Kiwanis to hold reading program fundraiser

Posted May 03, 2010, at 7:41 p.m.

Few occasions are more fun than the opportunity to applaud local talent entertaining us to benefit community programs and organizations.

Ethelyn Treworgy reports that “great entertainment for all ages” is what you will find when you attend the 10th Annual Variety Show, sponsored by Three Rivers Kiwanis of Milo and Brownville, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, at the Milo Town Hall Arts Center.

Admission is just $5, with a $20 maximum for families.

Refreshments will be sold, and the evening features a raffle and a 50-50 drawing.

This year’s program, “Just for Grins,” will raise money for the Reading Is Fundamental program in “all the elementary schools in SAD 41,” Treworgy wrote. The event will feature the musical “Pecos Bill,” directed by teacher Stephanie Gillis and featuring the Elementary School Chorus.

Other local entertainers will make appearances, Treworgy added, and you might even be surprised by the appearance of a few notable celebrities.

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The public is invited to the opening of artist Rebecca Rivers’ exhibit, “Still Water,” an Exploration of the Subtle Variations of Water, from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the John Rohman Art Gallery in Katahdin Hall at Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor.

According to a press release, Rivers will discuss her work during the reception that features her collection of watercolors that “explore the subtle variations and nuances of water through its movement and shimmering reflections.”

For more information, call Janet Blood at 974-4606.

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Director of Clinical Operations Nicole Schobel invites the public to an open house noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at Capehart Community Clinic, 86 Davis Road, Bangor.

The event, Schobel said, “will provide area residents with an opportunity to meet staff, have a barbecue and see what the community clinic can offer.”

Visitors will receive information about clinic services ranging from general medical care to dental hygiene and counseling services.

Activities include a Bangor Y Zumba demonstration, photos with Sparky the Fire Dog, community garden tours, visits with public safety and health personnel and the opportunity to sign up for the Beacon of Hope Food Pantry and Bangor Health and Wellness programs.

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Waldo County Healthcare invites people who are caregivers for family members, neighbors or friends to attend the monthly Waldo County Family Caregiver Support Group from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in the Waldo County Home Health & Hospice conference room on Northport Avenue in Belfast.

The group organizer is WCHHH social worker Margie Spencer-Smith.

Caregivers are invited to bring lunch and beverages will be provided.

For more information, call 930-2500, ext. 4795.

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Sue Kircheis reports that Simpson Memorial Library’s Book and Plant Sale will be held form 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 7, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, in Carmel.

Kircheis wrote the fundraiser, on Mother’s Day weekend, features a “wide assortment of books, and many perennials and annuals.”

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Members of the Bangor Daily News team entered in the 10th annual Women’s Golf Tournament to benefit Good Samaritan Agency hope many other women will join us for that nine-hole event beginning with registration at noon, a golf clinic at 12:30 p.m. and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Bangor Municipal Golf Course.

Debbie Giguere of Good Samaritan reports the tournament is a four-woman scramble featuring several contests, a social hour, awards and prizes.

It truly is a fun event for a terrific cause, and it would be wonderful to participate with a full field.

For information, call 942-7211.

Good Samaritan Agency, founded in 1902, offers services for single parents including an alternative education and child care program.

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

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