Weekly Calendar for Feb. 13-19, 2014

Posted Feb. 11, 2014, at 10:16 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 11, 2014, at 1:56 p.m.

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Art

BANGOR:

• UMaine Museum of Art Winter Exhibitions, until 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.

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• SweetART Wine Tasting at the Museum of Art, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 13 (inclement weather date Feb. 27). Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a festive wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, music, and art. Tickets: 561-3350 or visit the museum. $15/person, $25/couple; $12/member, $20/member couple. A portion of the ticket price is a tax-deductible contribution to UMMA programs. Wine tasting by State Street Wine Cellar. Music by Colin Graebert.

ORONO:

• Painting at the Wyeth for painters and would-be painters, 9-noon Feb. 21 and subsequent Fridays at UMaine Wyeth Family Art Center. Co-sponsors: UMaine Department of Art, Gateway Seniors Without Walls. No fee. Register: 889-3031.

Children

BANGOR:

• Maine Discovery Museum, Mainely Dolls Club exhibit of antique and vintage cloth dolls, until April, 73 Main St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday. $7.50. Free to members and those under age 1. 262-7200.

• Story Times at the Bangor Public Library: ABC Kids, Saturdays 11-11:30 a.m.; Chapter Chums, alternate Tuesdays, 4-4:45 p.m.; Creative Crafts, every third Thursday, 4-4:45 p.m.; Crochet Club, Fridays 4-4:45 p.m.; Goody Gang, Mondays 4-4:45 p.m.; Maryann’s Night Story Time, Thursdays 6-6:30 p.m.; Mother Goose, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:15-10:35 a.m.; Tiny Tots, Wednesday and Thursdays 11-11:30 a.m.

• Children’s events at Bangor Public Library: Candy Workshop, 11-11:45 a.m. Feb. 18; Shadow Puppet Theatre, 11-11:45 a.m. Feb. 19; Make Your Own Snow Globe, 11-11:45 a.m. Feb. 20; Paul Bunyan Look-A-Like Day, 11-11:45 a.m. Feb. 21. No registration required.

ORONO:

• Registration for Maine Summer Youth Music Camp at UMaine open. Junior Camp (grades 5-8) is July 13-18; Senior Camp (grades 8-12) is July 19-27. Campers study with UMaine faculty and public school music teachers while staying in a residence hall on the Orono campus. Register online or by mail. For more information, visit umaine.edu/spa/summer-music-camp-msym.

• The Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium features shows in February, on Fridays at 7 p.m. and for younger viewers on Sundays at 2 p.m. Feb. 14: “Origins of Life”; Feb. 21 and 28: “Touching the edge of the Universe”; Feb. 16 and 23: The planetarium becomes the Draco, an interplanetary ship that will visit each of the planets on its expedition across the solar system. Each show features a tour of the current Maine sky. $3, seating limited. 581-1341 or GalaxyMaine.com. Private and field trip showings can be arranged for these and other shows.

Classes

BANGOR:

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

Eddington:

• Zumba fitness class, 11 a.m., Feb. 15, Meadowbrook Reception Center. Free. 356-1454 or Swingtime34@gmail.com.

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.

ORONO:

• “Who Passes Business Bills? Corporate Influences in State Legislatures,” with doctoral candidate Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Feb. 20, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, UMaine. Socialist and Marxist Studies Lecture Series. 581-3860 or douglas.allen@umit.maine.edu.

Clubs, groups

BANGOR:

• 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, Feb. 9, 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.

• Penobscot County Genealogical Society, 6-8 p.m. on third Wednesdays, October-April, Lecture Hall of Bangor Public Library.

BREWER: National Active and Retired Federal Employees, 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, Kosta’s, 429 Wilson St. Guest speaker will be Gudrun Keszocze of Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. 745-1912.

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.

• 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.  $10 per class donated to MHC and the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Bangor.  E-mail suziekrm@gmail.com or call 745-3157.

• Magic of Tango, 7-10 p.m., Feb. 15, Maine Holistic Center, 81 Main St. $40 per person. maineholisticcenter.com.

• Contradance,  Feb. 21 with music by Velocipede and Bill Olson calling. Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Beginners’ session at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8. $8 adult, $20 family. bangorcontra@gmail.com, 941-9727 or bangorcontra.org.

BREWER:

• 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. Feb. 14, Mainely Country; Feb. 21, Country Mist; Feb. 28, New Society.

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

• Skyliners, performing dance music from 1940s, 1950s, and later eras, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. $8. 989-7100 or nextgenerationtheatre.com.

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.

• Spanish Conversation Table, Fridays, 7 p.m., Books A Million Bookstore, at 116 Bangor Mall Blvd.

• Healthy Hints, touching the spirit, soul, and body through secrets of Scripture and scientific facts, 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Glad Tidings Church, 1088 Broadway. 947-0324.

• “Showcase Your Ancestors,” a program hosted by the Penobscot County Genealogical Society, 6 p.m., Feb. 19, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library. Bring in family photographs and discuss  family trees. Free. 947-8336 ext. 103 or esteve@bpl.lib.me.us.

• 4th Annual Bangor Public Library Fiber Arts Exhibition, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Feb. 22, Bangor Public Library. Displays from more than 30 area crafters. Free.

• Free public tax returns through AARP, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. until April 15 at Bangor Public Library. Call Rich Jung, the Tax Aide, at 947-8336 Ext. (142).

• Usual Suspects Book Club, first Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m. at Bangor Public Library. Mystery novels.

• Navigating health care coverage. Bring your lunch at noon on Feb. 20 and 24 in Lecture Hall of Bangor Public Library to learn ins and outs of registering via healthcare.gov.

BREWER:

• 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.

CARMEL:

• Bake sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m, Feb. 15, Ye Old General Store, Route 2. Breads, cakes, cookies, and pies. Proceeds to support children’s programming at Simpson Memorial Library.

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.

ORONO:

• Yarn Social, 1-2 p.m., Feb. 25, Orono Public Library. Free. 889-3031.

• Income tax Q&A, Old TownPublic Library, 1-2 p.m. Feb. 26. Liberty Tax representative to speak. Free. 889-3031.

VEAZIE:

• Senior Cats: Keeping Them Mobile and Healthy. Veazie Vet Hospital, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Dr. Michael McCaw will speak about the care of geriatric cats. Limited to 16 participants.

Fairs, fundraisers

BANGOR:

• Spaghetti dinner at Hammond Street Senior Center, 5 p.m. Feb. 21. $10/person to benefit HSSC, which recently suffered a ceiling collapse due to ice and snow. Guests East Coast Ghost Trackers will present paranormal evidence, show part of their “Maine’s Most Haunted” episode. Contact HSSC for tickets, 262-5532 or visit www.hammondstreet.org.

BREWER:

• Healing Arts Spring Equinox Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 22, Jeff’s Catering, 15 Littlefield Road. 20-plus vendors and practitioners: yoga, polarity, Reiki practitioners, psychic readers, and aura photography session. $5. 831-6523 or heartfeltenergies.com.

Film

BANGOR:

• Global Lens Film Series with River City Cinema at Bangor Public Library, 6 p.m. Feb. 28. Showing “Craft, a Brazilian film (subtitles in English). A short discussion will follow the viewing. Refreshments served.

• “Dirty Wards,” 6 p.m., Feb. 16, Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill travels into the heart of America’s covert wars. Free. 942-9343.

Meals

BANGOR:

• 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.

• Community spaghetti dinner, 4:30 p.m., Feb. 22, Grace Church, 1404 Broadway. Donation.

• Heart Healthy Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Feb. 22, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. $7 adult, $3 child. Yellow, pea and vegetarian beans; heart healthy salads, American chop suey, macaroni and cheese, corn bread, and pies. Musical performance by John Haskell. 945-9567.

CLIFTON:

• 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.

DIXMONT:

• Public fellowship breakfast, 7-9 a.m., Feb. 15, Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Clubhouse, Cates Road. Eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, muffins, baked beans, home fries, juice, coffee, doughnuts, and homemade pies. $6 adult, $3 child. Sponsored by Dixmont United Methodist Church.

GLENBURN:

• Public spaghetti supper, 4:40-6:30 p.m., Feb. 15, West Glenburn Community Center, corner of Ohio Street and Phillips Road, sponsored by Glenburn Lakeside Riders. 942-2649.

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.

ORONO:

• Gourmet Cooking and Eating Together, 9:30 a.m.; lunch served at noon Feb. 22. Recipes, ingredients, cooking supplies provided. Menu: lasagna, bread/butter, salad, and apple crisp. Parker Senior Citizens Center, Birch Street, next to Orono Public Library. Invite friends and family for lunch. No fee. Register: 889-3031.

Museums

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, 21 Main St., No. 202. 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.

• Music/Café Night. 5 p.m. Feb. 16, Glad Tidings Church, 1033 Broadway, Bangor. Join us for an evening of music followed by café with food items available for purchase. 947-0324 or www.facebook.com/gtcbangor.

CASTINE:

• “Just for Fun” concert, featuring 27 Castine and area musicians playing jazz, folk, and classical music, 4 p.m., Feb. 16, Trinitarian Congregational Parish on Main Street. Free.

Outdoors

BANGOR:

• Love the Land! Enjoy Valentine’s Day with your sweetie, then Love the Land on Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend by hiking Bangor Land Trust’s Blue Trail in Walden-Parke Preserve. Let’s go for a moon-lit walk (or snowshoe). Meet at the BLT kiosk on Tamarack Trail. Directions and info at www.bangorlandtrust.org.

• Butterflies and Brews: Keeping Track of Maine’s Scaled Jewels, with state wildlife biologist Phillip deMaynadier, Ph.D., and the Penobscot Valley Chapter of Maine Audubon at the Sea Dog, 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21. Free.

HOLDEN:

• Great Maine Outdoor Weekend Celebration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 15, Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden. Snowshoes available for exploring fields and trails, sleds, ice on frog pond, warm drinks inside. Maine Discovery Museum will join for wintry hands-on science and art. Free.

• Winter Watercolors, with artist Michael Shyka, 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $10/member, $15/non-member. Art supplies available. 989-2591.

OLD TOWN:

• Valentine’s Day Full Moon Guided Hike: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Hike across flat terrain, looking for wildlife sightings and sounds. Bring snowshoes if appropriate. Some snowshoes available for use. Reserve/cancel by Feb. 12. Call 944-9259. Free for all ages. Suggested donations: $5 adults. Visit www.hirundomaine.org.

• Winter Family Day, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Dogsled adventures, cross-country skiing, much more. Visit www.hirundomaine.org for details. Visit www.hirundomaine.org.

• Owl Walk at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 6 p.m. Feb. 26 and 6.p.m., March 5. Presented by local bird guide Paul Markson. Bring flashlight and dress for the weather. Depending on weather, bring snowshoes or reserve a pair with us. All ages. Suggested donation: $5 adult. 944-9259 or hirundomaine.org.

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