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For the 65th year, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will fulfill the dreams of millions of less fortunate children with their “Toys for Tots” campaign. Visit www.toysfortots.org
“MAS Home Care of Maine is organizing the second annual “Stockings for Seniors” this year, to bring some holiday cheer to local seniors in the Bangor area. Last year they delivered gifts to over 175 seniors in Maine and New Hampshire. Unwrapped donations can be dropped off at MAS Home Care of Maine, 360 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME by Friday, December 14th – or call Heather or Chip at 207-561-9533 to arrange a pick up. Please help MAS Home Care give back to those who have given so much to the community for many years.”
The Brewer Parks and Recreation Department will hold Zumba classes from November 27th through December 20th, from 5:30 until 6:30pm on both Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Brewer Auditorium. FMI: 989-5199
It’s the Bloomfield Annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Bloomfield Elementary School at 140 Academy Circle in Skowhegan on Saturday, December 1st from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Come and see over 20 craft vendors from around Maine. Skowhegan Nursery School will be our food vendor, selling hot and cold drinks and food items. Holiday musical entertainment will be provided by the students of Bloomfield Elementary School, Bloomfield Middle School and Skowhegan High School from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. This event is free!
The General Henry Knox Museum presents its annual Holiday Open House on Sat., Dec. 1 and Sun., Dec. 2 from 1 to 4 pm at Montpelier, 30 High Street, in Thomaston. Stroll through 12 beautifully decorated rooms – including for the first time ever – the General’s Bedroom – while enjoying live holiday music and complimentary refreshments. Pick up some yummy bake sale treats and special gifts in the museum shop. Admission is free and all are invited to attend. Canned goods will be accepted at the door for the Thomaston food pantry. For more information call 354-8062.
St. Paul the Apostle Christmas Fair, Saturday December 1st from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 531 North Main Street, Brewer. Christmas wreaths, crafts, fudge, baked goods, Christmas decorations, children’s toys, white elephant table, basket raffles and more! For more information, call 217-6740.
There will be a Financial Aid Workshop on Tuesday December 4th at 6:30pm in the Ellsworth High School Cafeteria. Parents and students in all grades are welcome.
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations: Bangor Adult Learning Ctr, 121 York Street, on Tuesday, December 4 & 18 at 1
p.m.; RSU 19 (Nokomis High School), 266 Williams Rd, on Tuesday, December 4 at 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, December 18 at 6 p.m; UMA- Bangor, Lewiston Hall, 65 Texas Ave., on Thursday, December 6 & 20 at 9 a.m.; Tri-County Career Center, 45 Oak Street,
on Friday, December 7, 14 & 21 at 9 a.m.; Brewer Housing Authority, 1 Colonial Circle, on Monday, December 10 at 1:30 p.m.; Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Rd., on Monday, December 10 & 24 at 9 a.m.To register or for more information, call
1-800-281-3703 or visit us on the web at http://meoc.maine.edu.
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations: Ellsworth Learning Center of RSU24 Adult Education, 248 State St., on Tuesday,
December 4 at 4 p.m.; Eastern Maine Development Center – Ellsworth Office, 248 State Street, on Wednesday, December 12 &19 at 9 a.m.; Hancock County Higher Education Center, 248 State St, Ste 1, on Friday, December 14 & 21 at 9 a.m.; To register or
for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit us on the web at http://meoc.maine.edu.
At the Cherryfield Academy Community Center on Main Street in Cherryfield there will be a “Christmas Exhibit” on Thursday and Friday, December 6 and 7th from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday Dec. 8 & 9, 2 – 4 p.m. & 6 – 8 p.m. The Academy building will be turned into a Christmas and Winter Wonderland. If you would like to loan a display, please call Cheryl at 812-1880. Displays can include dollhouses, nativity scenes, villages, angels, gingerbread houses, nesting dolls, trains etc. No admission but donations will be appreciated.
On Friday December 7th it’s the First First Friday Coffeehouse at the Northeast Harbor Library. From 7 until 8 PM. It features an Open Mic Session, with Blue Gene, MC. All performing artists are welcome to perform between 8 and 9pm. Free of charge. Refreshments for sale throughout. Donations welcome.
Friends and family of Orrington Fire Survivor Christine Johnson are hosting a fundraiser in her honor on Sunday December 9th, from 1 until 7pm at the Family Fun Lanes Bowling Center on Hildreth St. in Bangor. Cost is $10 to bowl three games, shoes included. You can also contribute to the Johnson Family Fund, in care of Seaboard Federal Credit Union, PO Box G, Bucksport, ME 04416
Women, Work, and Community will offer The Basics of Starting a Business on Tuesdays December 4th and 11th from 9:00 to 1:00 at the UMA-Bangor Campus in Bangor Hall. The class covers the basics of a business plan, marketing, and cash flow planning. It will help you to assess the feasibility, desirability and viability of your business idea and get you started with your plan. All services are confidential and offered at no fee; pre-registration is required by calling Jane Searles at 262-7843 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting FREE workshops entitled Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 & over at the following times and locations: Katahdin Region Higher Education Center, 1 Dirigo Dr, Suite 1, on Thursday,
December 13 at 9 a.m.; Lincoln Penquis Cap, 40 Main St, on Thursday, December 13 at 1:30 p.m.; To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit us on the web at http://meoc.maine.edu.
The “Parade of Lights” will happen on Saturday December 15th in Jonesport. Line up at 4:30pm at Sawyer’s Square. FMI: 598-6240