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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: Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.



• 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.



• 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.


• Children’s Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 13, at Fields Pond Audubon Center. Nature programs for children and families in celebration of the national Week of the Young Child. Yoga, Discovery Room, hike, self-guided Story Trail and Family Adventure Trail. Free. Donations accepted.

• Earth Day: Amazing Amphibians, 1-2 p.m. April 17, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Get a close-up view of live amphibians and discover what makes them so special. $5 members, $7 others.

• Mantis Yoga for children area 3 to 7 with Holly Twining, 2-3 p.m. April 20, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Insect-inspired class with movement, games, books. $7 members, $10 others. Advance registration required, 989-2591 or


• 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 Private and field trip showings can be arranged.



• Women, Work, and Community: My Money Works:Tools for Smart Money Choices, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 23 to May 21, Tri-County Career Center, 45 Oak St. Learn

skills and confidence to stretch money, pay bills, reduce debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement, set personal financial goals.  Registration required, 262-7843 or by April 19.

• The Silent Killer: Strengthening Personal Resilience to Manage Stress, Adversity and Trauma workshop, 8 a.m.-noon April 19, 135 Eastport Hall, University of Maine at Augusta Bangor campus. Led by Dr. Richard C. Lumb and Dr. Ronald Breazeale. Recommended for those working with trauma — police, corrections officers, social workers, fire fighters, teachers and domestic violence advocates. Free. Information and to register, 262-7950 or


• 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.


• University of Maine Cooperative Extension Eat Well Nutrition Workshops, 10 a.m. starting April 24, Old Town Public LIbrary, 46 Middle St. Learn how to prepare healthy meals and snacks, save money on groceries, improve cooking skills, keep foods safe to eat. Participants will receive recipes, cookbook, tips, incentives. Free to eligible individuals. Theresa or Wendy at 942-7396 or 800-287-1485, TDD: 800-287-8957, or

Clubs, groups


• 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.

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

• 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.


• Brewer Historical Society, 7 p.m. April 9, Brewer Auditorium meeting room. Annual membership business meeting. Refreshments.


• Duck Cove group of MEHC, 10 a.m. April 9, Little Yellow School House, Route 46. Potluck lunch at noon. Program on Nova Scotia. Open to all.


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


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


• 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.



• 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 children under 12, available by contacting The Grand. Bangor Ballet, 945-3457 or

• 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, 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

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


• Bangor Singles Club dance with The Ranger Band, 7 p.m.-midnight April 5, Brewer Eagles Club. No tickets at the door. Advance tickets, 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.


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



• 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, or

• 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 mic, 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.


• 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


• Rummage sale, 8 a.m.-noon April 20, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French St. Clothing for all ages, household items, toys, books and linens. Benefits church budget, and mission and outreach projects. To donate items for the sale, church office, 947-0156.

• 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.

• Spring Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 6,  Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Benefits Furry Friends Food Bank. Donations of cat or dog food in cans or bags, or a pet toy will be accepted.


• 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 for purchase.

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

Lectures, books


• Eleventh annual POETS/SPEAK! celebrates Poetry National Month, featuring more than 25 well-known and emerging poets, Bangor High School Poetry Out Loud winner Emma Howard, UMaine students reading the work of Syrian poet Adonis, the Lidral jazz duo, four Belfast poets

laureate, debut of new online literary journal “The Catch,” and book sales and signings, 4:30-8 p.m. April 10, Bangor Public Library. Free. 947-8336.


• Community History Seminars taught by author and historian Richard R. Shaw: Bangor’s Bijou Theater, 7-9 p.m. April 10; Thomas Hill Standpipe, 7-9 p.m. April 24, Bangor High School Adult Education, 885 Broadway. $10 per seminar. 992-5523 or


• Nature Poetry Reading with leader Christina Diebold, in celebration of National Poetry Month, 7 p.m. April 9, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Share favorite nature or environmental poem — 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.

• “Northern Exposure: True Tales of Search and Rescue in the Maine Woods” with Deb Palman, first female game warden in Maine in late 1970s, working with dogs on wilderness search and rescue operations, 7 p.m. April 18, Fields Pond Audubon Center, Fields Pond Road. Free.


• Maine Writers Series: poet Christian Barter reading from his new collection, “In Someone Else’s House,” 4 p.m. April 16, Writing Center, fourth floor, Neville Hall, University of Maine. Free. 581-3845.

• Socialist and Marxist Series, 12:30-1:45 p.m.,  Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine: “Working Poor? How Government Can Promote Shared Prosperity,” 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: “Bioremediation of Waste Water, Living Machines,” Hope Hopkins; “Improving Soil Microorganism Populations with Sustainable Agricultural Practices,” Lucas Bernardi; and “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.



• 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.


• 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 options. $7, $3 children under 12. Benefits the church. 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.


• 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.


• 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, 4:30-6 p.m. April 6, Milford Congregational Church. $7, $2 children 12 or under. 299-7324.



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


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


• Hampden Historical Society’s Kinsley House and the Katherine Trickey Archives, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April through October, or by appointment, 862-2027.


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



• Rotary Club of Bangor 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, 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. 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.


• Rick Charette and the Bubblegum Band, 2 p.m. April 6, Brewer Performing Arts Center, Brewer Community School, 92 Pendleton St. Tickets, $10, $8 children. 404-5701, ext. 5128, or Doors open 1:30 p.m.

• The Skyliners, 7:30 p.m. April 6, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. Big band sound of the 1940s and 1950s. Dance floor open. $10.

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

• Rockin’ Ron’s music jam and open mic, 12:30-4 p.m. April 7 and 21, Bangor Area Recovery Network, 142 Center St. Open to all. Admission by donation at the door.


• Bluegrass Benefit Show, 6-9 p.m. April 6, Keith Anderson Community Center, 19 Bennoch Road. 50/50 raffle, food. Admission by donation at the door. Benefits Paul Carlson who is ill. Don Glidden, 299-7795.

• Chamber Jazz Afternoon Concert series with The Lidral Duo, 4:15-5 p.m. Mondays, Memorial Union, University of Maine.

• DADGAD open mic coffeehouse, third Saturdays, Keith Anderson Community House, 19 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.


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.



• Comedian Bob Marley, 7:30 p.m. April 7, Hampden Academy Performing Arts Center. Benefits 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.

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