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April 2014

2014 Annual PICA Plant Sale

April 1 @ 8:00 am - May 2 @ 5:00 pm

The weather is changing and soon spring will be here. Now is the time to start thinking of that garden you want to put in or add to an existing one. I know just the way to do that! We are currently working on the 2014 PICA Plant sale catalog!
Indulge your love of plants by choosing from over sixty-five varieties of organic, field-grown perennials, including many plants native to Maine or New England. Prices match or beat those you’d find in nurseries, but a portion of every sale goes to support PICA’s work. And you know these plants have been through the toughest that a Maine winter can deal out!
We began taking orders on April 1st. Plants will be available for pickup the weekend of May 17th. If you are interested in ordering give me a call or send me an email and I will be happy to send you a catalog.
We are also trying to grow the plant sale by finding new sellers: individuals willing to share catalogs with friends, neighbors, acquaintances and collect their order forms, and then (only if convenient) provide a drop off place for people to pick up their plants. The plants are all organic, field-grown, and super hardy from Rebel Hill Farm run by Pete and Julie Beckford. These plants practically sell themselves, but still seem to need a little human help. So, if you are interested in selling plants give me a call at 947-4203 or email me at elleng@pica.ws.

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April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan

April 1 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library,
34 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.

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Hilltop School Kindergarten Registration

April 8 @ 8:00 am - June 13 @ 3:00 pm
Hilltop School

Hilltop School Private Kindergarten Registration

Stop by any time during the hours of 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM to register your child for our Kindergarten Program.

Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate and recent immunizations. Screenings will be held in May and our first day of school will be Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

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New Hope Hospice Volunteer Training

April 10 - May 8
New Hope Hospice,
1344 Main Road, Eddington, ME 04428 United States

New Hope Hospice will be holding a hospice volunteer training beginning Thursday, April 10, 2014 and will be held on all subsequent Thursdays through May 8th. The sessions begin at 9:00 A.M. and run until 4:00 P.M. with an hour break for lunch. The training will be held at our office at 1344 Main Road in Eddington. This training is designed to sensitize volunteers to the physical, social, emotional and spiritual  issues facing patients and families coping with terminal illness. Volunteers provide respite and practical support as well as bereavement support to family members, and are vital members of our interdisciplinary team. There is no fee to attend the training, but a screening interview and application are required prior to attending the training. For more information, please contact Mary Doherty R.N. or Constance Eye at 843-7521, or e mail us at ceye@newhopehospice.org

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Benefit By Donation For Breana Knowlton – Greene

April 19 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm
Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union

This is a benefit by donation for Breana Knowlton-Greene. Breana age 15 went into a coma 4 weeks ago, Breana became sick which her Mom thought it was the flu. Breana became unresponsive her parents rushed her to the ER and after the doctor’s elevated her they realized over the last 3  months Breana had became a diabetic and she is in a diabetic coma. Breana is in critical condition in the hospital. Breana is a very sick young lady fighting for her life. We all pray that Jesus will heal her. Breana has a love for music ! Breana has 1 younger sister and 2 younger brothers. This has been a night mare for Breana family. I know God will heal my beautiful granddaughter asking for prayers from all!  Please let the music flow for Breana . All donations can be deposited at any Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union or mailed to Becky Ellis 1 Monson Jct LN Abbot, Me 04406

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Bamboo Fly Rod Making Workshop

April 21 @ 9:00 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to welcome back David P. Van Burgel and Kathy J. Scott from Ardea Bamboo Rods to teach this workshop. Dave is a nationally recognized rod maker who teaches others the art of split cane fly rods to preserve the traditional Maine craft. Kathy has written four books on the subject including, Changing Planes and Moose on the Water, Bamboo on the Bench.

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$1 General Admission

Vacation Matinee: The Adventures of Tin Tin

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - April 25 @ 2:45 pm
The Grand,
165 Main St., Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Sponsored by The City of Ellsworth & Morton’s Moo

1:00pm Daily

(2011. USA 1hr, 47 min. Directed by Steven Spielberg.) PG. Adapting three classic graphic novel adventures, this animated film tells of a search for pirate treasure involving a boy reporter, his dog, their drunken sea captain friend and an evil descendant of the pirate who stole the treasure. With the voices of Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis and Daniel Craig.

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Storytelling at the Maine State Museum

April 22 @ 10:30 am - April 25 @ 12:00 pm
Maine State Museum,
230 State Street, Augusta, ME 04333 United States

What do giants, cannons, books, and secret night rides have in common? 

They all play a part in the Museum’s week long celebration of Patriots Day and the founding of our country!

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Meditation For the Soul: A Three-Week Introduction

April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Southwest Harbor Public Library

Savitri Bess will be leading a meditation workshop at Southwest Harbor Public Library. This is a three week program, Wednesday evenings, April 23, April 30 and May 7, 5:00 – 6:30. Savitri will show that in meditation it is possible to open up to a deeper place inside yourself, an entire fertile world inside of you, a mystery gradually unveiled, a joining with all that is. Several simple breathing and meditation techniques will be taught, and there will be sharing, too. Savitri has lived in ashrams in India and USA for most of her adult life, and has taught meditation for over 30 years. All levels are welcome. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.

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April 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Eastern Maine Community College

Are you a young adult in the tri-county area who is unsure of your career path?  Come to EPIC Maine on the EMCC campus, April 24, for an opportunity to explore different career and industry options.  You will be able to chat with people working in your fields of interest about the pros and cons of the job and how they got to where they are.  There will also be an opportunity to meet counselors and educators who can guide you through the education and financial pathways you need to realize your goal.  Transportation will be provided for those that need it.  Light box lunches will also be available.  Registration is free and those who register online at www.epicmaine.net will be entered into a drawing for a free iPad!

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