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BBACC Connects
April 19, 2018
Last Week's poll results: Only 1/9 said they are available to help move the Chamber office on Sunday. If you can't make it, please help us spread the word by sharing our Facebook event with your local friends and family.

Do you like walking tacos? Earn one, help us move on Sunday. :)
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
We're counting on you! Moving Day is April 22
We found a home, now we could use some help moving our office! The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce has negotiated a temporary lease with the Verona Grange at 54 Main Street in Bucksport, the next door down 🙂 We couldn't be more grateful for the offer and we're excited to get back to Main Street.

When's moving day? Find our Moving Day event page, Let's Move This! Sunday, April 22 starting at 8am! We need all the help we can get. If you have some time to help stop by on Sunday. If you have boxes, totes, dollies, cleaning supplies and any other equipment that would be helpful in moving we'll need them. We'll be offering walking tacos in the kitchen downstairs and playing music to keep the fun going!

Please advise both Alecia and Leslie have experienced respiratory and allergic reactions by being in the poor air quality of the building so if you are sensitive please take the appropriate precautions.
Senior Meals Calendar & Center Activities
Aerobics 8-9am 
Knitting and Crocheting 9:30-11am
Skip-Bo Cards 9:30-11am 
"3-13" Cards 12:30-2pm
Poker & Hand and Foot Cards 5:30-9pm
Bridge Games - 6:30pm (not during the summer months)

Evening Bingo 5:45-8pm
Day Quilters - 1st Tuesday 9am to 3pm

Aerobics 8-9am 
Skip-Bo Cards 9:30-11am
Scrabble 12:15-2pm

Bridge 12:30-4pm
Poker & Scat/31 Cards 5:30-9pm

Aerobics 8-9am 
Skip-Bo Cards 10-11am
Wahl's Dairy Port Flavor Calendar

Specialty Soft Serve Flavors
Over 30 Flavors of Gifford's Hard Serve
Hours 11am to 8pm Daily
79 Main Street, Bucksport ME
Bucksport Regional Health Center April Newsletter
Looking for a great job in healthcare? Bucksport Regional Health Center is hiring!

Our latest newsletter showcases our open positions, the Spring Health Fair on May 5th and information on alcohol and your health. Just click the link below!

The Local Variety
April Events
Saturday, April 21 at 1:00PM

Join us for another fun PLAYSHOP at the Local Variety! Learn how to make your own leather wrap bracelet (or anklet), just in time for weather to change so you can wear it for everyone to see. All materials will be provided, and you will go home with a bracelet to wear and instructions, with materials list, in order to make more on your own. Students should bring their imagination and creativity, no experience necessary. If you have a button that you love and would like to use in your bracelet, feel free to bring that. 

As a bonus, when you attend the class you'll also receive a coupon for 20% off retail shopping at The Local Variety that you can use while you're there! 

Sign up online or in-store, cost is $30. Pre-Registration is required.

**This event would be best for those 14+ years old because of the intricacy of the beadwork but that's up to your discretion ** :-)

Thursday, April 26 at 6PM

Saturday, April 28 at 12PM

Monday, April 30 at 5:30 PM
Private Home Care, Inc. is Hiring
"Tick Talk" at SSCL
May 2018 is LYME Disease Awareness Month! Get ready now for prevention!

“TICK TALK” Friday April 20 at 7pm at Stockton Springs Community Library.

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs” Third Annual Speakers’ Series will present:
Dr. Beatrice Szantyr, MD, FAAP and Constance “Happy” Dickey, RN to discuss what you and your family should know about the causes, incidence and difficulties of medical diagnosis and the steps you should take to protect yourself and family. Q & A at end of talk.

Thanks to the support of the Maine Charity Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation for their support of this program.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org or
phone 207-567-4147.
Main Street Bucksport Hosts Poem in Your Pocket Day
Poem in Your Pocket day comes to downtown Bucksport on Saturday, April 21.
Poem in Your Pocket Day 2018 is part of National Poetry Month. On this day people are encouraged to select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, street corners, and on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem.

Main Street Bucksport is working with downtown merchants to help cross promote a Poem in Your Pocket Day special. The idea is simple. You choose a product or service that you'll give a 10% discount for is someone comes in with a poem in their pockets. We will place small baskets of poems around town and encourage people to visit various businesses to load up on poems in their pockets.  Learn More about MSB...

Several downtown businesses have already sign on. MSB will take out an ad in the Enterprise the week of the event and will gratefully accept any donation you can give to help offset advertising costs. This event is also being promoted by Bucksport's Poet Leureate, Pat Ranzoni. She will downtown on Poem in Your Pocket day reading poems and promoting a love of poetry. 

Poem in Your Pocket Day was initiated in April 2002 by the Office of the Mayor in New York City, in partnership with the city’s Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative to all fifty United States, encouraging individuals around the country to participate. In 2016, the League of Canadian Poets extended Poem in Your Pocket Day to Canada.
Fort Knox Needs Park Day Volunteers
On Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10 AM until noon, volunteers are needed to team up with the Friends of Fort Knox and the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) to help clean the Civil War era State Historic Site. The nationwide effort – dubbed Park Day – is underwritten with a grant from The History Channel. In past years, over one hundred and eleven sites took part in Park Day throughout the country.
Volunteers are needed to sweep, rake and ready Fort Knox for its opening on May 1. Helpers are asked to bring rakes, shovels, wheel barrels, leaf blowers, tarps and work gloves. Participants should plan on arriving at 10 AM and helping to noontime. For more information about Park Day at Fort Knox, please call 469-6553 or email FOFK1@aol.com .
IRS News
1. First quarter estimated tax payment due April 17

Small businesses and self-employed individuals often need to make quarterly estimated tax payments to cover their tax obligation and avoid paying penalties. Estimated tax payments can be used to pay both income tax and self-employment tax (Social Security and Medicare).

The first payment installment for 2018 is due April 17. IRS Direct Pay is the fastest and easiest way to make these payments. The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System ( EFTPS ) and the IRS2Go mobile app are also secure and time-efficient options.

2. Business owners: Beware of ‘IRS Refunds’ email scam

In an April 9 news release , the IRS identifies a new bogus email pretending to be from “IRS Refunds,” and containing a link that connects to a fake page where thieves try to steal personally identifiable information, such as Social Security numbers.

These links or attachments often download malware that can give the scammers control of the computer or track keystrokes to determine sensitive passwords or critical information, placing personal and/or business data at risk.

Tax Tip 2018-52 IRS Dirty Dozen: Watch Out for These 12 Scams – The IRS reminds taxpayers to watch out for scams and schemes that put them and their personal information at risk.

IRS warning: Don’t be a victim of ‘ghost’ tax return preparers ― The IRS is cautioning taxpayers to avoid the dangers of “ghost” tax return preparers. (Also copy of News Release attached above.)
Yoga with Naomi 
Beginner-Friendly Healing Hatha Yoga
Bucksport: Wednesdays
Every Wednesday, our longest-running Yoga with Naomi class meets from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Bucksport Regional Health Center in Bucksport. Gentle, warm and friendly, this class is a welcoming space for yogis of any ability, age, or body type.

Bucksport Regional Health Center
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Gentle, healing hatha
Mats and props provided.
Everyone welcome.
$12 to drop in for a single class.
Sign up at the start of a 5-week series and pay $50 for 5 classes.
Free to cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers.
Ellsworth: Tuesdays
These classes are gentle, healing hatha classes; free and open to cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Call the Center at 207-664-0339 or email info@bethwrightcancercenter.org. You can find us at 23 Commerce Park in Ellsworth. Drop-in any time.

4 - 5 p.m.
Gentle, healing hatha
Mats and props provided.
Everyone welcome.
No cost.

David Walker also teaches a Beth Wright-sponsored gentle yoga class for cancer patients and survivors at Blue Hill Yoga on Mondays 3-4 p.m. There is no cost for the class and all are welcome.
World Fish Migration Day Celebration
Join us at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery for World Fish Migration Day! Come learn about Maine's migrating fish species including river herring, American eels, and Atlantic salmon! Activities will include fish printing, hatchery tours, scavenger hunt, NOAA's interactive "Stream Smart" table, and informational talks about Maine's fishway restoration projects.

This event is 10am-2pm on Saturday April 21st and free to the public.
Located at the Craig Brook and Green Lake National Fish Hatcheries
306 Hatchery Rd, East Orland, Maine 04431

for more about Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust and other events they have planned visit greatpondtrust.org
Playing at the Alamo Theatre...
I Can Only Imagine sponsored by: Orland United Methodist Church
April 20-22, 2018
110 minutes

The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.

It's the song that brings ultimate hope to so many... often in the midst of life's most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard. In reality, those lyrics took a lifetime to craft.

Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn't easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Bart turned to football in hopes of somehow connecting with his abusive father. But a career-ending injury-combined with the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential-set Bart on a musical pathway.

Fri 20 Apr, 6:00pm
Fri 20 Apr, 8:20pm
Sat 21 Apr, 6:00pm
Sat 21 Apr, 8:20pm
Sun 22 Apr, 2:00pm*
Sun 22 Apr, 6:00pm

General Admission $8
Students/Seniors $7
Members $5

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS
Adult Education Art & Sound program in Bucksport
RSU #25 Adult Ed is offering a new program, “Art from the Heart and Sound for the Soul,” a healing and expressive arts workshop led by Amy Thompson and Eileen Mielenhausen on Tuesday, April 24 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Bucksport High School.

Experience the healing powers of creating sound, making art, writing and sharing in a safe, sacred space. This interactive program will help you explore new ways to light your creative fire, get unstuck or unblocked, and reclaim your “voice” and sense of self-expression. The workshop is open to the public. No experience necessary—all skill levels welcome!! Art supplies and musical instruments will be provided. 

Cost for the 3-hour workshop is $50. To register, please contact RSU #25 Adult Education at 469-2129 or adulted@rsu25.org 

For more info, contact Eileen at (207) 441-2785, eileen.mielenhausen@gmail.com, or visit beaminglightcoaching.com.
Heart & Soul Volunteer Fair/Summit
When: Wednesday, April 25th
4:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Bucskport High School Gym & Cafeteria

Celebrate with our many community partners on April 25th from 4:20-7:30pm. You can visit informational tables and see how your talents and interests can take Bucksport to a brighter future. Connect with your Bucksport neighbors and find out what they are doing. Join their projects. Enjoy a buffet meal (courtesy of Town of Bucksport). Win a door prize. Celebrate with Bucksport Heart & Soul!

This program is co-sponsored by the Bucksport Branch, Down East family YMCA.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is taking place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce located at 163 High Street. 
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is hosting their Drug Take-Back Day in collaboration with Ellsworth Police Department, Healthy Acadia and the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce, and community members are encouraged to bring in any unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs for this free, anonymous service.  

The following police departments are hosting Drug Take-Back events from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 28th:
·   Bar Harbor
·   Bucksport
·   Mt. Desert
·   Southwest Harbor
·   Gouldsboro

For more events and news from Healthy Acadia by visiting healthyacadia.org
Sandy Point Community Club Calendar of Events
Marketing Main Street: Get Noticed in the Noise
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cony Flatiron Auditorium
110 Cony Street, Augusta

Join us for two boot-camp strategies on how to market your boutique or mission on a shoe-string. Abbe Levin, Cultural Tourism Coordinator for the Maine Office of Tourism will teach you how the professionals spark foot traffic. Whitney Moreau from Marshall Communications will tell you how you have social media all wrong and what to do about it. Turn your brand into a celebrity this summer!

$29 Main Street/Network program community member/Maine Development Foundation member
$34 general public

Get Paid to Talk/Intro to Voiceover Acting
The Riverside Adult Ed Partnership with RSU 22/RSU 26/ RSU 34 Spring 2018 Session offerings are now available.

Included in this issue is the second "GET PAID TO TALK/Introduction to Voiceover Acting” workshop held by Voice Coaches of Albany N.Y. in cooperation with My Thrill Studio located at 46 Blueberry Hill in Winterport.

The offering will be held on Thursday, May 3rd from 6:30-9:00. This session is designed to introduce adults to the voice over field in a manner that is easy to understand, upbeat and fun. Voice overs are everywhere, from commercials, audio books, cartoons, gaming and documentaries.

You’ll learn about the business and you’ll have an opportunity to record a real script under the direction of a producer in the studio and have it played back to be assessed. If you have interest, call the studio @ 207-223-5082, text 207-944-9509, email mfrancis@mythrillstudio.com or Facebook message us. You may also call the RSU #22 Adult Ed office at 207-862-6422 or to register on-line visit their website

The fee is $25.00. Registering on-line is the fastest way to insure your spot. The number is limited to 15 and there is presently a wait list from the last session. Thanks for your time.
IMFF off season: Chasing Bubbles
Thursday, May 3 at 6 PM - 8 PM
The Alamo Theatre
85 Main St, Bucksport, Maine 04416

Join us for a free screening of the film "Chasing Bubbles" which tells the story of Alex Rust, a farm boy turned day trader from Indiana who, at 25, abandoned his yuppie life in Chicago, bought a modest sailboat and set out to sail around the world.

This film is offered for free thanks to a grant from the Maine Arts Expansion Grant of the Maine Community Foundation. Donations are gratefully accepted to support the IMFF.
Wednesday on Main 2018 Schedule of Events
Save all the dates! This year’s Bucksport's Wednesday on Main schedule is here for 2018!
Free Paper Shredding Event in Bucksport
Saturday, May 5th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Bucksport High School Parking Lot, 102 Broadway
Bucksport, Maine

Get ready for spring cleaning now and safeguard your identity from being stolen!
Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, your donors, and your customers. The AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help. Bring any confidential documents to the Operation Stop Scams event, and we’ll shred them for free. It only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on!  

This event is sponsored by AARP Fraud Watch Network – Operation Stop Scams and supported by Age-Friendly Bucksport, RSU 25,
BBHCC's Senior Resource Committee, and the Bucksport Police Department.
For more information, please call 469-2335.
Bucksport Bay Farmers' Market Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Season!
The Bucksport Bay Farmers' Market is seeking new vendors for the 2018 season starting May 17th. Come be a part of the revitalization of Bucksport!
Visit our website and download an application and look over the by-laws. You can mail your applications to PO Box 1676 , Bucksport ME 04416, email them to Leslie at leslie@bucksportbaychamber.com or call 207.469.6818
Join in our fun by following us on Facebook .
Searsport Pines Golf Course Offering
Bonus 10-Play Pass
Searsport Pines Golf Course is now offering a Bonus 10-Play Pass (includes a bonus round) for only $150.00. The pass is for 11 nine-hole rounds at this greatly reduced price (formerly $180.00). Cost for each nine-hole round of golf is only $13.64 !!. This bonus pass is available for purchase through May 15, 2018 for use during the 2018 Season. Purchase of a 10-Play pass after 5/1518 will be good for ten (10) nine hole rounds, equaling $15. per round; also substantial savings at the new low price of $150.00. 

Please all 207-548-2854 to purchase a pass or for further information
Sporting Goods Swap in Bucksport
Kids grow like weeds and specialized equipment tends to be outgrown very quickly. That means our parents are sometimes burdened by program fees and the additional cost of purchasing new sports gear every season.

The Bucksport YMCA invites you to participate in our sporting goods swap hosted at the Jewett School Gym from 3pm-7pm on Wednesday, May 16th. Please bring in donations at your convenience to the Bucksport YMCA office at least a week before the event.

To take advantage of this event you are not required to donate any used sports equipment, just show up and grab your child's size! Any equipment that is left over will be available for anyone involved in youth sports who might need it.

Some examples of equipment that could be donated: Cleats, Catching mitts, Basketball sneakers, Batting gloves, Bike Helmets, Skates, Bikes, Shin guards, Wrestling gear, Bats, balls, etc.
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