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Posted July 02, 2013, at 8:19 a.m.

Bangor Band concerts

BANGOR — The Bangor Band has scheduled concerts for:

• 6 p.m., July 4, Pickering Square;

• 7 p.m., July 9, Bangor Waterfront. In case of rain, the concert will take place at Peakes Auditorium, Bangor High School.

• 7 p.m., July 16, Bangor Waterfront. In case of rain, the concert will take place at Peakes Auditorium, Bangor High School.

 

Guns of the Northeast

BANGOR – The Bangor Museum and History Center will sponsor “Guns of the Northeast: Firearms and the Formation of New England 18th-21st Centuries” from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., July 13, at the Bangor Parks and Recreation Department, 647 Main St.

Weapons, particularly firearms, played an important role in new England’s earliest days. Collectors and enthusiasts are invited to learn from regional experts at workshops held during the event. Representatives from the James D. Julia and Sons auction house will be present to appraise firearms.

For more information, call 207-942-1900 or go to bangormuseum.org.

 

Grants to Women, Work and Community

BANGOR — Women, Work, and Community announced grant awards from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and the Maine Community Foundation totaling $15,000 to support its online Career Planning classes.

The 18-hour class is aimed at working adults and students from throughout Maine who want to improve their skills, complete their education and find a career that can support their families. WWC has been helping individuals find success in their jobs, their businesses and their communities for 34 years through offices around the state.

With support from Bank of America and the Maine Community Foundation will allow WWC to increase the number of times it can offer the online class and up the overall numbers it can reach by 80 over the next year.

For information on programs and services available from Women, Work and Community, visit womenworkandcommunity.org.

 

Food Fight

BANGOR — Organizers of the KahBang Festival announced that it will introduce Food Fight, a bake-off fundraiser for nonprofits, in which they will compete for a $2,000 donation.

The festival will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10 at the Bangor Waterfront.

This event is open to the public and bake sale tickets will be available at the door. Each ticket is worth $1 and tickets may be exchanged for baked goods. Each nonprofit will get to keep 100 percent of the proceeds from ticket sales and the group with the most tickets at the end of the festival will win the $2,000 cash donation. The first runner up will receive a $1,000 donation and the second runner up, a $500 donation. The deadline for nonprofits to apply to participate in Food Fight is July 13.

For information, visit KahBang.com. All other questions or application requests may be submitted to Vendor Coordinator Katie Hathaway at katie@kahbang.com.

 

Pure Happiness

BANGOR — Garelick Farms has named Chloe Lawrence, a fifth-grader at Weatherbee School in Hampden, as the Penobscot County winner of the company’s Pure Happiness Design Contest. Chloe will receive a $500 savings bond and $500 for the art department at Weatherbee School to use for art supplies or other education-related expenses.

Chloe was one of 16 winners selected from a pool of more than 500 entrants. She was chosen as the Penobscot County winner for her submission, “Sitting in solitude in the forest with my headphones, a book and a delicious ice cream cone, enjoying nature at its fullest — that’s pure happiness,” showing a beautiful scene of the outdoors and herself eating ice cream.

To view a gallery of the winning entries, garelickfarms.com/happy.

 

Paul Harris Fellows

BANGOR — Rotary Club of Bangor named WBRC Architects-Engineers’ President and CEO Stephen Rich, Earl Black and Arthur Comstock as Paul Harris Fellows at its annual awards luncheon June 18 in Bangor.

The Paul Harris Fellowship, named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905, honors people who have demonstrated the Rotary ideal of service above self.

“Rich, Comstock and Black have demonstrated, in their commitment to club activities and their community activities, a willingness to step up and lead in one or more of Rotary’s four avenues of service — club, vocational service, community and international,” said Scott Boucher, president of the Rotary Club of Bangor.

 

Teen parent education

BANGOR — The Good Samaritan Agency at 100 Ridgewood Drive offers the Teen Parent Education Program as an alternative high school diploma program for pregnant and parenting teen mothers between the ages of 14 and 20.

The program offers students more individualized learning environment where they can focus on their academic classes as well as learn life skills to help them with parenting, career awareness, and healthy relationships.

On-site childcare is available.

New students are being accepted for the classes that begin in the fall. Call 942-7211 to learn more about the program or to schedule an intake for fall enrollment.

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