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Things to Do: Positively Maine for Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012


AUGUSTA — Rachel’s Run and Kids’ Fun, 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. The family event will begin with a 5K run or walk along the Kennebec River Rail Trail from Capitol Park in Augusta to Hallowell and back. It will include children’s activities and a stroller brigade. Registration is $15 until Friday, Aug. 31, $20 the day of the event. Proceeds will be used to reduce toxic pollution in Maine. For information and registration, visit the Natural Resources Council of Maine at nrcm.org/RachelsRun.asp .

BANGOR — Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Bangor Elks Club, 108 Odlin Road. The cost of the dinner is $7, $5 seniors and children 12 to 18, $3 children under 12. The event is sponsored by the Westgate Manor Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team. For information, call Tammy Leland at 942-7336.

CAMDEN — P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center annual Sea Dog Show, 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2. Entry forms are available at PawsAdoption.org, or register beginning 9 a.m. the day of the show at Harbor Park. Registration is $5. For information, email Info@PawsAdoption.org or call the center at 236-8702.

CASTINE — The Penobscot Navy League Council, in partnership with Maine Maritime Academy, will conduct sunset cruises on Penobscot Bay aboard the historic schooner Bowdoin at 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 17-18, departing from the Castine Town Dock. Passengers are asked to be at the dock by 3:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for students in the Naval ROTC program at Maine Maritime Academy and the University of Maine, and to recognize outstanding merchant marine graduates from MMA. Funds also are used to recognize the Northern New England Coast Guard Sailor of the Year and to support two Naval Sea Cadet units in Bangor and Madison. The cost is $35 per person, light snack and beverages provided. To make reservations, call Chris Kopang, president of the Penobscot Navy League Council, at 862-3151. Reservation deadline is Monday, Sept. 10.

DAMARISCOTTA — 15th annual Coastal Maine Antiques Show, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Round Top Farm, Business Route 1. Admission is $10 to benefit the Damariscotta River Association. For information, visit maineantiques.org.

PORT CLYDE — The Georges River Land Trust will sponsor a guided kayak trip, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, from Port Clyde Kayaks. Rain date is 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. Tickets are $65 for land trust members, $70 others. Tickets must be purchased in advance at grlt.org/revelryevents.html or by calling 594-5166. The trip is limited to 18 people. Proceeds will benefit the land trust.

WINTER HARBOR — Mimi Blais, Ragtime Queen, presenting the music of Jean Baptiste Lafreniere, will give a concert to benefit Schoodic Arts for All at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Hammond Hall, 427 Main St. Admission is $15. For information, visit Schoodicartsforall.org.

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