March 26, 2020

Harvest supper, Irish music on tap in Hampden

You are invited to enjoy a public harvest supper and Irish music concert held by members of Hampden Congregational Church beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the church, 101 Main Road North in Hampden.

Jonathan Henry e-mailed that the supper menu features “country baked ham with a full assortment of hearty side dishes, and seasonal desserts.”

Tickets for the supper are $7, and concert tickets are $8.

Anyone planning to attend both events can purchase an all-in-one ticket for $12.

Admission for children 5 and under is $3 for each event, and tickets will be available at the door.

While you’re sure to enjoy the meal and the seasonal desserts, the sweetest dessert of all is likely to be an evening listening to the delightful music of Two Old Friends, the Kennebunk duet of Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins.

Together for 17 years, the duet founded Northeast Winds.

Their repertoire, Henry wrote, “includes many favorite and traditional sea songs as well as a good amount of hot-picking instrumentals and great sing-alongs.”

They will sing “a variety of songs from Ireland, the mountains the sea,” Henry wrote of the concert which is immediately after the supper.

More information can be obtained by calling Henry at 862-2059 or e-mailing

“What’s In the Archives,” the 10th in the yearlong Orono Bicentennial Lecture Series, is 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Orono municipal building.

This event features a panel discussing the lives of women who have shaped both Orono and the wider world.

Panelists include Carol Toner, specialist in women’s labor history and recent Maine immigrant history; Mazie Hough, associate director of the University of Maine Women in the Curriculum and Women’s Studies Program; and Betsy Beattie, who researches Canadian migration to New England and is the Canadian Studies Librarian at Fogler Library on the UMaine campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

Lillian Hanscom wrote that the Downeast Community Hospital Auxiliary Used Books and Bake Sale is 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Central Street Church in Machias.

The event also will feature a raffle for “a beautifully decorated Halloween basket with Halloween decorations and a few surprises,” Hanscom added.

People with books to donate for the sale may deliver them, after 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, and also on Friday, to the church.

No donated books will be accepted on Saturday.

Hanscom wrote that Auxiliary members hope to see you there.

Congratulations to Scott R.C. Levy, Mark Woodward and John Rohman, who will be honored at the Fusion:Bangor Annual Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon.

Levy will receive the Horizon Award in recognition of his “notable commitment to leadership and civic involvement” in the area.

Woodward, the Bangor Daily News executive editor, will receive the Fusion Partnership Award “for promoting the common good of the Fusion demographic while demonstrating support of Fusion’s mission to strengthen the Bangor region.”

Former Bangor mayor and chairman of the Maine Arts Commission and chief executive officer of WBRC Architects & Engineers, Rohman will receive the Leadership and Vision Award “for championing initiatives that better our region and engaging in cross-generational support by encouraging young leaders.”

Former Maine Gov. Angus King is the featured speaker, and Gov. John Baldacci will deliver an electronic address.

Tickets are $35 and are available at or by calling Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, 947-0307.

From Donna Chale, chair of the Library Events Committee, we learn that “the final concert for the Pittsfield Public Library Campaign” is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Pittsfield Community Theatre.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door and can be obtained by calling 487-5600 or 487-3710.

The concert features Maine singer-songwriter David Mallett with an opening performance by the Maine Central Institute Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

“This should be a great night of music in support of a wonderful cause,” Chale wrote.

Mike Cornett of Orono called to report that the Maine Air Museum on Maine Avenue at Bangor International Airport has closed for the season.

Cornett thanks everyone who helped make this a successful season by volunteering their time at the museum, and thanks all the people who made the volunteers’ work worthwhile by visiting the Maine Air Museum.

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

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