Show and Tell is meeting highlight

YARMOUTH — The North Yarmouth Historical Society will present “Show and Tell, All Grown Up” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, at the North Yarmouth Town Office Community Meeting Room, 10 Village Square Road. A short annual meeting will precede the presentation.

Those wishing are invited to take an old photo, ancient artifact or heirloom and share its story.

For more information, contact [email protected] or call 946-4379.

Cooking for Crowds safety training set

FALMOUTH — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County announces the spring schedule for Cooking for Crowds Food Safety Training for Occasional Volunteer Cooks.

The workshop will be taught by Kathy Savoie, UMaine Extension educator.

It will offer up-to-date information on how to handle, transport, store and prepare foods safely for large group functions such as soup kitchens, church suppers, food pantries and community fundraisers.

It will meet at the University of Maine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104, from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, Cost is $15. Register online.

Future classes are being scheduled for Wednesday, April 2, and Thursday, April 17.

Call 781-6099 or email to: [email protected] to be placed on an interest list. More details can be found at

Community college to hold open house

FAIRFIELD — Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) will hold an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 27, featuring campus tours, financial aid guidance and program information, in the Carter Hall Multipurpose Center.

Information on each of the more than 35 programs will be available and special workshops will be held.

Anyone with questions about the admission process or seeking more information on the open house may contact the Admissions Office at 453-5035 or email [email protected]

Brain injuries topic of conference

ORONO — “Living with Acquired Brain Injury,” a daylong conference with the latest information on research, innovation and services, will be held Friday, March 28, at the University of Maine.

The free conference, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Wells Conference Center, is offered through a community-university partnership between the Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Council of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and UMaine. Lunch and refreshments will be included.

Topics will include categories of acquired brain injuries, associated health conditions, environmental risks for traumatic brain injury in children and older adults, and new technology for detection and treatment.

A conference brochure and more information about the presenters are online ( CME and CEU credits are available.

For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact UMaine professor Marie Hayes, 581-2039. To preregister, contact Lewis Lamont, Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Council, [email protected]

Tractor safety course set for youths

AUGUSTA — A five-week 4-H tractor safety course, mandatory for youth ages 14-15 hired to operate equipment on farms not run by their families, will begin Monday, March 31, at Kramer’s Inc. on West River Road in Sidney.

The class, sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Kennebec County Farm Bureau and Kramer’s Inc., will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, March 31 through April 21, with a written exam and driving test April 28.

The course is open to all; priority will be given to youth 14-16 years old. Participants who successfully complete the classroom sessions, written exam and driving test earn a federal certificate of training.

Preregistration is required. A fee of $20 includes books, snacks and other materials. For more information, to receive a registration form or to request a disability accommodation, contact Gagne or Diana Hartley at 622-7546, 800-287-1481, [email protected] or [email protected]

Mainebiz hosting leadership forum

FREEPORT —  A Mainebiz Leadership Forum will be held Thursday, April 3, at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Discussion will be moderated by Mainebiz editor Carol Coultas. Three women who have been named Mainebiz Women to Watch will share their experiences finding ways around, through and over hurdles that impeded their companies’ success.

The panel will include Susan Corbett, CEO of Axiom Technologies, a pioneer in the delivery of broadband service to rural Maine; Beverly Neugebauer, executive director of Coastal Women’s Healthcare, an innovator in the delivery of health care in Maine; and Kathie Leonard, CEO/president of Auburn Manufacturing, a leader in protective commercial textiles whose clients include the U.S. Navy and various industries.

The forum will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Tickets are $25. For more information or to register, visit

For information about sponsorship or about attending this or other Mainebiz events, contact Rebekah Roy, marketing and events manager, at [email protected] or 761-8379, ext. 341.

Exchange program seeking hosts

STATEWIDE — ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world.

The students, ages 15 to 18, are coming for the upcoming high school year or semester.

The exchange students arrive from their home country shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year or semester. Each student is insured, brings his or her own personal spending money and expects to bear his or her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles.

To become a host family or find out more about ASSE and its programs, call Joyce at 737-4666 or 1-800-677-2773 or visit

Fight Back Festival registration

NEW GLOUCESTER — Fight Back Festival, a biking, running and walking fundraising event benefiting the Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St. South Portland, will take place Saturday, Sept. 27, at Pineland Farms.

For details, go to Registration fees will go up on Tuesday, April 1. Register today at 2013 prices.

UNE conducting summer session

BIDDEFORD — The University of New England is offering a variety of courses, in online and in-class formats, to accommodate busy summer lifestyles.

Courses will take place in two sessions, with Summer Session I running May 19 to June 30 and Summer Session II from July 3 to Aug. 14.

The schedule can be viewed online at Registration begins Tuesday, April 1.

The university also invites high school students (juniors and seniors in fall 2014) to apply to the summer Early College Program. The application deadline is May 1. A limited number of merit scholarships are available.

For more information about summer session or UNE high school programs, call 602-2050 or visit The Office of Continuing Education & Summer Programs is located in 52 Decary Hall, Biddeford, and visitors are welcome.

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