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March 2017

German Table

March 29 @ 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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$10

High Tunnel Workshop, Franklin, Somerset and Oxford Counties

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Franklin County, 138 Pleasant Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
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High tunnel management, pest management inside high tunnels, irrigation, and fertigation will be the focus of a University of Maine Cooperative Extension workshop. Class will be held simultaneously via web conferencing system at: UMaine Cooperative Extension offices in Oxford and Somerset counties. Visit extension.umaine.edu and click on "About Us" for county office locations.

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4-H Fun with Fitness SPIN Club, Washington County

March 29 @ 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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The Arboreal Galois Group of a PCF Cubic Polynomial

March 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States
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A talk by Rob Benedetto, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Amherst College. Part of the Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series. Snacks at 3:15 p.m., lecture at 3:30 p.m  

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$95

Intermediate Bee School, Springvale

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 29, 2017

Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street
Springville, ME 04083 United States
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This 5-week intermediate beekeeping course will cover in depth advanced topics, including honey bee communication, foraging and botany, problems of the hive, mating and rearing queens, and hive manipulations. The course is taught by a Master Beekeeper with over nine years’ experience teaching beginner and advanced courses in southern Maine. This course is for five consecutive Wednesdays, starting March 1 and ending March 29, 2017.

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$50

Intermediate ​Beekeeping Course

March 29 @ 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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Free

4-H SPIN Club Basics

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 29, 2017

Interested in being a 4-H volunteer, but not sure where to start? Learn more about starting a short-term 4-H SPIN club and explore how much fun working with young people can be. SPIN clubs are SPecial INterest clubs designed to offer a small group (4–8 youth) six sessions on one topic. As the volunteer you get to choose the topic you are passionate about, the time and location. Participate online from the comfort of your home in a three-week training…

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Can We Really Coexist: A Multifaith Panel Discussion

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nutting Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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“Can We Really Coexist: A Multifaith Panel Discussion” will be held 7–9 p.m., March 29, Nutting Hall auditorium, as part of University of Maine Diversity Week. Panelists speaking on Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Catholocism, Wabanaki spirituality, humanism/atheism and Buddism will include: Omar Conteh, Rabbi Darah Lerner, Aaron Watt, Tracy Guerrette, John Bear Mitchell, Tom Waddell and Hugh Curran, with moderator Linda Silka. Panelists will discuss questions such as: Does coexistence require compromising one’s one beliefs? Can there by tolerance of a belief…

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Books in My Life: Jacquelyn Gill

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Jacquelyn Gill is an Assistant Professor of Paleoecology and Plant Ecology at the University of Maine. As a paleoecologist and biogeographer, she is interested in using the natural experiments of the past to inform conservation in the Anthropocene. Gill applies an interdisciplinary approach combining paleoenvironmental reconstructions from lake sediments, modern field ecology, and modeling. Research in the Gill Lab focuses on climate change, extinction, and biotic interactions through time, from species to communities to ecosystems. As a scientist, her goal is…

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$45

2017 Maine Sustainability and Water Conference

March 30 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04330 United States
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The 2017 Maine Sustainability and Water Conference will include two concurrent sessions, a student poster session and a keynote talk. Concurrent sessions include the following topics: Materials Management, Maine’s Changing Foodscape, Ocean and Coastal Acidification, Shoreland Zoning, Green-Gray Infrastructure, and much more. The conference keynote speaker is Aram Calhoun, a professor of wetlands ecology from UMaine. Calhoun will speak about her research that uses local vernal pool conservation as a model to help communities find ways to balance economic development with natural…

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Candidate Presentation: Chris Lindstrom

March 30 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Faculty and staff are cordially invited to attend two presentations and open forums featuring finalists for the position of  Vice President for Human Resources at the University of Maine. Each candidate will offer a presentation, “The Role of Strategic Human Resources in the Life of Today’s Institution of Higher Education.”  The presentations will take place in the Bangor Room, Memorial Union as follows:  Joe Eulberg, Tuesday, March 28, 1:15–2:15 p.m. Chris Lindstrom, Thursday, March 30, 8:45–9:45 a.m. Questions and answers…

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20 Years

March 30 @ 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

March 30 @ 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

March 30 @ 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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Spanish Table

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 4, 2017

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

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Buddhist Principles of Nonharming/Nonviolence and Buddhist Militarism in Japan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar

March 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A talk by Hugh Curran, Professor of Peace and Reconciliation Studies. Part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series (Controversy Series) Spring 2017.

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Clickbait, Fake News, and The Fourth Estate: Why Journalism is More Vital Than Ever

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Washington Post reporters Katie Mettler and Jessica Contrera will visit UMaine for the Alan Miller Fund for Excellence in Communication and Journalism Program. Mettler and Contrera will give a public talk titled, “Clickbait, Fake News, and The Fourth Estate: Why Journalism is More Vital Than Ever” on Thursday, March 30. The talk will be held in Wells Conference Center, Room 3 and run from 2–3:30 p.m., with a reception to follow from 3:30–5 p.m. Both the talk and the reception…

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Lecture by Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir: The Never-ending Popularity of Njáls Saga

March 30 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Little Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Campus lecture by Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir (Research Associate Professor, Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, University of Iceland), an expert on the study of medieval manuscripts from the University of Iceland, will speak on the manuscripts of Njáls saga, one of the masterpieces of medieval literature.  She will emphasize the sheer number of Njáls saga manuscripts, their differences, and the scribal and reader responses that can be gleaned from them.  Additional support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography.  For more information, contact…

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$50

So You Want to Farm in Maine?

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 30, 2017

Farm Service Agency (FSA), 306 U.S. Route 1
Scarborough, ME 04074 United States
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Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to start, adapt and maintain a profitable land-based business. Topics include evaluating farm enterprises, developing a business plan, assessing soil and other resources, record keeping and market research. This course is approved for FSA Borrower Training — educational training in financial and farm management concepts associated with commercial farming — and is required as a condition of eligibility for new loans for all FSA borrowers of both direct and guaranteed loans.

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$20

Food Preservation Hands-On Workshop, Wells

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wells High School, 200 Sanford Road
Wells, ME 04090 United States
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Fermenting Kombucha and Kefir Get acquainted with the wonderful world of these tangy, fermented beverages. UMaine Extension staff and Master Food Preserver volunteers will discuss and demonstrate the fermentation process, equipment and safety issues. They will also provide samples of a variety of fermented products. Everyone will leave knowing how to ferment confidently and with a kombucha “scoby” and kefir grains to finish at home. Cost includes $20 for materials.

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