Community

Enjoy Free Appetizers! at the  Veterans Meet and Greet !
Come support the Calais American Legion
Post #3 and VFW post 9779
and help us welcome new veterans with in our community
Monday January 29th , 6pm at (Just South Of The Boarder)
for more information VFW Post # 9779 Call 214-4883
or American Legion Post #3  call 214-4410 



Healthy Acadia and Washington County Community College Offer Free Healthy Cooking Class Series for Students
 
Healthy Acadia is thrilled to offer a free six-class "Cooking Matters" series in partnership with Washington County Community College on Tuesdays beginning January 30, 2018 and continuing through March 13. The series is specially designed for those struggling with a tight food budget who are looking for healthier options. Classes will offer participants an opportunity to learn about easy ways to prepare healthy, delicious meals and stretch food dollars.
 
"Cooking Matters teaches healthy eating habits, cooking skills, food shopping, and budgeting through a fun and hands-on learning experience," said Sara McConnell, Healthy Acadia's Washington County Nutrition Education Coordinator. "This class series, offered in partnership with Washington County Community College, features incredible resources that can help make healthy eating simple and fun on any budget."
 
In each class, under the guidance of McConnell and Bernadette Farrar from Washington County Community College, participants will work together to create a meal and enjoy sampling their completed dishes. Free take-home ingredients will be provided for participants to recreate the meal at home. A recipe book and other helpful kitchen tools are also provided to participants upon graduation to support cooking at home and more healthful living.
 
"Nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for anyone but teaching students - many of which are food insecure - these valuable lessons, is huge. This collaboration is an exceptional opportunity," states Bernadette Farrar, Student Navigator at Washington County Community College. 
 
Classes will meet in the St.Croix Hall kitchen at Washington County Community College on Tuesdays from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Participants are requested to commit to all six classes in the series. To register for this series, please contact Sara McConnell at 255-3741 or sara@healthyacadia.org or Bernadette Farrar at 454-1086 or bfarrar@wccc.maine.edu.
 
Healthy Acadia Nutrition Education Initiative classes are made possible through Maine SNAP-Ed. Maine SNAP-Ed is funded by the USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which is administered by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and implemented through a contract with the University of New England (UNE).



There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive on January 18th, 1:00-6:00 p.m. at 180 Court Street in Machias.  This drive is hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
We would like to invite you to give the gift of blood to those in need.  Following your donation you can enjoy muffins and hot chocolate at the snack table as well as other items provided by the American Red Cross.   Contact information: Cheryl Brown
546-6053


January 18 and 25, 9:30-10:15 am, Tiny Yogis, a free children's yoga class, Eastport Arts Center.

January 20, 2-4 pm, Playful Painting workshop with Fern Hilyard, for all ages, please preregister: alison@eastportartscenter.org, Eastport Arts Center.

January 21, 10 am-2 pm, Kids' Movie & Food Club, featuring Roald Dahl's The BFG and a food activity, $2/person, Eastport Arts Center.

January 21, 3 pm, Sunday Afternoons at the EAC presents: Kris Paprocki 'I Hear Washington County Singing,' historic and traditional local music, free, Eastport Arts Center.

January 25, 6:30 pm, Shadow Puppetry Master Class with Figures of Speech Theatre, for adults and older teens; free/preregistration encouraged: alison@eastportartscenter.org, Eastport Arts Center.

January 28, 3 pm, Sunday Afternoons at the EAC presents: Chris Bartlett on Winter Sea Birds of Passamaquoddy Bay, free, Eastport Arts Center.

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.

Drawing Workshop in Eastport, 7:00-9:00 pm, Wednesdays, including life drawing and facial studies. Models also sought. Contact Joyce for venue information at  853-2358 or jpweber@roadrunner.com.

Gentle Flow Yoga with Katie Wilson at Eastport Arts Center, Saturdays from 8:30-10 am. Info: anchorandbalanceyoga@gmail.com.

Come on out and support our local Veterans at The Pembroke Craft and Vendor Fair. Baked Goodies, Chocolates, Local Crafts and Vendors.
The Pembroke Craft and Vendor Fair will benefit, United Farmers Veterans Of Maine.
Saturday Feb. 3rd from 9a-2pm at the Pembroke Elementary School US- Route 1 in Pembroke.