St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary host to 2 fundraisers

Posted Oct. 02, 2009, at 8:17 p.m.

Your support, through your attendance at one — or both — St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary events will benefit all who pass through the doors of that Bangor institution.

The 34th annual autumn events are presented by Ed and Mary Ellen Darling and Ed and Mary Clift, and the first is the Fall Festival of Fashions & Luncheon at noon Friday, Oct. 9, at the Bangor Civic Center.

Tickets bought in advance are $25 and may be purchased at Patrick’s Hallmark in the Broadway Shopping Center or by calling Marie Demaso at 945-5700.

WABI-TV 5 personalities Jon Small and Catherine Pegram will be the commentators, with models displaying clothing and accessories from Bella Luna, CJ Banks, Christopher & Banks, Dream Dress, The Grasshopper Shop, The Mad Hatter, Pretty Woman and Simply Jules.

The evening Venetian Masquerade will be 6-9 p.m. at the Civic Center, and you may purchase an elegant mask to accompany your evening attire at the Masquerade Emporium at the event.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the stores listed and are $35. Tickets at the door are $40.

The Rev. Robert Carlson will be auctioneer for the gala, which will feature tapas tasting stations by The Fiddlehead Restaurant, Muddy Rudder, Parings-Winterport Winery’s Event Center, Perrihouse, Thistle’s and Morrison Food Services.

Auction items range from an Old Town kayak to a Tom Hennessey limited-copy print and a day sailing trip.

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Bertha Mahon reports Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Auxiliary will hold a free art show and sale, including a silent auction, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today at the College Center of University College of Bangor on Texas Avenue.

The Sweet Adelines will entertain at 1 p.m.

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The Rev. Kathy Macedo invites you to a public supper from 5 to 7 tonight at Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St., Bangor.

The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children, $21 for families with three or more children. The menu is beans, casseroles, salads, pies and beverages.

Proceeds benefit the church’s ministry and mission.

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Susan Dunham Shane reports that the Eddington-Clifton Civic Center will hold its harvest supper with seatings at 5 and 6 tonight at Comins Hall, East Eddington.

The cost is $7 for adults and teens, $3 for children.

The menu features ham, baked beans, yeast rolls, fresh vegetables and fruit, gingerbread with whipped cream, and apple cider, “fresh-pressed” by Peter Beckford and his “apple team.”

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Schoodic Arts for All invites you to a harvest festival to benefit the Schoodic Summer Chorus.

An afternoon of song and a harvest meal will be 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor.

The suggested donation is $15 for adults, $5 for students, free for children under 12.

The menu of chili, salad, cider and homemade desserts features produce from local farms and gardens.

Entertainment will feature “some of the most talented musicians in eastern Maine.”

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Lyn Smith, librarian at the Pittsfield Public Library, invites children and their caregivers to story time, 10:15-11 a.m. every Monday in the town office council chambers. The next is on Oct. 5.

“The program is intended for preschoolers” ages 2 to 5, Smith wrote, adding that “younger and older siblings are welcome.”

“At each program, Joanne Elwell will share a selection of books, songs, finger plays and activities.”

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Mary Blackstone reports Ellsworth Garden Club will hold a public program by the Surry-based organization Sustainable Harvest International at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in the cafeteria at Ellsworth High School.

“Find out more about the important work of this local organization in encouraging and facilitating sustainable harvest practices in Central America,” Blackstone wrote.

Refreshments will be served, and more information may be obtained by calling Blackstone at 667-8878 or e-mailing Mary.Blackstone@uregina.ca.

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“Step back in time” by attending a High Tea and Silent Auction to benefit Champion the Cure, the fundraising effort for Advancing Cancer Care and Cancer Research of Eastern Maine Medical Center and the Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health in Brewer.

Co-hosted by Cheryl Russell and Cheryl Long, the fundraiser will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at North Brewer-Eddington United Methodist Church, 31 Main Road, Eddington.

The minimum donation is $10. Seating is limited.

To register, call Dana Bialer at Healthcare Charities, 973-5185 or e-mail dbialer@emh.org.

The hostesses urge you to dress up in your favorite “hats, gloves, furs and jewelry.”

The menu includes scones, jam, clotted creme, sandwiches and a dessert assortment.

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

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