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.



• UMaine Museum of Art Winter Exhibitions, Jan. 17-March 22, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. New York City-based artist Hannah Cole, “Time’s Wife”; Maine artist Kenny Cole, “Parabellum” (Prepare for War); and “From Piranesi to Picasso” Master Prints from the Permanent Collection.” Admission to the Museum of Art is free in 2014 thanks to the generosity of Penobscot Financial Advisors.

• “Fourfold,” work of artists Jadrien Cousens, Edward Harrow, Ed Nadeau and Susan Webster, on display 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily through Jan. 30, Boyd Place, 21 Boyd St.

• “Reflections,” photographs by Larry Ayotte, through Jan. 16, Robert E. White Gallery, Peabody Hall, Husson University. Gallery hours, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• “The Healthcare Movie,” providing the story of how the health care systems in the U.S. and Canada evolved and the political battles they required, will be shown Sunday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow Street, Bangor. Free and open to the public; followed by a discussion with physician and State Senator Geoff Gratwick, chair of the Joint Committee on Insurance and Financial Services. Learn more

• 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.


• Artist Renee Stupak,  oil and acrylic paintings, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.  through February, Fields Pond Audubon Center. 989-2591.


• Nature Time, winter session, for children ages 2 to 4, 10-11 a.m. through Feb. 17, Fields Pond Audubon Center. nature-based program with stories, creative play and art projects.  $50 members, $60 others, per child. to register or 989-2591.



• Kids’ Bible Club, school-age children through eighth grade, 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesdays, Glad Tidings Church, 1033 Broadway. 947-0324, ext. 15.

• Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University,” 7 p.m., Jan. 22, All Souls Congregational Church, 10 Broadway. This nine-week course teaches students about debt-busting budgeting skills, insurance, investments, college planning, and how to teach children about money. Call Jon Bergman at 735-5256 or at for more information.


• Aqua exercise, 8:45-9:45 a.m. Saturdays, Lura Hoit Pool,146 Western Ave. Drop in fee, $4 residents, $5 others, or purchase and punch card for 12 classes $30 residents, $42 others.

Clubs, groups


• Dirigo Bridge Club with Steve Dyer, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, and 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Bangor Motor Inn. Open to all bridge players. Steve Dyer, 884-7413, or Jean Martin, 989-3873.

• Paul Bunyan Chapter of BNI, 7-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Season’s Restaurant.

• Dollhouse miniature club, 10:30 a.m. Information, 942-0326, leave message.

• 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.

• 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.

• Rendez-Vous, French conversation group, 5:30-6:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, cafe, Books-A-Million, Bangor Mall.

• Bangor Grange, first and third Tuesdays, Bangor Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St. Potluck supper, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m. 973-3976.

• 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.


• Yarn Social, Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m. Jan. 14, Orono Public Library.  Bring favorite stitching project or learn something new. Free. To register, 889-3031.

• Book discussion groups: Tuesday Readers, 10 a.m. third Tuesdays; Thursday Thoughtful Readers, 3 p.m. third Thursdays; Evening Book, 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Orono Public Library, 39 Pine St. 866-5060.



• Line dance class, Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m., Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. Beginner through advanced. 922-2459.


• Bangor Singles Club dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, Fridays, Brewer Eagles Club: Doors open, 7 p.m. Advance Tickets required, 944-2115 until Wednesday before the dance. Jan. 10, Wild Woods; Jan. 17, New Society; Jan. 24, Chilo Creek; Jan. 31, Instigator.

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



• 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.

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

• Wildlife Track & Sign Presentation, Bangor Public Library, with Diane Boretos, Identify many species’ tracks,  trail patterns, scat and browse signs. Saturday, Jan. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.

• Richard Shain Cohen will discuss his latest novel, “Our Seas of Fear and Love,” 5:30 p.m., Jan. 14, Bangor Public Library Lecture Hall.

• Local playwright Travis Baker will speak about writing his play, “One Blue Night,” at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 22, Bangor Public Library Lecture Hall. His show will receive its world premier at the Penobscot Theatre.

• Global Lens Film Series at the Bangor Public Library. The BPL is partnering with River City Cinema for this foreign film series, beginning with the 2012 Chairman’s Choice, “Stolen Life.” A short discussion will  follow the viewing. Refreshments  served. Friday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.

• Contradance with music by Whiffletree, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St., Jan. 17.  Beginners’ session at 7:30 p.m.; dance at 8. All ages welcome; all dances taught. Admission $8 individual; $20 family. Contact 941-9727 or visit


• The Dixmont United Methodist Church will hold its monthly public fellowship breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 18. The buffet is served from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Clubhouse on the Cates Road. Cost: $6 adults, $3 children.


• 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.


• Bake Sale, Saturday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Levant Heritage Library, Union Street.  Homemade baked goods.


• Contradance with Marsh Island Band, Saturday, Jan. 14 at the  Keith Anderson Community Center, 16 Bennoch Road. Beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m.; dance at 8 p.m. All ages welcome; all dances taught. Email, find on Facebook, or call 884-8663.



• Movie About Seniors Series: “Away from Her,” noon, Jan. 9, Orono Public Library.  Bring brown bag lunch. Discussion afterwards. Free. 889-3031 to register.

Lectures, books


• “Myth and Fact about the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare): What Everybody Should Know” with Susan Hamlett of Penobscot Community  Health Care, 1-2 p.m. Jan. 15, Old Town Public Library, lower level. Free. Reservations, Old Town Public Library on or before Jan. 10,  827-3972.


• “Garden Pizazz: Creating an Enviable Garden” with master gardener, master composter and long-time educator Natalie Norton, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Orono Public Library. Free. To register, 889-3031.


• “Keeping Your Geriatric Dog Healthy and Mobile” with veterinarian Dr. Dave Cloutier, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Veazie Veterinary Hospital, 1522 State St. Free. To register, 889-3031.



• Breakfast buffet, 7-9 a.m., Jan. 11, Alton United Methodist Church, 3594 Bennoch Road. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, home fries, baked beans donuts, coffee, toast, juice. $6.


• 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 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.


• 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.


• Public bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Jan. 11, Hampden Snowmoblile Club, 844 Western Ave. Adult $7, child $3.


• 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.


• Baked bean supper, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Jan. 11, East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. $7, $3 children.


• Sirloin tips, supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Jan. 11, Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St. $7 adult, $3 child.



• Hampden Historical Society’s Kinsley House and the Katherine Trickey Archives, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays, April through October or by appointment. 862-2027.


• Orland Historical Society Museum, open by appointment. 469-3354, 944-0914, 469-6817.



• Bangor Community Chorus, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, 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, 6.30 p.m. Mondays, corner of Essex Street and Grandview Avenue. Seeking new members. Bette, 989-4110 or Charlene, 827-4825.

• 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.


• Bluegrass Music Association of Maine Bluegrass 2013-2014 Eastern Jam series, 1-5 p.m. Feb. 2, March 2, and April 6, Old Town Riverside Grange, 1266 North Main St. Open to all levels of players. Unplugged, stringed instruments only. Listeners encouraged to attend. Smoke, alcohol free. $3 association members, $5 others. Joan Richert, 989-5848.


• Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, 7 p.m. Jan. 16, Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine. Ticket information, or 581-1755.

• University of Maine School of Performing Arts, “An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Class of 1944 Hall, UMaine. Student-directed production featuring nearly 90 orchestra members and vocalists. Tickets, Collins Center box office, 581-1755 or Snow date, 2 p.m. Jan. 19.



•  Hike in Mt. Hope Cemetery with Mark Drake, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 11. Meet at Orono Public Library to carpool. Optional lunch afterwards at the Stone House in Veazie. Gateway Seniors Without Walls, 889-3031, to register. Free.

• Penobscot Valley Chapter Program: Winter Birds in Greater Bangor. Join Jerry Smith for a four-hour excursion around greater Bangor looking for wintering feathered friends. 8 a.m.-noon, Jan. 18; snow date, Jan. 19. Meet at Fields Pond Audubon Center at 8 a.m. Free. 989-2591.

• Fields Pond Audubon Center Lead Educator Cyndi Kuhn presents a creative and fun educational program at the Maine Discovery Museum, Winter Ecology Kids, and then travel to Fields Pond Audubon Center for family snowshoeing. Saturday, Jan. 25, 11-11:45 a.m. at MDM, then from 1-2 p.m. at FPAC, Holden. $5 family. 989-2591.


• Winter ecology exploration with Christine Lamanna and  Maureen Correll, 1-3 p.m. Jan. 11, Fields Pond Audubon Center $5 members; $10 others. 989-2591.


• ”Winter Ecology: Animal Signs.” Join wildlife ecologist Bucky Owen as he snowshoes a section of Hirundo’s 7-mile trail system at 10 a.m., Jan. 11. Topics include seasonal animal adaptations, identification of animal tracks, interpretations of animal signs. Reserve or cancel by Jan. 10. Call 944-9259 or visit Limited snowshoes available. Free and open to all. Suggested donations $5 for adults, school-aged children free.



• Orono Community Theatre production of  “Proof,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16-18 and Jan. 24-25, and 2 p.m. Jan. 19 and Jan. 26,  Cyrus Pavilion Theatre, University of Maine. Tickets, $12, $6 UMaine students with ID card, available at Orono Pharmacy and at the door.