Popcorn and activism: a recipe for a great night!

This Friday, the Maine Women’s Policy Center is pleased to co-host, with the Environmental Health Strategy Center, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and The Naked Truth Project, a screening of the film Living Downstream.
This poetic, 85-minute film follows Sandra Steingraber during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.

Winterberry Heights Assisted Living & Memory Care Community Hosts Country Fair

Come enjoy the autumn weather as Winterberry Heights Assisted Living & Memory Care hosts a Country Fair to benefit the Bangor Humane Society on Saturday, October 23 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at 932 Ohio Street in Bangor.  The fair will include live entertainment by Nostalgia, a petting zoo, free hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and more.  This event is open to the public and admission is $5; all funds raised will go to the Bangor Humane Society.   

Winterberry Heights Assisted Living & Memory Care Community features 78 assisted living apartments, as well as a dedicated wing with 14 apartments designed to accommodate residents with memory care needs.  Amenities include licensed nursing staff, 24-hour care, three delicious chef-prepared meals each day, bus service, activities program, housekeeping and maintenance service.

Jewelry Party Fundraiser to benefit the Bangor Humane Society

Amanda Coburn of Riverside Jewelry Designs and Anne Reigstad of Ymir Glass Design are hosting a Jewelry Party Fundraiser to benefit the Bangor Humane Society on Friday, October 22nd from 6-8pm. The fundraiser will be held at the Jewelry Artisans of Maine Cooperative Store, 586C Main Road North in Hampden. The store will donate 20% of all sales to the Bangor Humane Society that evening.

The Jewelry Artisans of Maine Coop Store features handcrafted, unique jewelry; it is owned and run by four female local artisans and has nine local consignors as well. The selection of jewelry includes dichroic glass, copper and silver metalsmithed pieces, beading, water casting, local stones and gemstones set in silver, etched copper, and lots more.

Coburn says, "In tough economic times, non-profits such as the Bangor Humane Society are overlooked and suffer financially. I have dogs and cats, and one of each came from the Humane Society.

River City Cinema presents Cropsey

River City Cinema presents Cropsey Friday October 29th at 7:30 PM, Union Street Brick Church. Growing up on Staten Island, filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio had often heard the legend of 'Cropsey', an escaped mental patient who lived in the old abandoned Mental Institution, who would come out late at night and snatch children off the streets. As adults the filmmakers return to Staten Island to create Cropsey, a feature documentary that delves into the mystery behind the missing children. Embarking on a mysterious journey into the underbelly of their forgotten borough, these filmmakers uncover a reality that is more terrifying than any urban legend. Not rated • Runtime: 84 m. Directed by Barbara Brancaccio & Joshua Zeman.  For more information visit their website.

Penobscot Theatre Company Presents Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Penobscot Theatre Company Presents Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Starts 10/20/2010 - 11/7/2010
A new and shocking version of the classic tale of lust, love and horror. Dr. Jekyll's experiments with exotic powders and tinctures have brought forth his other self: Edward Hyde, a villain who is free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. This brilliant adaptation by the co-author of Penobscot Theatre's 2006 production of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE features multiple Hydes played by various members of the cast. The perfect thriller for this Halloween season.
For ticket information and showtimes visit their website.
The Bangor Opera House - 131 Main Street, Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207-942-3333 [Box Office]

FIRST ANNUAL Downtown Halloween Block Party!

Saturday October 30, 2010
A community event for young and old with something for everyone.  The Downtown Bangor Partnership is partnering with Penobscot Theatre Company the and several others to host a Downtown Halloween Block Party Saturday October 30th.  This is a day long celebration and will involve multiple partners to make it a day to remember and start a new downtown tradition.

Current Schedule
9:30 am-6 pm: Halloween Fun at the Maine Discovery Museum ($-free admission 4-6 PM)
10 am -2 pm: Fire Prevention Month Open House at Central Fire Station, Main Street (demos, prizes and freebies)
Noon-5 pm: Outdoor Market (West Market Square)
1- 6 pm: Sweetest Thing * Weddings * Floral Design * Events Grand Opening and Open House
2 pm : Silent Film with piano accompaniment Jekyll & Hyde (Penobscot Theatre  Co.)
4 pm: Mini parade (open to all in costume) with costume contest at Penobscot Theatre Company along Main Street and ending in P

Volunteers Wanted in Maine for Oct. 23, Make a Difference Day

McDonald's Breakfast Makes a Difference program will provide volunteers with breakfast and coffee from McDonald's, snacks from Newman's Own® Organics, and t-shirts.

Maine McDonald's® and Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of Maine are putting out a call for volunteers for the 20th annual Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 23. In support of this national day of volunteerism, McDonald's in Maine is looking for individuals and groups willing to donate their time at several non-profit organizations across Maine. Locations, volunteer activities and the sign-up form are posted on the RMHC Maine website at