Two fundraisers to aid cancer support center

Posted Jan. 17, 2010, at 6:01 p.m.

Two fundraisers will benefit the Cancer Support Center of Maine, reports Barbara Vittum, who wrote that she hopes members of the public will “attend these events, meet some amazing people, and enjoy the food and beverages.”

The first CSCM fundraiser is a wine tasting from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at MacLeod’s Restaurant on Main Street in Bucksport.

Admission is $10 to “sample some tasty wines and appetizers,” enjoy some live music and help the center at the same time, Vittum wrote.

The second event is the CSCM First Birthday Celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at CSCM on the corner of Main and Third streets in Bucksport.

“Again, for only $10, try some delicious wine and appetizers” along with “nonalcoholic beverages,” Vittum wrote.

George Marshall, of Orland, is expected to present a grant to CSCM “to help us kick off our fundraising event and blow out the candle on our cake,” according to Vittum.

For information about these events or the work of CSCM, call 469-6363.

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Deanna Partridge of Hammond Street Senior Center invites the public to celebrate National Pie Day during its Enjoy a Slice Pie Brunch from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at HSSC, 2 Hammond St. in Bangor.

“A big slice of pie, just like Grandma used to make,” and a cup of coffee or tea will be yours for just $2, Partridge wrote and if you want to add a scoop of homemade ice cream, it will cost you $1 more.

Pies will include sweet potato, triple berry, apple, blueberry, pecan, pumpkin and sugar-free, diabetic-friendly selections as well.

The event is the brainstorm of HSSC member Francis Kingsbury, who also is making the ice cream, which he will serve.

Although advance tickets are not required, they can be purchased from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at HSSC, or by calling 262-5532.

While you are there, you also can purchase copies of the HSSC Cookbook for $8.50.

If you purchase the book and want your pie a la mode, the total cost will be just $10.

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Joanne Worthen e-mailed that the Mission and Outreach Committee of Limestone United Methodist Church will hold a baked bean supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the church, 52 Main St. in that Aroostook County community.

Donations will be accepted, Worthen wrote, and “proceeds will be used for local missions.”

For information, call 325-4870.

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Toni Mailloux e-mailed that the First Baptist Church of Belfast will hold a “free soup and movie night” to which the public is invited.

The event begins with a social time at 4 p.m. with the supper of soups and breads served at 5 p.m., followed by the movie at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at the church, 95 High St. in Belfast.

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Church secretary Paula Baines announced that “as a service to the church,” Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church Jubilation Singers will serve “delicious chicken pies” during a “church supper fundraiser” 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the church, 44 Kennebec Road, Hampden.

Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children for chicken potpie, cranberry sauce, cake, coffee and tea.

Led by Sue Fraser, Baines wrote, choir members “start early Friday morning, peeling potatoes, carrots, cooking and cutting up the chicken and making the gravy.”

The “Saturday morning kitchen crew” then makes the crust and pies for the supper.

From setup to cleanup, more than 30 church members participate in this event.

Baines added that all proceeds benefit the church’s general fund.

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