Tickets must be purchased in advance for the first Rabekah’s Masquerade Charity Ball, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 18, at Spectacular Event Center in Bangor.
The ball is for those 18 and older, and formal attire with a mask is required.
The $25 admission will benefit Rabekah’s Rainbow Endowment Fund, established in memory of the late Rabekah Hicks to help support children at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor diagnosed with a terminal illness, according to Glenn and Shannon Hicks of Corinna, whose young daughter died of a rare form of brain tumor.
The event includes hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music, dancing, raffles, contests and more. Tickets may be purchased at patientsweb.org/rabekah.
If you cannot attend, but want to donate or sponsor this event, e-mail BekahMail@gmail.com.
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Brenda Gagnon reminds readers that the 10th annual Bob Gagnon Cancer Fund dinner and auction will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the Rockland Elks Club.
Tickets at the door are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under for the meal, which features steamship round and baked ham.
Donations may be mailed to the Bob Gagnon Cancer Fund, 12 Olympic Ave., Rockland 04841.
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Auditions for Ten Bucks Theatre Company’s summertime Shakespeare Under the Stars will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, at Robinson Ballet Dance Studios, 107 Union St., Bangor.
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Michael Estes and his fellow librarians invite you to an international open house held by the Christian Science Reading Room, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at 939 Broadway, Bangor.
Joining other Christian Science Reading Rooms worldwide for this event, community members are encouraged “to visit and learn what these stores have to offer,” the release states.
For more information, call 947-7421 or 735-5873. For a listing of Christian Science Reading Rooms visit www.ChristianScienceReadingRoom.com.
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Mark Tardif reports all Earth Day 2009 events, beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road, are open to the public.
This year’s theme is “Celebrate Your Earth, Your Way.”
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Several YMCAs are offering free Healthy Kids Day events.
Cindy Herbest invites you to register for the Piscataquis Regional YMCA Healthy Kids Day, which is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Piscataquis Regional YMCA, 48 Park St., Dover-Foxcroft.
Call Herbest at 564-7111 or visit www.prymca.org.
Jill Reeves invites families to its Healthy Kids Day, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 18, at the Mount Desert Island YMCA, Park Street, Bar Harbor.
Activities include visits with representatives of fire and police departments and members of the U.S. Coast Guard.
For information, call Sue Kropff, 288-3511.
Tammy Hodgdon of the Bangor Y urges area residents to participate in that Healthy Kids Day, Saturday, April 18, and learn about tae kwon do or enjoy a family swim.
For information, call the Y at 941-2815 or visit www.bangorY.org.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield supports Healthy Kids Day with other local and national organizations.
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Radio personality Bill DaButler reports the Christmas for Families 2009 country music show and yard sale “officially kicks off yard sale season.” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the American Legion Hall in Trenton.
Performers include Bob Elston, Gary Mitchell, The Higgins Family, Mainely Country, Kayla Wass and Down East Elvis.
If you cannot attend but want to support Christmas for Families, which last year provided dinners for 127 families and gifts for 264 children, write a check to American Legion Post 207, with Christmas for Families on the memo line and mail it to the American Legion, P.O. Box 8076, Ellsworth 04605.
Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402; firstname.lastname@example.org; 990-8288.