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Carmel library to sell pies for Thanksgiving

By Joni Averill

Prepaid orders for Thanksgiving pies are being taken now through Saturday, Nov. 22, by Simpson Memorial Library in Carmel, reports library board of trustees secretary Sue Kircheis.

For $12 you can order pumpkin, apple, raspberry, Toll House and blueberry pies, or pumpkin cheesecake, “until our quota for each flavor is reached,” Kircheis said.

Orders can be placed at the library or with any trustee, including Kircheis, Evie Smith, Wilbur Senter, Bobbie Perley, Allison Goodell, Debora Ward, Robin Woodard or Linda Ricker.

The pies can be picked up between 3 and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the library, and other pickup arrangements can be made if necessary.


Pittsfield Public Library Story Time, for preschoolers ages 2 to 5, is 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays “on the lower level at the Pittsfield town office,” wrote librarian Lyn Smith.

With children, parents and caregivers, Joanne Elwell “will share books, songs, finger plays, activities and crafts.”

This week’s theme is “Shaking it up with Shapes.”

For Nov. 25, it’s “Thankful for Thanksgiving.”

“Heading Down the Track” is Dec. 2; “Bedtime for Bears,” Dec. 9; “Gingerbread” on Dec. 16; “Holiday Cheer,” Dec. 23; and “Swinging Times with Jingle Fun” on Dec. 30.


Kristie Miner of Westgate Manor invites families to attend a “Be an Effective Advocate” session from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Westgate, 750 Union St., Bangor.

The session will cover Talking to Your Family Doctor, with Dr. Jabbar Fazeli; Services of the Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, with Ombudsman Program volunteer Susan Greenwood; and Legislative Advocacy with Kathryn Pears, director of Public Policy and Advocacy for the Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

“If you care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, or related dementia, you are their advocate,” Miner wrote.

For more information, call her at 942-7336.


Church members such as Morna Rawcliffe, Carol Worster, Marvia Meagher, Judy Luro, Bob and Karen Williams, and many more have been preparing for the Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church Christmas Fair, which is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the church on Kennebec Road.

Church treasurer Darla King reports this is the largest fundraiser of the year for the church and benefits its outreach programs including the Hampden Food Cupboard, Help for Hampden Fund and Ofelia’s Resource Center in Hampden.

Featuring a silent auction, gift certificates, a children’s shop where all gifts are $1 or less, and lots of baked goods, organizers believe you will find what you need.


Senior Parent Barbara Grindle reports the first fundraiser of the year for the Bangor High School Project Graduation Committee is a Longaberger Basket Bingo with doors opening at noon and games starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Husson University Student Center in Bangor.

Tickets are $15 each and you are encouraged to come early to buy blackout-raffle tickets as well as lunch and baked goods, Grindle wrote.

Because the number of admission tickets is limited, you should call Grindle at 356-2869 to make sure they are still available.


Barbara Allen invites you to the St. Teresa’s Catholic Church Holiday Fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Parish Center, 436 South Main St. in Brewer.

At this 20th annual event, you will find holiday and seasonal crafts, baked goods including pies and fudge, raffle tickets “and our very popular white elephant table,” Allen wrote.

“We hope to see many of our neighbors and friends there.”


Members of the Eastport Nursing Home Auxiliary invite you to a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Eastport Youth Center.

You will find afghans, lap robes, pillows, dolls, doilies, place mats, hats, mittens, baby sets, booties and more, and proceeds will benefit that community nursing home.


Pat Olmsted e-mailed that Olmsted’s Orchard and Gift Shop will welcome American Indian Don Slowwalker of Charleston, who will speak about “his history, customs and folklore” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the shop, 909 Dover Road, Charleston.

Admission is a nonperishable item to benefit the food cupboards of Living Word and Manna Ministries, Olmsted said.

“In addition to the nonperishable items, 10 percent of our sales, that day, will also be donated,” she wrote, adding that Slowwalker’s works of art “are for sale at our shop” as well.

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

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