April 20, 2018
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Zonta Club fundraiser to benefit conference

By Joni Averill

The Zonta Club of Bangor is preparing for two events. One is a fundraiser to support its charitable work; and the second is an important conference that benefits from such fundraising.

Doris Des Isles reports Zonta will hold its sixth annual Longaberger Basket Bingo with doors opening at noon and play beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 25, in Rangeley Hall on Sylvan Road on the campus of Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor.

Admission is $12 for 12 regular games and two blackout games.

Des Isles said, “The kitchen will offer sandwiches, desserts and beverages for sale, and door prizes will be awarded as well.”


Alex Turallo reports Zonta Club of Bangor, in conjunction with New England Coalition Against Trafficking, presents a Human Trafficking Awareness Conference, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at Black Bear Inn & Conference Center, 4 Godfrey Drive, Orono.

There is no charge for this conference, which is “provided as a community service program of Zonta … in keeping with our mission of advocacy and service,” Turallo’s release states.

The conference offers “a day of training, education and networking to learn more about human trafficking in Maine, how to spot it and what you can do about it,” according to the release.

It is open to members of law enforcement, medical personnel, advocates, mental health providers, providers of services to migrant workers and immigrants, community leaders and other interested individuals.

For information, or to register, e-mail Zontaconference@gmail.com or call Turallo at 299-3817.


Sharen Wilson e-mailed that Friends of the Old Town Public Library are conducting a used book sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the library

For a $10 fee, you can attend an Early Bird Preview at 8 a.m.

Book prices “are reasonable, as most books will be $1 or $2,” Wilson wrote.

Proceeds benefit adult and children’s programs.


Ivy Newcomb e-mailed that the Perry Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship will hold a Huge Indoor Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the church on Shore Road.

Lunch will be served and takeout is available.

Proceeds benefit local missions and church improvements.


Volunteer coordinator Kay Carter invites you to attend the 16th annual HOPE (Help Organize Peace Earthwide) Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the University of Maine Student Recreation and Fitness Center in Orono.

The opening honors Penobscot Elder Arnold Neptune who has opened the festival for 15 years.

The keynoter will be educator Betty Burkes, former president of the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom.

The festival includes entertainment plus information from more than 60 organizations working for social change and sustainability, reports Ilze Petersons of the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine which is co-sponsoring the event with the UMaine Peace & Reconciliation Studies Program, Women in Curriculum-Women’s Studies Program and Student Women’s Association.

For information, or to volunteer, call 942-9343.


Hosts Ron and Betty Grant of Hudson wrote the Pine Tree Society for the Preservation & Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America invites you to see its antiques and “brand-new station” at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Orono Fire Station, 63 Main St.

The event offers you the opportunity to view antique fire equipment preserved by Pine Tree SPAAMFAA members.


A benefit supper and auction for Thomas Smith and Family of Houlton begins with supper at 5 p.m. and the auction at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Oakfield Community Center.

Smith’s aunt, Barbara White, reports the menu features a “variety of food,” and that admission is by donation.

Smith, who is 38 and formerly lived in Smyrna Mills, has been diagnosed with lung cancer. He faces eight weeks of chemotherapy and then surgery.


Sister Lucille MacDonald reports the Emmaus Homeless Shelter’s fifth annual Spring Fest Concert and Auction is 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at Acadia Christian School in Trenton.

Tickets are $50 for couples, $30 for singles, and more information is available by calling 667-3962 or e-mailing srlucille@aol.com.

Entertainment features Hugh Bowden and John Gallagher, a buffet will be served by August Moon Catering, and the live auction offers 30 items with 70 items in the silent auction.

Emmaus now houses 22 residents, including six children, and supports a Food Pantry and Clothing Room and has a fuel, electric and rent assistance program.

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