BANGOR — “New Dawn Fades: Photographs by Thomas Hager”; “Photo National 2011: A Survey of Contemporary Photography,” works by 34 fine art photographers, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, through Sept. 24, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. Free in memory of Ted Leonard in 2011, thanks to Machias Savings Bank. 561-3350.
BANGOR — “In Bloom,” two-dimensional works by local artists, through Sept. 30, Boyd Place Gallery, 21 Boyd St. 941-2837.
HOLDEN — “Awesome Aves and More,” photos by Jack Zievis, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, August, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Free. 989-2591.
BANGOR — Maine Discovery Museum, new exhibit, Dino Dig; 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. www.mainediscoverymuseum.org.
BANGOR — Bangor Chess Club, 6:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays, cafe, Borders, 116 Bangor Mall Blvd. All ages, skill levels, casual play, game analysis, quick-rated events. Bring chess set and-or clock. Steve Abrahams, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BANGOR — Rendez-Vous, a French conversation group, 5:30-6:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Starbucks, Bangor Mall Blvd. French speakers welcome.
BREWER — Brewer Historical Society, 7 p.m. second Tuesday of month, First United Methodist Church, 40 South Main St.
EDDINGTON — Eddington Historical Society meeting, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18, F.A. Wood Municipal Building. 989-5792. Essay contest students invited to read their papers.
HERMON — Arnold R. Kelly American Legion Post 200, 7 p.m. last Thursday, Hermon Volunteer Rescue Squad building, Billings Road. 848-5597.
ORONO — Branching Out Inc. investment club, learning about stocks and becoming informed investors through study and knowledge sharing, 6 p.m. fourth Wednesday. Pat, 827-4615; Dot, 866-3008.
BANGOR — Bangor Singles Club, 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays, Bangor Elks Club, Odlin Road. New Society, Aug. 19; Country Mist; Aug. 26; Bushwhack, Sept. 2; Wild Horse, Sept. 9; Mainely Country, Sept. 16; Buffalo Creek; Sept. 23; New Society, Sept. 30. No smoking, no T-shirts. June 24, Country Mist. Marylyn, 827-5751.
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.
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.
BANGOR — Three-day indoor yard sale, 8:30-3 p.m. Aug. 18-19; 8:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 21; Congregation Beth Israel, 144 York St. Not open Aug. 20.
BANGOR — ReStore, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Penobscot Plaza. New and reusable building materials and home items at a discounted price. Proceeds help Habitat for Humanity build homes in partnership with low-income families.
BANGOR — Talent contest, age 10-17, postponed to Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Forest Avenue Congregational Church, 300 Forest Ave. $5 entrance fee. Benefits roof fund. Sign-up, 942-4705.
BANGOR — Indoor yard sale and early Christmas sale, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 3, Forest Avenue Congregational Church, 300 Forest Ave. Barbecue. Yard sale items welcome. 942-4705. Benefits roof repair fund.
BANGOR — Saving Grace Thrift Shop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-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, 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 7 p.m. Refreshments available, including make-your-own sundaes. 973-3976.
BREWER — Brewer Days Car Show, sponsored by Troop 15 Boy Scouts, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 11, Brewer Auditorium parking lot, Wilson Street. No admission fee, but donations accepted. $5 registration per vehicle in show. Awards, silent auction. Make ’n’ Take for kids, wooden car or truck, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Silent auction. Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony, 11 a.m. Preregister, http://www.orgsites.com/me/troop15/index.html. Information, Teresa Maybury, 989-0411, email@example.com.
BREWER — Shoestring Thrift Shop, 50 percent off through Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 Brimmer St., off South Main Street. Benefits scholarships. Accepting fall-winter donations. 745-7208.
BUCKSPORT — Yard sale, noon-4 p.m. Aug. 19; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 20, Brown Hall, Elm Street Congregational Church. Books, toys, wooden ware, glassware, exercise equipment, children’s items.
CORINTH — Yard sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 2-3, Safe Place Food Pantry, 328 Main St. Household items, cleaning supplies. Proceeds benefit Safe Place Community Center. Donation receipts available at time of purchase.
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 Post 4633, Canoe Club Road. Early birds, 6 p.m., regular bingo, 7 p.m. Refreshments available. 862-2553.
HERMON — Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-noon the first, third Tuesdays, Penobscot Snowmobile Club, Bog Road. 299-5186.
HOLDEN — Blueberry Fest with blueberry pancakes and sundaes, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 20, Holden Congregational Church, Church Road. Blueberry pie contest, bake sale, craft sale, games for youngsters. Bone Marrow Registry Drive, must be 18-60, meet health guidelines, fill out form, give a cheek cell swab, be willing to donate marrow to any patient in need. Blueberry fest or craft tables, Zita Osgood, 989-6094; Jen Perkins, 843-6013.
HOLDEN — Second annual Fall Frolic, sponsored by town of Holden, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24, Holden Elementary School and town office grounds, Route 1A. Seeking crafters and yard sale participants. Outdoor tables for crafters, $15 each; outdoor yard sale spaces, 20 square feet, $15 each. Benefits restoration of Old Grange Hall, Route 1A. 843-5151.
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.
STOCKTON SPRINGS — Auction to benefit Stockton Springs Church steeple repair, 3 p.m. Aug. 27, Stockton Springs Elementary School. Mark Bradstreet, auctioneer. Preview of items, 2 p.m. To donate items, Marion Fisher, 567-4040.
VERONA — Verona Women’s Club craft fair, Nov. 12, Verona Town Hall. Table rentals: $15 full table; $7.50 half-space or small rack. Cora Webster, 469-3740; Marlene Smith, 469-7992.
BANGOR — Family movie night, 6 p.m., Columbia Street Baptist Church. Aug. 19, “Everyone’s Hero,” tale of a youth who believes he can make a difference. Movie and popcorn free. 945-6616, http://www.csbcbangor.org.
HOLDEN — “Identifying Wild Mushrooms” with Greg A. Marley, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 20, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Bring lunch. $40 members, $45 others. Must preregister, 989-2591.
ORONO — Tuesday Readers, 10 a.m. third Tuesdays, Orono Public Library. Reading mysteries of 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.
BANGOR — Grange spaghetti supper, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Mainely Country show, 7 p.m. $6 each event, both for $10. Handicapped-accessible. 973-3976.
BANGOR — Breaking Bread soup kitchen, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays, Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 517 Hammond St. Free. 570-8107.
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. first Wednesday of month, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St.
BANGOR — Community dinner, full-course meal, 4:30-6:30 p.m. first and third Saturdays, Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 517 Hammond St. $6, $3 children. 570-8107.
BANGOR — Spaghetti dinner, 4:30-6 p.m. Sept. 15, Bangor Elks Club, 108 Odlin Road. $7, $5 seniors and age 12-18; $3, under 12. Silent auction, 4:30-6:45 p.m. Sponsored by Westgate Manor to benefit Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Tammy Leland, 942-7336.
BUCKSPORT — Baked beans and casseroles supper, pies, 5-6 p.m. Aug. 27, Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road. $7, $3 children.
DEDHAM — Baked bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m. Aug. 20, Dedham Congregational Church, Route 46. $8, $4 children.
EDDINGTON — “Trashcan Turkey” supper, pies and cakes, 5 and 6 p.m. Aug. 20, Comins Hall, Eddington-Clifton Civic Center, 1387 Main Road, Route 9. $7, $3 children. Benefits repairs and upkeep to Comins Hall, on the National Register of Historic Places.
EDDINGTON — Pancake breakfast, 7-10 a.m. Aug. 20, Eddington Salmon Club. Benefits Bicentennial Celebration. $5, $3 children.
FRANKFORT — Turkey supper and pies, 4:30-6:30 p.m. last Saturday, to October, Frankfort Congregational Church. $8, $3.50 children, free preschoolers.
HAMPDEN — Kiwanis pancake breakfast, 7-9 a.m. Children’s Day, Aug. 20, Kiwanis Civic Center, Main Road North. $6, $3 children. Benefits Kiwanis charities.
HERMON — American Legion baked bean supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. third Saturday, Hermon Rescue Squad building. $7, $3 children. 848-5597.
KENDUSKEAG — Church buffet supper, baked beans, casseroles, pies, 4:30-6 p.m. Aug. 27, Kenduskeag Union Church. From Bangor, take Union Street to Kenduskeag Road in Levant, then to the church. From Route 15 in Kenduskeag, follow detour signs. $6, $3 children.
MONROE — Christmas in August public supper, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20, Monroe Community Church, Route 139. $10. By reservation only, 525-9908, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEARSPORT — Bean supper, chop suey, pies, 5 p.m. Aug. 20, North Searsport United Methodist Church, intersection of Mount Ephraim and Loop roads, North Searsport. $7, $3 age 12 and under. Benefits ministry of North Searsport UMC Ladies’ Club. 548-2239.
BANGOR — Thomas A. Hill House, historic house and Civil War museum, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, through Sept. 30, 159 Union St. $3, free to members and children under 12.
BANGOR — Centennial Exhibit, Great Fire of 1911, hosted by Bangor Museum and History Center and Hose 5 Fire Museum, curated by Dick Shaw, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Sept. 30, 73 Central St. Rare artifacts, photographs, first-person accounts. 942-1900.
BANGOR — Cole Land Transportation Museum, 200 antique (primarily Maine) vehicles, 50-300 years old. Autos, trucks, trains, horse-drawn wagons, sleighs, several firetrucks and a hand-pumper. One hundred family and military exhibits and memorials including World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Military Order of Purple Heart, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Nov. 11, 405 Perry Road. $7, $5 seniors, free age 18 and under. 990-3600.
BANGOR — Maine Air Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, 98 Maine Ave. $2, $1 children, $5 family. 941-6757.
BANGOR — Maine Korean War Memorial, monument with names of 245 Mainers killed or Missing in Action in 1950-1953 war, including five Medal of Honor recipients. Flags of 15 U.N. participating nations, U.S., South Korea. Remembrance Walkway honoring veterans of all wars, Mount Hope Cemetery, Mount Hope Avenue. Named State Korean War Memorial by Maine Legislature in 1995.
CORINTH — Corinth Historical Society Museum, 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Main Street.
HAMPDEN — 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 — Penobscot Nation Historical Museum, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Historical and cultural objects of Penobscot Tribe from early Stone Age to present. Videos daily. Free, but donations accepted. 827-4153.
OLD TOWN — Old Town Museum, 1-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 353 Main St. Many new exhibits, ample parking. Free.
ORONO — Page Farm and Home Museum, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, University of Maine campus.
PROSPECT — Fort Knox State Historic Site, 9 a.m.-sunset, through October. $3, $1 age 5-11.
PROSPECT — Penobscot Narrows Observatory, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, August; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, September-October. $5, $3 age 5-11, includes admission to Fort Knox.
BANGOR — Mainely Country in concert, 7 p.m. Sept. 17, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Show preceded by spaghetti supper, 5:30 p.m. Show tickets, $6; supper tickets, $6; or both for $10. Reservations, 973-3976.
BANGOR — 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 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. 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 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 http://www.thebrickchurch.com.
CASTINE — Castine Town Band, summer concerts: 5:45 p.m. Aug. 26, Town Common. If rain, move to Emerson Hall across street. 326-9138.
BREWER — German Stammtisch, 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, Muddy Rudder porch. Improve your language skills and have fun. Note new location.