May 22, 2018
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Weekly calendar

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, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.



• “Memories, Dreams, Joy,” paintings of Richard W. Field of Lewiston, through June 22, Robert E. White Art Gallery, Peabody Hall, Husson University. Gallery hours, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 941-7887.



• Penobscot Theatre Company and the acclaimed

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers, “Everybody Loves Pirates,” 10 a.m. May 25,   Penobscot Theatre Company. $12, $6 children. 942-3333 or

• 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.


• University of Maine Jordan Planetarium star shows, 7 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m Sundays. $3 per person. Seating limited. Information and reservations, 581-1341 or Private and field trip showings can be arranged.



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

Clubs, groups


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

• Rendez-Vous, French conversation group, 5:30-6:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Starbucks, Bangor Mall Boulevard.

• 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, 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.


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


• Book discussion groups: Tuesday Readers, 10 a.m. third Tuesdays; Thursday Thoughtful Readers, 3 p.m. third Thursdays; Evening Book, 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Orono Public Library, 39 Pine St. 866-5060.



• Morita’s School of Dance 45th anniversary production, “Going On A Cruise”, 2:30 p.m. May 19, Peakes Auditorium, Bangor High School. Tickets available at Hermon studio or at the door.  848-5083.

• Contradance with Velocipede and Dugan Murphy calling, May, 17, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Beginners’ session, 7:30 p.m.; dance at 8 p.m. Open to all ages, all dances taught. $8, $20 families. or

• Line dancing classes, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. 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.



• Maine Veteran Volunteer Lawyers Project veterans benefits clinic, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 18, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.

• 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, or

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

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


• 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.

Fairs, fundraisers


• Indoor yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17-18, Old Town Riverside Grange 273, 1266 North Main St.

• Plant sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18, First United Methodist Church of Brewer. Also,  yard sale, rummage sale, baked goods, books and more.


• Women’s Group of St. Vincent de Paul Church annual plant sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18, across from Community Pharmacy, Main Street. Annuals, perennials and vegetables grown by women of the parish.


• Plant sale and Spring Fair, 8 a.m.-noon May 18, Frankfort Congregational Church, Main Road. 223-5762.


• Hampden Garden Club, perennial plant and pie sale, 8 a.m.-noon May 18,  Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road. Plants grown and potted by club members. Homemade pies. Benefits restoration of historic Harmony Hall. Pat, 862-3909.


• Plant and bake sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18, Newburgh Community LIbrary, 2514 Western Ave. 234-4931.


• Church of Universal Fellowship 57th annual Green Thumb and food sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 18, at the church, 82 Main St. Benefits church Benevolence Fund.  866-3655.


• Yard sale, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 18, Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St. Food, crafts and grilled hotdogs, 942-5023.



“Unnatural Causes,” 7 p.m. May l9, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine. Part one of a series about health and longevity correlated with socioeconomic status. Followed by discussion. Free and open to all. 942-9343.

Lectures, books


• Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s Friends of the Appalachian Trail in Maine: Outdoors writer and hiker Aislinn Sarnacki, “Finding the Trail: Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail in Maine,” 6:30 p.m. May 22, Brewer Community School, 92 Pendleton St. Free and open to all. Register in advance, or


• Kara Lorion, University of Maine graduate student, “Black ash, the emerald ash borer, and the threat it poses to a rich tradition of basketry in Maine,” 10 a.m. May 18. Sunkhaze Cafe, 241 Main St. or



• 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.


• 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.


• Baked bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m. May 18, Dedham Church, Route 46. $8, $4 children.


• Dixmont United Methodist Church public fellowship breakfast, 7-9 a.m.  May 18, Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Clubhouse, Cates Road. $6, $3 children.


• Baked bean and casseroles supper, 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. May 18, North Brewer-Eddington United Methodist Church, Route 9. $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.



• 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.

• Cole Land Transportation  Museum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Nov. 11, 405 Perry Road. Horse-drawn wagon to 18-wheeler trucks, snowplows, hearses, military vehicles, restored motorcycles, historic fire trucks, American Railfan locomotive, freight car, caboose, Maine World War II Memorial, Maine Vietnam Memorial, Purple Heart monument, Bangor World War II Memorial, 5th Armored Division collection of WWII memorabilia, Army tank, Huey helicopter. $7, $5 seniors, free age 18 and under. 990-3600, ext. 13,


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



• Strong Like Bull Band, 7 p.m. May 18,  Bangor Grange hall. Lasagna supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Supper tickets, $8; show tickets, $7; both $13. 973-3976, information or reservations.

• New Renaissance Singers annual Spring Concert, 7 p.m. May 18, Columbia Street Baptist Church. Admission by suggested donation of $10.

• 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. Admission by donation 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.


• Baked bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m. May 18, Dedham Congregational Church, Route 46. $8, $4 children.


• 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.


• Coffeehouse Music Buffet with Robert Jones, 7-9 p.m. May 17, Penobscot United Methodist Church, 14 Southern Bay Road. Admission by donation to benefit fuel fund and food bank.



• Moonlight Canoeing, 7 p.m. May 23, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Bring canoe or kayak or rent one at the center. $10 members, $15 others. Canoe rental with life jacket and paddles, $5. Advance registration required. 989-2591 or

• Peatlands of Maine, two-part program with evening presentation with hands-on field trip to Orono Bog, with Ron Davis, professor emeritus, School of Biology and Ecology, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, 6:30-8 p.m. May 24, 9 a.m.-noon May 25. $10 members, $15 others. Advance registration required. 989-2591 or


“For the Birds: Natural Bird Feeders,” 1 p.m. May 19, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Learn about use of native tree and shrub species, and flowering plants as food source for birds. Reservations and cancellations requested by May 18. Admission by suggested donation of $5, free to children. 944-9259 or

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