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UM Center on Aging seeks volunteers to lead

By Joni Averill

The University of Maine Center on Aging and Maine Community Foundation needs older volunteers for its Encore Leadership Corps, ENCorps, to provide leaders “for a variety of smart growth projects in Maine,” according to the release.

Between 150 and 200 volunteers 50 and older will receive training for two days next April to help in “efforts geared toward making the best use of Maine’s natural resources and improving Maine communities to make them livable for people of all ages. There is no cost to participate.”

ENCorps volunteers “should be willing … to serve on a local planning board or community organization or participate in other programs” in keeping with ENCorps goals and “should have a strong interest in lifelong learning.”

For more information and an application form, visit www.encoreleaders.org, e-mail info@encoreleaders.org or call Jennifer Crittenden, 262-7923.


Sue Perkins of Brewer Federal Credit Union e-mailed that the credit union is celebrating International Credit Union Week, giving apples and cider to members during business hours today and hot dogs and soda to members during business hours Thursday, Oct. 15.

Any donations will benefit state credit unions’ Ending Hunger in Maine Campaign. The same day the Brewer credit union will begin its annual coloring contest for children who could win a $10 gift card at the end of the month.

On Friday, Oct. 16, the Brewer credit union kicks off its annual Holiday Food Drive, which runs through December, to help those in need by collecting nonperishable food items.

Any donations would be appreciated.


Hammond Street Senior Center will hold a new-member orientation at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at 2 Hammond St., Bangor.

For individuals age 60 and older and members’ spouses or life partners who are 55, the Senior Center is for people who live in Greater Bangor.

Deanna Partridge reminds readers that Senior Center activities range from “daily drop-in card playing and weekly Bingo” to use of its library, monthly social teas, a computer lab, guest speakers and holiday and fitness activities and “its own Senior University.”

Membership is free. Course and class fees average $25 each.

The Senior Center is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

A virtual tour is available at www.hammondstreet.org. More information is available by calling 262-5532.


St. Thomas Church treasurer Joyce Barr e-mailed that the church will hold an Appraisal Fair with Kaja Veilleux of Thomaston Auction Co. “and his team of appraisal experts who will give a fair-market value estimate for any of your cherished possessions.”

The fundraiser is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at the church, 373 Bangor Road (Route 1-A North), Ellsworth.

The suggested donation is $10 per item, or three for $25, and all proceeds will benefit the Building Fund of St. Thomas.

“We will be breaking ground for the tower of the church this fall, weather permitting,” Barr added.

More information is available by calling Beth Monroe, 963-7680.


Paula Kee reports the second annual Your Keys to Fashion Show opens with a noon preview Saturday, Oct. 17, at Bucksport Performing Arts Center.

Featuring WLBZ 2 news anchor Kara Matuszewski as mistress of ceremonies and “Birdie Googins,” the Marden’s Lady, as a greeter, the event benefits Bucksport Area Cultural Arts Society.

Tickets are $15 at the door or $13 in advance at Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, 469-6818, and BookStacks, 469-8992.

Local models, including children, accompanied by pianist Karen Dickes, will be wearing fashions from The Grasshopper Shop, Bella Luna, Best Bib & Tucker, The Mad Hatter, Rosen’s, Coyote Moon and Pretty Woman.

Show sponsors and partners are Rosen’s, Seaboard Federal Credit Union, MacLeod’s Restaurant, TD Bank and Bucksport Garden Club.


Scott RC Levy reports Penobscot Theatre Company is the only theater in Maine participating in the national Free Night of Theatre initiative in which the theater will give away “50 tickets to each of the first five performances” of “Forever Plaid,” which opens Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Penobscot Theatre on Main Street in Bangor.

“Tickets can only be reserved at the national Web site, www.freenightoftheatre.net,” Levy wrote of the program that is already under way.

“Forever Plaid” stars four of the theater’s “most talented performers” as a ’50s “doo-wop group” that will “keep you singing along with some of the greatest pop hits of the ’50s and ’60s,” Levy wrote.

For tickets, show times and dates, call the box office at 942-3333 or visit penobscottheatre.org.

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

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