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MDI Hospital and the Southwest Harbor Memorial Library To Host Death Café On April 18

Date and Time: 04/18/2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Let’s talk about it over tea and cake!
MDI Hospital and the Southwest Harbor Memorial Library will hold a Death Café on Saturday, April 18 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the Library. 
Many people recognize that we live in a death denying culture and that we can live more fully if we embrace the fact that death happens. Death Café is not a support group, but rather a forum of open discussion for people, often strangers, to gather, eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.
Refreshments will be provided and there is no fee to attend.
For more information, contact Carla Tanguay at 244-3267.

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Death Cafe

Date and Time: 04/18/2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Death Café is not a support group but rather a forum of open discussion. All are invited to participate in Death Café at Southwest Harbor Public Library, Saturday afternoon, April 18, 1:00 – 3:00. For questions, contact the Library at 244-7065.

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Expert explains solar project in talk at Jesup

Date and Time: 04/21/2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

BAR HARBOR — Join Sue Jones, director of Community Solar Farms (CSFs) for ReVision Energy, at the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, April 21 at 4 p.m. to learn more about use of solar energy for homes and businesses in Maine, including a proposed CSF program in Bar Harbor.

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Shakespeare Open Mic returns to Jesup

Date and Time: 04/23/2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

BAR HARBOR — Celebrate the Bard’s birthday with the return of the Harborside Shakespeare Company’s popular Shakespeare Open Mic on Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m., the birthdate of William Shakespeare.

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Date and Time: 04/24/2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Visit Sweden through the eyes of a New Jersey boy who visited the land of his ancestors and is now hooked forever. Stories and a photo narrative will take you on a trip to a land faraway.

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Meet the Builders Lego Exhibit Reception

Date and Time: 04/25/2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

All are welcome to come to the Meet the Builders Lego Exhibit Reception at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m to view over 54 different projects on display until the end of April and then on display at the Seal Cove Auto Museum for the month of May. 

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Eastern Area of Agency

Date and Time: 04/30/2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Noelle Merrill from the Eastern Area on Aging will be at the Jesup Memorial Library at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 30, 2015.

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Free Dental Service Days at MDI Hospital's Community Dental Center

Date and Time: 05/07/2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SOUTHWEST HARBOR--Dr. Layne Whiteley and his staff will be providing free dental services to qualifying individuals at Mount Desert Island Hospital's Community Dental Center in Southwest Harbor on Tuesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you do not receive regular oral health care and do not have dental insurance, please contact Nell or Candyce at 244-2888 to determine if you are eligible for these free services.
The Community Dental Center is Mount Desert Island Hospital’s dental home, offering high quality affordable oral care for all ages. For more information or to make an appointment during our regularly scheduled hours, please contact the dental center Monday thru Thursday at 244-2888.

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Scuola di Birra: Celebrating 25 Years of Brewing on Mount Desert Island

Date and Time: 05/10/2015 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Presented by the Maine Brewer's Guild, Beer School is a series of events hosted by breweries state wide that will offer craft beer drinkers a a chance to become engaged with their local breweries with a 'behind the scenes' perspective.  Profits will go directly to the Guild to help them in their mission to support and protect all Maine's craft breweries!

To read more about the Guild and purchase tickets to our event check out their website here! 

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MDI Hospital Offers Free Diabetes Prevention Class at the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center

Date and Time: 05/18/2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

BAR HARBOR—The MDI Hospital Wellness team is offering a Diabetes Prevention Class that will begin on Monday, May 18 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center in Bar Harbor. The class is free and will require a 12-month commitment. The classes will meet weekly each Monday for 16 weeks and then monthly for the remainder of the year.
The class is designed to provide information on how to prevent diabetes by cutting fat grams and exercising for 150 minutes per week. By following the program, participants can lose 7-10 percent of their body weight and lower their chances of developing Type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.
The community based Diabetes Prevention Program helps participants make small successive changes in diet, physical activity and stress management. Meetings, hosted by a trained facilitator, offer a support system for participants to share their successes and manage their setbacks. “We’ve seen amazing changes, not just in weight loss but in attitudes,” said Donna Wiegle, a Swan’s Island resident and the inaugural Diabetes Prevention group’s community coach.
The program is funded by a $450,000 grant from the Health Resources Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. MDI Hospital was awarded the grant in order to lead in the development and implementation of a patient-based program to identify those who may be at risk for diabetes and provide evidence-based methods on finding ways to improve their health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three adults in the U.S. is at risk for developing diabetes, and many who are pre-diabetic may not be aware of that risk.
For more information, or to sign up, contact MDI Hospital Community Health Educator Kathy Mulligan at 801-5034 or kathy.mulligan@mdihospital.org.

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