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Brewer holiday contest registration ends Dec. 9

By Joni Averill

Brewer Parks and Recreation director Ken Hanscom announces that the city and Aubuchon Hardware are sponsoring the third annual Home Holiday Lighting and Decorating Contest, and the entry deadline is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9.

“All entries must be preregistered,” Hanscom wrote, adding “forms and rules are available” at Brewer Parks and Recreation, the city clerk’s office and Brewer Aubuchon.

Prizes will be awarded for overall house display and best entryway-picture window display.

First- through third-place gift certificates by Aubuchon will be awarded for total house display, and first and second place for best entryway-window display.

For more information, call the parks and recreation office at 989-5199.


Starting at 3 p.m. today, and at the same time Dec. 9, 13, 16 and 23, Woodlawn Museum will offer holiday high teas at the Black House, Route 172, Ellsworth.

The cost is $18 for members, $20 for nonmembers, and reservations are required.

For information, call 667-8671.


Sandy Gordon of Waldo County Healthcare invites caregivers, their friends and family to the monthly Waldo County Family Caregiver Support Group, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in the conference room of Waldo County Home Health & Hospice at 119 Northport Ave., Belfast.

You are welcome to bring your lunch and share experiences or concerns about the holidays.

For more information, call group organizer Margie Spencer-Smith at 930-2500, ext. 4795.


Ellen Cleveland e-mailed that the Blue Hill Historical Society will hold an open house “during the Chamber’s Night of Lights,” 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Holt House on Water Street in Blue Hill.

Cleveland invites you to “join us for hot chocolate and cookies.”


Executive director Patrick Myers reports that Center Theatre of Dover-Foxcroft will present “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,” directed by Rhonda Kirkpatrick and featuring a cast of Myers, Raelene Keniston, Dani Maupin and Chad Poland.

Tickets are $8 for members, $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5, with a matinee, also, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

The remaining performances are 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12.

Tickets are available at the theater, by calling 564-8943 or at www.centertheatre.org.


All area women are invited to the Hancock Woman’s Club annual holiday party and Yankee gift swap at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in the Community Center in Ellsworth.

You should bring “small, wrapped gifts” for the tree, Diana Arney wrote, adding “donations for the Emmaus Shelter in Ellsworth will also be collected.”

For more information, call Arney, 422-9993, or Jackie Nicholson, 422-6852.


The new date for Jim Killarney of Cross Lake to be Polling for PAWS is Thursday, Dec. 3, up the Cross Lake-Mud Lake Thoroughfare in the St. John Valley.

Proceeds benefit PAWS Animal Welfare Society serving communities from Allagash to St. David.

To contribute, send checks to PAWS Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 94, Fort Kent Mills 04744 or donate online through PayPal at www.ourvalleypaws.org.


Eighth-graders of Etna-Dixmont School are raising money for their class trip to Boston in June, and they hope you will help.

Val Orcutt is chairing their eighth-grade auction, which begins with a preview at 5:30 p.m. and the bidding at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the school gymnasium.

The major fundraiser for the year to benefit this educational trip, items up for bid range from automotive accessories to jewelry, sporting goods, crafts and artwork.

For more information, call Orcutt at 852-2408.


Tickets are limited, so you should check to see if they are still available for the 18th annual Poinsettia Ball to benefit Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Ellsworth.

Tickets are $90, with $66.50 being tax-deductible.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, call Jane Sanderson or Brittany Hall at MCMH, 664-5337 or visit www.mainehospital.org.


Diane Cutler invites Penobscot Valley Senior College members and guests to register for a video-lecture-panel discussion about “The Book of Genesis,” led by Rabbi Darah Lerner of Congregation Beth-El in Bangor and senior college members of “a variety of backgrounds,” Cutler said.

The event is Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the University College of Bangor Campus Center.

For complete details and to register, call 262-7927.

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

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