BANGOR — “Roadside Ghosts: Photographs by Dave Anderson,” “Evergreen: Installation by Wendy Wischer,” Abstract New England: Six Perspectives — Jennifer Amadeo-Holl, Meg Brown Payson, Jon Petro, Louis Risoli, Terry Rose, Dudley Zopp,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday to Dec. 31, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. Fall exhibitions supported by Wells Fargo advisers. Free admission with generosity of Machias Savings Bank. 561-3350.
BANGOR — “Reflections of Reflections,” 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, to Oct. 31, byDESIGN gallery, 20 Harlow St. Thirty-three Maine artists. Benefits Friends of Acadia.
BANGOR — Artist JoAnne Houlsen, “Recent Paintings by JoAnne Houlsen,” to Dec. 18, John Rohman Art Gallery, Eastern Maine Community College Library, Hogan Road.
BREWER — Story time, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Brewer Public Library. 989-7943.
BREWER — Halloween concert and party with entertainer Rick Charrette, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 30, Jeff’s Catering. $10. Benefits Springy Pond Farm Therapeutic Riding and Alternative Education. Tickets, Jennifer Cammack, 356-2169.
EDDINGTON — Eddington Fire Department’s fifth Haunted House, 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 24, Eddington Fire Department, Route 9. Family friendly. Cookie decorating, face painting, candy, spooks, thrills and chills. Free, donations accepted.
EDDINGTON — Meadowbrook Afterschool Dance Program for children, grades one through eight. Swing, ballroom, line and group dancing. Grades one through four, 3:15-5:15 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; grades five through eight, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. $25 a week, sibling discounts, tuition assistance. New six-week session Oct. 13. Chuck McKay, 843-5638, to register.
ORONO — “The Little Star That Could,” planetarium show, 7 p.m. Fridays, October, UMaine Jordan Planetarium in Wingate Hall. $3. Limited seating. 581-1341. www.GalaxyMaine.com.
WINTERPORT — Fright at the Farm haunted house, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 16-17, 23-24, 83 Coles Corner Road. $5 children 13 and up, $2 age 12 and under. Under 12 must be with adult.
BANGOR — “Creating Your Future: Learn and Earn Your Way to Success,” by Women, Work, and Community, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 14-Dec. 16, Bangor at University College. Free. Registration required. 262-7842.
BLUE HILL — “Choices for Sustainable Living,” Northwest Earth Institute course, 6 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 19-Dec. 14, Blue Hill Library. Free. 359-8572.
BANGOR — Bangor Grange Buying Club for local food, Thursdays; orientation, 6 p.m.; preorder-pickup, 6:30 p.m., 1192 Ohio St. $5 membership fee, open to all. Note new times. Producers: email@example.com
BANGOR — Bingo, Fridays, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Food and setup, 4:30 p.m.; early birds, 5:30 p.m.; regular, specials, 7 p.m. Refreshments available. 973-3976.
BANGOR — Penobscot County Retired Teachers Association, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 15, Kev-Lan Restaurant, Broadway. Program about driving safety.
BREWER — Brewer Garden and Bird Club meeting and membership tea, 1 p.m. Oct. 21, Brewer Auditorium. Public welcome. 989-1083.
EDDINGTON — Eddington Historical Society, 1 p.m. Oct. 11, F.A. Wood Municipal Building conference room. Life membership dues change and calendar plans. 989-5792.
BANGOR — Penobscot Contradancers, 8 p.m. Oct. 16, band Nor’easter, caller Chris Weiler, Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Beginner’s session, 7:30 p.m. $7, $18 family. All dances taught, all ages welcome. Alcohol- and smoke-free. Cape Breton step dancing class with Bob McCormick, 7-8 p.m., $10. 941-9727 or 525-4538.
BANGOR — Line dance classes, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Maine Veterans Home, 44 Hogan Road. Beginner and intermediate. $5. Benefits Maine Veterans Home. 852-3284.
BREWER — Line dance classes, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, upstairs, Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. All levels. $5. Benefits Brewer Eagles Club. 852-3284.
BREWER — Bangor Singles Club dances, 8 p.m.-midnight, Brewer Eagles Club. Country Mist, Oct. 9; Bushwack, Oct. 16; Kayla Wass, Oct. 23; Halloween dance with Murky Waters, Oct. 30. No smoking, no T-shirts. Marylyn, 827-5751.
BREWER — Bridge Alliance, Coming Out Party, 8-midnight Oct. 31, Jeff’s Catering. Costumes, carnival midway, games, hot dogs, cotton candy, cash bar. DJ Mike Flannery. $25 advance or at door. www.thebridgealliance.org.
ORONO — Contra dance with Marsh Island Band, 8 p.m. Oct. 10, Keith Anderson Community House. Beginner session, 7:30 p.m. $7. 942-5471.
BANGOR — Bangor Grange Craft Fair and White Elephant sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10, Bangor Grange Hall. 973-3976.
BANGOR — Penobscot Plaza businesses cookout fundraiser, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 9, at the Plaza. Chili, chicken, hamburgers, baked beans. Admission by donation. Benefits Warren Center for speech and hearing services for children and adults. 941-2850. Register to win door prizes from Plaza merchants.
BANGOR — Rummage and fudge sale, 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 31, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French St. Fall-winter clothing, toys, household items, books, jewelry, fudge. Benefits church budget, outreach projects. To donate items, 947-0156.
BANGOR — Penobscot Valley Ski Club, 39th annual ski and snowboard equipment sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 17, Parks and Recreation, 647 Main St. New and used equipment, cross country, downhill skis, boots, poles, ski wear, helmets, snowboards. Affordable. Learn about new equipment from vendors. Ski club meetings, Tuesday nights. Membership information, 866-3504; ski sale information, 989-1709. www.pvskiclub.org.
BANGOR — Penobscot Theatre Company pre-Halloween costume sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 24, Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St.. 942-3333 or
BANGOR — Saving Grace Thrift Shop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, back door, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. Stylish clothing, household items, appliances. 942-8320.
BANGOR — Craft fair and white elephant sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 10, Queen City Grange, 1192 Ohio St. Lunch and goodies available.
BANGOR — The Attic thrift shop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 170 Center St. Great stuff, low prices. Benefits All Saints School. 945-5523.
BREWER — Rummage sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10, Second Congregational Church, 607 South Main St. Fill a bag for $1 after 1 p.m.
BREWER — Shoestring Thrift Shop, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 Brimmer St., off South Main Street. Benefits scholarships. Volunteers needed. 745-7208.
CARMEL — Simpson Memorial Library bake sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 17, Ye Olde General Store, Route 2. Benefits automation of library’s lending system and building fund.
EDDINGTON — Eddington School craft fair, bake sale and lunch, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 24, Eddington School gym.
HAMPDEN — Hopes and Promises silent auction of handbags, purses and accessories, 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 16, Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 33 Kennebec Road. Refreshments. Benefits Book Angels and Step Up. Admission by donation.
HERMON — Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry, first, third Thursdays. Penobscot Snowmobile Club, Bog Road. 299-5186.
HERMON — Eastern Maine Orchid Society plant swap, Oct. 10, Greencare, 1779 Hammond St. Business meeting, 11 a.m. then swap. Add to and-or clean out houseplant collection. Any healthy, clean houseplant eligible for swap. Does not have to be orchid. Talk with local orchid growers and Greencare staff. Free, open to all. Janelle, 567-3822, or Greenc
HERMON — Basket Bingo, 1 p.m. Oct. 25, Hermon High School gymnasium. Doors open, noon. Benefits Katherine Vashon Scholarship Fund. Refreshments available, proceeds go to Hermon Key Club. Tickets, $10, at C&K Variety in Hermon, or $12 at the door.
HOLDEN — Aunt Nellie’s Attic, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 223 Main Road. Donations accepted by arrangement. Benefits Hammond Street Senior Center in Bangor. 989-3631, 262-5532.
LEVANT — Harvest bake sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10, Treworgy Family Orchards, Union Street. Benefits Levant Heritage Library.
OLD TOWN — K of C craft fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 17, K of C Hall, Gilman Falls Avenue. Local crafters. Food table sponsored by Daughters of Isabella. Kitchen open for lunch.
ORONO — Orono Public Library used book sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 17, St. Mary’s Church, Main Street. $1 per bag bargain hour, 1-2 p.m. Food sale, baked goods and hot soup and baked beans. Benefits the library.
ORONO — Trick or Trail benefit for Camp Capella, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 31, University of Maine Student Recreation Center. $5 families with one child, $7 families with two or more children. Families walk along trails with themed treating spots along the way.
WINTERPORT — Yard sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 10, St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, Main Street. Free coffee for early birds.
BANGOR — “October Sky,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Challenger Learning Center, 30 Venture Way. Rated PG. $2 donation to rocket team. Preregister, 990-2900, ext. 1.
ORONO — “Origins of Life” planetarium show, 7 p.m. Fridays, UMaine Jordan Planetarium in Wingate Hall. $3. Limited seating. 581-1341. www.GalaxyMaine.com.
BANGOR — Tess Gerritsen, author of “The Keepsake,” 2 p.m. Oct. 10, Bangor Public Library. Books available for purchase and signing.
BANGOR — “Talking with your kids about S-E-X,” 6 p.m. Oct. 8, Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center. Free. RSVP required, 947-5337 ext. 114, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BANGOR — “Moving Away from the Amalgamation of Latin America” 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Bangor Public Library.
BANGOR — Thirteen Maine poets and a chemist reading in conjunction with International Day of Climate Action, noon-3 p.m. Oct. 24, Bangor Public Library. 947-8336.
BANGOR — Talk by author Archer Mayor about his latest book, “The Catch,” 2 p.m. Oct. 17, Bangor Public Library.
BANGOR — Bus trip to Boston for demonstration against the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, 9 a.m. Oct. 17, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine. $35. 944-2609.
BANGOR — “Medical Education and Health Care — The Contrast between Venezuelan and U.S. Systems” 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Bangor Public Library.
BLUE HILL — Poetry Cafe, 4-6 p.m. last Friday, Blue Hill Co-op, 4 Ellsworth Road. Free. 374-2165. Bring poems.
BREWER — Get Organized seminar, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, 43 Whiting Hill Road. Free. RSVP, email@example.com.
ORONO — “The Faces Behind the Places” by Orono Historical Society, 7 p.m. Oct. 15, Orono Town Council Chambers, 59 Main St. Free. Stories of the lives of Orono citizens who have town or university buildings dedicated to them.
ORONO — Women in the Curriculum and Women’s Studies Program Fall 2009 Lunch Series, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine, unless otherwise noted: Oct. 14, “Embodied Domestics, Embodied Politics: Women, Home, and Agoraphobia,” Kirsten Jacobson, assistant professor, philosophy.
ORONO — “The outcomes of Cold War policy in Latin America: What happens when disempowered citizens make use of their democratic rights” by Stefano Tijerina, doctoral candidate, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Oct. 15, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine. Free.
ALTON — Breakfast buffet, 7-9 a.m. Oct. 10, Alton United Church Hall. $5, all you can eat.
BANGOR — Free luncheon, noon second Saturday, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French St. 947-0156.
BANGOR — Samaritan Inc. Food Cupboard, 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays, River City Wesleyan Church, 146 Center St. $2 donation.
BANGOR — Free bread, 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Saturdays of month, First Assembly of God Church, 614 Finson Road. All welcome. 942-1029.
BANGOR — Public supper, 5 p.m. Oct. 10, Hammond Street Congregational Church. $7, $3 children. Music entertainment.
BREWER — Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary Club, annual pancake breakfast, 7-11 a.m. Nov. 11, Veterans Day, Brewer Auditorium. All you can eat. $7, $4 under 12. Thanks to support of Cole Land Transportation Museum, veterans with walking sticks eat breakfast free. Benefits Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary’s Keep Kids Warm Program. Tickets at door, in advance from Rotary Club or at www.bangorbreakfastrotary.org.
BREWER — Baked bean supper, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Brewer High School cafeteria. $5, $20 family, free under 3. Entertainment. Benefits Brewer Music Association.
BUCKSPORT — Breakfast buffet, 6:30-10 a.m. Oct. 10, Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St. $7, $3.50 children, $20 family. 469-3622, or Ed, 469-9979.
BUCKSPORT — Baked bean supper 5-6 p.m. Oct. 10, Elm Street Congregational Church, 71 Franklin St. $7, $3 children 5 to 10, free under 5. 50-50 drawing. Benefits building fund.
CARMEL — New England boiled dinner, 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 10, Carmel Union Church, Plymouth Road. $6, free under 5.
DEDHAM — Baked bean supper, last of the season, 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Dedham Church, Route 46. $8, $4 children.
DIXMONT — Harvest supper, 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 10, Snowmobile Club, Cates Road. $7, $3 children. Benefits 1836 Town House Stabilization.
DIXMONT — Dixmont United Methodist Church’s public fellowship breakfast, 7-9 a.m. Oct. 17, Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Clubhouse on the Cates Road. $5, $2.50 children.
HAMPDEN — Bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Hampden Snowmobile Club, 844 Western Ave. $6, $3 children.
HERMON — American Legion baked bean supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. third Saturday, Hermon Rescue Squad building. $6, $2.50 children. 848-5597.
HUDSON — Pushaw Lake Snowmobile Club breakfast, 8-11 a.m. third Sunday of month, Whitmore Landing Road. $3-$5.
KENDUSKEAG — Church supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 24, at Kenduskeag Union Church, across green bridge. $6, $3 children 5 and over.
OLD TOWN — Beef stew dinner and silent auction, 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 17, Old Town United Methodist Church, 744 Stillwater Ave. $6, $4 age 12 and under, $15 family. 827-3559.
ORRINGTON — Youth hunters breakfast for Youth Hunters Day, 5-9 a.m. Oct. 24, East Orrington Congregational Church, Johnson Mill Road. $5, all you can eat. Free parking. Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 44. Benefits troop activities.
PENOBSCOT — Harvest supper with turkey, vegetables, more, 5 and 6 p.m. Oct. 10, Penobscot United Methodist Church, Route 175. $10, $5 children. 326-8626.STILLWATER — Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 10, Stillwater Federated Church Saturday. $6, $1 children. Handicapped accessible.
VEAZIE — Beef stew and biscuits supper, 4:45-6 p.m. Oct. 10, Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St. $6, $3 children.
WINTERPORT — Homemade casserole supper, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Calvary Apostolic Church, Route 1A. $6, $3 age 6 to 12, $17 group of five, free to children under 5.
BANGOR — Cole Land Transportation Museum, more than 200 vehicles, military exhibits, World War II Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Purple Heart Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Huey Helicopter, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Nov. 11, 405 Perry Road. 990-3600. Free admission 18 and under.
>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. Open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Columbus Day, Oct. 12. Free to members, those under 1. www.mainediscoverymuseum.org. 262-7200.
BANGOR — Maine Aviation Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays; noon-4 p.m. Sundays, 98 Maine Ave. $2, $1 age 12 and older, free under 12. 941-6757.
BANGOR — Thomas A. Hill House and Civil War Museum of the Bangor Museum and History Center, 159 Union St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
HAMPDEN — Hampden Historical Society, Trickey Archives, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13, Kinsley House, Main Road South. Appointment, 862-2027.
INDIAN ISLAND — Penobscot Nation Historical Museum, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, year round. Hundreds of historical and cultural objects of the Penobscot Tribe from early Stone Age to the present. Videos shown daily. Free, but donations accepted. 827-4153.
OLD TOWN — Old Town Museum, 353 Main St., 1-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. 827-7256.
ORONO — Page Farm and Home Museum, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday, University of Maine campus.
BANGOR — Y-Players and the Gospel Train, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 22, Bangor Grange Hall. 1940s canteen and old-time gospel music. Refreshments. 973-3976.
BANGOR — Zevulon in concert, 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Gospel, country and bluegrass by a family of musicians. Donation, $8 at the door. Free refreshments. 973-3976.
BANGOR — “The Brick” open mike, all acts, ages, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Union Street Brick Church. Signup begins 6:30 p.m. $2 donation. 945-9798 or www.thebrickchurch.com.
BANGOR — Maine Academy of Country Music revue, 6-9 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, VFW hall, 1368 Hammond St. Extension. Admission by donation. Smoke-free, alcohol-free. Dance, play, sing or listen. VFW Auxiliary kitchen open. 991-3999.
BREWER — Performance by local blues guitarist Mark Miller 8 p.m. Oct. 9, Next Generation Theatre. $10. $8 seniors and students with ID. 989-7100.
BREWER — The Wiyos in concert, 7 p.m. Oct. 14, Next Generation Theatre.
BREWER — New Renaissance Singers, rehearsals 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Joseph’s Church, North Main Street. Pat, 942-2292.
BREWER — Queen City Big Band concert, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Brewer Auditorium. Free. 989-7943.
BUCKSPORT — Classical music concert, 7 p.m. Oct. 23, sanctuary, Elm Street Congregational Church. Dr. Carlton Russell, organist; Lorna Russell, organ and viola de gamba; and Diana Brown, flute. Refreshments and social time. Tickets, $10, free to children and students. Advance tickets, church office, 469-3333.
BREWER — Music and theater, upcoming events at Next Generation Theatre in the Between Friends Art Center, 39 Center St.: Mark “Guitar” Miller, 8 p.m. Oct. 9, $10, $8 students and seniors with ID; Ken and Jane Brooks and Friends, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, $10, $8 students and seniors with ID; The Wiyos, 8 p.m. Oct. 14, food drive for local food cupboard, bring nonperishable food item, $10; The Focus Group, 8 p.m. Oct. 23, live improv theater for mature audiences, $5; Spirited Folk, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, $8, $5 students and seniors; Anna Mae Mitchell and Rising Tide, 8 p.m. Oct. 30-31, costume contest, bring coat for the Coats For Kids campaign, $10, $8 students, seniors and military, free to children 12 and under; “The Jungle Book,” 7 p.m. Nov. 6-7, 2 p.m. Nov. 8, $5, $3 students; The Focus Group, 8 p.m. Nov. 13, live improv theater for mature audiences, $5; 1930s style musical performed by Next Generation Children’s Theatre, 2 p.m. Nov. 21-22, $5, $3 students. 989-7100.
BANGOR — Vigil for Peace, 5-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, across from Federal Building, Harlow Street. Group has signs for participants to hold. 942-9343.
BANGOR — Adult flu vaccine clinics at Eastern Maine Medical Center, 489 State St. $25 for seasonal flu shot, $50 pneumonia vaccine. Clinic dates: 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 21, Mason Auditorium; 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 10, Brown and Forsythe Conference Rooms; 3-7 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 2, Brown and Forsythe Conference Rooms; noon-4 p.m. Dec. 11, Brown and Forsythe Conference Rooms. 973-9846.
BANGOR — Deeper Than Words: Listening with the Ear of the Heart, prayer, meditation, scripture discussion, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High St. In the parlor, second floor of church, offices at rear of building. Bill or Lee, 862-5448. All welcome.
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.
HERMON — You Help Us Weed, We Feed You Lunch, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 10, Ecotat Gardens. Rain date Oct. 17. Preregistration requested. 848-5946, 852-3933.
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