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Bangor Rotary Club to hold musical fundraiser

By Joni Averill

The title is perfect for the Rotary Club of Bangor’s two-show fundraiser, “Music Off Broadway — Hit Parade!”

The show is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27 and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 28, in Peakes Auditorium at Bangor High School, off-Broadway.

Rotarian Alicia Nichols reports tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for ages 17 and under.

Tickets are available in Bangor at The Grasshopper Shop, BookMarc’s, Mr. Paperback at the Airport Mall and Patrick’s Hallmark on Broadway and at the Bangor Mall.

Music of the ’50s and ’60s will include performances by Nancy Dymond, Steve Gormley, Sue Hunt-Gormley, John Grover, Ben Layman, Heather Libby, Tyke McKay, Darlene Mogul, Kurt Schaller and Chuck Somers.

The dancers include Stevie Dunham and Caleb McGary, and the musicians include Collin Graebert, Jim Haddix, Lee Souweine and John Haskell, who is also the music director.

Produced by Roger George, the artistic director and assistant music director is Kevin Bate, and Stephanie Erb is the choreographer.

“Last year we raised $18,000, and we hope to equal that mark in 2010,” Nichols wrote.

Proceeds benefit local nonprofits, including “Penobscot Theatre Company, Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, University of Maine Center on Aging RSVP, Eastern Area Agency on Aging, Phillips-Strickland House and Boy Scouts of America Troop 10 of Bangor.”


Dave Haskins e-mailed that Bangor Art Society’s monthly meeting is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in the Lecture Hall of Bangor Public Library on Harlow Street.

This month’s program is a critique of one work of art, Haskins wrote.

“If you are planning to enter” the Bangor Art Society’s 30th annual Juried Art Show in May, “and need a critique on a painting for the show, this is a good time to hear how others view your work,” Haskins wrote.

Anyone is welcome to attend.

For information, visit www.bangorartsociety.com, call Haskins at 990-2920 or Kris Whitney at 942-3868.


The Rev. Joel Krueger reports the Greater Bay Area Ministerium Lenten Luncheon Series continues from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at First Baptist Church, 95 High St., Belfast.

Krueger and the Rev. Kate Winters will discuss the series’ overall theme, “Faith and Finances.”

Guests are invited to bring their own bag lunch.

More information is available by calling First Baptist Church at 338-2544.


Jennifer Therrien of the Challenger Learning Center of Maine reports that preregistration is requested for “Chemistry Demos with Dr. Don,” 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at Challenger Learning Center, 30 Venture Way, Bangor.

Dr. Don Cass has been a chemistry professor at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor for 30 years.

“His broad interest is where materials come from, how they behave, and where they go,” the release states.

Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted, and refreshments will be served, Therrien wrote.

Call 990-2900, ext. 1, or visit www.astronaut.org/contact to register.


The Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum is taking reservations for appointments for sittings for handmade silhouette portraits between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Curran Homestead, 372 Fields Pond Road, Orrington.

The artist is Ruth Monsell of Damariscotta.

The cost is $29 per portrait, $10 for copies. Frame choices and framing will be available for an added $15 or more.

To schedule your sitting, or for information, call Robert Schmick, 843-5550, or e-mail rpschmick1@aol.com.

A portion of the proceeds benefits Curran Homestead’s restoration and living history museum.

You also should mark your calendar for that day, when the Curran Homestead will conduct its annual Maple Festival and Irish Celebration Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Homestead.

For information, visit www.curranhomestead.org.

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

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