FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington recently announced the following events that are free and open to the public, unless otherwise stated:

* The documentary “The Coat Hanger Project” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 114, UMF Education Center.

The film is about abortion and the current state of the reproductive justice movement. Director Angie Young interviews illegal abortion survivors, students, activists and scholars.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 778-7370.

* The UMF Fitness and Recreation Center, in collaboration with Mainely Scuba, will offer four nights for people to take part in a two-hour “Try Scuba” class. The first class will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday. All equipment needed to dive will be provided. Their professionally certified instructors will familiarize participants with the scuba equipment, basic dive techniques, safety related to the sport, and get those interested diving in the pool. Mainely Scuba follows standards of Scuba School International. Should you decide to get certified, the fee of this program will be deducted from the scuba certification course. Minimum age requirement is 13. Children younger than 13, with permission and adult supervision, can participate. Cost is $30. For more information, call 778-7495.

* Fitness and Recreation Center will host Maine Rock Gym at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. This is an opportunity to try rock climbing. Participants will go to the Maine Rock Gym in Portland for a day of climbing. All experience levels and interests are welcome.

Fee includes two hours of climbing as well as all the gear needed to climb. The minimum age requirement is 13. Children younger than 13, with pre-approval and adult supervision, will be allowed. Meet at the Fitness and Recreation Center to travel to Portland. Cost is $20. For more information, email [email protected] or call 778-7495.

* Fitness and Recreation Center will host High Ropes Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. Participants can climb, swing, repel and fly on attractions such as the Flying Squirrel and team building exercises on Jacobs Ladder and Flying Trapeze. Minimum age requirement is 13. Children younger than 13, with pre-approval and adult supervision, will be allowed. Cost is $5 for nonmembers, and is free for UMF students and FRC members. For more information, email [email protected] or call 778-7495.

* A movie, “Slumdog Millionaire,” will begin at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. The Bollywood movie depicts one boy’s rise to riches from his life in India’s slums. Part of Libra Professor Sudip Mazumdar’s offerings for spring semester, followed by lecture/discussion Wednesday, March 27. For more information, email [email protected] or call 778-7182.

* Common Ground: Economic and Political Hurdles II: Global Policies is set for 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Lincoln Auditorium, UMF Roberts Learning Center. The event will feature the film “The Island President” and discussion led by Dr. Wendy Harper and Dr. Linda Beck. For more information, email [email protected], call 778-7463 or visit http://umf.maine.libguides.com/stateofplanet.

* Common Ground: The Real Slumdogs: Growing up in India’s Slums will be the topic at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at North Dining Hall A, UMF Olsen Student Center. Libra Professor Sudip Mazumdar presents perspectives on his boyhood in India’s slums and his rise to prominence as an international journalist. Accompanied by documentary film, “The Real Slumdogs.” For more information, email [email protected] or call 778-7182.

* Fitness and Recreation Center will host a snowshoe event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, on the new trails at Flintwoods Park. All abilities welcome. Participants will leisurely explore the trails on snowshoes. Minimum age requirement is 13. Children younger than 13, with pre-approval and adult supervision, can participate. Meet at FRC-Powder House Trail/Flint Woods. Cost is $5 for nonmembers; free for UMF students and FRC members. For more information, email [email protected] or call 778-7495.

* The Great Meltdown: Tales From the Front Lines of Climate Change, presented by Colin Woodard, will be the subject at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in Lincoln Auditorium, UMF Roberts Learning Center. Author of “American Nations,” Viking 2011 and “Ocean’s End: Travels Through Endangered Seas.” For more information, email [email protected], call 778-7463 or visit http://umf.maine.libguides.com/stateofplanet.

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