Kids invited to dig in at Bangor Garden Show

Posted March 22, 2010, at 6:58 p.m.

One of my favorite sections of Bangor’s Garden Show, returning after a one-year hiatus, is Kids Grow Too!

Judi Perkins reminds area schoolchildren it’s a lot of fun “to dig in and get your hands dirty,” and it’s time to get started for this event which is April 23-25 at the Bangor Auditorium.

This year’s projects will be “Celebrating Mother’s Day.”

This event offers children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade “a wonderful opportunity … to participate in hands-on projects and have the satisfaction of making something grow from seedling to plant,” Perkins wrote.

Table space is limited, so you should reserve your space as soon as possible by calling chairwoman Danielle Perkins, 852-2402, or e-mail dperkins@breweredu.org.

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Kent Price of the Partner Church Committee, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine, invites you to attend a public spaghetti supper 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, at the church on the town common.

Proceeds benefit “the 34 children of its partner church in Aquino, the Philippines,” Price wrote.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children, $25 for families, regardless of number, and you are asked to make reservations by today by calling Emma Sweet, 326-1014, or e-mail Anne Price at ajprice@directv.net.

Williams Pond Lodge of Bucksport co-owner and chef David Weeda is overseeing the food preparation and will offer meat and vegetarian selections.

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Cooking at sea is the focus of the lunch-and-learn Adventures in Living Well program from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at Quarry Hill Retirement Community in Camden.

The snow date is Tuesday, March 30, for this program for adults 55 and older, reports Jill Lang of Pen Bay Healthcare.

“At Sea Around the Table” features professional chef, co-captain-owner of the Maine windjammer J.&E. Riggin, Anne Mahle.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling Quarry Hill at 230-6114.

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A communitywide effort is under way to hold a benefit supper for 27-year-old Becky Engroff Mabry of Holden, who is dealing with “a very serious health condition,” according to information provided by Judy Heath.

Mabry, who was raised in Patten, is married and has one young child.

The fundraiser is 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, at the United Methodist Church in Patten.

Admission is by donation for the meal that includes beans, salads, hot dogs, rolls and pie a la mode.

For more information, call Heath at 528-2383 or Eve Rice at 528-2651.

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Here’s a reminder Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice executive director Donna DeBlois will discuss “What is Hospice” during the second of two community talks to help educate the community about hospice.

You can learn about hospice services and programs at 10 a.m. Friday, March 26, at the Skidompha Library in Damariscotta.

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On behalf of Grace United Methodist Church, Darlene Shortt reports its February “dental clinic was a great success” and church members “want to continue to offer these services to our neighborhood.”

To that end, a second dental clinic for children and adults is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at GUMC, 193 Union St., Bangor

Tooth Protectors Inc. will provide services; MaineCare insurance is accepted; and a nominal fee will be charged non-MaineCare individuals.

Advance registration is recommended by calling GUMC at 942-8320.

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The 20th annual Maine Open Juried Art Show is Saturday, March 27, through Saturday, April 10, in the Dance Studio at Waterville Opera House, reports Erik Thomas.

For complete details, including entry information and artist qualifications, visit www.waasmaine.org or www.watervillemainstreet.org; call 680-2055 or e-mail info@watervillemainstreet.org.

The show offers cash prizes as well as the People’s Choice Award, special Merit Awards and Judges’ Choice Awards.

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

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