University of Maine Cooperative Extension and organizers of the Portland Flower Show invite Maine youth ages 6-18 to write a garden or forest fairy tale for the flower show’s eighth annual student essay contest.
In 150 or fewer words, entrants are asked to create a fairy tale in a forest or garden setting that includes magical people, animals or plants. An original picture or illustration may be included with the essay. Three prizes ($50, $30 and $20) will be awarded in each of three age categories (6-9, 10-13 and 14-18). Essays will be judged on creativity, focus and passion for the topic.
Winning essayists will be invited to the Portland Flower Show opening night preview Wednesday, March 5. Selected essays will be posted for the public to read during the rest of the show, which will be March 6-9, at the Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore St., Portland.
For more information, including contest rules and an application, contact the UMaine Extension office in Cumberland County at 800.287.1471 or email@example.com or visit http://portlandcompany.com/flower/ or http://umaine.edu/cumberland/.
The employees at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County are having an In-Kind donation drive, January 27th – 31st, 2014, for the Preble Street Resource Center in Portland. We’re collecting warm and durable clothing for those in need who are enduring the harsh winter weather. Socks, boots, sweatshirts, mittens, gloves, hats, jackets, scarves, anything warm!
Don’t have any spare winter gear but still want to contribute to the donation? That’s OK! Preble Street also has need for other various items including: backpacks, jeans, new underwear (for men, women, and teens), and personal hygiene products. (toothpaste, deodorant, shaving cream, etc.)
We’re collecting the donations at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension- Cumberland County Office during office hours: 8am – 4:30pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105
For any questions, please call 207-781-6099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Preble Street, please visit: www.preblestreet.org
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Are you looking for a new learning experience and a volunteer activity in 2014?
Anyone with produce looks for the best way to store and preserve for the long winter months.
Learn how to preserve foods in a safe and cost effective way.
the “Master Food Preserver” program from mid-June to mid- September
via an application process starting in April of 2014.
Learn more at: Master Food Preserver Info
To be added to the interest listing, please email to: email@example.com.
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For more information please visit the Gorham Adult Education Website: www.gorham.maineadulted.org
Or call 222-1095 to Register
The MPGA provides strong and enlightened leadership to Maine poultry growers, poultry fanciers, and Game Bird Growers as well as strengthening sustainable poultry production. It also encourages environmental and animal care stewardship, the development and consolidation of specialty markets, and the production of unique and wholesome products. The MPGA is also involved in teaching youth to acquire positive life skills by raising and caring for poultry, for fun and profit.
Members benefits include a MPGA newsletter, access to poultry experts, and much more!
For more information please visit http://www.mainepoultrygrowers.org/home
To become a member please visit http://www.mainepoultrygrowers.org/membership
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by the end of the day on Friday, February 14, 2014.
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University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the organizers of the Portland Flower Show are asking kids to create a fairy tale set in a garden or forest, for the Portland Flower Show’s Eighth Annual Student Essay Contest.
“Create a fairy tale set in a garden or forest. Imagine your fantastic character(s), be they humans, animals or plants, and describe what happens and why the garden or forest is crucial to the story. Remember – fairy tales are full of magical creatures, places or things – some of which might help your main character, but some might not! Let your imagination fly!”
For a contest application and rules, contact the UMaine Extension office in Cumberland County by phone at 800.287.1471 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can also be downloaded from the Portland Flower Show website http://portlandcompany.com/flower/ or the Cumberland County Extension website http://umaine.edu/cumberland/. The deadline for submitting entries is Wednesday, February 12.
For more information: http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/student-essay/
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The 73rd Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show is still going on!
Join members of Maine’s
agricultural community at :
Augusta Civic Center
76 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
For a schedule of events and list of participating organizations, please visit www.getrealmaine.com or call 207-287-3494
This event is sponsored by: Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
The opportunity to be a life long learner awaits you. Volunteer with other creative people doing community projects and service.
Why not signup today to join an existing daytime group near you or start a new evening group in your community? The University of Maine Extension Homemakers’ (daytime) Groups for 2014 are: Gray, West Baldwin, Windham/White Rock, and Tri-town.
By extending the University of Maine resources into community through educational opportunities and service projects, the Extension Homemaker Groups bring life-long learning home.
For more information please contact:
Cumberland County Extension Homemakers [CCEH]
Phone: (207) 781-6099 or
800-287-1471 (in Maine)
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Have you been wanting to start composting with worms?
Come hear a presentation about how to get started.
January 9th, 2014
3:30pm in the Oakhurst Room at the UMaine Extension Office- Cumberland County
Worm bin door prize…
Free to Master Gardeners and $5 for the public.
Call (207) 781-6099 to register!
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