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Weekly calendar

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.

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