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
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 Emery – City of Bangor, Maine – City Hall
— Greg Mitchell – City of Portland, Maine
— Reuben Bell – Blue Elephant Events & Catering, Saco
— Jon Stein – Fogtown Brewing Company, Ellsworth
— Paige Wilcox – Wilcox Wellness & Fitness, Bangor & Brunswick
— Krista Cole – Sur Lie, Portland
Please register here: https://bit.ly/Covid19-Small-Business
Thank you to our event sponsor, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
April 16, 12:00 PM
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: https://bit.ly/TeachingAtHome
April 21, 5:00 PM
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: https://bit.ly/SocialDistancingMentalHealth
April 23, 12:00 PM
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: https://bit.ly/GardenClubWithUMaine
April 28, 12 PM
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: https://bit.ly/MiniBangorSymphony