Community news briefs for 9/7/17

Bangor Parks and Recreation Fall Soccer

The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for its 2017 Fall Soccer Program. Teams will practice 1 day per week and play games on Saturday mornings at the Union St. Athletic Complex.

This program is open for children in grades K-1, 2-3 and 4-6. All groups are separated by gender. The fee is $35 for Bangor Residents and $45 non-residents, with a $10 late fee for registrations after September 13.

There will be a meet and greet on Saturday, September 16. No registrations will be accepted on this date. You can register online at or at 647 Main St. For more information, please call 992-4490.

Coaches Needed:

The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is looking for coaches for its youth Fall Soccer Program. Teams practice one day per week and play Saturday mornings. If you are interested please call Tim at 992-4493 or email at


“The Hessian Officer in America”  performances

“The Hessian Officer in America” will have performances in Castine  7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9, and 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10.

“The Hessian Officer in America”, a German play, written in the 18th century by Johann August Weppen, and translated into English by Anette Ruppel Rodrigues, is in part a historical play representing the Hessian occupation of New England during the Revolutionary War, and in part a delightful romantic comedy. The play contains rich and comic characters and elements of farce, as well as representing the tension of wartime conflict.

The cast is comprised of favorite actors of local stages, such as Penobscot Theatre Company, Ten Bucks Theatre Company, and Winterport Open Stage. They include, Jenny Hart, Nathan Roach, Ben Layman, Aimee Gerow, Neil Graham, Stephen Estey, Ryan Collins, Melissa Burkart, Reed Davis and Sage Neptune.

The show will run  at Delano Hall at Maine Maritime Academy. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. The play is presented as part of a larger celebration at Fort George, and is family friendly. We hope you will come laugh, applaud and enjoy The Hessian Officer in America as much as any 18th century audience would.

For more information, go to


Knights of Columbus to hold second annual Acadian Soiree on Sept. 23

BANGOR– Pine Cone Council 114 of the Knights of Columbus will hold its second annual Acadian Soiree 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Anah Temple Shrine, 1404 Broadway.

Acadian food treats will include: Tortieres (meat pies), hearty chicken stew, patates fricassees (beef and potatoes), pot en pot (layers of pork, beef and chicken with dumplings), pea soup, baked beans, ployes, sugar pie, molasses cookies, bread pudding, cinnamon rolls, cretons and crackers.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 13 and under. They are available online at by clicking “On-line giving” and then scrolling down to “Events” or “Collections” to find “Acadian Soiree.” Tickets also are available after Masses at St. Paul the Apostle Parish churches in Bangor, Brewer, Hampden and Winterport or at the St. John Church parish office at 207 York St. in Bangor.

The event will feature two musical performances, one by the lively, high-energy Acadian group “La Famille Leblanc,” and the other by Josee Vachon, who will play French Acadian songs on guitar with foot clogging.

Proceeds benefit a scholarship to All Saints Catholic School and Knights of Columbus Charities.

For information, contact Mike Soucy at 848-3333 or Keith Forbes at 735-4131.

Hospice of Eastern maine announces support group

Hospice of Eastern Maine, announces its Fall 2017 Grief Support Group being held Thursdays beginning October 12 and ending November 16 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at their office at 885 Union Street Suite 220 in Bangor.

This six week support group offers adults the opportunity to learn about grief, share their experiences and practice healthy coping techniques. This group is open to any adult (18 years and older) who is dealing with the death of a loved one.

The group is free of charge, but will be limited to a maximum of 12 participants. Participants should plan to attend all six Tuesday sessions and no new participants will be accepted after October 19th in order to maintain group integrity. Anyone interested in attending the group must speak with the Bereavement Coordinator Joel Wiggin at 973-8269 in order to reserve their spot in the group.





Get the Rest of the Story

Thank you for reading your 4 free articles this month. To continue reading, and support local, rural journalism, please subscribe.