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Clubs, groups

BANGOR — Bangor Toastmasters, nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills, 7 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Beal College, 99 Farm Road. Guests welcome. Next meeting, May 18.

BANGOR — Pine Kneedlers, 6-8 p.m. third Tuesday of month, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St.

BREWER — “Butterflies,” program of Brewer Garden & Bird Club, 1 p.m. May 18, Brewer Auditorium, 203 State St. Refreshments. Carol, 989-1083.

EDDINGTON — Eddington Historical Society meeting, 6:30 p.m. May 19, F.A. Wood Municipal Building conference room. 989-5792.

OLD TOWN — AMVETS Post 9 meat raffle for members and guests, 7 p.m. May 13, American Legion Hall.

OLD TOWN — AMVETS Post 9 meeting, 7 p.m. third Wednesday, American Legion Hall. May 18: election of officers.

ORONO — Branching Out Inc. investment club, learning about stocks and becoming informed investors through study and knowledge sharing. No prior knowledge of stock market required. Meets 6 p.m. fourth Wednesday. May 25, 54 Gilbert St. Pat, 827-4615; Dot, 866-3008.


BANGOR — Contradance: May 20: music by Sassafras Stomp, Richard Green calling, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Beginners’ session 7:30 p.m.; dance 8 p.m. All ages welcome, all dances taught. $8, $20 family; 941-9727 or

Fairs, fundraisers

BANGOR — Bazaar, craft sale, bakery, yard sale, silent auction, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4, Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 517 Hammond St. Table rentals, 570-8107.

BANGOR — Barbecue lunch, one hamburger and and one hot dog, salads, dessert, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 4, Forest Avenue Congregational Church. Benefits roof repairs. Accepting donations to July yard sale, 942-4705.

BANGOR — Indoor yard, bake and plant sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14, Hammond Street Congregational Church, Hammond and High streets. No early birds. 942-4381.

BANGOR — Spring Fling craft fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. Chicken salad lunch at 11:30 a.m. Lunch $7, $3.50 children. Benefits mission projects.

BANGOR — Beginners scrapbook class, 9:30 a.m. May 21, Forest Avenue Congregational Church. Pre-registration, 942-4705. $10. Bring family photos to do two pages.

BLUE HILL — “One Percent Wednesday,” third Wednesdays, Blue Hill Co-op, 1 percent of day’s sales donated to nonprofit or community-based organization. Karen Doherty or Eileen Mielenhausen, 374-2165 or

BLUE HILL — World Fair Trade Day coffee break, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 14, Blue Hill Co-op. Free tasting of Fair Trade coffee, tea, chocolates and other samples. Eileen, 374-2165, ext. 18.

CARMEL — Book and plant sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 13; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14, Simpson Memorial Library.

FRANKFORT — Spring fair, plant and yard sale, May 21, Frankfort Congregational Church, Main Road. Silent auction, bakery, jewelry, 8 a.m.-noon. Yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Coffee and doughnuts, lunch.

HAMPDEN — Hampden Children’s Fair, clothing and equipment, 9 a.m.-noon May 14, Hampden Academy Gym. Sponsored by Jubilation Ringers,

HAMPDEN — Hampden Garden Club perennial plant and pie sale, 8 a.m.-noon May 21, Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road. Benefits maintenance of historic building.

HAMPDEN — Swing Dance, 7 p.m. May 13, Hampden Academy Old Gym. Dance lessons 6 p.m., bands 7 p.m. Jazz ensembles from Reeds Brook, Wagner, Hampden Academy and John Bapst Memorial High School. $5, $3 students-seniors, $15 family.

HERMON — Dance to benefit troops in Afghanistan, sponsored by LeVi Rounders Square Dance Club, 7-10 p.m. May 14, Hermon Elementary School, Billings Road. Bob Brown, 447-0094; Cindy Fairfield, 631-8816.

HERMON — Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-noon the first, third Tuesdays, Penobscot Snowmobile Club, Bog Road. 299-5186.

LEVANT — Bake sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 14, Levant Heritage Library, Union Street. Homemade breads, cakes, cookies.

LEVANT — PTA yard sale, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. May 13, Suzanne Smith Elementary School. Fill A Bag, $5. Donations of gently used items accepted 1-6 p.m. May 12.

ORONO — Green Thumb & Food Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21, rain or shine, front lawn, Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St. No early birds. 866-3655. Benefits Crossroads.

ORONO — Benefit spaghetti supper and silent auction for woman with medical needs, 4-8 p.m. May 14,  American Legion Hall. $6, $4 under 12.

VEAZIE — Plant sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21, Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St. Crafts, food, lunch, yard sale.

WINTERPORT — Aged manure sale for gardening, 50 pounds for $5, sponsored by Argonne Post No. 138 American Legion, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14, Winterport Fire Station. Benefits American Legion charities.

WINTERPORT — Rummage sale, 9 a.m.-noon and 3-6 p.m. May 14, Ellingswood Corner United Methodist Church. Crafting-sewing supplies, clothes, books, household items.


BANGOR — River City Cinema independent, documentary, foreign films, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Union Street Brick Church, 126 Union St. May 13, “Lovers of Hate.”

ORONO — “Efficiency Maine’s Green Team Report,” video on energy efficiency makeover of a local family home, 6:30 p.m. May 14, Orono Senior Center, Birch Street. Free.

Lectures, events

BANGOR — Maine Troop Greeters open house, celebration of eight years of troop greeting and honoring Americans from all branches of military on Armed Forces Day, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, Troop greeter room, second floor, Bangor International Airport. Program 2 p.m. All welcome.

BANGOR — Lunch and Learn, brown bag lunch with Julie Churchill, small-business ombudsman for Maine Department of Environmental Protection, sponsored by Eastern Maine Development Corp., noon May 12, 40 Harlow St. RSVP,

BANGOR — “The Philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr.,” directed by professor Doug Allen, 7 p.m., Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St., Suite 100. By Greater Bangor Area NAACP and Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine. May 16: “King’s Philosophy of Justice, Injustice, and Nonviolent Peace and Justice Action.” May 23: “King’s Philosophy Connecting the Individual and the Local with the Social and the Global: Materialism, Militarism, True Integration and Living Lives of Meaning.” Free. 866-7782 or

BANGOR — Pax Christi Maine annual assembly, May 14, St. Mary’s Church hall, 768 Ohio St. Pax Christi members, 9-11 a.m. General interest, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. “Toxic Chemicals in Our Daily Lives,” Sally Chappell, 11 a.m.-noon. Film, “Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives,” 1 p.m. Lunch, bring your own, noon-1 p.m. Beverages and dessert provided. $5, helps defray program costs. Mary Ellen, 223-4992 or 217-0584.

BANGOR — Tim Caverly, author of “Wilderness Wildlife” and “Allagash Tails,” 2:30 p.m. May 13, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library. Free. 947-8336, ext. 111.

BANGOR — New York Times best-selling romance author Janet Chapman, Midnight Bay series, speaker for the Not Your Ordinary Book Group, 6 p.m. May 26, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library. Free, all welcome.

BANGOR — Creation emphasis seminar, Dr. Grady McMurtry, 6:30 p.m. May 12-13, 9 and 10:30 a.m. May 14, Glad Tidings Church, 1033 Broadway. 947-0324.

HAMPDEN — Author Ardeana Hamlin reading and signing her new book, “Abbott’s Reach,” sequel to “Pink Chimneys,” 6:30 p.m. May 25, Edythe Dyer Library. 862-3550.

HOLDEN — Slide program, “Journey through Korea,” with Judy Kellogg Markowsky, founding director of Fields Pond Audubon Center, 7 p.m. May 18, Fields Pond Audubon Center.

ORONO — Fields Pond Book Discussion Group with Joyce Rumery, “Reading the Forested Landscape” by Tom Wessels, 7 p.m. May 12, Dirigo Pines. 866-3400 for directions.


BANGOR — Breaking Bread soup kitchen, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays, Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 517 Hammond St. Free. 570-8107.

BANGOR — Free community meal, 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. 945-9567.

BANGOR — Free meal, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St.

BANGOR — Community dinner, full-course meal, 4:30-6:30 p.m. first and third Saturdays, Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 517 Hammond St. $6, $3 children. 570-8107.

BANGOR — Grange spaghetti supper, 5:30 p.m. May 21, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. $6. Reversing Falls Band at 7 p.m., show also $6. Both for $10. 973-3976.

BANGOR — Heart-healthy bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m. May 14,  First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. $7, $3 children. Benefits church missions.

BUCKSPORT — Breakfast buffet, 6:30-10 a.m. May 14, Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St. Entrees, bakery. $7, $3 children, $20 family. 469-3622 or Ed Petravicz, 469-9979.

BUCKSPORT — Baked beans and casseroles supper, 5-6 p.m. May 28, Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road. $7; $5 children; under 5 free.

CLIFTON — Spaghetti supper, 4:30 and 5:15 p.m. May 21, Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. $7, $3 children. Jean, 843-7206.

DEDHAM — Baked bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m. May 21, Dedham Congregational Church, Route 46, in the village. $8, $4 children.

HAMPDEN — Public bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m. May 14, 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. $7, $3 children. 848-5597.

HOLDEN — Public supper, 5 and 5:45 p.m. May 14, Holden Congregational Church. $7, children $4, preschoolers free.

KENDUSKEAG — Baked bean and casserole supper, pies, 4:30-6 p.m. May 28, Kenduskeag Union Church, across green bridge from Route 15, in village.$6, $3 children.

ORRINGTON — Fishermen-family buffet breakfast, 6-9 a.m. May 14, East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. $5, free age 5 and under. Raffles, door prizes.

PENOBSCOT — Bean and casserole supper, pies, 5 and 6 p.m. May 14, Penobscot United Methodist Church, Route 175. $7, $3.50.

WINTERPORT — Baked bean supper, 4-6 p.m. May 14, Ellingwood Corner United Methodist Church, Route 69. $6, $3 under 12. Takeout available.


BANGOR — Centennial Exhibit commemorating 100th anniversary of the Great Fire of 1911, hosted by Bangor Museum and History Center and Hose 5 Fire Museum, curated by Dick Shaw, through Sept. 30, 73 Central St. Rare artifacts, photographs, first-person accounts. 942-1900.

BANGOR — Cole Land Transportation Museum, 200 vehicles, antique firetrucks, military exhibits, World War II Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Purple Heart Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Huey helicopter, Army tank, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Nov. 11, 405 Perrry Road. $7, $5 seniors, free age 18 and under. 990-3600.

BANGOR — Maine Korean War Memorial, pagoda-style monument with names of 245 Mainers killed or missing in action during 1950-1953 war, including five Medal of Honor recipients. Flags of 15 U.N. participating nations, U.S., South Korea. Remembrance Walkway honoring veterans of all wars, Mount Hope Cemetery, Mount Hope Avenue. Officially named State Korean War Memorial by 117th Legislature.

HAMPDEN — Hampden Historical Society, Katherine Trickey Archives, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays, through Oct. 11, Kinsley House, Main Road South. Or by 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. Historical and cultural objects of Penobscot Tribe from early Stone Age to present. Videos shown daily. Free, but donations accepted. 827-4153.

ORONO — Page Farm and Home Museum, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, University of Maine campus.


BANGOR — Spring concert by John Bapst Jazz Band, Chamber Ensemble, Concert Choir, Chorale and Concert Band, 1 p.m. May 15, John Bapst Memorial High School, 100 Broadway. Reserved seating. $3. Tickets available 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. school days, Fine Arts Office.

BANGOR — Bangor Community Chorus, spring concert, conductor Joshua Schmersal and accompanied by Colin Graebert, from Mozart to musical theater, 2 p.m. May 22, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St.  Free, but donations accepted. Refreshments.

BANGOR — Bangor Christian Schools spring concerts, 6:30 p.m., Bangor Baptist Church, 1476 Broadway. May 12: Elementary concert and band. Free, but donations accepted for Azure Dillon Music Scholarship Fund.

BANGOR — Penobscot Fiddles amateur musicians group, 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, James F. Doughty Middle School, 143 Fifth St. Fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, bass, piano, accordion, whistles, percussion.

BANGOR — Country Jam, 6:30-9 p.m. first and third Thursdays of month, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Door prizes, 50-50 raffle. Cold beverages available. Donations at door. 942-0802, 262-9600.

BANGOR — “The Brick” open mike, all acts, ages, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Union Street Brick Church. Sign-up begins 6:30 p.m. $2 donation. 945-9798 or

BANGOR — Student Performance, featuring several piano students in grades three through 12, 2 p.m. May 14,  All Souls Church, 10 Broadway. Free.

BREWER — SirRaDon, local musicians playing jazz standards, 7:30 p.m. May 13, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. $7. 989-7100.


BANGOR — German Stammtisch, 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, Borders.