Events

Spectrum Generations Celebrates Sukeforth Challenge

On Friday evening, November 12th, the Muskie Center in Waterville hosted a dinner and dance to celebrate the fundraising success of the “Sukeforth Challenge,”  a fundraising challenge to raise $130,000 to build a new parking lot at the center.  Eighty guests dined on a fall harvest menu and danced to the music of the Swing Time Band.

The gala capped off an intensive funding campaign to purchase the property adjacent to the Muskie Center, demolish the old structures, and build a spacious and easily accessible parking and loading area for Meals on Wheels, visitors, and volunteers. 

The Muskie Center—Spectrum Generations’ flagship in Northern Kennebec County and the hub of 86,000 annual Meals On Wheels deliveries—was hampered for 30 years by inadequate loading and parking space for aging and challenged adults living in the 14-town region around Waterville. 

The longstanding parking issue was recently resolved when the property at 36 Gold Stre

Little Feat is coming to Waterville, and we're opening a new venue!

Waterville Opera House
1 Common Street, Waterville, ME  04901
Box Office: 207 873-7000

January 6th, 2011 @ 8:30pm

Tickets $32.50 adv, $35 dos, All Ages, General Admission

Purchase tickets online

Website: http://www.littlefeat.net/
Video: "Dixie Chicken"
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Southern-fried band Little Feat blend blues, R&B, country, and rock & roll into a uniquely unconventional sound that has made them favorites since the 1960s.

Little Feat is very possibly the last-man -standing example of what used to be the norm in American music, a fusion of a broad span of styles and genres into something utterly distinctive.

Reducing fuel & fertilizer conference

As fuel and consequently fertilizer prices continue to rise, farmers will need to find ways to grow their crops more efficiently.  Reducing tillage operations is one way to do this, and it comes with environmental benefits as well!
 
A conference on no-till corn production will take place on December 9 at Governor’s Restaurant in Waterville from 9:30 am-3:00 pm.  Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), this conference will feature presentations on the benefits of no-till production on soil health, basics of no-till production and managing manure in no-till systems. Also featured will be a panel of Maine farmers who have tried no-till production and will share their experiences and knowledge.

Thanksgiving Buffet as Muskie Center in Waterville

If you’re looking for a home cooked Thanksgiving Feast with all the fixin’s – then bring your family and friends to the Spectrum Generations Muskie Center at 38 Gold Street in Waterville for a Thanksgiving Buffet on November 19th from 11:30a.m. to 1p.m.  There’ll be turkey, baked ham, desserts, beverages, and live entertainment – all for just $8.00. The popular Swing Time Band will be there to play your favorite tunes – and there’ll be fun door prizes to boot!

That’s Friday, November 19th from 11:30am to 1p.m. at Spectrum Generations Muskie Center in Waterville.  Don’t miss out!  Get your tickets in advance at the front desk, or call 873-4645 with questions.   As always, all proceeds go back into the community to assist older adults.    Come early – and come hungry.  See you there...

Fundraising Event

On December 4, 2010 from 9-3, Capital Area Federal Credit Union will be hosting a craft fair to benefit Maine Special Olympics. Location 2010 North Belfast Ave, Augusta, right next to Augusta Seafood. There will be 10 local crafters on hand and merchandise from Ten Thousand Villages a Frade Trade Organization. There will also be bake goods and food from Augusta Seafood and some award winning chowder from the Red Barn all for sale. There is nothing better than a unique hand made gift to give for Christmas and support a great cause as well.

MTFHN and American Cancer Society Present Gold Star Award to Togus VA Medical Center

WHAT – Maine Tobacco Free Hospital Network (MTFHN), in conjunction with the 35th annual American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout®, will present Togus VA Medical Center (Togus VAMC) with a Gold Star Award for demonstrated leadership in and progress toward adopting an exemplary tobacco-restricted policy that will protect the health of their patients, staff, and community. A press conference and health fair will be held beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 18 at Togus VAMC.
WHO – Speakers include: Brian Stiller, Director, Togus VAMC; Melanie Thompson, M.D., MPH, Togus VAMC; Cheryl Tucker, Vice President for Health Initiatives, American Cancer Society; brief remarks by former tobacco users/cancer survivors.

WHERE – Hospital lobby at Togus VAMC, 1 VA Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

WHEN – Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.

WHY – Hospitals play a myriad of roles in the lives of the people they touch.

Bicycle Commuter Education, Health & Wellness Program

The Maine Department of Transportation, GO MAINE Commuter Connections and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine are pleased to announce the new Bicycle Commuter Education, Health & Wellness Program, a cooperative effort of the three agencies.
 
Starting this fall and extending through the winter, our Bicycle Commuter Education team will be offering no-cost, on-site Lunch & Learn style presentations to employees and other interested parties at workplaces and other locations around Maine (i.e. Saco-Biddeford, Greater Portland, Auburn-Lewiston, Augusta-Waterville, Bangor and other locations as resources allow).