St. Peter’s to hold 75th yard sale, lawn party

Posted July 17, 2009, at 11:38 p.m.

The 75th annual St. Peter’s yard sale and lawn party, with Jean Daigle as chairwoman, will be held 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, July 23, on the grounds of the church on Cedar Street in East Millinocket.

Proceeds will benefit the church, which began this annual event during “the depths of a deep depression,” Barbara Waters wrote of the year “King Kong” hit the movie screens and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated.

Barbershop music with the Has Beens, multiple cash giveaways, children’s games, an appearance by Danny the Magician, a spaghetti supper (including takeouts) by the Daughters of Isabella St. Anne’s Circle No. 545, raffles, booths and tents to protect “against the hot sun and rain, should that occur” are all part of this popular event.

Previously, Waters wrote, proceeds from this longtime fundraiser “were used to make special purchases and for special projects,” but “with the tough economic times facing the area, the proceeds from this event will go directly to the church to pay bills and keep the church afloat, financially.”

The parish center will be open and restrooms available.

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Ruth Ross invites you to a Summer Musicale: Opus VI at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at Gray Memorial United Methodist Church in Caribou.

Donations will be accepted for this event featuring guest musicians Harrison Roper, Larry Hutchinson, Molly Bouchard, Mari Jo Hedman, Dan Ladner and Margaret Cyr.

A tea and refreshments follow the concert.

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Robert Dunlap reports that Dr. Harold Borns is the featured speaker for the Green Lake Association annual meeting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at the Lucerne Inn in Dedham.

Borns’ topic is “We are still in the ice age. Will Green Lake be covered, once again, with two miles of ice?”

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Bangor Rotary Club will sponsor a free First Footprints Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 20, at Challenger Learning Center, 30 Venture Way, Bangor.

Jennifer Therrien invites you to “look back at the Apollo program” and register by calling 990-2900, ext. 3.

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The Hampden Garden Club’s fourth annual Garden Tour will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, beginning at Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road, in Hampden.

Tickets for the eight-garden tour are $12, or $10 for pre-sale, from HGC members, at Hampden Floral in Hampden or Rebecca’s or Johnson’s Floral in Bangor.

For information, call HGC president Anne Bennett, 862-3467.

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William Bigelow, an ordained minister and fourth-year candidate-in-training at C.G. Jung Institute of Boston, invites you to attend a free talk and discussion, “Jung’s Map of the Psyche,” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, in the Mellon Room of Northeast Harbor Library.

For information, call Bigelow at 244-3445.

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Mary Lou Weaver reports that author-illustrator David Fickett is the third presenter for the children’s summer program, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, in “historic Channing Chapel” at the Winter Harbor Library.

Admission is free, and snacks and a story will be offered.

The Rose & Samuel Rudman Library Trust, Maine Nutrition Network and private donations fund these programs.

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Kindergartners through third-graders and their parents are invited to enjoy Food, Fitness and Fun, a four-week program at Newport Public Library.

Newport Cultural Center Director Joanna Tarrazi reports the program runs 3-4 p.m. four consecutive Wednesdays, beginning July 22, and registration is required.

Call children’s librarian, Joanne Elwell at 368-2038 or e-mail joanne@newportmaine.net.

This nutrition and literacy program for children and parents is supported by the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Next week’s Summer Concert in the Park sponsored by Old Town Public Library is InkasWasi Peru at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Old Town Riverfront Park.

Librarian Cindy Jennings reports the program is “traditional Andean music and dance” and features local children dancing, singing and playing flutes.

Bring something to sit on. In case of rain, head to the Elks Club on Fourth Street extension.

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Camden High School Alumni Association Banquet committee members Gene Stinson and Claire Frye remind alumni the CHS alumni banquet begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the American Legion Hall on Limerock Street in Rockland. Tickets must be reserved prior to Thursday, July 23.

Tickets are $25 and will not be sold at the door.

Checks can be made out to CHSAA and mailed to Pat Ayers, 11 Colorado Ave., Camden 04843.

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

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