WINDHAM – An All-Breed Canine Good Citizen Testing and Rottweiler Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Blue Seal Foods, 43 Main St.

Sponsor is North East Rottweiler Rescue Testing fee is $10 (nonrefundable) a dog.

Dogs must pass all 10 elements to pass the test. For more information, visit

All donations are used to support dogs in foster care

Bird survey

AUGUSTA – New England Hummers will again record data about ruby-throated hummingbirds in New England this year.

People are asked to report sightings, including first and last observations, at All reports posted to “maine-birds” will also be recorded.

Anyone who has a hummingbird garden and would like to be a site monitor for the study can sign up at [email protected] Monitors report their first and last sightings, yard counts and the arrival of year birds at their feeders.

Poetry program

PORTLAND – The Bangor Public Library will be the first library in Maine to host Poetry in the Branches, a national training program for librarians.

Scheduled for June 13 and 14, the program provides librarians from across Maine an opportunity to learn about ways to expand poetry programs and services at their libraries.

The training is free; however it is only open to a maximum of 20 Maine librarians. To ensure that the training reaches libraries from all parts of the state, five spaces will be reserved for librarians in each of the three districts with five additional spaces available.

Preregistration is required. Applications will be accepted by the Maine Humanities Council April 11 through 18 on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit or call 1-866-637-3233. Participating libraries will be eligible for grants to support poetry programming.

School grant

BRYANT POND – The Maine Conservation School has received grant money from the Davis Conservation Foundation in part to run the second season of the “Take Action for Wildlife” neighborhood conservation project contest for young people.

The contest, originally funded in 2003 by a Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund grant, has campers taking action for wildlife at home.

The young people take the skills and concepts learned at the school and apply them to their local neighborhoods, then submit a report on their project.

The projects are judged by staff and prize winner receive outdoor gear and other prizes.

In 2003 winners were invited to attend an awards ceremony hosted by Gov. John Baldacci in the Hall of Flags.

Visit the school online at

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