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April 2020

Canceled: Rural Living Day 2020 (Thorndike)

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mount View High School, 577 Mount View Road
Thorndike, ME 04986 United States
$30

Note: This event has been canceled for April 4.  The 26th Annual Rural Living Day will be held on April 4, 2020 at Mount View High School. The $30 fee includes three workshops and lunch featuring locally sourced foods. Proceeds support a post-secondary scholarship for a graduating Waldo County high school senior. For more information, visit extension.umaine.edu/waldo/rural-living-day. Rural Living Day is an exciting annual event, typically the first Saturday in April, hosted by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and…

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Canceled: Gear Up for Gardening (Ellsworth)

April 4 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Moore Community Center, 125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME United States

Note: This event has been canceled for April 4.  To stir up your spring spirit and get you growing.

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Boots-2-Bushels: Boot Camp for Market Gardeners and Farmers (online)

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 27, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 10, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 24, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on March 9, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on March 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 6, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 4, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Togus VA Medical Center, 1 VA Center
Augusta, ME 04330 United States

Due to COVID-19 concerns, this series will be conducted online.  Note: The class is full and registration is now closed. Learn how to go from seed to salary with this free course for military veterans interested in growing and selling their own farm produce. All classes taught by UMaine Extension and MOFGA subject matter experts. For complete information, including the course syllabus, visit the Boots-2-Bushels website. Classes held twice monthly, Jan. 13–Sept. 20. Times may vary. Consult the website for…

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Canceled: Maine Vegetable and Fruit School (Portland)

April 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Keeley’s Banquet Center, 178 Warren Ave.
Portland, ME 04103 United States

Note: This event has been canceled for April 8.  This day-long school is offered for Maine farmers on two dates at two locations: April 8 in Portland or April 9 in Bangor. Preregistration is required. Cost for registration is $45.00 per person if received by March 25 or $55 if received after March 25, and includes lunch.

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Canceled: 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Classes (Augusta)

April 8 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until April 15, 2020

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Kennebec County Office, 125 State Street, 3rd Floor
Augusta, ME 04330 United States
$220

Note: The remainder of these classes from April 1 have been cancelled. Classes are weekly from 12:30 p.m.–4 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Participants are requested to arrive no later than 12:15 p.m. Many classes will include a brief presentation about specific volunteer project opportunities in the county. Monday classes end March 30. Wednesday classes end April 15.

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Canceled: Farm Tractor Safety Course (Union)

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on May 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

Union Farm Equipment, Route 17
Union, ME 04862 United States
$20

Note: This event has been canceled for April 8 through May 2.  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 class starts on Wednesday, April 8 and will run consecutive Wednesdays till April 29. The exam will be on May 2 at 9 a.m.

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Canceled: Introduction to Pruning Landscape Trees, Shrubs and Fruits (Ellsworth)

April 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on April 9, 2020 at 8:00 am

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Rd.
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
$30

Cooperative Extension regrets to announce that this event has been canceled. Participants will learn the essentials of pruning, formative and restorative pruning of landscape trees, flowering shrubs, pruning of fruit trees, young and old, and pruning small fruits (high bush blueberries and brambles). This is a 2-part Introduction to Pruning Landscape Trees, Shrubs and Fruits, taking place on Thursdays March 26 and April 9. Snow date is April 16.

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Canceled: Maine Vegetable and Fruit School (Bangor)

April 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bangor Motor Inn Conference Center, 701 Hogan Road
Bangor, ME 04401 United States

Note: This event has been canceled for April 9.  This day-long school is offered for Maine farmers on two dates at two locations: April 8 in Portland or April 9 in Bangor. Preregistration is required. Cost for registration is $45.00 per person if received by March 25 or $55 if received after March 25, and includes lunch.

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Canceled: Cooking for Crowds (South Paris)

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Oxford County, 9 Olson Rd
South Paris, ME 04281 United States
$15

Note: This event has been canceled. Join UMaine Extension professor Kathy Savoie and learn how to cook safely for large crowds. This workshop on safe food handling is designed specifically for volunteers. Participants receive a manual specifically designed for volunteer cooks, a certificate of attendance, and an instant read thermometer. This class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety training requirements. Learn up-to-date methods for safely preparing, handling and serving food for large group functions such as soup kitchens,…

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Postponed: Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness 4-H SPIN Club (Guilford)

April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 9, 2020

Guilford Memorial Library, 4 Library Street
Guilford, ME 04443 United States
$8

Note: This event has been postponed.  Come and be active and prepare some healthy food at the Guilford Memorial Library. Youth in grades 3, 4, and 5 will learn healthy eating and activity habits. Each week youth will play active games then prepare and eat a healthy snack. This event occurs weekly on Thursdays, March 5–April 9, from 3 – 4:30 p.m.  

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Canceled: Franklin County Extension Association Showcase, Annual Meeting and Community Cookie Challenge (Farmington)

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Joseph’s Parish, 133 Middle Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States

Cooperative Extension regrets to announce that this event has been canceled. The Franklin County Extension Association will hold its annual meeting 4–7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at St. Joseph Parish Hall, 133 Middle St., Farmington. The meeting will feature a showcase of University of Maine Cooperative Extension programs in the county, a benefit fundraising dinner for UMaine Extension Franklin County 4-H, and a community cookie challenge with prizes for the top three entries. A business meeting, which is free and…

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Canceled: Cooking for Crowds (Lisbon Falls)

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties Office, 24 Main Street
Lisbon Falls, ME 04252 United States
$15

Note: This event has been canceled. Join UMaine Extension professor Kathy Savoie and learn how to cook safely for large crowds. This workshop on safe food handling is designed specifically for volunteers. Participants receive a manual specifically designed for volunteer cooks, a certificate of attendance, and an instant read thermometer. This class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety training requirements.

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Canceled: Ergonomics for Farmers and Gardeners (South Paris)

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Oxford County, 9 Olson Rd
South Paris, ME 04281 United States
Free

Note: This event has been canceled. Join presenter Ellen Gibson of Maine AgrAbility for “Ergonomics for Farmers and Gardeners.” Workshop topics will include exercise techniques to improve physical health and how to bend/lift properly, avoid slips, trips, and falls. The goal of this workshop is to learn how to stay safe and injury-free and continue to do the things that you love/want/need to do. Click here to view the event flyer.

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Canceled: Cooking for Crowds (Falmouth)

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
$15

Note: This event has been canceled. Join UMaine Extension professor Kathy Savoie and learn how to cook safely for large crowds. This workshop on safe food handling is designed specifically for volunteers. Participants receive a manual specifically designed for volunteer cooks, a certificate of attendance, and an instant read thermometer. This class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety training requirements. Learn up-to-date methods for safely preparing, handling and serving food for large group functions such as soup kitchens,…

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Canceled: 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Classes

April 15 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Kennebec County Office, 125 State Street, 3rd Floor
Augusta, ME 04330 United States
$220

Note: This class has been canceled. Classes are from 12:30 p.m.– 4 p.m., weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays. Participants are requested to arrive no later than 12:15 p.m. Many classes will include a brief presentation about specific volunteer project opportunities in the county. Where: University of Maine Cooperative Extension Kennebec County Office, 125 State Street, 3rd Floor, Augusta, ME. Monday classes end March 30. Wednesday classes end April 15.

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