Things to do Thursday, July 21: Health and Family

Posted July 20, 2011, at 4:49 p.m.

BANGOR — Celtic-Folk-World music duo Four Shillings Short concerts, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St. Free. For information, call 262-7200.

BANGOR — Downtown Bangor Outdoor Market and Cool Sounds Concert, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 21, featuring the market along Broad Street and West Market Square and Teen Jam highlighting the area’s up-and-coming talent, at 6 p.m. in Pickering Square. For information, call 992-4234 or visit downtownbangor.com.

ELLSWORTH — Downeast Scenic Railroad, roundtrip tour travels from Ellsworth on the historic Calais Branch Line to Ellsworth Falls and then to Washington Junction and back to Ellsworth. The 10-mile trip takes about 90 minutes. Trains will depart at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each weekend. Adults $13, children 3-12 years $7, children under age 2 and not occupying a seat ride at no charge. For information, call 866-449-7245 or visitdowneastscenicrail.org.

LINCOLN — Visit Bess the Book Bus, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Lincoln Memorial Library, 21 West Broadway. Children will hear stories and be able to select a book or two to take home to add to or start their own home library. For information, call 794-2765.

NEWPORT — Jennifer Armstrong, musician and storyteller, 1 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main St. Sponsored by the Rose & Samuel Rudman Foundation. For information, call 368-5074 or visit newportculturalcenter.org.

NEWPORT — Star Wars event, 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main St. featuring the Maine chapter of the Mandalorian Mercenaries and R2D2. Bring your light sabers, dress in your best Star Wars costume, see how many rounds you can complete in the Star Wars trivia challenge, and participate in light saber training. For information, call 368-5074 or visit newportculturalcenter.org.

ORONO — The Little Star That Could Planetarium Show, 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, July 21, at the University of Maine’s Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, 5781 Wingate Hall. For ages 6-9. Admission, $3 per person. For reservations and information, call 581-1341 or visit galaxymaine.com.

SEARSPORT — Penobscot Bay Day: 75th Birthday Edition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 E. Main Street, or Route 1. Free museum admission, cake, crafts, music, balloons, presentations, demonstrations, exhibits and more. For information, call 548-2529 or visit penobscotmarinemuseum.org.

TRESCOTT — Make and decorate your own hula hoop using basic hardware-store materials with Roberta Lichtenger, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 6, Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Road. For information, fees and to register, call 733-2233 or visit thecclc.org.

TRESCOTT — Herbal medicine making with herbalist Amy Zipperer, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Road. For information, fees and to register, call 733-2233 or visit thecclc.org.

WINTER HARBOR — Reading by children’s author Lynn Plourde, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Winter Harbor Public Library, 371 Main St. For information, call 974-9366 or visit winterharbor.lib.me.us.

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