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Fall race to raise funds for blood cancer research

By Joni Averill

Multiple myeloma patients and cancer survivors Rebecca Reeve and Irene Bartlett report the 2nd Annual 5K Fall Race for Research to benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation begins with registration at 9 a.m. and the walk-run at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Paul Bunyan Park on Main Street in Bangor.

The individual racing fee for those over age 10 is $25 and $60 for a family of up to four.

The race will be timed by the Bangor Running Club, and more information is available by calling Reeve at 356-0425.

“The event caters to family fun while individuals or teams may race … and all can enjoy a wonderful autumn day,” the women wrote.

Donations and pledges will be collected the day of the race or may be mailed to Hope Lutheran Church, 1520 Union St., Bangor 04401.

The Fall Race for Research goal, they explained, “is to raise awareness of and funds for multiple myeloma research, an incurable blood cancer.

“Multiple myeloma is the second-most common blood cancer and one of the top 10 leading causes of cancer death.”

In addition, they added, “each year, approximately 20 families” in the Bangor area “are told that their loved one has this incurable disease.”


Coordinator Barbara Baig invites the public to a Learn! At Your Library program featuring writers of The Aputamkon Review at 7 tonight at Lincoln Memorial Library on King Street in Dennysville.

Admission is free for this program of readings featuring fiction, essays and poetry by local writers.

For information, call 726-4263.


Cathy Goslin of the Maine Forest and Logging Museum at Leonard’s Mills invites you to a new event, “Revolution! Medicine and Re-enacting!” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the museum on Government Road off Route 178 in Bradley.

Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and younger.

Participants include the Machias’ Sons of Liberty and George White’s Company of Revolutionary War re-enactors, a period doctor and his wife, and a Hessian soldier’s wife.

A presentation about Hampden’s involvement in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 is included, and a family will be “living” in the log cabin, churning butter and cooking over an open hearth.

For more information, call 581-2871 and leave a message.


If you bring Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Admission Card with you, you will receive free admission to the 4th Annual Museum Day from 10 a.m. until the last entry at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Wendell Gilley Museum in Southwest Harbor.

Nina Gormley reports that last year nearly 100,000 people attended Museum Day in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico, and that the Gilley Museum was one of the 651 participating museums.

She describes the event as “a celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge” that “reflects the spirit of the magazine and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based properties.”


Anne Russenberger-Keefe reports that in conjunction with Ellsworth’s Autumn Gold Weekend, Woodlawn Museum will host a contradance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the museum on Route 172 in Ellsworth.

A caller will guide you through the steps as you dance to the music of The Oakum Bay String Band.

Admission is $10, and information may be obtained or registration may be made by calling the museum at 667-8671 or e-mailing


Paula Baines wrote members of Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church are busily preparing for another authentic Bean Hole Bean Supper “that you won’t want to miss” 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the church, 44 Kennebec Road.

Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children and free for children under 3. Takeout sales are a quart of beans for $5 and a pint for $2.50.

An HHUMC tradition, church members do it all, Baines wrote, from tending the fire hole to cleaning up.

Proceeds support church programs.


Before attending that supper, you might want to view the Hampden Highland Quilters Quilt Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Avalon Village Manor House, 50 Foxglove Drive, Hampden.

Foxglove Drive is “off Route 1A, Main Road North,” wrote Charlotte Lawton, reminding you to “watch for signs.”

The admission fee is a $3 donation for this event featuring art and novelty quilts, refreshments and demonstrations.

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402;; 990-8288.

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