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Weekly Calendar for March 13-19, 2014

Brian Swartz | BDN
Brian Swartz | BDN
The outgoing Penobscot River tide leaves the Morse Cove shore in Castine covered in snow and ice in late February. Visible at left on the northern horizon are the Prospect tower of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and a steam plume from the Verso Paper mill in Bucksport.
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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.

• Registration is now open for the Penobscot Theatre Company’s Spring Session of Dramatic Academy classes, workshops, and vacation camps for children, teens, and adults. Opportunities for students of all ages will be offered March-May. For more information or to register, visit www.penobscottheatre.org. For questions, contact Director of Education and Outreach Jasmine A. Ireland at jasmine@penobscottheatre.org.



• 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.



• 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.


• Fitness For All, one-hour class to strengthen bodies and minds of all ages, focuses on functional exercise, agility, balance and includes stretching and floor exercises. 8:30 a.m., Tuesdays, at Newburgh Town Office. $1 per session. 922-8128.


• 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.

• “Sexual Assault in the Military: Victim/Survivor Access to Criminal Justice … or Not,” with retired Air Force officer Terry Moore, 12:30-1:45 p.m., March 20, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, UMaine. Socialist and Marxist Studies Lecture Series. 581-3860 or douglas.allen@umit.maine.edu.

• “World Poverty and Unconditional Cash Transfers,” with Peter Millard, M.D. and Michael Howard, 2:30-1:45 p.m., March 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.

• 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 Garden & Bird Club, 1 p.m., March 19, Brewer Auditorium, 203 State St. The program will be a virtual wildflower walk with Gudrun Keszocze from Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Guests are welcome. Refreshments. 989-1083.


• 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.

• Tai Chi for Seniors, 10 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 18-May 1, UMaine Recreation Center. $30 member, $45 non-member. Register at Rec Center reception desk. 889-3031.



• 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.


• 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. 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.

• “The Skyliners,” 7:30-9:30 p.m., March 15, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. Dance music from the 1940s and 1950s, swing, jazz, pop, waltz, and Latin. $8.



• Poetry reading, “The Healing Power of War Poetry,” noon, March 19, Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St. Sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Jim Harney Chapter 003, and the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine. Free.942-9343.

• Charity Zumba Party, 7-9 p.m., April 25, UMA-Bangor Fitness Facility. Sponsored by UMA-Bangor Relay for Life Team, proceeds to benefit American Cancer 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.

• Annual St. Patrick’s celebration supper and show , 5:30 p.m., March 15, Bangor Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St. Ham supper at 5:30 p.m. for $7; The NEVAH band at 7 p.m. for $8; both for $13. 973-3976.


• 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.


• Noontime Lenten Service, Wednesdays until April 16, Clifton United Baptist Church, Route 9.


• Eddington Historical Society, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 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.


• Climate Change Institute visit, 9:30 a.m., March 20, meet at Orono Public Library to carpool to institute. 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.


• Bake sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, Levant Heritage Library, Union Street. Lots of homemade baked goods.



• “Grey Matter,” Global Lens Film Series, Friday, 6 p.m., March 28. The Bangor Public Library partners with River City Cinema in the inaugural Global Lens Film Series. This is a Rwanda film (subtitles in English) that describes the vision and trails of a determined filmmaker named Balthazar as he tries to produce his first feature, “The Cycle of the Cockroach.”

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.

• “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.

• “The Splendor of Bees,” 10 a.m., March 29, a talk by Alison Dibble, Ph.D., a conservation biologist and pollination ecologist at the School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine. She will  speak on the diversity of bees around the world and in Maine, their importance as pollinators, and ways to enhance their habitats in the home garden.


• “Garden Pizzazz: Creating an Enviable Garden,” 12:30-1:30 p.m., March 21, Keither Anderson Community House, Bennoch Road, with master gardener Natalie Norton. 889-3031.

• “Caregiving: Problems and Problem Solving,” panel discussion at noon, March 26, Orono Public Library. 889-3031.


• 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.


• Heart healthy baked bean supper, 5-6 p.m., March 22, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. Yellow, pea and vegetarian beans, heart healthy salads, American chop suey, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, and pies. $7 adult, $3 child. Entertainment by pianist David Swett on piano.

• 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.


• 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.


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


• Baked bean supper and silent auction, 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 15, West Glenburn Community Club, corner of Ohio Street and Phillips Road. 942-2649. Proceeds to benefit the Marissa Pinkham Scholarship Fund.


• 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.


• 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., 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.



• “The Wild Within: Adventures in Nature on Animal Teachings” by Paul Rezendes, Fields Pond Book Discussion Group, 6:30 p.m., March 13, Bangor Public Library. Free.

• Fields Pond Work Party, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., March 15, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Free.


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