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Kajak! A Virtual Exhibit 10/20/20 - 12/20/21 at 12:00 am

Kajak! A Virtual Exhibit

Inspired by the full-sized Nunatsiavut kayak given to the College in 1891 and on display in the museum gallery for over 50 years, this exhibit explores making and using traditional kayaks from Greenland, Labrador, and beyond. It features over 20 model kayaks and umiaks, as well as associated equipment, historic film and photographs, and the centerpiece of the exhibit, a full size replica of the 1891 Kajak created for this exhibit.
 
You can explore the full object-based exhibit, as well as various multimedia components, online. Recordings of lectures and other virtual events during the 2020-21 academic year will also be posted here, so be sure to check back.

www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/exhibits/2020/kayak-exhibition

Midcoast CA$H is now live! 02/17/21 - 03/31/21 at All Day

Midcoast CA$H is now live!

IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MADE LESS THAN $57,000 IN 2020, you may be eligible to get your income taxes prepared for free by IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers.

OPTION 1: Visit www.getyourrefund.org/midcstme  to start your online intake process. 

You’ll answer a series of questions, upload documents, and receive phone calls from our team before we e-file your return.

OPTION 2: File your own taxes (with access to helpline support) at myfreetaxes.com.

OPTION 3: No mobile device or computer?  No problem!  Call (207) 295-6340 to be sent an intake packet. Complete all forms, gather your documents, and head to one of our Scan & Go sites in Boothbay, Brunswick, Damariscotta, Topsham, and Wiscasset. All your documents will be scanned into GetYourRefund for you and your original documents will immediately be returned to you. You’ll receive phone calls from our team before we e-file your return.

Got questions? Call Kelly (207) 295-6340 or email uwcash@uwmcm.org

Please note: We are receiving a high number of calls — thank you for your patience.

 

Midcoast CA$H, the free tax preparation service offered by United Way of Midcoast Maine, has teamed up with GetYourRefund to connect people to our IRS-certified volunteers working virtually. This year, because of Covid-19 restrictions, there are 2 options to file taxes with Midcoast CA$H, both of which are safe and secure and require no direct contact.

The first option, the fastest way for people to get their refund, starts by visiting www.getyourrefund.org/midcstme – a fast, reliable, and free service that connects users with Midcoast CA$H’s tax preparers. It is as simple as answering a series of questions, then using a cell phone or computer to upload documents for the tax preparers to review before filing. Judy, a recent CA$H client exclaimed “It’s so easy, I’m embarrassed!” after worrying it would be difficult to use the GetYourRefund website.

The second option is called Scan & Go for people without a cell phone or computer. By calling (207) 295-6340 clients will initiate the process and be sent an intake packet. All the forms needed to file the taxes can be taken to one of the Scan & Go sites in Brunswick, Topsham, or the multiple locations in Lincoln County. All the documents will be scanned into GetYourRefund for the client and immediately returned to them.

Midcoast CA$H is part of the CA$H Maine initiative and this year’s tax preparation service supported by BIW, Bath Savings Institution, Bowdoin College, CEI, Davenport Trust, First Federal Savings & Loan, First National Bank, General Dynamics, John T. Gorman Foundation, IRS/VITA, Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission, Maine Women’s Fund, Midcoast Maine Community Action, New Ventures Maine, and Norway Savings.

03/02/21 - 03/17/21 at All Day

United Way of Mid Coast Maine - Virtual Community Read Aloud

The United Way of Mid Coast Maine isn’t letting a pandemic stop them from hosting the annual Community Read Aloud. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, the event could not run as usual, with volunteers going into classrooms throughout the area to share their favorite kids book with them. Instead, there was a mix of pre-recorded videos and online virtual meetings.

A YouTube playlist was put together with a dozen videos of various community member reading their favorite kid’s book. Volunteer readers included Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry, Representative Denise Hepler, and Lois Skillings of Mid Coast – Park View Health. With an array of stories ranging from baby board books to chapter books, there is a video for every child to enjoy. United Way shared this playlist with more than 100 school and childcare centers throughout the region, as well as with the local children’s librarians.

More than a dozen volunteers offered to schedule an online live reading with classrooms at Phippsburg Elementary, West Bath Elementary, and Williams-Cone School in Topsham. Recently retired United Way staff member Peter Lindsay had this to say about his experience during the Virtual Community Read Aloud: “I would have loved to have been there in person instead of on screen, but having said that, we had a good time!  I read A Chair for My Mother, an old favorite, and Doggies, a counting board book by Sandra Boynton in which we all get to make the sounds of the different dogs.  It is fun to do with a group!” Peter Read to Mrs. Baldwin’s Kindergarten class at Phippsburg Elementary.

United Way of Mid Coast Maine understands that early exposure to books and language is positively linked with school readiness and adult literacy.  Sharing stories, songs, and books with infants and young children help prepare children to learn to read and to succeed in school and beyond.  Reading with young children also provides times for parents and child to bond, an important part of their growth and development. United Way of Mid Coast Maine will continue to offer this important event each year, hopefully getting the volunteers back into the classrooms next year. For now, people can watch the videos on the United Way of Mid Coast Maine YouTube page at www.youtube.com/channel/UCH5OluFj2h30zQWUvz6ybbQ.

For more information, call 207-443-9752 or visit www.uwmcm.org.

 

Frontier Presents Mountainfilm on Tour - Brunswick, a virtual fundraiser for Frontier Studios 03/12/21 - 03/14/21 at 12:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Frontier Presents Mountainfilm on Tour - Brunswick, a virtual fundraiser for Frontier Studios

PART OF THE

Virtual Cinema Series

The Virtual Cinema Series is a new way for our community to watch films programmed by Frontier from the safety of their homes. A portion of the proceeds from these special links will support Frontier during our temporary closure.

Description

Mountainfilm on Tour showcases a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the annual Mountainfilm festival held in Telluride, Colorado.

Frontier Studios is the host of the Mountainfilm on Tour program in Brunswick, ME.

In lieu of a traditional in-person gathering, Frontier will be hosting a virtual screening of Mountainfilm on Tour with an inspiring program of films that explore themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission of using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

For more information and to register for this event please visit https://www.explorefrontier.com/event/mountainfilm-on-tour-brunswick/

Kids Tennis at Maine Pines - Orange Ball 03/12/21 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Kids Tennis at Maine Pines - Orange Ball

Calling all kids ages 8-11!

Join us on the courts using our junior sized equipment! Juniors will learn tennis skills and strategies through game based drills, all while practicing footwork and coordination! Players will have fun while learning this lifetime sport!

Orange ball runs from 5 – 6pm Mondays &/or Fridays. Cost is 1 day/week $40, 2 days/week $65, 3 months/1 day $110, and 3 months/2 days $180. You get a free junior racket if you sign up for 3 months! Join us today by calling 729-8433!

St. Charles Borromeo Lenten Haddock Chowder Takeout! 03/12/21 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

St. Charles Borromeo Lenten Haddock Chowder Takeout!

In light of current COVID restrictions, the traditional Lenten Fish Suppers at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick will be changed to Lenten Haddock Chowder Takeout for the 6 Fridays in Lent. They begin on Friday, February 19, and run through March 26 from 5 to 6 p.m. Customers will be asked to enter the East parking lot entrance at 132 McKeen Street and then will be directed, by signs, to the pick-up area.

Masks are required when making pick-ups. A pint of homemade fish chowder, a package of oyster crackers, and a wrapped dessert will be offered for $10. Exact cash or checks (made out to All Saints Parish) will be accepted. 160 portions will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Thank you for your continued support during this Lenten season.

All Saints Parish
ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CHURCH
Lent/Easter 2021

LENTEN FISH CHOWDER TAKEOUT
Friday, Feb. 19 to March 26. 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Proceeds to benefit these area services
Midcoast Hunger Prevention, The Tedford Shelter, The Gathering Place, Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers Maine, Oasis Free Clinics, and the People Plus Teen Center

*Homemade Haddock Chowder, pkg. of oyster crackers, wrapped dessert for $10.
*Exact cash or check (made out to All Saints Parish) will be accepted
*Masks must be worn by the person accepting takeout
*Drive up to enter the East parking entrance of St. Charles Church, 132 McKeen St. Signs at the entrance will direct traffic
*160 portions available on a first-come, first-served basis

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Maine Pines Kids Tennis - Ages 4 to 7 03/12/21 at 5:15 pm - 5:55 pm

Maine Pines Kids Tennis - Ages 4 to 7

Calling all kids ages 4 – 7!

Join us for red ball tennis, which uses USTA approved red ball courts. This program teaches players hand eye coordination, tennis footwork, and basic skills and strategies of the game. Players will have fun while learning to play through a game based format!

Meets on Mon. &/or Fridays from 5:15-5:55. Cost: 1 day/week $40; 2 days/week $65; 3 months/1 day $110; 3 months/2 days $180 (and a free junior racket if you sign up for 3 months!). Join us today by calling 729-8433!

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