Donation buys entry to Pine Tree Hospice Show

Posted April 28, 2009, at 7:36 p.m.

Admission to this year’s 15th annual variety show to benefit Pine Tree Hospice is by donation, wrote Cynthia Scott.

The show is 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft.

Tickets are available at the PTH office, 883 West Main St., in the lobby of Mayo Regional Hospital and Mr. Paperback in Dover-Foxcroft and, if any are left, at the door, she wrote.

Dr. David Frasz will serve as master of ceremonies for this fun-filled event that features plenty of local talent and the hope that your support will make this major fundraiser of the year for PTH a resounding success.

For more information about the show or the services offered by PTH, call 564-4346.

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Phyllis Young reports the Ellsworth American Field Service Club is hosting its International Dinner and Silent Auction beginning with the auction at 4:30 p.m. and the potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, at EHS.

This year’s event features an Asian theme again, Young wrote. Students have prepared a “Vietnamese Spring Dance for the evening,” and entertainment features “the popular high school group, Entropy.”

There is no charge to attend this major fundraiser for the club, and everyone who attends is asked to bring an ethnic dish to share.

For information about donations of new items for the auction, call EHS librarian Candice Macbeth during school hours at 667-4722, ext. 5505.

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In an e-mail Tish Pendergast said Bangor Regional Leadership Institute Class of 2009 is coordinating a food and supplies drive to benefit Shaw House, a Bangor facility serving homeless and at-risk youth.

Now through Friday, May 1, donations of nonperishable food items, hygiene products and education-school supplies are being accepted at three locations.

Donated items can be left 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Boy Scout Office, 90 Kelly Road in Orono; 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. through Thursday and until 4 p.m. Friday at Camden National Bank, 145 Exchange St., Bangor; and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at Airline Pharmacy, 405 North Main St., Brewer.

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Folks with any connection to The County might be interested in attending a free public event in southern Maine.

Maine State Historian and director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. will present “Aroostook: Maine’s Last Frontier as Seen by the Eastern Illustrating Co.” 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at MHS, 489 Congress St. in Portland.

The release states the program features “a remarkable glimpse into life in Aroostook County in the early 1900s” through the photographic archive of Maine and New England of the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co., a collection “owned and curated by the Penobscot Marine Museum.”

For information, call 774-1822 or e-mail info@ mainehistory.org.

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Ann Carter reports the Lincoln Memorial Library Learn! At Your Library Series opens its second season at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the library in Dennysville.

Carly Del Signore Bell will discuss “Growing Your Organic Garden.”

There is no admission, everyone is welcome, and more information is available from Barbara Baig at 726-4263.

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Families and Children Together is hosting a Longaberger Basket Bingo 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Brewer Auditorium on State Street.

Janelle Wuoristo wrote tickets are $15 and can be ordered by calling FACT at 941-2347.

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Jan Cox reports St. John Catholic Women’s Council will present “an incredibly funny play, ‘Havana Hattie,’” with Cox in the title role, written by Nancy Taylor with music by Tom Mooney, Angie Glidden and Claudette O’Connell and featuring Balinda Ganmen, David Ferguson, Rachel Ferguson, Alan Paradis and Spike Brimmer.

“You won’t want to miss their antics,” Cox wrote of the action that takes place in Havana’s club during the ’30s.

The show is 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the parish hall, 207 York St., Bangor.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children under 12 and are available at Patrick’s Hallmark in the Broadway Shopping Center and St. John’s Rectory during business hours or by calling 942-6041.

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Bangor Area Children’s Choir under new director Steve Weston announces auditions for Youth Chorale singers age 12-18 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St., Bangor.

The auditions will include all treble and changed male voices.

Anyone interested in auditioning is welcome to call Weston at 992-7472. More information is available at www.bangorareachildrenschoir.com.

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

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