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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.
• “Uncertain Spaces,” paintings of Shane Charles Smith and visual poetry of Rachel Kennedy, through Feb. 28, Robert E. White Art Gallery, Peabody Hall, Husson University. Artist’s reception, 941-7887.
• “Themes of Love,” through March 16, Sohns Gallery, Rock and Art Shop, 36 Central St. Opening reception 6:30 p.m. Feb.7. Music provided by When Particles Collide.
• February Vacation Winter Art Camp for children in third and fourth grades, 8:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 18-22, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. Drawing, painting, sculpting and basic printmaking techniques. $110 museum members, $125 others. 561-3350.
• Vacation schedule, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Feb. 18-22, for children age 5 to those in grade five, Challenger Learning Center. Learn about solar system, physics, colonizing Mars and science fiction. Each two-hour session, $16; $50 all day (9 a.m.-3 p.m.). www.astronaut.org.
• Maine Discovery Museum, new exhibit Dino Dig; tree house, sound studio, pilot a ship, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday; 74 Main St. $7.50. Free to members and those under age 1. 262-7200.
• Nature Time: Winter Session, for children ages 2 to 4, 10-11 a.m. Mondays, through Feb. 25, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $50 members, $60 others for seven-week session. Advance registration required, 989-2591.
• Mantis Yoga for Kids with instructor Holly Twining, 3:30-4 p.m. Mondays, through Feb. 11, Keith Anderson Community Center. For ages 3-6. $35 for five-week session. 866-5065.
• February shows, Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine: “Black Holes,” 7-8 p.m. Feb. 8; “Trip through Space,” 2-3 p.m. Feb. 10; “Search for the Edge of the Solar System,” 7-8 p.m. Feb. 15 and 22; “Ice Worlds,” 7 p.m. Fridays, Earth’s Wild Ride, 2-3 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24. $3. Seating limited. Reservations, 581-1341 or GalaxyMaine.com.
• Penobscot Valley Senior College classes, Thursdays and Fridays, through April 5. Membership dues, $25. Each course, $30. Registration deadline, Feb. 21. 992-0118, leave a message.
• Rug braiding workshop with Lisa Scofield, 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 23 and March 2, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. $45 museum members, $50 others, plus $15 materials fee or bring your own materials. 561-3350.
• The Practice and Art of Drawing with Judy Taylor, noon-2 p.m. Fridays, through March 1, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. $200 members, $220 others. 561-3360.
• Women, Work, and Community, The Basics of Starting a Business, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 7 and 14, University of Maine Augusta, Bangor campus. Covers basics of business plan, marketing, cash planning. Free, advance registration required. Jane Searles, regional manager, 262-7843 or email@example.com.
• Bangor Sewing Guild Alterations Made Simple class, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9, Hampden Municipal Building, Western Ave. Learn to use a sewing machine to replace buttons, replace zipper, hem skirt or dress, and other clothes saving techniques. $15, includes work kit. Registration required by calling 862-4367 by Feb. 7.
• Fused glass class for adults, noon-2 p.m. Feb. 11 and 13, or March 4 and 6, Skehan Center, old Hampden Academy. Learn to cut glass, design pieces. $65, two classes, includes materials. Class limited to four. Register through Hampden Recreation Department, www.hampdenmaine.gov or Mari, firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Book club, “Gold” by Chris Cleave, 1 p.m. Feb. 13, Alton United Methodist Church, 3495 Bennoch Road.
• Dollhouse miniature club, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 10. For information, leave a message at 942-0326.
• 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.
• Fields Pond Book Discussion Group: “The Granite Landscape: A Natural History of America’s Mountain Domes, from Acadia to Yosemite” by Tom Wessels, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Bangor Public Library. Free.
• Fusion Bangor’s Downtown Proud Open House, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 7. Downtown businesses stay open late, offer specials, discounts, food and free giveaways.
• Maine Herb Society, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 14, University of Maine Cooperative Extension office., 307 Maine Ave. Program: “Garden Jeopardy” with Katherine Garland, Extension horticulturist.
• Queen City Grange 30, second Monday, Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St. Potluck supper 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. Membership open to those 14 and up. 973-3976.
• 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. Guests welcome. email@example.com.
• Rendez-Vous, French conversation group, 5:30-6:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Starbucks, Bangor Mall Boulevard. French speakers welcome.
• Bangor Grange 30, first and third Tuesdays, Bangor Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St. Potluck supper, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m. Membership open to those 14 and up. 973-3976.
• Paul Bunyan chapter of BNI meeting, 7-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wellman Commons, Masonic Foundation Building, 294 Union St. 843-5603.
• German Stammtisch language group, 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Books-A-Million. 866-4992.
• Bangor Nature Club, 1 p.m. Feb. 13, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 21 Holyoke St. Speaker Ron Davis, “Winter in Yellowstone.” Guests welcome. Refreshments.
• Penobscot County Republican Women’s Club Lincoln Day Luncheon to honor retiring Judge of Probate Alan Woodcock, noon, Feb. 9, Jeff’s Catering. $20. Reservations, Liz, 989-6778, or Lois, 848-5028, before Feb. 1. If no answer, leave a message. Guest speaker will be the Hon. Debra Plowman.
• Brewer Historical Society, 7 p.m., Feb. 12, Brewer First Methodist Church meeting room, 40 South Main St. Speaker will be photographer Lee Sirabella showing historic photographs he has taken. Refreshments will be served.
• Duck Cove Group of Maine Extension Homemaker’s Council, 10 a.m. Feb. 12, home of Pam Dupont. Potluck luncheon, noon. Silent auction and Valentine project.
• Arnold R. Kelly American Legion Post 200, 7 p.m. last Thursdays, Hermon Volunteer Rescue Squad building, Billings Road. 848-5597.
• Beginners’ Irish step and Ceili lessons, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Valance Fitness Studio, 128 Main St. $10. Register in advance, 409-5137.
• Line dance classes, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Maine Veterans’ Home, 44 Hogan Road. All levels. Benefits Maine Veterans’ Home. 945-9061.
• Line dancing classes, 2-3:30 p.m. Sundays, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. $2. All levels. 262-9600, 262-0802.
• Line dance classes, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, upstairs, Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. All levels. $5. Benefits Brewer Eagles Club. 852-3284.
• Bangor Singles Club dance, Bootleg with the Doug Baker Band, 7 p.m. to midnight, Feb. 8, Brewer Eagles Club, upstairs hall. Open to the public over 25.
• Orono Parks and Recreation Department Family Valentine Dance, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Rd. Open to families with children in kindergarten through grade five. Music provided by Fast Dogs. $15.
• Contradance with the Marsh Island Band, Feb. 9, Keith Anderson Community Center, 19 Bennoch Road. Beginner session 7:30 p.m., dance 8 p.m. Open to all ages, all dances taught. 884 8663.
• Contradance, Feb. 15, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Music by Anthony Viselli and Friends, Kim Roberts calling. Beginner session, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m.. All ages welcome; all dances taught. $7, $18 families. 941-9727.
• Play Reading Series: “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19, and 2 p.m. Feb. 23; “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard, 5:30 p.m. March 19 at 5:30 and 2 p.m. March 23; “Lettice and Lovage” by Peter Schaffer, 5:30 p.m. April 16, and 2 p.m April 20; “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” by Edward Albee, 5:30 p.m. May 14, and 2 p.m. May 18, Bangor Public Library. Scripts provided. Readings led by Irene Dennis.
• Bingo, Tuesday and Saturday, Dow-Clewley VFW Post 1761, 1368 Hammond St. Doors open 4:30 p.m. Bingo, 6:15 p.m.
• Bangor Veterans Acupuncture Clinic, 6:45-8 p.m. Thursdays, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. Open to veterans, active-duty military personnel and immediate family members. 990-0188, ext. 13, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
• Simpson Memorial Library bake sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 16, Ye Ole General Store, Route 2. Benefits library children’s programming.
• 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.
• Bingo, Fridays, VFW Post 4633, Canoe Club Road. Early birds, 6 p.m., regular bingo, 7 p.m. Refreshments available. 862-2553.
• Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, 11 a.m. Feb. 9, Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center. Doors open 10:30 a.m. $103. Information or advance registration, Keith, 356-9949.
• Cabin fever reliever, 6 p.m. Feb. 9, Knights of Columbus Hall, Gilman Falls Avenue. Benefits Orono High School class of 2013 Project Graduation. Comedian Chris Quimby, 7 p.m., live music with Jones’N, 8 p.m., silent auction, 9:15 p.m. Cash bar and munchies. Tickets $15, $25 a pair. Reservations, 944-9756.
• Hearts Afire Festival, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 7, Old Town Elks Lodge, Fourth Street. Many local vendors.
Admission by donation to benefit National Elks Association.
• Community gathering, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 9, Ellingwood’s Corner United Methodist Church. free Baked ham lunch 11 a.m.,thrift shop open, bake sale, board games, puzzles, free coffee. 234-2762.
• First Maine screening of documentary, “Tough Love: A Meditation on Dominance and Dogs,” 2 p.m. Feb. 9, Green Acres Kennel Shop. Seating limited. Advance registration, 945-6841.
• “JeJu Island of Peace in the Crosshairs of War,” film and talk, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St. 942-9343.
River City Cinema: “Downeast,” 7 p.m. Feb. 8, Brewer Performing Arts Center at the Brewer Community School, 92 Pendleton St. $8 • Concessions available.
• Sunkhaze Café, 10-11 a.m. third Saturdays, Daybreak Bakery, 241 Main St. Free and open to all. Feb. 16: “Owl Monitors and Other Citizen Science for Maine” with Dave Potter, Unity College professor of fisheries and aquatic sciences; March 16: “The Blue Spotted Salamander Complex: Maine’s Amphibian Enigma” with Kris Hoffman, University of Maine graduate student; April 20: The Varying Hare: A Seasonal Journey with Sheryn Olsen, University of Maine graduate student. firstname.lastname@example.org or John Moriarty, 659-5948.
• Socialist and Marxist Studies Series: “The Real Martin Luther King Jr. and the Fake King: Why King’s Philosophy and Methods Are Relevant Today,” professor Doug Allen, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Feb. 7, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine. 581-3860.
• Socialist and Marxist Series: “Honors Education, Liberal Education and Social Justice,” professor David Gross, interim dean, honors college, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Feb. 14, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine. 581-3860.
• Socialist and Marxist Series: “Defending Thought We Hate:The Social Value of Offensive Ideas,” professor Paul Grosswiler, chairperson, communication and journalism, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Feb. 14, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine. 581-3860.
• Breakfast buffet, 7-9 a.m. Feb. 9, Alton United Methodist Church, 3495 Bennoch Road.
• Breaking Bread soup kitchen, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays, Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 517 Hammond St. Free. 570-8107.
• Free community meal, 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. 945-9567.
• Free weekly meal, 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St. Open to all. 945-3166.
• Baked bean supper, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 16, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, North Main and Holyoke streets. $6, $3 children under 12.
• Breakfast buffet, 6:30-10 a.m. Feb. 9, Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St. $8, $4 children, $25 family of four or more. Church office, 469-3622 or Ed Petravicz, 469-9979.
• Clifton Community Food Pantry, outreach of Clifton United Baptist Church, 10 a.m.-noon first Mondays; 4-6 p.m. third Mondays; at the church, 742 Airline Road. To volunteer, contact church for interview.
• Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 12, Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. Admission by donation.
Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, Hampden Snowmobile Club, 844 Western Ave. $7, $3 children.
• 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.
Boy Scout Troop 21 “breakfast for supper,” 4:30-6 p.m. Feb. 9, Holden Congregational Church, Church Road. $5, $15 family of four. 745-7208.
Women of the World, noon Feb. 11, Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St. Theme: Chinese New Year. $5, $2 children 6 to 10, free to children under 6 who attend with their mothers. Mireille Le Gal, 581-3423.
VEAZIE: Beef stew supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Feb. 9, Veazie Congregational Church. $6, $3 children. Door prizes.
• Bangor Museum and History Center, 159 Union St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. $5, $3 seniors, free to children. 942-1900.
• 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.
• 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 the door. 942-0802, 262-9600.
• “The Brick” open mic, all acts, ages, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Union Street Brick Church. Sign-up, 6:30 p.m. $2 donation. 945-9798.
• Heart of Maine Chorus of Sweet Adelines, 6.30 p.m. Mondays, corner of Essex Street and Grandview Avenue. 989-4110.
• 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 Community Chorus, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. 945-6752.
Rockin’ Ron’s music jam and open mic, 12:30-4 p.m. Feb. 17, Bangor Area Recovery Network (The Barn), Center Street. Open to musicians, singers and the public. Non-alcohol event. Admission by donation at the door. Ron, 570-0068 or 561-9444.
• DADGAD open mic coffeehouse, third Saturdays, Keith Anderson Community House, Bennoch Road. Acoustic jam, 6 p.m., open mic signup, 7 p.m. $3, coffee and snacks included. Free to children under 12. 942-3827.
Bangor Land Trust outing to explore Penjajawoc Marsh, 1 p.m. Feb. 17. Meet at end of Fox Hollow Lane, off outer Essex St. 942-1010.
• Powdah and chowdah, chowder and chili buffet, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 16, MacLeod’s Restaurant. $15 $10 children under 12. Benefits Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust. Advance registration for lunch by Feb. 11. Emily, email@example.com or 348-9901.
• Life Under the Ice, 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Take a look at what’s living under the ice and how it survives. Suitable for all ages. Held in conjunction with The Curran Homestead annual Ice Harvest on Fields Pond. $5, $10 family. Advance registration required. 989-2591 orwww.maineaudubon.org.
• Learn how plants and animals adapt to survive a Maine winter, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 16, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Led by Ron Davis, professor emeritus, school of biology and ecology, and Climate Change Institute, University of Maine. Morning refreshments, lunch and snowshoes, if needed, included. Snow date, Feb. 17. $30 members; $40 others. Advance registration required. 989-2591 or www.maineaudubon.org.
• Winter Writing Workshop on the Penobscot River with Cheryl Daigle and Holly Twining, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 10. Meet at Old Town Riverfront Park, North Main Street. $15 Audubon members, $20 others, free to children. Advance registration required, 989-2591 orwww.maineaudubon.org.
• Winter Photography Workshop with Mary Hartt, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 10. Dress to go
outside. Reservations requested by Feb. 9. 944-9259. Suggested donation $5, free to children.
• Full moon ski and hike to Baker Brook Campsite lean-to, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Great Pond Mountain Wildlands. Meet at North Gate (Bald Mountain Road, 0.2 mi west of Winkumpaugh). Hike is 1.2 miles round trip, with a sojourn at the lean-to mid-way to roast marshmallows over a bonfire. Open to all ages. Jennifer, 469-2045 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Rain-snow date, Feb. 23.
• Actors, dancers and musicians are needed for Orono Community Theatre production of “Tales of Trickery,” Open auditions, 2 p.m. Feb. 10, and 7:15 p.m. Feb. 12, Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Road. Open to all. Orono Parks and Recreation, 866-5065.