Baby shower to aid Indian Women’s Mission

Posted May 06, 2010, at 6:39 p.m.

There are many meaningful events during Mother’s Day weekend, and one of them is the Mother’s Day Baby Shower for the Indian Women’s Mission of Indian Island.

Paula Baines reminds readers that even as “the rough winter winds” subside, “families with young children still struggle to make ends meet,” and Baines and members of St. James’ Episcopal Church in Old Town ask you to help those families.

St. James Outreach team members will hold their fifth annual “shower” to collect baby items for the Indian Women’s Mission.

Donations can be brought to the church between 9 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 9, at 149 Center St., Old Town.

The needs list includes everything from all sizes of diapers to baby cleansing products, formula and cereal.

According to Baines, through its food pantry the IWM serves 400 families living on Indian Island or in the Old Town area, and many of those families are single, young moms “with babies and toddlers.”

You also are invited to join church members for their 10 a.m. service and their coffee hour at 11 a.m. that day.

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Jane Helsley reports the annual Fourteenth Street School yard sale is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, rain or shine, at the Bangor school.

The sale features “household items, and something for everyone,” Helsley said.

Proceeds benefit Parent Teacher Organization projects for the school.

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Friends of Bangor Public Library president Ginger Graham reminds you its book sale is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 8, at the library, 145 Harlow St.

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John Cheney invites ”chocoholics everywhere” to attend a Chocolate Festival Fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at First Baptist Church, 56 Center St., Bangor.

“There will be many different and delicious, homemade chocolate items to eat in or take home with you,” Cheney wrote in urging readers to “treat Mom the day before her day.”

For more information, call 945-9694 between 8 a.m. and noon weekdays.

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Pastor Steve MacLeod reminds readers “the ministry of Searsport United Methodist Church” benefits from your attendance at its monthly, all-you-can-eat “feasting and fellowship” turkey supper with doors opening at 4 p.m. and the meal beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the church on Main Street.

Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under.

For more information, call 548-2239.

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Seventeen vendors will participate in the new Woodlawn Farmers Market that debuts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, on the Woodlawn Museum grounds on Surry Road in Ellsworth.

The museum’s executive director, Joshua Campbell Torrance, reports “among the early-season offerings” will be fresh eggs, prepared foods, baked goods, fresh and smoked meats, smoked salmon, cheesecakes and a wide variety of craft items ranging from jewelry to hand-tied comforters.

This newest farmers market will continue to be open the same hours every Sunday thereafter, Torrance wrote.

For more information, call 667-8671 or visit www.woodlawnmuseum.org.

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Amanda Billings reports Downeast Health Services of Ellsworth is celebrating Women’s Health Week with “free clinic events” at three locations, and that “a limited number of appointments are available and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.”

The clinics will offer no-cost women’s health exams and Pap smears to “any woman who has no health insurance and who has not had an exam in the last two years,” Billings said.

The first free clinic is Monday, May 10, at DHS, 43 Union St. in Calais.

The other free clinics are Thursday, May 13, at DHS, 52 Christian Ridge Road in Ellsworth, and at DHS, 247 Main St. in Machias.

To make an appointment, call 667-5304.

Refreshments will be served, and all participants will be eligible to win door prizes.

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Casey Cote reports Eastern Area Agency on Aging of Bangor will hold a Caregiver Support Group at 3 p.m. Monday, May 10, at Acadia Assisted Living & Memory Care Community, 932 Ohio St., Bangor.

The program is for anyone serving as a caregiver for a family member or friend who is 60 or older.

For more information, call Acadia Assisted Living at 942-6002.

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OOPS! I had the correct date, but wrong day, for the Duck Cove Community Club Yard and Bake Sale.

It is Saturday, May 8, at the Little Yellow Schoolhouse on Route 46 in Bucksport.

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

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