Calendar

Calendar for 6/15/17

 

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: weekly@bangordailynews.com. Mail: The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.

 

Arts

BANGOR:

  • St. Joseph Foundation exhibit opening and artist reception for Robert Shetterly, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 15 at 900 Broadway, St. Joe’s Internal Medicine Building, see

“Americans Who Tell The Truth”- https://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/ or 907-1740.

  • “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. info@peacectr.org, 942-9343.
  • Adult Coloring 6-8 p.m. every Monday, (excluding holidays), Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. Supplies provided.

BREWER:

  • Knitting Social each week, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Fridays. Experienced or new knitters, crocheters, or needle-workers welcome! Brewer Library 100 South Main St. 989-7943.

HAMPDEN:

  • 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 Rd.

HOLDEN:

  • 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.

ORONO:

  • 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.

 

 

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 St. 989-7943 to set up appointment. brewermaine.gov/library.
  • Summer Reading Program  each week, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 20 –

July 27. Preschool – Grade 1 events are held each Tuesday; Grades 2-5 events are each Thursday. Call the Library at 989-7943 for more details, and to register. Brewer Public Library, 100 South Main St.

BUCKSPORT:

  • Children’s Summer Camp, July 6-8, for kids K-8, Lighthouse Arts 86 Main St., 702-9135. www.lighthouseartscenter.com.
  • Young Artist’s Summer Camp Exhibition, 6 – 8 p.m., Saturday, July 8. Refreshments, and interactive activities for the whole family! Lighthouse Arts 86 Main St., 702-9135. www.lighthouseartscenter.com.

ORONO:

  • 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.

 

 

Dance

BANGOR:

  • 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 bangorcontra@gmail.com.
  • Soul movement, open dance to soul, r&b and world music, 6 p.m. first Thursdays, Maine Holistic Center, 81 Main St.

BREWER:

  • 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.: Allison Ames, June 16; Country Mist, June 23; and Bushwhack, June 30.. Marilyn, 827-5751.

 

 

 

 

Farmer’s Markets

ALTON:

  • 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:

  • Bangor Winter Farmers Market, Harlow Street across from the library, and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday through November.  Accepts SNAP.
  • Ohio Street Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, inside Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Accepts SNAP. 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:

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

ORONO:

  • Orono Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon second and fourth Saturdays, Steamplant parking lot on UMaine campus, College Ave..

 

 

 

Fairs & Fundraisers

BANGOR:

  • Silent Auction and Yard Sale, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday, June 23. Maine Veteran’s Home, 44 Hogan Rd.. All proceeds to benefit the Walk to End Alzheimers. All items must be picked up by 4pm on Friday. sshannon@mainevets.org, 299-1571.
  • 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. pride@mainehealthequity.org.
  • One Light, Many Candles, a multifaith program in word and song presented by Reverend Betty Stookey and award winning singer/composer Noel Paul Stookey. 7 pm, Saturday, June 17. Benefit: Bangor YMCA. Visit www.BangorYMCA.org. $20 per person. Gracie Theatre, Husson University.
  • Yard sale: 8 am – 6 pm, Friday, June 23. 8 am-2 pm, Saturday, June 24. Bean Supper, 5-6 pm, Saturday, June 24, $8.00 Adults; $4.00 Children; $20.00 Family. First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex Street.

 

  • Comedy Benefit: Comedian Juston McKinney – Friday, July 28. Join Sam’s Club 6333 of Bangor to raise funds for the EMHS Foundation through the Children’s Miracle Network. 6 p.m. live a cappella performance by Mainely Music Chorus, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar provided by Hero’s Sports Grill. Doors open at 7:15 and the opening act at 7:30 p.m. Backstage Pass available, which gives you access to the Pre-Show Party with Juston McKinney from 6 – 6:30. Gracie Theatre at Husson University. 947-4606 or http://www.JustonMcKinneyAtTheGracie.eventbrite.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.
  • Grange beans and casserole supper with salads, homemade rolls, and desserts. Then, sit back with Mr. Music, Gary Knowles while he shares great country, rock, bluegrass, gospel music, and more. Supper at 5:30 pm, $8; show at 7 pm, $7; both for $14. Saturday, June 17 at the Bangor Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St. Proceeds to benefit hall renovations. 884-9339 or 632-4682.

BREWER:

  • 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.
  • Annual yard sale and bake sale, 9 a.m.-3 .m. Saturday, June 17, Second Congregational Church, 607 South Main St., 989-6482, bogart@roadrunner.com

BUCKSPORT:

  • Yard and Bake sale: 8am – 1 pm, Saturday, June 17 at The Little Yellow Schoolhouse, Rt. 46. Donations welcome. Rain or shine. 469-2805.
  • Wednesday On Main, summer event series every Wednesday: 5:30 pm, Suggested donation $5. Full calendar: www.bucksportwom.com.
  • Public buffet supper, 5-6 p.m. Saturday, June 17, Arey Community Building, 1160 River Rd., to benefit North Bucksport United Methodist Church. $8 for 12 and up; $4 for under 13.

CASTINE:

  • The Friends of Castine Fortifications are hosting an authentic dinner to celebrate the rich history of Castine and upcoming encampment in September- “1779-1783 Fort George – Protected by the Crown”, 5 pm, Monday, June 26 at Hutchins Education Center, Wilson Museum, Perkins Street. Cost: $50 per person – Cash Bar (All proceeds benefit the September event). FriendsofCastineFortifications@gmail.com

DEDHAM:

  • Baked bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, Dedham Church, Route 46, Dedham Village. Prices are $9, $4 for children.

EDDINGTON:

  • Bean Hole Bean Take Out Supper and Pie Sale. Supper and sale run from 4:30 – 6:00 pm, Friday, June 16. Proceeds go to support the continued upkeep of and improvements to the 138 year old Eddington Clifton Civic Center (Comins Hall). 1387 Main Rd. www.cominshall.org.

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.

OLD TOWN:

  • 11th Annual John Bapst Hockey Golf Tournament at Hidden Meadows Golf Course Saturday, June 17. Registration is at 7 a.m., and the tournament shotguns at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Meg Granger at meggranger1@gmail.com, or call the Hidden Meadows Pro Shop at 827-4779.

ORRINGTON:

  • Endless Yard Sale, rain or shine, July 21-23, part of Orrington’s Old Home Week. www.OrringtonOldHomeWeek.com, 207-825-4143.

WINTERPORT:

  • Winterport Area Business Association’s 4th Annual Pants on Fire 5k Charity Beer Run and Kids Fun Run June 17, Victoria Grant Civic Center located at the end of Park Drive. Online registration is $20 via www.pantsonfire5k.com and closes at 9 pm on Friday, June 16. All racers 21 or older receive one beer or cider of their choice from Penobscot Bay Brewery and Winterport Winery with the cost of registration. The kids fun run is free! The race is officially timed by Brewer Timing.

 

 

Film

BUCKSPORT:

  • 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

BANGOR:

  • Free Parent Workshop: Preventing Anxiety and Depression. 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Monday, June 19 Bangor High School. Sponsored by Bangor School Department’s Office of Pupil Services with support from the Southern Penobscot Regional Program for Children with Exceptionalities. Please call 992-4173 or email lpoirier@bangorschools.net to reserve a seat.
  • 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.
  • 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 connieapotvin@gmail.com.
  • 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.

BUCKSPORT:

  • Maine Downtown Center event including Bucksport Town Manager Susan Lessard, who will share the story of Bucksport’s community resilience. 10 am, Friday, June 16. $35 non-members/$25 members. Lighthouse Arts Center, 86 Main Street. Register at http://www.mdf.org.  

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:

  • Orrington Historical Society, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, First United Methodist Church, 14 Center Drive. Talk on Forrest Dunton and whether his 1939 death was murder or suicide. Refreshments.

 

 

 

 

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.
  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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.

HERMON:

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

 

 

Museums

BANGOR:

  • Maine Air Museum, 98 Maine Ave. located at Bangor International Airport, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, open until last weekend in September. Free parking. Tours. Admission is $6, $1 children under 12, $10 family, free to active military members and their families. Bring a camera and picnic lunch and watch aircraft at BIA. 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.

BRADLEY:

  • 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:

  • 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 hampdenhistorical@gmail.com.

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.

OLD TOWN:

  • The Old Town Museum, 353 Main Street. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday– 1-4 p.m. Admission free, ample parking www.theoldtownmuseum.org.

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 June: “Dream to Fly”. Sundays in June, 2 p.m.: “Cosmic Colors.” 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.
  • UMaine Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Rd., Open house weekly Tuesday evenings. 942.7396 or email laurie.bowen@maine.edu. 34 different theme gardens, including the new foodscaping demonstration garden — is open to the public during daylight hours.

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:

  • Wednesday night Summer Bluegrass Jams at Blackbeard’s Family Fun Park – 6 – 8:30 p.m.339 Odlin Rd. 945-0233.
  • Mandolin master Joe K. Walsh and his band Sweet Loam Saturday, June 17 at 58 Main. Unity-based band Sassafras Stomp is opening. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. 58MainBangor.com
  • Summer Music Series: free every Wednesday from 7-8 pm through August. Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. June 21: Hampden Academy R&B Project
  • Country Jam, 6:30-9 p.m. 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.
  • Blues, Brews & BBQ. Friday & Saturday, July 28 – 29 on the Bangor Waterfront. The Devon Allman Band, featuring son of Gregg Allman; Texas Flood with The Jimi Hendrix Experience; Dana Fuchs; Between Dead Stations, more. $20 in advance and $25 at the gate.  www.i95rocks.com
  • 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.
  • The Jacob Smalley Band country music concert, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, July 15, Columbia Street Baptist Church auditorium, 63 Columbia St. All funds aid United Farmer Veterans of Maine. Tickets $12, $5 for children under 10. Visit Columbia Street Baptist Church on Facebook for information on obtaining tickets.

BREWER:

  • 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.
  • The Skyliners 7:30pm, Saturday, June 17. 13-piece Big-Band/dance music in the tradition of Glenn Miller and Count Basie. Favorite arrangements from the 40’s and 50’s as well as Swing, Jazz, Pop, Waltz and Latin numbers.  Admission: $10. Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center 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.

ORRINGTON:

  • Bluegrass at Curran Farm: Saturday July 22, open jamming 3:30-6:30 p.m. – call Jim Leighton, 944-3128. Also Curran Farm Bluegrass Festival August 12, 11:00 – 5:00 p.m. For a complete list email Jim: jhljr44@yahoo.com.  www.mainebluegrass.org.

 

 

Outdoors & Active

BANGOR:

  • Zumba with Sunshine, every Tuesday, 6am – 7am, every Thursday, 5:15pm – 6:15pm

161 Davis Rd. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. 613-1208 or www.facebook.com/Zumba-with-Sunshine-483531741694311/.

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 “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.
  • Jay Bregman and Brian Nadeau with The Nite Show Band, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.

 

 

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