ORRINGTON — The Curran Homestead Living History Farm & Museum will hold its Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at 372 Fields Pond Road in Orrington. Meet the Easter bunny; enjoy egg activities and prizes. Admission for members is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Nonmembers $7 for adults and $5 for children. Admission includes all activities and refreshments. For more information, call 745-4426.
Charlotte White Center annual auction May 20
BANGOR — The Charlotte White Center, a nonprofit organization providing support services to individuals facing cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities, invites the public to its annual auction 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Bangor Motor Inn.
This fun, family-friendly event will feature hors d’œuvres, beverages and a cash bar. A small donation of $10 is requested at the door to support the center’s services. All attendees are invited to participate in both the live and silent auctions. The evening’s proceeds will be directed to cover several children’s programs, including the in-home support program, case management, outpatient clinical counseling, Angels School Store and the center’s award-winning after-school program LifeJackets.
The Charlotte White Center is accepting items for auction as well as cash donations. Contact Erica Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 947-1410 to RSVP for the auction or to make a donation.
For more information,visit www.charlottewhitecenter.com.
Valley Grange to hold open house April 15
GUILFORD — During April Grange Month, the Valley Grange will hold an open house for the community and will present its annual Grange Good Citizenship Award on April 15 at the grange on the corner of Butter Street and Guilford Center Road.
A potluck supper will be held at 6 p.m. and the ceremony will start at 7:30 p.m.
The grange gives its members the opportunity to serve their neighborhoods through community service projects. Valley Grange is especially well-recognized for its ‘’Words for Thirds’’ program, which provides third-grade pupils from Monson to Milo with a personal dictionary. In addition, Grange Bookworms help pupils learn to read.
For more information, call Jim or Mary at 564-0820 or Walter and Janice at 876-4131. Details
also are available on the Valley Grange website at http://valleygrange.wordpress.com.
Milo-Brownville tourism topic of community forum
MILO —The University of Maine School of Forest Resources-Parks, Recreation and Tourism will hold a community forum on tourism development for Milo-Brownville beginning at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Milo Town Hall.
Students in community tourism planning under the direction of instructor Roger Merchant have been studying tourism issues and opportunities in Milo-Brownville and the Katahdin Iron Works and Jo-Mary region. During the forum on ‘’Tourism Development Solutions for Milo-Brownville’’ students will present their findings and recommendations to leaders, businesses, residents and any others interested in tourism in both towns. Registration is not required.
The team will provide ideas and information about how Milo and Brownville might effectively enhance and develop tourism locally. Topics to be covered include the base of tourism attractions, uniqueness and branding, engaging businesses-residents-leaders, organization and
leadership for tourism development.
For further information, contact Merchant at 581-2885 or email@example.com.
Blanchard preservation group to meet April 21
BLANCHARD — The Blanchard Preservation Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Meeting House, to discuss plans for the year and to schedule a cleanup day.
Singalong April 30 at Dover-Foxcroft church
DOVER-FOXCROFT — Because of the popularity of last month’s programs, the public is invited again to join Lew Dow, the High Hope Singers and the Dover-Foxcroft Methodist Church choir for a singalong at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the church. Songs from the 1950s will be featured as well as radio commercials from that era. The event is open to the public free of charge and no reservations are needed. For more information, contact Dow at 564-8013.
Piscataquis River Festival last weekend in July
GUILFORD —The Piscataquis River Festival Committee has planned a two-day event that will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, July 29, with a performance by the Steel Rail Express band.
On Saturday, July 30, there will be a public breakfast followed by a road race and a Hollywood-theme parade. A variety of events for children and adults will be held during the day, including the Miss Lilac Pageant, a Canine Costume Contest, crafts, food, music and contests. There is no admission charge.
For more information, call Carrie at 717-5271, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.townofguilford.com.
Piscataquis Y fund drive under way
DOVER-FOXCROFT —The Piscataquis Regional YMCA’s 2011 Strong Kids Campaign, which raises money to support members of the community who cannot participate in the YMCA programs because of financial need, is now under way.
Last year, the YMCA gave more than $100,000 in scholarships to more than 300 families in the community. The YMCA is already halfway to this year’s goal of $70,000.
Anyone interested in making a donation to the campaign should contact the YMCA at 564-7111 or stop by at 48 Park St. in Dover-Foxcroft.