Storytelling workshops continue

Have you ever wished you could keep a crowd on the edge of their seats with a good story? Well now is your chance! The Rangeley Friends of the Arts has received a Discovery Grant from the Onion Foundation to host Storytelling Workshops. The workshops will be held twice a month with an opportunity to perform monthly. Come craft your story with our favorite funny man, storyteller extraordinaire and RLRS English teacher, Tim Straub. Participants should come to the workshop with some ideas for your own story, something that really happened to you. Since you are telling a true story,

Living Well with Chronic Pain

SeniorsPlus 8 Falcon RoadLewiston,

This class is designed for people who have a diagnosis of chronic pain, offering strategies for dealing with their symptoms. Topics include: techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, appropriate use of medications, communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, nutrition, pacing activity and rest, and how to evaluate new treatments.

Free

Town of Starks Appeals Board Hearing

The Appeals Board will have a public hearing on a request from New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) for an extension variance of their Site Plan and Shoreland Zoning Project in Starks. This variance would grant an 18 month  extension until December 2, 2023. Summary: The Site Plan Review Ordinance limits the duration of the Site Plan Approvals to an initial twelve months and two 6 month extensions.  NECEC Transmission, LLC would like an additional 18 month  extension until December 2, 2023 due to issues beyond their control.  Questions/concerns can be sent to townofstarks@gmail.com with Appeals Board – NECEC Variance

Free

Campfire Chronicles

Martin Woods Farm 24 Abijah Hill Rd., Starks, ME

Twice per month, come visit the farm for some good old fashion music, dance, food, and games. All ages welcome. Each campfire chronicle will have a different theme. May 28th is on the heels of our garden party so we will make a day of fun to celebrate springtime.

$20

Better Health Now with Diabetes

SeniorsPlus 8 Falcon RoadLewiston,

Better Health with Diabetes is a free mail order toolkit for those who have or are at risk of diabetes and/or their caregivers. Participants must pre-register to receive their toolkit workshop materials and work with a certified leader via telephone or ZOOM at predetermined times either by yourself or in small groups. This process allows the participant all of the educational benefits of the Living Well with Diabetes workshop and equips them with tools to effectively manage their ongoing condition(s), all while maintaining social distancing from their home.

Free
Recurring

Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Barbara Hathaway, Painter of Sunset, is offering two Plein Air Watercolor Painting Workshops through the Adult Education Program, April 26, 2022, Tuesday, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at 32 Maple St. Wilton, and May 3rd, Tuesday, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the same location. Each workshop is $48 per person. Students bring their own Watercolor supplies with 140 lb. Watercolor paper and their own easel. Student can also use Acrylic with a canvas not larger than 16" x 20". This is rain or shine as the art tent will be set up. Contact Info: 207-645-3449 or bhaway@myfairpoint.net  

$48

Industry Community Kitchen Socials

Industry Community Kitchen Time to start our luncheons/socials again!  Socialize with friends 11am- 1pm with lunch served at noon. These usually will be held the first Thursday of each month starting with May 5, June 2 and July 7. All are welcome to come to these free lunches so hope to see you there! For more info contact Vicci @778-6722 or Amy @ 778-4158

Free

Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus: A Centenary Celebration

Farmington Public Library 117 Academy Street, Farmington, ME

Exactly a century ago, Rainer Maria Rilke created the fifty-five Sonnets to Orpheus within one month in what he called a "hurricane" of creativity. Farmington author, translator, Teacher, and community activist John Rosenwald will present and discuss his translations of Rilke's sonnets, recently published by covered bridge press.

Free

VFW June meal

Next month's menu May 6th. Shepards pie , pickled beets and carrot cake for dessert. $11 May 13th.Oven fried chicken, potato salad, green beans and brownies for dessert. $11 May 20th.Larry's ribs, baked beans, coleslaw and Graham cracker cake for dessert. $13 No supper on the 27th May 30th. Annual VFW Memorial Day chicken barbecue 1/2 chicken, macaroni salad, chips and cookies. 13th Call Janice early to reserve your meal 897-2122 Thank you for your continues support!!

First Friday: Financial Planning for the Future

Zoom

As a business owner, you have a unique opportunity to leverage retirement plans specifically designed for business owners and/or employers to help you with your retirement goals. Jamee Shinn, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones, will detail the common plan types including SIMPLE/SEP IRA, and the process of establishing a new plan. Whether you are a solo-preneur or employ 2 – 200 staff, this session will provide helpful information as you establish a retirement plan. Bring your coffee and questions and join us!

Free

Palaver Strings – Welcome Here Concert

Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall, UMF 224 Main Street, Farmington, ME

Palaver Strings is a group of talented and socially conscious musicians from the Portland, ME area. Welcome Here celebrates the vitality of Maine’s indigenous and immigrant communities through music and storytelling. Palaver Strings, in partnership with the Abbe Museum, Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center, and Indigo Arts Alliance, will collaborate with guest artists of Wabanaki, Congolese and Puerto Rican heritage, sharing traditional music and personal narratives. The program explores themes of Motherland, Mother Tongue and Mother love--interweaving stories of our relationship with the natural world, our cultural and linguistic traditions, and our dreams for the future generation of our grandchildren

$20

ArtsFarmington Presents: Palaver Strings Concert

Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall, UMF 224 Main Street, Farmington, ME

ArtsFarmington will present Palaver Strings’ Welcome Here on Friday, May 6th, 7:00 PM, at Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall, 224 Main Street, University of Maine in Farmington. Welcome Here, a touring production, celebrates Maine’s cultural diversity, resilience, and stewardship. For tickets and more information consult our website, artsfarmington.org. Use of masks and proof of full vaccination are required.

$15