Musical to kick off Winterport Open Stage season

Posted Nov. 10, 2009, at 6:16 p.m.

Winterport Open Stage begins its 2009-10 season with its first-ever musical, Marlo Thomas and Friends’ “Free to Be … You and Me,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 20 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, Nov. 14, 15, 21 and 22, at Wagner Middle School.

Jeri Misler reports tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, $5 for preschoolers.

Adult singers Anne Tatgenhorst, Steven Douglas and Cassy Palmer star with several area high school singers.

For information, call 223-0917.

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Dot Hayes e-mailed that lunch of “comfort food” including “macaroni and cheese, American chop suey and sloppy joes” will be served at its ’40s and ’50s Back In the Day Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Second Congregational Church, South Main Street, Brewer.

Proceeds will help purchase new church doors and repair the church and parsonage roofs.

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Jeannette Hughes e-mailed that Sebec Village Associates will hold a craft fair and bake sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Sebec Village Reading Room, and that “proceeds go to upkeep and maintenance of the Reading Room.”

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Renee Smith invites you to the Sunbury Village craft fair and luncheon, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at 922 Ohio St., Bangor.

The lunch is $6 for haddock chowder, chicken soup, rolls and dessert and will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Move for a Cure program.

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Affiliated Healthcare Systems of Eastern Maine Healthcare is sponsoring its third annual prize bingo, featuring a bean dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and bingo starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave.

Kelley AbdelQader of AHS reports admission is $10 for 14 games and $5 each for two specials for this fundraiser to benefit Children’s Miracle Network.

You must be 16 or older to play, only 250 seats are available, and tickets can be purchased at the door.

For information, call 973-6709.

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Janet Parker reports the fifth annual Christmas crafts fair and luncheon, sponsored by Shirley Community Church, will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Shirley Town Hall.

The luncheon is $5, and proceeds benefit the church. Admission to the fair is free.

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Susan Ramsey e-mailed that a fall hunters supper will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church on East Main Street.

Featuring roast beef, potatoes, squash, coleslaw, rolls and pies, the suggested donation is $8 for adults, $6 for children 10 and under.

The event includes a silent auction. Information is available by calling the church office, 564-8055 or e-mailing dfaumc@myfairpoint.net.

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Anne Favolise invites you to enjoy the local bluegrass band Grist Mill Boys at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Humboldt Institute, 59 Eagle Hill Road, Steuben.

Donations will be accepted at the door for this event that is “part of the institute’s community program schedule,” Favolise said. Refreshments will be served beginning at 6 p.m.

For information or directions, call 546-2821 or e-mail anne@eaglehill.us.

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U.S. Cellular announces its 2010 Calling All Communities Campaign is Nov. 13 to Jan. 15 and that 10 schools nationwide can win $100,000 each.

People 18 or older need to visit a U.S. Cellular store to get a code to vote online for their favorite school. The 10 schools that receive the most votes will win $100,000 each.

No purchase is necessary, and you don’t have to be a U.S. Cellular customer to vote.

The company pointed out that seven of 10 2009 winners were schools in towns with fewer than 20,000 residents.

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Tom Rizzo of the United States Postal Service in Portland reminds readers preparing to send holiday greetings or gifts to those serving their country, that “the recommended mailing date for the most economical postage to overseas military installations, including Iraq and Afghanistan,” is Friday, Nov. 13.

For different types of mail and different locations, there are later deadlines.

For complete details on proper addressing and mailing deadlines, visit www.usps.com/supportingourtroops/ then click on the subject that applies to your needs.

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Today is Veterans Day.

We thank everyone who served and is serving in the military, at home and abroad.

We are proud and grateful for your commitment to us, our country and our way of life.

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

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