Weekly calendar

Posted March 26, 2013, at 4:03 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.

Art

BANGOR

• Exhibit of paintings by Maine artist Stefano Tijerina, through April 18, Robert E. White Gallery, Peabody Hall, Husson University. Gallery hours, 8:30-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Children

BANGOR:

• 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.

ORONO:

• University of Maine Jordan Planetarium star shows, 7 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m Sundays. $3 per person. Seating limited. Information and reservations, 581-1341 or  GalaxyMaine.com. Private and field trip showings can be arranged.

Classes

BANGOR:

• NAMI Bangor with the National Alliance on Mental Illness Maine, Family-to-Family Education Program for families of those diagnosed with mental illness. Twelve-week series of classes, 6-8:30 p.m. beginning April 11. Information or to enroll, Lori, 942-3035 or lgi56@yahoo.com.

HAMPDEN:

• 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:

• AARP Penobscot Chapter 374, noon  April 2, Elks Club, Odlin Road. Pot luck dinner. Speaker: Darlene McLeod, director Ronald McDonald House. Bring in can tabs.

• 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, 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.

HAMPDEN:

• Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament, 11 a.m. April 13, Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center. Doors open 10:30 a.m. $103. Keith, 356-9949.

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

HERMON:

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

ORONO:

• Book discussion groups: Tuesday Readers, 10 a.m. third Tuesdays; Thursday Thoughtful Readers, 3 p.m. third Thursdays; Evening Book, 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Orono Public Library, 39 Pine St. 866-5060.

• Orono Land Trust, 6:30 p.m. March 29, Keith Anderson Community Center, 19 Bennoch Road. Open to land trust members and the public. Guest speaker Linda Welch, Maine Coastal Island National Wildlife Refuge biologist, “Seabird Restoration Efforts: New Approaches to Monitoring Breeding and Foraging Behavior.” www.oronolandtrust.org/.

SEARSPORT:

• Richardson’s Civil War Round Table, 7 p.m., April 3, downstairs conference room, Searsport Congregational Church, 8 Church St. Use Knox Bros Avenue entrance. Discussion: 1863 Battle of Baton Rouge, La. Visitors welcome. 322-8964.

Dance

BANGOR:

• Bangor Ballet Family Series presentation, “Snow White,”  4 p.m. April 6, Center Theatre in Dover Foxcroft; 4 p.m. April 7, Brewer Performing Arts Center; 1:30 p.m.  April 14, The Grand in Ellsworth. Tickets for Dover and Brewer performances, $12, $8 children and students, available at Thomas School of Dance and Patrick’s Hallmark Shop. Tickets for Ellsworth performance, $14, $7 for children under 12 available by contacting The Grand. Bangor Ballet, 945-3457 or bangorballet@gmail.com.

• Robinson Ballet LIVE, 7 p.m. April 5, 6, 12 and 13, Bangor Opera House. $5, $10 seniors, $5 children, students and college students with ID. To obtain  tickets, Bangor Opera House- Penobscot Theatre, 942-3333, or www.penobscottheatre.org, click on ‘other events,’ find Robinson Ballet show information and click on ‘purchase tickets here.’

• Robinson Ballet youth matinee, “Aladdin,” 3 p.m. April 6 and 13, Bangor Opera House-Penobscot Theatre. $5. 942-3333 or www.penobscottheatre.org.

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

BREWER:

• Bangor Singles Club dance, Mainely Country Band with Jeff Simon, 7 p.m.-midnight March 29, Brewer Eagles Club. Advance tickets cannot be sold at the door: 944-2115, Saturday through Thursday.

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

ORONO:

• Bluegrass Benefit Show, 6-9 p.m. April 6, Keith Anderson Community Center, 19 Bennoch Road. Admission by donation at door.

Events

BANGOR:

• 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.

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

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

BREWER:

• Easter Week services, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, North Main and Holyoke streets: Maundy Thursday Agape meal 6 p.m., and  Stripping of the Altar, March 28; Good Friday Liturgy and Eucharist, 7 p.m. March 29; Great Vigil of Easter, 7 p.m. March 30; Easter Festive Eucharist 10 a.m. March 31

GLENBURN:

• 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.

OLD TOWN:

• Holy Week Services, St. James’ Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Center streets: Palm Sunday, 10 a.m. March 24; Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. March 28; Good Friday, 7 p.m. March 29;

Easter Sunday, 10 a.m. March 31.

Fairs, fundraisers

BANGOR:

• American Cancer Team Foxy Ladies tag and bake sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 6, Messiah Church, 985 Union St. Table rental, $10. Pauline, 217-4793.

ORONO:

• Penobscot Valley American Association of University Women 62nd annual book sale, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 6, Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St., use side door on Juniper Street. Early birds: 8-9 a.m. for $10 admission. Coffee, tea and snacks available for purchase.

Donations of books may be dropped off at the Women’s Resource Center, Fernald Hall, University of Maine, or call 581-1501.

Lectures, books

BANGOR:

• Brown Bag Lunch Series: Civil War journalism with Dr. Jennifer E. Moore, assistant professor of communications and journalism, University of Maine, noon April 3, Bangor Museum and History Center, 159 Union St. Free. Attendees get entered into a drawing for a gift basket at the end of the year. info@bangormuseum.org or 942-1900.

• “The Yankee Chef: Feel Good Food for Every Kitchen” with author Jim Bailey, noon March 30, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library. He will discuss his new book and do a cooking demonstration. Free and open to all. 947-8336.

HOLDEN:

• Nature Poetry Reading with leader Christina Diebold, in celebration of National Poetry Month, 7 p.m. April 9, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Share a favorite nature or environmental poem, either obscure, well-known or one you wrote. Free, donations accepted.

• Fields Pond Book Discussion Group led by Joyce Rumery, “Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms” by Eugenia Bone, 6:30 p.m. April 11, Bangor Public Library. Free.

ORONO:

• Socialist and Marxist Series, 12:30-1:45 p.m.,  Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine: “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.

• Environmental Horticulture Senior Capstone public presentations, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Page Farm and Home Museum: “Green Roofs,” Ryan Urquhart; “IPM Strategies for Golf Course Management,” Meghan McLain, March 28; “Green Walls”, Victoria Hiney; “Maximizing On-Farm Nutrient Cycling,” Garth Douston; “Improving Water Efficiency in Residential Landscapes,” Derek Vachon, April 2; “Bioremediation of Waste Water, Living Machines,” Hope Hopkins; “Improving Soil Microorganism Populations with Sustainable Agricultural Practices,” Lucas Bernardi;

“Growing the Future: Challenges and Opportunities of Urban Farms and Transition Communities,” Laura Hackney, April 4; “Irrigation and Fertilization in Sustainable Greenhouse Production,”Nicholas Rowley; “Biochar Effects on Soil Properties,” Shawn M. Ripley; “Pest Control in Organic Greenhouses,” Heather Simpson, April 9. 581-4100.

Meals

BANGOR:

• 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.

BREWER:

• Community breakfast, 8-10 a.m. April 7, Bangor Area Recovery Network, 142 Center St. $2.

• First Saturday turkey pie lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 6, First Congregational Church of Brewer, UCC, 35 Church St.  Gluten free and vegetarian option available. $7, $3 children under 12. Benefits the church. 989-7350.

CLIFTON:

• 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.

HERMON:

• 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.

ORRINGTON:

• Baked bean supper, 4:30-5:30 p.m. April 6, East Orrington Congregational Church. $7, $3 children.

VEAZIE:

• Roast beef supper, 4:30-6 p.m. April 6, Veazie Congregational Church. 1404 State St. $6, $3 children. Door prizes awarded. 942-5023.

Museums

BANGOR:

• 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:

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

Music

BANGOR:

• Rotary Club of Bangor’s eighth annual Music Off Broadway production  “Magic of Motown: The Start of Country and Rock,”  7:30 p.m. April 13, and 3 p.m. April 14, Bangor High

School’s Peakes Auditorium. Tickets $18, $15 seniors, $10 youth, available from club members and Rebecca’s, BookMarc’s, Patrick’s Hallmark and at the door. Credit card sales available by calling Dorsey Furniture, 843-7301.

• 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.

BREWER:

• Rockin’ Ron’s music jam and open mic, 12:30-4 p.m. April 21, Bangor Area Recovery Network, 142 Center St. Open to all. Admission by donation at the door.

• Bangor Area Recovery Center events: Chem-free community event with a DJ, 8-11 p.m. March 30 and April 27, $5; open mic, 12:30-3:30 p.m. April 7, 14 and 21; 142 Center St.

• Jazz combos featuring Brewer High School musicians and the University of Maine Augusta Jazz on Tour directed by Steve Grover, 7 p.m. March 29, Brewer Community School Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to all.

• Annual Brewer Music Department Pops Concert and Spaghetti Dinner, Wednesday, April 3, Brewer Community School Cafeteria . Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., sponsored by Brewer Music Association. Cake auction, 5:45 p.m. Concert, 7 p.m., features both Brewer Community School and Brewer High School concert bands. Concert tickets only, $5, $3 children and seniors; dinner and concert, $10, $7 children and seniors; dinner only, $7, $5 children and seniors at the door. To reserve tickets,  www.brewerperformingarts.com or 404-5701, ext. 5128.

ORONO:

• 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.

Outdoors

Penobscot Valley Chapter Field Trip: Finch Fest! with Bob and Sandi Duchesne, 7:30 a.m. April 6. Meet at Field’s Pond Audubon Center, Fields Pond Road. $15 Maine Audubon members, $20 others. Reservations, 989-2591.

Theater

HAMPDEN:

• Comedian Bob Marley, 7:30 p.m. April 7, Hampden Academy Performing Arts Center. Benefits Hampden Academy Project Graduation. Tickets $15 at the door or Scissor Excitement, Pizza Gourmet, McK’s Variety and Bangor Tennis, all in Hampden, or Union Street Athletics in Bangor.

ORONO:

• “Beyond Therapy: An Evening with Christopher Durang” directed by professor of theater Sandra Hardy, 7:30 p.m. March 28-29,  Cyrus Pavilion Theatre, University of Maine. $10; free to students with MaineCard. Tickets online at umaine.edu/spa or at the door. Information or to request disability accommodations, 581-1781.

ORRINGTON:

• “Mirror Image,” musical, 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 29-30, Center Drive School. $5, $3 students and seniors, 825-3697 or p.dickey@cdsedu.org.

WINTERPORT:

• Winterport Open Stage production of “Nunsense!” musical comedy, 7:30 p.m. April 19, 20, 26, 27, and 3 p.m. April 21, 28, Samuel L. Wagner Middle School, Mountainview Drive. $10,  $8 students and seniors at the door.

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