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BBACC Connects
January 11, 2018
Last Week's poll results: You said your favorite outdoor winter activity is skiing!

We would love to have more volunteers here at the Chamber.
Where have you volunteered your time recently?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
Frost Fest Coming Soon...
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
Playing at the Alamo Theatre...
The Greatest Showman
Sponsored by Piero
105 minutes

"The Greatest Showman" is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, "The Greatest Showman" tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. "The Greatest Showman" is directed by exciting new filmmaker, Michael Gracey, with songs by Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul ("La La Land") and starring Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman. Jackman is joined by Zac Efron, Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. 

Fri 12 Jan, 6:00pm
Fri 12 Jan, 8:40pm
Sat 13 Jan, 6:00pm
Sat 13 Jan, 8:40pm
Sun 14 Jan, 2:00pm
Sun 14 Jan, 6:00pm

General Admission $8
Students/Seniors $7
Members $5
Congratulations SSCL
Stockton Springs Library
Stockton Springs Community Library is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the Maine Charity Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. The 2018 grant will be overseen by the "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" volunteer group at the library to support the 2018 Speakers' Series and January-June weekly Tai Chi classes. The Speakers’ series is beginning its third year and has monthly talks on topics to inform and educate seniors of their health and legal choices. There will be a variety of new speakers and topics in 2018! Please visit the Stockton Springs Community Library's website or call the library at 567-4147 for more details.
Private Home Care
Private Home Care, Inc. is happy to start this new year off with hope, goodwill and a passion to help our community. Your Home, Your Comfort, Our Care.

Join us as we roll into 2018!

Maine DOL Offers Free Safety Classes
The Maine Department of Labor offers safety and health and labor law classes - at no charge.

January 2018 Classes
(all in Augusta unless indicated otherwise)

January 16: NFPA-1403 Live Burn Training (Provides training for fire fighters and emergency response personell)

January 18 & 19: OSHA 1926 10-Hour Construction Training (OSHA card earned by student $8 fee)

January 22: Forklift Operator Safety (for new operators)

January 23: Lockout/Tagout Procedues (OSHA regulations for safe operation of equipment)

January 24: Scaffolding and Fall Protection (Proper setup and OSHA requirements)

January 29: Machine Guarding (Working safely with equipment)

January 30: Accident Investigation/Injury Analysis (Proper investigation and prevention)

January 31: Impairment Detection Training for Employers (Designed to help employers recognize and respond to employee impairment)

Call 207.623.7900 to enroll
TTY users call Maine Relay 711
Maine Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Standards
45 State House Station, Augusta
Yoga with Naomi 
Beginner-Friendly Healing Hatha Yoga
Orland: Tuesdays
Gentle, beginner-friendly yoga classes for adults and teens.

Tuesday nights, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Orland Community Center, Room 20
$12 to drop in
$50 for 5 classes
Discounts for first-responders
Free to cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers

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.
Ellsworth: Tuesdays & Thursdays
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.

1 - 2 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.
Heart and Soul Discussion Phase 3
Friday, January 12, 2018
Buck's Mills Rod & Gun Club
12pm to 2pm

Please join Bucksport Heart & Soul Phase 3 Discussions and bring a potluck luncheon item to share! We welcome your input as we discuss your hopes, concerns and ideas for Bucksport and enjoy refreshments together.
We will talk about the ways that each of our Community Statements has been strengthened or eroded over time. Where are we now? Where do we want to be? What are our goals to strengthen what matters most in our Community?
At this event we will generate ideas for "Recreation" and "Environment" to create a Community Heart & Soul Action Plan.
FREE Tai Chi for Health Class
Free Tai Chi for Health Class
Improve strength, flexibility and balance in a fun, relaxed environment
*while classes are free, a $5 donation is suggested

Fridays, January 12 - March 2, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Bucksport Regional Health Center
To register or for more information contact class instructor Nina Zeldin at 667-7171 or nina@healthyacadia.org
2nd Friday Coffee Hour
Friday, January 12 at 8am at The Local Variety

These monthly informal gatherings are organized by Main Street Bucksport. Come to talk shop and get to know your downtown business neighbors.

Main Street Bucksport is considering bringing a professional social media consultant to town to work with downtown business owners. If you're unable to attend coffee hour but are interested, places contact Brook at mainstreetbucksport@gmail.com  

PS: Jessica is making coffee and Brook is baking muffins. Both will be good and are on us! 
Lighthouse Arts Center Classes January-March
The Lighthouse Arts Center has some really great things planned starting this month and going all the way through March. Click on the image above to download the schedule!
January Newsletter from BRHC
Inside our first newsletter of the year, you will find information on upcoming classes and programs at Bucksport Regional Health Center, many of which can help you meet your goals for the new year! For example, we have two FREE weight loss classes beginning in a couple of weeks. We also included a trip to the local acupuncture center, preventing cold-weather injuries, glaucoma information, Wear Red event details and our latest Health Talk Tuesday offering free balance and fall risk screenings.  Click here to download and read
Maine Teacher of the Year Program Accepting Nominations
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As a supporter of the Maine Teacher of the Year program through our partnership with Educate Maine, Bangor Savings Bank is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 County Teachers of the Year, one of whom will be selected as the 2019 Maine Teacher of the Year.

Do you know a great teacher? Someone who inspires students? A teacher who is a leader in the profession and deserves recognition for their great work with students? Here is your chance to nominate him/her for County Teacher of the Year!​

Teachers may be nominated by students, parents, teaching colleagues, principals, superintendents or anyone from the community who has an interest in honoring an outstanding educator. 

To recognize a teacher’s role in engaging his/her students positively to improve student achievement click here to nominate a teacher.  

Deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. on February 5, 2018.

Hire-A-Vet Campaign Offers Employers Veteran Recruitment, Retention Training
Maine's Hire-A-Vet Campaign is offering businesses attendance at Military Culture 202, a no-cost training seminar to help employers recruit and retain veterans to their workforce. A panel of employers, including IDEXX, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS) and the State of Maine, will also share their best practices for recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans during the seminar.

Two dates are available: January 25 at Bangor Savings Bank, 5 Senator Way in Augusta, and February 1 at the Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd. in Portland, each from 1 to 4 p.m.

Employers can register at www.mainecareercenter.gov/hireavet.shtml .
Bald Mountain Community Club
Open Mic
Bald Mountain Community Center invites you to save the date for their January Open Mic & Chili/Chowder Contest.

Stop by 1287 Bald Mountain Road in Orland on Saturday, January 13 at 5pm. For more details keep an eye on their Facebook event page
Orland Rabies Clinic
The Town of Orland is pleased to announce a Rabies Clinic will be held at the Orland Fire Department on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 10am-12pm.

The clinic is for cats & dogs, and the shots are only $13 each! Dogs are expected to be on leash, & cats are expected to be in a carrier. The Town of Orland would like to thank the Orland Fire Department, & Dr. Joan Kasoff!
Health Talk Tuesday at BRHC
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
at 12 PM - 1 PM
Bucksport Regional Health Center
110 Broadway, Bucksport, Maine 04416

Topic: Falls Risk Arete Rehabilitation
Tripping hazards can be everywhere. Be Safe. Enjoy a short talk on preventing falls and get a free falls-risk assessment. As always, bring your lunch and we will provide a healthy side dish.
Hannaford Helps Purple Iris Foundation
We are elated to share that The Purple Iris Foundation has been chosen by the Brewer Hannaford as the latest beneficiary of the Hannaford Cause Bag program! Every time the reusable Hannaford Helps bag with the good karma message is purchased at the Brewer Hannaford during the month of January, The Purple Iris Foundation receives $1. This is truly a great opportunity for us! Please visit the store, find the reusable bag rack and buy the blue Hannaford Helps bag!
Chamber Members Host Senior Game Day
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
9am to 12pm
Jewett School Conference Room
66 Bridge Street in Bucksport

Private Home Care, Inc. and Bucksport YMCA are hosting the very first ever Senior Game Day!

Free to the community! Local transportation provided, with registration. Please call Jesse Rishani at 207.322.3949.
*if you are unable to register, come anyways!

All participants will need to sign in at the main lobby as this is during school hours. If schools close due to weather, the event will be rescheduled for a later date.

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