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Recital to mark Hampden church organ’s 100th

By Joni Averill

The Hook & Hastings organ at Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church was built in 1909, and members of the congregation, together with the Bangor chapter of the American Guild of Organists, invite you to join in the celebration of this special birthday.

The church and the guild will present a free organ recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the church, 44 Kennebec Road.

There is no admission, but any donations are welcome.

Recitalists include guild members Brian McFarland, Kay Eames, Julia Morris-Myers, Clayton Rogers, Joan Kroehler, Kevin Birch, Jane Schroeder and Carlton Russell.

For more information, call the church, 862-4195.


Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church members are certainly busy folk because the day before that organ recital, they will host a bean-hole bean supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the church, 44 Kennebec Road.

Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children and free for kiddies under 3.

And if you want beans to go, they are $5 for a quart and $2.50 for a pint.

Proceeds benefit church projects.


Today we have two items of interest forwarded by Lorraine Mitchell.

First is that the Calais Lioness Club will host an outdoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Calais Press parking lot on Washington Street.

And second is that the St. Croix Country Club and PCT Communications will host a Rally for a Cure Golf Scramble to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation on Sunday, Sept. 27, at St. Croix Country Club.

Mitchell reports that the entry fee will include lunch and that you may call the pro shop, 454-8875, for more information and to register.

She also wants readers to know that, for this particular fundraiser, “you don’t have to be a golfer to come and join the fun.”


The Dexter Women’s Literary Club will host a public baked bean supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at the Dexter American Legion Hall.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12.

The fundraiser includes a bake sale, and proceeds will benefit projects of the club, which is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.


Lucille Cardin reports members of Veazie Congregational Church will host a To Go Sale featuring, among other items, “beans, pickles and pies,” noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the church, 1404 State St.

The site is handicapped-accessible and proceeds benefit the church.


Geneva Frost wrote that a Blow-Out Garage Sale will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at 239 Otis Road in Otis.

The fundraiser will benefit the Hovey Habitat House in Otis and features “great bargains and great prices.” Frost wrote of sale items ranging from a portable washer to a lady’s mountain bike.

If you’d like to take advantage of an early viewing, you may do that 6-8 p.m. Friday at the sale site.


Tracey Whitten invites you to participate in the Walk-A-Thon To Help Children with Dyslexia to benefit the 32nd Degree Masonic Learning Centers for Children in Bangor.

The rain-or-shine event, in memory of the late Richard Winship Jr., will begin with registration at 12:30 p.m. and the walk at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Bangor City Forest.

The registration fee is $15, or at least $15 in pledges.

Pledge forms may be downloaded at www.valleyofbangor.org.

According to the Web site, Masonic Learning Centers are nonprofit organizations throughout the country supported by the Scottish Rite Masonic Jurisdiction to assist children with developmental reading disorders.

For information about the walk, call Whitten at 866-4921 or 852-7927.


Rory Schmand reports that Pirate Rec will host a Back to School Cruise In at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at Piscataquis Community High School in Guilford.

Admission is $2 per person, and “street rods will be admitted at no charge,” Schmand wrote.

Volunteers would be appreciated. You may call Schmand at 876-4025 to learn how you can help.

The fundraiser will feature raffles, door prizes, concessions and a bake sale.

Trophies will be awarded car owners in five categories, Schmand wrote of the event, which will also have “music from the ’50s and ’60s.”

Proceeds benefit the Pirate Rec Scholarship Fund for clinics and to send area youth to camps.


Tina Mann e-mailed that St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Augusta will host the Con Brio! Classical String Quartet at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the church, 9 Summer St., Augusta.

The event is part of the church’s 2009 Concert Series. Your $10 donation will benefit that concert series fund, and a reception will follow in the parish hall.

Featured musicians are violinists Syd Sewall and Elizabeth Miller; MaryEllen Tracy, viola; and Madelon Welch, cello.

For information, call the church office at 622-2424.

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

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