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November 2017

Create Your First Video Game Workshop

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

From Candy Crush to Minecraft, we have all played a video game at one point or another. If you have ever wanted to not only play games, but make them as well, then stop in to learn the basics of the professional game making software Unity. No coding experience is necessary, and by the end of the workshop, you’ll have made your very own video game. About the Presenters: The Game Developers Guild is a brand new club on campus, created…

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Staying Safe: Protecting Your Small Business from Cyber Threats — Machias

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Washington County Office, 28 Center Street
Machias, ME 04654 United States
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Free

This free workshop will present participants with an overview of the types of real-life risks and emerging threats small business owners face every day. The workshop will focus on how business owners can protect their business and its customers with easy-to-implement security recommendations.

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Cooking for Crowds, South Paris

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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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Weather Spotter Workshop

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Stodder Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The National Weather Service Caribou is sponsoring a free weather spotter workshop in Orono. By becoming a trained weather spotter you are helping the weather service collect accurate data and service to assist in reporting more accurate local storm details. Storm spotters learn to report on high winds, ice jams flooding, coastal flood erosion, snow and rain accumulation and more. Come and listen to meteorologist Donald Dumont share details of weather spotting. Even if you do not decide to become…

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Smoking Chicken and Pasture-Raised Broiler Research Results (Dover-Foxcroft)

November 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, 828 West Main Street
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 United States
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$8

University of Maine Cooperative Extension livestock specialist Dr. Colt Knight will demonstrate how to prepare and cook whole chicken in a smoker, including cutting the chicken, food safety, and equipment. After the chicken is smoked, he will show how to prepare the chicken for serving. After a supper of smoked chicken, roasted potatoes and root vegetables, salad, and hand pies provided by Spruce Mill Farm, Knight will discuss the results of this past summer's research project at UMaine Witter Farm.…

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4-H Reflection Tool Listening and Feedback Sessions for Volunteers

November 8 @ 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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2017 Dickeya and Pectobacterium Summit

November 9 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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$80 - $125

The pathogenic bacteria Dickeya and Pectobacterium cause soft rot on tubers or blackleg on stems of potato, resulting tuber loss in storage and no emergence of seedlings in the field. To see the full agenda or to register for the summit, visit extension.umaine.edu/register/product/2017-dickeya-and-pectobacterium-summit/.

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Recipe to Market: Is it for Me? (Machias)

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Washington County Office, 28 Center Street
Machias, ME 04654 United States
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Free

A half day introductory workshop that will explore what's involved in starting a specialty food business.

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NaNoWriMo Write-In

November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 13, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on November 20, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on November 30, 2017 at 4:00pm

Fogler Library, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which means participants around the world are attempting to complete a novel (50,000 words) in a single month. Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Do you want a place to work on your writing alongside other writers? Then come to a NaNoWriMo Write-In at Fogler Library.  Meetings will be held in the CETA Room from 4–5 p.m. on Nov. 9, 13, 20 and 30. All writers are welcome.

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Starting a Business: Planning for Success (Ellsworth)

November 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Rd.
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Free

Part 1 of a three-part workshop series. See also "Know Your Market" on Nov. 15, and "Resources for Growing Your Business" on Nov. 17.

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NaNoWriMo Write-In

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 13, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on November 20, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on November 30, 2017 at 4:00pm

Fogler Library, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which means participants around the world are attempting to complete a novel (50,000 words) in a single month. Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Do you want a place to work on your writing alongside other writers? Then come to a NaNoWriMo Write-In at Fogler Library.  Meetings will be held in the CETA Room from 4–5 p.m. on Nov. 9, 13, 20 and 30. All writers are welcome.

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Cooking for Crowds, Falmouth

November 14 @ 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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What’s New in Study Abroad? Faculty/Staff Advising Workshop

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Colvin Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Join The Office of International Programs' Study Abroad Advisor, Lauryl Cookson,to learn about new study abroad initiatives. The workshop be held on Nov. 14 from noon–4 p.m. in Colvin Hall, room 107. It is geared to faculty and staff.

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NorthStar Community Celebration

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
GEM Theater, 23 Cross Street
Bethel, ME 04217 United States
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Free

Interested members of the community are invited to join a celebration of the launch of NorthStar, a long-term youth mentoring program for SAD 44 students through The University of Maine 4-H Center in Bryant Pond,from 5:30–8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Gem Theater in Bethel. This event is for anyone interested in learning about NorthStar and the community support network approach. The evening includes a potluck dinner, a screening of the film "Resilience" (the sequel to Paper Tigers), and…

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Starting a Business: Know Your Market (Ellsworth)

November 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Rd.
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Free

Part 2 of a three-part workshop series. See also "Resources for Growing Your Business" on Nov. 17.

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training, Presque Isle

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hampton Inn by Hilton, 768 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769 United States
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The course will provide a foundation of farm food safety best practices and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Individuals who participate in this course are expected to gain a basic understanding of: Microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm How to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm Parts…

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Starting a Business: Resources for Growing Your Business (Ellsworth)

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Rd.
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Free

Part 3 of a three-part workshop series.  

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The Sustainability Connection: A Lobster Institute 30th Anniversary Event

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Estabrooke Hall Ballroom, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

This interactive professional development workshop will be conducted by Jamie Cloud of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education. The focus will be on inspiring people to contribute to the shift toward a sustainable future, and generating individual rationales for promoting sustainability. Through stimulating lecture, interactive exercises and hands-on activities, Cloud brings the broad reaching concepts of sustainability down to a personal level — connecting thinking to behavior and behavior to results. The event is free and open to anyone in the…

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1st Annual Maine Cattlemen’s College

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on November 18, 2017 at 8:00am

Wells Conference Center, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Maine Cattlemen’s College will provide up-to-date information to Maine beef cattle producers and allow Maine beef cattle producers an opportunity to meet leaders in the industry and fellow producers to share ideas and innovations. All proceeds to benefit Maine Beef Producers Association Scholarship Fund. Who should attend: Beef cattle producers and farmers interested in keeping beef animals. Nov. 17, 6 p.m.: Prime Rib Dinner: 35$ per person Nov. 18, Cattlemen’s College: 25$ for Member of MBPA/MOFGA or 35$ for…

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1st Annual Maine Cattlemen’s College

November 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 18, 2017 at 8:00am

Wells Conference Center, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Maine Cattlemen’s College will provide up-to-date information to Maine beef cattle producers and allow Maine beef cattle producers an opportunity to meet leaders in the industry and fellow producers to share ideas and innovations. All proceeds to benefit Maine Beef Producers Association Scholarship Fund. Who should attend: Beef cattle producers and farmers interested in keeping beef animals. Nov. 17, 6 p.m.: Prime Rib Dinner: 35$ per person Nov. 18, Cattlemen’s College: 25$ for Member of MBPA/MOFGA or 35$ for…

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