Secretary Susan Ramsey reports that Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church will hold its second annual Community Christmas Dinner 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Christmas Day at the church on East Main Street.
“Anyone wishing to enjoy a holiday meal of turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, peas, squash, cranberry sauce, rolls and assorted pies is welcome to attend” this free dinner Friday, Ramsey wrote.
Families or individuals who want to attend are asked to call the church office at 564-8055 “and leave a message so that the meal organizers know how many people to expect,” she added.
Anah Drum and Bugle Corps music director Herb Hopkins called Monday morning to tell me that, contrary to his understanding, the Anah Shrine Dance and Breakfast Buffet on New Year’s Eve, which I wrote about in Monday’s column, “is not open to the general public.”
Hopkins apologizes for any inconvenience this misinformation may have caused our readers.
Here’s a reminder from Walter and Nancy Cook, of Brownville, and David and Terri Knowles, of Milo, that a Free Community Christmas Day Dinner will be offered to all who want to attend from noon to 1:30 p.m. Christmas Day in the dining room of Milo Town Hall.
The couples remind you that this special community event Friday “is an opportunity for everyone to share this joyous day with others.”
The menu features roast pork, potatoes, salad, vegetables, rolls and dessert.
If you have not already volunteered to assist with this dinner, call the Cooks at 965-8410 or the Knowles, 943-7762, to see if you can help in any way.
Radio personality Bill DaButler reports “a major studio motion picture” will be playing at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, at Faith Community Fellowship in Trenton to benefit the Plaisted Family Habitat for Humanity project.
“Admission to the movie is free, however donations are appreciated,” DaButler wrote.
“Take the kids to an awesome movie the day after Christmas and help a family get into a home.”
What is the name of this movie, you ask.
According to the FCF Web site, “Copyright laws prevent us from publicizing the title, studio or images from the movie.”
However, the notice continues, “no dogs were harmed in the making of this film.”
Here’s a gift-giving idea that will benefit Literacy Volunteers of Bangor.
LV-Bangor executive director Mary Marin Lyon reports that Christine Chou, an owner of two area Chinese restaurants, has written, with the help of her tutor, Andrea Martin, “A Chinese Woman’s Thoughts on American Culture.”
To show her appreciation “for the skills she honed,” Lyon said, “Chou is donating the proceeds from the sale of her book to LV-Bangor, the nonprofit where she also volunteers.”
Chou arrived in the U.S. from China in 1980 and moved to Bangor in 1986.
Her book “delves into her experiences and impressions of American culture as it relates and contrasts to her native Chinese culture,” Lyon said.
Lyon pointed out that “last year, the majority of LV-Bangor’s students, who were learning English, originated from China.”
You can purchase the book for $7 at Chop Sticks Restaurant in Bangor and China Garden in Orono.
LV-Bangor is celebrating 40 years of service to the community.
To learn more about LV-Bangor, visit www.lvbangor.org or call 947-8451.
Sue Tidd reports the Brain Injury Association of Maine needs volunteers to help with its 2010 events: The Walk for Thought in March and April; the Bid for BIA Auction in August; and the September Head for the Challenge 23K Walk.
If you can help, call Tidd at 800-275-1233 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402; email@example.com; 990-8288.