BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Grange has announced plans for their first Harvest-Craft Fair followed by a supper and show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. in Bangor. Outdoor spaces are available for farmers and indoor tables for crafters. Tables may be rented for $10 each. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. There will be an old-time Grange bean supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by a musical program by Strong Like Bull, performing original and traditional folk and blues to country and more for fun and pleasure. Supper tickets are $7 each; Show tickets are $6 each or both for $12 each. For more information or to reserve a craft table, call 973-3976.
Orrington Historical Society meeting Aug. 16
ORRINGTON, Maine — The Orrington Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Town Office, 29 Center Drive in Orrington. Discussion on a mid-1800′s crime. Refreshments will be served, all are welcome and there is easy access to the meeting room. For more information, call Judith Frost Gillis at 825-8965.
Community chorus to perform in Monson
MONSON, Maine — The Moosehead Community Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Monson Center for Community and Commerce, 35 Greenville Road in Monson. This summer concert will feature 175 years of American popular music. Chocolate desserts and refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome. For more information, call 997-3684.
Champion the Cure Challenge event set for Brewer
BREWER, Maine — The Champion the Cure Challenge at EMMC’s CancerCare of Maine, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer.
The event will include a Family Fun Run 1K; Walk-Run 5K or 10K; 25, 50, or 100 mile bike rides and the inaugural 50 mile motorcycle ride. Five awards will be presented to individuals and businesses who have distinguished themselves by their dedication to cancer research through Champion the Cure Challenge.
The celebration will continue throughout the afternoon, with live music, a photo booth, a special children’s area, and recognition of the cancer survivors in attendance.
One hundred percent of all money raised stays in Maine to directly benefit patients at EMMC’s CancerCare of Maine. For more information, to register, or to donate, go to www.championthecurechallenge.org.
Manna is requesting school supplies to be distributed
BANGOR, Maine — Manna is sending area children to school with the proper tools and supplies to start their education. Most of these children are from homes that have been hit the hardest from the ongoing recession. Manna works with schools to find out what is required to start the school year and Manna will put together backpacks with all the proper items. Manna needs backpacks, 3-ring binders, index cards, colored pencils and calculators. Manna is open 24-7 to receive supplies at 629 Main St. in Bangor. For more information, call 990-2870.
Grange concert to be held in Lee
LEE, Maine — Home on the Grange invites you to attend a special concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Grange in Lee. Fred Costlow will take the stage with his daughter Rachel. Fred, who is an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist and piano player, will capture your attention as his 13-year-old daughter Ray, with her pure, sweet voice, captures your heart. Admission to the concert is $10. For more information, call 738-4696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beth Israel to host yard sale
BANGOR, Maine — The Congregation Beth Israel is having a 3-day indoor yard sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 18-19, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 21, at 144 York St. in Bangor. For more information, call 945-3433.
Womancare helpline training course begins Sept. 20
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Womancare will offer a 13-week course in volunteer advocacy helpline training 5-8 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Sept. 20, and continuing through Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Womancare, 8 Mechanic St. in Dover-Foxcroft. The class will meet every week with the time of the remaining classes to be determined depending on the needs of the participants. The program is designed to help provide services for those with domestic abuse issues. For more information or to register, call 564-8165.