April 07, 2020

Residents urged to attend cultural focus group

Area residents are encouraged to attend a Cultural Assessment Focus group beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the offices of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, 51 Main St., Bangor.

You are asked to register by calling Christina Piazza, 942-5555, or e-mailing bangorarts@hotmail.com.

Piazza explained that “the focus groups are intended as a forum for further discussion of key questions taken from the on-line Cultural Assessment Survey,” which can be found at http://www.bangormaine.gov/CulturalDevelopment.php.

Piazza stressed that “it is important to take the survey and not to let the word ‘culture’ deter participation.

“So far,” she continued, “the survey is telling us that people in the region would like to see more art house films downtown; more activities for children; more professional live theatre; additional festivals; restaurants and cafes that are open in the evening where live music can be heard; and a wider variety of high-quality craft and art galleries.”

Survey results “will be used by the City of Bangor to develop an official plan to direct efforts, money and initiatives that will strengthen Bangor’s cultural economy.”

The sixth annual All Saints Catholic School Scholarship Super Supper begins with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Bangor Motor Inn on Hogan Road.

Media personality Ric Tyler will serve as host for the evening, during which one in every four ticket-holders will win a gift with an approximate value of $100, and one lucky person will become the fundraiser’s sixth annual $10,000 winner.

Only 250 tickets will be sold.

For ticket purchase details and information, call Deb Nadeau at 947-7063.

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Maine Miosac Club and Cosmopolitan Club, both of Dover-Foxcroft, jointly organized a Make A Difference Day project for area teens, who will be decorating windows of local businesses for Halloween.

The activity takes place Saturday, Oct. 28, in Dover-Foxcroft and, after all their painting, the young people will be treated to a pizza party and swim at the Piscataquis County Regional YMCA.

Club members collected returnable bottles and cans to fund the project.

The C.L.A.E. School third annual Auction Scholarship Fundraiser is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in Suite 120 at 96 Harlow St. in Bangor.

C.L.A.E. stands for Creative Learning Art Animation Academic Experience. The school teaches three-dimensional, stop-motion, clay animation.

The auction features more than 150 items ranging from gift certificates to overnight stays and jewelry, and proceeds benefit C.L.A.E. scholarships for special-needs children.

Refreshments will be available, and juggler Zach Field will entertain.

For more information, or to place an early-bird bid, call 990-5169.

Dr. Dave Klocko will present a preview of a chamber music concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in Bodwell Lounge of the Maine Center for the Arts in Orono.

His free, 45-minute presentation precedes the appearance of the Vienna Piano Trio at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Minsky Recital Hall at MCA.

The trio will perform works by Haydn, Ravel, Schubert and Mozart.

Dollars for Scholars of Hampden-Newburgh-Winterport will benefit from your attendance at one of two dinner seatings at the Fresh Ginger Restaurant.

The first seating is 5 p.m. and the second is 6:30 p.m., both on Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Hampden restaurant.

Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for children under 8.

Ticket information for the buffet meal can be obtained by calling Beth Woods at 862-2712.

Local residents are invited to welcome home one of their own when Douglas Locke co-directs the Capital Suzuki Tour Group during a Free Family Concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Orono Community House.

The Capital Suzuki Tour Group was established in 1995 by Locke and his wife, Susan Locke, to offer high-quality performing experiences for advanced Suzuki violin students.

Doug Locke is the son of Phil and Helen Locke of Bangor.

He directs the Capital Suzuki Institute and the Suzuki program in the Community Music School at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

Since co-founding the tour group, the couple have served as its co-directors.

The group has toured and performed in Ohio, several major U.S. cities and internationally, and will tour Italy next March.

During Sunday’s concert, the group will perform works by Veracini, Corelli, Vivaldi, Seitz, Dvorak and Bach.

Refreshments will be served, and more information can be obtained by calling 942-5471.

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

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