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Posted Oct. 15, 2013, at 10:19 a.m.

Foreign policy lecture series

BANGOR — Together with the Bangor Foreign Policy Group, the Bangor Public Library will sponsor the World in Your Library Foreign Policy Speaking Series 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business at Husson University. The schedule is:

• Ron Jarvella, “The Chinese Intelligence Network,” Oct. 22. Jarvella will discuss the Chinese Intelligence network, exploring how it is structured, how it operates and what it is after.

• Scott Erb, “Social Media Revolution,” Oct. 29. The rise of social media and the power of information revolution, brought about by the computer and new technology, are transforming life across the world and at home.

The lectures are free and open to all.

 

‘Maine Woods Forever’

BANGOR — The Maine chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club will present “Maine Woods Forever Preserves Thoreau’s Routes”  with Paul Johnson, a retired fishery biologist from Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife from the Moosehead Lake region, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.

Maine Woods Forever encourages the public to explore Henry David Thoreau’s trails. The Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail is a project initiated by the woods group that consists of traditional Wabanaki canoe routes and portages in Maine’s Kennebec and Penobscot river drainages traveled by Thoreau in the mid-1800s.

 

Goods For Good toilet tissue drive

BANGOR — Welcome To Housing, an all volunteer program that helps people moving from homeless

shelters and programs in the Bangor area by providing free household items donated

through the community, celebrated it’s second anniversary in October.

Chris Olsen, volunteer team leader for Welcome To Housing said the second Good For Good Drive has had a great response but jokes that there will be a “lot of paperwork”

to do with the last leg of the drive to be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov, 1, at Sam’s Club, 47 Haskell Road in Bangor.

Chris Wilcox of Sam’s along with Olsen said the focus will be on collecting paper products, especially toilet paper. Olsen said similar drives for toilet paper, paper towels and napkins are held in February but there is always a need.

For information on Welcome To Housing, call 745-1287, email wth04401@yahoo.com, find them on Facebook or visit WelcomeToHousing.com.

 

Crafters needed

BANGOR — Crafters are needed to take part in the Sunbury Village annual craft fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. For information, call Renee at 942-0802.

 

PICA annual auction

BANGOR — PICA will hold its annual silent and live auction event 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Brick Church, corner of Union and Main streets. The auction will feature tasty treats and music by Brian Dyer Stewart. Mark Kelley will serve as auctioneer.

Items up for bid include original artwork, sweatshop-free clothing, holiday wreaths, pottery, books, yoga and dance lessons, Reiki treatment, gift certificates to local restaurants and stores, seacoast weekend, plants, flowers, food and more.

Auction proceeds will support PICA’s work for social and economic justice in Maine and El Salvador.

To donate items for the auction or to volunteer to help out at the event, call the PICA office at 947-4203 or email Ellen at elleng@pica.es.

 

Story Walk

BREWER — The Brewer Public Library will present its inaugural StoryWalk at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Meet at the library for a short walk to the Penobscot Landing Trail.

Participants will walk the new trail along the waterfront and read from “At One” by Lynn Plourde.

Refreshments will be served in the Children’s Garden. The event is open to all ages.

StoryWalk originally was created by Anne Ferguson of Vermont and sponsored by the Vermont Bicycle Coalition.

 

Trapper education course

BUCKSPORT — A trapper education course will be held 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Bucks Mills Rod and Gun Club. The class requires home study and attendance at both sessions.

For information, call Ed Davis at 469-7918.

 

Haunted House event

EDDINGTON — The Eddington Fire Department will host its 10th annual Fire Department Haunted House, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct, 18, at the fire department.

The event is family friendly and will feature the haunted house, face painting, a coloring contest and a hayride.

The haunted house will run rain or shine; the hay ride is weather dependent

Admission is free, but donations are accepted to benefit the Firefighters Fund , which helps department provide community events, CPR classes and more.

 

Vendors needed for holiday fair

HERMON — Hermon Cub Scouts Pack 25 is seeking vendors for its ninth annual Holiday Craft Fair. The fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 23. For information. contact Amy at Hermoncubpack25@hotmail.com or 570-4018.

 

Illustrated talk on the Upper Amazon

HOLDEN — In March a group of Maine Audubon members organized by Ron Davis spent two weeks birding and observing aquatic and rain forest mammals, including river dolphins and primates in the Upper Amazon Basin of northeastern Peru. The group had access on a research riverboat to restricted portions of the large and pristine Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, including canoe travel into the flooded forest. Davis will discuss those adventures at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, Fields Pond Audubon Center.

Admission is $5 members, $6 others. For information, call 989-2591.

 

Halloween Carnival

HOLDEN — A Halloween Carnival will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct, 25, at Holden Elementary School. Activities at the family friendly event will include, a donut on a string eating contest, guess how many contest, pumpkin golf, tattoo station, lollipop ring toss, pumpkin bean bag toss, trunk-or-treat, cookie decorating, fortune teller and a haunted house.

Popcorn, sweets and “Witches Brew” — soda and ice cream concoctions will be served.

Tickets are 25 cents each or five for $1 for games and food.

 

Candidates Night

OLD TOWN — The Old Town Rotary Club will sponsor Candidates Night at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the City Council chambers on the second floor of City Hall to provide candidates for the Old Town City Council and the RSU 34 school board an opportunity to present their views on local issues to Old Town voters. Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap will serve as moderator. The proceedings will be recorded and broadcast on Time Warner Cable Channel 7 in Old Town.

Candidates will have an opportunity to make a brief opening statement, followed by questions from the audience and the moderator.

Five candidates are running for three seats on the City Council, and three candidates are running for two positions representing Old Town on the RSU 34 board of directors.

The City Council candidates are Herb Buck, Carol May, Eric Roach, Lori Smart and Christopher Weiss. The top two vote-getters will serve three-year terms on the Council. The No. 3 vote-getter will fill the one-year vacancy that was created after Councilor Bill Lovejoy resigned.

The RSU 34 school board candidates are Donna Conary, Lee Jackson and David Wollstadt.

 

Christmas Angel Pageant

ORONO — The Maine Christmas Angel Pageant will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Corbett Hall, University of Maine. The event is a natural beauty pageant open to boys and girls of all ages, no experience needed.

Judging will not be based on attire or beauty. Each contestant will win a sash and tiara. Contestants will be encouraged to collect toys, food and-or monetary donations and those who do so will compete for the Christmas Spirit Award which will have its own crown and sash. Contestants will donate collected food and toys locally and all money raised will be donated to the Good Shepherd Food Bank which supplies many of Maine’s smaller food banks.

Entries must be received by Friday, Oct. 25. For information, call Robyn Fransen at 356-2487, email robynfransen@tds.net or go to mainechristmasangel.webs.com.

 

Silent auction, potluck supper

ORONO — A silent auction and potluck supper will be held 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct 19, at the Orono Senior Center, 10 Birch St. The event will benefit the reconstruction of the Orono Bog Boardwalk.

Participants are asked to bring a dish to share. Items up for bid will include a weekend getaway on the Maine Coast, behind-the-scenes tours of area museums and laboratories, home brewing consultation, hand-tied flies, Collins Center event tickets, Penobscot Theatre tickets, cross-country ski lessons, original artworks and more.

Admission is free, but donations will accepted at the door. For information, email jim.bird@umit.maine.edu, call 866-2578 or visit oronobogwalk.org.

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