This 3-week course requires RSVP for all 3 sessions. Section 1: Mind, Body, Spirit: the first week covers sleep, exercise, meditation, nourishment for our senses, and time management hacks. Section 2: Nourishment Basics: discusses macro- and micronutrients, common misconceptions, portion control, fad DIEts, digestion, chewing, and snacking. Section 3: Preparing for Success: the final week explains clean foods to have on hand, herbs & spices, how to read ingredient labels, clever marketing scams, shopping & prepping food for success.
Participation in an ATV education course will teach how to properly operate and maintain an ATV. Laws, responsibilities and personal safety will also be covered. Passage of a final exam is required.
Total Course = 6 hours
- Proper Operation and Safety (Riding Skill-Equipment-Maintenance) = 2 Hours
- Laws = 1/2 HourEmergencies & Survival = 40 Minutes
- Map & Compass = 1 Hour
- Self Help First Aid = 20 Minutes
- Environmental/Landowner/Ethics = 1 1/2 Hours
Please bring a basic survival kit (fire, water first aid) and something to write with.
This class is open to students 10 and above. Students under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Free Nutrition and Cooking Education
Pre-registration is required.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is FREE to income eligible adults with a child/children, pregnant, and if you are eligible for programs such as SNAP, WIC, or Head Start.
In this program you will learn to:
- Cook new recipes
- Choose healthy foods
- Save money at the grocery store
- Keep food safe to eat
- Be more active
To register, receive more information, or request a reasonable accommodation, contact:
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
307 Maine Avenue
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.942.7396 or 800.287.1485 (in Maine)
We have the power to avoid all the negativity on the news, social media, and advertising distractions. We can avoid feeling overwhelmed and become a beacon of hope without a lot of work. How can you make mindfulness a daily practice in your hectic life? Repetition is how we form habits, whether good or bad. Mindfulness is no different. We’ll discuss gaining control of your life with ease and will practice a simple 5- minute meditation.
Do you want to try growing some of your own vegetables and/or flowers next year? Not sure how to start? Learn what you can do in the fall to be ready for spring, from site selection to planting garlic (we'll have some on hand to give out!) and other bulbs. Trisha Smith is the Community Education Assistant for Home Horticulture at UMaine Cooperative Extension Piscataquis County. Garlic is one of her favorite crops.
Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables? University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshops will teach you the basics of canning and freezing, including how to use water bath canners to preserve pickles, jam, and vegetables. Learn from the experts. We will provide fresh produce and canning jars. Each participant will take home a jar of what we prepare and canning packet. Workshops are taught by UMaine Extension Community Education Assistant (CEA) Laurie Bowen.