Fairs, trainings, conferences and more in the state of Maine
Conference for School Nurses & Medical Providers:
August 16, 2019
Save this date for Collaborating to Address the Complex Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Maine Youth, a joint conference for school nurses and medical providers, 8:30 am — 3:30 pm at the Portland Campus of the University of Southern Maine. See flyer for details. Sponsored by the Maine Association of School Nurses, American Academy of Pediatrics – Maine Chapter, and the Maine Department of Education.
Impairment Detection Training for Employers:
August, 29, 2019
SafetyWorks! Maine Dept of Labor is holding a training on August 29th designed to help owners, managers, and supervisors recognize and respond appropriately to employee-impairment in the workplace in order to reduce worker accidents and injuries. Participants will be taught procedures to detect impairment regardless of the substance or cause. This class is designed to fulfill the federal DOT requirements for reasonable suspicion training of supervisors. In addition, participants will learn how to develop and implement policies that address impairment in the workplace and are in compliance with Maine’s Substance Use Testing Law. This free class runs 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Machias CareerCenter, 53 Prescott Drive, Machias. Register here.
Forensic Training: Care of the Survivor of a Crime
August 30, 2019
Please see this flyer
for an exciting (free) educational opportunity at Down East Community Hospital that will provide tools and resources related to trauma-informed responses to survivors of crime. There will be limited seating so please call the number on the poster to RSVP. This event happens on August 30 and you can pick a morning session or an afternoon session.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fundraiser
September 7, 2019
Russ’s Angels will be hosting a fundraiser for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s (October 19th at Darling’s Waterfront) at the Columbia Town Hall (106 Epping Road, Columbia) on Saturday, September 7th from 5-7:30 pm. Contact: Mardi Russ, Team Captain, at 207-483-2332 or 443-350-4009; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hot Topics in Employment:
September 9, 2019
Rudman Winchell has rescheduled their Lunch & Learn to September 9th, 11 am — 1:30 pm in the Assembly Room at Washington County Community College. Topics covered will include: Drug Use in the Workplace, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Accommodation, and changes to Maine employment laws this year. See flyer for details. To reserve your seat, contact Dawn Spinney at email@example.com or 207-992-2302.
Intro to Federal Contracting:
September 10, 2019
7 Ames Way, Machias
Learn the basics of government contracting with Maine PTAC Procurement Counselor Katie Bragg as she explains what it takes and how to go about selling to the Federal Government. Register here.
Core Advocacy Training
September 10, 2019
Next Step will be holding a 44 hour Core Advocacy Training in Ellsworth starting September 10, 2019. This training is appropriate for anyone who would like to volunteer for Next Step, learn more about domestic violence and social change advocacy, or apply for future employment opportunities at our resource centers. If you are interested, please contact Malarie Brown at 207 667 0176.
Swing for Success:
September 14, 2019
On Saturday, September 14th, the Maine Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Rocky Knoll Golf Course, and Healthy Acadia will host the second annual, “Swing for Success,” Golf Tournament Fundraiser at Rocky Knoll Golf Course, 14 River Road, Orrington. All registration proceeds from this event will support Healthy Acadia’s Downeast Recovery Supports Fund which helps to bolster recovery infrastructure and provide access to resources needed by individuals and their families throughout their recovery journey. Registration for “Swing for Success” is $125 per person, or $400 for a team of four if registering online ($450 at the event). Register online at www.meana.org. On-site registration begins at 9:00 am; tee time is at 10:00 am. A luncheon barbecue is included, along with snacks, great prizes and cash awards.
Senior Health & Resource Fair:
September 16, 2019
Eastport Health Care is sponsoring a Senior Health & Resource Fair on September 16th from 10 am — 3 pm at the Eastport Welcome Center, Port Authority Building, 141 Water Street. Speakers, exhibits, demonstrations — Share this flyer with seniors, caregivers and providers of senior services in the Eastport area.
Selling to the State of Maine:
September 17, 2019
7 Ames Way, Machias
Are you interested in selling products or services to the State of Maine? Do you want to learn how to become a successful vendor? Join Maine PTAC Procurement Counselor Katie Bragg, for a workshop that will tell you what it takes to sell to the State of Maine. Register here.
Cultural Competency: FFD 201
September 18, 2019
Registration is now open for an expanded version of Cultural Competency, 10 am — 2 pm at Bear Lodge (north side of Long Lake, Indian Township). Elizabeth Neptune will present this free training, designed for Family Futures Downeast partners (all CCC partners welcome) with Geo Neptune, a two-spirit educator and activist. Transportation may be available from Machias. Details and Registration here.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2019
October 19, 2019
The Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern Maine Chapter is preparing for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2019 at Darling’s Waterfront on October 19th. For the second year in a row our team, Russ’s Angels, is participating in the walk – register here
. The walk is the largest annual fundraising event held by this non-profit organization. The funds raised support all of Maine. Jackson Labs, located in Bar Harbor and Ellsworth, benefited from a large grant last year for their research with mice. Very promising results are being seen. There is hope on the horizon!
6th Annual Wisdom Summit:
September 24, 2019
The Maine Council on Aging will host the 6th annual Wisdom Summit, “Igniting Aging Activism,” at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, ME. More details coming soon.
Helping your Business Navigate Substance Use in the Work Place
September 26, 2019 or
October 10, 2019
Sunrise County Economic Council and the Community Caring Collaborative are coordinating a free, 3-hour training for employers on this topic with two different options for dates and locations:
- September 26th from 9 am – Noon at the Machias Savings Bank Training Center, 1 Colonial Way, Machias.
- October 10th from 5 – 8 pm at the Downeast Recovery Support Center, 311 Main Street, Calais.
See details and new agenda order in this flyer. Register for either location & date here.
Building Bridges Through Story & Song
October 13, 2019
Save this date for an exciting training opportunity for early childhood professionals and out-of-school time practitioners, hosted by Washington County Community College from 9 am — 3 pm, with partners MRTQ and MaineAEYC. Modest registration fee of $10 includes morning refreshments & lunch, special event T-shirt, chance at door prizes and more. See flyer for details
. More details coming soon!
Age of Possibilities Summit:
October 21, 2019
The Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging will be hosting the upcoming regional convening, Age of Possibilities Summit: Exploring research, technology and learning in the longevity era, on October 21st, 8 am — 3:30 pm at Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. Each new era brings possibilities for change and growth; the emerging longevity era is no exception. We are living longer than ever before; the world around us offers unparalleled opportunity to test old assumptions, make new discoveries, and modify ecosystems to support our changing needs.Click here to read more about this Summit and to register for sponsor or exhibit opportunities.
Innovations in Dementia Care:
October 28, 2019
Register now for the Fourteenth Annual University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium, 8 am-4 pm at the Wells Conference Center, University of Maine. Orono, ME. Anticipated topics include:
- Population Health, Prevention, Genetics, Risk, & Resilience
- Environments of Care
- Screening & Diagnosis
- Dementia & Driving
- Caring for the Caregiver
- What is High Quality Dementia Care?
Details in this flyer.
Autism Fall Conference:
November 2, 2019
The Autism Society invites you to a free conference on November 2nd at Black Bear Inn, Orono. This event is designed for participants to exchange ideas, resources and knowledge that will inspire hope and innovation for those who live and work with individuals with autism. This year’s keynote is “You Can’t Make Me: Proactive Strategies for Positive Behavioral Change,” delivered by James Ball, Ed.D., BCBA-D, author of the book, Early Intervention & Autism: Real-Life Questions; Real-Life Answers. Details and registration info here. Registration expected to fill up quickly.