Community




Machias -The second annual Down East Community Hospital Hoops for Health is scheduled for December 1st and 2nd at the University of Maine Machias gymnasium!  The four games scheduled for Friday will begin at 4:30pm and the four games that will take place on Saturday begin at 10:30am.  Ticket price is $5.00 per person and kids under 10 get to watch for free!  Come watch the boys and girls varsity teams from Machias, East Machias, Narraguagus and Jonesport Beals and get your pre-season preview of Washington County High School hoops! In between the games on Saturday, UMM plays USM.  Lots of great basketball!  You'll want to come early and look at the fantastic auction items and dig into all of the great food at the concession stands.


19th Annual Elm Street Craft Fair
Saturday November 18, 2017
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Elm Street School Gym
38 Jacksonville Road
East Machias, Maine
207-255-8692
Over 60 tables of Arts, Crafts and Food items.
Admission is free. Come and support local craftsmen and artisans and get started on you holiday shopping.
Concessions will be available:
9AM to 10:30 AM
Light Breakfast - Muffins - Donuts -Coffee - Tea
10:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Lunch Menu including Lobster Stew -Lobster Rolls - Chop Suey -Mac & Cheese -Chili -Hot Dogs and MORE.



Open House and Community Conversation about Arts in Our Schools with Maine Alliance for Arts Education Director Susan Potters, November 14, 6 pm, Eastport Arts Center.

(The Sauerkraut workshop we'd planned for November 19 has been postponed until March).

"Friendsgiving" Community Potluck Meal, 3 pm, Thursday, November 23, Eastport Arts Center. Space limited;RSVP to tarah@eastportartscenter.org by November 16.

Annual Holiday Market, 10 am-2 pm, Saturday, November 25, Eastport Arts Center. Tables $25 for adults or $5 for youth vendors; register with chris@eastportartscenter.org by November 17.

Healthy Acadia and Jo's Diner and Pizzeria Partner to Challenge Cancer Downeast
Calais. Dine out to support cancer services in Hancock and Washington counties. Jo's Diner and Pizzeria will be generously donating $1 from every purchase of a veggie pizza through the end of the year. These funds will support needed cancer prevention and treatment access, including Cancer Patient Navigation offered through a collaboration of Healthy Acadia and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center. Jo's Diner and Pizzeria's fundraiser is part of Healthy Acadia’s Hungry for Health 2017 campaign to Challenge Cancer Downeast. The annual "Hungry for Health" campaign is in its second year and addresses a critical community health need each year through restaurant partnerships across Washington and Hancock counties.
"I am not surprised that Jo's Diner was the first Calais restaurant to step forward in support of such a good cause. They give so much back to the community," said Healthy Acadia's Cancer Patient Navigator Marianne Moore. "This partnership will make such a difference in enabling more cancer patients to receive the care they need."
Cancer Patient Navigation provides caring, effective support for individuals facing cancer. Healthy Acadia also offers a wide variety of cancer- and other chronic disease prevention services including nutrition education, healthy food access and obesity prevention programming, tobacco cessation resources, and skin cancer screenings. Funds from the Hungry for Health 2017 campaign will enable Healthy Acadia and Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center to continue and to build these services.
Jo's Diner and Pizzeria serves up two delicious veggie pizza's; the Vegetable Pizza and Sandee's Pizza. Check out their full menu on Facebook to learn more. They are located at 195 Main Street in Calais and open daily from 7:00am-9:00pm. Join Jo's Diner and Pizzeria in challenging cancer Downeast, just by dining out.
To learn about additional Hungry for Health 2017 events, visit www.healthyacadia.org and go to "What’s new!" To host an event, volunteer, or otherwise get involved, please contact Shoshona at shoshona@healthyacadia.org or by calling 667-7171.

The National Weather Service is sponsoring a weather spotter class in
Jonesport on November 8th at 6:30 pm, at the Jonesport Fire Station. These
classes are held for both winter and summer weather scenarios and include
general as well as specific weather information for the general public. In
addition, if anyone is interested in being a volunteer weather spotter for
the NWS they discuss how to enroll with the weather service to call in
weather conditions in their areas

MACHIAS: On Wednesday, November 8 at 5:30 pm, the Psychology and Community Studies Department at the University of Maine at Machias will host a screening of the documentary film SEED: The Untold Story. The film will be followed by a discussion with two renowned Maine food sovereignty activists, Jim Gerritson and Will Bonsell. Supported by funds from the Libra Foundation, the event is free and open to the public and will take place in the performing arts center.

SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.
Jim Gerritsen owns and operates Wood Prairie Farm in Bridgewater, Maine, where he primarily grows organic Maine Certified seed potatoes and other organic seed since the farm was established in 1976.His decades-long record of activism landed him a place on Utne Reader's 2011 list of "People Who Are Changing the World."
Will Bonsall is the director of the Scatter seed Project, which he founded to help preserve endangered crop-plants. He is the author of multiple books, including Will Bonsall's Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening. With his wife, Molly Thorkildsen, he owns and operates Khadighar Farm in Industry, Maine.


University of Maine at Machias' student activities organization, SAIL, will host two showings of the movie Despicable Me 3 on campus. SAIL stands for Student Activities Involvement and Leadership, and the organization hosts events throughout the academic year for students and community members. Despicable Me 3 will show in the Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 10 at 8 pm and on Sunday, November 12 at 2 pm. Tickets are just $2 for community members and free for UMM students, staff, faculty and their immediate family members.

Jonesboro Harvest Craft Fair

On Sat., Nov. 11th, the ladies of the Jonesboro Union Church Auxiliary will hold their annual Harvest Craft Fair.  This year, the Harvest Fair will be held at the Chandler River Community Center (next to the Jonesboro Union Church) from 9:00-1:00.  The Harvest Craft Fair will feature local crafters with unique, high quality items for your early Christmas shopping pleasure!  Coffee and homemade donuts will be available in the morning.  Lunch (chili, American chop suey, chili dogs or good old steamed hot dogs & chips) & church lady baked goods and fudge will be available as well as white elephants at $1-a-bag from 12:00-1:00 for all the bargain hunters! Proceeds from the Harvest Fair will be used to support the financial needs of the Jonesboro Union Church, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings for the State of Maine.

Church Bazaar, Cherryfield Congregational Church, River Road, Cherryfield on Saturday 11/18 from 9 to 1.
 
Crafters, Christmas items, Baked goods including a cookie table, and white elephant table. 

Haddock Chowder lunch served at 11 am with biscuit, or cornbread, beverage and dessert bar for $6 .

Stage East Annual Meeting, November 11, 2 pm, Eastport Arts Center. All welcome.

following weekly activities: KinderArts for preschoolers, Thursdays from 9:30-10:15 am; International Dance, Thursdays from 4:30-6 pm; Roaring Jelly East traditional music jam, Sundays at 4:30 pm; and elsewhere in Eastport, Drawing Workshop, Wednesdays from 7-9 pm; contact Joyce for venue information at  853-2358 or jpweber@roadrunner.com. Weekly schedule is subject to change, for updates and more information, please visit eastportartscenter.org.


The theme for the 6th Annual Christmas Exhibit in Cherryfield is "Christmas Around the World" to be held Dec. 7 & 8, 6-8 p.m. and Dec. 9 & 10, 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 49 Main Street.   enjoy displays of different countries, the "White Christmas" blacklight room and so much more.  Thank you to individuals, families and organizations that have created the displays for this years exhibit.