” and ‘now it is time for the four-week season of the East Grand Dames Book Group.’
One of the notices I look forward to receiving, each summer, is from folks such as Pam Taylor of Brookton, who reports that “Canada Day and July 4th are past the fireweed is ablaze in the fields around East Grand” and “now it is time for the four-week season of the East Grand Dames Book Group.”
This special group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon, U.S. time, Wednesdays, July 30 through Aug. 20, in Forest City and Fosterville, New Brunswick.
This year the book selections feature “women in three very different cultures.” Taylor said the book “Because You are A Girl,” is a memoir of growing up in India “The Red Tents” is based on the lives of women in the Book of Genesis and “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” is about the “intersection of two women’ s lives in Afghanistan.”
Women from the U.S. and Canada participate, and “we welcome all who love books,” Taylor wrote.
For more information, call her at 448-2928.
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By sheer coincidence, here’ s more news from Forest City.
Jane Johnson e-mailed “everyone is welcome” to attend “a very informative discussion, “The Battle for Your Back Yard: Natural Methods of Pest Control,” presented by Heather Zakupowsky of Orient Gardens.
The lecture is 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 28, at Johnson’ s Red Barn, or lawn, in Forest City.
For more information, call Johnson at 448-2835.
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Patsy Murphy, executive director of Eastern Maine AIDS Network, invites you to hear author Suzanne Loebl discuss “writing as a way to relieve the tension and stress of a crisis, as well as how to turn these writings into lasting memoirs.”
This free event is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, in the Lecture Hall of Bangor Public Library on Harlow Street.
Murphy reports Loebl has been “writing since she was a child, hidden from the Nazis during World War II,” and wrote “The Mothers’ Group: Of Love, Loss and AIDS,” while caring for her HIV-infected son.
For more information, visit www.maineaidsnetwork.com or call 877-990-3626.
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Ann Marie of Anne Marie’ s Kitchen, invites you to the Leah Tysse Concert to benefit Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health.
The concert, headlining the Orono native, begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Wellman Commons, Union Street, Bangor.
Also featured will be musicians Stevie Coyle and Brian Catell and the Jump City Blues.
Tickets are $50 and are available at The Grasshopper Shop in Bangor or by calling 945-3132.
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Committee member Regina Ross wrote the annual Carmel Days begins with a free Family Movie Night, featuring “E.T.” at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the recreation field gazebo or the elementary school, if it rains.
The parade is 10 a.m. Saturday Aug. 2, starting at the Carmel Sand Shed, then it’ s off to the Recreation Field for a day filled with fun activities for all ages.
Musicians entertain in the afternoon, and the Square and Compass Club will hold a ham supper, 4-7 p.m. at the Masonic Hall.
The day ends with a Chemical Free Family Street Dance from 7 to 11 p.m.
For information, call 848-7468.
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American Legion Post 201 commander James York reports it will hold a yard sale and flea market, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at the American Legion lot on Routes 9 and 143 in Dixmont.
Flea market vendors and yard sale donations “are still needed,” he wrote. Call him at 234-4152 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Jeannine Peters e-mailed that the Old Town High School Class of 1958 will celebrate its 50-year reunion on Friday, Aug. 8, and Saturday, Aug. 9.
Reservations are still being accepted, and more information can be obtained by calling Virginia Greene at 827-5223.
Planners hope “you’ ll join them to share memories, catch up on one another’ s lives and have some great fun.”
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Helen Nezda e-mailed that artists wishing to participate in the Searsport Art Show, Sunday, Aug. 17, can receive more information and an application, by calling Dr. Ellen Fuller, at 548-2463.
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Nancy Ziegenbein of Bangor reports the deadline is Aug. 11 to purchase tickets for the St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary bus trip to the Massachusetts North Shore Music Theatre presentation of “Show Boat” on Sept. 27.
Tickets are $169 each, and include transportation, lunch, dinner and the show.
For information, or reservations, call Ziegenbein at 947-7965.
Boarding will be available along Interstate 95.
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NancyDeschaine of Medway, a member of Justice for Joyce, a group seeking information about the 1980 death of 16-year-old Joyce McLain, a student at Schenck High School of East Millinocket, reports that the committee is unable to locate anyone, or any business, that can transfer 35 millimeter film onto a DVD.
The film is to be sent to the television program, “America’ s Most Wanted” and must be sent as soon possible, Deschaine said.
If anyone has any information about how this project can be completed, you are asked to e-mail email@example.com or call Deschaine at 746-3273.
Joni Averill , Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402 firstname.lastname@example.org 990-8288.