Wiffleball tournament to benefit Make-A-Wish

Posted July 31, 2009, at 6:49 p.m.

Local well-known media personality Wayne Harvey is hoping you will help him raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine.Harvey will be host for a one-day, 16-team charity wiffleball tournament to benefit Make-A-Wish beginning with registration at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Union Street Athletic Complex in Bangor.

The team entry fee is $100 “with all proceeds going to Make-A-Wish,” Harvey wrote, adding, “I am providing all the bats and balls.”

Registration is limited to the first 16 teams “and I already have 9 teams in,” he wrote, so if you’d like to be part of this event, you should register now.

Harvey wrote that he “would like to have all teams registered and paid for by Aug. 10” and that donations to help cover expenses and sponsorships are always welcome.

To register or receive information, e-mail wayneharveywiffleball@hotmail.com, call 990-9025 or 947-8321, ext. 175. Harvey will be on vacation Aug. 2-8 but you are welcome to leave a message if you are unable to reach him.

According to its Web site, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine, based in Camden, grants the wishes of Maine children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Aunt Nellie’s Attic manager Kathy Clegg and Hammond Street Senior Center of Bangor volunteers invite you to their tag sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. today at Aunt Nellie’s 223 Main Road, Route 1A, in Holden.

There you will find “specials and bulk deals on all sorts of items from T-shirts to tea cups,” reports Deanna Partridge of HSSC, which will benefit from the proceeds of the sale.

Aunt Nellie’s Attic is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, and donations of clean, usable home goods, furniture, dishes, jewelry art and other nonclothing items are welcome.

Call Clegg, 989-3631, for information, or visit www.hammondstreet.org.

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The Milo Free Public Library annual book sale is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today in the dining room of the Milo town hall, reports Victoria Eastman.

Books of all interests, “children’s picture books” for just 10 cents and paperbacks ranging from 25 to 50 cents will be available, Eastman added.

For information, call Eastman at 943-2400.

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Unity Historical Society president Pat Clark has announced UHS will be open 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, during August, “for visitors to tour the building and do research.”

UHS “is located at the corner of Depot and Main streets in downtown Unity, in the two-story building constructed in 1813 by Lemuel Bartlett, with bricks made on the site,” Clark said.

Founded in 1982, UHS meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, April to October, and information is available at www.unityhistoricalsociety.org.

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High school sisters Abby and Paige Small invite you to their Small Steps Dance Summer Show at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Caribou Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $7 at the door for those who would enjoy watching dancers ranging in age from 2 to 71.

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Brenda Buza reports that Island Adventure, a free Good News Day Camp, with daily registration for youngsters 6-12, is 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, through Friday, Aug. 7, at Glenburn Evangelical Covenant Church, 911 Hudson Road in Glenburn.

“Good News Day Camp is dedicated to providing a well-rounded program to meet the spiritual, mental and physical needs of boys and girls,” Buza wrote.

You should bring your own lunch but snacks and drinks are provided. For details, call 262-9422.

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Faith in Action Community Connection invites you to an auction of 24-inch metal suns for your garden or wall that have been decorated by local artists.

The event begins with a preview at 5:30 p.m. and the auction at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at The Main Grind, 192 Main St., Ellsworth.

Michael Povich will auction off the 100 suns to help raise funds for Faith in Action programs for the elderly and-or disabled residing in Hancock County.

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Volunteer trip coordinator Nancy Ziegenbein reports that St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary will hold a bus trip Saturday, Sept. 12, to the Ogunquit Playhouse to see “Singin’ in the Rain.” The reservation deadline is Monday, Aug. 17.

The $149 cost includes coach transportation, best available, center-stage tickets for the matinee, lunch at the Pepper Club Restaurant in Portland and supper at the Old Country Buffet in South Portland.

For reservations, call Ziegenbein at 947-7965 and leave your name and telephone number.

Proceeds benefit SJHA support of the hospital.

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

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