Haunted trails benefit Maine Sea Coast Mission

Posted Oct. 19, 2009, at 8:59 p.m.

Proceeds from the Haunted Trails VI Monster Mash will benefit the Maine Sea Coast Mission’s Emergency Fuel Assistance Program, reports Wendy Harrington.

The Halloween event will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the mission’s Down East campus in Cherryfield. The rain date is Saturday, Oct. 24.

A donation of $5 each or $15 for families is requested to enjoy food, children’s games inside, and a haunted trail for older children and adults.

“We bring the woods alive with monsters, zombies and the like,” Harrington wrote. “This year’s theme is classic movie monsters.”

Attendees “are guided through the trails after hearing a tale by the fire,” and then invited inside “to warm up with food, warm drinks and conversation,” she added.

For information call the mission at 546-4466. According to its Web site, the Maine Sea Coast Mission “provides spiritual, health and youth development programs” for “coastal and island communities from midcoast to Downeast Maine.”

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Proceeds from the First Congregational Church of Millinocket Women’s Fellowship annual fall chowder luncheon and sale will benefit the church and its work, reports Jan Moore.

The event begins with the sale 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and the corn-clam chowder luncheon 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 274 Katahdin Ave.

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Sandy Gordon e-mailed that Waldo County General Hospital Aid will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive 2-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the Masonic Lodge “next to the Shrine Club on the corner of Northport Avenue on Wight Street” in Belfast.

You must be 17, weigh at least 110 pounds, show a valid identification and be in good health to donate blood.

For an appointment call 800-GIVE-LIFE, but walk-ins are welcome.

For information, visit www.newenglandblood.org or givelife.org.

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Pathfinders: Support for Grieving Children, and Hospice of Eastern Maine, both programs of Bangor Area Visiting Nurses, will conduct their fourth annual celebrity dessert and auction beginning at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Rangeley Hall at Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor.

Co-hosting will be WABI-TV 5 personalities Sharon Pelletier and Todd Simcox.

Tickets are $15.

Deb Jacques reports auction items range from an autographed Stephen King book to Maine-made jewelry.

You can preregister at www.pathfindersmaine.org or BAVA, 973-6550.

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Sherry French invites you to the Shiretown Homecoming Committee’s Haunted Harvest Festival 6-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, and 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Dover-Foxcroft Fairgrounds.

Admission to the Scarier Haunted House is $3, and costumes are encouraged.

The fundraiser features haunted hay rides, children’s games, food for sale and free photo opportunities.

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Preregistration is requested for the second annual Boo! Science Challenger Learning Center of Maine’s Mad Scientist Laboratory for Gooey, Creepy Science Fun 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at CLC, 30 Venture Way, Bangor.

Admission is $7 for children 3 and older, $15 for families.

Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded for the most “sci-fi-tastic costume,” reports Jennifer Therrien.

To register call 990-2900, ext. 1, or e-mail jtherrien@clcofme.org.

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Mary Connolly and Justine Mencl invite the public, especially students, to join members of Pittsfield Community Garden Club for a presentation titled Birds: Habitats and Migration, with Dr. Herb Wilson of Colby College in Waterville.

The program is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in the Warsaw Middle School cafeteria, 27 School St., Pittsfield.

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Elm Street Congregation Church will host a classical concert with organist Dr. Carlton Russell, Lorna Russell on organ and viola, and flutist Diana Brown at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in the sanctuary of the Bucksport church.

Admission is $10 for adults, free for children and students. Presale tickets are available by calling the office at 469-3333.

Proceeds benefit the church.

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