Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 12 : Spring 2012 - Page 75

To celebrate National Community College Month in April, as well as to encourage community members to explore the wide variety of opportunities available to them at such a setting, Aroostook County’s community college has a host of activities taking place. Along with numerous campus oriented activities, there are a number of events that are open to the public. Community members are encouraged to come to campus to take part in the following events. Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast Friday, April 6 ~ 7:30 a.m. Sustainable Maine Meal for Earth Week Monday, April 23 ~ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Reed Commons This is an opportunity to recognize community members who are being honored as “heroes” as well as to raise funds to support the local chapter of the Red Cross. To register for the event, contact Joyce Knorr at knorrj@pinetree.redcross.org or 493-4620 ext. 108. Creative Reading Series April 11, 18 & 25 ~ 12:00 pm - Library Real Heroes B reakfast - 20 11 Each of the days of this reading series will feature a specific genre of writing: poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Students will read from their own work, followed by a guest writer who will read from his or her own published work and answer questions about the work, experiences as a writer or other areas of interest from audience members. This is free and open to the public. Totally Awesome 80s Day Tuesday, April 24 ~ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Edmunds Conference Center April 11 - Morgan Callan Rogers: Fiction Rogers is a Maine native who has just had her first novel published - Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea. ary 2011 ration - Janu 1960s Celeb April 18 - Melissa Crowe: Poetry Crowe is a published poet and fiber artist. She was the winner of the Betsy Scholl Award in 2011 for her poem This River. April 25 - Jen Blood: Non-Fiction Blood writes across genres. Her novel All the Blue-Eyed Angels was just released. It is a fictional Biblical/Occult murder mystery that takes place on the Maine coast. 1970s Celebration April 2011 NMCC will once again host this hands-on, day-long event designed to encourage girls to consider careers traditionally dominated by men. About 100 girls from high schools across Aroostook County will be taking part. The conference is coordinated annually by Women, Work and Community. Totally Trades - 2011 Health Care Professionals Wall of Distinction Induction Ceremony Monday, April 30 ~ 2:30 pm Edmunds Conference Center Daryl Boucher will be inducted as this year’s honoree for the Health Care Professionals Wall of Distinction. The wall of honor, the concept for which was developed by faculty in the nursing and allied health department at NMCC, was unveiled to the public in 2008. Boucher will be the seventh person to achieve this recognition. Maine Veterans’ Volleyball Tournament Saturday, April 21 ~ 9:00 am - Gym The Student Senate sponsors this tournament annually to raise funds for the Maine Veterans Home in Caribou. Local businesses, organizations and community members are encouraged to join in. All players will receive a tournament t-shirt. Each team of six to eight players is asked to raise at least $100 in order to enter the tournament. To register a team, contact Senate advisor Dennis Albert at 768-2757. We’ve celebrated the 1960s and the 1970s, now our anniversary celebration continues with Totally Awesome 80s Day. Stop by to play some 80s games...test your skills with a live Pac Man game, a Rubik’s Cube competition and more! Music and food from the 80s will be featured throughout the day in the Christie Lobby. Totally Trades Wednesday, April 25 ~ Campus wide Retro Movie-thon April 17, 18, 19, & 20 ~ 12:00 pm Peter Hunt Multi-Media Classroom As part of the NMCC’s 50th Anniversary activities, the celebration of the decades since the College began continues with the 1980s. We begin mid-month with a week long blast of iconic movies from the decade. Come enjoy the flick and snack on some tasty treats from the 80s. These movie nights are free and open to the public. Aramark, the College’s dining services provider, will be offering a special Maine meal in honor of Earth Week. Menu items will include local organic beef from Aroostook Highlands Farm in Woodland, produce from Northern Girl Farm in Limestone, fresh Maine seafood, a penne pasta with a Vodka sauce using Twenty 2 Vodka from Houlton, Maine blueberries, Foxx Family Chips, and Spring Break Maple Syrup. The public is invited to come enjoy this tasty offering. The cost is only $5.75 a person. Volleyball To urney - 2011