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Calendar for 8/31/17

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:

  • Downtown Bangor ArtWalk: 5-8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 1. Hosted by Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative. Artwalk has moved to a First Friday schedule and will be presented monthly June – Oct.
  • 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. 9:30 – 11 a.m. every Friday. Experienced or new knitters, crocheters, or needle-workers welcome! Brewer Library 100 South Main St. 989-7943.

CASTINE:

  • Weekly Monday Morning Knitting Circle. 11 a..m- 1 p.m. Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St. Anne Romans, 326-4375.

HAMPDEN:

  • Fiber fun.  6-8 p.m.Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays, at Edythe Dyer Library 269 Main Rd. Knitters, crocheters, spinners, and needle workers, bring your on-going projects and socialize with others. 862-3550.

Children

BANGOR:

  • Escape Room! End the teen summer reading program with an after-hours program that will boggle your mind! Permission Forms required! Download form online or pick up from Young Adult Librarians desk. Call 947-8336 ext. 111 or register online:  bangorpubliclibrary.org. Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.
  • 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.
  • Movie Monday: Mondays at 11 a.m. – movies rated PG or G; Tuesday Craft with Maryann: Tuesday at 11 a.m. – (4-10 yrs); Wednesday Story Time with Diana: Wednesdays at 11a.m. (5-8 yrs); Thursday: Mother Goose & Tiny Tot’s Groups – 10:15 am Mother Goose (Birth – 24 months) 11a.m. Tiny Tot’s (2-4 yrs); Friday: Cooking with Shane – 11a.m. (5-10 yrs),  Lego Club – 4p.m. (5-10 yrs). 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 the month, topics vary, $5 per child, free to members, Thomas Hill 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.

NEWBURGH:

  • Storytime. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Newburgh Community Library. 2220 Western Ave, Newburgh Center. 234-2799. Hours: Wednesdays 10 a.m-1 p.m.; Thursdays 1-5 p.m.

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. Call Marilyn at 827-5751 for more information.

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. 659-4887.

BANGOR:

  • Bangor Farmers Market, Harlow Street across from the library. 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. 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.

CASTINE:

  • Castine Farmers Market, 9- 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Town Common.

HAMPDEN:

  • Hampden Farmers Market, Hampden town hall Fridays 2 -5:30 p.m.

ORONO:

  • Orono Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Steamplant parking lot on UMaine campus, College Ave. 2-5:30 Tuesdays.

Fairs & Fundraisers

BANGOR:

  • Tee Party. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. Prize for best T-shirt, Cash bar, beer tasting, screen printing station, music, food. $5 ages 21+. University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. umma.umaine.edu; 581-3300.
  • Red Cross blood donation. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. Sea Dog Brewing Co., 26 Front St.
  • The Krafty Flea, weekly craft fair and flea market, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. every Saturday, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St.
  • Saving Grace Thrift Shop, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. Food, clothing, household good and other supplies for needy families. Hours, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

BREWER:

  • Ending Hunger in Maine Charity Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1. Brewer Federal Credit Union, 77 North Main St.
  • Universal Waste Collection Day. 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. WPCF- Universal Waste, 37 Oak St. 989-5417; http://brewermaine.gov/environmental-services/solid-waste-programs/universal-waste-collection/.
  • Bangor Area Homeless Shelter annual dinner and meeting. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12.  Will recognize and thank volunteers, donors and staff. Those interested in attending email info@bangorareashelter.org or call 947-6018 by Tuesday, Sept. 5.
  • Bingo. 6 p.m. Thursdays., doors open 4 p.m.; 5 p.m. Sundays., doors open 3 p.m. Brewer Eagle’s Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. Brewer Eagles, 22 Atlantic Ave.


BUCKSPORT:

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

CLIFTON:

  • Red Cross blood donation. 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. Clifton Town Office, 135 Airline Rd.

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.

ORLAND:

  • Baked Bean and Casserole Supper. 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. Baked beans, casseroles, salads, biscuits, beverage and pie. $8 for ages 12 to adult, $4 for ages 5 through 12. Free ages 5 and under. Orland United Methodist Church, off route 1 by the river in Orland Village. Cindy Kimball, 902-2250, Len Haseltine at 469-7475 .

ORONO:

  • Craft Fair. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. Orono American Legion, 156 Park St. Plenty of tables available; 356-0459.

Lectures & Workshops

BANGOR:

  • The Benefits of Solar Energy and Greater Bangor Solarize. 11 a.m- 12 noon Tuesday, Sept. 5. Husson University, 1 College Cir. If you are a home or small business owner interested in locally produced energy and predictable energy costs at an affordable price, this presentation is for you.Greaterbangorsolarize.org; 659-1054.
  • The Basics of Basketball Coaching and Playing. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 5- Oct. 31. Johnston Gym, Eastern Maine Community College. Course is free and open to all. Bring pencil, paper and sneakers. Chris Murphy, murphycw@roadrunner.com, 944-3247.
  • 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.

CASTINE:

  • Salt Water Town book read. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. Castine-native Donald Small will road from his first published book.  Co-sponsored by the Castine Woman’s Club and the Wilson Museum, this program will feel like a journey back to a simpler era. Books will be available for purchase and signing .Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center, 120 Perkins St. 326-9247 or info@wilsonmuseum.org.

ORONO:

  • Friends of Orono Public Library meeting. 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Orono Public Library, 39 Pine St. New members are invited to attend to help plan the year’s activities.

PROSPECT:

  •  Ghosts of Fort Knox Guided Tour with East Coast Ghost Trackers. 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. 30 person capacity. Minimum age of 18 (12 if accompanied by an adult). Advanced reservations and prepayment required. $20 per person, tickets non-refundable.  Please bring flashlight. Friends of Fort Knox, 469-6553.  

Meals & Food

BANGOR:

  • Free Community Lunch. 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. every third Saturday of the month. Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St.
  • 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.
  • Free community baked bean and casserole lunch, noon first Saturday of each 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. 11:30 a.m. First and third Thursday of month. Clifton United Baptist Church fellowship hall, 742 Airline Road. Call 843-5568 for more information.

HERMON:

  • Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry, 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Thursday of month, Danforth’s supermarket plaza, Route 2. Call 299-5186 for information.

Museums

BANGOR:

  • Cole Museum, open 9 a.m-5 p.m through November 11. 7 days a week. 405 Perry Road. Admission is $7, $5 age 62 and over, $6 AAA admission, free to children under 19.
  • Maine Air Museum, 98 Maine Ave. located at Bangor International Airport, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, 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. If you want to volunteer, call 942-4394 or visit maineairmuseum.com.
  • The Thomas A. Hill House Museum. 159 Union St. 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. Call 862-2027 or email hampdenhistorical@gmail.com for more information.

INDIAN ISLAND:

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

OLD TOWN:

  • The Old Town Museum 1-4 p.m. Friday- Sunday. 353 Main Street. 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.
  • Orono Historical Society welcomes new members, first Wednesday of each month except for July, Birch Street School, behind Orono Public Library.
  • UMaine Rogers Farm. Open house Tuesday evenings. 914 Bennoch Rd. 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 or visit www.curranhomestead.org.

Music

BANGOR:

  • Organ Concert: Margaret Harper, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, St. John’s Catholic Church, 207 York St. Free, but donations appreciated. For information visit hookopus288.net/summer-concert-series/.
  • Dinner and Maranatha band concert and dance, beginning with dinner 4-6 p.m. followed by music and dancing 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St.
  • Wednesday night Summer Bluegrass Jams at Blackbeard’s Family Fun Park, 6-8:30 p.m. 339 Odlin Road. 945-0233.
  • 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.
  • Bangor Area Children’s Choir. Treble Choir: 4:30-5:35 p.m. Youth Chorale: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French St. Rehearsal schedule roughly follows the school calendar. Tuition as low as $240/ year for Treble Choir and $300/ year for Youth Chorale (payable in two installments). Offers 20% for younger siblings. Scholarships available. Auditions scheduled on ongoing basis.
  • Bangor Community Chorus, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, United Methodist Church, Essex Street. Seeking new members. Stacy, 333-0980 or sgeo8@roadrunner.com.

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.
  • 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.
  • New Renaissance Singers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday evenings starting Sept. 7. No auditions, all levels welcome. First Congregational Church of Brewer, United Church of Christ, 35 Church St.
  • Weekly Bluegrass Jam. 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Musicians of all abilities are welcome. Bluegrass fans are welcome to listen. Refreshments will include freshly baked cookies and hot dogs. Beer and wine is available for those 21+. Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St.

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.

 

Outdoors & Active

BANGOR:

  • Zumba with Sunshine, every Tuesday, 6 a.m. – 7a.m., every Thursday, 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

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

  • 55th Annual Labor Day Road Race. 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4. Race day registration, 7:45-8:45 a.m. Entry Fee: $25. For more information, to register or print off your registration form, go to www.BangorParksandRec.com or call 992-4490. Bangor Parks and Recreation Center, 647 Main St.

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 Fabulous Lipitones”. Sept. 7- 24.  Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St. Showtimes vary, contact the box office at 942-3333.

ORONO:

  • Some Theatre Company presents “The Boys Next Door.” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1-2;  2 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Rd. $10 general admission (available online and cash/check at the door) and $25 for Patron of the Arts (available online only).

 

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