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Posted Oct. 07, 2013, at 11:21 a.m.

ALTON — The Alton Methodist is accepting orders for chicken pies. The cost is $9 each.

To place an order, call 394-3912 or 394- 2702. Pies will be ready for pick up 9 a.m.- noon Saturday, Oct. 12, at the church.

 

Fundraiser

BANGOR — Community Health and Counseling Services will host a Friend-Raiser Roundup 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Spectacular Event Center. Guests will enjoy down-home style cooking, featuring baked beans, corn bread, hot dogs, pulled pork, potato salad and fresh strawberry shortcake.

Take a photo of the evening at in photo corner using the fun props available. Dance your boots off to the sounds of DJ and emcee Paul Dupuis. Learn to line dance with the help of professional dance instructors. Take a ride on Rusty, the mechanical bull.

Take a chance on raffle items that will be awarded at the end of the evening. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win.

Visit the CHCS Facebook page to view the raffle items, donated by Gass Horse Supply and Western Wear, Waterfront Concerts and other local merchants.

Attendees are encouraged to dress casually, including jeans and flannel shirts.

Tickets are $25, $50 couple, $70 for families available at chcs-me.org.

 

Discussion series

BANGOR — The Northern Maine Chapter of Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence will host a discussion series 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 8 through Nov. 19, at Bangor Public Library. The book under discussion at the first meeting in the series will be Living With Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment by Craig Whitney.

Mark Kelley, director of journalism at the New England School of Communications in Bangor, will moderate the discussion.

For information, go to northernme@mcahv.org.

 

Nature Night

BANGOR — The Penobscot Valley Chapter of Maine Audubon will host Nature Night — also known as Whales and Ales, Bears and Beers — at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in the meeting room at the Sea Dog Brewing Company. The event is free.

For information, go to pvcaudubon.org.

 

Former 4-Hers sought

BANGOR — In recognition of 100 years of 4-H clubs in Maine, the Penobscot County 4-H Club Leaders’ Association is trying to locate former 4-Her’s — members and volunteers — in order  to invite them to its annual awards banquet on Saturday, Oct. 19.

For information, call the Penobscot County Cooperative Extension Office at 942-7396.

 

Living History Days

BRADLEY — The Maine Forest and Logging Museum will hold Living History Days: A Journey through Time, 1790-1900’s 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6, at Leonard’s Mill,

9 miles from Bangor on Route 178.

Sample bean-hole beans, shortcakes and fresh apple cider. Experience wagon rides, water powered sawmill, blacksmith shop, log cabin, beehive oven and press apples into cider. See a 1790s-era encampment, candle-making, trappers, 20th Maine Civil War encampment, 1900s machinery and a Lombard log hauler.

Daily admission: $10, $5 children, free to members. Yearly membership fee is $25, $40 family.

 

Lending library

BANGOR — The Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine will host a workshop on its new 300-volume lending library 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at the center. Barb Blazej, adjunct faculty, Peace and Reconciliation Studies Program, will facilitate the workshop.

Registration fee is $10 on the day of the event. To register or for information, email info@peacetr.org or call 942-9343.

 

Brewer Historical Society meeting

BREWER — Brewer Historical Society, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Brewer First Methodist Church meeting room, 40 South Main St. The speaker will be Janet McIntosh of the Brewer School Department and vice chairwoman of the Brewer Comprehensive Plan committee. The talk will be about Brewer’s vision for education and history during the next decade. The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

 

Costume swap

BREWER — Brewer Costume, a member of Green Halloween, and EcoMom Alliance program, and SNAP Fitness are partnering up to host the fourth annual costume swap noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at SNAP Fitness. Swap costumes, door decorations and lights. This year we will also allow the swapping of Halloween items such as door decorations and lights. Plastic costumes will not be allowed. Items should be clean and gently used.

Attendees without anything to swap may choose items at no cost.

The event is free and open to all.

Everyone is invited to the FREE event! We will have door prizes and a few special treats for your child.

For information about Green Halloween, got to greenhalloween.org.

 

EMGH class of 1963

BREWER — The graduate nurses of Eastern Maine General Hospital School of Nursing (now EMMC) class of 1963 celebrated their 50th reunion Sept. 20-21 with supper at Schooners on Sept. 20. and a tour of Eastern Maine Medical Center and luncheon at the Oriental Jade on Sept. 21.

Attending the reunion were Anne Mace Somers, Barbara Stoddard Goodeill, Pam Guernsey Auge, Lucy Smith Webber, Nancy Torrey Wright, Margaret Fahey Fowler, Sharon Fitzgerald Clark, Connie Walker Hollis, JaniceJordon Byard,Roberta Bell Everett, Sylvia Debransky

Thirteen class members  were unable to attend and five members are deceased.

 

Big band dinner dance

BREWER – Calling all swing dancers, toe-tappers and live music lovers of all ages. The 17-piece Queen City Big Band under the direction of Brian Nadeau will perform Thursday,

Oct. 17, at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. The event will benefit the Hammond Street Senior Center.

The doors and the cash bar will open at 4:30 p.m. for free dance lessons and appetizers. A full all-you-can-eat buffet will be served by 5:30 p.m. and the rest of the night is dedicated to live music and dancing.

Tickets are $35 each. The event is open to the public and guests of all ages are may attend. Table discounts are available at $250 for a table of eight. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Hammond Street Senior Center, 2 Hammond St., or by calling the Senior Center at 262-5532.

 

Farm safety stickers

ORONO — With harvest season underway, many Maine farmers and farm workers are operating farm tractors in fields and on roads. To promote workplace safety, the Maine AgrAbility Program of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Northern New England and Alpha One, developed a brightly colored decal to be applied to tractor fenders, dashboards and windshields. The decal reminds operators to work safely.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s AgrAbility Program will give as many as five free safety stickers to each farm in Maine. To order, contact Maine AgrAbility Coordinator Lani Carlson at maine.agrability@maine.edu or 944-1533.

 

Executive director of Maine 4-H Foundation

ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor Susan Jennings has been named the new executive director of the Maine 4-H Foundation and Resource Development

Jennings has been a UMaine Extension faculty member since 1988. Based in South Paris, Jennings has led Oxford County 4-H Youth Development programs, including University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond.

Jennings is a UMaine alumna.

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