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September 2017

Sunday Afternoon Guided Paddle

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 15 Hudson Road
Alton, ME 04468 United States
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End the weekend with a paddle on Pushaw Stream. A naturalist will provide information about local wildlife in and around Pushaw Stream and Hirundo. Life jackets, paddles and canoes provided. Dress for the weather. Meet in parking area at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge Gate 3, 35 Hudson Rd, Alton. Registration requested: Call 394.2171 by Saturday, Sept. 23. Members and children under 12 — $8 Non-members — $10

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Smoked Chicken Seminar

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
J. Franklin Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road
Old Town, ME 04468 United States
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In this seminar Dr. Knight will demonstrate how to prepare whole chickens to make delicious smoked barbeque chicken using a charcoal smoker. This technique can also be performed on kettle grills, propane grills, and other styles of smokers. We will prepare whole chickens and chicken quarters from poultry raised at the University of Maine’s J. Franklin Witter Teaching and Research Center, and discuss how to prepare, quarter, rub, smoke, and serve mouthwatering barbeque chicken. Also, Dr. Machado will discuss safety…

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Pricing Your Products and Services for Profit, Houlton

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Houlton Higher Education Center, 18 Military Street
Houlton, ME 04730 United States
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A half-day workshop designed to help small business owners develop profitable pricing strategies for their products and services.

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Dining with Diabetes Down East, Prospect Harbor

September 28 @ 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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From Recipe to Market Fall 2017, Falmouth

September 28 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until November 2, 2017

Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$95

Cashing in on Value Added Opportunities: Learn to take your specialty food to market at this 6-part workshop series. Participants must have a specific product or recipe in mind and are expected to attend all sessions. This series is for individuals currently operating a value added business or those seriously considering one. This event is for six consecutive Thursdays, starting Sept 28. and ending Nov. 2. All start at 5:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. There will also be a Pilot Plant tour…

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Maple Syrup Grading School

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until September 30, 2017

Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre, 6 Main Street
Springhill, Nova Scotia B0M1X0 Canada
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$140

The International Maple Syrup Institute Maple Grading School is for maple producers, bulk syrup buyers, state inspectors, and others needing to accurately grade maple syrup or judge maple product entries at fairs and contests. Quality control issues are also addressed. This school provides a strong scientific base combined with intensive hands-on exercises. This approach enables participants to learn how to grade or judge maple products with confidence. This event occurs over two consecutive days, starting Friday, Sept. 29 (9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.) and…

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Maple Syrup Grading School

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until September 30, 2017

Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre, 6 Main Street
Springhill, Nova Scotia B0M1X0 Canada
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$140

The International Maple Syrup Institute Maple Grading School is for maple producers, bulk syrup buyers, state inspectors, and others needing to accurately grade maple syrup or judge maple product entries at fairs and contests. Quality control issues are also addressed. This school provides a strong scientific base combined with intensive hands-on exercises. This approach enables participants to learn how to grade or judge maple products with confidence. This event occurs over two consecutive days, starting Friday, Sept. 29 (9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.) and…

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October 2017

Cooking for Crowds, South Paris

October 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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$15

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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Growing Great Garlic, Gardiner

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gardiner High School, 40 West Hill Road
Gardiner, ME 04345 United States
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$5

Fall is garlic planting time. Growing garlic is fun and easy and increasingly popular in Maine. Learn how to grow garlic for the first time or how to improve your garlic crop. We will cover all aspects of garlic culture and how to deal with challenges including disease management. Garlic makes nearly everything taste better and it has health benefits, as well. David Fuller, agriculture and non-timber forest products professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension will lead this class.

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Cooking for Crowds, Falmouth

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$15

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 Extension Associate Professor Kathy Savoie, MS, RD in this workshop on safe food handling designed specifically for Volunteers. Participants receive Cooking for Crowds,…

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5-Week Beginner Bee School, Springvale

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 1, 2017

Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street
Springvale, ME 04083 United States
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$95

Beginner Bee School instructor is Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper and former vice president of the Maine State Beekeepers Association, who has over nine years of experience teaching beginner and advanced beekeeping courses in southern Maine. Through the York County Beekeepers Association, students will have the opportunity to visit local hives for observation and hands-on experience at a later date. Course fee also includes two texts, handouts, and a one-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association. This event is for five consecutive…

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Dining with Diabetes Down East, Prospect Harbor

October 5 @ 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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From Recipe to Market Fall 2017, Falmouth

October 5 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until November 2, 2017

Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$95

Cashing in on Value Added Opportunities: Learn to take your specialty food to market at this 6-part workshop series. Participants must have a specific product or recipe in mind and are expected to attend all sessions. This series is for individuals currently operating a value added business or those seriously considering one. This event is for six consecutive Thursdays, starting Sept 28. and ending Nov. 2. All start at 5:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. There will also be a Pilot Plant tour…

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5-Week Beginner Bee School, Springvale

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 1, 2017

Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street
Springvale, ME 04083 United States
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$95

Beginner Bee School instructor is Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper and former vice president of the Maine State Beekeepers Association, who has over nine years of experience teaching beginner and advanced beekeeping courses in southern Maine. Through the York County Beekeepers Association, students will have the opportunity to visit local hives for observation and hands-on experience at a later date. Course fee also includes two texts, handouts, and a one-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association. This event is for five consecutive…

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Cooking for Crowds, Augusta

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Kennebec County Office, 125 State Street, 3rd Floor
Augusta, ME 04330 United States
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$15

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 Extension Community Education Associate Debbie Barnett in this workshop on safe food handling designed specifically for volunteers. Participants receive "Cooking for Crowds,"…

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From Recipe to Market Fall 2017, Falmouth

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until November 2, 2017

Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$95

Cashing in on Value Added Opportunities: Learn to take your specialty food to market at this 6-part workshop series. Participants must have a specific product or recipe in mind and are expected to attend all sessions. This series is for individuals currently operating a value added business or those seriously considering one. This event is for six consecutive Thursdays, starting Sept 28. and ending Nov. 2. All start at 5:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. There will also be a Pilot Plant tour…

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2017 Maine Compost School

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 20, 2017

Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
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$525

Maine Compost School is the longest running Compost School in the United States. The Maine Compost School offers both classroom and laboratory hands-on activities. For people interested and/or involved with medium and large-scale composting operations. This course is a certificate program and trains personnel to be qualified compost site operators. This school is for one week, starting Monday, Oct. 16 and ending Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (except for Friday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.)

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Fall Harvest Festival and Tanglewood Tracks 3.5 Mile Trail Race

October 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until October 17, 2017

Tanglewood 4-H Camp, 1 Tanglewood Road
Lincolnville, ME 04849 United States
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$20

Join us on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 9 a.m. for the 2nd annual Tanglewood Tracks race, and then 11 a.m.–3 p.m. for a Fall Harvest Festival at Tanglewood. Race registration/check in starts at 8 a.m. This is a family-friendly event to celebrate the harvest season. Festival activities will include guided journeys through the forest, apple cider pressing, archery, pond scooping, and arts and crafts. Lunch will be served mid-day. There is no cost to attend the festival, but donations are welcome. Registration for the Tanglewood…

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2017 Maine Compost School

October 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 20, 2017

Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
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$525

Maine Compost School is the longest running Compost School in the United States. The Maine Compost School offers both classroom and laboratory hands-on activities. For people interested and/or involved with medium and large-scale composting operations. This course is a certificate program and trains personnel to be qualified compost site operators. This school is for one week, starting Monday, Oct. 16 and ending Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (except for Friday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.)

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4-H Reflection Tool Listening and Feedback Sessions for Volunteers

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on November 8, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on January 23, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on September 11, 2018 at 6:00pm

Free

Maine 4-H is excited to roll out new 4-H project records, reflection tools and opportunities for digital badges. A team has been working to design the new records aligned with research and connections to Maine’s commitment to proficiency based education in mind. These won't be perfect, and the team invites participants to try them out and be part of the process. Participate in live feedback sessions on Oct. 17, 2017; Nov. 8, 2017; Jan. 23, 2018, March 28, 2018 and Sept. 11, 2018, 6–8 p.m. These will…

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