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Senior center breakfast to mark 11th birthday

By Joni Averill

Congratulations to everyone associated with Hammond Street Senior Center, which celebrates its 11th birthday beginning with a Birthday Party Breakfast Special at 8 a.m.; its second annual Birthday Bake Sale at the same time; and its Dessert Auction at noon Thursday, March 4, all at the center, 2 Hammond St., Bangor.

Everyone, of any age, is welcome to attend.

Admission for the breakfast is $5, and all proceeds benefit HSSC programs.

Breakfast tickets will be available at the door, Deanna Partridge reports, “but we strongly advise you buy one, in advance, to ensure you get a meal.”

“We’ve been feeding more than 100 people at our breakfasts, and the word is getting out about how great they are!”

The menu features scrambled eggs, pancakes, baked beans, home fries, bacon, sausage, toast, coffee and-or tea and, Partridge wrote, “you can even have cake for breakfast if you’d like: Birthday cake is always the exception to any rule!”

For reservations, call HSSC at 262-5532.

Partridge also reminds readers the HSSC “thrift and treasure shop,” Aunt Nellie’s Attic, opens for the season from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 6, on Main Road (Route 1A) in Holden.

Spring hours for Aunt Nellie’s are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, or to make a donation to Aunt Nellie’s, call the number above or Aunt Nellie’s at 989-3631.


Bangor Community Theater invites you to its production of “The Jury Room,” reports Heather Astbury-Libby.

“The Jury Room” is 8 p.m. both Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7; 8 p.m. both Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St., Brewer.

Tickets are $10 for this show directed by Astbury-Libby and featuring veteran community performers Jamie Pinkham, Tyke McKay, Cathy Speronis, Chuck Somers, Susan Patten, Roland Dube, Heather McKay, Dorothy Dawson, Michael Weinstein, Heather Elkins, Nancy Marks and Ben Layman.


Emma Parsons e-mailed that the next Hampden Academy Dollars for Scholars fundraiser is “A Maine Products Bingo” with doors opening at 10 a.m. and bingo beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at the VFW Hall on Canoe Club Road in Hampden.

Tickets are $10 for the event featuring 15 regular games and two blackout games, Parsons wrote.

The fundraiser includes door prizes, concessions and raffles.


Maine Handicapped Skiing reports tickets are available for its First Annual Sugarloaf Fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Sugarloaf Golf Course Clubhouse in Carrabassett Valley.

MHS executive director Peter Adams said MHS is “excited to launch this new event,” which includes a basket raffle and silent auction of items from local vendors along with a sampling of food and wine courtesy of Merriam Vineyards.

Proceeds benefit the free MHS adaptive Alpine program at Sugarloaf that is entering its second decade.

Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased, along with raffle tickets, at Sugarloaf Guest Services or by calling 639-7770.


Barbara Sutton and members of Southern Aroostook Cultural Arts Project invite you to an artist’s reception for Janet Bates from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at Visions and Blue Moon Gallery, 66 Main St. in Houlton.

The event is free and open to the public.

SACAP and Visions Gallery, which is also free and open to the public, is featuring Bates’ work, “Watercolor Show,” during regular gallery hours, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through March 27.

For more information, call 532-9119, visit www.sacap.us or e-mail sacap@mfx.net.


Women of the World coordinator Mireille Le Gal of the University of Maine reports that organization will meet at noon Monday, March 8, at Church of Universal Fellowship on Main Street in Orono.

“WOW will take us to Finland, where we will enjoy some salmon chowder, macaroni and meat casserole [and] creamed mushrooms,” Le Gal wrote.

Dessert features “a traditional Finnish Coffee Table, which offers seven baked items.”

A discussion about Finland, and a demonstration of making whipped Finish cranberry dessert, follows the meal.

Admission is $4 for women and children over 10; $2 for children under 6, free for younger children attending with mothers, who include international or American women.

For more information, call Le Gal at 581-3423.

WOW is sponsored by the UMaine Office of International Programs.

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

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