CCC Wednesday Communique — April 12, 2023

Snow drops are blooming now — Spring comes to downeast Maine!

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

CCC Barrier Removal Vision Day
CCC invites you to save the date of Monday, May 22nd, from 10 am — 3 pm at Cobscook Institute for a day of envisioning how to coordinate financial supports for families to make flexible funds more accessible.  Please join us in this beautiful location for a lovely spring day of conversation, brainstorming and of course, lots of great food.   Details and registration coming soon.

FFD Program Impact Tours
Join Family Futures Downeast on May 25th and 26th for a self-guided walk-through of the research findings for FFD parents and children from cohorts 1, 2, and 3. Poster displays will detail financial, academic, health, and family-success outcomes for participants. FFD staff will be on hand to answer questions. The May 25th tour will be held in the Assembly Room of Washington County Community College from 3 — 5 pm, and the May 26th tour will be held in Torrey Hall at the University of Maine, Machias from 2 — 4 pm. Download a flyer to share.

Latin Dance Night
Mano en Mano and Healthy Acadia invite you to the American Legion in Cherryfield on Friday, April 21st, for Let’s Dance — a Latin dance night.  Salsa Dance class runs from 6:30 — 7 pm, followed by a dance party from 7 — 9 pm.  Call Maria with questions at 800-7605.  See flyer for details.

 4-H club on the science of sharks
University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer an online special interest 4-H club on the science of sharks for youth ages 9–18, 4–5 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 16–June 6. Required registration for this special interest, or SPIN, club closes April 25.  The 4-H Shark Club will cover topics such as types of sharks, how sharks search for food, how they exist in the ocean with other creatures and sharks’ swimming patterns and habits along the Maine coast. Kyle Oliviera, a UMaine Ph.D. student, will lead the program.  The club is free; limited to 10 participants. Register on the event webpage to receive the link and at-home materials. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207-581-8206; Additional information also is available on the Extension 4-H Virtual Learning webpage The 4-H Shark Club is supprted by the National Science Foundation award #OIA-1849227 to Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine.

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