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Weekly calendar, May 5, 2011

By Roxanne Moore Saucier, BDN Columnist

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. Email: Mail The Weekly Calendar, PO Box 1329, Bangor 04402.


BANGOR, Maine —  “Shadow Play: Works by Brian Shure” realist landscapes and cityscapes primarily in ink on paper; “Implements: Recent Sculpture by J.T. Gibson,” abstract, warm-toned forms loosely inspired by tools and machinery; “Hanging Drawings” by Nancy Murphy Spicer, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, through June 11, 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.

BANGOR, Maine — “Exploring Plein Air with Watercolor and Ink,” artist Anne Spencer, through June 30, John Rohman Art Gallery, EMCC Library, Katahdin Hall.

Children, youth

BANGOR, Maine — Kid Central Festival, downtown fun for age 12 and under, free activities at local businesses, root beer making, storytelling, tie dying, face painting, art projects, music, games, Free Comic Book Day, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 7. Presented by BangPop!

BANGOR, Maine — Maine Discovery Museum, 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. 262-7200.

FRANKFORT, Maine — Fur, Feathers and 4-H Community Fun Day, 9 a.m.-noon May 14, Frankfort Elementary School, 112 North Searsport Road. Free, open to all. Games, magic, balloon hats, face painting, crafts and small animals on display. Meet members of Frankfort’s 4-H Club.

ORONO, Maine — Family star shows,  Jordan Planetarium, Wingate Hall, University of Maine. $3. Limited seating. Reservations, information, 581-1341 or

Clubs, groups

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

BANGOR, Maine — 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,

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

BANGOR, Maine — Pine Kneedlers, 6-8 p.m. third Tuesday of month, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St.

BREWER, Maine — Brewer Historical Society, 7 p.m. second Tuesday of month, First United Methodist Church, 40 South Main St. Refreshments.

BREWER, Maine — “Butterflies,” program of Brewer Garden & Bird Club, 1 p.m. May 18, Brewer Auditorium, 203 State St. Refreshments. Carol, 989-1083.

BREWER, Maine — 35-plus Singles Club, first and third Monday, City Side Restaurant, 393 North Main St. $5. 848-8058.

BUCKSPORT, Maine — Duck Cove Group of Maine Extension of Homemakers Council, 10 a.m. May 10, Yellow Schoolhouse, Route 46. Jean Arsenault, recent trip to France. Potluck lunch at noon.


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

BANGOR, Maine — Contradance: May 20: music by Sassafras Stomp, Richard Green calling, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Beginners’ session 7:30 p.m.; dance 8 p.m. All ages welcome, all dances taught. $8, $20 family; 941-9727 or

BREWER, Maine — Bangor Singles Club, 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays, upstairs, Brewer Eagles Club. No smoking, no T-shirts. May 6, Mainely Country; May 13, Wild Horse; May 20, Buffalo Creek; May 27, Bushwack; June 3, Country Mist; June 10, Wild Horse; June 17, Bushwack; June 24, Country Mist. Marylyn, 827-5751.

BREWER, Maine — 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.

DEDHAM , Maine— Evening of music and dancing, sponsored by Bucksport Senior Citizens and Peakes Hill Lodge, 7 p.m. May 20, at the lodge. $10.

Fairs, Fundraisers

BANGOR, Maine — Hammond Street Senior Center’s “Still Playing” Theatre Troupe, benefit play to support the center, 7 p.m. May 20-21; 2 p.m. May 22, 2 Hammond St. $10 in advance, $12 at door. 262-5532.

BANGOR, Maine — Indoor yard, bake and plant sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14, Hammond Street Congregational Church, Hammond and High streets. Clothing, household items, seedlings, potted plants, bakery, beverages. No early birds. 942-4381.

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

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

BLUE HILL, Maine — World Fair Trade Day coffee break, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 14, Blue Hill Co-op. Free tasting of Fair Trade coffee, tea, chocolates and other samples. Eileen, 374-2165 x18.

BREWER, Maine — Food sale to benefit Clifton Historical Society, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 6, Marden’s. Bonnie, 843-5908.

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

BREWER, Maine — Rummage sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 7, First Congregational Church, 35 Church St. 989-7350.

CARMEL, Maine — Book and plant sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 13; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14, Simpson Memorial Library.

FRANKFORT, Maine — Spring fair, plant and yard sale, May 21, Frankfort Congregational Church, Main Road. Silent auction, baked goods, plants, jewelry, 8 a.m.-noon. Yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Morning coffee and doughnuts, lunch available.

GLENBURN, Maine — 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, Maine — Hampden Garden Club perennial plant and pie sale, 8 a.m.-noon May 21, Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road. Benefits maintenance of this historic building.

HAMPDEN, Maine — Cabaret Night, 7:30 p.m. May 10, Hampden Academy Gym. Voices Unlimited, including songs from Broadway’s “The Wiz.” $5, $3 students/seniors, $15 family.

HAMPDEN, Maine — Swing Dance, 7 p.m. May 13, Hampden Academy Old Gym. Dance lessons 6 p.m., bands 7 p.m. Music by Jazz Ensembles from Reeds Brook, Wagner, Hampden Academy and John Bapst Memorial High School. $5, $3 students-seniors, $15 family.

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

HERMON, Maine — Dance to benefit troops in Afghanistan, sponsored by LeVi Rounders Square Dance Club, 7-10 p.m. May 14, Hermon Elementary School, Billings Road. Bob Brown, 447-0094; Cindy Fairfield, 631-8816.

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

HOLDEN, Maine — 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, Maine  — Orono Quilters Quilt Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7, United Methodist Church, 744 Stillwater Ave. Quilt and “penny” raffles. Gently used books, magazines. $3.

WINTERPORT, Maine — Aged manure sale for gardening, 50 pounds for $5, sponsored by Argonne Post No. 138 American Legion, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7 and 14, Winterport Fire Station. Benefits American Legion charities.

WINTERPORT, Maine — Rummage sale, 9 a.m.-noon and 3-6 p.m. May 14, Ellingswood’s Corner United Methodist Church. Crafting-sewing supplies, clothes, books, household items.


BANGOR, Maine — River City Cinema independent films, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Union Street Brick Church, 126 Union St. May 6, “The Human Resources Manager”; May 13, “Lovers of Hate.”

Lectures, events

BANGOR, Maine — Tim Caverly, author of “Wilderness Wildlife” and “Allagash Tails,” 2:30 p.m. May 13, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library. Free. 947-8336, ext. 111.

BANGOR, Maine — “The Ice Age in Maine and the Down East Ice Age Trail,“ Dr Harold Borns, professor emeritus of geology at University of Maine, 2:30 p.m. May 9, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. An overview of the glacial history of Down East Maine, slides of sites along the Down East Ice Age Trail. 262-9600.

BANGOR, Maine — New York Times best-selling romance author Janet Chapman, Midnight Bay series, speaker for the Not Your Ordinary Book Group, 6 p.m. May 26, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library. Free, all welcome.

BANGOR, Maine — Champions for Choice: Reproductive Rights Rally, 5:30 p.m. May 5, Paul Bunyan Park, Main Street. Maine speakers, solidarity, music, community, action. Information,

BANGOR, Maine — Creation emphasis seminar, Dr. Grady McMurtry, 6:30 p.m. May 12-13, 9 and 10:30 a.m. May 14, Glad Tidings Church, 1033 Broadway. 947-0324.

BLUE HILL, Maine — Local producer demo with Scott Whitney of Holly Farms, Orono, 2:30-5 p.m. May 11, Blue Hill Co-op. Eileen or David, 374-2165.

HOLDEN, Maine — “Mountain Birds” in this area, Judith Scarl, 7 p.m. May 6, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Sponsored by Penobscot Valley Chapter Audubon, free.

HOLDEN, Maine — Slide program on “Korea and Its Mammals, Birds and Plants,” with Judy Kellogg Markowsky, founding director of Fields Pond Audubon Center, 7 p.m. May 18, Fields Pond Audubon Center.

ORONO, Maine — Fields Pond Book Discussion Group with Joyce Rumery, “Reading the Forested Landscape” by Tom Wessels, 7 p.m. May 12, Dirigo Pines. 866-3400 for directions.


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

BANGOR, Maine — Grange spaghetti supper, 5:30 p.m. May 21, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. $6. Reversing Falls Band at 7 p.m., show also $6. Both for $10. 973-3976.

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

BANGOR, Maine — Heart-healthy bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m. May 14,  First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. $7, $3 children. Benefits church missions.

BUCKSPORT, Maine — Breakfast buffet, 6:30-10 a.m. May 14, Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St. Entrees, homemade baked goods. $7, $3 children, $20 family. Church office, 469-3622; or Ed Petravicz, 469-9979.

DIXMONT, Maine — Public supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 7, Dixmont Snowmobile Club, Cates Road. $5, $2.50 under 12. Benefits Dixmont Scholarship Association. 234-2183.

HERMON, Maine — American Legion baked bean supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. third Saturday, Hermon Rescue Squad building. $7, $3 children. 848-5597.

HOLDEN, Maine — Public supper, 5 and 5:45 p.m. May 14, Holden Congregational Church. $7, children $4, preschoolers free.

KENDUSKEAG, Maine — Baked bean and casserole supper with “lots of pies,” 4:30-6 p.m. May 28, Kenduskeag Union Church, across green bridge from Route 15 in Kenduskeag Village. $6, $3 children.

MILFORD, Maine — Homemade spaghetti supper and pies, 4:30-6 p.m. May 7, Milford Congregational Church. $6, $2 under 12. Benefits fuel fund. 299-7324.

ORONO, Maine — Women of the World, international women, ethnic lunch and cultural program, noon Mondays, Church of Universal Fellowship, Main Street. 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.

ORRINGTON, Maine — Baked bean and casserole supper, 4:30-5:30 p.m. May 7, East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. $7, $3 under 12.

ORRINGTON, Maine — Fishermen-family buffet breakfast, 6-9 a.m. May 14, East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. $5, free age 5 and under. Raffles, door prizes.

STILLWATER, Maine — Baked bean supper to benefit the Old Town Museum, 4:30-6 p.m. May 7, Stillwater Federated Church. $7, $1 children. 827-3847.

WINTERPORT, Maine — Baked bean supper, 4-6 p.m. May 14, Ellingwood’s Corner United Methodist Church, Route 69. $6, $3 for children under 12. Takeout meals available.


BANGOR, Maine — Centennial Exhibit commemorating 100th anniversary of the Great Fire of 1911, hosted by Bangor Museum and History Center and Hose 5 Fire Museum, curated by Dick Shaw, through Sept. 30, 73 Central St. Rare artifacts, photographs, first-person accounts. 942-1900.

BANGOR, Maine — Cole Land Transportation Museum, more than 200 vehicles, antique firetrucks, military exhibits, World War II Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Purple Heart Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Huey helicopter, Army tank, 9 a.m.5 p.m. daily through Nov. 11, 405 Perrry Road. $7, $5 seniors, free age 18 and under. 990-3600.

BANGOR, Maine — Maine Korean War Memorial, pagoda-style monument with names of 245 Mainers killed or Missing in Action during 1950-1953 war, including five Medal of Honor recipients. Flags of 15 UN participating nations, U.S., South Korea. Remembrance Walkway honoring veterans of all wars, Mount Hope Cemetery, Mount Hope Avenue. Officially names State Korean War Memorial by 117th Maine Legislature in 1995.

HAMPDEN, Maine — Hampden Historical Society, Katherine Trickey Archives, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 11, Kinsley House, Main Road South. Or by appointment, 862-2027.

INDIAN ISLAND, Maine — Penobscot Nation Historical Museum, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, year-round. Early Stone Age to the present. Videos 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.


BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Community Chorus, spring concert, conductor Joshua Schmersal and accompanied by Colin Graebert, from Mozart to musical theater, 2 p.m. May 22, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St.  Free, but donations accepted. Refreshments.

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

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

BANGOR, Maine — 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 door. 942-0802, 262-9600.

BANGOR, Maine — “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

BANGOR, Maine — Student Performance, several piano students in grades three through 12, 2 p.m. May 14,  All Souls Church, 10 Broadway. Free.

BREWER, Maine — SirRaDon, local musicians playing jazz standards, 7:30 p.m. May 13, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. $7. 989-7100.

EDDINGTON, Maine — Country Music Jam, 12:30-4 p.m. May 8, Comins Hall, Route 9.


ORONO, Maine — Orono Community Theatre, “The White Rose,” the real-life story of Sophie Scholl and the German student resistance movement in World War II, 7:30 p.m. May 6-7, 3 p.m. May 8, Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Road. $10, $6 students and seniors, Orono Pharmacy and at door. 866-5065.

WINTERPORT, Maine — ” I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” 7:30 p.m. May 6-7; 3 p.m. May 8,  Wagner Middle School. Intended for mature audiences only. General admission $10, $8 student-seniors, at door only.


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

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