The Aid for Kids annual Educational Fair will be held on Saturday, September 7 from 10 to 2, at the John Millar Civic Center in Houlton. The event is free.

Bess the Book Bus - Mobile literacy outreach that provides over 50,000 free books to children across the country each year. Free books for children of all ages! 


Challenger Learning Center in Bangor - Make a paper rocket, learn about the dynamics of flight and launch your rocket.

Chewonki Foundation Wiscasset -- Traveling Natural History Program. Stop by and see an owl, lizard and turtle and learn about animal adaptations and other unique characteristics of each animal. Learn about habitat loss and human interference.

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 Warden Service will have Safari in a box.  Hands-on learning project utilizing pelts and animal tracks.

Krystal Caron - Child Passenger Safety Technician-vehicle crashes are the number one killer in children. Studies show that three out of four car seats are installed incorrectly. Stop by and get information to make sure your seat is installed correctly. Also you may sign up for a free car seat if you meet eligibility requirements, please bring your MaineCare card or WIC folder.

American Red Cross - Will have piñatas, activity packets and Fire Safety Bingo. Sign up for free smoke alarm and fabulous door prizes.

Deb Melvin - Worm composting information.

Twin Ponds Nature and Discovery Center - Fun hands-on science.

Houlton Fire Department hazard house - Learn how to exit your home safely in case of fire.

Divine Beauty - Free haircuts for ages 12 and under - thank you Heather & staff for your generosity!

Elks Club – Drug awareness van.

Children’s Discovery Museum Augusta - Mobile Museum-will have 15 mini exhibits that inspire hands on exploration and play. Will have a Geoboard wall, liquid floor tiles, bike-powered blender, wind tunnel etc.

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

Houlton Humane Society - Animal education.

K.V.H.C. -  Learn about the wide array of services offered.

U.M.P.I. Camp Invention - Fun hands-on learning with Dr. Herzog.

Pine Tree Waste - Recycling information.

Lowes Build & Grow Clinic - Kids make a wooden craft (Kit must be assembled on-site. Children must be present.)

Caring Hands of Maine – oral hygiene information.

5K Tent & Event - bounce house, slide and obstacle course-huge inflatables.

Flu Clinic - A quick and easy way to get your flu shot sponsored by Hannaford Pharmacy - for ages 9 and above, please bring insurance cards.

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

Cary Library (Houlton) - children’s activity

Community Health & Counseling - Educational information

Larry Berz from Malcolm Science Center in Easton - Hands-on science fun.

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

Houlton Higher Education – educational information

Kim Larkins - Author of Emma Lou the Yorkie Poo: Breathing In The Calm  *Sign up for a raffle prize-learn about the writing process*

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

Girl Scouts - informational tables, hands-on fun

Betty White - Author - stop by and paint a mandala.

Toys for Tots - Sign up for free toys for your children for Christmas (must be income qualified.)

Houlton Rocks - Paint a rock to keep or to hide.

Aroostook County Action Program - Healthy Houlton, Drug Free Aroostook, 5210 Lets Go, Heap Fuel Assistance, Tobacco Prevention and more.

Slime Time - Make your own unique slime with the help of a slime expert.

Maine School of Science & Mathematics - Electronic art - Draw a picture

Maine Families - educational games that promote healthy development

Aroostook Council for Healthy Families - parenting information

Salvation Army - Informational table

Master Lee Oliver – Informational table from Masonic Lodge

Craig Greenier - Art teacher -hands on art project

Mary Greenier - Artist- face painting

Sand art table, crafts, games, prizes, free books and more!

Barbecue sponsored by our friends at Hannaford!


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