Weekly Calendar for Feb. 20-26, 2014

Posted Feb. 18, 2014, at 11:11 a.m.

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• 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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