Woodlawn Museum to open for the season

Posted April 30, 2009, at 8:14 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 6:25 a.m.

Woodlawn Museum, the Black House, opens for the season today, reports Executive Director Joshua Torrance, and will be open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday this month on Route 172 in Ellsworth,

A new tour examines the life of George Nixon Black Jr., the last member of the Black family to live at Woodlawn, Torrance wrote.

The annual Woodlawn spring cleanup day starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 2, and volunteers are urged to help clean the site and paint the museum’s carriage barn.

A Floor Cloth Art Workshop with Patience Sampson will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. the same day. The cost is $55 for members, $65 for nonmembers. It includes all material but attendees should bring a lunch.

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For complete information, or to register, call Woodlawn at 667-8671 or e-mail events@woodlawnmuseum.org.

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Everything from crafts to dolls are featured at the Grace United Methodist Church spring fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at 193 Union St., Bangor.

Proceeds benefit the church’s outreach ministry and more information is available by calling Darlene Shortt, 942-8320.

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The Maine Music Teachers Association will hold the Pine Tree Piano Festival and Competition on Saturday, May 2, at Minsky Recital Hall in Class of 1944 Hall at the University of Maine in Orono.

Pianist Bridget Convey will discuss “Demystifying 20th Century Music” at 10 a.m. and pianists from elementary through high school will compete beginning at 11:30 a.m.

To attend, visit www.mainemusicteachers.org or stop by Minsky that day. There is a fee for the lecture, but afternoon competition is free.

For more information, call Andrew McCormick, 949-4788.

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Steve Apsega and Mandy Ouellette will be hosts to a kickoff 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Maine Tradition Fitness & Karate on Main Road in Orrington.

Admission is free for this event featuring children “in all age groups,” and proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, reports Terri Sleeper of EMHS, adding that all money raised for the charity “stays local for our children of northern, eastern and central Maine.”

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Mary Vose of Harbor House Community Service Center in Southwest Harbor reports the first Touch-a-Truck event to benefit HHCSC programs and services is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Bar Harbor Hancock County Airport.

Admission is $5, $20 for families. The rain date is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the airport.

“It should be tons of fun for the whole family,” Vose wrote. “There will be an amazing variety of vehicles on display.”

Proceeds benefit Harbor House Children’s Center and the Westside Food Pantry.

Organized by Carroll Fernald, the event includes everything from an excavator to a cherry picker, thanks to generous support of numerous community businesses, organizations and volunteer groups.

A raffle winner will get a glider ride over Mount Desert Island.

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Supporters of Edythe Dyer Community Library will hold its annual book sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the library, 269 Main Road North, Hampden.

Pastries and soup will be available; there are no buyer restrictions, and proceeds will help with the purchase of an emergency defibrillator and enhancement of library programs.

Because of space constraints, the release states, the sale is not handicapped-accessible.

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Librarian Pat Brightly and Friends of the Whitneyville Public Library invite you to their pot roast public supper at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Hillgrove Community Center in Whitneyville.

For $7 for adults, $4 for children under 12, you can dine on pot roast, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, homemade rolls and pies.

The event benefits WPL’s “ongoing budget,” Brightly wrote.

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Melissa Huston says All Souls Congregational Church will present “Music with a Mission” at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the church, 10 Broadway, Bangor.

Featuring the bluegrass and gospel music of Anna Mae Mitchell and Rising Tide, and the University of Maine a cappella group Mixed Nuts will open the program.

Your donation at the door will help the church’s youth mission group, ASSIST-JC, to travel to Honduras in June.

For more information, call the church at 942-7354.

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Nancy Grant wrote the American Field Service spring fling will feature desserts by Izzy’s Catering and entertainment with accompanist Terry Henry and other local talents at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Keith Anderson Community House in Orono.

Admission is a $10 donation and more information is available by calling 866-4542.

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

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