May 25, 2018
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Junior Achievement seeks volunteers

AREA — Each year Junior Achievement of Maine receives 600 requests to visit classrooms throughout the state. These visits are made by volunteers who help inspire students to pursue higher education, become financially literate, be ready for work and possess an entrepreneurial spirit.

To learn more about how to volunteer with Junior Achievement of Maine, call 347-4333 or go to


Children’s chorale, choir auditions

BANGOR — Bangor Area Children’s Choir Youth Chorale for children ages 12 to 18, and Treble Choir for children age 9 and up are accepting new members during October.

In addition to its regular concerts, BACC will  perform twice this season with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and is planning a performance tour to the Western Maine mountains. For information about this opportunity for young people who enjoy music and singing, visit or email


Requiem for All Soul’s Day

BANGOR — Requiem for All Souls’ Day will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French St. Donations received at this service will benefit the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.

Names to be remembered aloud during the service may be sent to or may be called in at 947-0156.


Maine astronaut visit

BANGOR — Maine astronaut Chris Cassidy, who recently completed an expedition aboard the International Space Station from March through September, will make a public appearance 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Challenger Learning Center of Maine, courtesy of Husson University.

Rsvp before 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, by calling 990-2900, ext. 1, or visit


Book fair fundraiser

BANGOR — Bangor Christian Schools will host the All-Star Book Fair 7-8:30 a.m. and 2-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Nov. 4-8, in the auditorium of Bangor Baptist Church.

A sneak peak breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4. starting at 7:00 am.

A family social and fellowship time will take place at noon Friday, Nov. 8. It will feature pizza and ice cream. A special drawing will be held with the winner receiving a free basket of reading books.


Penobscot Mineral and Lapidary Club Show

BREWER — The Penobscot Mineral and Lapidary Club will hold its ninth annual Gem and Mineral Show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Brewer Auditorium on Wilson Street. Admission is $ 2, free to children under 12.

Approximately 20 vendors will have available for purchase rocks, mineral specimens, gemstones, beads, gold and silver jewelry and other related products.

The show also will feature silent auctions every hour, and a 50-50 raffle each day.

Food and refreshments will be available at the concession stand.

For information, call Lance Shope at 989-3342 or Jim White at 866-2546.


Historical society fundraiser

HAMPDEN — Hampden Historical Society is conducting a raffle to raise funds for the organization. Prizes are a Saturday Night Romance Rendezvous at the Lucerne Inn, a Kindle Fire and a Gift Certificate Package featuring gift cards from area merchants, including Angler’s Restaurant, Hampden Floral, Rawcliffe’s Garage, Schacht’s, Wal-Mart and other businesses.

Winning tickets will be drawn at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the society’s Kinsley House.

For information about obtaining tickets, call Jerry Stanhope at 862-3463 or Vivian Gresser at 862-3676.


Science Saturday

OLD TOWN — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host 4-H Science Saturday for 15 youth in grades six through eight 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at UMaine’s J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road.

Dr. Anne Lichtenwalner and students in UMaine’s animal and veterinary science program will lead the program, “Clues Written in Blood.” After a presentation, participants can examine animal blood samples with a microscope. After the program, participants will be invited to tour the university campus with Team Maine.

A $12 fee will include lunch. Advance registration is required. Go to, or contact Jessica Brainerd call 581-3877 to register, for information or to request a disability accommodation.


A trip to the laboratory

ORONO —  Gateway Seniors Without Walls will sponsor a visit at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, to the Advanced Structures Laboratory at the University of Maine. The laboratory is engaged in research on wind power  and other structures that use composite materials, such as military applications and the Bridge in a Backpack.

Meet in front of the Orono Library at 12:30 p.m. and carpool to the laboratory.

The event is free. For information, call 889-3031.


Learn about video games

ORONO — The Orono Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a five-week class on Learning The Language of Video Games. Classes will be held 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Nov. 16-Dec. 21, at the Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Road.

The instructor will provide any necessary hardware and software, though students are invited to bring their own.

Classes will resemble a literature or film appreciation course where shared materials provide a common ground for discussion and presentations.

The cost is $65. For information, call 866-2556.

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