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Final Thursday Lunch with Timbered Lake Duo at Common Good Cafe in Southwest Harbor

Date and Time: 04/02/2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Enjoy Timbered Lake Duo as they bring a memorable close to a fantastic season of Thursday lunches as the volunteer crew gears up for special upcoming events and the Cafe's annual re-opening for the summer season. Soak up the special ambience of spring light, oceans views, warm aromas, good food, friendly people, and healing music...all by your gift of a donation!! Look for both Timbered Lake and The Common Good Community on Facebook!!

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‘Garbologist’ shares stories of human resilience at Jesup

Date and Time: 04/02/2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

BAR HARBOR — Explore the world through the lens of a “garbologist” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m.  Lisa Bjerke will transport you to Germany, India, China, and Japan through photo essays that reveal fascinating stories of human resilience and creativity when confronting what to do with waste.

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Diver Ed to show icy diving videos at Jesup

Date and Time: 04/03/2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

BAR HARBOR — During the coldest month on record this winter, local diver Eddie “Diver Ed” Monat challenged himself to dive every day and create a short video of each chilly underwater adventure.

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Lego Day

Date and Time: 04/04/2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Seal Cove Auto Museum will be open & free for a day of creativity & fun. Come play with us & build your own auto with the museum's Legos

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Transgender Health and Well-Being: A Community Conversation

Date and Time: 04/09/2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

BAR HARBOR—What does it mean to be “transgender” or gender nonconforming? How do we talk about gender expression and what issues arise for people who experience their gender differently than the gender they were given at birth? How can we begin to understand and celebrate gender differences? What does it look like to be supportive of gender nonconformity?
During the second week in April, these questions and many more will be considered in a series of events for health professionals and the public sponsored by the MDI Hospital Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center and Healthy Acadia, with contributions from College of the Atlantic, Downeast GLSEN, Bar Harbor YWCA, University of Maine Machias, and Equality Maine.
The morning of April 9, Frank Brooks, LCSW, a behavioral health professional with expertise in treating transgender clients, will lead a workshop for healthcare practitioners from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center. Participants may receive 3 CEU credits. The workshop is $35 and space is limited. Please preregister with ann.worrick@mdihospital.org.
The evening of April 9, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Gates Auditorium, College of Atlantic will host a keynote address by Jenn Burleton, Director of TransActive Gender Center in Portland, Oregon, and a panel discussion with Ms. Burleton, Gia Drew of Equality Maine and Maine Transgender Network, Zack Paakkonen, an attorney and advisor for Trans Youth Equality Network, and local community members. A reception will follow the presentation.
On April 12th at 2:00-4:00, Reel Pizza will show Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story, a documentary about former U.S. Navy Seal Christopher Beck in a new mission as Kristin Beck and her journey as she lives her life truthfully as a transgender woman. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Jenn Burleton. Tickets are $10 and proceeds will benefit Health Acadia’s Gender Diversity Project.
For more information, contact the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center at 288-8100.

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Author Visit – Mac Smith, “Mainers on the Titanic”

Date and Time: 04/14/2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

“Mainers on the Titanic” traces the stories of passengers on that fateful ship who had ties to Maine.  Many of them were wealthy summer visitors to Mount Desert Island, but there were many other residents of the state aboard as well.  Their tales are retold in a lively way here, along with the sinking-related events in the state at that time. 

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MDI Hospital and the Southwest Harbor Memorial Library To Host Death Café On April 18

Date and Time: 04/18/2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Let’s talk about it over tea and cake!
MDI Hospital and the Southwest Harbor Memorial Library will hold a Death Café on Saturday, April 18 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the Library. 
Many people recognize that we live in a death denying culture and that we can live more fully if we embrace the fact that death happens. Death Café is not a support group, but rather a forum of open discussion for people, often strangers, to gather, eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.
Refreshments will be provided and there is no fee to attend.
For more information, contact Carla Tanguay at 244-3267.

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