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Reserve your tickets for the Great Lobster Feed

By Joni Averill

Advance tickets are $12 for anyone who wants to attend the St. Thomas Anglican Church third annual Great Lobster Feed that offers two seatings, at 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the church, 373 Bangor Road in Ellsworth.

Church treasurer Joyce Barr reports those who make reservations will enjoy “a great meal of lobster and butter, corn, potato salad, rolls, beverages and, finally, that fresh strawberry shortcake.”

Tickets are available by calling Beth Monroe, 963-7680, or Leroy Weed, 367-5198. Takeout is also available.

Proceeds from this popular event benefit the church’s Building Fund “for our new site,” Barr wrote.

“This year’s progress toward that end has been building the driveway up to the building site and clearing the area and staking out the corners of the church.

“It is very fulfilling to see progress in our endeavor,” she added, which is helped by your attendance at fundraisers such as this.

For information about this event or the building project, call the church at 667-2001.


“Tasty & Fresh: Edible Flower Recipes,” is the topic of a summer workshop in collaboration with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Woodlawn Museum, Route 172 in Ellsworth.

Volunteer Master Gardeners Karen Abbott and Jennifer Crain will conduct the free workshop for which donations are appreciated.

For more information, or to register, call Woodlawn, 667-8671, or visit


The Rev. Dr. Everett Parker reports Old Home Sunday begins with a church service at 10 a.m. at Shirley Community Church and is followed by dinner at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at Shirley Town Hall, “a day after the town’s 175th birthday celebration, which is Saturday, Aug. 8.”

The cost of the dinner is $7 for adults, $3 for children 5-12, free for children under 5.

Proceeds benefit the church’s operating fund and will help to renovate its Fellowship Hall, including a new kitchen and a handicapped-accessible bathroom.

For more information, call Parker at 695-3163 or e-mail


Hat lovers are invited to attend the next Brooks Historical Society Open House presentation, “Vintage Hats,” 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the society’s museum, the Pilley House, 11 Moosehead Trail, Brooks.

BHS president Betty Littlefield reports “vintage hats, most from the Pilley collection, will be on display,” and that two “modern mystery milliners,” both Brooks residents, “will be busy decorating hats,” so Littlefield encourages attendees to “wear or bring your vintage, or modern, hat” to the event.

Littlefield also wants the men to know that, finally, “the Pilley shed is open for viewing.”

The event offers free refreshments, served on the porch and, as always, donations are appreciated.

Littlefield emphasized that “Red Hat Ladies,” especially, are most welcome to attend.


Committee member Joyce Given reports the next “Keeping Matt Mobile” fundraiser is 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at Stearns Walker Auditorium in Millinocket.

Matt Jamieson’s brother Peter Jamieson and Isaac James will entertain with a two-man acoustic guitar evening, with donations going to help pay for a new van and a custom-made wheelchair to fit Matt’s body.

Friends of the 14-year-old, who was born with spina bifida, are conducting a series of fundraisers to ensure that Matt is able to continue with his many activities and volunteer commitments.


Bob Potts reports that registration is open for the Lee Academy Golf Tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at Jato Highlands in Lincoln.

Proceeds “benefit student computer and technology upgrades,” Potts wrote, adding everyone is invited to participate.

A four-person scramble, the cost is $60 per player and includes greens fees, cart rental, a T-shirt, a chance to win a gas grill, post tournament chicken barbecue and participating in a raffle and auction.

Advance registration is preferred, Potts wrote, and registration forms are available at Jato Highlands, at, or by calling Lee Academy, 738-2252, ext. 138.

This is a rain or shine event, and you don’t need to be a Lee Academy alum to participate.


Here’s a reminder from Bill Rae and of Manna Ministries that school supplies are needed for area children, and you can bring them to Manna, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 629 Main St. in Bangor.

You may also send a donation designated for “School 2009.”

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

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