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Orono steppin’ out for ‘Dancing Like the Stars’

By Joni Averill

The next event to raise funds for Orono High School Class of 2010 Project Graduation is “Dancing Like the Stars,” reports OHS Project Graduation chair Gerri Johnson-Harvey.

The two-night event begins with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. and dancing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 19, and Friday, March 26, both at Orono High School, 14 Goodridge Road.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for students and seniors, and $1 a vote to vote for your favorite couple or couples.

Seven couples have received lessons provided by Back Door Dance Studio of Eddington for this competition that features dance routines such as waltzes and salsas.

The couple receiving the most votes at the end of the second night of competition wins the event.

Proceeds help provide a safe and fun post-graduation celebration for members of OHS Class of 2010.


Joyce Leck wrote that the Jolly Helpers will serve a boiled dinner, including Irish soda bread and Jell-O poke cake, at noon, Wednesday, March 17, in the vestry of West Brooksville Congregational Church on Coastal Road, Route 176, West Brooksville.

Admission is $5, and “all are welcome and encouraged to attend,” Leck added.


Jane Pierce and members of the Women’s Fellowship of First Congregational Church of Brewer invite you to A Wing Ding of an Irish Fling, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at the church, 35 Church St. in that community.

“The menu will be ‘Irish turkey,’” Pierce wrote of the meal that is $8 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under.

Jerry Hughes will entertain while you enjoy the festivities,” Pierce added.

Proceeds will benefit the work of the church, ranging from assisting people in need to helping children attend summer camp.


The First Congregational Church of Blue Hill will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at the church on Tenney Hill, wrote Dolly Robertson.

Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children, and she encourages you to “wear something green and get a $1 discount.”

The event features Irish entertainment and a menu of corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish soda bread and apple crisp for dessert.


Barbara Sutton and members of Southern Aroostook Cultural Arts Project invite you to an evening of Celtic Entertainment featuring Kindred Harps and Friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at Visions and Blue Moon Gallery, 66 Main St. in Houlton.

The event is free and open to the public.

For information, call Sutton at 532-9119.


Joshua Torrance has announced that Woodlawn Museum and Downeast Business Alliance will launch a year-round farmers market this spring.

An organizational meeting is planned for 2 p.m. Friday, March 19, at Woodlawn on Surry Road in Ellsworth.

Interested farmers are encouraged to attend and make reservations by calling Torrance, 667-8671, or Jeff Ackerman, 664-2424.


Penobscot Valley Senior College has announced it will hold a talk titled “Franco-American History In Maine: People, Places and Lore,” from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at Eastport Hall at University College Bangor on Texas Avenue in Bangor.

The snow date is Thursday, March 25.

Diane Cutler wants readers to know that “guests are welcome” but, in order to attend, you must “register by calling our message phone at 992-0118” and leaving your name, address and telephone number.

The presenters will be Lisa Michaud of the Franco-American Centre of the University of Maine in Orono, and Amy Morin, formerly with the Canadian-American Centre at the University of Maine.

The women “will relate history, stories and lore of the Franco-American people of Maine and New England,” Cutler wrote.

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

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