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BBACC Connects
May 17, 2018
Last Week's poll results: The time of day you work best is "early in the morning, before the rest of the world is awake", most popular with 13 votes!

Summer's here, time to start planning your entry into the Bay Festival Parade.
Will we see you in the parade?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
Bucksport Bay Farmers' Market
It’s almost summertime, and what is more exciting than the prospect of fresh local produce provided by your nearby farmers’ market? This season, don’t forget to buy your produce and goods at the Bucksport Bay Farmers' Market. 

Starting on May 17, you can find Bucksport Bay Farmers' Market at 99 Main Street every Thursday from 2pm to 5pm through October 25.  

The Bucksport Bay Farmers' Market is not only a great place to purchase local produce and goods, but it is a place to enjoy the day with family and friends. This season, all sorts of wonderful things will be offered at the market!

We also accept SNAP/EBT and Credit/Debit cards! Shoppers who use SNAP/EBT receive bonus local fruits and vegetables for every SNAP dollar spen through the Maine Harvest Bucks Program we participate in. If you have any questions about how to use your EBT or Credit card at the market, please contact us, office@bucksportbaychamber.com or 469.6818.
Designate yourself as an "Adoption Center" for River Duck Dash
Get a few ducks together and watch out! Imagine hundreds of them racing down a river towards a finish line where a crowd of people are cheering on their adopted ducks, hoping it will finish first! Saturday, June 30, 2018 during Orland River Day is our sixth River Duck Dash.

Hundreds of rubber ducks are "adopted" for $5.00. When you adopt a duck you will receive your certificate with your duck number on it. Each duck has a number on the bottom that corresponds to your adoption certificate. The ducks are dropped into the Narramissic River in Orland, and the first duck across the finish line wins. The grand prize is $500.00!! To encourage participation and attendees for Orland River Day, if the winner is present, you will receive a BONUS prize! 

If you are a Chamber member we are hoping you will designate yourself as an "adoption center" and hold the certificates. If you can sell ten duck certificates or more we will have a very successful, fun event to bring to Orland River Day this year. Please contact us at the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce to request your certificates, 469.6818. You will be advertised as one of the adoption centers to encourage people to come to your business. 

We are excited about this event and trust you will want to be involved too! Please feel free to call or email with any questions and let us know if you are interested in being an "adoption center" and selling certificates. 207.469.6818
Pixie Harbor Hoopla in Bucksport
Calling all fairies, pirates, elves, wizards, hobbits and gnomes to Pixie Harbor Hoopla in Bucksport!

Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce brings this third year event to Bucksport this summer. Pixie Harbor Hoopla is a "magical" themed festival and a friendly uplifting fun day! Fairies & Pirates of all ages are invited to join us on the waterfront for a day of enchantment on Sunday, June 10th, 2018 from 11am to 4pm.

Dress in your finest Fairy and Pirate Costumes or come as you are! 

Attendees can visit Pixie Harbor Hoopla's “Gnome Depot,” a one-stop-shop for bark, leaves, shells and other natural materials perfect for building fairy houses. Then display your creation for the day on the Bucksport Waterfront. It is said that fairy spirits reside among the trees, flowers, plants, and creatures that live in gardens. The act of building a fairy house is believed to bring good luck as well as help the plants and flowers to grow.

For more information find the event page on Facebook or website, www.bucksportbaychamber.com/pixie-harbor-hoopla contact the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce at 469.6818 if you’d like to be a vendor or have questions about the day! 
Help Fight Hunger - Donate PB&J at BSB
Hooray for PB&J! During the month of May, you can donate peanut butter and jelly at any of the Bangor Savings Bank branches.

These donations will benefit local food pantries across Northern New England in an effort to end the fight against hunger. Learn more at www.bangor.com/pbj
2018 Guides are HERE!
Here's a peak inside of our 2018 Visitor's Guide! Stop by 54 Main Street and grab yours today!
Bucksport Regional Health Center May Newsletter
The Local Variety
May Events
Sat. MAY 19

Have you heard of Midcoast Maine Rocks? I just discovered them and think the idea is really fun so a Rock Painting Party is born! Come join us here at the store to paint inspiring, beautiful and/or fun messages on rocks (you bring the rocks, we'll have paint, markers and sealant here). Then after they've dried, take them with you to hide for someone else to find! What a great way to make someone smile! We'll tell you what to write for instructions on the backs of the rocks so that people can share ones that they have found can re-hide them if they'd like to. I would love to see these throughout Bucksport and our surrounding towns, so put on your craft pants, gather up some rocks and meet us here! Kids and adults are welcome, the more the merrier! This is a totally free event, just bring some rocks :-) ♥ Drop in anytime from 1-3!

Wed. MAY 23

Thur. MAY 24
Penobscot Home Performance is Hiring
Private Home Care Inc. is Hiring
Senior Center Meals & 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
Clean Up Weekend at Searsport Shores
Playing at the Alamo Theatre...
A Quiet Place
May 18-20, 2018
90 minutes

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. 

" John Krasinski 's "A Quiet Place" is a nerve-shredder. It's a movie designed to make you an active participant in a game of tension, not just a passive observer in an unfolding horror. Most of the great horror movies are so because we become actively invested in the fate of the characters and involved in the cinematic exercise playing out before us. It is a tight thrill ride-the kind of movie that quickens the heart rate and plays with the expectations of the audience, while never treating them like idiots. In other words, it's a really good horror movie." 

Fri 18 May, 6:00pm
Fri 18 May, 8:00pm
Sat 19 May, 6:00pm
Sat 19 May, 8:00pm
Sun 20 May, 2:00pm*
Sun 20 May, 6:00pm

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

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS
SSCL's "Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home" Death Café
Stockton Springs Library
Stockton Springs Community Library’s “Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home” Speakers’ Series invites you to attend a Death Café on Friday May 18 from 9am-4pm. Chuck Lakin and Nancy McAlley will lead the all day conference which will deal with issues related to end of life, death and choices. The event will be held in the lower level of the Town Office, on Friday May 18th from 9am-4pm. Lunch will be offered, as well as morning and afternoon snacks. All are welcome, but pre-registration is required.

Death Café is not a physical location, but is an event hosted at someone’s house, library or other pop-up temporary venue. The official objective of a death café is to help people to make the most of their finite lives. Individuals can discuss their understanding, thoughts, dreams, fears and all other thoughts of death and dying at these events.

Nancy McAlley is a retired nurse with extensive end-of-life experience. She is also an interfaith minister, a home funeral advocate, and a member of Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County and the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine. 

Chuck Lakin is a home funeral educator, who teaches people how to make their own wooden coffins, which he says are cheaper and can be decorated.

Limited seating. Prior registration is required for this event. Call SSCL to sign-up: 207-567-4147 or stop by the library to register in person.

Thanks to the support of the Maine Charity Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation for their support of this program.
Public Supper at Elm St. Church
Elm Street Congregational Church at 31 Elm Street in Bucksport will have a public supper on Saturday, May 19 at 5-6 p.m.

The supper will have homemade casseroles, salads, baked beans, rolls, pies and beverages. Admission is $7.00 for adults, $25.00 for a family and there is no cost for children 5 and under.  
Bucksport Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale
Bucksport Garden Club
Spring Plant and Bake Sale
Saturday May 26, 2018 from 9 am - noon
Main St, Bucksport across from Community Pharmacy
Annuals, Perennials, Baked Goods, Books, Crafts, Raffle and more
Unique Rock Shop is now OPEN!
Thank You Customers for the Great 1st week of the 2018 Season!

Schedule for months May and June:
OPEN Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 10:30am-5pm each day

~Closed Tuesday and Wednesday~
Winner Winner 7 Dinners on sale NOW!
Buy yourself a chance to win 7 dinners out. We are only selling 100 chances so you have a 100 to 1 chance to be the lucky winner! The winner will be drawn as soon as 100 chances are sold so hurry in to BookStacks to get yours. $20 per chance to win and only 100 chances up for grabs. The winner will receive a coupon book with 7 dinner coupons ($25 dollar value) to local eateries. HINT HINT Crosby's Drive-In is one :)
You may also purchase a chance or two at the chamber's new office space at 54 Main street, Bucksport but BookStacks is open more hours if you can't catch us.
IRS News
1. The IRS reminds small business owners about the home office deduction

Small business owners and self-employed individuals who work from a home office may be overlooking a common deduction. The IRS encourages small business owners to explore the guidelines surrounding home office deductions and learn more about the options available. Check out Publication 587 , Business Use of Your Home on IRS.gov.

2. Tax credit can help employers hiring new workers

Employers can take advantage of a valuable tax credit when hiring long-term unemployment recipients and other workers with employment barriers. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit ( WOTC ) is a long-standing income tax benefit that encourages employers to hire unemployed and disabled veterans, and other recipients of public assistance. A recent IRS news release outlines eligibility requirements and how to claim the credit.

FREE Web Conference May 24
You and your members, clients/customers, staff and/or colleagues are invited to attend a free Web Conference, Understanding Payment Options, on Thursday, May 24, 2018. 

Presenters from the Internal Revenue Service will talk about Direct Pay, Online Payment Agreements, Cash Payments/IRS-Pay Near Me and Other Payment Options.  

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.
Wilson Museum Opening May 27
Opening day May 27 at the Museum means that summer is here! Avoid the crowds and check out what's new for exhibits as well as your old favorites. After a cold winter and a busy spring, we look forward to seeing returning friends and making new ones. And, as always, admission to the Museum is FREE!   

Find their upcoming events for the summer
Learning Opportunity with Breaking Even
I know so many people paying $10/month for Wix or similar and not really knowing what to do with their site.  

Friday, June 1 9am-12pm
Ellsworth City Hall
Signup is on Breaking Even Inc's website: www.breakingeveninc.com/one-day-website

We'll do another class for people who already have websites sometime (more SEO, content, user experience stuff) but this class is for people with no website or who want to start completely over with a new website. 

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