May 23, 2018
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Brewer thespians to stage Broadway comedy

By Joni Averill

Brewer Youth Theatre presents its final performances of the year, Rich Kimball wrote of “the Maine debut” of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “Curtains.”

The shows are at 7 p.m. Friday, May 15; Saturday, May 16; Thursday, May 21 and Saturday, May 23, at Brewer Middle School, 5 Somerset St.

Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students.

Readers are forewarned that “because of mature situations portrayed,” the production “may not be appropriate for younger audiences.”

You may call 989-3760 for more information.

“The show just closed on Broadway last June, and the BYT production is one of the first by a high school” in the U.S., Kimball wrote of “the backstage murder-mystery comedy.”

The production stars Jamie Bartol, Jewels Watson, Erika Cote, Alex Davenport and Lauryn Goodall.

Gene Syphers and Sally Frost choreographed the show, which features “more dancing than anything we’ve done before,” Kimball added.

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A Huge Yard Sale to benefit Friends of Liberia will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, at 51 Kennebec Road (off Route 1A) in Hampden.

All proceeds from donated items will help Shaylah Goss purchase school supplies for the children of Weajue, Liberia.

Goss and fellow Hampden Academy graduates Andrew Deighan and Sean Higgins are volunteering in that African community this summer.

Tables are $10, with renters keeping 90 percent of sales, and arrangements may be made for pickup of donated items. Call Goss at 740-6924.

The rain dates are May 29 and 30.

For more information, visit

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The Knox County Health Clinic is celebrating a decade of service at a casual dinner-dance with a live band at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, at the Rockland Elks Lodge at 210 Rankin St. in that community.

There is no charge for this event, wrote Jill Lang of Pen Bay Healthcare, but donations would be “cheerfully accepted.”

Families are welcome, and you may RSVP by calling 594-6996 or e-mailing

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Brenda Sprague of Mount Desert Island Hospital announces the MDIH obstetrics department invites you to a special OB Open House, 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, May 15, on the hospital’s third floor at 10 Wayman Lane in Bar Harbor.

You and your family are invited to tour the unit and meet its OB providers and nursing staff.

Refreshments will be available and activities for children will be offered.

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Mary Jude informs us Kindred Spirits Foundation will hold a yard sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Kindred Spirits Veterinary Clinic, 857 River Road in Orrington, and requests no early birds.

However, it also requests donations of items in good condition (but no electronics or clothing) and you can drop them off, 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, at the clinic.

Proceeds will benefit Kindred Spirits Foundation, “a new charity devoted to helping elders keep their pets in their homes,” Jude explained.

For more information email

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Chair Martha Whitehouse invites you to the Hampden Garden Club Perennial Plant and Pie Sale, from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 16, at Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road, Hampden.

Proceeds will help fund major restoration work on Harmony Hall, now on the National Register of Historic Places.

Anyone interested in joining the garden club can “sign up the day of the sale” or call membership chair Judy Luro at 942-7453.

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Mary Connolly reports Pittsfield Community Garden Club hosts its annual plant sale at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Cianbro Building on Main Street.

Perennials and annuals will be available.

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Suzanne Kelly invites you to the Unitarian-Universalist Society of Bangor-Peace & Justice Center “Massive Spring Book Sale,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St., Bangor.

The sale includes a 1930s-1960s “Intellectual Library,” and contributions from members of the sponsoring organizations.

Bill Lippincott of Lippincott Books is helping “make this an expertly run, well-organized sale,” Kelly wrote.

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Diane Dunn and members of Maine-Ly Dolls Club invite you to their annual fundraiser, a “Girls and Dolls Tea,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Congregational church in Hampden.

The cost is $10 each, and “girls should be accompanied by an adult and bring their favorite doll, dressed for tea.”

Light refreshments and tea will be served, and all proceeds will benefit the club’s local charities, Dunn wrote.

Call Debi Florey, 989-9850, for more information.

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

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