The Penobscot Valley Ski Club’s 38th annual Ski and Snowboard Equipment Sale will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Bangor Parks and Recreation Building on Main Street.

Sally Burke reports that “new and used equipment, including cross-country and downhill skis, boots, poles, skiwear, helmets and snowboards will be available at affordable prices.” New England vendors will participate.

Proceeds support club programs including Learn-to-Ski, Junior Racing and the Caribou Bog Ski Race.

For ski sale information, call 989-1709. For ski club information, call 866-3504.

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Kathryn Mekelburg invites the public to learn about “growing and maintaining trees and shrubs” at the St. Croix Valley International Garden Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Methodist church in Calais.

And, she added, new members are welcome to join the St. Croix International Quilters Guild.

That organization meets at 6:30 that evening, at the Methodist Homes Recreation Center on Palmer Street in Calais.

“Mary Ann Spearing will demonstrate how to do bias binding,” Mekelburg wrote.

For more information about either meeting or organization, call 454-0654.

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Maine Partners for Cool Communities and Orono’s Cool Committee invite you to Cool Starts With You at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Orono Town Council chambers.

Bring your electricity and heating fuel usage for one year and learn to calculate your carbon footprint.

For more information, call Kathy Marks-Molloy at the Orono Public Library, 866-5060.

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A benefit spaghetti supper for James Beal Sr. of Jonesport, who is recovering from major surgery and mourning the loss of his wife, will be held 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Community of Christ Church in Jonesport.

Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children. For information or to volunteer, call 214-3143.

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Julie Lisnet e-mailed that Ten Bucks Theatre will present An Evening of One Acts, a collection of three short plays.

The productions begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17; Saturday, Oct. 18; Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 23-25 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 and Oct. 26, at Next Generation Theater in Brewer.

Tickets are $10 or $5 with student identification. For tickets and information, visit or call 884-1030.

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Preregistration is required for a free Financial Planning Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 18, at Elm Street Congregational Church in Bucksport.

Sponsored by Eastern Area Agency on Aging, the Senior Resource Committee of the Bucksport Bay Health Communities Coalition, Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and Elm Street Congregational Church, workshop offerings range from an update on government programs to managing food budgets.

To register, call Mary Jane Bush at 469-6682.

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Freda Gaw reports Memory Makers Chapter of the Pine Tree Quilt Guild will hold its Biennial Quilt Show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Penquis Higher Learning Center, 50 Mayo St., Dover-Foxcroft.

Admission is $3. Proceeds benefit local charities and chapter-member education.

Features include the Linus Book and Blanket Challenge, raffles, vendors, demonstrations and refreshments.

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Wayne Moore and members of The Bridge Alliance invite you to its second annual Bridge Alliance Coming Out Party, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Sea Dog Brewing Co. in Bangor.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased from any Bridge Alliance member, Moore wrote, adding that “for those who do not know a Bridge Alliance member, ticket information is available at”

According to its mission statement, the primary goal of the nonprofit Bridge Alliance is to connect the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and allied community in Aroostook, Hancock, Washington, Piscataquis and Penobscot counties.

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Michelle Harmon reports that Reflections of Angels Down Syndrome Support and UCP of Maine will hold the 12th annual Buddy Walk, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Cascade Park in Bangor.

The event features a barbecue, bounce house, games and much more.

To preregister or volunteer, call Harmon at 478-1274.

Registration is free but donations are accepted, and you may register the day of the walk.

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Debbie McLain of the Downeast Equine and Large Animal Society of Cherryfield announces the DELAS open house will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at 460 Hatchery Road in Deblois, where you can “come meet the animals.”

Then, from dark until 9 that evening, you are invited to participate in the Haunted Trail Walk at 360 Hatchery Road in Deblois.

For more information, call McLain at 638-3005.

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