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.



• Veggie Tales “Beauty and the Beet,” 5 p.m. Nov. 23, Glad Tidings Church, 1033 Broadway. Free. 947-0324.

• Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $7.50. Closed Mondays unless it is a school holiday. 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 and Thursdays; Tiny Tots, 11-11:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursdays.



• Gateway Senior’s arts and crafts expert Judy Commeau demonstrating art of making fabric flowers, 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Large Conference Room, Inn at Dirigo Pines. Free. To register,  Gateway Seniors, 899-3031.



• Contradance November 21 with music by Velocipede and Dugan Murphy calling, Nov. 21, 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



• Eastern Maine Model Railroad Club 37th annual Model Railroad Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 22, Jeff’s Catering, East-West Industrial Park. $4, free to children under 12. Displays, dealers, model layout, refreshments.


•  Hampden VFW Cribbage tournaments, 10 a.m. Dec. 13, VFW Post, 41 Canoe Club Road. $20. Food and refreshments available for purchase. 50/50 drawing. Game boards and cards provided.

Fairs, fundraisers

ORONO — Arts, crafts and more fair and yard sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22, Orono High School, 14 Goodridge Drive. Benefits Project Graduation.


• American Legion craft fair, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 6, VFW Hall, 41 Canoe Club Road. Table rental, $10. Tom, 947-7111.


• Knights of Columbus craft fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 6, K of C hall, Gilman Falls Avenue. Local crafters, food table sponsored by Daughters of Isabella. Kitchen open for lunch.



• “God’s Not Dead,” 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, Glad Tidings Church, 1033 Broadway. 947-0324.

• “Fixing the Future,” 6 p.m. Nov. 23,  Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St., Suite  100. Free and open to all and followed by discussion.


• “A Star is Born,” noon-2 p.m. Nov. 20, Orono Public Library, 39 Pine St. Free. To register, 889-3031.

Holiday fairs, events


• Craft fair, bake sale and cafe, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 22, Glad Tidings Church, 1033 Broadway. 947-0324, ext. 15.

• Holiday Craft Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 14, Congregation Beth Israel, 144 York St. Mittens, knitted Items, children’s Items, jewelry, paintings and drawings, candles, traditional Jewish food available for purchase in the cafe. 945-3433 or


• Christmas Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 531 North Main St. Christmas wreaths, crafts, fudge, baked goods, Christmas decorations, children’s toys, white elephant table, basket raffles and more. Lunch of homemade chicken pie or homemade chicken stew and hot fudge brownie sundaes. or 217-6740.

• Holiday Market Place and Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 29, at Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. Space available for $15. Nancy, 478-9986.


• Christmas craft fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 22, Elm Street Congregational Church. Cookie walk, crafts, greenery including wreaths, raffles, attic treasures, cooked food, breads, candy.  Wreaths available to order ahead of time, church office, 469-3333.


• The Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Club, 40th annual Christmas fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 22, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 23, clubhouse, Cates Road. Christmas decorations, needlework, crafts, baked food and candy, much more. Club kitchen will be open serving lunches, snacks and coffee, and baking fresh breads, cinnamon rolls, doughnuts and pies available for sale.


• Christmas craft fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 29, East Eddington Community Church Route 9. Handmade gifts, candy, jewelry, baked goodies. Lunch of homemade chicken soup, corn chowder and sandwiches.


• Fall and Christmas fair, 8 a.m.-noon, Nov. 22, Frankfort Congregational Church, 1 Main St. Wreaths, cemetery pots, cookbooks, wooden crafts, fancy work, Christmas decorations, jewelry, baked goods including turkey pies, preserves and two items to be raffled. Also, “regifting” table. Coffee and muffins.


• Hampden Historical Society annual fair, An Old Hampden Christmas, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22, Kinsley House, 83 Main Road South. Hand made Christmas decorations, hand crafted items including mittens, old Hampden photos, white elephant room, bake sale. Raffle drawing, 2 p.m. Jerry 862-3463 or Mary 862-3638.

• Hampden Senior Citizen Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22, Kiwanis Civic Center Building,

55 Main Road North. Crafts and food.

• Christmas Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22, Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road. 862-4195 or


• Orland United Methodist Church annual holiday fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 29, at the church, 24 Narramissic Drive. Crafts, homemade baked goods, candy, fudge, cookie walk, silent auction, wreaths, white elephant items. Lasagna luncheon, $5. 469-3714.


• Ye Olde Holiday Shoppe, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 6, Page Farm and Home Museum, University of Maine. Twenty-two Maine crafters and artisans to display. Hand-wrapped wreaths, reproduction 19th century toys, handpainted glassware, and edibles such as bread, chocolates and maple sugar. Free. Ample parking. 581-4100.

Hunters breakfast


• Prospect Fire Department hunters breakfast, 4-8 a.m. Nov. 22, Prospect Community Club dining room, Route 1A.

Lectures, books


• Book signing, “Merry Moosey Christmas“ with author Lynn Plourde and illustrator Russ Cox, 10 a.m.-noon, Nov. 29, The Briar Patch, 27 Central St. 941-0255.


• Tim Caverly, author of  “Headin’ North,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 25, Old Town Public Library. Also, raffle. Bring a lunch. Free. To register, 827-3972.



• Baked bean supper with heart-healthy options, 5-6 p.m. Nov. 22, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. $7, $3 for children, $20 for families. Benefits church missions.

• 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.

• Saving Grace Thrift Shop, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union Street: Fresh produce, frozen meat, deli products, bread and bakery items. Free to those who struggle to make ends meet. Low-cost clothing, household goods, books, craft supplies, furniture and knick-knacks. Warming center with free coffee, tea and snacks. Hours, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Supports church ministries.


• 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.


• Chicken pie supper, 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 22, Hampden Congregational Church, 101 Main Road North. $8, $4 children. Holiday fair, 4:30-6:30 p.m.


• 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.


• Third Friday turkey pot pie community supper, 5 p.m. Nov. 21, Holy Family Parish hall, Brunswick and Carroll streets. 827-4000.



• 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.



• Tom Copeland will lead walk and demonstrate techniques of survival in Maine woods, 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 22, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Wear clothing. $7 center members, $10 others. Register at or call 989-2591.​



• Penobscot Theatre production of “The Wizard of Oz,” Dec. 4-28, Bangor Opera House

Ticket information, box office, 942-3333.


• Disney’s Peter Pan Jr., 6-7 p.m. Nov. 21, and 22, and 2 p.m. Nov. 23, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. $7, $4 students. 989-7100 or


• Mannheim Steamroller, 7 p.m. Dec. 9, Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine. 800-622-8499 or