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‘All That Jazz’ to benefit Red Cross relief fund

By Joni Averill

Tickets are available for the Bangor Breakfast Rotary’s “All That Jazz” competitive concert, from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in Peakes Auditorium at Bangor High School on Broadway.

Proceeds from this event, which will feature area high school jazz groups, will benefit the local disaster relief fund of the Pine Tree Chapter of the American Red Cross, reports Mickey Sirota, development director for the chapter.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling the chapter at 941-2903 or at the door the evening of the concert.

According to Shannon Flavin Cox, the chapter’s executive director, money is “really needed, right now, to replenish the Chapter’s local disaster relief fund” because it “has responded to more than 150 house fires and other disasters since July, and helped more than 300 Mainers with emergency shelter, food, clothing, medication replacement and emotional support.”

Everyone associated with this Red Cross chapter extends gratitude to the Bangor Breakfast Rotary Club for sponsoring this event to help the chapter “meet these local needs,” Cox said.

Competing in this year’s benefit will be the Hampden Academy jazz ensemble, the Old Town High School concert band, the Brewer High School jazz ensemble and the Bangor Christian Schools’ wind ensemble.

Representatives of Bangor Breakfast Rotary said each group receives $1,000 and that the group voted “best of show by the audience” receives an additional $2,000.

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Jane Pierce and members of First Congregational Church in Brewer invite you to enjoy a Wing Ding of an Irish Fling at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, at the church, 35 Church St.

Admission is $8 for adults, $3 for children under 10 for a meal of Irish turkey, during which Jerry Hughes will entertain you with his Irish music.

Proceeds will be used to help children go to summer camp, Pierce wrote.

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Elizabeth Clayton of Eastern Maine Community College reports a reception for its student, staff and faculty art show will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the college’s library gallery in Katahdin Hall on the Bangor campus Everyone is welcome to attend.

Showcasing “a variety of media from students, staff and faculty” Clayton wrote, “the exhibit will be on display until April 15.”

For information, call Janet Blood at 974-4640.

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Page Farm and Home Museum invites you to join Orono quilter Carol Halteman for a brown-bag lunch, “From Avocation to Vocation: Finding One’s Way in the Business of Fiber Arts,” at noon Friday, March 20, at the museum at the University of Maine in Orono.

The free program is part of Fiber Maine-ia, “our state’s celebration of the International Year of Natural Fiber,” wrote the museum’s Mary Bird.

Beverages and light desserts will be provided, and temporary parking permits are available at the museum’s front desk or at the university’s public safety office.

For information about the lunch series, or the museum, call 581-4110 or visit

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Jill Lang of Hope e-mailed that Partners for Enrichment, a “nonprofit, all-volunteer group providing arts and science enrichment for the K-8 schools in Appleton, Hope and Lincolnville,” will hold a dinner and music fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 20, at Hope Elementary School.

Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children under 12, $20 for families.

The menu features “Italian-themed casseroles from local kitchens, as well as salads, the best in homemade desserts, followed by foot-stompin’ music” from local five-piece band King Pirogi.

Lang describes the group as one “playing old-timey music with a touch of today.”

For more information or, if you can donate a casserole or dessert, call Lang at 763-3712.

Members of Partners for Enrichment invite you to come and enjoy “good food, good music” and the company of your “friends and neighbors.”

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The deadline for people who want to buy tickets for the Patawa Club Wine Tasting Fundrasier, to benefit the Good Shepherd Food-Bank and Patawa charities, is March 21, reports Caitlin Sullivan.

Patawa’s Wine Tasting Fundrasier will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Anthony John’s Day Spa, 1010 Stillwater Avenue, Bangor.

The benefit features wines from State Street Wine Cellar, hors d’oeuvres, chair massages and prizes.

Tickets are $15 and must be pre-purchased at Anthony John’s Day Spa, State Street Wine Cellar or any Patawa member.

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

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