Calendar for 9/7/17
- Adult Coloring. 6-8 p.m Mondays. Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. Supplies provided.
- Knitting Social. 9:30 – 11 a.m. Fridays. Brewer Library 100 South Main St. 989-7943.
- 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. 862-3550.
- Bangor Youth Symphony Orchestra auditions. Thursday, Sept. 14. Ages 8-18. Apply to audition at https://www.bangorsymphony.org/bsyo/. 942- 5555; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sunday Bunny Tales at The Briar Patch Bookstore. 3-8 year olds, 11 a.m.-noon, Sundays, 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. 262-7200.
- Movie Monday: Mondays at 11 a.m.; 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.
- Hands-On History with the Bangor Historical Society, 10 a.m. second Saturday of the month. $5 per child, free to members, Thomas Hill House, 159 Union St.
- Storytime. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Newburgh Community Library. 2220 Western Ave, Newburgh Center. 234-2799.
- Auditions for Robinson Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” Sept. 9, 107 Union St. Ages 9-12, 11 a.m.-noon; ages 12-adult, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Dancers with pointe experience 12:30 p.m. 990-3140; www.robinsonballet.org .
- 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. 852-3284.
- Bangor Singles Club dances, 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays, Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. Band: Frye Mountain, Sept. 8. 827-5751.
- Contradance. 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. $8; Free for UMaine students. Keith Anderson Community Center, 19 Bennoch Rd.
- Bangor Farmers Market, Harlow Street across from the library. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays.
- Ohio Street Farmers’ Market, 2 -6 p.m. Wednesdays, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. 973-3976.
- European Farmers’ Market, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 117 Buck St., Sunnyside Greenhouse.
- Brewer Farmers’ Market, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Brewer Auditorium parking lot, Wilson Street.
- Hampden Farmers Market, Hampden town hall Fridays 2 -5:30 p.m.
- Orono Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon second Saturdays, Steamplant parking lot at UMaine College Ave.
Fairs & Fundraisers
- Taste of Downtown Restaurant Festival. Sept. 8- Sept. 10. https://www.facebook.com/events/311747052627596/?ref=br_rs&acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D.
- Penobscot County Conservation Association’s 40th annual Bangor Gun Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, Anah Temple, 1404 Broadway. Admission $8; $7 for NRA members, law enforcement officers and military personnel with identification; free for children under 12 when accompanied by adult, and for those joining or renewing membership.
- Veterans Appreciation Open House and Picnic. 1-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9. Open to all Veterans. Veterans of Foreign Wars Norman N. Dow- Isaac E. Clewley Post 1761, 1368 Hammond St. Extension. 974-9112; Snuffy742@myfairpoint.net.
- Steps Against Stigma Walk. 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. 2- mile course. $10 (cash or check). Meet at Waterfront Park at 1 p.m.
- Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival Opening Reception. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.
- Bangor Car Show: Wheels on the Waterfront. 10 a.m.- noon. Saturday, Sept. 9. $5 for past participants, $10 for first year and $15 for day-of registrations. Pre-registered cars in at 7:30 am, gates close at 10 a.m. Spectators at 10 a.m.. Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau, 330 Harlow 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 Days. Friday, Sept. 8- Sunday, Sept. 10. Brewer Auditorium Complex.
- Rummage Sale. 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. First Congregational Church of Brewer, UCC, 35 Church St. To donate items, 989-7350 or http://www.facebook.com/FirstCongoBrewerUCC.
- 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.
- 10th Annual Brewer Days Car Show. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. $5 registration fee. No admission Fee.. 989-0411, email@example.com. Registration form on Facebook @ BrewerDaysCarShowTroop15. Brewer Auditorium, Wilson St.
- Trashcan Turkey Dinner. 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Seatings at 5 and 6 p.m. $8 adults, $3 children. Eddington-Clifton Civic Center, 1387 Main Rd. www.cominshall.org.
- 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. 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. $8 for adults, $4 for children. Pre-schoolers free. Holden Congregational Church, corner of Rider and Church Rd. 989-4550.
- Red Cross blood donation. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11. Holden Fire Department, 570 Main Rd.
- 63rd annual Forestry Field Day. 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. The Maine Youth Fish and Game Association Camp and Wells Forest, Stud Mill Rd. For a schedule and directions, http://bangordailynews.com/community/maine-tree-farmmaine-woodland-owners-annual-forestry-field-day/. Gretchen Heldmann, 613-6837; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Red Cross blood donation. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 12 and Wednesday, Sept. 13. Collins Center for the Arts, 2 Flagstaff Rd.
- Public Baked Bean Supper. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Admission: $7 Adults, $3 children. East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Rd.
- Spaghetti supper, 4:30-5:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St. $7, $3 for children. 631-8196.
- Baked bean supper, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Winterport United Methodist Church, 792 Lebanon Road. $8, free for children under age 7. Thrift store open that day 9 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m.
- “Now is the Time—Healthcare for Everybody,” documentary. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8. Free and open to the public. Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St.
Lectures & Workshops
- “Reconciling Jewish Theology with the Holocaust.” Saturday, Sept. 9, 12:45 p.m. Congregation Beth Abraham, 145 York St.
- Russian Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11. Learners, native speakers invited. Books-A-Million, cafe area, 116 Bangor Mall Blvd. 857-540-3744; email@example.com.
- Bangor Area LGBTQ Book Club. 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. Board Room of the Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. Free event, open to the public.
- Peace & Justice Center Brown Bag Lunch Series. 12-1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11. Topic: 9/11: End Violence for Real Security. Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St. Suite 100. 944-2609; peacectr.org.
- The Basics of Basketball Coaching and Playing. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Oct. 31. Johnston Gym, Eastern Maine Community College. Course is free and open to all. Chris Murphy, firstname.lastname@example.org, 944-3247.
- Free Family-to-Family class with NAMI Bangor. For family members of adults with mental illness. Weekly 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays until Monday, Nov. 16. Pre-registration is required. 631-8017; 479-6977; 1-800-464-5767, extension 2305.
- Bangor Historical Society Brown Bag Lunch Series: Chamberlain at Petersburg. Noon, Sept. 13. Isaac Farrar Mansion, 17 2nd St.
- Mount Hope Cemetery Tour. 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. http://www.bangorhistoricalsociety.org/self-guided-tours-of-the-queen-city/.
- Anthony Wellington Bassology Workshop. 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Tickets: http://bassworkshop.eventbrite.com. Main Street Music Studios, 379 South Main St.
- Brewer Public Library Book Club. 5:45-6:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11. Brewer Public Library, 100 South Main St. 989-7943. brewermaine.gov/library.
- Addiction in the Family Monthly Support Group. 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday with Bangor Area Recovery Network- BARN, 142 Center St.
- The Benefits of Solar Energy and Greater Bangor Solarize. 8-9 a..m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. Hampden Town Office, 106 Western Ave. Greaterbangorsolarize.org; 659-1054.
- “Jerusalem From Antiquity to the Present.” Thursday, Sept. 7, at 12:30 p.m. Bangor Room of the University of Maine’s Memorial Union.
- “Defining Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism.” Thursday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m. University of Maine’s Wilson Center at 67 College Ave.
- 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.
- American Association of University Women meeting. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Margaret Chase Smith Center at the University of Maine. Those interested in joining, contact Janice Osgood, 866-4503.
- French Table. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. All levels welcome.Thai Orchid, 28 Mill St.
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.
- Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry, 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Thursday of month, Danforth’s supermarket plaza, Route 2. 299-5186.
- Free community dinner. 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12. Glenburn Evangelical Church, 911 Hudson Rd.
- Veazie Community School Open House and Community Dinner. 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. 1040 School St.
- Cole Museum, open 9 a.m-5 p.m everyday. 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. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, open until last weekend in September. Admission is $6, $1 children under 12, $10 family, free to active military members and their families. 942-4394 or maineairmuseum.com.
- The Thomas A. Hill House Museum. 159 Union St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
- Maine Discovery Museum. 74 Main St. www.mainediscoverymuseum.org.
- The Maine Forest and Logging Museum (aka Leonard’s Mills) open daylight hours. Volunteers available most Tuesdays. 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.
- Brewer Historical Society meeting. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12. Brewer First Methodist Church meeting room, 40 South Main St.
- Penobscot Nation Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 12 Down St. Closed holidays. 827-4153 or email email@example.com or penobscotculture.com.
- The Old Town Museum 1-4 p.m. Friday- Sunday. 353 Main Street. Admission free. www.theoldtownmuseum.org.
- 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. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org or 581-1904.
- UMaine Rogers Farm. Open house Tuesday evenings. 914 Bennoch Rd. 942-7396 or email email@example.com. 34 different theme gardens are open to the public during daylight hours.
- Curran Homestead Museum Village at Fields Pond, 373 Fields Pond Road. 205-4849 or www.curranhomestead.org.
- 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. Tuesdays. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French St. Rehearsal schedule roughly follows the school calendar. September auditions 3 p.m. Saturday Sept. 9. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French St. www.bangorareachildrenschoir.com or RobertLudwig@bangorareachildrenschoir.com.
- Bangor Community Chorus, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, United Methodist Church, Essex Street. Seeking new members. Stacy, 333-0980 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 included. Beer and wine is available for those 21+. Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St.
- “The Motorcycle Man”, Duane Nickerson. 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. Free and open to the public. Orono Public Library, 39 Pine St. 866-5060.
- 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
- Zumba with Sunshine, every Tuesday, 6 a.m. – 7a.m., every Thursday, 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
161 Davis Rd. 613-1208 or www.facebook.com/Zumba-with-Sunshine-483531741694311/.
- Red Shoe Run. 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. 2.5 mile trail race. Starts in the practice field portion of Saxl Park directly off Mount Hope Avenue. 942-9003; runsignup.com/Race/ME/Bangor/RedShoeRunandWalk
- Pedal the Penobscot. 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Register online or call 942-1010. High Tide Restaurant, 5 South Main St.
- 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.
- Hirundo Wildlife Refuge Open House. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Gate 1, 1107 West Old Town Rd. 394-2171; HirundoWildlifeRefuge.org
Theater & Comedy
- 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.