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Events Calendar for 3/2/17

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Art

BANGOR:

  • “Black Box” Installation Exhibit featuring the works of graduate Intermedia MFA students at UMaine, Central Gallery, 89 Central St.
  • Eco Artist Krisanne Baker exhibition, through March 31. Open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Robert E. White Gallery, Husson University, One College Circle.
  • Brenton Hamilton: 20 Years, Jared Cowan: The Life of David, Siobhan McBride: Four Hour Fortune Cookie. Hosted by Maine Media Workshops. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Through May 6. University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St.
  • Adult Coloring 6-8 p.m. every Monday, (excluding holidays), Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. Supplies provided.
  • Sohns Gallery: Assemblage Works by Joe Kennedy & Wally Warren. 10am – 6pm daily, through April 2. Artist’s reception, Friday, March 3, 6:30 pm. The Rock and Art Shop, 36 Central St.

BREWER:

  • Weekly craft social, Fridays in March. Bring your own yarn projects of any sort. Experienced or new knitters, crocheters, or needle-workers welcome. Brewer Public Library, 100 South Main Street. Call 989-7943.

CASTINE:

  • Winter activities and friendship, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Witherle Memorial Library book sale room, 41 School St. Puzzles, yarn, coloring materials, and other craft supplies. Hot water for tea/coffee. Books in the book sale room available to read or purchase.

ORONO:

  • “Featured Faculty / 2017,” showcases new work by UMaine faculty Andy Mauery, Constant Albertson, Matthew Smolinsky, Susan Camp, Kerstin Engman, Sam Jones, and Wayne Hall. Through March 17. Lord Hall Gallery at the University of Maine is open from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday and is wheelchair accessible. https://umaine.edu/art.

Children

BANGOR:

  • Sunday Bunny Tales at The Briar Patch Bookstore: Miss Abby will read stories and lead a small activity geared toward 3-8 year olds, 11 a.m.-noon, every Sunday, 27 Central St. 941-0255.
  • Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $7.50. Closed Mondays unless school holiday. Free to museum members and those under age 1. 262-7200.
  • Children’s programming including Storytime, 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Mother Goose with Megan, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays; Tiny Tots, 11 a.m.Wednesdays. Pajama story time, 6 p.m. Thursdays. ABC Kids, children 3-6, 11 a.m. Saturdays. Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead, K-3, 4 p.m. Mondays. Lego Club, first-fifth grades, 4 p.m. Fridays, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.
  • Teen Movie Night, 4 p.m. every third Wednesday to watch a movie, refreshments, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.
  • Teen Ambassador Program, 4 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.
  • Hands-On History with the Bangor Historical Society, 10 a.m. second Saturday of each month, topics vary, $5 per child, free to members, Thomas Hall House, 159 Union St.

BREWER:

  • Dog Ears, reading with a therapy dog, 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Brewer Public Library, 100 South Main Street. 989-7943 to set up appointment. brewermaine.gov/library.
  • Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, through May, Brewer Public Library, 100 South Main St. Preschool children and caregivers read, sing, do crafts and have a snack with Miss Shelley. 989-7943.
  • Lego Fun, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, March 11 and 25, Brewer Public Library, 100 South Main St. Lego free-build time. No sign-up required. 989-7943.

ORONO:

  • Emera Maine Astronomy Center and Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine. Children’s program Sundays in March at 2 p.m.: Sesame Street: One World, One Sky. Tickets are available online at http://astro.umaine.edu, 581-1341, or at the box office.

Dance

BANGOR:

  • Line dance class, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Beginner through advanced. 922-2459.
  • Robinson Ballet “Where the Wild Things Are,” performances are: in-school performance Friday, May 5, Brewer Performing Arts Center, 92 Pendleton St.; 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7, Brewer Performing Arts Center; day performance Friday, May 13, at The Grand Auditorium, Ellsworth. For information, call 990-3140.
  • Soul movement, open dance to soul, r&b and world music, 6 p.m. first Thursdays, Maine Holistic Center, 81 Main St.  

BREWER:

  • Foxcroft Academy Alumni Jazz Band, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, Next Generation Theatre and Dance Studio, 39 Center St. Beer and wine available. Admission $10.
  • The Skyliners, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, Next Generation Theatre and Dance Studio, 39 Center St. Beer and wine available. Admission$10.
  • Bangor Area Recovery Network chem-free dance, 8 p.m. Saturdays, BARN, 142 Center St.
  • Line dance classes, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. All levels. $5. Benefits Brewer Eagles Club. 852-3284.
  • Bangor Singles Club dances, 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays, Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave.: True Country, March 3; Wildwoods, March 10; Bushwhack, March 17; Country Mist, March 24; Wild Horse, March 31. Marilyn, 827-5751.
  • Body Traffic, a show in the forefront of the concert dance world, 7 p.m., Sunday, March 19, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581.1755 or 800.622.TIXX (8499) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.

Farmer’s Markets

BANGOR:

  • Bangor Winter Farmers Market, 11 a.m-1 p.m. March 5 and 19 and April 2, Seadog Brewery. April 30 we will be back outside on Harlow Street across from the library, and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday April 30-November.  Accepts SNAP.
  • Ohio Street Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, inside Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Accepts SNAP.
  • European Farmers’ Market, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 117 Buck St. by Sunnyside Greenhouse, year-round.

BREWER:

  • Brewer Farmers’ Market, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, through November, Brewer Auditorium parking lot, Wilson Street.

HAMPDEN:

  • Hampden Farmers’ Market, 3-6 p.m. Fridays, through April 29, Kiwanis Club, next to Irving on Main Road. Contact Amanda Dandro, Islandfarmkitchen@gmail.com

ORONO:

  • Orono Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon every Saturday in December; second and fourth Saturdays January-April, Pine Street parking lot in downtown Orono.

Fairs & Fundraisers

BANGOR:

  • Charlotte White Center’s FUNdraiser. 5:30 pm -9 pm, Friday, March 3 at Spectacular Event Center, 395 Griffin Road. http://www.charlottewhitecenter.org.
  • The Art of Action – A Silently Loud Auction to Benefit the ACLU. 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Saturday, April 8. 58 Main St. http://58mainbangor.com/.
  • Bangor Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 772 fifth annual Chili and Chowder Cook Off, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 18, Hollywood Casino Hotel and Raceway , Lancaster Ballroom, 500 Main St., to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association of Maine. Tickets $10. Cash bar.
  • The Krafty Flea, weekly craft fair and flea market, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. every Saturday, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St.

BREWER:

  • Bingo at Brewer Eagle’s Club. Thursdays 6 p.m., doors open 4 p.m.; Sundays 5 p.m., doors open 3 p.m.
  • Penobscot County United Bikers of Maine’s 15th annual fundraising Belt Sander Racing Series, 1-3:30 p.m. Saturdays, March 4, 18, and April 8, at City Side Restaurant, North Brewer Shopping Center, Main Street North. Rookie class provides sander, $1. Fee $5 to race in other classes. Benefits six local charities. 356-5665.

HAMPDEN:

  • Whitcomb Baker VFW Post 4633 Bingo every Friday night. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; early bird Bingo 6 p.m. 41 Canoe Club Road.
  • Baked bean supper 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, March 11, Hampden Snowmobile Club, 844 Western Ave. $7, $3 for children.

ORONO:

  • Penobscot Valley American Association of University Women annual book sale. Proceeds go to the education of women and girls. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, Universal Fellowship Church, 82 Main St. http://penobscotvalley-me.aauw.net/.

ORRINGTON:

  • Maple Syrup/Irish celebration. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, Curran Homestead Museum Village at Fields Pond, 373 Fields Pond Road. 205-4849. www.curranhomestead.org.

Film

BUCKSPORT:

  • “A Century of Movies” film series, 6 p.m. third Sunday of each month, Alamo Theatre, 85 Main St. $5. www.oldfilm.org.

Lectures & Workshops

BANGOR:

  • Utah, A Magical Landscape, slides and travel tales. Tuesday, March 7, 6 pm. Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. www.amcmaine.org,  942-4924.
  • John Edward – Psychic Medium & Author. 7pm – 9pm, Thursday, March 2. Cross Center, 515 Main Street. www.crossinsurancecenter.com/events/353/john-edward/6.
  • Citizens Climate Lobby, which works with our Congressional representatives to address climate change, will meet every 3rd Saturday going forward, from 9-10:30 a.m. in Room 109 of the Meeting House at Husson University. 745-1989 or connieapotvin@gmail.com.
  • TED Talks @ Lunch. Bring your lunch. 12-1 pm, March 7, 14, 21, 28. Talks will pave the way for the Exploring Human Origins Exhibit coming in April. Moderated discussion after each podcast.  Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.

BREWER:

  • Free personal tech help 2-4 p.m. Monday, March 6, Brewer Public Library, 100 South Main St. 989-7943 for information and to sign up. http://brewermaine.gov/library/.
  • Presentation by Esther Rauch discussing the opera “Idomeneo” 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, Brewer Public Library, 100 South Main St. Free. Drawing for a pair of Met Live tickets. 989-7943.
  • Book Club on “The Longest Night” by Andria Williams, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Monday, March 6, Brewer Public Library, 100 South Main St. 989-7943.

ORONO:

  • Book discussion groups: Tuesday Readers, 10:15 a.m. third Tuesdays; Wednesday Wonderful Readers, 1-2:30 p.m. third Wednesday of the month; Orono Public Library, 39 Pine St. 866-5060.

ORRINGTON:

  • Blacksmithing beginner’s course on traditional methods using coal-fired forges, hand tools and shop equipment. 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 14-April 20, Curran Homestead Museum Village, Fields Pond, 373 Fields Pond Road. $395, includes materials and supplies, including a copy of the book “The Backyard Blacksmith” by Lorelei Sims. 205-4849, www.curranhomestead.org.

Meals & Food

BANGOR:

  • Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen free meal, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. daily; breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Sundays, The Salvation Army, 65 South Park St. 941-2990.
  • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. 945-9567.
  • Free community meal, 12:30 p.m. Sundays, Columbia Street Baptist Church, 63 Columbia St. 945-6616.
  • Saving Grace Thrift Shop, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. Food, clothing, household good and other supplies for needy families. Hours, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Bangor Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 772 fifth annual Chili and Chowder Cook Off, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 18, Hollywood Casino Hotel and Raceway, Lancaster Ballroom, 500 Main St., to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association of Maine. Tickets $10. Cash bar.

BREWER:

  • Brewer Community Service Council’s free community lunch, noon, fourth Thursday of each month, First United Methodist Church, 40 South Main St. Free personal care items.

CLIFTON:

  • Clifton Community Food Bank, 10 a.m. first Monday; 5 p.m. third Monday, Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. 843-5441.
  • Clifton Community Lunch, first and third Thursday of each month, 11:30 a.m. Clifton United Baptist Church fellowship hall, 742 Airline Road. 843-5568.

GREENVILLE:

  • Food Pantry, first and third Monday of each month from 11 a.m.-noon and as needed on an emergency basis. Pantry located behind the fire station on Minden Street and may be reached by phone at 518-8833.

HERMON:

  • Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry, 9-11 a.m. first and third Wednesday of each month, Penobscot Snowmobile Club, Bog Road. 299-5186.

ORLAND:

  • Free community luncheon 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, March 14 and 28, Orland United Methodist Church, Narramissic Drive. 469 3734 or 468-3714 before 9:30 a.m. to make a reservation.

ORONO:

  • Women of the World luncheon schedule: March 13, Italy; April 10, to be announced; May 8, tea and snacks around the world, Church of Universal Fellowship, Main Street. $5 women and children over 10, $2 children 6 to 10, free to children under 6 who attend with their mother. Mireille Le Gal, 581-3423.

ORRINGTON:

  • Baked Bean supper, 4:30-5:30pm Saturday, March 4, East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. Adults: $7, Children: $3.

 

Museums

BANGOR:

  • The Thomas A. Hill House Museum, 159 Union St.( just across from the YMCA), open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. $5.
  • Maine Discovery Museum. Special events, including crafts, book readings, touch tank presentations. Friday, March 17, 4 – 7:30 pm: Middle school Tech Night, Maine Science Festival 2017.  74 Main St. www.mainediscoverymuseum.org.
  • “Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human?” Smithsonian traveling exhibit exploring human evolution research, beginning March 7. Exhibit will be up April 4-27, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.

BRADLEY:

  • The Maine Forest and Logging Museum (aka Leonard’s Mills) open daylight hours for snowshoeing and winter walks. Volunteers available most Tuesdays to answer questions. Donation boxes on the kiosk and covered bridge for day-use fee of $3 for those over 12. Located off Route 178, 1 1/4 miles down the Government Road. www.maineforestandloggingmuseum.org.

INDIAN ISLAND:

  • Penobscot Nation Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 12 Down St., Indian Island. Closed Sundays and holidays. Guided tours and video information. 827-4153, penobscot.museum@penobscotnation.org or penobscotculture.com.

ORONO:

  • Hudson Museum, in the Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Closed holidays; open during selected CCA events. Free. Fees for group programs. hudsonmuseum@umit.maine.edu or 581-1904.
  • Emera Astronomy Center & Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine, 7 p.m. Fridays in March: Asteroid: Mission. Thursday, March 2: Science Lecture Series: Dr. Ali Abedi: Wireless Leak Detection for International Space Station. Sundays in March, 2 pm: Sesame Street: One World, One Sky. Tickets are available online at http://astro.umaine.edu, 581-1341, or at the box office.

ORRINGTON:

  • Curran Homestead Museum Village at Fields Pond, 373 Fields Pond Road. Blacksmithing, woodworking, various classes and exhibits, check for schedule. 205-4849, www.curranhomestead.org.

 

Music

BANGOR:

  • Heather Maloney, Friday, March 31, 8 pm. 58 Main St. Doors open 7pm. Donation, $20.  http://58mainbangor.com/.
  • New England Celtic Arts presents Lennie Gallant, Saturday, March 11, 8 pm. 58 Main St. Doors open 7pm. Donation, $20. http://58mainbangor.com/.
  • Country Jam, 6:30-9 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Door prizes, 50-50 raffle. Admission by donation. 942-0802 or 262-9600.
  • Penobscot Fiddles amateur musicians group, 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, No. 202, 21 Main St. 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 or 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. 945-9798.
  • Bangor Community Chorus, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, United Methodist Church, Essex Street. Seeking new members. Stacy George, 333-0980 or sgeo8@roadrunner.com.

BREWER:

  • Paper Lions Concert: Indie rock from Belfast, PEI, Tuesday, March 7. Doors open 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at door. Beer and wine available. Next Generation Theatre and Dance Studio, 39 Center St.
  • Bluegrass jam sessions, noon-5 p.m. first and third Sundays of each month, Grange hall, 1266 North Main St. Unplugged, stringed instruments only. Listeners invited. Joan Richert, 989-5848, or Sandra Moon, 827-3698.
  • Bluegrass jams, 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays until the end of May, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St.
  • New Renaissance Singers, four-part community chorus rehearsals, 6:30-8:30 Tuesdays, First Congregational Church of Brewer, 35 Church St.
  • Heart of Maine Chorus, women’s barbershop, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Congregational Church, Church St. Open to all. Bette, 989-4110, or Josh, 745-2308.

ORONO:

  • Orono Public Library ukulele group, 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month. Open to all, bring your own ukulele or borrow one with your library card.
  • Caladh Nua, celtic music, 8 p.m., Friday, March 17, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581-1755 or 800-622-8499, www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • Idomeneo, (live broadcast, The Met: Live in HD), 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581-1755 or 800-622-8499, www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • The Doo Wop Project, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581-1755 or 800-622-8499, www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • Celtic Woman, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581-1755 or 800-622-8499, www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • Telegraph String Quartet, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581-1755 or 800-622-8499, www.collinscenterforthearts.com.

Outdoors & Active

BANGOR:

  • Color Bangor, to benefit The American Folk Festival. Runners and walkers 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 13, on Bangor’s Waterfront for a day of color, fun, walking/running, music and more. $40. www.americanfolkfestival.com
  • Sawyer Arena Skating Spectacular, 5 p.m. Sunday, March 5, Sawyer Arena, 107 13th St., presented by Bangor Parks and Recreation Department. Performances by skaters from Learn to Skate USA program. Free and open to public. 947-0071.
  • First Space Station 5K Race, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, Challenger Learning Center of Maine, 30 Venture Way. Find out if you qualify to meet an astronaut’s running time requirement for space. Visit www.astronaut.org for information and to register. 990-2900, https://www.astronaut.org/parents-public/public-events/space-station-5k/.

BREWER:

  • Brewer Parks & Recreation Department accepting registrations for Noon Time Tee Time golf lessons, beginning Tuesday, March 21, with PGA golf professional Mark Hall. Four-week session for golfers of all abilities. Register at www.brewerrec.com and create your account. Fee is $40 for residents and $50 for non-residents. Maximum class size 10.

HOLDEN:

  • Penobscot Valley Kennel Club offers conformation dog handling classes, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Renaissance Dogs, 127 Main Road, Route 1A. Members $7, non-members $10.

Theater & Comedy

BANGOR:

  • Penobscot Theatre Company presents: ‘Papermaker’ by Monica Wood. March 16-April 2, performance times vary. Box office 942-3333. Penobscot Theatre Company, 131 Main Street. www.penobscottheatre.org.
  • Penobscot Theatre Company Dramatic Academy presents: ‘The Neverending Story’. March 24-26. Penobscot Theatre Company, 131 Main Street. www.penobscottheatre.org.
  • The Broadway’s Best in Bangor presentation of “The Illusionists” rescheduled to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, from Tuesday, Jan. 17, Cross Insurance Center. Tickets for initial performance honored at rescheduled date. Refunds for those requesting them will be made available until Friday, March 3, at original point of purchase. For information, visit www.CrossInsuranceCenter.com.
  • The Focus Group: Local improv troupe doing adult improvisational comedy, 8 p.m. Friday, March 17, Next Generation Theatre and Dance Studio, 39 Center St. Beer and wine available. $5. Mature audiences only.

ORONO:

  • National Theatre Live: Amadeus, 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 24, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581-1755 or 800-622-8499, www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • David Sedaris, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581-1755 or 800-622-8499, www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • National Theatre Live: Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan,” 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 21, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581-1755 or 800-622-8499, www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • “Annie — The National Tour,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581-1755 or 800-622-8499,) www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • National Theatre Live: “Hedda Gabler,” Ibsen’s masterpiece. 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 28, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581-1755 or 800-622-8499, www.collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • “Pippin — National Broadway Tour,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets, 581-1755 or 800-622-8499, www.collinscenterforthearts.com.

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