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Sons of American Legion to hold open house

By Joni Averill

Bernard Jones Post 92 in Brownville Junction will hold an open house “for eligible males, in the Brownville area, who are interested in joining the Sons of the American Legion,” wrote Philip Flagg.

The open house is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Post Home, 75 Railroad Ave.

A Legion representative will discuss the mission of the Sons, answer questions “and sign you up,” Flagg wrote.

“If you are not sure you are eligible, stop in” and find out.

“The mission of the Sons is to support veterans and their families and the policies of our parent organization, the American Legion,” Flagg wrote.

The Sons also support that mission by “promoting patriotism and Americanism and promoting programs which benefit the youth of our country.”

According to the Sons of the American Legion’s Web site, the organization consists of “boys and men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in the American Legion.”


Nada Lepper and pupils of Brooksville Elementary School invite you to their Brooksville to Alaska Welcome Spring Breakfast, 7-10 a.m. Saturday, March 20, at Brooksville Elementary School.

Admission is $6 for adults, $15 for families, and you can view their fundraising slide show about the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.

“The breakfasts have become a wonderful community social event,” Lepper wrote, adding that “many people stay long after” the meal “to enjoy the company” and the slide show.


Barbara Elliott of Southwest Harbor reports the Tremont Congregational Church Ladies Aid Cabin Fever Sale is 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 20, at the church Parish Hall on Route 102 in Tremont.

The sale includes books, movies, tapes, baked goods, crafts and a white elephant table.


Librarian Jennifer Reece invites you to a family Spring Festival, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Frenchman’s Bay Library, Sullivan.

The theme of a two-part workshop is “Living Creatively on the Earth,” and features a presentation on the art of book illustration by children’s author-illustrator Gavin Morris of Warren, who recently published “Dump Dog.”

The program is free, and children will have a chance to create their own illustrations for “Dump Dog” or another favorite story.

Reece will share information about “how families and communities take care of waste” by highlighting library resources “that help families live green.”

Healthy refreshments will be served at this event partially funded through a grant from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust administered by Maine Community Foundation.

For information, call 422-2307.


Doors open for preview, supper and registration for the Dixmont United Methodist Church’s fifth annual auction at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Dixmont Snowmobile Clubhouse, reports Sonia Erskine.

Donated items from local businesses, crafts and baked goods go up for bid at 6:30 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit church building projects and “the Louis Bussey Schoolhouse,” Erskine wrote of the interior work that has been done at the schoolhouse and the addition of bathrooms to the church.

This year’s projects include painting the exterior of the schoolhouse and insulating the church.

For information, call Erskine at 234-2271.


Diane Bergey wrote Hampden Congregational Church and Perseverance Enterprises will hold a baked potato bar supper, 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the church, 101 Main Road North, Hampden.

Perseverance Enterprises is a nonprofit arm of Hampden ATA Martial Arts.

Proceeds from the supper benefit the church and will help Hampden ATA instructor trainees attend world events in June in Little Rock, Ark.


Toni Mailloux invites you to the First Baptist Church of Belfast public chowder and soup supper, 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the church, 95 High St.

Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12, and all proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County.


The third of four in the Bluegrass Special series features The Nitpickers at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Keith Anderson Community House, Bennoch Road, Orono.

Opening the show will be the “eclectic, Winterport-based collaborative Nevah,” reports Kadee Reynolds.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and the military with identification, free for children 12 and under.

A portion of the proceeds benefits the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine’s Bluegrass in the Schools programs.

Refreshments and a 50-50 raffle will be offered.

For information, call Jim Leighton, 944-3128, or Bill Thibodeau, 949-0868.

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

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