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Upward Bound auction to aid students’ program

By Joni Averill

Tickets are available for the sixth annual Upward Bound Art and Artisans Auction, “Inspired by Maine,” 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, at Buchanan Alumni House at the University of Maine in Orono.

Program co-director Lori Wingo reports tickets are $25, $40 for couples and $160 for a table of eight.

Reservations can be made by calling 581-2522.

Wingo reminds readers “Upward Bound is a federally funded college aspirations program dedicated to assisting low-income, first-generation Maine and New England students in reaching their goal for post-secondary education,” and that proceeds from this event benefit “the Upward Band Bridge Scholarship Program” at UMaine.

The Band Bridge scholarships go “to UB students who commit to do summer research at UB, and who are attending college in the fall,” Wingo continued.

“We organize this auction each year to raise funds to support our students as they prepare for their first semester of college.”

If you want more information about the opportunities offered by Upward Bound, call the number above.

If you are unable to attend the auction but would like to make a donation to the program, visit https://www.umainefoundation.org//ssl_secure/.


Camden Rockport Middle School music department teachers Allysa Williamson and Pat Webber and their pupils cordially invite you to enjoy their Great East Cabaret Fundraiser: Fool’s Day Follies, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the CRMS Sea Spray Cafe.

Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students, $20 for families and free for children under 10.

Proceeds from the event will help raise funds for the seventh- and eighth-grade band and chorus members to be able to participate in the Great East Music Festival on May 22 in New Hampshire.

During Fool’s Day Follies, the teachers wrote, their young musicians “will sing, play instruments, tell jokes and more, while they serve the audience light fare and deserts.”


Word from the Dedham School is that if you do a double-take when you see a purple-headed lady in that area, you should really congratulate her for her commitment to helping those in need.

The school reports that, as an incentive, student council adviser Beth Handley told the 165 youngsters in grades K-8 that she would dye her hair purple if they raised $750 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

They did. And she did!


Sherry French invites you to enjoy the delightful Maine humor of Tim Sample at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, 20 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft.

Tickets are $20 and are available at Center Theatre and WDME Radio.

More information is available by calling French at 564-2642 or visiting www.dover-foxcroft.org and clicking on Homecoming 2009.

Proceeds from the performance benefit the Dover-Foxcroft Shiretown Homecoming campaign.


Katie Guernsey invites you to Camp CaPella’s second annual gala, 5:30-11 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Spectacular Event Center in Bangor.

Tickets are $125 for couples or $400 for a table of eight and can be obtained by calling Guernsey at 745-0379.

To contribute a silent auction item to this fundraiser, mail them to Guernsey, 8 Hill View Drive, Bangor 04401.

The fundraiser includes “appetizers and cash bar with up-close magic performed by Hal Myers,” Guernsey wrote, and features “music and dancing with Midnight Rose, all topped off with a silent auction with fabulous items including a signed guitar by Peter, Paul and Mary.”

Guernsey reminds you proceeds from the event benefit camperships for special needs youngsters whose “parents need financial help sending” their children to the Dedham camp.

The cost of a one-week campership is $1,250, Guernsey wrote, and the group wants to ensure that “no child will be refused because of money, ever.”

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

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