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Community News for July 11-17

By Brian Swartz, Advertising Staff Editor

Guns of the Northeast symposium

BANGOR — The Bangor Museum and History Center will host a Guns of the Northeast symposium 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Bangor Parks and Recreation Center. Morning presentations will be “Paugus’s Pistol,” “The History of Police Firearms in Penobscot County,” and “Ready, Aim, Fire! Target Shooting and the Lives of Mainers.”

The afternoon will feature appraisals by James D. Julia Auction House; a drop-in question and answer session with Dana Lippitt, museum curator, on caring for antique weapons at home; a display of edged weapons and historic guns from the museum collection; and black powder demonstrations.

Free gun locks will be available, courtesy of the Bangor Police and Penobscot County Sheriff’s Departments.

Registration is $15, $12 museum members, and includes lunch.

Appraisals cost $15 for the first weapon, $10 each additional weapon. Visit bangormuseum.org for information and to register.

Donation to Hope House

BANGOR — Leah Barteaux, Labor Ready branch manager, presented a $500 check to Ann Giggey, the Hope House manager, and the Hope House staff on June 12. The check was from Labor Ready’s National Headquarters. The Hope House was nominated for the funding by the local Labor Ready branch, which sought to recognize the efforts of the shelter and for consistently providing the company with workers.

“We are grateful for the recognition and support of Labor Ready and are pleased to collaborate with them to help employ Hope House guests,” Giggey said.

Hope House is a 64-bed emergency homeless shelter licensed by MSHA and the Office of Substance Abuse. It is the second largest shelter in Maine.

New board members

BANGOR — The board of directors of Hammond Street Senior Center has appointed two new members. They are Kelli Daunais, administrator at Winterberry Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care in Bangor, and Vicki Rusbult, director of the Center for Community Capital at Eastern Maine Development Corporation in Bangor.

For information, call the center at 262-5532, email info@hammondstreet.org, or visit hammondstreet.org.

Living history weekend

BRADLEY —  Leonard’s Mills, the 1790s living history village, will come alive with re-enactors and many activities 10 a.m.-4 p.m Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14.

To become a volunteer to demonstrate a traditional fiber craft such as weaving, spinning, rug hooking, braiding, embroidery, etc. go to leonardsmills.com or e-mail info@leonardsmills.com.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension summer events at Rogers Farm

STILLWATER — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension has scheduled several activities this summer at the Rogers Farm, located on the Bennoch Road in Stillwater.

Learn about Seed Saving and Plant Propagation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, when Laura Budde will discuss the art and science behind saving seeds, and Kate Garland will demonstrate how to propagate certain shrubs by taking cuttings.

The free event will take place rain or shine.

From 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesdays through August, Master Gardeners will be present 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through August, at the Rogers Farm garden to answer questions about gardening.

The third annual Art in the Garden will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday,  Aug. 20.

For information or to request a disability accommodation, call 942-7396. Allow two weeks for a disability request.

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