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BBACC Connects
April 27, 2018
Last Week's poll results: 5/7 of your have never heard of walking tacos! So, here is a visual. Add everything you would add to your taco but put it in a mini bag of chips. Now you know :)

What is your favorite Wahl's Dairy Port Flavor?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
Thank you for helping us move!
We are so so so grateful for the many volunteers who showed up last Sunday to help move us from 52 Main Street to 54 Main Street. It was a huge task to move and you folks who came didn't think twice and jumped right in to get the job done. We were sending people home after just 3 hours of work.


We are currently still working from home but not for long! As soon as phone and internet are hooked up we will be back at our desks. Until then, you can still leave a message at 469.6818 and we will return your call as soon as we can. Please bare with us as there is still a lot to do on our end until we are completely back up and running from the office.
Lighthouse Arts Center Anniversary Celebration

The Lighthouse Arts Center is celebrating our 1st year in our beautiful new building on 86 Main Street in Historic Downtown Bucksport! 

Join us on April 27th from 5-7PM for an evening that will go down in history! Light up the House! 

Schedule of Events

"For Amelíe" Carl Fowler Exhibition Reception 5-7PM
Food, Refreshments, and Wine 5-7PM
Live Artist Demonstrations 5-7PM
Live Band "Mes Amis" 5-7PM
Bucksport Themed Trivia 5-5:30PM (Prize awarded at 5:30PM)
Lighthouse Arts Center Trivia 5:30-6PM (Prize at 6PM)
Upper Gallery Dedication 5:30PM
Student Art Contest Winner Announcement 6PM
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 28 at 12PM

Mary Morrill Photography is offering it's 1st ever Mother's Day mini photo shoot!

Mothers day is a special day to celebrate the mom in your life and everything she does for you and the family. What better way to celebrate than with a beautiful photo session and images to keep the memories of how young your kiddos are now for ever and ever. 

There are only 5 - 20 minute essions available so message me soon to book yours.

Mother's day mini package includes:
20 minute photo session with me
1 8x10 of your favorite image 
5 high resolution digital images 
(With full print rights)
The option to purchase additional digitals and prints at a discounted rate. 

All for only $70

I request a maximum of 5 people in the shoot, unless mom has more kiddos, then of course we will find a way to fit the whole family in!

Monday, April 30 at 5:30 PM
Private Home Care, Inc. is Hiring
Private Home Care, Inc. is a personal care agency serving in-home clients in the Belfast, Maine and surrounding areas. Our services address health, safety and nutrition needs, as well as individual aspects of care such as personal interests and activities.

We offer short- and long-term care services from 3 to 24 hours per day, always with back-up, to ensure that our clients and their families have reliable and consistent support.

For more information about employment opportunities please visit our website, privatehomecareinc.com
Wine Tasting at BookStacks
Ignore the Weather; Drink Wine.
Saturday, April 28, 4 to 6 p.m.
It really will be Spring at some point. We know this. I don't want to talk about it any more.  

 I'm reading a cheerful book about wine, Wine. All the Time., by Marissa A. Ross. "The casual guide to confident drinking." It's definitely pinkies-down, for instance her "Ross Test" involves judging how well a wine swigs.  Funny, but seriously informative; I like it a lot.  

So next week our friend Jack Scully, of Easterly Wine, will return to BookStacks to present the flights and answer questions, talk about the wines and the places whence they came. It looks like a pretty good line-up.

And yes, our own Denise #1 will deliver some of her delicious munchies to pair with the wines as we make our way through.

For more information call us at 469-8992
IRS News
1. New rules and limitations for depreciation and expensing

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act brings changes for small businesses in 2018 and beyond. To help business owners understand new rules and limitations for depreciation and expensing under the new law, the IRS recently released Fact Sheet 2018-9.

2. 2017 refund can be used for 2018 estimated tax payment

Small business/self-employed individuals due a refund on their 2017 federal tax return may be able to reduce or skip one or more of their estimated tax payments by applying their 2017 refund to their 2018 estimated tax. See Form 1040 and instructions for more information

3. Working together to stop tax scams and schemes

Savvy small business owners who become aware of any illegal tax scam or scheme are encouraged to report them to the appropriate IRS contact: Tax Scams — How to Report Them.

4. IRS supports Small Business Week: April 29 – May 5

Each year the SBA’s National Small Business Week recognizes the important contributions of the nation’s many entrepreneurs. As in prior years, the IRS will provide the latest updates and IRS.gov information of interest to small businesses through various news channels, including a special edition e-News for Small Business on Monday, April 30. Visit the SBA Small Business Week website for a preview of events.
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.
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
Playing at the Alamo Theatre...
Love, Simon
Sponsored by: Penobscot Film Society
April 27-29, 2018
110 minutes

Based upon the novel, "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" by Becky Albertalli

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, The Flash, Supergirl), screenplay by Elizabeth Berger & Isaac Aptaker (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli's acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.

Fri 27 Apr, 6:00pm
Fri 27 Apr, 8:20pm
Sat 28 Apr, 6:00pm
Sat 28 Apr, 8:20pm
Sun 29 Apr, 2:00pm*
Sun 29 Apr, 6:00pm

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

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS
Sandy Point Community Club Calendar of Events
Make a Basket, Give a Basket 
Make a Basket, Give a Basket 
Tuesday, May 1, noon - 1:30 p.m.
Ho! The merrie first of Maie
Brings the daunce & blossoms gaie
To make of lyfe a holiday.

Join the Castine Woman's Club and the Wilson Museum as they pass on the lore and fun of making May baskets with Castine's Adams School students Tuesday, May 1, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Wilson Museum's Hutchins Education Center. Director Patty Hutchins will lead students, Club members, and the public in constructing colorful crepe paper baskets to fill with goodies, hang on a friend's door, and run or risk getting kissed!
This multi-generational program is free and open to the public. 
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!
Bucksport Regional Health Center
Spring Health Fair
Our Annual Spring Health Fair has something for everyone. There are vendors and health screenings: including skin cancer checks and glucose readings. Learn about acupuncture, and Reiki. Get a short massage. We have prizes and giveaways. Kids can enjoy a bike rodeo, face painting, food demos, and touch-a-truck with the Bucksport Fire Department. We have Tick-Kits to give away to get you ready for summer. The Bucksport Police Department will hold a Drug Take-Back Day so bring old medications you don't need anymore or expired medications to be disposed of properly. This is a fun, free event. Please join us!
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.
FREE Parenting Class in Bucksport
The Incredible Years program is an evidence-based parenting program. Participation in the program leads to the short-term goals of school readiness, emotion regulation and social competence. Long-term outcomes seen have been a reduced school drop-out rate, increase in academic achievement, a reduction in conduct disorders and a reduction in substance abuse problems. 

Family dinner and childcare are provided at each session. Join us in a safe, non-judgmental environment to get support for your most important job, as a parent!

Pre-registration is required so that we may have an accurate count for dinner and staffing.

Call us at 469-2129, email us at adulted@rsu25.org, or register online at www.rsu25.maineadulted.org  The Incredible Years registration is accessed by clicking on classes and then literacy. A minimum of 5 parents is required for class to run.

Instructor: Sara Falvey, LCSW Dates: 5/7/18 – 8/6/18
No Class on 5/28 or 7/2

Location: RSU 25 Adult Education
Mondays: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
102 Broadway, Suite One   
12 Sessions
Bucksport, ME 04416
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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What is your favorite Wahl's Dairy Port Flavor?
Orange Dream
Black Raspberry
Peanut Butter
I can't choose, I love them all! ;)
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