OLD TOWN, Maine — A beef stew dinner and silent auction will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Old Town United Methodist Church, 744 Stillwater Ave.
Tje silent auction will take place in the church narthex at the same time as the dinner.
Items up for bid include a cottage stay on Deer Isle, University of Maine hockey tickets, Maine Foodie Tour tickets, a Mary Kay basket, Old Town hunters breakfast tickets, dream catchers, a kitchen basket with homemade items and more. Bids close promptly at 6:30 p.m., with the highest bid winning that item.
Dinner will include beef stew, homemade corn bread, butter, homemade pies, coffee and punch. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children age 12 and under and $15 for a family of two adults with two or more children.
Proceeds from the dinner and auction benefit the Old Town United Methodist Church and the support it provides to the community. For more information, call 827-3559.
Bucksport church plans concert
BUCKSPORT, Maine — Gospel singer Kirk Talley will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in a concert at the Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St.
Talley of Knoxville, Tenn., has sung with the Cathedrals and the Talleys.
He has won numerous awards for his work including being named songwriter of the year and soloist of the year by Gospel Voice Magazine and Singing News Magazine, respectively.
During his 20 years in the business, Talley also has won Dove and Grammy awards for his southern gospel style of singing.
For information, call 469-3622 or 469-3589.
Seminary to hold forum on marriage in Portland
PORTLAND, Maine — Bangor Theological Seminary will hold its first Evening of Illumination at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Hannaford Hall in the Abromson Center of the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus.
The topic will be “The Future of Marriage: an Interactive Dialogue.” Participants will include the Rev. Kate Braestrup, chaplain for the Maine Warden Service and the Rev. Marvin Ellison, professor of Christian Ethics at the seminary. The discussion will focus the following questions:
• What purposes does marriage serve?
• How can faith contribute to healthy marriages and families?
• What is the future of marriage?
For information, contact the seminary’s Portland campus at 774-5212.
Hampden Highlands church plans bean-hole supper
HAMPDEN, Maine — An authentic bean-hole supper will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
The supper will include bean-hole beans, ham, coleslaw, rolls, pies and beverages.
The cost of the supper will be $8 for adults and $5 for children. Beans also will be available for takeout at a cost of $4 per pint and $7 per quart.
For information, call 862-4195.
First Church, Belfast UU churches plan Community Resources Fair
BELFAST, Maine — The First Church in Belfast, United Church of Christ, in conjunction with the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church and the Peace & Justice Group of Waldo County, will sponsor a Waldo County Community Resources Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at First Church, 55 Spring St.
Topics will include mental health care, elder care, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence prevention, services for the homeless, youth activities, hospice care, food assistance opportunities and more.
Participating agencies will be offered opportunities to have informational tables and-or workshops to educate the public about the services they provide and to solicit contributions to their organizations.
Representatives from BCOPE, Belfast Soup Kitchen, Big Brother Big Sister, Broadreach, The Game Loft, Habitat for Humanity, Hospice of Waldo County, Kno-Wal-Lin, Making Change, Mid-Coast Hospitality House, New Hope for Women, Restorative Justice Project, Safe Home Network, SAIL, Spurwink, Waldo County Community Action Partners, Waldo County Peace and Justice Group and more will come together to present information and to offer workshops on a range of services available in Waldo County.
For information, contact 338-1852.
Fair set at Rockland Congregational Church
ROCKLAND, Maine — Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St., will hold its annual fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
Baked goods, Grandma’s Attic treasures, jewelry, plants, homemade knits and treasures, crafts, the Christmas Corner and Rada Cutlery will be for sale. A door prize will be awarded and 10 pounds of lobster will be raffled off.
Tickets for the raffle are on sale now at the church office for $1 each or six for $5.
For information, call 594-8656.
All Souls’ choir plans Schubert concert
BANGOR, Maine — The senior choir of All Souls Congregational Church, 10 Broadway, will perform Schubert’s Mass in G Major at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6.
Guest soloists and a string ensemble will join the choir. Also on the program will be Trio for Flute, Oboe, and Piano by Madeleine Dring and Fantasie in F Minor for organ duet by Mozart.
For information, call 942-7354.
Radio station sets turkey toss Nov. 12 to benefit Manna
BANGOR, Maine — The Lighthouse Radio Network will hold a turkey toss from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Lamb’s Book and Bible Store, 877 Stillwater Ave., to help families in need through Manna Ministries.
For the past six years, the Christian radio stations have collected an average of 230 turkeys per year to be distributed by Manna Ministries to local families. Last year, a record 279 turkeys were donated.
Everyone who donates a turkey will win a prize. By tossing a rubber “turkey” through a bull’s-eye, people will have an opportunity to win more prizes.
Pizza, hot chocolate, coffee and other food items provided by local vendors will be distributed.
In addition to frozen turkeys, cash donations and gift cards will be accepted.
For information, call 947-2751.