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Sagadahoc County Recognizes National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

Sagadahoc County Recognizes National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

Sagadahoc County Recognizes Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month.

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that, “Major birth defects are conditions that cause structural changes in one or more parts of the body; are present at birth; and have a serious, adverse effect on heath, development, or functional ability.“ Approximately one in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect.

This year, National Birth Defects Prevention Month focuses on one of the most common types of birth defects, congenital heart defects. Each year, nearly 40,000 infants in the United States are born with heart defects, which are the leading cause of death during the first year of life. As medical care and treatment have improved, those with congenital hearth defects are living longer lives.

January 8-14 is National Folic Acid Awareness Week.

Not all birth defects can be prevented.

Jazz All State At Scarborough High School

Eighty one high school jazz musicians from all over Maine have descended on Scarborough High School for the 2012 Jazz All State Music Fesitval.  Sponsored by Maine Music Educators Association, participation is based on a rigorous auditions process which took place in October.  Students were chosen to perform in one of four ensembles:

Jazz Combo - 6 students, Jazz Band - 19 students, Honors Jazz Band 20 - students, and Honors Jazz Choir - 32 singers plus 4 students in the rhythm section.

Students will rehearse with guest conductors Thursday evening, all day Friday, Saturday morning and culminate in a concert Saturday afternoon.  The concert

will be held this Saturday, January 7th,  at Winslow Homer Auditiorium, Scarborough High School at 2:00 pm.  Admission is $5.00 at the door and the public is welcome.

Cancellation and closings

Wells-Ogunquit CSD 18
ONLY Wells Elementary School 1 hr. delay

More cancellations, closings and delays

 

May Sarton Centennial Symposium to Offer CEUs

York (Maine) School Department and University of Southern Maine Involved

Maine: The life and work of poet, novelist and memoirist May Sarton will be the subject of a symposium in May, 2012, which will commemorate the 100th anniversary of her birth. The York School Department and the University of Southern Maine are collaborating to offer continuing education credits for teachers who attend.

            Sarton wrote 16 books of poetry, 19 novels, 12 published journals and memoirs and two books for children. She spent the last 22 years of her life in York, a picturesque small town on the southern Maine coast.

            Teachers will receive 1.5 CEUs for attending the symposium, which takes place May 3-6 in York.

The Creatorium- Rockland's first indie craft show... just in time for the holiday

The Creatorium- Rockland's first indie craft show... just in time for the holiday
Holiday Craft Fair
Friday Dec. 2nd from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
&
Saturday Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
@ the Lincoln Street Center Rockland's first indie craft show...
just in time for the holiday.

This will not be the church craft fair that you went to last year...trying to decide between the wooden geese, doilies and the rayon yarn vests in red and green.

This will be the juried creatives fair of Rockland, where artists, artisans, craftspeople, and foodies can sell their wares to folks who are looking for the perfect gift for friends, family and coworkers.  Maybe for themselves, too! 

We will be located in the gym of the Lincoln Street Center, 24 Lincoln Street, with over 50 booths!

Questions?

Eliot Elementary School Blue Ribbon Ceremony

Eliot Elementary School has been recognized by the Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School for overall academic excellence. To celebrate, the school will be holding a flag raising ceremony followed by a dance and refreshments on Friday, November 18, at 6:00 PM. The community is welcome to join the fun! EES is located at 1298 State Road, Eliot, Maine. For more information, please call 207-439-9004.