Community group’s basketball game to aid youth

By Joni Averill,
Posted March 24, 2009, at 6:33 p.m.

Five Town Communities That Care, volunteer Diane Sturgeon wrote, is “a nonprofit whose mission is to promote healthy youth development and to prevent problem adolescent behaviors such as substance abuse, suicide, violence, delinquency, school dropout and teen pregnancy in the five-town community of Appleton, Camden, Lincolnville, Hope and Rockport.

“We also seek to foster increased collaboration and cooperation in the community in order to best serve the needs of its youth” by offering a variety of training programs and outreach services.

To help with this effort, the nonprofit will hold a basketball game between the Harlem Ambassadors and the CTC Hoopstars, “a fabulous team” of “local celebrities” coached by Jeff Hart, coach of the state champion Camden Hills Regional High School Windjammers, Sturgeon wrote.

The game is at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Camden Hills Regional High School.

Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for students, free for children under 3 and are available at Have II in Camden, Hope General Store or from any Communities That Care board member.

For information, call Communities That Care at 236-9800.

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The public is invited to a book launch and reception for author Kathryn Miles at 7 p.m. Friday, March 27, at Quimby Library at Unity College in that community.

Mark Tardiff said there is no admission to meet the author of the new book “Adventures with Ari,” which tells the tale of “a puppy, a leash and our year outdoors.”

Miles is a freelance writer, associate professor and director of writing at Unity College.

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Deanna Partridge of Hammond Street Senior Center in Bangor said Aunt Nellie’s Attic will hold its grand reopening party 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 231 Main Road, Route 1A in Holden.

Partridge invites you to bring the kids, meet the Easter Bunny and pose for photos 2-4 p.m., and enjoy free popcorn.

New store manager Kathy Clegg said that “shoppers will receive a 5 percent discount on their entire purchase and a free gift” during the grand reopening, and executive director Kathy Bernier knows you “will be amazed” by the changes Clegg and her senior center volunteers have made to Aunt Nellie’s.

Profits from Aunt Nellie’s benefit programs and maintain the operation of the senior center for Greater Bangor residents age 60 and older, and donations to Aunt Nellie’s are always welcome.

For information about Aunt Nellie’s or to make a donation, call Clegg at 989-3631.

For information about the senior center, call Partridge or Bernier at 262-5532.

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The Verona Island Women’s Club will hold its annual town meeting public supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Verona Island Town Hall on School Street.

Admission in $7 for adults, $3 for children.

For information about this event that helps support the club’s scholarship fund, call Cora Webster at 469-3740.

The town meeting will take place after the supper.

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The 61 members of the Assist-JC program of all Souls Congregational Church in Bangor hope you will be on the lookout for their baskets of chocolate Easter eggs at businesses around town, since proceeds from those purchases will help the young people return this summer to Nuevo Sacramento, Honduras.

Melissa Huston also wants readers to know the group’s “elegant” lobster stew dinner will offer two seatings, at 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the church, 10 Broadway.

Tickets for the meal that includes fresh garden salad, the students’ homemade bread and homemade pies for dessert are $14 and can be reserved by calling the church office at 942-7354.

Proceeds from all fundraisers benefit the group’s annual mission trips, Huston said, which this year will have them building two houses, staging a medical clinic and offering a vacation Bible school for the village’s children.

More information about the Assist-JC program is available at www.allsoulsbangor.com and by clicking on YOUTH, or by calling the Rev. Renee Garrett at the above number.

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Bangor area college students Andrew Deighan, Shaylah Goss and Sean Higgins will hold another benefit for their summer trip to help the people of the African village of Weajue, Liberia.

They invite you to enjoy the music of the Winterport band, Never2Late, at their Dance-Concert-Dessert Gala Benefit 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden.

Tickets are $12 or $20 for couples, and can be purchased by calling Deighan at 478-2081.

More information is available at www.friendsofliberia.org.

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

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