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May 2017

Dany Laferrière: Un Écrivain Magico-Realiste?

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Little Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Sean Danner, candidate for the Master of Arts degree in French, will be defending his thesis.

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$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Cumberland County

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 30, 2017

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 event is for five consecutive Tuesdays, starting  May 2 and ending May 30. Venue for most sessions: Maine Forest Service, Route 26 (Shaker Road) in Gray, ME Hall Implement, 1 John Deere Road/Rotary of Rt. 302 and 202 in Windham, ME…

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Farm Tractor Safety Course, Kennebec and Somerset Counties

May 2 @ 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

May 2 @ 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 Day

May 3

No classes except classes that meet two or fewer times per week. For the full 2016–2017 Academic Year Calendar, click here.

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Maine Day of Giving

May 3
University of Maine Foundation, Two Alumni Place
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Maine Day of Giving is 24-hour fundraising event coordinated by the University of Maine Annual Fund office, which coincides with Maine Day, the traditional day of service at the University of Maine. Whether you are currently on campus or not, you can participate in Maine Day by making a gift. Use the hashtag #mainedayofgiving17 on social media, provide links to umainefoundation.org/mainedayofgiving in your email and on your website.

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Free

2017 Maine Day Parade

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States + Google Map

Help kick off Maine Day with the annual parade. Visit the  Maine Day Parade sign up website below to register a float. Open to all UMaine departments, offices, student organizations, partners and affiliates. Participants are encouraged to utilize this year’s theme: Harry Potter. umaine.edu/studentlife/maineday/parade-signup/ Line up will begin at 8 a.m. outside the Emera Astronomy Center with a parade start at 8:30 a.m. Registration closes Monday, May 1 at 5 p.m.

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Littlefield Gallery Visiting Artist Series

May 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until May 5, 2017

Sculpture Studio, Collins Center Parking Lot, UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by Kazumi Hoshino, visiting artist. This event recurs daily, Monday, May 1–Friday, May 5. Schedule: 8:30 a.m. — Work begins with a brief talk by artist 12 p.m. — Lunch discussions hosted by artist 12:30 p.m. — Work resumes 4:30 p.m. — Work ends for the day    

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International Women’s Wellbeing: Mental Health and Advancement of Women from a Global Perspective

May 3 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The School of Social Work presents "International Women’s Wellbeing: Mental Health and Advancement of Women from a Global Perspective," with Keynote Speaker Janice Wood Wetzel, Ph.D. Dr. Janice Wood Wetzel is recognized within the social work practice and education communities both nationally and internationally for her important contributions to improving Women's Wellbeing. As one of the first to advocate for women and human rights, she has made a difference for women throughout the world. For more than forty years, Dr. Wetzel…

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UM Department of Art Student Exhibition

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until May 4, 2017

Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Annual juried exhibition of Department of Art students.  

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$15

Cooking for Crowds Workshop, South Paris

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Oxford County, 9 Olson Rd
South Paris, ME 04281 United States
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Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers for a variety of food events such as fundraising, fellowships, food pantries or other service to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky. How do you store all that food? When is the food completely cooked? How long can you leave food on the buffet table? Join UMaine Community Education Assistant Karen Toohey in this workshop on safe food handling designed specifically for volunteers. Participants receive "Cooking for Crowds," a…

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20 Years

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 6, 2017

University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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An exhibition of the art of Brenton Hamilton.

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Four Hour Fortune Cookie

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 6, 2017

University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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An exhibition of the art of Siobhan McBride.

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The Life of David

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 6, 2017

University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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An exhibition of the art of Jared Cowan.

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German Table

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 3, 2017

Little Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Conversation in German. All levels of ability are welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch. Occurs weekly on Wednesdays when classes are in session.

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Free

2017 Signs of the Seasons Training, Kettle Cove

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kettle Cove, Kettle Cove Road
Cape Elizabeth, 04107 United States
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Signs of the Seasons trains citizens to identify and record seasonal changes for plants and animals that are important for understanding Maine’s changing climate. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in recording observations in their own community. No previous experience is necessary and it does not take a lot of time.

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Free

Therapy Dog Visits

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fogler Library, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Want to take a break from studying for finals? Join us at Fogler Library for our therapy dog visits. At the end of the semester, Fogler Library hosts a group of licensed therapy dogs and their handlers who come to the library to visit with UMaine students, faculty, and staff. The therapy dog visits will take place on the first floor of Fogler Library, and the visits are free and open to everyone. Spring 2017 Visits Tuesday, May 2 12–2…

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Discourses On Fantasy: A Narrative Allegory

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Neville Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Reuben Dendinger, candidate for the Master of Arts degree in English, will be defending his thesis.

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Free

Wednesdays at the Wilson — Dinner and Dialogue

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 3, 2017

Wilson Center, 67 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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Each Wednesday the Wilson Center presents delicious home-cooked food and discussions, games, activities, speakers and events relating to spirituality, religion, multifaith collaboration, peace and social/environmental justice.  All are welcome. For more information about Wilson Center events, click here.

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Littlefield Gallery Visiting Artist Series

May 4 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until May 5, 2017

Sculpture Studio, Collins Center Parking Lot, UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Presented by Kazumi Hoshino, visiting artist. This event recurs daily, Monday, May 1–Friday, May 5. Schedule: 8:30 a.m. — Work begins with a brief talk by artist 12 p.m. — Lunch discussions hosted by artist 12:30 p.m. — Work resumes 4:30 p.m. — Work ends for the day    

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