The 10th annual Bangor citywide cleanup and barbecue celebration starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at several city locations, reports Director Sara Yasner of Camp Bangor.

Yasner reminds Camp Bangor children and their families they “are encouraged to take part” in this project to help meet the program’s community service requirement.

Jointly sponsored by United Way of Eastern Maine and the city of Bangor, the event is also supported by “area community-minded businesses, including Pepsi Bottling Co. of Hampden, Sam’s Club, Flik Food Services, W.A. Bean, Lincoln Rental Systems and Penobscot Job Corps,” Yasner wrote.

Participants are encouraged to meet at one of these locations: Broadway Park, Coe Park, Chapin Park, Downeast School, Fairmont Park, Fairmount School, Hayford Park, James F. Doughty School, Mary Snow School, Stillwater Park, Fruit Street School, Thomas Hill Standpipe or Williams Park.

The event is rain or shine and is followed by a free barbecue at Stillwater Park.

For more information, call Yasner at 941-2800, ext. 212.

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Deanna Partridge reports volunteers have made May baskets for purchase 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through Friday, May 1, at Hammond Street Senior Center, 2 Hammond St., Bangor.

The baskets, filled with homemade fudge, are $2.25 and $5.

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Administrator John Miller e-mailed Friends of The Boat School-Husson will hold “Washington County’s largest indoor yard sale,” rain or shine, beginning with early-bird shopping for $10 at 7 a.m. and open for free 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at The Boat School, 16 Deep Cove Road, Eastport.

Booths are $20 (more for larger spaces) and can be reserved by calling 853-2518 before May 2.

The sale will offer “everything from baked goods and garage sale items to antiques, crafts and used boats,” Miller wrote.

The site is covered, has lots of restrooms and plenty of parking and proceeds benefit Friends of the Boat School.

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Phyllis Wardwell invites you to the 114-year-old Little Yellow Schoolhouse annual yard and bake sale, rain or shine, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the institution “still in its original condition,” on Route 46 in Bucksport.

Proceeds benefit “this historic building and other community interests” Wardwell wrote. For information, call 469-2805 or 469-2121.

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Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield senior Caroline Slymon invites you to participate in her senior project by attending her Fashion to Philanthropy, Trash to Treasure event, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at First Congregational Church, 132 Somerset Ave., Pittsfield.

The Trash to Treasure sale runs through 2 p.m. when the Fashion to Philanthropy Pennywise Fashion Show begins.

For this project, Slymon has been volunteering at Pennywise Thrift Store, a mission of the church.

She wrote the show will feature “great clothes and light refreshments” and, “if you like what you see at the show, you will have a chance to purchase the clothing afterward.”

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Joy Sinclair reminds you the Eastern Maine AIDS Network Bangor Area AIDS Walk 2009 begins with registration at 10 a.m. and the 5K Walk at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at EMAN, In-Town Plaza, 370 Harlow St., Bangor.

Sinclair wrote the walk helps “raise awareness and funds for local AIDS service organizations” and all funds are “matched by the National AIDS Fund.”

To register or receive more information, call her at 990-3626, e-mail or visit


Hermon Veterans Memorial Park Committee member Gladys Knowles reports it is hosting its second public supper 5-7 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Masonic Hall in Hermon.

Admission is by donation for the spaghetti supper with gingerbread and cake for dessert.

A raffle is included, and tickets for a quilt raffle will be available.

Knowles reminds readers donation buckets are at local businesses, and suggests you keep an eye on the thermometer outside Hermon Elementary School “showing our progress” in raising $15,000 for the park.

To contribute, write a check to Veterans Memorial Park and mail it to P.O. Box 6300, Hermon 04402.


Director Patti Rollins invites you to Puppets Believing in Jesus production of “Joseph and the Dream Team Extreme” at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2, or 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 3, at Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St.

A “love offering” to help the children of the church reach “out to children around the world through Compassion ministry” will be accepted.

For more information, visit

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