Events

Hike for the Homeless 2014

Hike for the Homeless 2014

BANGOR, Maine-- The 2014 Hike for the Homeless will be held on Saturday, April 12. Proceeds from the event benefit the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.

The hike will depart from Bangor High School in Bangor, the Cianchette Building in Brewer, Hampden Academy in Hampden and the Sports Arena in Hermon. All hikers will converge on the Bangor waterfront near the Sea Dog for raffle prizes as well as an opportunity to learn more about the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.

For more information about the hike and to register, visit the Hike for the Homeless website.

$500 Realty of Maine Grant Supports Teen Parent Education Program

The Good Samaritan Agency is pleased to announce a $500 grant from Realty of Maine to support their Teen Parent Education program (TPE).  The program is individualized, alternative education program in which pregnant and parenting teenagers can earn their high school diploma.  Students take traditional high school courses, as well as, classes that emphasize parenting skills and other practical life skills that help them to become more self-sufficient.  Students come to the program from throughout the Bangor area.  Curriculum oversight is provided by the Bangor Adult Education Program.  The program depends on tuition from sending schools and the Bangor School Departments, as well as funding through United Way grants.  In the last 3 years, 87% of the TPE graduates have gone on to further education, either to a 4-year college, technical school or have become employed.

Brad Paisley is coming to the Bangor Waterfront Pavilion

Brad Paisley is coming to the Bangor Waterfront Pavilion

Grammy Award winning Country artist, Brad Paisley, announced today his first ever concert in Bangor, Maine at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion on Sunday, June 15 as part of the Machias Savings Bank Concert Series. 

Tickets on sale Friday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Live in 1870 History Experience Returns to the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center

Live in 1870 History Experience Returns to the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center


Unplug from the 21st century and return to a simpler time at Maine’s oldest living history farm in Livermore.  Spend 24 hours as part of a farm family in the year 1870.  Experience an overnight introduction to the activities of sustainable rural living in both historical and contemporary times.  The program takes place April 25-26, 2014.  The deadline to register is April 11th.   Space is limited.

Imagine waking up and it is five years since the end of the Civil War.  You are on the farm and the chores are waiting. The woodstove needs to be lit, water needs to be brought in, the oxen need tending, and eggs need to be collected. All around you, there is a bustle of activity as your 19th-century family begins the day with you.

$9,000 TJX Foundation Grant Supports Teen Parent Education Program

The Good Samaritan Agency is pleased to announce a $9,000 grant from the TJX Foundation to support their Teen Parent Education program (TPE).  The program is individualized, alternative education program in which pregnant and parenting teenagers can earn their high school diploma.  Students take traditional high school courses, as well as, classes that emphasize parenting skills and other practical life skills that help them to become more self-sufficient.  Students come to the program from throughout the Bangor area.  Curriculum oversight is provided by the Bangor Adult Education Program.  The program depends on tuition from sending schools and the Bangor School Departments, as well as funding through United Way grants.  In the last 3 years, 87% of the TPE graduates have gone on to further education, either to a 4-year college, technical school or have become employed.