Tuesday Forum vice president and membership chair Melissa Huston extends an invitation to area working women to “Meet Us for Lunch,” at noon Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Muddy Rudder Restaurant in Brewer.

“Tuesday Forum is a women’s networking organization designed to provide professional and personal growth opportunities for working women,” Huston wrote.

The group meets for a luncheon program, at noon every Tuesday, at the Muddy Rudder.

At the meeting, she explained, “the group will be hosting an Open Forum and encouraging area women who are interested in learning more about Tuesday Forum to attend as a guest.”

“Members will be sharing their networking success stories, so it will be a wonderful opportunity for guests to see the benefits of joining the group,” she wrote.

The price for a guest lunch will be $8.25, and more information is available by visiting www.tuesdayforum.com.

Pastor Ellen Cleaves and members of Limestone United Methodist Church invite you to hear spiritual and inspirational musician Tina Luce of Salem, Mass., at 7 tonight, at the church.

Luce, who has been blind since birth, performs from memory. While she has appeared up and down the New England coast, this is believed to be her first appearance so far north.

A donation of $6 is requested.

Readers living in the more southerly part of our state might appreciate knowing that Luce will appear, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Bath United Methodist Church.

Jessica Donahue and members of the Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau remind you that there is no admission charge to attend the first Bangor Car Show, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, on the Bangor Waterfront.

More than 300 participants, from Maine to Canada are expected to participate and compete for prizes. Entertainment, food and sponsor booths are all part of the event.

Longtime well-known Bangor area trumpet player and bandleader Hal Wheeler invites you to enjoy a “Serenade to September” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at the bandstand in Paul Bunyan Park on Main Street in the Queen City.

The free concert, featuring Wheeler’s Downeast Dixielanders, is co-sponsored by the Bangor Daily News and Hollywood Slots along with Bangor Parks and Recreation Department.

Other band members are Si Yates on trombone, Bob Haskell on clarinet, Gregg Osgood on piano, Otho Knowles on bass and Lynette Woods on drums.

Cindy Kubetz of Beth Israel Synagogue invites the public to join the congregation in celebrating its 120th anniversary at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at the synagogue, 144 York St., Bangor.

Kubetz reports the evening will include a keynote speech by Daniel Mariaschin of B’nai B’rith International, “whose grandfather was our president in 1913.”

Attendees will enjoy the musical performances of Phillip and Noreen Silver and Deborah Marlow, and a reception afterward, featuring “DVDs of our 120-year history, as well as other keepsakes,” Kubetz wrote.

There is no admission charge, she added, “and everyone is welcome.”

For more information about this event, or Beth Israel services, classes or events, call Kubetz at 947-8576.

Dick Barnard, co-chair of St. Croix 1 Fire House Association cordially invites you to a “Baked Bean Suppah” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at St. Croix 1 Fire Hall on Church Street in Calais.

Admission for the meal also featuring hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, corn scallop, cole-slaw, homemade rolls, brownies and ice cream is $7 for adults, $4 for children, $20 for a family of two adults and two children.

Nancy Pare wrote the Orono Health Association and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Church of Universal Fellowship on Main Street in Orono.

For more information, call 866-4648, Pare wrote, adding, “There will be lots of home-made refreshments.”

Mickey Sirota reminds readers, again that the Pine Tree Chapter-American Red Cross extended the nomination deadline for its 11th annual Real Heroes Awards to Thursday, Sept. 11.

Heroes are those who have “shown courage, kindness and unselfishness in saving the lives of others.”

Those nominees must have performed their heroic acts between August 2007 and Sept. 11, 2008, and live, work or study in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, Waldo, Washington, Knox or Lincoln counties.

For more information, call 941-2903 or e-mail siro-tam@pinetree.red.cross.org.

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402; javerill@bangordailynews.net; 990-8288.