Club to give square dancing lessons in Bangor

Posted Sept. 11, 2009, at 5:51 p.m.

One great way to have fun while getting some exercise to boot is square dancing, something I learned as a youngster and something members of the Le-Vi Rounders Square Dance Club can attest to.

If this activity appeals to you, consider becoming part of this group, which will be giving lessons from 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning Monday, Sept. 14, in Dow Lane Conference Room at the Penobscot Job Corps Academy, 1375 Union St., Bangor.

“To get you started, we’re giving the first four beginner lessons free,” wrote Cindy Fairfield, in urging you to “grab your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, kids, the whole family” to share in the “fun, friendship and exercise you’ll find in square dancing.”

Fairfield reminds readers that square dancing is appropriate “for young, old and all ages in between,” and that “the fall and winter months, in the Northeast are when square dancing hits its peak.”

Club members also want you to know that although the club charges “for workshops and dances, it’s only to help cover the costs we incur,” Fairfield wrote of expenses such as paying for the hall and the caller.

“We do not make a profit,” she wrote.

For more information about these first four, free beginner lessons, or about the club and its activities, call Fairfield at 631-8816.

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John Miller reports four seats remain for the Friends of the Boat School trip to Boston Oct. 9-12, with departures from Calais, Eastport, Machias and Bangor.

The cost is $399 per person double occupancy for the coach trip, which includes six meals and accommodations with tours of historic Boston.

Proceeds benefit Friends of The Boat School and the John Pike Grady Scholarship Fund.

For reservations or information, call Miller at The Boat School-Husson University in Eastport at 853-2518, ext. 106.

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On behalf of the Whitneyville Library Association, Robert Plaisted invites you to its “big fundraiser for the year,” a pot roast supper at 5 tonight at the Hillgrove Community Center in Whitneyville.

Admission is $8 for the event, which features the drawing of three dozen prizes in a potpourri raffle, as well as a live auction, conducted by Nate Pennell, of 10 yards of screened loam donated by Mark Wright Construction.

Raffle tickets are $5 for this event, during which winners may choose from a variety of prizes.

The Whitneyville Library, Plaisted wrote, “has served the people of central Washington County” for more than 40 years and “is struggling to raise the money needed to keep our doors open to the public.”

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Speaking again of Washington County, residents of and visitors to that special area of eastern Maine are in the midst of this weekend’s Eastport Pirate Festival and Eastport Salmon Festival. Jett Peterson and her Salmon Festival volunteers remind you the salmon barbecue is 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, under a tent at the Fisherman’s Statue in downtown Eastport.

Admission is $10 and, for $2 more I was told, you can take a boat ride to the salmon farm.

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Mireille Le Gal, coordinator of the University of Maine program Women of the World, announces its 2009-2010 luncheon schedule begins at noon Monday, Sept. 14, at the Church of Universal Fellowship on Main Street in Orono.

WOW includes international and American women who gather for an ethnic lunch and a cultural program featuring a specific country or theme.

This Belize lunch is $4 for women and children older than 10, $2 for children 6-10, free for children younger than 6 who attend with their mothers. It is not necessary to respond to attend.

If you are new to the area, or for information about WOW, call Le Gal at 581-3423.

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Hoping to “bring a smile to the faces and a spring to the steps of the citizens of Milo and anyone” who wants to join them on the one-year anniversary of “a devastating fire caused by arson” that resulted in “the loss of many Main Street business in Milo,” Virginia Eastman invites you to a concert from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the site of that fire.

Musicians Josh Guthrie, Jack Eastman, Mike Venti and Averill Lovely, all “with strong ties to Milo,” will entertain with classic rock, country, blues and more, Virginia Eastman wrote, adding that “anything is possible on September 14 and for the future of Milo.”

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

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