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Blood Drive at Central Maine Orthopaedics

Blood Drive at Central Maine Orthopaedics

Central Maine Orthopaedics (CMO) has recently announced that they will be hosting their third annual blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, June 6, from 10am to 3pm. The blood drive will take place aboard the Red Cross' bus, which will be parked in the rear parking lot behind the CMO facility at 690 Minot Avenue in Auburn. The blood drive will be open to the public.

Both walk-ins and scheduled times will be accepted. To schedule a time to donate, please visit www.redcross.org or call Central Maine Orthopaedics at 207-783-1328.

Maine Orthopaedics has been serving patients of the Lewiston/Auburn area for more than 25 years.

Bird Walk in Lewiston

On Tuesday, May 22 from 6:00AM-8:30A M, The Stanton Bird Club of Lewiston/Auburn will lead a Tuesday morning bird walk--rain or shine.  The walk begins at Hathorn Hall (four white pillars), Campus Avenue at Bates College in Lewiston, past Mt. David and to Riverside Cemetery.

Bates College Theater Workshop Introduces Original Adaptation of Marc Bamuthi Joseph Libretto

Just weeks after Marc Bamuthi Joseph dazzled local audiences with his performance piece "red, black & GREEN: a blues," a theater production workshop at Bates College is debuting an original adaptation of Joseph's ballet libretto "Home in 7."

Retitled "Home, Among Other Transitional Places," this piece integrating dance, drama, poetry and video will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 17-19, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, in Gannett Theater, Pettigrew Hall, 305 College St.

The performances are open to the public at no charge.

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

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ROCKLAND, Maine—Passion of place is what the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show is all about. The best of Maine from across the creative spectrum will be gathered together at the 10th annual show on the Rockland waterfront, August 10-12, 2012. Beautiful boats, unique handcrafted products, and an eclectic mix of high-quality goods for life on the water and the shore will again be on display at Maine’s only in-the-water boat show and coastal lifestyle event.

 “I’ve always thought of the show as a tremendous party where the most creative folks on the coast share what they do with customers and other exhibitors.

Dempsey Center’s Healing Tree Offers Teen Program Through MCF Grant

The Healing Tree Children’s Program of the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing received a $3,000 grant from the Maine Cancer Foundation (MCF) which will be used for ‘Space to Breathe,’ a five-day wilderness adventure program for adolescents, ages 13-17, impacted by a parent or sibling’s cancer. The program will take place August 5 – 11 at Camp Kieve in Nobleboro, Maine.

Space to Breathe will include a three-day wilderness trip, camping and rope course initiatives. Participants will have a chance to build lasting relationships with other teens facing similar circumstances. There are eight spaces available for each group and registration is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

“We are so excited to offer this opportunity,” said Dempsey Center Children’s Program Coordinator Tookie Bright. “Last year we offered the program to adolescents who have a sibling with cancer and it was a great success.

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline, on stage from May 23 through June 16. This show is told through the letters of star-struck fan Louise Seger, portrayed by Emmy Award winning actress, Sally Struthers. This popular musical, which has enjoyed great success both off-Broadway and across the nation, is based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. Featuring the unforgettable hits of the Country Music mega-star, this funny and touching tribute celebrates the career and life of the singer who died tragically in a plane crash in 1963.

3rd Annual “Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma” Walk: Saturday, May 19

3rd Annual “Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma” Walk: Saturday, May 19

The Third Annual Portland Walk For A Cure For Scleroderma will be held on Saturday, May 19, from Back Cove Park, Preble Street Extension. Proceeds from the Walk will benefit the programs of the New England Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation (SFNE).

What is Scleroderma?  It is an autoimmune disorder commonly know by one of its most visible symptoms: hardening ("sclero") of the skin ("derma").     For much more information about scleroderma click here.

Want to participate in the walk?  Call the Scleroderma Foundation toll-free at 1-888-525-0658.