Midcoast area girls in grades six through 12 are invited to register for the 17th Mainely Girls conference, One Incredible Day, to be held Friday, April 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Point Lookout’s Education Center in Lincolnville.

This year’s conference, titled “Finding Your Way,” centers around a compass theme. The keynote presentation will be made by Coastal Studies for Girls, the nation’s only residential science and leadership academy for high school girls. Workshops and presentations at the event will celebrate girls’ talents, develop their confidence, and inspire them to identify and follow their aspirations — their “true north.”

Middle school and high school girls will attend separate programs. Workshops include yoga and zumba with teachers from High Mountain Hall, bullying and relationship boundaries with New Hope for Women, “Think Before You Click” by Kristen Taylor from PopTech, and “Loving the Body You Have” with Willow Hall and Kimberly Mahan of Celestial Body Wisdom. Girls will also have the chance to create art projects, do African dance, learn martial arts and be interviewed for WERU radio.

An entire day of sessions for adults will also be provided, including workshops on girls’ drug and alcohol use, steering girls’ moral compasses, and girls’ Internet safely. Fees for the conference are $10 for girls (scholarships are available) and $20 for adults. A breakfast sponsored by Camden National Bank and lunch are included. Two buses provided by Healthy Maine Partnerships will be available to assist some girls with transportation to and from the conference — one leaving from Union Elementary School and one from Belfast High School. Registration brochures are available at area schools, on the Mainely Girls Web site at mainelygirls.org, by e-mailing mainelygirls@gmail.com, or by calling 230-0170. Middle school girls have a choice of workshops, but sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so girls are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Space is limited. Registration closes Friday, April 9.

Mainely Girls, a statewide, nonprofit organization, was founded in 1996 with a two-part mission: to work with rural communities to assist them in focusing on girls’ needs in a positive, preventative and proactive manner; and to work on the state level to bring about positive change for girls. Mainely Girls is a program of Medical Care Development.