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UMaine Community Health and Wellness Fair Oct. 27

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

University of Maine Campus Recreation will host the 2014 UMaine Community Health and Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 in the New Balance Student Recreation Center. The event is free for all UMaine students, faculty and staff. Participants will be able to get their blood pressure checked, try biofeedback and have a chair massage. More than 20 vendors from on- and off-campus organizations will provide health and wellness related tests, information, samples and more. Participating vendors include Cigna EAP, Provant, UMaine Dining Services, EMMC providers and the Student Wellness Resource Center. In addition to Campus Recreation, the fair is sponsored by the UMaine Counseling Center, Student Wellness Resource Center, HealthyU, Provant Health Coaching and the UMS Wellness Manager’s Office.

CCA Presents National Theatre Live Broadcasts of ‘Frankenstein’

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Just in time for Halloween, two thrilling National Theatre Live broadcasts of “Frankenstein” will be presented at the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine.

Version 1, featuring Jonny Lee Miller (“Trainspotting”) as Dr. Victor Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch (“12 Years A Slave”) as Creature, will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Version 2, with the roles reversed, will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle, “Frankenstein” was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011. Since then, the broadcast of the production has become an international success. National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s endeavor to broadcast British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas and arts centers around the world. Concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling, disturbing classic gothic tale.

For tickets, $15 general admission/$10 for students, call 207.581.1755 or visit the CCA website.

UMaine Extension Launches ‘From Scratch: Your Maine Kitchen’ Series

Monday, October 20th, 2014

University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s yearlong monthly workshop series, “From Scratch: Your Maine Kitchen” kicks off from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the UMaine Extension Cumberland County office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth.

At the first workshop, “From the Maine Wild,” “Black Fly Stew” cookbook author Kate Gooding will discuss cooking wild game, including venison, moose and goose. She will prepare Burgundian Beaver Stew, which participants can sample for lunch. UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver Karyn Small will give tips on best food preservation practices for wild game.

Workshops scheduled through February include: “Gifts from the Maine Kitchen” with Kate McCarty, Dec. 6; “Making Sourdough Bread at Home” with Sheri Fistal, Jan. 17; and “Maine Seafood and Edible Seaweed,” Feb. 21.

The fee for the Nov. 15 workshop is $40 per person; proceeds benefit the UMaine Extension Nutrition Program in Cumberland County. Attendees will receive Cabela’s coupons and be entered to receive gift cards from Cabela’s. Registration is online. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact 781.6099, 800.287.1471 (in Maine) or extension.rlreception@maine.edu.

UMaine Faculty, Staff Invited to Join Baseball Team for Family Fun Day

Friday, October 17th, 2014

University of Maine faculty and staff and their families are invited to join members of the UMaine baseball team for a Fun Day from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 18 at Mahaney Diamond. Guests will be able to meet the team, as well as practice catching and batting. Participants are encouraged to bring baseball gloves. For more information or to RSVP, contact coach Steve Trimper on FirstClass.

University of Maine Museum of Art Hosting Fall Family Fun Day

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

The University of Maine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor is hosting Fall Family Fun! from 1–3 p.m. Saturday, Oct 18. The public is invited to make autumn-themed crafts at the museum on 40 Harlow St. Admission and supplies are free. Registration is not required. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact UMMA education coordinator Eva Wagner at 561.3360 or eva.wagner@umit.maine.edu. Information also is on UMMA’s website.

Maine Beef Conference Focuses on Improving Profitability

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

The Maine Beef Producers Association’s (MBPA) 25th annual Beef Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Ramada Inn, 357 Odlin Road, Bangor.

MBPA and the Maine Grass Farmers Network (MGFN) are hosting the conference, which is sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Industry sponsors include the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). Industry experts Dr. Bobbi Lorenz, beef nutritionist; Curt Pate, NCBA stockman instructor; and Darren Williams, NCBA communications director, are scheduled to join local specialists, including Ellis Additon of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, to provide beef producers with information on improving the profitability of their operations.

Nonmember registration, including lunch, is $60 for the first representative of a farm and $40 per person for others from the same farm. Discounts are available for students and MGFN and MBPA association members. For registration details, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Melissa Libby, 800.287.7170 (in Maine), 207.581.2788. Registration details are also online.

2014 Northern Maine Children’s Water Festival Oct. 14

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Nearly 700 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students and their teachers from 13 area schools will take part in the 2014 Northern Maine Children’s Water Festival at the University of Maine from 9:30 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Students will spend the day at the New Balance Field House learning about clean water, wetland ecosystems and the importance of stewarding Maine’s most rapidly renewable resource.

Activities include a quiz show on water issues; classroom activities led by some of the state’s leading environmental educators; a stage show presented by Tanglewood 4-H Camp & Learning Center; and a tour of the exhibit hall that will contain interactive displays explaining topics such as what makes soil healthy, how pollution gets into water, and how to find leaky pipes.

The Northern Maine Children’s Water Festival is organized through a partnership of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H; Maine Sea Grant; UMaine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions; Maine Department of Environmental Protection; Maine Drinking Water Program; as well as other agencies, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Participating schools include Hichborn Middle School in Howland, Dr. Lewis S. Libby School in Milford, Hermon Middle School, Brewer Community School, Glenburn Elementary School, Union Elementary School, Fort Fairfield Middle School, Enfield Station School, Surry Elementary School, Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School, All Saints Catholic School in Bangor, Sedgwick Elementary School and George B. Weatherbee School in Hampden.

UMaine Extension Hosts Sheep, Goat Seminar

Friday, October 10th, 2014

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering its annual sheep and goat seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Kennebec Valley Community College, 92 Western Ave., Fairfield.

The seminar will focus on animal health and strive to equip producers with skills and knowledge to keep their animals healthy and productive. Topics will include prevention and detection of common diseases, health-related tools and a program used to eradicate Scrapie, a degenerative disease that attacks the central nervous system of sheep and goats. Scheduled instructors are Richard Brzozowski, Anne Lichtenwalner and James Weber.

The fee of $35 per person includes lunch and materials. More information and registration are online. To request a disability accommodation, call 207.781.6099, 800.287.1471 (in Maine).

Taste Testers Sought for Uni Study

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

A University of Maine graduate student who is studying the effects of diet on the eating quality of fresh green sea urchin roe (uni) is seeking participants for a taste test that will take place Thursday, Oct. 16 in Hitchner Hall’s Sensory Evaluation Center.

Volunteers who evaluate all four samples will receive $10. Sessions last no longer than 30 minutes, and appointments are required.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age and eat uni at least twice a year. Those who do not eat uni; are allergic to uni, eggs or other seafood; or do not want to eat raw seafood are asked not to participate.

For more information, or to make an appointment, email consumerstest@umit.maine.edu or call 207.581.1733.

Bangor Workshop to Focus on Starting Food Business

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a workshop for those interested in starting a small specialty or value-added food business from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 23, at the UMaine Extension Penobscot County Office, 307 Maine Ave., Bangor.

Workshop topics include personal goals, key business concepts, product development and licensing. Scheduled presenters are Extension faculty Louis Bassano, small business educator; Beth Calder, food science specialist; and Jim McConnon, business and economic specialist.

Cost for the workshop is $15. To register or request a disability accommodation, call 207.942.7396 or 800.287.1485 (in Maine). More information is available online.