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DIRIGO SPEAKS: Bangor Speakers Announced

We're excited to announce the launch of AARP Maine's new speaker series, " Dirigo Speaks." Partnering with the Bangor Daily News, we're thrilled to present a new platform for Maine leaders and regional news-makers to share opinions, ideas and perspectives on what's happening (and not happening) here in the Pine Tree State.

Our first events have been confirmed for the Bangor area and we hope  that you'll join us for all three of them next month! Here are the details and a link to RSVP to each (or all) event(s):

Dirigo Speaks presents Senator Susan Collins
WHEN: Tuesday, October 11 th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
WHERE: Gracie Theater, Husson University, 1 College Circle, Bangor, ME
Light appetizers and drinks will be made available.

Dirigo Speaks presents former US Senator George Mitchell
WHEN: Thursday, October 20 th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
WHERE: Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME
Light appetizers and drinks will be made available.

Dirigo Speaks presents Emily Kimball (The Aging Adventurer)
WHEN: Thursday, November 10th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
WHERE: CoeSpace, 45 Columbia Street, Bangor, ME
Light appetizers and drinks will be made available.

While the first two of the Dirigo Speaks series features two well known Maine leaders, the third is quietly gaining more attention the more we talk about it. Emily Kimball is an amazing woman. For years now, the 85-year old has been speaking about lifting the limits on aging and how to add a little adventure to your life. Her example is her own life, one that is chock full of adventures even 20-somethings would consider a challenge.

  • Hiked the 2,168 mile long Appalachian Trail
  • Biked 1,200 miles around Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia at 61
  • Biked across the country at the age of 62
  • Hiked across England (192 miles) at the age of 69

No matter where you are life, this type of adventuring is impressive. Kimball will be joining Bangor Daily News Outdoors Editor John Holyoke for a conversation about how she strives to remain active and adventurous at every age.

Come join us at Dirigo Speaks!

 

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