Community education program on hospice care

Posted June 14, 2011, at 5:09 p.m.
Last modified June 15, 2011, at 4:10 p.m.

DIXMONT, Maine — A public community educational program “Defining Palliative Care and Hospice” will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the Louis I Bussey Schoolhouse, 994 Western Ave. in Dixmont. Guest speaker will be Marie Mallet, Certified Palliative Care and Hospice Registered Nurse with the program at Eastern Maine Medical Center. The Dixmont United Methodist Church is proud to sponsor this community event and to have Mallet as the guest speaker. The public is cordially invited. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and is just one of the many educational public programs to be held at the Louis I Bussey Schoolhouse. For more information, call 234-2271.

Western riding event planned for Charleston

CHARLESTON, Maine — The Central Maine Team Penning is bringing real Western riding competition to the state of Maine with a sorting event at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 25, and penning event at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 26, at 224 Charleston Road in Charleston. For more information, visit www.cmtpa.com.

Senior Center to hold public breakfast

BANGOR, Maine — The Hammond Street Senior Center public breakfast will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 17, at 2 Hammond St. in Bangor. Volunteers will serve fresh scrambled eggs, pancakes, baked beans, home fries, bacon, juice, coffee and tea for $5. Breakfast tickets are available in advance or at the door with no reservations required. The breakfast is open to the public of all ages. The vacation raffle will also be drawn during the breakfast. For more information or questions about the raffle, call 262-5532.

Chocolate festival scheduled for Bangor church

BANGOR, Maine — The 2nd Annual Chocolate Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the First Baptist Church, 56 Center St. in Bangor. Cakes, cookies, candies, bars and much more will be available for sale. For more information, call 945-9694.

Red Sox alumni charity baseball game in Bangor

BANGOR, Maine — Former Boston Red Sox players will be returning to Bangor as the Bangor professional Firefighters Local 772 hold the annual Boston Red Sox alumni charity baseball game at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Mansfield Stadium. In addition to the main event there will be a chance for autographs and pictures after the game. Tickets will be available at the game for a suggested $10 donation. For more information, visit alex@ecmgevents.com.

SAT prep course begins June 25 in Bangor

BANGOR, Maine — Revolution Prep’s 11-session, 38-hour SAT prep course begins Saturday, June 25, in the greater Bangor area. The course consists of six 3-hour lectures from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and five 4-hour practice exams from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. There will also be a course starting on July 15. The program is designed to teach students how to maximize their performance on the SAT by utilizing the effective strategies that recent students have used to beat the test. On average, Revolution Prep students improve their SAT scores by 254 points, and all of the program’s instructors have scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT. The instructor is Lucas Hubbard, a recent graduate of John Bapst Memorial High School and sophomore at Duke University. For more information, call 288-4785.

American Red Cross to hold pet first aid and CPR class in Guilford

GUILFORD, Maine — Instructor Bobby Silcott will host an American Red Cross pet first aid and CPR class from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Fresh Air Dogs, 251 Wharff Road in Guilford.

This class will give dog and cat owners the confidence and skills necessary to tend to unexpected emergencies until they can get their pet to a veterinarian.

Early registration is strongly recommended as the class is limited to 12 students. The class fee is $40 and includes an American Red Cross First Aid Manual, 30-minute DVD and certificate of completion. A $20 deposit is required — cash or check made payable to “The Maine POM Project” — and can be sent to Fresh Air Dogs, 251 Wharff Road, Guilford 04443.

For more information, call 564-2604 or email Cynthia@FreshAirDogs.com.

CORRECTION:

An early version of this story was inaccurate. The Red Sox alumni will not be holding a clinic before the benefit game.

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