The deadline is April 15 for anyone who wants to nominate an individual for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging George Hale Silver Frame Award.

EAAA reports nomination forms are available by calling 800- 432-7812 or at

Nominations should include an essay of 350 to 500 words about why your nominee deserves to win. Awards will be presented in three categories: Artistic-Creative, Lifelong Learner-Entrepreneur-Community Supporter and Fitness Enthusiast-Adventurer.

The award is named in honor of Maine media personality George Hale, whom the agency describes as “an inspiration and the symbol of active aging.”

Nomination forms and your essay can be sent to Noelle Merrill, EAAA, 450 Essex St., Bangor 04401.


Brenda Sprague of Mount Desert Island Hospital reports MDIH will hold a seminar with lawyer Chad Smith, “Is Your Financial House in Order?” 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in Conference Room B of the Bar Harbor facility.

To attend, call Sprague at 288-5082, ext. 1198, or e-mail by Monday, April 6.

The seminar will address the issues of wills, trusts, planned giving and health care directives.


Julie Lisnet reports Robinson Ballet Studios is offering a Master Class with internationally known and award-winning choreographer Aszure Barton for intermediate to advanced students, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at 107 Union St., Bangor.

The cost is $10. Preregistration and prepayment are required.

To register, call 989-7226 or 990-3140.


Penobscot Valley Senior College invites members and guests to hear Dr. Darren Ranco discuss “Environmental Risk, Fish Consumption and the Penobscot Indian Nation,” 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 17, at the University College of Bangor Campus Center.

Dr. Ranco is associate professor of anthropology and coordinator of Native American research at the University of Maine in Orono.

To attend, you must register by calling the Senior College message phone, 262-7927, and leaving your name and telephone number.

Registrations will be acknowledged, by mail, around Wednesday, April 8.


Charlie Bernstein of Maine Initiatives in Augusta reminds “Maine people working to advance the cause of sustainable agriculture and an end to hunger” the deadline to apply for the Harvest Fund grants is Wednesday, April 8.

To apply or receive more information, call 622-6294 or visit

Maine Initiatives is a grant making foundation that supports organizations cultivating social, economic and environmental justice at the grass-roots level in Maine communities, Bernstein said.


Kristie Miner of Westgate Manor in Bangor asks whether you are worried about someone you love who has problems with memory and still drives.

If you are in that difficult position, Miner invites you to hear Dawn Byrne-Richmond, state of Maine driving instructor and AARP driving safety instructor of TGFTIB Driving School, address the issue, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Westgate, 750 Union Street, Bangor. There is no admission fee.

Byrne-Richmond’s presentation, “Finding a Balance,” will “help family members, caregivers and friends address this delicate matter of giving up the keys,” Miner wrote.

For more information, call Miner at 942-7336.


Janet Blood, associate dean of library services for Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor, wrote EMCC’s annual Books2Eat “contest for cooks and book lovers is an opportunity for professional chefs and home cooks … to re-create a favorite book in edible form.”

This year’s event is 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in EMCC’s Rangeley Hall.

For information, or to obtain an entry form, call Blood at 974-4606.

Categories include youngsters under 12, students over 12, professional chefs “and everyone else, in addition to a special Stephen King title category, open to everyone,” Blood wrote.


Penobscot County Bar Association is accepting entries for the 2009 Law Day Contest from students in grades nine-12 who attend a Penobscot County school or are home-schooled in Penobscot County and are in the equivalent of grades nine-12.

The topic, reports Sarah Reinhart of Eaton Peabody, is “Lincoln’s Legacy of Liberty.”

All entries, either a 500-word essay or a work of art, must be postmarked, or delivered, by 5 p.m. Friday, April 17. First prize in both categories is $500 and the second prize in both categories is $250.

Information and contest rules are available at area high schools or from Reinhart at Eaton Peabody, 80 Exchange St., Bangor, or by calling her at 947-0111.

Entries should be mailed to Sarah Reinhart, Penobscot County Bar Association, c/o Eaton Peabody, P.O. Box 1210, Bangor 04402-1210, or delivered to her at Eaton Peabody.

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