All area women “and interested friends are invited to attend” the Hancock Women’s Club meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at the Hancock Community Center.

“We are delighted to have, as the first speaker of our new program year, Shenna Bellows, executive director of the Maine Civil Liberties Union,” wrote HWC publicity chairwoman Diana Arney of the featured guest, whom Bellows describes as a “dynamic speaker.

“Prior to returning to her native Maine,” Arney wrote, “Bellows served as a national field organizer at the American Civil Liberties Union Legislative Office in Washington, D.C.”

Refreshments will be served. More information about this meeting or the HWC is available by calling Arney at 422-9993 or club president Jackie Nicholson at 422-6852.

HWC is a member of the General and Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs.

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Old Town Public Library director Cynthia Jennings reminds residents and vacationers the first in the library series of Summer Concerts in the Park is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at Riverfront Park.

You will enjoy an early Fourth of July celebration as you are entertained by members of the 195th Army Band of the Maine Army National Guard, who hail from all corners of the Pine Tree State.

You should bring blankets and chairs and, if it rains, head for the Elks Club on Fourth Street extension.

For more information, call 827-3972.

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Barbara Higgins of Veazie reports that the Eastern Maine General Hospital-Eastern Maine Medical Center-Husson University Nurses Alumni Association is meeting at noon Saturday, July 18, at the Dyke Center for Family Business at Husson University in Bangor.

However, reservations to attend this gathering must be made with Gloria Lee by Friday, July 10, and you can make them by calling her at 223-5657.

Higgins also reports that items are needed for the group’s silent auction, and she urges alumni to “come, renew friendships and play a game with friends.”

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Judy Butler of Eddington called to say that members of John Bapst High School Class of 1954 are holding a get-together beginning with a luncheon at noon Saturday, July 11, at the Eastern Maine Snowmobile Club on Levenseller Road in Holden.

Entertainment follows the luncheon, door prizes will be offered and a potluck supper is planned for 5 p.m., Butler said of this casual event that is “open to everyone in the class” whether or not they eventually graduated from JBHS.

The cost is $10 and you are asked to call Butler at 989-6545 if you plan to attend.

“You can even bring your camper if you want to take a nap in the afternoon,” Butler remarked about the site that has “very easy access” for all.

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According to the schedule provided by Jackie Emerson for the Stewart Free Library, the next of its Summer Concerts is 7 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at the bandstand in Corinna.

The featured performers are Ken and Jane Brooks.

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Jay Adams of Old Fort Western reports “there is still time to enter a unit, float, antique car, band or marching unit in this year’s Fourth of July parade” on Saturday, July 4, in Augusta.

However, the “absolute deadline for parade entry is Wednesday, July 1,” and more information is available by calling the recreation bureau at 626-2350, e-mailing Wendy Somes at or stopping at the Buker Community Center to obtain a parade entry form.

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In The Shift Report Summer 2009, Bangor Area Homeless Shelter executive director Dennis Marble reports more than 600 people participated in the April Hike for the Homeless, raising “$34,900 in much-needed funding,” and he thanks everyone for their support.

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