Weekly calendar

Posted Feb. 26, 2013, at 4:07 p.m.

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: weekly@bangordailynews.com. Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.



• “Maine By Four” with artists JoAnne Houlsen, Rebecca Rivers, Michael Vermette and Diana Young, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. through May 23, Boyd Place, 21 Boyd St. 941-2837.


• “The Tree, A Mystical Year: A Year in the Life of an Oak Tree,” by photographer Bill Lagerstrom, through March 31, The B.A.R.N.,142 Center St. Hours: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 1:30-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 561-9444.



• Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St.,  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. New exhibit Dino Dig; tree house, sound studio, pilot a ship, $7.50. Free to members and those under age 1. 262-7200.

• Theater classes for children ages 5 to 16, starting March 11, for eight weeks: stage combat, 3:45-5:15 p.m. Mondays, Bangor Parks and Recreation, 647 Main St., transportation provided for kindergarten through grade five; art of acting, 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Bangor Community Center, Davis Road; improvisation, 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Bangor Community Center, Davis Road. Each class, $40 Bangor residents, $50 others. To register, 992-4490 orwww.BangorParksandRec.com.


• Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, 10 a.m. March 2, Simpson Memorial Library, 8 Plymouth Road. Stories, crafts and snacks. 848-7145.


• Windover Art Center After School Art Club classes in pottery, drawing, painting and photography, Skehan Center, Main Road: Kindergarten through grade two, 3:15 p.m. Mondays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25; sixth through eighth grades, 2:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 19 and 26; third through fifth grades, 3:15-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20 and 27.  Five sessions, $65 Hampden residents, $70 others. Register through Hampden Recreation Department, www.hampdenmaine.gov, or Mari, windover.art@gmail.com.

• Windover Art Center classes, Skehan Recreation Center, Main Road: Video Games: The Best of all Possible Worlds, for children age 13 and up, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, $35 Hampden residents, $40 others, registration deadline Feb. 25; Digital Art on iOS for children age 10 and up, 2:30-4:30 p.m. March 7, 14, 21 and 28, $35 Hampden residents, $40 others, registration deadline Feb. 25; Video Game League play for children age 13 and up, 3-6 p.m. March 1-April 12, $50 Hampden residents, $55 others. www.hampdenmaine.gov or windoverart@mac.com

• April Vacation Art Camp for children in kindergarten through grade eight, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 16-19, Skehan Center, Main Road, $30 per day or $100 week Hampden residents, $35 per day or $105 week others. Register through Hampden Recreation Department, www.hampdenmaine.gov.


• Tony Sohns, natural historian, 10-week science course, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning March 6, Wassookeag Learning Community. $80. debbybell@fastmail.fm or 866-2642.

• University of Maine Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium Public Star Shows, March 1-24, Wingate Hall: “Two Small Pieces of Glass,” ages 9 and up, 7 p.m. March 1 and 8; “Little Star that Could,” ages 6 to 8, 2 p.m. March 3 and 10; “Origins of Life,” ages 9 and up, 7 p.m. March 15, 22 and 29; “Our Sky Family,” ages 4 to 8, 2 p.m. March 17 and 24. $3 at the door. Reservations, 581-1341. GalaxyMaine.com.



• Watercolor art classes starting March 8, Bangor Parks and Recreation Department, 647 Main St.: Six-week course, 3:45-5:15 p.m., for children ages 10 to 15 with transportation from Bangor kindergarten to grade five schools, $50; eight-week course, 6-8 p.m. for those age 16 and

up. $80. To register, 992-4490 orwww.BangorParksandRec.com.

• Hooping 101 for adults, 11 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, March 2-30, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Hoops provided. Five classes, $20. Trish Hayes, 404-4051 or wholelottahoopin@gmail.com.


• Aqua exercise, 8:45-9:45 a.m. Saturdays, Lura Hoit Pool,146 Western Ave. Drop in fee $4 residents, $5 others or purchase and punch card for 12 classes $30 residents, $42 others.

Clubs, groups


• Bangor Land Trust annual meeting, 7 p.m. Feb. 28, Dyke Family Learning Center, Husson University. Speaker: Environmental lawyer Sharon Tisher, “Climate Reality: Connecting the dots between extreme weather and global warming and what we can do to stem the tide.”

• Dollhouse miniature club,10:30 a.m. March 10. Information, 942-0326, leave a message.

• Eastern Maine Die-cast Association, for collectors of diecast and toy vehicles, airplanes, soldiers, etc., second Mondays, at a local restaurant. 745-1345, 942-3801.

• Queen City Grange 30, second Monday, Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St. Potluck supper 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. Membership open to those 14 and up. 973-3976.

• 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 teaches public speaking and leadership skills, 7 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Beal College, 99 Farm Road. Guests welcome. bangortoastmaster@opt4usa.org.

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

• Bangor Grange 30, first and third Tuesdays, Bangor Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St. Potluck supper, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m. 973-3976.

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

• German Stammtisch language group, 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Books-A-Million. 866-4992.


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


• AMVETS Post 9 meat raffle, 7 p.m. March 7; monthly meeting and pizza party, 7 p.m. March 14, Old Town American Legion Hall, Water Street.



• Beginners’ Irish step and Ceili lessons, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning March 6, Valance Fitness Studio, 128 Main St. $10. Register in advance, 409-5137.

• Contradance, March 15, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Music by Nor’easter and Bill Olson calling. Beginner session, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. All ages welcome; all dances taught. $8, $20 families. 941-9727.

• Line dancing classes, 2-3:30 p.m. Sundays, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. $2. All levels. 262-9600, 262-0802.


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

• Bangor Singles Club dance, 7 p.m.-midnight March 1, Brewer Eagles Club. Buffalo Creek Band. Advance tickets, 944-2115, Saturday through Thursday.



• Bangor Veterans Acupuncture Clinic, 6:45-8 p.m., Thursdays, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. Open to veterans, active-duty military personnel and immediate family members. 990-0188, ext. 13, arnberg.marie@gmail.com or tbjlac@prexar.com.

• Bingo, Tuesday and Saturday, Dow-Clewley VFW Post 1761, 1368 Hammond St. Doors open 4:30 p.m. Bingo, 6:15 p.m.

• Play Reading Series: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard, 5:30 p.m. March 19, and 2 p.m. March 23; “Lettice and Lovage” by Peter Schaffer, 5:30 p.m., April 16, and 2 p.m., April 20; “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” by Edward Albee, 5:30 p.m. May 14, and 2 p.m. May 18, Bangor Public Library. Scripts provided. Readings led by Irene Dennis.

• Poetry Open Mike, 7-8 p.m. Feb. 26 (or last Tuesdays), Books-A-Million (upstairs), Bangor Mall. 941-1670.

• Bangor Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair, 2-5 p.m. March 2, Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High St. Free. Learn about becoming a CSA member and supporting a local farmer.

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


• Bingo, 7 p.m., Thursdays, West Glenburn Community Club, 5 Phillips Road, across from fire station. Doors open 4:30 p.m., early birds, 5:30 p.m. 745-3067.

Fairs, fundraisers


• OHI basket bingo fundraiser, 1 p.m. March 9, Brewer Eagles Club. Doors open 11 a.m. 15 games, two coverall games, door prizes. $10 at the door. Benefits those with disabilities. 848-5804.


• Safe Place Food Pantry sixth annual auction, 6-8 p.m. March 8, Central High School cafe. Benefits food pantry, which serves eight towns and feeds more than 600 families twice each month.


• Hampden Kiwanis Club Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, 11 a.m. March 9, Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center. Doors open 10:30 a.m. $103. Advance registration, Keith, 356-9949. Benefits Hampden Kiwanis charities.


• Snowmobile Ride for Charity, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 2. Registration, 8 a.m. Penobscot Snowmobile club, Bog Road. $10, $5 children under 15, includes buffet lunch. BRing nonperishable food items to benefit Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry. 299-5186, 478-8280, clackedy@yahoo.com or cpformiii@aol.com.


• Craft fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 9, Hudson Town Hall. To rent table space, Gerri 327-1303, or Ruth 327-1198.



• Penobscot Theatre Company and Maine Jewish Film Festival screening of “Dorfman in Love,” 7 p.m. March 17, Bangor Opera House. Romantic comedy starring Sara Rue and Elliot Gould. Admission by suggested donation of $5.

• “Bully,” documentary film, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, Gracie Theatre. Short presentation precedes screening. Free and open to all.


• River City Cinema: “Chasing Ice” 7 p.m. March 1, Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St. $8. Concessions available. rivercitycinema.org.

Lectures, books


• Fields Pond Book Discussion Group: “The Secret Knowledge of Water: Discovering the Essence of the American Desert” by Craig  Childs, 6:30 p.m. March 14, Bangor Public Library. Discussion leader, Joyce Rumery. Free.


• An Evening with the Maine Master Naturalist Program with Cloe Chunn, 7 p.m. March 12, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Co-sponsored by Maine Chapter of Appalachian Mountain Club. Free.


• Socialist and Marxist Series, 2:30-1:45 p.m.,  Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine: “Journey into Climate Change, Human Impacts, Health and Security Implications,” professor Paul Mayewski, March 21; “Working Poor? How Government Can Promote Shared Posperity,” Garrett Martin, April 4; “An East-West Corridor Through Maine? Perspectives for People,” John Banks, Chris Buchanan, Gene Ripley, April 11; “Poverty, Inequality and Regulatory Capture, professor Thomas  Pogge, April 18. 581-3860.



• 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.

• Free weekly meal, 4:30-6 p.m., Wednesdays, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St. Open to all. 945-3166.

• Bangor Grange boiled dinner and show with NEVAH, March 16, Gangor Grange hall,1192 Ohio St. Dinner, 5:30 p.m., show, 7 p.m. Dancing encouraged. Folk and Irish music. Tickets $7 for supper or show, both $12. 973-3976.


• Cub Scout Pack 11 pancake breakfast, 6-10:30 a.m. March 2, Eagles Club, 33 Atlantic Ave. $5, $3 children 10 and under.

• First Saturday turkey pie lunch, 11 a.m.-1 pm. March 2, First Congregational Church of Brewer. $7, $3 children under 12. Gluten free and vegetarian options available. Benefits church programs. 989-7350.

• Women’s Fellowship St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage supper, 5-7 p.m. March 17, First Congregational Church UCC, 35 Church St. Features entertainment by Jerry Hughes. $8, $3 children 12 and under. 989-7350.


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


• Free dinner, 6 p.m. March 11, Community Church of the Open Door, 270 Main Road North Explore Christianity through The Alpha Course, Mondays through April 29. Meal, biblical DVD, discussion time. Childcare available. cindy@lifeatopendoor.com or 862-4010.

• Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., March 2, Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center. Features John’s award-winning chilli. $7, $4 children. Benefits Hampden Kiwanis charities.


• 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. first and third Thursdays, Penobscot Snowmobile Club, Bog Road. 299-5186.


• Baked bean supper, 4:30-5:30 p.m. March 2, at East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. $7, $3.


• New England Boiled Dinner and sing-along, 4:30-6 p.m. March 9, Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St. Raffles and door prizes. $6, $3 children. 942-5023.



• Bangor Museum and History Center, 159 Union St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. $5, $3 seniors, free to children. 942-1900.


• Orland Historical Society Museum, open by appointment. 469-3354, 944-0914, 469-6817.



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

• 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 the door. 942-0802, 262-9600.

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

• 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.

• 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.

• “The Brick” open mic, all acts, ages, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Union Street Brick Church. Sign-up, 6:30 p.m. $2 donation. 945-9798.


• Rockin’ Ron’s music jam and open mic, 12:30-4 p.m. March 3, March 17, Bangor Area Recovery Network (The Barn), Center Street. Open to musicians, singers and the public. Non-alcohol event.  Admission by donation at the door. Ron, 570-0068 or 561-9444.

• Sentimental Journey big band featuring vocalist Alice French, 7:30 p.m. March 2, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. Dance or listen. $8. 989-7100.


• DADGAD open mic coffeehouse, third Saturdays, Keith Anderson Community House, Bennoch Road.  Acoustic jam, 6 p.m., open mic signup, 7 p.m.  $3, coffee and snacks included. Free to children under 12. 942-3827.



• Guided winter trail walk with a naturalist, 1-2:30 p.m. March 3, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge.

Suggested donation $5, free to children. Meet at Gate 1, next to Hudson Road. Reservations by March 2, 944-9259.

• Owl walk with local birder Paul Markson , 6:30-8 p.m. March 6, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Look for barred, saw-whet and great horned owls. Free and open to all ages. Suggested donation $5, free to children. Reservations and cancellations, 944-9259.