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Time for 2 big St. Joseph benefits

By Joni Averill

Reserved tickets for two same-day events with St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary as host and sponsored by Ed and Mary Clift, are available at Patrick’s Hallmark in the Broadway Shopping Center and Helen’s at the St. Joseph Hospital Gift Shop, both in Bangor, or by calling Marie Demaso at 945-5700.

Sandra Helms of St. Joseph Healthcare reports that reserved seating for the auxiliary’s 33rd annual fashion show and luncheon is $25, while tickets at the door are $35.

That event will be at noon Friday, Oct. 17, at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer.

WABI TV 5 news personalities Jon Small and Catherine Pegram will serve as show commentators.

Area businesses providing fashions include The Grasshopper Shop, Dream Dress for Less, The Mad Hatter, Talbots, The Pretty Woman, Bella Luna and Simply Jules.

Tickets for the evening dinner and auction are $35, by reservation only. That event begins at 6 that evening at the same site.

Among the auction items are sports tickets, a donated, framed Tom Hennessey print and a week’s lodging at Sugarloaf/USA donated by Ned and Jane Jennings.

Proceeds benefit the work of SJHA.


Natalie Rogers e-mailed that the free Clueless Quilters Quilt Show is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Stetson Meetinghouse on Route 222.

Vendors and lunch will be available along with a teacup raffle, a quilt raffle display and the final products of a quilters’ challenge.


The Rev. Tracy Reeves reports that the Shoestring Thrift Shop of North Brewer-Eddington United Methodist Church will celebrate its first anniversary at its new location with an open house at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at 10 Brimmer St., Brewer.

A potluck supper and its second annual fashion show afterward will be held at First United Methodist Church of Brewer, 40 Main St.

The public is invited. For more information, call 989-4715 or 989-3762.


Belfast Public Health Nursing Association is sponsoring two flu clinics, reports Nicole Heanssler of Waldo County Healthcare.

The first is 8 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Waldo County General Hospital Education Center, 118 Northport Ave., Belfast. The second will be at the same time and same site but on Monday, Oct. 20.

The cost is $20, and more information is available by calling BPH nurse Diane Whitten, 338-3368.


Elizabeth Clayton reports you are invited, and no reservations are required, to attend the Eastern Maine Community College fall open house, 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the EMCC Bangor campus.

The event is for prospective students and community members.

For more information, visit www.emcc.edu or call the admissions office, 800-286-9357 or 974-4680.


Barbara Waters of Millinocket and Anne O’Reilly both provided information about the appearances of Tajci, a Croatian-born teenage pop star and now a 36-year-old Christian singer and recording artist.

Tajci (tay-chee) will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Fox Auditorium, University of Maine at Fort Kent; 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Caribou; 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Christ the Divine Mercy Parish-St. Peter’s Catholic Church, East Millinocket; 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, Corpus Christi Parish-Notre Dame Catholic Church, Waterville; 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bangor; and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, St. Michael’s Parish-St. Augustine Church, Augusta.

According to information provided, the concerts are fee.


Patrick Myers of Center Theatre for the Performing Arts e-mailed Center Theatre and the Slightly Off-Center Players will present local writer Nick Willette reading his newest work, “Elementary,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the theater in Dover-Foxcroft.

Admission is by donation for this event “set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson,” Myers wrote.

For more information about the event or the theater, call 564-8943 or visit www.CenterTheatre.org.


Victoria Eastman invites you to the Milo Historical Society’s Halloween presentation, “Salem Witches, The Milo Connection and Other Ghost Stories,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Milo Town Hall dining room.

Refreshments will be served and donations are welcome.

For information, call Eastman, 943-2400, or Kathy Witham, 943-2112.


The public is invited to hear historian Jerry Wiles of Chebeague Island present “History with a Twist,” about famous figures in history such as Alexander Hamilton, at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Manor House of Avalon Village, 50 Foxglove Drive, Hampden.

There is no admission fee but seating is limited, so call 862-5100 for information and a seat reservation.

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

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