FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington recently announced the following free events:

* Talk: Why Indian Can Never be a Hindu Theocracy will begin at noon Friday, March 1, in North Dining Hall A, UMF Olsen Student Center. The talk will be presented by UMF Libra Professor Sudip Mazumdar. For more information, call 778-7409.

* A snowshoing trip is set for 10:30 a.m, Saturday, March 2. A trip to the newest Maine Huts and Trails hut Stratton Brook Hut. A three-mile snowshoe to the hut. Bring a lunch and dress appropriately for the weather. Those younger than 13 require pre-approval and adult supervision. Cost is $5 for non-members; free for UMF students and Fitness and Recreation Center members. For more information, email [email protected] or call 778-7495.

* Ice skating will begin at noon Saturday, March 2, at Winslow’s Sukee Arena. Skate rentals are available. Participants are to meet at 11:45 a.m. at the Fitness and Recreation Center. Those younger than 13 need pre-approval and adult supervision. Cost is $5; $3 skate rentals at th arena. For more information,call 778-7495 or email [email protected] maine.edu.

* Tibet Week events will begin at 11:45 a.m. Monday, March 4, in Lincoln Auditorium, UMF Roberts Learning Center. Special guests, lectures, discussions and movies that shine a spotlight on Tibetan Buddhist culture and the current political turmoil in the Himalayas. The event begins with Tenzin Dorjee, President of Student for a Free Tibet. For more information, email [email protected] or call 778-7182.

* Special Event: Crisis in Tibet is set for 6 p.m. Monday, March 4, at Thomas Auditorium, UMF Preble Hall. “Tenzin Dorjee, President of Students for a Free Tibet,” a documentary film. For more information, email gret [email protected] or call 778-7182.

* Special Event: Tibetan Buddhism and Its Relevance Today will take place at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, in North Dining Hall C, UMF Olsen Student Center. The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, director of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT. For more information, email [email protected] edu or call 778-7182.

* Special Event: Tibetan Buddhism and Its Relevance Today will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in Nordica Auditorium, UMF Merrill Hall. The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, director of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT. Public appearance, meditation and discussion. For more information, email [email protected] maine.edu or call 778-7182.

* UMF Job Fair: Pathways to Careers is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, in North Dining Hall, UMF Olsen Student Center. There will be opportunities for full- and part-time employment as well as summer positions. For more information, email [email protected] or call 778-7034.

* Common Ground: Forests and Global Carbon Policy will begin at noon Wednesday, March 6, in Thomas Auditorium, UMF Preble Hall. Dr. Lloyd Irland (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies). Part of the University Forum Series. For more information, email [email protected] or call 778-7463.

* Fitness and Recreation Center: Women’s Only Telemark Clinic Under the Lights at Titcomb will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Titcomb Mountain. The clinic is for intermediate women tele skiers looking to improving their skiing. The clinic is free; lift tickets cost $10 for UMF students and $15 for adults. For more information, email [email protected] or call 778-7495.

* Reading: Ciaran Carson and Sinead Morrissey Readings will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. The Visiting Writers Series, sponsored by the BFA Creative Writing Program, presents its poetry writers, Ciaran Carson and Sinead Morrissey. For more information, call 778-7454.

* ECAC Event: “In the Blood” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at UMF Emery Performance Space. Sumner McKane’s live, historical docu-exhibit combines archived film and photography, oral histories, music and sound in a portrayal of turn-of-the-century Maine lumbermen and river drivers. Donations accepted. For more information, call 778-7319.

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