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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.



• BANGOR — “Fourfold,” work of artists Jadrien Cousens, Edward Harrow, Ed Nadeau and Susan Webster, on display 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily through Jan. 30, Boyd Place, 21 Boyd St.

• “Reflections,” photographs by Larry Ayotte, through Jan. 16, Robert E. White Gallery, Peabody Hall, Husson University. Gallery hours, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.



• 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.

• Breakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, 9-11 a.m. Dec. 7, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. $5, $2 children, $10 family of four or more. Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, presents, gift bags, crafts, etc. Benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 973-3976.


• Nature Time Drop In for children ages 2 to 4, 10-11 a.m. Dec. 9, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $5 member, $7 others.


• University of Maine Standardbred Drill Team, “Santa’s Reindeer,” 1-3 p.m. Dec. 8, J.F. Witter Farm, 160 University Farm Road. Treats, games, pictures, holiday cheer. Meet UMaine Mares in support of drill team.




• Bangor Land Trust and Downeast Outing Club Winter Wandering Workshop, 6 p.m. Dec. 10, Epic Sports, 6 Central St.


• 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


• Dirigo Bridge Club with Steve Dyer, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, and 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Bangor Motor Inn. 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.

• Rendez-Vous, French conversation group, 5:30-6:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, cafe, 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.

• German Stammtisch language group, 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Books-A-Million. 866-4992.


• Eastern Maine Orchid Society holiday auction and luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 14, Weathervane Restaurant, 710 Wilson St. Benefits scholarship fund and local nonprofits. Open to the public. Lunch on your own. Mary Lou, 848-5453.


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




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

• Bangor Ballet spring-production auditions, 3 p.m. registration, 3:30 p.m. auditions, Dec. 8, Thomas School of Dance, 14 State St. Intermediate and advanced students only. Contact or 945-3457.


• The Skyliners, 13-piece big band, music for listening or dancing, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. $8. 989-7100.

• Bangor Singles Club dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, Brewer Eagles Club: Doors open, 7 p.m. Advance Tickets required, 944-2115 until Wednesday before the 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.




• Alton Book Club, discuss “The Almond Tree” by Michelle Cohen Corasanti, 1 p.m., Dec. 11, Alton United Methodist Church, 3493 Bennoch Road.


• Author Richard Shain Cohen presents his book, “Our Seas of Fear and Love,” 6-7 p.m., Dec. 5, Bangor Public Library. 947-8336.

• Toys for Tots, 2 p.m., Dec. 7, Grand Atrium, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. 262-9600.

• 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. Dec. 14, Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center. $103. To register in advance or for information, Keith 356-9949. Benefits Hampden Kiwanis charities.


Fairs, fundraisers


• Rotary Club of Bangor Festival of Lights Parade, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7, along Main Street in downtown. Parade theme, “Season’s Greetings.” Parade Route: Railroad Street, right onto Main, crossing Union, through Downtown Bangor, turn right onto State, right on Exchange, end by Camden National Bank.

• Church fundraiser, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7, Forest Avenue Congregational Church, 300 Forest Ave. Combination of sales and 50/50 raffle. Benefits church heating fund and to assist others. 478-1919.


• Brewer Historical Society, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 7, Clewley Museum, 199 Wilson St. Holiday treats and music. Wreaths, specialty foods, holiday cookies available for purchase.


• 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.


Holiday fairs


• Holiday coffee and craft sale, 9-11 a.m. Dec. 7, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St.


• Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 7, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, church hall, Route 178.

Ornament making for children, handmade quilt raffle, broccoli soup and chicken salad sandwich luncheon.


• St. Paul the Apostle Parish Christmas Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7, at the church, 531 North Main St. Chicken pie or beef stew lunch. 217-6740.


• Willing Workers Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7, Kenduskeag Union Church,  across the bridge from Route 15. Luncheon, door prize.


• Newburgh Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7, Newburgh Town Office, 2220 Western Ave. Lunch, bake sale, raffles and children’s room featuring Santa. Table space available for rent, Newburgh Town Office, 234-4151.


• Holiday Shoppe, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7, Page Farm and Home Museum, University of Maine. To reserve or share booth space, Patricia Henner, 581-4100.


• Christmas Fair, 3-6 p.m. Dec. 6, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7, Ellingwood’s Corner United Methodist Church, Route 69. Thrift shop open. Soup and sandwich supper, 3-6 p.m. Dec. 6, $3; pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. Dec. 7, $3; homemade pot pie lunch, ends at 3 p.m., $7. Deb. 234-2762.


Lectures, books


• “Amphibians on the Move in Complex Landscapes” with Britt Cline, University of Maine doctoral degree candidate, 7 p.m. Dec. 10, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $5 members, $6 others.




• Breakfast buffet, 7-9 a.m., Dec. 14, with pancakes, sausage, eggs, home fries, baked beans donuts, coffee, toast, and juice. $6. Alton United Methodist Church, 3594 Bennoch Road.


• Baked bean  and ham supper, 5-6 p.m. Dec. 14, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. Vegetarian option available. $7, $3 children. Sebasticook Valley Band Christmas Concert, 6:30 p.m. Free.

• 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 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.


• 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.


• Christmas Shoppers Breakfast, 7:30-11 a.m., Dec. 21, with pancake breakfast toppings, coffee, tea, and juice. Admission: donation to mission team. Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main Road.


• Dixmont United Methodist Church turkey pie supper 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Dixmont Snowmobile Clubhouse, Cates Road. $8, $4 children under 12, free to children under 5.  Turkey pies to go, $13. To order, Sonia, 234-2271. Drawing for Dixmont Neighbors Helping Neighbors baskets held after supper.


• Hampden Kiwanis Club baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Dec. 7, Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center. $7, $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.




• 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.




• Carols in the Round presented by the Mount View Chamber Singers, 4 p.m. Dec. 8, Saint Mary’s Church, 768 Ohio St. Donations accepted.

• Candlelight Advent Lessons and Carols featuring Choir of St. John’s Church, followed by Advent Tea, 4 p.m. Dec. 8, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French St. Admission by donation to benefit Penquis Community Action Program for heating and fuel assistance.

947-0156 or

• Chamber Choir of St. John’s Catholic Church with organist and director Kevin Birch, Musica Sacra Advent 2013 event, Music in Honor of the Blessed Mother, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, St. John’s Catholic Church, 207 York St.

• Bangor Band Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., Dec. 15, Cross Insurance Center ballroom. Brass ensemble plays at 6:15 p.m. Free admission.

• 110th anniversary celebration and Christmas sing-along, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 15, Forest Avenue Congregational Church, 300 Forest Ave.

• 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 Firefighters Union Local 2162 annual Holiday Concert with 43 North band, 7 p.m. Dec. 27, Peakes Auditorium, Bangor High School, 855 Broadway.  Doors open 6 p.m. Special tribute to modern country and classic southern rock. Benefits scholarship fund for area children, donations to local youth programs, etc. Admission by $10 donation at the door, or 603-516-3421.




• Family ramble with Cyndi Kuhn, 11 a.m.-noon, Dec. 7, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $5 family.


• Reading the Forested Landscape walk with Larry Beauregard, 1 p.m. Dec. 8, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Meet at Parker Reed shelter, accessible by Gate 1. $5, free to schoolchildren. Reservations requested by Dec. 7. 944-9259.




• “Cinderella: A New Telling of an Old Tale,” a musical, Dec. 5-29, Bangor Opera House. 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays; 5 p.m. Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays; and 10 a.m. Dec. 24.  Tickets, $30, $15 youth. 942-3333 or


• Disney’s “Mulan Jr.,” 7 p.m. Dec. 6-7; 2 p.m. Dec. 7-8, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. Features cast of 23 Bangor and Brewer area children. $7, $4 students up to 18. 989-7100.


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