What a wonderful time to begin a week's vacation, right in themiddle of the 66th National Folk Festival in Bangor!
I share the pride of all residents of this area who have helpedmake this event so successful, and am especially grateful for theextra effort of City Engineer Jim Ring and his crew for their hardwork in making the Bangor waterfront so attractive.
That effort and the dedication and commitment of everyoneassociated with the third and final National Folk Festival in thiscity bode well, I hope, for what follows: the very first AmericanFolk Festival on the Bangor waterfront in 2005.
I hope everyone enjoys the National Folk Festival, and that youall have a safe Labor Day weekend.
My column returns to this section on Wednesday, Sept. 8.
Jean Lyford hopes the public will show its support for the BrewerHistorical Society by making purchases at its bake sale from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. today at Marden's in Brewer.
The sale features homemade foods, and proceeds will benefit thesociety museum at 199 Wilson St., which Lyford said 'needs a lot ofrepair.'
On behalf of the Island Fishermen's Wives Association, its co-chairwomen, Cari Quiterio and Angela Douglas, invite the public toattend a benefit concert for the association and the Island CommunityCenter.
Flash in the Pans steel band will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday,Aug. 30, at the Stonington Commercial Fish Pier.
For information, call 348-2626 or 348-6931.
Tim Throckmorton, WABI-TV sports anchor, will be a featured guestwith recording artist Debbie Myers at the Palmyra Wal-Mart All-American Labor Day Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday,Sept. 6, in Palmyra.
Nightmoves will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., when The DebbieMyers Show takes center stage and performs until 3 p.m.
You will also watch a clogging demonstration by the Highlanders,and see Tickles the Clown and Kellogg's Tony the Tiger.
A craft show, bounce house, face painting, barbecue, pet photos, araffle and a fund-raiser by local firefighters for the MuscularDystrophy Association will all be part of the day's activities.
Proceeds will help the MDA fund clinics, support groups and MDA'smedical equipment purchase and repair program.
Clips of the event will be aired throughout the local broadcast ofthe Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon.
The works of artist Rachel Collin Therrien of Augusta will bedisplayed during regular business hours Wednesday, Sept. 1, throughThursday, Sept. 30, at the Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.
The public is invited to attend an opening reception and hear atalk by the artist, who features landscapes in her work, at 6 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the library.
Seating is limited, so if you wish to take a riverboat cruise, aguided tour of Fredericton, New Brunswick, and an escorted tour ofhistoric Kings Landing settlement, you need to make your reservationsnow.
Moosehead Historical Museum is planning this two-day trip toCanada for Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 8 and 9.
The cost, including transportation, lodging, lunch at KingsLanding, admissions, the riverboat ride and city tour, is $195 perperson.
Call the museum at 695-2909 to make your reservation.
First United Methodist Church of Bangor is planning a silentauction/dessert social fund-raiser from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday,Sept. 11, at the church on Essex Street.
Auction items will include donations from local businesses as wellas from members of the congregation.
However, if you have household goods or items that you are willingto donate, church members would be very happy to have you help withthis fund-raiser.
Donations can include books, movies, furniture or any other itemsyou think might be suitable for this fund-raiser.
If you are interested in making a donation to the auction, callDeb Christensen at 941-9567, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Kristie Miner of Westgate Manor in Bangor we learn that theannual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction to benefit the MaineAlzheimer's Association will be 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at theBangor Elks Club, 108 Odlin Road.
Admission for the dinner is $5 for adults and $2.50 for childrenunder 10.
Tickets are available at Westgate Manor or can be purchased at thedoor.