Calendar

Calendar for 6/22/17

 

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 Robert Shetterly, at 900 Broadway, St. Joe’s Internal Medicine Building, see “Americans Who Tell The Truth”- https://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/ or 907-1740.
  • 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.

 

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:

  • Beauty and the Beast Jr., 6 pm, Friday July 14 & Saturday July 15.  2 pm, Saturday, July 15 & Sunday, July 16; Admission: $4 for students (up to 17) & $7 for adults. Between Friends Art Center, 39 Center St.
  • Sleeping Beauty Kids, 6 pm, Friday, July 7 & Saturday, July 8. 2 pm, Saturday July 8 & Sunday July 9; Admission: $4 for students (up to 17) & $7 for adults. Between Friends Art Center, 39 Center 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.
  • Summer Reading Program  each week, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through

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:

  • 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.:  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 Farmers Market, Harlow Street across from the library, and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday through Thanksgiving.  Accepts SNAP.
  • Ohio Street Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m. 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:

  • Solar open house: 5:30-7 pm, Thursday, June 29, at 71 Seventeenth St. Sponsored by Greater Bangor Solarize. The public is invited to see and learn about a local home’s solar electric system, and the benefits of participating in Greater Bangor Solarize, a bulk purchasing program that reduces solar costs for participants. Visit greaterbangorsolarize@gmail.com, 930-5440.
  • 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.
  • Yard sale: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, June 23, and 8 am-2 pm, Saturday, June 24. Baked bean supper, 5-6 p.m.Saturday, June 24, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. $8 adults; $4 children; $20 family.
  • 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.
  • The Krafty Flea, weekly craft fair and flea market, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. every Saturday, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St.
  • Bangor Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 772, will hold a benefit baseball game of Firefighter All-Stars vs. Boston Red Sox Alumni, 6 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Mansfield Stadium, 115 13th St. The firefighters support local charities.

BREWER:

  • Annual Lobster Mania: Thursday, July 27 at the BARN, on 142 Center St. This event helps support Bangor Area Recovery Network services and programs. The menu will include lobster, corn on the cob and strawberry shortcake. Steak and vegetarian options are also available. The cost is $30 per person. 561-9444, bangorrecovery@gmail.com, Tickets must be purchased in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lobster-mania-tickets-35455364951.
  • 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.

BUCKSPORT:

  • Wednesday On Main, summer event series every Wednesday: 5:30 pm, Suggested donation $5. Full calendar: www.bucksportwom.com.

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.

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.

KENDUSKEAG:

  • Public Church Supper Buffet: 4:30 – 6 p.m., Saturday, June 24. Baked beans, hot dogs, casseroles, salads, brown bread, and Lots ‘a Pies. Adults – $7; Children 5-12 – $3; under 5, Free. Located across the bridge from Rte 15 in the center of Kenduskeag.

ORLAND:

  • Baked bean and casserole supper, 5-6 p.m. Saturday, July 1, Orland United Methodist Church, off Route 1 near the river in Orland Village. $8 for ages 12-adult, $4 for 5-12, free for under 5. Cindy Kimball at 902-2250 or Len Haseltine at 469-7475.

ORRINGTON:

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

 

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.
  • Jurassic Park (1993) outdoors behind the Alamo theatre, 85 Main St. Friday, July 21, 9:00 pm. PG-13. Bring a chair or a blanket or your living room couch! Part of the Bucksport Bay Festival. If it rains, we just move the fun inside. $8 general admission, $7 children 2-17, and adults 62 and over, $5 members of Northeast Film.

Lectures & Workshops

BANGOR:

  • 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.

HAMPDEN:

  • Local Civil War soldier’s letters to home written between October 1862 and March 1863 will be read at Hampden Historical Society’s monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, June 26, Kinsley House Museum, 83 Main Road South, Route 1A. Museum and archives open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays April-October, or by appointment. 862-2027 or by email at hampdenhistorical@gmail.com.

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.
  • “Spiritual Strength in Everyday Life,” 9:00 a.m. Saturday, June 24. Spiritual strength in everyday life through Heart Rhythm Meditation. University of Maine campus, in the McIntire Room at Buchanan Alumni House. iamHeart.org/Maine. Or 520-299-2170.

 

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:

  • Free community breakfast 8:30 am, Saturday, June 24. at First Brewer Congregational Church,  35 Church St. (behind Brewer city hall). Everyone is welcome.
  • 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.

OLD TOWN:

  • Free community barbecue supper, 5-6 p.m. Friday, June 30, Old Town United Methodist Church, 726 Stillwater Ave. No reservation necessary.
  • Free community supper, 6 p.m. Friday, June 23, St. James Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Center streets in Old Town.

 

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.
  • Summer Music Series: free every Wednesday from 7-8 pm through August. Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. June 28: Jonee Earthquake Band.
  • 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 October-May, Grange Hall, 1266 North Main St. Unplugged, stringed instruments only. Listeners invited. Joan Richert, 989-5848, or Sandra Moon, 827-3698.
  • Foxcroft Academy Alumni Jazz Band, Saturday, July 1, 7:30pm; Admission: $10. Come on out and dance your cares away! This 14-piece Big Band plays big band era music as well as newer Pop, Waltz, Swing tunes and Latin numbers. Beer and wine available for purchase for those 21+. Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St.
  • The Skyliners 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 22. 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. Beer and wine available for purchase for those 21+.
  • 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.

OLD TOWN:

  • Hirundo Wildlife Refuge annual paddle Saturday, July 8 (rain date July 9). 2:30 – approx. 7:30 pm, with 3+ hours paddling time. All paddling equipment is provided including 28’ foot canoes, each seating 10 people. Bring water, a snack, appropriate clothing. Advanced registration is required, deadline on July 6. Cost: $10 members, children under 12; non-members $20 and $10 BYOBoat. Join us in an after paddle get-together at the Boom House Restaurant (170 Main St. in Old Town). View the full moon, 10% discount on food (with free appetizers) & beverages. Register on-line www.hirundomaine.org. or call 394.2171.
  • Penobscot River Whitewater Nationals Regatta, June 28-July 4, Open canoe, kayak, SUP, wildwater races starting at Old Town, through Veazie to Eddington. Race Chair, Scott Phillips: 852-0680 or scott@waterwaysports.com, penobscotriverwhitewaternationalsregatta.com.

 

Theater & Comedy

BANGOR:

  • Penobscot Theatre Company presents “The Full Monty” through 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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