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Living with GRACE May 20, 2015 Newsletter

Spring is finally here! With warm weather and outdoor activities who wants to be in the kitchen cooking. We will present a program on back-to-basics, easy-to-prepare meals to get you through the summer.  This May class will be held at the Paul Hazelton House in Saco in their function room. This is a Volunteer of America new elder housing facility.  Location: Paul Hazelton House, 7 Smith
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A Pioneer Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

Marj Awalt is recognized as one of the earliest Vision Rehabilitation Therapists in the state of Maine. She is our featured individual for national Vision Rehabilitation Week. Marj, of Augusta, Maine, retired nineteen years ago from the State of Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired as the last Adult Education Specialist. Prior to the 1970s the Division for the Blind employed
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BE YOUR OWN BEST ADVOCATE - An ADA 25th Anniversary “Know Your Rights” Seminar

Learn how to make the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) work for you in this lively, FREE 2 hr. training. We will be covering a wide array of topics including housing, employment , public facilities and more.  Disability experts will weigh in with tips about what Maine citizens are legally entitled to, and how to best let your voice be heard.  April 30th at the Iris Network, 189 Park
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NEBAA Sports Education Camp

SPORTS EDUCATION CAMP   Wrestling  ▪  Track and Field  ▪   Goal Ball  ▪  Fencing  ▪  Swimming  ▪  Bowling  ▪  Rock Climbing  ▪  Gymnastics  ▪  Skateboarding WHO         Blind and Visually Impaired students in 3 rd - 12 th grades WHERE    University of Maine, Orono Campus WHEN       June 17
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Upcoming Iris Network Events

05/ 5/2015 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
VIP Group of Boothbay Harbor

St. Andrews Village Gregory Conference Room on Emery Lane. 1st Tuesday of the month from 1:00 – 2:30.  FMI call Molly Moore at 663-3810 or Joan Stark at 633-2498.

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06/ 2/2015 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
VIP Group of Boothbay Harbor

St. Andrews Village Gregory Conference Room on Emery Lane. 1st Tuesday of the month from 1:00 – 2:30.  FMI call Molly Moore at 663-3810 or Joan Stark at 633-2498.

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Upcoming Community Events

04/30/2015
BE YOUR OWN BEST ADVOCATE - An ADA 25th Anniversary “Know Your Rights” Seminar

Learn how to make the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) work for you in this lively, FREE 2 hr. training. We will be covering a wide array of topics including housing, employment , public facilities and more. 

Disability experts will weigh in with tips about what Maine citizens are legally entitled to, and how to best let your voice be heard. 

April 30th at the Iris Network, 189 Park Avenue, Portland - 3-5pm & 6-8pm sessions. 

Limited seating - 30 per session. To reserve your seat please contact mardi@alphaonenow.org  - or call 1.800.640.7200 

Interpreters provided. Large format and audio materials are available on request. 

Support kindly provided by The Iris Network, Disability Rights Center, PineTree Society, Maine SILC

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05/ 3/2015 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Behind Our Eyes Group

April 3rd, 2011: Behind Our Eyes 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. This group meets through phone calls to discuss writings, listen to speakers and network with fellow writers. Meetings are held the first and third Sunday of each month. Contact Elisa Busch at 571-257-7355 or glbusch@comcast.net for more information.

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