Hootenanny to benefit shelter for farm animals

Posted Aug. 18, 2009, at 7:26 p.m.

Many articles have been written “about [animal] shelters and the financial crisis they are facing,” wrote Debbie McLain.

“With the hay situation what it is, more animals will be turned over to the few shelters with extra space,” McLain continued, adding that “we are one of the few places for farm animals to go.”

That is why Downeast Equine and Large Animal Society will hold Hootenanny 2, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at 360 Hatchery Road in Deblois.

Attendees are urged to bring chairs, bug spray, instruments if you like, and refreshments.

Admission is free, but donations to benefit DELAS will be gratefully accepted.

The rain date is Saturday, Aug. 29, and information is available by calling McLain at 638-3005 or Bill Boyer at 638-2697.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation to help this large animal shelter, you can mail it to DELAS, P.O. Box 485, Cherryfield 04622.

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Millinocket Regional Hospital Auxiliary president Joyce Given called to report that the Imagine Nation book fair, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 20, and Friday, Aug. 21, has been canceled by Imagine Nation.

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The Maine Sea Coast Mission’s gala planning committee invites you to the 2009 Sunbeam Awards Gala beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m., dinner and program at 7 p.m. and dancing to the music of Brian Catell and Jump City Jazz at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at the Bar Harbor Club, 111 West St.

The gala, wrote Jean Rappaport, “helps to support programs” of the mission.

This year’s honorees are Curtis Blake of Northeast Harbor and Marianne Barnicle of Bar Harbor.

The fundraiser is open to the public. Information is available by calling Sarah Clemens, 288-5097, e-mailing sclemens@seacoastmission.org, visiting www.seacoastmission.org, or on the Mission’s Facebook page.

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Cathy Goslin invites you to enjoy Music at the Mill, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Leonard’s Mills on Government Road off Route 178 in Bradley.

Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children, free for members of the host, Maine Forest and Logging Museum.

Information is available by calling 974-6278 or e-mailing info@leonardsmills.com.

“Summer in a forest setting, beside a quiet stream is a perfect spot for enjoying folk music, a story and a warm day,” Goslin wrote of the “backdrop for Music at the Mill.”

The event features Colin Graebert and the Galley Rats, who “will share old fiddle tunes, Acadian music, lumbering songs, and sea chanties,” she wrote, adding that after the music, Krista Watson will read from her book “Pepe’s Fiddle,” which will be on sale.

You are invited to “bring a picnic lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the day.”

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South Sangerville Grange secretary Carol Flagg invites you to a yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Grange off Silvers Mills Road in South Sangerville.

Proceeds benefit Grange renovations.

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Mary Lou Weaver announces that Winter Harbor Public Library will hold a Maine Writers Workshop Program beginning this month and running through October.

The first program features “award-wining author, educator and MPBN host” Sanford “Sandy” Phippen of Hancock, Weaver wrote of the program from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, in the library’s Channing Chapel.

Phippen’s program is “Maine Authors: How We Do It!” He will teach “Writing the Creative Memoir” and read from, and sign, copies of his work.

Admission is free but donations are welcome. Information about this, and further programs, is available by calling Weaver at 963-2640.

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Reservations are $10 to attend the Southern chicken fry 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Monroe Community Church.

To reserve your space for this special-theme meal that includes a spicy black-eyed peas appetizer, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, corn on the cob and warm blueberry, peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream, call Joyce Hillman, 525-9908.

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Volunteers are needed to answer phones and do light office work for the Washington-Hancock Community Agency program, Helping Hands Garage.

That program “is dedicated to helping income-eligible people buy reliable used vehicles, including assistance with selection and financing,” according to the WHCA release.

Ellen Hathaway of WHCA reports this program “has helped many people achieve self-sufficiency through vehicle ownership.”

HHG needs volunteers to work between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at its office, 305 Bucksport Road in Ellsworth.

For information, call Bobby Kane at 667-4763.

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

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