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Grant Writing 101-Hampden


with Melanie Spencer

Calendar Mar 5, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This course will include discussion and hands-on activities to help you find, apply for, and secure grants for your organization. Topics include an introduction to grants, grant seeking, and grant writing; tools to get your organization grant ready; resources to find good funding opportunities; how to prepare applications and proposals; and how to manage awards and other grant activities.

Hobby Farming-Orono


with Tarma Shena

Calendar Mar 16, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

 In this three hour course you'll learn about small sustainable farming, container gardens and an introduction to raising stock on limited average. Contributing to your families food supply can be easy and fun!

Native Plants for the Home Landscape-Hampden


with Katherine Garland

Calendar Mar 17, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Native plants offer very important food and shelter resources for wildlife, birds and beneficial insects. They play an especially important role in our ecosystem as more and more of our wild spaces are being developed. Learn how home landscapes can enhance biodiversity and gather some ideas for natives that will beautify and even address some challenging landscape situations.

Legalized Marijuana, What does that mean for our kids?-Orono


with Robin Carr Substance Use Prevention Coordinator, Bangor Public Health & Community Services

Calendar Mar 18, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

 In this one night session, we’ll talk about what all this means for our youth and communities. Maine created a medical marijuana program in 2009, passed an adult use/commercial market marijuana law in 2016. Topics to be covered include: 

. Recognizing new marijuana products (edibles, extracts, wax) 

· Trends and the public health and safety landscape in states implementing medical and adult use/commercial market marijuana laws 

Free but must register

History of Hampden-Hampden Mines-Hampden


with David Parsons

Calendar Mar 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

There is gold and silver in Hampden! As a continuation of the History of Hampden lectures this talk will review the multiple mines that were dug (some up to 200 feet) in West Hampden around 1890. Find out what they found.

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