Calendar for 6/1/17
Weekly Master Calendar
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail: The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.
- Downtown Bangor First Friday Artwalk, June 2, 5-8 pm, presented by the Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative. Join local and regional artists and artisans for an evening celebrating creativity throughout downtown Bangor. Free.
- “Pretty Black: Racism in the Art World”- featuring the work of local artist Keith Washington. Opening, 5 – 8 pm, Saturday, June 17, Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100. email@example.com, 942-9343.
- The Sohns Gallery at The Rock & Art Shop presents Relief Works by John LeBlanc, through June 4, 36 Central St. 947-2205.
- Adult Coloring 6-8 p.m. every Monday, (excluding holidays), Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. Supplies provided.
- 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.
- Fiber fun. Wednesdays 6pm-8pm, Fridays 2:30 pm-4:30 pm. Knitters, crocheters, spinners, and needle workers, bring your on-going projects and socialize with others. For more information call 862-3550. Edythe Dyer Library 269 Main Road North Hampden.
- Collection of vintage photos from Maine Atlantic Salmon Museum, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Through July 29, Fields Pond Nature Center, 216 Fields Pond Road. 989-2591; MASM’s Bob Milardo, 234-2532.
- 7th annual Stillwater Community Arts – Artsapalooza! Saturday, June 17. 15+ venues of LOCAL arts – music, dance, poetry, readings, painting, and plays throughout downtown Orono. Children’s Parade starts at 5:15pm at Library and ends at Fire Department for the kickoff performance. Most venues start at 6:00pm. Check www.stillwatercommunityarts.org for artist and venue information. Free.
- 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.
- Dog Ears, reading with a therapy dog, 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Brewer Public Library, 100 South Main St. 989-7943 to set up appointment. brewermaine.gov/library.
- Emera Maine Astronomy Center and Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine. Children’s program Sundays in June at 2 p.m.: “Cosmic Colors.” Tickets online at http://astro.umaine.edu, 581-1341, or at the box office.
- Contradance 7:30 pm, Friday, June 16. Music by Gus La Casse and friends and Sonja Birthisel calling, Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Beginner session 7:30 p.m., dance 8 p.m. $8/person. For information, 941-9727, bangorcontra.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Line dance class, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Beginner through advanced. 922-2459.
- Soul movement, open dance to soul, r&b and world music, 6 p.m. first Thursdays, Maine Holistic Center, 81 Main St.
- 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.: Murky Waters, June 2; Wild Horse, June 9; Allison Ames, June 16; Country Mist, June 23; and Bushwhack, June 30.. Marilyn, 827-5751.
- Happy Acres Community Market, every Friday 3-6 p.m. Happy Acres Hall, 3704 Bennoch Road (Rt. 16). Locally sourced products, grab n’ go suppers, special events. Come and say hello! 659-4887.
- Bangor Winter Farmers Market, 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. Opens for eighth year on May 24. Accepting new vendors. Contact Rolf Staples Sr. at 973-3976.
- European Farmers’ Market, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 117 Buck St. at Sunnyside Greenhouse, year-round.
- Brewer Farmers’ Market, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, through November, Brewer Auditorium parking lot, Wilson Street.
- Orono Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon second and fourth Saturdays, Steamplant parking lot on UMaine campus, College Ave..
Fairs & Fundraisers
- Water is Life: Rally & Flotilla, noon 3 p.m., Saturday, June 10, Bangor Waterfront. Event to celebrate the Penobscot River and support the Penobscot Nation’s ongoing struggle to protect and enhance the water quality of the Penobscot River for the benefit of all. Contact: email@example.com.
- Bangor Pride Parade & Festival 2017, Saturday, June 24. Pride Parade 10 a.m. Main Street; festival 11 a.m. West Market and Pickering Square; after parties and more 4 p.m. on. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- New England Home Health Care yard sale and bake sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 2, 74 Gilman Road. off Stillwater Avenue. All proceeds benefit Alzheimer’s Association.
- The United Way of Eastern Maine “Wingfest Maine,” 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 1, Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St. Wings from about two dozen restaurants and organizations. Attendees vote for favorite. Winner gets trophy, bragging rights and profile in Bangor Metro magazine. Tickets $20 in advance, or $25 at door, and can be reserved online at www.wingfestmaine.com.
- Wine on the Waterfront 2017, 4:30-8 p.m. Friday, June 16, Bangor Waterfront, Railroad Street. 947-5205 or www.VisitBangorMaine.com/wineonthewaterfront.
- Bangor’s Beer Festival: Tap Into Summer 2017, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, June 17, Bangor Waterfront, Railroad Street. 947-5205 or www.VisitBangorMaine.com/wineonthewaterfront.
- The Krafty Flea, weekly craft fair and flea market, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. every Saturday, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St.
- Church sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. Grilled hot dogs for sale with drinks and chips. Bake sale. Furniture, books, clothes, and a large assortment of household goods. Outside vendors welcome $20 a table. Proceeds benefit missions. 942-8320.
- Bingo Thursdays 6 p.m., doors open 4 p.m.; Sundays 5 p.m., doors open 3 p.m. Brewer Eagle’s Club, 22 Atlantic Ave.
- Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, June 10, Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St. $8, $7 for seniors age 60 and older, $4 for children under 12.
- 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 and casserole supper, 5-6 p.m. Saturday, June 3, Orland United Methodist Church, off Route 1 near the river in Orland Village. $8 for 12-adult, $4 for 5-12, free for children under 5. Cindy Kimball at 902-2250 or Len Haseltine at 702-1255 .
- Public baked bean supper, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3, East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. Beans, hot dogs, casseroles, homemade pie. $7, $3 children.
- Endless Yard Sale, rain or shine, July 21-23, part of Orrington’s Old Home Week. www.OrringtonOldHomeWeek.com, 207-825-4143.
- Orrington Garden Club annual plant sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, Masonic Hall on Route 15. White elephant and baked goods.
- Baked bean supper, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, June 10, Ellingwood Corner United Methodist Church, 796 Lebanon Road, Route 69. $8 for age 7 and older; free for under age 7. Thrift store 9 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m. Elaine at 862-5304.
- “The Lost City of Z,” Friday, June 2- Sunday, June 4. Alamo Theatre, 85 Main St. Contact: www.oldfilm.org.
- Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium, July 20-22. “Regional Moving Image Collections and Archives in the 21st Century.” Alamo Theatre, 85 Main St. Contact: www.oldfilm.org.
Lectures & Workshops
- The Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine will host a panel of young activists speaking on “Maintaining Hope in Challenging Times,” 6:30 pm, Friday, June 2, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100. The panel will be preceded by a vegetarian potluck 5:30 p.m., Contact: email@example.com, 942-9343.
- Book signing and discussion: ‘Finding Bix: The Life and Afterlife of a Jazz Legend’ with author Brendan Wolfe, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.
- The Husson University Symposium on Ethics, in collaboration with the Bangor Pastor-Theologian Project, presents Dr Fern Elsdon-Baker, speaking on “Atheists, Agnostics, and People of Faith: The Need for Respect and Collegiality.” 5 pm, Saturday, June 3, Center for Family Business, Husson University.
- Dirigo Speaks presents Lucas St. Clair hosted by John Holyoke of BDN Outdoors, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. Free, but RSVP required: https://aarp.cvent.com/Stclair.
- HHH (“healthy healthcare hints”) by Dr. Moshe Myerowitz, of the Myerowitz Chiropractic and Natural Care Center, 6-7 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, 1570 Broadway. 947-3333 to reserve a seat.
- Citizens Climate Lobby, which works with Congressional representatives to address climate change, 9-10:30 a.m. every third Saturday, Room 109 of the Meeting House at Husson University. 745-1989 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Social Security workshop, 4 p.m. Thursday, June 22, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. Guided instruction from Social Security Administration: how to access benefits and information on their website. Call library reference desk at 947-8336 ext. 126 to register. For information: https://www.ssa.gov/.
- Gathering of women, pastor’s wives, and women’s ministry leaders to learn more about the Women of the Word Conference to be held Oct. 20-21, in Waterville. Informational brunch meeting, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10, New Beginnings Church, 1606 Hammond St. Contact Kim Warf at 945-4051 or visit GodConferences.com.
- Jerry Farlow, local Orono author and retired math professor shares some of his humorous musings, essays, on various areas of mathematics, math philosophy and education! 1 pm, Wednesday, June 7, rsvp: 866-5060 or email@example.com. Orono Public Library, 39 Pine St.
- 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.
Meals & Food
- 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.
- Free community baked bean and casserole lunch, noon first Saturday of month, Hammond Street Congregational Church, UCC, corner of Hammond and High Streets. Attendees also receive a bag lunch for later.
- Brewer Community Service Council’s free community lunch, noon, fourth Thursday of month, First United Methodist Church, 40 South Main St. Free personal care items.
- 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 month, 11:30 a.m. Clifton United Baptist Church fellowship hall, 742 Airline Road. 843-5568.
- Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry, 9-11 a.m. first and third Wednesday of month, Penobscot Snowmobile Club, Bog Road. 299-5186.
- Free community supper, 6 p.m. Friday, May 26, St. James’ Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Center streets.
• Maine Air Museum, 98 Maine Ave. located at Bangor International Airport. Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sunday: 12 noon – 4:00 pm, open Memorial Day Weekend until Labor Day. 941-6757.
- The Thomas A. Hill House Museum. 159 Union St.( just across from the YMCA), museum open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
- Maine Discovery Museum. Special events, including crafts, book readings, touch tank presentations. 74 Main St. www.mainediscoverymuseum.org.
- The Maine Forest and Logging Museum (aka Leonard’s Mills) open daylight hours. 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.
- Hampden Historical Society, 7 p.m. fourth Mondays through October, 83 Main Road South. Museum and Archives open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays, through October or by appointment. 862-2027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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, email@example.com or penobscotculture.com.
- 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. firstname.lastname@example.org or 581-1904.
- Emera Astronomy Center & Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine, 7 p.m. Fridays in June: “Dream to Fly”. Sundays in May, 2 p.m.: “Cosmic Colors.” Hidden Figures Project Maine:
3:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 3. Tickets available online at http://astro.umaine.edu, 581-1341, or box office.
- Orono Historical Society welcomes new members, first Wednesday of each month except for July, Birch Street School, behind Orono Public Library.
- 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.
- Maine Center for Cultural Connections presents 11th generation sitar master Deobrat Mishra with Prashant Mishra on tabla. 7 pm, Wednesday,June 14, at Husson University – Kominsky Hall. Benefits the Benares Academy of Indian Classical Music and Daya Foundation’s Prison Yoga. Space is limited, $20 advance, $24 at the door. For information: 907-0034 and to purchase tickets: www.brightstarevents.net/deobrat-mishra.
- 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.
- “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 email@example.com
- St. John’s Organ Society International Concert, with organist, teacher, and church musician Dana Robinson of Champaign, Illinois, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, music of Franck and Mendelssohn on the historic organ at St. John’s Catholic Church, 207 York St. Free, but donations accepted.
- Organ recital by members of the American Guild of Organists, Bangor Chapter, on recently installed historic E. & G. G. Hook organ, 4 p.m. Sunday, June 4, Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High St.. Free-will donation. 942-7354.
- 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.
- 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 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.
Outdoors & Active
- Talk by Aislinn Sarnacki, outdoor reporter for Bangor Daily News and author of the new guidebook “Family Friendly Hikes in Maine,” 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. Photos, video clips, question and answer, and book signing. 942-4924; amcmaine.org
- Lady Slipper walk with Bangor Land Trust. 10 am, Saturday, June 3. Search for early wildflowers with George Elliott and Grace Bartlett. Meet at the Walden-Parke Preserve kiosk at the Tamarack Trail kiosk 10 a.m. Be sure to wear good walking shoes!
Family Fun Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 3, Penobscot County Conservation Association, 570 North Main St. Rain or shine. Free. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Activities 9 a.m.-noon, and 1-3 p.m. Food available noon-1 p.m.
- Bucksport Heart & Soul and Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 4, Miles Lane School, 52 Miles Lane, for a conversation about the future of recreational opportunities in Bucksport. Optional 20-minute guided hike. For information, Nancy Minott, 322-1233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- Learn the basics of Geocaching with guest speaker Lois-Ann Holmes. 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, Old Town Public Library, 46 Middle St. Light catered lunch. Free, registration required. 827-3972. http://old-town.lib.me.us/.
Theater & Comedy
- Penobscot Theatre Company presents “The Full Monty” June 15-July 9. Rating: M (strong language, sexual innuendo). Show times vary, please contact the box office 942-3333. 131 Main St.
- 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.For information, visit www.CrossInsuranceCenter.com.
- Some Theatre Company’s dark comedy “Gruesome Playground Injuries,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, June 1-3, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Road. Mature themes and language. Tickets $10, $25 VIP Patron of the Arts Package. Box office 356-6501 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and until two hours before performances. www.sometheatrecompany.com.