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Jennifer Pictou, Founder & Head Instructor of Dawnland Martial Arts, will provide an overview of her unique self-defense program, Kinapiskw’k, and discuss how the problem of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) gave rise to its creation within international Wabanaki communities. All welcome to attend in person or Zoom at 12 Noon on Tuesday, March 29th. Location: Science Building 102, University of Maine Machias, or Join Zoom, Meeting ID: 856 0808 3771, US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Jennifer Isherwood, Wabanaki Center, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Office of the Governor for a free, special event — An Evening with Journalist and Best Selling Author Sam Quinones: A Lively and Active Discussion on Opioid Policy in Maine and Across the Country. On April 6th from 6:30 — 8:30 pm Gov Janet Mills will interview acclaimed author and journalist Sam Quinones, the nation’s most prominent chronicler of the nation’s opioid epidemic. Following this interview will be a panel discussion featuring U.S. Attorney Darcie McElwee, former Maine Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Leigh Saufley, Jeremy Hiltz of Recovery Connections of Maine and Chasity Tuell of Maine Access Points. Gordon Smith, director of Opioid Response will moderate the panel. Points North Institute will continue its film series, Recovery in Maine. There will be a showing of two Recovery in Maine short films which will highlight recovery in Washington County along with recovery in Androscoggin County. The event will take place on the University of Southern Maine campus at the Abromson Community Education Center. Registration and details here.
The Calais Community Hospital will be hosting a virtual hiring event on March 31, 2022 from 11 am – 1 pm, sponsored by Calais Community Hospital, MDOL/CareerCenter. The hiring event will be conducted remotely by ZOOM. This event requires pre-registration to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The Machias CareerCenter will be holding a hiring event/job fair from 10 am — 1 pm on April 6th. This will be a great opportunity to meet face to face with recruiters! Please check back often to see updates for this event, which will be held at 53 Prescott Drive, Machias, ME 04654. This job fair is sponsored by Vocational Rehabilitation, Eastern Maine Development Corporation, Axiom Education and Training Center, Washington County Adult Education, and MDOL/CareerCenter.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free webinar about gardening with pollinators in mind, 6–7:30 p.m. on April 13. “Planting for Pollinators” will offer practical tips for gardeners on ways to provide food, habitat and water resources for pollinators to help address the decline in insect, native bee and bird species. UMaine Extension horticulture professional Kate Garland will also focus on native plants and best landscape management practices. The webinar is free; registration is required. Register on the event webpage. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Sharon Paradis, 207-834-3905 or 800-287-1421 (in Maine); email@example.com.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer an online weekly club for youth ages 13–18 about Maine’s tidepools and how to be citizen scientists, from 4–5 p.m. April 12–May 17. An optional field day will be held April 22, rain date April 21, at Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Road, South Portland. The 4-H Tidepool Immersion Discovery Ecology Workshop Series will explore the intertidal zone while contributing to marine science research. Participants will learn about animals that might be seen during low tide and how to identify them using photos taken with a cell phone. Additional topics are invasive species, climate change, species identification and how to participate in research. UMaine Extension 4-H professional Sarah Sparks and University of New England graduate student Emily Pierce will lead the workshop. The workshop is free; participation is limited to 15. Register by March 31 on the event webpage to receive the link and materials. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207-581-8206; firstname.lastname@example.org. This workshop is supported by the Maine Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) at the University of Maine.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Waldo County Extension Association (WCEA) will offer four online weekly workshops with a rural living theme starting 9–11 a.m. on April 2. Additional dates are April 9, 16 and 23. “Rural Living Month” workshop topics include homestead livestock choices; working with children and teens in the garden; Maine’s invasive forest insects; and home cheesemaking. This series is organized by WCEA in lieu of its annual Rural Living Day event, postponed the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fee is $10 per workshop; registration is required. Register on the event webpage. Financial assistance is available. All proceeds go to the WCEA scholarship fund. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207-342-5971; email@example.com.
The Downeast Recovery Support Center in Machias is hosting a book club for youth ages 10+ every Thursday beginning March 24th from 3 – 4:30 pm. This is a place to chill out and read at the end of the day with others! See flyer for details.
Regardless of your specific caregiving situation, you’re likely to engage in many challenging conversations with those you care for, as well as with other family members. You’ll need to discuss topics like finances, legal issues, estate planning, living situations, care and treatment plans, safety and driving. These are sensitive subjects, and your perspectives or opinions may differ. As a longtime caregiver, I have had many of these discussions with my grandparents, parents, sisters and other family members over the years. Here are some of my tips to help make these conversations easier. Read full article.
(From: AARP | Published: March 8, 2022)
Tina and Eric Johnson are looking to rent the first floor of “8 Cottage Street Milbridge ME” (formerly “ODDS ‘n ENDS, LLC”) as a professional commercial rental (not handicap accessible) with preference given to non-profit organizations. The first floor contains three good sized rooms with shared entry (163 sq ft one room and the other two are 175 sq ft each approx. 513 total) and a ½ bathroom + kitchenette / prep area. 2 parking spaces (gravel driveway); 4 Total, 2 for upstairs also. Outside grassed area with picnic table, shared with upstairs. Included are heat, hot water, water, sewer, Internet, Wifi and digital locks, electricity (see note below on electricity), plowing, walkway snow removal, lawn and garden care, portable air conditioner for summer use, when needed. $800/mo. First month’s rent, last month’s rent, and security deposit required. Contact 207-546-7105 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Electricity may not be included, depending on usage (by reviewing past four years of usage (kWh).
Wabanaki Youth in Science (WaYS) is seeking a paid intern in the Dennysville area to assist with reforestation and ecological assessment, work with native plants, stream enhancements, and general environmental improvement of a newly restored salmon habitat. This position is open to indigenous youth (school enrollment is not a requirement). Rate of pay is $16-18/hour, 20 hours during school (if enrolled), up to 40 hours in summer. If interested, please contact Tish Carr, WaYS Executive Director/ Program Manager at 207-485-0219 or email@example.com.
The Community Caring Collaborative is happy to announce that we now have Google Translator active on our website. Viewers can opt to navigate our website in Spanish, French or English. Just click the orange “Translate” button on the upper right of your screen. Check it out!