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Volunteers sought

AUGUSTA – Maine Court Appointed Special Advocates seeks volunteers. It is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as appointed members of the court.

Appointed by judges, volunteers typically handle one case at a time – and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. Training, supervision and ongoing support provided. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Terri Gallant at 287-5830 or e-mail Terri.L.Gallant@maine.gov.

Fiddle camp

LIBERTY – The Maine Fiddle Camp is in its 13th year and there are still a few spots available at the camp’s Sunday to Friday, Aug. 12 to 17, session.

Classes in fiddle, guitar, piano, mandolin, penny whistle, cello and bass will be presented by Maine folk musicians like Greg Boardman, Lewiston, Steve Muise, Farmington and recent Maine resident fiddler Frank Ferrel of Bath.

Maine Fiddle Camp is multi-generational and all folks and families of all ages are welcome and all levels of musical ability.

For more information, visit www.mainefiddle.org.

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Kneading event

SKOWHEGAN – A kneading conference will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 and 4.

Professional and home bakers, educators, farmers, millers and oven-builders tare invited to participate in hands-on demonstrations and lectures on the art of wood-fired oven building, bread baking and sustainable grain production for community baking.

Registration is $300 and includes three meals a day made with Maine-grown food and all education materials. On Friday, Aug. 3, Stephen Lanzalotta, Portland, author of “The Diet Code,” will present the keynote address. The keynote address and the following reception are free to the public.

Pre- and post-conference workshops will take place Thursday, Aug. 2, and Sunday, Aug. 5, at wood-fired ovens throughout central Maine. The cost for the half-day workshops is $50. To register or for more information, visit http://www.heartofmaine.org/kneading/.

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