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BDN Events is pleased to announce that since we can’t gather in person thanks to COVID-19, we’ve moved the Bangor Daily Brews event series online. April’s programming features topics to feed your mind (and heart!) all month long.

Subscribers are invited to participate in these fun, intimate and educational events from the comfort of home. We do ask that you register in advance to reserve your spot. (Masks not required.)

April 14, 5:00 PM

COVID-19 and Small Business

How is the coronavirus affecting Maine’s small business community? Hear from economic development directors from Bangor and Portland, and join small breakout sessions to talk with small business owners from around the state.


Tanya EmeryCity of Bangor, Maine – City Hall

Greg MitchellCity of Portland, Maine

Reuben BellBlue Elephant Events & Catering, Saco

Jon SteinFogtown Brewing Company, Ellsworth

Paige WilcoxWilcox Wellness & Fitness, Bangor & Brunswick

Krista ColeSur Lie, Portland

Please register here:

Thank you to our event sponsor, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

April 16, 12:00 PM

Teaching and Learning from Home During Coronavirus

With schools closed across the state, family members have turned into teachers for the kids in their care. For many adults and children alike, it’s overwhelming. We’ll tackle three topics around homeschooling with our panel of experts: stress and anxiety, managing multiple grade levels in a home setting, and the use of technology for home-based education.

Dr. Andrew Kahn, a clinical psychologist and father of one who has provided school based support services within the Bangor Region for nearly twenty years.

Shelly Tennett, EdD, is an associate professor in Husson University’s School of Education and mother of three.

Jennifer Smith, a parent who has been homeschooling her eight children since 2007.

Beth Lambert, coordinator for secondary education and integrated instruction at the Maine Department of Education. She has two children learning from home.

Please register here:

April 21, 5:00 PM

Social Distancing and Mental Health

Dr. Jessica Pollard, director of the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services at the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, joins us online to discuss how social distancing can affect our mental state, and what we can do about it.

Please register here:

April 23, 12:00 PM

Garden Club with UMaine Cooperative Extension

Spring has sprung, and it’s time to think about your home garden. This is a great activity to do while practicing social distancing. Whether you have questions about starting seeds, where and when to plant, or what pests to lookout for, our UMaine experts will be joining our online event to offer suggestions. Featuring:

Donna Coffin, extension director for Piscataquis County

Alicyn Smart, assistant extension professor and plant pathologist

Clay Kirby, associate scientist/insect diagnostician

Kate Garland, horticultural professional

Griffin Dill, integrated pest management professional

Please register here:

April 28, 12 PM

A Mini Symphony Performance and Q&A with Lucas Richman

Grab your lunch and sit down with BSO musical director Lucas Richman and BSO performers Angel Hernandez and Caroline Reiner-Williams. Enjoy a virtual violin and cello performance and find out how the Bangor Symphony Orchestra is keeping the music alive.

Please register here: