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BBACC Connects
May 3, 2018
Last Week's poll results: Peanut Butter was the most popular with 7 votes!

What is your favorite type of weather?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
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.
The Spring Fountain Ribbon Cutting
You are cordially invited to join u for a ribbon cutting celebration. Meet the new owners of the Spring Fountain Motel in Bucksport.
Friday, May 4 at 11am
196 US-Route 1 Bucksport, ME
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
BHS Art Show
Lighthouse Arts Center Paint n Sip
May 3
6 - 8 pm

Relax, enjoy a glass of wine, and paint as you are guided by our instructor Josie Porter!

The painting projects change from month to month but the basic design is as simple or complex as you wish to make it. This month are painting one of our favorite drinks, coffee! Hang it up in your kitchen or at camp!

The fee for this class is $40. The fee covers one glass of wine and all art supplies needed. If you do not wish to drink, the fee is $30.

Call to reserve your seat (207) 702-9135
Bucksport Regional Health Center April Newsletter
Message from the CEO, Carol Carew:

May is all about physical activity. See the story
on the back page for more on that. But, as a
related fact, May is also, National Bike Month.
Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month has been celebrated across the country since 1956, to highlight the vast benefits of cycling and to encourage people to take up biking.

Celebrate biking by bringing your kids to the Bike Rodeo happening at our Annual Spring Health Fair, May 5. While on the topic of the health fair, we will be offering skin cancer screenings, as well. May also happens to be skin cancer awareness month. It may surprise you, but skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States.

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause, but UV radiation can also come from tanning booths or sunlamps. The most dangerous kind of skin cancer is melanoma. There is good news, though. Skin cancer,
even melanoma, can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early. Talk to your provider. 
The Local Variety
May Events
Sat. May 5

Come choose from a stunning array of heirloom, rare and and internationally imported seeds for folks to plant in organic peat pellet seedling pods. Mini-greenhouse dome with self watering tray included. Seedling germination mats are also available in the Pro Kit. The basic kit has everything you’ll need but will take a bit longer to germinate. The mat both increases the overall success of seed sprouting and decreases the germination time. If you have a nice warm spot in your home, it ought to do just fine.

We will begin by soaking the peat pellets and discussing best practices for successful seedlings, outdoor acclimation, cold frames vs. hotbeds, set-out dates and answer questions as we get our hands dirty.

Additional peat pellets may be purchased at the time of the class for 25¢ each. Alternatively, these kits will be made available on our website or at The Local Variety.

Sat. MAY 12

Wed. MAY 16

Sat. MAY 19

Wed. MAY 23

Thur. MAY 24
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
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!
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
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
Playing at the Alamo Theatre...
Isle of Dogs
Sponsored by: Penobscot Film Society
May 4-6, 2018
101 minutes

"Wes Anderson returns happily to animation with a Japanophilic canine adventure that is richly imagined, drily witty and, finally, barking mad." -- variety.com

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog. 

Fri 04 May, 6:00pm
Fri 04 May, 8:15pm
Sat 05 May, 6:00pm
Sat 05 May, 8:15pm
Sun 06 May, 2:00pm*
Sun 06 May, 6:00pm

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

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS
IRS News
1. Free Webinars for Small Business Owners
The 30-minute webcast sessions will be available twice each day Apr 30 - May 4. 
  • Can I Deduct This? (Home office, meals, transportation, cell phone)
  • Employee v. Independent Contractor
  • Pay Now? Pay Later? Can’t Pay? (Payment options)
  • Small Biz Resources at Your Fingertips (IRS.gov, safeguarding data, etc.)
  • Paycheck Check-Up

2. New Guidance for Claiming the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
The Small Business Health Care Tax Credit can benefit certain small businesses who provide health coverage to their employees.

To qualify for the credit, small employers must provide employees with a qualified health plan from a Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace. Also, small employers may only claim the credit for two consecutive years.

3. Self-Employed Individuals Tax Center
The Self-Employed Individuals Tax Center is a great resource for sole proprietors and others who are in business for themselves. Self-employed taxpayers will find information on a variety of topics of interest, including business structures and how to make quarterly payments.

4. Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center

This online information center features links to useful tools, including Small Business Taxes: The Virtual Workshop and common IRS forms with instructions. Small business owners can find help on everything from how to get an Employer Identification Number online to how to engage with the IRS during an audit. A link to the IRS Tax Calendar for Businesses and Self-Employed also provides at-a-glance key tax dates for businesses.

5. Sharing Economy Tax Center

Small business/self-employed individuals involved in the sharing economy are those who use online platforms to engage in businesses, such as renting a spare bedroom, providing car rides, and providing other goods and services. The Sharing Economy Tax Center web page provides fast answers to tax questions, links and forms about the sharing economy.
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.
French Wine Pairing at Verona Wine & Design
Harbor View Grille Opening Day
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 .
Bucksport UMC Breakfast
The Bucksport United Methodist Church, at 71 Franklin Street, Bucksport, will host a Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, May 12th, from 6:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

This All-You-Care-To-Eat meal features many delicious entrees, beverages and homemade baked goods. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children, and $25 for a family of four or more. 

For more information, please call the church office at 469-3622, or Ed Petravicz at 469-9979.
Main Street Bucksport Clean Up Day
On Friday, May 11 from 9am-2pm, members of the community are invited to join Main Street Bucksport, Bucksport High School Honor Society, and other volunteer groups for a community clean up day. It's simple to participate. Come to the Bucksport Town Office any time between 9am-2pm to pick up supplies and a route assignment. We will largely focus on the streets in the village but if you would like to organize a group to clean up your neighborhood or road that's further out of town, we can help with that too! We will provide trash bags and disposable gloves but if you have a pair of work gloves, bring them with you. 

Come for a half an hour or come for the whole day. Bring a friend! People of all ages are most welcome. Questions? Contact Brook at 479-3933 or brook@mainstreetbucksport.org
Bird Walk at Fish Hatchery
Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day Saturday, May 12, 7am with a Bird Walk at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery and the Dead River side of the Wildlands, led by Naturalist Cheri Domina. Meet at 7 am in the hatchery parking lot, and be prepared for an easy hike to explore habitats from old forest to field to lakeshore. Scarlet tanagers, indigo buntings, black-throated blue warblers, loons and other avian delights are likely!

Bring binoculars, sturdy shoes and bug protection. For more info, 930-9730 or cheri.domina@gmail.com.
Sponsored by Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust.
Open Mic at Sandy Point Community Club
Wednesday, May 16 - Gordon Bok
Traditional and Original Music of Maine and the Sea

7-8pm community open mic format
8pm break with snacks and drinks for sale
8:15-9:15pm featured performers
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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