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April 2017
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4-H Fun Days Workshop for April Vacation

April 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
MTM Center, 18 School Street
Lisbon Falls, ME 04252 United States
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Maine 4-H members will facilitate workshops, activities and crafts for youth ages 5–12 during two one-hour sessions, with a snack break in between. Sessions will include bookbinding, line dancing, chemistry, aquaculture, needle felting and springtime crafts. The event is free and open to the public; registration is requested. Youth do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to participate. Register and select first and second workshop choices online.

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Statewide Tick, Mosquito Borne Disease Training — Rockland

April 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Public Safety Building, Emergency Managment Agency, 301 Park Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention are offering multiple sessions on tick and mosquito borne diseases. The training is designed to increase the number of community members who are informed about mosquito and tick borne diseases. Sessions will focus on insect identification and exposure prevention. People who work with outdoor groups, 4–H and scout leaders, school nurses, health officers, camp counselors, librarians and garden coordinators are encouraged to attend a free session.…

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4-H Fun with Fitness SPIN Club, Washington County

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 19, 2017

University of Maine at Machias Fitness Center, 116 O'Brien Avenue
Machias, ME 04654 United States
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Everyone talks about the importance of exercise. Come and try a variety of activity from yoga to strength training. Participants will get a tour of the UMM weight room, plan their own health station activity and have fun as they get moving. Healthy snack and t-shirt included. This event occurs on six consecutive Wednesdays, starting Wednesday, March 15 and ending Wednesday, April 19.

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Farm Tractor Safety Course, Union

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 26, 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. This class will run for four consecutive Wednesdays starting Wednesday, April 5. The last class will be Wednesday, April 26. A written exam and tractor driving test on Saturday, May 6 at 9 a.m. at Union Farm Equipment. Cost: $15–$25.

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$50

Intermediate ​Beekeeping Course

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 26, 2017

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Washington County Office, 28 Center Street
Machias, ME 04654 United States
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This course, taught by Master Beekeeper Andrew Dewey, is intended for the beekeeper with at least a season or two of hands-on experience and concentrates on keeping bees successfully in the Washington County area. There will be a private Facebook group for the class to expand on class discussions, and for the instructor to post additional resources, including articles and video links. The course will be held over six consecutive Wednesdays, starting March 22 and ending on April 26, 2017.

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$80

Dairy Sanitation Workshop

April 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot County, 307 Maine Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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This workshop will cover an overview of sanitation topics, such as bacterial pathogens related to dairy products, the Food Safety Modernization Act Preventive Controls for Human Food and who must comply, FDA’s prerequisite programs, such as current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), and Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOPs), how to implement SSOPs, an overview of cleaners and sanitizers, how to prepare swab samples in your facility for sanitation checks/verification and an activity on writing your sanitation plan. $80.00 (includes notebook, lunch…

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$155

April Vacation at Tanglewood

April 20 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until April 21, 2017

Tanglewood 4-H Camp, 1 Tanglewood Road
Lincolnville, ME 04849 United States
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April Vacation at Tanglewood: April 18–21, 2017 (Tuesday–Friday). Join us as the Tanglewood forest awakens from the long winter. This fun-filled week is packed with outdoor games and art and encourages personal growth in harmony with nature. Plenty of adventures are waiting at both sites, so remember to come prepared for lots of outdoor time. To register, visit extension.umaine.edu.

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$155

April Vacation at Blueberry Cove

April 20 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until April 21, 2017

Blueberry Cove 4-H Camp, 22 Blueberry Cove Road
Tenants Harbor, ME 04860 United States
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April Vacation at Blueberry Cove: April 18–21, 2017 (Tuesday–Friday). Come to Blueberry Cove to explore the seashore, take part in team-building activities and discover the magic of STEM. Blueberry Cove is the perfect spot to welcome spring and give youth the chance to explore and experience nature in simple yet profound ways. Plenty of adventures are waiting at both sites, so remember to come prepared for lots of outdoor time. To register, visit extension.umaine.edu.  

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$95

6-Week Intermediate Beekeeping Course, Ellsworth

April 20 @ 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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$155

April Vacation at Tanglewood

April 21 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until April 21, 2017

Tanglewood 4-H Camp, 1 Tanglewood Road
Lincolnville, ME 04849 United States
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April Vacation at Tanglewood: April 18–21, 2017 (Tuesday–Friday). Join us as the Tanglewood forest awakens from the long winter. This fun-filled week is packed with outdoor games and art and encourages personal growth in harmony with nature. Plenty of adventures are waiting at both sites, so remember to come prepared for lots of outdoor time. To register, visit extension.umaine.edu.

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$155

April Vacation at Blueberry Cove

April 21 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until April 21, 2017

Blueberry Cove 4-H Camp, 22 Blueberry Cove Road
Tenants Harbor, ME 04860 United States
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April Vacation at Blueberry Cove: April 18–21, 2017 (Tuesday–Friday). Come to Blueberry Cove to explore the seashore, take part in team-building activities and discover the magic of STEM. Blueberry Cove is the perfect spot to welcome spring and give youth the chance to explore and experience nature in simple yet profound ways. Plenty of adventures are waiting at both sites, so remember to come prepared for lots of outdoor time. To register, visit extension.umaine.edu.  

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Maine Meat Cutting School, Gardiner

April 24 @ 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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$50

So You Want to Farm in Maine? Training in Central Maine

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 24, 2017

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot County, 307 Maine Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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A short course for individuals who want a profitable farm operation. This course is designed for current farmers and those who are aspiring to have a farm. The purpose of the course is to equip participants with knowledge and skills to start, adapt and maintain a profitable land-based business. This course is for four consecutive Mondays, starting April 3 and ending April 24.

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Maine Meat Cutting School, Gardiner

April 25 @ 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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Farm Tractor Safety Course, Kennebec and Somerset Counties

April 25 @ 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

April 25 @ 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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Maine Meat Cutting School, Gardiner

April 26 @ 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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$28

Food Preservation Hands-On Workshop, Gorham

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gorham Middle School, 106 Weeks Road
Gorham, ME 04038 United States
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Hot Water Bath Canning: Rhubarb Chutney Rhubarb is the first sign of spring in Maine and what better way to preserve this vegetable than with some delicious rhubarb chutney. This hands-on food preservation workshop, taught by University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver, Kate McCarty, will teach you the basic steps for 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…

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Farm Tractor Safety Course, Union

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 26, 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. This class will run for four consecutive Wednesdays starting Wednesday, April 5. The last class will be Wednesday, April 26. A written exam and tractor driving test on Saturday, May 6 at 9 a.m. at Union Farm Equipment. Cost: $15–$25.

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$50

Intermediate ​Beekeeping Course

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 26, 2017

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Washington County Office, 28 Center Street
Machias, ME 04654 United States
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This course, taught by Master Beekeeper Andrew Dewey, is intended for the beekeeper with at least a season or two of hands-on experience and concentrates on keeping bees successfully in the Washington County area. There will be a private Facebook group for the class to expand on class discussions, and for the instructor to post additional resources, including articles and video links. The course will be held over six consecutive Wednesdays, starting March 22 and ending on April 26, 2017.

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