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Weekly calendar listings for Nov. 24-Dec. 2 – now with holiday listings

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Art

BANGOR — “Roadside Ghosts: Photographs by Dave Anderson,”  “Evergreen: Installation by Wendy Wischer,” Abstract New England: Six Perspectives — Jennifer Amadeo-Holl, Meg Brown Payson, Jon Petro, Louis Risoli, Terry Rose, Dudley Zopp,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday to Dec. 31, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. Exhibit supported by Wells Fargo advisers. Free admission thanks to generosity of Machias Savings Bank. 561-3350.
BANGOR — Artist JoAnne Houlsen, “Recent Paintings by JoAnne Houlsen,” through Dec. 18, John Rohman Art Gallery, Eastern Maine Community College Library, Hogan Road.
BANGOR — “Woodstock: Wood and Fiber Art,” by Edward Harrow, Blake Hendrikson, Gwethalyn Phillips and Mette Arup Watt, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Jan. 11, Boyd Place Gallery. Self-guided tours available. 941-2820.
BANGOR — Art at Bangor Public Library, November: Gordon Bromley, photographs, Lecture Hall; Jim Counihan, photographs, Stairwell Gallery.
BANGOR — Bangor Art Society seventh Holiday Art Auction 6 p.m. Dec. 5, Masonic Center, 294 Union St. Artists invited to contribute original artwork. Kris Whitney, 942-3868, David Haskins, 990-2920, or www.bangorartsociety.com.
BLUE HILL — Art in the Cafe, Estelle Poole, paintings, during November, Blue Hill Co-op Cafe. Mary Barnes, 359-5053.
HOLDEN — Drawing from nature for adults, 11 a.m.-noon. Dec. 5, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $10 members, $12 public. Bring a regular pencil, sketch pad and an eraser.

Children
BANGOR — Challenger Learning Center of Maine home-schooler workshops for grades four through eight, 9-11 a.m.: Astronaut Life, Dec. 1; Chemistry Experiments, Jan 5; 30 Venture Way. $15, $18 day of workshop, 20-percent sibling discount. 990-2900.
BREWER — Story time, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Brewer Public Library. 989-7943.
HOLDEN — Reading of the book “Night Tree” and bird treat making, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 2, Fields Pond Audubon Center. All ages. $5 suggested family donation. Benefits Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Acadia Wildlife Foundation. 989-2591.
HOLDEN — Drawing from nature for ages 4-10, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $10 members, $12 public. Bring a regular pencil, sketchpad and an eraser.
ORONO — Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, “Touching the Edge of the Universe,” 7 p.m. Fridays, November, Wingate Hall, University of Maine. For younger audiences, “Earth’s Wild Ride,” 2 p.m. Sundays. $3, seating limited. Reservations, 581-1341 or www.GalaxyMaine.com.

Clubs
BANGOR — Bingo, Fridays, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Food and set-up, 4:30 p.m.; early birds, 5:30 p.m.; regular, specials, 7 p.m. Refreshments available. 973-3976.
BREWER — Over-50 Singles get-together, 6-9 p.m. last Monday, Kosta’s, 429 Wilson St. Food, fun, friendship. $10. Cash bar. Lee, 949-4959.
HAMPDEN — Demolay leadership and fellowship group for boys age 12-21, 6:30 p.m. first Wednesday, Masonic Hall, across from Hampden Academy. Fun night, third Wednesday. 992-2060.

Dance
BANGOR — Line dance classes, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Maine Veterans Home, 44 Hogan Road. Beginner and intermediate. $5. Benefits Maine Veterans Home. 852-3284.
BANGOR — Bangor Singles Club dances, 8 p.m.-midnight, Brewer Eagles Club: Bob Ellston and the Road Rangers, Nov. 27. No smoking, no T-shirts. Marylyn, 827-5751.
BREWER — Line dance classes, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, upstairs, Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. All levels. $5. Benefits Brewer Eagles Club. 852-3284.

Fairs, Fundraisers
BANGOR — Amicus-Bouchea Center annual fundraising holiday craft fair, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 96 Thirteenth St. Crafts, wreaths, quilt raffle, refreshments.
BREWER — United Maine Craftsmen’s 35th Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 27, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Nov. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 29, Brewer Auditorium. Fifty-five artisans. Door prizes hourly. Admission, $1. 621-2818 or www.unitedmainecraftsmen.com.
BREWER — St. Joseph’s Parish Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 5, Parish Hall, 531 North Main St. Holiday gift baskets, decorations, homemade crafts, baked goods, cookies, fudge, white elephants. Luncheon.
CASTINE — Holly berry fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 5, Trinitarian Congregational Parish, Main Street. Painted driftwood Santas, necklaces crafted from seashore marine vegetation, silent auction table, Christmas decorations, gift items, poinsettias, wreaths. Benefits Hospice of Hancock County, H.O.M.E., Doctors Without Borders, Next Step and Hancock County Habitat for Humanity. 326-4052.
EDDINGTON — Festive Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 5, East Eddington Community Church, Main Road. Handmade gifts, fresh wreaths and greens, food table, jumble table and Christmas Cafe all day presented by Ladies Aid Society. Benefits church  upkeep and special projects.
HAMPDEN — No-limit Texas Hold ’em poker tournament, 1 p.m. Dec. 12, Kiwanis Civic Center, 55 Main Road North. Doors open noon. Limited to 100 players. $103. Benefits Kiwanis civic projects. Keith, 356-9949.
HERMON — Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry, first, third Thursdays, Penobscot Snowmobile Club, Bog Road. 299-5186.
HOLDEN — Top Hat II Dance Team One-Stop Shoppe, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 28, at studio, DeBeck Park, off Route 1A. Independent vendors, gift items, baked goods, lunch. Benefits Top Hat II Dance Team that performs at area agencies. 989-3900.
HOLDEN — Aunt Nellie’s Attic, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 223 Main Road. Donations accepted by arrangement. Benefits Hammond Street Senior Center in Bangor. 989-3631, 262-5532.
HUDSON — Craft show and white elephants, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 12, Hudson Town Hall. Table rental space, $20. Refreshments. Sponsor, Grange CWA committee. 327-1303.
HUDSON — Pushaw Lake Snowmobile Club first annual holiday craft fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 28, Hudson Town Hall, Route 221. Kitchen open.
OLD TOWN — Purses with Purpose and holiday bakery, 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 5, St. James Episcopal Church, Main and Center streets. Gently used purses, $1, $5, $10, $20. Purse sale benefits Book Angels literacy project at MAPS StepUP shelter in Bangor.
OLD TOWN — Re-gifting sale to benefit Animal Orphanage, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 12, YMCA. Donations needed. 827-8777.
ORONO — University of Maine Page Farm and Home Museum annual Holiday Shoppe craft fair 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5 at the museum. Twenty-two Maine crafters and artisans. Free, free parking. Maple sugar products, bread, hand-knitted and felted items, wreaths, reproduction toys, woven rugs, handcrafted soaps, jewelry and food. 581-4100.
ORONO — Front Porch Books open house, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 4; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5, 67 Pine St. Books, pottery, paper jewelry and bird collage cards.
ORRINGTON — Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 28, Center Drive School gymnasium. Food, white elephant items, raffles. Table space available, 825-3245.
WINTERPORT — Holiday Fair, 2-5 p.m. Dec. 4; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 5, Ellingwood’s Corner United Methodist Church, Route 69. Sandwich meal, 3-5 p.m. Dec. 4. $4. Turkey pot pie luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 5. $6. Fair, silent auction, bakery, hand-dipped chocolates, Christmas items, treasures. Wreaths made while you wait, $10. Table rental, $10. 234-2762.

Holidays
BANGOR — Tenth annual Creche Exhibit, more than 4,000 nativity scenes on display, living Nativity, International Exhibit, Maine Folk Art Exhibit, Children’s Exhibit, audio and slide show, live holiday music provided by local churches and community groups, noon-8 p.m. Dec. 4; 9
a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 5; noon-8 p.m. Dec. 6-7, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Grandview Avenue and Essex Street. Free.
BANGOR — Holiday high tea, 3 p.m. Dec. 13, the Historic Bangor Opera House. $30. Four course menu of teas, scones, tea sandwiches and desserts. Benefits annual fund of the Penobscot Theatre. 942-3333.
BANGOR — Christmas Worship Services, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St., Christmas Eve family worship featuring Christmas Pageant, 6 p.m. Dec. 24; traditional candlelight service with Christmas carols, 9 p.m. Dec. 24. 945-9567, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
BANGOR — Holiday events, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. Christmas Coffee and gift basket sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Dec. 12; music concert honoring birth of Jesus, 3 p.m. Dec. 12, admission by donation, light meal served; Mount View Chamber Singers “Carols in the Round,” 4 p.m. Dec. 13, admission by donation; 6-9 p.m. Dec. 31, New Year’s celebration and potluck supper. Reeni, church office, 945-9567.
BANGOR — Bangor Community Chorus 40th anniversary Holiday Concert, 2 p.m. Dec. 6, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. Carols, folk music, show tunes. Free. Refreshments. 945-6752.
BREWER — Advent program led by Dr. Susan Wesley, 2-3 p.m. Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23, First United Methodist Church, 40 Main St. Reflection through scripture, song, story and prayer. Open to all. The Rev. Shirley Mattson, 469-7069.
CARMEL — Community tree lighting, 4 p.m. Dec. 6, Simpson Memorial Library, 8 Plymouth Road. Caroling and luminary walk to Paul Haskell House to view miniature Carmel village. Refreshments.
CARMEL — Holiday story hour and cookie decorating, 10 a.m. Dec. 12, Golden Harvest Grange. Pre-K to age 9. 848-7145.
HAMPDEN — Christmas tree lighting ceremony, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Hampden town office, Western Avenue. Caroling, refreshments, Santa Claus.
HAMPDEN — Christmas sing-along, 2 p.m. Dec. 20, Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road. Open to all. Free. Coffee, cocoa and cookies. 862-4195.
ORONO — Wreath making workshops, 1-3 p.m. Nov. 28; 7 p.m. Dec. 2; and 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3, Page Farm and Home Museum, University of Maine. $15. 581-4100.
ORRINGTON — Holiday concert “Acoustic Christmas” with Stephanie Isrealson, 6 p.m. Dec. 12, East Orrington Congregational Church. Free.
WINTERPORT — First practice for Winterport live nativity, 1 p.m. Nov. 29, Winterport Calvary Apostolic Church, North Main St. 223-4088 or wintgrdns@roadrunner.com.

Lectures, events
BANGOR — Workshop on pregnancy-related issues, 6 p.m. Dec. 3, Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center, 700 Mount Hope Ave. Free. Must register, 947-5337, ext. 114.
BLUE HILL — Poetry Cafe, 4-6 p.m. last Friday, Blue Hill Co-op, 4 Ellsworth Road. Free. 374-2165. Bring poems.
BREWER — Book signing by Randy Spencer, “Where Cool Waters Flow: Four Seasons with a Master Maine Guide,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 12, Van Raymond Outfitters, 388 South Main St. 989-6001.

Meals
BANGOR — Warming Center and free community meal, 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. 945-9567.
BANGOR — Free bread, 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Saturdays of month, First Assembly of God Church, 614 Finson Road. All welcome. 942-1029.
HAMPDEN — Baked bean supper featuring John’s famous chili, 4:30-6 p.m. Dec. 5, Kiwanis Civic Center, Main Road North, $6, $3 children. Eat in or take out. For home delivery after 5 p.m. call 862-3700 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Benefits Hampden Kiwanis Charities.

Museums
BANGOR — Free first Friday night at Maine Discovery Museum, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 4.
www.mainediscoverymuseum.org.
BANGOR — Maine Korean War Memorial, Pagoda-style monument with names of 245 Mainers killed or Missing in Action during 1950-1953 war, including five Medal of Honor recipients. Flags of 15 U.N. participating nations, U.S., South Korea. Remembrance Walkway honoring veterans of all wars, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mt. Hope Avenue. Officially named State Korean War Memorial by 117th Maine Legislature in 1995.
BANGOR — Maine Discovery Museum, largest children’s museum in Maine, three floors of interactive exhibits, tree house, sound studio, pilot a ship, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 74 Main St. $7.50. Free to members, those under 1. www.mainediscoverymuseum.org. 262-7200.
INDIAN ISLAND — Penobscot Nation Historical Museum, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, year round. Hundreds of historical and cultural objects of the Penobscot Tribe from early Stone Age to the present. Videos shown daily. Free, but donations accepted. 827-4153.
ORONO — Page Farm and Home Museum, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, University of Maine campus.

Music
BANGOR — “The Brick” open mic, all acts, ages, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Union Street Brick Church. Signup begins 6:30 p.m. $2 donation. 945-9798 or www.thebrickchurch.com.
BANGOR — Maine Academy of Country Music revue, 6-9 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, VFW hall, 1368 Hammond St. Extension. Admission by donation. Smoke-free, alcohol-free. Dance, play, sing or listen. VFW Auxiliary kitchen open. 991-3999.
BREWER — The New Renaissance Singers, 7 p.m. Dec. 5, The First Congregational Church of Brewer. Free. www.NRSingers.com.
BREWER — Upcoming Events at Next Generation Theatre, Between Friends Art Center, 39 Center St.: Ken and Jane Brooks, vintage, acoustic music, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12, $10, $8 students and seniors with ID, Toys for Tots benefit, $2 off with toy donation; The Focus Group, live improv theater for mature audiences, 8 p.m. Dec. 19. $5; Home INC., Concert to help homeless shelters, three bands, 7 p.m.  Dec. 28, for those age 21 and older. $5. 989-7100.
CLIFTON — Jesus Light of the World concert, 5 p.m. Dec. 13, Clifton United Baptist Church.
ORRINGTON — International tea and concert, 2 p.m. Dec. 5, East Orrington Congregational Church, 33 Johnson Mill Road. $10. Reservations necessary by Nov. 23. Teas, pastries, sandwiches. Russian, Irish, Spanish music. 825-3404.

Theater
BREWER — The Focus Group, 8 p.m. Dec. 19, Next Generation Theatre, Between Friends Art Center. Mature audiences only. $5. 989-7100.

Etc.
BANGOR — Vigil for Peace, 5-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, across from Federal Building, Harlow Street. Group has signs for participants to hold. 942-9343.
BANGOR — Deeper Than Words: Listening with the Ear of the Heart, prayer, meditation, scripture discussion, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High St. In the parlor, second floor of church, offices at rear of building. Bill or Lee, 862-5448. All welcome.
BANGOR — German Stammtisch, language learning and talking group, 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Borders. All welcome.
BANGOR AREA — American Red Cross Donor Center. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. first and third Saturdays, 900B Hammond St. 941-2900, www.newenglandblood.org.