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Please join us for a COFFEE HOUSE Saturday, March 24, 2018 6:00pm to 9:00pm  at the Pembroke Elementary School   Admission is $5.00 per person, 8 years old and under FREE. This is a fundraiser to support the Pembroke Farm & Horse Fair this August 25 & 26 2018.  Come all to a fun filled evening with music and refreshments.


The Washington County Community Action Team is hosting a Recovery Resource Fair on Friday, March 23rd at the UMM Reynolds Gymnasium, 12:00 - 6:00 pm. The goal of the fair is to get the word out about the recovery resources available in Washington County. The Washington County Community Action Team is a small group of Washington County volunteers that are dedicated to creating positive change.

If you or your organization would like to have a table at the fair or if you are not able to attend and have resources, contact Terri Woodruff at 255-3741 or email terri@healthyacadia.org.

Family Ice Fishing Day

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Pocomoonshine Lake Boat Launch (NEW LOCATION)

On Friday, March 2nd, Downeast Lakes Land Trust and Princeton Rod & Gun Club are pleased to be hosting a Family Ice Fishing Day on Pocomoonshine Lake (New location due to ice conditions!).  Local schools have the day off, so bring the whole family out to the lake!  Princeton Rod & Gun Club members will provide all the fishing gear and expertise, and DLLT will provide bait, food, and snacks for the kids.  Meet at Pocomoonshine Lake Boat Launch- from South Princeton Road, turn right at the four corners (follow the sign!).  We will get holes drilled and traps set starting at 8 am, and go until 1 pm.  Whether you are a seasoned angler or have never been out on the ice, come and join both organizations for a fun community event!  For more information, please contact DLLT at (207) 796 - 2100, or email info@downeastlakes.org.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

On Thursday, March 1st, Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to host meteorologists from the National Weather Service office in Caribou, Maine, as they present "The Science of Nor'easters."  These powerful, off-shore winter storms are all too familiar to New Englanders, but the science behind their formation and impact is fascinating.  Join us for this free presentation at the Grand Lake Stream School Building at 5 pm.  In case of inclement weather, the presentation has a snow date of March 2nd.  For more information, please contact DLLT at (207) 796 -2100, or email cbrown@downeastlakes.org.





The family of Terri Wormell is holding a benefit for her on March 10th at 5PM at Spednic Club
in baileyville, There will be a ham dinner followed by a chinese auction. Terri is currently diagnosed
with triple negative breast cancer she is currently going through chemotherapy and will start radiation the begining of summer.
the proceeds of this benefit will help her with medical bills and travel expenses.   


the 18th ANNUAL POLAR BEAR DIP .
March 02,  12:00pm (NOON)  at the Pleasant Point Reservation Pier in Perry
100 % of Proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor, and Sarah's House of Holden,
contact WCCC Student senate for more information 207-454-1094 or karen gookin 4541054
pledege sheets are available at wccc.me.edu


Come enjoy the Eighteen new holes being created for The 3rd Annual Mini Golf Extravaganza
Come Play Mini Golf under the black lights , Children 12 and under $2.00, 13 and over $4.00.
 After your  game Try to  win a free game, also door prizes .

February   22nd, 12-2 & 4-6 p.m. feb 23rd & 24th, 12-2, 4-6 & 8-10 p.m.
at Cherryfield Academy Community Center, 53 Main St., Cherryfield

also booking Private parties of 10 or more people for 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, Friday or Saturday, please contact Cheryl Brown at 546-6053

March 3, 2-4 pm, Monthly Play Reading with Stage East, free.

March 4, 3 pm, Sunday Afternoons at the EAC presents the Shead High School Music Program with jazz and rock music and discussion, free.

March 7, 6 pm, High School One Act Review, $5 admission to benefit schools.

March 10, noon-4 pm, Kids' Movie & Food Club featuring Harry Potter & the Sorceror's Stone

March 10, 2-4 pm, Sauerkraut workshop with Anne Hopkins.

March 11, 3 pm, Sunday Afternoons at the EAC presents a staged reading by Stage East, free.

March 17, 1 pm, Recital: Lulu Calame, Siobhan Duffy and Cora Sanchez

March 18, 3 pm, Sunday Afternoons at the EAC presents an art talk by Richard Van Buren and Anna Hepler, free.

March 22, 6:30 pm, UMO Jazz Band in Concert

March 24, 6-8 pm, 4th Saturday Open Mic, free.

March 25, 3 pm, Sunday Afternoons at the EAC presents David Greenham on "The Immigrant Experience in Maine", free.

March 31, Concert: Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher, $15; 17 & under admitted free.

Ongoing events:

Please note: KinderArts program changes form between 3/1 and 3/8 sessions, and doesn't occur weekly--it skips the week of 3/22. Tricky! Sorry!

International Dance at Eastport Arts Center, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 pm. All welcome to explore world dance traditions. Greek, Romanian, Bulgarian and Israeli music, and more. Info: eastportartscenter.org.

Ecstatic Dance at Eastport Arts Center, Wednesdays from 5-6 pm. All are invited; the group's motto is: "dance to release stress, and not to impress." Info: Robin, (207) 853-9211 or coastalmephotography@gmail.com.

KinderArts presents Paper Orchestra with Alice St. Clair, Thursdays through March 1, 9:30-10:15 am, for children up to age 5 with caregivers, free, Eastport Arts Center.  No KinderArts the week of 3/22

KinderArts with Fern Hilyard, Thursdays March 8, 15 and 29, 9:30-10:15 am, for children up to age 5 with caregivers, free, Eastport Arts Center.


Gentle Flow Yoga with Katie Wilson at Eastport Arts Center, Saturdays, 8:30-9:30 am. Info: anchorandbalanceyoga@gmail.com.

Children's Theater Workshop at Eastport Arts Center, new members welcome, 10-11:30 am. Info: jcalame@gmail.com.


Monday, February 26, 2018
5:30-7:00pm
Potluck Dinner
and Discussion
Your Place, Inc.
8 Old Mill Road, Ellsworth
For more info in Ellsworth call Denise @ 667-7171 x 15, or email denise@healthyacadia.org



Indian Township Rec Center to Host Fruit Tree Workshops

Healthy Acadia and the Indian Township Food Pantry will offer two free fruit tree workshops: "Pruning Apple Trees," on Saturday, February 10 (snow date: February 17); and "How to Graft Apple Trees," on Saturday, March 10 (snow date: March 17). The workshops will take place from 10am to 12pm at the Indian Township Recreation Center.

The workshops are part of Indian Township Food Pantry's efforts to create a community garden where people can learn how to grow a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs, as well as how to cook and prepare healthy and delicious meals with locally produced food. In early spring 2017, food pantry staff and Regina Grabrovac, Healthy Acadia's Washington County Food Programs Manager, began pruning and then grafting scions- young shoots or twigs- of old varieties of apples onto the wild apple trees located near the Recreation Center. Grafting is the uniting of two different tree or shrub varieties or stocks together in order to create a more desirable fruit. All named apples, such as Gala (a fairly new variety) and Wolf River (a variety from Wisconsin developed around 1875), were developed through grafting. In Maine, grafting is done later in the spring - April to May - when the tree's sap run is more established.

Pruning is best done when trees are still dormant- from late January into March in our region, depending on the winter. Apple trees are pruned both for ease of fruit access and to encourage increased fruit production. A few well-pruned apple trees can produce enough apples to supply several families with fresh apples, cider, vinegar, sauce, dried fruit and more. Trees that are not pruned will experience decreased fruit production and reduced fruit size, and the fruit is often located higher and higher in the tree. 

"Pruning and grafting require only a few tools, and the techniques are simple and fun to learn," said Regina Grabrovac, who will be leading both workshops. "Please join us! And, if you are already an experienced grafter or orchardist, please come and share your knowledge with the group." The February 10 pruning workshop will be held outdoors; the March 10 workshop will include an indoor grafting demonstration, with outdoor exploration if time allows.  Scion wood will be available. For more information, contact Regina at 255-3741 or regina@healthyacadia.org; or Janet at Indian Township Food Pantry at 796-2781.



UMM Launches Lunchtime Concert Series

The University of Maine at Machias Student Engagement and Inclusion organization has launched a monthly concert series to take place in Kilburn Commons. Tunes at Noon will feature a different musical artist each month, and will take place from 11:15 to 12:30. Students, staff, faculty, and community members are all welcome to attend for no charge, though lunch is not included. 

February 24, 6-8 pm, 4th Saturday Open Mic Night, family friendly; free admission; all types of performers welcome. alison@eastportartscenter.org, Eastport Arts Center.

February 25, 3 pm, Sunday Afternoons at the EAC presents a talk, "Heirs to the Ethnic Ghetto System: Italy's Roma Minority," by Jon Calame., free, Eastport Arts Center.