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Brewer Kiwanis plans annual benefit talent show

By Joni Averill

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and $15 for “VIP seating close to the stage,” reports Herb Hopkins of the Brewer Kiwanis Club’s third annual So You Think You Have Talent Show.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Brewer High School.

“Auditions are over and the acts have been chosen,” Hopkins wrote, adding that “an exciting show has been planned.”

Ric Tyler and Katrina Walls are co-hosts for the event, which raises funds to benefit Brewer Kiwanis’ local children’s charities and programs.


Hard- and softcover books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and videos will be available along with homemade cakes, cookies and pies at the Hampden Historical Society book and bake sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Kinsley House, 83 Main Road South in Hampden.

There is no admission fee.

Proceeds benefit the work of the society. Information is available by calling Bob or Alice Hawes at 862-4189 or e-mailing haweshome@tds.net.


The Second Congregational Church of Brewer’s spring yard and bake sale will be held 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at 607 South Main St., Brewer.

“All kinds of items and goodies will be offered” at this rain-or-shine event, wrote Shari Keefe, and proceeds benefit the Women’s Fellowship ministry of the church.


You are asked to be part of “Keeping Day” beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Holt House, home of the Blue Hill Historical Society on Water Street.

Marjorie Longwood wrote that anyone “interested in keeping Blue Hill beautiful is invited to come in their work clothes” to help get the facility “spic and span” for the summer tourist season.


Deanna Philbrick chairs Hampden Garden Club’s third annual day lily sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road, reports Martha Whitehouse.

Whitehouse said the sale features “38 unique varieties” of day lilies provided by Bill Warman of The Maine Garden in Waldo.

“Bill personally dug the 295 plants, himself, and he plans to be present the day of the sale to share his passion with the public and to answer questions,” Whitehouse wrote.

You can view colored photos of each variety to see what you are getting before the plants bloom, she added.

Proceeds benefit the restoration of Harmony Hall.


President Carol Smith reports that Brewer Garden & Bird Club’s annual perennial plant sale will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Brewer Historical Society, 199 Wilson St.

For this major fundraiser for the club’s plantings throughout the city, members “dig perennials from their gardens, so you are assured healthy plants,” Smith wrote.

Meeting September through June, with summer field trips, the club welcomes new members anytime, she added. Call her at 989-1083 for information.


Gaynor Reynolds invites you to the Hermon Garden Club perennial plant sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Hermon Municipal Building on Billings Road.

Proceeds help fund the club’s annual scholarship.


Geneva Frost reminds you the yard sales to benefit the Otis Habitat House for the Hovey family are both 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Saturday, June 13, at Beech Hill Storage on Route 180 next to Otis General Store.

Rain dates are 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 7, and Sunday, June 14.


This is National Gardening Week, Mary Blackstone reports, and as part of that observance, Ellsworth Garden Club invites you to a public demonstration on “Designing Container Plantings” at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at NewLand Nursery and Florist on Bangor Road in Ellsworth Falls.

The program will be presented by Sonia Cianchette, past director of the New England Region of the National Garden Clubs Inc. and past Garden Club Federation of Maine president.


Mary-Anne Saxl, chairwoman of Saxl Park, invites you to join in the celebration of its 25th year.

The Saxl Park Committee will hold a rededication ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, on the park grounds at the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center in Bangor.

The park is named in honor of Saxl’s late father, Joseph Saxl, who was superintendent of the psychiatric center (formerly Bangor Mental Health Institute) from 1974 to 1981.

“Come visit the trails, hear music and find out about the history of one of Bangor’s last tracts of open land,” Mary-Anne Saxl wrote.

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

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