Seats available for trip to Boston garden show

Posted March 04, 2010, at 6:48 p.m.

Anyone who would like to attend the Boston Flower and Garden Show on Friday, March 26, is welcome to call Carol Arnold, president of Veazie Garden Club, which is sponsoring the trip.

The 2010 show theme is “Blooms!”

Arnold reports the cost of the trip is $75 per person, and reservations must be made no later than Wednesday, March 10.

The Cyr bus departs at 6 a.m. that day from Old Town, with a second stop at 6:30 a.m. at the Kmart on Hogan Road in Bangor.

Pickup in Newport, Arnold wrote, is “available by request.”

She wants you to know “no refunds will be issued after the deadline, unless your seat can be filled from a waiting list.”

For more information and payment details, call Arnold at 990-5949 or e-mail gaafam@aol.com.

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Although this is a last-minute notice, Nonni Daly wants readers to know you are invited to enjoy dancing at 7 tonight at the Orono Community Center.

Daly forwarded e-mail information stating the evening features hustle line dance lessons at 7 p.m., basic hustle lessons at 7:30 p.m., and a social dance from 8 to 10 p.m.

Admission is $10, and you do not need a partner to attend.

Dance instruction and music will be provided by Karen McCall, and proceeds from the dance benefit the Maine Animal Health Fund and the University of Maine Dressage Club.

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Carol Higgins-Taylor hopes if your phone rings between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, March 6, you will graciously accept a call from volunteers for the Old Town-Orono Animal Orphanage.

The Animal Orphanage is conducting a phoneathon to raise funds for animal care.

Board President Roberta Fowler wants readers to know that if you are not available to take your call at that time, you are welcome to call 827-8777, on Saturday, “and we will take their pledge,” she said.

The Animal Orphanage is a no-kill shelter that takes in strays and finds homes for them.

“As prices rise for supplies and maintenance, so does the cost of the care and feeding of these homeless pets,” Higgins-Taylor wrote, adding, for that reason, “the public’s support is crucial.”

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Alan Bray of East Sangerville Grange has announced a concert featuring Boreal Tordu scheduled for Saturday, March 6, at the Grange, has been postponed until Saturday, May 1.

For more information about this event, or others, call Bray at 564-2722.

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Emma Holt and Karen Williams report that Hampden Senior Citizens will be host to a Cyr bus trip to Stars on Ice on Tuesday, April 13, in Portland.

The cost is $30 for HSC members, $50 for nonmembers and includes transportation, a meal and admission to the show.

Reservations must be made no later than Wednesday, March 10, by calling Holt at 862-3126 or Williams at 223-3937.

The bus departs Hampden at 2:30 p.m. from the Kiwanis Civic Center on Main Road North, and stops along the way for dinner at Old Country Buffet at the Maine Mall.

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Jennifer Jain e-mailed to invite our readers to the 10th annual contradance and auction from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at the Keith Anderson Community Center, 19 Bennoch Road in Orono.

Admission is $10 per person, $25 for families, and all proceeds benefit the Stillwater Montessori School Scholarship Fund.

The event opens with a lasagna dinner and features a cake auction, family contradance, a silent auction with a kids table, and concludes with the announcement of the door-prize winner.

Among items in the silent auction are an autographed University of Maine men’s team goalie stick, quilts, gift certificates, adult karate lessons and themed baskets.

A complete list and photos of auction items are available at http://www.stillwatermontessori.org.

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Coleen Corneil e-mailed the 2010 Bangor High School Project Graduation Committee is conducting a raffle “every day in the month of April.”

Each raffle package averages a $250 value and features everything from an all-expense-paid trip for two to Las Vegas, a weekend getaway for Bradford Camps, and several items in a New England sports package.

Tickets are $1 for five, $3 for 10 and $10 for 20 and will be sold until Saturday, March 20.

The tickets can be “mailed when ordered,” Corneil wrote, and you can order them by calling her at 941-9363.

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

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