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Columbia Falls group plans weekend plant sale

By Joni Averill

Members of the Ruggles House Society are preparing for the June 1 opening of this house museum by holding their 8th annual plant sale beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 29, at the Ruggles House, 146 Main St., Columbia Falls.

If you would like to make plant donations to support this fundraiser, you can do so ahead of time or on the day of the sale by calling Ellen Tenan at 546-7903.

Nancy Herr wrote that Ruggles House Society members and others have already donated plants for this sale, which will include perennials, annuals, seedlings and vegetable starts.

For future reference, including your summer travel plans, Herr wants readers to know the Ruggles House, which was built between 1818 and 1820 and opened as a house museum in 1951, will be open for the season from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, June 1 through Oct. 15, and from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sun-days.

Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

To get an idea of some of the special features of this historic facility, visit www.ruggleshouse.org.

You also can call 483-4637 for more information.


“Miserable weather” caused the postponement of the Little Yellow Schoolhouse yard sale originally scheduled for May 8, wrote Phyllis Wardwell of Bucksport.

Now that event, which helps with the upkeep and repair of this historic facility, is being held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at the Little Yellow Schoolhouse on Route 46 in Bucksport.

Wardwell wrote that organizers “hope for a sunny day,” but this time the sale “will be held rain or shine, regardless.”


Jim Ellis reports the most recent Hooked on Fishing program resulted in “a real good turnout,” and Ellis hopes the same will be true for the next event.

Ellis invites children 15 and younger to participate in Hooked on Fishing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at Kiwanis Park Pond in Dover-Foxcroft.

Young anglers should “bring your bait and fishing rod,” Ellis wrote, and more information is available by calling him at 343-0503.

This special day of trout fishing is sponsored by the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis Club.


Bangor Grange is holding a supper-show featuring two gentlemen who bill themselves as “Two Old Friends.”

Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins will delight you with music for young and old played on a variety of instruments ranging from banjo and guitar to the mandolin and concertina.

Rolf Staples Sr. invites you to the turkey meal beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at the Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St., Bangor.

Admission for the supper and show is $12 and tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased in advance by calling Staples at 973-3976.

The facility is not wheelchair accessible.


Flash in the Pans, the steel drum band, “will be playing its first concert of the year to benefit the Cancer Support Center of Maine,” reports Barbara Vittum.

The event begins with “warm-up music” at 6:30 p.m., with Flash in the Pans playing from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, May 31, at Blue Hill Town Park on Water Street.

The suggested donation is $5.

The rain location is the Consolidated School gymnasium at 60 High St., Blue Hill.

The fundraiser includes “lots of food and nonalcoholic beverages for purchase,” Vittum wrote.

Proceeds “benefit the center’s outreach and educational programs and support services for local women and men who are battling cancer,” Vittum explained.

For information, call 469-6363.


Librarian Lyn Smith e-mailed that Pittsfield Public Library is “soliciting donations of good, gently used books” for a book sale planned for June 10-12 in Pittsfield.

Smith added that “used audio books, videotapes, DVDs and music” donations also would be welcome, and that “some of the donations may be considered for use in the library circulating collection.”

You can bring your donations to the library during regular business hours.

According to the town’s website, library hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, but the library is closed on Saturdays during the summer.

Smith also reminds Pittsfield Public Library “friends and prospective members” that the library’s annual meeting is 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, and that officers will be elected during the meeting.

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

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