February 24, 2018
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Maine Kids-Kin 1 of 14 national grant winners

By Joni Averill

Maine Kids-Kin is a program of Families and Children Together based in Bangor that assists family members raising a relative’s child, often referred to as “grandfamilies.”

Volunteer Joyce Schelling reports that MKK recently became one of only 14 agencies in the U.S. to be awarded a National Council on Aging grant.

That grant, Schelling explained, will be “used for the Wisdom Work Team model, to guide the agency in its efforts to recruit, train and support older volunteers to help enhance and expand the programs and services it offers to low-income families.”

“This NCOA research-based model seeks to successfully engage adults” 55 and older to meet “critical social needs,” increase the capacity of nonprofit agencies and enable talented and skilled baby boomers to effect “tangible, long-term changes in their communities.”

MKK is seeking volunteers to participate in this program and will provide orientation and training.

Schelling, WWT volunteer co-facilitator, said the only qualifications necessary to participate include interest and-or experience as a volunteer, knowledge of the Greater Bangor community, ability to work in a team and to use the “consensus decision-making process.”

If you would like to be part of this special program, or for more information about it, call Jan Bisbee at FACT at 941-2347.

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Bangor Center Corp. invites you to the first in its series of Bangor Cool Sounds Concerts and Outdoor Artisan Markets, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at West Market Square and Broad Street.

Bruce Nye: The Elvis Guy performs 7-8 p.m. in Pickering Square.

For a list of concerts through July, visit www.downtownbangor.com.

For travel information, Broad Street will be closed 3-8 p.m. during the market and concerts.

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The next Belfast Garden Club Open Garden Day tour is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, June 12, at the new home of Blaine and Laura Richardson, 5 Delemos St. in Belfast.

The suggested donation is $3.

This tour features “stone walls, fountain, four gardens, espaliered fruit trees and a large, outside porch, where they will serve refreshments,” wrote Nan Cobbey.

For a list of all BGC tour dates and sites, look for fliers at local businesses, in the club’s birdhouse in Belfast’s Post Office Square and at www.belfastgardenclub.org.

For more information, call Gina Fry at 337-5345.

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Breanna Pinkham of Schoodic Arts for All invites you to hear the Mike Levine Trio, featuring swing, Latin and contemporary jazz during the second concert of SAA’s six Jazz & Classical Concert Series at 7 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Hammond Hall, 427 Main St., Winter Harbor.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for students, free for children under 12.

For more information, call 963-2569 or e-mail breanna@schoodicartsforall.org.

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Sue Perkins and members of Brewer Federal Credit Union invite you to their annual yard sale to benefit Maine Credit Union’s Campaign for Ending Hunger.

The sale is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 12, at the North Main Street branch in Brewer.

The rain date is Friday, June 19.

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Lizabeth Schley reports Chapter A-Maine of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a women’s organization dedicated to furthering educational opportunities for women, will hold a yard, bake and book sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at 214 Norway Road, Bangor.

For information or to make donations, call 942-2423.

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Garelick Farms reminds Maine cooks there is still time to enter its Lighten Up Maine Over the Moon Recipe Contest by submitting “healthy, delicious and low-fat recipes using Over the Moon milk,” with $1,000, plus a yearlong membership to Curves and Curves Compete, going to the winner.

The entry deadline is Monday, June 15. You can enter by visiting www.garelickfarms.com/contest.

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

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