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Lots of things happening in Orono this weekend

Start your day off at the Orono Crown Lands Trust (OCLT) Annual BBQ/Corn Roast taking place this Saturday between 11 am – 2 pm. The event will be held at the Picnic area near the Ochonski Road entrance. Just pull into the parking lot and follow the signs.
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Happenings & Events


OronoFest artisan & music festival, downtown Orono from noon to 10 p.m. More info:

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Needle Felting with Helen Firing

Always popular, Helen is here at A Gift of Art August 25th to teach you how to create some interesting critters using Needle Felting. Such a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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$35 – $60

BOAA Open House & Active Living Fair

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A Gift of Art at Orono Fair

Drop by our booth in the Arena at the167th Orono Fair and share with us the Love of Art. We love to talk about Art and the Arts. At A Gift of Art you can find classes for young and old, uniquely beautiful pieces of art, cards and one of a kind gifts.

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Hyper Realism Acrylic Classes – 5 weeks

Join Ian Bodnaryk and explore the versatile world of acrylics by experimenting with techniques and working from your own photographs. September 13 to October 18 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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$155.00 – $185.00

Drama Class with Adam Wilkinson Part 1 – 5 weeks

Join the talented Adam Wilkinson on an adventure to explore hidden talents both on stage and off. Behind the scenes exposure discovering an idea and writing a work that results in a production. Your children will have so much fun as they develop self confidence and a new comfort zone. September 16 - October 21 […]

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Whatever the issue, community is the answer

All eyes are on public Facebook groups

β€œMany believe that Facebook is having a negative impact on society,” claimed a headline I recently came across. Do you think? A huge culprit – public Facebook Groups. Open for the world to see. Misinformation, bullying, rants…what a wonderful first impression of a community or group. It is unfortunate that many people that belong to […]
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