Put some FIRE in your chili at Riverstock

Posted July 20, 2009, at 6:50 p.m.

Riverstock, the Piscataquis River festival coordinated by Carrie Fellows, will start with breakfast at 7 a.m. at Guilford United Methodist Church and finish with a street dance at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, in Guilford, reports Judy Folsom.

The festival features everything from music to a pageant, pie-eating contest, crafts, vendors, food, games and antique cars.

Firefighters and individuals are invited to “put the FIRE in your Chili” for the Abaris Club of Guilford Chili Cook-off, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., after the parade, Lois Prescott wrote of the fundraiser with two divisions, one for firefighters and one for individuals.

The entry fee is $5, with prizes for each category.

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Woodlawn Museum says Earle Shettleworth Jr. will discuss “Homes by the Book: Architectural Plan Books in Nineteenth Century Maine,” at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the museum on Route 172 in Ellsworth.

The event is free, but donations are appreciated. For information call 667-8671 or e-mail events@woodlawnmuseum.org.

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Dirigo Pines and Sunbury Village seniors invite you to a comedy and talent show at 2 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St., Bangor.

It will be directed by Theresa Laliberti and accompanied by Jerry Hughes. Information is available from Renee Smith at 942-0802.

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Nada Lepper reports Brooksville youngsters are raising money for another “Brooksville to Alaska” trip in March 2011, with a breakfast to be held 7-10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Brooksville Community Center.

Admission is $6 each or $15 for families for eggs-to-order, fried potatoes, bacon, sausage, French toast, baked beans and home-baked pastries.

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Janeen Feero reports the third annual Ride for Autism Awareness begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the ride at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Bangor Waterfront.

The route ends at the University College of Bangor Fitness Center for a cookout from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Registration, including lunch, is $10 per biker, $5 for a passenger. Lunch is available separately for $5 for adults, $4 for children.

Proceeds benefit Penquis Autism Community Services.

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Betsy Rose e-mailed that Orono High School Alumni Association celebrates “the old high school’s 70th anniversary with an All-Years Alumni Reunion” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at OHS.

The event is free. For more information, visit www.oronoalumns.org.

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Alice Redmond says the Frankfort Congregational Church turkey supper “with all the fixings” will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the church on Main Road (Route 1A) in Frankfort.

Admission is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children, free for preschoolers.

For takeout, call 223-5762.

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Audrey Peasley reports the Historical Society Museums of East Penobscot Bay and the Blue Hill Peninsula Region will hold Touring through Time, a Special Events Weekend, mostly 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 25, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at locations in Orland, Castine, Penobscot, Brooksville, Deer Isle, Sedgwick, Brooklin and Blue Hill.

For details and exact opening times, visit www.eastpenobscothistory.org.

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Retired Col. Peter Ogden, director of the Bureau of Maine Veterans’ Services, will be the featured speaker for a ceremony marking the signing of the 1953 armistice ending the Korean War, at 10 a.m. Monday, July 27, at the Korean War Memorial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor.

Burton-Goode-Sargent Chapter 1 of the Korean War Veterans of America secretary Olive Benton invites everyone to attend.

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Church of the Open Door in Hampden invites children ages 4-12 to a vacation Bible school, “A Ticket To Adventure From Deserts to Dungeons,” 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 27, through Friday, July 31, at the church, 270 Main Road North in Hampden.

For information, call Wendy Smith, 848-3189.

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I’m vacationing with West Coast and East Coast family. My column returns Tuesday, July 28.

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

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