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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
• Nature Time for Children for children age 2 to 4 and their parents, 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Sept. 23-Nov. 4, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $50 members, $60 others. Advance registration required. 989-2591 or maineaudubon.org.
• University of Maine Jordan Planetarium star shows, Fridays and Saturdays of each month. $3 per person. Seating limited. Information and reservations, 581-1341 or GalaxyMaine.com. Private and field trip showings can be arranged.
Hospice of Eastern Maine volunteer training course, 12:30-4:30 p.m. six consecutive Mondays, Oct. 7-Nov. 11, Eastern Maine Medical Center Healthcare Mall, 885 Union St. Wayne Melanson, volunteer manager, 973-8269 or email@example.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.
• Dollhouse miniature club, 10:30 a.m. Information, 942-0326, leave 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, 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. firstname.lastname@example.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, 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.
• Eastern Maine Orchid Society, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 21, community room, Orono Public Library, 39 Pine St. Guest speaker, Bob Cleveland of Bob Cleveland Orchids in South Portland. Topic: “Growing and Caring for Orchids.” Free and open to all.
• 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.
• Contradance with music by Rae Rae and the Sharktones, Dugan Murphy calling, Sept 20, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Beginners’ session, 7:30 p.m., dance 8 p.m. Open to all ages; all dances taught. $8, $20 families. email@example.com, 941-9727 or bangorcontra.org.
• Line dance class, Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m., Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Beginner through advanced. 922-2459.
• 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. 20, Bushwack; Sept. 27, Barb Demo.
• 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
• 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.
• Bake sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 21, Ye Old General Store, Route 2. Benefits Simpson Memorial Library building fund.
• “The Lost Bird Project” with artist Kris Sader of Orono, 7 p.m. Sept. 25, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Film about five extinct birds and artist Todd McGrain’s efforts to memorialize them with sculpture. Free.
• “Quinoa Soup,” documentary exploring what consumption of quinoa means for Bolivian growers, 7 p.m. Sept. 21, Minsky Auditorium, Class of 1944 Hall University of Maine. Free and open to all. Suggested donation of $10 to help cover production costs.
• “Maine’s Turtles” with turtle rehabilitator Jean Adamson, 2-3 p.m. Sept. 29, Bangor Land Trust office, fourth floor, 8 Harlow St. Of interest to children and adults.
• Donn Fendler, author of “Lost on a Mountain in Maine,” signing autographs and sharing memories of his famous trek, 1 p.m. Sept. 21, Cole Land Transportation Museum, 405 Perry Road. Free.
• Poetry Open Mike, 7-8 p.m. Sept. 24, in the café, Books a Million, Bangor Mall. 941-1670.
• “Domestic Surveillance and Drones in Maine and the Nation,” Shenna Bellows, executive director, American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, and Bruce Gagnon, coordinator, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space,12:30-1:45 p.m. Sept. 19, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine. Part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Lecture Series. 581-3860 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Spaghetti supper followed by Nightingale band Sept. 21, Bangor Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St.. Supper 5:30 p.m., $7; show 7 p.m., $8, both $13. 973-3976, information or reservations.
• 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.
• Baked bean and casseroles supper, 5-6 p.m. Sept. 21, Elm Street Congregational Church. $8, $5 children 5 to10, free to children under 5.
• 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.
• Baked bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21, North Brewer-Eddington United Methodist Church, Main Road. Childcare available. $8, $4 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, 4:30-6 p.m. Sept. 21, Stillwater Federated Church. $7, $1 children. Church is handicapped accessible and has ample parking.
• 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 colemuseum.org.
• 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.
• Dixmont United Methodist Church public fellowship breakfast, 7-9:30 a.m. Sept. 21, Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Club house, Cates Road. $6, $3.
• 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.
• Bangor Land Trust excursions: Bangor’s Beavers, 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Walden-Parke Preserve, Walden-Parke Way off outer Essex Street, turn onto Tamarack Trail and drive to kiosk at end of road; Turtle Spotting, 10-11 a.m. Sept. 28, Essex Woods Wetlands. From Stillwater Avenue turn onto Drew Lane, then left onto Garden Way. Park on roadside.
• Great Maine Outdoor Weekend Celebration, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 28, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Naturalist-led hikes, obstacle-challenge course, canoeing at the pond and more. Free, but donations appreciated.
• Guided Equinox Paddle, 2 p.m. Sept. 22, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Canoes, paddles and life jackets available or bring your own. Meet in parking lot at Gate 3. Reservations, cancellations requested by Sept. 21. 944-9259. Suggested donation, $5, free to school children are free.