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New Renaissance Singers offer Spring Concert

By Joni Averill

Music from Russia, Germany, Ireland, France and the U.S is part of the “classical and popular music” you will hear when you attend the New Renaissance Singers Spring Concert, reports president Darrell Kent.

That concert, featuring “music from around the world,” is 7 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at First Congregational Church, Church Street in Brewer.

Admission is free but any tax-deductible donation will help with “concert production expenses,” Kent wrote.

Attendees are reminded that a raffle will be conducted for a gift basket; someone will take home a spring flower arrangement donated by Chapel Hill Floral; and refreshments will be served after the concert, where you are invited to meet with the group directed by Laura Estey and accompanied by Dora Rexrode.


Island Connections invites you to “Senior Prom, but Better” 7-10 p.m. Friday, May 21, at the Bar Harbor Club on West Street.

Tickets are $20 and available at the door or by calling Alison King at 266-0805 or e-mailing alison@halehamlin.com.

“Taffeta gowns and cheap rental tuxedos not required, but encouraged,” King wrote of this event that features appetizers, a cash bar, a disc jockey and dancing.

Proceeds benefit Island Connections to help those in need live independently on Mount Desert and the surrounding islands.


Martha Whitehouse invites you to the Hampden Garden Club Perennial Plant and Pie Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 22, at Harmony Hall, 22 Kennebec Road, Hampden.

Proceeds benefit the facility on the National Register of Historic Places.


The Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center annual Plant Sale is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St., Bangor.

Sue Bernier reports donations of potted plants are welcome.

Call 947-5337, ext. 104, for drop-off information.


Sharon Dauphinee’s Circle of Friends (at circleoffriendsonline.com) is still “Helping Sharon get BACK to Living” by raising funds for laser spine surgery to assist in her recovery from a back injury.

A Mega Multi-Family Yard Sale begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May 23, at 136 Seventh St. in Bangor, and they hope to see you there.


Chairwoman Ellen Hersey invites you to the Women of St. Vincent de Paul’s third annual Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22, on Main Street in Bucksport, “across from the Community Pharmacy,” Hersey wrote.

She urges you to “come early to get the best selection as the plants are priced to sell.”


Suze Howe reports registration begins at 10 a.m. and the 2010 Bangor Area AIDS Walk at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at the Eastern Maine AIDS Network office, 370 Harlow St., Bangor.

You can register online

at MaineAIDSWalk.Kintera.org/Bangor, at the Eastern Maine AIDS Network office, or the day of the walk.

And although there is no fee to participate and pledges are optional, participants are reminded “the funds raised are eligible to be matched by the National AIDS Fund,” Howe wrote, “and all monies will go to local HIV/AIDS service organizations.”

For information, visit the above Web site, call Eastern Maine AIDS Network at 990-3626, or e-mail info@maineaidsnetwork.com.


The 1.7-mile Walk for Wishes begins with registration at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at Paul Bunyan Park on Main Street in Bangor.

You also can register at www.mainewish.org and, ”if you can’t make it,” wrote Kristin Coffey Canders, “please consider a donation through (that) Web site.

“Every dollar raised by the Maine Make-a-Wish chapter” helps Maine children “have a wish come true during their battle to beat their illness.”


Allen Monroe reports the Milo Historical Society is hosting a Baked Bean and Ham Supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, in the Milo Town Hall dining room.

Admission, at the door, is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

Proceeds benefit Milo Historical Society building upkeep, Monroe wrote.


Julie Day of the Medway 135 Celebration Committee invites you to a Bean Supper and a Hillbilly Show with the Beecher Boys ’n Girls Hillbilly Band and Cloggers starting with supper at 5 p.m. and entertainment at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Medway Middle School.

Admission is $10 per person or $25 for families.

This event is one of many fundraisers to support the celebration, and also marks the start of the gentlemen’s “customary beard-growing contest,” which will be grown through Aug. 22, the celebration’s closing day, she wrote.

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

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