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Warren Day is going to rock, historically that is

By Joni Averill

Warren Historical Society will hold its annual open house on Warren Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Dr. Campbell House and Museum, 225 Main St.

The theme of this year’s event is “Rocking Through Time,” according to Nancy Blake who wrote of the society’s focus on its collection of rocking chairs and cradles.

You also can view an exhibit featuring highlights of previous Warren Day events, which began in 1964.

“The public is invited to tour the doctor’s home and barn and then take the self-guided walking tour of the historic sites in Warren Village,” Blake wrote.

For more information, call 273-2726 or 273-3145.

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People donating blood between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. either Friday, June 26, or Saturday, June 27, at the American Red Cross Blood Services Northeast Division Donor Center, 900B Hammond St., Bangor, have a chance to participate in Adventure Week at the American Red Cross, reports Trudy Darling.

Donors will receive a Boston Red Sox baseball T-shirt and be eligible to win an Old Town Canoe kayak package or Blood Donor of the Game Red Sox baseball tickets.

For information or to make an appointment, call 800-448-3543 or 941-2900.

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Brenda Sprague of Mount Desert Island Hospital reports that the hospital Auxiliary will hold a bake sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, June 26, in the lobby of The First on Main Street in Bar Harbor.

Proceeds will help the Auxiliary raise “approximately $10,000 to help support the Hospital’s Wish List,” Sprague said.

The sale will feature everything from luncheon items to desserts.

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Lorrie Davis reports that First United Methodist Church will hold a community yard sale, bake sale and lunch concession, rain or shine, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Masonic Hall next to the post office building on Route 15 in Orrington.

Call 825-3298 or 825-3920 to see whether tables remain for reserving at $10 each for this event that benefits “our church missions,” Davis wrote.

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According to information provided by Tom Walsh, a “workday” will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at the site of the Hancock County Habitat for Humanity home being built for the family of Fred and April Rumill in Franklin.

The goal is to have the home completed by August. For directions to the work site, call 667-8484.

Donations still are being accepted for this and other Habitat projects and can be mailed to Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 343, Ellsworth 04605.

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Library director Donna Savage wrote that Oakland author and Presque Isle native Dr. Mark Varnum will sign books from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Stewart Free Library in Corinna in conjunction with that community’s Old Home Days.

“Dr. Varnum and his publisher have donated a case of his first book, ‘The Hawk’s Cross,’ to the library,” Savage said, adding that “100 percent of the proceeds of those sales will benefit the library.” After the first case is sold, the library will receive 50 percent of proceeds from any further book sales.

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Alice Redmond and members of Frankfort Congregational Church invite you to their turkey supper 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the church on the Main Road in Frankfort.

Admission is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12, free for preschoolers, Redmond wrote, adding that takeout is available by calling 223-5762.

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Parishioners of Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church are preparing for their annual Strawberry Festival 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the church, 44 Kennebec Road in Hampden.

While the focus is on strawberries, the evening menu includes ham and three-bean, assorted macaroni and gelatin salads with delicious strawberry shortcake for dessert.

Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children, free for youngsters under 4. You can purchase quarts of strawberries as well, reports church secretary Paula Baines.

Proceeds help with expenses of the church and its programs.

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Reporting for Congregation Beth Israel, Lynn Higgins wrote its “last Coffeehouse before summer” features Solomon Schimmel, professor of Jewish Education at Hebrew College, presenting “Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth” at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at 144 York St., Bangor.

Higgins describes the topic as one “that has never been of greater importance to both Jews and Americans.”

Coffee and dessert will be available. More information can be obtained by calling 945-3433.

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

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