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Posted Sept. 10, 2013, at 3:16 p.m.

Rehearsal and audition

BANGOR— The Bangor Area Children’s Choir invites children ages 9 to 18 and their families to a Try-It rehearsal and audition 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the First Baptist Church in Bangor.

Organizers said the rehearsal and audition will be an enjoyable informational event where young singers can experience the fun and effort involved with participating in the choir. Parents will meet with other parents and choir board members for an information session.

For information, email robertludwig@bangorareachildrenschoir.com or go to bangorareachildrenschoir.com.

 

Volunteers needed

BANGOR — Literacy Volunteers of Bangor is seeking volunteer tutors willing to work one-on-one with area adults to teach reading and English skills. Becoming a tutor does not require teaching experience or fluency in another language. Patience, an interest in learning about others and a desire to transform an adult’s life through literacy are all that is needed.

Tutor training will begin with an information session, Introduction to Literacy, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, for five weeks, at United Technologies Center, 200 Hogan Road in Bangor.

To access a list of training dates and times, visit lvbangor.org and look under “What’s Happening.” Suggested course fee of $35 to help to defray the cost of books and materials. Scholarships are available.

For information or to register, call Literacy Volunteers of Bangor at 947-8451 or email christinedirmeir@lvbangor.org.

 

Eat Well Nutrition Workshops

BANGOR — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Eat Well Nutrition Workshops, in six sessions, will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Extension office at 307 Maine Ave. Class dates are Sept. 17 and 24, Oct. 1, 22 and 29, and Nov. 5.

Each classes runs 60 to 90 minutes and participation in all six classes is required.

Through hands-on activities participants will learn how to save money on groceries, enhance cooking skills, keep foods safe to eat and try new, healthy recipes the whole family will enjoy.

Participants in the workshops also will receive: recipes, a cookbook, tips to help keep families healthy and active, and other incentives at each lesson they attend to help practice at home what is learned at each workshop.

Registration is free to eligible adults with children.

For information about program eligibility, or to request a disability accommodation,

contact Theresa or Wendy at 942-7396 or 800-287-1485, TDD: 1-800-287-8957, cepen@umext.maine.edu or  visit the events calendar at extension.umaine.edu.

 

School supplies donated

BREWER — Representatives of the Bangor Area Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals visited Stillwater Academy in Brewer on Aug. 27 to deliver

$100 worth of school supplies donated by the chapter, plus additional supplies donated by

individual members.

Stillwater Academy staff members Jody Raymond and Sarah Jandreau-Morin said they were delighted with the gifts and expressed appreciation on behalf of their staff and students.

In addition to its annual donation of school supplies, the chapter also collected Box Tops for Education for Stillwater Academy, over the course of several years. The school used the proceeds to purchase an outdoor storage shed.

A service of Community Health and Counseling Services, Stillwater Academy specializes in serving students with autism, pervasive developmental disorders and other developmental disabilities.

 

Sunday School Rally Day

EDDINGTON — Sunday School Rally Day will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Sept. 15, at the North Brewer-Eddington United Methodist Church, 31 Main Road.  A nursery is available. Children are invited to attend.

For information call the church at 989-4715 or 852-5437.

 

Senior citizens Mystery Trip

HAMPDEN — The Hampden Senior Citizens will host a Mystery Trip by bus, leaving at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, from the Skehan Center at Old Hampden Academy, Main Road. The cost is $52 and include lunch. Return time will be at approximately 5 p.m. The trip is open to all local senior citizens.

Reservations must be made no later than Wednesday, Sept.18, by calling Emma Holt at 862-3126, or send a check to: Emma Holt, 113 Western Ave., Apt. 27, Hampden ME 04444.

 

Benefit Bookfair

HERMON — A Bookfair will be held 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Books-A-Million, 116 Bangor Mall Blvd. Purchases at the store during the Bookfair will benefit Hermon HIgh School library. In order to participate in the fundraiser, shoppers must use this code:7000000806.

For information, call 262-1090.

 

Walking tour

ORONO —The Orono Historical Society will lead a walking tour of its downtown area at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. The Heart of Orono tour will provide interesting information on the history of various businesses and sites downtown. The tour will take approximately 1½ hours. Participants must register in advance due to limited space. For information or to sign up, contact Mary Anne Eason at 941-9727 or maeason@gmail.com.

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