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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

Wilcox Wellness & Fitness: 2 week TRIAL program 10/29/20 - 03/31/21 at 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wilcox Wellness & Fitness: 2 week TRIAL program

Are you looking for a way to get into a fitness routine in a safe environment during COVID-19? Join our 2-Week Trial Program to see if we’re right for you!
 
We know that carving out time for your health and fitness is a significant challenge, and during current times finding the time to find a gym that meets your health & safety needs creates an added challenge.  At Wilcox Wellness & Fitness we take your health & safety seriously as well as your time!  We offer over 60 group personal training sessions each week so that you can find time for YOU even during the most hectic of times.
 
We are currently offering 1:1 and Group Personal Training in two platforms.
1) In our gym while following all Maine CDC health & safety guidelines including 14’ of distancing between all participants, dedicated equipment for each participant, and frequent sanitization of equipment and surfaces.  We are also continuing OUTDOOR training each afternoon while the weather allows, providing another option if going indoors isn’t quite right for you.
2) LIVEStream Training through Zoom from the safety of your own home.  Our LIVEStream training sessions give you the accountability and structure of working with your personal trainer in REAL TIME to receive REAL TIME coaching.  You can expect to get an amazing workout, receive tons of coaching to ensure proper form and technique, and feel the love of our amazing community. 
 
Just three 45-minute training sessions per week has the capability to change your life and we want to prove it!  Join us for our 2-Week TRIAL Program.  
This program provides you with UNLIMITED Group Personal Training in any of our current training platforms for just $50.
When you enroll you will be contacted to set up a 30-minute success session where we will talk about your health & fitness goals, discuss strategies for reaching your goals, explain how everything works, and make sure that all of your questions are answered.
 

We would LOVE to show you how simple dedication to consistent habits can bring significant results.  And now is the PERFECT time to commit to your health and fitness – this 2-week program is designed to help you get started in your OWN HOME as a Virtual offering OR IN-PERSON at our gym.  You have access to both platforms and can choose based upon what’s right for you and your family!

To read more about how we’re keeping our community safe during COVID-19 please visit https://wilcoxwellnessfitness.lpages.co/wilcox-training-formats-covid-19/.  
I’d love to chat if you are still on the fence.  Schedule a brief informational phone call by visiting www.wilcoxwellnessfitness.com/getstartedbrunswick.

Ready to get started in our TRIAL PROGRAM?  Click here to learn more and get enrolled today!  wilcoxwellnessfitness.lpages.co/livestream-trial-program

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.

Trek Across Maine 03/20/21 - 06/30/21 at 12:00 am

Trek Across Maine

The American Lung Association’s 2021 Trek Across Maine has been reimagined into a virtual Cycle Your Way format now through June 30th! Cycling is a great way to improve both your physical and mental health, while giving an extra boost to your immune system. We encourage you to participate in the virtual event as this allows you to get outside while still practicing social distancing!

Money raised will support public health efforts related to lung disease, including COVID-19 research. Over the next three years, the American Lung Association has pledged $25 million to:

  • Provide free lung health education and masks to those in need.
  • Protect public health by advocating for COVID and flu vaccines in underserved communities of color.
  • Prevent future outbreaks by investing in respiratory virus research.

What: If you choose to participate in the cycling portion of the virtual event, complete 60, 120 or 180 miles on an indoor or outdoor bike (or mix of both) at your own pace and in segments if preferred. All virtual participants that raise the minimum $250 by June 30th will receive an accomplishment medal and event t-shirt. You can earn incentives the more you raise!

When: Now through June 30th, 2021.

Where: Anywhere you’d like, just make sure to always practice social distancing. Sample routes throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts will be provided as well.

How: Visit the event website (TrekAcrossMaine.org) and register as a virtual participant for $25. You will receive everything you need to successfully complete the virtual event from there!

Extras: Join our  Trek Across Maine Group on Strava. You can connect your tracking devices to the Strava app so others can see your progress. We also encourage you to join our Trek Across Maine group to stay in touch with other participants and post photos of your ride/screenshots of your progress.

Join the Arctic Museum for an artist’s talk with photographer Rhea Banker 03/31/21 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Arctic Museum for an artist’s talk with photographer Rhea Banker

Please join us online for an artist’s talk with photographer Rhea Banker

Photographer Rhea Banker has long been fascinated by the landscapes of Greenland. Recently, she focused her attention on dog sleds, qamutit, as they sit in and around communities, unused, in the summer. A critical part of the traditional economy for hunting and transportation, dog sleds are in an increasingly precarious position. Global warming is reducing the sea ice, rendering sleds less and less useful, threatening their very existence. In her talk, Banker will discuss what drew her to Greenland, and to qamutit in particular, and her experiences working in small communities on the Greenland coast.

When: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. ET

Where: Online at https://bowdoin.zoom.us/j/97719882683

Online Sexual Violence Support Group for Teens 03/31/21 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Online Sexual Violence Support Group for Teens

We’re offering an online group for teens this spring!

This virtual group is for teenagers (14-18 years old) who have experienced or are concerned about sexual violence. This group will meet on Wednesdays from 7:30-9 PM EST on our HelpRoom from March 24th-April 28th. Our online HelpRoom is an anonymous space for people impacted by sexual violence to connect with one another virtually. Our trained advocates help facilitate these group discussions to make sure the HelpRoom is a safe and supportive place for everyone. To join, visit affiliate.rainn.org/helproom/sassmm and enter the chat. No sign up necessary! You can join for as many sessions as you’d like.

Not a teen but interested in our HelpRoom? We have two reoccurring groups for anyone impacted by sexual violence! Visit www.sassmm.org/helproom more information.

If you’re looking for immediate support, you can reach an advocate anytime by calling our 24-hour Helpline at 1-800-871-7741.

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