April 07, 2020
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Holiday sale to benefit Shriners hospital trips

The Sunshine Club for Children Annual Holiday Market is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Shrine Center, 586 Main St. in Bangor.

Admission is free, and homemade lunches and a variety of pies will be on sale at the cafe.

Organizers Peggy Kaufman and Peggy Holyoke have brought together several antiques, collectible and craft vendors that all holiday shoppers will appreciate, and a Connie Lozier Garden Card Party quilt will be raffled Sunday afternoon.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Sunshine Club for Children, which helps with transportation and housing expenses for a child and one parent while the child is receiving treatment at the Shriners Burn Unit in Boston or the Shriners Orthopedic Hospital in Springfield, Mass.

From Jan. 1 through Sept. 1 this year, transportation chairwomen Norene Holt and Colleen Smith reported that the Sunshine Club has assisted with 57 hospital trips totaling $23,000 in expenses.

If you or someone you know could benefit from these services provided by the Sunshine Club for Children, call Holt at 862-3457 for more information.

Writing on behalf of U.S. Cellular, Kelly Whalen reminds parents and guardians that “with lots of kids running around Halloween night, cell phones can help keep parents connected to children of all ages.”

Everything from text messaging and special ring tones to walkie-talkie features are great safety tools for use on this particular evening, she wrote.

For more information about Halloween safety, visit the National Safety Council’s Web site at www.nsc.org.

Marie Saucier, president of UPtown Business and Professional Women, invites you to join her for lunch at noon Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Muddy Rudder in Brewer. The group will “be discussing how to get out the vote and the various ballot items we will be facing.”

Since 1919, BPW has been one of this country’s leading advocates for women.

For more information, call Saucier at 992-5042.

Members of the Orono Garden Club invite the public to attend an illustrated lecture by Dr. Ron Davis, “Watching the Earth,” which features conservation and ecology projects in five countries.

The lecture begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Orono United Methodist Church. There is no admission fee.

Dr. Davis and partner Lee Davis participated in the project sponsored by the Earthwatch Institute, which included monkey sociology in Sri Lanka, wolves in India, Rift Valley lakes in Kenya, macaw behavior in Peru, and Pantanal, a giant wetland in Brazil.

For more information, call 866-4860.

Elizabeth Clayton reports that the annual fall Open House for prospective students and interested members of the community is 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Nov. 3, at the Campus Center of Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor.

Admissions office staff and faculty members will be available to answer questions, and tours of the campus will be offered.

More information is available at www.emcc.edu.

If you plan to attend, call the Admissions Office (800) 286-9357 or 974-4680.

Lisa Colburn wants to make sure all readers know that the outstanding DESIGNING WOMEN annual Fine Arts & Crafts Show is moving to a new location.

The local craft guild will host this year’s event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Dyke Center for Family Business at Husson College in Bangor.

Colburn explained the new location “is spacious, easily accessible and has plenty of parking.”

Admission is just a $2 donation and refreshments and a light lunch will be available.

The show features work of nationally known artisans and offers the opportunity to purchase gold and silver jewelry, felting, hand-woven work, art glass, rugs, pottery, pieced clothing, woodworking, porcelain and more.

Each year, DESIGNING WOMEN selects an organization to benefit from its show, and this year has chosen Spruce Run, the domestic violence agency serving Penobscot County.

Spruce Run has a 24-hour hot line, (800) 863-9909 or 947-0496 and offers support groups, emergency shelter, training and educational programs.

Oops! In Friday’s column I had the incorrect number of tickets that are available for the Sixth Annual All Saints Catholic School Scholarship Super Supper at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at Bangor Motor Inn on Hogan Road.

Only 100 tickets will be sold for that event hosted by Ric Tyler, and during which one lucky person will win $10,000.

Call 947-7063 for more information.

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


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