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County children sought for talent competition

By Joni Averill

Caribou Children’s Discovery Museum invites all Aroostook County children ages 5-16 to register for tryouts for the Kounty Kids Got Talent Competition.

Nancy Chandler reports that auditions will be 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Caribou Performing Arts Center. The registration fee is $5.

The Kounty Kids Got Talent Show will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the center.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children 4-11, free for children under 3.

Sixteen finalists and two alternates will compete in two age divisions, 10 and under and 11-16, with prizes awarded to the two first-place finishers.

More information is available at or by calling Chandler at 760-2556.

Proceeds benefit Caribou Children’s Discovery Museum.


Oops! Kay Eames called to point out the correct time for the All Souls Congregational Church Francis Poulenc concert is 4 p.m. (not 1-4 p.m.) Sunday, Nov. 1, at the church, 10 Broadway, Bangor.

Admission is free but donations are appreciated.


Belfast Rotary Club members invite you to join them for their annual fall pancake breakfast 7-11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Belfast Shrine Club on Northport Avenue.

Tickets are $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for children under 12 if purchased in advance from a club member or by calling Andrea Walker at 930-6745.

Admission at the door is $4, and all proceeds will benefit area food pantries.


Members of First Church of Christ, Scientist, invite you to a Harvest Benefit Concert, Shepherd Songs and Songs of Praise, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at 1 Central St. in Camden.

Everyone is welcome, and donations at the door would be greatly appreciated.

All proceeds will benefit the Good Shepherd Food-Bank, based in Auburn and serving all of Maine, for distribution to food pantries in Knox County.

For information, call 236-4040.


Orders must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 3, for anyone who wants to enjoy the Phillips-Strickland House annual takeout lobster roll lunch, where food can be picked up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at 21 Boyd St., Bangor.

The cost is $14.95 for the lobster roll, beverage, chips, coleslaw and cookie.

To order, call Sharon Nickerson at 941-2820 or fax her at 941-2937.


Jessica Kunkel e-mailed that the fall season for The Game Loft in Belfast will run from Monday, Nov. 2, through Thursday, Dec. 31, and will include “an exciting array of games and activities.”

The loft is open 2-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 2-8:30 p.m. Fridays. It offers games that people 18 and under “can drop in and play,” Kunkel said of games ranging from Pokemon to board games and Conquest. Several special events are planned, as well.

All programs are free, and The Game Loft reports that “we can now also recruit and direct interested individuals in 4-H programs,” Kunkel wrote.

An affiliate program of Spurwink Services, Game Loft funding comes from a variety of sources, among them the city of Belfast, United Way of Eastern Maine and United Midcoast Charities.

For more information, visit or call 338-6447.


Mandy Ouellette reports Brewer Parents and Teachers United, the Brewer PTU, will hold an Election Day bake sale 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Brewer Auditorium.

Along with the usual items such as cookies, cupcakes and whoopie pies, Ouellette wrote, you can buy cakes, pies and “a few heat-and-eat homemade dinners as well.”

For information, call Ouellette at 974-9760.


From Joanne Worthen we learn that members of Limestone United Methodist Church will hold their annual chicken pie supper 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the church, 52 Main St.

Admission is $8 for the fundraiser that includes the sale of crafts and baked goods.

The event’s host is United Methodist Women. More information is available by calling 325-4870.


Susan Clifford of the American Cancer Society in Topsham says the third annual ACS Eastern Maine Living with Cancer Conference, also known as the Downeast Living with Cancer Conference, will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Jeff’s Catering in Bangor.

This is a free program for cancer patients, family members, caregivers and medical professionals.

The theme is “Personal Empowerment: Taking Care of You,” and the keynote speaker is Maine Rehabilitation Out Patient Center clinical psychologist Dr. Robert Ferguson.

Sponsored in part by the Oncology Support Foundation and Jeff’s Catering, the event includes workshops and panel discussions, numerous vendor exhibits, individual massage sessions and a candlelight ceremony.

To register, call the ACS at 800-227-2345 or visit where you can download a brochure.


It’s Saturday. It’s Halloween.

If you’re out and about, please be careful.

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

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