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Community spirit key to Big Fat Greek Dance

By Joni Averill

Members of St. George Greek Orthodox parish, led by co-chairwomen Susan Jonason and Cathy Speronis, invite you to the second annual Big Fat Greek Dance, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Wellman Commons on the former seminary campus on Union Street in Bangor.

Advance tickets are $25 and available in Bangor at Angelo’s Pizzeria on Hammond Street, Bangor House of Pizza in The Centre Mall off Stillwater Avenue and Captain Nick’s Restaurant on Union Street.

Tickets at the door are $30.

The event includes special Greek appetizers, Greek line dancing “and plenty of Greek hospitality,” the hosts report.

“This is a fundraiser for our small church that has a big mission, in that we serve northern Maine from Waterville to the south and all the way north and east,” Jonason wrote adding, “more importantly, it’s a chance for the community, at large, to gather and let loose with a really fun evening of great food and great dancing.”

Anna Mae Mitchell & Rising Tide will be the featured performers.

For more information, call the church at 945-9588 and leave a message for Jonason.


Liz Grandmaison reports that Bangor Area Children’s Choir launches its 18th season with auditions for new members 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, and Thursday, Sept. 17, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St., Bangor.

This season marks “the return of changed voices,” Grandmaison wrote of auditions for the Youth Chorale for singers ages 12-18, as well as the BACC Treble Choir for singers between 9 and 16.

The new director is Steve Weston. You can call him at 992-7472 for more information about auditions or BACC.


Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice is conducting flu clinics for all adults for $30.

The clinics are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at 170 Pleasant St., Rockland; 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Suite 106 at 147 Waldo Ave., Belfast; and 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Sept. 28, Suite 2, 605 Route 1, Newcastle.

For information, visit www.penbayhealthcare.org.


The annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction to benefit Maine Alzheimer’s Association is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at the Bangor Elks Club, 108 Odlin Road.

Admission is $5, $2.50 for children. Sponsored by Westgate Manor Memory Walk Team of Bangor, proceeds benefit MAA.

For more information, call Tammy Leland at 942-7336.


Ruth Barnes e-mailed that the public is invited to a rain-or-shine garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Maine Public Service Co., 110 Carmichael St., Presque Isle.

Proceeds will benefit Angel Flight Northeast through the United Way of Aroostook, and Girl Scout Troop No. 240 will sell hot dogs, chips and soda from 10 a.m. to noon.


Dennis Albert reports the Presque Isle Girls youth hockey team will hold a baked bean and ham supper with a silent auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Mapleton Lions Hall in that community.

Admission is $6, and tickets are available at NAPA Auto Parts and Going Postal, both in Presque Isle, or at the door.

Matt Gregg will serve as auctioneer for this event hosted by the Mapleton Lions Club to benefit the Presque Isle High School girls varsity ice hockey team.

For more information or to donate an auction item, call 227-6740.


Woodlawn Museum invites you to a Floor Cloth Art workshop with Sarah Brandon of Steuben, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at the museum, Route 172, Ellsworth.

The cost is $55 for members, $65 for nonmembers. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Call Woodland at 667-8671.

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

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