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BANGOR — “New Dawn Fades: Photographs by Thomas Hager;” “Photo National 2011: A Survey of Contemporary Photography,” 76 works of art by 34 fine art photographers, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, June 24-Sept. 24, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. Free admission in memory of Ted Leonard in 2011 thanks to Machias Savings Bank. 561-3350.

BANGOR — “Exploring Plein Air with Watercolor and Ink,” artist Anne Spencer, through June 30, John Rohman Art Gallery, EMCC Library, Katahdin Hall.

BANGOR — “Pinhole Photography Meets the Digital World,” Karen Littlefield, until June 26, Maine Discovery Museum.

HAMPDEN — Works by 10 local artists, show and sale, 5-7 p.m. June 24; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 25, Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road. Reception to meet the artists June 24. Sponsored by Hampden Garden Club. Free. 862-3467.

HOLDEN — “Awesome Aves and More!,” photos by Jack Zievis, through Aug. 31, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Free, open to the public, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. 989-2591.

ORONO — Works by University of Maine artists Constant Albertson, Sonja Allen and Dorson Plourde, through July 22, Lord Hall Gallery, University of Maine. 581.3245.

Children, youth

BANGOR — Maine Discovery Museum, new exhibit, Dino Dig; tree house, sound studio, pilot a ship, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 74 Main St. $7.50. Free to members and those under age 1. 262-7200.

BANGOR — Summer Seaquest Vacation Bible School, age 4 to eighth grade, 9 a.m.-noon June 27-July 1, Pilgrim Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 375 Mount Hope Ave. Register, 942-8054.

BLUE HILL — Peaceable Kingdom children’s day camp, ages 5-10, 9 a.m.-noon June 27-July 1, First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, June 27-July 1. Nature, crafts, music and games. Free, donations accepted. Info, registration, Wendy Ritger, 374-2891,

BLUE HILL — Chinese classes taught by Lusan Lee, Peninsula Metamorphic Arts & Learning, 139 Mines Road: Chinese Cooking for Youth, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 5-Aug. 9, ages 10-15, $100 (includes materials); Chinese Cooking II, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, July 5-Aug. 9, teens and adults, $100 (includes materials); Chinese Culture and Language, 374-5255 or

CARMEL — Summer Read Program, ages 1-14, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 2, Simpson Memorial Library, 8 Plymouth Road. Kickoff event, 11:30 a.m. June 28, Golden Harvest Grange, Route 2, special guest Jordan Benissan, master drummer originally from Togo, West Africa. 848-7145.

ORONO — Free car seat inspections by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. third Tuesday of month, Orono Fire Department. No appointment needed. Rachel Beckwith, 991-1978.


HOLDEN — “From Camera to Print,” with professional photographer Andy Anderson, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 25, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Bring a few photos on a card and a lunch. $25 members, $30 others; must preregister with payment at 989-2591.

Clubs, groups

BANGOR — Bangor Chess Club, 6:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays, Borders Books and Music cafe, 116 Bangor Mall Blvd. All ages and skill levels, casual play, game analysis and monthly quick-rated events. Bring chess set and-or clock. Steve Abrahams,

BANGOR — Bangor Grange, first and third Tuesdays of month, Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Potluck supper 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. Membership open to ages 14 and up. 973-3976.

BANGOR — Pine Kneedlers, 6-8 p.m. third Tuesday of month, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St.

BANGOR — Miniature war gamers’ re-enacting club, 10 a.m. second Saturday, Forest Avenue Congregational Church, 300 Forest Ave. 478-1598.

BANGOR — Bangor Toastmasters, non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills, 7 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Beal College, 99 Farm Road. Guests welcome.

BREWER — Brewer Historical Society, 7 p.m. second Tuesday of month, First United Methodist Church, 40 South Main St.

BREWER — 35-plus Singles Club, first and third Monday, City Side Restaurant, 393 North Main St. $5. 848-8058.

HERMON — Arnold R. Kelly American Legion Post 200, 7 p.m. last Thursday, Hermon Volunteer Rescue Squad building, Billings Road. 848-5597.

OLD TOWN — AMVETS Post 9 meeting, 7 p.m. third Wednesday, American Legion Hall.

ORONO — Branching Out Inc. investment club, learning about stocks and becoming informed investors through study and knowledge sharing, 6 p.m. fourth Wednesday. Pat, 827-4615; Dot, 866-3008.


BANGOR — Bangor Singles Club, 8-midnight Fridays, Bangor Elks Club (new location), Odlin Road. No smoking, no T-shirts. June 24, Country Mist. Marylyn, 827-5751.

BANGOR — Line dance classes, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Maine Veterans’ Home, 44 Hogan Road. Beginner and intermediate. $5. Benefits Maine Veterans’ Home. 852-3284.

BANGOR — Line dance with Ken Ruby for surgical weight-loss patients, 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Maine Veterans’ Home. $5. 852-3284, 745-7915.

BREWER — Line dance classes, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, upstairs, Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. All levels. $5. Benefits Brewer Eagles Club. 852-3284.

Fairs, fundraisers

BANGOR — Yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 8-9, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. Antiques, small appliances, books, baby items, clothes, household items and tools. Donation drop-off 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 5-7. 945-9567.

BANGOR — “Evening with Elvis” featuring Bruce Nye, 6-9 p.m. June 24, Spectacular Event Center, Griffin Road. Live and silent auctions for a handmade quilt, tickets to Collins Center, a stay at Samoset Resort, a kayak, jewelry, furniture and restaurant gift certificates. $20, table for eight for $140. Benefits Grace United Methodist Church community outreach. Tickets at the church, 942-8320, or at the door.

BANGOR — Fourth annual Astronauts Ball to benefit Challenger Learning Center of Maine, with June Scobee Rogers and astronaut Rick Hauck, 6-11 p.m. June 24, Hilton Garden Inn. Celestial menu, music by Brian Catell and Jump City Jazz Band. Raffle grand prize is lunch with Astronaut Rick Hauck and items from his 1983 Space Shuttle mission. $75, reserve at 990-2900 ext. 4 or

BANGOR — Zonta Club fourth perennial sale, locally grown, ready for planting, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 24, 25 Thomas Hill Road, rain or shine.

BANGOR — Saving Grace Thrift Shop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, back door, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St.

BANGOR — The Attic thrift shop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 170 Center St. Great stuff, low prices. Benefits All Saints Catholic School. 945-5523.

BANGOR — Family Thrift Shop, operated by Highway International Ministries, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 54 Cumberland St. Clothing, toys, furniture and books. Donate items, Diane, 299-6637.

BANGOR — Ageless Treasures, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Hammond Street Senior Center, 2 Hammond St. Crafts made by area seniors, benefits senior center.

BANGOR — Bingo, Fridays, Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Early birds 5 p.m., regulars 7 p.m. Refreshments available, including make-your-own sundaes. 973-3976.

BLUE HILL — “One Percent Wednesday,” third Wednesdays, Blue Hill Co-op, 1 percent of day’s sales donated to nonprofit or community-based organization. Karen Doherty or Eileen Mielenhausen, 374-2165, or

BREWER — Shoestring Thrift Shop, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 Brimmer St., off South Main Street. Benefits scholarships. 745-7208.

CASTINE — The Baron’s Auction, fundraiser to benefit the Adams School 2012 student exchange with the village of St. Castin, France, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, Castine Town Common. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, silent and live auctions. $15 includes bid paddle, $25 household. Amy Gutow, 326-8062,

EDDINGTON — Yard sale and bake sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 25, East Eddington Community Church, junction of Routes 9 and 46. Benefits building fund. To donate: 843-6929. Early birds will get no worms.

GLENBURN — Bingo, 7 p.m. Thursdays, West Glenburn Community Club, 5 Phillips Road, across from fire station. Opens 4:30 p.m., early birds 5:30 p.m. 433-5368, 884-7226.

HAMPDEN — Bingo, Fridays, VFW 4633 Post, Canoe Club Road. Early birds, 6 p.m., regular bingo, 7 p.m. Refreshments available. 862-2553.

HERMON — Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-noon the first, third Tuesdays, Penobscot Snowmobile Club, Bog Road. 299-5186.

HOLDEN — Aunt Nellie’s Attic thrift and treasure store, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 223 Main Road. Benefits Hammond Street Senior Center. 989-3631.

NEWBURGH — Baby bonanza sale, clothing, equipment and toys, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 25, Newburgh Elementary School, Route 9. Rent table and two chairs for $25, two tables for $40, Kris, 356-5113. Benefits Friends of Newburgh Rescue and purchase of equipment.


BANGOR — River City Cinema, “Summer Subpoena,” free outdoor movie festival, sunset (8:30 p.m.), Pickering Square, downtown. Bring a lawn chair. Free. Concessions available. June 24, “The Devil and Daniel Webster”; July 1, “12 Angry Men”; July 8, “Inherit the Wind”; July 15, “Stairway to Heaven”; July 22, “Anatomy of a Murder”; July 29, “Witness for the Prosecution.” Rain date, Aug. 5.

BANGOR — Movie night, 6 p.m., Columbia Street Baptist Church. June 24, “The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry.” Free with popcorn. 945-6616,

Lectures, events

BANGOR — Poetry open mike, 7-8 p.m. last Tuesday of each month, Borders, upstairs. 941-1670.

BANGOR — “Everest the Hard Way” by mountaineer Ed Webster, 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 7,  Bangor Public Library. Free.

ORONO — Tuesday Readers, 10 a.m. third Tuesdays, Orono Public Library. Reading mysteries of American cultures and geographical locations. 866-5060.

ORONO — Thursday Thoughtful Readers with Judy Hakola, Let’s Read About It Series, 3-4:30 p.m., third Thursdays, Orono Public Library. 866-5060. Participants from other towns welcome. 866-5060.

STILLWATER — Public Night at the Garden, 6 p.m., Rogers Farm Demonstration Garden, 914 Bennoch Road, Stillwater. June 28, “Gardening Questions” with experts from the University of Maine; July 12, “Food Preservation: Jams, Jellies and More”; Aug. 16, “Art in the Garden” celebration. Come early to tour garden. 942-7396 or 800-287-1485.


BANGOR — Breaking Bread soup kitchen, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays, Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 517 Hammond St. Free. 570-8107.

BANGOR — Free community meal, 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. 945-9567.

BANGOR — Free meal, 4:30-6:30 p.m. first Wednesday of month, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St.

BANGOR — Community dinner, full-course meal, 4:30-6:30 p.m. first and third Saturdays, Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 517 Hammond St. $6, $3 children. 570-8107.

BUCKSPORT — Chicken supper with gravy, biscuits, 5-6 p.m. June 25, Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road. $7, $3 children.

CLIFTON — Chicken supper, 4:30 and 5:15 p.m. June 25, Clifton United Baptist Church. $8, $4 children. Takeout available, leave message at 843-5441.

FRANKFORT — Turkey supper and pies, 4:30-6:30 p.m. last Saturday, June-October, Frankfort Congregational Church. $8, $3.50 children, free preschoolers.

HAMPDEN — Strawberry Festival, ham, salads, strawberry shortcake, 4:30-6 p.m. July 9, Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road. $8, $5 children, free under 4. Quarts available for purchase. Benefits church and programs.

HERMON — American Legion baked bean supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. third Saturday, Hermon Rescue Squad building. $7, $3 children. 848-5597.

KENDUSKEAG — Church buffet supper, baked beans, casseroles, lots of pies, 4:30 -6 p.m. June 25, Kenduskeag Union Church. From Bangor, take Union Street to Kenduskeag Road in Levant, then to the church. From Route 15 in Kenduskeag, follow detour signs. $6, $3 children.

OLD TOWN — Free community supper, 6 p.m. June 24, St. James’ Episcopal Church, Main and Center streets.

STILLWATER — Strawberry Festival, 2:30-6 p.m. June 25, Stillwater Federated Church. Shortcakes, sundaes, pies with beverage. $3.50, $1 children. Pies and jam for sale. 827-3847.


BANGOR — Centennial Exhibit commemorating 100th anniversary of the Great Fire of 1911, hosted by the Bangor Museum and History Center and Hose 5 Fire Museum, curated by Dick Shaw, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Sept. 30, 73 Central St. Rare artifacts, photographs, first-person accounts. 942-1900.

BANGOR — Cole Land Transportation Museum, 200 vehicles, antique firetrucks, military exhibits, World War II Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Purple Heart Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Huey helicopter, Army tank, 9 a.m.5 p.m. daily through Nov. 11, 405 Perrry Road. $7, $5 seniors, free age 18 and under. 990-3600.

BANGOR — Maine Air Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, 98 Maine Ave. $2, $1 children, $5 family. 941-6757.

BANGOR — Maine Korean War Memorial, pagoda-style monument with names of 245 Mainers killed or missing in action in 1950-1953 war, including five Medal of Honor recipients. Flags of 15 UN participating nations, U.S., South Korea. Remembrance Walkway honoring veterans of all wars, Mount Hope Cemetery, Mt. Hope Avenue. Named State Korean War Memorial by Maine Legislature in 1995.

CORINTH — Corinth Historical Society Museum, 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Main Street.

HAMPDEN — Hampden Historical Society, Katherine Trickey Archives, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 11, Kinsley House, Main Road South, or by appointment, 862-2027.

INDIAN ISLAND — Penobscot Nation Historical Museum, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, year-round. Hundreds of historical and cultural objects of the Penobscot Tribe from early Stone Age to the present. Videos shown daily. Free, but donations accepted. 827-4153.

OLD TOWN — Old Town Museum, 1-4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 353 Main St. Many new exhibits, ample parking. Free.

ORONO — Page Farm and Home Museum, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, University of Maine campus.


BANGOR — Bangor Band concerts: June 28, 7 p.m., Fairmount Park; July 4, 7 p.m., Bandstand, Paul Bunyan Park; July 5, 7 p.m., Bandstand, Paul Bunyan Park; July 12, 7 p.m., Waterfront; July 19, 7 p.m., Waterfront; July 26, 6:45 p.m., Chapin Park; Aug. 2, 7 p.m., Bandstand, Paul Bunyan Park; Aug. 9, 7 p.m., final concert, Waterfront,

BANGOR — Penobscot Fiddles amateur musicians group, 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, James F. Doughty Middle School, 143 Fifth St. Open to all ages, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, bass, piano, accordion, whistles, percussion.

BANGOR — Maine Academy of Country Music revue, 6-9 p.m. second Wednesday, VFW Hall, 1368 Hammond St. extension. Admission by donation. Smoke-free, alcohol-free. Dance, play, sing or listen. Concession stand. Jean, 848-5558, or Brenda, 794-3969.

BANGOR — Country Jam, 6:30-9 p.m. first and third Thursdays of month, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Door prizes, 50-50 raffle. Cold beverages available. Donations at door. 942-0802, 262-9600.

BANGOR — “The Brick” open mike, all acts, ages, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Union Street Brick Church. Sign-up begins 6:30 p.m. $2 donation. 945-9798 or

BUCKSPORT — Concert by Down East Center Ring Circus Band, 7:30 p.m. July 8, Bucksport Performing Arts Center, Bucksport Middle School, Miles Lane. Free, donations accepted for music scholarships.

ORONO — JDADGAD/ARTSAPALOOZA Open Mic Coffeehouse, June 25, Keith Anderson Community House, Bennoch Road.  Open jam at 6 p.m. and open mike signup at 7 p.m. Free. Coffee and goodies provided by Orono Parks and Recreation.  942-3827,


BANGOR — German Stammtisch, 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, Borders.

BANGOR — Free Comedy Games at Bangor ArtWalk, 8 p.m., downstairs, 33 Main St. Public invited to walk in any time to watch or to play. Kathleen Lake, 944-8919, or