May songbirds serenade you every step along the way,
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue,
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.May the blessings of light be on you,
Light without and light within,
May the blessed sunlight shine on you till it glows like a great peat fire.
New this week:
Due to the winter storm last week, Rudman Winchell has rescheduled their Employment Law Updates Dessert & Learn Event for Friday, February 3rd, 12 – 1 PM. If you have already registered, there is no need to register again – you are already registered for the event. If you have NOT registered, you still have time to join us for the rescheduled event at our office at 84 Harlow Street, Bangor, 1st floor meeting space. Contact Maddie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-992-2302.
Bold Coast Adventure Play is a community project that provides & promotes child-directed play opportunities across Washington County. This year, to celebrate NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child, Bold Coast Adventure Play is collaborating with Timbernook Downeast to bring a day of play to Washington County. Our Event will take place on Saturday, April 1st, 2023. Our location is currently TBD- but we will be utilizing a public space between Machias & Calais. This event will feature 2 unique play spaces for children & their families to explore. Bold Coast Adventure Play will be hosting a pop-up playground, featuring an assortment of open-ended, repurposed play materials. (Think cardboard boxes, milk crates, rotary phones, and more). Children will be free to explore the site while adults are encouraged to let play unfold naturally. Timbernook Downeast will be offering a unique sensory experience modeled after one of their many research-backed, nature-based programs. The Timbernook play space will include a guided storytime, accompanied by themed playdough, mud kitchen & dress up stations for children to freely explore. To learn more, visit about Bold Coast Adventure Play, Timbernook and the Week of the Young Child.
The University of Maine Machias is hosting 3 different Wabanaki speakers over the next several months (see flyer for details):
- “Wabanaki Nationhood Past, Present, and Future”
Osihkiyol (Zeke) Crofton-Macdonald
Thursday, February 9th, 12 p.m.
Science 102, also via Zoom, Meeting ID: 894 2947 6122, 301-715-8592
- “Indigenous Reclamation in Healing Practices”
Thursday, March 2nd, 12 p.m.
Reynolds Center Conference Room, also via Zoom, Meeting ID: 896 3389 3850, 646-876-9923
- “Penobscot author of Night of the Living Rez”
Thursday, April 19th, 12 p.m.
Zoom only, Meeting ID: 873 6049 8360, 301-715-8592
Healthy Eating Conversations with Older Adults
- Understand the impact of aging on eating behaviors and nutritional needs
- Explain the importance of considering cultural background, food preferences, and available social network when developing or recommending meal plans
- Apply shared strategies for identifying and promoting available community resources focused on reducing older adult malnutrition
Environmental Science Concepts through Algae
Parenting in Recovery Support Groups
- Parenting in Recovery Support Group held via Zoom
Every Monday from 12pm-1pm
For Zoom info please call 255-8273
- Parenting in Recovery Support Group, In-Person
Every Wednesday from 12pm-1pm
Machias Recovery Center, 11 Free Street, Machias
Print Lab Now Open
Cobscook Institute is excited to announce the opening of our new Print Lab! The Print Lab is housed in our Project Room and is equipped with wide format archival printer and a variety of photo and art papers. This new resource is available for community use at the cost of ink and paper. In addition to the professional printer, the lab also has an iMac available with Affinity Suite (similar to Adobe Programs) software for editing photos, digital illustration and layout work. Also included in the lab are professional paper cutters, cutting mats, large rulers and x-acto knives. We are thrilled to offer these new resources and look forward to seeing the amazing creations that will come out of the Print Lab. We invite members of the community to visit our website to sign up for an orientation and reserve a time slot to use the lab.
MCD Global Health is seeking a someone to fill the role of Project Associate for Community Engagement in Washington County. This full-time position will provide logistical support for project supported activities, conduct outreach, offer community education, and serve as “boots on the ground” for project implementation, requiring evening and weekend hours. Initial emphasis will be on activities in: Alexander, Baileyville, Codyville, Dyer Township, Fowler Township, Grand Lake Stream Plantation, Indian Township, Lambert Lake Township, Princeton, Topsfield, Talmadge, and Vanceboro. Learn more here.
MaineHealth’s Department of Vocational Rehabilitiation is seeking someone to fill the full-time role of Job Counselor/Employment Specialist IV – Vocational Services, based at AMHC in Machias. This position assists individuals with psychiatric diagnoses to find and keep employment, operating as a member of the mental health treatment team and working in collaboration with Community Integration (Adult Case Management) and/or Behavioral Health Home Services. Training is provided. Travel is required. Learn more here.