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June 2017
$130

Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills — Level 1

June 29 @ 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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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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$20

4-H Summer Introduction to Horses Program, Windham

June 29 @ 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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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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$20

June Jamboree Livestock Clinic

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Friday, repeating until July 2, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Saturday, repeating until July 2, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Sunday, repeating until July 2, 2017

Fryeburg Fairgrounds, 1154 Main Street
Fryeburg, ME 04037 United States
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The clinic includes workshops on grooming, animal health, showmanship and animal handling for sheep, swine, working steer and horses. A canoe trip on the Saco River is scheduled Friday morning. For more information, a detailed schedule or to register online, click here.

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$20

Sense of Place: Garden Portraits

June 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tidewater Farm, Farm Gate Rd.
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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Garden photography isn’t all about the gardens, it’s about the light. Finding the best light to show off your garden is the key to creating beautiful pictures. This session will focus on macro photography of flowers and plants in the garden as well as natural light portrait photography.

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Free

4-H SPIN Volunteer Training, Machias (Session 1)

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Washington County Office, 28 Center Street
Machias, ME 04654 United States
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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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$20

June Jamboree Livestock Clinic

June 30 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Friday, repeating until July 2, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Saturday, repeating until July 2, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Sunday, repeating until July 2, 2017

Fryeburg Fairgrounds, 1154 Main Street
Fryeburg, ME 04037 United States
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The clinic includes workshops on grooming, animal health, showmanship and animal handling for sheep, swine, working steer and horses. A canoe trip on the Saco River is scheduled Friday morning. For more information, a detailed schedule or to register online, click here.

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Free

4-H Saco River Canoe Trip

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saco River Canoe and Kayak, 1009 Main Street
Fryburg, ME 04037 United States
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Join fellow 4-H’ers for a Canoe Trip on the Saco River. Parental supervision is required.

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$10

Garden Journaling Workshop

June 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Cumberland County, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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Garden journaling is not only fun, it’s also beneficial to your garden. Learn to creatively and effectively keep notes on important dates, weather patterns, rotation schedules, what worked and what didn’t, and new ideas. This workshop will also cover artistic journaling techniques like mixed media collage.

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July 2017
$20

June Jamboree Livestock Clinic

July 1 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Friday, repeating until July 2, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Saturday, repeating until July 2, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Sunday, repeating until July 2, 2017

Fryeburg Fairgrounds, 1154 Main Street
Fryeburg, ME 04037 United States
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The clinic includes workshops on grooming, animal health, showmanship and animal handling for sheep, swine, working steer and horses. A canoe trip on the Saco River is scheduled Friday morning. For more information, a detailed schedule or to register online, click here.

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$20

June Jamboree Livestock Clinic

July 2 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Friday, repeating until July 2, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Saturday, repeating until July 2, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Sunday, repeating until July 2, 2017

Fryeburg Fairgrounds, 1154 Main Street
Fryeburg, ME 04037 United States
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The clinic includes workshops on grooming, animal health, showmanship and animal handling for sheep, swine, working steer and horses. A canoe trip on the Saco River is scheduled Friday morning. For more information, a detailed schedule or to register online, click here.

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Free

2017 UMaine Sustainable Agriculture Twilight Tour

July 6 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
University of Maine Rogers Forage and Crops Research Farm, 914 Bennoch Rd.
Old Town, ME 04468 United States
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Soil Health is the focus of this year’s twilight tour at the University of Maine Rogers Farm. Come learn about soil health and the research taking place at the farm on innovative strategies to improve soil health in field crop production. Topics will include undersowing cover crops in small grains, alternative cover crop termination methods, opportunities to reduce tillage and increase soil cover before potatoes, and the role of soil health in lessening the impacts of severe weather. Also see…

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$20

Preserving the Harvest: Strawberry Jam, Falmouth

July 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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Ever wonder how to preserve strawberries? University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshops will teach you the basics of canning and freezing strawberries, including how to use a water bath canner to preserve jam. Learn from the experts. We will provide fresh produce and canning jars. Please bring a pot holder to the workshop.

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Free

Cross Border Grain Farm Tours and Barbecue

Back-to-back tours of two leading grain farms on either side of the US/Canada border. First Stop — Eastern Grains Inc., New Brunswick 250 3rd Tier Road (3e Rang), DSL de Drummond 3:30–5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time / 4:30–6 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time Eric Thériault is a grain and seed producer, grain broker, and active member of the Atlantic Grains Council. He will show us his system for cleaning, drying, storing, and ventilating grains to maintain high quality grains and seed. Thériault…

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$12

4-H Summer Cake Decorating Program, Falmouth

July 11 @ 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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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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Free

4-H SPIN Volunteer Training, Calais (Session 2)

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Calais Free Public Library, 9 Union Street
Calais, ME 04619 United States
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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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$10

Bringing Nature Home: The Benefits of Native Plants

July 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Tidewater Farm, Farm Gate Rd.
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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Native plant species benefit their natural surroundings by creating biodiversity in the landscape, protecting soil, conserving water and providing a natural habitat for wildlife. Combining usefulness and beauty, native plants can bring new life to a garden or landscape.

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Free

4-H SPIN Volunteer Training — Virtual Training via ZOOM (Session 3)

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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$20

Intro to Water Bath Canning, Wilton

July 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Law Mountain Wreaths N Bakery, 218 Pond Road
Wilton, ME 04294 United States
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Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables? This hands-on food preservation workshop features hands-on, USDA recommended food preservation methods, including pressure canning. Participants will receive a “Preserving the Harvest” food preservation packet, and will learn recommended methods for preserving foods, the latest and safest recipes, about equipment to ensure safety and how to check for properly sealed jars. Please bring a potholder with you to the workshop.

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$130

Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills — Level 1

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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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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$20

4-H Summer Introduction to Horses Program, Windham

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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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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