Although this is last-minute information, considering the rainy weather we’ve been experiencing a last-minute decision on your part might put you where you want to be and enable you to help raise funds to benefit cardiac services at C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

Registered nurse Jeri-Ann Gilbert invites biking enthusiasts to participate in a Bike & Boat fundraiser Saturday, June 27, an 18-mile ride along the western shore of Moosehead Lake from Greenville to Rockwood, where you will board the Katahdin “for a scenic luncheon cruise back to Greenville,” Gilbert wrote.

Prizes will be awarded during the cruise. Call 695-5200 to register or receive more information.

This week, Gilbert reported, “we definitely have openings and would love for anyone to join us.”

She reminds readers that “in the past, this event has raised thousands of dollars for C.A. Dean health care services, and has been extremely well-attended.”


Today is the last day music education and performance-major students can register for a three-credit, one-week intensive graduate-level course, Music Therapy: Making Contact, offered by certified music therapist Alan Wittenberg of the Surry Music Therapy Center.

Whittenberg is conducting the course July 6-10 at the University of Maine in Orono.

For complete details e-mail, visit or call him at 667-1308.


Executive director Joshua Campbell Torrance reports the second annual Maine-New Hampshire State Croquet Championship is now through Sunday, June 28, at Woodlawn Museum, Route 172 (Surry Road) in Ellsworth.

“Sanctioned by the United States Croquet Association and held on Woodlawn’s championship-sized croquet lawn,” Torrance said, “this event has drawn 20 of the region’s top players.”

The public is invited to watch, with play running from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday, June 27, and final matches beginning at noon Sunday, June 28.

For more information, call the museum at 667-8671 or visit


Speaking of Woodlawn Museum — in partnership with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners Program, the museum is offering a workshop — Square Foot Gardening — from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Museum on Route 172 (Surry Road) in Ellsworth.

Master Gardener volunteers Jim Flye and Scott Nurse will guide you through this workshop, for which donations would be welcome to benefit future Woodlawn programs.

Reservations are not required but would be appreciated. Call 667-8671 or e-mail


Bangor Police Department Sgt. Paul Edwards reports the department will conduct its annual Bike Auction, with bicycles available for viewing from 8 to 9 a.m. The auction begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 27, behind the former police station at 35 Court St.

Sgt. Edwards wrote that during the “past year, we have received approximately 70 bicycles that have either been turned in as found or abandoned property.”


Ron Dow of Belfast and fellow members of the Maine Hosta Society invite you to “an auction doubleheader” featuring two auctions: a silent auction from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and the Great Hosta Auction at 12:45 p.m. both Saturday, June 27, at the Pine Tree State Arboretum on Hospital Street (Route 9) in Augusta.

“The auctions are a source of great plants, some of the newest,” Dow wrote.

Signage will guide you to PTSA, which is also home to the Hosta Display Garden where guests have the opportunity to view a large hosta garden maintained by Bernie Slofer.


Colley, Deupree & Lyons, former members of the alternative band Morphine, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. in Unity, reports Mark Tardiff.

Tickets are $15 and available at or by calling 948-SHOW.


Mary Bird of Page Farm and Home Museum reports the museum will hold “an unusual type of vacation travel this summer” for youngsters 6-12 to “journey through time” at “Pathways to the Past Heritage Day Camp,” 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, through Wednesday, July 3, at the museum on the campus of the Uni-versity of Maine in Orono.

In keeping with the International Year of Natural Fiber, Bird wrote, spinning, weaving and dyeing with natural materials along with felting, rug hooking, quilting and braiding are part of the program.

For more information call the museum at 581-4100.

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