Band concert series

BANGOR — The Bangor Band, conducted by Curvin Farnham, will present its first concert of the summer season at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Bangor Public Library. Admission is free.

The Bangor Band’s Summer Concert Series schedule can be seen at

For information, contact band president Lori Wingo at 944-4193 or

Library book sale

BANGOR — Now is the time to bring gently used books to the Bangor Public Library for the Friends of the Bangor Public Library annual book sale on Saturday, June 21.

As always, the Friends cannot accept textbooks, Readers Digest Condensed books, old encyclopedias, or anything that has mold or mildew. The Friends will take fiction or nonfiction on any subject. Last year the sale raised a record $5,171.

Books may be taken to the library 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For information, call the library at 947-8336.

Retirees honored

BANGOR — Husson University announced that it honored recent retirees with a tree planting ceremony, a new tradition for the university, on May 29. A tree was planted in honor of six individuals whose combined service to the educational institution totaled more than 100 years.

Honored were:

• Dr. Elizabeth-Ellen Clark, director, baccalaureate nursing program and associate professor of nursing, school of nursing.

• William Devine III, director of career services, New England School of Communications.

• Benjamin Haskell, executive vice president and dean of students, New England School of Communications.

• John Rubino, vice president of student affairs.

• Michael SanAntonio, director of Dining Services.

• John Senter Jr., maintenance worker.

Mariner history

SEARSPORT — The Penobscot Marine Museum will partner with the Seamen’s Church Institute to host a day of oral history interviews with merchant mariners 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the museum.

During the event, mariners will be invited record their stories with SCI researchers and volunteers as part of the American Merchant Marine Veterans Oral History Project.

Photo archivists at the museum will gather feedback from mariners on their photo collections. The museum will offer reduced admission of $6 to mariners on the day of the interviews.

The interviews will be archived and made available as an online repository of stories of the sea.

Johnathan Thayer, institute archivist and leader of the project, has interviewed veteran mariners in the Port of New York and New Jersey. “Their remarkable tales represent largely overlooked perspectives within American history,” he said.

Through its American Merchant Marine Veterans Oral History Project, the institute helps mariners gain recognition and dignity in the historic record through their own words.

Mariners who want more information about the event or who wish to participate may RSVP to Maine-based institute researcher Michele Christle at or 603-781-9848 to schedule a time for an interview. If transportation or health is an issue, mariners are encouraged to contact Christle for alternative participation methods.