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• Young Curators exhibit, “Eight Scoops,” an exploration of varied Modernist style; “Looking Back Six Years-Part Two: Selected Recent Acquisitions;”  “Awake: Paintings by Maya Brodsky,” through Sept. 20, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. Free.

• Kay Carter exhibit, “Windows and Doors: Crossing Boundaries,” 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Sept. 4, Robert E. White Gallery, Peabody Hall, Husson University, 1 College Circle.

• “Summer at Last!,” 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, through Sept. 30, Boyd Place Gallery, 21 Boyd St,

Featuring Nina Jerome with Helena Bosse, Liz Cutler, Page Eastman, Sarah Frick, Peg Hanson,

Edward Harrow, Rebecca Rivers, Linda Stearns, Obrianna Vine. Oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photography and carved wood.


• University of Maine Intermedia Master of Fine Arts program exhibit, “Without Borders XI: Desire Lines,” thesis works, class of 2014,  Aug. 8 through Sept. 19, Lord Gallery, UMaine. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Sept. 5, at the gallery. Free and open to the public.



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

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

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


• Watercolor travel journal workshop with Lucinda Hathaway, 1 p.m. Aug. 8, Penobscot Marine Museum. Hathaway also will read from her two children’s sailing adventure books, one of which has a chapter set in Searsport. Free with museum admission.



• 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.


• Fitness For All, one-hour class to strengthen bodies and minds of all ages, focuses on functional exercise, agility, balance; also stretching and floor exercises, 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Newburgh Town Office. $1 per session. 922-8128.

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.

• 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.


• SAGE Maine Meet and Greet, 3-5 p.m. Aug. 10, Clewley Farm Restaurant, 999 Main Road. Food provided. Meet others nearby who have similar interests. Learn about Creative Conscious Aging skills, Social Security benefits for same-sex married couples, shared housing and co-housing options, Two-Spirit Families Growing Older, resources for help with advanced life planning and legal documents, and how to connect with SAGE Maine. RSVP to, or Clewley Farm Restaurant, 843-7446. Information,


  • 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.

• Crockpot Cooking Club, 1-2 p.m. Aug. 13, Dirigo Pines. Eat and exchange recipes with club members. Newcomers welcome. To register, Gateway Seniors, 889-3031. Free.



• Contradance, Aug. 15, music by Turnip the Beet, Michael Hamilton calling, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Beginners’ session, 7:30 p.m., dance 8 p.m. Open to all ages, all dances taught. $8; $20 families., 941-9727 or

• Soul Movement with Suzanne Kelly, 6-7:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Maine Holistic Center, 81 Main St. Dance, stretch, move to rhythm and blues, soul and world music. $10. Benefits center. or 745-3157.

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


• Bangor Singles Club dance, 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays, Brewer Eagles Club. Doors open, 7 p.m. Guests may purchase tickets at the door. Honky Tonk Confidential, Aug. 8; NO DANCE, Aug. 15; New Society, Aug. 22; Wildwoods, Aug. 29.

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



• The Great Fire of 1911 Tour, 5 p.m. Aug. 9 and Aug. 23, and Sept. 6. Meet at Thomas Hill House, 159 Union St. $10. or 942-1900.

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

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

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

• Usual Suspects Book Club, 6 p.m. first Wednesdays, Bangor Public Library. Mystery novels.


• Bangor Area Recovery Network chem-free dances  8-11:30 p.m. Saturdays, B.A.R.N., 142 Center St.


• 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.


• French conversation table, 4-6 p.m. every other Thursday, Black Bear Microbrewery, Mill Street.

Fairs, fundraisers


• Spaghetti dinner and silent auction, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 4, Bangor Elks Club, 108 Odlin Road. $7, seniors and children 12 to 18 years, $3 children under 12. Silent auction, 4:30-6:45 p.m. Benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Sponsored by Westgate Center’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team.


• Solidarity Harvest benefit auction, 5-9 p.m. Aug. 15, Food AND Medicine, 20 Ivers St. Dinner included. Donations accepted. Proceeds go toward purchase and production of Solidarity Harvest program for Thanksgiving baskets for laid-off workers and other families in need. 989-5860, or


• Bake sale, all homemade, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Aug. 9, Levant Heritage Library, Union Street.


• Winterport Fire and Rescue Auxiliary yard and bake sale, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.  Aug. 8-9, 509 South Main St.

Lectures, books


• Gatherings, early history of the Bucksport area series: “Orland Cemeteries” with Nancy Wasson discussing her new book “Orland Cemeteries: Book One,” 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Buck Memorial Library. Free. 469-2650.


• Katelin Craven, presentation on bat ecology, Maine’s bat species, the challenges of white nose syndrome and her bat research in Colorado, 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Meet at Parker Reed shelter. Bring flashlight. Admission is by suggested donation of $5, free to children. To register, 394-2171 by Aug. 14.


• “Garden Pizazz: Creating an Enviable Garden” with master gardener, composter and teacher Natalie Norton, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Aug. 7, Orono Public Library, 39 Pine St. Free short consultations possible, 1:30 p.m. Free. To register, Gateway Seniors, 889-3031.


• Discussion of the heyday of Maine’s building of draggers, carriers and smacks with maritime historians Maynard Bray, Michael Crowley, and David Andrews, 7 p.m. Aug. 7, Penobscot Marine Museum, Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main St. $8 museum members, $10 others. 548-2529



• 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 community meal, noon-2 p.m. Sundays, Columbia Street Baptist Church, 63 Columbia St. 945-6616.


• 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.


• Baked bean supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Corinth United Methodist Church. $7, $6 seniors age 60 and older, $3 children under 12.


• Trash can turkey supper, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 16, Eddington Clifton Civic Center (Comins Hall), 1387 Main Road (Route 9). $7, $3 children. Handicapped accessible, air conditioned dining room. Benefits fund for repairs and upkeep of Comins Hall.


• 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.


• Baked bean supper, 5 p.m. Aug. 9, Holden Congregational Church. $8, $4 children under 12, free to preschoolers.


• Baked beans and ham supper, 4-6 p.m. Aug. 9, Ellingwoods Corner United Methodist Church, Route 69 and Monroe Road. $8, free to children under 6. Church thrift shop hours that day, 9 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m. Debbie, 234-2762.



  • Cole Land Transportation Museum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Nov. 11, 405 Perry Road. Horse-drawn wagon to 18-wheeler trucks, snowplows, hearses, military vehicles, restored motorcycles, historic firetrucks, 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 to those age 18 and under. 990-3600, ext. 13,
  • Maine Air Museum, 98 Maine Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 26. $3, $1 children under 12, $6 family, free to active military and their families. 941-6757.


• Heavy Metal, Men and Their Machines and the Blacksmith Round-up, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 16,  Maine Forest and Logging Museum, just off Route 178. $10, $5 children over 13, free to museum members. 974-6278 or


• Corinth Historical Society Museum, 306 Main St., 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays, through the summer. Two floors of displays, guided tours, Corinth history and genealogy archives, and more.


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


• Orland Historical Society Museum, 1-3 p.m. first and third Fridays, June through August. 469-3354, 944-0914, 469-6817.



• Bangor Band concert, 7 p.m. Aug. 12, Bangor waterfront. Bring seating. Free.

•  St. John’s Organ Society concert with Robert and Nancy Ludwig of Bangor, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7, St. John’s Catholic Church, 207 York St. Music of Dietrich Buxtehude, César Franck and Samuel Wesley. Free, but donations appreciated.

• The Dartts, a family gospel group concert, 6 p.m. Aug. 17, Messiah Baptist Church, 985 Union St. 947-7950.

• 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. Admission by donation 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, all ages, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Union Street Brick Church. Sign-up, 6:30 p.m. $2 donation. 945-9798.



• Guided afternoon paddle on Pushaw Stream, 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 35 Hudson Road. Meet at Gate 3. Call 394-2171 by Aug. 9 to register and to reserve a boat, or bring your own canoe or kayak. Suggested donation $5, free to school-age children.


• What Tree Is That? walk with Larry Beauregard, instructor in Maine Master Naturalist Program and certified tree farmer, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 9, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Emphasis on conifers and hardwoods common to woodlands of central Maine. $5 Audubon members, $10 others. To register, 989-2591.

• Night Walk, 7-8 p.m. Aug. 12, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $5 suggested donation. 989-2591.

• Yoga and Nature workshop, 4-8 p.m. Aug. 10, Fields Pond Audubon Center.$30 Audubon members, $40 others. To register, 989-2591.


• Guided bog walk, 9-11 a.m. Aug. 14, Orono Bog Boardwalk. Meet at Tripp Parking Lot by the bulletin board. Gateway Seniors, 889-3031.