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Weekly Calendar: Feb. 6-12, 2014

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.



• UMaine Museum of Art Winter Exhibitions, until March 22, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. New York City-based artist Hannah Cole, “Time’s Wife”; Maine artist Kenny Cole, “Parabellum” (Prepare for War); and “From Piranesi to Picasso” Master Prints from the Permanent Collection.” Admission to the Museum of Art is free in 2014 thanks to the generosity of Penobscot Financial Advisors.

• Heart-y Party Family Fun Day at the UMaine Museum of Art, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 8. Drop by to create Valentine cards. Free.


• Painting at the Wyeth for painters and would-be painters, 9-noon Feb. 21 and subsequent Fridays at UMaine Wyeth Family Art Center. Co-sponsors: UMaine Department of Art, Gateway Seniors Without Walls. No fee. Register: 889-3031.



• 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.

• Maine Discovery Museum, Mainely Dolls Club exhibit of antique and vintage cloth dolls, until April, 73 Main St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday. $7.50. Free to members and those under age 1. 262-7200.

• Sign up for Challenger Learning Center camp, age 5 through grade five. Camp is Feb. 17-21. Deadline for sign-up is Feb. 14. Cost: $50/day. Sign up for all five days and Friday is free. Five days of science fun: astronomy, flight, NASA engineering design challenge, pirates, and LEGOs. For more information, contact

• Penobscot Theatre Company day camp at the Bangor Opera House, ages 5-12, week of Feb. 17. Days cover theatrical styles, fairy tales and fables, Shakespeare, music theater, and production design. Log onto


• February Vacation Camp, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Ages 6-12, one day or all four. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 18-21. Member: $40/day. Non-member: $50/day. Register in advance at 989-2591 or



• Kids’ Bible Club, school-age children through eighth grade, 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesdays, Glad Tidings Church, 1033 Broadway. 947-0324, ext. 15.


• 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.


• “Mahatma Gandhi’s Philosophical Interpretation of Value,” 4 p.m. Feb. 13, Levinson Room, Maples Building, UMaine. 581-3860 or

• “Who Passes Business Bills? Corporate Influences in State Legislatures,” with doctoral candidate Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Feb. 20, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, UMaine. Socialist and Marxist Studies Lecture Series. 581-3860 or

Clubs, groups


• Dirigo Bridge Club with Steve Dyer, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, and 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Bangor Motor Inn. Open to all bridge players. Steve Dyer, 884-7413, or Jean Martin, 989-3873.

• Paul Bunyan Chapter of BNI, 7-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Season’s Restaurant.

• Dollhouse miniature club, Feb. 9, 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.

• Spanish Conversation Table, Fridays, 7 p.m., Books A Million Bookstore, at 116 Bangor Mall Blvd.

• 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.

• Rendez-Vous, French conversation group, 5:30-6:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, cafe, Books-A-Million, Bangor Mall.

• Bangor Grange, first and third Tuesdays, Bangor Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St. Potluck supper, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m. 973-3976.

• 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.



• Line dance class, Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m., Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Beginner through advanced. 922-2459.

• Sunrise with Soul. Dance, stretch and move to the Blues, Soul and World Rhythms. 6:45- 8 a.m., Tuesdays, Maine Holistic Center, 81 Main St.  $10 per class donated to MHC and the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Bangor.  E-mail or call 745-3157.

• Magic of Tango, 7-10 p.m., Feb. 15, Maine Holistic Center, 81 Main St. $40 per person.

• Contradance,  Feb. 21 with music by Velocipede and Bill Olson calling. Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Beginners’ session at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8. $8 adult, $20 family., 941-9727 or


• Bangor Singles Club dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, Fridays, Brewer Eagles Club: Doors open, 7 p.m. Advance tickets required, 394-2290 or 949-0581, until Wednesday before the dance. Feb. 7, Murky Waters; Feb. 14, Mainely Country.

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

• Skyliners, performing dance music from 1940s, 1950s, and later eras, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. $8. 989-7100 or


• Contradance with Marsh Island Band, Feb. 8, 8 p.m., Keith Anderson Community Center, 16 Bennoch Road. Beginner lesson, 7:30 p.m. 884-8663,, Facebook.



• Alton Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 12 at Alton United Methodist Church to discuss “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham. Be sure to check out the church’s roadside library.


• 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.

• Healthy Hints, touching the spirit, soul, and body through secrets of Scripture and scientific facts, 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Glad Tidings Church, 1088 Broadway. 947-0324.

• Fields Pond Book Discussion Group: “Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth” by Curt Stager, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Bangor Public Library. Leader: Joyce Rumery. Free.


• The Bangor Area Recovery Network hosts chem-free dances each and every Saturday night from 8 to 11:30 p.m. at the B.A.R.N. at 142 Center Street.

• Lunch at Happy China and movie at Bangor Mall Cinemas. Feb. 20. Meet in restaurant lobby. Call 945-5763 for the time and movie choice. Sponsor: Gateway Seniors Without Walls. No fee. Register: 889-3031.


• 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.


• Windover Art Center February Vacation Art Program at Hampden Congregational Church, Feb. 17-21, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., ages 6 and up. Many fun activities. 234-4503 or


• Bake sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 8, Levant Heritage Library, Union Street. Homemade Valentine treats.


• “Legal Documents All Seniors Need,” 1 p.m., Feb. 12, Attorney Kerry Clark Jordan will discuss estate planning and Advance Health Care Directives. AHCD forms available. Old Town Public Library. Call 827-3972 to reserve a place by Feb. 7. Free.

• Bestselling author and preacher Leonard Sweet will present “Preaching the Whole Gospel for the Current Age” on Feb. 8 at Old Town United Methodist Church. 9:30 a.m., registration begins. $10 donation covers the cost of lunch. Contact Kelly at


• Senior Yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Feb. 10 & 17. $13 per class for Gateway Seniors. 866-4103

• Yarn Social, 1-2 p.m., Feb. 11 & 18, Orono Public Library. Free. 889-3031.

• “Garden Pizazz: Creating an Enviable Garden,” 12:30-1:30 p.m., Feb. 14, at Keith Anderson Community House, Bennoch Road. Master gardener/composter and long-time educator Natalie Norton will talk about flowerbed design.

• Income tax Q&A, Orono Public Library, 5-6 p.m. Feb. 17. Liberty Tax representative to speak. Sponsor: Gateway Seniors Without Walls. No fee. Register: 889-3031.


• Valentine Open House, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 8, Ellingwood’s Corner United Methodist Church, 796 Lebanon Road (Route 69). Thrift shop open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with many seasonal items, food sales with sweets and homemade candies. From 11 a.m. on, free pot luck lunch. 234-2762.



• Movie “About Schmidt” at Orono Public Library on Feb. 13 at noon. Bring a brown bag lunch. Discussion afterwards.

Lectures, books


• Brewer Historical Society, 7 p.m., Feb. 11, Machias Savings Bank Community Room, 581 Wilson St. Roxanne Saucier will speak on “Legends of Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor.” Free.



Breakfast buffet, 7-9 a.m. Feb. 8, Alton United Methodist Church, 3494 Bennoch Road. Eggs, toast, pancakes, sausage, baked beans, homemade donuts, $6.


• 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 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 Bank, 10 a.m. first Monday; 5 p.m. third Monday, Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. 843-5441.

• Seniors’ lunch, 11:30 a.m., third Thursday, Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. 843-5441. Free.


• Church supper fundraiser, 4:30-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road. $8 adult, $4 child.

• Public bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, Hampden Snowmobile Club, 844 Western Ave. $7 adult, $3 child.


• 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.


• Public baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Feb. 8, Milford Congregational Church, Main Street. Homemade beans, brownbread, pies, coleslaw, and biscuits. $7 adult, $2 child age 12 or younger. 299-7324.


• Reading and book signing: “Love and Adventure on a Sailing Ship” with author Dominick Jones, Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Penobscot Marine Museum. PMM’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street. Free with $5 gallery admission. Admission is free for museum members and Searsport residents. 548-2529 or


• Church supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Feb. 8, Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St. Spaghetti with meat sauce, rolls, desserts, and pie auction. $7 adult, $3 child/



• Bangor Community Chorus, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, 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, 6.30 p.m. Mondays, corner of Essex Street and Grandview Avenue. Seeking new members. Bette, 989-4110 or Charlene, 827-4825.

• Penobscot Fiddles amateur musicians group, 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, 21 Main St., No. 202. 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.

• Music/Café Night. 5 p.m. Feb. 16, Glad Tidings Church, 1033 Broadway, Bangor. Join us for an evening of music followed by café with food items available for purchase. 947-0324 or



• The Penobscot Ski Bash, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 9 at Bangor Municipal Golf Course, 278 Webster Ave. Skis available at no charge. Try out laser biathlon, radar speed skiing, a scavenger hunt, and an obstacle course. There will be hot cider, snacks and a bonfire. For more information, log onto

• Bangor City Forest hike, 9:30 a.m., Feb. 8 meet in front of Bangor Public Library and carpool to the Bangor City Forest for a free, easy hike along flat paths, 2.5  to 3 miles. Will cancel in inclement weather. 889-3031.

• Love the Land! Enjoy Valentine’s Day with your sweetie, then Love the Land on Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend by hiking Bangor Land Trust’s Blue Trail in Walden-Parke Preserve. Let’s go for a moon-lit walk (or snowshoe). Meet at the BLT kiosk on Tamarack Trail. Directions and info at


• Om Land Yoga in Nature, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 9, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $30 per member, $40 per non-member, advance registration required. 989-2591 or

• Moonlight Snowshoe, 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 12, Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden. Cost: $5/member, $10/nonmember. Snowshoes available in limited quantities. 989-259.

• Great Maine Outdoor Weekend Celebration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 15, Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden. Snowshoes available for exploring fields and trails, sleds, ice on frog pond, warm drinks inside. Maine Discovery Museum will join for wintry hands-on science and art. Free.


• “Three Restoration Projects in Maine: Eagles, Rivers and Chestnuts,” with wildlife ecologist Bucky Owen, 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, Old Town Museum, 353 Main St. 944-9259.

• Valentine’s Day Full Moon Guided Hike: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Hike across flat terrain, looking for wildlife sightings and sounds. Bring snowshoes if appropriate. Some snowshoes available for use. Reserve/cancel by Feb. 12. Call 944-9259. Free for all ages. Suggested donations: $5 adults. Visit

• Winter Family Day, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Dogsled adventures, cross-country skiing, much more. Visit for details. Visit


• Full Moon Hike in the Wildlands, 6 p.m. Friday Feb. 14. Free, but donations accepted. Log onto, or call 469-2045 or email for more info.


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