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Families And Children Together to present Free Legal Education Round Table in Bangor

Families And Children Together to present Free Legal Education Round Table in Bangor

Families And Children Together (F.A.C.T.) will be presenting a free Legal Roundtable for grandfamilies in Bangor on April 9 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at its offices at 304 Hancock Street.  This legal presentation will focus on guardianship, adoption, and child protection proceedings.  Presenters will include local attorneys, Wayne Doane, Amy Faircloth, and Angela Farrell.  If you are raising a relatives’ child or working towards that goal, please join this informative event.

Free onsite childcare will be available on a limited basis.   To reserve childcare and register for the event, please contact F.A.C.T. at 941-2347, 1-866-298-0896 or info@mainekids-kin.org by April 4. 

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Bangor Y Spring Fair

Bangor Y Spring Fair

Join us for the 35th annual Bangor Y Spring Fair at the Bangor Auditorium March 25 - 27!  The Y fair is a sure sign of spring!  Bring the family for carnival rides such as the Tubs of Fun Ride, Mechenical Bull, Pirate Ship and the all new Bumper Cars and Roller Coaster Bounce House! Enjoy all new Bangor Y games, a photo booth and lots of yummy food such as cotton candy, snow kones and pulled pork sandwiches.  For more information call the Bangor Y at 941-2808 or www.BangorY.org.

Bangor Y Spring Fair

Join us again this year for our 35th Annual Bangor Y Spring Fair! Exciting carnival rides including the new roller coaster bounce house and bumper cars as well as the mechanical bull, Tubs of Fun, Pirate Ship, Sky Fighter Jets and Bumble Bee ride plus all new games for children of all ages provide for tons of family fun! Bring the entire family to the Bangor Y’s 35th Annual Spring Fair on March 25, 26 and 27th at the Bangor Auditorium and have a great time! There is something for everyone at the Bangor Y Spring Fair! For more information call the Bangor Y at 941-2808 or visit us at www.bangorY.org

KahBang Arts Non-Profit to Host Free Kickoff Event @ Bangor Art Walk

KahBang Arts – the newly formed nonprofit arm of The KahBang Festival – is hosting an organization kickoff event during the Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative Art Walk on March 18th between 5-11pm at 29 Broad Street.  The event is free and open to the public, and will include art installations, musical performances, catering, and an opportunity to meet the community members behind KahBang Arts and to learn about the organization.

The event will showcase installations by artists Orson Horchler (“Interactive Drawing”) and Adam Hess (“Photography”), as well as acoustic music performances by local musicians between 6-8:30pm, and will be closed out by Bangor’s DJ Baby Bok Choy from 9-11pm.  Attendees will be treated to catering provided by Giacomo’s, and a cash bar showcasing local beer and wine courtesy of Ipanema and The Reverend Noble Pub.  A silent auction will be held with donated items from downtown Bangor shops and restaurants. 

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Reindeer's High School Band Competition to Benefit Teen Agencies

Reindeer's High School Band Competition to Benefit Teen Agencies

The statewide high school rock band competition called The Off-Ramp is rounding the fourth curve and heading into the homestretch-but not before the nine competing bands learn a lesson in giving back to the community. The Off-Ramp is the brainchild of Reindeer Records, the creators of the popular Rock-Off competition that helped out thousands of young musicians since it began in 1984. The new competition is designed to provide a more intense learning experience for the young competitors and leave a long-lasting impact on their peers. Since being selected in November, the bands have had to face various music-industry tasks-songwriting, video documenting their recording studio experience, and marketing. Their fourth task is Live Event Production, for which Reindeer created three teams of three bands with the goal of producing an all-ages show to benefit designated youth groups.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Makes 'Bowl for Kids Sake' Appeal

Big Brothers Big Sisters Makes 'Bowl for Kids Sake' Appeal

(Bangor) Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine is looking for businesses, organizations and individuals in Penobscot County to support and participate in its annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake event.  The event will take place at Bangor-Brewer Bowling Lanes in Brewer (May 10, 13, 15); Family Fun Lanes in Bangor (May 11, 14, 18); and Old Town Bowling Center in Old Town (May 17).   

The event will raise funds to support Big & Little matches in Penobscot County.  The goal is to have more than 100 teams and 400+ bowlers participate.  Event Coordinator Chris Olsen says, “You don’t have to be a great, or even good bowler – you just need to want to support Big Brothers Big Sisters.” 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine is one of almost 400 agencies across the nation that provides 1-to-1 youth mentoring services for children ages 5-14 facing adversity.  They help these children by establishing a stable, positive relationsh

Oral Health, Cancer Treatment and Your Medications

Oral Health, Cancer Treatment and Your Medications

We all want to take the best possible care of our teeth and gums. Those who are in treatment for cancer or use medications to prevent or treat osteoporosis have additional concerns. Kathryn Walker, RDH, BS, part time faculty at the University College Bangor Dental Hygiene Program will be the featured speaker at the next Caring Connections Bone Health Information & Discussion Group on Thursday, March 3rd, at 12 pm at the Bangor Y on 17 Second Street. Ms. Walker will present general guidelines for good oral hygiene as well as tips for those receiving chemotherapy. She will also discuss some basic information on bisphosphonates and dental health. The talk is free and anyone concerned about this topic is welcome to attend. A calcium rich snack and recipe will be provided.