June 22, 2018
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‘Fiddler’ play auditions slated in Bucksport

By Joni Averill

One of my all-time favorite plays is “Fiddler on the Roof,” and many others must enjoy it as much as I do because it seems to be very popular among those involved with local, amateur theater.

Supporters of Bucksport Community Theater must like it, too, because Sandi Blanchette reports auditions for that organization’s production of “Fiddler” are being held at 6:30 p.m. today, at Bucksport High School and again on Thursday, May 26, at Bucksport Middle School which, Blanchette says, is “also known as Bucksport Performing Arts Center.”

For those who come to the auditions, Blanchette wrote, “bring a song you do well or try one from the show,” and “be ready to read a part.”

For information, you can call Blanchette at 944-8444.


Betty VanDyke reports The Guilford Seniors at Riverbend Homes will hold several events “to help raise money for various building and area projects.”

The first is a supper with the meal served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at the Masonic Hall on Hudson Avenue in Guilford, followed by live entertainment featuring “local area talent” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the same site.

The “local talent” includes “Elvis and the Monson General Store Band,” VanDyke wrote, adding admission to both events is by donation.

Next is a yard-bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Friday, May 28, and Saturday, May 29, at Riverbend Homes on Elm Street.

You can start your day with coffee and doughnuts and end it by taking home plants, seedlings and hanging baskets for your vegetable and-or flower gardens.

For information, call VanDyke at 876-3229 or Riverbend at 876-4239.


John Batty reminds readers the Aktion Club of Midcoast Maine meets biweekly at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Stella Maris House on Broadway in Rockland, and the next meeting is Wednesday, May 26, at that location.

Batty also wants readers to know just what this club is and whom it is for.

“Aktion Club is a community service group for adult citizens who live with a disability,” he wrote of the organization that is “the newest member of the Sponsored Organization and Programs” of Kiwanis International.

The mission of the club is “to provide adults living with disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative and leadership skills; to serve their community; to be integrated into society; and to demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities.”

Anyone who wants “to sit in on one of our meetings” is welcome to do so at any time, Batty wrote, and for information for yourself or someone else you are welcome to call him at 596-6989.


Preregistration is requested for anyone who wants to attend the next of the free, bimonthly series, “Expanding Your Understanding” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at Challenger Learning Center of Maine, 30 Venture Way, Bangor.

You can register by calling Jennifer Therrien at 990-2900, ext. 1.

The presentation is “United States International Trans Antarctic Scientific Expedition: Ice Core” featuring Daniel Dixon who will talk about his “expedition collecting ice core samples that aid in understanding environment change in Antarctica,” according to the release.


American Legion Post 201 Commander Jim York reports spaces are still available for crafters who would like to participate in its annual craft fair and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at the American Legion lot at the junction of Route 143 and Routes 9-202 in Dixmont.

The rain date is Sunday, June 6.

If you need more information or want to register, call York at 745-4152.

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

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