Community Calendar: Nov. 12-20 – Portland Press Herald

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Yarmouth Visitor Center, at 1100 Route 1, might be collaborating within the annual Maine Tourism Association Food Drive via Nov. 22, with donations benefitting Yarmouth Community Food Pantry. Nigel Osborne is the Maine Tourism Association Visitor Center Manager in Yarmouth. Contributed / Maine Tourism Association


Food Drive, Yarmouth Visitor Center, 1100 Route 1, Yarmouth, advantages Yarmouth Community Food Pantry, via Nov. 22.

Scarborough Kiwanis Sock Drive, drop off till Dec. 1 at Ron Forest & Sons Fence Company, 354 Payne Road, Scarborough. Accepting heat socks, hats, gloves and mittens for Preble Street in Portland.

Sunday 11/21

Drive-Thru Diaper Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine, 1342 Congress St., Portland.


Bottle Drive, Falmouth Transfer Station, Bucknam Road, advantages initiatives supported by the Falmouth Lions Club. See

Freeport Community Services Thrift Shop accepting donations. Contact Sarah Adams at 865-3985 ext. 205 or [email protected] Visit for extra data.


Writing Contest, Patten Free Library in Bath accepting submissions from teenagers grade 7 and older and adults for brief fiction and memoir, money prizes, deadline Dec. 3,

Sunday 11/14

“The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos,” by Judy Batalion, 8 p.m. digital writer speak introduced by The Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine and Longfellow Books, $10-$12,

Wednesday 11/17

“The Personal Librarian,” 7 p.m. digital e book speak with co-authors Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, Portland.


Beanstack, on-line studying applications for all ages, a studying-behavior tracker platform via Patten Free Library that features studying applications and challenges. Visit for particulars.

Books & Brews, 6 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, hosted by Curtis Memorial Library at Flight Deck Brewing on Brunswick Landing. Share what you’re studying and ingesting. Register at

Books at Night, digital Mechanics’ Hall Book Club, 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, 519 Congress St., Portland.

Books on Tap, 5:30 p.m. third Monday of the month by way of Zoom, hosted by Scarborough Public Library. Contact Tom Corbett at [email protected]

First Friday Book Club, midday by way of Zoom, introduced by Maine Charitable Mechanic Association. Register at

Guerilla Poetry Whoop, 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of the month by way of Zoom, hosted by Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth,

Just Desserts Mystery Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m. digital assembly first Tuesday of the month, introduced by Curtis Memorial Library.

Midcoast Indigenous Awareness Group Book Club, 10 a.m. Fridays by way of Zoom, hosted by Curtis Memorial Library. Email [email protected] for Zoom invitation.

Monday Afternoon Book Group, 1 p.m. by way of Zoom first Monday of the month, hosted by Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. Email [email protected]

Racial Equity Book Group, 7-8 p.m. third Thursday of the month, hosted by Curtis Memorial Library. Books supplied. Email [email protected] with questions. Registration and e book record at (if registration is full, submit the shape to be placed on the ready record).

Sci-fi Book Club, 5-6 p.m. by way of Zoom second Thursday of the month, hosted by Curtis Memorial Library. Email Marian Dalton at [email protected] to enroll.

South Portland Public Library Writers’ Group, 2-4 p.m. first and third Saturdays by way of Zoom,

StoryWalks by Freeport Community Library, new e book each month. Details at

World War II Commemoration, free navy historical past, African-American historical past and Latino historical past downloads at

Writers’ Meet-Up, 6 p.m. second Thursday of the month by way of Zoom via Portland Public Library, for extra, together with month-to-month writing prompts.

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Thursday 11/25

Greely Hockey 5K Turkey Trot, particulars at


Maine Children’s Home is accepting functions from households who need assist with items for his or her kids for the vacations, together with garments, winter necessities, toys, books and video games, apply at

Citizens Climate Lobby Portland Chapter, 9-10:30 a.m. by way of Zoom first Saturday of the month, Facebook or

Critical Home Repair program, Habitat for Humanity companions with low-revenue householders who require security and structural repairs, together with accessibility points, unsafe roofing or flooring, lack of warmth, electrical or plumbing hazards. Cumberland County residents solely,

Maine Extension Homemakers Virtual Exhibit Hall, initiatives and crafts created by University of Maine Cooperative Extension members,

Maine Irish Heritage Trail, self-guided historic Portland tour, map at

Museum Passes: Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth has passes for patrons to Maine Maritime Museum, Maine Wildlife Park, Portland Museum of Art, Children’s Museum of Maine, Farnsworth Art Museum and Maine State Parks. Reserve at 846-4763 or [email protected]

Portland ReStore, 659 Warren Ave.,

Scarborough 55-plus Program Senior Drop-In: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Friday. Get collectively for espresso, snacks, video games and comradery. Registration is just not mandatory. SCS Hub, 418 Payne Road, Scarborough. Free,

Scarborough Kiwanis, midday lunch assembly Fridays, Cowbell Wood-Fired Grill, 185 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough.

Senior Bingo, midday, each Monday, Scarborough Community Center Hub, 418 Payne Road, Scarborough, 55-plus, free, registration not mandatory,

Topsham ReStore, 126 Main St., 504-9340.

Tri-Town Penguins Snowmobile Club (Durham, Freeport, Pownal), 6 p.m. first Thursday of the month till April, Acacia Lodge, Route 136 Royalsborough Road, Durham.

Vigils for Peace and Justice, 5-5:30 p.m. Fridays, Brunswick Town Mall, Maine Street at Park Row.

Yarmouth Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m. Thursdays, 1 Railroad Square within the Bickford Pavilion. Live music, meals truck.


Saturday 11/13

Chicken Pie Drive-Thru Supper, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Prides Corner Congregational Church, 235 Pride St., Westbrook. Single meal with rooster pie (rooster/gravy-no greens), mashed potatoes, squash, inexperienced beans, bread and whoopie pie. Call Lynnell at 207-899-5727 and reserve your meal, $12.

Highland Lake Grange Roasted Turkey Supper, 4:30-6 p.m. drive-up, takeout solely. $10 per meal. Corner of Route 302 and Hardy Road, Westbrook. Contact Joann Levesque 207-233-7119 for extra data.


Curbside Souper Supper, 5-6 p.m. second and fourth Fridays of the month. Masks and social distancing. Free to all. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth.

Deering Center Community Church in Portland, name 773-2423 for extra data.

Freeport Community Services Food Pantry, open for in-individual procuring 11 a.m. to three p.m. Monday and 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at 55 Depot St., Freeport, see

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Organization, discover natural merchandise and farms at

“Make Your Own: A Recipe Guide,” salad dressings and casseroles to soups and grain bowls, customizable recipe kinds in choose classes can be utilized to print and share,

Meals on Wheels, name the Brunswick Meals on Wheels Coordinator Casey Henson at 729-0757 or go to People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick.

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, 12 Tenney Way, Brunswick,, 725-2716.

“Spoonful: Bite-Sized Food & Nutrition Information,” new weblog by University of Maine Cooperative Extension with recipes, meals preservation and security, grocery procuring on a price range,

Fairs & Festivals

Bradbury Mountain Arts Holiday Show and Sale of Fine Arts and Crafts, 10 a.m. to six p.m. Nov. 20 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 21 at historic Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Road/Route 9, Pownal Center. Painting, pictures, print-making, ceramics, fiber arts, metallic work. All artists vaccinated; masks required for entry. Handicapped accessible.

Saturday 11/13

Bells of St. Mary’s Christmas Craft Fair & Café, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 144 Lincoln St., Bath. Handmade gadgets, Christmas decorations, cookie stroll and grandma’s attic. Café with breakfast, soups, chowders, chili and baked items.

Sunday 11/14

Maker’s Market, 10 a.m. to three p.m., Brick South at Thompson’s Point, 15 Resurgam Place, Portland. Support native farms, artisans, artist, movers and shakers. Free,

Saturday 11/20

Made in Maine Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mt. Ararat High School, 73 Eagles Way, Topsham. Free,

Christmas Arts & Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., hosted by Maine Made Crafts, Portland Ramada Inn, 155 Riverside St., Portland Ramada Plaza, $3.

Holly Days Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth.


Living Well for Better Health, 9-11 a.m. Nov. 23 to Dec. 28, on-line as soon as every week. Helps individuals take care of ongoing circumstances akin to diabetes, COPD, arthritis and hypertension. Free, register at, name 1-800-620-6036 or electronic mail [email protected]

Thursday 11/18

Gentle Chair Yoga for Seniors, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Services, open to all,


Dempsey Center, digital well being and wellness workshops akin to yoga, acupressure, therapeutic massage and meditation.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, numerous instances and areas within the larger Portland space. Help for meals obsession and dependancy. No dues or weigh-ins.

Living Well with Diabetes, by way of Zoom, a number of classes, hosted by Healthy Living for ME. Free,

People Plus in Brunswick, free train movies on-line at, plus stay Zoom lessons and outside lessons at

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6 p.m. each Thursday, Berean Baptist Church, Cumberland Street, Brunswick. 729-6400.

Walk with a Doc, 12:15-12:45 p.m. each Thursday, Mid Coast Medical Group, 1 Wellness Way, Topsham. Free,

YMCA, free on-line exercise movies at and


Dungeons and Dragons Club, 3:30 p.m. each different week from Nov. 16 via Jan. 25, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. Participants in grades 4 and up chosen by way of lottery. Sign up at

Kids Con New England, 10 a.m. to five p.m., Doubletree by Hilton, 363 Maine Mall Road, Portland. Comic Con for teenagers, free to $12.

Wednesday 11/17

Grab-and-go Craft: Adopt a pocket-sized canine or cat, Freeport Community Library. Kits will be picked up throughout common library hours. Free and open to the general public. Visit, name 865-3307 or cease by the library at 10 Library Drive, Freeport.


Better Together Book Club, 10-11 a.m. third Thursday of the month, hosted by Brunswick High School,

Children’s story time, 10:30 a.m. in the course of the college yr, Chebeague Island Library, 247 South Road.

Dangerous Thinking Club, 3-4 p.m. third Friday of the month by way of Zoom or assembly outdoors, hosted by Merrill Memorial Library. For teenagers who wish to suppose, learn and focus on. Email [email protected] for extra data or go to to register.

Miss Mary Story Time, 10:15 a.m. singalong Fridays, learn-alouds 10:15 a.m. Mondays and 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, on Merrill Memorial Library’s Facebook Live.

OUT Maine, free youth applications, registration required at

Picture Book Read Aloud, 10:15 a.m., Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, digital as

Portland Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department Facebook pages video games, songs, hyperlinks, movies, outside locations to go to, craft concepts and extra.

Portland Stage Play Me a Story Education Program, 10:30 a.m. Saturday mornings on Facebook Live. Gives youngsters ages 4-10 the expertise of theater as professionals carry out kids’s tales and supply performing workshops. Free.

Read Your Mind: Teen Mental Health Series, midday by way of Zoom final Wednesday of the month, hosted by Portland Public Library.

Relation-Ship-It Teen Book Group, digital e book group for teenagers to debate LGBTQ relationships via younger grownup fiction.

Science Café for Teens, hosted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H for in grades 7-12 from 3:30-4:15 p.m. each Thursday. Learn about science in motion in a casual dialogue. Registration required for every digital session at 581-3877 or [email protected]

Storytime, 10:15 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Friday at 10:15 a.m.: Miss Mary’s Singalong Story Time. Both on Facebook Live.

Storytime for Toddlers, outdoors Freeport Community Library, 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Monday and Thursday via Nov. 22. Limited seating, climate allowing, masks required for ages 4 and up, free and open to the general public, 865-3307.

Take-home actions from Curtis Memorial Library, curbside take-and-make kits for all ages and STEAM kits for elementary college students,

Thomas Memorial Library digital applications, for calendar updates and hyperlinks to livestreams.

Tuesday Traps: Digital Escape Room, obtainable each different Tuesday via Curtis Memorial Library. Meant for a teen viewers, discretion suggested for youthful patrons.

Virtual Music Fun with Miss Teresa, 10:30 a.m., on Facebook Live for music, motion and enjoyable from Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Wednesday Yoga, 9-9:30 a.m. weekly, The Children’s Museum garden, Thompson’s Point, Portland. Free, reservations at

Wolfe’s Neck Center Children’s Programs in Freeport embrace Farmer for the Morning, Farmyard Storytime and Salamander Meander, be taught extra at


Chebeague Island Library, open for searching, Wi-Fi accessible from the car parking zone. Check for particulars.

Cundy’s Harbor Library, open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Wi-Fi accessible outdoors the Harpswell constructing. Free library obtainable at Community Hall. Visit the library’s Facebook web page for updates.

Curtis Memorial Library, open for indoor searching Monday via Sunday. Curbside obtainable Monday via Friday. for cloudLibrary directions.

Falmouth Memorial Library, open for in-individual searching 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday; 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday. Masks required,

Freeport Community Library, open for in-individual visits 10 a.m. to five p.m. Monday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. FCL To Go 10 a.m. to five p.m. Friday, when constructing is closed to the general public.

Live Tech Help, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham,

Merrill Memorial Library, open for searching Monday via Saturday; curbside pickup obtainable. Free entry for Yarmouth residents to the digital library TumbleBooks at Digital Maine Library and cloudLibrary additionally obtainable.

Patten Free Library in Bath, in-individual searching Monday via Saturday with curbside pickup nonetheless obtainable, name 443-5141 or log on. Access to cloudLibrary, the New York Times, TumbleBooks and extra.

Portland Public Library, fundamental library and all branches open to the general public. Visit for particulars.

Prince Memorial Library in Cumberland now open Tuesday via Saturday. CloudLibrary is accessible to take a look at eBooks. Visit

Scarborough Public Library open for searching Monday via Saturday. Digital providers together with cloudLibrary, TumbleBooks, Flipster and Kanopy at Book return open.

South Portland Public Library, Main Library open Monday via Saturday, department open Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. For extra data, name 767-7660 or go to for particulars.

Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth open Monday via Saturday,

Topsham Public Library open Monday via Saturday. Visit for particulars. Wi-Fi accessible outdoors the constructing. Go on-line for an inventory of assets to eBooks, on-line programs, cloudLibrary and extra.

Parks & Nature

Meet the Marsh!, group occasion and bonfire, 2 p.m., Cousins River Fields & Marsh, Yarmouth, Granite and East Main streets, Yarmouth. Learn how you can handle local weather change in Southern Maine and see a brand new protect-in-the-making. Free,


Falmouth Land Trust, guided hikes all year long, free and open to all,

Maine Audubon sanctuaries in Falmouth, Freeport, Scarborough and West Bath are free and open to the general public from daybreak to nightfall. No pets. Virtual fowl watching with nest and feeder cams at

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, details about leisure alternatives, together with fishing, using, searching, trapping and mountaineering at

Natural Resources Council of Maine, maps to discover the state,

Scarborough Marsh Maps, free at city clerk’s workplace in Scarborough Town Hall, Scarborough Public Library, Scarborough Land Trust Preserve kiosks.

Wolfe’s Neck Center in Freeport, mountaineering, gardening, workshops and extra. Call 865-4469 for barn instances. See full calendar at

Women’s Hike Night, 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Pineland Farms in Freeport, open to girls of all ages and talents,


Monday 11/15

Teen Survivor Support Group, 7 p.m., SASSMM is beginning a teen sexual violence survivors help group, extra information at

Tuesday 11/16

“Getting Through the Holidays When Your Heart is Broken,” 11:30 a.m. webinar with Carol Schoneberg, Hospice of Southern Maine’s bereavement counselor.


Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, to register see Helpline at 800-272-3900 obtainable for round-the-clock care and help.

Connected, 7-9 p.m. first Monday of the month, St. Charles Borromeo Church Hall, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick. Free, nondenominational group for widows, widowers, divorced and singles 55-plus, with visitor speaker and lightweight refreshments. 725-1266 or 725-8386.

Dempsey Center, digital help and assets at and

Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer One2One Confidential line, go away a message at 441-5374 or 1-855-552-7200 ext. 801; a volunteer will name again.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Maine) Teen Text Support Line, a brand new psychological well being program for youth 14-20, textual content 207-515-8398, midday-10 p.m. each day.

OUT Maine, a nonprofit that serves LGBTQ+ youth all through the state, is connecting employees with at-danger youth via the cellphone and social media. More data at

Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine, free and personal digital help teams at

Sweetser’s myStrength, on-line workout routines to deal with each day challenges, go to for titles akin to Staying Connected While Social Distancing, Managing Time at Home with the Kids, Parenting in Challenging Times and Changing Plans and Handling Disappointment.

The Yellow Tulip Project, help and group for these with psychological sickness, on-line assets at


American Red Cross Blood Drives,, pre-registration inspired.

Cooks wanted to arrange meals for Independence Association group properties in Brunswick. Scheduling two meals weekly Monday and Thursday. Contribute as soon as, month-to-month or weekly, electronic mail [email protected]

Northern New England Region of the American Red Cross seeks volunteers to help aid efforts. Review probably the most urgently wanted volunteer positions at or contact Volunteer Services at [email protected] or 800-464-6692. Other methods to assist embrace financial and blood/platelet donations.

Puppy Raisers and Sitters Wanted, Maine Region of Guiding Eyes for the Blind is in search of folks within the larger Portland space to show primary expertise and socialize pups for 14-16 months together with pet sitters. Email [email protected]

Vet to Vet Maine, volunteer coaching 4-7 p.m. Nov. 1-5 by way of Zoom to attach veteran peer companions with susceptible Maine veterans. To enroll or request a volunteer veteran companion contact Judie Alessi O’Malley at 579-4024 or electronic mail [email protected]


Saturday 11/13

America’s Future Happy Hour, 12:30 p.m., Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub, 396 Fore St., Portland. Maine Policy Institute program for millennials and Gen Z leaders who embrace free markets, restricted authorities, private accountability. Free, register at AF-Northeast: Happy Hour with Maine Policy Institute on Eventbrite.

Monday 11/15

“The John Neal Address: A Call to Labor,” 7 p.m. digital speak, Mechanics’ Hall in Portland, initially referred to as the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, has deep roots within the story of Maine labor,

Tuesday 11/16

“Partnering With Beavers to Heal the Planet” by Ben Goldfarb, award-successful environmental journalist, 7 p.m. by way of Zoom,

Wednesday 11/17

Altrusa International Inc., membership data and dinner assembly for service group, 6:15 p.m., Clarion Hotel Airport, 1230 Congress St., Portland. Free,

“Voices of Maine’s Lost Synagogues,” 7 p.m., stay digital panel dialogue with viewers Q+A, hosted by Maine Jewish Museum,

Thursday 11/18

Conversations From the Fishing Community, 6 p.m., Cundy’s Harbor Community Hall, 837 Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell. Informal storytelling roundtable. Free,

“Cooking for the Holidays with an Electric Pressure Cooker,” 6 p.m., cook dinner-alongside webinar that includes bread stuffing and pumpkin pie with UMaine Extension diet training skilled. $5 payment consists of recipes; registration required at

Thursday 12/2

Kitchen Licensing, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. digital workshop hosted by MOFGA, $15-$25,


Chess Club, 6 p.m., Curtis Library Chess Club, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, meets first and third Wednesdays of the month. Open to all ages, however kids youthful than 8 should be accompanied by an grownup,

A Common Yarn, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays by way of Zoom, hosted by Falmouth Memorial Library. A textile craftsmanship group. Email [email protected] to affix.

Conversational Spanish Group, 1 p.m. Fridays by way of Zoom, hosted by South Portland Public Library. Open to all expertise ranges. Call 767-7660 for extra data,

Daily Fika, 10 a.m. Monday via Friday, hosted by Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth,

Ecomaine Waste Management, studying movies, digital excursions about recycling, composting,

“From Farm to Table Fare,” seven-video sequence about making ready regionally sourced cuts from a complete rooster, deciding on and grinding cuts of beef, and utilizing ready beef and rooster in recipes, free at

“Growing Maine Gardeners,”, options exercise and video demonstration appropriate for all ages. Call 581-3877, electronic mail [email protected]

Healthy Living for ME, lessons on a wide range of well being matters, many are free. Visit for schedule and registration.

Interviews with the Irish in Maine, hosted by Maine Irish Heritage Center,

Maine Audubon nature and surroundings lessons and workshops, many free.

Maine Department of Education: Rural Aspirations web site helps lecturers and households in group-primarily based studying at

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Organization, free e-newsletter at Schedule of lessons at

Movie Series and Discussion Group, 6:30 p.m. by way of Zoom Thursdays, hosted by Patten Free Library. Visit or contact Roberta at [email protected]

New Ventures Maine, free on-line lessons on careers, enterprise and finance. Visit for schedule and to register.

Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce stay webinars and digital occasions,

Reel Talk Film Discussion Group, 1 p.m. each third Tuesday by way of Zoom. Hosted by Thomas Memorial Library, register at

Scarborough Kiwanis Club, midday each Friday, Cowbell Grille, 185 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough. Free and open to the general public.

Songwriting Workshop, 6:30 p.m. by way of Zoom, first Tuesday of the month, hosted by Thomas Memorial Library. Registration closes at midday the day of the workshop. Register at

Southern Maine Agency on Aging useful resource specialist, 10 a.m. to three p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, appointments most popular by calling 835-9866 or emailing [email protected]

Support Maine Wildlife with Native Maine Plants: Maine Audubon on-line plant finder at for crops finest fitted to particular websites, present finest ecological operate and profit, and complement the panorama.

Techspresso, assist with expertise 2-3:30 p.m. each Tuesday, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, enroll at circulation desk or by cellphone.

Virtual Craft Meetup, 5 p.m. by way of Zoom Mondays, hosted by Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. Email Sarah at [email protected] to obtain an electronic mail with login particulars prematurely.

Wolfe’s Neck Farm, instructional environmental actions at

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