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July 2017

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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Free

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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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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$10

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

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

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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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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$20

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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Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills — Level 1

July 13 @ 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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$130

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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4-H Summer Introduction to Horses Program, Windham

July 13 @ 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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$20

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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4-H SPIN Volunteer Training, Cherryfield (Session 4)

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cherryfield Public Library, 35 Main Street
Cherryfield, ME 04622 United States
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Free

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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Maine Goat Farm Pasture Walk to Highlight Organic Forage Study

July 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Abraham’s Goat Farm and Creamery, 1000 Elm Street
Newport, ME 04953 United States
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Free

Abraham’s Farm owner and operator Kaili Wardwell recently participated in an organic forage legume study conducted by Cornell University Extension associate Tatiana Stanton. The forage, birdsfoot trefoil, has shown antiparasitic effects in sheep and goats. The pasture walk will include presentations by Stanton, and discussions with University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor Rick Kersbergen, and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) livestock specialist Diane Schivera. Participants will hear about some agronomic practices that Abraham’s Farm uses to establish and…

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Food Preservation Hands-On Workshop, Fort Kent

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fort Kent Community High School, 84 Pleasant St.
Fort Kent, ME 04743 United States
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$25

Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden fruits and vegetables? University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshop will teach you the basics of canning, freezing, and drying garden produce, including water bath and pressure canning. Learn from the experts. Fresh produce and canning jars provided.

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4-H Summer Cake Decorating Program, Falmouth

July 18 @ 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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$12

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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Raised Beds and Containers Gardening Series, Somerset County

July 19 @ 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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$20

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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Intro to Pressure Canning, Wilton

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Law Mountain Wreaths N Bakery, 218 Pond Road
Wilton, ME 04294 United States
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$20

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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4-H Summer Introduction to Horses Program, Windham

July 20 @ 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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$20

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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Maine 4-H Days, Windsor

July 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Windsor Fair Grounds, 82 Ridge Road
Windsor, ME 04363 United States
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$7 - $25

Maine 4-H Days is an annual event held at the Windsor Fair Grounds with animal and enrichment tracks for all age groups. Registration will be available at the website below by May 1. Early Bird Price is $7.00 per person, with a maximum of $20 per family. After July 3, $10.00 per person, with a maximum of $25 per family.

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4-H Summer Cake Decorating Program, Falmouth

July 25 @ 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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$12

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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Malt Workshop and Field Tour

July 25 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Road
Old Town, ME 04468 United States
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Free

Join experts and colleagues for an afternoon at the farm and explore malting barley and its influences on malt and craft beer. Guest speakers this year are Dr. Richard Horsley and Dr. Paul Schwarz, both leading experts in malting barley sciences at North Dakota State University. The afternoon will include presentations, discussions, and a tour of the UMaine research plots evaluating malting barley varieties for our region.

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Preserving the Harvest: Pickling, Falmouth

July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$20

Ever wonder how to preserve all those great Maine-grown vegetables? University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshops will teach you the basics of pickling, including how to use a water bath canner, and how to freeze vegetables. Learn from the experts. We will provide fresh produce and canning jars.

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Highmoor Farm Field Day

July 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
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$25

Join UMaine Cooperative Extension and Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station staff along with the Maine State Pomological Society and Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association for a public field day for Maine farmers at Highmoor Farm in Monmouth. Lunch included in registration fee. The agenda and registration information are posted on the Highmoor Farm website.

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Field Day at MSAD #1 School Farm

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
MSAD #1 School Farm, 340 State Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769 United States
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University of Maine Cooperative Extension is pleased to invite the public to a Field Day on July 26 from 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the MSAD #1 School Farm, 340 State Street, Presque Isle, Maine.

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Preserving the Harvest: Pickling, South Paris

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Oxford County, 9 Olson Rd
South Paris, ME 04281 United States
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$20

UMaine Extension's hands-on food preservation workshop will teach you the basics of canning and freezing, including how to use a water bath canner to pickle. Learn from the experts. We will provide fresh produce and canning jars.

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