So, no sooner has my son mastered the English language than he decides that one language is not good enough. Forgive me while I brag, but you kind of have to when you have a bilingual son who isn’t yet 4. Oh, what’s the language? Monkey.
We’ve been on a serious “Curious George” kick of late. And kids emulate their heroes, which can be really cool. When we watch “Mighty Machines,” he’s a crane, a bulldozer or any number of large pieces of equipment. After watching “The Land Before Time,” Mom and Dad would take turns being the terrifying Sharptooth chasing after Littlefoot and his friends.
Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus presents ‘Remembering Madame Nordica’ exhibit, Aug. 8-23
FARMINGTON — The Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus and the Nordica Memorial Association are presenting “Remembering Madame Nordica,” an exhibit of items from the personal collection of Madame Lillian Nordica, a Gilded Age operatic superstar and Farmington native.
The show runs from Aug. 8-23 in the Emery Community Arts Center Flex Gallery with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The opening will feature a reading of the recently-published book on Nordica entitled “Lily of the North” by Jane Parker and Patricia Flint and illustrated by Luanne Wrenn along with musical accompaniment. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Odd and not-so odd hours
I work odd hours much of the time. Whether it’s trying to squeeze in a phone interview during naptime from my porch or staying up late finishing up a story, they’re odd. But I also get to see the kids on a regular basis and I get my work done – I don’t do much else, though.
Up until recently, due to conflicting schedules, I would waltz into the office around 2 p.m. and stay until 7 or so. Things like social lunches were out. And it’s surprisingly difficult to get people to come out for a mid-day snack.
Third Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride to benefit furry friends at BHS
BANGOR - Two local businesses are coming together for the third year in a row to help raise money for the homeless pets at the Bangor Humane Society.
Russ Maynard of Blackstream Custom Cycles in Hermon and John Ramirez of 4Points BBQ and Blues House in Winterport are organizing a charity motorcycle ride and concert for the shelter. In the last two years, the ride has raised $2,500 for the humane society, and this year Ramirez and Maynard have high hopes to raise even more.
Learn to Pray and Heal
BANGOR - Interested in spirituality? Come learn how to apply universal prayer principles to better your life and our world. Everyone is invited to “Learn To Pray and Heal,” a talk by Nate Frederick, CS, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m., at Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio Street, Bangor.
Take a journey exploring insights from The Bible and the writing of Mary Baker Eddy. Aided by animation and photography, this interactive lecture displays the healing effect of faith, spiritual understanding and unselfed love. It includes a variety of compelling Christian Science cures. The talk is prefaced with a recent testimony of healing and the event will conclude with questions and answers.
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