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Things To Do — April 2017

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 1

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

SPAGHETTI DINNER – Fort Kent, Martin-Klein Legion Post 133, 5 p.m. $10 donation/plate. Tickets at Albert’s Jewelry and at the door.

SUNDAY, APRIL 2

TRADITIONAL ACADIAN KITCHEN PARTY – Frenchville, Community Center, 2-4 p.m. Join in for live music and an old-fashioned dessert treat. Admission: $5; children under 12 free.

MONDAY, APRIL 3

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 4

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – Fort Kent, UMFK Sports Center, 12-5 p.m., sponsored by UMFK Student Nurses Organization. FMI: 1 (800) RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter UMFK to schedule an appointment.

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

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

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

SJV SENIOR COLLEGE – Fort Kent, UMFK Cyr Hall, line dancing in Room 202, 1-3 p.m. with Warren and Joan. Also, tour of Baker Brook, N.B., dairy farm, leaving 1 p.m. from UMFK Sports Center.

YOUTH VOICES BASKETBALL GAME – Fort Kent, high school gym, 6 p.m. Youth Voices vs. local law enforcement. Admission: $3. FMI: Heather Smith, 834-5540.

THURSDAY, APRIL 6

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

SJV SENIOR COLLEGE – Fort Kent, UMFK forestry classroom in Armory, 6 p.m. History of Logging with Dave Hobbins.

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, APRIL 7

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 8

BIRTHDAY PARTY DANCE FOR JENNIFER DUBE – Eagle Lake, American Legion, music starts between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Given by Jennifer Michaud. D. J. Jhano Celik. $5 donation at door to cover DJ. All welcome.

SUNDAY, APRIL 9

FORT KENT SNORIDERS RACE YOUR NEIGHBOR HILL CLIMB – Fort Kent, Lonesome Pine Trails, starting at 10 a.m. FMI: www.fortkentsnoriders.com.

GIRL SCOUTS 2ND ANNUAL EMERALD DERBY – Fort Kent, elementary school, 1 p.m.. Tropies for three fastest cars, certificates for most creative, most unique, fan favorite, etc.

MONDAY, APRIL 10

MADAWASKA FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING – Madwaska, town office council chambers, 5:15 p.m.

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 11

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

SJV SENIOR COLLEGE – Fort Kent, UMFK Old Model School Room, 9-10:30 a.m.: Art vs. Science with Ben Paradis.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12

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.

ST. JOHN VALLEY SMALL BUSINESS SEMINAR – Fort Kent, UMFK’s Powell Hall Room 123, 8 a.m.-12 noon. Topic: Multi-media Marketing on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Online Tools and Techniques.” Registration deadline is April 7; FMI: SAD 1 continuing ed., 324-3536 or Madawaska adult ed, 738-6314.

UMFK BOARD OF VISITORS BUSINESS BREAKFAST – Fort Kent, UMFK’s Nadeau Hall, 7:30 a.m. Featuring Dana Doran, executive director of Professional Logging Contractors of Maine. Tickets: $10; call 834-7557 or visit University Relations office.

UMFK FULBRIGHT VISITING SCHOLAR – Fort Kent, UMFK Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Brendan Quinn on “The Impact of Drug Abuse and Addiction on Individuals, Families and Communities.”

THURSDAY, APRIL 13

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.

TOURNEES FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL – Fort Kent, UMFK Nadeau Hall Conference Room, 6 p.m.: “Hippocrates, Diary of a French Doctor.”

FRIDAY, APRIL 14

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 15

BUNNY HOP 5K RACE – Fort Kent Community High School, registration 8:30 a.m. Cost: $15/person, $30/family of three or more. Free T-shirt to first 30 who enter. FMI: 231-0821.

LEADERS SESSION – Fort Kent, Agape Christian Fellowship, 1-4 p.m, with Dr. Keith Johnson.

PAWS VALLEY CAT HAVEN OPEN HOUSE – Fort Kent, 8 Rye Avenue. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

SUNDAY, APRIL 16

RESURRECTION SUNDAY SERVICE – Fort Kent, Agape Christian Fellowship, 10 a.m., with Dr. Keith Johnson.

MONDAY, APRIL 17

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 18

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

SJV SENIOR COLLEGE – Fort Kent, UMFK Old Model School Room 101, 9-10:30 a.m. “Art vs. Science: Which One Best Depicts Our World.”

UMAINE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION YOUTH COOKING CAMP – Fort Kent, SAD 27 Chippy Center, 9 a.m.-12 noon, breakfast.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

NMMC GUILD MEETING – Fort Kent, NMMC board room, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Speaker: Catherine St. Pierre, music coordinator for Forest Hill.

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.

UMAINE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION YOUTH COOKING CAMP – Fort Kent, SAD 27 Chippy Center, 9 a.m.-12 noon, lunch.

UMFK SCHOLARS SYMPOSIUM – Fort Kent, Nadeau Hall Conference Room, 6-9 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 20

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.

UMAINE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION YOUTH COOKING CAMP – Fort Kent, SAD 27 Chippy Center, 9 a.m.-12 noon, dinner.

UMFK SCHOLARS SYMPOSIUM – Fort Kent, UMFK Fox Auditorium, Nowland Hall and Sports Center, 8:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21

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

TRADITIONAL ACADIAN KITCHEN PARTY – Fort Kent Senior Center, 6-8 p.m. Join in for live music and an old-fashioned dessert treat.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

AROOSTOOK AREA AGENCY ON AGING BENEFIT SUPPER – Van Buren, Community Center, 4-7 p.m. Takeout available. Silent auction and 50/50 raffle. First 100 get free gift certificate to Tasty Food. Adults $8, children under 12 $4. FMI: Gary Ouellette, 868-4170.

UMFK FOUNDATION SPRING FUNDRAISER – Fort Kent, UMFK, social hour 5 p.m., meal 6 p.m., performance by Los Sugar Kings 8:30 p.m. and champagne/dessert reception 9:30 p.m. Semiformal. Tickets $60; for performance only $12. FMI: Linda Deprey, 834-7800.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

K of C BREAKFAST – Van Buren, K of C Hall, 7 a.m.-12 noon. Adults $8, children under 12 $5.

 

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; free veterans’ breakfast every first Saturday, 8:30-10:30 a.m. 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. Next meeting: April 10. Theme: Baby shower — bring baby items to replenish baby closet.

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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