Clean out closets to help Dressing for Success

Posted April 07, 2009, at 8:45 p.m.

The Washington County Community College business studies department is gearing up for its eighth annual Dressing for Success event, which is planned for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 22-23 in the assembly room of Washington County Community College in Calais. Rhonda French urges residents to “clean out your closets and help” with this event.

Donating new or used clothing will help students who may not have the proper attire to go out into the business world, to jobs or to interviews.

Donations should be clean and not in need of repair and, if possible, on coat hangers, and need to be received between Monday and Friday, April 13-17.

“We are looking for clothing for both men and women,” in all sizes, French wrote. Items needed include business suits, suit jackets, blazers, shoes, dresses, skirts, ties, accessories, hospital scrubs and outdoor work clothes.

If you can help, call French at 454-1058 or e-mail rfrench@wccc.me.edu.

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Bill Robertson of Franklin called to report that the 2009 Seacoast Senior Citizens Club season begins with a potluck lunch at noon Friday, April 10, at a new location — the Hancock Community Club on Route 1A in Hancock.

“Anyone 55 and older is most welcome to attend, and we would be happy to see them,” Robertson said.

You can call him at 565-2901 for more information.

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Women of the World coordinator Mireille Le Gal of the University of Maine Office of International Programs and National Student Exchange reports the next Women of the World meeting is noon Monday, April 13, at the Church of Universal Fellowship on Main Street in Orono.

This meeting will “celebrate the country of Israel,” Le Gal wrote, adding that hummus, majadra, pita bread and honey cake are among the items on the menu, and that a discussion will follow the meeting.

Luncheon fees are $4 for women and children 10 and older, $2 for children 6-10, free for children under 6 attending with mothers.

For more information about Women of the World, which includes Americans, call Le Gal at 581-3423.

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The Eastern Maine Chapter of Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, invites members of the Jewish Community to participate in what it describes as “an innovative program,” The Listening Project, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at Congregation Beth El in Bangor.

“The event is designed to create a safe and respectful place for Jews to listen and speak about their concerns for Israel,” the release states.

Facilitated by Barbara Kates and Laura Levenson, those who want to attend are asked to RSVP for the program by calling Kates, 947-6858; Todd Miller, 992-9114; Laurie Osher, 866-7008; or Joyce Schelling, 469-7430.

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Barbara Higgins of Veazie wrote Eastern Maine General Hospital-Eastern Maine Medical Center-Husson University Nurses Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting at noon Monday, April 27, at the Center for Family Business at Husson University in Bangor.

The cost is $9.50. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, April 21, by calling Gloria Lee at 223-5657.

Higgins describes the meeting as “a wonderful opportunity to catch up and visit with classmates and friends.” Everyone is invited to attend, she says, “especially new members!”

The menu features soup, salad, assorted deli sandwich plates, dessert and a beverage.

After the meeting attendees will view the film “Hunt for the Carmel Flyer: A True Story of Naomi Mitchell.”

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St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary of Bangor has announced Nancy Ziegenbein is organizing a bus trip to see “A Chorus Line,” Saturday, May 30, at the Ogunquit Playhouse.

The $139 cost includes transportation, lunch at Pepperclub Restaurant in Portland, center-orchestra seats at the Ogunquit Playhouse and supper in South Portland. The registration deadline is Monday, April 27.

For information or reservations, call Ziegenbein at 947-7965 or St. Joseph Healthcare Office of Development, 907-1740.

Proceeds benefit the Auxiliary’s support of the hospital.

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Director Joshua Torrance reports that, as part of its transition to audio tours of Woodlawn Museum in Ellsworth, Woodlawn is seeking individuals to join its new volunteer docent program.

Docents will be inside the house welcoming guests, answering questions and offering information. Training will be provided.

The program is an opportunity for people who love history, art and meeting new people to become involved with Woodlawn, Torrance said.

For more information, call 667-8671 or e-mail director@woodlawnmusuem.org.

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

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