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January 2018

Flowering in the North (Portland)

January 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Milk and Honey Cafe, 84 Cove Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Flowering in the North, a flower growers' conference, is all about sharing knowledge about Zone 5 growing, wholesaling, retailing and designing with farm fresh flowers. Full Conference: $110 per person. One Day: $75 per person For more information or to register, click here.

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Preserving Cranberries with Laurie Bowen (Hampden)

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Orono Middle School, 14 Goodridge Drive
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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$26

In this one-night class, you will learn the basic steps for safely canning and freezing great tasting and healthy cranberries. All participants will receive a food preservation packet and will learn recommended methods for preserving foods. Everyone will go home with a jar of what we make that evening. The $26 course fee covers the cost of all materials used in this class.

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Cooking for Crowds (Augusta)

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Kennebec County Office, 125 State Street, 3rd Floor
Augusta, ME 04330 United States
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$15

Come join University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff and learn how to cook safely for large crowds. This workshop on safe food handling is designed specifically for volunteers. The class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety training requirements.

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4-H Reflection Tool Listening and Feedback Sessions for Volunteers

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on November 8, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on January 23, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on September 11, 2018 at 6:00pm

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Maine 4-H is excited to roll out new 4-H project records, reflection tools and opportunities for digital badges. A team has been working to design the new records aligned with research and connections to Maine’s commitment to proficiency based education in mind. These won't be perfect, and the team invites participants to try them out and be part of the process. Participate in live feedback sessions on Oct. 17, 2017; Nov. 8, 2017; Jan. 23, 2018, March 28, 2018 and Sept. 11, 2018, 6–8 p.m. These will…

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Beekeeping: Honey Bee Diseases — Intermediate Level (Falmouth)

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 23, 2018

Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$40

This five hour class will cover the major pest and disease threats to honey bee colonies and their management. Focusing on non-chemical and IPM strategies, students will learn the best management practices for all of the major threats to colony health in Maine. The fee covers the cost of the textbook, Honeybee Diseases and Pests, Third Edition. This class will be held on two consecutive Tuesdays, starting Jan. 16, 2018 and ending Jan. 23, 2018.

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5-Week Beginner Bee School (Calais)

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 20, 2018

Washington County Community Center, 1 College Drive
Calais, ME 04619 United States
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$60

This 5-week beginner beekeeping course will introduce you to the honey bee colony, hive management and honey production, and is taught by a Master Beekeeper with experience teaching beginner and advanced courses in downeast Maine. Registration fee includes The Bee-Sentials Field Guide by Lawrence J. Conner with Robert Muir. To register online, visit extension.umaine.edu/washington/introduction-to-beekeeping-calais/.

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In-Service Training (CCA)

January 24 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on January 25, 2018 at 7:00am

Holiday Inn, 300 Woodbury Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$140 - $220

This 2-day in-service training for agriculture service providers will focus on crop and forage production, soil quality, precision agriculture, pest management, and more (see the agenda below for details). CEUs and Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits requested. For more information or to register online, visit extension.umaine.edu/agriculture/in-service-training-cca/.

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Wednesday Dinner at the Wilson Center

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 2, 2018

Wilson Center, 67 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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Every Wednesday, come to the Wilson Center for a free, home-cooked meal followed by a variety of spiritual/ethical/multifaith/social justice programs: speakers, discussions, art, music and more. There is something different each week. Hindu? Christian? Atheist? Buddhist? Jewish? Muslim? Spiritual but not religious? Interested in the big questions? Social justice? Community service? Making a difference in the world? Then the Wilson Center is for you. The Wilson Center is a multifaith center serving students of all religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions at UMaine. It…

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5-Week Beginner Bee School (Falmouth)

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 31, 2018

Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$100

This is a great opportunity for new beekeepers, prior to their first year of bees, or it can be a great refresher course for beekeepers just now going into their first winter, and even those with a couple of years of experience who want to refresh their skills and knowledge. This Beginner Bee course consists of five sessions and will be taught by two master beekeepers, Peter Richardson and Jack Hildreth. The fee covers the cost of the textbook (The…

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Men’s Basketball vs University of New Hampshire

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States

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5-Week Beginner Bee School (Machias)

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 21, 2018

University of Maine at Machias, 116 Obrien Avenue
Machias, ME 04654 United States
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$60

This 5-week beginner beekeeping course will introduce you to the honey bee colony, hive management and honey production, and is taught by a Master Beekeeper with experience teaching beginner and advanced courses in downeast Maine. Registration fee includes The Bee-Sentials Field Guide by Lawrence J. Conner with Robert Muir. To register online, visit extension.umaine.edu/washington/programs/introduction-to-beekeeping-course/.

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In-Service Training (CCA)

January 25 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 25, 2018 at 7:00am

Holiday Inn, 300 Woodbury Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$140 - $220

This 2-day in-service training for agriculture service providers will focus on crop and forage production, soil quality, precision agriculture, pest management, and more (see the agenda below for details). CEUs and Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits requested. For more information or to register online, visit extension.umaine.edu/agriculture/in-service-training-cca/.

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Joey Alexander

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Joey Alexander is an Indonesian jazz pianist and child prodigy who taught himself to play jazz at age six. He won the Grand Prix at the 2013 Master-Jam Fest. In 2014, Wynton Marsalis invited him to play at Jazz at Lincoln Center, which, according to The New York Times, made him an “overnight sensation.” He released his first album, My Favorite Things, in 2015 at age 11. Joey Alexander played at the Montreal and Newport Jazz Festivals in 2015, and…

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January 26

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International Coffee Hour

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Friday, repeating until May 4, 2018

North Pod of Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Coffee Hour is a social event sponsored by the International Student Association and Office of International Programs. It is usually held every Friday (except breaks) from 4–5 p.m. in the North Pod of the Marketplace during the fall and spring semesters. Some special events held during Coffee Hour include country and culture presentations, international food tasting, cooking competition, etc. It is a great way to meet other international and American students. Free refreshments are served. For more information on international/multicultural…

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Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until January 26, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

For thousands of years, mankind thought that the earth was the center of the universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the universe. What we have found so far has surpassed…

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Women’s Basketball vs University of Maryland Baltimore County

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States

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The Little Star That Could

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until January 28, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

It’s hard to be a little star in a big universe. Join a medium sized, yellow star as he makes his way through space. In his travels, he meets many different types of stars and learns about some of the other things that make our universe so interesting. After meeting stars, nebulas and galaxies, the little star takes a good look at himself and finds that he, too, is special. He has nine planets that depend on him for warmth and…

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Masterworks III: Orchestral Showcase

January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Lucas Richman, conductor Michael Dressler, oboe Kristen Finkbeiner, clarinet Jonathan Laperle, flute Mo Nichols, harp William Whitener, trumpet Arnold Schoenberg Notturno for Harp and Strings Conni Ellisor Conversations in Silence Maurice Ravel Introduction and Allegro Samuel Barber Capricorn Concerto Edvard Grieg Holberg Suite The Bangor Symphony Ochestra turns the spotlight on its own members in January with a true Orchestral Showcase. Principal Harp Mo Nichols, Principal Flute Jonathan LaPerle, Principal Clarinet Kristen Finkbeiner, Principal Oboe Michael Dressler, and Principal Trumpet Bill Whitener will all shine…

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5-Week Beginner Bee School (Calais)

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 20, 2018

Washington County Community Center, 1 College Drive
Calais, ME 04619 United States
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$60

This 5-week beginner beekeeping course will introduce you to the honey bee colony, hive management and honey production, and is taught by a Master Beekeeper with experience teaching beginner and advanced courses in downeast Maine. Registration fee includes The Bee-Sentials Field Guide by Lawrence J. Conner with Robert Muir. To register online, visit extension.umaine.edu/washington/introduction-to-beekeeping-calais/.

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