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Posted Aug. 04, 2014, at 8:58 a.m.

BARKK run, walk event

BANGOR — The Mutt Nose Best PAW IT Forward Foundation will host its second annual BARKK To End The Silence 5K Walk, Run or Woof, 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 28, on the Bangor Waterfront. The event is intended to raise money toward a pet-friendly domestic violence shelter, something that does not yet exist in Maine, organizers said.

Animals are abused in 88 percent of families where violence is an issue, according to the Animal Welfare Society. Seventy-one percent of pet owners entering domestic violence shelters have reported that their abuser had injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets for revenge or to psychologically control their victims, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and 65 percent of pet owners in these situations stay in danger because they cannot take their pets with them to a shelter.

Join the Mutt Nose Best team or form your own team to walk, run or woof, and raise money toward the cause. BYOD  — bring your own dog.

To register and for information, visit barkkmuttnosebest.org.

 

Car show

BREWER — Boy Scout Troop 15 will host the seventh annual Brewer Days Car Show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at the SnapSpace Solution Parking Lot, 55 Baker Blvd. in the Brewer Industrial Park.

The event will feature 16 classes, including Motorcycles, People’s Choice and Eagle Scout’s Choice. New classes this year are Rat Rod-Projects and Corvettes. Awards will be given for first, second and third places in each class, with a one-of-a-kind Scout-made trophy for first place. Awards will be presented at 2:30 p.m.

Special features will include NSRA vehicle inspections throughout the day; the Darling Ice Cream Truck, noon-2 p.m.; a free Lowes Make ‘n Take activity for children; a silent auction; and a concession stand offering breakfast, lunch and baked goods.

Registration fee is $5 per vehicle; no admission fee for spectators. Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 15 activities.

For information or to register in advance, contact Teresa Maybury at 989-0411 or tamaybury04@aol.com. Registration forms are available at mainetroop15.webs.com.

 

Early history series

BUCKSPORT — Buck Memorial Library invites the public to attend “Gathering in the Early History of the Area” series. The topic for the gathering 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, will be “Cemeteries.”

Nancy Wasson of Orland will discuss her new book, “Orland Cemeteries: Book One.” Copies will be available for purchase.

Cemetery research done by library staff will be on display.

“Maine Gravestones and Flags: Volumes 1 and 2,” by librarian and author Emeric Spooner, which honors local veterans and their Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War burial places, will be available for purchase with proceeds donated to the library.

The library’s Memory Board will feature two early families and their resting places — James Moses of the Robinson House and Charles G. Atkins, founder and first superintendent of Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery in East Orland.

For information, call the library at 469-2650.

 

Trip to the Theater

HAMPDEN — Hampden Senior Citizens will host a bus trip Wednesday, Aug. 20, to see the comedy “Figaro” at Lakewood Theatre in Skowhegan. The bus will depart at 10 a.m. from the Skehan Center, 1 Main Road North.

The cost of the excursion is $34, which includes the bus, theater tickets and tips. Lunch is not included. Payment and registration must be made by Friday, Aug. 8, so that tickets can be ordered in time.

For information and registration, call Emma Holt at 262-8736. Make checks payable to Senior Citizens and mail to: 469 Birch St., Bangor ME 04401.

 

Parade participants

HAMPDEN — The town of Hampden will hold its annual Hampden Children’s Day Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 16. The parade will start at Reeds Brook Middle School and will end at Hampden Academy. Those who wish to participate in the parade are asked to call Amy at 735-3536. A day of events will take place after the parade at Hampden Academy.

 

Bat talk

OLD TOWN — Katelin Craven will give a presentation on bat ecology, Maine’s bat species, the challenges of white nose syndrome and her bat research in Colorado 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Meet at the Parker Reed shelter. Bring a flashlight. Admission is by a suggested donation of $5, free to children. To register, call 394-2171 by Thursday, Aug. 14. Craven is the coordinator of FrogWatch USA Lower Penobscot Chapter.

 

Pie in the Sky Race

ORONO — The sixth annual Pie in the Sky Race will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, as part of the Orono Festival Day. The one-mile Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m.; the 5K at 9:45 a.m.

Race day registration will be 7:30-9 a.m. behind the Public Safety Building.

Early bird entries will be accepted until Thursday, Sept. 4, either online or paper. Early bird advance registration fee is $12, $30 family; day of race, $15, $35 family. Participants who sign up by Friday, Aug. 15 will be guaranteed a T-shirt.

Proceeds from the race will benefit Orono Schools Coalition for the Arts.

Sponsors of the race are the town of Orono, Rose Bike, Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory, Alpenglow and UCU.

For race entry forms and information, contact Cassandra Babbitt at 866 2852, ckbabbitt@gmail.com or go to facebook.com/PieintheSkyRace.

Online registration at https://g2racereg.webconnex.com/Pie5k2014. Or register by mail by sending a check, payable to the town of Orono, to: Pie in the Sky Race, Orono Town Office, 59 Main St., Orono ME 04473.

 

Benefit yard sale

ORRINGTON — Daughters of the Nile, Ankh Temple 160, will hold a yard and bake sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at The Ralph J. Pollard Lodge, 730 River Road. Proceeds from the event will benefit Shrine Hospitals for Children.

To donate items for the sale, to arrange to have items picked up, or for information, call Barbara at 989-3746, or Jane at 848-7117.

 

Fishnetting demonstration

SEARSPORT — Knotted netting, or fishnetting, is one of the oldest human crafts, and is still used in Third World countries to make fishing nets, hammocks and bags. Many Mainers remember when lobstermen made their own bait bags using knotted netting. Stephanie Crossman, whose family lives on Vinalhaven, learned fishnetting 25 years ago from her husband’s great-grandmother, Gram J, who was 92 at the time. Crossman was the only family member to take up the craft, and she inherited the net stand made for Gram J by her uncle, as well as Gram J’s, hand-carved needles and mesh boards.

Crossman will demonstrate fishnetting 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Penobscot Marine Museum. The demonstration is free with museum admission.

 

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