Rubber ducks to race for Good Sam Agency

Posted Sept. 10, 2009, at 5:45 p.m.

Folks at the Good Samaritan Agency encourage you to gather up the kiddies and head for the 12th annual Great Bangor Rubber Duck Race that begins with activities at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in Pickering Square in Bangor.

There you can purchase duck sponsorships for $5 each or six ducks for $25.

Honorary chair John Smist of WLBZ will start the Great Bangor Rubber Duck Race at 10 a.m. on the Central Street Bridge, and you can watch approximately 1,000 rubber ducks float to the finish line under the footbridge behind Pickering Square garage.

Proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Agency, founded in 1902 and offering services for single parents, including an alternative education program and a day care program, and adoption services.

For more information about any of these services, call Good Sam at 942-7211.

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Jon Falk reports that PICA, Peace through Interamerican Community Action, will hold a yard sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Saturday, Sept. 12, at 214 Norway Road, Bangor.

Proceeds benefit residents of Bangor’s sister city of Carasque, El Salvador, through the work of PICA’s marketing committee, which sells items made in Carasque.

“These sales are a significant source of income to Carasque,” Falk said.

At this sale you will find everything from furniture to tools and “tons of jewelry,” he said.

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The nonprofit Treats Falls House, which supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, invites you to attend two events during Orono Festival Day.

First is a yard and bake sale, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in the Bank of America parking lot on Main Street.

The second is a basket raffle table with a 2:45 p.m. drawing that day on Mill Street. Tickets are $1, six for $5. You need not be present to win.

Basket themes range from movies to babies to pets.

For more information, call Crystal Stoddard or Brenda Myers at 866-3769.

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Maine Forest and Logging Museum will hold a Blacksmiths’ Round-up 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Leonard’s Mills on Government Road off Route 178 in Bradley.

Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children, free for museum members.

The event features demonstrations by blacksmiths who create everything from nails to utensils and a new presentation by bladesmith Adriann Gerber “who creates every part of a knife from raw materials, by hand, with no electricity,” wrote Cathy Goslin of the museum.

For more information, call the museum at 974-6278 or e-mail info@leonardsmill.com.

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Julie Lisnet reports auditions for the Robinson Ballet 2009 “Nutcracker” performance are 9:30-10:30 a.m. for dancers ages 9 to 12, and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for dancers age 12 to adult Saturday, Sept. 12, at 107 Union St., Bangor.

Dancers with pointe experience should attend the 11 a.m. audition and bring pointe shoes. Lisnet said the auditions “will be run in the form of a classical ballet class.”

“Nutcracker” performances run from Nov. 21 to Dec. 20 in eastern Maine and Berlin, N.H. More information is available at www.robinsonballet.org.

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Lucille Cardin invites “all of our friends, again, both new and old” to attend the Veazie Congregational Church supper 4:45-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the church, 1404 State St.

The chicken pie dinner is $6 for adults, $3 for children. Proceeds benefit projects of the church, which is handicapped-accessible.

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Charlene DiBiase e-mailed Friends of Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery to invite you to “come and enjoy a traditional Maine Bean Hole Supper” at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the home of Bob and Marsha Mushrall, 143 Peaceful Valley Lane off Upper Falls Road in Orland on the Dead River section of Alamoosook Lake.

Car-pooling is recommended or, DiBiase said, you can put in a boat at the Craig Brook Hatchery boat launch and motor or paddle across.

Your hosts do request “no dogs, please.”

Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children, free for children under 6 or $20 for families.

You can “bring a container and buy some take-home beans,” DiBiase wrote. “They freeze well.”

Bring your own beverages and chairs. Water will be available.

A custom fly rod made by Capt. Pete Douvarjo of Sedgwick will be raffled off at the supper. Raffle tickets are $5 each, 5 for $20.

Proceeds benefit the Atlantic Salmon Museum Expansion Project. More information is available by calling the Mushralls at 469-2400 or e-mailing marshal7@midmaine.com.

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

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