Friday, July 1. Lunch & Learn at the Wells Public Library, Wells, Maine . Noon-1:00 pm. Join Bob Maurais from Mainely Ticks for a lunch time session on how to better protect your family from ticks and tick-borne illnesses. Personal protection strategies, landscape modifications and the life cycle of the deer tick will be discussed. Free educational information including tick identification guides and tick removal tweezers for all who attend. FMI contact Kristi Bryant at the Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Road (Route 1), Wells. Phone 207-646-8181, ext. 205.
Tuesday, June 14. Community Tick Talk at the Thomas Memoriall Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. 6:30-7:30 pm. Join Bob Maurais from Mainely Ticks as he discusses strategies to better protect your family from ticks and tick-borne diseases. Items discussed will include personal protection strategies, landscape modifications and the life cycle of the deer tick. Educational literature will be distributed including tick identification guides, bookmarks and FREE tick removal tweezers for all who attend. FMI contact Rachel Davis at 799-1720.
Wednesday, May 4. Join the Maine IPM Council for A Homeowner's Guide to Managing Ticks.
Have you ever felt the skin-crawling sensation of a freshly discovered tick? These tiny arachnids have—for many of us—become a pervasive part of Maine summers. Regional expert, Dr. Thomas Mather has dedicated his career at the University of Rhode Island Center for Vector-Borne Disease to the research of tick exposure and Lyme disease prevention. On May 4th, Dr. Mather will speak about the best science-based methods for tick exposure prevention.
Updates on the state of Lyme disease and tick monitoring in Maine will be provided by Sara Robinson, Epidemiologist with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Chuck Lubelczyk, Entomologist with Maine Medical Center Research Institute.
Maine CDC Health Corps will be present to answer questions on Lyme disease.
Please join us at the following locations and times for these two exciting presentations sponsored by the Maine IPM Council.
Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm, Falmouth, ME, Noon
12:00 Tom Mather, University of Rhode Island Center for Vector-Borne Disease
1:00 Sara Robinson, Maine Center for Disease Control
Mather Auditorium, Wells Reserve, Wells, ME, 6:00 PM
6:00 Tom Mather, University of Rhode Island Center for Vector-Borne Disease
7:00 Chuck Lubelczyk, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Space is limited! Pre-registration is required! To register, please call (207) 287-2731, or link:
May 4th at 12PM, Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm Environmental Center, Falmouth ME
May 4th at 6PM, Mather Auditorium at Wells Reserve, Wells ME
Sunday, May 1. Lyme Buddies Lyme Disease Awareness Event. Jimmy the Greeks, 115 Philbrook Avenue, South Portland, Maine. 10:30-12:00. Free, open to the public.
Presentations will include Barb Maurais from Mainely Ticks on personal protection and landscape strategies, a presentation by Dr. Megan May, M.S., Ph.D., Chair, Div G, American Society for Microbiology on why it is so hard to develop reliable tests, the launch of "The Big Five for Lyme", a fundraising event to raise money for ILADS' Physician Training Program, and a presentation by Dr. Leon Hecht, ND, who has been through the ILADS EF Physician Training program.
There will be other Lyme support groups to meet, information to share, raffles, prizes and much more. Jimmy the Greek will offer a breakfast buffet for $7.99. Come meet others, receive information, network and come together for Lyme Disease. Special m-cee Sharon Rose Vaznis of WCSH6 will keep the information flowing!
This is NOT a 5K event, this is solely an information event. The 5K will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. More information about the 5K will be available at this event.
FMI, visit www.lymebuddies.com
Saturday, April 30. 2nd Annual Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education Conference . Wiscasset Community Center, 242 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset, Maine. 8:00-5:00. Free Admission. Speakers and vendors. Bob and Barb Maurais with Mainely Ticks will be distributing educational material and answering questions.
FMI contact Paula Jackson Jones at 446-6447 or Angele Rice at 841-8757, or visit:
Thursday, April 14. Tick Talk to Central Maine Power Safety Personnel, Fairfield, Maine. Powerpoint presentation outlining the life cycle of the deer tick, proper identification and removal of attached ticks, personal protection strategies and landscape modifications. Educational literature distributed.
Tuesday, March 8. Tick Talk to Central Maine Power Safety Personnel, Augusta, Maine. Powerpoint presentation outlining the life cycle of the deer tick, proper identification and removal of attached ticks, personal protection strategies and landscape modifications. Educational literature distributed.