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Mini-gardeners’ fair to bloom in Ellsworth

By Joni Averill

Ellsworth Garden Club invites you to presentations and a roundtable discussion featuring commercial members of the club who will be talking about new plants and gardening opportunities for the 2010 growing season, Mary Blackstone wrote.

The meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, April 26, at the Sleigh Barn at Woodlawn Museum on Surry Road.

It is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

The club’s commercial members “will come prepared to ‘show and tell’ as well as answer your gardening questions,” Blackstone said of this mini-gardeners’ fair, “focusing on our Hancock County commercial members.”

Information about annuals, perennials, vegetables and “neglected native and heirloom plants you can depend on in our climate” will be available.

For information, call 667-8878 or e-mail blackstm@uregina.ca.


Roberta Fowler invites you to enter The Animal Orphanage 5K Pet Run/Walk beginning with registration at 9 a.m. The event will be at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine, Sunday, April 25, at Old Town-Orono YMCA on Stillwater Avenue.

Registration is $12 for individual runners and individual walkers and $10 for a family of walkers.

The first 50 entries paying $12 receive a limited-edition T-shirt sponsored by Governor’s Restaurant.

Pets are welcome but optional. If they participate, they must be leashed and start at the back of the line unless the entrant is racing.


Loyal Rebekah Lodge 92 of Monroe will host a Basket Bingo with doors opening and lunch available at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 25, at the Monroe Odd Fellows Hall on Jackson Road.

Games begin at 1 p.m. The event features a log cabin quilt raffle and door prizes.

Admission is free, with card sale proceeds benefiting the Monroe Fire Department.

Constance Clements e-mailed that the event is hosted by the local Rebekahs “in conjunction with a grant from the Schuyler Colfax Humanitarian Award sponsored by the International Association of Rebekah Assemblies.”


First Baptist Church of Belfast will host its fourth free Soup and Movie Night with a social time at 4 p.m., supper at 5 p.m. and movie at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the church, 95 High St.


Organist Ray Cornils will be featured in an organ concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at First Congregational Church in Calais.

Cornils will perform on what is reported to be the oldest working tracker action pipe organ in Maine, said Ann Carter of the organ built in 1828 and fondly known as “Old Homer.”

Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

Proceeds cover the cost of the concert and contribute to the upkeep and renovation of the organ.


“Stewardship of the environment from a religious/spiritual perspective is a pressing topic in this time of climate change and dwindling resources” wrote Christina Diebold in inviting the public to an interfaith service.

“Caring Spiritually for Our Earth” is 7 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor at 120 Park St.

“Faith traditions including Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Christian and indigenous will be represented,” Diebold wrote.

“In addition to the talks, there will be singing by Women With Wings and drumming by Laurie Cartier and Rissa Moore.

“The event is free and all are invited,” Diebold wrote.

For information, call her at 941-1670.


The public is invited to enjoy the spring choir festival at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at United Baptist Church in Milo.

Sponsored by choir directors Merna Dunham of Park Street United Methodist Church and Sara Richards of United Baptist Church, the concert features eight choirs singing “their choral music” and joining “together to present several combined chorus selections,” Dunham wrote.


Karen Marsters reports seatings are available at 5 or 6 p.m. for those who want to enjoy the Oriental Jade buffet Monday, April 26, at the restaurant on Bangor Mall Boulevard in Bangor. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Curran Homestead Living History Farm & Museum in Orrington.

The meal is $14 for adults and $7 for children under 12, and reservations are required by e-mailing kmarsters@roadrunner.com.


Chip Mattson wrote that Hampden Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 26, at Kinsley House, 83 Main Road South, Hampden.

My co-worker, Ardeana Hamlin, will be the guest speaker, discussing “New Nuggets from the Past.”

Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

For more information about historical society, call Jerry Stanhope, 862-3463.

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

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