CCC Wednesday Communique — June 19, 2024

For more than one-and-a-half centuries, the Juneteenth holiday has been sacred to many Black communities. It marks the day in 1865 enslaved people in Galveston, Texas found out they had been freed — after the end of the Civil war, and two years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation — Nation World

Happy Juneteenth!

New this week:

EAAA in Calais – Grand Opening

Get excited, Calais! Eastern Area Agency on Aging is holding a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 26 from 10 to 11:30 am. The celebration will take place at the Calais United Methodist Church and feature a speaking program, a tour of the facility, information on our programs, and light refreshments. We would love for you to come down and enjoy a fun morning with us. Download a flyer to share.  Thank you to Tradewinds Shop’n Save and Maine Community Foundation for making this access point possible!

 Free Virtual Summer Equine Speaker Series

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension welcomes anyone who owns or cares for equines to participate in the virtual Summer Equine Speaker Series. Three events, all of which will start at 6 pm, will be held on the following days:

  • On July 11, Alicia Harlov from the Humble Hoof Rehabilitation Center and podcast will share how movement and nutrition benefits horse health.
  • On August 7, Dr. Jaime Garzon, UMaine Extension’s forage specialist, will discuss hay and forage testing, pasture care, and weed management.
  • On September 13, Elissa Ballman will review various insect pests, ways to mitigate bugs, and new research.

The theme for this year is pasture and system management for healthier horses. Topics include rotational grazing, track systems, nutrition, pasture health and forage management, and equine pest control.  Registration is required to receive the webinar links for this free series. For more information and to register, visit the program webpage or the UMaine Extension events page.

Tap to Toilet: Water Access, Safety & Usage

Maine Public Health Association invites you to a day-long virtual symposium Thursday, June 20th, (10 am – 4 pm) on water quality, access, use and scarcity.  We’ll do a deep dive into water systems in Maine and how our infrastructure supports – and can impede – healthy communities. Register here (you’ll need to create a user name & password if not already an MPHA member).  Thank you to New England Public Health Training Center for making this event possible.

GEAR Parent Network Support Group Schedule

Our summer support group schedule begins in July and group will be offered the first and third Wednesday of each month for July & August only from 1-2:30 pm. We will return to offering support group weekly on Wednesdays from 1-2:30 pm in September. For more individualized support, contact Shannon King at (207) 944-4295.

July Biz Fit: Closed for Vacation

Friday, July 12th 8 – 9 am.  How do you plan for being away from your business?  Do you shut down, delegate, or worse – never take a vacation? How do you rejuvenate and nourish your soul, not just your cash register?  Let’s share ideas, practices and plans that help you as a business owner to take AWAY from your business.  Bring your flip flops and iced tea and let’s discuss. Join us to share, to listen, to learn in this safe forum for conversation!  Learn more or register.

Traveling Rainbow Facilitator Job Description

The Traveling Rainbow Project/Downeast Rainbow Alliance is adding a facilitator to our team to help interface with the public at schools and events. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. This is an independent contract position at $30/hour. The position starts at 10 hours a week with opportunities to expand. Background check required.  Read full job description.  The Rainbow Alliance’s Fiscal Sponsor is currently MaineTransNet. Here is the Application. See our website for more information.

Food Pantry Coordinator

The Maine Seacoast Mission, one of Maine’s oldest and most trusted nonprofits, seeks a capable and welcoming team member to join the Mission Downeast team.  Based at our Downeast Campus in Cherryfield, the Food Pantry Coordinator coordinates, administers and supports a comprehensive food security program for youth, families, adults, and seniors. The position is responsible for collaborating with school and community partners, evaluating pantry programs, and supporting Mission Downeast community engagement programs.  See full job description with application instructions.

Daughterhood The Podcast

NEW Episode! #58 Traveling with Your Care Partner with Carol Giuliani.  Traveling with your care partner can be a huge challenge. In this episode, Carol Guiliani of Senior Travel Companion Services shares tips for traveling with your care partner, from the logistics of planning your trip and which airlines and resources can best assist you, to traveling with medical equipment, handling long car rides and everything in between.  Listen HERE or wherever you stream your podcasts.

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