Country Music Show to benefit Hall of Fame

Posted Feb. 20, 2009, at 6:31 p.m.

Fans of country music, especially those who really enjoy listening to Mainers who specialize in that particular sound, should make plans to attend a Country Music Show from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Irving Tanning Community Center in Hartland.

Admission is by donation only for this event whose host will be the Maine Country Music Association Northern Chapter.

Ginger Mae of Corinna reports that “nine Maine Country Music Hall of Fame artists” are expected to perform at this event which also includes “a memorabilia auction.”

Proceeds from the show and auction will go “to help maintain the newly established Maine Country Music Hall of Fame,” which is located at the Silver Spur Club on Routes 11 and 121 in Mechanic Falls, Mae said.


Anne Russenberger-Keefe of Woodlawn Museum in Ellsworth reports Woodlawn will be the featured organization when Blue Hill Concert Association presents the Bennewitz String Quartet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at First Congregational Church of Blue Hill.

Tickets are $20 and available at the door. More concert information is available by calling 326-4666 or at

The Bennewitz String Quart, from Prague, won the 2008 Borciani String Quartet Competition.

Russenberger-Keefe wrote Woodlawn representatives will attend the concert and “the audience will have the opportunity to peruse a display area featuring the museum’s programs before, during intermission, and after the concert.”


Evelyn Conrad of Absolute Hypnotherapy e-mailed that she is offering a free two-hour workshop titled “Hypnosis for Fertility.”

“Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or with assistance,” Conrad wrote, “hypnosis can improve your chances of becoming pregnant.”

The workshop is 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at 60 Washington St., Brewer, and preregistration is required.

You can register by calling 945-9804 or e-mail


Members of the public who are interested in literacy are invited to attend a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at the Lincoln Memorial Library, Dennysville.

According to information provided by supporters of the library, it has received a planning grant from the Maine Reads Foundation “to develop projects that will promote literacy in the community.”

The newly established advisory board will host this meeting and everyone is invited.

For information, call Barbara Baig at 726-4263.


The next Downeast Senior College Sandwich Seminar, reports college president Fran Trefts, features Peter Colson, plant manager for Bumble Bee Foods, which was “formerly Stinson Seafoods in Prospect Harbor,” Trefts wrote.

The Sandwich Seminar, which is free and open to the public, begins at noon Tuesday, Feb. 24, and you are encouraged to “bring a sandwich along, to eat with the beverages that will be served,” Trefts said.

Colson will address the subject of “that business in today’s economy,” and there will be an opportunity for questions after his presentation.

“Come to learn and enjoy,” Trefts wrote. You can call her at 422-2259 if you want information about this presentation or about Downeast Senior College.


Members of the Jubilation Singers Voice Choir will hold a fun, Fat Tuesday-Mardi Gras event, reports Becky Mallory.

The Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper is 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road, Hampden.

Admission is $7, and proceeds benefit the Jubilation Singers Voice Choir, whose members thank you in advance for your support.

The supper features pancakes, sausage, home fries, pastries and brownies a la mode with homemade hot fudge, and you can “earn your [Mardi Gras] beads at the pancake toss,” Mallory wrote.

For information, call her at 745-9789.


Barbara McDade and staff of Bangor Public Library invite you to view its salute to the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Bangor Band by viewing an exhibit of band memorabilia, during regular library hours, on the stairway of the library lobby at 145 Harlow St.

For more information, call the library at 947-8336 or visit


Richard Newcomb wrote that Friends of Hamlin Inc. of Hampden is offering “speaking engagements for those seeking historical information” about President Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin, who served during Lincoln’s first term in office.

The focus of the speaking engagements is the observance of “the 200th birthdays of both statesmen,” Newcomb wrote.

For information, call Newcomb at 862-3633.

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