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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.
• 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.
• Sixth Annual Easter Celebration and Easter Egg Scramble, 10 a.m.-noon, April 12, Eddington Fire Department, Route 9. Outdoors egg hunt, face painting, Easter coloring contest, and family fun. Free.
• April vacation for children ages 6-12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., daily, April 21-25, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $40 per day and $200 per week for Maine Audubon member, $50 per day and $250 per week for non-member. 989-2591.
• Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 19, Newburgh Town Office, 2220 Western Ave., Free. 234-4151.
• 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.
• Community CPR and first aid course, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., April 12, Eddington Fire Department, 906 Main Road. Free. 843-5251. Donations accepted.
• 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.
• Learn about apps, 6 p.m., April 15, Orono Public Library. Free. 866-5060.

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. April 4, Chilo Creek.
• Sentimental Journey, a 19-piece jazz orchestra with vocalist Alice French, 7:30 p.m., April 5, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. $8.
• Dance party for those over 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m. April 5, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. $8.
• Line dance classes, 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays, upstairs, Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave. All levels. $5. Benefits Brewer Eagles Club. 852-3284.

• “Sacred Sound & Kirtan” with Yogi P & the Funky Shanti, 7:30-9 p.m., April 5, Maine Holistic Center 81 Main St. Contact Heidi at, Patrick McAndrew on Facebook at “Yogi Patrick,” or “Healing and Expressive Arts Retreats of Maine” on Facebook.
• Eastern Maine Camera Club, 6:30 p.m., April 3, Bangor Parks & Rec, 647 Main St. Mike Taylor of Taylor Photography is the guest speaker. Free.
• 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.
• Brewer Historical Society, 7 p.m., April 8, Machias Savings Bank Community Room, 581 Wilson St. Author Gail Glidden Rowe will discuss her new book, “The Roots of a Family, Life in Rural Maine,” which focuses on three families dating to the 1930s. Open to the public.
• 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.
• National Poetry Month, with leader Christina Diebold, 7 p.m., April 8, Fields Pond Audubon Center.
• Old Town Elks Club Spring Fling Yard Sale & Craft Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., April 5, 37 Fourth St.
• 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
• Longaberger Easter Basket Bingo, 1 p.m., April 19, American Legion Hall, Park Street. $15 for 10 games, $5 blackout game, $5 50/50 split, lunch available. 299-7324.

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.

Lectures, books
• “Centering, Sounding, Soaring: Nourishing the Shift into Spring” workshop
with Patrick McAndrew, Heidi Champney, and Greg Alexander, 2-6 p.m. April 5, Maine Holistic Center, 81 Main St., Bangor.
• “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
• “Evolution of Maine Lakes” with professor Steve Norton, 1-2 p.m., April 7, Orono Public Library. 889-3031.
• “Creating an Enviable Garden” with master garden Natalie Norton, 12:30-1:30 p.m., April 18, Orono Public Library. Free.
• “Volunteering for Meaningful Community Work,” with Paula Burnett discussing RSVP, noon-1 a.m., April 11, Orono Public Library. Free.
• “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
• “Do the Social Sciences Bear on Either the Truth of Falsity of Religious Belief? William James and Sigmund Freud,” with University of Aberdeen professor Robert Segal. 4-5:30 p.m., April 3, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, UMaine. Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series. 581-3860 or
• “The Owners of the World: Chomskyan Reflections,” with Notre Dame professor Fred Dallmayr, 12:30-1:45 p.m., April 9, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, UMaine. Socialist and Marxist Studies Lecture Series. 581-3860 or
• “Taming Leviathan: Toward a Global Alliance for Peace,” with with Notre Dame professor Fred Dallmayr, 4-5:30 p.m., April 10, Bangor Room, Memorial Union, UMaine. Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series. 581-3860 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 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.
• 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.
• Benefit bean supper for The Animal Orphanage, 4:30-6 p.m., April 5, Milford Congregational Church. $7 adult, $2 child under age 12. Homemade beans (including vegetarian, brown bread, coleslaw, biscuits, and pies. Takeout available. 299-7324.
• 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.


• “Where Bangor’s birds live,” with birder Bob Duchesne, 7-9 p.m., April 10, WBRC Conference Room, 44 Central St. 942-1010.
• Fly Fishing 101 class, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., April 27, Penobscot County Conservation Association clubhouse, 570 North Main Street. Penobscot Fly Fishers to present sessions on bugs and flies, equipment, knots and a casting clinic. $20 per person, includes lunch and equipment use. To sign up, contact Rob Dunnett at 907-9008 or
• 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,
• “The Real Inspector Hound,” presented by Orono Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m., April 25-26-27 and May 2-3 and 3 p.m., May 4, Keith Anderson Community House, 19 Bennoch Rd. $12 adult, $6 student, tickets available at Orono Pharmacy and at the door. 866-4103 or Orono Community Theatre on facebook.