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Variety show to benefit Corinth teen with cancer

By Joni Averill

Community members and friends are invited to a Benefit Variety Show at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Central High School gymnasium in Corinth to benefit 19-year-old Justin Hadley and his family of Corinth.

The event has been organized by CHS sophomore Colby Darling to assist with the mounting expenses incurred by Hadley and his family as he undergoes cancer treatment in Boston.

The show will feature “musical acts, skits, comedy, and three local bands, including Rebirth 2 Ends,” said Colby’s mom, Susan Darling, who added that this benefit “is a labor of love and an expression of community support for Justin and his family.”

The fundraiser includes a 50-50 raffle, a quilt raffle and a bake sale.

Raffle tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 285-3191.

For those who are unable to attend but would like to help the family with expenses for everything from lodging to meals and gas for trips to and from treatment, donations may be made out to The Justin Hadley Fund and mailed to Maine Savings FCU, 500 Main St., Corinth 04427.

Carol Higgins Taylor of Eastern Area Agency on Aging reports TRIAD will hold a forum, Building Safer Communities for Our Seniors, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Spectacular Event Center, 395 Griffin Road in Bangor.

Registration is required and must be made by Tuesday, Nov. 4, by calling EAAA at 800-432-7812, 941-2865, or TTY, 992-0150.

The forum, Taylor said, will offer information about keeping yourself safe, avoiding scams, planning for emergencies, fire prevention and protecting investments.

A free lunch is included at this event, where you will find “something for everyone,” Taylor wrote.

As I have previously explained in this column, TRIAD is a cooperative, countywide program of law enforcement personnel, senior citizens and service providers who work to improve the safety of older citizens through education and crime prevention.

Looking for something delicious to tide you over on Election Day?

Marilyn Buchman of Willimantic has just the “ticket.”

She invites you to take advantage of the Election Day Bake Sale between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Willimantic Town Hall.

Buchman wrote that the sale is sponsored by the Willimantic Civic Association.

Center Theatre for the Performing Arts executive director Patrick Myers invites members of the public to come to Center Theatre to watch the 2008 election returns on the theater’s movie screen.

Doors open for this free event at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft.

“The Theatre will be broadcasting the news in high-definition, using their state-of-the-art projection system,” Myers wrote.

The concession stand will be open; the evening will feature entertainment; and Myers reports that “we’ll stay open until a winner is announced or the sun comes up.”

For more information, call Center Theatre at 564-8943.

The team of “Murf’s Maniacs,” also known as Cheryl Murphy and Kathy Griffin, are busy with plans to participate in next summer’s Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day walk to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.

The women invite you to attend a Breast Cancer Benefit Bingo with doors opening for dinner at 4 p.m. and bingo beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center.

“All prizes are gift certificates” that have been “donated to us,” Murphy wrote, and the fundraiser will feature 50-50 raffles and door prizes as well.

“Come join us for a fun night out,” she said, and get your Christmas shopping started at this event offering more than $1,000 in prizes.

Proceeds benefit Komen Race for the Cure, and more information is available by calling Murphy at 944-8977 or Griffin at 460-9931.

Advance tickets are on sale for the Downriver Theatre Company variety show, “Follies for Fuel,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 8, at the University of Maine Performing Arts Center in Machias.

Producer Marge Ahlin reports that a cast of more than “55 talented actors and singers” will be joined by “a special treat … the Orange River Jazz Band,” at this fundraiser with David Whitney as master of ceremonies.

Tickets are available at Machias Hardware Co. for this production, where everyone is volunteering “their time and talent,” and all proceeds benefit “four area food pantries for fuel assistance.”

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

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