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The Lukas Community is looking for Live-in Houseparents & Co-Workers Starting Summer 2012: The Lukas Community, a Rudolf Steiner inspired community, serves the lifelong needs of adults with developmental challenges. We seek co-workers and houseparents to live together with our residents and volunteers in our beautiful extended-family homes and to participate in therapeutic programs. These programs include art and craft workshops, organic gardening, animal care, movement therapy and swimming, as well as a variety of cultural and recreational activities.
      In addition to the personal rewards of living and working with our residents, we offer a complete benefits package which includes medical/dental insurance, retirement, eight weeks paid vacation per year and more.
      Applicants should be self-motivated and work well with others. High school diploma required, experience with the developmentally challenged preferred. No history of substance abuse or prior criminal record. Learn more about this unique opportunity by visiting our website: or by contacting us at:
The Lukas Community, P.O. Box 137, Temple, NH 03084, 603.878.4796, (02/14)

Lewiston, Maine - The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is once again offering its very popular Maine Garden Day on Saturday, April 14th at the Lewiston High School. Registration is $50 which includes breakfast and lunch, a trade show and an opportunity to take up to four workshops. Limited scholarships are available. This year, in response to increased demand for information on self-sufficiency, workshops on small-scale livestock production, living off the grid, sharpening chainsaws and gardening tools as well as programs on various types of food preservation techniques have been added to the day-long program. To view the workshop descriptions and to download a brochure, go to: Or, you can request a brochure by calling the Oxford County office at 743-6329 or 1-800-287-1482. Space is limited, so don’t delay. (02/14)

Introduction to Fermentation, Tuesday, February 28th, 6:00 p.m.: Come join us as we explore the art, science and nutrition of the age-old practice of fermenting foods. Fermentation is a simple and traditional way of harnessing beneficial micro-organisms to preserve foods as well as increase their nutritional value. You’ll be surprised how fun and easy it is! Learn how to make a number of tasty foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, sour cream, yogurt and kombucha. Come prepared to take home not only recipes, but samples as well! Please bring your own jars for samples. Free, donations welcome to help cover materials costs. Please call 729-4050 or email info@shiftofmaine to register so we can prepare an appropriate quantity.Corie Washow, Co-Owner, Shift Sustainable Home Goods, 56 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011, 207.729.4050, (02/14)

AWSNA's Annual Damaged Book Sale: We want all our constituents to be able to take advantage of these savings on our inventory of wonderful, yet slightly damaged books! Remember, sale ends February 17, 2012. Quantities are limited. Phone and credit card orders only (518.634.2222). No returns
Please click here to view flyer and list of books: Damaged Book Sale Flyer. (02/07)

Väsen with special guests Darol Anger & friends
Thursday, February 16, 2012 · 7:30 pm
Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, Maine
Spirit. Noise. Essence. These are among the most prominent meanings for väsen, making it the perfect name for this group of three of Sweden's best musicians who have between them been featured with dozens of international groups, including the Kronos Quartet. A unique balance of the traditional sounds of the viola and nyckelharpa (a keyed fiddle unique to Sweden) and the modern sounds of an alternatively tuned 12-string guitar, Väsen's music is "'local music' in the best sense of the word -believable, human-scaled and fluent in the international language of musical interplay" (NPR's All Things Considered).
Call PortTIX at 207.842.0800 or visit for tickets today! (02/07)

Please click here for the February issue of  "Inform."  Inform February 2012

Inform is a publication sent by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) to all the affiliated Waldorf schools in its membership to keep parents, teachers, board members, alumni, and all those interested in Waldorf Education informed of the current events affecting Waldorf schools nationally and internationally. By including this page in your regularly published bulletin or newsletter, you help us keep our entire Waldorf constituency up-to-date on pertinent issues affecting the movement."  (01/31)

22nd Annual DownEast Country Dance Festival, March 30 & 31 2012, Mount Ararat Middle School, Topsham, ME
Contras, English, Scottish, Israeli, International & more. 20+ bands, non-stop dancing, instruction & exhibitions,
Singing & instrumental workshops, concerts & jams, Children 10 and under free.
Survivors Sunday, April 1, 2012, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth
11:00 am Brunch, 11:30 Spirited Singing
12:30 - 4 pm Contradance with Notorious, Will Mentor caller
Information call (207) 563-8953 or email (01/31)

We are delighted to share our Renewal 2012 course offerings with you:

Karine Munk Finser, Renewal Courses Coordinator, Center for Anthroposophy, Wilton, New Hampshire


New Youth Initiative at the Rudolf Steiner Health Center: From July 4-8, 2012 the Rudolf Steiner Health Center in Ann Arbor will be hosting a free Youth Conference as part of their new Learn-Work-Share Summer program, a new Youth Initiative for interested 16-30 year olds. During the Youth Conference participants will be introduced to general anthroposophy, anthroposophic medicines, nursing, artistic therapies, and biodynamics. Group projects and artistic activities will foster a healthy social dynamic and bring new insights to group discussions. Participants are asked to bring a sleeping bag and pillow. Simple vegetarian meals will be provided. Online application and more info are available at (01/31)

Winter Camp at Camp Glen Brook - What Will You Do During February Vacation?
Enjoy 250 acres of snowy woods, sledding hills, and a deep ice pond for wintry fun and warm friendships. We invite you to join our staff, along with other instructors, parents, and junior counselors for a week of wintry fun, cozy fireside storytelling, arts and crafts and old fashioned sleigh rides. Click on the link below for more information. (01/31)