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Weekly calendar for September 6

By Brian Swartz, Advertising Staff Editor

Calendar runs as space permits. Items with dates take precedence over activities that occur every week. ITEMS FOR CALENDAR ARE DUE 10 DAYS BEFORE THE THURSDAY OF PUBLICATION. Email: Mail The Weekly Calendar, PO Box 1329, Bangor 04402.



• Summer exhibitions, through Sept. 15, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St.: “Arnold Mesches: A Minispective,” “Richard Haden: Carved Signs,” “Chris Natrop: Lily Ponder.” Free.

• “Four Views: Paintings by Peg Hanson, Jeff Loxterkamp, Linda Packard, and Drawings by Chris Peary,” 9 a.m.-7 p.m., daily through Sept. 30, Boyd Place, 21 Boyd St. 941-2837.

Children, youth


• 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.

• Maine Starlight Festival celebration, 6-8 p.m., Sept. 13, 30 Venture Way. An evening of fun and learning for families with children ages 3-12. Rain or shine. Suggested donation $3 per child. RSVP to 990-2900, ext. 1.


• Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium star shows: “Trip through Space,” 2 p.m. Sept. 16, 30; “Earth’s Wild Ride,” 2 p.m., Sept. 9, 23; “2012: Prophecies of the Maya,” 7 p.m., Sept. 7, 21; “Black Holes,” 7 p.m., Sept. 14, 28. $3. Seating limited. 581-1341,

• Free car seat inspections by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., third Tuesday, Orono Fire Department. No appointment needed. Karen Hall, 973-3500.



• Five-session “Career Planning: Find Your Place in Today’s Job Market,” 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays from Sept. 5-Oct. 12, UMA-Bangor. Sponsored by Women, Work, and Community. Contact (207) 262-7842 or

• Device workshop, 8-9 a.m., Sept. 29, U.S. Cellular, 33 Mid Mall Blvd.


• Device workshop, 9-10 a.m., Sept. 15, U.S. Cellular, 403 Wilson St.


• Family yoga class and nature walk, led by Holly Twining and Machelle LaHaye, 2-3 p.m., Sept. 8, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $10 per family.

Clubs, groups


• Queen City Grange No. 30, second Monday, Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Potluck supper 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. Membership open to ages 14 and up. 973-3976.

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

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

• Bangor Toastmasters, nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills, 7 p.m., first and third Wednesdays, Beal College, 99 Farm Road. Guests welcome.

• Rendez-Vous, a French conversation group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., first and third Wednesdays, Starbucks, Bangor Mall Blvd. French speakers welcome.

• Bangor Grange 30, first and third Tuesdays of the month, Bangor Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St. Potluck supper at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7. Membership open to all 14 years of age and up. 973-3976.

• Paul Bunyan chapter of BNI meeting, 7-8:30 a.m., Tuesdays, Wellman Commons, Masonic Foundation Building, 294 Union St. Special visitors day July 10. 843-5603.


• Brewer Historical Society, 7 p.m., Sept.11, Brewer First Methodist Church meeting room, 40 South Main St. The speaker will be Jean Lyford on “The personal and private life of General Joshua L.Chamberlain.” Refreshments will be served.

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

• German Stammtisch Language group, 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays. For location, call 866-4992.


• Arnold R. Kelly American Legion Post 200, 7 p.m., last Thursday, Hermon Volunteer Rescue Squad building, Billings Road. 848-5597.


• Penobscot Valley Branch of American Association of University Women meeting, 7 p.m., Sept. 12, Gathering Place, Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St. Betty Jane Meader, president of AAUW of Maine, will be the featured speaker. Dessert and coffee will be served. 866-4503.



• Line dance classes, 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Maine Veterans’ Home, 44 Hogan Road. All levels. $5. Benefits Maine Veterans’ Home. 945-9061.

• Bangor Singles Club, 8 p.m.-12 midnight, Fridays, Brewer Eagles Club: Aug. 31, Murky Waters. $6 members, $7 non-members. 827-5751.

• Free country line dance, by The Back Door Dance Studio, 7-9 p.m., Thursdays in September, Hollywood Casino. Beginner to advanced welcome. Must be 21 years or older. 974-3483,

• Contradance, Sept. 21, with music by Frigate with Bill Olson calling, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Beginners’ session at 7:30 p.m.; dance at 8. All ages welcome; all dances taught. Admission $8; $20 for families. Plus a mini-yard sale of books and school-related items during the dance. 941-9727,


• 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.



• Annual PICA auction, 3-6 p.m., Oct. 20, The Brick Church, corner of Main and Union Streets. Donations welcome at 947-4203 or

• Bingo, Fridays, Bangor Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St. Early birds at 5:30 p.m., regular games at 7, 973-3976.


• Brewer Historical Society’s annual yard sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 15, Clewley Museum, 199 Wilson St.


• 6th Annual Fall Yard Sale, 5-8 p.m., Sept. 13, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 14, Safe Place Food Pantry, Main Street. Proceeds are used for food pantry expenses and delivery truck upkeep.


• Open house at historic Dixmont Town House, Sept. 8-9. Art show, craft fair, lunch, hay rides, and tours of Maine-ly Apples. More than 30 yard sales will take place in town. Pick up a map at local stores, the Dixmont Town Office, the Dixmont Town House, and Maine-ly Apples. (207) 234-2294.


• 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. 745-3067.


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

• Heritage Days, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 8, Hampden Historical Society, Kinsley House, 83 Main Road South. 862-3463.




• Brown Bag Lunch Discussion Series, “Take Back Democracy: Focus on the Issues and Learn and Connect,” 12 noon-1:30 p.m., Tuesdays, weekly from Sept. 11-Oct. 30. Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St., Suite 100. 942-9343.

Meals, food


• Breakfast buffet, 7-9 a.m., Sept. 8, Alton Methodist Church, 3994 Bennoch Road. $6.


• Annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Sept. 6, Bangor Elks Club, 108 Odlin Road. $7, $5 children 12-18, $3 children under 12. Auction starts at 4:30. All profits benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, MaineChapter.

• Breaking Bread soup kitchen, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mondays, Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 517 Hammond St. Free. 570-8107.

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

• Fifth Annual Lobster Picnic for Seniors (age 50 and older), 11:30 a.m., Sept. 6, Bangor Waterfront Park. Sponsored by the Bangor Parks and Recreation Department. Meal choices are chicken, lobster, and double lobster. Registration is required; a fee will be charged. For more information, call (207) 992-4490, log onto, or stop by the department’s offices at 647 Main St., Bangor.

• Free weekly meal, 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St. All are welcome. 945-3166.

• Spaghetti supper and show, 5:30 p.m., Sept. 15, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Supper at 5:30-6:30 for $7. Bob Elston and the Roadrangers show at 7 for $7, or both for $12. 973-3976.


• Bean supper, in memory of Dick Ruhlin, 5 p.m., Sept. 8, Brewer Auditorium. $6, $3 children. 989-1854.


• Baked beans and casserole supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Sept. 8, Carmel Union Congregational Church, Plymouth Road. $7, children under 6 free.


• Clifton Community Food Pantry, outreach of Clifton United Baptist Church, 10 a.m.-noon, first Monday; 4-6 p.m., third Monday; at the church, 742 Airline Road. Those interested in volunteering, contact church for interview.


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

• Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry, 9-11 a.m., the first, third Thursdays, Penobscot Snowmobile Club, Bog Road. 299-5186.


• Public supper, 5 and 5:45 p.m., Sept. 8, Holden Congregational Church. $7, children $4, preschoolers free.


• Bake sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 8, Treworgy Family Orchards, Union Street. Proceeds to benefit the Levant Heritage Library.


• Baked bean and casserole supper, 5-6 p.m., Sept. 1, Orland United Methodist Church, off Route 1. $7 adult, $3 child.


• Baked bean and casserole supper, 5-7 p.m., Sept. 15, First United Methodist Church, 14 Center Drive. Donations welcomed. 825-3598.

• Baked bean supper, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Sept. 8, East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. $7, children $3.


• Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Sept. 8, Stillwater Federated Church. $7, children $1.


• Chicken pie supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Sept. 8, Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St. $6, children $3.



• Maine Air Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays, 98 Maine Ave., Bangor International Airport. $2 adult, $1 child, $5 family. 941-6757.


• Bradford Heritage Museum, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays, July 21-Sept. 29, or by appointment, John B. Curtis Free Public Library, Bradford Corner. 327-1246.


• Corinth Historical Society Museum, 2-7 p.m., Wednesdays through Oct. 1, 306 Main St. New displays and reorganized research area. 852-5195.


• Open house, 1-5 p.m., Fridays-Sundays, Old Town Museum, 353 Main St.


• Orland Historical Society Museum, 1-3 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 1-Oct. 27, old Town Hall, School House Road.


• Open house, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesdays, May-September, Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum, 372 Fields Pond Road. Donations appreciated. 478-7159.



• 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.

• 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.

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

• “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

• Heart of Maine Chorus of Sweet Adelines, 6.30 p.m., Mondays, corner of Essex Street and Grandview Avenue. 989-4110.

• River City Harmonizers, women’s a cappella, barbershop chorus, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St. Seeking all harmony parts. 947-3128, 848-5354.

• Bangor Community Chorus, 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. 945-6752.


• DADGAD Open Mic Coffeehouse, the third Saturday of every month, Keith Anderson Community House, Bennoch Road. Acoustic jam at 6 p.m., open-mic signup at 7 p.m. $3 donation, coffee and snacks included. Children under 12 free. 942-3827,



• Auditions for “Our Town,” 1 p.m., Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10-11; both at Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Road. All ages welcome. Hosted by Orono Community Theatre. 866-5065.

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