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Penobscot region skating club to begin season

By Joni Averill

Although this is short notice, anyone with a sincere interest in figure staking might be happy to know The Skating Club of Maine-Penobscot Region will begin its Fall Session Figure Skating classes Sunday, Oct. 25, at Sawyer Arena in Bangor.

Under the direction of Tanya Quigley, basic skills classes for children and adults are 4:40-5:40 p.m. and Introduction to Freestyle 5:50-6:50 p.m., both that day, at Sawyer Arena in Bangor.

Registration is now open, reports Valerie Carter, adding that club members request everyone “arrive at least a half-hour early, to get relevant information and get ready to get on the ice.”

Skaters are asked to register in advance, “if possible,” but you can register that day, if you “arrive even earlier,” Carter added.

Registration forms are available at, or call Quigley at 683-2178.

For more information, particularly regarding classes, session fees and appropriate attire and skates, call Carter at 947-0607 or Tammy Bolin at 990-2928.

The Skating Club of Maine is a nonprofit, volunteer organization.


Debbie Long invites you to dine on Rick’s Famous Homemade Chili or Beef Stew, 4-6 p.m. today at the Molunkus Valley Sno-Drifters Clubhouse, 58 North St., Sherman.

Admission is $4.50, takeout orders are available, and proceeds benefit “The Christmas Parade Events,” Long wrote.

For more information, call 267-1200.


Teresa Burgess e-mailed that doors open for a Basket Bingo at noon and Bingo begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, in the Hermon High School gymnasium.

Bingo proceeds benefit the Katherine Vashon Scholarship Fund, and proceeds from refreshment sales benefit Hermon Key Club.

Presale tickets, available at C&K Variety, are $10. Tickets at the door are $12.


Friends and acquaintances of Clara Swan of Hampden are invited to attend an Altrusa International Tea in her honor, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at Geaghan’s Restaurant, 570 Main St., Bangor.

“This reception is in celebration of Ms. Swan’s 97½ birthday,” wrote Altrusa president Margaret Brown of the former Husson University educator who “began her teaching career in 1933 with the majority of her years being at Husson” serving as a “teacher, coach, dean, department head and vice president.”

In honor of this well-known community volunteer, donations from the event will benefit the Altrusa Clara Swan Scholarship Fund, which awards an annual scholarship to a Husson University student enrolled in the elementary education department.


Jan Cox and the Brewer Home-town Band invite you to “a program of Musical Potpourri” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at Brewer Auditorium. The concert is free, but donations are appreciated.


Nicole Hanson, chairwoman of the Brewer Boy Scout Troop 1 100th Anniversary Celebration be-ginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at Camp Roosevelt in Eddington, reminds readers that former troop members, their families and friends are invited to participate in the celebration for this special troop that, according to a previous report, was chartered in Brewer on Oct. 25, 1909, and predates the Boy Scouts of America by four months.

The event will include a Wall of Memories, a spaghetti dinner, and speakers, including former Scout Donn Fendler who in 1939 was lost for nine days in the woods around Mount Katahdin.

Admission for the event, including dinner, is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under.

More information is available by calling Hanson at 989-9827.


Friends of the Free Baptist Church in Great Pond ask you to help “save this historic building,” wrote treasurer and fundraising committee member Margaret McKinney.

You can help by attending a Country Music Special Benefit 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at Airline School in Aurora.

The event features a potluck supper immediately followed by a Country Music Jam featuring Jeannie’s Jammers and includes a silent auction with items donated by local business owners.

Admission is $5 each, $10 for families.

Proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization working to raise funds “to repair and preserve this historic church building in Great Pond,” which includes “repairing and roofing the building,” McKinney wrote.


Ulrike Guthrie will present a miniworkshop, “Look, Write, Draw,” when the Bangor Art Society meets 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 in the Bangor Public Library upstairs Lecture Hall, 145 Harlow St..

For this public workshop with “an academic book editor,” wrote David Haskins, attendees should “bring a sketchbook and pencil.”

For information, visit or call Haskins at 990-2920 or Kris Whitney at 942-3868.

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

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