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Foul-shooting contest to aid scholarship fund

By Joni Averill

Center Theatre for the Performing Arts’ annual Free-Throw Fundraiser for its Scholarship Fund is 9 a.m. Saturday, March 20, at SeDoMoCha Middle School in Dover-Foxcroft.

The fundraiser is open to all ages and executive director Patrick Myers reports it will feature “several prizes will be awarded including a grand prize of free movies” at Center Theatre for the remainder of the year.

The event also features a raffle for a basketball signed by University of Maine women’s basketball team head coach Cindy Blodgett, staff and team members.

Participants will attempt up to 100 foul shots and collect pledges for each one they make, Myers reports of the contest that benefits “the theater’s Volunteer College Fund.”

For more information, call 564-8943 or e-mail


Here’s a reminder from Bangor Breakfast Rotary president Bruce Roscher that its fifth annual All That Jazz concert is 7 tonight at Peakes Auditorium at Bangor High School on Broadway.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the door, online at, from any Rotary member or at any participating school.

Proceeds benefit Good Shepherd Food-Bank, which distributes food to needy Maine residents.

A Good Shepherd truck will be on-site and the public is encouraged to bring nonperishable food items for families in need.

The performing groups, which each received $1,000 from sponsor donations to help with their fundraising goals, are the Bangor High School Concert Band directed by Scott Burditt; BHS Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by George Redman; Old Town High School Concert Band, directed by Jeff Priest; and Brewer High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Brady Harris.

Penobscot Theatre Company producing artistic director Scott RC Levy will be master of ceremonies, and the group voted best of the evening by the audience will receive a $2,000 prize from donations by corporate sponsors.


River City Cinema Society will screen “Afghan Star” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 19, at Union Street Brick Church in Bangor.

Merrill Bank on Main Street will provide the use of its parking lot, according to the release.

Admission is $5 and concessions will be available.

The show is not rated, and is in English, Pashtu and Dari with English subtitles.

The award-winning production, directed by Havana Marking, tells the stories of four young finalists who appear on Afghanistan television’s popular version of “American Idol.”


David Doak e-mailed Monroe Lions Club is holding a public breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Monroe Church on Route 139.

Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children for the breakfast with everything from pancakes to baked beans.

Proceeds benefit the club’s Bobby Porter Scholarship Fund for a graduating senior who resides in “the Monroe community,” Doak wrote.


Alma Otto and members of the Orono United Methodist Church invite you to a “Welcome Spring” public breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20, in the church Fellowship Hall, 36 Oak St.

Admission is a donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12 for the meal featuring a variety of pancakes with eggs, sausage and beverages.


Barbara Carter reports the Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church is holding a roast beef supper “with all the fixings” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the church, 38 East Main St.

Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12.


Dorothy Alling wrote the Women’s Fellowship of First Congregational Church of Searsport is holding an Italian lasagna public supper “to benefit the people of Haiti who recently suffered through the devastating earthquakes,” at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the church on Church Avenue.

Admission is a suggested donation of $8.


“Spirited Folk” members Frannie A. Doonan, Dave Mussey and Joel Gold invite you to attend a benefit concert for the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, at which they will announce the release of their new CD, “Spirited Folk: Live at the Next Generation Theatre.”

The concert is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St., Brewer.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children, students and seniors.

For more information, e-mail or call 884-6278.

The CD will be available for sale at a reduced price of $10.

The group “performs traditional American folk songs in a way that gets audiences singing and stomping,” Mussey wrote, adding “our music is friendly to kids, families and even old folkies.”

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

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