Trunk or Treat

The parking lots of both the Brewer and Bangor campuses of the The Rock Church will be transformed into fantasy villages full of free candy Sunday, October 31, 2010 from 5PM to 7PM. The public is invited and encouraged to attend, as decorated vehicles with trunks full of candy will be ready and waiting for kids of all ages. An ‘80s rock band, a pirate ship and myriad fun theme cars will be hosting this safe, free event a sponsored by the Rock and located in Bangor at 1195 Ohio Street, and the Brewer Campus, 391 N. Main Street, Brewer.

Christmas Comes Early To Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church

Are you looking for a great gift for family and friends? Stop by Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church at 44 Kennebec Road on Saturday, November 20 for its annual Christmas Fair. The Christmas Fair will be open from 8 am to 2 pm .      
The organization for the Christmas Fair begins in late summer and early fall.  Since September, several members have met to create crafts. This year’s fair features crafts, ornaments, fanci-work, and wreath making. It also includes baked goods, cheese, jams, jellies, and garden vegetables. Members have been busy organizing the silent auction. Gift certificates make great gifts. There will be a children’s shop. All items will be $1 or less. The shop opens at 8 am for children to shop for family members and to all other shoppers at 12 noon .

Youth Obesity Program - We Can!

At Waterville Junior High School, health teacher Jane Dean is teaching sixth-graders how to see through deceptive junk food marketing, improve activity levels and make healthier snack choices.

At the Mitchell Elementary School in Waterville, Wendy Lagasse of MaineGeneral Health System's Prevention Center is presenting a program to third-graders in an effort to get the children to break from a national statistic -- that children average six hours a day watching TV or playing video games.

Numerous studies show a direct correlation between time spent in front of a screen and elevated risks for weight gain and related health problems, says Alan Majka, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Educator in the Kennebec County Office in Augusta.

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