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Weekly Calendar for Jan. 23-29, 2014


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.



• Clyde Folsom, watercolor paintings, through December, Lecture Hall Gallery, Bangor Public Library. Library hours, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

• “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.

• UMaine Museum of Art Winter Exhibitions, Jan. 17-March 22, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. New York City-based artist Hannah Cole, “Time’s Wife”; Maine artist Kenny Cole, “Parabellum” (Prepare for War); and “From Piranesi to Picasso” Master Prints from the Permanent Collection.” Admission to the Museum of Art is free in 2014 thanks to the generosity of Penobscot Financial Advisors.

• Heart-y Party Family Fun Day at the UMaine Museum of Art, Feb. 8 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Drop by to create Valentine cards. All the artsy materials you need will

be available at art stations to create a fabulous valentine or two for that special

someone. This event is free and open to all ages. For more information please

visit our website at www.umma.umaine.edu.


• Artist Renee Stupak,  oil and acrylic paintings, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.  through February, Fields Pond Audubon Center. 989-2591.


• Painting at the Wyeth in January. Painters and would-be painters can paint at UMaine in the new and spacious Wyeth Family Studio Art Center in the Painting Studio,  9 a.m. – noon on Friday, Jan. 24 and continuing on subsequent Fridays. Free parking passes  available from Gateway Seniors Without Walls. Co-sponsors: UMaine Department of Art, Gateway Seniors Without Walls. No fee. Call 889-3031 to register and for further information.



• 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.

• Kids’ Bible Club at Glad Tidings Church, 1033 Broadway. Kids from K-8 do craft or sport event, followed by Bible story and a light meal. Free of charge. Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/gtcbangor


• Nature Time, winter session, for children ages 2 to 4, 10-11 a.m. through Feb. 17, Fields Pond Audubon Center. nature-based program with stories, creative play and art projects.  $50 members, $60 others, per child. to register maineaudubon.org or 989-2591.



• Kids’ Bible Club, school-age children through eighth grade, 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesdays, Glad Tidings Church, 1033 Broadway. 947-0324, ext. 15.


• 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. bangortoastmaster@opt4usa.org.

• 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.


• 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. 922-2459.

• Sunrise with Soul. Dance, stretch and move to the Blues, Soul and World Rhythms. 6:45- 8 a.m., Tuesdays, Maine Holistic Center, 81 Main St..  $30 monthly or $10 per class donated to MHC and the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Bangor.  Drop-ins welcome.  E-mail suziekrm@gmail.com or call 745-3157.


• Bangor Singles Club dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, Fridays, Brewer Eagles Club: Doors open, 7 p.m. Advance tickets required, 394-2290 or 949-0581, until Wednesday before the dance. Jan. 24, Chilo Creek; Jan. 31, Instigator.

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



• Rabies clinic, 9 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, Feb. 1, Alton Town Office. In conjunction with Veazie Veterinary Clinic.


• 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.

• Global Lens Film Series at the Bangor Public Library. The BPL is partnering with River City Cinema for this foreign film series, beginning with the 2012 Chairman’s Choice, “Stolen Life.” A short discussion will  follow the viewing. Refreshments  served. Friday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.

• Poetry Open Mike, 7-8 p.m. Jan. 28 in the café of Books-a-Million at the Bangor Mall. Free and open to the public.

• Healthy Tips Study at Glad Tidings Church, 1033 Broadway. Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/gtcbangor


• The Bangor Area Recovery Network hosts chem-free dances each and every Saturday night from 8 to 11:30 p.m. at the B.A.R.N. at 142 Center Street.


A 1920s Speakeasy Murder Mystery Dinner Party, 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb 1, will benefit the MASDP Scholarship Fund, to help local low income high school seniors. 1920s attire required; ages 14+. Admission is $15 per person and includes all-you-can-eat buffet. Cash bar. Purchase tickets by Jan. 26; no door sales. E-mail Swingtime34@gmail.com or call 356-1454 for tickets. Held at the Meadowbrook Reception Center.


• 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.


• Lunch at Thai Basil Bistro, 151 Main St, in Old Town Maine. Meet on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 11:30 a.m. Meet other seniors from Gateway Seniors in the lobby. Register at 889-3031.

• Community supper, 6 p.m., Jan. 24, St. James’ Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Center streets. Free.


• Yarn Social at the Orono Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 1-2 p.m. Bring your favorite stitching project or learn something new. No fee. Sponsor: Gateway Seniors. Register at 889-3031.

• Fused Glass Class for Adults, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8, upstairs at the Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Road. Class is $75, all supplies included. 866-2556.


16th annual Pleasant Lake Ice Fishing Derby, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 15, Pleasant Lake. Cash prizes for the three heaviest bass and three longest pickerel. Grand prize: $500 in heating oil. Entry fee: $5. Benefits Howard Lodge Square and Compass Club. Information: 296-2929.

Lectures, books


• Smart Strategies for Smart Investing. Abby Turner Pons, a certified financial planner at Sagepath Financial Planning, a fee-only financial planning firm, will speak at the Old Town Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 1-2 p.m. She will talk about the effective strategies and habits of successful investors that we all can use. Co-sponsors: Old Town Public Library and Gateway Seniors Without Walls. To reserve a seat, call the OTPL 827-3972 by Jan. 24.


• “Keeping Your Geriatric Dog Healthy and Mobile” with veterinarian Dr. Dave Cloutier, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Veazie Veterinary Hospital, 1522 State St. Free. To register, 889-3031.



• 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 Bank, 10 a.m. first Monday; 5 p.m. third Monday, Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. 843-5441.

• Seniors’ lunch, 11:30 a.m., third Thursday, Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. 843-5441. Free.


• Church supper fundraiser, 4:30-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road. $8 adult, $4 child.


• 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.



• 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.

• Bangor Area Children’s Choir Youth Chorale (ages 12-18) and Treble Choir (ages 9+) are accepting new members during January. Prospective new members may attend a “Try-It” rehearsal on any Tuesday in January at 4 p.m. (Treble Choir) or 5 p.m. (Youth Chorale) at First Baptist Church, 56 Center Street. For more information visit bangorareachildrenschoir.com or email RobertLudwig@bangorareachildrenschoir.com.


• Bluegrass Music Association of Maine Bluegrass 2013-2014 Eastern Jam series, 1-5 p.m. Feb. 2, March 2, and April 6, Old Town Riverside Grange, 1266 North Main St. Open to all levels of players. Unplugged, stringed instruments only. Listeners encouraged to attend. Smoke, alcohol free. $3 association members, $5 others. Joan Richert, 989-5848.


• Julie Monroe Sing-A-Long. Sing along or listen to old favorites as Julie sings and plays the guitar at the Tuesday Forum Luncheon Program at the Old Town Public Library, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Co-sponsors: Old Town Public Library and Gateway Seniors Without Walls. To reserve a seat, call the OTPL at 827-3972 by Jan. 24.



• Scat and tracks, learn about animal scat and tracks, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $10 Maine Audubon member, $15 non-member. 989-2591.


• “Winter Ecology: Animal Signs,” 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, wildlife ecologist Bucky Owen leads snowshoers along a section of 7-mile trail system at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Meet at Gate 1 next on Route 43 in Old Town. 944-9259 to reserve or cancel. Suggested donation: $5 adult.

• Snowshoeing, Sunday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m, Sunday, Jan. 26, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Meet at Parker Reed shelter accessible through Gate 1 on Route 43. 44-9259 to reserve or cancel. Free and open to all ages. Suggested donation: $5 adult. Visit www.hirundomaine.org.

• “Three Restoration Projects in Maine: Eagles, Rivers and Chestnuts,” with wildlife ecologist Bucky Owen, 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, Old Town Museum, 353 Main St. 944-9259.



• “Forbidden Broadway, Alive and Kicking,” 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Feb. 1, Gracie Theatre, Husson University. Tickets, $25, available by visiting box office, calling 941-7888, or logging onto gracietheatre.com.

• “One Blue Tarp,” Jan. 30-Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Wednesday-Friday; 5 p.m., Saturday; 3 p.m., Sunday. Penobscot Theatre Company, Bangor Opera House, 113 Main St. Tickets $24-$37 per person, $10 per student. 942-3333 or penobscottheatre.org.


• Orono Community Theatre production of  “Proof,” 7:30 p.m., Jan. 24-25, and 2 p.m., Jan. 26,  Cyrus Pavilion Theatre, University of Maine. Tickets, $12, $6 UMaine students with ID card, available at Orono Pharmacy and at the door.

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