Peace & Justice Center to hold harvest supper

Posted Sept. 30, 2009, at 6:21 p.m.

Members of the community are cordially invited to the 20th annual Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine Harvest Supper, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Park Street in Bangor.

Volunteer coordinator Suzanne Brunner hopes you will “join us as we, once again, celebrate all our efforts to sow peace and harvest hope during the past year.”

Martin Swinger will entertain with traditional and contemporary Americana music, swing and jazz. Swinger is a Boston Folk Festival and Kerrville Folk Festival veteran, Brunner wrote.

Aaron Bell and Carly Del Signore of Tide Mill Organic Farm in Edmunds will discuss organic farming, longtime activist Larry Dansinger and founding member of the center will be presented the Hands of Peace Award, and the first youth Hands of Peace Award will be presented to Kira Pilot.

You are asked to bring a vegetarian dish or dessert to share.

The suggested donation to benefit the center is $10 for adults, $3 for children or $15 for a family.

To volunteer to set up or clean up, call 942-9343.

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Diane Bergey e-mailed that her church is hosting a rummage sale from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 3, at Hampden Congregational Church, 101 Main Road North.

The sale will feature “typical rummage” including clothing, Bergey explained, along with “household goods and yard sale items.”

The sale benefits “our community mission, the community food cupboard, Help for Hampden and Warm Wednesday,” she wrote.

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On behalf of the Calais Lions Club, Lorraine Mitchell invites you to a pancake breakfast where the “first pancake will be flipped at 7 a.m.” Saturday, Oct. 3, at the American Legion Hall on Calais Avenue in that community.

The fundraiser ends at 10 a.m., and the cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

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Suzanne Plaisted reports that the Jonesboro Union Church is hosting a benefit walk-rockthon at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in Jonesboro.

Registration is 7-7:45 a.m. at the Chandler River Center next to the church, and participants are asked to raise a minimum $15 in pledges.

Proceeds will help “restore the historic church’s century-old stained glass windows,” Plaisted wrote.

You can participate in either a 3-mile walk “on the foliage-lined Look’s Point Road in Jonesboro,” or bring your own rocking chair and rock in the Chandler River Community Center.

Pledge sheets are available at the Jonesboro Post Office, Jonesboro town office, Machias Savings Bank and Coffin’s True Value.

Individuals and businesses have donated prizes for the top three fundraisers, the youngest and oldest participants, everyone raising more than $50 in pledges, and “for the popular Participant’s Choice Drawing,” Plaisted added.

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The Belfast Lions Club annual Harvest Festival begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Waldo County Shrine Club on Northport Avenue in Belfast.

Toni Mailloux reports the event, to “benefit local Lion charities,” includes a craft fair, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; children’s activities, including pumpkin carving; a yard sale, 8 a.m.-noon; an auction at 1 p.m., an antique tractor display, a diabetes screening clinic and “food and refreshments for sale.”

To donate yard sale or auction items, call 338-1545. For information about the craft fair, call 338-5143.

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Cynthia Scott reports the Pine Tree Hospice Education Committee is holding a free conference, “Making End of Life Decisions in the Light of Day,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Mayo Resource Center, “located at the back of Mayo Regional Hospital on Dwelley Avenue” in Dover-Foxcroft.

Kandyce Powell, Maine Hospice Council executive director, will introduce and participate in panel discussions.

The topics are “Break the Silence: Begin to Talk About It,” “Choosing the Options: Which Way to Go and What to Do,” “Planning a Big Event in Just Two Days” and “Honoring Spirit.”

The Tourmaline Singers will entertain, lunch will be available for $5 and any donations to PTH will be “gratefully accepted.”

For more information, or to preregister, call PTH at 564-4346, e-mail wecare@pinetreehospice.org or visit PTH at 883 West Main St. in Dover-Foxcroft.

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Gaynor Reynolds wrote “freshly-gathered hydrangea blossoms will mound the tables at Ecotat Garden” for two wreath-making workshops, one at 10 a.m. and the other at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Ecotat in Hermon.

The cost is $20 per workshop.

For information or to register, call 848-5946.

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

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