The list of auction items is impressive, reports organizer Angela Conrad, who invites you to Bid Against Cancer beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Sea Dog Brewing Co. on the Bangor Waterfront.

The event, which benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, features a silent auction and “an enjoyable evening in a cocktail-party atmosphere,” Conrad wrote.

“We expect the bidding to be spirited, and everyone will have a good time contributing to a worthy cause.” The bidding closes at 10 p.m., and winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

Among the contributors to the fundraiser are the Maine Center for the Arts, Ski Rack Sports, Thistle’s Restaurant, Back Door Dance Studio, Aubuchon Hardware and Bella Luna.

Silent auction items range from greens fees for area golf outings to a five-night stay in downtown Charleston, S.C.

Bid Against Cancer is open to the public but space is limited, so for further information you might want to e-mail Conrad at, call her at 991-8702 or visit the Web site,

This event has great meaning for Conrad and those who know her family.

In 1990, when Conrad was just 13, her mother, Lynn Conrad, who taught math at Central Middle School in East Corinth and Hampden Academy and was an accomplished singer, died of lymphoma at 42.

Today, Angela Conrad reminds you that, each year, more than “135,000 Americans are diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, or some other form of blood cancer, with many of those diagnosed being children. The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.”

Anne Russenberger-Keefe reports Yoga in the Garden at Woodlawn has been rescheduled from Tuesdays to Wednesdays.

Certified yoga instructor Eileen Dunn-Kell will lead classes from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 10, and continuing on Sept. 17 and Sept. 24, on the grounds of Woodlawn Museum, Route 172, in Ellsworth.

The cost of the class is $12 for museum members and $14 for nonmembers.

Information and registration is available by calling the museum at 667-8671 or e-mailing

Becky Ames, librarian for Simpson Memorial Library in Carmel, reminds those who use that facility that its second-Saturday, monthly story hour, for children from pre-kindergarten through age 5, resumes this month.

The first monthly Story Hour is 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, and the program continues the same time the second Saturday of each month.

The first in a series of three monthly suppers is 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the handicapped-accessible Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St., reports Lucille Cardin.

Admission for the chicken pie supper, with homemade ice cream and apple crisp for dessert, is $6 for adults, $3 for children.

Organizer Tracy Gran Jr. of Applebee’s invites all golfers to participate in Applebee’s Golf Tournament “to benefit Maine Shriners” beginning with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Streamside Golf Course in Winterport.

The $45-per-golfer entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, a cart and closet-to-the-pin, longest- and straightest-drive contests for men and women. The event also features a 50-50 raffle, a putting contest and assorted prizes.

However, Gran wrote, golfers need to register for the tournament by Sunday, Sept. 14, by calling him at 745-3209 or SGC at 223-9009.

Members of Bucksport Senior Center invite you to hear Jack & Company from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at Miles Lane School in Bucksport.

Advance tickets are $10; tickets at the door are $12; doors open at 1 p.m.

For more information, call Diane Willey, 469-2797, or Donna Perkins, 469-7559.

Diane Cutler e-mailed that the fall 2008 term for Penobscot Valley Senior College is Oct. 3-Nov. 6, with two-hour classes, at 10 a.m. to noon, and 1:10 to 3:10 p.m., mostly “at the University in Maine in Orono and a few at the University College of Bangor campus.”

Information about subjects, instructors and schedules is available at or call 262-7927.

“Many exciting courses” are available “once again,” Cutler wrote in urging seniors to “make learning for the fun of it, with lots of discussion, no tests, no homework and the chance to make great new friends, enjoy good times and exercise those brain cells.”

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