Big-band show will keep time at Castine dance

Posted July 09, 2009, at 6:16 p.m.

The 17-piece big band from Bangor, Sentimental Journey, will present a free, outdoor concert-dance from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at the Castine town dock, reports Dave Unger.

Sponsored by Castine Arts Association, the band will donate its services as part of Celebrate Castine, a three-day program to thank Castine’s businesses for their contributions to the community, Unger explained, adding that the band has played for Castine dances for nine years.

The repertoire includes swing, ballads and jazz “with a little country, rock, twist, waltz and polka music,” he added. Vocals will be by Alice French.

Bandleader Don Menninghaus encourages attendees to bring lawn chairs and their dancing shoes, Unger wrote. If it rains, the concert moves to Delano Auditorium at Maine Maritime Academy on the corner of Battle Avenue and Pleasant Street.

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Friends of The Boat School will be host to “Washington County’s Largest Indoor Yard Sale” with doors opening for early birds at 7 a.m. (for a $10 donation) and for the general public (no admission fee) at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at 16 Deep Cove Road, Eastport.

The sale continues until 1 p.m. All proceeds from the Friends of The Boat School booth benefit the John Pike Grady Scholarship Fund for local students to attend The Boat School.

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Joel and Hope Pratt report that the annual Roque Bluffs communitywide yard sale will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 11, in that town.

Sponsored by Roque Bluffs Community Center, the organization’s annual sale and fair will take place at the same time.

For information, call the Pratts at 255-4740.

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Joan Baird and fellow crafters invite you to a Christmas in July craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Sebec 4 Corners Event Center on Route 16 between Milo and Dover-Foxcroft.

Refreshments will be offered by members of the Sebec Volunteer Fire Department to help raise money for their work in the community.

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Mark Tardiff reports that the Dorothy Webb Quimby Library will hold “the largest book sale in its history,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 11, in the Student Activities Center at Unity College.

From 2 to 4 p.m. “visitors are encouraged to bring a box which may be filled with books for one dollar,” Tardiff wrote.

For more information about the sale, call 948-3131, ext. 328.

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Judy Hooper invites you to the Franklin Methodist Church Pack-to-Go baked bean supper, including a yard and food sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, on Main Street, Franklin.

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Lincoln Knights of Columbus 5524 will hold a spaghetti supper from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at their facility. Entertainment will be provided by the Carousel Cloggers followed by a music jam, reports Roxine Miller.

Proceeds will help the organization install a new sprinkler system. More information is available by calling Therese St. Pierre, 794-3375.

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Halcyon Grange of North Blue Hill will hold a benefit supper for Brian Damon and family, 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Halcyon Grange Hall on Route 15, 4.5 miles north of the village of Blue Hill, reports Ruth Sullivan.

“Brian has been diagnosed with lung cancer and needs surgery,” Sullivan said.

Admission for the meal of homemade baked beans, casseroles and pies is $8 for adults, $4 for children, and all proceeds benefit the family to “help with Brian’s medical bills,” she said.

For more information, call Flossie Howard at 374-2468.

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Emma Clark is participating in a People to People trip this month in Eastern Europe.

To help raise money for that experience, you are invited to a variety show from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at the Belfast Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller St.

Admission is $5, and any additional donations would be appreciated.

The show features “many talented kids from the community,” Clark wrote of James Knight, Lydia Rocheleau, Genna Black, Terran Siladi, Skyler Olson, Sarah Bowen and Eliza Duggan.

Also appearing will be Randy Nichols, Morgan York, Jason Fine, John Talbot, Chelsea Lord, Cameron Grant, Tyler Johnstone, Clark and members of the University of Maine symphonic orchestra.

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Pauline Sodermark invites you to a doll show from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at Corinth Historical Society Museum.

Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

You will see “dolls through the ages,” and door prizes will be awarded.

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

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