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Weekly calendar for March 10, 2011


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Calendar runs as space permits. Items with dates take precedence over activities that occur every week. ITEMS FOR CALENDAR ARE DUE THE THURSDAY BEFORE PUBLICATION.

E-mail: weekly@bangordailynews.com. Mail: The Weekly Calendar, PO Box 1329, Bangor 04402.

Art

BANGOR —  “The Gesture Contained,” recent sculptures by Joshua Enck; “Fear & Play” by painter Jonathan Lux; “New York, New York: Photographs from the Museum Collection,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday- through Saturday, through March 26, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. Free admission in memory of Ted Leonard in 2011, thanks to Machias Savings Bank. 561-3350. 561-3350.

HOLDEN — Bird photography by Andy Anderson, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, through April, Fields Pond Audubon Center. 989-2591.

Children, youth

BANGOR — Maine Discovery Museum, three floors of interactive exhibits, tree house, sound studio, pilot a ship, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 74 Main St. $7.50. Free to members and those under age 1. Free First Friday Night , 5-8 p.m. March 4, free admission. 262-7200. www.mainediscoverymuseum.org.

HOLDEN — Sessions for home-schooling families, environmental education, indoor and outdoors, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Kindergarten through grade two, 9-11 a.m.; grades three-five, 1-3 p.m. $10 each, Audubon members; $14 others. March 25, “Signs of Spring.” Advance registration required, 989-2951.

HOLDEN — Saturdays in the Discovery Room: “Nature’s Designs,” with director Matt Dubel, 10 a.m.-noon March 19, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $8 per member family, $10 per nonmember family.

ORONO — Free car seat inspections by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. third Tuesdays, Orono Fire Department. No appointment needed. Rachel Beckwith, 991-1978.

ORONO — Three family star shows through March at Jordan Planetarium in UMaine’s Wingate Hall: 7 p.m. Fridays, “Origins of Life;” 7 p.m. Saturdays, “The Amazing Telescope;” 2 p.m. Sundays, “Earth, Moon & Sun.” $3. Limited seating. Reservations and information at 581-1341 or visit www.GalaxyMaine.com.

Classes

BANGOR — Cellular device workshop, 7:30-9 a.m. March 16, U.S. Cellular, 33 Mid Mall Blvd.

HAMPDEN — The Bangor Area Chapter of the American Sewing Guild ‘s Cotton Theory class, 9:30 a.m. March 12, Hampden Municipal Building. This is a technique that specializes in quilt as you go and can be reversible.  $10 for guild members and $15 for nonmembers.  Kits will be available to help you get started.  941-8815 for more information or to register.

HOLDEN — Wild poetry workshop, 1-3 p.m.March 12,  Fields Pond Audubon Center. For ages 8 and up. $5. Advance registration required at 989-2591.

Clubs

BANGOR — Miniature war gamers’ re-enacting club, 10 a.m. second Sunday, Forest Avenue Congregational Church, 300 Forest Ave. 478-1598.

BANGOR — Bangor Chess Club, 6:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays, cafe, Borders Books and Music, 116 Bangor Mall Blvd. All ages, skill levels, casual play, game analysis and monthly quick-rated events. Bring chess set and-or clock. Steve Abrahams, beez2310@msn.com.

BANGOR — Bangor Grange, first and third Tuesday,  Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Potluck supper 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. Membership open to ages 14 and up. 973-3976.

BREWER — 35+ Singles Club, first and third Mondasy, City Side Restaurant, 393 N. Main St. $5. 848-8058.

BREWER — Historical Society, “Brewer Schools,” Superintendent Dan Lee, 7 p.m. March 8, First United Methodist Church, Main Street.

BREWER — Garden & Bird Club meeting, 1 p.m. March 16, Brewer Auditorium, 203 State St. Speaker is Sonia Cianchette, owner of Through The Garden Gate” in Corinna. Healthy plants will be for sale. Refreshments will be served. 989-1083.

HERMON — Arnold R. Kelly American Legion Post 200, 7 p.m. last Thursday, Hermon High School, Route 2. 848-5597.

OLD TOWN — AmVets Post 9 monthly meeting, 7 p.m. third Wednesdasy, American Legion Hall, 20 Water St. Meat raffle, 7 p.m. March 11. Don Plummer, 827-6575.

Dance

BANGOR — Line dance classes, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Maine Veterans’ Home, 44 Hogan Road. Beginner and intermediate. $5. Benefits Maine Veterans’ Home. 852-3284.

BANGOR — Line dance with Ken Ruby for surgical weight-loss patients, 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Maine Veterans’ Home. $5. 852-3284, 745-7915.

BANGOR — Contradance, March 18, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Music by Boston’s Red Shift, Bill Olson calling.  Beginners’ session, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. All ages welcome; all dances taught. Admission $8; $20 per family. bangorcontra@gmail.com, 941-9727 or bangorcontra.org.

BREWER — Bangor Singles Club, 8-midnight Fridays, upstairs, Brewer Eagles Club. March 11, Buffalo Creek; March 18, Bushwack, Hawaiian Night; March 25, Country Mist. No smoking, no T-shirts. Marylyn, 827-5751.

BREWER — Line dance classes, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, upstairs, Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. All levels. $5. Benefits Brewer Eagles Club. 852-3284.

ORONO — Contradance with the Marsh Island Band, March 12, Orono Community Center. Beginner classes, 7:30 p.m.;  dance starts at 8. All ages welcome, all dances taught. 884-8663, marshislandband@gmail.com.

Fairs, Fundraisers

BANGOR — Saving Grace Thrift Shop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, back door, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St.

BANGOR — The Attic thrift shop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 170 Center St. Great stuff, low prices. Benefits All Saints School. 945-5523.

BANGOR — Family Thrift Shop, operated by Highway International Ministries, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 54 Cumberland St. Clothing, toys, furniture, books. Donate items, Diane, 299-6637.

BANGOR — Ageless Treasures, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Hammond Street Senior Center, 2 Hammond St. Crafts made by area seniors, benefits Senior Center.

BANGOR — Bingo, Fridays, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Early birds 5 p.m., regulars at 7 p.m. Refreshments available, including make-your-own sundaes. 973-3976.

BANGOR — Celebrate Spring Equinox with 108 Sun Salutations, 9 a.m.-noon March 20, Central Street Yoga. $25 registration fee. Participants are encouraged to raise $108 in sponsorships to benefit the Upward Bound Scholarship Fund. 800-581-2522.

BLUE HILL — “One Percent Wednesday,” third Wednesdays, Blue Hill Co-op, 1 percent of day’s sales donated to nonprofit or community-based organization. Karen Doherty or Eileen Mielenhausen, 374-2165 or info@bluehill.coop.

BREWER — Shoestring Thrift Shop, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 Brimmer St., off South Main Street. Benefits scholarships. Volunteers needed. 745-7208.

CORINTH — Silent auction-bake sale, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 9, Safe Place Food Pantry, Main Street. 80 items, gift cards ands services up for bid. Proceeds to benefit the pantry. 285-3818.

GLENBURN — Bingo, 7 p.m. Thursdays, West Glenburn Community Club, 5 Phillips Road, across from fire station. Opens 4:30 p.m., early birds 5:30 p.m. 433-5368, 884-7226.

HAMPDEN — Bingo, Fridays, VFW 4633 Post, Canoe Club Road. Early birds, 6 p.m., regular bingo, 7 p.m. Refreshments available. 862-2553.

HAMPDEN — Kiwanis Club monthly Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, 1 p.m. March 12, Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center. $103 fee, tournament limited to 100 players. Preregister at 356-9949.

HERMON — Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-noon the first, third Tuesdays, Penobscot Snowmobile Club, Bog Road. 299-5186.

HOLDEN — Aunt Nellie’s Attic thrift and treasure store, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 223 Main Road. Benefits Hammond Street Senior Center. 989-3631.

OLD TOWN — St. Patty’s Day Celebration, 5:30-8 p.m. March 17,  ACME Pizza. All you can eat pizza, breadsticks, salad, and soda.  Hot wing eating contest, crazy games and fun prizes.  $12 per person or party of 4 for $40. Benefit event for Upward Bound Scholarship Fund.  800-581-2522, http://umaine.edu/ub/upward-bound-fundraising-2011.

WINTERPORT — Food and rummage sale, 8 a.m.-noon March 12, Ellingwood’s Corner United Methodist Church, Route 69. Irish luncheon served starting at 11 a.m.

Film

BANGOR — “Secret Sunshine,” March 11; “Bhutto,” March 18, both 7:30 p.m., Union Street Brick Church, 126 Union St. $5. www.rivercitycinema.com.

BANGOR — Documentary “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes,” 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 27, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library. Screening followed by discussion. Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

ORONO — “The Next Industrial Revolution,” a video documentary zero-waste design, 6:30 p.m. March 12, Orono Senior Center,  10 Birch St. sustainable_orono@hotmail.com.

Lectures, events

BANGOR — Poetry open mike, 7-8 p.m. last Tuesdays, Borders, upstairs. 941-1670.

BANGOR — Talk about mockingbirds by wildlife biologist Ron Joseph, 4 p.m. March 17, Bangor Public Library.

BANGOR — Adventurer Pam Flowers, author of “Ellie’s Long Walk,” on her hike of the

Appalachian Trail, 6:30 p.m. April 11,  Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library.

BLUE HILL — “The Great Penguin Race,” by penguin expert Dyan deNapoli, 7 p.m. March 10, MERI Center for Marine Studies, 55 Main St.

CARMEL — Kathy Goldner, author of “Stories of Knitting,” 6 p.m. March 31, Golden Harvest Grange, Route 2. Light refreshments afterward. 848-7145.

HOLDEN — Nature poetry reading, 7 p.m. March 15, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Free and open to the public. 941-1670.

HOLDEN — Book reading and signing with Catherine Schmitt, author of “A Coastal Companion, A Year in the Gulf of Maine from Cape Cod to Canada,” 7 p.m. March 24, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $5 per member; $6 per nonmember.

ORONO — Talk by Bob St. Peter, director of Food for Maine’s Future, with community potluck supper, 6 p.m. March 17, Church of Universal Fellowship, 83 Main St. Hosted by Orono Local Buying Club, Sustainable Orono. 947-4117.

ORONO — Socialist and Marxist Studies Series, also known as Controversy Series, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Thursdays, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine. March 17, “Small Farms, Big Picture: State and National Food Policy in Global Context,” Ryan Parker, activist, writer, organic farmer; March 24: “Understanding Islam in the West,” Mostapha Aghamoosa, University of Maine graduate student who is seeking future studies relating to Arabic; April 7, “Hope in Times of Fear,” Ilze Petersons, program coordinator, Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, and professor Doug Allen, philosophy; April 14, “American Foreign Policy and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” Ian Lustick, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, expert on Middle Eastern politics; April 14, 7:30 p.m., Ian Lustick, 100 Donald P. Corbett Hall, annual Howard B. Schonberger Memorial Lecture on Peace and Social Justice, “Time, Israel and the Demise of Developed States: The ‘Solutions’ that History Provides.” Sponsored by Marxist-Socialist Studies Interdisciplinary minor, co-sponsored by Maine Peace Action Committee and Campus Activities and Student Engagement, with support the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Speakers do not necessarily present socialist or Marxist viewpoints. Doug Allen, coordinator, Marxist-Socialist studies, 581-3860; douglas.allen@umit.maine.edu.

ORONO — Tuesday Readers, 10 a.m. third Tuesdays, Orono Public Library. Reading mysteries that represent American cultures and geographical locations. 866-5060.

ORONO — Thursday Thoughtful Readers with Judy Hakola, Let’s Read About It Series, 3-4:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Orono Public Library. 866-5060. Participants from other towns welcome. 866-5060.

Meals

ALTON — Breakfast buffet, 7-9 a.m. March 12, Allton United Methodist Church, $6.

BANGOR — Free community meal, 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. 945-9567.

BANGOR — Free meal, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St.

BANGOR — “That’s Amore – An Italian Dinner Made with Love,” 6 p.m. March 19, Hammond Street Congregational Church, corner of Hammond and High streets. $12.50 or $10.00 each for groups of two or more.  Children 10 and under eat free.  Reservations 942-4381.

BUCKSPORT — Breakfast buffet, 6:30-10 a.m. March 12, Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St. $7, $3.00 for children, $20 for a family of four or more. 469-3622, 469-9979.

CLIFTON — St. Patrick’s supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 19, Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. $8, children $3.

DIXMONT — Dixmont United Methodist Church’s monthly public fellowship breakfast, 7-9:30 a.m. March 19, Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Clubhouse, Cates Road. $6, $3 for children.

EDDINGTON  — Public supper, 5 and 5:30 p.m. March 19, North Brewer-Eddington United Methodist Church, Route 9. $7, children $3.

GLENBURN — Spaghetti supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 19, Glenburn town office, Lakeview Road. $5 per person or $15 a family. To support Glenburn Lakeside Riders Snowmobile Club. Silent auction to benefit Marissa Pinkham Scholarship Fund.

HAMPDEN — Public bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m. March 12, Hampden Snowmobile Club, 844 Western Ave. $6, children $3.

HERMON — American Legion baked bean supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. third Saturday, Hermon Rescue Squad building. $6, $2.50 children. 848-5597.

MILFORD — Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m. March 12,  Milford Congregational Church. $6, children under 12, $2. Takeout available at 299-7324.

ORONO — Women of the World, international women, ethnic lunch and cultural program, noon Mondays, Church of Universal Fellowship, Main Street. March 14, Mediterranean; April 11, Philippines; May 9, Salads & Breads around the world. $4 women, children over 10: $2, age 6-10; under 6, no cost to attend with mother. Mireille Le Gal, 581-3423. WOW sponsored by Office of International Programs at University of Maine.

STILLWATER — Baked bean supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 19, Stillwater Federated Church. $7, $1 for children.

VEAZIE — Bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m. March 12, Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St. Live Irish music singalong. $6, $3 for children.

Museums

INDIAN ISLAND — Penobscot Nation Historical Museum, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, year-round. Hundreds of historical and cultural objects of the Penobscot Tribe from early Stone Age to the present. Videos shown daily. Free, but donations accepted. 827-4153.

ORONO — Page Farm and Home Museum, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, University of Maine campus.

Music

BANGOR — Penobscot County Fiddlers Showcase, benefit fundraiser for the Maine Fiddle Camp Scholarship Fund, 7 p.m. April 30, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Country-style contra dance afterward. $10, $30; https://sites.google.com/site/penobscotfiddles or  e-mail penobscotfiddles@gmail.com. Jeff Silverstein, 659-8041.

BANGOR — Penobscot Fiddles amateur musicians group, 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, James F. Doughty Middle School, 143 Fifth St. Open to players of all ages of acoustic instruments, including fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, bass, piano, accordion, whistles, percussion.

BANGOR — Maine Academy of Country Music revue, 6-9 p.m. second Wednesday, VFW Hall, 1368 Hammond St. extension. Admission by donation. Smoke-free, alcohol-free. Dance, play, sing or listen. Concession stand open. Jean, 848-5558 or Brenda, 794-3969.

BANGOR — Country Jam, 6:30-9 p.m. first and third Thursdays of month, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Door prizes, 50-50 raffle. Cold beverages available. Donations at the door. 942-0802, 262-9600.

BANGOR — “The Brick” open mike, all acts, ages, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Union Street Brick Church. Sign-up begins 6:30 p.m. $2 donation. 945-9798 or www.thebrickchurch.com.

BANGOR — “I Thirst — the Crucifixion Story,” by singer-songwriter Tajci, 4 p.m. March 20, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 768 Ohio St. All welcome.

BANGOR — The Beecher Boys and Girls, 7 p.m. March 19, Bangor Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St.. Proceded by Grange baked ham and beans supper at 5:30 p.m. Tickets $6 each for the supper or show, $10 each for both. 973-3976 for advance tickets or information.

BANGOR — United States Navy Band, 7 p.m. March 21, Peakes Auditorium, Bangor High School. Free, but tickets are required.  Free general admission tickets may be picked up at Bangor High School. 992-5569.

BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Concert Association: Bennewitz Quartet, 3 p.m. March 20, Blue Hill Congregational Church, Tenney Hill.  www.bluehillconcerts.org, 359-2353.

BREWER — Next Gen Theatre, 39 Center St: 3 Band Benefit for Homeless Shelter Heat Assistance, 7 p.m. March 17, featuring he Noel Walsh Band, Mud Season, and River Bottom Funk, $5; Bluegrass-roots band Nevah, 7:30 p.m. March 19, $8; bluegrass band Wicked Blue, 8 p.m. April 2, $5 in advance or $7 at the door. 989-7100.

CORINTH — Cabin Fever Variety Show, 7 p.m. March 19,  Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St. Admission free.  A love offering will be taken during the show, with proceeds going to the Manna Ministries of Bangor. 285-3557.

EDDINGTON — Country music jam, 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. March 13, Comins Hall.

ORONO — Bluegrass special winter concert series, 7 p.m. March 19, April 16, Keith Anderson Community Center, Bennoch Road. $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students and military with ID. Partial proceeds benefit Bluegrass Music Association’s school program. 944-3128, 949-0868.

Theater

BANGOR — “Anne of Green Gables,” 7 p.m. March 18-19, auditorium, Bangor Baptist Church. Suggested donation, $5, adults; $2 students. 947-7456.

BREWER — The Focus Group, 8 p.m. March 25, Next Gen Theatre, 39 Center St: $5. 989-7100.

Etc.

BANGOR — German Stammtisch, 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Borders.

ORONO -Owl Prowl with Brian Olsen, 7:30 p.m. March 22, call 989-2591 for directions. $5, bring a flashlight. Advance registration required.


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