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Community News for Aug. 1-7, 2013

Band concert


BANGOR — The Bangor Band will present a free concert at y p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Bangor Masonic Center, 294 Union St., at the former location of Bangor Theological Seminary.

The concert is sponsored by the Tuscan Chapter 148, OES. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

In case of rain, the concert will be held inside the Masonic Center, not at Bangor High School.

To access the summer concerts schedule, go to bangorband.org, or call band President Lori Wingo at 944-4193.

House in the Woods presentation

BANGOR — The public is invited to attend a presentation about the House in the Woods, a veteran’s retreat in Lee. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Bangor Grange hall. A pot-luck supper will be served at 6 p.m. The Grange will be holding it’s regular meeting afterwards and attendees are encouraged to stay and learn about Grange membership and benefits. For information, call 973-3976.

Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration

BANGOR — A commemoration of the 68th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be held at noon Tuesday, Aug. 6, at  Peirce Park next to the Bangor Public Library on Harlow Street.  Members of the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine invite the public to the event which will include readings, folding of origami cranes and a symbolic “die-in.” Participants may simply stand as witnesses or lie down  in a symbolic “die -in” to represent those who died and those who survived.

The commemoration will be followed by a Walk for Peaceful Priorities through downtown Bangor.  For information, call 942-9343.

Bottled water donations needed

BANGOR — Manna has issued a request for donations of bottled water to be given to the those who use the soup kitchen daily, as part of Manna’s goal of helping the children, elderly and others at risk stay hydrated during the hot weather. Manna is located at 629 Main St. for information, call 990-2870.

Scholarship winner

BANGOR — Thomas Hosmer, 12, of Bangor was selected as a regional scholarship winner from the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. He was chosen from more than 35,000 nominees nationwide for making a positive impact in his community. Thomas organized Team Mimi’s Annual Softball Tournament, recruited 11 teams and raised more than $5,000 for a local cancer center in honor of his grandmother, who died of cancer. His efforts earned him a $1,000 scholarship from Kohl’s.

Trail opening

BANGOR — The Bangor Land Trust officially will open the Central Penjajawoc Preserve Trail at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13.

The trailhead parking area is located just south of the Burleigh Road and Essex Street intersection, across from 1242 Essex St. and next door and north of 1231 Essex St.

This is a pedestrians-only trail. Visitors are asked to leave pets at home in order to lessen the disturbance of wildlife and to allow other visitors the opportunity to walk without worry. The trail is a loop about a mile and a half long, with a large central area of undisturbed habitat for wild creatures.

E-waste party

BANGOR — Penobscot Community Health Care and Electronics End LLC have partnered to organize its second annual E-waste party 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at PCHC, 1012 Union St. Bring old computers, monitors, printers, televisions, phones, microwaves and more to be disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly way. Refrigerants will not be accepted. The event is free and open to all.

Senior alumni reunion

BREWER —The annual Brewer High School senior alumni reunion will be held Friday, Aug. 16, at Jeff’s Catering and Banquet Center. All former graduates or students who have been out of Brewer High School for more than 50 years are invited to attend. After the dinner and meeting, entertainment will be furnished by RetroRockerz, featuring a live performance of popular songs of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Reservations may be made with Gail Stewart at 948-2575.

Senior citizens bus trip

HAMPDEN — Hampden Senior Citizens are planning a trip to Southwest Harbor and Cranberry Island. The bus will leave the Skehan Center at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $42.50 and does not include lunch. Lunch stop will be on Cranberry Island.

Reservations must be made by Monday, Aug.5, by calling Emma Holt at 862-3126 or Rose Marie Graham at 862-3478. Or mail a check to: Emma Holt, 113 Western Ave., Hampden ME 04444.

Food Waste Management Workshop

ORONO — Registration is still open for the Food Waste Management Workshop Wednesday and Thursday, Aug, 21-22, sponsored by the Maine Compost Team and the University of Maine in Orono.

The event will feature information on UMaine’s new food material in-vessel compost system and how schools, corporations, entertainment and food industries can turn waste into a renewable product.

The workshop cost is $200 and includes instructional materials, refreshments, lunches and assorted publications. Event schedule is at composting.org.

The Maine Compost Team also will offer an all-day tour of two compost facilities and an anaerobic digester on Friday, Aug. 23. The tour fee is $50 and includes educational instruction at each stop, motor coach transportation from Orono and lunch.

Advance registration is required for both events. To register online or download a registration form, go to http://umaine.edu/food-health/blog/2013/05/06/food-waste-management.

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