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• 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 Times at the Bangor Public Library: ABC Kids, Saturdays 11-11:30 a.m.; Chapter Chums, alternate Tuesdays, 4-4:45 p.m.; Creative Crafts, every third Thursday, 4-4:45 p.m.; Crochet Club, Fridays 4-4:45 p.m.; Goody Gang, Mondays 4-4:45 p.m.; Maryann’s Night Story Time, Thursdays 6-6:30 p.m.; Mother Goose, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:15-10:35 a.m.; Tiny Tots, Wednesday and Thursdays 11-11:30 a.m.
• Registration for Maine Summer Youth Music Camp at UMaine open. Junior Camp (grades 5-8) is July 13-18; Senior Camp (grades 8-12) is July 19-27. Campers study with UMaine faculty and public school music teachers while staying in a residence hall on the Orono campus. Register online or by mail. For more information, visit

• Kids’ Bible Club, school-age children through eighth grade, 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesdays, Glad Tidings Church, 1033 Broadway. 947-0324, ext. 15.
• hoMEworks-approved homebuyer education course, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., March 29, Penquis office, 262 Harlow St. Offered by MaineStream Finance. $30 per person. 974-2410 or
• 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.
• Fitness For All, one-hour class to strengthen bodies and minds of all ages, focuses on functional exercise, agility, balance and includes stretching and floor exercises. 8:30 a.m., Tuesdays, at Newburgh Town Office. $1 per session. 922-8128.
• “World Poverty and Unconditional Cash Transfers,” with Peter Millard, M.D. and Michael Howard, 12:30-1:45 p.m., March 27, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, UMaine. Socialist and Marxist Studies Lecture Series. 581-3860 or
• “Engel’s Incoherent Theory of Religion,” with University of Aberdeen professor Robert Segal, 12:30-1:45 p.m., April 3, 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.
• Penobscot County Genealogical Society, 6-8 p.m., third Wednesdays, October-April, Lecture Hall at Bangor Public Library.
• Paul Bunyan Chapter of BNI, 7-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Season’s Restaurant.
• 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.
• Penobscot County Genealogical Society, 6-8 p.m. on third Wednesdays, October-April, Lecture Hall of Bangor Public Library.
• 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.
• Tai Chi for Seniors, 10 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 18-May 1, UMaine Recreation Center. $30 member, $45 non-member. Register at Rec Center reception desk. 889-3031.

• Contradance with Olde Time Machine, Bill Olson calling, 8 p.m., April 18, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Beginners’ session, 7:30 p.m. dance at 8. $8 person, $20 family., 941-9727, or
• 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, 394-2290 or 949-0581, until Wednesday before the dance. March 28, Instigator; April 4, Chilo Creek; April 11, Frye Mountain; April 18, Country Mist; April 25, New Society.
• Line dance classes, 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays, upstairs, Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. All levels. $5. Benefits Brewer Eagles Club. 852-3284.

• Comedian Bob Marley, 7 p.m., March 27, Sekera Auditorium at John Bapst Memorial High School, Broadway. $25 prime seats, $20 other seats. Tickets available at
• Charity Zumba Party, 7-9 p.m., April 25, UMA-Bangor Fitness Facility. Sponsored by UMA-Bangor Relay for Life Team, proceeds to benefit American Cancer Society.
• 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.
• Spanish Conversation Table, Fridays, 7 p.m., Books A Million Bookstore, at 116 Bangor Mall Blvd.
• 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.
• Free public tax returns through AARP, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. until April 15 at Bangor Public Library. Call Rich Jung, the Tax Aide, at 947-8336 Ext. (142).
• Usual Suspects Book Club, first Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m. at Bangor Public Library. Mystery novels.
• 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.
• Noontime Lenten Service, Wednesdays until April 16, Clifton United Baptist Church, Route 9.
• 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.
• Texas Hold ’Em Poker Tournament, 11 a.m., April 12, Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center, next to Circle-K, Main Road North. $103 fee. Limited to 100 players. 356-9949.
• Old Town Elks Club Spring Fling Yard Sale & Craft Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., April 5, 37 Fourth St.
• Yarn social with Robin Case, 1-2 p.m., April 1, Orono Public Library. 889-3031.
• Friends of the Orono Public Library Book Sale, 9 a.m.-12 noon, March 29, Orono Public Library, 39 Pine St.
• Orono Land Trust 28th Annual Meeting, 6:30-9 p.m., March 28, Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Road. Cheryl Daigle, the community liaison/outreach coordinator for the Penobscot River Restoration Trust, will present “From River Rats to Fish Friends: Engaging Community in Fisheries and Habitat Restoration.”
• Star Shows at the Jordan Planetarium: “Two Small Pieces of Glass,” April 4 and 11 at 7 p.m., looks at Jupiter and the evolution of telescopes; “Origins of Life,” April 18 and 25, looks at the beginning of life on Earth. For younger skywatchers: “Earth, Moon, and Sun,” April 6 and 13, demonstrates lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, and the Sun; “Earth’s Wild Ride,” April 20 and 27, takes viewers to a Moon colony to look back on Earth. Each show features a current Maine sky tour. Admission: $3 person; seating is limited. Call 581-1341 or visit

Fairs, fundraisers
• Family History Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 12, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse, 639 Grandview Ave. Classes, workshops, computer labs, and training on the church’s genealogy resources. Free. 447-5849.
• Bean sale, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., March 29, Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St. Baked beans, biscuits, yeast rolls, and desserts. Each item to be priced individually. Proceeds to benefit parking lot paving. 942-5023 or 942-5622.

• “Grey Matter,” Global Lens Film Series, Friday, 6 p.m., March 28. The Bangor Public Library partners with River City Cinema in the inaugural Global Lens Film Series. This is a Rwanda film (subtitles in English) that describes the vision and trails of a determined filmmaker named Balthazar as he tries to produce his first feature, “The Cycle of the Cockroach.”

Lectures, books
• “The Splendor of Bees,” 10 a.m., March 29, Bangor Public Library, a talk by Alison Dibble, Ph.D., a conservation biologist and pollination ecologist at the School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine. She will speak on the diversity of bees around the world and in Maine, their importance as pollinators, and ways to enhance their habitats in the home garden.
• “Researching Your Civil War Ancestors” talk with local history librarian William Cook, 6-8 p.m., April 16, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library. Free. Sponsored by Penobscot County Genealogical Society. 947-8336, ext. 103.
• “Tell Me Your Life” talk and workshop with personal historian Eddie Adelman of Belfast, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., April 26, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library. Free. Sponsored by BPL and Penobscot County Genealogical Society. 338-1122 or
• “Planning Your Own Funeral” workshop with retired minister Emily Taylor, 10:15 a.m., April 2, Orono Public Library. 889-3031.
• “Evolution of Maine Lakes” with professor Steve Norton, 1-2 p.m., April 7, Orono Public Library. 889-3031.

• 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.
• Free community meal, noon-2 p.m. Sundays, Columbia Street Baptist Church, 63 Columbia St. 945-6616.
• 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.
• Free Community Breakfast, 8-9 a.m., Sunday, March 30, North Brewer Eddington United Methodist Church, 31 Main Road. 989-4715.
• Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., April 5, Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center, next to Circle-K, Main Road North. Features John’s “Award-Winning Chili.” $7 adult, $4 child.
• Bean-hole bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., April 26, Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road. Authentic bean-hole beans, ham, coleslaw, rolls, pies, and beverages. $8 bean quart for takeout; $8 adult, $5 child, free for children age 4 and younger for supper. 862-4195.
• 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.
• Free community supper, 6 p.m., March 28, St. James’ Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Center streets.
• Public baked bean supper, 4:30-5:30 p.m., April 5, East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. Beans, coleslaw, casseroles, rolls, and homemade pies. $7 adult, $3 child under age 12.
• Church supper, 4:30-6 p.m., April 12, Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St. Beef tips, baked potatoes, vegetables, and dessert. $7 adult, $3 child, special raffles, door prizes.

• 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, 21 Main St., No. 202. 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., 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. 989-5848.

• Evening with amphibians and owls, 7 p.m., March 26, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $5. 989-2591.
• Bird walk, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., April 5, with John Wyatt, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Donation. 989-2591.
• Bird walk, 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m., May 10, with Bruce Barker and Jerry Smith, Fields Pond Audubon Center. Donation. 989-2591.
• Trail Day, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, April 19. Bring a lunch, clippers, pruners and/or lopping shears and dress for the weather. Meet at 10 a.m. at Parker Reed Shelter. 944-9259.
• “Introduction to Birding,” Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 9 a.m., April 19, and 26, with local bird guide Paul Markson. Register by April 17 at 944-9259. Suggested $5 donation per adult. Meet at Parker Reed Shelter.
• Hirundo Wildlife Preserve hike, 9:30 a.m., April 12, meet at Orono Public Library to carpool to preserve. Free. 889-3031.

EDDINGTON: Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” performed by Ten Bucks Theatre Company, Eddington-Clifton Civic Center, 1387 Main Road. 7 p.m., April 4, 5, 11, and 12; 2 p.m., April 6 and 13. $10. 884-1030,