Calendar

Below you will find AFFM's calendar of events. This calendar will contain all of AFFM's current and upcoming events. Please check back regularly for updates. If you know of an upcoming event or training that would be of interest to resource families, please call the office (1-800-833-9786) so AFFM can add it to the calendar.

Calendar of Events

Family Fun and Appreciation Events

       *Blaine House Tea*      *Hampden Children’s Day Parade*  

*Family Fun Day at The Fort*    *Ferry Beach Gathering* 

Training Events and Conferences 

  * Annual Spring Conference* 

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Rockland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Rockland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Grace Bible Fellowship
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Rockland– Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:30PM-7:00PM at the Grace Bible Fellowship (30 Sherer Lane). On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800- 833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Support group lead by AFFM trainer Pat Tavernakis  
Augusta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Augusta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Magic Years Center
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Augusta – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Magic Years Center (25 Industrial Drive). On-site childcare is available with advanced notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Amy McCollett and Nicki Story, Project Sparrow.
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Machias Informational Meetings 9:30 am
Machias Informational Meetings
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207-255-2070 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required.
Caribou Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Caribou Resource Family Support Meeting @ Caribou Adult Education Building
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Caribou – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: 1st Thursday of the month from 5:30 at Caribou Adult Education Building on Bennett Drive in between Caribou Rec and the gas station. 75 Bennett Dr, Caribou, ME 04736 Childcare is not provided at this time. Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 or email info@affm.net to RSVP.
Damariscotta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Damariscotta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Lincoln County Assembly of God Church
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Damariscotta – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 1st Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Lincoln County Assembly of God Church (672 Main St., Damariscotta). On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by AFFM trainer, Pat Tavernakis.
Lincoln C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Lincoln C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Community Evangel Temple
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Lincoln – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: every 1st Thursday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Community Evangel Temple, 124 River Rd. Onsite childcare is available with advanced notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by AFFM Kinship Specialist, Bette Hoxie.
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Portland Holiday Party 11:00 am
Portland Holiday Party @ Eastpoint Church
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
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Bangor Informational Meeting 1:00 pm
Bangor Informational Meeting @ DHHS
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting.
Belfast C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Belfast C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Christ The King Church
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Belfast – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 2nd Monday of the month from 5:30-7:00 PM at Christ The King Church (9 Field St, RM# 330, Belfast). Onsite childcare is available with advanced notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Becky Stephens.
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Caribou and Houlton Informational Meetings
Caribou and Houlton Informational Meetings
Dec 11 all day
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Informational Meetings are scheduled on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in both the Caribou and Houlton DHHS offices. Time of meeting alternates each month, with Caribou ...
Bangor C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Bangor C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Redeemer Lutheran Church
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bangor– Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 5:00-6:30 PM at the Redeemer Lutheran Church (540 Essex St.).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by AFFM Resource Support Coordinator, Sheila Peakall.
Lewiston Informational Meetings 6:00 pm
Lewiston Informational Meetings
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 795-4620 or 795-4638 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required.
Portland Informational Meeting 6:00 pm
Portland Informational Meeting
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207-822-2267 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required
South Portland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
South Portland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Eastpoint Church
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
South Portland – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Eastpoint Church (345 Clarks Pond Pkwy.)  On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Jackie McNeil. 
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Ellsworth Informational Meetings 9:00 am
Ellsworth Informational Meetings
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207-667-1629 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required.
State Wide C.A.R.E.S. Web/Phone Meeting 1:00 pm
State Wide C.A.R.E.S. Web/Phone Meeting
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Web/Phone – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 1:00-2:00 PM.  Using Zoom Conferencing, you can dial in via computer or phone.  Please contact Monica at 1-800-833-9786 or monica@affm.net.  Meeting lead by AFFM Training Coordinator, Monica Bushey.
South Paris C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
South Paris C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
South Paris – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM at  the University of Maine Cooperative Extension (9 Olson Rd.).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Deanna Lacasse.
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Rockland Informational Meetings 5:00 pm
Rockland Informational Meetings
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207- 596-4259 or 207-596-4283 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required.
Houlton Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Houlton Resource Family Support Meeting @ Community Health and Counseling
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Houlton – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: every 2nd Thursday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Houlton CHCS, 2 Water Street. Onsite childcare available with advanced notice. Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 or email info@affm.net to RSVP. Please call before you come.
Dover-Foxcroft C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Dover-Foxcroft C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Mayo Regional Hospital
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dover-Foxcroft – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Mayo Regional Hospital, Borestone and Sebec conference rooms. On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila  at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Lou Harper.    
Skowhegan C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Skowhegan C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ The Federated Church
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Skowhegan – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM at The Federated Church (13 Island Ave.) in the Sunday School & Nursery rooms (upstairs).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Eric & Danielle Fenton.
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Orono C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Orono C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Orono United Methodist Church
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Orono – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 3rd Monday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Orono United Methodist Church (36 Oak St, Orono) On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by AFFM Kinship Specialist, Bette Hoxie.
Saco C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Saco C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saco – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 3rd Monday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM at Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine (333 Lincoln St.).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Carolyn Sawyer.
Bridgton C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:30 pm
Bridgton C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ The Community Center
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bridgton – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 3rd Monday of the month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Community Center (Behind Reny’s) 15 Depot St.  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Vanessa Jones. 
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Biddeford Kinship C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 10:00 am
Biddeford Kinship C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ J. Richard Martin Community Center
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Biddeford– Kinship only –  Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:00 – 12:00 PM at the J Richard Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St. Free on-site childcare is available with advanced notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Carolyn Sawyer.
Ellsworth C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Ellsworth C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Moore Community Center
Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ellsworth – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Moore Community Center, 133 State St, Ellworth. On-site childcare is available with advanced notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting is lead by Jennifer Johnson, CHCS. 
Farmington C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Farmington C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Gwilym R. Roberts Learning Center
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Farmington – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the Gwilym R. Roberts Learning Center (rooms 001 & 003, by Admin. office), University of Maine at Farmington. On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Roxie Decker.
Presque Isle C.A.R.E.S.Meeting 6:00 pm
Presque Isle C.A.R.E.S.Meeting @ Wesleyan Church
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Presque Isle – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Wesleyan Church (387 Centerline Rd). On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Blake & Sarah Hatt and April Belyea.
Wells C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Wells C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Wells Congregational Church
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wells – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM at Wells Congregational Church (1695 Post Rd.).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Lisa Randall.
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Augusta Informational Meeting 5:30 pm
Augusta Informational Meeting
Dec 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207-624-8088  to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required
Sanford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Sanford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Curtis Lake Church
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sanford – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:00-8:00 PM at Curtis Lake Church (38 Westview Drive).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Brigid Torberg.
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Machias C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Machias C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ UMaine Machias Torrey Hall
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Machias – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 4th Thursday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the UMaine Machias Torrey Hall Rooms 228 & 230.  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at  1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.   Meeting lead by Lisa Seeley.
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Skowhegan Informational meetings 2:00 pm
Skowhegan Informational meetings
Dec 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207-474-4865 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required  
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Richmond C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Richmond C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Isaac Umberhine Public Library
Dec 25 @ 5:30 pm
Richmond – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: 4th Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at The Isaac Umberhine Public Library, 86 Main St, Richmond. On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net to RSVP. Meeting lead by Patty Riddle. Edit
Auburn C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Auburn C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Opportunity Enterprises
Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Auburn – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:00-8:00 PM at Opportunity Enterprises (400 Center St., Auburn – Backdoor).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Deb Hallowell.
Biddeford Informational Meeting 6:00 pm
Biddeford Informational Meeting
Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207-286-2507 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required.
Brunswick C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Brunswick C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Brunswick – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (27 Pleasant St.).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Tamara Holt.
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