Memorial bowling tournament to help hospice

Posted May 04, 2010, at 8:04 p.m.

The second annual Robyn L. Tate-Brown Memorial Bowl-a-Thon will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Family Fun Bowling Lanes in Bangor.

Family Fun Bowling Lanes owner-manager Andy Meucci founded the tournament in memory and honor of his late friend and fellow bowler “to support her family and, in the process, help a local nonprofit organization,” Meucci said, adding that he hopes “we have a huge turnout for this event.”

Hospice of Eastern Maine and Pathfinders: Support for Grieving Children, will benefit from partial proceeds of the fundraiser.

You may register your team by calling Family Fun Bowling Lanes at 942-6701. Team pledge forms and donation forms are also available at www.pathfindersmaine.org.

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Preregistration is required for anyone who wants to join the Challenger Learning Center of Maine in celebrating Space Day between 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 7, at CLC, 30 Venture Way in Bangor.

The open house begins with a space-themed “read-aloud for our pre-school friends,” Jennifer Therrien said. The event offers everyone the opportunity to learn about everything from space science to astronomy and NASA projects that are happening here in Maine.

To register, call 990-2900, ext. 1.

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The public is invited to view the award-winning film “The Way We Get By,” which documents three seniors who are members of the Maine Troop Greeters, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor.

Joan Gaudet, who appears in the film, will attend the screening sponsored by Schoodic Arts for All, and will be available for questions and a discussion after the presentation.

Admission is $5, and there is no charge for children under 12.

For more information, call Julia Conway at SAA, 963-2569, or e-mail julia@schoodicartsforall.org.

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Phyllis Wardwell and members of Duck Cove Community Club are preparing for their annual yard and bake sale on Sunday, May 8, to benefit the 112-year-old Little Yellow Schoolhouse on Route 46 in Bucksport.

If you can help with donations, or in any other way, call 469-2805 or 469-2121.

Arrangements can be made to pick up your contributions, Wardwell wrote.

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In recognition of National Nurses Week, May 6-12, Monica Theroux, R.N., hopes readers will contribute to MDI Nurses on the Move, a 5K walk to benefit the volunteer program at the Hospice of Hancock County in Ellsworth.

The two group walks begin at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Duck Brook Bridge, which Theroux said is “the entrance to Witch Hole Pond in Acadia National Park” on Mount Desert Island.

To sponsor a nurse, or receive more information, call Theroux, 288-5081, ext. 1348, or Sharon Kenausis, R.N., 288-5082, ext. 1439, or e-mail monica.theroux@mdihospital.org.

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Tom Rizzo of the United State Postal Service reminds readers the annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive to “Stamp Out Hunger” is Saturday, May 8.

Held in conjunction with the USPS, this event “is the largest, one-day food drive in the nation,” Rizzo wrote of the effort to “help feed families in all 50 states.”

You are asked simply to leave donations of nonperishable items next to your mailbox, to be collected by your letter carrier.

According to Melissa Glenn of Good Shepherd Food-Bank in Auburn, supporters of this year’s drive include Campbell Soup Co., Feeding America, Valpack, the AFL-CIO and United Way Worldwide.

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Sara Cox reports that St. Mary’s Social Justice and Peace Commission of St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Bangor is sponsoring a quilt raffle “to benefit the parish’s fuel assistance fund.”

Raffle tickets for the quilt, which is titled “American Beauty,” are $1 each or six for $5, and are available from any commission member and at St. Mary’s church office, 768 Ohio St., Bangor.

The drawing is Sunday, May 9.

The quilt, which fits a queen- or king-size bed, was made by Nancy Small.

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All Souls Congregational Church music director Kay Byther Eames invites you to the Student Piano Performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at All Souls Church, 10 Broadway, Bangor.

Piano teachers Barbara Fenlason, Paulina Glazman, Sarah Pendleton, Tamara Thomas and Joanne Westin have selected 13 students to perform on the Arlan A. Baillie Steinway grand.

There is no admission for this performance, which Eames wrote “is designed to give students an opportunity” to play for and inspire each other, and perform “on a grand piano, in a concert setting.”

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

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