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Weekly Calendar for Feb. 27-March 5, 2014

Brian Swartz | BDN
Brian Swartz | BDN
Inbound from Brewer, a BAT bus crosses the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge into Bangor as a Pan Am Railways train rumbles northbound beneath the bridge on Feb. 10.

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.

• “The Making of Parabellum” at the UMaine Museum of Art, noon-1 p.m., March 6. Free. . Presenting artist Kenny Cole, who will talk about exploring the creation of his current installation, “Parabellum” (“Prepare for War”), made especially for UMMA’s Zillman Gallery.



• 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.

• A.C.H.E.V.E. Family Art Nights, 6-8 p.m., Feb. 27, March 3, and March 10, Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St. Free visual art program for children and their parents or grandparents.  262-7200 or mainediscoverymuseum.org.

• 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.

• “Kitchen chemistry,” 4-H Science Saturday workshop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., March 8, UMaine Foster Center for Student Innovation. Students in grades 6-8 will identify a problem or opportunity for innovation and invent a product. $15 registration, available at umaine.edu/4h/home/science-saturday). Jessica Brainerd, 581-3877.



• 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.


• Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts: Protecting Assets from Future Long-Term Planning Expenses,” with attorney Jane Skelton, 1-2 p.m., March 12, Old Town Public Library. 827-3972 to reserve space.


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

• “Wills and Probate 101,” with Kerry Clark Jordan, 10:15 a.m., March 11, Orono Public Library.

• Taking Prescription and Over the Counter Medications and Supplements As We Age: What Older People Should Know,” 11 a.m-noon, March 14, Orono Public Library.

• “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


• Alton Book Club, 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, Alton United Methodist Church, 3494 Bennoch Road. Discuss “The Winter House” by Joan MacCracken


• 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.


• “Sentimental Journey: A Dancer’s Jazz Orchestra,” 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1. Nineteen-piece jazz orchestra and vocalist Alice French. $8. Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St.

• 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. 28, New Society; March 7, Barb Demo; March 14, Mainely Country; March 21, Wild Horse; March 28, Instigator; April 4, Chilo Creek; April 11, Frye Mountain; April 18, Country Mist; April 25, 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.



• “Traveling the World for National Geographic,” brown-bag lunch at 1:30 p.m., Feb. 28, Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St. Mari Abercrombie will speak about her father, Tom Abercrombie, a photographer for the National Geographic Society.

• 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.

• 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.


• “The Focus Group, improv comedy, 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. $5. For mature audiences only.

• 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.


• 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., March 8, doors open at 10:30 a.m., Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center, next to Circle K on Main Road North. Fee $103, tournament limited to 100 players. 356-9949 to pre-register or for more information.


• Yarn Social, 1-2 p.m., March 4, Orono Public Library. 889-3031.

Fairs, fundraisers


• 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.

Lectures, books


• Pet First Aid and CPR Seminar, noon-4 p.m., Saturday, March 15, Green Acres Kennel Shop, 1653 Union St. Certified Pet Tech instructor Tracy Haskell will teach the PetSaver Program. $50 per person, with $10 donated to Furry Friends Food Bank. 945-6841.

• “Congres Mondial Acadian 2014,” a presentation by Dona Saucier, 3 p.m., Saturday, March 8, Bangor Public Library Lecture Hall. 316-1148 or dsaucier@nmde.org.

• “Secret Lives: Hidden History of Bangorians,” a talk by author Wayne Reilly, 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, Bangor Public Library Lecture Hall. 947-8336, ext. 103 or esteve@bpl.lib.me.us.



• Breakfast buffet, 7-9 a.m., March 8, Alton United Methodist Church, 3494 Bennoch Road. Eggs, pancakes, sausage, home fries, toast, baked beans, homemade donuts, and beverage. $6.

• St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, 5-7 p.m., March 17, Alton United Methodist Church, 3493 Bennoch Road. Corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potato, colcannon, onion, turnip, dessert, and beverage. $8.


• 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.


• 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.


• Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., March 1, Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center, next to Circle K on Main Road North. Includes award-winning chili. $7 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.


• Free community supper, 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, St. James’ Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Center streets.


• 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.


• New England boiled dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., Saturday, March 15, with an Irish music sing-along, Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St. $7 adult, $3 child. Door prizes.



• 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, 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.



• Winter Family Day at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge rescheduled for Sunday, March 9 from 12-3 p.m. 944-9259 or hirundomaine.org.


• Hike at Piney Knoll Conservation Area, 9:30 a.m., March 8. Meet at Orono Public Library to carpool to Piney Knoll Conservation Area. Easy 3-mile hike. 889-3031.


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