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July 2016

Magic Tree House: Space Mission

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Travel with the brother-sister duo, Jack and Annie, in their Magic Tree House as they discover a note that asks them to answer a series of six questions about space. With the help of an astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut, books and the writer of the mysterious note, Jack and Annie are taken on a wondrous journey of adventure and learning. This exciting voyage will carry visitors to the planets and far out into the Universe where Jack and Annie nearly…

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“Things Work Out For Me,” A Memoir-Writing Practice

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
IMRC, Room 122,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Jennifer Hooper, candidate for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Intermedia, will be defending her thesis.

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Cultural Exchange with Mandela Washington Fellowship Participants

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Black Bear Brewery,
19 Mill St.
Orono, ME 04473
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Free musical entertainment and beverages for purchase.   The public is invited to participate in five weekly cultural exchange events with the 25 emerging leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa who are at the University of Maine attending an institute in public management as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship program. A news release about the program is online. This is the last of five weekly culture exchange events. For more information about the free events or to request a disability accommodation,…

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$35

Capture Nature: Photographing Flowers and Plants

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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. UMaine Extension in Cumberland County is pleased to collaborate with professional photographer, David Elliott, to offer a workshop on utilizing the best techniques for photographing flowers and plants. By the end of the workshop, participants will have many stunning images for creating a calendar and note cards. This session will take place outside…

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Google App Online Ask a Question Session

July 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

An online open format session to ask almost anything about using your Google account (Gmail/Calendar/Google Drive).  Answers will be demonstrated "live" during this session. No sign-up required.  Join by going to the link below from your computer/laptop with a headset or speakers. meet.maine.edu/goahead727/

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Evaluating the Influence of Stem Form and Vigor on Product Potential, Growth, and Survival for Northern Commercial Hardwood Species

July 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Nutting Hall, Room 204,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Mark Castle, candidate for the Master of Science degree in Forest Resources, will be defending his thesis.

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To Space and Back

July 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Space exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. It is helping us to discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty, and it is reaching down into our world and influencing the way we live. To Space and Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us…

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Innovating Reentry Reform: Incarcerated People and Inclusive Innovation

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Foster Center for Student Innovation,
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5798 United States

Pamela Stewart, candidate for the Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in Peace and Reconciliation Studies, will be defending her thesis.

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IPM Pest and Disease ID and Management Farm Tour

July 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hancock Family Farm,
Quaker Ridge Rd.
Casco, ME 04015 United States
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An on farm pest ID and management walk about integrated pest management strategies for vegetable crop production including prevention and control of pests. Techniques for scouting for and identifying insect pests, beneficial insects and diseases will be covered. This event is open to all, including organic and conventional vegetable farmers and gardeners. If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Lynne Hazelton at 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine) to…

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Back to the Moon for Good

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires. Trailer Tickets for planetarium programs…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Travel with the brother-sister duo, Jack and Annie, in their Magic Tree House as they discover a note that asks them to answer a series of six questions about space. With the help of an astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut, books and the writer of the mysterious note, Jack and Annie are taken on a wondrous journey of adventure and learning. This exciting voyage will carry visitors to the planets and far out into the Universe where Jack and Annie nearly…

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August 2016

Life of Trees

August 3 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

In The Life of Trees a cheeky ladybug called Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on an adventurous journey of exploration into the wondrous world of trees. Attend the Creepy Crawlies Educational Institution to find out how trees live and their importance to the wider environment. On the excursion Delores and Mike zip around a tree, and in doing so, playfully learn its secrets: How do plants get their food from the Sun? How do they…

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Non/Disclosure: Documentation as an Artistic Research Methodology for Social Practice, Contemplative Discovery and Catharsis.

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
IMRC Center,
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Cyle O'Donnell, candidate for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Intermedia, will be defending his thesis.

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Two Small Pieces of Glass

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Two Small Pieces of Glass follows two students as they interact with a female astronomer at a local star party. Along the way students learn how telescopes work, traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years. The program features a…

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Earth, Moon, and Sun

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Earth, Moon, and Sun is a fast-paced full dome demonstration of lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, the sun and other puzzling events with the help of a confused coyote. This program beautifully illustrates basic concepts like moon phases and seasons. Based on the trickster of Native American lore, Coyote is constantly corrected in his misunderstandings of how things work. A live tour of the Maine sky and its beautiful constellations completes this micro-unit of astronomy. Trailer Tickets for planetarium programs…

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$195

Plein Air Painting at Tidewater

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 13, 2016
Tidewater Farm,
Farm Gate Rd.
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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Join Bobbi Heath at beautiful Tidewater Farm in Falmouth to paint the marshes, vistas, and farm buildings — en plein air. The plein air tradition, popularized by the impressionists in France, is a wonderful way to embrace nature and explore your creative side. Bobbi Heath, award winning plein air painter and teacher, will lead the class in five sessions and students will review basic fundamentals, such as values, composition, and color. Learn how to paint within Mother Nature’s time constraints…

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Astronaut

August 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject "Chad," our test…

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SEA Fellows Summer Science Symposium

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Darling Marine Center,
Clarks Cove Road
Walpole, ME 04573 United States
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An opportunity for researchers, industry professionals, and students to learn more about ongoing research related to aquaculture and Maine's marine economy. SEA Fellows, a new program developed by UMaine and University of Maine-Machias, with support from Maine EPSCoR, SEANET, the Darling Center and the Downeast Institute, is designed to catalyze university-industry partnerships and support undergraduate research related to Maine’s marine economy and the coastal marine ecosystems and human communities that support it. Event will conclue with a tour of the center's…

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$20

Preserving the Harvest: Tomatoes and Salsa

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Willow Pond Farm,
395 Middle Rd.
Sabattus, ME 04280 United States
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Ever wonder how to preserve all those great Maine-grown tomatoes? University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshops will teach you the basics of canning and freezing tomatoes, including how to use pressure canners and water bath canners. Learn from the experts. We will provide fresh produce and canning jars.

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Two Small Pieces of Glass

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center,
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Two Small Pieces of Glass follows two students as they interact with a female astronomer at a local star party. Along the way students learn how telescopes work, traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years. The program features a…

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