Health Events in Maine September 27 to October 1

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27

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FIGHT BACK FESTIVAL

Pineland Farms
15 Farm View Drive
New Gloucester, Maine

7:00 am to 2:30 pm

Fight Back Festival is a family-friendly biking, running and walking event held each year at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Fight Back Festival is an annual fundraiser for the Cancer Community Center in South Portland. There is something for everyone on this beautiful day of strength, hope and remembrance.

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WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

Payson Park
Portland, Maine

Check in 8:00 am
Walk 10:00 am

Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, the  Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an opportunity to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved —  from advocacy opportunities and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services.

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TRANSORMATION:
HERBS TO HELP PROCESS EMOTIONAL STATES

Avena Botanicals
219 Mill Street
Rockport, Maine

Suggested Donation $10.00

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Stemming from 21 years’ experience as a Medical Herbalist in Scotland and recent training in Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Jacqueline Calder will introduce her work to date on using a small selection of herbs to have a positive influence on difficult mood states.

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TWILIGHT IN THE PARK

Deering Oaks
Portland, Maine

6:30 pm

Imagine 1,000 luminaria glowing warmly at dusk; each light representing someone who has brought love and light into our lives. Hospice of Southern Maine is excited to once again offer Twilight in the Park, a time-honored tradition, to our community.

Watch a video.

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29

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KIDS2KIDS

The Ark
79 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, Maine

6:00 pm

Free Hands-on Cooking Class for kids ages 8 and up. Featuring Sienna Mazone, State of Maine winner for the Kids Healthy Cooking Contest sponsored by Michelle Obama!

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 30

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Bedtime Battles and Sleep Stealers: What is Keeping Your Child Up?

MaineHealth Learning Resource Center- Scarborough
100 Campus Drive
Scarborough, Maine

Free

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Are you concerned that your child is not getting enough sleep? Do you dread the constant bedtime battles? Join infant and child sleep consultant Jessica Begley as she shares six ways to help get bedtime back on track. –

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MEMORY CAFÉ/AUBURN

Clover Healthcare Activity Room
440 Minot Avenue
Auburn, Maine

9:00 am

A Memory A Memory Café is a social gathering of clients, family, friends and caregivers over a proverbial cup of coffee for stigma free conversations about whatever comes up.

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Memory Cafés are happening in several Maine communities. For a complete list, visit MemoryWorks.

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Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on WCSH 6. Before that, a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing/PR at Mercy Hospital. Now she writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.