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Items needed for animal shelter re-gifting sale

By Joni Averill

Writing for the Animal Orphanage, Margaret Baker encourages you to contribute to or attend the Animal Orphanage’s re-gifting sale.

“Your item will be sold and all the money raised will go to direct-animal care,” Baker wrote of a gift you received “in the past and just can’t use.”

Baker added that since this is not like a yard sale, “we cannot take large or well-used items, and no clothes.”

“Please bring your gently used items to the Animal Orphanage, Airport Road, Old Town, or call 827-8777 to arrange for a pickup.”

The re-gifting sale is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Old Town-Orono YMCA.


Deanna Partridge reports Hammond Street Senior Center’s weeklong “It’s a Basket Case” silent auction of more than 150 baskets is under way.

A multitude of baskets “overflowing with more than $10,000 in gift certificates and merchandise donated by local businesses, members and community supporters” are ready for “your gift-giving needs,” Partridge wrote.

Baskets can be viewed and bid on between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. during the week at the center, 2 Hammond St., Bangor.

To bid, you must complete a bidder registration card, which is available at the front desk at the center or online at www.hammondstreet.org.

Hammond Street Senior Center will be open until 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, for a special after-hours Basket Case Finale Eve reception, and the bidding finale will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the center.

For more information, call 262-5532 or visit www.hammondstreet.org.


David and Terri Knowles wrote that volunteers are needed for the free Community Christmas Day dinner noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 25, at the Milo Town Hall dining room.

Volunteers are needed to make desserts for the meal, help serve the meal, deliver the meals and clean up after the dinner.

If you can volunteer for this wonderful community holiday experience, call 965-8410 or 943-7762.

For home delivery, you are asked to call one of the numbers listed by Monday, Dec. 21.


Becky Ames of the Simpson Memorial Library invites children pre-kindergarten to grade nine, parents and siblings to enjoy “a holiday story hour and cookie decorating” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Golden Harvest Grange in Carmel.

Call 848-7145 for reservations, Ames wrote, adding that “advance registration helps us to plan for supplies.”


Arthur and Violet Grant invite you to “join us for a dessert night and a Yankee swap” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Brownville Community Church Fellowship Hall.

You are asked to bring “a sampling of your favorite dessert” for the social hour, the Grants wrote, adding if you want to be part of the Yankee swap, “the value of the gift should be no more than $10.”


Julie Lisnet reminds readers the next area performances by the Robinson Ballet Company of “The Nutcracker” are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at The Grand in Ellsworth.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for children 18 and younger.

For tickets, call 667-9500 or visit GrandOnline.org.


Ella Waitt and members of Bangor Nature Club invite the public to hear Jym St. Pierre, director of RESTORE: The North Woods, discuss “Maine Woods Conservation History” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the North-Brewer Eddington United Methodist Church, 31 Main Road in Eddington.

Waitt said everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.


Jennifer Therrien of Challenger Learning Center of Maine reminds readers the gift shop has “great science and space-themed gifts available.

The gift shop is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at Challenger Learning Center, 30 Venture Way, Bangor.

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

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