Brooks Town News

By Frank Champa | Oct 14, 2012


If you missed "Arsenic and Old Lace" last weekend, be sure to get tickets for it this week. The comedy runs Oct. 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and closes with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Oct. 21. The show stars Scott Anthony Smith, Nan Simpson and Amy Simoneau. Next up at the theater will be a showing of the movie "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 27. Be sure to dress up. Props are allowed. The next show at the MRT will be a benefit for Out As I Want to Be, an LGBT youth organization in Rockland. The show is "Quilt, A Musical Celebration," with music and stories based on people from the AIDS Memorial Quilt. The touching and often funny show will run for two weekends, with shows on Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Halloween dance

On Oct. 27, there will be a fundraising dance at the Brooks Fire Department to raise money for the Brooks Christmas celebration at Town Hall. The band will be Crossing Mason Dixon and the dance will begin at 6 p.m. and go to 10 p.m. Adult admission will be $8 and kids from 12-18 will be $4, with kids under 12 free. The Brooks Booster Club will hold a jack o'lantern contest during the dance, so be sure to have the kids carve a pumpkin and bring it down. the jack o'lanterns will be displayed outside at night for passers-by and attendees alike to see. Ribbons in age categories from kids to adults will be awarded.

Toys for Tots benefit train ride

Support Toys for Tots and enjoy a free train ride through scenic Waldo County. Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate and hop aboard! Marines will be on board to collect toys. All toys will be given to Waldo County children in need. Departs Belfast: 9:30 a.m. Board at City Point Railroad Museum in Belfast Belfast: 10:15 a.m. Board at City Point Railroad Museum in Belfast Brooks: 11:30 a.m. Board at Brooks Station Unity: 12:45 p.m. Board at Hodges Trucking in Unity.

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