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Walk to benefit ecumenical food cupboard

By Joni Averill

Representatives of area churches remind readers the Third Walk for Hunger for Hammond Street Ecumenical Food Cupboard, housed at Hammond Street Congregational Church in Bangor, is Saturday, Sept. 19.

Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 9:30 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St., Bangor.

The 4-mile walk starts at Grace, goes to St. Mary Catholic Church on Ohio Street and returns to Grace for a free community lunch.

All proceeds benefit the cupboard supported by nine local churches.

For information, call Grace United Methodist Church, 942-8320.


Adults and children are invited to attend the free seven-session CHISPA Centro Hispano lecture series to learn about Hispanic heritage and culture.

Norma Peters reports the adult series runs from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 17, at Bangor Public Library with the first three meetings in the Story Room and the last four in the Lecture Room.

The children’s series is 3-3:30 p.m. Saturdays, beginning Sept. 19, and features CHISPA members reading stories from many Latin countries in the library’s Story Room.

The presenters, representing Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico and the U.S., are Dr. Ana Rojas, Daniel Sandweiss, Roberto Lopez-Anido, Stefano Tijerina, Dr. Rafael J. Grossmann Zamora, Carlos Diaz and Angel Martinez Loredo. Their topics range from health to pyramids.

For more complete information about these free programs or about CHISPA, call its president, Maria Rave, at 735-5480.


Reservations are required for an authentic Haitian Dinner and Art Show at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Belfast.

The cost is $8. Reservations can be made by calling John Arrison at 338-4605 or e-mail

Before and after dinner, guests can view paintings, iron sculptures and crafts the church will sell throughout the weekend.

Nan Cobbey reports proceeds from the dinner and the sale benefit the elementary school St. Margaret’s supports at its partner parish in Limonade, Haiti.


Nonni Daly reminds first responders a seminar covering horse-handling techniques is 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 19, at the University of Maine J.F. Witter Farm in Old Town.

The $25 fee provides each department with an attending participant a horse halter and lead rope for emergency use.

To register or for more information, call Lauren Mack, 860-992-8735, or e-mail


Members of Dirigo Alumnae Chapter of Delta Zeta Sorority invite you to participate in the first Hike for Hearing to benefit Warren Center for Communication and Learning in Bangor.

The event begins with registration at 9 a.m. at Hulls Cove Visitor Center parking lot off Route 3 in Acadia National Park.

The route covers Witch Hole Pond Trail, acceptable for hikers of all levels as well as strollers and wheelchairs, reports Mary-Anne Saxl of the Warren Center.

The route is approximately 4.6 miles. The rain date is Saturday, Sept. 26. This is an alcohol- and tobacco-free event. More information is available from Linda Allen at 852-2499.


Harold Michaud e-mailed that you can enjoy the barbershop harmony of Maine-Ly Music Chorus at its annual show at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Minsky Hall at the University of Maine in Orono.

Advance tickets are $10 and available from chapter members.

Tickets at the door are $12.

Guest performers are The Honeymooners, a husband and wife quartet from New Hampshire and Vermont who have performed throughout the U.S. singing everything from comedy to gospel, according to Michaud.


Wyman Methodist Church will hold a baked bean supper 5:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Masonic Lodge on Bridge Street in Milbridge.

Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under.

Proceeds benefit church utility costs.


Jane Sanderson of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth e-mailed that the 12th annual Schoodic Scramble is Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20, at Grindstone Neck Golf Course in Winter Harbor and Blink Bonnie Golf Course in Sorrento.

Sponsored by Edith R. Dixon and Alan J. Goldstein, the event benefits the Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic, a division of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.

Registration is $85 and includes a tournament hat along with a continental breakfast and then fresh lobster stew, wine and cheese and ice cream sundaes. More than $3,000 in prizes are available, and a hole-in-one can win a 2009 Chevrolet or a 2009 Vespa scooter.

To register, call Sanderson at 664-5337 or visit

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