Bangor Y Spring Fair needs ‘gently used books’

Posted March 01, 2010, at 7:34 p.m.

Once again, as she has done for years, Bangor Y Caring Connections program director Ro LeGasse is issuing a call for “gently used” books, CDs, DVDs and audio books for its booth at the annual Bangor Y Spring Fair, which will be March 26-28 at the Bangor Auditorium and Civic Center.

In a recent e-mail, LeGasse wrote that “we suspect we have only about 20 percent” of the stock that is needed “to have a sale that will bring in the funds we need for our program and, just as important, to make the children and adults who attend the Spring Fair happy with our selection.”

LeGasse requests donations be made by Monday, March 22, to allow adequate time “for sorting, pricing, etc.”

She reminds potential donors “everyone gets excited about purchasing these reading, viewing and listening products at a very reasonable price, so we need many more Gently Used Books,” DVDs, CDs and audio books.

“As you know, LeGasse wrote, “for some children, little books open a whole new world to them and, it’s all about recycling, too.”

For information about how you can donate, call Caring Connections at 941-2808, ext. 337; visit the Bangor Y at 17 Second St. or e-mail rlegasse@BangorY.org.

The Bangor Y Spring Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 26; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 27, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 28.

Admission is $5 for patrons 13 and older, $3 for ages 1-12, free for babies under 1.

Wristband days are 4-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, when you can ride all you want for $12.

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Pupils of Blue Hill Elementary School and teacher Nada Lepper, who are preparing for their March 2011 Brooksville-to-Alaska Iditarod journey, invite you to a free public event about this wonderful undertaking.

You are invited to “Share the Iditarod 2010” from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Blue Hill Public Library.

Attendees will “watch the start of the 2010 race, live,” Lepper wrote; enjoy “videos of previous races; memories of 2005” when BEC pupils first traveled to Alaska; and “learn about the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.”

There is no admission fee, and free refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call Lepper at 326-8500 or e-mail nlepper@brooksvilleschool.org.

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Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts presents singer-songwriter Christopher Williams and special guest Ellen Tipper at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the performing arts center, 42 Depot St., Unity.

Tickets are $18 and available by calling 948-7469 or at www.unityme.org/theater.

Mark Tardif wrote that the event is “co-sponsored by The Ripple Effect Project and Unity College,” and that “proceeds will be used for drilling a deep-water well for Korando Faith Widows and Orphans Group in Kisumu, Kenya.”

Tardif also requests that attendees bring “nonperishable food items” to be donated to the Regional Volunteer Food Pantry in Unity.

Tardif said, “The Ripple Effect Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting self-sustainable agricultural and educational endeavors of independent orphanages in Sub-Saharan Africa.

“It has no paid staff and almost no overhead, and is described as a small group of concerned citizens, primarily living in Maine, dedicated to making a difference.”

For more information, visit www.rippleeffectproject.org.

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Minnie McCormick reports the GFWC-Miosac Club will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo with doors opening at noon and games at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at the American Legion Home, 112 Park St., Dover-Foxcroft.

The event features $1,000 worth of baskets donated by GFWC-Miosac Club plus raffles for additional, limited-edition baskets.

Patrons can purchase 12 games for $15, refreshments will be sold, and proceeds benefit Miosac projects.

For information, call 564-2281 or 564-2663.

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

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