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4-H experience

LINCOLNVILLE – The 4-H Youth Development Program of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an outdoor education experience at 4-H Camp Tanglewood.

It will provide an outdoor environmental program for young people focused on sustainable living. Tanglewood is open to all young people, with programs from general camping to sea exploration, teen leadership and farms.

The programs offer a holistic approach to living with respect and with a healthy connection to the environment. Camp Tanglewood offers residential camp and day camp experiences.

For more information, contact Susan Jennings, Extension educator, Oxford County Extension Office, 9 Olson Road, South Paris, ME 04281 or call 743-6329/1-800-287-1482.

Adoption info

PORTLAND – Maine Adoption Placement Service will hold an adoption informational session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at MAPS International, 277 Congress St. Preregister by calling 775-4101. The focus will be on domestic and international programs. Visit for more information.

Aviation camp

BANGOR – The Aviation Career Education Camp will welcome youth entering grades nine to 12 for an in-depth, hands-on exploration of the careers in aviation.

Camp participants will visit airports, air traffic control facilities and a local Air National Guard unit. Students will build and launch model rockets, experience flight simulators, plot navigation courses, learn about aviation history, the theory of flight, aircraft instrumentation and fly in single/twin engine aircraft.

Eastern Maine Community College will provide overnight residence facilities and dining services during the program June 18 to 24. A brochure and registration packet is available on the Web at or call Ann Delaney at 974-4871. Camp size is limited.

Arts series

AUGUSTA – The Maine Arts Commission will hold a series of free workshops around the state. Contemporary artists, traditional artists, cultural administrators, educators, cultural entrepreneurs and community members are invited.

There will be workshops on contemporary art, grant writing, and its benefits to the arts and cultural community, community and traditional arts development, Maine’s Percent for Art program, arts education and arts accessibility.

The open houses will begin at 1 p.m. and run throughout the afternoon. Commission staff will be on hand to answer questions and hear suggestions about how the agency can best serve artists and Maine communities. A representative from the New England Foundation for the Arts will attend some of the workshops to talk about regional opportunities for artists.

All open houses will be held in accessible venues. For a detailed schedule and look at each workshop visit For special accommodations, call 287-2724 voice or 877/887-3878 TTY/NexTalk.