June 25, 2018
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Library activities

These events are planned at Bangor Public Library, Harlow Street:

• Lamprey Walk at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11. Lampreys are jawless fish whose adults are characterized by a toothed, funnel-like sucking mouth. The guided natural history tour of the Kenduskeag is for ages 6 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Wear old sneakers, meet in Story Room. Preregister at the Children’s Desk or call 947-8337,  ext. 111.

• Kneisel Hall Children’s Concert, 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, in the Story Room. Young musicians from Kneisel Hall will introduce youngsters to classic composers and the concepts of tempo, mood, melody and the voices of the instruments. The afternoon performance is for children, and a concert for adults begins at 7 p.m.

• Kickoff of 2011 Summer Reading Program, “One World, Many Stories,” Wednesday, June 22.

Pet ID clinic

Nothing breaks a pet owner’s heart like losing his or her best friend. To help ensure a pet’s safe return in the event of the unexpected, visit the Bangor Humane Society 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, to take advantage of a special, one-day pet ID clinic.

Participants can have their furry friend microchipped for $15, a $5 discount. Additionally, there will be several styles of name tags available for $6 each  — engraving included.

Perennial sale

Zonta Club of Bangor will host its fourth annual perennial sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, rain or shine, at 25 Thomas Hill Road. The sale features a variety of locally grown perennials ready for planting.

These include several varieties of hostas, peonies, day lilies, iris, geraniums, lilacs and herbs. New to the sale this year will be the opportunity for gardeners to order from a selection of spring bulbs for later delivery. For more information, contact Debbie at 848-3663 or debbiewufwuf@gmail.com.

Proceeds help support local and international service projects and scholarships that advance the status of women. To learn more about Zonta Club of Bangor, contact Alex Turallo at president@zontaclubofbangor.org.


Class of 1996

The Brewer High School Class of 1996 will hold a gathering to celebrate its 15th reunion 6-10 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Paddy Murphy’s, 26 Main St. The cost is $5.

Project Linus

Community knitting at Spin a Yarn will benefit Project Linus. Several knitters already have answered the call for yarn by sharing their stashes recently. Laurie Scott, Penobscot County chapter coordinator for Project Linus, also donated bags bulging with yarn so volunteers could knit security blankets for area children. Many of those kids are not babies, she said.

The mission of Project Linus is “to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer ‘blanketeers.’”

Knitters are invited to drop in and stay for a few minutes or several hours to work on one of several 48-by-60-inch blankets beginning at 11 a.m. any day but Thursday. Those hooked on crochet also are welcome.

Collection of yarn and knitting will continue until Project Linus’ needs are met, said shop owner Melissa MacCrae, then another recipient will be chosen. Requests and suggestions are welcome.

The shop is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. To add your hands and hearts to this community service project, visit Spin a Yarn at 39 North Main St., call 989-5002 or email mmaccrae@spinayarn.biz.

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