BANGOR – The Bangor Garden Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 10. General admission tickets are available for purchase at the Bangor Civic Center and Auditorium doors only. Adult tickets are $8, students $3, children under 5 free. For highlights of the show, visit www.bangorgardenshow.com.

Landscaping

BRUNSWICK – The Maine Olmsted Alliance for Parks and Landscapes will present its fifth annual landscape conference from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in Druckenmiller Hall, Bowdoin College campus.

“Designing Maine Neighborhoods: Shaping Landscapes and Community” will look at ways towns can build new developments that are compatible with the character of existing neighborhoods, paying attention to density and designed landscapes.

The conference is open to the public. Advance registration is suggested. Registration is $25 for the public and $10 for students. For more information, call 761-8081, 729-5878 or [email protected]

Adoption session

PORTLAND – The Maine Adoption Placement Service will hold an adoption information session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at MAPS International, 277 Congress St. Preregister by calling MAPS at 775-4101. The focus will be on domestic and international programs. See www.mapsadopt.org for more information.

Baseball benefit

PORTLAND – The American Diabetes Association and the Portland Sea Dogs, the Double A affiliate of the World Champion Boston Red Sox, are teaming up for a fund-raiser on Saturday, April 23, when the Sea Dogs take on the Harrisburg Senators. Game time is 1 p.m. at Hadlock Field.

The Sea Dogs will donate 50 percent of ticket proceeds to the American Diabetes Association for every ticket purchased through the association. Adult tickets will be $6 and children’s tickets $3. Those wishing to purchase tickets can call the American Diabetes Association office at 207-774-7717 or email [email protected]

Career conference

AUGUSTA – The 13th annual Career Development Conference, hosted by Jobs for Maine’s Graduates, will take place on Wednesday, April 27, at the Augusta Civic Center.

The event will bring together 550 high school seniors who are members of the statewide career association as well as approximately 150 community and business leader volunteers.

The conference will give the soon-to-graduate seniors a jump start on the “real world” by offering mock job interviews, a career expo showcasing Maine employers and a number of competitive and fun events.

The competitions provide members the opportunity to celebrate their year-long achievements in community service and distinction in career readiness. The students are recognized for excellence in resume writing, public speaking and decision-making.

For more information, contact Maureen Duggan at 582-0924, ext. 216, or [email protected]

Women’s meeting

NORWAY – All Catholic women are invited to attend the MDCCW annual convention to be held on April 29 and 30 at St. Catherine’s Church and the Norway Armory. For information on rooms, meals, registration and programs, contact Ethel Lacoures at 743-8384.

Workshop series

NEW GLOUCESTER- Maine Preservation’s fifth annual “My Old House” workshop series will be held in Boothbay in April, with a special stone-wall workshop in New Gloucester in May.

The sessions are geared to owners of historic and older homes.Students will learn the basics, tips and “best practices.” Three sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays in Boothbay.

The May 14 session, “Stone Wall Strategies,” will take place at Sabbathday Shaker Village Library, Route 26. Participants will learn from the experts how to inventory, evaluate, repair and preserve stone walls at the full-day, hands-on workshop.

The workshops can be taken individually or as a series. Individual sessions are $60 each, or $50 for Maine Preservation members. All four sessions are $220 for nonmembers, or $180 for members. To learn more, visit www.mainepreservation.org or call Maine Preservation, 775-3652, to register.

Grange trip

AUGUSTA – The Maine State Grange is sponsoring a bus trip to Prince Edward Island from June 27 to July 1. Highlights will include visiting the PEI Preserve Co., touring Green Gables, exploring Avonlea Village, traveling through PEI National Park, cruising along the Montague River and seeing a theater production of “Anne of Green Gables.”

The cost is $799 for single occupancy, $639 double, $589 triple or $559 quad. Reservations must be made in advance and a $100 deposit a person is due by Friday, April 15. Payment in full is due by May 15.

For more information or to reserve a space, contact Maine State Grange Headquarters, 146 State St., Augusta ME 04330, 1-800-464-3421, [email protected] The itinerary is available at http://www.mainestategrange.org/grange_tour.html.


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