CCC Wednesday Communique — August 2, 2023

The Lion’s Gate Portal occurs between July 28th and August 12th, peeking on August 8th this year.  This is an alignment of the Sun in Leo, Earth, Orion’s Belt and Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.  This alignment sends high frequency energy to earth, helping us to open our hearts and receive intuitive guidance for new ideas, goals and projects. This is a great time to plan big changes.

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

ZERO to THREE Learn Conference Keynote Speaker

Annie Murphy Paul is  joining a jam-packed lineup as this year’s keynote speaker. Paul has built her career helping people understand how we learn and how we can do it better. During her keynote address Paul will dive into her new book, The Expanded Mind, to explode the myth that the brain is an all-powerful, all-purpose thinking machine that works best in silence and isolation. Instead, she argues, a host of “extra-neural” resources—the feelings and movements of our bodies, the physical spaces in which we learn and work, and the minds of those around us—can help us focus more intently, comprehend more deeply and create more imaginatively.  Join us to hear the stories of scientists, artists, inventors, doctors, teachers and leaders who have mastered the art of thinking outside the brain. You’ll learn how every one of us, including the children and families you serve, can do the same, by tapping into the intelligence that exists beyond our heads—in our bodies, our surroundings and our relationships.  Register now.

Medicare 101 Presentation

Eastern Area Agency on Aging is offering Medicare 101 on the 4th Wednesday of each month, 9:30 — 11 am, at Calais Methodist Homes, 116 Palmer Street, Calais.  Call EAAA at 941-2865 to register.

2nd Annual Community Baby Shower

WIC of Hancock and Washington Counties is hosting their 2nd annual Community Baby Shower at the YMCA Moore Center in Ellsworth on September 9th from 10 am — Noon.  This event is open to the public and focuses on pregnant, newly post-partum and breastfeeding parents and their families (including parents who choose / need to feed with formula). WIC is just one of many organizations who will be sharing information and resources along with plenty of giveaways, and everyone will have multiple chances to win raffle and door prizes.  Download a flyer to share.

GEAR Parent Network annual Summer Events

August 5, 2023 from 10 am — 2 pm: Family Fun Beach Day! Hosted by Shannan Boyorak, CFPS, Regional Parent Support Coordinator

August 12, 2023 from 10am –1 pm: “G.E.A.R. Annual Family Picnic” Hosted by Heather Williams, CFPS, Regional Parent Support Coordinator

Outing Group for Women – Island Stewardship Day

Women for Healthy Rural Living invites you to join other women on outdoor adventures and learning about our local natural ecology. OWL – short for Outdoor Women Lead – is a program that reduces the barriers women and girls face outdoors. Our outing group meets monthly and is reserved for women ages 16+. Participants explore local land preserves, waterways, and islands while learning about local natural ecology, practicing environmental stewardship, and getting outside with like-minded women.  Our next outing is on August 12th. We are excited to partner with MITA, Maine Island Trail Association, to offer an OWL Stewardship Day on a local island – Head Harbor Island.  This will be a full-day event. Participants can expect to ride in MITA’s fleet of skiffs to clean island shorelines, taking a break for lunch and returning by mid-afternoon. However, note that conditions can be challenging. Women should be physically fit and comfortable climbing in and out of small skiffs and scrambling over slick, rocky shorelines.  All our outings are free but require pre-registration. More information and registration here.

Hinkley Yachts Hiring Event

Hinkley Yachts is now hiring!  Come meet the HR team and learn more about our open positions in Trenton and Southwest Harbor on August 15th from 10 am — 1 pm at the Maine Seacoast Mission, 6 Weald Bethel Lane, Cherryfield. See flyer for details.

Available Beds at Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor Recovery Home for Women and Children (we also welcome women without children) has OPENINGS!  We are located in beautiful Machias, Maine and have a rich and supportive recovery community and the house is within walking distance to downtown. Safe Harbor is an independent living recovery home with many supportive resources. If you are interested in applying or know someone that might be interested please reach out to Katie Sell (207-263-5096 or After we receive an application we schedule an interview via zoom. Download the house policies and our flyer.  This is the link for the application.

Volunteer Opportunity at Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center

We’re hoping you can join our awesome volunteer team as a Wright Patient Navigator. The ”Wright” Patient Navigation Coordinator(s) primary role is to contact cancer patients who are receiving support from our Downeast Cancer Patient Navigation Program. The coordinator(s) will be connecting primarily through telephone and/or in-person at the BWC’s locations. They will receive training on BWC programming, community resources, HIPPA and program policy, patient intake database system, and most importantly, making the interaction with the patient an exceptional experience. Coordinators will connect patients to a variety of resources beginning with initial diagnosis and continuing throughout their cancer treatment and beyond, including social workers, financial assistance, transportation assistance, palliative care, pastoral support, healthy diet, and lifestyle habits to complement individual treatment and recovery protocols, tobacco treatment classes and counseling, and support groups. Contact Angela Fochesato at or (207) 664-0339 to learn more.

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