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Flag Day ceremony

BANGOR — The 25th annual Flag Day ceremony organized by Judy Butler of Brewer will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Bangor Parks and Recreation, 647 Main St. The event will feature patriotic music, poems, speeches and readings. The event is free and open to all.


Paws on Parade

BANGOR — Bangor Humane Society announced the date for its 21st annual Paws on Parade fundraiser. It will be held 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Bangor Waterfront and will feature a dog walk, prizes, contest, vendors and more. Register online at

For information, call 942-8902.


Art and wine

BANGOR — Paint, canvas, instruction and other materials will be provided along with two glasses of wine from Dragonfly Winery 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 20, at the Hammond Street Senior Center, 2 Hammond St.

The cost of the event, open to those 21 and older, is $40 per person. Call 262-5532 to make a reservation.


E-waste disposal

BANGOR — PCHC has partnered with Electronics End LLC to offer the public a safe way to dispose of electronic waste. The event will take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at 1048 Union St. by the flagpole in front of PCHC’s Dental Center.

Computers, laptops, printers, monitors, televisions and batteries from power tools, computers, automobiles and trucks will be accepted for disposal.  Items with refrigerants, such as air conditioners and refrigerators, will not be accepted.

The event is free and open to the public.  Every 25th participating vehicle will win a gift card.
For information, call Vinal Applebee, PCHC occupational health and safety officer at 992-9200, ext. 1469.


Fenway Park trip

BANGOR — Grace United Methodist Church will host a bus trip to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox play the Minnesota Twins on  Wednesday, June 18. The bus will leave Dysart’s in Hermon at 7 a.m. and return there at approximately 10 p.m. Additional pick up stops will be made  in Augusta and South Portland.

Game ticket and bus fare cost is $135. Call 942-8320 to obtain  tickets. Proceeds benefit the church’s outreach ministries.


Summer reading program

CARMEL — Simpson Memorial Library will kick off its “Fizz, Boom, Read!” summer reading program with Maine author and former Allagash supervisor Tim Caverly 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24,  at the Golden Harvest GRange hall, as he presents “Allagash Trails and Tales.” The program will feature music, scenic and historic photos and stories of Caverly’s experiences while living along the Allagash River.

The summer reading program will run through Tuesday, Aug. 5.

The reading program is sponsored by a Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust grant and is open to all ages. Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me portion of the program, especially designed for infants and toddlers. There is a new program for tweens and teens and an adult program is also available.

All programs are free of charge.

Attending the weekly program is not required to be eligible for prizes and certificates, but participants must turn in reading logs.

For information, call the library at 848-7145, or visit


Children’s event

CLIFTON — Area families are invited to a free children’s event at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. Playground games such as 4-square and hopscotch will be featured along with Bible stories. The event will close with roasting hotdogs and marshmallows over a campfire. Similar events will be held the second Saturday of each month, rain or shine. The events are open to all. For information, call 843-5441.


Hosta sale

HAMPDEN — The second annual driveway hosta sale will take place 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at 59 Main Road South. For information, email Martha Whitehouse


Crafters wanted

NEWBURGH — Crafters wanted for for Newburgh Day which will take place 4-7 p.m. Saturday, July 12. The family event will feature children’s activities, barbecue, dance and fireworks.

There is no charge to crafters for space. Crafters must provide their own tables, chairs and shade. For information, call the Newburgh Town Office at 234-4151.


Church summer hours

ORLAND — The Orland United Methodist Church will change the time of its worship service from 10:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. starting Sunday, June 15.


Boardwalk yard sale

ORONO — Orono Bog Boardwalk volunteers will hold the 11th annual yard sale 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at 139 Main St. Rain date is Sunday, June 15.

In the past 10 years, the yard sale has raised more than $40,000 to support the Boardwalk, one of the region’s most popular natural areas. This year, more than 50 families have donated thousands of items for the sale. Shoppers will find furniture, books, household items, clothing, children’s toys, lamps, pottery, small appliances, tools, sporting goods and much, much more.

This year’s proceeds from the yard sale will help support reconstruction of the Boardwalk with long-lasting composite material and aluminum supports. With the first phase of reconstruction now nearly complete, the Boardwalk is expected to open in July.

The Orono Bog Boardwalk is operated entirely by a volunteer staff and administered by the University of Maine, the City of Bangor and the Orono Land Trust.

For information about the Orono Bog Boardwalk, the natural history of the bog, educational programs and tours, or the effort to raise funds for the reconstruction of the Boardwalk, visit


Boatbuilding debate

SEARSPORT — In preparation for the Maine lobster boat racing season the Maine Boatbuilding Forum will host boat builders Travis and Keith Otis, Glenn Holland, Stewart Workman and Calvin Beal at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12,  Penobscot Marine Museum’s Main Street Gallery. The boat builders will debate the qualities that make the very best and fastest lobster boats.


Benefit dinner and silent auction

WINTERPORT — A benefit potluck dinner and silent auction will be held at  6 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Winterport Dragway. The event will feature a 50/50 raffle and a handmade reversible patchwork will be raffled. Proceeds will go to Nicole Spencer, who is ill,  to help with medical expenses.

To make a monetary donation, send a check made out to the Stay Strong Fund to any Peoples United Bank.

Admission to the dinner is by suggested donation of $5, $20 families of five or more.

For information, to donate an item for the auction or to sign up to bring a dish for the dinner, call Donna Smith at 478-2885.


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