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Eastern Area of Agency

Date and Time: 04/30/2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Noelle Merrill from the Eastern Area on Aging will be at the Jesup Memorial Library at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 30, 2015.

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Reiki – A Complement to Medical Care

Date and Time: 05/06/2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please join Phoebe Barnes at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Wednesday evening, May 6, 6:00 for an introduction to Reiki. For more info. call the Library at 244-7065.

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Free Dental Service Days at MDI Hospital's Community Dental Center

Date and Time: 05/07/2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SOUTHWEST HARBOR--Dr. Layne Whiteley and his staff will be providing free dental services to qualifying individuals at Mount Desert Island Hospital's Community Dental Center in Southwest Harbor on Tuesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
If you do not receive regular oral health care and do not have dental insurance, please contact Nell or Candyce at 244-2888 to determine if you are eligible for these free services.
 
The Community Dental Center is Mount Desert Island Hospital’s dental home, offering high quality affordable oral care for all ages. For more information or to make an appointment during our regularly scheduled hours, please contact the dental center Monday thru Thursday at 244-2888.

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Scuola di Birra: Celebrating 25 Years of Brewing on Mount Desert Island

Date and Time: 05/09/2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Presented by the Maine Brewer's Guild, Beer School is a series of events hosted by breweries state wide that will offer craft beer drinkers a a chance to become engaged with their local breweries with a 'behind the scenes' perspective.  Profits will go directly to the Guild to help them in their mission to support and protect all Maine's craft breweries!

To read more about the Guild and purchase tickets to our event check out their website here! 
http://mainebrewersguild.org/beerschool/.

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Islands – Energy, Economy and Community

Date and Time: 05/12/2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

All are invited to Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday evening, May 12, 5:30 to hear how professors and students from College of the Atlantic ventured to a small island in Denmark, much like our own Island, to learn how they became carbon negative. Could we accomplish this here? For more info. call the Library at 244-7065.

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Southwest Harbor Public Library Annual Plant Sale

Date and Time: 05/16/2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Buy your spring plants at the Southwest Harbor Public Library’s annual Plant Sale Saturday morning, May, 16th from 8:00  – noon.  The sale will be held near the post office in Southwest Harbor on Clark Point Road. For more info. call the Library at 244-7065.

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GO FIGURE! Show

Date and Time: 05/17/2015 11:00 AM - 8:52 PM

ArtWaves is hosting a reception for the varied artists who come draw , paint and sculpt the figure at our arts community centers life drawing sessions.


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MDI Hospital Offers Free Diabetes Prevention Class at the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center

Date and Time: 05/18/2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

BAR HARBOR—The MDI Hospital Wellness team is offering a Diabetes Prevention Class that will begin on Monday, May 18 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center in Bar Harbor. The class is free and will require a 12-month commitment. The classes will meet weekly each Monday for 16 weeks and then monthly for the remainder of the year.
 
The class is designed to provide information on how to prevent diabetes by cutting fat grams and exercising for 150 minutes per week. By following the program, participants can lose 7-10 percent of their body weight and lower their chances of developing Type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.
 
The community based Diabetes Prevention Program helps participants make small successive changes in diet, physical activity and stress management. Meetings, hosted by a trained facilitator, offer a support system for participants to share their successes and manage their setbacks. “We’ve seen amazing changes, not just in weight loss but in attitudes,” said Donna Wiegle, a Swan’s Island resident and the inaugural Diabetes Prevention group’s community coach.
 
The program is funded by a $450,000 grant from the Health Resources Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. MDI Hospital was awarded the grant in order to lead in the development and implementation of a patient-based program to identify those who may be at risk for diabetes and provide evidence-based methods on finding ways to improve their health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three adults in the U.S. is at risk for developing diabetes, and many who are pre-diabetic may not be aware of that risk.
 
For more information, or to sign up, contact MDI Hospital Community Health Educator Kathy Mulligan at 801-5034 or kathy.mulligan@mdihospital.org.
 

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Fly Fishing and Wildlife Viewing

Date and Time: 05/19/2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Please join Terry Kelley for a fly fishing trip to a remote part of Alaska at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday evening, May 19, 5:30. For more info. call the Library at 244-7065.

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