AUGUSTA — A bariatric weight-loss surgery support group scheduled for tonight at MaineGeneral Medical Center, 6 East Chestnut St., has been canceled.

For more information, call 621-7266.

Dancing With the Realtors

moved to Saturday

AUGUSTA — Kennebec Valley Board of Realtors has rescheduled its Dancing With the Realtors show to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Augusta State Armory on Western Avenue.

This competitive show, in its third season, features local realtors and affiliates performing dances such as salsa and the tango with professional ballroom dancers. There will also be showcase dancers from a local dance studio and performances by the professional dancers.

There will be a social hour with a silent auction, music, food and refreshments.

All are welcome. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets cost $20. Proceeds benefit Kennebec County Habitat for Humanity and Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity.

For more information, call 485-4908.

Concert at Jewett

set for Sunday

AUGUSTA — Dueling Sopranos: Deborah Perkins and Bethany Ferland will give the next performance in the Concerts at Jewett Series at 2 p.m. Sunday at the University of Maine at Augusta’s Jewett Auditorium.

Their program, “Love, Spring, and Other Things,” will include works by Rossini, Gilbert and Sullivan and folk tunes and Broadway songs.

Perkins received vocal training at Gordon College and Boston Conservatory. She has taught music at Monmouth public schools and at Hebron Academy. She continues to teach vocal and piano lessons in her Monmouth studio and often performs as a soloist with the CODA Chorus.

Ferland, of Biddeford, is a singer and musician and has served as choral music director at First Christian Church of Kittery Point and assistant choral director at First Church Congregational in Boxford, Mass. She has performed with the Portland Opera Repertory Theatre and currently sings with the Trinity Episcopal Praise Team in Saco.

Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students and are free for children 12 and younger. The concert is sponsored by the university’s College of Arts and Sciences and Senior College. Snow date is Feb. 24. Tickets are available at Pat’s Pizza in Augusta, Apple Valley Books in Winthrop and at the door. For more information, call 621-3551, email [email protected] or visit [email protected]

Mardi Gras

events announced

HALLOWELL — The 11th annual Mardi Gras Celebration set for Saturday will offer a number of events.

These include:

* A will be a book sale at Hubbard Free Library from 9 a.m. to noon, where judging in a mask making contest will also take place.

* Bead making at The Artists at SpinOff Studio from noon to 4 p.m. Supplies will be provided.

* Mask making and face painting for children and adults from 2 to 4 p.m. at Harlow Gallery on Water Street.

* A parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. Participants will meet at the Antique Mall parking lot across from the boat landing. Prizes will be awarded for best costume, best mask and most festive.

Local venues — including Hattie’s Chowder House, Easy Street Lounge, The Liberal Cup, Hoxters, Higher Grounds, The Wharf, Joyce’s, Slates and Francesca’s Restaurant — will offer live music and food and drink specials.

In case of inclement weather, participants are encouraged to call the individual venues for more information.

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