Entries sought for annual Bangor car show

Posted Aug. 21, 2009, at 7:18 p.m.

Plans are under way for the second annual Bangor car show, Wheels on the Waterfront, rain or shine Saturday, Sept. 12, reports Jessica Donahue of the Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For those interested in showing their cars, the registration fee is $10 now through Monday, Aug. 31, and then goes up to $15 from Tuesday, Sept. 1, to the day of the show.

Vehicles can be checked in from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Bangor Waterfront and prizes will be awarded at 2 p.m. that day.

For information, visit www.BangorCarShow.com or call 800-91-MOOSE or 947-5205.

The show includes classes from antiques to 1949, best of the ’50s to now, special classes of cars ranging from Corvettes to Camaros, Firebirds and street rods.

Prizes include Best in Show, the “I Wish it Was Mine” People’s Choice Award, and new this year, Best Paint, Best Interiors and Best Sound Systems.

A special Mayor’s Choice Award will be presented by Bangor City Council Chairman Gerry Palmer.

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Jan Crofoot, program chairwoman for Blue Hill Historical Society, reports the society’s “speaker series continues” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, “at the Carriage House behind the Holt House” in Blue Hill.

The guest speaker is University of Maine history professor Liam Riordan, who “will speak about Maine’s role in the American Revolution.”

“Everyone is invited,” Crofoot wrote, adding that there is no admission fee but donations are welcome.

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Woodlawn Museum is offering a hands-on tree identification workshop featuring forester Jim Ecker of the Maine Forest Service.

The program is 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Woodlawn Museum, The Black House, Route 172, Ellsworth.

Reservations are not required but are appreciated and can be made by calling 667-8671 or e-mailing events@woodlawnmuseum.org.

After a PowerPoint presentation, Ecker will guide visitors through Woodlawn’s trails to teach how to identify trees.

And while the lecture is free, donations are welcome to help support the museum.

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Lewis Bayley of Bangor called to report the local chapter of AARP will be making “plans for an exciting year” when it meets at noon Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Elks Club, Odlin Road.

Russ Van Arsdale of Northeast CONTACT will be the guest speaker, discussing “Problems and Corrections of Many Situations,” Bayley said.

Memberships are available “in this monthly, noonday club,” and you can call him at 947-0608 for information.

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Verona Island Women’s Club is seeking crafters for its 25th annual Christmas fair, which is planned for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Verona Island town hall.

Tables are $15 or $7.50 for half a table, and proceeds benefit club scholarships.

For information or to register call Cora Webster, 469-3740, or Marlene Smith, 469-7992.

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Orono Land Trust members and president David Clement remind readers “there are miles of walking trails located throughout the towns of Orono and Veazie,” and that “comprehensive trail maps with descriptions are available at the Orono and Veazie town halls.”

You also can find them at some local businesses, at many trailhead kiosks, and at the land trust Web site, www.oronolandtrust.org.

The trails are for nonmotorized use.

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Sally Bilancia, executive director of the Maine Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, has announced it will be adding a second Komen Race for the Cure event beginning in September 2010 in Portland.

“The Portland Race will happen, concurrently, with the Bangor Race,” Bilancia wrote, “making this a truly statewide effort.”

In the meantime, the Komen Maine Affiliate is “assembling a Portland Race for the Cure Committee,” she wrote in reporting that “anyone interested in volunteering year-round for this event can download a volunteer form at www.komenmaine.com.”

For information, you also can call her at 262-7117.

Bilancia reports the Bangor race, now in its 13th year, is the “largest 5K Run/Walk” in Maine and that last year more than 4,600 participants raised more than $269,000.

“The Race has broken attendance and revenue records its last three years,” Bilancia said, “but the key to future growth for this event will be making it accessible to the people of southern Maine.”

The affiliate has “received numerous requests, over the years, from those wanting to start, or participate in a Portland Race for the Cure event. We are thrilled to be able to deliver this opportunity in 2010.”

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

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