Ice out in Garland Maine 2006
Photo by Judy Wilbur Craig taken in Garland, April 13, 2006
PENQUIS - Wedding anniversaries, death anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, and many other days can become extremely difficult for those people who have lost loved ones recently or in the past. It is often helpful and comforting to know that you don’t have to be alone during these times and there are things you can do to help you in this part of your grief journey. Rev. Ray Beless will be addressing this topic at Pine Tree Hospice’s next Lunch & Learn.
This event is scheduled for April 16th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Dover-Foxcroft and is part of Pine Tree Hospice’s Adult Bereavement Support Program. Lunch & Learn is FREE of charge and includes a nutritious lunch. The program is open to adults in the community who have experienced grief and loss whether recently or in the past.
To register for Lunch ‘n Learn, please call Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346.
Bangor, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a four–week course in adaptive gardening starting noon–2:30 p.m. April 10 at the UMaine Extension Penobscot County office, 307 Maine Ave., Bangor. Remaining classes meet April 17, 24, and May 1.
The course is for individual gardeners and service providers supporting gardeners with physical or cognitive challenges that may affect their ability to garden. Focusing on individual abilities will be the theme as presenters share information about adaptive tools, planting strategies, pest management, and practical affordable garden design recommendations to help make gardening more approachable, safe and fun. Significant time will be dedicated to discussion, networking and sharing ideas.
The $50 fee includes materials and light refreshments. Register online. For more information, contact the Penobscot County Extension Office, 207.942.7396, 800.287.1485 (in Maine); firstname.lastname@example.org. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Kate Garland, 207.942.7396, email@example.com.
Bangor, Maine – University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer “Cooking for Crowds–Food Safety Training for Volunteer Cooks” May 9, 2019, 5 p.m., at the UMaine Extension office, 307 Maine Avenue, Bangor.
The workshop, taught by Extension community education assistant Laurie Bowen, offers up-to-date information on how to handle, transport, store and prepare foods safely for large group functions, including at soup kitchens, church suppers, food pantries and community fundraisers.
Participants will receive "Cooking for Crowds," a manual specifically designed for volunteer cooks, as well as a certificate of attendance, posters and a meat thermometer.
Cost is $15 per person for the class, which meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank safety training requirements.
Register online: https://extension.umaine.edu/register/product/cookingcrowds-bangor-may92019/
For more information or to request a disability accommodation call 207.942.7396 or within Maine 1.800.287.1485.
PENQUIS - Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) has opened registration for the second session in our popular Families in the Outdoors series, Rocks, Gems & Dirt! This event will take place at the Law Farm in Dover-Foxcroft on Thursday, April 18th from 1PM-4PM.
For each session of Families in the Outdoors, we will be outside, celebrating the fun and interesting offerings each season brings us. For the Rocks, Gems & Dirt! event, we will be exploring Spring in all its muddy glory. Join us to hear from Fred of Northern Maine Minerals in Greenville, Maine. Fred is going to be bringing all kinds of interesting rocks, crystals and fossils to check out, will talk to us about the tools used to find these neat specimens, how to find special rocks in your backyard and lead us in a fun fossil-finding activity! If that wasn’t enough, the folks from Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District will have you looking at dirt in a whole new way – teaching that soil is life, has several textures and colors and so much more. We will even dabble in some soil painting – who knew?
The Families in the Outdoors program was started in 2018 from a grant received by the Davis Conservation Foundation. The goal of this program is to engage with families outdoors and provide fun, educational opportunities to learn and play together. In 2018, we explored the world of trees, Maine wildlife and learned to navigate the woods. We started out our 2019 program with a guided snowshoe at the Law Farm where we found snowshoe hare, coyote, deer and even lynx tracks in the snow! We encourage everyone to join us for this great program. Bring your kids, grandchildren or even a family friend and enjoy the great outdoors with us. This program is recommended for adults and children ages 5+.
To join us, you must register by contacting the PCSWCD at 207-564-2321 ext. 3, firstname.lastname@example.org, or on our website at www.piscataquisswcd.org. Information about Families in the Outdoors and registration information can also be found on our – Facebook page. There is a small registration fee per person, which supports our conservation education programs.
Come have some fun in the mud with the PCSWCD on April 18th with our Families in the Outdoors: Rocks, Gems & Dirt event!
DEXTER - Advance Care Planning isn’t just for those with life-limiting illnesses – but for all of us. Pine Tree Hospice is offering a FREE informative seminar at Dexter Health Care, located at 64 Park Street, Dexter Maine on Monday, April 15th, from 1—3:30 pm.
Advance care planning involves ongoing conversations and review of written wishes and goals for your life, end of life, and death. It encompasses several areas of concern including financial, property and health care decisions, how you want to be treated, how you want to be remembered and what you want to have done after your death. For you and your loved ones, advance care planning is the way you can make a difficult time easier.
For more information and to register, call Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 or email email@example.com.
PENQUIS - Ponds that are stocked with trout provide multiple benefits for landowners and their families, and this is the time of year to order trout to stock your pond. The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Trout Sale pick up will be held on Wednesday, May 8th at 1pm at a place in Corinna to be determined. Customers must pre-order all brook trout by Friday, May 3rd.
Trout provide food for wildlife and migratory birds. Ponds that are stocked with trout can provide for recreational fishing for your family and friends. Trout can also provide families with a low-fat, low cholesterol, high protein, heart-healthy fish. By stocking 6-8" or larger trout in early spring and feeding them throughout the growing season, many nutritious meals may be enjoyed before the ice cover in winter.
Whether you are a returning customer, or stocking your pond for the first time, a current permit is required by the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department. A copy of this will need to be submitted with your preorder. You will also need to bring your original permit to the sale in order to receive and transport your trout.
If you do not have a permit you may pick up an application from the PCSWCD office, request one by email from us or download the application from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website at www.maine.gov/ifw/licenses_permits/forms_applications.htm.
Contact the PCSWCD at 564 - 2321, Extension 3, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our website at www.piscataquisswcd.org, or stop in at the USDA Service Center at 42 Engdahl Drive in Dover – Foxcroft, Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm, for more information on this sale that supports our education programs and also enhances your natural landscape.
PENQUIS - Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) is calling all artists! PCSWCD is holding a poster contest for their Children’s Garden at the Law Farm!
We have big plans to create a Sunflower Circle, which will be planted during the Family in the Outdoors Program, Garden Fun on June 21st.
Get involved with this great community project by creating an 8x11 poster with the theme “sunflowers.” The winner of the poster contest will have their artwork displayed at the Sunflower Circle in the Children’s Area.
All ages and media are welcome and entries are $5/entry (we will accept multiple entries)! All proceeds from the contest support programming at the Law Farm, continuing conservation education. You can mail or drop off art entries to the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District located at 42 Engdahl Drive Dover-Foxcroft ME 04426.
Submissions must be in by June 1st. Contact (207) 564-2321 ext. 3, email@example.com for more information.
DOVER-FOXCROFT - Relax? Rejuvenate? That’s right – Yoga Nidra is yoga with NO movement! Yoga Nidra promotes healing and overall well-being without movement, through visualization and affirmation to create an environment in which healing can occur. The instructor leads a guided session with her voice. Yoga Nidra restores a balanced state of mind and a deeply rested body by relieving tension and stress at their root and it is done lying down.
Yoga instructor and Pine Tree Hospice volunteer Gayle Worden RYT, is offering free Yoga Nidra sessions for both professional and family caregivers in the community and for Pine Tree Hospice volunteers, as well. The sessions are about 45 minutes in length and are held at the Congregational Church on West Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft. The next session is Saturday, April 13th, from 9:00 – 10:00am. Arrive a few minutes early to get set up and ready for this amazing experience. Plan on bringing a pillow and a blanket to lie on and one to cover up with. The more comfortable you are, the more you will benefit.
Space is limited. Please register for the session by contacting the PTH office at 564-4346 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Yoga Nidra, visit Gayle Worden’s website for Center Yoga & Healing Arts can be found at www.centeryoga.vpweb.com.
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