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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.




• “VisionQuilt ’13,” art quilts by Elizabeth Busch, Sally Field, Ellie Pancoe, Rosalita Feero and Jude Spacks, through Sept. 30, Boyd Place, 21 Boyd St. Exhibit hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday through Saturday.



• 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.


• Simpson Library story times, Golden Harvest Grange, Route 2: Story Hour, 10 a.m. Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14, for prekindergarten and up; Lap Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17.



• University of Maine Jordan Planetarium August star shows, 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 2 p.m Sundays. $3 per person. Seating limited. Information and reservations, 581-1341 or Private and field trip showings can be arranged.




• Hospice of Eastern Maine volunteer training course, 12:30-4:30 p.m. over six consecutive Mondays, Oct. 7-Nov. 11, Eastern Maine Medical Center Healthcare Mall, 885 Union St. Wayne Melanson, volunteer manager, 973-8269 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.


Clubs, groups


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

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

• Queen City Grange, 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, 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.


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


• Orono Historical Society Heart of Orono walking tour downtown area, 2 p.m. Sept. 22. Information on history of various businesses and sites. Advance registration required, Mary Anne Eason 941-9727 or

• 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.




• Techno contradance with music by DJ Improper, Tavi Merrill calling, Sept. 20, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Beginners’ session,7:30 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. All ages welcome; all dances taught. $8; $20 families., 941-9727 or

• Line dance class, Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m., Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St.


• 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, 8 p.m.-midnight, Brewer Eagles Club. Doors open 7 p.m. Advance tickets only, 944-2115 until the Wednesday before the dance on Friday. Sept. 13, Mainely Country; Sept. 20, Bushwack; Sept. 27, Barb Demo.


• Contradance with the Marsh Island Band, Sept. 14,  Keith Anderson Community Center, 19 Bennoch Road. Beginner lesson 7:30 p.m., dance 8 p.m. Open to ages, all dances taught., Facebook  or 884 8663.




• Bangor Museum and History Center Devil’s Half Acre Tour, 7 p.m. Sept. 24. Meet in front of Harbormaster’s Office, 64 Front St. Not recommended for children under 16. $10, free to history center members. 942-1900.

• Mount Hope Cemetery Tour, 10 a.m. Sept. 21. Meet costumed guide at cemetery Superintendent’s Lodge. $10, $5 children 6 to 12, free to children 5 and under, free to history center members. 942-1900.

• 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.

• 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


• MitoAction Energy Walk. 9 -10 a.m., Sept. 14, Bangor Mall. $10 per walker. To register visit



Lectures, books


• Fields Pond Book Discussion Group: “Dawn Light: Dancing With Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day” by Diane Ackerman, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Bangor Public Library. Free.


• “Jews in India, Indians in Israel: Transformation of Identity Among the Bene Israel of India,” Joan Roland, professor of history,” Pace University, New York City, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Sept. 12, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine. Part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Lecture Series. 581-3860 or




• Breakfast buffet, 7-9 a.m. Sept. 14, Alton United Methodist Church, 3594 Bennoch Road. $6.


• 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.


• Breakfast buffet, 6:30-10 a.m. Sept. 14, Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St. $8, $4 children, $25 family of four or more. Church office, 469-3622, or Ed Petravicz, 469-9979.


• 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.


• Harvest ham and bean hole bean supper, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 14, Eddington Clifton Civic Center, 1387 Main Road. $7, $3 children.


• 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, 4-6 p.m. Sept. 14, Prospect Community Center, 959 Bangor Road (Route 1A. $7, $2 children under 12. You can’t eat at home for less! Benefits building maintenance and community projects. 567-3170.


• Beef stew supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Sept. 14, Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St. $7, $3 children. Door prizes. 942-5023.


• Indoor yard sale, 8 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m.; baked bean supper, 4-6 p.m. Sept. 14, Ellingwoods Corner Methodist Church, Route 69 and Monroe Road. $7, $4 children  4 to 11, free to children 3 and under. Debbie Calderwood, 234-2762.




• 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.

• Cole Land Transportation  Museum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Nov. 11, 405 Perry Road. Horse-drawn wagon to 18-wheeler trucks, snowplows, hearses, military vehicles, restored motorcycles, historic fire trucks, American Railfan locomotive, freight car, caboose, Maine World War II Memorial, Maine Vietnam Memorial, Purple Heart monument, Bangor World War II Memorial, 5th Armored Division collection of WWII memorabilia, Army tank, Huey helicopter. $7, $5 seniors, free age 18 and under. 990-3600, ext. 13, or

• Maine Air Museum, 98 Maine Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, through Labor Day. Displays and pictures from World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and the Cold War. Information and pictures about all military plane crashes in Maine. Free parking. $3, $1 children under 12, $6 family, free to active military. 941-6757.


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


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




• Bangor Community Chorus, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, 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.


• 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.




• Equinox paddle, 2 p.m. Sept. 22, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Canoes, paddles and life-jackets available or bring your own. Meet at Gate 3, Hudson Road. Reservations and cancellations requested by Sept. 21. Suggested donation, $5, free to schoolchildren. 944-9259.


• Bangor Land Trust: Bangor’s Beavers, 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 21,  Walden-Parke Preserve, Walden-Parke Way off outer Essex, turn onto Tamarack Trail and drive to kiosk at end of road.  One to 1½-mile hike. Wear sturdy shoes, bring insect repellent and camera.


• Fields Pond Audubon Center programs: Night Walk. 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 14, $5, Maine Audubon members, $7 others; Birds and Blooms, 8:30-10 a.m. Sept. 15, $5 members, $10 others; Harvest Moon Canoe, 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 18, $5 members, $10 others, free to children under 10; Penobscot Valley field trip, Hawk Watch on Cadillac Mountain, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Rain date, Sept.22, meet at Fields Pond Audubon Center. 989-2591.




• Focus Group, 8 p.m. Sept. 13, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. Improvisational comedy for mature audiences only. $5.

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