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Posted June 05, 2013, at 8:41 a.m.

Library book sale

BANGOR — The Friends of the Bangor Public Library will hold its annual book sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the library. A preview for Friends members will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday,  June 14.

The final hour of the Saturday sale will be devoted to books-by-the-bag. Proceeds from the sale will help support the Bangor Public Library.

Volunteers are needed to help sort books during the week of June 10. To volunteer or for information, call 945-6883  or email grahams33@myfairpoint.net.

 

Free event about cooking

BANGOR — Bangor Region Public Health and Wellness will host  Cooking Matters at the Store, a free educational event, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 8, Hannaford Supermarket, 1133 Union St. RSVP by contacting Andrea LaFlamme at Bangor Region Public Health and Wellness at 992-4537 or andrea.laflamme@bangormaine.gov.

 

Main Street Matters program

BANGOR — The city of Bangor and the Downtown Bangor Partnership announced the city’s participation in Benjamin Moore’s “Main Street Matters” campaign. If Bangor receives enough votes, the company will paint building facades on Main Street in downtown for free.

Bangor is just one of more than 100 cities that Benjamin Moore has nominated for the national

competition.  Until June 30 going to Benjamin Moore’s “Main Street Matters” website: Vote for Bangor at paintwhatmatters.com until Sunday, June 30.

Benjamin Moore will provide all of the paint and supplies necessary for railings, shutters and other pieces of exterior building trim, offer consultation on the best materials to use and provide skilled, professional painters to ensure that the final product is most suitable for the city.

 

Bangor Public Library Summer Music Series

BANGOR — The Bangor Public Library Summer Music Series will take place at 7 p.m. June 11 to Aug. 14, in Peirce Park, or in the library Lecture Hall if the weather is inclement.

the schedule is:

• Bangor Band, Tuesday, June 11.

• The Lidral Duo, Wednesday, June 19.

• Larry and Leslie LaTour, Wednesday, July 3.

• New Renaissance Singers, Wednesday, July 10.

• The Silver Duo, Wednesday, July 17.

• Timbered Lake, Wednesday, July 24.

• Jonee Earthquake Band, Wednesday, July 31.

• Six Basin Street, Wednesday, Aug. 7.

• October Gold, Wednesday, Aug. 14.

 

Community yard sale

BANGOR — A community yard sale to benefit Team Momentum North Special Olympics athletes will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Saturday, June 15, at 28 Gilman Plaza, behind Chili’s. Table rental space is available at a cost of $20.

To arrange for table space, call 907-4501 or email smacomber@momentumme.com.

 

One-way traffic on the bridge

BANGOR — As repainting of the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge continues through the summer, the Maine DOT announced that effective June 12 traffic will be one way brom Brewer to Bangor. Those wishing to go to Brewer from Bangor must seek use the other two bridges.

 

Housing Authority receives grant

BREWER — The Housing Authority of the City of Brewer recently received a $10,000.00 grant from the Haskell-Stetson Fund for Penobscot County of the Maine Community Foundation to purchase technical equipment for the Brewer Community Center. The Brewer Community Center will provide classes in basic adult education, college preparation, college courses, a ‘work ready’ program, and job training opportunities through partner agencies. The facility is currently under construction and scheduled to open by November.

“This grant will be instrumental in enhancing the educational and job training activities that will soon be offered to families in Public Housing; as well as, individuals from the surrounding community,” said Gordon Stitham, executive director of Brewer Housing Authority. “The various programs that will be offered at the Brewer Community Center will provide adults from the greater Bangor-Brewer area with the skills they need to compete for local jobs. This program is unique because it encompasses the entire spectrum of activities needed to achieve self-sufficiency under one roof. We anticipate that the Brewer Community Center will become an integral part of the community.”

 

Dig Into Reading program

CARMEL — Readers will explore all things underground this summer as the Simpson Memorial Library presents Dig Into Reading. As part of the program magician Carroll Chapman will perform at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18.

The 2013 summer Reading Program is open to children of preschool age to age 13, and will include programs, prizes, story hours, activities and more. Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me portion of the program, especially designed for infants and toddlers.

The programs will be held 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 18-July 30, at the Golden Harvest Grange, Route 2. To be eligible for prizes and certificates, participants must turn in their reading logs.

All programs are free of charge. For information or to register, call the library at 848-7145, or visit simpsonmemorial.org.

 

Benefit ride

OLD TOWN — A Motorcycle and Classic Car Benefit Ride will take place at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 9, from Old town City Park. The event, covering 80 miles, will benefit Norberta Rand Butler of Bradley, who is ill. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Donation Donations will be accepted. There will be a 50/50 drawing during the lunch stop.

 

Wildlife refuge grant

OLD TOWN — Hirundo Wildlife Refuge announced that it has received a $6,460 grant from the Penobscot County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation for fundraising development to obtain sustained financial resources.

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