Ongoing Events

Shiretown Bookers Spring exhibition, ?To Sail Beyond the Sunset: the Influence of the Odyssey?
Mantor Library
June 15-June 15, 2017 MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

The Shiretown Bookers are proud to announce their Spring exhibition, ?To Sail Beyond the Sunset: the Influence of the Odyssey?, running from March 15th through June 15th, in the Bookers? gallery area in Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington. The Odyssey of Homer, taken together with the Iliad, constitutes the oldest surviving work of Western Literature. The story of Odysseus? homeward wanderings has stirred the adventurous imagination for nearly 3000 years and has served as inspiration for many of our great poems, tales, novels, and movies. Ulysses, by James Joyce, which follows the plot of the Odyssey through a day in Dublin in 1904, is widely acclaimed as the greatest novel of the twentieth century. Odysseus has wandered into other works as well. He appears in Dante, in Shakespeare, in Katzanzakis, in Robert Graves and Zachery Mason, and in the post-modern works of John Barth. Penelope has figured in a literature of her own, inspiring strong feminist work by Atwood, Leclerc, and La Spina. The Shiretown Bookers (The Community Friends of Mantor Library) are a group of book lovers and collectors who support the university library by fostering its relationship with the community. The group provides free exhibitions and lectures on bookish subjects throughout the year.
For More Information Call: (207) 778-7210

Coming Events

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Acadia National Park Tour
Acadia National Park
9:00am MORE
Cost: Free for UMF students and FRC members, $5 for non- members.
Audience: UMF Community Only

Very popular trip with limited space. Grab your friends and join Mainely Outdoors staff for a free tour of Maine's National park. View sights like Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs and the skyline from Cadillac Mountain. Meet at the Mainely Outdoors Building at 8:45AM. Due to space limitations registration taken on a first-come, first serve basis. Register online at http://bit.ly/2j1OGCA or through our web site at: http://mainelyoutdoors.farmington.edu
For More Information Call: 778-7373

Visit: mainelyoutdoors.farmington.edu
Let's Spring Fling with an Earth Day Celebration!
The Landing/ Roberts Courtyard
5:00pm MORE
Cost: N/A
Audience: Open to the public

There will be... -Free food and drinks -Live music and speakers -Educational tables -Chances to win gifts from local businesses.
For More Information Call: N/A

Monday, April 24, 2017

LinkedIn I - The Basics
Computer Lab # 102, UMF Technology Commons
11:45am MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: UMF Community Only

Join us to learn about LinkedIn. Find out why so many people are using it for professional networking and job hunting. This is the first in a series of 2 LinkedIn Workshops. Workshop I - The Basics is a hands-on session where you will learn how to set up an effective profile, make connections, join groups, enter discussions and more. LinkedIn II - Beyond the Basics will be held on Friday, April 28th. Limited seating is available for these sessions so please email lorraine.pratt@maine.edu - or call her at 207-778-7516 to reserve your seat today for one or both of the LinkedIn workshops today.
For More Information Call: 207-778-7516

Local Bike Ride in Farmington
Mainely Outdoors Building (144 Quebec Street)
5:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Meet us at the Mainely Outdoors Building at 4:15PM to embark on a leisurely bike ride around the Farmington area. Mountain bikes and helmets are provided or you can bring your own equipment. Some on-road and off road riding planned. All ability levels welcome. Please register by calling 778-7373 so that we can plan accordingly.
For More Information Call: (207)778-7373

Visit: http://bit.ly/2j1OGCA
Pixel Hunter Video and Animation Fest
Emery Community Arts Center Performance Space
7:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

The UMF all-student animation fest is in it's 9th year, and promises to feature a strong lineup of shorts from our community. Please join us at the Emery Center's Performance Space for a screening and audience choice vote.
For More Information Call: 207-778-7515

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Arts Night
Emery Community Arts Center
5:30pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

On Tuesday, April 25th, as an exciting prelude to UMF's University-wide Symposium Day, Arts Night will highlight the Visual and Performance Arts Senior Projects. The day will feature back-to-back artistic, sound, cultural and theatrical presentations throughout the Emery Community Arts Center beginning at 5:30 p.m., and continuing into the evening. Admission is free and all events are open to the public.
For More Information Call: 207-778-7896

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Local Canoe Paddle in Farmington Area (Sandy River)
Mainely Outdoors Building (144 Quebec Street)
5:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Meet us at the Mainely Outdoors Building at 4:00PM to embark on a leisurely paddle around the Farmington area. All gear is provided or you can bring your own equipment. All ability levels welcome. Please register by calling Mainely Outdoors at 778-7373 so that we can plan accordingly.
For More Information Call: (207)778-7373

Visit: http://bit.ly/2j1OGCA
Beyond the Divide
Nordica Auditorium, UMF Merrill Hall
6:30pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

BEYOND THE DIVIDE follows the story of how two individuals, a former Vietnam explosives engineer and a fervent peace advocate, come to a deeper understanding of each other's differences through conversation and collaboration, finding the ideals they share are much stronger than imagined. Betsy Mulligan-Dague, the peace advocate featured in the film, will be in attendance.
For More Information Call: 207-778-7573

Friday, April 28, 2017

LinkedIn II - Beyond the Basics
Computer Lab #102, UMF Technology Commons
11:45am MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: UMF Community Only

Workshop II - Beyond the Basics is a hands-on session where you will learn how to connect with others to strategically expand your professional network, as well as how to use search, advanced search, and other LinkedIn functions that can benefit you in your job search and future career. Limited seating is available for these sessions so please email lorraine.pratt@maine.edu - or call her at 207-778-7516 to reserve your seat today for one or both of the LinkedIn workshops today.
For More Information Call: 207-778-7516

LinkedIn II - Beyond the Basics
UMF Technology Commons Lab 102
12:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: UMF Community Only

Workshop II - Beyond the Basics is a hands-on session where you will learn how to connect with others to strategically expand your professional network, as well as how to use search, advanced search, and other LinkedIn functions that can benefit you in your job search and future career. Limited seating is available for these sessions so please email lorraine.pratt@maine.edu - or call her at 207-778-7516 to reserve your seat today for one or both of the LinkedIn workshops today.
For More Information Call: 207-778-7516

Saturday, April 29, 2017

UMF FRC 1st Ever Sprint Triathlon
Fitness and Recreation Center
8:00am MORE
Cost: Individual: $50 2 Person: $65 3 Person: $80
Audience: Open to the public

1/2 Mile Swim; 18 Mile Bike; 6.5 Mile outside run 25 miles to celebrate 25 years of service of the FRC Participants will be scheduled in heats: Beginner class starting at 8am, Sport class beginning at 10am, Expert class beginning at noon, awards ceremony at 4pm. To register, complete a registration form at the Fitness and Recreation Center. First 25 participants who register are guaranteed a t-shirt!
For More Information Call: 207-778-7505

Sunday, April 30, 2017

7th Annual Sandy River Canoe/Kayak Race & Fun Paddle
FRC/ Sandy River
11:30am MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Canoe or kayak down the Sandy River with a mix of flat areas with rips, eddies, and pitches. Starts at the Strong Legion building and goes for approximately 10 miles to the Fairbanks bridge. There will be a shuttle service to bring paddlers back to their vehicles. Open to UMF students, faculty, staff AND the community. Minimum age of 13 or if Under 13, allowed with pre-approval and adult supervision. For more information on; categories, course description, rules, and registration form go to our web site at http:// frc.umf.maine.edu. or contact Jim Toner at james.d.toner@maine.edu or 778-7494. On site registration: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Pre-race meeting: 12:30 PM Race Start: 1:00 PM
For More Information Call: (207)778-7373

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FAUST 3: Bread and Puppet Theater
Emery Community Arts Center
7:00pm MORE
Cost: $15 general, $7 students and seniors. No one turned away
Audience: Open to the public

Emery Community Arts Center, Temple Stream Theater, and UMF Arts Division are excited to welcome world-renowned Bread and Puppet Theater to Farmington on Sunday, April 30th for a performance of Faust 3, starting at 7PM. After the performance, Bread and Puppet will serve its famous, free sourdough rye bread with aioli; Bread and Puppets, Cheap Art, books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press will be for sale. The Bread and Puppet String band will welcome the public, so make sure you are on time.
For More Information Call: 207-788-7896

Monday, May 01, 2017

Surrealist Salon
The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center
4:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Surrealist artwork, performances,games, and activities. Students from painting, music history, and literature join together for the biennial celebration of surrealism. The event is free, but we encourage everyone to make a "ticket" (a poem, a drawing,a song, etc.)to exhibit as part of the Salon.
For More Information Call: 207-778-7424

Local Bike Ride in Farmington
Mainely Outdoors Building (144 Quebec Street)
5:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Meet us at the Mainely Outdoors Building at 4:15PM to embark on a leisurely bike ride around the Farmington area. Mountain bikes and helmets are provided or you can bring your own equipment. Some on-road and off road riding planned. All ability levels welcome. Please register by calling Mainely Outdoors at 207-778-7373 so that we can plan accordingly.
For More Information Call: (207)778-7373

Visit: http://bit.ly/2j1OGCA

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Local Canoe Paddle in Farmington Area (Location TBA)
Mainely Outdoors Building (144 Quebec Street)
5:00pm MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Meet us at the Mainely Outdoors Building at 4:00PM to embark on a leisurely paddle around the Farmington area. All gear is provided or you can bring your own equipment. All ability levels welcome. Please register by calling Mainely Outdoors at 207-778-7373 so that we can plan accordingly.
For More Information Call: (207)778-7373

Visit: http://bit.ly/2j1OGCA

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Master of Science in Education Research Presentations
North Dining Hall, UMF Olsen Student Center
10:00am MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Please join students from the MSEd in Early Childhood Education and MSEd in Educational Leadership as they present original research. The projects are all tied to improving education for all students in Maine and beyond.
For More Information Call: 207-778-7066

Fiddlehead Festival
Emery Arts Center Patio
10:00am MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Learn about responsible harvesting and safe preparation of fiddlehead ferns, meet local farmers and food vendors, learn things like homesteading skills, edible preparation, and fermentation at this years "Tent Talks," supervised children's activities, the farmer's market and more. Get together with old friends and meet new. Have a conversation with a local food producer!
For More Information Call: 207-778-7096

Visit: http://www.mainefiddleheadfestival.com/
Hike to Grafton Notch State Park (Table Rock)
Mainely Outdoors Building (144 Quebec Street)
10:30am MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

Experience the awesome views of Grafton Notch State Park from the top of Table Rock. If you have never been, this is a sight to see with scenic views of the park and a final destination with breathtaking drops. Bring your camera for this trip! Meet at the Mainely Outdoors Building at 10:15 AM. Transportation provided by Mainely Outdoors. Open to UMF students, faculty, staff, and the community. Register in advance by calling 778-7373 or stopping by the FRC front desk.
For More Information Call: (207)778-7373

Visit: http://bit.ly/2j1OGCA

Saturday, May 13, 2017

2017 UMF Commencement
Behind UMF Olsen Student Center
10:30am MORE
Cost: FREE
Audience: Open to the public

The 2017 UMF Commencement will take place outdoors behind the UMF Einar A. Olsen Student Center. (NOTE: In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center. Admission will be limited to those with "Fitness & Recreation Center" tickets. The UMF Commencement ceremony will be broadcast LIVE on MBTV, community access channel 11, whether the ceremony is held indoors or outdoors).
For More Information Call: 207-778-7276

Visit: http://www.umf.maine.edu/commencement/