Chicken pie sale

ALTON — Alton United Methodist Church will hold a chicken pie sale. Orders for chicken pies must be placed  by Sunday, April 19, with Carolyn at 394-2702 or Margaret at 394-3912. Pies must be picked up 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the church, 3594 Bennoch Road. The cost is $10 per pie.

Bangor Community Chorus

BANGOR — The Bangor Community Chorus will close out its 45th year with a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. The theme of the concert is “Singing Simple Gifts.” Admission is by donation.

Ewaste recycling event

BANGOR — Challenger Learning Center of Maine will hold its spring electronic waste recycling event 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at 30 Venture Way. For the first time, an opportunity is offered to businesses for the drop off  of ewaste 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, April 17.

Suggested donation is $10 for the first item, $5 for each additional item, though donations in any amount will be accepted. Donations of $25 or more will receive a thank you gift from Challenger.

Businesses may make arrangements to drop off ewaste for a donation of $10 per item by calling Susan Jonason, executive director, at 990-2900, ext. 4.

Televisions, monitors, printers, laptops, game systems, digital picture frames, copiers, answering machines and more may be recycled. Residents from any community may participate. To learn more about what is eligible and ineligible for recycling and to obtain further information, call 990-2900, ext. 4.

Choir auditions

BANGOR — The Treble Choir and Youth Chorale of Bangor Area Children’s Choir will hold open auditions for new members at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French St. No advance preparation is necessary.

For information, call 974-7715 or email

Munchies and movies

BANGOR — The public is invited to partake of freshly prepared hors d’oeuvres and beverages, and to watch award winning short videos about sustainable agriculture and the impact it has on society at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Rangeley Hall, 268 Sylvan Road.

To reserve a seat, get a free ticket at or RSVP to Chef Jay Demers at or call 974-4830.

Children’s choir concert

BANGOR — Bangor Area Children’s Choir will present its 2015 spring concert, “The Road Home,” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, at First Baptist Church, 56 Center St. The talented young singers will present music by Paulus, Certon, Lauridsen, Handel and Whitacre, as well as arrangements of songs by Coldplay and The Beatles.

Spring Tea and Tour

BANGOR — A Spring Tea and Tour open house will be held 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at King’s Daughters Home, 89 Ohio St.

The King’s Daughters Home, founded in 1891, is a nonprofit, interdenominational Christian boarding home for women who are in the Bangor area to further their education or start a career. It serves as a stepping stone to young women as they leave the safety and security of their family homes and move toward self-sufficiency and independence.

King’s Daughters Home provides students with a reasonably priced alternative to dormitory living and offers caring and encouragement from a married couple who serve as resident directors.

The home is governed by a board of managers consisting of representatives from each of the 12 churches that existed in Bangor in 1891. It is the mission of the board to provide a stable environment where each resident is treated with kindness, courtesy and respect based on the principles of the Christian faith.

For information or an application, call 945-3844 or visit

Benefit craft fair

BANGOR — A craft fair will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Attendees are asked to donate cans and bags of pet food, and pet treats to benefit Eastern Area on Aging’s Furry Friends Food Bank. For information, call 262-9600.

Fly fishing class

BREWER — The Penobscot Fly Fishers will hold its Fly Fishing 101 class 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the PCCA Club House, 570 North Main St. It will include sessions on bugs and flies, equipment and knots, and a casting clinic.

The cost is $20 and includes use of equipment and lunch.

To sign up, contact Rob Dunnett at 907-9008 or

Participants under 18 will need parental or guardian approval and those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult who has paid the course fee. Minimum age to participate in the class is 12.

Annual meeting

BREWER — The annual meeting of Bangor Area Recovery Network, 142 Center St., will be held 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at B.A.R.N. Registration begins at 3 p.m.

The agenda will include the unveiling of a new logo, annual reports, awarding of the Outstanding B.A.R.N. Volunteer of the Year Award and Outstanding Community Volunteer Award.

Members, service providers, businesses, law enforcement and local community members are invited. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 561-9444.

Library grant

CARMEL — The Simpson Memorial Library announced that it received recently a $300 grant from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

Becky Ames, library director, said, “The grant will be used for the one time joining fee of the Maine InfoNet Download Library. By joining, we expand our collection and allow the library to provide items that previously it could not. Many of our patrons use the standard print collection; however, we are seeing a move from the print format to requests for items available only in ebook format.”

The library will pay a yearly fee of $350 to maintain InfoNet membership. Membership in the Maine InfoNet Download Library will provide continual access to ebooks and audiobooks for

patrons participating in the summer read programs, while camping, traveling or staying home. It will offer an online reading experience that up until now the Simpson Memorial Library could not provide.

The library will offer workshops to teach patrons how to download books from the site. The library will announce when access to Maine InfoNet Download Library is ready and when the workshops will be held.

Annual auction

DIXMONT — The Dixmont United Methodist Church will hold its 10th annual auction at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Dixmont Snowmobile Clubhouse, 31 Cates Road. Up for bid will be a variety of donated items from local businesses, handcrafted items and baked goods. Proceeds will go toward needed improvements to church buildings.

During the auction, the clubhouse and kitchen will open at 4:30 p.m. so attendees can preview auction items, have supper and register for the auction. The kitchen menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, BLTs on homemade bread, chicken burgers, soup served with homemade yeast rolls and a baked bean dinner. Homemade whoopie pies and hot apple pie also will be available.

Church members remind residents and travelers to watch for the church’s lighted steeple when passing through Dixmont. As soon as weather permits, an electrical contractor will install LED lighting on the steeple, funded by proceeds from last year’s auction.

Church members are working with a contractor on estimates for completing foundation work on the church building.

For information, call 234-2271 or email

Animal Orphanage fundraiser

OLD TOWN — The Animal Orphanage will hold its 5K Road Race-Walk fundraiser Sunday, April 26. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the race will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the YMCA.

The entry fee is $15 individual runners and walkers, $15 family of walkers.

Free T-shirts will be given the first 150 individual walkers and runners who register.

Special awards will be given to first place  male or female canine, and feline.

For information, call 299-7324.