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Air museum to open Memorial Day weekend

By Joni Averill

Members of the Maine Air Museum are preparing to open for the season, Mike Cornett of Orono told me.

“We will be opening at noon Sunday, May 30,” Cornett said of the facility that is located at 98 Maine Ave., near the end of the Bangor International Airport runway.

The museum also will be open Monday, May 31, after the Bangor-Brewer Memorial Day Parade, in which museum members will participate, Corbett said.

He expects that day’s opening to be sometime after 1 p.m.

Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children, $5 for a family, and there is no admission charge for “active military families,” Cornett said.

After this weekend, the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

For information about the museum, call 941-6757.


Patrick Myers of Center Theatre for the Performing Arts in Dover-Foxcroft passed along word that the Maine Arts Commission will conduct one of its series of statewide meetings “to gather information and feedback that will shape the agency’s services to the field” at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at Center Theatre.

The meeting is open to all interested individuals, and the main focus will be to gather feedback on the services and programs the commission now provides and receive comment on what it might offer in the future.

If you have questions about this event call Darrell Bulmer, 287-6746 or e-mail darrell.bulmer@Maine.gov.


While your attention is focused on the arts and Dover-Foxcroft, here’s a reminder the last two performances of the “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a play written in 1895 by Oscar Wilde, are at 7 p.m. Friday, May 28, and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at Center Theatre in that community.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door, just $10 for members of Center Theatre.

Advance tickets can be purchased by calling the theater at 564-8943, or between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. through Friday at the theater box office.

Sponsored by Northwoods Canoe Co., the play stars members of the Slightly Off-Center Players theatre group, Mathias Ringle, Lucas Boffin, Tracy Stutzman and Sandra Beaulieu.


From the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program comes the request for participants in the 2010 Kennebec Area Plant-A-Row challenge.

Keri Penick of AmeriCorps VISTA, who is working with the Extension, said the “goal of the challenge is to provide 12,000 pounds of produce” to be given “food pantries throughout the Kennebec area.”

To participate, you must enroll by Friday, May 28.

You may enroll, online, at the Kennebec County Extension website http://extension.umaine.edu/kennebec/ or by calling, toll-free, 800-287-4891 or 622-7546.

The idea is to donate produce from your own garden or become part of a community garden that is already growing fresh vegetables to benefit this program to help feed those in need.

If you are interested in learning more about the Master Gardener program, visit www.VolunteerMaine.org.


High school students ages 14-18 are invited to take advantage of the 2010 Junior Internship in Coastal Science offered by Marine Environmental Research Institute of Blue Hill.

The application deadline is June 1 for the two-week programs that run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 19-30 and Aug. 2-13.

The internships are for students who are interested in the science of the ocean.

The fee, to cover costs of laboratory materials, is $100, and scholarships are available.

For information, call Martha Bell at 374-2135 or e-mail mbell@meriresearch.org or visit the MERI website, www.meriresearch.org.


Although July activities may not be your focus at this time, members of Searsport-North Searsport United Methodist churches are preparing for their annual July auction, and are asking for your help.

Church members “are gratefully accepting donations for our Annual Auction,” wrote Mary Curtis of that event planned for the July 3, which will feature auctioneer Linda Sullivan.

Those who would like to make arrangement for pickup or delivery of auction items are asked to call Leroy Moody at 548-2489 or Clarence Littlefield at 548-2993.

Organizers do request that you do not donate “mattresses, electronics, large appliances or yard-sale items,” Curtis wrote, explaining that “the high cost of disposal prohibits us” from accepting such donations.

For information about this fundraiser, you are welcome to call Curtis at 548-2462.

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

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