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Friday, October 19, 2018
Sarah Matari, left, and Carrie Sullivan, right, will lead a six-session program at UMaine Hutchinson Center on restorative practices.
Sarah Matari, left, and Carrie Sullivan, right, will lead a six-session program at UMaine Hutchinson Center on restorative practices.
Thursday, October 18, 2018 4:28 PM
University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast will offer a six-session program on restorative practices beginning Friday and Saturday, November 30 and December 1. Subsequent dates are January 11, February 8, March 8, and April 26. . . .
  • Non-dairy plant-based milks seem to be taking up more and more space on store shelves these days. Indeed, sales of plant milks more than doubled between 2009 and 2015 worldwide as they became increasingly popular. . . .
  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is urging individuals and organizations to host a . . .
  • “Tai Chi Balance” with John Jenkins at Rockland Library —
    ai Chi Master John Jenkins (pictured) will present “Tai-Chi Balance” at the Rockland Public Library on Tuesday, October 23, at 9:10 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. The presentations, which focus on stability in body (fall prevention) . . .
  • Healthy Lincoln County invites the public to participate in the Substance Use Prevention Partnership (SUPP) and join its efforts in reducing youth substance use by attending the next meeting on Tuesday, October 23, from 7:30 . . .
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maine will host its fifth annual conference on Saturday, November 3, at the Augusta Civic Center. Intended for anyone interested in mental health, the conference includes . . .
  • Drivers age 50 and over are invited to attend the AARP Driver Safety Course, scheduled for Thursday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ocean House at Penobscot Shores in Belfast. Presented by instructor Paul Sheridan . . .
  • The Community Partnerships for Protecting Children Family Resource Hub conducts free monthly community educational trainings. The next training will be Wednesday, October 24, at the Department of Health & Human Services in . . .
  • St. Peter’s Church, White Street in Rockland, has planned a series of six talks, most of them on Sunday afternoons, on challenges faced by older adults. The first, on Sunday, October 28, at 3 p.m., is about palliative care and hospice . . .
  • Those who experience the unpleasant symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may want to attend “The Latest Word on GERD,” a presentation for those age 50-plus on Monday, November 12, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. . . .
  • Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers and MaineHealth Care at Home are forming a peer support group for anyone coping with the loss of a loved one. The eight-week group will meet on Wednesdays, from November 7 to January 15, from . . .
  • Shambhala Level I Meditation Training Offered in Rockland —
    Senior Buddhist teacher Shastri Bill Brauer (pictured) will offer Shambhala Level I training — also known as The Art of Being Human — at Rockland Shambhala, 26 School Street in Rockland, the weekend of October 26 to 28. . . .
  • A chair yoga class led by David Erickson is offered from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays — with the next class slated for October 11 . . .
  • Dr. Katy Morrison, a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist who works at Camden Whole Health, and Dr. Kate Killoran, an OB/GYN who works at Midcoast Medicine and Wellness, and Mish Sommers, founder of Happier Outside . . .
  • Aging Well in Waldo County (AWWC) will hold its second annual meeting at Waldo County Technical School in Waldo on Monday, October 22, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Waldo County Sheriff Jeff Trafton will discuss the group’s . . .
  • Maine Driving Dynamics, a state-sponsored five-hour defensive driving course, will be offered in partnership with RSU 13 Adult Education on Saturday, October 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McLain Building, on Lincoln . . .
  • Mid-Coast Recreation Center (MRC), Route 90 in Rockport, will begin offering massage therapy this fall starting in October. Over the summer, a room was renovated solely for the use of massage therapists and clients. . . .
  • On Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Spectrum Generations is offering an AARP Safe Driving Class at the Central Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main Street, Damariscotta. There is a half-hour break scheduled for a . . .
  • In the aftermath of Florence, North and South Carolina officials are encouraging people to volunteer or donate if they can. Here are a few ways to help. The Red Cross — About 3,100 Red Cross disaster workers from all over the . . .
  • Knox County Community Health Coalition, Maine CDC, Midcoast Public Health Council, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital invite the public to a community forums on health data for Knox and Waldo counties. . . .
  • From China to the Midcoast, Tai Chi Embraced by the Aging Community
    Tai Chi is “not much of a spectator sport” for anyone observing its slow, purposeful movements, says Mike Shunney. “You won’t have 30,000 people in a stadium watching,” he joked. Yet far more practitioners take part in the . . .
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