Dinner-auction to help Schenck, Stearns art

Posted June 18, 2009, at 8:41 p.m.

Auctioneer Kermit Cote will wield the gavel for a benefit dinner-auction for the performing arts departments of Schenck High School of East Millinocket and Stearns High School of Millinocket.

The joint arts program for students at both schools is known as Unified Harmony, said Kevin Gregory, who is chairing this benefit.

Admission is $6 for the spaghetti meal, 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, in the Stearns cafeteria.

There is no admission charge to attend the auction, which is after the dinner at 6:30 p.m. in Walker Auditorium at Stearns.

Among the items up for bid, Gregory wrote, are hotel stays, wood, concert tickets, NASCAR pit passes for June 28 at Loudon, N.H., autographed items, golf outings, boat rides and “many, many gift certificates” from businesses throughout the state.

If you have something to donate, call Gregory at 723-5178.

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Speaking of activities in that area, Corky Pinette of Patten reminds readers the American Cancer Society’s Katahdin Region Relay for Life takes place today through Saturday, June 20, at Stearns High School in Millinocket.

“The relay is an overnight event bringing teams from across the region together to camp out at Stearns High School” who “take turns walking or running around the track,” Pinette explained of this fundraiser for ACS.

“Each team will have at least one representative on the track at all times during the event.”

Full schedule of events can be found by going to Google and typing in Relay for Life Katahdin.

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Lois Field invites you to start your Father’s Day weekend with a pancake breakfast from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on North Dexter Road in Dexter.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12 for this meal of pancakes, sausages, homemade baked beans and beverages.

This fundraiser “is a cooperative effort of the Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis and the Knights of Columbus,” Field said, adding that “all proceeds will benefit the charitable programs” of those organizations.

Kiwanian Don Goerlitz is heading the breakfast committee, and members of Dexter Regional High School Key Club will assist with serving the breakfast.

Field hopes you will “bring Dad and all the family for a great breakfast and a time of fellowship.”

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General manager James Fostun has announced that Texas Roadhouse will hold a fundraiser for those affected by the fire earlier this month that destroyed an Orono apartment house known as the historic Katahdin Building.

The fundraiser is 3-8 p.m. Monday, June 22, at the restaurant on Stillwater Avenue in Bangor.

For each guest who presents an invitation, or a copy of this article, Texas Roadhouse will donate 10 percent of the check to the families devastated by the fire, Rachael Gordon said in an e-mail.

“Guests can pick up copies of the invitation at the Texas Roadhouse and hand them to their server,” Gordon added.

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The Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau is seeking volunteers to become Bangor Greeters.

This program, marketing coordinator Jessica Donahue explained in a release, “is designed to give visitors a warm welcome and an insider’s view of the area.”

“Bangor Greeters will provide recommendations so that the visitor can see the region in a different way, feel its atmosphere, meet its people and better understand what the area has to offer.”

If you decide to become a Bangor Greeter, you can attend one of two training sessions, either noon-2 p.m. or 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 24.

To learn about becoming a Bangor Greeter, call GBCVB at 947-5205 or visit www.BangorGreeters.com.

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Joyce Schelling, writing on behalf of the Eastern Maine Chapter of Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, invites the public to the first in a series of guest speaker presentations at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business at Husson University in Bangor.

The first speaker will be Aziz Abu Sarah, a Palestinian peace activist from the West Bank.

“A member of the Bereaved Family Forum, a group of Israeli Jews and Palestinians who have lost close family members in the violence,” Shelling explained, “Aziz will share experiences of his life and the work of the forum.”

For directions, or information about Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, call Barbara Kates at 947-6858 or e-mail bkates50@hotmail.com.

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

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