Run for Hope to benefit cancer research center

Posted Sept. 09, 2009, at 7:46 p.m.

Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems reports proceeds from the Run for Hope beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at Best Western White House Inn off Interstate-95 Exit 180 benefit the Champion the Cure campaign for a new cancer research center for our area.

This year, a 13-mile bike ride has been added to the 5K walk-run race.

The Run for Hope honorary chair is cancer survivor Paul Husson of Dedham, and the Run for Hope 2009 honorees are cancer survivors Jenifer Lloyd of Hampden and Mart Lapin of Old Town.

The registration fee is $15 plus $5 for a shirt and the event features age-group prizes.

You can register at www.runforhope.org or make donations to Run for Hope, c/o Best Western White House Inn, 155 Littlefield Ave., Bangor 04401.

For more information, call Cameo Dunton or Peter Daigle at 862-8000.

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Oops!

Darlene Short of Grace United Methodist Church called to report I had the wrong site for its “Dessert With Elvis” featuring Bruce Nye the Elvis Guy which is 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Spectacular Event Center, 395 Griffin Road, Bangor, and not, as I wrote in Monday’s column, at the church.

Tickets are $15 and available at Patrick’s Hallmark, Rebecca’s, at the door or at the church, 193 Union St., all in Bangor.

Proceeds benefit outreach projects. For information, call 942-8320.

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Schoodic Arts for All invites you to a Classical, Spanish and Latin Guitar concert featuring Lorena Garay at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Hammond Hall, 427 Main St., Winter Harbor.

Admission is $15 for adults, $7 for students and free for children under 12.

To reserve tickets, call 963-2569. More information is available at www.schoodicartsforall.org or by e-mailing info@schoodicartsforall.org.

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Janice Deering wrote members of East Orrington Congregational Church plan “to serve an all-chicken-meat chicken pie supper” 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the church on Johnson Mill Road.

“Each serving will be one-quarter of a chicken pie prepared by the ladies of the Alton Methodist Church and will be accompanied by a generous serving of the Rev. Carl Schreiber’s special-recipe mashed potatoes, which have been a rave in past years,” Deering added.

Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.

Proceeds benefit church outreach projects.

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Ann Carter reports the final dinner of the year to benefit the Charlotte Fire & Rescue Department is 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Charlotte Fire Station on Ayers Junction Road, Route 214.

The event also includes a Chinese raffle.

In response to my query about the cost, Carter wrote she believes admission for the “all-you-can-eat” spaghetti dinner is $7 for adults and $5 for children and that there are package deals for families.

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For Elm Street Congregational Church, Vickie Adams invites you to a public bean supper, 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in Brown Hall at the church, 31 Elm St., Bucksport.

The fee is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-10 and free for children under 5.

The fundraiser features a 50-50 drawing and proceeds “will go to the church’s building fund,” Adams explained.

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Folks are encouraged to enter the Orono Schools Destination Imagination Pie in the Sky 5K road race and 1-mile fun run to benefit that program during Orono Festival Day, Saturday, Sept. 12.

Awards are offered in several unusual categories. Advance registration is $12 each or $30 for families and, on race day, $15 each or $35 for families.

For more information, call Cassandra Babbitt, 866-2852 or e-mail ckbabbitt@gmail.com.

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Also seeking your support from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, during Orono Festival Day is the Orono Thrift Shop, which is located off Pine Street behind the new Orono Public Library, e-mailed Trudy Tremblay.

“We have a tremendous selection of [all holiday] decorations, and we’re going to put out holiday-themed clothing as well,” reports shop manager Connie Bates.

Regular thrift shop hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.

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Center Theatre executive director Patrick Myers reports it is hosting a free performance by The Theater at Monmouth’s David Greenham and Dennis Price, “As Maine Grows,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Center Theatre, Dover-Foxcroft.

Appropriate for teens and adults, “the play will explore the issues of growth and development in Maine,” Myers explained.

For information call 564-8943.

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

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