CCC Wednesday Communique — May 31, 2023

Memorial Day Parade in Machias (Photo courtesy of Abby Frutchey)

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Juneteenth Downeast Commemoration

Healthy Acadia invites you to Join in commemorating Juneteenth 2023 at Knowlton Park, 11 Shore Road, Ellsworth, Maine on Monday, June 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. “Deepening Our Vital Connection to Nature and Each Other” will feature music, poets, speakers, and free delectable food from the celebrated tv personality and author, Chef Chris Scott and others.  Featuring Maine’s own Pihcintu Multinational Girls’ ChorusStream Reggae, and Chief-Nze Oscar Mokeme, CEO and Founding Director of The Museum of African Culture located in Portland, Maine, who returns with the ‘Touch Table’ featuring masks from the museum and the Blessing event which moved so many participants last year. Hands-on activities for both children and adults as well as tables for vendors. The Commemoration on Monday will be broadcast live on WERU Community Radio 89.9 FM, and at as well as video streaming at For the full list of the Day’s speakers and the program schedule, visit Follow @JuneteenthDowneast on Facebook for event updates.  Download a flyer to share.

Red Cross Lifeguard Class

UMM is hosting a Red Cross Lifeguard Class July 11th-14th, 18th & 19th from 10 am — 3 pm.  Successful participants will be certified in CPR, AED, First Aid and lifeguarding.  Must be 15 or older to participate.  $285 fee includes electronic manual and class sessions.  Contact Lindsay McMahon (207-255-1296) for more information and registration.  Download a flyer to share.

A Conversation About Dementia

The suspicion – or the certainty – that a loved one faces a diagnosis of dementia can be frightening for family members. Join AARP on June 8th, 12- 1 pm, for a webinar that will offer tips on how to prepare to be a caregiver – how to have honest and caring conversations about going to the doctor, how to know when it’s time for your loved one to stop driving (and then be sure it happens), and how to make the legal and financial plans caregivers need to manage another person’s care and affairs.  Register here.

Understanding Dementia for Family and Friends

Join CaringKind on June 9th, 10 am — 12 pm, for an online seminar that will provide family members and friends information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, discuss the different stages of the disease and what to expect and include an overview of our programs and services and other available resources and services are available to help them cope with present challenges and future planning. Register here.

Community Resource Fair

Save the date of September 6th for a community resource fair in St Croix Hall Gym at Washington County Community College from 9 – 11 am.  Breakfast will be served!  More details coming in August.

Walk-in Interviews

The Machias CareerCenter is hosting walk-in interviews with multiple employers and positions on Tuesday, June 6th, from 10 am — 1 pm.  Details at Maine Job Fairs (

Monday Night Music
Cobscook Institute’s longstanding Monday Night Music Circle is back in person with a Zoom access option, every Monday night from 6 – 8:30 pm.  This is a drug and alcohol-free event.  Folks can join in the circle with a song, or just come listen.  Coffee and tea are always on. Details here.

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