150-year-old Pembroke church to host quilt show

Posted July 29, 2009, at 6:12 p.m.

Folks heading Down East might like to “attend one of Washington County’s best-kept secrets,” Bonnie Hunter wrote of St. John’s Biennial Quilt Show.

“Scraps of the Past” is 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 31, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the 150-year-old St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 39 Hersey Road, Pembroke.

“Just follow the signs from Route 1,” Hunter wrote of finding “one of the oldest Catholic churches in Maine.”

Admission is $3, and includes “free refreshments served in the church’s summer kitchen behind the wedding cake alter as well as a chance to win door prizes, which will be drawn, hourly, both days,” she said.

Dozens of quilts, raffle quilts for local nonprofit groups and local quilters are all part of this two-day event that also includes “partial-seam piecing demonstrations.”

For information, call Hunter at 726-5117 or e-mail bonnie@bonniehunterquiltmaker.com.

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Patrick Myers reports Center Theatre Children’s Summer Drama Camp will present two minimusicals, “Paintin’ the Fence” and “Everything’s Groovy,” at 6 p.m. Friday, July 31, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the theater in Dover-Foxcroft.

Admission is $6, and free for children under 12.

Also, LabSeven, “one of the best hip-hop groups in Maine,” Myers wrote, performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the theater as part of the Shiretown Homecoming festivities.

Myers hopes members of the Foxcroft Academy Class of 1999, celebrating their 10th reunion, will attend to see this group, which features many of their classmates.

Tickets are $7 for FA students and graduates, and more information about all events is available at www.centertheatre.org or by calling 564-8943.

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Chairman David Wildes invites you to the Union Congregational Church of Hancock Church Fair and Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at 1368 Route 1, Hancock.

Food, crafts, jewelry, a silent auction, gift certificates and free face-painting for the kids will be available.

Proceeds benefit the church and “the many community organizations it helps to fund,” Wildes wrote.

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Participants gather for the annual Carmel Days parade at 9 a.m. at the Carmel sand shed for a 10 a.m. start Saturday, Aug. 1, in that community.

Felicia Ward reports the parade will feature “the Anah Temple Keystone Kops, old cars and floats.”

During the day, a blood drive, bingo, live entertainment, a bounce house, softball, food sales and much, much more “will be taking place at the Recreation Field,” Ward added.

The Square and Compass Club will host a chicken barbecue 4-7 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, and the day’s events end with a Chemical Free Family Street Dance featuring Midnight Rose 7-11 p.m. at the municipal building.

Ward wrote “everyone is invited,” and she urges you to bring the family, join the festivities and “be sure to bring your lawn chairs.”

You can call her at 848-2891 for information.

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Eugene Snyder of Bangor called to remind his many relatives that the Leighton Family Reunion begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Morgan’s Beach, Enfield.

For information, call Snyder at 299-8092.

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Ione Rush reports the last Folsom, Wasson, Bailey, Rush reunion begins with a potluck dinner at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Monticello Fish and Game Club at Russell Rock “instead of the Rush Farm.”

For information, call her at 564-2543 or call Sue Heath, 532-8712.

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You are cordially invited to join the family of Theodore Landry in celebrating his 90th birthday during an open house 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Route 2, Lincoln.

A Lincoln resident most of his life until moving to an assisted living facility in Millinocket, Landry was a well-known local banker.

With his late wife, Maxine, the World War II veteran raised five children and is the proud grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of 13.

Daughter Janet Marin of Lincoln said “everyone is invited to come and wish him a happy birthday.”

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Patsy Lawler Husson e-mailed that descendents of Richard Thomas Lawlor of Ireland and Frances Susan Wilson Lawlor of New Brunswick gather for their ninth annual Lawler-Lawlor Family Reunion on Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Dixmont Snowmobile Clubhouse on Cates Road.

Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share and, since this is their “Rock ‘n Roll Reunion,” Bruce Nye, the Elvis Guy, will perform.

For information, call Husson at 862-4232.

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Oops! Joni Miller called to point out that in Wednesday’s column I omitted the day and date of the St. Croix Valley International Garden Club Sale, which is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, in Memorial Park in Calais.

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

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