Dancing Like the Stars on tap at Bangor High

Posted March 07, 2010, at 6:44 p.m.

Eight couples, including members of the Bangor High School senior class and BHS staff, will compete in the BHS Project Graduation 2010 second annual Dancing Like the Stars from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 12 and 19, at Peakes Auditorium at BHS on Broadway.

Co-hosting the dual fundraiser will be WABI TV 5 co-anchor Catherine Pegram and longtime Project Graduation supporter Robert Welch.

After the March 19 performance, a jazz dance, with music provided by a disc jockey, will be held from 9 to 10:30 p.m. in the BHS gymnasium.

Admission for each fundraiser is $5, or $10 for patron seating, and it will cost $1 a vote to vote for your favorite couple.

If you attend the March 19 performance, admission to the dance afterward will be $2, or $5 if you don’t attend.

Tickets for the performances, based on the television show “Dancing with the Stars,” are available at Patrick’s Hallmark in the Broadway Shopping Center, What’s the Scoop Cafe on Maine Avenue and Fairmount Market on Hammond Street, all in Bangor.

Show and dance tickets will also be available at the door.

Proceeds benefit BHS Project Graduation Class of 2010.

Committee members Tammy Cormier and Risa Angst report the program, under the direction of ballroom dance instructor and choreographer Karen McCall, will feature two themes.

The first presentation is titled “Bangor High on Broadway,” and will include dances with music from well-known stage productions “Hair,” “The Sound of Music,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Jersey Boys,” “Chicago,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Phantom of the Opera” and “Grease.”

For the second fundraiser, “Bangor High Goes to the Movies,” the women wrote that the dancers will perform to music from “Shark Tale,” “Dance With Me,” “Saturday Nigh Fever,” “Top Gun,” “Hairspray,” “Moulin Rouge” and “This is It.”

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Bonnie Hunter wrote that TWO: High Energy Juggling, featuring brothers (and Maine natives) Matthew and Jason Tardy, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at Shead High School in Eastport.

Admission for the performance is $5.

“In addition to the evening performance at Shead,” Hunter wrote, TWO will present “a character educational performance for the students, during the day, at no cost to the school.”

This presentation “is part of their ‘Free Shows for Schools’ program” in which the jugglers “teach the students that to achieve your dreams you need to put in a lot of hard work, have a good attitude and, most of all, believe in yourself.”

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The public is invited to the annual dinner and auction, this year titled “Cabin Fever Reliever,” sponsored by the eighth grade of Hope Elementary School.

This fundraiser for their class trip in June to Boston begins with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 12, at the school.

Admission is $7, or $5 for children ages 5-12, $20 for families. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.

The menu is a spaghetti dinner with green salad, warm bread, beverages and a homemade brownie sundae for dessert.

The pupils will be your greeters and servers, and the event also features a live auction.

Among the silent and live auction items are lobster, firewood, gift certificates and several athletic opportunities.

For more information, call Jonathan Davis at 785-4081 or e-mail jonathan_davis@fivetowns.net.

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The Hampden Academy National Honor Society will hold Hungry? Help Haiti! a spaghetti dinner to benefit Haiti.

The fundraiser will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Hampden Academy.

Admission is $5, or $20 for families.

NHS members Melanie Parker and Hannah McPhedran are co-organizing the event under the supervision of NHS adviser Brad Veitch.

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

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