Area art students to display work at Bangor Mall

Posted March 12, 2010, at 5:43 p.m.

Anyone who enjoys viewing work of aspiring artists really shouldn’t miss the annual My Student Art Exhibit, which opens at noon Sunday, March 14, and runs through Saturday, March 27, at the Bangor Mall.

Veazie Community School art teacher Courtney Harvey wrote that “this year’s Mall show will have panels of student artwork” that is being put on display by the more than 50 art teachers from the Bangor area who are members of Art in the Heart of Maine.

The exhibit will be in an empty storefront in the mall, Harvey wrote, and she knows that you will enjoy this “wonderful, annual exhibit that brings communities together through the students’ artwork.”

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The Game Loft will hold a Bananagrams Tournament and Fundraiser from noon to 6 p.m. today at Belfast Free Library, reports Jessica Kunkel in urging you to “come put your wordsmith skills to the test.

“The game is open to the public,” Kunkel said.

“All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary.”

Admission is $10; walk-ins are welcome; prizes will be awarded, and proceeds benefit The Game Loft, which conducts free programs for young people 18 and under.

For more information, call The Game Loft at 338-6447 or visit www.thegameloft.org.

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Schoodic Arts for All will host its Caribbean Night with Planet Pan with doors opening at 6 tonight, rain or snow, at Hammond Hall on Main Street in Winter Harbor.

Admission is $7, free for children 12 and under.

Guests will enjoy the tropical music of this steel pan band directed by Nigel Chase, and enjoy delicious food as well.

For information, call Julia Conway at 963-2569.

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Jan Cox and members of the Brewer Hometown Band invite you to their “concert of music from the Old West” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at Brewer Auditorium.

“Hoedowns and stampedes, as well as many songs you sang as a child will fill the program,” Cox wrote.

The concert features “the traditional door prizes … and tempting goodies will be served at intermission,” she added, and the sax quartet Prevailing Winds will entertain.

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On behalf of St. John Catholic Church, Corky Pinette invites you to enjoy Musica Sacra-Lent 2010, featuring the choral and organ works of Bach, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Parry and Rheinberger.

The St. John’s Chamber Choir, directed by Kevin Birch, will perform Musica Sacra at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Parish, 41 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor.

The suggested donation is $10, and more information is available by calling 288-4215.

The next Musica Sacra performance is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, 22 Tenney Hill.

Your $15 donation benefits the organ fund, and more information is available by calling 374-2891.

The final Musica Sacra performance is 7 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at St. John Catholic Church, 207 York St., Bangor.

This time, your $10 donation will benefit the Haitian Relief Fund of Catholic Relief Services.

More information about this concert is available by calling 942-6941.

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Jasmine Arseneau, assistant director for KidCare America of Lincoln, announces it is partnering with Creative Memories independent consultants Nami Cole and Janelle Tinkham and Stampin’ Up for a two-day scrapbooking Crafting for Kids Fundraiser.

That event will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 26, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 27, both at Community Evangel Temple, 124 River Road, Lincoln.

However, early-bird admission is $15 until Tuesday, March 15, and $20 after that date.

Admission includes “table space, morning coffee, free workshops throughout the day, access to special discounted products, use of scrapbooking and stamping tools, chances to win wonderful door prizes and, most importantly, the opportunity to help raise program funds for KidCare America,” an after-school mentoring program, Arseneau wrote.

To register, e-mail Cole at nami.cole@hotmail.com or call 794-2164 or 831-4376.

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Deanna Partridge e-mailed that the next Hammond Street Senior Center new member orientation will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the senior center, 2 Hammond St., Bangor.

Bangor-area residents who are 60 and older will receive “an overall view of the organization and the programs, classes and activities,” along with a tour of the facility, Partridge wrote.

Membership in the senior center is free, and costs for courses and use of the fitness center are minimal, she wrote.

For more information, call 262-5532 or visit www.hammondstreet.org.

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

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