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Attention Foster Parents! Fall 2019


with Stephanie Doore

Calendar Sep 18, 2019 at 6 pm

Are you a licensed foster parent with the Department of Health and Human Services? Have you been providing foster care for at least a year? Do you know that you may qualify to come on board with a Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) agency? TFC agencies provide additional resources and training to foster parents and also offer a number of additional supports to children for whom you are caring. This class session will offer additional information on the difference between family foster care and specialized (or therapeutic) foster care, the nuts and bolts about how you qualify, the simple steps involved in the process of coming on board with an agency, scenarios for when this transition would and would not necessarily make sense and will answer any questions you may have. If the class time does not work for you, call for an individual session. Stephanie Doore is passionate about her work with foster families, having worked with them for twenty-six years. Stephanie considers foster parents the everyday champions of children who need someone to hear their voice, to believe that the world needs their uniqueness and to stand beside them as they strive for their potential. Stephanie has earned both state and national awards for her work with foster families.

Easy Plant-Based Cooking Demo Fall 2019


with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar Sep 17, 2019 at 6 pm

Create & take home these seasonal recipes (Gluten & Soy-Free) *Chickapea Salad - chickpeas, spices, lots of variations! *Clean Start Kale Salad - if you’re not already a kale lover, you may be at the end of this demo! While we enjoy the creations you’ve made, we’ll have a q&a and will discuss other bean options and the importance of these protein powerhouses! Recipes & my seasonal eating guide will be included. Please bring an apron & container for leftovers.

Edible Holistic Wellness 101 Fall 2019


with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar Sep 10, 2019 at 6 pm

We discuss the basics of eating organically, what a GMO is, the importance of eating seasonally, and what raw food is. Learn how to read about the chemicals in our food, including caffeine, sweeteners, and flavor enhancers.

Fermenting Sauerkraut Fall 2019


with Laurie Bowen

Calendar Oct 9, 2019 at 5 pm

Come learn the process of making your own sauerkraut through the wonders of fermentation. This hands-on food preservation workshop will teach you the basic steps for fermenting. Learn the basics, such as preserving equipment, recommended recipes and ingredients, and enjoy the ease of fermentation. You will start a batch of sauerkraut, learn the steps towards fermentation, and take your first batch home to finish.

Free Nutrition and Cooking Education
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Free Nutrition and Cooking Education


with Laurie Bowen

Calendar Oct 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Free Nutrition and Cooking Education

Pre-registration is required.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is FREE to income eligible adults with a child/children, pregnant, and if you are eligible for programs such as SNAP, WIC, or Head Start. 

In this program you will learn to:

  • Cook new recipes
  • Choose healthy foods
  • Save money at the grocery store
  • Keep food safe to eat
  • Be more active

To register, receive more information, or request a reasonable accommodation, contact:

University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Penobscot County

307 Maine Avenue

Bangor, Maine 04401

Phone: 207.942.7396 or 800.287.1485 (in Maine)


Herbal Basics Fall 2019


with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 at 6 pm

6 herbs for relaxation, as well as general information on the importance of incorporating herbs into our daily routines.

Homebuyer's Education
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Homebuyer's Education


with Heather Massow

Calendar Oct 5, 2019 at 8:30 am

Not sure what to do when buying a home? What is all that financial jargon your banker is throwing at you?

MaineStream is a certified Homebuyer Education provider for HUD and Maine State Housing Authority. Your certificate of completion allows you to access special loan programs through MSHA, FHA, and VA and is good for two years.

The next Homebuyer Education class offered in Dover-Foxcroft will be Saturday, October 5th at 8:30 am located in the Penquis Office at 50 North Street in Dover-Foxcroft.

The link to register online is or call Heather at 974-2403. 

The in-person classes are $30 per person. Your registration will NOT be complete until the payment is received.

Make and Take Spray 2019


with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar Nov 5, 2019 at 6 pm

This workshop discusses how our skin absorbs nutrients and what to look for on labels. We’ll cover the basics on essential oil safety and allows patrons to make their own organic spray blend they can use as an air-freshener, clothing, or bedding spray. *Alicia is not affiliated with any essential oil company.

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