Today is Share a Smile Day, a delightful holiday that “encourages us to be a little bit more joyful. Created in 1997, this day has inspired people to share a smile with everyone they encounter.” Read more about Share a Smile Day here.
New this week:
- Vanessa Farr, Director of Planning, Principal Group
- Elizabeth Gattine, Senior Policy Analyst & Cabinet on Aging Coordinator, Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future
- Don Harden, Power in Aging Project Manager, Maine Council on Aging
- Erik Jorgensen, Senior Director of Government Relations, MaineHousing
- Karen Campbell, Lifelong Communities Fellow, Program Coordinator, University of Maine Center on Aging
The G.E.A.R. (Gaining Empowerment Allows Results) Parent Network is hosting a new monthly virtual, evening support group on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7:30 — 8:30 pm. This group started yesterday, February 28th. Learn more here.
Healthy Acadia invites you to a grafting tutorial and seed swap at Cobscook Institute on Saturday, March 18th, from 2 – 4 pm. Bring seeds and scions to share. No registration required. See flyer for details.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center is raising awareness through Dress in Blue Day, Friday, March 3rd. By wearing blue, you help bring awareness to this disease and support and honor all who are impacted by colorectal cancer. In 2023, an estimated 153,020 people will be diagnosed with this highly preventable disease. They will join more than 1.4 million colorectal cancer patients and survivors living today. We go BLUE for them, their families, and their community. You can help raise awareness of this disease by dressing in blue on March 3rd, taking a selfie, and posting it on your favorite social media page with the hashtag Dress In Blue Day and tag us, Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, so we can see you!
Cobscook Experiential Programs is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. We invite all interested students to experience a school day with us! This year prospective students have two options – Wednesday, April 5th or Wednesday, May 3rd. Rising ninth graders and any current high school students seeking a change are invited to Explore Cobscook Day. Participants will meet current students and teachers; learn about courses, projects, and trips planned for the coming school year; tour the campus and facilities; and get a taste of academic offerings through mini-classes. A pizza lunch will be provided, and transportation help is available. Register here to join us!
The Maine Community Foundation is seeking to fill 4 full-time positions:
- Vice President, Donor Engagement
- Senior Director, Marketing and Communications
- Donor Engagement Officer
- Finance and Investment Administrator
These positions are hybrid, with two based out of Ellsworth and two based out of either Ellsworth or Portland. Learn more here.
With egg prices getting so high, Food Systems Professional Kate McCarty provides advice on how to cook with egg substitutes in the University of Maine Cooperative Extension blog, Spoonful, including a handy chart comparing 3 substitutes with eggs. “So where to begin when looking to use egg substitutes in baking? There are many plant-based (as well as shelf-stable) alternatives to eggs, some better than others when it comes to the flavor, texture, and look of your final baked goods. We tested several different egg substitutions in a yellow cake recipe that called for two eggs to see how the alternatives hold up….” Read more.