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November 2020

4-H Legos Club (online)

November 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 30, 2020

Free

This event is open to youth ages 8–15. Come have fun with the virtual lego club and build something new and different each week. Space is limited to 12 youth. Everyone who is planning to attend must be registered. Registration closes Nov. 8. This event takes place on four consecutive Mondays, starting Nov. 9 and ending Nov. 30. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Raising Our Voices on Race and Racism (online)

November 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm

This two-part series examining race and racism is co-sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science, and Native American Programs and the McGillicuddy Humanities Center. The first talk on Nov. 19 will focus on "Defining Race and Racism: Institutionalization and Experience." The second lecture in the series on Nov. 30, "Confronting Racism: Historical Reckonings and Contemporary Reforms" will feature, among others, MHC faculty adviser Dr. Darren Ranco, and MHC Fellow Nolan Altvater. More information about how to join these virtual talks…

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December 2020

Thesis Defense: Aysha Vear (online)

December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Aysha Vear, a candidate for Master of Arts in Communication, will be defending her thesis titled, “Lifting the Veil: Performance and Understanding of Agency in YouTube Influencers." Zoom presentation: Email Aysha Vear at aysha.vear@maine.edu for the Zoom link.

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Oxford County Extension Association Annual Meeting (online)

December 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

The Oxford County Extension Association will hold its annual meeting and election of officers virtually, Dec. 1, 4:30 p.m.– 5:30 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. OCEA is actively recruiting new members. In partnership with University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff, members of the county Extension Association provide input on educational programming needs and oversee county budget appropriations that support programs for county residents. Registration required. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.743.6329; extension.oxford@maine.edu.

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Tarred and Feathered: UMaine’s Hidden Connection to the Red Summer (online)

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Karen Sieber, humanities specialist at the McGillicuddy Humanities Center, will be speaking on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. about her research, “Tarred and Feathered: UMaine's Hidden Connection to the Red Summer.” Sieber has spent years collecting data and building an archive about the Red Summer of 1919, a nationwide wave of violence against African Americans that year. Her creation Visualizing the Red Summer is now the most used classroom resource on the topic in the nation. Sieber will discuss her work building…

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Decorating with Maine Evergreens (online)

December 2 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Join Cooperative Extension by Zoom on Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. for tips on using evergreens for winter decorating. Alyssa Andrews, natural resource steward with Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, will be sharing some tricks for identifying evergreens in the Maine woods, which species work well, and how to harvest with minimal damage to the forest. This fun workshop is designed for youth of all ages and will demonstrate very basic skills needed to assemble a swag. Younger youth will need…

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Special Education Online Open House

December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Graduate School's strategic recruiter, Jason Aylmer, Dr. Sarah Howorth from the Special Education faculty, and Amanda Cupps from UMaineOnline to discuss the graduate programs in Special Education at the online open house event on Dec. 2. This event is open to all interested parties. Register here to attend.

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Getting Started with QGIS (online)

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This short hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to QGIS and cover topics such as adding and creating geospatial data, building maps, and editing and sharing geospatial data. The workshop is designed for new and beginner GIS users. Basic computer skills are required. To attend this workshop, RSVP online. About the Presenter Tony Guay is a Remote Sensing Specialist with the Wheatland Geospatial Lab in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine. Guay provides remote sensing and…

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Collaborative Chats: Successful Research Partnerships in the Lobster Industry

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Lobster Institute for a series of webinars focusing on collaborative research efforts in the lobster industry. We will discuss what works and what doesn’t, and strategize on how to make collaborative research a priority. Topic: The Lobster and Jonah Crab Fleet: A Unique Partnership Between Lobstermen and Scientists. Speakers include: Aubrey Ellertson, Research Biologist at the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation, and Mark Sweitzer, CFRF Board Member, F/V Erica Knight in Point Judith, RI. Sponsored by Maine Sea Grant, Maine…

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Backyard Sugaring: Maple Syrup 101 (webinar)

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Join experienced maple sugarmakers for demonstrations and discussion on all aspects of making maple syrup — the sweetest gift of nature — in your own back yard. Register here. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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MIRTA Demo Day

December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The University of Maine is pleased to present the Maine Innovation Research and Technology Accelerator's third cohort of faculty-led teams. Through grants awarded by the University of Maine System Research Reinvestment Fund, four teams of faculty, staff and students completed an intensive program to accelerate the development of their research into commercial-ready products. Teams participated in many activities including customer discovery, market analysis, prototype development, and technology evaluation to develop strategies for commercialization. Interested parties are invited to come and listen as the 2020 MIRTA Cohort showcase their journey through the accelerator…

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Maine’s Long Struggle for Statehood: The View from Washington County (online)

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  As we approach the end of 2020, Maine's statehood bicentennial, the Pembroke Historical Society is honored to host Dr. Liam Riordan, Professor of History at the University of Maine, who will be presenting on a talk entitled "Maine's Long Struggle for Statehood: The View from Washington County" via Zoom on Tuesday, Dec. 8.   Registration is required.

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January 2021

Marketing Red Meat in Maine (webinar)

January 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Livestock producers in Maine have found many ways to sell their animals for farm income including the live animal market channels, such as auctions, as well as wholesale and retail market channels, such as carcass sales or cuts of meat direct to restaurants or consumers. As livestock farmers get more and more animals, their attention to marketing becomes more diversified and they look to places that give a higher return. Many look to meat sales direct to consumers to try…

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Marketing Poultry in Maine (webinar)

January 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Livestock producers in Maine have found many ways to sell their animals for farm income including the live animal market channels, such as auctions, as well as wholesale and retail market channels, such as carcass sales or cuts of meat direct to restaurants or consumers. As livestock farmers get more and more animals, their attention to marketing becomes more diversified and they look to places that give a higher return. Many look to meat sales direct to consumers to try…

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