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StoryTime Adventures

with Kelli Gilzow Stowell


December 14th, 2023

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The importance of reading to a child and spending the time together exploring the context of a book is endless. In these workshops, we have a read along and then a hands-on crafting adventure.

These Adventures are FREE to join! Parent/Guardian are encouraged to engage with the child(ren). We promote all hands on deck approach to learning!

It is REQUIRED that you register for these workshops so that we are able to accurately prepare books and materials for all participants. 

This StoryTime Adventure is ideal for children aged 5-10 years old.

StoryTime Adventures are held at Buker Community Center. 

December Theme is Winter Candle by Jeron Ashford

When each family at the diverse Juniper Court apartment complex needs something to light up the dark of winter, the stumpy, lumpy candle provides a glow brighter than the fanciest taper, revealing the true spirit of each holiday it illuminates.

We will be reading this selection to kick off our Community HOLIDAY EVENT! Please join us for the FREE & FUN Yearly Celebration!

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Garden Yield: Food Preservation: Bread

with Alisha Targonski


December 12th, 2023

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Summertime brings a bounty of food from our gardens, but there's not always enough time to enjoy them fresh. Join Cooperative Extension in hands-on workshops that will introduce pickling, hot-water bath canning, jam making, and baking with vegetables, all great ways to preserve the harvest. Portions of the workshop will also bring us into the AACE Community Garden at Buker Community Center in the fall to plant, investing in next year's harvest. 

This class' fees will cover the costs associated with the Workshop Participation. 

December 12th, 2023

10:30-12 noon - Adults

2:45-4P - Youth

Alisha is a 4-H Professional in Kennebec County with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Not a gardener naturally, she is learning and taking joy in growing things in her garden. She is a believer that food, growing and sharing food, is a great way to connect and strengthen the community. 

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Join the A Family for ME program for a live, virtual conversation about becoming a foster/adoptive parent in Maine.

Recruitment Specialists will be answering your questions about the different ways to provide care for infants, teens, and siblings. If you’ve ever considered foster care or adoption, this is a great opportunity to learn more and get your questions answered!

  • Learn more about the licensing process.
  • Explore the various ways to support youth and provide care, including respite care.
  • Discover ways to support foster families.

Sessions will be held on the 2nd Monday of every month from 12:00-1:00 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm. No fee. 

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