Weekly calendar

Posted March 06, 2013, at 8:40 a.m.

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Art

BANGOR

• Illustrated talk by artist Olena Babak: “Classical Art Training or Learning How to See: The Art of Portraiture,” 6-8 p.m. March 26, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library 145 Harlow St. Free and open to all. Contact Ulrike Guthrie, ulrikeguthrie@gmail.com or 942 6593.

• “Maine By Four” with artists JoAnne Houlsen, Rebecca Rivers, Michael Vermette and Diana Young, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. through May 23, Boyd Place, 21 Boyd St. 941-2837.

BREWER:

• “The Tree, A Mystical Year: A Year in the Life of an Oak Tree,” by photographer Bill Lagerstrom, through March 31, The B.A.R.N.,142 Center St. Hours: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 1:30-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 561-9444.

Children

BANGOR:

• Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St.,  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. New exhibit Dino Dig; tree house, sound studio, pilot a ship, $7.50. Free to members and those under age 1. 262-7200.

CARMEL:

• Babies Love Books program for children up to 3 years old, 12:30 p.m. March 12, Simpson Memorial Library. Parents or caregivers hold their child while participating in the program. Short stories, rhymes, music and puppets. Toddlers encouraged to bring doll or stuffed animal. Open to older siblings also. Free. Becky, 848-7145.

ORONO:

• University of Maine Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium Public Star Shows, through March 24, Wingate Hall: “Two Small Pieces of Glass,” ages 9 and up, 7 p.m. March 8; “Little Star that Could,” ages 6 to 8, 2 p.m. March 10; “Origins of Life,” ages 9 and up, 7 p.m. March 15, 22 and 29; “Our Sky Family,” ages 4 to 8, 2 p.m. March 17 and 24. $3 at the door. Reservations, 581-1341. GalaxyMaine.com.

Classes

BANGOR:

• Woodturning with Chuck Seguin, 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Eastern Maine Community College: Introduction to Lathe, March 12, 19 and 26; Basic Bowls: April 9, 16 and 23; Beginning and Advanced Lathe Projects, May 7, 14 and 21. $175 each course. To register, 974-4810.

HAMPDEN:

• Aqua exercise, 8:45-9:45 a.m. Saturdays, Lura Hoit Pool,146 Western Ave. Drop in fee $4 residents, $5 others or purchase and punch card for 12 classes $30 residents, $42 others.

Clubs, groups

BANGOR:

• Dollhouse miniature club,10:30 a.m. March 10. Information, 942-0326, leave a message.

• 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.

• 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. bangortoastmaster@opt4usa.org.

• 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. 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.

BREWER:

• Brewer Garden and Bird Club, 1 p.m. March 20, Brewer Auditorium, 203 State St. Speaker:  Noah Fecteau of Urban Gardens in Brewer, “Growing Food for Nutrition, Compost Tea and True Living Organics.” Free and open to all. Carol, 989-1083.

• Brewer Historical Society, 7 p.m. March 12,  second floor, Brewer Auditorium. Speaker: Lee Sirabella showing historic photographs he has taken.

• Bangor Nature Club, 1 p.m. March 13, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 21 Holyoke St. Speaker: Leon Seymour, executive director, Friends of Fort Knox.

HERMON:

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

OLD TOWN:

• AMVETS Post 9 meat raffle, 7 p.m. March 8; monthly meeting and pizza party, 7 p.m. March 20, Old Town American Legion Hall, Water Street.

ORLAND:

• Duck Cove Group of Maine Extension Homemaker’s Council, 10 a.m. March 12, home of Jean Arsenault. Workshop on cooking for one or two. Potluck lunch, noon.

Dance

• Contradance, March 15, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Music by Nor’easter and Bill Olson calling. Beginner session, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. All ages welcome; all dances taught. $8, $20 families. 941-9727.

• Line dancing classes, 2-3:30 p.m. Sundays, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. $2. All levels. 262-9600, 262-0802.

BREWER:

• Bangor Singles Club, 7 p.m.-midnight March 8, Brewer Eagles Club. Rockin’ Ron with New Society Band. Advance tickets, 944-2115 Saturday through Thursday.

• Line dance classes, 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays, upstairs, Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. All levels. $5. Benefits Brewer Eagles Club. 852-3284.

ORONO:

• Contradance with the Marsh Island Band. 8 p.m. March 9, Keith Anderson Community Center 19 Bennoch Road. Beginner lesson, 7:30 p.m. All ages welcome, all dances taught. marshislandband@gmail.com, Facebook  or 884 8663.

Events

BANGOR:

• 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, arnberg.marie@gmail.com or tbjlac@prexar.com.

• Bingo, Tuesday and Saturday, Dow-Clewley VFW Post 1761, 1368 Hammond St. Doors open 4:30 p.m. Bingo, 6:15 p.m.

• Poetry Open Mike, 7-8 p.m. Feb. 26 (or last Tuesdays), Books-A-Million (upstairs), Bangor Mall. 941-1670.

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

GLENBURN:

• 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.

LEVANT:

• Messiah in the Passover, demonstration of the ancient feast of Passover, 10:45 p.m.March 10, Harvest Chapel.

Fairs, fundraisers

BANGOR:

• Susan G. Komen Maine Dancing Like the Stars, 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 9, Gracie Theatre, Husson University. $40 at the door or www.komenmaine.org.

BREWER:

• OHI basket bingo fundraiser, 1 p.m. March 9, Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. Doors open 11 a.m. Features Longaberger baskets, pottery and wrought iron. Fifteen games, two coverall games, door prizes. bake sale, giveaways. $10 at the door. Benefits those with disabilities. 848-5804.

CARMEL:

• Simpson Memorial Library bake sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 16, Ye Ole General Store, Route 2.  Benefits library programs.

CORINTH:

• Safe Place Food Pantry sixth annual auction, 6-8 p.m. March 8, Central High School cafe. Benefits food pantry, which serves eight towns and feeds more than 600 families twice each month.

HAMPDEN:

• Hampden Kiwanis Club Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, 11 a.m. March 9, Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center. Doors open 10:30 a.m. $103. Advance registration, Keith, 356-9949. Benefits Hampden Kiwanis charities.

HUDSON:

• Craft fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 9, Hudson Town Hall. To rent table space, Gerri 327-1303, or Ruth 327-1198.

LEVANT:

• Bake Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 9, Levant Heritage Library, Union Street.

WINTERPORT:

• Rummage sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; thrift store open; baked goods sale; also New England Boiled dinner, 11 a.m. March 9, Ellingwoods’ Corner United Methodist Church, Route 69. $7, $4 children, free to children under 3. Free coffee all day. Debbie Calderwood, 234-2762.

Film

BANGOR:

• “Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream,” film about wealth, poverty and political power in the United States, 1:30 p.m. March 9, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.

• Penobscot Theatre Company and Maine Jewish Film Festival screening of “Dorfman in Love,” 7 p.m. March 17, Bangor Opera House. Romantic comedy starring Sara Rue and Elliot Gould. Admission by suggested donation of $5.

• “The War You Don’t See,” documentary by John Pilger, 7 p.m. March 17, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St.  Free and open to all, followed by a discussion.

Lectures, books

BANGOR:

• Play Reading Series: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard, 5:30 p.m. March 19, 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.

• Fields Pond Book Discussion Group: “The Secret Knowledge of Water: Discovering the Essence of the American Desert” by Craig  Childs, 6:30 p.m. March 14, Bangor Public Library. Discussion leader, Joyce Rumery. Free.

HOLDEN:

• An Evening with the Maine Master Naturalist Program with Cloe Chunn, 7 p.m. March 12, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Co-sponsored by Maine Chapter of Appalachian Mountain Club. Free.

• Penobscot Valley Chapter Program: Maine’s Herons and Cranes with Danielle D’Auria, wildlife biologist, Maine State Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 7 p.m. March 20, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Free.

ORONO:

• Socialist and Marxist Series, 2:30-1:45 p.m.,  Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine: “Journey into Climate Change, Human Impacts, Health and Security Implications,” professor Paul Mayewski, March 21; “Working Poor? How Government Can Promote Shared Posperity,” Garrett Martin, April 4; “An East-West Corridor Through Maine? Perspectives for People,” John Banks, Chris Buchanan, Gene Ripley, April 11; “Poverty, Inequality and Regulatory Capture, professor Thomas  Pogge, April 18. 581-3860.

Meals

ALTON:

• Breakfast buffet, 7-9 a.m. March 9, Alton Methodist Church. $6.

BANGOR:

• 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.

• Bangor Grange boiled dinner and show with NEVAH, March 16, Gangor Grange hall,1192 Ohio St. Dinner, 5:30 p.m., show, 7 p.m. Dancing encouraged. Folk and Irish music. Tickets $7 for supper or show, both $12. 973-3976.

BREWER:

• Women’s Fellowship St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage supper, 5-7 p.m. March 17, First Congregational Church UCC, 35 Church St. Features entertainment by Jerry Hughes. $8, $3 children 12 and under. 989-7350.

BUCKSPORT:

• Breakfast buffet, 6:30-10 a.m. March 9, Franklin Street United Methodist Church, at 71 Franklin St. $8, $4 children, $25 family of four or more. Church office, 469-3622, or Ed Petravicz, 469-9979.

CLIFTON:

• 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.

• Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m. March 16, Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. $8, $4 children. 843-5441.

HAMPDEN:

• Free dinner, 6 p.m. March 11, Community Church of the Open Door, 270 Main Road North Explore Christianity through The Alpha Course, Mondays through April 29. Meal, biblical DVD, discussion time. Childcare available. cindy@lifeatopendoor.com or 862-4010.

• Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m. March 9, Hampden Snowmobile Club, 844 Western Ave. $7, $3.

HERMON:

• 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.

MILFORD:

• Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m. March 9, Milford Congregational Church. $7, $2 children under 12. Take-out supper available. 299-7324.

ORONO:

• Chicken casserole supper, 5-6:30 p.m. March 16, Orono United Church Fellowship Hall, 36 Oak St.  Speaker:   Art Emerson, coordinator of ministries for blueberry rakers in Washington

County, on need for religious ministry and material aid for rakers. $8. Benefits Downeast Maine Missions. 866-4605.

VEAZIE:

• New England Boiled Dinner and sing-along, 4:30-6 p.m. March 9, Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St. Raffles and door prizes. $6, $3 children. 942-5023.

• Beans to go and more, including biscuits, pies and desserts, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 23, Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St. 942-5023.

Museums

BANGOR:

• 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.

ORLAND:

• Orland Historical Society Museum, open by appointment. 469-3354, 944-0914, 469-6817.

Music

BANGOR:

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

• 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.

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

• 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.

• 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.

• “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.

BREWER:

• The Brewer Hometown Band concert, 2 p.m. March 17, Brewer Auditorium. Irish music sing-along. Goodies served during intermission. Bring items for those in need — paper,  hygiene and personal care products, and diapers. Wear green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Free.

• Schooner Fare, 3 p.m. March 17,  Brewer Performing Arts Center. Tickets, www.brewerperformingarts.com or 404-5101, ext. 5128.

• The Skyliners, 7:30 p.m. March 9, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. Dance to big band and music from the 1940s and 1950s. $8.

ORONO:

• 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.

PENOBSCOT:

• Penobscot Coffee House Music Buffet, 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 15, Penobscot United Methodist Church, 14 Southern Bay Road. Open mic, 7-8 p.m. Featured performer, Maine Weather. Admission by donation to benefit Community Fuel Assistance Fund and Tree of LIfe food bank. 326-8427 or 326-8501.

Outdoors

HOLDEN:

• Saturdays in the Discovery Room with environmental educator Cyndi Kuhn, 11 a.m.-noon, March 16, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $5 member family, $10 other families.

Theater

BANGOR:

• Hypnotist and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not star Roderick Russell, 7 p.m. March 15, Sekera Auditorium, John Bapst Memorial High School. $10, $8 students at the door or online. Sponsored by John Bapst Student Environmental Action committee. www.johnbapst.org or https://www.wepay.com/events/bangorhypnotistshow.

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