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August 2017

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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Meet the Black Bears: Youth Football Clinic

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Alfond Stadium, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Free

Join Black Bear football at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22 for the annual Meet the Black Bears youth football clinic at Alfond Stadium. The clinic is free for all ages, and registered participants get free pizza courtesy of Domino's. To register, visit goblackbears.com/meettheblackbears. Stick around after the clinic for family movie night. The LEGO Batman Movie will be shown on the scoreboard starting at 7:30 p.m.

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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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Finishing Your Livestock, Windham

August 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cooper’s Royal Heritage Farm, 81 Chute Road
Windham, 04062 United States
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Free

Learn about finishing beef with grain with Mark Cooper of Cooper’s Heritage Farm and UMaine Extension’s new livestock specialist Colt Knight.

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September 2017

Experience Fort George in Castine

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fort Castine, Castine, ME 04421 United States + Google Map

Fort George in Castine is on the National Register of Historic Places due to the important role it played in the American Revolution and later in the War of 1812. On the weekend of Sept. 9 and 10, volunteers at Fort George and Castine will show us what life may have been like between 1779 and 1783 while Crown troops protected the Loyalists who had moved to the area believing that the Penobscot was going to be the border between the…

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3rd Annual Northern Maine Rural Living Day

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Millar Civic Center and Fairgrounds, 94 Randall Avenue
Houlton, ME 04730 United States
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$5 - $20

A day-long agriculturally based educational event in celebration of rural living. Concurrent classes run throughout the day and include: Basics of Beekeeping; Backyard Maple Syrup; Planting Fall Perennials and Preparing your Gardens for Winter; Safe Pesticide Choices; Natural Herbs for Health; Introduction to Ruminant Nutrition; Non-Timber Forest Products; Grazing, Pasture Management and Hayfield Renovation; Cover Cropping for Soil Health; Fly Tying Basics; Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar; and Apple Tree Pruning and Orchard Management. Youth and family experiences include "Berries to Bread," Shake Your Own Cream, Making Refrigerator Pickles, Pasta from…

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Fall Field Day at Rogers Farm

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Road
Old Town, ME 04468 United States
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Free

The field day will feature workshops, activities, live music and homemade food. Workshop topics include growing grapes and cutting flowers for the home landscape. Ongoing demonstrations throughout the garden will allow visitors the opportunity to pick up tips from area experts on improving soil quality, composting, dividing peonies, managing pests and plant pathogens, and wise water use strategies. Tours of the garden, door prizes and children's activities including a garden scavenger hunt will be part of the fun. More information about Rogers…

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Experience Fort George in Castine

September 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fort Castine, Castine, ME 04421 United States + Google Map

Fort George in Castine is on the National Register of Historic Places due to the important role it played in the American Revolution and later in the War of 1812. On the weekend of Sept. 9 and 10, volunteers at Fort George and Castine will show us what life may have been like between 1779 and 1783 while Crown troops protected the Loyalists who had moved to the area believing that the Penobscot was going to be the border between the…

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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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Cooking for Crowds (Madawaska)

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Madawaska High School, 135 7th Avenue
Madawaska, ME 04756 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 Nutrition Educator Lisa Fishman in this workshop on safe food handling designed specifically for volunteers. Participants receive “Cooking for Crowds,” a…

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Growing Great Garlic, Manchester

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Longfellow’s Greenhouses, 81 Puddleduck Road
Manchester, ME 04351 United States
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UMaine Extension garlic expert David Fuller will discuss planting, growing and harvesting this popular crop. This program is designed for growers of all experience levels, including commercial growers.

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Cooking for Crowds, Falmouth

September 19 @ 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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Cooking for Crowds, Augusta

September 21 @ 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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Dining with Diabetes Down East, Prospect Harbor

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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