The Aid for Kids annual Educational Fair will be held on Saturday, September 30 from 10 until 2 at the Millar Civic Center in Houlton. The event is free.

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Once again this year, Bess the Book Bus, a mobile literacy outreach from Florida will be stopping in Houlton as a part of her national book tour providing new free books for children of all ages.

Steve Turner, founder of Giving Tree Music from Florida will have a drum circle. Stop by and be a part of the fun. For all ages and all abilities.

Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause offers free, pre-packaged ice cream in exchange for voluntary donations to help raise money for charities.

Mad Science of Maine will have two science shows: “Ramp It Up Energy Show” at 11 a.m. and “Up, Up and Away” at 1 p.m. Shows are fun and educational for all ages.

Hancock County Sheriff’s Office & Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office is offering Iris Scan, a biometric recognition service that is used for the purpose of identifying and locating missing children or vulnerable adults. The human iris is absolutely unique, even between twins. The scan is performed by looking into a computer and takes about 15 seconds. This new technology can identify a child within seconds. Please stop by for your child’s free iris scan.

The Texting Simulator from the Maine Department of Public Safety will be available to help reinforce the importance of not texting and driving. The simulator is a teaching tool that allows the participant to “drive” and try to text at the same time on a computer to see the consequences of texting and driving.

Maine Forest Service will be onsite with their helicopter that families can tour and find out about the mission of the Maine Forest Service.

Maine Warden Service will have Safari in a Box– this hands on learning project utilizing pelts and animal tracks.

Sara McQuarrie from Sneakin’ in Science  – a fun hands on science activity.

The Maine Fire Marshall’s office will have fire education information.

Houlton Fire Department's "hazard house" - stop by and learn how to exit your home safely in case of fire.

Silent Sidekicks is a 501©3 organization that provides information and education about animal-assisted therapies. Stop by and say Hi to Danielle and her handsome sidekick.

Maine EMS - medical information display

Dr. Ann Langston from U.M.O.- touch tank aquatic animals

Elk’s Club - Drug awareness van

Maine Forest Council - water flume table-see and feel the power of water

Deb Melvin - worm composting

Houlton Humane Society - animal education

Cooperative Extension - how to incorporate vegetables into your diet.

4-H- educational booth

Katahdin Valley Health Center  - Flu shots for 18 and over. Please bring your insurance card. Fees will apply according to KVHC’s sliding scale.

Pine Tree Waste - recycling information

Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic - kids can make a wooden craft.

Caring Hands of Maine - oral hygiene information

5K tent - inflatables

Deacon Al Burleigh - information on how to insulate older windows, financial literacy.

Bangor Savings Bank - open a new children’s savings account and the bank will make the first deposit.

Free popcorn

Cary Library - children’s craft

Larry Berz from the Malcolm Science Center in Easton - Educational display

Aroostook Council for Healthy Families - parenting information, education opportunities for childcare providers

United Way of Aroostook - snow cones

Houlton Higher Education - sign up for a free book and reading buddy

Alcohol or drug impairment Exercise - Houlton Police Department

Free haircuts for ages 12 and under by Heather & Deanna of Divine Hair Studio.

Maine Robotics - learn to program LEGO robots, build something out of LEGO’s and check out the 3D printers.

Certified child passenger safety technician - free car seat safety checks, information on qualifications for a free car seat.

Girl Scouts - informational tables

Custom & Border Protection - Informational Booth

Drug Free Aroostook - Educational Table

Games, prizes, crafts a barbecue and bounce house.

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