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Weekly calendar

By Ardeana Hamlin, BDN Staff

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.




• 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.


• 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.




• 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.  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.

• 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.


• 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.




• Line dance class, Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m., Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Beginner through advanced. 922-2450.


• Chem free dances, 8-11:30 p.m. Saturdays, Bangor Area Recovery Network, 142 Center 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.


• University of Maine School of Performing Arts dance students, Emerging Dance, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Minsky Recital Hall, Class of 1944 Hall, at the university. Free. Disability accommodations, 581-1781.




• Ghostly Bangor Tour, 7 p.m. Oct. 3 and Oct. 5. Meet at Bangor Museum and History Center, 159 Union St. $10, $5 children under 12, free to museum members. 942-1900 or

• Mount Hope Cemetery Twilight Tour, 5 p.m. Oct. 4. Meet at Superintendent’s Lodge, 1048 State St. Recommended for ages 12 and up. $10, free to museum members. 942-1900 or

• 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


• Knights of Columbus craft fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 12, Knights of Columbus hall, Gilman Falls Avenue. Local crafers, Daughters of Isabella food table, lunch.

Lectures, books


• Action Committee of 50, “Trade, Transportation and Economic Development: Competing for Jobs in the Global Economy,” 7:30 a.m. Oct. 4, Dyke Center for Family Business, Husson University. Featured speaker U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, 8-9 a.m. Free. RSVP, 947-0307.

• Author John Nichols, “Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America,” book signing and talk, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Union Street Brick Church, 126 Union St.

• Fields Pond Book Discussion Group: “Wolves at Our Door: The Extraordinary Story of the Couple Who Lived with Wolves” by Jim and Jamie Dutcher, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Bangor Public Library. Free. 989-2591.


• “The Cash Ceiling: How Expensive Elections Affect Who Runs for Office,” professor Nicholas Carnes, Public Policy, Duke University, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Oct.3, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine. Part of Socialist and Marxist Studies Lecture Series, 581-1797 or

• 12th annual Geddes W. Simpson Lecture:  Dr. Grace S. Brush, Johns Hopkins University professor of geography and environmental engineering, “A Paleoecological Record of Long Term Connections Between Land and Water,” 3:30 p.m. Oct. 8, McIntire Buchanan Alumni House, University of Maine. Disability accommodations,




• 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.


• First Saturday turkey pie lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 5, First  Congregational Church of Brewer, UCC, 35 Church St. Gluten free vegetarian option available. $7, $3 children under 12. Benefits church programs. 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.


• Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 5, Hampden Kiwanis Club 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.


• Public baked bean and casserole supper, 5-6 p.m. Oct. 5, Orland United Methodist Church. $8, $4 children. 469-3714.


• Baked bean supper, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 5, East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. $7, $3 children.


• Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 5, Stillwater Federated Church. $7, $1 children. Church is handicaped accessible with 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

• 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.




• Choral Evensong, 4 p.m. Oct. 6, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French St. Admission by donation to benefit Spruce Run Association. Free childcare. 947-0156 or

• 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, 6.30 p.m. Mondays, corner of Essex Street and Grandview Avenue. Seeking new members. Bette, 989-4110 or Charlene, 827-4825.

• 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.


• Sentimental Journey, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Next Generation Theatre. Jazz orchestra featuring vocalist Alice French. $8.


• Variety Show, 7 p.m. Oct. 11,  Kenduskeag Union Church, across Kenduskeag Stream bridge from Route 15. Songs, skits, humor and other entertainment. Fellowship and refreshments. Donations accepted to benefit Kenduskeag Union Church Food Cupboard.




• Family Ramble with environmental educator Cyndi Kuhn, 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 5,  Fields Pond Audubon Center. $5 member family; $10 nonmember family. 989-2591.

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