Old Town’s 2009 Canoe Hullabaloo parade coordinator Donna Jenkins reports that the event is Saturday, June 20.

There is no registration fee to enter the parade, Jenkins said, adding that registration and lineup for the parade begin at 9:30 a.m. that day, in the Old Town High School parking lot. The parade begins at 10 a.m.

“If you have an antique car or special-interest car, we are looking for you to be in the parade,” Jenkins wrote. Preregistration is not required.

After the parade, “vehicles will be displayed at the park for judging” with trophies awarded for first place, ribbons for second and third, and certificates for all participants.

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Lisa York invites you to the American Legion Post 201’s annual craft fair and bake sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 13, in the American Legion lot at the junction of Routes 143, 9 and 202 in Dixmont.

Crafters who have not yet registered can call Jim York at 745-4152 to see if any spaces remain.

Members of the Legion invite all active-duty and retired military personnel, as well as eligible veterans to a membership enrollment cookout, noon-2 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at the same site.

Anyone eligible to join this post, “and their immediate families, as well as members and their families, are invited for an afternoon cookout lunch and social.”

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Mike Lange reports Skowhegan-Madison Elks Lodge will hold a Flag Day ceremony open to the public at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at the lodge, 21 Silver St., Skowhegan.

Chaired by lodge president Byron “Bud” Philbrick, the history of the American flag, from the Revolutionary War to the 21st century, will be the focus of the event that includes light refreshments.

Lange explained that the Elks “prompted President Woodrow Wilson to recognize the order’s observance of Flag Day,” but it wasn’t until 1949 that fellow Elk President Harry Truman proclaimed June 14 “a day of national observance of the symbol of our country.”

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The public is invited to a wildflower identification workshop with botanical and ecological consultant Sally Rooney, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at Birdsacre on Route 3 in Ellsworth.

Hosted by the Ellsworth Garden Club, the rain date is June 21.

For information, call Mary Blackstone at 667-8878 or e-mail Mary.Blackstone@uregina.ca.

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Pastor Susan Yaruta-Young and members of Ellsworth United Methodist Church will be hosts to a series of free suppers, Manna Mondays, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 15, and every third Monday thereafter, in their Fellowship Hall, 21 Hancock St., Ellsworth.

The congregation considers this event is “a way to feed our community, physically and spiritually,” with each supper culminating with “a short, alternative worship service that will feature upbeat, contemporary music, open discussion, scripture study, movies and more.”

Information is available by calling 374-3536 or visiting www.ellsworthumc.org.

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Pizza Hut restaurants throughout Maine have announced 15 percent of sales from eat-in or takeout orders 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, will be donated to help support A Family for ME, a program that collaborates with the Department of Health and Human Services to find homes for teenagers in foster care.

Patrons must present coupons to participate in this fundraiser. Coupons are available at www.afamilyforme.org, www.wgme.com or by calling A Family For me at 877-505-0545.

Funds raised will directly benefit The Heart Gallery initiative in Maine, a photo gallery of foster children awaiting adoption.

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Cami Carter reports a benefit dinner is planned for the victims of the recent fire in Orono that destroyed what is known locally as the Katahdin Building.

The dinner offers seatings at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at Church of Universal Fellowship on Main Street in Orono.

The suggested donation is $5.

A space also will be available for attendees to make donations of clothing, household items and furniture for the victims as well.

For information, call Carter at 866-3034.

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Dottie Laber wrote members of Downeast Chapter of Retired Federal Employees have changed their plans for their June meeting, and she wants to be sure everyone is informed.

The group will now meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Sunbury Village on Ohio Street in Bangor for a tour of the facility and a lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.

Anyone with questions may call Laber at 843-7563 or Kay Lebowitz at 942-5933.

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