vegetable, garden salad, beef tomato rice soup, rolls, deserts and drinks see you there. don't forget to donate at food city(Livermore Falls) in the can on the window sill on your way out thank you.
42nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Pancake Breakfast. Saturday, March 8, from, 8 to 10:30 a.m. Snow or Shine. Wilson Grange, Main Street, East Wilton. (opposite Shelly's Market in East Wilton) Breakfast will feature Blueberries from the Wilton Blueberry Farm, Maine Maple Syrup and sausages. Tickets at door. Adults $6, children (10 & under) $3. Proceeds to benefit Wilton, Jay and Farmington Democratic town Committees.
Melt the Snow Ball on Saturday, March 8 from 7 -11 p.m. UMF North Dining Hall - Cash Bar. Heat up the winter and dance to the classic rock ‘n roll tunes by the Fabulous Burnin’ Band and guests. Tickets are $8 in advance $10 at the door. To purchase tickets call Marianne 293-2674 or Dodi 293-2670 or email email@example.com. All proceeds to benefit the restoration and programming at the Vienna Union Hall.
Benefit potluck supper and raffle for Diane Lefever of Fayette on March 8 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Fayette Central School. Diane has stage 3 lung cancer. She is a wife, mother to five children and grandmother of two.
Public Supper at Trinity United Methodist Church 4:30 to 6 p.m. on March 8. Baked Beans Casserole supper, Vegetarian, Gluetin Free and Sugar free items. The New price will be $7 adults children under 12 $3.50. For more information call Trinity United Methodist Church at 778-3921.
Public Beef Tips at Franklin Masonic Lodge of New Sharon on Sunday, March 9 from 11:30 to 1:00. Served with rice, potato, vegetables, rolls and homemade pie. Take out available. Adults-$8, age 6-12 is $6 and under 6 free. To benefit the Building Fund
The spring cribbage tournament will begin on March 13, 2014 at 6:30 at Edgewood Reb and Living Center on 221 Fairbanks Road in Farmington. The tournment runs each Thursday nite until April 24, 2014. The cost of the tournament is a donation and the money goes back into the tournament. If you are interested in play please call 778-3386 or email Shelley Seavey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chesterville Grange will be holding a public "souper" supper on Friday, March 14, serving between 5:00 and 6:30pm. Homemade soups, chowders, breads, and desserts. Adult, $5; Child, $2.50. FMI 778-2282 or 778-5845.
Benefit. The Harlem Superstars are coming to Spruce Mountain High School Friday, March 14 at 7 p,m. Come join the fun as they take on the Spruce Mountain Dream Team. This is a fun filled evening of comedy that the whole family can enjoy. Tickets are on sale in advance at RSU 73 school offices for $7, or at the door that evening for $8. This is the Jobs For Maine Graduate students' big fundraiser for the year that allows them to fund various projects.
There will be a Public Masonic Supper, to benefit the Building Fund, at the Harland M. Harnden Masonic Hall, 70 Bryant Road, East Wilton, Maine, on Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. We will be serving: Corned Beef, Potatoes, Cabbage, Beets, Onions and Carrots, Dinner Rolls, Assorted Homemade Pies and Beverages. $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for those under the age of 12. For more information you may call 778-2354.
Farmington Emblem Club 460 Basket Beano at the Farmington Elks Lodge on March 16. Doors open 11:30 a.m. beano starts at 1 p.m. tickets $20. Tickets at Mooseville or call Shannon at 778-4726. Raffles, concessions, and lots of fun.
The Chesterville Free Senior Citizen St. Patrick's Day Luncheon will be served in the Chesterville Town Office on Monday, March 17, at noon. The menu will be ham, cabbage, carrots, mashed potatoes, pickled beets, a vegetarian alternative of veggie pasta, cupcakes, ice cream, and sugar free ice cream. Entertainment and a free magazine table will be provided. This event is sponsored by the North Chesterville Extension Homemakers. FMI 778-3156.
A benefit Radio A Thon for the Mega Inflatables at the Wilton Blueberry Festival on Aug. 1 & 2 will be held March 21 with WKTJ.For more info, visit: www.wiltonbbf.com.
A benefit yard & bake sale will be held by Girls Talk at Academy Hill School on March 22 to benefit the festival for the Mega Inflatables to appear at the Wilton Blueberry Festival on Aug. 1 & 2.
Pancake Breakfast and Old-Time Maple Sugaring at Norlands on Sunday, March 23,. Experience a late winter ritual done the old-fashioned way at a 19th-century living history farm. In celebration of Maine Maple Sunday, the Norlands will serve pancakes and sausage in the farmer’s cottage, a replica of the original 1867 historic building. Sap boiling demonstrations take place in the Sugar House. Visitors can help tap trees and collect sap. Meet the schoolmarm in the one-room schoolhouse who will encourage you to practice your mental arithmetic and penmanship using a quill pen under her watchful eye. Bring snowshoes and enjoy the 445 acres at this National Historic Site. $6 - $8 for pancakes and sausage; otherwise it’s free. Open 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 290 Norlands Road in Livermore. FMI: 207-897-4366 or www.norlands.org.
Winter "Loaves and Fishes" luncheon held at the Trinity United Methodist Church on the Farmington Falls Roads. All are welcome. Serving every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. though March 26. Always check for school cancellations. No school, No luncheon. For further information 778-4429.
Do you have unfinished quilting or craft projects stuffed in a box somewhere? If you had one uninterrupted day could you get so much done? Well…here’s your chance! Saturday, April 5. 8am – 8pm. Jay Niles Memorial Library Cost - $30. This is a fundraiser for the Relentless Relatives Relay for Life Team. Contact Lois King at 645-2610 for a registration form before March 22
Franklin Memorial Auxiliary is having an Bag Ali Sale on April 7-8 at FMH. 9:30 a.m. until 4. on Monday, 7 a.m. until 3 on Tuesday.
Franklin Memorial Auxiliary is having an Easter Bake Sale on April 18 at FMH. 7:30 a.m. until gone.=
Craft Fair. Saturday, April 5 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carrabec High School in North Anson. Crafts from various artists. Mother's Day and Easter is coming right up what a perfect place to come and find a special gift for that loved one. Anyone wishing to set up or for more information please contact Patty 399-3726. Anyone with gently used items wishing to set up please call her ASAP.
Farmers' market at the Farmington Grange on Saturdays. Vendors from both Sandy River Farmers Market (Fridays) and Farmington Farmers Market (Saturdays) are in attendance, as well as some other vendors, with vegetables, meats, honey, gourmet cuisine, pies, jams, baked goods, eggs, crafts and more. From 9 a.m. til noon, at 124 Bridge Street. For more information, call Bonnie Clark at 778-6637, or Richard Marble at 778-6968.
Western Maine Market, Franklin County’s online Farmers’ Market, runs year-round and offers free delivery in downtown Farmington and Strong. Other WMM pick-up locations for Friday and/or Saturday include Avon, Kingfield, Rangeley, Rumford, Stratton, and East Wilton. Check the website for additional new locations. The website for Friday and Saturday is www.WesternMaineMarket.com. Contact Deborah Chadbourne, 1-(857)-225-1199, email@example.com.
Wiltona will have their next meeting on March 11 at 1:30. It will be held at Jean Rand's house with Joyce Orff as co -hostess. The program will be given by Robin Jordan of Robin's Flower Pot and will be about spring gardening.
Gold LEAF Senior College - UMF will introduce its summer term of classes and activities on March 12 from 4 to 5 pm; the annual meeting will be from 3 to 4 pm for members. Registration opens about two weeks before this event. 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. North Dining Hall, UMF Olsen Student Center. FREE. Open to the public. Sponsored by UMF Gold LEAF Institute Senior College.
The Mount Blue Area Garden Club presents guest speaker Carol Vigneault. After a very cold and long rough winter everyone is looking forward to our first meeting of the year. Carol Vigneault will talk about “Heavenly Hummingbirds”. How to attract and keep them coming to your yard all summer. Carol will present information on habitat, plant material, and proper use of nectar supplements. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Farmington Falls Road (Church in the field). The meeting is free and open to the public. Hostesses will be Mary Green, Bonnie Ladd, and Sally Mansfield-Smith.
North Chesterville Extension Homemakers will be meeting on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the Chesterville Town Office on the Dutch Gap Road. The topic of the evening is Italy and will be presented by guest speakers, Josette Billin and her mother, Marilyn. All meetings are free, and the public is invited to attend. FMI 778-3156. NCEH is in partnership with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
Safe Voices will be holding a free Family Support Group in the Jay area beginning in February. The group is for children ages 6-11 and the non-offending parent/caregiver who have been exposed to domestic violence. The group is designed as a safe, friendly, and fun outlet to help kids discuss their likes and dislikes, share ideas about problem solving, form healthy coping skills, and share hopes about the future. Caregivers meet in a separate room to connect around their questions, concerns, and to receive direct support. Group will be held on Wednesdays from 3:30-5 pm; Feb. 26 – May 7. Childcare for younger siblings available. Snacks provided. For more information or to sign up, please call 778-6107.
Rug hooking and fiber arts group. Do you hook or punch rugs? Knit? Crochet? Do Russian punch needle? Any other fiber art? We gather to share ideas, techniques, and laughter! Bring a project to work on. Stuck or need help getting started? Likely one of us can help! Meetings on 3rd Saturdays (March 15, April 19, May 17) at 10 a.m. at the Wilton Free Public Library. Free. For more information, call Pat at 491-9623.
Beading and Jewelry Club starting in Farmington, anyone who makes jewelry, beading, wire wrapping or any other medium and would like to meet with others with the same interest are invited to join a new club. Share ideas, learn techniques, trade beads, and more. Please call Renee at 207-491-7388 for details.
The United Methodist Economic Ministry is hosting a warming center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays during the heating season. There will be potluck to be shared, activities and guest speakers. The Warming Center will be at 1458 Salem Rd. Salem township, please call 678-2611 for more information.
The Warming Center welcomes all for a time of fellowship and hearty soup lunch from 10-2 p.m. Through March 25, the Warming Center is held on Tuesdays at St. Joe's Catholic Church Parish Hall on Middle Street in Farmington.
GriefShare, a grief recovery support group, begins at Calvary Hill Baptist Church in Wilton on Sunday, Jan. 5 and ends on Sunday, March 23 from 12:30 - 2:30. GriefShare is a nondenominational group and features video seminars on grief and recovery topics for those grieving the death of someone close. Please call Jane Bullock for details: 645-2282.
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 third Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m. 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.
Upcoming Spring & Summer Events at Strong Public Library. March 13, 20 and 27 (Thursdays) 11:00 – 11:30: Fun Time For Preschool Children (age birth-5) Learn a rhyme/ song, listen to a story, complete a craft. Snack provided. March 13, 20, and 27 (Thursdays) 11:45 – 12:30: Library Skills & Internet Safety (for homeschooled children (grades 2 -5) Instruction on using the library as well as information on using the internet safely. Week of April 14 – 18 National Library Week: visit the library on Tuesday (1 – 7) or Thursday (1 – 5) and get a FREE gift and balloon. July 10 – 31 Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Program on Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00 pm (for ages 3 – 12) Check at the library (684-4003) or on our website (www.strong.lib.me.us) in May for more detailed information concerning the program.
Language Politics and Multilingual Poetics in the United States | Mary Louise Pratt (UMF Libra Scholar) will present a talk on language politics and multilingual poetics in the United States, focusing on some of the history of Spanish in this country that is not too well known. Monday, March 17, 7:30 pm, Olsen Student Center, The Landing
Reading and Workshop with Mary Louise Pratt | Mary Louise Pratt will read several bilingual artistic texts and lead a discussion about how they work. This discussion will turn into a workshop for people to try writing in more than one language. Wednesday, March 19, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm, Merrill Hall 220
Notes on a Balinese Cockfight—the Operetta | Anthropologist and poet, Renato Rosaldo, and composer/performer, Cristian Amigo, will join Gustavo Aguilar and an ensemble cast in presenting a workshop performance of the prelude to Notes on a Balinese Cockfight—the Operetta, a humorous and critical look at American anthropologist Clifford Geertz’s fictitious fieldwork experiences leading to the writing of the 1972 anthropology classic “Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight.” Thursday, March 20, 7:30 pm, Emery Community Arts Center
The Borders of Identity: The Acadian Experience in the 21st Century | Singer/Songwriter Suzanne Léger will perform on campus and conduct a workshop in FRE 201, an intermediate French course focusing on Francophone song. Wednesday, March 26, 7:30 pm, Emery Community Arts Center
Watercolor Booster class, Wednesdays, March 26 through April 30. at Braided Streams Studio in Farmington Falls, 3:30-5:30pm. A class for painters with some experience, using color mixing, application techniques, some fun experiment, painting problem solving, and a lot of color joy. $100. FMI call Mary Beth Morrison, 624-2401. or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Watercolor For Beginners. If you have wished to learn about this wonderful fresh medium, now is your chance! Tuesdays in April. April 1, 15, 29 at 2-4pm. April 8, 22 at 4-6pm. Held at Upcountry Artists Gallery and learning Center, 161 Main Street, Farmington. Take one class or all 5 for $35/session. All materials provided. FMI and register by April 1 Mary Beth Morrison, 624-2401 or email email@example.com
Upcountry Artists Presents Adventures in Painting series at the Gallery and Learning Center. Once a month the GLC will offer a painting experience with different topics and activities. Each session will offer a new way to look at and approach painting. This is a great way to exercise your creative and painting skills. Some sessions will offer group participation; all will include instruction, facilitation, feedback, and critique. Participants should bring medium of choice to Adventures in Panting, such as canvas, paints (oil or acrylic is recommended), etc. The GLC offers for sale for a small fee supplies for this class including canvas, use of paints and other supplies, if participants do not have their own. Pre-registration is required. $20 per person per session. Please NOTE! different days! Not all Adventures in Painting sessions will be held on the same day each month. Thursday, March 20, 5:30pm-8pm: Portrait Painting: Just that simple, painting portraits! Most artists no matter how skilled they are will shy away from painting faces. During this session participants will be able to loosen up with sketches, gesture drawings, and feel more comfortable with painting portraits. Participants will take away new knowledge and perspective on portraiture, and shed some inhibitions on painting faces. Minimum 4 participants are needed for this workshop. Tuesday, April 15, 5:30pm-8pm: Painting in the round: After a warm-up round of loosening and sketching, participants will start on a canvas and after a set amount of time will rotate to their neighbors canvas and continue painting there, and then continue to rotate to the third canvas and so on. This is a great way to loosen up, let go, and explore different ways of painting by this shared cooperative painting method. After this session each participant will take away a group painting of a still life, a fun experience, a more relaxed approach to painting. Minimum 5 participants are needed for this workshop. Tuesday, May 13, 5:30pm-8pm: Painting like a Pro: In this session artist will choose a favorite artists with a distinct style and paint an original painting reflecting that style. After a brief warm-up activity, artists will focus on one final project. Participants will have instruction and critique during the session and at the end of the class will have a painting (or the start of one) that reflects a famous artists style. This is a great way to learn new techniques and expand on your artistic toolbox. Thursday, June 12, 5:30pm-8pm: Group Painting: Participants in this session will participate in one very large group painting. Applying paint to canvas as inspiration strikes. At the end of the session participants will have gained insight on how other artists perceive and approach painting as well as self awareness of your own painting technique. The large group painting then will be divided among participants. Minimum 5 participants are needed for this workshop. For more information or to reserve a spot, please call: 207-400-1124 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Books, New Readers. Do you want to improve your reading skills? Do you have a child or grandchild that you would like to read to? Would you like to meet other people and discuss what you are reading? If so, join us for our New Books, New Readers program. Participants learn to love reading when they're engaged in discussion centered on humanities themes — themes that relate to their lives. They are given a copy of every book in the series to keep and are encouraged to share their enjoyment with family and friends. New Books, New Readers is meant for adults of every age, from the lowest literacy levels to those involved in GED preparation. Please join us on Monday mornings for the group. Call our office for more information. 897-6384.
Every first Monday of the month the Upcountry Artists, Gallery and Learning Center will hold a drawing class with a live model from 5:30pm-7:30pm will be our first life drawing session. The cost for each life drawing (with live model) is $20 per person. On other Mondays of the month, also from 5:30pm-7:30pm (NEW TIME) the UCA GLC will hold its regular drawing class for $10 per person. Participants in either drawing class are encouraged to bring with them (because supplies are limited at the GLC) drawing papers, pencils, charcoal, drawing boards, easels, and anything else that they would like to use for drawing. Registration is not required, but an email or phone call to reserve a spot would be very much appreciated. To reserve a spot or for more information please call: 207-400-1124 or email: email@example.com. The UCA GLC is located at 161 Main Street Farmington, Maine.
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. This workshop introduces people to educational opportunities in general and MEOC services in particular. This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. The Financial Aid portion of this workshop will provide an overview of financial basics and the completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please call to pre-register: 1-800-281-3703 for this session.
Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation. This is an orientation for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Orientations are held the 1st Thursday of the month. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required
Gateways to Employment. The Maine CareerCenters help bring job seekers and employers together. It is the place to start your job search or find out about education and training opportunities so you can continue to be competitive in the workplace. This workshop will provide you with more information about the resources that the CareerCenter has to offer. You will also learn about some of the newest tools that can assist you in conducting an efficient and productive job search. Topics covered include: how to tap into the “hidden job market”; identifying the skills you have to offer employers and tips on successfully completing applications, resumes, and cover letters a well how to register and apply for jobs posted through the CareerCenter.
O*net Ability Profiler. Call for further information as this workshop requires five or more people for attendance. This is a career exploration tool that helps clients plan work lives using a paper and pencil format with optional apparatus parts and computerized scoring. Results can be used to identify strengths for which more training/education is needed, and to identify occupations that fit their strengths.
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 @ 207-740-0112 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a preferred need please contact Patty Ladd @ the Wilton CareerCenter by calling 207-645-5822 or e-mail her at email@example.com. 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.