Nominations sought for Silver Frame Awards

Posted Feb. 24, 2010, at 5:50 p.m.

The nomination deadline for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging fourth annual George Hale Silver Frame Awards: The Picture of Active Aging, is Wednesday, March 31, reports Carol Higgins Taylor of EAAA.

The award, presented in May in honor of Older Americans Month, is presented in two age groups: 60-75 and 76-older to individuals “who have shown themselves to be exceptional role models in any one of the following categories,” Higgins Taylor wrote.

Those categories are artistic-creative; fitness enthusiast-adventurer; lifelong learner-community supporter-entrepreneur.

For clarification purposes, Higgins Taylor explained the fitness enthusiast-adventurer category “means living life to the fullest extent possible,” and the lifelong learner-community supporter-entrepreneur” category applies to one with “an attitude of being open to new ideas, and decisions, or an eagerness to learn new skills.”

To enter an individual for this award, you must complete a nomination form and send a letter “describing why the person is a good candidate for this award” to Noelle Merrill, EAAA, 450 Essex St., Bangor 04401.

A photograph may be included but is not necessary, Higgins Taylor said.

Nomination forms are available at EAAA at the above address, by calling EAAA at 800-432-7812 or going to its Web site at http://www.eaaa.org/, scrolling down to In The News and then scrolling down to Nominate a Senior Today for 2010 George Hale Silver Frame Awards.

The awards will be presented May 21 at the Senior Connections Expo at Spectacular Event Center in Bangor.

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Bob Cottrell, minister of music for First Congregational Church of Brewer, invites you to the annual Cabaret beginning at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at 35 Church St.

Admission is free, but your kind donation will benefit the Minister’s Discretionary Fund.

“To help everyone cope with the days between now and crocus blooming,” Cottrell wrote, this event will offer you “a fun-filled, relaxing afternoon of friendly conversation, tasty snacks and lively entertainment, featuring the talented members and friends” of the church, “including our renown First Congo Kazoo Band.”

He also wants readers to know “our definition of ‘talent’ has expanded beyond performance art to include photography, writing, sculpture, fiber art and much more,” so this Cabaret really offers something for everyone.

Even “Star Wars” fans will benefit from this experience, since you can come with all your “Star Wars” questions to be answered by “a Star Wars expert.”

For more information, call the church at 989-7350.

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From Jessica Kunkel of The Game Loft comes word that it will hold a “Flames of War: World War II Miniatures Game” from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at The Game Loft, 78A Main St., Belfast.

This returning event will be moderated by “Bill Jenkins and his team,” Kunkel wrote of the event that is open to players of “all ages and experience levels.”

The event is free; no experience is necessary; and walk-ins are welcome.

For more information, call The Game Loft at 338-6447 or e-mail thegameloft@spurwink.org.

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Toni Mailloux and members of First Baptist Church of Belfast invite you to enjoy its second free Soup and Movie Night beginning “with a social time” at 4 p.m., supper at 5 and the movie at 6 Sunday, Feb. 28, at the church, 95 High St.

The supper will feature “various soups and breads,” Mailloux wrote, and the movie is “Pay it Forward.”

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Cindy Ludden e-mailed that tables and spaces are now available for anyone who would like to participate in either, or both, fundraisers to benefit the Jackson Food Pantry.

First is a Women’s Only Clothing Sale, which is planned for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Jackson Community Center on Village Road.

Tables-space rentals are $10 each and, Ludden said, the organization is seeking “a large percentage of plus-size clothing.”

Those who rent space can sell their items “at your prices,” she wrote, but she does remind participants this sale is “just women’s clothing and accessories.”

The next event for which tables and space are available for $10 each is a Children’s Only Clothing Sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the same site.

“Sell your items at your prices,” Ludden wrote, but added that “just children’s clothing, furnishings, toys and accessories” will be accepted.

To participate in either or both fundraisers, call Ludden at 722-3205 or e-mail cindyl@fairpoint.net, or call Diane Brown at 722-3759.

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

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