June 24, 2018
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Movie in the park

BANGOR — The public is invited to attend a free movie in the park featuring “Rio 2” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 18, at Broadway Park. The event will offer popcorn, snow cones, bounce house fun, an inflatable slide and face painting at no cost to participants.

Bring your own seating. Rain date is Friday, July 25.

The event is sponsored by the Bangor Baptist Church.


Memorial event

BANGOR — As it has each year since Charlie Howard’s death, the Unitarian-Universalist Society of Bangor will host an event in Howard’s memory near the anniversary of his death. The church will host a special service at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 13.

The church used to host a memorial service in Howard’s honor, but changed the focus over time to feature discussions about issues that Howard would have been interested in. Last year, the topic was bullying. This year, the discussion will center around restorative justice.

Afterward, attendees will walk from the church on Park Street to the State Street bridge where Howard was killed to drop flowers into the Kenduskeag Stream.


Food program

BANGOR — Good Samaritan Agency, 100 Ridgewood Drive, announced recently its participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program. For information, call the agency at  942-7211.


Church programs

BANGOR — Senior Pastor Stan Moody of Columbia Street Baptist Church announced that the church has launched or is in the process of implementing these new social service programs:

• The highest climbing wall in the greater Bangor area, a gift from the Bangor YMCA.

• A $150,000 renovation of 45 Columbia St. next door to the church.

• The Columbia Street Project to bring hope and healing to the dispossessed in the church neighborhood.

• An Adopt-A-Block program to be underway by mid-August.

• An Encouraging Word mission, building a letter-writing ministry to those in jail and prison.

• Maine Prison Chaplaincy Corps, a lay chaplain program to train mentors for those emerging from jail and prison.

• Housing Coordination Counseling services.


Camp Invention

BANGOR — Camp Invention, founded by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and a weeklong summer camp for first through sixth grades that uses science, technology, engineering and math in a fun and creative way, will take place 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 14-18, at the William S. Cohen School.

Local educators assist students in building prototypes, taking apart electronics and upcycling for a new invention.

For information about Camp Invention, go to campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332.

For information about reserving a spot for a child, call camp directors Barbara Clewley at 659-7001 or Martha Gladstone at 385-7478.


Summer Faire and Market

BRADLEY — The Maine Forest and Logging Museum Summer Faire and Market will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Leonard’s Mills.

A yard sale will begin at 10 a.m. Tax deductible donations of items for the sale will be accepted 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 10-11.

Other events will include volunteer training at 11 a.m. for those who wish to help out at the museum; bean-hole bean cook-off and shortcake sampling at noon, raffles at 2 p.m. The Lombard Log hauler will run at 3 p.m. Bring a picnic lunch. Bring your own beans and see if they beat the museum’s.

Admission is $3, free to children under 18, volunteers and those who sign up for volunteer training.

Inexpensive booth space is available to artists and artisans. For information, call 974-6278 or email info@maineforestandloggingmuseum.org.



BREWER — The Brewer Public Library will host its summer StoryWalk program through October on the Penobscot Landing Trail in Brewer. The walk begins at the Hardy Street entrance to the trail.

Organizers said this makes for a great family activity. For information, contact Katie or Amy at the library at 989-7943.


Old Home Days

CORINTH — Corinth will hold its Old Home Days Saturday, July 12. The event will feature a parade at 10 a.m. Other activities from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. will include a live band, car show, entertainment, demonstrations, carnival games, rock wall, bungee trampoline, mechanical bull, bounce house, prizes, games, chili cook off, baked bean cook off, whoopie pie eating contest, chicken barbecue, lots of food options and much more.

Sunday, July 13, will feature the Country Dirt Digger, a 3K obstacle course and a live band. Race registration will be at 1 p.m., the race will start at 2 p.m.


Town House grand opening

DIXMONT — A grand opening ceremony for Dixmont’s Old Town House will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12. The Dixmont Historical Society committee has completed the restoration of the Town House which was built circa 1836.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony and tour the building at 702 Western Ave. A Strawberry Festival meal open to the public will be served 4-6 p.m. at the Town House as a fundraiser for the historical society.

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