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Arts and Entertainment calendar

Posted March 02, 2010, at 9:39 p.m.

Art
BANGOR — “Resonant Places: Paintings by Megan Chase,” “Simple Complexity: Installation and Works by Gerry Stecca,” “Burnt Cove: Watercolors of the Maine Landscape by Gerald Matthew Immonen,” “Bio-Permutation: Sculptures by David Isenhour,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, to April 3, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. Free admission. 561-3350.
Children
BANGOR — After-school Moon Rover Engineering Program, 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays, March 9-April 1, Thursdays, March 11-April 1, Challenger Learning Center, 30 Venture Way. $45 for all four weeks. Open to children grades three to five. 990-2900, ext. 1, preregistration required.
BANGOR — “Journey to the Center of the Earth” with Tony Sohns, 4 p.m. Thursdays, March 18-April 29, Bangor Public Library. Open to children grades three through five. Presentations on volcanoes, fossils, dinosaurs. 947-8337, ext. 111, register or obtain information.
Classes
BANGOR — Penquis Child Care Resource Development Center child care classes, Penquis, 262 Harlow St.: Peaceable Stories, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 13: Maine Roads to Quality Training, Getting Started in Family Child Care, Part 1, 6-9 p.m. March 22-23. Register, 973-3533 or 888-917-1100, or e-mail aludwig@penquis.org.
BANGOR — Financial Peace University 13-week course, beginning 6 p.m. March 17, Neighborhood Church, 263 Texas Ave. $100. 945-9937 or peterwitt@juno.com for info.
BANGOR — How to Knit Workshop, 12:30-4:30 p.m. March 6, Charles Inn. Free for Pine Kneedlers Knitting Guild members, $15 others. 943-6909.
BREWER — Massage class, 6:30-8 p.m. March 10, Brewer Auditorium. $35 per pair. Licensed massage therapists will teach the basics for hands, head and neck. 989-1998 to register and obtain more information.
HAMPDEN — Bangor Area Sewing Guild class “4 easy place mats from 4 fat-quarters,” 9:30 a.m. March 13, Hampden Municipal Center. $10 guild members, $15 others. 941-8815 to register and obtain list of supplies. Beginners encouraged.
HOLDEN — Wild Poetry workshop, 1-3 p.m. March 14, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $8 members, $10 others. Children accompanied by an adult participate free. 989-2591.
HOLDEN — Growing Up Wild workshop for educators with Project Wild facilitator Joanne Alex, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 20, Fields Pond Audubon Center. With new Growing Up Wild curriculum. Register by March 12. $25. 827-2404 or joannedalex@gmail.com to register.
Clubs
BANGOR — Pine Kneedlers Knitting Guild, 6-8 p.m. March 16, Bangor Parks and Recreation, 647 Main St. 943-6909.
BLUE HILL — Co-op Book Club, 6-8 p.m. March 10, Howard Room, Blue Hill Library. Free and open to all. “Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity and Courage in a World Gone Mad,” by Frances Moore Lappe. 359-8572 for more information.
ELLSWORTH — Eastern Maine Orchid Society meeting, “Bugs and Bad Stuff,” 11 a.m. March 13, St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, State Street. Free, open to all. 567-3822, info.
ORONO — Women of the World, noon March 8, Church of Universal Fellowship, Main Street. Finnish Coffee Table, seven baked items. Demo making of whipped Finnish cranberry dessert. Volunteers needed to set up at 11:15 a.m. and clean up. $4 women and children over 10, $2 children 6 to 10, free to children under 6 who attend with mother. Mireille Le Gal, 581-3423.
Dance
BANGOR — Bangor Singles Club dances, 8 p.m.-midnight, Brewer Eagles Club. March 5, Country Mist; March 12, Buffalo Creek; March 19, Kayla Wass; March 26, Mainely Country. No smoking, no T-shirts. Marylyn, 827-5751.
ORONO — Weekly dance with Rockin’ Ron and the New Society Band, ’50s-’60s music, 8:30 p.m.-midnight Saturdays, American Legion, Park St. $5. Doors open 7:30 p.m. 735-5454.
ORONO — Benefit disco dance, 8-10 p.m. March 5, Keith Anderson Community Center 19 Bennoch Road. Hustle line dance lesson, 7 p.m., no experience or partner needed. Partnered hustle lesson, 7:30 p.m. $10 dance and both lessons. Benefits UM Animal Health Fund. 581-2782. Robert_Causey@umit.maine.edu.
Fairs, Fundraisers
BRADLEY — Horse-drawn sleigh rides, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 7, Leonard’s Mills. $8 adults, $4 children. 974-6278.
BUCKSPORT — Mr. Bucksport competition, 7 p.m. March 13, Bucksport High School gym. Tickets, $5 adults, $3 students. Refreshments for sale. Benefits Outing Club.
CARMEL — Bake Sale, 9 a.m-1 p.m. March 20, Ye Old General Store. Benefits Simpson Memorial Library.
HAMPDEN — Empty Bowl Fundraiser, soup, bread, desserts, beverages, 4:30-6 p.m. March 6, Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road. Free drawing for ceramic bowls made by Hampden Academy art students. Proceeds benefit Neighborhood Food Cupboard and Help Hampden Fund.
HAMPDEN — No-limit Texas Hold ’em poker tournament, 1 p.m. March 13, Kiwanis Civic Center, 55 Main Road North. $103 entrance fee. Doors open at noon. Limited to 100 players. Benefits Hampden Kiwanis scholarship, campership funds, charities. Keith, 356-9949.
HAMPDEN — Dancing Like the Stars, 7 p.m. March 13 and 20, Hampden Academy. Fundraiser for the academy’s 2010 project graduation. Students perform one swing dance and one routine of their choice. Open to all. 234-4416, info.
HERMON — Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry, first, third Thursdays, Penobscot Snowmobile Club, Bog Road. 299-5186.
HUDSON — March Madness Craft Fair and White Elephants, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 13, Hudson Town Hall. Table space, $10. Refreshment concession. Sponsored by Hudson Grange CWA. 327-1303.
ORONO — American Legion meat raffle, 6 p.m. March 6, with Rockin’ Ron and the New Society Band afterward, American Legion Hall. $5 cover charge for band.
ORONO — Contra Dance and Auction, 4:30-8 p.m. March 7, Keith Anderson Community Center. Lasagna dinner. $25 families, $10 individuals. Open to all. Benefits Stillwater Montessori School scholarship fund. 827-2404 for more information.
WINTERPORT — Food and rummage sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 13, Ellingwood’s Corner United Methodist Church. Luncheon of Irish dishes, 11 a.m. $5, $3 children. Free tea and coffee all day. 234-2762.
Film
BANGOR — River City Cinema, shows at 7:30 p.m., Union Street Brick Church, 126 Union St. “In the Loop,” March 5; “A Town Called Panic,” March 12; “Afghan Star,” March 19. Tickets, $5. 745-1202, www.rivercitycinema.com.
BANGOR — Maine Masters film series, 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 11, 18 and 25, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library. Free. Union of Maine Visual Artists will present three films profiling Maine artists. 947-8336 for info.
BUCKSPORT — “In Our Wake,” historic films, 7 p.m. March 4, Alamo Theatre. “Launching of the Doris Hamlin,” “Drawing a Lobster Pot,” “From Stump to Ship.” Doors open 6:45 p.m. Free. Sponsored by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, in collaboration with Northeast Historic Film.
Lectures, events
BANGOR — Active Community Teach-in, “Bring our war dollars home: the impact of the war in Afghanistan,” 1-5 p.m. March 20, Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Keynote speaker, Mariam Atifa Raqib, who was a member of the Afghanistan Women’s Council 2006-07 and is now president of the Afghanistan Samsortya, a nonprofit Afghan reforestation project based in Boston. Free, preregistration suggested. 942-9343 or e-mail info@peacectr.org.
BANGOR — Open houses at Bangor Christian Schools: grades six through 12, 7:30 a.m. March 11, parent meeting with principal, 2 p.m. Free lunch and 10 percent discount on tuition to new students who attend. Open house for elementary students, 7:30 a.m. April 30. Students who attend open houses entered in drawing f

or $2,000 scholarship. Pre-register, Martha Bohn, 947-7356, ext. 4, mboone@bangorchristian.org.
BANGOR — “Songbird Migration in the Gulf of Maine: Hotspots for Hotshots?” 4-6:30 p.m. March 4, Bangor Public Library. Discussion on the effect of wind power generation on wildlife in the Gulf of Maine. Free and open to all.
ORONO — Fields Pond Book Group with Joyce Rumery, 7 p.m. March 11, Dirigo Pines. “The Cloudspotter’s Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds” by Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of Cloud Appreciation Society. 866-3400.
Meals
BANGOR — Warming Center and free community meal, 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. 945-9567.
BANGOR — Meal of soup, bread, dessert and beverage, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St. Free.
BANGOR — Free bread and pastries, 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Saturdays of month, First Assembly of God Church, 614 Finson Road. All welcome.
BANGOR — Shabbat Across America vegetarian potluck, 5:30 p.m. March 5, Congregation Beth El. Register. 945-4578 or e-mail bethel@me.acadia.net.
BANGOR — Beans and Ham Supper and concert, 5:30 p.m. March 20, Bangor Grange Hall. $10. Music by The Beecher Boys and Girls Hillbilly Band and Cloggers starts at 7 p.m. 973-3976 for tickets or more info.
BANGOR — Baked beans, ham, casseroles, homemade pies, 5 p.m. March 13, Hammond Street Congregational Church. $7, $3 children.
BUCKSPORT — Public supper, 5-6 p.m. March 13, Elm Street Congregational Church. $7 adults, $3 ages 5 to 10.  Kids 5 and younger free. Benefits building fund.
HAMPDEN — Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m. March 6, Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center. Features John’s Famous Chili. $6, $3 children.
OLD TOWN — Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m. March 13, Stillwater Federated Church. $7 adults, $1 children.
OLD TOWN — Irish boiled dinner, 12:30-5:30 p.m. March 14, Old Town United Methodist Church, 744 Stillwater Ave. Adults, $6; children, $3; Families, $15. Entertainment and games provided. 827-3559
ORRINGTON — Baked bean supper, 4:30 p.m. March 6, East Orrington Congregational Church. $7 adults, $3 children.
Museums
BANGOR — Maine Discovery Museum, largest children’s museum in Maine, three floors of interactive exhibits, tree house, sound studio, pilot a ship, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 74 Main St. $7.50. Free to members, those under 1. www.mainediscoverymuseum.org. 262-7200.
Music
BANGOR — Downeast Irish Review, a benefit for the University of Maine Folklife Center, Castlebay, Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee, author Van Reid, Ballykelti, Shamrock Dancers from Thomas School of Dance, 7:30 p.m. March 13, Union Street Brick Church, 126 Union St. $20 adults, $8 children. Tickets at BookMarc’s, The Grasshopper Shop or 581-1891.
BANGOR — Acoustic Showcase for Multiple Sclerosis, Rustic Overtones, Headstart and The Sea Captains, 7:30 p.m. April 3, Husson University’s Gracie Theatre. Sponsored by radio students, New England School of Communications. $20, tickets at Bull Moose.
BANGOR — Free concert for senior citizens, Dixie Land Band, 6:30 p.m. March 7, Acadia Assisted Living and Memory Care, 932 Ohio St.
BANGOR — Maine Academy of Country Music revue, 6-9 p.m. second Wednesday, VFW Hall, 1368 Hammond Street Extension. By donation. Smoke-free, alcohol-free. Dance, play, sing or listen. VFW Auxiliary kitchen open. 991-3999.
BREWER — Spirited Folk CD release concert,  7:30 p.m. March 20, The Next Generation Theatre. $5 adults, $3 children, students and seniors. Benefits Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.
BUCKSPORT — Air Force Band of Liberty’s Bay State Winds clarinet quartet, 2 p.m. March 7, Elm Street Congregational Church. Free. Sponsored by Bucksport Area Cultural Arts Society. Open to all.
BUCKSPORT — The Riverbend Players, 2 p.m. March 6, The Alamo Theatre. Musical guests Gina Churchill and A Little Off The Top barbershop quartet. $8, $6 seniors and students. Tickets at BookStacks, Main Street, and at door. Suzi Leeman, 469-5885, for more info.
BUCKSPORT — Bob Jones University Music Ministry Team, 6 p.m. March 9, Evangelical Baptist Church, 16 Central St. Free and open to all. 469-7121 for more information.
Theater
BANGOR — “Spunk,” production of Penobscot Theatre Company, 7 p.m. March 4; 8 p.m. March 5-6; 3 p.m. March 7; and 4 p.m. March 6, Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St. $15-$40. 942-3333, www.penobscottheatre.org.
BREWER — Bangor Community Theatre, “Jury Room,” 8 p.m. March 5, 6, 12 and 13; 2 p.m. March 7 and 14, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. $10. Tickets at Between Friends, 989-7100, and at door.
Etc.
BANGOR — Seasoned worker forum, 9 a.m.-noon, March 11, Bangor CareerCenter, 45 Oak St. Free and open to people 50 and older. Participants will learn the tools needed to find work, services and training.
BANGOR — Foster care and adoption information meeting, 6:30 March 16. 877-505-0545 for location or more information.
BANGOR AREA — American Red Cross Donor Center. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. first and third Saturdays, 900B Hammond St. 941-2900, www.newenglandblood.org.
BUCKSPORT — World Day of Prayer 2010, ecumenical celebration, sponsored by North Bucksport United Methodist Church, March 5, Edward Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road. Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.; prayer service, 12:30 p.m. Open to all.

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