CCC Wednesday Communique — March 20, 2024

It’s now officially Spring!

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Understanding High-Potency Marijuana

Learn about adolescent brain development and why the brains of teens and young adults can be damaged by use of high potency Cannabis.  Join SEED (Students Empowered to End Dependency) at 5 pm on March 25th for a spaghetti supper and presentation in the cafe at Machias Memorial High School.  See flyer for details.

Parenting Workshop for Farmers of Land and Sea

What are the unique challenges and benefits of parenting and farming at the same time? University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host its first online “Land and Water Lunchbox” session for farmers of land or sea on March 28 from 11 am to 12 noon. This drop-in session will be an informal opportunity to meet with other producers to talk about parenting children of any age while tending to the job of farming the land or sea.  This is an opportunity to share what’s on your mind about the stresses of farming and parenting. The session, which will not be recorded, will last one hour and participants may be invited into breakout rooms if affinity groups emerge, based on what the group needs.  To sign up, visit the registration page; registrants will be limited to a maximum of 20 people. The event is free of charge and a zoom link will be emailed to registrants. To request a reasonable accommodation contact Leslie Forstadt,, 207-581-3487.

Tidepool Immersion Discovery and Ecology Workshops

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a weekly online workshop for youth, ages 13-18, focused on Maine’s tidepools and citizen science. The 4-H Tidepool Immersion Discovery and Ecology (TIDE) workshop series will be held from 4-5 pm on Tuesdays, April 9 — May 11.  During the workshop, participants will explore the intertidal zone while contributing to marine science research. Through engaging activities, attendees will learn about the various species found in tidepools during low tide and use innovative equipment to capture stunning pictures on their smartphones for identification purposes.  Register by March 27 on the event webpage to receive the link and materials. The workshop is supported by the Maine Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) at the University of Maine.  For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Sarah Sparks, 207.581.8206,

Scion/Seed Swap & Maker’s Market

Cobscook Institute invites you to a by donation event on April 6th from 1 – 4 pm, co-hosted by Healthy Acadia & MOFGA featuring seeds for swapping, scionwood for grafting and a maker’s market.  Details here.

Self-Worth Club

CEI Women’s Business Center invites you to a skills-building discussion group for female business owners on Thursdays, beginning April 4th and ending May 30th, from 10 – 11 am.  Even in the best of times, running a business is an act of vulnerability. From the financial unknowns, to the fear of failure, being a business owner is ripe for feelings of insecurity of every kind.  Learn more and register here.

Teen Leadership Camp

Are you interested in being a DETLC STAFF MEMBER at Camp this year?  Down East Teen Leadership Camp (DETLC) is Healthy Acadia’s annual residential summer camp program for teens entering grades 7 through 9. Held in late July on the beautiful campus of Cobscook Institute in Trescott, Maine, DETLC offers five action-packed days filled with games and team-building activities, amazing motivational speakers, and daily workshops focused on social issues that matter to teens.  Staff positions at DETLC are open to students who will be in grade 10 or higher for the 2024-2025 school year.  Click here to learn more.

3 Job Openings at Mano en Mano

Mano en Mano is seeking to fill 3 positions: 1) Toddler Lead Teacher; 2) Infant Lead Teacher; and 3) Assistant teachers. Details and application are available here.

3 Strategies to Overcome the Most Stressful Part of Daughterhood

(From Anne Tumlinson’s Blog) There is almost nothing in life more stressful than feeling like you are 100 percent responsible for a situation over which you have zero control. This is happening a lot these days in my house because somehow, somewhere, my daughter has grown into a teenager and I’ve lost control of all but the biggest decisions in her life.
At least she’s my daughter and I am nominally in charge. So as stressful as it is, it’s only a fraction of the stress women face when they feel like they’re entirely responsible for their parents’ health and safety, but, at the same time, have no control over their parents behavior or the choices they make…. Read more.

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