Weekly community news, Sept. 22, 2011

Posted Sept. 20, 2011, at 7:52 p.m.

Bangor

Boating, seamanship

The Bangor Flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary began its 12-week “Basic Boating Skills & Seamanship Course” on Sept. 19. Classes are held 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Bangor High School, except during school vacation or on snow days.

The fee for the entire course is $10. The optional course book costs $25 and can be shared with family members. Attendees may register at the class.

Classes are taught by local Coast Guard Auxiliary officers for all who want to improve their boating skills. Topics include equipping a boat, trailering, rules of the road, VHF radio, lines and knots, weather and an introduction to navigation. Skippers, spouses and older teenagers are encouraged to attend.

For information, contact course coordinator Joe Chernosky, 285-1002, josephc@maine.edu.

For information on the Coast Guard Auxiliary, go to http://www.cgauxed.org.

Benefit 5K race

John Bapst Memorial High School Student Environmental Action Committee will the Peace, Water, and Wisdom 5K Race to benefit the BARKA Foundation on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Waterfront.

BARKA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with the people of the West African country of Burkina Faso to increase their overall quality of life. Thousands of people in Africa are suffering from the water crisis. BARKA has set out to end this suffering by drilling and repairing wells, as well as beginning a hygiene and sanitation program for the village of Tantiaka, population about 500.

Those interested can participate by walking or running, competitively or non-competitively, to aid BARKA in spreading access to sanitary drinking water.

The registration form is at http:// www.peacewaterwisdomrace.org. Also available are the team registration and individual pledge forms.

Hermon

Fill the Trailer

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Pantry will hold a Fill the Trailer Food Drive noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Hermon Veterans Park, Billings Road. A parade at 11 a.m. will move from Hermon Middle School to Hermon Elementary School. Lunch items will be available for purchase.

Participants are asked to bring food, toiletries and soap items to fill the trailer.

Early drop-off of items will be held at 320 or 328 Fuller Road, 848-3956 or 848-2075.

Open casting call

Calling all aspiring actors. An open casting call for a film dealing with teen anxiety

and depression will be held Sunday, Oct. 2, at Hermon High School, 2415 Route 2.

The production is looking to fill roles for teen-age boys and girls, as well as adults. Filming will take place Oct. 8-10 and Oct. 15-16 at Hermon High School and other local venues.

Sign up by contacting Carl Lakari at Project AWARE, 282-5598 or projectaware@maine.rr.com.

The project is being produced by Acadia Hospital, Project AWARE and Gum Spirit Productions, with support from Spring Harbor Hospital and Davis Family Foundation.

Nomination papers

Nomination papers for a vacant position on the Hermon School Committee are available at the Hermon Town Office, 333 Billings Road. The term will expire on June 30, 2012.

The election will be held on Nov. 8. Nomination papers must be returned to the Town Office by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. For information, contact Eric Glidden or Donna Shorey at 848-1010 or clerks@hermon.net.

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