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, PO Box 1329, Bangor 04402.


BANGOR — “Into the Lyme-Light: Portraits of Illness and Healing,” by Emily Bracale, through April, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library. Opening 6-7:30 p.m., April 5.

BANGOR — “PETraits: Portraits of Pets and Other People,” Monday-Sunday, through May 31, Boyd Place, 21 Boyd St.

BANGOR — University of Maine Museum of Art spring exhibitions, April 6-June 9: “John Goodman: Moments Abstracted,” “Ruth Marshall: Vanished Into Stitches,” “Jemma Gascoine: Slab Waltz.” Free.

HOLDEN — Andy Anderson’s Wildlife Photography, through May, Fields Pond Audubon Center. 989-2591.

Children, youth

BANGOR — Maine Discovery Museum, new exhibit Dino Dig; 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 and those under age 1. 262-7200.

HOLDEN — Children’s Day, April 7, Fields Pond Audubon Center: Nature Time program (for ages 2-4), 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Explorers Hike (for ages 5 and up), 1:30-2:30 p.m.; self-guided Story Trailand Family Adventure Trail, throughout the day. Free, donations welcome.

HOLDEN — Nature Time for Children: Spring Session, 10-11 a.m. Mondays, beginning April 9, for seven weeks, Fields Pond Audubon Center. For children ages 2 to 4 and their parents. $50 per member, $60 per non-member. Advanced registration required at 989-2591.

HOLDEN — April Vacation Camp “Keepers of the Earth,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 16-20, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Open to children ages 6-12. $40 per day for members, $50 per day for nonmember; $200 per week members, $250 per week nonmembers. Advance registration required at 989-2591.

HOLDEN — Live amphibian program, 1-2 p.m., April 18, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $5 members, $7 non-members.

LEVANT — Storytime for kids preK to fourth grade, 11 a.m.-noon, April 7, Levant Heritage Library, Union Street.

ORONO — Free car seat inspections by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., third Tuesday, Orono Fire Department. No appointment needed. Karen Hall, 973-3500.

ORONO — Jordan Planetarium shows: “Our Sky Family” (ages 5-8), 2 p.m. April 1 and 15; “Cosmic Colors: an Adventure Along the Spectrum” (ages 7 and up), 7 p.m., April 6 and 20; “Origins of Life” (ages 9 and up), 7 p.m., April 13 and 27; “Earth’s Wild Ride” (ages 7 and up), 7 p.m., April 22 and 29. $3. Reservations recommended at 581-1341.


BANGOR — Workshop “Landscaping For People and Pollinators,” 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m., April 24, UMaine Extension’s Penobscot County office. $10. 942-7396.

BANGOR — “Getting Credit Ready-Give Your Business a Boost!,” 1:30-4 p.m., April 9, Bangor Hall, UMA-Bangor. Free. Pre-registration required by April 6 at 262-7843 or

BANGOR — Free smartphone workshop, 8-10 a.m., April 28, U.S. Cellular, 33 Mid Mall Blvd.

BREWER — Free smartphone workshop, 9-10 a.m., April 21, U.S. Cellular, 403 Wilson St.

BREWER — “Just Eating? Practicing Our Faith at the Table,” 6-7 p.m., Thursdays, starting April 12, First Congregational Church, 35 Church St. $4 for the book. 989-7350,

HAMPDEN — Eight-week ALPHA USA course, 6-8:30 p.m., April 16, Community Church of the Open Door, 270 Main Road North. 234-2395,

HAMPDEN — Introduction to Herbalism and Plant Spirit Medicine, a workshop with Robyn Lorio and Stacie Jacques, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April 22, HeartStone House. $50. Snacks and herbal teas provided. Bring your own lunch. 441-2785.

ORONO — Cooking classes with Chef Cliff Richard, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tredwell Building, 18 Bennoch Road: April 5, Detailed Knife Technique with Beef, Grain and Vegetables, discussing and demonstrating detailed knife techniques while creating delicious dishes; May 3, Utilization of All Knife Skills to Demonstrate Stuffed Pork, combining all of the knife techniques to prepare stuffed pork. $10 per class resident, $15 non-resident. 866-5065 or

Clubs, groups

BANGOR — Eastern Maine Woodturners: Tips and Tricks Night, 6:30 p.m., April 26; Making pens, 6:30 p.m., May 31; Challenge Series, platters and bowls, 6:30 p.m., June 28, Eastern Maine Community College Building and Construction Workshop. Chuck Seguin, 947-7592.

BANGOR — Bangor Grange, first and third Tuesdays, Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Potluck supper 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. Membership open to ages 14 and up. 973-3976.

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

BANGOR — Miniature war gamers’ re-enacting club, 10 a.m., second Saturday, Forest Avenue Congregational Church, 300 Forest Ave. 478-1598.

BANGOR — Bangor Community Chorus, 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. 945-6752.

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.

BANGOR — Rendez-Vous, a French conversation group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., first and third Wednesdays, Starbucks, Bangor Mall Blvd. French speakers welcome.

BREWER — Brewer Historical Society annual membership meeting, committee reports and elections, 7 p.m., April 10, Brewer First United Methodist Church, 40 South Main St. Refreshments will be served.

BREWER — 35-plus Singles Club, first and third Monday, City Side Restaurant, 393 North Main St. $5. 848-8058.

BREWER — Bangor Nature Club, 1 p.m., April 11, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 21 Holyoke St. Speaker Danielle D’Auria on “Secrets of Sunkhaze.”

BREWER — Brewer Garden & Bird Club, 7 p.m., April 18, with Jerry Smith speaking on “Backyard Birding.” Heritage Community Room, One Colonial Circle. 989-1083.

BUCKSPORT — Duck Cove Group of Maine Extension Homemaker’s Council, 10 a.m., April 10, Yellow Schoolhouse, Route 46. Bring items for baby shower (no books) to benefit Bucksport Community Concerns Young Mothers Program. Bring one sandwich to be divided for lunch.

HERMON — Arnold R. Kelly American Legion Post 200, 7 p.m., last Thursday, Hermon Volunteer Rescue Squad building, Billings Road. 848-5597.

WINTERPORT — Winterport Historical Association, 6:30 p.m., April 9, the association’s Museum, Main Street. Representative Peter Rioux, Maine District 42, will speak. Bring a place setting for the potluck. 223-4035.


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.

BANGOR — “Riverdance: Farewell Tour” 7:30 p.m., April 30, Bangor Auditorium, Dutton Street. Tickets on sale at 9 a.m., Dec. 12. 990-4444, (800) 745-3000,

BANGOR — Bangor Singles Club, 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays, Bangors Elks Club, Odlin Road.

BANGOR — Contradance, April 20, featuring music by Gary Bushee and Bill Schubeck with John McIntire calling, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St.. Beginners’ session at 7:30 p.m.; dance at 8. Smooth Moves workshop at break. All ages welcome; all dances taught. $8 per person, $20 per, 941-9727 or

BANGOR — Contact Improvisation Dance Class & Jam, 4-6 p.m., April 14, Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, 120 Park St. First hour, class teaching different dance skills; second hour, open dancing. Beginners welcome. No dance partner needed. Cost is $5-$10 sliding scale. Wear comfortable clothing so that you can move freely. Proceeds to benefit the UU Society of Bangor Children’s Programs.

BANGOR — Robinson Ballet Live 2012, 7 p.m., April 20-21, 3 p.m. matinee, April 21, Bangor Opera House. $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children and students. Matinee tickets $5. 942-3333,

BANGOR — Intermediate Modern Techique Class, with Alexander Zendzian, 5:30-7:30 p.m., April 18, Robinson Ballet Company Studios, 107 Union St. $12, $10 for university students. Pre-registration suggested at 990-3140.

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.


BANGOR — Passion Play, 7 p.m., April 6, Glad Tidings Church, 1033 Broadway. 947-0324,

BREWER — Holy Week agenda at 1st Congregational Church, 35 Church St.: April 1, Palm Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; April 5, Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m.; April 8, Easter, sunrise service, 6 a.m., worship, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

BREWER — Holy Week agenda at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, corner of Holyoke and North Main: Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m., April 5; Good Friday, 7 p.m., April 6; Easter, 10 a.m., April 8.

CORINTH — Good Friday Service, 7 p.m., April 6; Easter Cantata, 7 p.m., April 7; and Easter Service, 10:30 a.m., April 8, Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St. Easter Sunrise Service, 5:30 a.m., April 8, 1155 Dover Road, atop Charleston Hill.

HOLDEN — Easter breakfast, 9 a.m., worship service, 10 a.m., April 8, Holden Congregational Church.

OLD TOWN — Holy Week agenda at St. James Episcopal Church, Center and Main: Maundy Thursday, meal at 6 p.m., service at 7 p.m., April 5; Good Friday, 7 p.m., April 6; Great Vigil, 7 p.m., April 7; Easter, 10 a.m., April 8.

ORONO — Holy week services at the Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St.: Maundy Thursday, April 5, 6 p.m., supper and communion; Good Friday, April 6, 7 p.m., Tenebrae service; Easter Sunday, April 8, Easter Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m., Penobscot Valley Country Club; Joint service with Orono United Methodist Church, followed by Easter Breakfast

at the Church of Universal Fellowship, 7:15 a.m.; Easter morning worship, 10:15 a.m.


BANGOR — River City Cinema series of foreign, documentary and independent films: “Albert Nobbs”; 7:30 p.m., April 6, Union Street Brick Church, 126 Union St. $6. Concessions available.

Lectures, events

BANGOR — Bingo, Fridays, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Early birds 5:30 p.m., regulars 7 p.m. Refreshments, including make-your-own sundaes. 973-3976.

BANGOR — National Haiku Poetry Day celebration, 6-8 p.m., April 17, Bangor Public Library.

BANGOR — 10th Anunual Totally Trades! Conference, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., United Technologies Center, 200 Hogan Road. 262-7842.

BANGOR — “Revolutionary Doctors in Venezuela and Cuba,” by Steve Brouwer, author of the new book “Revolutionary Doctors: How Venezuela and Cuba Are Changing the World’s Conception of Health Care,” 7:30 p.m., April 12, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 100 Harlow St.

BANGOR — Rummage sale, 8 a.m.-12 noon, April 21, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French St. 947-0156.

BANGOR — Children’s tag sale, selling gently used items for infants and children, 8-11:30 a.m., April 7, Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, 120 Park St. Tables for vendor to rent for $15, or bring your own table for $10. Large clothes racks or displays will be charged an additional fee of $5 as space is limited. The fee is non-refundable and must be paid prior to the tag sale. Some scholarships are available. Proceeds from the table fees benefit the UU Church, but all other profit is yours to keep.Admission fee $1 for adults. 947-7009.

BANGOR — Fields Pond Book Discussion Group: “The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild” by Craig Childs, 7 p.m., April 12, Bangor Public Library. Free.

BANGOR — HSCC Marketplace, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., April 14, Hammond Street Congregational Church, corner of Hammond and High Streets. “Imagine” birdhouses, Fieldstone Farms jams and dips, Scentsy Wickless Candles, chair massage by Heart-n-Soul Massage Therapies, knits, quilts, doilies, and jewelry, plus a bake sale and café for coffee and lunch.

BANGOR — POETS/SPEAK!, to celebrate National Poetry Month, 3:30-8 p.m., ,April 18, Bangor Public Library. Free. 947-8336.

BREWER — Kings Daughters & Sons Spring Fair, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., April 14, First Congregational Church of Brewer, 35 Church St. May baskets, plants, lunch, trash and treasures and more. 989-7350.

CARMEL — Book and plant sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., May 11, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m., May 12, Simpson Memorial Library, 8 Plymouth Road. 848-7145.

CASTINE — Open house for prospective students and their parents, 7:30-8:30 a.m., April 14, Alfond Student Center, Maine Maritime Academy. Continental breakfast and lunch free to all participants. 1-800-464-6565.

FRANKFORT — Jumble sale, 8 a.m.-noon, April 14, Frankfort Congregational Church, Main Road. Fill a bag for $3, or some items as marked.

GLENBURN — Bingo, 7 p.m., Thursdays, West Glenburn Community Club, 5 Phillips Road, across from fire station. Opens 4:30 p.m., early birds 5:30 p.m. 745-3067.

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

HAMPDEN — Monthly Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, 1 p.m., April 14, Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center. $103. Tournament limited to 100 players. Pre-register at 356-9949.

HOLDEN — Presentations by the 2011 Inez Boyd Environmental Research Award Scholars, 7 p.m., April 18, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Free.

HOLDEN — Bottle drive to benefit Boy Scout Troop 21 of Holden/Dedham, through April. Drop off bottles/cans to Dorsey’s Warehouse or call 356-1110 for pick-up.

ORONO — Brian Fagan, author of “The Great Warming” and professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, 7 p.m., April 6, Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine. Free, open to the public.

ORONO — Socialist and Marxist Studies Series: “Practicing Revolution, Practicing Medicine in Cuba and Venezuela,” Steve Brouwer, author of the new book “Revolutionary Doctors: How Venezuela and Cuba Are Changing the World’s Conception of Health Care,” 12:30-1:45 p.m., April 12, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, UMaine.

ORONO — Women in the Curriculum and Women’s Studies Program series: “What Can You Do With a Women’s Studies Major? Alumnae Share Their Career Paths,” with Mia Baker, store manager, Hannaford; Sally F. Curran, attorney, family law specialist; Sydney Haggerty, martial artist and early childhood consultant; Charley Martin-Berry, coordinator, Passages, Cobscook Community Learning Center;12:15-1:30 p.m., April 10, Bangor Room, Memorial Room, University of Maine.

ORONO — “Early Orono,” by Maria Girouard, historian and former director of cultural and historic preservation for the Penobscot Indian Nation, 7 p.m., April 26, Town Council Chambers. Free, donations accepted to benefit the Orono Historical Society.

ORONO — Eastern Maine Orchid Society Orchid Sale & Raffle, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., April 14, Clapp Greenhouses, University of Maine.

ORONO — 61st Annual Booksale, AAUW, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., April 21, Church of Universal Fellowship. 745-3852.

Meals, food

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 weekly meal, 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St. All are welcome. 945-3166.

BANGOR — Pre-Easter Brunch, 9-10:03 a.m., and Easter Egg Hunt, 10:30-11 a.m., April 7, Forest Avenue Congregational Church, 300 Forest Ave. $4 per adult, $2 per child.

BANGOR — Ham and baked bean supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., April 14, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Zevulon in concert, 7 p.m. $7 per adult for either event or $12 per adult for both events. 973-3976.

BUCKSPORT — Breakfast buffet, 6:30-10 a.m., April 14, Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St., Bucksport. $7 per adult, $3 per child, $20 for family of four people or larger. 469-3622.

CARMEL — Baked bean and casserole supper, 4:30-6 p.m., April 14, Carmel Union Congregational Church, Plymouth Road. $7.

CLIFTON — Clifton Community Food Pantry, outreach of Clifton United Baptist Church, 10 a.m.-noon, first Monday; 4-6 p.m., third Monday; at the church, 742 Airline Road. Those interested in volunteering, contact church for interview.

HAMPDEN — Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., April+ 7, Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center. $7, children $4. Eat in or take home. Proceeds benefit Hampden Kiwanis charities.

HERMON — American Legion baked bean supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., third Saturday, Hermon Rescue Squad building. $7, $3 children. 848-5597.

HERMON — Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry, 8-10 a.m., the first, third Tuesdays, Penobscot Snowmobile Club, Bog Road. 299-5186.

HOLDEN — Spaghetti supper, 5-6:30 p.m., April 28, Holden Congregational Church. Admission by donation. All proceeds will benefit the Heifer Project.

LEVANT — Bake sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 14,Levant Heritage Library, Union Street.

MILFORD — Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., April 14, Milford Congregational Church. $7, $2 per child, to benefit The Animal Orphanage.

OLD TOWN — Spaghetti supper and silent auction, 4:30-7 p.m., April 13, Old Town Elementary School, to benefit The Animal Orphanage. $5 per adult, $15 per family. 299-7324.

ORRINGTON — Baked bean supper, 4:30-5:30 p.m., April 14, East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. $7, $3 children.


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

BANGOR — Maine Academy of Country Music revue, 6-9 p.m., second Wednesday, VFW Hall, 1368 Hammond St. extension. Admission by donation. Smoke-free, alcohol-free. Dance, play, sing or listen. Concession stand. Jean, 848-5558, or Brenda, 794-3969.

BANGOR — 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 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 — Heart of Maine Chorus of Sweet Adelines, 6.30 p.m., Mondays, corner of Essex Street and Grandview Avenue. 989-4110.

BANGOR — 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.

BANGOR — Music Saved Me Benefit Show, featuring Maine-based bands Paranoid Social Club, When Particles Collide, Mines of Paris, OneShot Nothing, and The Transducers, 8 p.m., April 6, Curva Ultra Lounge. Tickets $10 a ticket, or $15 for two at Bull Moose Music or at the door. Proceeds to benefit pediatric oncology at Eastern Maine Medical Center.

BANGOR — Pam Martin’s 3rd annual Talent Show, 2 p.m., April 15, Bangor Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St. $5 person, plus $1 to vote for your favorite. 989-5442, 973-3976.

BANGOR — Four Shillings Short, “Around the World in 30 Instruments,” 6 p.m., April 24, The Maine Discover Museum, 74 Main St. Free. 262-7200.


BANGOR — Penobscot Theatre Company, world premiere of “Ink” by Alice van Buren, March 28-April 15; Youth Theatre, “Blueberry Balladeer,” April 26-29; “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” May 30-June 17; sixth Northern Writes New Play Festival, June 21-July 2, Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St. 942-3333,