Live Wire featuring Alan Orcutt will play a Rock for Hooters evening of dance and fundraising Saturday, June 11 at Bowen’s Tavern, 181 Waterville Road/Route 137 near intersection with Route 7. The event will run from 8 to 11 p.m.

Rock for Hooters is a benefit for Cari-Anne Higgins, a Brooks native and Mt. View grad who is battling breast cancer and could use an assist with her medical bills. Higgins has done her own fundraising for Maine Cancer Foundation as a participant in the annual Tri For a Cure triathlon. Higgins was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 31, endured chemotherapy as well as other standard treatments and was pronounced cancer-free. She continued to take maintenance medications until two years ago when, during what she thought was a routine mammogram, doctors told her that her cancer had returned.

Signups for Tri For a Cure coincided with her first round of chemotherapy for this second bout with cancer. While she previously had set a goal to finish Tri For a Cure in less than two hours this year — last year, she met her goal of finishing the race without walking — she does not anticipate being able to pull that off since her she ended chemo in April 7 and Tri For a Cure is July 31.

Donations for Higgins’ medical bills will be accepted at the door Saturday night, and there will be other fundraising opportunities throughout the evening, as well as some great tunes and good company.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to