Weekly calendar

Posted Oct. 15, 2013, at 10:51 a.m.
Four members of the Sixth Maine Battery fire a mountain howitzer at Fort Knox State Historic Site. Civil War re-enactors camped outside Fort Knox on Saturday and Sunday and fired two cannons on the hour for several hours each day.
BDN Brian Swartz
Four members of the Sixth Maine Battery fire a mountain howitzer at Fort Knox State Historic Site. Civil War re-enactors camped outside Fort Knox on Saturday and Sunday and fired two cannons on the hour for several hours each day.

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.

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 October star shows: “Comets and Discovery,” 7 p.m. Oct. 18-19; “In My Backyard,” 2 p.m. Oct. 19; “Earth, Moon, and Sun,” 4 p.m. Oct. 19. $3 581-1341 or GalaxyMaine.com. Private and field trip showings can be arranged for these and other shows.

 

Classes

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:

• 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. 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, 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.

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.

 

Dance

BANGOR:

• Line dance class, Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m., Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Beginner through advanced. 922-2459.

BREWER:

• Bangor Singles Club, 8 p.m.-midnight, doors open 7 p.m., Brewer Eagles Club: Wild Horse Oct. 18; New Society, Oct. 25. Advance tickets required. 944-2115.

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

OLD TOWN:

• Dance featuring The Allison Ames Band, 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 19, Old Town Elks Club. Benefits Travis Mills Project, National Veterans Family Center. $ 8 with discount to Elks members who show ID card.

 

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.

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

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.

HAMPDEN:

• Maine-ly Dolls Club show and sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19, Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road. Antique, vintage, collectible dolls, doll clothes and accessories. 234-4101 or countrycottage11@aol.com.

 

Fairs, fundraisers

BANGOR:

• Great Pumpkin yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19, Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park St.   Proceeds support mission of the church. Susan, church office, 947-7009.

• Ski and snowboard equipment sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19, Bangor Parks and Recreation Building, 647 Main St. Benefits Penobscot Valley Ski Club. pvskiclub.org.

• Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.-noon, Oct. 19, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French St.  Good quality clothes for all ages, household items, toys, books, music, jewelry and more. Benefits church budget, and mission and outreach projects. To donate items for the sale, church office, 947-0156.

• Friends of Bangor Dog Park spaghetti dinner and silent auction, 6 p.m. Oct. 24, at the dog park site, Essex Woods, Watchmaker Street.

CARMEL:

• Simpson Memorial Library bake sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 19, Ye Old General Store, Route 2.

Benefits the library.

DIXMONT:

• Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Club Kentucky Fried Chicken dinner and silent auction to benefit Pine Tree Camp, 6 p.m. Oct. 26, Gold Crest Riders clubhouse, Cates Road. $8. Bid on items before, during and after dinner. Reservation deadline, Oct. 21.Reservations and to purchase tickets, Susie, 234-2164 or Sonia, 234-2271.

HERMON:

• Hermon Fire Auxiliary yard sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19, public safety building, 327 Billings Road. To donate items and to make arrangements for pick up, Ann Byers, 848-5067; Mary DiBona, 848-5106; Vicky Gonyea, 848-5615.

ORONO:

• Silent auction and potluck supper, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 19, Orono Senior Center, 10 Birch St. Benefits reconstruction of Orono Bog Boardwalk. Bring a dish to share. Free, donations at the door. jim.bird@umit.maine.edu, 866-2578, or visit oronobogwalk.org.

 

Lectures, books

BANGOR:

• Maine chapter of Appalachian Mountain Club: “Maine Woods Forever Preserves Thoreau’s Routes”  with Paul Johnson, retired fishery biologist, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.

HAMPDEN:

• “The Maine Butterfly Survey, Keeping Track of Scaled Jewels,” with wildlife biologist Dr. Phillip deMaynadier, 7 p.m. Oct. 22,  Hampden Garden Club, Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road. Open to all. Pat, 862-3909.

HOLDEN:

• Ron Davis, illustrated talk in a birding trip to the Upper Amazon Basin in Peru, 7 p.m. Oct. 23, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $5 members, $6 others. 989-2591.

ORONO:

• “Fossil Fuel Divestment at the University of Maine,” Karen Marysdaugher, UMaine alumna and member of 350 Maine Divestment Team, and Eric Collins, UMaine graduate student and member of Maine Peace Action Committee, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Oct. 17, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine. Part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Lecture Series, 581-3860 or douglas.allen@umit.maine.edu.

Meals

BANGOR:

• Spaghetti dinner, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 25, Bangor Masonic Hall, 294 Union St. Benefits Tripp, 2, who is ill, and his family. Music, bake sale and raffles. Advance tickets are $6, $3 children under 12, $15 families of four. Tickets at the door, $7, $4 children under 12, $16 families of four. Tickets or information, Aubri Doughty, 385-7103, Chris Urquhart, 570-6443, or Jessica Stanley, 404-3985.

• Community meal and harvest supper, 5-6 p.m. Oct. 19, Grace Church Bangor, 1404 Broadway. 945-5577 or gracechurchbangor.com.

• 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.

BUCKSPORT:

• Baked bean and casseroles supper, 5-6 p.m. Oct. 19, Elm Street Congregational Church. $8, $5 children 5 to 10, free to children under 5.

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.

DEDHAM:

• Baked bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Dedham Church, Route 46. $8, $4 children.

DIXMONT:

• Dixmont United Methodist Church monthly public fellowship breakfast, 7-9 p.m.  Oct. 19, Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile clubhouse, Cates Road. $6, $3 children.

EDDINGTON:

• Baked bean supper, 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19, North Brewer-Eddington United Methodist Church, Route 9. $8, $4 children. 989-4715.

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.

STILLWATER:

• Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 19, Stillwater Federated Church. $7, $1 children. Church is handicapped accessible with ample parking.

 

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.

• 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:

• 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:

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

 

Music

BANGOR:

• 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.

BREWER:

• Stesha Cano will celebrate the release of her CD “Simple As Everything” with two shows, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. Tickets, are $20, $30 for two, by calling 989-7100, and includes admission to the pre-show reception and an autographed copy of Stesha’s all-original CD.

 

Outdoors

OLD TOWN:

• Mushroom walk with state mycologist Seanna Annis, 1 p.m. Oct. 19, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Reservation requested Oct. 17. Meet at Parker Reed shelter at Lac D’or at Gate 1. follow dirt road to Pine Tree parking area. Admission by suggested donation of $8, free to school-age children. 944-9259.

 

Theater

ORONO:

• Orono Community Theatre will host The Focus Group, adult Improv comedy troupe, 8 p.m. Oct. 18, Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Road. $5.

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