Camden Conference Presents Chinese Education: 20 Years of Evolution from Catch-up to Leadership

6:30 pm

The past 20 years of education in China has been a period of constant change from forces internal and external. Some aspects of the educational system are quite progressive, while others remain virtually unchanged. Kyle Tong has a fairly unique window into the soul of China through their educational systems. Tong will talk about the traditional systems, how they have been jerked into the 20th and 21st Centuries, and how simple demographics drive so much in education as well as societal thinking. He will attempt to get beyond the stereotypes and delve deeper into the mind of the Middle Kingdom.


Human/Nature: Animal Tracks and Scat w/Dirigo Learning

10:30 a.m.

Robin Huntley, M.Ed., teaches children how to use their own observations to explore connections within the natural world. Dirigo Learning provides community-based education and helps to extend Vose Library's relationship to the local ecosystems. This class is both complementary, and a companion to 4-H's program on Tuesday, January 15. Attend one or both programs! Please call ahead to register, 785-4733.Dress warm - weather permitting, these these classes will be held outdoors. Stop in any time to see the Hands-on Science Museum in the Children's Room! Supported by the Maine Community Foundation’s Knox County Fund and the William Pullen Fund.


Volunteer Appreciation Party

We LOVE our volunteers and hope to see you at this event in your honor!


The Running of the Black Flies 5k

9 am

At The Pour Farm

Celebrate the oft maligned black fly by running with them at the height of black fly season in Maine (think running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain)! The race is a 5k out-and-back from The Pour Farm Brewery to the Vose Public Library in Union. Walkers also welcome! Registration includes tee shirt and free post-race pint of beer at the brewery (or non-alcoholic drink for runners under 21). Chip timed.