Heritage Brass

BANGOR — The U.S. Air Force Heritage Brass, an 11-member group of brass and percussion players from the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, based at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia, will give a concert at 7 p.m. Monday, June 8, at Bangor High School. Admission is free.

Volunteers needed

BANGOR — Jim Neville, director of operations for the Cole Museum, is seeking area people to volunteer as tour guides and cashiers at the museum, and particularly, veterans who would consider joining the Veterans Interview Program that serves thousands of students each year.

For information, call 990-3600, ext. 13, or visit colemuseum.org.

Plant sale

BANGOR — The annual Universalist Unitarian Society of Bangor plant sale will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Saturday, June 6, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the church, 120 Park St.

According to UU Society member, Vyvyenne Ritchie, “Our annual plant sale has become a spring tradition in the Bangor community.  Many UUSB members will be sharing perennial plants which they have dug up from their own gardens.“

These plants have survived tough Maine winters, she said, and are likely to be very

hardy as a result.

Favorite perennials such as hosta, lupine, bleeding hearts and astilbe will be available, as well as many varieties of garden vegetables and annual flower seedlings. Some houseplants also will be available.

For information regarding the sale and plant varieties, contact Ritchie at 907-4772, or email marketing@uubangor.org

Fundraiser

BANGOR — Be a dancer for cancer at the Team Mimi fundraiser, an evening of dancing, fun and food 7-11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Bangor Elks Club, Odlin Road.

The event will feature raffles, a first prize of a kayak provided by Old Town Canoe; a second prize of gold and tourmaline earrings provided by Quality Jewelers; and a third prize of 100 gallons of No. 2 heating oil provided by Dead River Company. Another item will be auctioned in a silent auction. Music provided by DJ Terran Stone. Photobooth of Maine also will be there.

Tickets, $15, $25 couple, free to children under 10, are available at B&D Marine in Brewer, Gazebo Sports at the Airport Mall, Amy’s Ultimate Reflections in Kenduskeag or call Paul at 974-8005. Proceeds will benefit the Eastern Maine Medical Center Champion the Cure Challenge. For information, visit Facebook, Event Page-Be a Dancer for Cancer.

Museum tours

BANGOR — Take a trip to Bangor’s storied past with a visit to the Thomas A. Hill House Museum, home of the Bangor Historical Society. The Hill House features objects and art work from days gone by, some dating to the 1700s. The museum is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, through Oct. 6. The museum will be closed July 4. Self-guided and guided tours are available.

Plant sale

BREWER — The Brewer Historical Society and Brewer Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale 9 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Clewley Museum, 199 Wilson St. The event will offer plants, garden items, coffee and sweets.

Reading with the dog

BREWER — Each Wednesday afternoon at the Brewer Public Library, a reading-therapy dog, accompanied by an experienced handler, is available to read with children for a 15-minute time slot, from 3:30-5 p.m. This low-pressure fun environment has been shown to increase children’s confidence and decrease stress they may feel about reading.

Books at any level and a comfortable quiet room are provided for the therapy dog, handler and children. The program is open to all readers age 4 and up. Call the library at 989-7943 to set up an appointment or for more information.

Fun with Animals

BREWER —  Girls entering grades one through four are invited to Fun with Animals Adventure 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, July 6-8, at Brewer Community School, 92 Pendleton St. Learn the best ways to take care of pets at home and in the community. Each Day will include visits from special guests, animal-themed projects and water play time. Advance registration is required by Thursday,June 18. Contact Patti Montana 989-7474 pmontana@gsmaine.org.

Summer Reading Program

CARMEL — The Simpson Library summer Reading Program: Every Hero has a Story will launch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Tuesday, June 23, at the Golden Harvest Grange on Route 2.

The Summer Reading Programs is open to all ages. The program is free of charge.

Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me portion of the program, especially designed for infants and toddlers. Program for tweens, teens and adults also are available. The programs for children will meet Tuesdays. Attendance at the weekly program is not required to be eligible for prizes and certificates. Participants must turn in their reading logs to receive prizes.

The library announced that a grant from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust, along with matching funds, will allow the library to join the Maine InfoNet Download Library. Library patrons will be able to read hardcover or ebooks as part of the Summer Reading Programs.

For information, call the library at 848-7145, or visit simpsonmemorial.org.

Daylily Sale

HAMPDEN — The Hampden Garden Club will hold its ninth annual daylily sale 9 a.m-noon Saturday, June 6, at Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road. The sale will feature daylilies donated by hybridizer Bill Warman of the Maine Garden for Organic Daylilies in Waldo. Proceeds from the sale go to the preservation and maintenance of historic Harmony Hall. For information, call 862-3909.

Wild Edibles

HOLDEN — A Wild Edibles workshop led by mushroom expert David Spahr will include walking the woods to find edible wild food along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of the plants 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Fields Pond Audubon Center. Spahr has been foraging for 60 years. He is the author of “Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada” and a member of the Maine Mycological Association. The cost is $15 center members, $20 others.

To register, go to maineaudubon.org or call 989-2591.

Tick ID

ORONO — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers a free tick identification service for Maine residents.

Ticks are being reported statewide, and the tick population in Maine has been steadily increasing since the late 1980s, along with the emergence of tick-borne diseases, Extension officials said.

In addition to tick identification, Extension resources include information on the biology and management of 14 tick species in Maine, tick submission instructions, tick removal guidelines, a tick photo gallery and links to information on tick-borne diseases transmitted in Maine.

More information, including how to submit a tick for identification, is available at extension.umaine.edu/ipm/tickid or by calling UMaine Extension at 581-3880.

Library talk

ORONO — Want to know how to protect what’s in your wallet? Find out how at 3 p.m. Thursday June 4, at the Orono Public Library in the Community Room. The program, sponsored by People’s United Bank, Gateway Seniors Without Walls and the Orono Public Library, is free and open to all. For information, call the library at 866-5060.

Plant and food sale

ORRINGTON — The Orrington Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Masonic Hall on the River Road in Orrington. In addition to a variety of perennial and annual plants, the event will offer a white elephant table and food sale. Proceeds from the sale support town gardening projects as well as guest speakers at the garden club. New members to the club are always welcome. For information, call Barbara at 989-3746.

Barbecue

VEAZIE — A barbecue with Gateway Seniors will be held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Riverview Park, first left off Thompson Road just above the Salmon Club.

Veazie Town Manager Mark Leonard will man the grill. Hot dogs and hamburgers, rolls and drinks will be supplied by Gateway Seniors. Bring a salad or dessert to share and register by June 21 so organizers will know how much food to buy. The event is free and open to all.

David and Dean will play banjo and guitar, and sing.

Call Karen at 947-0458 to register.

Free meals for children

WINTERPORT — Free meals will be available to teens and children age 18 and younger 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 22-Aug. 21, at Leroy H. Smith School.

The meals will follow U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritional guidelines. No application is necessary, just bring your child.

Volunteers are welcome. If interested in helping, email dmoore@rsu22.us or call Dawn Moore at 223-4282.