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Trivia night to aid Senior League World Series

By Joni Averill

All proceeds from Sports Trivia Night, for children and families, will benefit the Senior League Baseball World Series, which will be held Aug. 16-22 at Shawn T. Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Beth Carr e-mailed that Bangor Breakfast Kiwanis will be the host for this fundraiser beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Black Bear Conference Center in Orono.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, $20 for families, and are available from Kiwanis Club members.

Hot dogs and soda will be served, and sports-related prizes will be awarded, according to Carr.

Information about this event may be obtained by calling Frank Carr at 942-6050 or searching “Koffee Kurrents” and then going to “click here” to get to the Kiwanians’ new Web site.


Mary Lou Weaver reports that “celebrity reader” Marcia Paschkis “will read two children’s books created by her daughters,” author Janet Lord and illustrator Julie Paschkis, from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Winter Harbor Public Library.

The books are “Here Comes Grandma!” and “Albert, the Fix-it Man.”

According to Weaver, the books were written “about their parents, Marcia and Albert Paschkis, who summer nearby in Wonsqueak Harbor.”

Weaver reminds year-round and summer residents that this is the fifth and final summer children’s program and will be followed by “a nutritious snack and story” and the opportunity to ask questions of the celebrity reader.

Admission is free and adults are welcome.


Iris Simon is chairwoman of the Preview Party Committee for the Ellsworth Antiques Show, Aug. 13-15 at Woodlawn Museum.

The Preview Party will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Woodlawn on Route 172 in Ellsworth.

Preview Party tickets are $75 or $65 for Woodlawn members.

A portion of each ticket is tax-deductible and your ticket is good for admission to all three days of the show.

For more information, call Woodlawn at 667-8671 or visit


Speaking of Woodlawn, Executive Director Joshua Campbell Torrance announces that the second of two four-day Woodlawn Summer Enrichment Programs for children entering grades three through five will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. beginning Monday, Aug. 17, at Woodlawn.

High school art teacher Laurie Brooks, assisted by two high school students, will conduct the program, which includes art projects “incorporating nature and history, croquet, town ball, treasure hunts, letterboxing and much more,” Torrance wrote.

The cost is $150 for members, $175 for nonmembers, and registration information is available by calling the number above or e-mailing


Mike Lange e-mailed that Skowhegan-Madison Elks Lodge and Notre Dame de Lourdes Circle of the Daughters of Isabella are co-sponsoring an American Red Cross Community Blood Drive.

That donation opportunity is from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Skowhegan National Guard Armory.

All donors receive a Boston Red Sox T-shirt, and one lucky person will win two tickets to the Sept. 13 game between the Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park.

For information, call the lodge at 474-0311. For an appointment, call 800-GIVE-LIFE.


Members of the Franklin Historical Society invite you to enjoy a slide show and talk by Darlene Springer about the “1933 Ellsworth fire,” Bill Robertson said.

“I’ve already heard it, and it is a great program,” Robertson said.

Springer’s presentation is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the museum on Route 200 in Franklin.


The Mary Potterton Memorial Concert Second Faculty Chamber Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Lubec Christian Congregational Church, Ann Carter reports.

Donations benefit the piano-tuning fund. For information about the concert boat from Eastport, call 853-4574.

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