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Bangor Area Children's Choir to hold auditions for Youth Chorale

Bangor Area Children's Choir to hold auditions for Youth Chorale

Bangor, Maine –- The Bangor Area Children’s Choir (BACC) invites singers ages 12-18 from all Greater Bangor communities to audition for its Youth Chorale on Tuesday, May 10. Artistic Director Steve Weston will hold the auditions from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex Street in Bangor.

The Youth Chorale is part of BACC’s two-tiered program and is the organization’s premier choir for the experienced voices. Singers focus on building their choral repertoire to include pieces in many languages such as German, Latin, Japanese, French, Hebrew, and Bulgarian while continuing their practice of good vocal habits to avoid injury. Mastering challenging musical pieces and genres of all types as well as singing confidently in the group and as individual musicians are part of the BACC Youth Chorale commitment. At age 12 singers may audition for the Youth Chorale, comprising singers with at least two years of training.

Make an Appointment at Giggey Girl Gowns

Make an Appointment at Giggey Girl Gowns

Giggey Girl Gowns is Taking Appointments!

We know that everyone has very busy schedules! We also know that Saturday's are usually very busy for people as well! That's why Giggey Girl Gowns is now open for appointments!

If you can not make it to the Community of Christ Church on a Saturday through May 14th, then you can schedule an appointment for anytime durring the year! Remember that Giggey Girl Gowns is open to give dresses for any sort of dress for any sort of formal occasion!

To make an appointment, you can email me at giggeygirlgowns@gmail.com , or call me and leave a message at 207-902-2421 ! We can then work out a day that we are both free and can meet up so that you can get your dream dress! If you would like to see pictures of any of the dresses before you come, you can email me as well, and I can email you pictures of dresses in the style and size that you are looking for!

When to Worry About Your Child’s Worries

When to Worry About Your Child’s Worries

Bangor, ME – As part of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, The Acadia Hospital will be offering a free presentation entitled, “When to Worry About Your Child’s Worries” on Wednesday, May 4, 6:30 p.m. at The Acadia Hospital, 268 Stillwater Avenue in Bangor.

Acadia Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Julie Balaban, MD, and Child and Adolescent Clinician Michelle Bittrich, LCSW will share information about children and anxiety.

Acadia is joining hundreds of mental health providers across the country in an educational campaign called, Speak Up for Kids. “Our goal is to create awareness in communities that early diagnosis and intervention are key to children’s success in school, with friends, and at home,” commented Dr.

Giggey Girl Gowns is STILL Open!

Giggey Girl Gowns is STILL Open!
FREE PROM DRESSES @ GIGGEY GIRL GOWNS
Do you still need a dress for prom!
Well, we have over 120 prom dresses to chose from at Giggey Girl Gowns!
We are staying open for one more month! Giggey Girl Gowns will be open through May 15th!
We are proud to say that we have some amazing dresses! We have sizes 1 through 22, and we have GORGEOUS dresses! I don't know if you have seen our pictures, but they are AMAZING!
Remember our dresses our 100% free, and we will not turn anyone away! It doesn't matter what your financial situation is!
Come check us out at 128 Pierce Rd. Brewer (The Community of Christ Church)
on Saturday's from 1-3pm!
And feel free to still bring by some dresses!
We help ALL ages, we're LOCAL, you can get a dress from us for ANY OCCASION, and our dresses are totally FREE!

Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, Inc. & The Kinship Program

Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, Inc. & The Kinship Program

AFFM to hold annual spring training conference

Theme: Changing Times; Improving Hearts and Minds

Where: Black Bear Inn Orono, Maine

When: April 29th  and 30th, 2011

Who should attend: Foster, Adoptive, Birth and Kinship Parents, social workers, case managers. judges, attorneys, adoption workers, Guardian ad litum, child welfare advocates, educators

 Presenters include but are not limited to: Adam Robe social worker from MO. Adam is a social worker, a former CASA director and former youth in care and an adopted child, Patricia Locke, Esq., Barbara Ford, Jane Drake and Bette Hoxie, David Plourde plus many others.

A conference brochure is available at www.affm.net or call 1-800-833-9786

Calling all families caring for a loved one with dementia-upcoming workshop

Calling all families caring for a loved one with dementia-upcoming workshop

Savvy Caregiver Training assists caregivers by providing knowledge, skills and attitude essential for successful caregiving.  The 12-hour training is provided in two-hour sessions over six weeks.   Please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to anyone you know who may be caring for a loved one with dementia at home.
 
Bangor
Tuesdays, April 26 thru May 31 at Phillip Strickland House from 9:30 – 11:30 am
 
Ellsworth
Tuesday, May 10 thru June 14 at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
 
Blue Hill
Tuesday, May 10 thru June 14 at Friendship Cottage from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
 
Bar Harbor
Wednesday, May 11 thru June 15 at St.

Cooperative Extension Receiving Grant for Military Family Adventure Camp

ORONO - Whether it’s kayaking down a river, backpacking through the forest or racing high-adventure style, military family teens with a thirst for adventure will have a greater number of options this summer thanks to an expanded federal summer camps program run by the country's university Cooperative Extension System.

The U.S. Defense of Department, with the U.S. Agriculture Department and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in addition to Extension offices at 11 other land-grant universities, have teamed up to offer military teens low-cost, high-adventure camps at 50 locations, including one in Alaska and two in Europe, in addition to Maine.

The USDA, land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System will work with local communities to offer the camps.