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Events - May 4 18

03/24/18 - 06/09/18 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Spring Slot Car Race Series

Come have some fun, a little friendly competition on the track, and meet a new group of friends.  Our second race series is about to begin.  All ages and experience levels welcome!  Stop in for more information or call us at (207) 729-9545.

New Ventures Maine logo 04/04/18 - 05/16/18 at All Day

New Ventures Maine - My Next Career Move - free online class

New Ventures Maine logoTake charge of your career and create an action plan to achieve success. In this free, month-long, online class with New Ventures Maine, you will learn how your current skills connect to future careers, identify high-growth job fields, explore education and training options, and strengthen your resume for a targeted job search.

Facilitated by New Ventures Maine staff through assignments and online forums, this online class can be completed on your own schedule during the weeks of the class. Graduates of My Next Career Move are eligible to apply for the University of Maine at Augusta GEN Scholarship, to be used at any UMA location.

Please register by Friday, March 30. For more information contact Sherrie Brann at 621-3436 or sherrie.brann@maine.edu.
Click Here To Register

For more information about New Ventures Maine classes and services in Brunswick, online, and around the state, visit newventuresmaine.org.

05/01/18 - 05/31/18 at 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive

During the month of May,  join Bangor Savings Bank in the fight against hunger by donating peanut butter and jelly. All donations will be distributed to local food pantries. Drop off your donation at any Bangor Savings Bank branch. Take a photo of yourself donating and send to socialmedia@bangor.com and we will upload to our Facebook page.

For every #SelflessSelfie we receive, Bangor Savings Bank will donate 2 additional jars of peanut butter to the drive!

05/04/18 at 12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Blind Field Shuttle Walk with artist Carmen Papalia

Carmen Papalia, internationally known social practice artist, will lead an eyes-closed tour of the Bowdoin College quad, offering participants new perspectives on the accessibility of our shared spaces.

Presented by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in conjunction with the exhibition Second Sight: the Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art.

Free and open to the public.

Illustration: Carmen Papalia

New Ventures Maine logo 05/04/18 at All Day

Marketing Mini-Grants from New Ventures Maine - Deadline to Apply

Could your small business use a marketing boost? New Ventures Maine invites local businesses and entrepreneurs to apply for marketing mini-grants of up to $500.

New Ventures Maine logoDeadline to apply for Spring 2018 is 11:59 pm on Friday, May 4.

Apply now:

The Midcoast mini-grant application is open to businesses located in the town of Brunswick and Harpswell and Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo Counties. The Mini-Grant Pitch Contest will be held on Tuesday May 8, 2018, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm at New Ventures Maine, 12 Sewall Street, Orion Hall, Room 101, Brunswick Landing. When your mini-grant application is received, you will be notified of your pitch time and next steps. Pitchers will be allotted 10 minutes, including question and answers.

Background: New Ventures Maine (NVME)’s marketing mini-grant program aims to strengthen access to markets for micro-businesses by supporting the development of marketing tools, materials, and activities. Under the program NVME awards cash mini-grants (up to $500 each) to micro-enterprises for marketing projects via one of two competitive processes.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include individual micro business owners, business partners, or groups of business owners. Non-profit organizations are not eligible. Businesses must apply to the region in which they are based. Additional criteria: 5 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, and gross annual sales of $250,000 or less.

Use of funds: New Ventures Maine’s mini-grants support new or expanded business marketing and promotion, not the production of your product or purchase of equipment, tools, furnishings, or other fixed assets.  Professional licensure for the owner or employees and/or membership fees will not be funded.

Business Match: Your winning grant must be matched by a 25% contribution (i.e. $125 match required for $500 grant).  Matching funds can come from business profits, personal funds, or other sources.

Applications for the Midcoast mini-grant pitch contest will be judged on the following criteria:
• Clarity of presentation- Are you able to clearly communicate the details of your project and how it fits into your overall marketing goals? What are your goals for your proposed project and why is it important?
• Specificity of project- What specific tasks will you accomplish in your marketing project? What is your timeline for completing your project? Clearly delineate the expenses of your project and how the grant funds will be utilized. Price quotes are encouraged.
• Benefit & impact on the business- How will this grant benefit and impact your business? Will it strengthen your brand? Extend your business connections? Help you reach new markets? How much increased revenue would this project allow?

If you have any questions, please contact Jenn Dobransky at jenn.dobransky@maine.edu or 386-1664.

Apply now to present your business pitch:

Marketing Mini-Grants: Spring 2018

05/04/18 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Then and Now exhibit at Points of View Art Gallery

Points of View Artists open their 2018 gallery season with Then and Now, showing artwork that reflects the artistic development each artist has experienced over the years.  With works by 14 artists – each of whom has shifted in technique and approach – the exhibit presents an abundance of artistic diversity. 

Reception:  Friday, May 11, 5-7 pm.   Gallery location and hours:  18 Pleasant Street;  9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday.   FMI:  povartistsmaine.com; 373-9300

05/04/18 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

EAT OUR YARDS: Savvy Gardening

Lynne Holland shares how to make the most of your growing space, despite any limitations. Do you have limited time, mobility, budget, or motivation to weed? You can still enjoy fantastic produce. Learn the most effective tricks from an expert with garden wisdom. Bring your questions and grow with us.

www.curtislibrary.com/eatouryards/

05/04/18 at 12:00 pm

Teddy Bear Clinic

Mid Coast Hospital‘s annual Teddy Bear Clinic for preschoolers is a fun learning experience that takes the fear out of hospitals.

The clinic will take place at Mid Coast Hospital’s café conference room at 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick.

For more information, or to register your 3- to 6-year-olds and their stuffed, furry friends, please call (207) 373-6585.

05/04/18 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tennis for Juniors (JDP)

Junior Tennis at Maine Pines offers a complete developmental progression for all levels! Jr. High players meet from 4-5 pm on Tues, Thurs and Fri. High School players meet from 3-4 pm same days. Pricing is $69/month and includes free court time for all players. Call 729-8433 or email jason.terry718@gmail.com FMI.

 

05/04/18 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Spring Dance Concert at Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance Presents:

SPRING DANCE CONCERT
With Choreography by Aretha Aoki, Gwyneth Jones, and Vanessa Anspaugh
7:30 PM | Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall

Featured Guest Katy Pyle will perform original work. Pyle is a lesbian choreographer interested in exploring gender through a contemporary lens in the traditional form of Ballet. Students from the Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance perform original works choreographed by faculty members Aretha Aoki, Gwyneth Jones, and Vanessa Anspaugh. The program will also feature student choreography.

Advance Tickets are free and can be reserved at Smith Union 207-725-3375.
Tickets available at the door.

Sponsored by: The Alice Cooper Morse Fund for the Performing Arts and the June Vail Fund for Dance

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