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BBACC Connects
January 4, 2018
Last Week's poll results: You said you weren't planning on staying awake for New Year's Eve....(sleepy heads)

What's your favorite outdoor winter activity?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
Membership Orientation at BBACC
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
12pm to 1pm
52 Main Street, Bucksport

In this Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce orientation session you will learn how to maximize the benefits of your Chamber investment. The orientation is open to new, existing, & potential members alike.

Bring your brown bag lunch with you!
There is no cost to attend this event, but we ask that you please register.

To RSVP or for more information please contact us at 207.469.6818 or office@bucksportbaychamber.com
Frost Fest Coming Soon...
Senior Meals Calendar & Center Activities
Mondays:
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)

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

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

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

Fridays:
Aerobics 8-9am 
Skip-Bo Cards 10-11am
Playing at the Alamo Theatre...
Lady Bird
sponsored by Rufus & Lucy
January 5-7, 2018 
comedy/drama
94 minutes
R

In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

Fri 05 Jan, 6:00pm
Fri 05 Jan, 8:pm
Sat 06 Jan, 6:00pm
Sat 06 Jan, 8:00pm
Sun 07 Jan, 2:00pm
Sun 07 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 3: Establishing an Effective Safety Committee

January 4: Fire Extinguisher/Emergency Action Plan Workplace Violence (This is a hands-on class)

January 5: Ladder Safety

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.

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

Thursdays
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
Saturday, January 6, 2018
at 10 AM - 12 PM
Arey Community Center, 1160 River Rd

Please join Bucksport Heart & Soul Phase 3 Discussions and bring a potluck brunch 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 "Community Spirit" and "Small Town Feel" 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
Mid-Winter, Noontime, Community Luncheon
January 9, 2018 at 12 noon
Wilson Museum, Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, ME
Good food and lively conversation are on the menu Tuesday, January 9, 2018 when the Castine Woman’s Club and the Wilson Museum co-host a mid-winter, noon-time, community luncheon. Dig in to delicious beef stew, homemade yeast rolls, apple pie and brownies at the Hutchins Education Center on Perkins Street. Cost of the meal is by donation and take-out is available. Reservations requested by Friday, January 5th – call 207-326-9247 or email info@wilsonmuseum.org.
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!
2018 Minimum Wage Poster
Above is a copy of the new legally-required Maine Minimum Wage poster for you, explaining the new Maine minimum wage as of Jan. 1, 2018. State law says this poster must be displayed where all your employees can see it, and I hope this will make it easy to do. You can click on the image above to download and print out, and it does not have to be printed in color.
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2nd Friday Coffee Hour
Friday, January 12 at 8am at The Local Variety

Join Main Street Bucksport, downtown business owners and workers to talk all things downtown! This monthly gathering at the Local Variety has not set agenda. It's simply a time to get together, talk business, and get to know your downtown neighbors.
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!
Weekly Poll
What's your favorite outdoor winter activity?
Building a Snowman
Sledding
Skiing
Snowmobiling
Shoveling (haha)
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