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Bangor art, craft sale to benefit women’s group

By Joni Averill

The 15th Designing Women benefit fine craft and art show and sale will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Dyke Center for Family Business at Husson University in Bangor.

“Every year,” wrote Maryann Ingalls, “a local group that assists women and girls is chosen as a beneficiary” of the event.

This year, the arts and crafts guild of primarily Maine women artisans selected Women, Work and Community, which “is committed to improving the economic lives of Maine women and their families,” Ingalls wrote.

Your $2 donation at the door will benefit WWC, as will the purchase of all food and a suggested donation of $10 for a chance to win a basket raffle worth approximately $200.

Jane Searles of WWC reports the drawing will be at 3:45 p.m. that day, and you don’t need to be present to win.

This benefit, Searles wrote, is “a great partnership of women helping women in this tough, Maine economy.”

For information about Designing Women, call Ingalls at 990-2403, e-mail or visit


Chairman Gladys Packard, members and friends of Cambridge Extension Homemakers Group, are sponsoring an Election Day bake sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Cambridge Town Hall on Route 152.

Proceeds benefit the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation, Northern New England Loan Closet, according to the release.

Donations will be used to help purchase equipment that is not now available for use by people afflicted by this devastating neuromuscular disease, which is also called Lou Gehrig’s disease.

For more information, call 277-3232.


Ann Carter reminds folks in the Calais area that the Friends of the Calais Free Library’s soup and poetry night will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the old-building section of Calais Free Library.

The public is invited to “bring poetry to read, yours or another’s,” Carter wrote, or you can attend and “just listen.”


Sandy Gordon reports the Waldo County General Hospital’s Community Wellness Program’s 12th annual holiday fair is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in the WCGH Education Center, 118 Northport Ave., Belfast.

Dolls, crafts, ornaments and jewelry will be available.

Featured artists and crafters include Rose Dudley, Maudine Cunningham, Susan Rogers, Marilyn Wing and Nancy Quimby.

Proceeds benefit the hospital’s community wellness program. For more information, call 338-2500, ext. 4154.


The Rev. Nick Davis invites you to a lasagna dinner 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at First Congregational Church of Ellsworth, behind City Hall.

Admission for this dine-in or takeout meal is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger, free for those younger than 5.

Proceeds, the Rev. Davis said, “benefit the youth mission trip” in December to the Dominican Republic.


Gail Dyer-Martin wrote that the First Methodist Church Winter Wonderland All Church Fair will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at 703 Essex St., Bangor, with luncheon 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

A variety of booths featuring crafts to Christmas items will be offered along with a kids-only area where children can shop for gifts and find “fun things” to do.


Linda Lougee invites you to the 2009 annual Sparkle fundraiser, “The Party You Won’t Want to Miss,” 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Millennium Wedding and Convention Center in Palmyra.

Sponsored by Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce with title sponsor Skowhegan Savings Bank, dancing follows the event that raises funds for a multitude of area charities.

Tickets are $35 or $60 for couples and can be obtained by calling SVCC at 368-5312.

The event features a silent and live auction, a variety of entertainment and a fashion show with area celebrity models.

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

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