Nordica Homestead Museum opening

FARMINGTON — The Nordica Homestead Museum is open for the season. Hours of operation will be 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, at 116 Nordica Lane, which is off the Holley Road.

The museum houses artifacts from the life and career of the famous opera diva, Lillian Nordica, born in Farmington in 1857.

Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children.

FMI: 207-778-2042.

Week-long summer experience


FARMINGTON — United Way of the Tri-Valley Area invites students going in to eighth and ninth grades in greater Franklin County and surrounding areas to participate in a summer experience.

The event will be one week, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will focus on learning about leadership, service and networking. Attendees have a choice between the weeks of July 24 or July 31.

Participants may learn more about what they can do in their communities to make a difference, develop skills, and work with others to demonstrate abilities.

Travel assistance is available. There is no cost to attend, and lunch will be included. Activities include the Mini Caravan of Caring and the Day of Impact.

FMI, sign up:, 207-778-5048.

Workshop on road-stream crossings


CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A free workshop, focusing on the installation and maintenance of road-stream crossing structures to prevent erosion and enhance water quality and fish passage, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday, June 12, at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library.

The workshop will also cover forest management strategies to benefit a variety of birds. This training, hosted by Maine Audubon, in partnership with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Maine Forest Service, will visit several field sites in the Kennebec River watershed.

Participants will learn about best management practices for installing road-stream crossings. Longitudinal road profiles will be presented as well as strategies for managing woodlots, with forest birds in mind.

Continuing education credits are available for licensed foresters. Pre-registration is required.

FMI: 207-781-2330 x219,

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