Golf scramble aids muscular dystrophy project

Posted Sept. 13, 2009, at 5:56 p.m.

The deadline is Friday, Sept. 18, to register for the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Golf Scramble, which is rain or shine Friday, Sept. 25, at Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono.

Co-chaired by Roger Tremblay of Fort Fairfield and Skip Chappelle of Veazie and sponsored by Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health, The Jackson Laboratory, the University of Maine, Bangor Daily News and Northeast Publishing Co., the fundraiser is in memory of the late BDN executive John Bishop, who died unexpectedly last December.

John and his wife, Pat Bishop, have a grandson diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, “an often fatal genetic disorder,” wrote Temblay. Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy works “to better understand the disease and improve care and long-term outlook for young patients.”

The $400 foursome fee includes the auction and dinner, but anyone can attend just the auction and dinner for $25.

To register or make a donation, call Northeast Publishing Co., 800-924-9041 or 764-4471, or register online at www.starherald-me.com.

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Jill Lang of Pen Bay Healthcare reports Quarry Hill Retirement Community will hold an assisted living celebration and open house 1:30-3 p.m. today at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill in Camden.

Held the day after Grandparents Day and launching National Assisted Living Week, the event includes horse-drawn carriage rides, an ice cream social, tours and gifts.

For information, visit penbayhealthcare.org.

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Carolyn McKinnon reports Bangor Community Chorus launches its 40th anniversary season beginning with rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St., Bangor.

Founded by Marian Vafiadis in 1969, Bangor Community Chorus is believed to be “the oldest in the area” of its type, McKinnon wrote of the mixed chorus conducted by Joshua Schmersal.

During its holiday and spring concerts, the chorus “will feature music of past performances,” McKinnon continued, extending an invitation to newcomers to become part of this group, which entertains with music “from masterworks to show tunes.”

“Whether a new member or a former one,” McKinnon wrote, “BCC invites you to join in making this anniversary season a very special one.”

The chorus rehearses Tuesdays at the church.

For more information, call McKinnon at 945-6752 or visit www.maineguide.com/Bangor/chorus.

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Ruth Perry e-mailed that Fields Pond Audubon Center needs volunteers to lead its fall Secrets of the Forest school tours.

Volunteers need to be available 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on school days and willing to commit to one of the one-day volunteer training sessions.

Those sessions are 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17; Friday, Sept. 18; Tuesday, Sept. 22; and Friday, Sept. 25, at the center, 216 Fields Pond Road, Holden.

For more information, call 989-2591.

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Maine and Pennsylvania artist Emily Brown is featured at the Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery Sept. 17-Oct. 23, in South Coop Building at Unity College.

An opening reception is 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, exhibiting Brown’s works of prints and drawings of texture found in the landscape, according to a Unity release.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays.

For information, call gallery coordinator Ben Potter, 938-3131, ext. 239, or e-mail bpotter@unit.edu.

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Lisa Gleeson of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine in Camden reports its ninth annual Walk for Wishes begins with registration and entertainment at 5 p.m. and the walks begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in three locations: Belfast Area High School, Knowlton School in Ellsworth and the Androscoggin River Bike Path in Brunswick.

Prizes will be awarded to individuals and teams collecting more than $200 in pledges. Adults raising at least $100 and those younger than 18 raising at least $50 will receive a free T-shirt.

To register, visit www.mainewish.org or call 800-491-3171.

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

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