Bangor Community Chorus hosts its annual Spring Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St., Bangor.

Conducted by Joshua Schmersal and accompanied by pianist Colin Graebert, the 27-member mixed chorus will offer “a wide variety of dynamic music,” member Carolyn McKinnon wrote.

The concert is free, but donations are appreciated and refreshments will be available.

For more information about BCC, visit or call 945-6752.

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Happy Birthday to our newest centenarian, Winni Melvin of Bangor, who is 100 years old today.

Her 11-year-old great-grandson, Connor Smith, wrote that his great-grandmother moved to Bangor in the 1940s and that she and her husband had two sons, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church, she studied art at Pratt Institute and is a creative knitter.

Birthday greetings can be sent to her at 54 Rutland St., Bangor 04401.

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All Souls Congregational Church music director Kay Byther Eames reports pianist David Brunell will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at the church, 10 Broadway, Bangor.

Brunell teaches piano at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

This Arlan A. Baillie Performance Series program is free.

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Friends and family are raising funds to cover funeral expenses for the late Danny Turner, who “was tragically killed in an ATV accident” on May 3, said Jen Baker.

A public benefit supper in memory of Turner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. tonight at the Marion C. Cook School, 22 Howland Road, LaGrange.

Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

The all-you-can-eat meal features roasts, turkey, salads, beans, desserts and more.

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The final concert of the 2009 Orono Bluegrass Special Series features Anna Mae Mitchell & Rising Tide at 7 tonight at Keith Anderson Community House in Orono.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and members of the military with identification, and free for children under 12.

A portion of the proceeds benefits the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine for Youth Music Education.

The opening act is Playing With Fire.

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Kristin Cole Vogell is the featured speaker for the next meeting of the Bangor chapter of the Greater Bangor Parkinson’s Support Group at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at Acadia Hospital on Stillwater Avenue in Bangor.

The Bangor High School graduate earned her doctorate in pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island and has been a practicing pharmacist in the Portland area for five years.

Vogell will “discuss the ins and outs of Parkinson’s medication,” and offer “general safety guidelines for medication use and disposal.”

This meeting is open to everyone who is interested.

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Ann Carter reports the St. Croix Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring a training session for weather spotting beginning with a meeting at 6 p.m. and the training at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at the Methodist Homes Recreation Center on Palmer Street in Calais.

Conducted by representatives of the National Weather Service in Caribou, those who complete the training will “be able to assist the weather service by being local weather spotters during inclement weather as well as learning how to prepare for such weather as hail, lightning, high winds, hurricanes and tornadoes,” Carter wrote.

For more information, call club president Mike Sanford at 427-3058.

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Cathy Goslin reminds readers the Maine Forest and Logging Museum Dinner-Auction is 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 18, at Black Bear Inn in Orono.

Auction items include a bronze-marble sculpture by Forest Hart, “The First Loggers,” No. 1 of 50.

Half of your $50 admission benefits MFLM.

For reservations, call 974-6278.

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Anne Tatgenhorst e-mailed that the Yale University student a cappella group, the Society of Orpheus and Bacchus, with Hampden Academy graduate Sam Wood, will entertain you at 7 p.m. Monday, May 18, at Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road.

The suggested donation is $20 for families, $10 for adults and $5 for students.

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During May and June the Ellsworth Garden Club is hosting several public programs to enhance your gardening season, writes Mary Blackstone

Steve Elliott, owner of New Land Nursery and Florist of Ellsworth, will discuss “Bulbs, Roots and Rhizomes for Summer and Fall Gardens” at 7 p.m. Monday, May 18, at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Hancock County office on Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth.

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