April 24, 2018
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Hampden Children’s Day bowlathon on tap

By Joni Averill

Does this unpredictable weather put you in an unpredictable mood? If so, maybe thinking ahead to this summer’s 30th annual Hampden Children’s Day will improve your attitude.

Amy Lorenzo reports that the Hampden Children’s Day committee will hold a bowlathon beginning at noon Saturday, March 21, at the Sports Arena on Outer Hammond Street in Hermon.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. that day, and the committee requests a minimum of $25 in pledges for each member of the four-person teams (or $100 a team) who will compete for prizes.

The lanes and shoe fees will be paid for by the HCD committee, and each individual who raises $100 or more will receive a prize.

Prizes will be awarded for highest pledge total, individual and team, and highest scores for individual female, individual male and team.

To participate or for more information, call Lorenzo at 433-0887 or Don Darling at 947-2866.

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Members of St. Croix International Quilters Guild invite newcomers to join them when they meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at the Methodist Homes Recreation Center on Palmer Street in Calais.

Dana Bard will discuss back-basting applique and the program includes a show-and-tell, fabric drawing and Block of the Month.

For more information, call 454-0654.

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Challenger Learning Center of Maine is taking registrations for its new 45-minute, four-week, pre-K program, which will be offered to children ages 3 to 5 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays, March 19 through April 20.

The programs are Starry Lights, Space Communication, Airport Adventure and Moon Day, and the cost is $15 per session or $40 for four weeks with a 20 percent sibling discount.

Space is limited, so to reserve your spot, call Jennifer Therrien at 990-2900, ext. 3, or e-mail jtherrien@clcofme.org. including your child’s name and age.

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Kendall Worden reports the second annual 8th Grade Dessert and Auction is 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, at Orland Consolidated School.

Among the items up for bid, Worden e-mailed this week, is “a beautiful, dichroic [glass] necklace, earrings and bracelet set” from Alison Thibeaut of Five Elements Gallery in Vinalhaven, valued at $130. Other auction items include a homemade quilt and a granite piece from Freshwater Stone of Orland.

For more information, call the school at 469-2272.

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Ruth Bookey of Readfield wrote that the Kennebec Valley Art Association will welcome Ellen Bowman, Joan Nicholson and Jay Davis, who will read from their poetry at 7 p.m. Friday March 20, at the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell.

The Harlow Gallery kindly provides space for this event, Bookey said.

Light refreshments will be served, and your suggested contribution of $3 will benefit KVAA.

For more information about this event or about the activities of the KVAA, call 685-3636.

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The popular saying, “It take a village to raise a child” begs the question: Who teaches the villagers to raise the child?

Those of us fortunate enough to have known the late Frieda Miller, who died earlier this month in Bangor, know the answer to that question.

It takes the moral leadership and example of the Frieda and Abe Millers of this world who, through unqualified love, support, encouragement and commitment to family, friends and community, teach a village how to raise a child.

We are grateful for their lessons, and the continuity of that legacy through their family and friends.

At the home of Frieda’s son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Gloria Miller, Billy reminded us this shiva was not a time for mourning, but a time for celebrating the life of this wonderful woman.

And we do.

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

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