Shoppers Rise and Shine for Annual Early Bird Sale and Bed Race

The early bird gets incredible savings in Bar Harbor on November 20 during the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce's Annual Early Bird and Pajama Sale. Following the biggest retail event of the year, the Chamber of Commerce is staging its Third Annual Bed Race.
While the rest of the country is sleeping in on a Saturday morning, shoppers near and from afar will arm themselves with shopping bags and brave the elements to cash in on deep discounts from 6-9 AM during the ever popular Early Bird and Pajama Sale. While all are welcome to take advantage of the sale, the best deals will go to those clad in their finest sleepwear and adventurous enough to be out at the earliest hours.
Following the sale, Bar Harbor will see pajama clad shoppers and beds being paraded down Main Street.  Spectators will gather on Cottage Street to watch teams push a bed and rider across the finish line in the shortest amount of time during the 3rd Annual Bed Races.

22nd Bangor Arts & Crafts Show

What: 22nd Bangor Arts & Crafts Show 
When: Nov 6-7   
Details: Bangor Civic Center.
Saturday hours 9AM to 5PM
Sunday hours 10-4PM
Admission: $2.00   
Tickets at: door  
Additional: Enjoy the Maine leaf color changes and stop by to enjoy all the wonderful handcrafted items that United Maine Craftsmen members have to offer! Free gift giveaway every hour.


Childhood Obesity Conference in Bangor on Monday November, 8

Studies indicate that some forty percent of Maine's youth entering kindergarten is overweight or obese. In addition to hindering healthy lifestyles, obesity costs the American people billions in medical expenses every year. The EMHS Youth Healthy Lifestyle Project, Let’s Go! - EMHS is partnering with schools, communities and others to find ways that together we can curb childhood obesity. Many of these folks will gather in Bangor next Monday.

The theme of the 2010 Maine Childhood Obesity Community session, hosted by Let’s Go!  - EMHS is to inspire, invigorate, educate, and collaborate. The “share and learn” session, beginning at 9am on Monday November 8, at the Bangor Hilton Garden Inn seeks to bring together individuals and organizations working in their communities to combat childhood obesity.

River Music - The Music of Paul Sullivan

We'll be in Ellsworth at the Grand on December 3rd,
Bath at the Chocolate Church on December 4th,
Unity at the Performing Arts Centre on December 11th,
and in Bangor at All Soul's Church on December 12th.


Emergency communications system test Nov. 10

The University of Maine will conduct a full-scale emergency communications system test on Wednesday, Nov.

Teens Hold Garage/Bake Sale to Help Kids in Need

On Friday, November 5th 2010 and Saturday, November 6th 2010, the Bangor Y's Interact Leaders Club will be having a Garage/Bake Sale to benefit kids in need. Proceeds from the garage sale will go towards a scholarship fund to send at least one youth/teen to attend the Bangor Y’s Leaders School in the summer of 2011. Leaders School is a one-week summer camp that helps kids find direction and purpose as well as strengthen their self-esteem. Funds from the bake sale benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a Jimmy Fund fundraising event to help support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer. Items for the garage sale are donated by Interact Leaders Club, Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary members, friends, families and Y members. Goods for the bake sale are made by Interact and Rotary members. The Interact Leaders Club’s Garage/Bake Sale will be on Friday, November 5th from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday, November 6th, from 7am to 1pm in the Everett Room at 127 Hammond St.

AMC Commander to visit Maine

Gen. Raymond E. Johns, Jr., Commander of Air Mobility Command, is scheduled to visit the Maine National Guard’s 101st Air Refueling Wing at Bangor Thursday.  
"I look forward to meeting with the Airmen from the state of Maine.  These Airmen are key to our nation’s ability to deliver global reach.  I also look forward to meeting with Maine’s Congressional delegation and governor during my visit," Gen. Johns said.
Air Reserve Component Airmen continue to be a seamless and integrated element of the mobility air forces and have made tremendous contributions to our national defense.  The Northeast Tanker Task Force, of which the 101st ARW is a part, has underpinned the Air Force’s ability to successfully move warfighters and their materials to and from Iraq and Afghanistan.