Weekly Calendar for Feb. 27-March 5, 2014

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.
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Posted Feb. 24, 2014, at 2:04 p.m.

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.

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.

• “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.

Children

BANGOR:

• 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.

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.

• “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.

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.

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.

OLD TOWN:

• 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.

ORONO:

• “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:

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

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.

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.

BREWER:

• “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.

Events

BANGOR:

• “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.

BREWER:

• “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.

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.

HAMPDEN :

• 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.

ORONO:

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

Fairs, fundraisers

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.

Lectures, books

BANGOR:

• 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.

Meals

ALTON:

• 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.

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.

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.

HAMPDEN:

• 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.

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.

OLD TOWN:

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

ORRINGTON:

• 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.

VEAZIE:

• 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.

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.

BREWER:

• 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.

Outdoors

OLD TOWN:

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

ORONO:

• 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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