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April 2017
$1,080

Grant Writing Certificate Program

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until April 28, 2017

Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Avenue
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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A new Grant Writing Certificate Program will be offered April 24–28 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Nonprofit leaders, executive directors, municipal officials, board members and others interested in creating high-quality grant proposals for their organizations are invited to register. The program runs Monday–Friday with breakfast, refreshments and lunch provided each day. Program cost is $1,080 and need-based scholarships are available. Course instructor Jack Smith, M.P.A., has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Maine and over…

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Maine Meat Cutting School, Gardiner

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until April 28, 2017

Central Maine Meats, 563 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, ME 04345 United States
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The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a 5-day course in professional meat cutting/processing in Gardiner, Maine. This course includes both classroom and hands-on training. Participants will learn about history of US meat production, consumer trends, humane handling and slaughter of livestock, meat quality, food safety, labeling, and customer service. In addition, participants will have hands-on training with beef, swine, and lamb meat cutting and sausage making. Students will tour commercial meat processing facilities. The course takes place over five consecutive…

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$28

Food Preservation Hands-On Workshop, Gorham

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gorham Middle School, 106 Weeks Road
Gorham, ME 04038 United States
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Hot Water Bath Canning: Rhubarb Chutney Rhubarb is the first sign of spring in Maine and what better way to preserve this vegetable than with some delicious rhubarb chutney. This hands-on food preservation workshop, taught by University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver, Kate McCarty, will teach you the basic steps for canning. Participants will receive a “Preserving the Harvest” food preservation packet and will learn recommended methods for preserving foods, the latest and safest recipes, about equipment to…

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Farm Tractor Safety Course, Union

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 26, 2017

Union Farm Equipment, Route 17
Union, ME 04862 United States
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Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. This class will run for four consecutive Wednesdays starting Wednesday, April 5. The last class will be Wednesday, April 26. A written exam and tractor driving test on Saturday, May 6 at 9 a.m. at Union Farm Equipment. Cost: $15–$25.

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$50

Intermediate ​Beekeeping Course

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 26, 2017

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Washington County Office, 28 Center Street
Machias, ME 04654 United States
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This course, taught by Master Beekeeper Andrew Dewey, is intended for the beekeeper with at least a season or two of hands-on experience and concentrates on keeping bees successfully in the Washington County area. There will be a private Facebook group for the class to expand on class discussions, and for the instructor to post additional resources, including articles and video links. The course will be held over six consecutive Wednesdays, starting March 22 and ending on April 26, 2017.

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$1,080

Grant Writing Certificate Program

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until April 28, 2017

Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Avenue
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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A new Grant Writing Certificate Program will be offered April 24–28 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Nonprofit leaders, executive directors, municipal officials, board members and others interested in creating high-quality grant proposals for their organizations are invited to register. The program runs Monday–Friday with breakfast, refreshments and lunch provided each day. Program cost is $1,080 and need-based scholarships are available. Course instructor Jack Smith, M.P.A., has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Maine and over…

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Maine Meat Cutting School, Gardiner

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until April 28, 2017

Central Maine Meats, 563 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, ME 04345 United States
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The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a 5-day course in professional meat cutting/processing in Gardiner, Maine. This course includes both classroom and hands-on training. Participants will learn about history of US meat production, consumer trends, humane handling and slaughter of livestock, meat quality, food safety, labeling, and customer service. In addition, participants will have hands-on training with beef, swine, and lamb meat cutting and sausage making. Students will tour commercial meat processing facilities. The course takes place over five consecutive…

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Free

2017 Signs of the Seasons Training, Boothbay

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, 132 Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME 04537 United States
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Using their backyards as laboratories, participants in the Signs of the Seasons program help scientists document the local effects of global climate change. Hundreds are trained to observe and record the phenology (seasonal changes) of common plants and animals living in their own communities — a citizen science project that fills a gap in regional climate research. Volunteers across Maine and now New Hampshire record the growth of milkweed, the nesting of robins and more. The goal is to build…

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Free

Maine AgrAbility Presents Universal Design Webinar

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Maine AgrAbility will host a free webinar on universal design — a method of designing tools, buildings and environments to be usable by all people to the greatest extent possible. "Universal Design: Design for ease of use in the home, shop and barn" will focus on the principles of universal design, perceptions of disability, and practical applications that can help to maintain and increase independence. Click here for more information or to register.

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$35

Food Preservation Hands-On Workshop, Wells

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wells High School, 200 Sanford Road
Wells, ME 04090 United States
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Hot Water Bath Canning: Pickled Spring Vegetables Spring vegetables in Maine have a short season, so learn how to preserve these tender green vegetables to enjoy year round. UMaine Extension staff and Master Food Preserver volunteers will teach you how to safely preserve pickled fiddleheads or asparagus using the hot water bath method. Participants will receive recipes and a jar of homemade pickles. Please bring a potholder to class.

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$95

6-Week Intermediate Beekeeping Course, Ellsworth

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 4, 2017

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Rd.
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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The six week Intermediate Beekeeping course is intended for the beekeeper with at least a season or two of keeping bees. This course covers fewer topics more deeply than the Beginner’s class and concentrates on keeping bees successfully in this area. There will be a private Facebook group for the class to expand on discussions started in class, and for the instructor to post additional articles, video links, etc. This course is for six consecutive Thursdays, starting March 30 and ending May…

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$395

Mindful Leadership Certificate Workshop

April 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 8:30am

Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Avenue
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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A two-day workshop focused on mindfulness to daily work life will be offered this spring at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Belfast. At the Mindful Leadership workshop, to be held from 8:30 a.m–3:30 p.m. April 28 and May 12, attendees can practice mindfulness meditation, learn competencies of mindful leadership and discuss strategies for being calmer, more clear-minded and emotionally aware in the workplace. Mindful Leadership will introduce participants to practical ways to bring mindfulness to daily work life. Drawing…

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$1,080

Grant Writing Certificate Program

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until April 28, 2017

Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Avenue
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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A new Grant Writing Certificate Program will be offered April 24–28 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Nonprofit leaders, executive directors, municipal officials, board members and others interested in creating high-quality grant proposals for their organizations are invited to register. The program runs Monday–Friday with breakfast, refreshments and lunch provided each day. Program cost is $1,080 and need-based scholarships are available. Course instructor Jack Smith, M.P.A., has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Maine and over…

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Maine Meat Cutting School, Gardiner

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until April 28, 2017

Central Maine Meats, 563 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, ME 04345 United States
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The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a 5-day course in professional meat cutting/processing in Gardiner, Maine. This course includes both classroom and hands-on training. Participants will learn about history of US meat production, consumer trends, humane handling and slaughter of livestock, meat quality, food safety, labeling, and customer service. In addition, participants will have hands-on training with beef, swine, and lamb meat cutting and sausage making. Students will tour commercial meat processing facilities. The course takes place over five consecutive…

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$10

Engineer It!

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Neville Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Does engineering intrigue you? Do you like to know how the world around you works, or create things to help people? Would you like to know more about the different types of engineering and what you can do with them? Join the University of Maine Society of Women Engineers for a day of exploring the different types of engineering that you can study at the University of Maine. From chemical, to electrical, to structural engineering — if you can see…

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May 2017
Free

Monday Meditation Circle

May 1 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:45pm on Monday, repeating until May 1, 2017

Wilson Center, 67 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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Meditation Circle meets every Monday that school is in session at The Wilson Center. This group is facilitated by Theodate Lawlor and Steve McKay in the style of Thich Nhat Hanh. We look forward to sitting with you.

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$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Cumberland County

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 30, 2017

Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. This event is for five consecutive Tuesdays, starting  May 2 and ending May 30. Venue for most sessions: Maine Forest Service, Route 26 (Shaker Road) in Gray, ME Hall Implement, 1 John Deere Road/Rotary of Rt. 302 and 202 in Windham, ME…

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Farm Tractor Safety Course, Kennebec and Somerset Counties

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 9, 2017

Union Farm Equipment, Route 17
Union, ME 04862 United States
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Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. For more information about agricultural educational programs and the Farm Tractor Safety course, visit extension.umaine.edu/register/product/farm-tractor-safety-kennebecsomerset2017/. Required form: To participate in this event, you must send a signed Release and Assumption of Risk Form (PDF) to UMaine Extension Kennebec County, 125 State…

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$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Waldo County

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 2, 2017

Ingraham’s Equipment, 3 Knox Ridge Road South
Knox, ME 04986 United States
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Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. Classes will begin on April 11 and continue on successive Tuesdays through May 2. A written exam and tractor driving test will be held Saturday, May 9 at 9 a.m. at Ingraham’s Equipment in Knox. Cost: $15–$25.

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$15

Cooking for Crowds Workshop, South Paris

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Oxford County, 9 Olson Rd
South Paris, ME 04281 United States
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Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers for a variety of food events such as fundraising, fellowships, food pantries or other service to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky. How do you store all that food? When is the food completely cooked? How long can you leave food on the buffet table? Join UMaine Community Education Assistant Karen Toohey in this workshop on safe food handling designed specifically for volunteers. Participants receive "Cooking for Crowds," a…

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