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Public Events for the Week of June 3

June 3, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Visit with Lewiston Middle School students who are learning about domestic violence prevention

Location: Lewiston Middle School
75 Central Ave, Lewiston

Background

The Lewiston Domestic Violence Program was extended to the Middle School level by the Lewiston Police Department this year and focuses on the students developing an understanding of some of the dynamics involved with domestic violence and abuse as a pattern of power and control. The students will gain knowledge of how to respond when concerned for themselves or a friend and learn about Safe Voices services.

Governor LePage will visit with two classes participating in the program and deliver brief remarks.

For more information:

Sgt. Joseph Bradeen
171 Park Street, Lewiston Phone: (207) 513-3091 (cell)
jbradeen@lewistonmaine.gov

Friday, June 7, 2013

7:00 p.m.

Fort Kent Community High School Graduation

Location: Fort Kent Community High School 84 Pleasant Street, Fort Kent

Background

Two years ago, the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) created Maine’s first early college high school model, which is a collaboration between UMFK and Fort Kent Community High School. Established two years ago, Governor LePage, a major supporter of early college high schools as a component of school reform went to Fort Kent to meet with the first 20 high school juniors who were part of this program. At that meeting with the students, the Governor stated he would be in Fort Kent for their high school graduation in two years.

Governor LePage will provide brief remarks.

For more information:

Scott Voisine, MS Ed.
Dean of Community Education
University of Maine at Fort Kent
207-834-8644
voisine@maine.edu

Saturday, June 8, 2013

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

2013 Special Olympics State Summer Games

Location: University of Maine Orono

Background

The Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage , experience joy and participate in sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

Special Olympian, Paul Cormier, met Governor LePage in December 2012 and at that time an invite was extended by Paul’s coach, Travis Wood, for the Governor to attend the 2013 Special Olympics State Summer Games in Orono, where Paul Cormier will be a participant.

Paul’s events are as follows:

8:30 – 9:30 100m dash (home side of the track) 11:00 – 11:30 200m dash (home side of the track) 11:30 -1:00 Softball/shot-put (usually held in the field at the far right of the track)

For more information:

Linda Fredericks
Special Olympics – Maine
207-318-5168 (cell)
lindaf@somaine.org

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