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Gently used coats sought for Maine seniors

By Joni Averill

Teams from TRIAD and Eastern Area Agency on Aging will be collecting Coats for Mature Mainers to help keep seniors warm this winter, reports Noelle Merrill.

In our area, coats can be donated through 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at EAAA, 450 Essex St., Bangor.

Merrill will then be taking the coats to Freeport, “where they will be counted for the L.L. Bean $5 donation to the Keep Me Warm Fund,” she said.

If you happen to be headed south this weekend, and can’t make it to the EAAA donation site, you can drop off your gently worn adult coats at L.L. Bean through Sunday, Nov. 22, and your donation will generate $5 for the Keep Me Warm fuel fund.


The public is invited to enjoy holiday music by the Al Corey Band at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Gracie Theatre at Husson University in Bangor.

Admission is $10 or $5 for seniors or students with identification.

Tickets will be available at the door, or you can reserve seats by calling 941-7129.


Linda Gamble reports Prospect Volunteer Fire Department’s annual hunters breakfast is 4-8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in the Prospect Community Building.

Admission is $6 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.


The Department of Pharmacy at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor is holding a benefit garage sale for one of its own, Jill Reid, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

Trudy Maddan reports the event for the single mother of a 3-year-old, who “does not have any sort of disability insurance,” is 8 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine, Saturday, Nov. 21, at 52 Century St., Brewer.

“We will have many items to sell,” Maddan wrote of its list of items “that is endless” and includes everything from clothes to televisions.


Eda Morrison wrote that Hammond Street Congregational Church’s annual Snowman Fair and Auction is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Bangor church.

Everything from “pies by the slice” to wreathes, a Kid’s Corner and dried flowers will be available along with the Churchman’s League chili and fish chowder luncheon at 11 a.m. and a silent and live auction at 1 p.m.

For more information, call the church at 942-4381.


Julie Lisnet e-mailed that the first of the much-loved and eagerly awaited Robinson Ballet presentations of “The Nutcracker” are this month.

You can see this magical holiday performance at 3 or 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the University of Maine at Machias Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and $2 for children under 12 and can be obtained by calling 255-1312 or 255-1470.

“The Nutcracker” will be performed next at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at Caribou Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $5 for children under 12.

Call 493-4278 for tickets.


Dennis Harris e-mailed that the Caribou Historical Society invites you to Dine and Dance beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, “at the Van Buren Road Lodge, just one-quarter mile north of Cary Medical Center in Caribou.”

The featured band, French Toast, will play until 11 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for singles and $25 for couples and are available at the door or from CHS members.

Proceeds benefit the CHS Barn Building Fund.

For information, call 498-2556 or 455-8279.


Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse in which shoe boxes full of gifts are collected for children throughout the world, is taking place through Nov. 23 at three sites.

For information about collection needs and times, call one of the collection sites: Calvary Chapel, 154 River Road, Orrington, 991-9555; Church of the Open Bible, 120 School Road, Charleston, 564-3410; or Machias Valley Baptist Church, 6 Broadway, Machias, 255-3300.

A gift donation form is also available at www.samaritanspurse.org.


Melissa Glenn of Good Shepherd Food-Bank, based in Auburn, reports GSFB has launched its 2009 Turkey Drive, with a goal of distributing 10,000 turkeys “and fixings for needy families through its network of more than 600 food pantries, soup kitchens and other partnering food relief organizations from Kittery to Fort Kent.”

Gifts of $10 will help “complete this project,” Glenn wrote.

You can donate online at www.gsfb.org, or by calling 782-3554.

Each $10 gift provides 48 Thanksgiving dinners for needy Maine families.

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

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