Lifestyle Calendar Briefs for March 24, 2011

Posted March 24, 2011, at 10:26 p.m.
Last modified March 25, 2011, at 9:57 a.m.

BANGOR — Hammond Street Senior Center’s 12th Birthday celebration, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Hammond Street Senior Center, 2 Hammond St. Elaine and John Couri, founders of the center, are “gifting” the center to all seniors and seniors-to-be by supporting the organization’s transition to a nonprofit public charity, independent of the Couri Foundation. Cake contest, ribbon-cutting ceremony, cake auction, tours of the center, bake sale and memory boards. Call 262-5532 or visit www.hammondstreet.org.

BAR HARBOR — Contradance to Big Moose Band, Chrissy Fowler calling, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Gates Community Center, 105 Eden St. Arrive at 7:30 p.m. for lessons. Call 288-5015.

BAR HARBOR — YMCA Chickadees Preschool Indoor Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 26, at MDI YMCA Preschool, 21 Park St. All proceeds will be used to fulfill the dream of building the preschoolers a loft. Items may include small furniture, toys, kitchenware, knickknacks, baked goods and more. Donations are accepted. No clothing. Call 288-3511 or email preschool@mdiymca.org.

BELFAST — Local food potluck and variety show, 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Unitatian Universalist Church of Belfast, 37 Miller St. This grand finale for the Belfast Co-op’s March Eat Local Challenge includes music, storytelling and a local food potluck. Attendees are asked to bring their favorite local food dish to share. An optional donation of $3 per adult and $5 per couple will be donated to the Troy Howard Middle School Garden Project. Call 338-2532.

HAMPDEN — Community turkey pie benefit supper for Heifer Project, 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Hampden Congregational Church, 101 Main Road North. Help empower a family to lift itself out of poverty and hunger through a gift of livestock. Menu: Turkey pie, mashed potatoes, peas, biscuits, gravy, cranberry sauce and homemade desserts. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12 and $20 maximum for a family. Call 862-5248.

NEWRY — 21st Annual Eat the Heat Chili Cook-off and Firefighters’ Race, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at White Cap Lodge, 12 South Ridge Lodge. Firefighters from around New England team up for this fun event. Head over to Tempest and watch as teams of five race down in full gear with a fire hose. Live reggae music as The Sin. Cooks compete to be number one by serving up some of the best chili you’ll taste. Samples cost $1 each. The afternoon ends with a chili-dog eating contest. Call 824-5104 or visit sundayriver.com.

NORTHPORT — Public supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Northport VFW, Route 1. Homemade baked beans, coleslaw, casseroles, rolls and pies. Location is cigarette and alcohol free. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Call 323-2982.

ORONO — Young sky gazers meet a mischievous coyote as he stumbles through the workings of our Solar System in “Earth, Moon, Sun,” 1:45-3 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at the University of Maine Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, 5781 Wingate Hall. Tickets are $3. Call 581-1341 or visit www.galaxymaine.com.

ROCKLAND — “King’s Closet” free clothing closer, Saturday, March 26, at 30 Sherers Lane. Call 596-7117.

TRESCOT — Eastport Arts Center Benefit for Wayne with music, dance and desserts, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Road. The event is to support Wayne Mitchell, an active member of the local musical community who is being treated for a serious illness. Musicians include David Wilder, Kris Paprocki, Ronnie Gallant, Warren Foley and Jon Watts, John Viselli, Frank Seger and others. The event also includes a dessert auction. Call 733-2233 or e-mail wilder8042@roadrunner.com or loopyllama00@yahoo.com.

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