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Put some FIRE in your chili at Riverstock

By Joni Averill

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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