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Weekly calendar

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: Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.




• Young Curators exhibit, “Eight Scoops,” an exploration of varied Modernist style; “Looking Back Six Years-Part Two: Selected Recent Acquisitions;”  “Awake: Paintings by Maya Brodsky,” through Sept. 20, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. Free.

• Kay Carter exhibit, “Windows and Doors: Crossing Boundaries,” 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Sept. 4, Robert E. White Gallery, Peabody Hall, Husson University, 1 College Circle.

• Art at Noon, Sept. 10, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. UMMA Education Coordinator Eva Wagner, “Awake: Paintings by Maya Brodsky” and the Young Curators exhibit “Eight Scoops.”

• “Summer at Last!,” 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, through Sept. 30, Boyd Place Gallery, 21 Boyd St,

Featuring Nina Jerome with Helena Bosse, Liz Cutler, Page Eastman, Sarah Frick, Peg Hanson,

Edward Harrow, Rebecca Rivers, Linda Stearns, Obrianna Vine. Oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photography and carved wood.


• University of Maine Intermedia Master of Fine Arts program exhibit, “Without Borders XI: Desire Lines,” thesis works, class of 2014, through Sept. 19, Lord Gallery, UMaine. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Sept. 5, at the gallery. Free and open to the public.




• Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Dino Dig, tree house, sound studio, pilot a ship. $7.50. Free to museum members and those under age 1. 262-7200.

• Story Time, Bangor Public Library: ABC Kids, 11-11:30 a.m. Saturdays; Chapter Chums, 4-4:45 p.m. alternate Tuesdays; Creative Crafts, 4-4:45 p.m. third Thursdays; Crochet Club, 4-4:45 p.m. Fridays; Goody Gang, 4-4:45 p.m. Mondays; Maryann’s Night Story Time, 6-6:30 p.m. Thursdays; Mother Goose, 10:15-10:35 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; Tiny Tots, 11-11:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursdays.

• Children’s 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 punch card for 12 classes, $30 residents, $42 others.


• Lunchtime yoga with Holly Twining, noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 3-Nov. 19, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $7 center members $10 others.


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


• Tai Chi for seniors: preview, 10-11 a.m. Sept. 2, and class, 10-11 a.m. Sept. 9-Oct. 21,  University of Maine New Balance Recreation Center, Hilltop Road. Register at the recreation center. $30 center members, $45 others. Open to all. Free parking pass from Gateway Seniors, 889-3031.


Clubs, groups


• Maine Herb Society, 9:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 11, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 307 Maine St. Guest speaker Kerry Ann Mendez, “Simplifying Your Garden to Fit Your Lifestyle.” 469-7074.

• 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.

• 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.

  • Spanish Conversation Table, 7 p.m. Fridays, Books-A-Million Bookstore, 116 Bangor Mall Blvd.


  • 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.

• French conversation table, 4-6 p.m. every other Thursday, Black Bear Microbrewery, Mill Street.

• Knitting group, 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Orono Public Library.




• Soul Movement with Suzanne Kelly, 6-7:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Maine Holistic Center, 81 Main St. Dance, stretch, move to rhythm and blues, soul and world music. $10. Benefits center. or 745-3157.

  • Line dance class, Tuesday 6-7:30 p.m., Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Beginner through advanced. 922-2459.


• Bangor Area Recovery Network chem-free dances  8-11:30 p.m. Saturdays, B.A.R.N., 142 Center St.

• Bangor Singles Club dance, 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays, Brewer Eagles Club. Doors open, 7 p.m. Guests may purchase tickets at the door. New Society, Aug. 22; Wildwoods, Aug. 29.

• Line dance classes, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, upstairs, Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. All levels. $5. Benefits Brewer Eagles Club. 852-3284.


• Le-Vi Rounders Square Dance Club square dance lessons, 6-8 p.m. beginning Monday, Sept.  8, Kiwanis Civic Center, Main St. First lesson is free, then $5 per class. Donna, 991-8058, or Mavis, 848-2595.




• The Great Fire of 1911 Tour, 5 p.m. Sept. 6. Meet at Thomas Hill House, 159 Union St. $10. or 942-1900.

• Walking Tour that explores Bangor’s past, 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Tickets, Dawnland Tours, (event 664972). $10. To register, Gateway Seniors, 889-3031.

• Bingo, 6:15 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday, Dow-Clewley VFW Post 1761, 1368 Hammond St. Doors open 4:30 p.m.

• Bingo, 7 p.m. Fridays, VFW Post 4633, Canoe Club Road. Early birds, 6 p.m. Refreshments available. 862-2553.


• 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.


Fairs, fundraisers


• Spaghetti dinner and silent auction, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 4, Bangor Elks Club, 108 Odlin Road. $7, seniors and children 12 to 18 years, $3 children under 12. Silent auction, 4:30-6:45 p.m. Benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Sponsored by Westgate Center’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team.

• Yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 6, Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. Randy, 299-6463.


• Hampden Historical Society Heritage Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 13, Kinsley House, 83 Main Road South. Spinning, rug braiding, candle dipping, blacksmithing, outdoor cooking, butter churning, cider pressing and cedar shakes demonstrations. Lunch of hot dog, chips, drink and homemade cookie available for purchase. Free, but donations appreciated. Jerry, 862-3463.


• Gateway Seniors yard sale, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 6, Veazie Community Center, parking lot at corner of Olive and Main streets. To donate items, Karen, 947-0458. Items will be dropped off and prepared for sale 2-6:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Pick up available for large items.


Lectures, books


  • Civil War Round Table, 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 3, Bangor Public Library. Program: “Maine’s Southern Connections” 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, Bangor Public Library.

Free, open to all. 735-6857.

• Usual Suspects Book Club, 6 p.m. first Wednesdays, Bangor Public Library. Mystery novels.

• Brown Bag Lunch Series, noon, Thomas Hill House, Bangor Historical Society: “Tweeting History: 1864 Meets 2014 “ with Mark Nicklawske, Sept. 2. bangor or 942-1900.

• Military History Book Group, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 3, Bangor Public Library. Facilitated by librarian Bill Cook. Read and discuss books, old or new, fiction and nonfiction, from the ancient world to the present that deal with military history.


• Gatherings, early history of the Bucksport area series: “The Little Yellow Schoolhouse” with Phyllis Wardwell, 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Buck Memorial Library. Free. 469-2650.


• Mushrooming workshop and book signing with David Spahr, author of “Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada,” 9 a.m.-noon, Sept. 6,  Fields Pond Audubon Center. $17 center members, $22 others. To register 989-2591.

• Raptor Identification with Doug Hitchcox, Maine Audubon naturalist, in preparation for annual Hawk Watch, 7 p.m. Sept. 10,  Fields Pond Audubon Center. $5 center members, $6 others.



• “Putting Your Garden to Bed,” with Master Gardener Susan Wishkoski, 10-11 a.m. Sept. 9, Dirigo Pines. Hands-on instruction. Free. To register, Gateway Seniors, 889-3031.




• 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 community meal, noon-2 p.m. Sundays, Columbia Street Baptist Church, 63 Columbia St. 945-6616.


• 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.


• Baked bean and casseroles supper, 5-6 p.m. Sept. 6, Orland United Methodist Church. $8, $4 children 5 to 12. Take out meals available.


• Baked bean supper, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 6, East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. $7, $3 children.




  • Cole Land Transportation Museum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Nov. 11, 405 Perry Road. Horse-drawn wagon to 18-wheeler trucks, snowplows, hearses, military vehicles, restored motorcycles, historic firetrucks, American Railfan locomotive, freight car, caboose, Maine World War II Memorial, Maine Vietnam Memorial, Purple Heart monument, Bangor World War II Memorial, 5th Armored Division collection of WWII memorabilia, Army tank, Huey helicopter. $7, $5 seniors, free to those age 18 and under. 990-3600, ext. 13,
  • Maine Air Museum, 98 Maine Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 26. $3, $1 children under 12, $6 family, free to active military and their families. 941-6757.


• Corinth Historical Society Museum, 306 Main St., 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays, through the summer. Two floors of displays, guided tours, Corinth history and genealogy archives, and more.


• Hampden Historical Society’s Kinsley House and Katherine Trickey Archives, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays, April through October, or by appointment. 862-2027.


• Orland Historical Society Museum, 1-3 p.m. first and third Fridays, June through August. 469-3354, 944-0914, 469-6817.




• St. John’s Organ Society concert, Kevin Birch with Anatole Wieck, violin, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28, St. John’s Catholic Church, 207 York St. Music of Nicolaus Bruhns, Heinrich Biber and J. S. Bach. Free, but donations appreciated.

• 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. Admission by donation 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, all ages, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Union Street Brick Church. Sign-up, 6:30 p.m. $2 donation. 945-9798.


• Dan Schall gospel music concert, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7, First United Methodist Church.




• Paddle and hiking adventure with Holly Twining and Cyndi Kuhn, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 30, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Bring a lunch. $15 center members, $20 others. To register, 989-2591.

• Nighttime paddle, 6 p.m. Sept. 8, Fields Pond Audubon Center.  Bring your own canoe, kayak or paddleboard or rent a canoe at the center. $5 plus $5 rental canoe with life jacket and paddles. free to children under 10. To register, 989-2591.




• “The Honky Tonk Angels,” Sept. 4-21, Bangor Opera House. Tickets, Penobscot Theatre, 942-3333 or

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