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April 2017

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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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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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

Growing Fruit Trees in Maine

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Doris Twitchell Allen Village, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Join Renae Moran and Glen Koehler for a 3-hour workshop covering site selection, pest management, maintenance, and a pruning demonstration for Master Gardener Volunteers.

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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
$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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Free

2017 Signs of the Seasons Training, Kettle Cove

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kettle Cove, Kettle Cove Road
Cape Elizabeth, 04107 United States
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Signs of the Seasons trains citizens to identify and record seasonal changes for plants and animals that are important for understanding Maine’s changing climate. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in recording observations in their own community. No previous experience is necessary and it does not take a lot of time.

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$95

6-Week Intermediate Beekeeping Course, Ellsworth

May 4 @ 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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Free

2017 Signs of the Seasons Training, Wells

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, 642 Laudholm Farm Road
Wells, ME 04090 United States
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Signs of the Seasons trains citizens to identify and record seasonal changes for plants and animals that are important for understanding Maine’s changing climate. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in recording observations in their own community. No previous experience is necessary and it does not take a lot of time.

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Free

Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties Extension Association Annual Meeting

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties Extension Association (ASCEA) will hold its annual meeting and elect new officers. Dinner catered by New Beet Market of Brunswick will follow the meeting. The ASCEA is actively recruiting new members. In partnership with UMaine Extension staff, the members of each county association assist with providing input on local educational programming needs and oversee the county budget appropriations that support Extension educational programs for county residents.

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$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Cumberland County

May 9 @ 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 9 @ 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

Cooking for Crowds Workshop, South Paris

May 10 @ 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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$20

Raised Beds and Containers Gardening Series, Somerset County

May 10 @ 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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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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