Health

May Pacesetter Breakfast - Mercy Hospital

Mercy Pacesetters is a monthly event on the first Wednesday of every month that invites the public to come enjoy a breakfast and learn about different health and wellness topics.  The May Pacesetter Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 7:30am to 8:30am at Mercy Fore River Hospital, 175 Fore River Parkway in Portland.  Free and open to the public.  LifeStages Program Leader, Catherine Studley, from VNA Home Health & Hospice, will speak on eldercare management, and the services available through LifeStages.

2nd Annual 65 Roses 5K Race

2nd Annual 65 Roses 5K Race

Sunday, September 25 · 9:00am - 12:00pm in Portland.

The second annual 65 Roses 5K Race to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Registration fees are $20 or $25 on the day of race.

For more info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/65-Roses-5k-Race/131211316955225?sk=info

Disaster Relief Party

Disaster Relief Party

Ishinomaki-shi, Miyagi, Japan is a town where Ai Saito's family lives. Ai is married to a local Mainer from South Portland named Joseph Pappalardo. As you all know japan was recently hit with earthquakes and a tsunami that has left massive damage. Ai and Joe are raising money to send back to her family to help start to rebuild from this disaster. So we will be having a party to help raise money to donate to this cause. We will be offering a $5 Tsunami Relief shot, a percentage of this will go straight into their donation box. Also half the amount on every whole pizza purchased in the bar will be donated as well. We will also be selling t-shirts for $15 to support the cause! Joes NY Pizza is proud to be able to help a local family out in this time of crisis.

For more info http://www.facebook.com/IcePortland?sk=wall#!/event.php?eid=112014438881828

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20

17th ANNUAL EVENT ASKS 'WHAT'S YOUR MPG'

Commuters who carpool, vanpool, ride transit, bike, walk or telecommute May 16 through 20 can double their miles per gallon – or better. With high gas prices hitting commuters hard in the pocketbook this spring, Commute Another Way Week is urging employers and commuters to work together to raise their MPG – and save a bundle on their daily commute.

“This is the 17th year we’ve held this event, and one thing that never stops drawing people in is the message about how much you can save when you drive alone to work less frequently,” says event organizer Carey Kish of the GO MAINE program.

The purpose of Commute Another Way Week is to let help Maine commuters learn more about carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking or riding transit, teleworking and other low-cost alternatives to the single-occupant vehicle.

EMT Basic Accelerated Courses to begin June 6th. Register Today!

EMT Basic Accelerated Courses to begin June 6th. Register Today!

EMT Basic Accelerated Courses -- Register now for the upcoming 8 week Accelerated EMT Basic courses scheduled to begin June 6, 2011. This course meets 3 days a week for 8 hours per day.

Great Maine Bike Swap

Great Maine Bike Swap

The Great Maine Bike Swap begins this weekend in Portland.  Hundreds of bicycles wiil be on sale at USM's Sullivan Gym Sunday.

Next Sunday the 17th, the swap will take place in Orono. 

Bicycles of all types will be on sale from children's bicycles to mountain bikes.

 The Bike Swap is put on annually by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.

Great Maine Bike Swap – Portland
April 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Drop bikes off between 8 and 9:30 a.m.)
University of Southern Maine’s Sullivan Gymnasium

Great Maine Bike Swap – Orono
May 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Drop bikes off between 8 and 9:30 a.m.)
UMaine Student Recreation and Fitness Center, Orono

Rape Agression Defense Class

Rape Agression Defense Class

This is a "MUST HAVE" training class for mothers and daughters.
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. Classes are held from 6:00PM - 9:00PM at the Portland Police Station.
April 5, 7, 12, 14 & 16th
June 14, 16, 21, 23 & 25th
September 6, 8, 13, 15 & 17th
November 1, 3, 8, 10 & 12th
Donaton of $25 to the Amy St. Laurent Foundation http://findingamy.org/links.html