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Alfond Youth Center

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126 North Street
Waterville, ME
873-0684 www.clubayc.org

January 2016

Soups On . . . And It’s Healthy!

January 28, 2016, 6:00 PM8:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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$15

There is nothing quite like a bowl of soup to warm you up and soothe your soul on a cold winter day. In this hands-on cooking class, learn some old family soup recipes that have been modified to make them healthier, and if even possible, tastier! Cost: $15/person

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March 2016

Battle of the Badges

March 3, 2016, 7:00 PM9:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Please mark your calendars for Thursday, March 3, when the Waterville Police Department will play the Waterville Fire Department in the annual “Battle of the Badges” basketball game. This is always a fun event! Tickets are just $4 for teens, 'tweens, and adults and free for children under 10. Tickets can be purchased at the South End Teen Center (SETC), by calling 873-5621, or at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds from the game benefit the SETC.

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LET’S GO! Pool Party

March 19, 2016, 2:30 PM4:30 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Come join in the fun! Free admission for LET’S GO! Family Fun Series participants; bring your Family Fun Passport to have it stamped or register to receive a passport at the event and after participating in 3 or more Family Fun events be entered for a chance to win a $500 L.L. Bean gift card! FMI: www.inlandhospital.org or 861-3292. Click here to view the event flyer!

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April 2016

Girls Rock! Conference

April 8, 2016, 9:00 AM1:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Registration for the Girls Rock! Conferences is officially open.  Space is limited so reserve your spot today! The Girls Rock! Conference is an event planned BY girls FOR girls.  The high school girls on the Girls Advisory Board choose topics for the conference that are relevant to them AND YOU!  Get ready for a fun filled day of learning, sharing, growing and some girl-powered activism! #girlsrock16 Girls Rock! Waterville is at the Alfond Youth Center (126 North Street) on Friday,…

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Camp Expo & Healthy Kids Day

April 9, 2016, 9:00 AM12:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Free

Join us for a morning of fun, active play and opportunities to learn about summer camp opportunities.  Enjoy Adventure Playland and the climbing wall; fun games and activities, arts & crafts, face painting, swimming, and more - all for free!  Bring the kids and your Family Fun Series Passport or sign up for the Let’s Go! Family Fun Series and register to win a $500 L.L.Bean gift card at the event. Sponsored by Inland Hospital. For more information, visit inlandhospital.org…

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Eating Better on a Budget

April 12, 2016, 5:30 PM7:30 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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$10

Concerned that eating healthy costs too much money? Learn how you can maximize your food budget in this hands-on cooking class where you learn how to stretch a dollar and discover healthy foods/recipes that everyone can afford. Scholarship assistance is available. Call 626-1279 to learn more. This class has two sessions: Tues., April 12, and Tues., April 19. Cost: $10/person Instructors: Jenna McCarthy, RD & Rebecca Dorr, MaineGeneral

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Unraveling the Myth of Masculinity

April 28, 2016, 7:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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A panel of experts and community members will discuss male culture—including the phrase “Be a man” and the ways in which manhood is portrayed in media—and the potential for creating a broader definition of manhood. Without guidance and support, many youth learn to define manhood through media images and messages that portray masculinity stereotypically. Some of those stereotypes can be harmful and can encourage violence and the objectification of girls and women. The panelists will include Betty Woodman, Ph.D., visiting…

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May 2016

Digital Marketing Amp Up Strategies

May 2, 2016, 1:30 PM3:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Free

Small Business Waterville is honoring Small Business Week by offering a week of free programs for small business development. To reserve a seat for “Digital Marketing Amp Up Strategies,” register via Eventbrite. Walk-ins are welcome but seating is not guaranteed without registration. You’ve already created the social media pages and accounts for your business, and have been posting and responding to guests. Now how to do optimize your time and effort on social? This presentation will focus on how to…

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Small Business Pioneering in Waterville

May 5, 2016, 7:00 AM8:30 AM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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$8

A brand new business opened in downtown Waterville in the last few months: Napoli Italian Market. Be a guest with Waterville Sunrise Rotary Club and hear Nick Isgro tell the story of going for a dream. Breakfast will be available for $8. (Pay cash at the door). Small Business Waterville is honoring Small Business Week by offering a week of free programs for small business development. To sign-up for this online seminar go to Eventbrite. Walk-ins are welcome, but seating…

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September 2016

Somali Bantu Refugees’ Journey to Lewiston, Maine

September 21, 2016, 12:30 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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$10

Mid Maine Global Forum Program Announcement Professor Catherine Besteman “Somali Bantu Refugees’ Journey to Lewiston, Maine” How do people whose entire way of life has been destroyed and who witnessed horrible abuses against loved ones construct a new future? How do people who have survived the ravages of war and displacement rebuild their lives in a new country when their world has totally changed? In Making Refuge Catherine Besteman follows the trajectory of Somali Bantus from their homes in Somalia…

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October 2016

The Threat to Journalists in the Sudan

October 19, 2016, 12:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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$10

Khalid Albaih is a political cartoonist from Sudan. He is Colby’s 2016 Oak Fellow at the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights. Albaih uses his daring, often biting cartoons to champion freedom of expression and democracy in the Arab world, while criticizing Western Islamophobia and U.S. practices including torture and drone attacks. Albaih draws simple but evocative images that are primarily displayed online. Many of those images have gone viral, earning him international recognition. Huffington Post mentions…

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December 2016

Vietnam: Dealing with Explosive Remnants of War

December 7, 2016, 12:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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$10

Steve Ball, a retired U.S. Army Colonel and MMGF Board Member, will give a talk on current efforts to address the ongoing problems associated with unexploded munitions left from wars in Vietnam and its neighbors, Cambodia and Laos, and what actions are being taken by Vietnam and partnering countries to alleviate the associated damaging social and economic problems. Steve retired from the Army in 2005 after over 27 years of active service. His last tour of duty was as the…

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LET’S GO! Healthy New Year

December 31, 2016, 9:00 AM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Free

The Alfond Youth Center helps families stay healthy year-round! Join us to explore their facilities and programs - pools, gyms, and Adventure Playland open for all; healthy, kid-friendly snacks; 2017 program for kids and adults; discounted family memberships available. Bring your LET’S GO! Family Fun Passport and, after participating in three or more events, be entered to win a $500 L.L. Bean gift card! Passports are available online or at these monthly events. For a printable version of the poster,…

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January 2017

The Syrian Civil War and Refugees in the European Union

January 12, 2017, 12:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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$10

Scott Erb is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine at Farmington, whose specialty is German politics and the European Union. In this talk, Professor Erb will discuss both the background of the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis, and the profound impact this has on Germany and the European Union.  The crisis has challenged the core principles of the EU and brings to the forefront the dilemmas of modern politics in the age of globalization and terrorism.…

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April 2017

Camp Expo and Healthy Kids Day

April 8, 2017, 9:00 AM12:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Free

Join us for a morning of active play and learn about summer camp opportunities. Enjoy Adventure Playland, arts & crafts, fun games and activities, face painting, swimming and more — all for free! For details and more family-friendly activities, visit www.inlandhospital.org or call 861-3292. For a printable poster, click HERE.

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May 2017

How to Build an Authentic Startup Community

May 1, 2017, 12:00 PM1:15 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Free

Jess Knox will talk about how to build an authentic startup community in Waterville that creates jobs, attracts talent, and expands prosperity. Communities across the world are discovering that cultivating authentic startup and innovation communities are key to transforming their traditional regional economies into one that features high-aspiration companies with customers all over the world. In this presentation Jess will outline how Waterville and its region can do it for themselves and create net new jobs, attract and retain talent,…

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LinkedIn Alive

May 1, 2017, 1:30 PM3:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Free

Join James Westhoff of Husson University for a live demonstration of LinkedIn. James will cover all aspects of using LinkedIn. This includes how to use it to make networking more powerful, to learn more about people in your areas of interest, to learn more about companies in which you may be interested, and about the fields in you may be interested. James will also cover how to market yourself more effectively through LinkedIn and other methods as that you are…

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Amnesty International’s Work in Human Rights and Immigration

May 16, 2017, 1:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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$10

Adotei Akwei is Managing Director for Government Relations for Amnesty International USA. Before rejoining AIUS he was Deputy Director for Government Relations for CARE USA. As CARE USA Deputy he worked on Climate Change, Emergencies, Countries in Conflict and Micro-Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining CARE he worked for 11 years for Amnesty in a number of positions including Africa Director for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights and Human Rights Director for the American Committee on Africa and…

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September 2017

Political Satire and the Authoritarian State in Contemporary China

September 20, 2017, 12:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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$10

Mid Maine Global Forum Program Announcement Colby Professor Hong Zhang   “Political Satire and the Authoritarian State in Contemporary China”   Wednesday, September 20 Alfond Center 12 Noon   This program is sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council as part of its “World in Your Library programs. We are grateful to the Council for its support and collaboration. One new social phenomenon in China’s post-Mao reform era is the resurgence and wide-spread popularity of political satire. Diverse and pungent satirical…

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January 2018

Saturday Snacktivity: Bubble Art

January 20, 2018, 11:00 AM1:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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  You're Invited! SATURDAY SNACKTIVITY FREE Snack & Arts/Science Activity  Every Saturday 11:00AM - 1:00PM thru August 2018 AYC Art Room Youth ages 6-12 years old       Snacks Include: Yogurt, Crackers, Fruit, Granola Bars, Water   Upcoming Activities: Bubble Art 1/20, Fluffy Slime 1/27 Parents are welcome but not required  *  Stay for all or part of the time Staffed by the Art Teacher and ASP Program Staff FMI Katie McCabe   /   kmccabe@alfondytouthcenter.org   /  207.873.0684

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Saturday Snacktivity: Fluffy Slime

January 27, 2018, 11:00 AM1:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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  You're Invited! SATURDAY SNACKTIVITY FREE Snack & Arts/Science Activity  Every Saturday 11:00AM - 1:00PM thru August 2018 AYC Art Room Youth ages 6-12 years old       Snacks Include: Yogurt, Crackers, Fruit, Granola Bars, Water   Upcoming Activities: Bubble Art 1/20, Fluffy Slime 1/27 Parents are welcome but not required  *  Stay for all or part of the time Staffed by the Art Teacher and ASP Program Staff FMI Katie McCabe   /   kmccabe@alfondytouthcenter.org   /  207.873.0684

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February 2018

In the Name of the “People”: The Rise of Populism in Europe

February 21, 2018, 11:30 AM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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$12

Lunch available at 11:30; speech starts at 12:00. Dr. James Richter’s current research pursues two different but related tracks. First, following upon earlier scholarship on the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Russian governance under Putin, he is working on a long-term project that compares and contrasts the relation between state and society in Russia and China. He is particularly interested in tracing continuing patterns of governance back through the imperial period of the 19th century. His second line of…

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March 2018

Winter Indoor Farmers’ Market

March 1, 2018, 3:00 PM6:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Join The Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA at the Alfond Youth Center (2nd floor library) for the Winter Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market! Every 1st and 3rd Thursday, December 7, 2017 – April 19, 2018, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Along with the fresh fruits and vegetables, there will be a Youth Booth managed by the After School Program at AYC. Something for everyone can be found at the Farmers’ Market from fresh baked goods to iron forged décor. Stop by…

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Winter Indoor Farmers’ Market

March 15, 2018, 3:00 PM6:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Join The Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA at the Alfond Youth Center (2nd floor library) for the Winter Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market! Every 1st and 3rd Thursday, December 7, 2017 – April 19, 2018, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Along with the fresh fruits and vegetables, there will be a Youth Booth managed by the After School Program at AYC. Something for everyone can be found at the Farmers’ Market from fresh baked goods to iron forged décor. Stop by…

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April 2018

Snacktivity – Sun Catchers

April 14, 2018, 11:00 AM1:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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  You're Invited! SATURDAY SNACKTIVITY FREE Snack & Arts/Science Activity  Every Saturday 11:00AM - 1:00PM thru August 2018 AYC Art Room Youth ages 6-12 years old       Snacks Include: Yogurt, Crackers, Fruit, Granola Bars, Water   Upcoming Activities for April 4/7 - Paper Spinners 4/14 - April Showers Sun Catchers 4/21 - Truffula Trees 4/28 - Egg Carton Lady Bugs   Parents are welcome but not required  *  Stay for all or part of the time Staffed by the Art Teacher and…

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Winter Indoor Farmers’ Market

April 19, 2018, 3:00 PM6:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Join The Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA at the Alfond Youth Center (2nd floor library) for the final Winter Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market of the season. Along with the fresh fruits and vegetables, there will be a Youth Booth managed by the After School Program at AYC. Something for everyone can be found at the farmers’ market from fresh baked goods to iron forged décor. Stop by to see what goodies you may find!

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Pious Ali: From Town Square to City Hall

April 30, 2018, 12:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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$12

Pious Ali, a Youth and Community Engagement Specialist at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service, has spent the better part of his life focused on community engagement. Pious is the first African-born Muslim American to be elected to public office in Maine, becoming a member of the city’s elected Board of Public Education in 2013 and an at Large- City Councilor in November 2016. He also founded the Maine Interfaith Youth Alliance and is the co-founder…

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May 2018

Battle of the Badges

May 2, 2018, 7:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Free – $5

Our battle was planned for March but was snowed out! The new date is May 2, and we are counting on tulips, crocuses, and most of all, no snow! Join us Wednesday, May 2, at the Alfond Youth Center, when members of the Waterville Police and Fire Departments will compete in their annual fundraising basketball game. Doors open at 6:30, and the game starts at 7:00. Tickets are $5.00 and children under 10 are free. Tickets are available in advance by…

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Family Fun Day

May 12, 2018, 12:00 PM3:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Join G.E.A.R. Parent Network for an afternoon of family fun in celebration of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Families will have the use of two gymnasiums, the Adventure Playland, and the climbing wall. The pool will be available for family swim. Wear comfortable clothing and don’t forget to bring swimwear! A lifeguard will be on duty for family swim, but please note parents/caregivers will be required to supervise their children at all times. To register, please contact Diane Bouffard, CPSP,…

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Grand Opening of the Mary Nash Beaupre Growing Dome

May 30, 2018, 3:30 PM5:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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  GRAND OPENING   Mary Nash Beaupre Growing Dome   May 30th, 2018 from 3:30 - 5:00pm Alfond Youth Center 126 North Street Waterville, Maine 04917 RSVP   IT'S DONE! And we can't wait to show it off to you!     Our Sustainable Garden to Table Program started in 2011 with 4 raised beds, the Campbell's True Value Kids' Garden, completely managed and monitored by the kids we serve. As of 2017 we had fifteen above ground and multiple…

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June 2018

Chris Asch and the New Mainers Project

June 5, 2018, 12:00 PM2:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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$12

The Capital Area New Mainers Project is a cross-cultural organization that welcomes immigrants and works to create a thriving, integrated, multicultural community in central Maine. Based in Augusta, CANMP cultivates personal relationships between New Mainers and "old" Mainers, meets immigrant needs, and educates the broader community about the challenges that immigrants face and the benefits they bring to our area. Chris Myers Asch serves as CANMP's Executive Director. A native of Washington, D.C., Chris teaches history part-time at Colby College and is…

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March 2019

Learning How to be Safe on the Internet

March 6, 11:00 AM1:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Betina Tagle, Assistant Professor of Cyber/CIS Security, and an University of Maine WiCyS Chapter student will be able to demonstrate and answer any questions on keeping yourself safe on the web. Limited seating to 25 computer stations.

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April 2019

Personal Safety Rescheduled

April 2, 10:15 AM11:00 AM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Rescheduled to 1:00 PM Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Corpus Christi Parish, 70 Pleasant St, Waterville, ME Ken Walsh will be offering a 45-minute presentation on Personal Safety. We are looking for adults of all ages to attend this FREE opportunity to learn how to develop a better sense of safety. No physical conditioning is necessary. Feel free safe walking around town at night...what do I need to pay attention too?

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Camp Expo & Healthy Kids’ Day

April 6, 10:00 AM12:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Free

Alfond Youth Center and Northern Light Health Inland Hospital invite you to join them for a morning of active play and learn about summer camp opportunities.  Enjoy Adventure Playland, arts and crafts, fun games and activities, face painting, swimming, and more - all for FREE! For details and more family-friendly activities, visit northernlighthealth.org/Inland-Hospital or call 207-861-3392.  

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Girls Rock! Central Maine Conference

April 11, 9:00 AM1:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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$20

The Girls Rock! Conference is an event planned BY girls FOR girls.  The high school girls on the Girls Advisory Board choose topics for the conference that are relevant to them AND YOU!  They are the speakers and the workshop facilitators. In fact, they design the workshops! It’s a  fun filled day of learning, sharing, growing and some girl-powered activism! The Girls Rock! Conference is open to girls (self-identified, trans girls, and gender expansive youth included) in 4th – 8th…

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August 2019

Doc & Mardie Brown Run/Walk

August 24
Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Saturday, August 24, 2019 Doc & Mardie 5K & Youth 1 Mile All Ages Run/Walk in honor of Doc & Mardie Brown! Saturday, August 24, 2019 Join parents pushing babies in strollers, active older runners, and folks of all kinds enjoying our many amenities to make this an incredible family event for every generation! There is even awards for the oldest Male and Female finishers! Youth 1 Mile Fun Run 12 & Under Registration Fee $5.00 Starts at 8:15am Adult…

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