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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.




• Orono Arts Cafe, 7 p.m. Nov. 8, Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Road.  Sign-up for open mic, 6:30 p.m. $3, includes snacks. hot and cold beverages available. Benefits Orono Schools Coalition for the Arts. or 866-2578.



• 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 start shows, Wingate Hall: “Comets and Discovery,” ages 10 and up, 7 p.m. Nov. 15, and 4 p.m. Nov. 16; “Trip Through Space,” ages 6 and up, 2 p.m. Nov. 19; “The Amazing Telescope,” ages 10 and up, 7 p.m. Nov. 16. $3. Seating is limited. 581-1341 to reserve seats.




• 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


• Eastern Maine Camera Club, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Bangor Parks and Recreation Center, 647 Main St. Guest speaker Dave Cleaveland, aerial photography and videography. Sally Arata, 318-9995.

• Dirigo Bridge Club with Steve Dyer, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, and 12:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday, Bangor Motor Inn. Lectures on duplicate prospective, two bids and doubles with John Ellery, Fred Letourneau and Jacquie Sullivan, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 11, 18 and 25. Open to all bridge players. Steve Dyer, 884-7413, or Jean Martin, 989-3873.

• Paul Bunyan Chapter of BNI, 7-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Season’s Restaurant.

• 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.

• 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, café of Books-A-Million, Bangor Mall.

• 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.


• Brewer Historical Society, 7 p.m. Nov. 12, Brewer First Methodist Church meeting room, 40 South Main St. Guest speaker: Dr. Pauleena MacDougall, director of Maine Folklife Center, discussing her new book about Brewer native Fannie Hardy Eckstorm. Open to all.


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


• Penobscot Valley Branch, AAUW, 7 p.m. Nov. 13, Women’s Resource Center, Fernald Hall, University of Maine. Guest speaker State Sen. Emily Cain, “Women in Politics Make a Difference.” 866-4557.

• 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. 922-2459.


• Bangor Singles Club dance, 8-midnight, Brewer Eagles Club: Mainely Country, Nov. 8; Murky Waters, Nov. 15; Bushwack, Nov. 22; Barb Demo, Nov. 29. Doors open, 7 p.m. Advance Tickets required, 944-2115 until Wednesday before dance.

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


• Contradance with Marsh Island Band, Nov. 9, Keith Anderson Community Center, 19 Bennoch Road. Beginner lesson, 7:30 p,m., dance, 8 p.m. Open to all ages, all dances taught. or 884 8663.




• Veterans Tribute and Mac McHale Memorial concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 9, Bangor Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St. Ham and turkey supper, 5:30 p.m. Supper or show, $8, $14 both. $1 discount to veterans. Benefits The House in the Woods in Lee. Reservations, 973-3976.

• FUSION:Bangor, 1920s Style Awards Extravaganza, 7-10 p.m. Nov. 9, Union Street Brick Church. Awards ceremony, cocktails, dancing. $35. or Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, 947-0307.

• 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.


• Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament, 11 a.m. Nov. 9, Hampden Kiwanis Center. $103. Advance registration, Keith, 356-9949. Benefits Hamden Kiwanis charities.


Fairs, fundraisers


• PICA’s annual silent and live auction event, 3-6 p.m. Nov. 16, Brick Church, corner of Union and Main streets. Tasty treats. Music by Brian Dyer Stewart. Benefits PICA’s work for social and economic justice in Maine and El Salvador.


• Zumbathon fundraiser to benefit Carole’s College Fund, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9, Meadowbrook Reception Center. $8, $10 at the door. Door prizes, raffles, free refreshments. or 356-1454.


• Friends of Edythe Dyer Library annual fall book sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9, library basement, 269 Main Road North.

• Harvest bingo fundraiser, 1 p.m. Nov. 10, Hampden VFW, Canoe Club Road. $10. Tickets, Morita’s School of Dance or at the door. Benefits Morgan HIll Dancers. 848-5083.


• Scrapbooking fundraiser, 1-9 p.m. Nov. 9, Morita’s School of Dance, 2256 Route 2. $20, includes snacks, door prizes and dinner. Reservations, 848-5083. Benefits Morgan Hill Dancers.


• Craft fair and bake sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 9, Mystic Tie Grange, Route 15. Table space rental, $10. Cathie, 884-8302.


• Old Town Knights of Columbus craft fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9, K of C hall, Gilman Falls Avenue. Homemade haddock chowder and pie lunch. Also, bake sale.


• Stillwater Federated Church annual Village Fair and luncheon, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 9, Herbert Sargent Community Center, Bennoch Road..


Holiday fairs


• Holiday Fair and luncheon, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. Chicken a la King luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Open to all.


• Holiday Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9, First Congregational Church, UCC, 16 Church St. Gourmet lunch. 989-7350.

• Joyful Christmas Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9, Second Congregational Church, 607 South Main St.

• Holiday breakfast prepared by Chef Mark, 6:30-10 a.m. Nov. 9, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, corner of North Main and Holyoke streets.


• Old Country Store Fair, 4-7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9, East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. Dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday.


Lectures, books


• “John F. Kennedy in Maine,” illustrated Community History Seminar with author Richard R. Shaw, 7-9 p.m. Nov. 20, Bangor High School Adult Education, 885 Broadway. $10.  992-5522 or



• Breakfast buffet, 7-9 a.m. Nov. 9, Alton Methodist Church. $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.


• Harvest dinner, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8,  Franklin Street United Methodist Church, at 71 Franklin St. Roast pork or turkey. $9, $5.00 children. Advance tickets only. Church office, 469-3622 or Chris 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.


• Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Club annual hunters’ breakfast, 4:30-8:30 a.m. Nov. 9, clubhouse, Cates Road. $6, $3 children. Rifle raffle winning ticket drawn at 8:30 a.m.


• Hampden VFW hunter’s breakfast, 5-10 a.m. Nov. 9, VFW Post, 41 Canoe Club Road. $7, $4, children 12 and under.

• Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Nov. 9, Hampden Snowmobile Club, 844 Western Ave. $7, $3 children.


• Pasta and Politics spaghetti supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Hermon HIgh School. Meet State Sen. Geoff Gratwick. Play corner for children. Free.

• 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. Nov. 9, Milford Congregational Church. $7, $2 children under 12. Take out meals available. 299-7324.


• Baked bean supper, 4-6 p.m. Nov. 9, Ellingwood’s Corner United Methodist Church, Route 59 and Monroe Road. $7, $4 children under 12, free to children 3 and under. Thrift shop open 8 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m. Debbie Calderwood, 234-2762.




• 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


• 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.




• Veterans Tribute and Mac McHale Memorial concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 9, Bangor Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St. Also, ham and turkey supper, 5:30 p.m. Supper or show, $8, or $14 both. Veterans receive $1 discount. Benefits The House in the Woods in Lee.  Reservations, 973-3976.

• 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. 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.




• Penobscot Valley Chapter of Maine Audubon Field Trip with Jerry Smith and John Wyatt, Westside Waterbirds, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 16. Tour from Bangor to Belfast, with stops in Hampden, Winterport, Frankfort, Stockton Springs, Searsport and Belfast. Bring beverage and lunch. Meet in municipal parking lot at Bangor Waterfront. Free. 989-2591.


• Fields Pond Audubon Center programs: After school exploration, 4-5 p.m. Nov. 7, $5 member families, $10 other families; Om Land yoga in nature, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 10, $30 members, $40 others, advance registration required, 989-2591.


• Writing Workshop on Penobscot River with Cheryl Daigle and Holly Twining, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 17,  Veazie Riverside Park. $10 Audubon members, $15 others. Free to children. Advance registration required. 989-2591 or


• Reading the Forested Landscape walk with retired geneticist Larry Beauregard, 1 p.m. Nov. 10, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Meet at Parker Reed shelter, accessible by Gate 1. Reservations requested by Nov. 9, 944-9259. $5, free to schoolchildren.




• “Time Stands Still,” 7 p.m. Nov. 7-9 and 14-16; and 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17, Eddington-Clifton Civic Center,1387 Main Road, Route 9. $10 at civic center box office Civic one hour before show time. Cash or checks only. Not suitable for children.


• Orono Community Theater auditions for “Proof,” 7 p.m. Nov. 13-14, Cyrus Pavilion Theatre, University of Maine campus. Roles for two women and one man in their mid- to late 20s. 866-4103.


Winterport Open Stage, “The Odd Couple, Female Version,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9, and 3 p.m. Nov. 10, Samuel L. Wagner Middle School, Mountainview Drive. Tickets at the door, $8, $6 students and seniors.

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