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Posted April 29, 2014, at 8:29 a.m.
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Emma Hawkins, 9, whipped up some special treats for this year's Cupcake Battles held at Kindred Westgate on April 18 in Bangor. Emma's entry of Birthday Cupcakes was recognized as runner up for most creative design. Westgate's third annual Cupcake Battles raised $600 for its Walk to End Alzheimer's team. Information about the walk and the Alzheimer's Association, alz.org.
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Kristie Miner Photo Emma Hawkins, 9, whipped up some special treats for this year's Cupcake Battles held at Kindred Westgate on April 18 in Bangor. Emma's entry of Birthday Cupcakes was recognized as runner up for most creative design. Westgate's third annual Cupcake Battles raised $600 for its Walk to End Alzheimer's team. Information about the walk and the Alzheimer's Association, alz.org.

AREA — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine announced that Judy Clukey of Fairfield, laboratory director at MaineGeneral Health, was appointed to its board of directors. She will serve on the program committee.

Big Brothers Big Sisters serves 530 children in Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, Somerset and Waldo counties. To learn how to become a Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer or to make a donation to the organization, call 236-2227 or email info@bbbsmidmaine.org.

 

Spring cleanup

ALTON — Alton will hold its Spring Cleanup Saturday, May 10. Acceptable items must be at the curbside by 7 a.m.

The town requests that metals be piled separately from bulky waste piles. Mixed debris will not be taken. Carpet must be cut into four-foot sections, rolled and tied. Couches, mattresses and small amounts of sheet rock in bags will be accepted. Freon must be removed  from refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners before pick-up. Tires should be put in regular trash pickup two at a time, not in spring cleanup.

Unacceptable items are gas containers, propane cylinders and any metal containing liquid, auto parts, tire rims, televisions, computers, microwave ovens, mercury vapor tubes and wood waste. An electronic waste collection held in the fall for disposal of televisions and electronics.

For information, call Maine Waste Systems at 659-2381 or Alton Town Office at 394-2601. The office is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Basket Bingo

BANGOR — The Zonta Club of Bangor will hold its 12th annual Basket Bingo at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Davis Road Community Center. Doors open at noon. Admission is $12, $10 per person groups of four or more.

Prizes are Longaberger baskets valued at approximately $100 each. The event will include refreshments, door prizes, 50-50 tickets and special blackout games.

To obtain advance tickets, call Bonnie at 391-2522. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Zonta Club of Bangor provides services to local charities, including but not limited to Spruce Run, Rape Response Services, Good Samaritan and more recently Sarah’s House in Holden. The organization also awards $1,000 scholarships yearly to local students attending Maine colleges and universities.

 

Civil Air Patrol cadet training

BANGOR — Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is seeking youth ages 12 to 18 who have an interest in serving their communities. Cadets will enjoy flying, leadership training, team-building, search and rescue, exploring aviation careers, and earning rank and awards. For information, call Lt. Col. Cathie Spaulding at 884-8302 or Capt. Rick Gammon at 947-7501.

Dolls exhibit

BANGOR — The Mainely Dolls Club will present the exhibit, “Dolls Going to the Prom,” during regular museum hours through June 30 at the Children’s Discovery Museum, Main Street. Vintage and modern dolls, dressed in formal gowns, will be displayed in the glass case on the second floor of the museum. Dolls on display include Madam Alexander, Barbie, Ginny, Jill and hard plastic teen dolls from the 1950s and 1960s.

 

Benefit yard, bake sale

BREWER — Team Irene’s Angels will hold a yard and bake sale with silent auction 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at 15 Colonial Circle to benefit the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Table rentals are available for the yard sale. The cost is $15 large tables, $10 small tables. Yard sale table renters may keep their profits. For information, call Nikki at 450-7526.

 

Land trust dedication

ORONO — The Orono Land Trust Dedication and Exploration of the Caribou Bog Conservation Area will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 4, with the dedication ceremony, followed at 1:20 p.m. by hiking, biking and birding trips, including a two-mile hike up Newman Hill, a four-mile hike up Newman and Bangor hills to the beaver flowage; a three-mile easy bike ride along the railroad bed to the beaver flowage; and a birding-nature hike on Newman Hill.

From Orono, take outer Forest Avenue past the circle; turn right on Taylor Road, also known as Dump Road. In a quarter-mile, take a left into the parking area.

 

Mayflower Descendents meeting

ORONO — The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Maine will meet at noon Saturday, May 3, at the Black Bear Inn, 4 Godfrey Drive. Society members and those interested in becoming members or learning more about the organization are invited to attend. For information or to make reservations, contact Maine Mayflower Society Deputy Gov. Carla Rigby at 363-6183 or DRHOPS@aol.com.

 

New book

ORONO — Author Cathy Billings of the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute will celebrate the release of her first book, “The Maine Lobster Industry: A History of Culture, Conservation and

Commerce” 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Martin Luther King  plaza outside the Memorial Union, University of Maine. In case of rain, the event will be moved to Rogers Hall, second floor conference room.

 

Governor’s awards

ORONO — First Lady Ann LePage recently presided over the 28th  annual presentation of the Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism.

Lisa Morin of Orono received the Excellence in Volunteer Administration award for her work as coordinator of the Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism at the University of Maine.

Under her leadership several programs were launched, including Welcome Weekend Day of Service, Gobblefest and Black Bears Leader Program.

For information about the Maine Commission for Community Service, go to maineservicecommission.gov.

 

Open for the season

PROSPECT — Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory will reopen for the season on Thursday, May 1.

Guided tours of the fort are provided daily or visitors may go on a self-guided tour.

The fort now has a new pavilion overlooking the Penobscot River. The pavilion, equipped with a gas grill, is available to rent for parties and social gatherings. For information, go to fortknox.maineguide.com.

 

Searsport Farmer’s Market

SEARSPORT — The Searsport Farmer’s Market will open Tuesday, May 13. Hosted by Penobscot Marine Museum on the Crescent on Route 1 (Main Street), the market will be open 2:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through mid-October. The market will offer locally grown fruit and vegetables, including locally grown ginger root, and crafts.

For information or an application to participate in the market, call Jim Nichols at 567-3967.

 

Historical association meeting

WINTERPORT — The Winterport Historical Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 12, at the association’s museum on Main Street.

Outdoor writer John Ford of Brooks, will present the program, “Reflections of a Retired Game Warden and Author.” Copies of his book will be available for signing and purchase.

For information, call Abbie Stover at 223-4035.

 

Manure sale

WINTERPORT —  Argonne Post 138 American Legion will conduct its annual aged manure sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Winterport Fire Station, Main Street. Proceeds from the sale will support various Legion charities.

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