Student aims to run, walk 12 hours for cancer

Posted May 27, 2009, at 7:28 p.m.

University of Chicago senior track team member Chris Peverada e-mailed that he is going to try to run (or walk) all 12 hours of the university’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life event Friday in Illinois.

The 2005 Hampden Academy graduate and son of Phil Peverada and Sue Whipple wants to raise as much money as he can for cancer research and hopes some of his Maine friends will support him in this effort.

“Honestly, I’ve never run anywhere close to this amount of time,” Chris wrote, but he’s going to “try to cover as much distance as I can … and, at the least, I will keep moving around the track.”

To donate in his name, visit

For information on this institution’s Relay for Life event, visit

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Donna Caron, president of Maine Mu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, e-mailed that its annual fundraising yard sale will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 30, on the Pinkham Road off Route 15 in Glenburn. Follow the signs and balloons.

Proceeds, Caron said, benefit local charities including Spruce Run Agency, Manna Ministries “and area animal shelters.”

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Jill Lang of Pen Bay Healthcare e-mailed that the Knox Center Yard Sale features “wicked good finds,” rain or shine, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 30, at the Knox Center behind Rockland Public Library at 6 White St.

Proceeds benefit the center’s Resident Activity and Employee Appreciation funds.

For information, call 594-6850 or visit for a map and directions.

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Mary-Anne Saxl reminds you that The Warren Center for Communication & Learning Yard Sale to Benefit Voices to be Heard will be 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at 175 Union St., Bangor.

Voices to be Heard helps deaf and hard-of-hearing people “listen, speak and interact” with others through devices “such as a hearing aid or cochlear implant,” Saxl wrote.

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Geneva Frost reports a yard sale to benefit the Otis Habitat House for the Hovey family will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Beech Hill Storage, next to the Otis General Store on Route 180.

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Mike Dolley says the annual St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Celtic Festival, chaired by Della Gleason, will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the church on the corner of North Main and Holyoke streets in Brewer.

The event will feature Irish and Scottish dancing demonstrations; artisans, craft and gift vendors from throughout Maine; and children’s games, face painting and art projects.

A traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner and evening entertainment, with limited seating, is 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling Carrie Dixon at 947-5791.

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Mary Blackstone reports the Ellsworth Garden Club annual plant sale is 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Donald Little Park.

Proceeds benefit the park endowment fund. Blackstone explained the club has maintained the park for more than 50 years.

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The Sons and Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War will be attired in authentic-era uniforms and dress for a rededication ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, in the Sherman Village Cemetery.

Call Brenda Qualey at 365-4302 or Debbie O’Roak at 365-4260 for information about this event.

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A workshop led by the Rev. Hazel Littlefield “relating ancient tarot archetypes to numerology” will be noon-2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Temple of the Feminine Divine, 31 Central St., Bangor, reports Deanna Partridge. The site is not handicapped accessible.

For information, call 941-0261.

The cost is $20 and proceeds benefit the Temple of the Feminine Divine.

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Matt and Kristi Losquadro e-mailed that “the Bar Harbor B&B Association and the Bar Harbor Tea Co. invite you to join Bar Harbor’s innkeepers for a Tea and Tour” of historic properties 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31, in Bar Harbor.

Tickets are $15 and available at Acadia Welcome Center in Trenton, at participating inns, by visiting or by calling 288-2882.

Proceeds benefit Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor.

Reservations are required for a Gourmet Murder Mystery Dinner, Saturday, May 30, at Cleftstone Manor. Tickets are $70 each and can be obtained at the above Web site or by calling 288-9655.

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Frankfort Congregational Church will offer a turkey super 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the church on Main Road.

Alice Redmond said the cost is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children under age 12 and free for preschoolers.

To order takeout, call 223-5762.

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

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