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Overeaters Anonymous to celebrate IDEA Day

By Joni Averill

Overeaters Anonymous invites people interested in food issues to celebrate IDEA Day, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in the second-floor Brandow Conference Room at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

According to the release, IDEA, “which stands for International Day of Experiencing Abstinence, celebrates the power of healthy eating as experienced by members of Overeaters Anonymous throughout the world.”

Readers also might like to know Overeaters Anonymous “is not a diet club,” the release explains.

“There are no weigh-ins and no dues or fees, although groups do support themselves through voluntary contributions of its members.

“OA bases its program on the 12-step program originally pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous.”

More information is available by calling 974-9626.

OA meeting information is available at


Marine Environmental Research Institute invites you to hear Blue Hill resident and historian John Roberts discuss “Living on the Edge (of the Sea)” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at MERI, 55 Main St., Blue Hill.

A reception will be held at 6 p.m.


President Claire Lambert invites you to the Mount Desert Island Hospital Auxiliary annual Christmas fair, luncheon and boutique, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Holy Redeemer Parish Hall, 21 Ledgelawn Ave., Bar Harbor.

One $50 door prize will be awarded, the luncheon features fresh crabmeat sandwiches, and the boutique has new and nearly new clothing, jewelry and accessories.

For information, call Lambert at 288-3614.


Ralph and Lois-Ann Holmes invite you to the Penobscot County Conservation Association hunters breakfast, 4-9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at 570 N. Main St., Brewer.

Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12. The menu features a full breakfast with bacon, eggs and pancakes.

Proceeds benefit college scholarships and scholarships for young people to attend conservation camp.


Julie Bigge reports Millinocket Historical Society is sponsoring a public breakfast, 6 a.m.-9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Northern Timber Cruisers Clubhouse.

Admission is $6 and proceeds benefit the historical society building fund.


Fair organizer Darla King invites you to the Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church annual Christmas Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the church, 44 Kennebec Road, Hampden.

Wreaths, vegetables and gifts will be available along with a children’s shop, where all items are $1 or less.

Proceeds support church programs and outreach ministries.


The Hampden Historical Society Christmas Bazaar is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Kinsley House, 83 Main Road South.

Crafts, decorations and a raffle for a Tom Hennessey print will be offered, and another raffle will include gift certificates from local businesses.

For information, call Paula Newcomb at 862-3118.


Carol Grindle reports Colliers Rehab & Nursing Center is hosting a craft-bake sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at 33 Birch Ave., Ellsworth.

A raffle, items donated by local merchants, and a table offering gently used items also will be available.

Proceeds benefit the Resident Activity Fund.


Bill Soule e-mailed the Eastern Maine Model Railroad Club 33rd annual train show is 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer.

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

Vendors will be available and you can buy or sell train articles in a silent auction.

Soule, “The Train Doctor,” will test trains and make minor repairs free while you wait.

Refreshments will be available, and the club’s HO scale layout will be running.

For information, call Soule at 866-4060 or e-mail


Radio personality and author Annie Stillwater Gray will read from and sign copies of her new book, “Welcome Radio: Tales from the General Store,” at two locations on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Gray will appear 10-11:30 a.m. at the Hartland Public Library, 16 Mill St., and 12:30-2 p.m. at the Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main St.

For information, call John Clark at the Hartland Public Library, 938-4702, e-mail or call Joanna Tarrazi at the Newport Cultural Center, 368-2193 or e-mail


Tracy Cobb e-mailed Orono High School Class of 2010 Project Graduation is hosting the “world-traveled Elton John impersonator band” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the high school.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for students and $40 for front-row seats and are available from Orono High School seniors, by calling the school office, 866-4916, or e-mailing

The event is sponsored by Sunrise Materials.

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

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