Jazz concert will benefit Meals on Wheels

Posted March 23, 2010, at 7:03 p.m.

People who missed the inaugural jazz concert featuring midcoast high school musicians will have another opportunity to hear them, reports Julie Clement and Ann Parent.

All you have to do is attend the second annual Jazz for Meals Benefit Concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, at Owls Head Transportation Museum on Route 73, the women report.

Admission is by donation, with a suggested donation of $8 for adults, $5 for students, $15 for families.

Along with the concert is the opportunity to view the Transportation Museum, which I know you will enjoy and appreciate.

The event benefits Midcoast Meals on Wheels programs, which “continue to be significantly underfunded” while more elderly residents are finding they need this service “to maintain their independence at home,” Clement and Parent report.

The fundraiser features cabaret-style entertainment with traditional and modern jazz, “with plenty of room for dancing.”

Band members representing Belfast Area High School, Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro and Wiscasset High School will provide the evening’s entertainment.

Clement and Parent urge you to “please join us for a delightful evening while lending a helping hand to your neighbors.”

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Here’s a reminder from Jasmine Arseneau, assistant director for KidCare America of Lincoln, that its two-day scrapbooking Crafting for Kids Fundraiser is 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 26, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 27, both at Community Evangel Temple, 124 River Road, Lincoln.

Admission is $20 and includes “table space, morning coffee, free workshops throughout the day, access to special discounted products, use of scrapbooking and stamping tools, chances to win wonderful door prizes and, most importantly, the opportunity to help raise program funds for KidCare America,” Arseneau wrote.

KidCare America is partnering with Creative Memories independent consultants Nami Cole and Janelle Tinkham and Stampin’ Up to host this event, which benefits the after-school mentoring program.

To register, e-mail Cole at nami.cole@hotmail.com or call 794-2164 or 831-4376.

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This month and next, reports Martha Helfrich, Acadia Community Theater will present six performances of the 1999 Broadway revival of the Irving Berlin musical “Annie Get Your Gun.”

The first performances are 7 p.m. Friday, March 26, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Mount Desert Island High School, 1081 Eagle Lake Road, Mount Desert.

The next performances are 7 p.m. Friday, April 2, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at The Grand in Ellsworth.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for children under 12.

Among the leading players are Danielle Shepard, Joe Cough, Jim Pendergist, Anne Bahr, Dan Macalinao, Caroline Homer and Tim Searchfield.

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The third annual Voices for Peace Concert, “Singing the Circle Whole,” is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Brick Church on Union Street in Bangor.

The title, reports director Marty Kelley and publicity coordinator Katie Greenman, “highlights the group’s commitment to the motivational and healing powers of music.”

The suggested donation of $10 — free for children under 12 — “will help further the work of creating a more just and peaceful world,” according to their release.

The featured artist is Gina Holsopple of Oswego, N.Y.

Holsopple has released six albums, and won the 2009 New Song Contest at the Walnut Valley Festival in Kansas.

Proceeds from the concert benefit the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine in Bangor.

For more information about the concert, or joining Voices for Peace, call Kelley at 478-2684.

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Marsha Farley wrote the Maine Freeze Bantam boys ice hockey team recently won the Maine Amateur Hockey Association state championship and will represent Maine in the 14-and-under age group, featuring teams from 48 states, at the USA Hockey Nationals in April in New Jersey.

As part of its fundraising for this experience the team is conducting a bottle drive.

To help the boys get to New Jersey, returnables can be left at Bangor Redemption and Beverage, 490 Broadway, Bangor, or at Burby and Bates in Orono.

Your returnables should specify that they are for the “Maine Freeze Bantams.”

If you prefer to make a monetary donation, make checks payable to Penobscot Valley Hockey Conference and mail them to P.O. Box 444, Old Town 04468.

For more information about the team, or the tournament, call Dennis Tracy at 478-9340.

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

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