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July 2017

Highmoor Farm Field Day

July 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
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$25

Join UMaine Cooperative Extension and Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station staff along with the Maine State Pomological Society and Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association for a public field day for Maine farmers at Highmoor Farm in Monmouth. Lunch included in registration fee. The agenda and registration information are posted on the Highmoor Farm website.

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Preserving the Harvest: Pickling, South Paris

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Oxford County, 9 Olson Rd
South Paris, ME 04281 United States
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$20

UMaine Extension's hands-on food preservation workshop will teach you the basics of canning and freezing, including how to use a water bath canner to pickle. Learn from the experts. We will provide fresh produce and canning jars.

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Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills — Level 1

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until July 27, 2017

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot County, 307 Maine Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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$130

Facilitation skills are not routinely learned and practiced. If you have ever been in a role that you wished you had more skills or practice, then Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills, Level 1 is for you. Fun, creative, and thought provoking, the SYFS, Level 1 Curriculum is a dynamic and comprehensive five-lesson facilitation training series full of activities, “lecturettes” and potential "aha!" moments. These classes on five Thursdays on the following dates:  June 15, June 22,  June 29, July 13 and July 27.

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4-H SPIN Volunteer Training, Jonesport (Session 5)

July 27 @ 11:00 am
Peabody Memorial Library, 162 Main Street
Jonesport, ME 04649 United States
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Free

What’s your passion? The Washington County 4-H program is looking for adults who have a talent or interest that they are willing to share with young people. We are planning now for 4-H SPIN clubs that will meet in the next three to six months. A 4-H SPIN Club is a SPecial INterest club where four to eight youth ages 9–18 learn about a specific topic of interest. Topics vary and include interests such as nature, woodworking, robotics, photography, gardening,…

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4-H Summer Introduction to Horses Program, Windham

July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 3, 2017

Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center, 14 Lilac Drive
Windham, ME 04062 United States
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$20

This will be an unmounted program focusing on various aspects of horse care. Two classes will be hands on with horses (weather permitting) and three will be learning about horses. Participants will learn about horse behavior, safety around horses, how to groom and tack a horse, basic horse nutrition, how to halter and lead, how to clean stalls, and more. This program will be for five weeks starting Thursday, June 29, and ending Thursday, August 3. There will be no class Thursday,…

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August 2017

4-H Summer Cake Decorating Program, Falmouth

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until August 1, 2017

Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$12

Participants will learn the basics of cake decorating. Each week will focus on a different aspect of cake decorating. Topics covered include how to fill and use a pastry bag, how to bake a cake, the uses of the three most common decorating tips and more. This program will meet on five Tuesdays, starting June 27 and ending Aug. 1. (No class July 4).

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UMaine Extension Talk on Backyard Blueberries

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Road
Old Town, ME 04468 United States
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Free

Growing blueberries can be easy, rewarding and fun. David Handley, University of Maine Cooperative Extension vegetable and small fruit specialist, will review best practices to help home gardeners grow a successful crop of the much-loved fruit. Topics will include site selection, varieties, planting, early care, pest management and pruning. Also at Rogers Farm is the UMaine Extension Penobscot County MGV Demonstration Garden featuring 34 themes, including the newest on foodscaping. It is open daily to the public, with open houses…

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Garlic Walk and Talk, Farmington

August 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hope Harvest Garden, 111 Franklin Heath Commons
Farmington, ME 04239 United States
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Free

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County will offer a garlic walk and talk on Wednesday, August 2, 4–5 p.m., rain or shine at the Hope Harvest Garden, Franklin Memorial Hospital, 111 Franklin Health Commons, Farmington. To reach the garden, take the main entrance to Franklin Memorial Hospital, then an immediate left to the Stanley Health Center. There is a brown storage shed next to the garden. UMaine Extension garlic expert David Fuller,…

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4-H Summer Introduction to Horses Program, Windham

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 3, 2017

Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center, 14 Lilac Drive
Windham, ME 04062 United States
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$20

This will be an unmounted program focusing on various aspects of horse care. Two classes will be hands on with horses (weather permitting) and three will be learning about horses. Participants will learn about horse behavior, safety around horses, how to groom and tack a horse, basic horse nutrition, how to halter and lead, how to clean stalls, and more. This program will be for five weeks starting Thursday, June 29, and ending Thursday, August 3. There will be no class Thursday,…

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Weed Identification Walk

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stutzman’s Farm Stand and Bakery, 891 Douty Hill Road
Sangerville, ME 04479 United States
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Free

Farmers will benefit from the weed identification walk by learning common weeds that can invade their vegetable, fruit and other cultivated crops. Extension Educator Donna Coffin will lead the walk and have a number of references available for farmers to learn how to identify weeds and how to manage them in their crops. Farmers with weeds to identify from their home farm are encouraged to bring a digital picture of their problem weed. Also, Marilyn Tourtelotte, District 4 Pesticide Inspector…

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Raised Beds and Containers Gardening Series, Somerset County

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Somerset County Office, 7 County Drive
Skowhegan, ME 04976 United States
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$20

Master Gardener Volunteers will teach you how to go from start to finish, or more appropriately, from boards to harvest. In this series you will learn, hands-on, how to build, plant, maintain, and harvest from raise bed square foot gardens and containers. This class is offered one Wednesday each month for five months on May 10, June 14, July 19, August 16 and September 13.

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Preserving the Harvest — Tomatoes and Salsa Workshop, Farmington

August 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Franklin County, 138 Pleasant Street, Suite 1
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
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$20

Ever wonder how to preserve all those great Maine-grown tomatoes? University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshops will teach you the basics of canning and freezing tomatoes, including how to use pressure canners and hot water bath canners. Learn from the experts. Please bring a potholder with you to the workshop. The $20 fee includes all materials.

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Large Animal Carcass Management Training, Highmoor Farm

August 22 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until August 24, 2017

Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
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$575.00

The Maine Compost Team is offering a large animal carcass management training. The training will prepare participants for deployment in the event of a foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak or natural disaster to assist with the disposal of carcasses utilizing the composting process. Note: Registration fee includes all instructional material, refreshments at breaks, lunches and course materials. To register, click here. This event is for three consecutive days starting Aug. 22 and ending Aug. 24, 2017.

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Large Animal Carcass Management Training, Highmoor Farm

August 23 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until August 24, 2017

Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
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$575.00

The Maine Compost Team is offering a large animal carcass management training. The training will prepare participants for deployment in the event of a foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak or natural disaster to assist with the disposal of carcasses utilizing the composting process. Note: Registration fee includes all instructional material, refreshments at breaks, lunches and course materials. To register, click here. This event is for three consecutive days starting Aug. 22 and ending Aug. 24, 2017.

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Large Animal Carcass Management Training, Highmoor Farm

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until August 24, 2017

Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
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$575.00

The Maine Compost Team is offering a large animal carcass management training. The training will prepare participants for deployment in the event of a foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak or natural disaster to assist with the disposal of carcasses utilizing the composting process. Note: Registration fee includes all instructional material, refreshments at breaks, lunches and course materials. To register, click here. This event is for three consecutive days starting Aug. 22 and ending Aug. 24, 2017.

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A Taste of Tidewater

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parish House of the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary, 43 Foreside Rd.
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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The evening will include hearty appetizers and decadent desserts created by some of Greater Portland’s renowned chefs, and live music. In addition to interacting with the chefs, enjoying music, delicious food and spirits, guests will have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork created by Maine artists as part of the evening’s 10×10 Art Exhibition and Sale. The intent of Gardens at Tidewater Farm, a project of the Cumberland County Master Gardener Volunteers, is to teach youth and adults how…

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Growing Great Garlic, Farmington

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farmington Grange, 124 Bridge Street
West Farmington, ME 04938 United States
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$10

UMaine Extension garlic expert David Fuller, will discuss all aspects of growing this tasty, healthful and valuable crop. This program is designed for growers of all experience levels, including commercial growers. Bring your questions.

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Blueberry Cove Half Marathon

August 27 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Blueberry Cove 4-H Camp, 22 Blueberry Cove Road
Tenants Harbor, ME 04860 United States
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$85

Support Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove by joining midcoast Maine’s 7th annual half marathon on Aug. 27, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $85. All proceeds go directly to supporting UMaine Cooperative Extension 4-H Camp and Learning Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove. Awards will be given to 1st place males and females overall and in the following divisions: 18 and Under, 19–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, 60–69, 70 plus. Finisher medals to all participants. No race day registration. Blueberry brunch available to all participants following…

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September 2017

Raised Beds and Containers Gardening Series, Somerset County

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Somerset County Office, 7 County Drive
Skowhegan, ME 04976 United States
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$20

Master Gardener Volunteers will teach you how to go from start to finish, or more appropriately, from boards to harvest. In this series you will learn, hands-on, how to build, plant, maintain, and harvest from raise bed square foot gardens and containers. This class is offered one Wednesday each month for five months on May 10, June 14, July 19, August 16 and September 13.

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Dining with Diabetes Down East, Prospect Harbor

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 5, 2017

Prospect Harbor Women’s Club, 63 Main Street
Prospect Harbor, ME 04669 United States
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Free

This free program complements medical care by teaching people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, and their family members and caregivers what they can do to help control blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. UMaine Extension registered dietitian and nutritionist Alan Majka will provide presentations, lead discussions and demonstrate preparation of nutritious recipes that participants can sample. Participants will meet once a week for four weeks. You will learn how to select and prepare foods that help to control blood…

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