STATEWIDE — The American Red Cross, Northern New England Blood Services Region will hold blood drives in cities and towns throughout Maine. All eligible and new donors are encouraged to give blood. The American Red Cross Donor Center, 900 B Hammond St. in Bangor is open for donations from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and the third Saturday of each month. For more information, call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.
Statewide blood drives for May 2011:
May 2, Valley High School, Bingham, noon.
May 3, Shead High School, Eastport, 1-6 p.m.
May 4, Washington Academy, Machias, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
May 5, Machias Memorial High School, Machias, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
May 6, Mount Desert Island Hospital, Bar Harbor, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
May 9, Saint Denis Social KOC, Fort Fairfield, 12:30-5:30 p.m.
May 10, Central Aroostook High School, Mars Hill, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
May 11, Loring Jobs Corps, Limestone, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
May 12, Van Buren High School, Van Buren, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
May 13, Maine General Medical Center, Waterville, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Hampden Public Safety, Hampden, 1-6 p.m.
May 14, Grace Bible Church, Sangerville, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
May 16, Forest Hills High School, Jackman, 1-6 p.m.
May 17, Department of Health and Human Services, Skowhegan 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
May 19, Winslow VFW, Winslow, 1-6 p.m.
Dexter Unitarian Universalist Church, Dexter, 1-6 p.m.
May 23, Elks Lodge Houlton, Houlton, 1-6 p.m.
May 24, Ramada Inn Convention Center, Ellsworth, 1-6 p.m.
American Legion, Waterville, 1-6 p.m.
May 25, Belfast United Methodist Church, Belfast, 1-6 p.m.
May 27, Bucksport High School, Bucksport, 8-1 p.m.
May 28, Washington County VFW, Harrington, 8:30-1:30 p.m.
Maine to mark Commute Another Way Week
STATEWIDE — The 17th annual Commute Another Way Week will be held May 16-20 statewide. The purpose of the event is to help Maine commuters learn more about carpooling, van pooling, biking, walking or riding transit, teleworking or other low-cost alternatives.
For more information, call 800-280-RIDE or visit www.commuteanotherwayweek.org
Author Greenlaw to speak at USM’s 131st Commencement
PORTLAND, Maine — Best-selling author Linda Greenlaw will be the speaker for the University of Southern Maine’s 131st Commencement at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Cumberland County Civic Center.
Greenlaw will be awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters at the ceremony. For more information, 780-4200.
‘(F)light’ premiere at Woodfords church in Portland
PORTLAND, Maine — Aroostook County composer Erica Quin-Easter will celebrate the premiere of “(F)light,” a new work exploring the issues, conflicts and contemporary experience of the borderlands.
The Women in Harmony chorus will feature the work in a spring concert, “Moving On: Immigration in Song” at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.wihmaine.org.