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Weekly Calendar for Feb. 20-26, 2014

Brian Swartz | BDN
Brian Swartz | BDN
Its feather fluffed to ward off the winter chill, a mourning dove perches on the stand holding a Hampden birdfeeder on Feb. 15.

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.



• 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.


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



• 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.

• 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.


• 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.: “Origins of Life”; Feb. 21 and 28; “Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast”; Feb. 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. Admission is $3 per person; seating is limited. 581-1341 or GalaxyMaine.com.



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



• “Writing Your Own Obituary,” 10:15 a.m., March 5, Orono Public Library. Retired minister Emily Taylor will lead this workshop. 889-3031.

• “Diagnosing the Underlying Pathology: Dissecting the American Healthcare System,” with Philip Caper, M.D., 12:30-1:45 p.m., Feb. 27, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, UMaine. Socialist and Marxist Studies Lecture Series. 581-3860 or douglas.allen@umit.maine.edu.

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, 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.


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

• 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.


• 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. 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.



• Poetry open mike, 7-8 p.m., Feb. 25, Books-A-Million cafe, Bangor Mall Boulevard.

• 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.

• 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.


• 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.


• The Eddington Historical Society will meet on Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the F.A. Wood Municipal Building conference room. 989-5792.


• 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.


• Book sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Feb. 22, Orono Public Library, 39 Pine St. 866-5060.

• Income tax Q&A, Old Town Public Library, 1-2 p.m. Feb. 26. Liberty Tax representative to speak. Sponsor: Gateway Seniors Without Walls. No fee. Register: 889-3031.


• 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


• 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. 262-5532 or hammondstreet.org.


• Homemade baked goods sales, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 21, lobby of Marden’s, Wilson St., Brewer. Sponsored by Ladies Home Circle of the Holden Congregational Church. 989-3078.



• 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.

Lectures, books


• “Corporate Power in America’s Statehouses,” speaker Alex Hertel-Fernandez , 7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 20, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.



• 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.


• Brewer Kiwanis French Toast Breakfast, 7-10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, Brewer Auditorium lower level. $5 adult, $3 student, free for children under age 3. Proceeds to benefit local charities.


• 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.


• 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.


• 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.


• Public baked bean supper, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1, East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Rd. Beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, rolls, and homemade pie. $7 adult, $3 child.



• 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.


• Bluegrass Music Association of Maine Bluegrass 2013-2014 Eastern Jam series, 1-5 p.m., 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. 989-5848.



• 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.


• 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.


• Owl Walk at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 6 p.m. Feb. 26. 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 adults. Call 944-9259 or visit www.hirundomaine.org.

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