Foul shooting contest to benefit college fund

Posted March 18, 2009, at 9:25 p.m.

Through the rest of the year, two people are going to be able to “see all the movies they want, for free” at Center Theatre for the Performing Arts in Dover-Foxcroft, reports executive director Patrick Myers.

To have that opportunity, and to help fund a new scholarship for its high school volunteers, Center Theatre is hosting its first March-Madness Foul-Shot Fundraiser beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at SeDoMoCha Elementary School in Dover-Foxcroft.

Participants will attempt 100 foul shots and collect pledges for each one they make, Myers explained, with the proceeds benefiting the theatre’s Volunteer College Fund.

“Everyone who takes part will have a chance to win free movie tickets, and whoever makes the most foul shots in each of three age categories will win a private movie or game party at the Theatre,” he continued.

The age categories are 13 and under, 14 to 18, and 19 and older.

The grand prize, for the person raising the most money, will be two free movie tickets for the remainder of the year.

If you wish to participate, call the Center Theatre at 564-8943 or e-mail info@centertheatre.org for registration and pledge forms.

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The historic Louis Bussey Schoolhouse will benefit from your attendance at the Dixmont United Methodist Church 4th annual Auction at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Dixmont Snowmobile Clubhouse on Cates Road.

However, if you want to “preview the items, have supper and register for the auction,” Sonia Erskine wrote, you can arrive at 4:30 p.m. where you will find ”hamburgers, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, BLTs, homemade bread, chickenburgers, hot soup with homemade yeast rolls and a baked bean dinner” waiting for you, topped off by “homemade whoopie pies and hot apple pie for dessert.”

When asked about the cost of the food and meals, Erskine informed me the hosts “have a suggested price list,” but that “everything is really a donation.”

For example, you can purchase the baked bean dinner for $4.50, hot dogs for $1.50 and pie for $2.50 or $3 with ice cream.

Erskine added the auction features “a variety of donated items from local businesses, handcrafted items and baked goods.”

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Cindy Ault of the March of Dimes reports a Basket Bingo begins with doors opening at 11 a.m. and bingo at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave.

Tickets are $10 and “extra packs of games are also available,” Ault wrote.

A variety of prizes ranging from overnight stays to cruises will be offered along with concessions and a bake sale.

All funds raised benefit the March of Dimes March for Babies, according to Ault.

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Nancy Chandler, president of Caribou Children’s Discovery Museum, invites you to its next fundraiser, an All Star Gospel Concert, at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at the Caribou Performing Arts Center, 308 Sweden St.

Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.

Featured performers are Annie Charles, Limestone; The Kinney Trio, Mars Hill; Kim Kiehn, Penney Siddiqui and Betty McKenna, “Free Indeed,” of Caribou; Janice LaPointe, Van Buren; and 13-year-old Melanie Saucier of Fort Kent.

Tim Hobbs will serve as master of ceremonies.

All proceeds benefit CCDM.

If you cannot attend, Chandler wrote that donations may be mailed to CCDM, P.O. Box 487, Caribou 04736.

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Ann Nice of Millinocket called to inform readers that a Spring Concert, a Cantata, “I Heard About A Man,” will be presented by the First Congregational Church Choir and Friends at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at the church on Katahdin Avenue in Millinocket.

“The public is cordially invited to attend,” Nice said of the concert directed by Brenda Ann Gotti.

There is no admission fee, but a donation basket will be available at the door.

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Bethany Porter of the American Cancer Society in Topsham e-mailed that “a training class for breast cancer survivors interested in becoming Reach to Recovery visitors” is 3-6 p.m. Monday, March 23, in the Chapman Conference Room of St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor.

Porter wrote “this year, in Maine, close to 1,000 women will hear the words, you have breast cancer,” and “for a woman facing breast cancer, talking the experience over with a breast cancer survivor, who has gone through treatment, not only helps answer questions, but also gives her a role model for recovery.”

For more information, or to register, call Elisa Madore, 848-2830.

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

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