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Auction on Saturday to fund PICA justice work

By Joni Averill

The 23rd annual Peace through Interamerican Community Action, PICA, benefit auction will be held 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Union Street Brick Church in Bangor.

Jon Falk reports both a silent and live auction will be conducted to help raise funds for this grass-roots organization that offers support “for social and economic justice in Maine and El Salvador.”

Some auction items can be viewed at

Auction items range from weekend getaways to jewelry and pottery.


Friends and co-workers of Lucille Irvin of Ripley will hold a benefit supper “to help in her fight with lung cancer,” reports Laura Auger of Abbot.

The spaghetti and meatball meal will be served 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Guilford Methodist Church.

Admission is by donation, and raffle tickets will be sold for “a variety of prizes,” Auger wrote.

For more information, call Auger at 343-3005 or 876-4874.


Jonesboro Union Church Auxiliary president Elden Morris invites you to the annual Harvest Craft Fair 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Jonesboro Elementary School gymnasium.

Lunch will be available, and, after noon bargain hunters can make $1-a-bag purchases.

The auxiliary then will hold a Harvest Baked Bean Supper at 5:30 p.m. at Chandler River Center in Jonesboro.

Admission is $7. Proceeds will help restore the century-old stained-glass windows, reports auxiliary member Suzanne Plaisted. The church is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.


Alex Turallo reports Zonta Holiday MarketPlace 2009 is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Brewer Auditorium.

Admission is $1 for the fundraiser that features many “quality vendors … offering a vast array of hand-crafted items and vintage treasures,” Turallo wrote.

For more information about this 31st annual event or about Zonta, call president Sharon Leavitt, 942-4611, or visit


Liane Giambalvo wrote to let readers know of two events at All Souls Congregational Church.

A quilt show and the annual Church Bazaar run simultaneously 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the church, 10 Broadway, Bangor.

Admission is $3 for the quilt show with more than 150 quilts on display, but there is no charge for the bazaar.


Nan Cobbey invites you to enjoy a Festive High Tea, Bake Sale and more 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at St. Margaret’s Parish House, 95 Court St., Belfast.

Cobbey reports proceeds will be shared by the nonprofit Food Cupboard and The Game Loft.


Women’s Group chairwoman Ellen Hersey invites you to the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Bazaar 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Parish Hall on the corner of Franklin and Central streets in Bucksport.

Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to noon. Crafts and food may be purchased, the kiddies may play in the activity room, and tickets may be purchased for a variety of original works.

Proceeds benefit the church and the community.


Joyce Harvey, president of the Women’s Fellowship of First Congregational Church of Searsport, invites you to its annual Fall-Holiday Fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the vestry adjacent to the church at 8 Church St.

A quilt raffle, lunch for $5, Christmas gifts and preserves will be offered.


Helen McDonald invites you to the Golden Harvest Grange annual Craft Fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Grange on Route 2 in Carmel.

Crafts, food, books, lunch and a white elephant table will be featured.


Exhibiting artist and Houlton native Rebecca Hickman will present a Gallery Talk 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Blue Moon Gallery, 66 Main St., Houlton.

For more information, call Barbara Sutton, 532-9119.


Members of Searsport United Methodist Church invite you to an all-you-can-eat turkey supper with doors opening at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the church on Route 1.

Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.

Proceeds benefit the ministry of the church.


Heather Babcock reports “all horse lovers” are invited to a benefit spaghetti dinner and silent auction at 5 p.m. at the Carmel Snowmobile Club on Route 69.

Proceeds will benefit the Last Chance Ranch in Detroit, which rescues “abused, neglected and unwanted horses, saving them from going to slaughter,” Babcock wrote.

For more information, or to help in other ways, call Babcock, 949-6653.

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

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