Food, music on tap at Medway ‘Rivah Days’

Posted Sept. 17, 2009, at 9:17 p.m.

Members of the Medway Old Home Days Committee hope you have Medway “Rivah Days” 2009 on your calendar.

Committee president Dawn York reports that event kicks off with a spaghetti supper 4:30-6:30 Friday Sept. 18 at the Medway Recreation Complex, followed by the Home Town Band performing from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the beach.

Bring your chairs, vendors will be available, and the festivities will include a bonfire at this alcohol- and smoke-free evening.

For the youngsters, Black Fly Theatre will present a 7 p.m. movie at the beach and, for $5, teens in grades five through eight can enjoy a 7 p.m. dance at the Medway Fire Department.

Events for Saturday, Sept. 19, begin with a pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m., by donation, followed by numerous events from a kayak race to a boat parade. Unless otherwise indicated, most events are at MRC.

The day is jampacked, and winds down with a by-donation public supper beginning at 4 p.m.; entertainment ending at 6:30 p.m.; live pro-wrestling on the beach at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.

York reminds attendees “some events may be subject to change,” and the rain date is Sept. 20.

The committee thanks the local merchants and the town of Medway for the donations to help make this a mostly free event.

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Lori Barbee and the Cherryfield Academy board of trustees, working to restore the historic Academy building, invite you to enjoy Bruce Nye the Elvis Guy, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Cherryfield Academy.

Admission is by donation, and pie, coffee and cold drinks will be on sale.

Seating is cabaret-style, “so bring your family and friends to fill a table,” Barbee wrote.

Next up is a Scenic Bikers Charity Ride & Chicken-Pork Barbecue to benefit the Academy Restoration Fund beginning with registration at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at the academy.

Open to bikers and passengers, the ride is $10 each; the barbecue, open to all, is $10 each; and the ride and barbecue are $18 per person. Desserts will be sold separately.

For more information about these and other events to benefit the restoration fund, call Barbee at 546-2075 or e-mail lkbarbee1@yahoo.com.

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David Winski e-mailed that “organist, organ tuner, restorer and builder” George Bozeman Jr. of Pembroke, N.H., will perform on the 1910 Moller pipe organ at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Lubec Congregational Christian Church on the corner of Maine and Church streets.

Bozeman will perform “works of Hindemuth, Franck, Durufle and Schumann,” Winski wrote.

Admission is $7, and proceeds benefit the church.

For information, call Laurel Storm, 733-2161.

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Here’s a reminder from Ro LeGasse of Caring Connections at the Bangor Y that the Komen Maine Race for the Cure begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K walk-run at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, on the Bangor Waterfront.

For complete details, visit www.komenmaine.com and click on Race for the Cure.

LeGasse also reminds you 75 percent of the net funds raised for this event “stay in Maine, funding education, screening and treatment programs.”

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Music, “Mirth” & More is 3 p.m. Sunday, at Hammond Street Congregational Church in Bangor.

Featuring pianists Katherine Ann Foley and John Haskell, harpist Mary Chamberlain, Dan Ryder & the Teacher’s Lounge Mafia, the VanKirk Family Musicians, the University of Maine Black Bear Men’s Chorus and Hammond Street Chancel Choir, proceeds benefit 12 charities the church supports, from the Ecumenical Food Cupboard housed there to the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, reports Eda Morrison.

Admission, which includes “elegant desserts” after the performance, is $15 and tickets are available at the church, at the door, or from committee members including Morrison, Nelson and Carla Durgin, Tracy Bigney, Carl Nickerson, Larry Blethen and Lovern Stockwell.

For more information, call the church at 942-4381 or Morrison at 989-7786.

Ben Haskell will serve as master of ceremonies for this ambitious presentation that will benefit so many individuals in our area.

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The next Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau TommyKnockers and More Bus Tours are 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. beginning at the Bangor Waterfront.

Space is limited, wrote Jessica Donahue, so call Greater Bangor CVB at 800-91-MOOSE or 947-5205 for information.

The cost is $12 per person.

The tour “is based on similarities between the city of Bangor and many of Stephen King’s novels,” Donahue explained.

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

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