Parkman Grange supper, concert to aid family

Posted April 14, 2010, at 8:29 p.m.

Members of Parkman Grange will hold a benefit supper and concert for the family of David and Christine Hession, beginning with the supper at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, and the concert at 7 p.m. at the Grange hall.

Grange Master Elizabeth Morin explained that Christine Hession “has been re-diagnosed with thyroid cancer,” and the fundraiser will assist the couple who has “two young children and is facing tremendous medical expenses as well as a yet, unknown, medical future,” after that diagnosis.

The supper features spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert, and admission for either the supper or the concert is by donation.

The concert features the band American Roots, which Morin described as “a group of young family musicians from Brooks,” who play “bluegrass, old time, country and gospel” music.

The Grange hall is “located at the four corners in Parkman,” Morin said.

More information can be obtained by calling 876-3300.

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Schoodic Arts for All Executive Director Mary Laury e-mailed that “The Mask Messenger” is 1 p.m. for schoolchildren, and 7 p.m. for the general audience Friday, April 16, at Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor.

Admission is $5, free for children, for this “engaging mix of monologue, physical comedy and theatre,” which is a “solo performance” exploring “the artistic, cultural and psychological use of masks throughout history.”

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Roberta Fowler invites you to the Old Town Orono Animal Orphanage second annual Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, at Old Town Elementary School, 576 Stillwater Ave.

Admission is $5 or $15 for families.

Six Basin Street Dixieland Band will entertain, and auction items range from an Old Town kayak to gift certificates and a Katie Bosse painting.

All proceeds benefit direct animal care.

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Cornell McLellan invites you to a Maine Country Music Association Jam 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 16, at the American Legion hall on Maple Street in Corinna.

Admission is by donation; a 50-50 raffle will be held; and refreshments will be available.

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Sue Kircheis wrote that Simpson Memorial Library will hold “its last Bake Sale of the season” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Ye Old General Store, Route 2 in Carmel.

“The community support of the library by those attending these bake sales has assisted the library, enormously, in meeting some of its financial obligations,” Kircheis wrote, adding the library trustees “extend thanks for your past and continuing support.”

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The “grande finale” of the 2010 Bluegrass Special concerts is 7 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Keith Anderson Community House on Bennoch Road in Orono.

Headliners are The String Winders, a bluegrass group featuring Billy Thibodeau, Nancy Merrill, Ben Farrow and Bob Coombs.

Opening the show will be The Beecher Boys ’n Girls, who donate all proceeds to folks in need, according to the release.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and military with identification, and free for children under 12.

A portion of the proceeds from this concert benefits the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine’s Bluegrass Music in the Schools program.

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

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Steven Wiswell will travel this summer to Europe with the People to People Student Ambassador program, and is working to raise money to help cover the cost of the trip.

A spaghetti dinner is 5-7 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Masonic hall on River Road in Orrington, and a silent basket auction will feature 25 theme baskets.

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Susan Glick invites you to a spring concert featuring the Fred Gosbee-Julia Lane duo Castlebay, with their “Celtic music from the Maine coast,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Unitarian Universalist church, 61 Military St. in Houlton.

Advance tickets are $10 and are available at York’s Bookstore and Visions in Houlton, and Fusion Coffee Shop in Woodstock, New Brunswick.

For reservations, call Glick at 538-9269.

Tickets are $12 at the door, $6 for students and free for children under 12 with an adult.

Proceeds will help with repair and other work on “our historic church,” Glick wrote.

Lane will conduct a harp workshop beginning with registration at 12:30 p.m. that day at the Congregational church on High Street in Houlton.

The cost is $35, and you can preregister with Barbara Hogan by e-mailing pinehill45@gmail.com.

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

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