Inanna concert to benefit Pine Tree Hospice

Posted Sept. 23, 2009, at 7:12 p.m.

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, “is a percussion and vocal ensemble that explores the heritage and rhythms of West Africa through original arrangements and compositions invoking ancient traditions of the drum,” explained Cynthia Scott, executive director of Pine Tree Hospice in Dover-Foxcroft.

Inanna will present a benefit concert for PTH 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in the Greenville High School auditorium.

Scott reminds you Inanna concert tickets usually sell for $15 to $30 but, for this performance, are being offered by donation.

Tickets are available at Center Theatre, Mayo Regional Hospital Lobby, Mr. Paperback and PTH in Dover-Foxcroft and at C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

Refreshments also will be available, by donation, before the concert and during intermission.

Drummers are invited to a Rhythmic Play Workshop 3-5 p.m. that day at the GHS auditorium. Although space is limited, workshop tickets, which are usually $35-$40, are also available by donation at the PTH office by calling 564-4346 or e-mailing wecare@pinetreehospice.org.

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Seating is limited and advance reservations are recommended, reports Susan Jonason of the next Avalon Village House Concert at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in the Manor House at the Hampden facility.

The program features singer Denise O’Connell with backup musicians Doug Ronco and Andy Stewart performing a mix of folk, traditional and contemporary music.

Tickets for the public are $6, and you can call 862-5100, ext. 11, for reservations.

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Joanne Worthen e-mailed that Friends of Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a family project to celebrate Public Lands Day beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at 97 Refuge Road, off the East Gate Road, in Limestone.

The event starts with a wood duck box clean out project, followed by a family scavenger hunt at 10:30 a.m., a drawing for a Vipor kayak at noon, and a plant identification or bird walk at 1 p.m.

Worthen invites you to “pack a lunch and join us for a day of family fun,” and wants you to know the visitors center and Nature Store will be open and that restroom facilities are available.

For information, call 328-4634 and leave a message for a return call.

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Phyllis Leighton invites you to “lace up your sneakers and join walkers at the 20th annual Great Strides Walk to Cure Cystic Fibrosis,” beginning with registration at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Conners Emerson School, 11 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor.

Leighton reminds you “CF is the number one fatal, genetic disease of children and claims the lives of most of its victims” by age 30.

Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help support “landmark gene therapy and medication trials” to improve children’s lives.

For information, or to obtain a sponsor sheet, call Leighton at 288-5430.

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No reservations are necessary for the Annual Harvest Supper with Auction, 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Monroe Community Church.

Sharon Smith reports admission at the door is $8 for adults and $5 for children, and that the auction “immediately follows” the dinner at 6 p.m.

Among items up for auction is a cord of wood, with a $100 minimum bid, and a plane ride, with an $80 minimum bid.

All proceeds benefit the church. Information is available by calling Bernys Doak at 525-4431.

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Anne Tatgenhorst reports the public is invited to enjoy “7-time gold medalist Bulgarian Folk singer Elitsa Stoyneva in concert with The Maine Women’s Balkan Choir” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church on Route 1, Ellsworth.

The suggested donation is $10, $7 for students and free for children under 12.

And, if you happen to be at the Common Ground Country Fair you can hear the choir at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the amphitheater stage at the fair in Unity, Tatgenhorst added.

For information about the concert, or the choir, e-mail balkanchoir@yahoo.com or call Tatgenhorst at 356-2505.

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Michael Allen of Winterport Boot Shop in Brewer called to point out a typo in my Monday column about fundraising efforts to bring his son, Gabe Allen, back home to recover from a car-bike accident on the West Coast.

Gabe’s Ride to Recovery Benefit Party is 9 p.m., not a.m., Friday, Oct. 2, upstairs at Paddy Murphy’s Pub in Bangor. The suggested donation is $10.

For information about Gabe’s condition and efforts to help him, visit www.getbettergabe.com.

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

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