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Ellsworth AFS chapter to hold annual auction

By Joni Averill

Members of the Ellsworth American Field Service Adult Chapter invite you to join them for their annual AFS auction from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 13, at Ellsworth High School.

The fundraiser begins with a preview from 9 to 10 a.m.

The event’s guest auctioneer will be Michael Povich, who will be assisted by this year’s AFS students from Chile, the Czech Republic and Italy.

The event includes “morning pastries and other goodies” offered by members of the school’s Student AFS Club, Phyllis Young wrote.

“Proceeds from the food sale will be used to make costumes for the international dance exhibition,” which will be held during the Ellsworth High School International Dinner, May 21, at the school, Young added.

She emphasized this is the only fundraiser of the year for this AFS chapter that helps provide scholarships for Ellsworth High School “students on AFS exchange programs, and support for the AFS exchange students” attending EHS, as well as assisting their host families.


Scott RC Levy of Penobscot Theatre Company announces the Penobscot Youth Theatre will present “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” at 6 tonight; at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, March 13; and at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 14, all at the Bangor Opera House on Main Street.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children.

The performance of the adapted Roald Dahl classic is “appropriate for the entire family,” Levy wrote of the show that lasts “approximately one hour” and features chocolates available at the concession stand.

The production is directed by Joye Cook-Levy and A.J. Mooney, and features actors ages 4 to 14 from 10 area communities.

Levy wrote that members of this season’s PYT troupe include Bangor residents Payton Amero, Ian Buck, Rachel Benway, Nicholas Fournier, Danielle Grover, Erica Hall, Mia Khavari, Sidney LaMontagne, Ellie Levy, Sophia Mullins, Rachel Segal and Emma Howard.

Orono youth troupe members are Tom Boss, Nathan Manaker, Anthony Manev, Noam Osher, Zivi Osher, Zachary Welch-Emman and Matthew Tozer.

Additional PYT members are Rebekah Friedman, Brewer; Lillian Costello, Milo; Brooke Jones, Glenburn; Grace Koelbl, Belfast; Elizabeth McDonald-Darby, Milford; Cole May, Old Town; Sophia Pereira, Hampden and Kaylin Rogers, Carmel.

Information and registration forms for Penobscot Theatre Company’s youth summer programs will be available at all performances.

For tickets or more information, call the PTC box office at 942-3333 or visit


The Children’s Only Clothing Sale to benefit the Jackson Food Pantry is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Jackson Community Center on Village Road.

Breakfast and lunch will be available, and the sale will feature everything from children’s clothing to toys.

For more information, call Cindy Ludden, 722-3205, or Diane Brown, 722-3759.


Helen Worcester invites you to a food sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at Carmel Village Market.

Proceeds from this sale, Worcester reports, “benefit the carpet fund of Carmel Union Congregational Church.”


Members of Searsport United Methodist Church welcome you to their monthly buffet-style, all-you-can-eat turkey supper with doors opening at 4 p.m. and supper starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the church on Main Street in Searsport.

The meal is just $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12, and all proceeds benefit the ministry of the church.

For more information, call the church office at 548-2239.


The Rev. Joel Krueger invites you to “celebrate our Irish heritage” with a St. Patrick’s supper, 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at First Church in Belfast, 8 Court St.

For the “traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage and all the fixin’s,” the Rev. Krueger wrote, admission is $8 per person, $15 for two, $4 for children 12 and under.

“The wearing of green is encouraged but not required,” he added.

Dinner proceeds will help “support scholarships for youth attending the UCC New England Regional Youth Event in June in Boston, as well as other ministries of the First Church,” he wrote.

For information, call 338-2282.


Veazie Congregational Church will hold a New England boiled dinner and Irish music singalong, 4:45-6 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the church, 1404 State St.

Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children.


Oops! I had the correct day but wrong date for the Deb Dow Concert to benefit Crossroads Ministry in Old Town.

That event is Sunday, March 14, at Orono United Methodist Church on Oak Street.

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

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