FARMINGTON — The following University of Maine at Farmington events are free and open to the public.

* A special event, Peace, Love and Musicfest will begin at noon at UMF’s North Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center.

The event is a full day of music, art and crafts. Bands lined up are: Nigel’s Thornberry, Thorn’s Prophets and Ruth Hill. There will also be a representative from the Combat Paper Project. The free event is sponsored by UMF Peace Activists in Training. For more information, e-mail [email protected], or call 320-0395.

* A talk on Black Bears is set for 7 p.m. April 20 in Room C-13, UMF Roberts Learning Center. This time of year bears start to rub their eyes and leave hibernation. Although there are about 22,000 black bears in Maine, most of us never get a chance to see one. But that doesn’t keep bears from being a source of fascination and even controversy. Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologist Randy Cross has been up close and personal with these animals. He recently completed his 29th season of tracking bears and visiting their dens. This season he and his team visited 70 dens and 182 bears. In his work he enters dens to count, examine, and weigh adults and cubs. He also tags them to track their movements. Cross will share his knowledge, photographs, and experience about these animals. The free event is sponsored by UMF Division of Natural Sciences and Maine Audubon.

For more information, call 778-8151.

* There will be an Air Band competition at 8 p.m. April 26 at The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. The free event is sponsored by The Landing and Spring Fling.

For more information, call 778-7346 or e-mail [email protected]

* The Education Job Fair will begin at 12:30 p.m April 27 in North Dining Hall, UMF Olsen Student Center. This fair offers job seekers the opportunity to learn about educational job openings in Maine. There are currently more than 15 participating organizations. The free event is sponsored by UMF Career Services.

For more information, call 778-7034 or e-mail [email protected]

* Serving America and Around the World will be a panel board forum discussion group with service organizations. The discussion will begin at 7 p.m. April 27 in the North Dining Hall A, UMF Olsen Student Center. There will be representatives from AmeriCorps, City Year, Peace Corps and Teach for America.

The free event is sponsored by UMF Career Services. For more information, e-mail [email protected], or call 778-703.