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Don't Miss Out! October Health Events in Maine

Don't Miss Out! October Health Events in Maine

From Communities CARE to people looking for a "dental home" to connecting with your inner child. Read all about these upcoming events and more on the Catching Health Calendar! 

Margarita's Fundraiser for Challenger Learning Center of Maine

Margarita's Fundraiser for Challenger Learning Center of Maine

Beekeepers Buzzing around Hampden Academy

Beekeepers Buzzing around Hampden Academy

More than 200 beekeepers will arrive in Hampden this month for the annual meeting and conference of the Maine State Beekeepers Association. The event brings together beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike from all over Maine to hear guest speakers, meet other likeminded folks and see some of the many vendors.

Peter Cowin, aka The Bee Whisperer, is President of Penobscot County Beekeeper’s Association. “We are very excited to be hosting the MSBA’s annual meeting and conference. We in Penobscot are a brand new club and it’s a great honor for us to bring the meeting to Hampden. This is the furthest north and east the MSBA has held its annual meeting. It is a great opportunity for down east beekeepers and non-beekeepers to go to the meeting without having to travel down to Augusta or Portland.”

Komen Maine Raises More Than $200,000 from Race for the Cure® Events

Komen Maine Raises More Than $200,000 from Race for the Cure® Events

 

Komen Maine, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Affiliate, raised more than $200,000 through their signature Race for the Cure® events in Portland and Bangor Sept. 14 and 21. More than 3,600 walkers and runners participated in the races to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.

Health Events in Maine September 27 to October 1

Health Events in Maine September 27 to October 1

Is every night a bedtime battle with your child? Check out the Catching Health calendar to find out about an upcoming event at the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center with infant and child sleep consultant Jessica Begley. Discover other health events in Maine and/or submit your own event — visit the Catching Health with Diane Atwood blog.

Northern Maine is Awash in Color with Peak Fall Foliage

A beautiful tapestry of colors blankets northern Maine where forest rangers report that the fall foliage season will reach peak conditions this weekend.

“With below average day time temperatures and very chilly nights over the past several days, northern Maine has seen the progression of color rapidly spreading throughout the forest canopies and hillsides in zones 6 and 7. The time is right for the spectacular viewing of why we love Maine in the fall,” noted Gale Ross, Fall Foliage spokesperson.

Get out your camera and head north to chronicle the change in seasons and then share your photos or sign up for e-mail reports detailing where to see the best fall foliage at http://www.mainefoliage.com/ .

Walk-A-Thon To Help Children with Dyslexia

September 28, 2014 1 p.m. Bangor City Forest

How to participate:

Walkers will meet at the Bangor City Forest at 12:30.  Registration is $15 unless you have collected $15 in pledges.  The walk begins at 1 p.m. rain or shine.  You have your choice of a 3.1 mile walk or 1 mile loop through the bog. 

Donations can be made at www.valleyofbangor.org

Children’s Dyslexia Center

  • There are two Centers in Maine and 59 in the country
  • The centers provide professional treatment – free of charge – to children with dyslexia
  • The centers are committed to increasing public awareness of dyslexia
  • The centers provide training for local teachers or volunteers who want to tutor dyslexic children.
  • The centers are a nonprofit corporation supported by the Scottish Rite Masonic Jurisdiction

DYSLEXIA FACTS