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: Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.

• Illustrated talk by artist Olena Babak: “Classical Art Training or Learning How to See: The Art of Portraiture,” 6-8 p.m. March 26, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library 145 Harlow St. Free and open to all. Ulrike Guthrie, or 942-6593.
• “Maine By Four” with artists JoAnne Houlsen, Rebecca Rivers, Michael Vermette and Diana Young, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. through May 23, Boyd Place, 21 Boyd St. 941-2837.
• “Fragments,” artwork by Paul Miller, through March, Stairwell Gallery, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. 947-8336.
• Exhibit of paintings by Maine artist Stefano Tijerina, through April 18, Robert E. White Gallery, Peabody Hall, Husson University. Gallery hours, 8:30-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• “The Tree, A Mystical Year: A Year in the Life of an Oak Tree,” by photographer Bill Lagerstrom, through March 31, The B.A.R.N.,142 Center St. Hours: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 1:30-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 561-9444.

• Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St.,  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. New exhibit Dino Dig; tree house, sound studio, pilot a ship, $7.50. Free to members and those under age 1. 262-7200.
• Children’s Story Hour for children ages 3 to 5,1-2 p.m. March 16, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. Eva Wagner, or 561-3360.

• University of Maine Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium Public Star Shows, through March 24, Wingate Hall: “Origins of Life,” ages 9 and up, 7 p.m. March 15, 22 and 29; “Our Sky Family,” ages 4 to 8, 2 p.m. March 17 and 24. $3 at the door. Reservations, 581-1341.

• NAMI Bangor with the National Alliance on Mental Illness Maine, Family-to-Family Education Program for families of those with mental illness. Twelve weeks, 6-8:30 p.m. beginning April 11. Information or to enroll, Lori, 942-3035 or
• Aqua exercise, 8:45-9:45 a.m. Saturdays, Lura Hoit Pool,146 Western Ave. Drop in, $4 residents, $5 others or purchase and punch card for 12 classes $30 residents, $42 others.

Clubs, groups
• Eastern Maine Die-cast Association, for collectors of diecast and toy vehicles, airplanes, soldiers, etc., second Mondays, at a local restaurant. 745-1345, 942-3801.
• Queen City Grange 30, second Monday, Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St. Potluck supper 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. Membership open to those 14 and up. 973-3976.
• Miniature war gamers’ re-enacting club, 10 a.m. second Saturday, Forest Avenue Congregational Church, 300 Forest Ave. 478-1598.
• Bangor Toastmasters, nonprofit educational organization teaches public speaking and leadership skills, 7 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Beal College, 99 Farm Road. Guests welcome.
• Rendez-Vous, French conversation group, 5:30-6:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Starbucks, Bangor Mall Boulevard. French speakers welcome.
• Bangor Grange 30, first and third Tuesdays, Bangor Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St. Potluck supper, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m. 973-3976.
• Paul Bunyan chapter of BNI, 7-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wellman Commons, Masonic Foundation Building, 294 Union St. 843-5603.
• German Stammtisch language group, 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Books-A-Million. 866-4992.
• Arnold R. Kelly American Legion Post 200, 7 p.m. last Thursdays, Hermon Volunteer Rescue Squad building, Billings Road. 848-5597.

• Robinson Ballet LIVE, 7 p.m. April, 5, 6, 12 and 13, Bangor Opera House. $5, $10 seniors, $5 children, students and college students with ID. Tickets, Bangor Opera House- Penobscot Theatre, 942-3333, or, click on ‘other events,’ find Robinson Ballet show information and click on ‘purchase tickets here.’
• Contradance, March 15, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Music by Nor’easter, Bill Olson calling. Beginner session, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. Open to all ages; all dances taught. $8, $20 families. 941-9727.
• Line dancing classes, 2-3:30 p.m. Sundays, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. $2. All levels. 262-9600, 262-0802.
• Bangor Singles Club, 7 p.m.-midnight  March 15, Brewer Eagles Club. Wildhorse Band with Bobby Reed. Advance tickets, 944-2115, Saturday through Thursday.
• Line dance classes, 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays, upstairs, Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. All levels. $5. Benefits Brewer Eagles Club. 852-3284.
• Morgan Hill Dance Team, division of Morita’s School of Dance, performing competition routines, 7 p.m. March 15, Hermon High School auditorium. Team competes in Turn It Up Dance Competition March 17 in Scarborough. Admission by donation at the door. 848-5083.

• Bluegrass Benefit Show, 6-9 p.m. April 6, Keith Anderson Community Center, 19 Bennoch Road. Admission by donation at door.

• Bangor Veterans Acupuncture Clinic, 6:45-8 p.m., Thursdays, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. Open to veterans, active-duty military personnel and immediate family members. 990-0188, ext. 13, or
• Bingo, Tuesday and Saturday, Dow-Clewley VFW Post 1761, 1368 Hammond St. Doors open 4:30 p.m. Bingo, 6:15 p.m.
• Poetry Open Mike, 7-8 p.m. March 26, last Tuesdays, Books-A-Million, upstairs, Bangor Mall. 941-1670.
• Bingo, Fridays, VFW Post 4633, Canoe Club Road. Early birds, 6 p.m., regular bingo, 7 p.m. Refreshments available. 862-2553.
• Easter Week services, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, North Main and Holyoke streets: March 24: Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist, 10:00 a.m. March 24; Maundy Thursday Agape meal 6 p.m., and  Stripping of the Altar, March 28; Good Friday Liturgy and Eucharist, 7 p.m. March 29; Great Vigil of Easter, 7 p.m. March 30; Easter Festive Eucharist 10 a.m. March 31
• Bingo, 7 p.m., Thursdays, West Glenburn Community Club, 5 Phillips Road, across from fire station. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; early birds, 5:30 p.m. 745-3067.

Fairs, fundraisers
• Simpson Memorial Library bake sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 16, Ye Ole General Store, Route 2.  Benefits library programs.

• Penobscot Theatre Company and Maine Jewish Film Festival screening of “Dorfman in Love,” 7 p.m. March 17, Bangor Opera House. Romantic comedy starring Sara Rue and Elliot Gould. Admission by suggested donation, $5.
• “The War You Don’t See,” documentary by John Pilger, 7 p.m. March 17, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St.  Free and open to all, followed by discussion.

Lectures, books
• “The Law, Guns and You: Talking about the Current Gun Laws in Bangor, Maine” with Officer Jason McAmbley, community relations officer, Bangor Police Department, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, Story Room, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. 947-8336.
• Play Reading Series: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard, 5:30 p.m. March 19, and 2 p.m. March 23; “Lettice and Lovage” by Peter Schaffer, 5:30 p.m., April 16, and 2 p.m., April 20; “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” by Edward Albee, 5:30 p.m. May 14, and 2 p.m. May 18, Bangor Public Library. Scripts provided. Readings led by Irene Dennis.
• Fields Pond Book Discussion Group: “The Secret Knowledge of Water: Discovering the Essence of the American Desert” by Craig  Childs, 6:30 p.m. March 14, Bangor Public Library. Discussion leader, Joyce Rumery. Free.
• “The Yankee Chef: Feel Good Food for Every Kitchen” with author Jim Bailey discussing his new book and doing a cooking demonstration, noon March 30, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library. Free and open to all. 947-8336.
• Penobscot Valley Chapter Program: Maine’s Herons and Cranes with Danielle D’Auria, wildlife biologist, Maine State Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 7 p.m. March 20, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Free.
• Sunkhaze Café, 10 a.m. March 16, Daybreak Bakery, 241 Main St. Speaker: Kris Hoffman, University of Maine graduate student, “The Blue Spotted Salamander Complex: Maine’s Amphibian Enigma.” Free and open to all. Eleanor Durso,, John Moriarty or
• Socialist and Marxist Series, 2:30-1:45 p.m.,  Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine: “Journey into Climate Change, Human Impacts, Health and Security Implications,” professor Paul Mayewski, March 21; “Working Poor? How Government Can Promote Shared Posperity,” Garrett Martin, April 4; “An East-West Corridor Through Maine? Perspectives for People,” John Banks, Chris Buchanan, Gene Ripley, April 11; “Poverty, Inequality and Regulatory Capture, professor Thomas  Pogge, April 18. 581-3860.

• Irish Feast, corned beef and cabbage supper, 4-6 p.m. March 16, Alton United Methodist Church, 3495 Bennoch Road. $7. RSVP at AltonUnitedMethodistChurch or 862-4281.
• Bangor Knights of Columbus St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage supper, 5:30 p.m. March 16, St. John’s Church hall. $10, $5 children. Benefits local council’s activities. Tickets available after Mass at any church in Parish of St. Paul the Apostle in Bangor, Keith Forbes, 735-4131, or
• Breaking Bread soup kitchen, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mondays, Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 517 Hammond St. Free. 570-8107.
• Free community meal, 4-6:30 p.m., Thursdays, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. 945-9567.
• Free weekly meal, 4:30-6 p.m., Wednesdays, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St. Open to all. 945-3166.
• Bangor Grange boiled dinner and show with NEVAH, March 16, Gangor Grange hall,1192 Ohio St. Dinner, 5:30 p.m., show, 7 p.m. Folk and Irish music. Tickets $7 for supper or show, both $12. 973-3976.
• Women’s Fellowship St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage supper, 5-7 p.m. March 17, First Congregational Church UCC, 35 Church St. Features entertainment by Jerry Hughes. $8, $3 children 12 and under. 989-7350.
• Clifton Community Food Pantry, outreach of Clifton United Baptist Church, 10 a.m.-noon first Mondays; 4-6 p.m. third Mondays, at the church, 742 Airline Road. To volunteer, contact church for interview.
• Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m. March 16, Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. $8, $4 children. 843-5441.
• Dixmont United Methodist Church monthly public fellowship breakfast, 7-9 a.m.  March 16, Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Clubhouse, Cates Road. $6, $3 children.
• Baked beans and casseroles supper, 5 and 5:30 p.m. March 16, North Brewer-Eddington United Methodist Church, Route 9. $7, $3 children. Child care available. 989-4715.
• Lakeside Riders Club baked bean supper and silent auction to benefit Marissa Pinkham Scholarship Fund, 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 23, Glenburn Town Office, Lakeview Road.
• American Legion baked bean supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m. third Saturday, Hermon Rescue Squad building, $7, $3 children. 848-5597.
• Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry, 9-11 a.m. first and third Thursdays, Penobscot Snowmobile Club, Bog Road. 299-5186.
• Pancake breakfast, 7-10 a.m. March 23, Penobscot United Methodist Church, 14 Southern Bay Road. $6, $3 children 12 and under, 326-8626 or 326-4885.
• Beans to go, also biscuits, pies and desserts, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 23, Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St. 942-5023.

• Bangor Museum and History Center, 159 Union St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. $5, $3 seniors, free to children. 942-1900.
• Orland Historical Society Museum, open by appointment. 469-3354, 944-0914, 469-6817.

• Musica Sacra, 7:30 p.m. March 16, St. John’s Catholic Church, 207 York St. Admission by suggested donation of $10.
• Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary eighth annual All That Jazz concert, 7 p.m. March 21, Peakes Auditorium. Steve McKay, emcee. Bangor High School Jazz Band, Old Town High School Concert Band, Orono Jazz Ensemble and Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras. $10 at the door, at, from Rotary members or at participating schools. Benefits Literacy Volunteers of Bangor. Bring a new or gently-used children’s book to support Literacy Volunteers of Bangor efforts. Bruce Roscher at 947-0558 or
• Bangor Community Chorus, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St. 945-6752.
• Country Jam, 6:30-9 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Door prizes, 50-50 raffle. Cold beverages available. Donations at the door. 942-0802, 262-9600.
• Heart of Maine Chorus of Sweet Adelines, 6.30 p.m. Mondays, corner of Essex Street and Grandview Avenue. 989-4110.
• 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.
• River City Harmonizers, women’s a cappella, barbershop chorus, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St. Seeking all harmony parts. 947-3128, 848-5354.
• “The Brick” open mic, all acts, ages, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Union Street Brick Church. Sign-up, 6:30 p.m. $2 donation. 945-9798.
• Brewer Hometown Band concert, 2 p.m. March 17, Brewer Auditorium. Irish music sing-along.
Refreshments served during intermission. Bring items for those in need — paper,  hygiene and personal care products, and diapers. Wear green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Free.
• Schooner Fare, 3 p.m. March 17,  Brewer Performing Arts Center. Tickets, or 404-5101, ext. 5128.
• Rockin’ Ron’s music jam and open mic, 12:30-4 p.m. March 17 and April 21, Bangor Area Recovery Network, 142 Center St. Open to all. Admission by donation at the door.
• Maine Street R&B Revue with vocalist Amy Tellier Briggs, 3-6 p.m. March 17, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. $15, includes hors d’oeuvres.
• DADGAD open mic coffeehouse, third Saturdays, Keith Anderson Community House, Bennoch Road.  Acoustic jam, 6 p.m., open mic signup, 7 p.m.  $3, coffee and snacks included. Free to children under 12. 942-3827.
• Penobscot Coffee House Music Buffet, 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 15, Penobscot United Methodist Church, 14 Southern Bay Road. Open mic, 7-8 p.m. Featured performer, Maine Weather. Admission by donation to benefit Community Fuel Assistance Fund and Tree of LIfe food bank. 326-8427 or 326-8501.

• Bangor Land Trust hosting Signs of Spring at the Marsh, 10 a.m. March 23,  West Penjajawoc grasslands. Discover which creatures overwintered and answer the question Who’s chewing the bark?  Meet at the kiosk at end of Fox Hollow Road, outer Essex Street. 942-1010.
• Saturdays in the Discovery Room with environmental educator Cyndi Kuhn, 11 a.m.-noon, March 16, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $5 member family, $10 other families.
• Owl Walk with birder Paul Markson, 6:30-8 p.m. March 20, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge.
Reservations and cancellations requested. Suggested donation, $5, free to children. 944-9259.
• Two-mile Esker Path hike on foot or showshoes as conditions allow, 10 a.m. March 17, Great Pond Mountain Wildlands. Moderately easy. Meet at Wildlands South Gate, Route 1, south of Route 176 intersection. 469-6929 or

• Hypnotist and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not star Roderick Russell, 7 p.m. March 15, Sekera Auditorium, John Bapst Memorial High School. $10, $8 students at the door or online. Sponsored by John Bapst Student Environmental Action committee. or