Earth Day Celebration at College of the Atlantic
A day-long event focused on alternative transportation will take place on Saturday, April 26
BAR HARBOR – College of the Atlantic (COA) will host its annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The student-organized event will include a Junior Ranger Day with Acadia National Park (ANP), nature excursions, children’s activities, booths, electric car test drives, lectures, yoga, food and more. Centered on the theme of “Alternative Transportation,” the day will be filled with activities both fun and educational.
Challenger Learning Center celebrates 10 years with Fifth Annual Space Day Open House
BANGOR - In 2004, the Challenger Learning Center of Maine welcomed its first classroom of students from Sebasticook Valley Middle School. In the 10 years since, those students, along with 60,000 others from schools all across Maine, have become inspired to pursue higher levels of learning in math and science and to pursue careers in STEM fields with the help of the Challenger program.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, on Wednesday, April 30 from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., the Challenger Center is holding its Fifth Annual Space Day Open House. "We're so proud of all of the accomplishments that have been made during our first ten years," said Susan Jonason, executive director. "From the founders who launched our Center to our current wonderful team of flight directors, board of directors and volunteers, everyone who has ever been involved in Challenger has been dedicated to our mission that inspires and enriches students. Other programs have evolved at the Center over time, such as camps and homeschool workshops, family science nights, corporate retreats and birthday parties. Our mission to inspire curious minds of all ages has never been more important. We're eager to see what the next 10 years brings!"
Adventure Briefs - April 16th, 2014
UMF Health Club hosts 5K Tint Sprint to promote healthy outdoor activities, April 19
FARMINGTON — Tint Sprint, the first powder-paint run on the University of Maine at Farmington campus, takes place this spring at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 19. This 5K walk/run is sponsored by the UMF Health Club to inspire campus and community members to enjoy the fun of exercise and healthy outdoor activities.
Air travel: Late flights up, complaints down
DALLAS — A big drop in customer complaints helped U.S. airlines post their best ratings ever even though more flights were late and more bags were mishandled, according to a report released Monday by university researchers.
Virgin America topped the ratings, and three regional airlines scored at the bottom.
Color Run coming to Bangor
BANGOR - On Saturday, April 26, a 5K fun run, also known at Color Bangor, is scheduled to take place, benefiting the American Folk Festival.
The American Folk Festival has been a prime attraction on the Bangor Waterfront for the past 12 years. Beginning in 2002, the festival has since grown to include a great number of cultural acts, crafts and foods from across the world for one weekend in August. Entrance to the festival is always free, but a suggested donation of $10/day per person is encouraged to ensure the festival is able to continue to bring the wealth of culture and tradition to Bangor.
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