The public has an opportunity to help raise funds for the Warren Center for Communication & Learning by participating in what MaryAnne Saxl describes as a “Don’t Cook: Eat Out” day during regular business hours, Thursday, Sept. 4, at UNO’s at the Bangor Mall.
Saxl explained that diners who bring a Warren Center coupon to UNO’s that day for lunch or dinner will get 20 percent of their bill donated to the Warren Center in Bangor.
To obtain a coupon, visit the Warren Center at 175 Union St., Bangor, call 941-2850, or go to www.warrencenter.org, click on News & Events, then click on Dough Raiser August 2008 and, finally, Click Here to Retrieve the coupon.
Saxl says the Warren Center is Bangor’s oldest, not-for-profit, professional speech and hearing center, providing “evaluations, therapies and technologies in the areas of speech, language development and hearing” for children and adults of eastern and central Maine.
“All women are welcome,” wrote Jackie Nicholson of the Hancock Woman’s Club meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Community Center on Route 1 in Hancock.
The guest speaker will be Alan Wittenberg, who will present “Music Therapy.” Refreshments will be served.
For more information about the event or the HWC, call 422-6214.
We’re nearing the end of the season for the Belfast Garden Club Open Garden Days, and the next tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at the garden of Jayne Haverty, 38 Main St., Bayside.
This garden will appeal particularly to people who like angels, as does Haverty, Nan Cobbey wrote.
Haverty has a number of them, from cast-iron to plaster and wrought-iron angels, and even “a little fairy sitting, reading a book, under one of the big hostas,” Haverty said of one of the more popular spots in her garden.
A variety of hostas, phlox, coneflowers, hydrangeas and some day lilies await your viewing.
The BGC suggests a $3 admission to benefit its Belfast Civic Beautification projects. A list of gardens and directions is available at local businesses, the city library, the visitors center, at the bird home in Post Office Square and at www.belfastgardenclub.org.
Here’s a reminder from Geneva Frost that the first of two garage sales this month, to benefit two local families and the Otis Habitat House project, will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, and Saturday, Sept. 6, at the home of Sharon Jankunas, 239 Otis Road, Otis.
Except for clothing, donations are most welcome. Call 537-5452 for more information.
Sherry Crossno called to inform readers that the public is invited to attend an informational meeting, “Energy Challenge, Facing Winter and Beyond,” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 6, at Troy Howard Middle School on Route 52, Belfast.
The event features interactive workshops and demonstrations by representatives of state and local organizations that will provide information ranging from canning to wild food gathering and how to winterize your home.
You also will hear about solar and wind power, and about agencies you can contact for assistance.
The event includes entertainment for children and a free clothing swap, Crossno said.
For more information about this free, public event, call 469-7508.
Mike Cornett of Orono called to report that the Maine Aviation Museum, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, since May, will close for the season on Saturday, Sept. 6. MAM is located on Maine Avenue at Bangor International Airport.
Cornett also announced that the next members’ meeting is planned for Saturday, Oct. 11, at the museum.
Sally Tripp of Frankfort urges you to participate in the North Searsport Methodist Church annual blood drive, from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the church on the corner of Mount Ephraim and The Loop roads.
You can call Tripp at 223-4107 or 800-GIVE LIFE to make an appointment.
Longtime Corinth Historical Society member, Bea Lowden, “has been moved from Mayo Hospital to the Hibbard Nursing Home,” wrote Sharon Maysa Buswell.
Although Lowden is having heart-related problems, “she would welcome any visitors” or be happy to receive cards, Buswell wrote.
You can visit or write Lowden at Hibbard Nursing Home, Dover-Foxcroft 04426.
Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402;