BANGOR and HERMON – The family of Ruth Crosby welcomes friends for a gathering with reminiscing and refreshments 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Brookings-Smith Family Center, 163 Center St., Bangor. A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at Ecotat (formerly Crosby Gardens) in Hermon, Maine in the Spring, at a date to be announced later.