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Fisher House antiques show planned in Blue Hill

By Joni Averill

Trustees of the Jonathan Fisher House invite you to their antique show with a $15 charge for early admission from 8 to 10 a.m. and regular admission of $5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds on Route 172.

Trustee Marilyn Whittlesey is coordinating the event for the second year, reports Maureen Rawding of the fundraiser that features “upwards of 40 dealers” from Maine to New Jersey.

“This is a diversified, outdoor, summer show offering everything from furniture to estate jewelry, elegant glass to linens and decorative antiques,” Rawding wrote.

Breakfast and lunch concessions will be available, and the site offers “ample, free parking and clean restrooms.”

For information and updates, call 374-2459 or e-mail

Proceeds benefit maintenance and displays of the nearly 200-year-old facility that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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The next Brooksville to Alaska fundraiser for Brooksville Elementary School pupils’ 2011 Iditarod trip is a benefit breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Brooksville Community Center, Nada Lepper reports.

Blueberry pancakes, eggs, fried potatoes, bacon, sausage, French toast, baked beans and home-baked pastries are yours for $6 each or $15 for a family.

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Hampden Children’s Day begins with the annual Hampden Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m. and concludes with fireworks at 8:30 p.m. and the music of Kayla Wass and her band at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, in Hampden.

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Hermon assistant recreation director Michelle Thayer reports the Hermon Recreation Department’s second annual Summer Sizzler Fun Day begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, in Hermon.

Highlights include a coed softball tournament, a business and craft fair, a parade, performances throughout the day by the Blue Hill Brass Quintet, Morita’s School of Dance, juggler Zachary Field, Hermon Pans Steel Drum Band and Shy Boy, and fireworks.

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Barbara Elliott invites you to the Tremont Congregational Church Ladies Aid Summer Sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 15, at the church parish hall on Route 102.

Tickets for the noon drawing for a king-size pinwheel quilt are $1 or six for $5.

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The Rock Church of Greater Bangor-Brewer will hold an auction to benefit its new Brewer campus children’s ministry beginning with a preview 11 a.m.-1 p.m. followed by a live and silent auction Saturday, Aug. 15, in the church auditorium at the North Brewer Shopping Plaza, 395 North Main St.

Media personality Ric Tyler will be the guest auctioneer.

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Relatives should bring their specialty recipe to the 21st reunion of the Descendants of George Herbert Ames from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the home of Lill and Anne Herring on Milo Road in Dover-Foxcroft.

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Coinciding with National Homeless Pet Day, Quarry Hill of Pen Bay Healthcare will hold its first Paws-itive Experience for Dog Lovers, a community dog show.

Featuring pets of Quarry Hill residents, family and staff, Jill Lang of Pen Bay Healthcare explained, the festivities are open to the public (without pets) 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, in the Quarry Hill parking area in front of Anderson Inn in Camden. There is no admission fee.

The event features awards for top dogs, a dog agility skill demonstration, recognition of therapy dogs and a presentation about the problem of homeless pets in the midcoast area.

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A benefit spaghetti supper for 2009 Bucksport High School graduate Logan Smith is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Elm Street Congregational Church in Bucksport.

Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children age 5-12.

A release from Vickie Adams of the church says Smith recently suffered a C6-T1 spinal cord injury and is a patient at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Items also will be auctioned throughout the evening.

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William Bigelow reports United Church of Christ of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor will be host to the Touring Ensemble of the Maine Gay Men’s Chorus.

The chorus will perform for the public at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Union Church, 21 Summit Road, Northeast Harbor. Donations will be accepted at the door.

The public also is welcome to hear the chorus during morning worship at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Union Church.

Art Kenne is the fourth artistic director of the chorus, now in its 17th year.

For information, call the church office at 276-5521.

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

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