Events

Things To Do — March 2017

ST. JOHN VALLEY – The following is a list of Things to Do in the St. John Valley during the month of March 2017.  To add an event to the calendar, please submit items to lpelletier@sjvalley-times.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1

RSVP BONE BUILDERS CLASS – Fort Kent, Forest Hill, 10-11 a.m. Free program for seniors.

STUDENT-LED COMPUTER GRAPHICS WORKSHOP — Fort Kent, UMFK Old Model School, Room 100, 3-4:30 p.m. Topic: GIMP (2-D art). Call the UMFK library to sign up: 834-7526. Seats are limited.

THURSDAY, MARCH 2

SENIOR SERIES PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CLASS – Fort Kent, Senior Center, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness After 50.

SLY BROOK MONTHLY MEETING – Wallagrass, at the club house, 6 p.m.

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS - Fort Kent, Forest Hill Rehab in-service room, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Class is 10 weeks. Free program for seniors. Must register to attend. FMI: 834-1353.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3

CAN-AM INTERNATIONAL SLED DOG RACES – Pre-start events.

FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE – Fort Kent, K of C Hall, 7-9 p.m. Photo session begins at 5:30 p.m. Admission: fathers $8, daughters $6, ages up to 12. Fort Kent Right to Life. FMI: 834-2140.

NORTHERN STAR 2017 TALENT COMPETITION – Fort Kent, UMFK Fox Auditorium, 8-11 p.m.

SEN. TROY JACKSON CONVERSATION – Fort Kent, UMFK, 6 p.m. All are welcome to join in this community conversation. FMI: 287-1515 or senatorjackson1@gmail.com.

SENIOR SERIES PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CLASS - Fort Kent Senior Center, 12-3 p.m., quilting with David Smithers.

SUNDAY, MARCH 5

DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA CARD PARTY – Madawaska, K of C Hall, 1 p.m. Open to the public. Admission $5; many prizes to be drawn. Light lunch will be served.

MONDAY, MARCH 6

PRE-K/KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION – Fort Kent Elementary School (also on March 13 and 20). 20-minute session includes meeting with child, parent information, registration and  health information. Call Jill Caron and Jill Jandreau for an appointment: 834-3456. Bring immunization record, birth certificate, Social Security and Medicaid if applicable.

TUESDAY, MARCH 7

MADAWASKA SNOWMOBILE CLUB MEETING – Madawaska, at the clubhouse on the Fournier Road, 7 p.m. FMI: madawaskasnowmobileclub.com or Facebook.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8

STUDENT-LED COMPUTER GRAPHICS WORKSHOP — Fort Kent, UMFK Old Model School, Room 100, 3-4:30 p.m. Topic: Paint.net (photo editing). Call the UMFK library to sign up: 834-7526. Seats are limited.             

THURSDAY, MARCH 9

SENIOR SERIES PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CLASS – Fort Kent, Senior Center, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness After 50.

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS – Fort Kent, Forest Hill Rehab in-service room, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Class is 10 weeks. Free program for seniors. Must register to attend. FMI: 834-1353.

FRIDAY, MARCH 10

SENIOR SERIES PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CLASS – Fort Kent, Senior Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., quilting.

SATURDAY, MARCH 11

FREE CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASS – Fort Kent, Northern Maine Medical Center medical library. FMI or to register: 834-1633.

SUNDAY, MARCH 12

GRAND ISLE ATV CLUB CHICKEN STEW LUNCH – Grand Isle Community Center, 11 a.m. Cost: $6/adults, $4 children under 12. Stew by Verna Beaulieu. Take-outs available.

NORSTATE WINTER TREK – Eagle Lake, ice skating rink, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Snowshoeing, skiing and skating; skis, skates and snowshoes available for use. Registration is $5 per person or $10 per family; all proceeds benefit Ending Hunger. Soups, drinks and desserts available for an additional donation. FMI: 444-4545.

MONDAY, MARCH 13

PRE-K/KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION – Fort Kent Elementary School (also on March 13 and 20). 20-minute session includes meeting with child, parent information, registration and  health information. Call Jill Caron and Jill Jandreau for an appointment: 834-3456. Bring immunization record, birth certificate, Social Security and Medicaid if applicable.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15

FRIENDS OF ST. FRANCIS MEETING – St. Francis Community Center, 7 p.m.

NMMC GUILD MEETING – Fort Kent, NMMC boardroom, 197 East Main St., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Catherine St. Pierre, music coordinator at Forest Hill, will speak. FMI: Joanne Fortin, 834-1353.

RSVP BONE BUILDERS CLASS – Fort Kent, Forest Hill, 10-11 a.m. Free program for seniors.

SJV SENIOR COLLEGE – Fort Kent, UMFK Cyr Hall Room 202, 1-3 p.m.: Women in Early History. Also, line dancing, Fort Kent Senior Center, 6-8 p.m.

STUDENT-LED COMPUTER GRAPHICS WORKSHOP — Fort Kent, UMFK Old Model School, Room 100, 3-4:30 p.m. Topic: Inkscape (vector art and design). Call the UMFK library to sign up: 834-7526. Seats are limited.

THURSDAY, MARCH 16

ANNUAL SUCRERIE – Fort Kent, UMFK, Nowland Hall, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Acadian meal and entertainment. $10/person. FMI: 834-7557.

SENIOR SERIES PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CLASS – Fort Kent, Senior Center, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness After 50.

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS – Fort Kent, Forest Hill Rehab in-service room, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Class is 10 weeks. Free program for seniors. Must register to attend. FMI: 834-1353.

WEEKLY CONFERENCE CALLS BEGIN – 8 a.m., between members of Aroostook legislative delegation and Aroostook Partnership. Through end of session, each Wednesday at 8 a.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 17

CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME - Van Buren High School, 7 p.m. VBFD vs. NFCU. Proceeds benefit Ending Hunger campaign; unveiling of new scoreboard. Tickets $2/adults, $1/students, available at any NorState, Van Buren High School or from Van Buren firefighters.

PROFESSIONALS SPEAK ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE – Fort Kent, UMFK Nadeau Hall conference room, 8:30 a.m.12 noon.

SENIOR SERIES PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CLASS – Fort Kent, Senior Center, 12-3 p.m., quilting with David Smithers.

TRADITIONAL ACADIAN KITCHEN PARTY – Fort Kent Senior Center, 6-8 p.m. Join in for a night of live music and an old-fashioned dessert treat. Admission $5; children under 12 free.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18

AMERICAN LEGION BEAN AND HOT DOG SUPPER – Eagle Lake, Smart-Soucie Post 176, 4-6 p.m.  FMI: 444-5107 or 444-2852.

LONESOME PINES JUNIOR SKI PROGRAM – 9 a.m.-12 noon.

PAT’S RIDE FOR ALL – Snowmobile rides from 8-12.

SUNDAY, MARCH 19

FORT KENT SENIOR CENTER DANCE – Fort Kent, 7-10 p.m.

K OF C BREAKFAST – Van Buren, K of C Hall, 7 a.m.-12 noon. Cost: Adults $8, children under 12 $5. Benefits repair of the roof and upgrade electrical work.

LEARNING TO PRAY AS A FAMILY PRESENTATION - Fort Kent, St. Louis Catholic Church, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

MONDAY, MARCH 20

PRE-K/KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION – Fort Kent Elementary School (also on March 13 and 20). 20-minute session includes meeting with child, parent information, registration and  health information. Call Jill Caron and Jill Jandreau for an appointment: 834-3456. Bring immunization record, birth certificate, Social Security and Medicaid if applicable.

RSVP BONE BUILDERS CLASS – Fort Kent, Forest Hill, 10-11 a.m. Free program for seniors.

TUESDAY, MARCH 21

SENIOR SERIES PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CLASS – Fort Kent, Senior Center, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness After 50.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

RSVP BONE BUILDERS CLASS – Fort Kent, Forest Hill, 10-11 a.m. Free program for seniors.

SJV SENIOR COLLEGE LINE DANCING – Fort Kent, UMFK Cyr Hall Room 202, 1-3 p.m. With Warren and Joan.

TEA WITH SR. MARY EMILY – Fort Kent, St. Louis Catholic Church basement, 6:30 p.m. Lenten event for all women.

THURSDAY, MARCH 23

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MEETING - Caribou, Jade Palace, 11:30 a.m. Speaker: Ben Fields of Cary Medical Center rehab services. FMI: 498-3406.

SENIOR SERIES PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CLASS – Fort Kent, Senior Center, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness After 50.

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS – Fort Kent, Forest Hill Rehab in-service room, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Class is 10 weeks. Free program for seniors. Must register to attend. FMI: 834-1353.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24

SENIOR SERIES PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CLASS – Fort Kent, Senior Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., quilting.

S.L.A.M! CAFE - St. Agatha, Wisdom High School cafeteria, 6:30-8 p.m. Poetry, music and performance by Wisdom Drama Club.

TRADITIONAL ACADIAN KITCHEN PARTY – Eagle Lake Senior Center, 6-8 p.m. Join in for a night of live music and an old-fashioned dessert treat. Admission $5; children under 12 free.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25

LONESOME PINES JUNIOR SKI PROGRAM – Fort Kent, 9 a.m.-12 noon.

COLLEGE 101 FOR FAMILIES – Fort Kent, UMFK Cyr Hall, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Postsecondary education and training event.

MAINE MAPLE WEEKEND AT NORTHWOODS NECTAR – Eagle Lake, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

PAWS VALLEY CAT HAVEN OPEN HOUSE – Fort Kent, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

MONDAY, MARCH 27

RSVP BONE BUILDERS CLASS – Fort Kent, Forest Hill, 10-11 a.m. Free program for seniors.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28

SENIOR SERIES PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CLASS – Fort Kent, Senior Center, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness After 50.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS FORUM – Presque Isle, NMCC, 33 Edgemont Dr., Edmunds Conference Center, 3-5 p.m. Discussion on child poverty and Aroostook Community Assessment report briefing.

RSVP BONE BUILDERS CLASS – Fort Kent, Forest Hill, 10-11 a.m. Free program for seniors.

SJV SENIOR COLLEGE LINE DANCING – Fort Kent, UMFK Cyr Hall Room 202, 1-3 p.m. With Warren and Joan.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30

SENIOR SERIES PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CLASS – Fort Kent, Senior Center, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness After 50.

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS – Fort Kent, Forest Hill Rehab in-service room, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Class is 10 weeks. Free program for seniors. Must register to attend. FMI: 834-1353.

FRIDAY, MARCH 31

FORT KENT LIONS MOTHER AND SON DANCE – Fort Kent, K of C hall, 6-8:30 p.m.

SENIOR SERIES PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CLASS – Fort Kent, Senior Center, 12.-3 p.m., quilting with David Smithers.

SATURDAY, APRIL 1

FREE VETERANS BREAKFAST – Fort Kent, American Legion Post 0133, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Every first Saturday of the month.

 

ONGOING

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

AMERICAN LEGION - Eagle Lake meets 7 p.m. first Thurs. of month, Bingo 6 p.m. every Tues (doors open 5 p.m.), breakfast 6-10 a.m. Fri., Sat. and Sun. Fort Kent meets 7 p.m. second Mon. of month. Frenchville meets 7 p.m. second Tues. of month.

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY 147 - Madawaska, meal 5:30 p.m., meeting 6:15 p.m., first Mon. of month, Legion Hall.

AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS 147 - Madawaska, 6 p.m. first Wed. of month, Legion Hall.

BOY SCOUTS - Fort Kent, Tues., 6:30 p.m., Trading Post on Blockhouse Road. Lee Theriault, 834-5448.

CHASE THE ACE LOTTERY – Edmundston, Thursdays, 6-9:10 Canadian time. Proceeds are for Refuge Animal Shelter, 20 B Murchie St., Edmundston.

CREATIVE WRITERS GROUP - Frenchville, 2-4 p.m., second and fourth Sat. of month. Nancy, 543-6619.

FORT KENT ROTARY CLUB - Meets 6 p.m. every Thurs., Swamp Buck Restaurant.

FORT KENT SENIOR CITIZENS’ CLUB - Cribbage Mondays at 1 p.m., Charlemagne Thursdays at 1 p.m., Bingo Thursdays at 6 p.m.

FORT KENT SNORIDERS - Meets 6:30 p.m. first Mon. of month, groomer garage on Village Road. All are welcome. Allen, 834-3232.

FOUR SEASONS TRAIL ASSOCIATION – Madawaska, 1 p.m. every Wed. and Sat. group walking on trails, Four Seasons Lodge. Bring lunch. 728-7047.

FRENCHVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Open by appointment; call Donna Levesque, 543-7445. This year’s feature at the Wylie House is La Bagosse.

LE CLUB FRANCAIS – Madawaska, 6 p.m. second Mon. of month, French Center, 101 12th Ave.

LONG LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – Open M-F 1-4 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m.-noon. Ongoing used book sale. FMI: 543-9395.

MADAWASKA PUBLIC LIBRARY USED BOOK SALE – 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Saturday, library basement.

MADAWASKA SENIOR CLUB – Charlemagne, 12:30-2:30 p.m. each Thurs., senior center. $2. Sunday, March 26: Charlemagne, 3:30 p.m. $6/American, $7/Canadian. Lunch will be served.

MADAWASKA VALLEY ADVENTURE CLUB - Meets 6:30 p.m., second Tues. of month, Four Seasons Lodge. 728-4992.

NORTHERN NEIGHBORS QUILTERS GUILD - Fort Kent, 1-3 p.m. second Wed. of month, senior center. 834-3270.

   SJV AMATEUR RADIO CLUB - Fort Kent. Meets 6 p.m. second Tues. of month, Northern Door Inn. $20/year membership. No cost to attend meetings. 231-1852.

SPIRITUAL

CHRIST CHURCH CONGREGATIONAL SERVICES – Fort Kent, services 10 a.m., Sun., 834-3270.

CHRISTIAN LIFE FELLOWSHIP - Madawaska, services 10:30 a.m. Sun. and 7 p.m. Thurs., 728-6550.

DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA - Madawaska, Rosary 5 p.m., meal 5:15 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. second Mon. of month, K of C Hall. 728-7135.  

LADIES OF ST. ANNE – Fort Kent, 7 p.m. third Tues. of month, senior center. 834-2330.  

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH - Madawaska, eucharistic adoration 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tues.

TRINITY CHAPEL – St. Agatha, services 6 p.m. Sun., Bible study 6:30 p.m. Fri. 231-1797.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF CENTRAL AROOSTOOK – Presque Isle, third Wed. each month, 6 p.m., Presque Isle Congregational Church, 27 Church St.

SUPPORT GROUPS

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – Eagle Lake, 7-8 p.m. Sun., St. Mary’s Church. Fort Kent, 7 p.m. Tues. and Fri., Forest Hill. Madawaska, 9:30 a.m. Sat. and 7 p.m. Tues., Acadia Health Center, 460 Main St., 2nd floor, Fraser Room.

AL-ANON – Fort Kent, 6:30 p.m. Fri., Public Library, 1 p.m. Mon., Rock’s Diner basement. Madawaska, 7 p.m. Wed., Acadia Health Center, 460 Main St., 2nd fl., Fraser Room. Van Buren, 3 p.m. Tues., St. Bruno Rectory.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT – Fort Kent, 6-8 p.m. first Wed. of month, Forest Hill Manor In-service Room A. Free. 834-3915.

AMHC RECOVERY – Madawaska and Fort Kent, trauma recovery group for victims / survivors of sexual, physical or emotional abuse. Free. Confidential. 834-3186, 728-6341 or 24-hours a day at 800-550-3304.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT – Madawaska, 1 p.m. second Tues. of month, Acadia School Fraser Room. 800-439-1789.

HOPE AND JUSTICE PROJECT – Support groups available in Madawaska and Fort Kent. Dates vary. For times, dates and locations, call 728-3199 or 834-7395.

NEW ATTITUDE GROUP OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS - Fort Kent, 7-8 p.m. every Thurs., Forest Hill Manor In-service room. Open discussion meeting. All welcome.

SUICIDE LOSS SUPPORT – Fort Kent, 6:30-8 p.m. first Thurs. of month, NMMC medical library. Free. 834-1649.

TOPS – Fort Kent, 5 p.m. weigh-in, 6 p.m. meeting, each Wed., Forest Hill Manor, ground floor. Carol, 834-3991. Madawaska, 5:30 p.m., each Thurs., Madawaska Library basement. Patsy, 728-7713.

VETERANS

VETERANS’ ITINERANT SERVICES – Madawaska, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., second Fri. of month, Madawaska Outpatient Clinic. Fort Kent, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., first Thurs. of month, DHHS, Market Street. 492-1173.

Please submit “Things To Do” items to lpelletier@sjvalley-times.com. Thank you.

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