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.



• Clyde Folsom, watercolor paintings, through December, Lecture Hall Gallery, Bangor Public Library. Library hours, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

• “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.

• UMaine Museum of Art Winter Exhibitions, until 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.

• Heart-y Party Family Fun Day at the UMaine Museum of Art, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 8. Drop by to create Valentine cards. Free.


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



• 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.

• Maine Discovery Museum, Mainely Dolls Club exhibit of antique and vintage cloth dolls, until April, 73 Main St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday. $7.50. Free to members and those under age 1. 262-7200.


• Story hour with a snowman craft for children ages 4 and older, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, Simpson Memorial Library, 8 Plymouth Road. Theme: “Snow.” 848-7145.



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


• 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.


• “Nelson Mandela: His Meaning for Us Today” with philosophy professor Doug Allen, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Feb. 6, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, UMaine. Socialist and Marxist Studies Lecture Series. 581-3860 or

• “Mahatma Gandhi’s Philosophical Interpretation of Value,” 4 p.m. Feb. 13, Levinson Room, Maples Building, UMaine. 581-3860 or

• “Who Passes Business Bills? Corporate Influences in State Legislatures,” with doctoral candidate Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Feb. 20, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, UMaine. Socialist and Marxist Studies Lecture Series. 581-3860 or

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.


• 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.

• Sunrise with Soul. Dance, stretch and move to the Blues, Soul and World Rhythms. 6:45- 8 a.m., Tuesdays, Maine Holistic Center, 81 Main St.  $30 monthly or $10 per class donated to MHC and the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Bangor.  Drop-ins welcome.  E-mail or call 745-3157.


• Bangor Singles Club dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, Fridays, Brewer Eagles Club: Doors open, 7 p.m. Advance tickets required, 394-2290 or 949-0581, until Wednesday before the dance. 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.


• Jazz dance featuring The Brian Nadeau Big Band (formerly the Queen City Big Band) Thursday, Feb. 6 from 7-9 p.m. in the Reeds Brook Middle School gymnasium, Hampden. Suggested donations: seniors/students, $5; adults $10; families $15. Proceeds benefit the RBMS band program. Refreshments and silent auction. Tickets available at Pizza Gourmet, Schacht’s Hardware and Gift Shop, the RBMS office, and at the door.



• Rabies clinic, 9 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, Feb. 1, Alton Town Office. In conjunction with Veazie Veterinary Clinic.


• 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.

• Healthy Hints, touching the spirit, soul, and body through secrets of Scripture and scientific facts, 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Glad Tidings Church, 1088 Broadway. 947-0324.


• The Bangor Area Recovery Network hosts chem-free dances each and every Saturday night from 8 to 11:30 p.m. at the B.A.R.N. at 142 Center Street.


• 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.


• Opera Conversation Over Dinner. Meet in the Collins Center Café after the Metropolitan Opera HD performance of Rusalka on Saturday, Feb. 8. 889-3031.

• Senior Yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Feb. 10. $13 per class for Gateway Seniors. 866-4103

• Yarn Social, 1-2 p.m., Feb. 11, Orono Public Library. Free. 889-3031.

• Breakfast at Dysart’s in February. At 8 a.m. on Feb. 12, meet in front of the Orono Public Library and carpool to Dysart’s for breakfast and socializing.945-5763.

• “Garden Pizazz: Creating an Enviable Garden,” 12:30-1:30 p.m., Feb. 14, at Keith Anderson Community House, Bennoch Road. Master gardener/composter and long-time educator Natalie Norton will talk about flowerbed design.


• Lunch at Thai Basil Bistro, 11:30 a.m., Feb. 4, 151 Main St. 889-3031.

• “Legal Documents All Seniors Need,” 1 p.m., Feb. 12, Attorney Kerry Clark Jordan will discuss estate planning and Advance Health Care Directives. AHCD forms available. Old Town Public Library. Call 827-3972 to reserve a place by Feb. 7. Free.


• Valentine Open House, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 8, Ellingwood’s Corner United Methodist Church, 796 Lebanon Road (Route 69). Thrift shop open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with many seasonal items, food sales with sweets and homemade candies. From 11 a.m. on, free pot luck lunch. 234-2762.



• “Healthcare: The Movie,” 7 p.m., Bangor Room, Memorial Union, UMaine. Maine Peace Action Committee Film Series. 312-1223 or

• “Amandla,” inspiring South African freedom struggle, 7 p.m., Feb. 20, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, UMaine. Maine Peace Action Committee Film Series. 312-1223 or

• Movie “About Schmidt” at Orono Public Library on Feb. 13 at noon. Bring a brown bag lunch. Discussion afterwards.



• 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 Bank, 10 a.m. first Monday; 5 p.m. third Monday, Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. 843-5441.

• Seniors’ lunch, 11:30 a.m., third Thursday, Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. 843-5441. Free.


• Church supper fundraiser, 4:30-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road. $8 adult, $4 child.


• 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.


• Church supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Feb. 8, Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St. Spaghetti with meat sauce, rolls, desserts, and pie auction. $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.



• The Penobscot Ski Bash, 1-4 p.m., Feb. 9 at Bangor Municipal Golf Course, 278 Webster Ave. Skis available at no charge. Try out laser biathlon, radar speed skiing, a scavenger hunt, and an obstacle course. There will be hot cider, snacks and a bonfire. For more information, log onto

• Bangor City Forest hike, 9:30 a.m., Feb. 8 meet in front of Bangor Public Library and carpool to the Bangor City Forest for a free, easy hike along flat paths, 2.5  to 3 miles. Optional lunch after at Kobe in Bangor. Will cancel in inclement weather. 889-3031.


• Family Ramble, 11 a.m.-noon, Feb. 1, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $5 per family. 989-2591.

• Scat and tracks, learn about animal scat and tracks, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $10 Maine Audubon member, $15 non-member. 989-2591.

• Om Land Yoga in Nature, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 9, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $30 per member, $40 per non-member, advance registration required. 989-2591 or


• Introduction to the secret life of the groundhog followed by snowshoeing excursion

to find its burrow, Feb. 2, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Bring snowshoes, weather permitting. Meet at Parker Reed shelter accessible through Gate 1 of Rt. 43. Reservations and cancellations requested by Feb. 1, call 944-9259. Free for all ages. Suggested donations $5 for adults. Visit

• “Three Restoration Projects in Maine: Eagles, Rivers and Chestnuts,” with wildlife ecologist Bucky Owen, 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, Old Town Museum, 353 Main St. 944-9259.



• “Forbidden Broadway, Alive and Kicking,” 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Feb. 1, Gracie Theatre, Husson University. Tickets, $25, available by visiting box office, calling 941-7888, or logging onto

• “One Blue Tarp,” Jan. 30-Feb. 16, Penobscot Theatre Company, Bangor Opera House, 113 Main St. 942-3333 or


• Auditions for “The Real Inspector Hound,” Orono Community Theatre, 2:30 p.m., Feb. 2 and 7 p.m., Feb. 5, Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Rd. Roles for five men and three women. 866-4103.