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All aboard for All Souls’ midcoast excursion

By Joni Averill

Volunteer trip coordinator Nancy Ziegenbein and members of All Souls Congregational Church in Bangor issue an “all aboard” call for their “First Fall Coach, Train, Feast and Art Excursion” planned for Saturday, Oct. 17, featuring a round trip from Bangor to Brunswick with a stop in Rockland.

The cost is $119, and reservations must be made by Sept. 14 by calling Ziegenbein at 947-7965.

The bus excursion includes a two-hour ride along the midcoast on the Maine Eastern Railroad; lunch at the Trackside Station Restaurant at the Rockland station; admission to view the “Robert Indiana and the Star of Hope” exhibit and documentary at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland plus the other Farnsworth galleries and the Wyeth Center; and a late-afternoon snack for the return trip home.

Travelers may have time to visit other Rockland spots, and arrangements may be made for people with food allergies or physical challenges.

Proceeds from the event benefit projects of the church.


Sandi Blanchette and members of Bangor-Brewer Christian Women’s Club invite you to “Let’s Do Lunch,” noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Spectacular Event Center, 395 Griffin Road, Bangor.

The buffet luncheon is $10, and reservations may be made by calling Alcinda Hall at 989-5796.

The guest speaker will be Hannaford nutrition coordinator Rosemary Delano-Merritt.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Reeni Cipullo, and Jean Bisnett will talk about “Coping Skills for a Lifetime.”


Members of Grace United Methodist Church in Bangor invite you to enjoy “Dessert With Elvis,” featuring Bruce Nye the Elvis Guy, including entertainment by “Elvis” and “Roy Orbison” along with a silent and live auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the church, 193 Union St., Bangor.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or at the church, and at Patrick’s Hallmark in the Broadway Shopping Center or Rebecca’s in downtown Bangor.

Proceeds benefit the community outreach programs of Grace United Methodist. Call 942-8320 for more information.


Organizers have announced the fifth annual Paul Bunyan Bluegrass Music Festival & Benefit, which will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11; 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12; and 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at Paul Bunyan Campground on outer Union Street in Bangor.

Partial proceeds from admissions, 50-50 drawings, and on-site donations benefit Weliwoni Ranch and My Son’s Place, a charitable trust being founded by the Treworgy-Favor family of Glenburn “to support families learning to live with cancer.”

Admission is $10 Friday, $25 Saturday, $12 Sunday, $40 for a three-day wristband, half price for children 13-16 and free for children under 12.

For the complete schedule, directions and details, visit www.paulbunyanbluegrass.com or call Bill Thibodeau at 949-0868.

For Paul Bunyan Campground reservations and advance event tickets, call Dennis and Shirley Hachey, 941-1177 or 947-3734.


Paul Tormey reports that Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra will hold its 42nd annual auditions from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, in Class of 1944 Hall on the campus of the University of Maine in Orono.

Young musicians in grades five through 12 are invited to audition and should have a piece prepared that will demonstrate their ability, Tormey said, adding that all instruments — strings, wind, brass and percussion — are welcome.

Tormey said the youth orchestra, under the direction of Rebecca Edmonson, rehearses most Sunday afternoons during the school year and offers at least two concerts a year.

“Additionally, they’ve been known to pair with choral or dance groups for other shows in the region, either as an entire orchestra or in various, smaller ensembles,” Tormey said.

For more information, e-mail bsyoboard@roadrunner.com.

Musicians unable to make the Sept. 13 audition may call Edmonson at 224-7193.

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

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