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Caribou Historical Society to host Red Hats lunch

By Joni Averill

Reservations are still available and you will be able to purchase tickets at the door to attend Caribou Historical Society & Cindy’s Sub Shop inaugural Red Hats Luncheon at noon, Saturday, May 22, at the Caribou American Legion Post 15, 129 Sweden St.

Admission for the chicken stew or seafood chowder luncheon is just $10, and tickets are available at Cindy’s Sub Shop, 264 Sweden St., or Caribou Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 24 Sweden St.

You can also check with your Red Hat Chapter Queen or call society president Joe Bouchard at 498-6562 for ticket information.

Bouchard is thrilled with the response to this invitation, since all proceeds will be used to help build a barn where the society’s farm equipment and other items can be stored.

The fundraiser features a 50/50 raffle, entertainment and other prizes.

All attendees at the luncheon, prepared by Cindy’s Sub Shop and served by members of the Caribou High School National Honor Society, will receive a red carnation with lavender bow compliments of Phil’s Florist.

In a later column, we’ll let you know how this event went and what the future holds for the Caribou Historical Society.


A free session to introduce a therapy called Reiki is being presented by Joan Osler at the Bone Health Information and Discussion group at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 20, at the Bangor Y on Second Street.

Robin Long of Caring Connections requests you call her at 941-2808 if you would like to attend.

“Reiki (pronounced Ray-Kee) is a Japanese word loosely translated as “universal life energy,” Long explained, “and is a very gentle, noninvasive, touch therapy.”


You are invited to the first Acadia Fiber Faire with an opening reception Friday, May 21, and the faire Saturday, May 22, based at Pemetic Elementary School in Southwest Harbor.

The opening reception guest will be Linda Cortright, editor of Wild Fibers Magazine.

Tickets will be available at the door.

Admission to the faire on Saturday is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Summer Festival of the Arts, reports Andrea Potapovs.

For complete details, including times and costs, visit www.acadiafiberfaire.com.


Here is a reminder from Sherry French that the Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce Family Fun & Business Showcase is from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, on the campus of Foxcroft Academy in Dover-Foxcroft.

Everything from a 5K race to softball and children’s activities are included in this event that has something for every member of the family.


Orono Parks and Recreation volunteer Jennifer Jain reports Orono Parks and Recreation is hosting a Yard Sale featuring “area non-profit organizations” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at the Asa Adams Elementary School parking lot in Orono.

The rain location is inside the school gymnasium.

If your group wants to participate, you must preregister, because no registrations will be accepted the day of the sale.

For more information, call the Orono Recreation Department at 866-5065.

All funds raised benefit current projects of participating nonprofits.


Treats Falls House, supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is hosting two fundraisers to benefit this nonprofit organization.

The first is a Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 22, in the Treats Falls House parking lot, 2 Hillside Road in Orono.

To donate yard sale items, call Crystal Stoddard at 866-3769.

The second event is an Oriental Jade fundraiser with seatings at 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at that Bangor restaurant.

Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for children, and you can purchase them by calling Brenda Myers at the number above.


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