Pine Tree Hospice offers training to volunteers

Posted March 16, 2010, at 7:14 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to enroll in the Bereavement Facilitator Training to begin Monday, April 5, wrote Cynthia Scott of Pine Tree Hospice in Dover-Foxcroft.

The program has openings for “up to 12 people during this series,” Scott wrote.

The hospice offers a twice monthly General Grief Support program for adults. Evergreen, the hospice Center for Grieving Children and Their Families, offers age-appropriate peer groups for children and teens 3-18, who meet weekly, she said.

The spring Bereavement Facilitator Training is 30 hours. Interested individuals should complete an Evergreen Volunteer Application, which is available at www.pinetreehospice.org, or by calling the hospice office at 564-4346.

A bereavement coordinator will contact each applicant to schedule a casual conversation before the training, Scott wrote.

For additional information about the hospice, bereavement programs or the training is encouraged to call the hospice and speak with a bereavement coordinator, she added.

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Julie Arnold Lisnet reports Ten Bucks Theatre has several presentations this month of its series Fawlty Towers Meets Monty Python, Part III, “A Touch of Class” and “The Hotel Inspectors” by John Cleese and Connie Booth.

The shows will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18; Friday, March 19; Saturday, March 20; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21, and 7 p.m. March 25-27, at The Grand on Main Street in Ellsworth.

Tickets are $10 and are available online at www.grandonline.org or by calling The Grand at 667-9500.

The productions are directed by Lisnet and John Greenman, who both appear in the show with Ron Lisnet, Greg Mihalik, Katie Toole, Arthur Morison and Bernard Hope.

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Milo Historical Society invites you to a presentation by Tom Harrigan about his travels and interest in ancient cultures and natural history at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18, in the dining room at Milo Town Hall.

According to the society’s release, world travelers Tom and Nancy Harrigan “are eager to share their stories, photos and collection of fossils, minerals and Native American artifacts with the community.”

Tom Harrigan “has created his own personal museum, featuring shelves and drawers full of ancient relics and unique collections” for which he hopes to find a “fitting home” in Milo.

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Cornell McLellan invites the public to a Country Music Jam from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 19, at the American Legion Hall on Maple Street in Corinna.

Admission is by donation.

The jam includes a 50-50 raffle. Refreshments will be available, and no alcoholic beverages will be allowed, the release states.

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Sue Kircheis reports Simpson Memorial Library will hold a bake sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Ye Old General Store on Route 2 in Carmel.

The sale features a variety of baked goods as well as baked beans and soup, Kircheis wrote.

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The Beecher Boys ’n Girls Hillbilly Band & Cloggers will appear in concert to benefit the local charity work and building maintenance of the historic Bangor Grange Hall, reports Rolf Staples.

The fun event begins with a bean and ham dinner at 5:30 p.m. with the show at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St., Bangor.

Tickets are $10, seating is limited, and the facility is not handicapped-accessible.

For advance tickets, call Staples at 973-3976 or 745-5737 or Brenda Gammon at 356-1172.

This is the first of the organization’s “spring lineup of shows,” Staples wrote of fundraisers that will include a talent show and a concert.

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Stacy Coventry of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Maine reminds supporters it is “gearing up” for its 12th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser, “the agency’s premier fundraising thank you party.”

The events are planned for Saturday, March 20, at Family Fun Lanes in Bangor; Saturday, March 27, at Eastward Lanes in Ellsworth; and Saturday, April 10, at Eagle Lanes in Machias.

For Big Brothers Big Sisters, Coventry wrote, “the ‘big’ money generated is vital for the program’s sustainability and growth.

“The total dollars raised accounts for nearly 20 percent of the agency’s annual budget” with last year’s event raising $50,000.

Coventry wrote, “The agency currently supports 180 matches and partners” with more than 20 schools in Penobscot, Hancock and Washington counties.

For more information about how you can help, to register or to volunteer, call 947-2063 e-mail bbbs2@downeasthealth.org or visit www.downeastmentor.org/bowl.

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

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