St. Mary’s fundraiser to help woman fight cancer

Posted Oct. 01, 2008, at 6:12 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 5:57 a.m.

Members of a fundraising committee at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bangor invite you to attend a benefit spaghetti supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at St. Mary’s Parish Center at All Saints School on Ohio Street in Bangor.

The event is to assist Mary Leblanc, who “was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of this year,” wrote Lauri Jacobs of the woman whose illness has resulted in her incurring “extraordinary medical expenses.”

Someone who “has dedicated her life to the teaching of children,” Jacobs wrote, Leblanc “has been part of the Bangor community” for more than 15 years.

“We, as the direct beneficiaries of her devotion to children, are trying to help defer some of her expenses.”

The benefit also includes a silent auction featuring a Maine tourmaline stone and setting from Quality Jewelers, brunch at the Lucerne Inn, a massage and an antique sewing machine.

In addition, a live auction at 6 p.m. will feature “delicious pies,” Jacobs wrote.

The suggested donation for the fundraiser is $5 for adults, $3 for children 5 and older and free for those younger than 5.

The public is welcome to attend.

The story of the Al Brady Gang in Bangor on Columbus Day 1937 will be presented by Flashes From The Past at 4 and 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in the Media Room at Hammond Street Senior Center, 2 Hammond St., Bangor, reports Jerry Palmer.

Palmer, as The Old Bangor Narrator, is one of the presenters along with Richard Shaw, who portrays Al Brady.

Brady was public enemy No. 1 in 1937 when his life came to an end on a street in Bangor.

The presentations are free and open to the public.

You can also take a ride with the Brady Gang Tour at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, leaving from HSSC. The tour takes you by sites relating to the gang’s last days in Bangor.

Tickets are $10, but space is limited. For reservations, call 944-8000. All proceeds benefit HSSC.

Charlene Holyoke wrote the Bangor Garden Club hosts its fall plant sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Gazebo at Paul Bunyan Park on Main Street.

Baked goods, perennials from BGC members, pumpkins and “some fall veggies” will be available at this event to support “our civic plantings and our scholarship fund,” Holyoke wrote, advising you to “come early.”

The public is invited to attend the BGC meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Howard Johnson’s Conference Room. Mary Lou Hoskins of Greencare will discuss “All About Orchids.” Light refreshments will be served.

Ellen Brown and members of the Perry Recreation Committee invite you to the 30th annual Perry Harvest Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Perry Municipal Building on Route 1.

“Again, this year, we will have many arts and crafts vendors,” Brown wrote, along with a “farmers market, an apple pie contest, a scarecrow-building activity, entertainment throughout the day, a quilt display and a Chinese raffle.”

This traditional fall event concludes with a public supper at 5 p.m.

Volunteers at Leonard’s Mills, the Maine Forest and Logging Museum, invite you to enjoy Living History Days, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5, at the museum off Route 178 in Bradley.

Demonstrations, activities, horse-drawn wagon rides and rides in the bateau will be available.

Bagpiper Tom Seymour will be playing, and Yankee Chef Jim Bailey will whip up some traditional fare over an open fire.

Admission is $7 for adults and $2 for children 12 and younger.

For more information, call 581-2871 and leave a message or e-mail info@leonardsmills.com.

Ilze Petersons invites you to “bring a vegetarian dish or dessert to share” when you attend the 19th annual Peace & Justice Center Harvest Supper, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Park Street in Bangor.

The suggested donation is $10 for adults, $3 for children and $15 for families. To volunteer to set up or clean up, call 942-9343.

During dinner, harpist Daryne Rockett entertains; after supper Doug Allen reflects on the center’s history and Brian Dyer-Stewart leads a singalong.

This supper is part of the center’s 20th anniversary celebration. If you can’t attend but want to honor the center in its anniversary program book, call the number above.

Two numbers were transposed in my column on Wednesday regarding pickup of yard sale items and chili contest registration for the Belfast Lions’ Club annual harvest festival on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Waldo County Shrine Club.

For item pickup or chili registration, call Sandy Sanderson at 338-4329.

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

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