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April 18: BETHEL, Kevin Pennell will speak on “The Art of Meditation: Only a Breath Away,” at 4 p.m. at Telstar High School. Donations 824-8610

April 18: STANDISH, Dr. Mitchell Thomashow, leading environmental educator and theorist, will speak on “Understanding Environmental Change: The Need for an Ecological and Existential View,” at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s College, 278 Whites Bridge Road. 893-7723

April 19: PORTLAND, Dava Sobel, award-winning writer of “Longitude” and “Galileo’s Daughter,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. at UNE Westbrook College Campus, 716 Stevens Ave. 221-4324

April 20: BIDDEFORD, Dava Sobel, award-winning writer of “Longitude” and “Galileo’s Daughter,” will speak at noon at University Campus, 11 Hills Beach Road. 221-4324

April 20: BRUNSWICK, Peter Yum Tak-Shing from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, will speak on “The Story of Hong Kong and Shenzhen in Multiple Dimensions,” at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin College, Cleaveland Hall. Free 725-3046

April 20: NEW GLOUCESTER, Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, will speak on “100 Years of Historic Preservation of Churches in Maine,” at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road. Free 926-3260

April 23: BRUNSWICK, Edward Steinfeld from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will speak on “China’s Real Energy Crisis,” at 2 p.m. at Bowdoin College Cleaveland Hall. Free 725-3046

April 23: BRUNSWICK, Guoli Liu from the College of Charleston, will speak on “U.S.-China Relations in the Era of Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities,” at 3 p.m. at Bowdoin College Cleaveland Hall. Free 725-3046

April 23: CAMDEN, Pulitzer Prize winner and best selling author, Jane Smiley will speak on “13 Ways of Looking at the Novel,” at 2:30 p.m. at the Camden Public Library, 236-2823

April 23: TOPSHAM, Stephanie Crippen, computer programming teacher and library board member, will speak on “Internet Safety for Adults,” at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. 725-1727

April 24: PORTLAND, Paul Rusesabagina, the man whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. at USM Abromson Community Education Center, Bedford Street. Free 780-4200

April 25: PORTLAND, Sen. George Mitchell will speak on “Globalism: What It Means for America,” at 4:30 p.m. at USM Abromson Community Education Center. $10/$5 780-4022

April 27: ORONO, Adria Elskus, U.S. of the U.S. Geological Survey and UMaine Department of Biological Sciences, will speak about river water toxicity at noon at UMO Norman Smith Hall. Free 581-3196

April 28: PORTLAND, Harvard biologist, David Haig, will speak on “The Divided Self: Brain, Brawn and the Superego,” at 7 p.m. at UNE Westbrook College Campus, 716 Stevens Ave. Free 221-4375

April 29: BRUNSWICK, Jing-dong Yuan from the Institute of International Studies in Monterey, will speak on “Dragon’s Rise: Chinese Military Buildup and East Asian Security,” at 2 p.m. at Bowdoin College Cleaveland Hall. Free 725-3046

April 29: BRUNSWICK, Hong Zhang from Colby College will speak on “Labor, Mobility and New Urban Citizenry: How Rural Migration Transforms Economic Boom Towns in South China,” at 3 p.m. at Bowdoin College Cleaveland Hall. Free 725-3046

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