There’s an effort under way to raise money for the What’s For Suppa? Food Pantry, which assists needy residents of Mariaville, Otis, Aurora, Great Pond, Osborn and Amherst, reports Beth Lambert.
The next fundraiser is a coffeehouse from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Mariaville Grange.
Admission is $5, free for people 14 and under.
The event will feature three duets.
Musicians Stesha Cano and Phil Kell play blues, jazz and pop on guitar and piano, Lambert wrote.
Ray Lambert and Keith Davis will entertain you with French Canadian dance tunes on harmonica and guitar, and Don Greenwood and Dan Lorey will sing “gentle rock songs you all know and love.”
Kathy Overlock e-mailed that she and her 37-year-old daughter, Lisa Yoder, who is a cancer survivor, will host a benefit dance from 8 p.m. to midnight today at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer.
Admission is a $7 donation. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser planned for May 21-22 in Old Town.
“Our group is known as the Castaway Crusaders,” Overlock wrote, “and we are going to be having door prizes and lots of fun, so we would love everyone to come and support us while having a good time.”
Dancing will be to the band Rockin’ Ron and New Society, and raffle tickets and a silent auction will be included in the event.
Linda Albee of Machias wrote that Scrapbookin’ For A Cure will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Down East Community Hospital in Machias.
Admission is a $15 donation, and the event benefits the American Cancer Society Relay for Life program in the Machias area.
Light refreshments will be on sale, but you should bring your own lunch, Albee wrote.
Sherry French e-mailed that the annual Maple Sunday Breakfast will be 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday, March 28, at the Dover-Foxcroft Fire Department.
Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors 65 and older, $18 for families of up to six members.
Proceeds benefit funding for the Shiretown Homecoming events.
Eastport poet Jonathan Sisson will read “poems of metamorphosis” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St.
It’s part of a program titled Sunday Afternoons at the Eastport Arts Center. Your donations benefit the Arts Center, Sisson wrote.
Gloria Hollingdale e-mailed that the public is invited to an ecumenical presentation of “The Passion Drama” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at Woodland High School in Baileyville.
Presented by members of several area churches, Hollingdale wrote, a freewill offering will be donated to the high school drama club.
Hollingdale said that “this is the second year for this wonderful ecumenical presentation on Palm Sunday, offered to all residents of our international community and beyond.”
A very special celebration is being planned by family and friends of Edna Bragg, who will celebrate her 105th birthday at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at the Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center.
Karen Williams reports that Bragg serves as the guest of honor, riding at the head of the senior citizens float in each summer’s Hampden Children’s Day parade.
Williams added that “music, cards, smiles, cake and ice cream will be part” of the birthday party, and she urges you to “come help us celebrate” this exceptional lady’s exceptional birthday.
If you are unable to attend, you may send your best wishes to Edna Bragg, Phillips-Strickland House, 21 Boyd St., Bangor 04401-6560.
I am one of the fortunate members of the current Bangor Daily News family to have known and worked with Perley York of Bucksport, who died last week at 77.
If someone had deemed a name to fit a person, it was Perley, who was a gem of a man: a true Pearl.
His attitude toward life was one to be admired and cherished as he gave his all, willingly and unquestionably, to those he loved, knew and worked with.
He stayed in touch with many of us after his retirement in 1996, and I would hear from him, a family member or a friend when Perley had information he thought was appropriate for my column.
His widow, Tina, their large and loving family and all of Perley’s friends will carry the melody of his life with them forever.
Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402; firstname.lastname@example.org; 990-8288.