CCC Wednesday Communique — November 1, 2023

The CCC Motorcycle gang ready to spring into action for their 5th annual Family Harvest Meal at the Lee Pellon Center last Friday.  More in the Updates section of this newsletter.

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Wabanaki Voices — Nolan Altvater

Please join us in person or on zoom this afteroon, November 1, 2023 for our latest speaker in the Wabanaki Voices series at UMaine Machias! Nolan Altvater will be joining us in Torrey, room 230 at 1PM to discuss place based approaches to the preservation of petroglyphs, oral history and other cultural heritage in a digital world that is shaped by colonial history and policies of intellectual property. If you are unable to make it in person, please join us via zoom  Download a flyer to share.

4-H club focused on forest health

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free, four-session 4-H club focused on forest health. Designed for youth ages 8-11, the in-person club aims to explore the beauty and abundance of Maine’s local forests while learning about the importance and resilience of forests as ecosystems. Through hands-on activities, participants will create a “tree tale” bracelet based on growth ring data, “read” tree cookies and develop skills in tree identification. The club will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Nov. 20 and 27 and Dec. 4 and 11, at the Gallison Memorial Library, 11 Center Street. The forest health 4-H special interest, or SPIN, club is part of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s commitment to providing engaging and educational opportunities for youth. Through the SPIN club series, participants ages 9-18, along with a volunteer, explore a subject of interest over several sessions. Topics range from the natural world, heritage arts, science and technology, to photography, music, gardening, sports and more. Spaces are limited to ten participants, early registration is encouraged. Visit the program’s webpage to sign up. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Tara Wood,; 207-255-3345.

Parenting with Dignity
Picking up This Ball Is a Victory for All

Join the GEAR Parent Network for our free special event facilitated by Heather Williams, CFPS, Regional Parent Support Coordinator (offered virtually).  Below is the list of the topics and the dates/times we will be facilitating this incredibly informational series. See flyer with detailed information and feel free to register for specific sessions or all 5. Please visit to register. You can also call 1-800-264-9224 to register.

  • Session 1: A Model of Human Performance and Five Rules for Parents, Tuesday, November 28, 2023 from 6-9 pm.
  • Session 2: Discipline, Deciding what you Want- Part 1 and 2, Wednesday, November 29, 2023 from 6-9 pm.
  • Session 3: Sending a Constant Message of Love – Part 1 and 2, Monday, December 4, 2023 from 6-9 pm.
  • Session 4: Teaching Your Values to Your Kids and Goal Setting, Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 6-9 pm.
  • Session 5: The Reasons Punishment Doesn’t Work, Wednesday, December 13, 2023 from 6-8 pm.

Announcing the 2023 MCA Giraffe Award Winners!
The Maine Children’s Alliance is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Giraffe Awards, which honor community heroes who “stick out their necks” for Maine children, youth, and families. Giraffe Award winners are individuals, organizations, and businesses who go above and beyond, demonstrating leadership in making Maine a better place to live, work, and raise a family.  The awards will be presented at MCA’s annual Champions for Children event, at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell, on Tuesday, November 14th, 2023.  Read on to discover the winners of this year’s Giraffe Awards.

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