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• 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.

• SweetART Wine Tasting at the Museum of Art, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 13 (inclement weather date Feb. 27). Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a festive wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, music, and art. Tickets: 561-3350 or visit the museum. $15/person, $25/couple; $12/member, $20/member couple. A portion of the ticket price is a tax-deductible contribution to UMMA programs. Wine tasting by State Street Wine Cellar. Music by Colin Graebert.


• 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, 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.

• Story Times at the Bangor Public Library: ABC Kids, Saturdays 11-11:30 a.m.; Chapter Chums, alternate Tuesdays, 4-4:45 p.m.; Creative Crafts, every third Thursday, 4-4:45 p.m.; Crochet Club, Fridays 4-4:45 p.m.; Goody Gang, Mondays 4-4:45 p.m.; Maryann’s Night Story Time, Thursdays 6-6:30 p.m.; Mother Goose, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:15-10:35 a.m.; Tiny Tots, Wednesday and Thursdays 11-11:30 a.m.

• Children’s events at Bangor Public Library: Candy Workshop, 11-11:45 a.m. Feb. 18; Shadow Puppet Theatre, 11-11:45 a.m. Feb. 19; Make Your Own Snow Globe, 11-11:45 a.m. Feb. 20; Paul Bunyan Look-A-Like Day, 11-11:45 a.m. Feb. 21. No registration required.


• Registration for Maine Summer Youth Music Camp at UMaine open. Junior Camp (grades 5-8) is July 13-18; Senior Camp (grades 8-12) is July 19-27. Campers study with UMaine faculty and public school music teachers while staying in a residence hall on the Orono campus. Register online or by mail. For more information, visit

• The Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium features shows in February, on Fridays at 7 p.m. and for younger viewers on Sundays at 2 p.m. Feb. 14: “Origins of Life”; Feb. 21 and 28: “Touching the edge of the Universe”; Feb. 16 and 23: The planetarium becomes the Draco, an interplanetary ship that will visit each of the planets on its expedition across the solar system. Each show features a tour of the current Maine sky. $3, seating limited. 581-1341 or Private and field trip showings can be arranged for these and other shows.



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


• Zumba fitness class, 11 a.m., Feb. 15, Meadowbrook Reception Center. Free. 356-1454 or


• 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.


• “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.

• 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.

• Penobscot County Genealogical Society, 6-8 p.m. on third Wednesdays, October-April, Lecture Hall of Bangor Public Library.

BREWER: National Active and Retired Federal Employees, 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, Kosta’s, 429 Wilson St. Guest speaker will be Gudrun Keszocze of Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. 745-1912.


• 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. 14, Mainely Country; Feb. 21, Country Mist; Feb. 28, New Society.

• 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



• 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.

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

• 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.

• “Showcase Your Ancestors,” a program hosted by the Penobscot County Genealogical Society, 6 p.m., Feb. 19, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library. Bring in family photographs and discuss  family trees. Free. 947-8336 ext. 103 or

• 4th Annual Bangor Public Library Fiber Arts Exhibition, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Feb. 22, Bangor Public Library. Displays from more than 30 area crafters. Free.

• Free public tax returns through AARP, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. until April 15 at Bangor Public Library. Call Rich Jung, the Tax Aide, at 947-8336 Ext. (142).

• Usual Suspects Book Club, first Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m. at Bangor Public Library. Mystery novels.

• Navigating health care coverage. Bring your lunch at noon on Feb. 20 and 24 in Lecture Hall of Bangor Public Library to learn ins and outs of registering via


• 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.


• Bake sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m, Feb. 15, Ye Old General Store, Route 2. Breads, cakes, cookies, and pies. Proceeds to support children’s programming at Simpson Memorial Library.


• 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.


• Yarn Social, 1-2 p.m., Feb. 25, Orono Public Library. Free. 889-3031.

• Income tax Q&A, Old TownPublic Library, 1-2 p.m. Feb. 26. Liberty Tax representative to speak. Free. 889-3031.


• Senior Cats: Keeping Them Mobile and Healthy. Veazie Vet Hospital, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Dr. Michael McCaw will speak about the care of geriatric cats. Limited to 16 participants.

Fairs, fundraisers


• Spaghetti dinner at Hammond Street Senior Center, 5 p.m. Feb. 21. $10/person to benefit HSSC, which recently suffered a ceiling collapse due to ice and snow. Guests East Coast Ghost Trackers will present paranormal evidence, show part of their “Maine’s Most Haunted” episode. Contact HSSC for tickets, 262-5532 or visit


• Healing Arts Spring Equinox Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 22, Jeff’s Catering, 15 Littlefield Road. 20-plus vendors and practitioners: yoga, polarity, Reiki practitioners, psychic readers, and aura photography session. $5. 831-6523 or



• Global Lens Film Series with River City Cinema at Bangor Public Library, 6 p.m. Feb. 28. Showing “Craft, a Brazilian film (subtitles in English). A short discussion will follow the viewing. Refreshments served.

• “Dirty Wards,” 6 p.m., Feb. 16, Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill travels into the heart of America’s covert wars. Free. 942-9343.



• 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.

• Community spaghetti dinner, 4:30 p.m., Feb. 22, Grace Church, 1404 Broadway. Donation.

• Heart Healthy Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Feb. 22, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. $7 adult, $3 child. Yellow, pea and vegetarian beans; heart healthy salads, American chop suey, macaroni and cheese, corn bread, and pies. Musical performance by John Haskell. 945-9567.


• 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.


• Public fellowship breakfast, 7-9 a.m., Feb. 15, Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Clubhouse, Cates Road. Eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, muffins, baked beans, home fries, juice, coffee, doughnuts, and homemade pies. $6 adult, $3 child. Sponsored by Dixmont United Methodist Church.


• Public spaghetti supper, 4:40-6:30 p.m., Feb. 15, West Glenburn Community Center, corner of Ohio Street and Phillips Road, sponsored by Glenburn Lakeside Riders. 942-2649.


• 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.


• Gourmet Cooking and Eating Together, 9:30 a.m.; lunch served at noon Feb. 22. Recipes, ingredients, cooking supplies provided. Menu: lasagna, bread/butter, salad, and apple crisp. Parker Senior Citizens Center, Birch Street, next to Orono Public Library. Invite friends and family for lunch. No fee. Register: 889-3031.



• Hampden Historical Society’s Kinsley House and the Katherine Trickey Archives, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays, April through October or by appointment. 862-2027.


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



• 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


• “Just for Fun” concert, featuring 27 Castine and area musicians playing jazz, folk, and classical music, 4 p.m., Feb. 16, Trinitarian Congregational Parish on Main Street. Free.



• 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

• Butterflies and Brews: Keeping Track of Maine’s Scaled Jewels, with state wildlife biologist Phillip deMaynadier, Ph.D., and the Penobscot Valley Chapter of Maine Audubon at the Sea Dog, 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21. Free.


• 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.

• Winter Watercolors, with artist Michael Shyka, 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $10/member, $15/non-member. Art supplies available. 989-2591.


• 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

• Owl Walk at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 6 p.m. Feb. 26 and 6.p.m., March 5. Presented by local bird guide Paul Markson. Bring flashlight and dress for the weather. Depending on weather, bring snowshoes or reserve a pair with us. All ages. Suggested donation: $5 adult. 944-9259 or