Schools

School Gardens to hold Open-House Events on Saturday, Sept. 29

School gardens around Maine will hold open-house events this weekend to showcase the effort of students and highlight the many benefits of educational gardening programs.
Participating school systems include Scarborough, Bath, Saco, Portland, Standish, Waldoboro and South Berwick. The open-house events are being coordinated through the Maine School Garden Network (MSGN), according to Kat Coriell, MSGN organizer. A full listing of school gardens in Maine is available at the MSGN web site.
“School gardens are one of the best things to add to a school curriculum,” Coriell said. “School gardens get children outside, exploring nature and science, being active and learning about eating healthy foods and good nutrition. Kids will even try broccoli if they grow it.
“We would like all parents, friends and visitors to see the exciting things going on across Maine in our school gardens,” the MSGN official said.

Ferry Beach Nature Quest

Ferry Beach Nature Quest

Join Ferry Beach State Park and Ferry Beach Ecology School in Saco this Saturday for a FREE, fun family adventure exploring nature and the treasures in your own backyard!

Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend by embarking on an amazing ecosystem scavenger hunt.  Starting at the Ferry Beach State Park Nature Center, families will head out in teams to visit nine different ecosystems-- a secondary dune, a primary dune, the Saco Bay beach, the Ferry Beach Ecology School Organic Garden, the Ferry Beach Ecology School Green Building, the Grove Forest, Short Pond vernal pool, Long Pond and the Tupelo Swamp-- solving clues along the way to navigate back to the nature center for refreshments and prizes!

The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is a series of events spearheaded by the Maine Outdoor Coalition and led by outdoor oriented organizations and companies to celebrate the how, where, and what of being active outside in Maine.

Nominate a Student for a Unique Experience: YEA!

Nominate a Student for a Unique Experience: YEA!

YEA! focuses on a broad definition of entrepreneurship - the transformation of an idea into an enterprise that creates value. Nominate a student for this unique experience at yea@midcoastmaine.com
 
The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber is excited and proud to bring this program to our region with support from the Kauffman Foundation*, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Dept. of Economic and Community Development and Southern New Hampshire University.
 
Whether it is the newest version of the Baby-sitters Club in the neighborhood, or the Environmental Action campaign at their school, young people have the imagination, courage, and intelligence to develop and launch their own, unique entrepreneurial ideas.
 
At YEA! students brainstorm ideas for business creation or social change and develop a business plan.

Nominate a Student for a Unique Experience: YEA!

Nominate a Student for a Unique Experience: YEA!

YEA! focuses on a broad definition of entrepreneurship - the transformation of an idea into an enterprise that creates value. Nominate a student for this unique experience at yea@midcoastmaine.com
 
The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber is excited and proud to bring this program to our region with support from the Kauffman Foundation*, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Dept. of Economic and Community Development and Southern New Hampshire University.
 
Whether it is the newest version of the Baby-sitters Club in the neighborhood, or the Environmental Action campaign at their school, young people have the imagination, courage, and intelligence to develop and launch their own, unique entrepreneurial ideas.
 
At YEA! students brainstorm ideas for business creation or social change and develop a business plan.

Get your Fall right with these great classes!

Course Name                                          Start Date
Kick the Sugar Habit...............................10/3/2012
Capoeira...................................................10/4/2012
Fun with Fitness Hoops.........................10/4/2012
Get More from Your Digital Camera.....10/4/2012
Get Published for $ & Fun......................10/6/2012

Call OOB/Saco Adult & Community Education at (207) 934-7922 or visit us online at www.oobsaco.maineadulted.org where you can register, get more class info, and download our catalogs and course schedules.

Supreme Judicial Court to Hold Court at Biddeford, Brunswick, and Bucksport High Schools – Fall 2012

  
 
The Supreme Judicial Court today announced its schedule for visiting Maine high schools this fall.  For the past several years the Court has held oral arguments in actual appellate cases in high schools around the state. Last year, court was held at Lisbon, Richmond and Deering (Portland) High Schools.  These trips are arranged at the invitation of local legislators.
 
On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, beginning at 8:45 a.m., the Court will hear three cases atBiddeford High School, at the invitation of Representative and Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant, and Representative Meghan Rochelo, who serves on the Judiciary Committee in the Legislature. A second case will be heard at 9:30 a.m., and the third case at 10:15 a.m.
 
On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, beginning at 9:20 a.m., the Court will hear three appeals atBrunswick High School, at the invitation of Sen. Stanley Gerzofsky and Rep.

The Power of the Political TV Ad Event 9/20/2012

The Power of the Political TV Ad Event 9/20/2012

David Schwartz, a curator at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, and the country's leading authority on Televised Political campaign commercials  will be in Portland next Thursday, September 20 at 12:00 noon.   He will give the history of the TV ad in Presidential elections from the 1950s right on through the Super Pac-fueled environment of the 2012 election.   David will share examples from his museum's historic collection as well as insights on how they worked  - or didn't.     What: The power of the political TV ad When: Thursday, September 20, 12 noon  Where: Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library Cost: $25 ad club members/$30 non members RSVP: info@maineadclub