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Desserts, auction benefit Pathfinders, Hospice

By Joni Averill

Tickets are just $15 for the third annual Celebrity Dessert and Auction, with doors opening at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Rangeley Hall on the Eastern Maine Community College campus in Bangor.

WABI TV-5 personalities Amy Erickson and Todd Simcox will serve as hosts and auctioneers for the event, which benefits Pathfinders: Support for Grieving Children, and Hospice of Eastern Maine.

Deb Jacques of Eastern Maine HomeCare reports tickets may be purchased by calling Peg Elmer at 973-6550 or e-mailing Jacques at

Dessert providers include the Lucerne Inn, Sea Dog Restaurant, Frank’s Bakery, Dirigo Pines Inn and the Muddy Rudder.

Auction items include theme packages, University of Maine sports and Maine Center for the Arts tickets, artwork and Maine-made jewelry.

Proceeds from the event “benefit the care of terminally ill patients and grieving children and adults in our community,” Jacques wrote.


On behalf of Penobscot County AARP Chapter 374, Lucy Wilson invites you to its bake sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, at Marden’s on Wilson Street in Brewer.


Gayle Flegel, a teacher of visually impaired children for Catholic Charities Maine in Bangor, wants readers to know about the Technology Demo Day Open House from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Bangor Career Center, 45 Oak St.

The free event is for people with “an interest in knowing what is out there for people who are blind or visually impaired,” according to information Flegel provided.

The Demo Day is open to the public, employers and representatives of health and social service agencies.

For more information, call 888-545-8811 or 561-4020 or e-mail


A few seats still remain for the third annual Harvest Housewarming Dinner and Auction to benefit the Penquis Keep ME Warm Fund, which provides fuel assistance to those in need in eastern Maine, reports Jennifer Brooks of Penquis.

The event, which includes dancing with the Retro Rockers, will be held 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Morgan Hill Events Center in Hermon.

Tickets are $40 per person or $70 for couples, and may be reserved by calling 973-3586 or at

Brooks reminds readers that Oct. 25 is Make a Difference Day, and she urges you to “make a difference by having some fun” and making “a difference in the lives of families in our area.”


Darcy Shargo e-mailed that “through a Maine Children’s Trust grant, Rape Crisis Assistance and Prevention is offering Project KidSAFE 2008, a series of four programs, two of which remain.

The free Internet safety and online bullying educational programs will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Lawrence Public Library in Fairfield, and at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at a location to be announced in Waterville.

The programs are for parents and children ages 7-17 “who are interested in learning more about the dangers of social networking and how to use technology safely,” Shargo explained.

To register or receive more information, call 872-0601.


Heart attack survivor Dan Williams encourages you to join him in the annual American Heart Association’s Northeastern Maine Start! Heart Walk beginning with registration at 8 a.m. and the walk at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at O’Donnell Commons at Husson University in Bangor.

The walk goal is $93,000.

To register online, make a donation or for more information, visit


As parishioners of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Orono prepare themselves for the closing of their church on Christmas Eve, they will hold monthly gatherings “to celebrate their beautiful church and community,” wrote Nadine Jones.

“We would be pleased if other members of the community would attend.”

This month, you are invited to St. Mary’s Harvest Dessert Night at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Hall.

Admission is just $5. The gathering includes a silent auction.

Tom Jones will entertain you with spiritual and jazz music, “then a fun and exciting singalong will follow,” Jones wrote.

For reservations, call Barbara Nichols, 866-5732, or Barbara Murphy, 866-4043.


Director Lorna Konyak of The Ark Animal Shelter in Cherryfield reports The Ark will hold a cat sale through Oct. 31, waiving all adoption fees for adult cats and reducing kitten adoption fees by half, to $42.50.

Your only additional cost, per cat, is $15 for a rabies shot.

To view the cats or for more information, visit or call 546-3484.

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

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