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• Young Curators exhibit, “Eight Scoops,” an exploration of varied Modernist style; “Looking Back Six Years-Part Two: Selected Recent Acquisitions;”  “Awake: Paintings by Maya Brodsky,” through Sept. 20, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. Free.

• Kay Carter exhibit, “Windows and Doors: Crossing Boundaries,” 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Sept. 4, Robert E. White Gallery, Peabody Hall, Husson University, 1 College Circle. Artist’s reception 5-7 p.m. July 16, at the gallery.

• Art at Noon, July 9, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. UMMA George Kinghorn, “Looking Back Six Years-Part Two: Selected Recent Acquisitions.” Free. 561-3350.

• Art at Noon, Sept. 10, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. UMMA Education Coordinator Eva Wagner, “Awake: Paintings by Maya Brodsky” and the Young Curators exhibit “Eight Scoops.”



• Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Dino Dig, tree house, sound studio, pilot a ship. $7.50. Free to members and those under age 1. 262-7200.

• Story Time, Bangor Public Library: ABC Kids, 11-11:30 a.m. Saturdays; Chapter Chums, 4-4:45 p.m. alternate Tuesdays; Creative Crafts, 4-4:45 p.m. third Thursdays; Crochet Club, 4-4:45 p.m. Fridays; Goody Gang, 4-4:45 p.m. Mondays; Maryann’s Night Story Time, 6-6:30 p.m. Thursdays; Mother Goose, 10:15-10:35 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; Tiny Tots, 11-11:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursdays.


  • Vacation Bible School, International Spy Academy, 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 7-11, Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. Mysteries, games, crafts and meals. Free. To register a child,  843-5441.


• Summer nature camp for children ages 6 to 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 7-Aug. 8., Fields Pond Audubon Center. $200 Maine Audubon members, $250 others. Register online at Financial assistance available, application at website.



• Children’s 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 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; also stretching and floor exercises, 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Newburgh Town Office. $1 per session. 922-8128.

Clubs, groups


• Green Drinks meeting, Penobscot Valley Chapter of Maine Audubon and Fields Pond Audubon Center, 5-8 p.m. July 8, in the garden, 40 Harlow St. Bring a glass or a mug. Admission by suggested donation of $5.

• 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.

• 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.


• Brewer Historical Society, 7 p.m. July 8, Brewer First Methodist Church, meeting room, 40 South Main St. Clayton Rogers, “Memories of Brewer High School 1962-1968.” Open to the public. Bring photos and mementos.


  • 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.



• Contradance with music by Emma Walsh and Pepin Mittelhauser, Dugan Murphy calling, July 18, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Beginners’ session, 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Open to all, dances taught. $8, $20 families., 941-9727 or

• Soul Movement with Suzanne Kelly, 6-7:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Maine Holistic Center, 81 Main St. Dance, stretch, move to rhythm and blues, soul and world music. $10. Benefits center. or 745-3157.

  • 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. Guests may purchase tickets at the door. Mainely Country, July 4.

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



• Bingo, 6:15 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday, Dow-Clewley VFW Post 1761, 1368 Hammond St. Doors open 4:30 p.m.

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

  • Spanish Conversation Table, 7 p.m. Fridays, Books A Million Bookstore, 116 Bangor Mall Blvd.

• Usual Suspects Book Club, 6 p.m. first Wednesdays, Bangor Public Library. Mystery novels.


• Bangor Area Recovery Network chem-free dances  8-11:30 p.m. Saturdays, B.A.R.N., 142 Center St.


• 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.


• Newburgh Day, 4 p.m. to dusk, July 12, Newburgh Town Office, 2220 Western Ave. Family fun open to all. Children’s activities and games, bounce house, bike decorating contest. Parade, 4:30 p.m., barbecue 5 p.m. Dance, live music 6:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. Newburgh Town Office, 2220 Western Ave.

Lectures, books


• Civil War 150: July 3. Ned Smith, book talk, “the 22nd  Maine and the 2nd Maine Cavalry,” 5:30-7 p.m. July 3, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library.

• Civil War 150: July 7. Bill Cook, “Medicine of the Civil War,” 5:30-7 p.m. July 7, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library.

• Civil War 150: Professor Emeritus John Battick, “Navies of the Civil War,” 5:30-7 p.m. July 8, Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library.

• Civil War 150: Diane Smith, Military History Book Group Special, 5:30-7, July 9, Story Room, Bangor Public Library.


• Gatherings, early history of the Bucksport area series: “Bucksport Tanneries” with Benjamin Blodget; “Orland Brickyards and Kilns” with George Sawyer, 2-3:30 p.m. July 8, Buck Memorial Library. Free. 469-2650.



• 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.


• 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.



  • Cole Land Transportation Museum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Nov. 11, 405 Perry Road. Horse-drawn wagon to 18-wheeler trucks, snowplows, hearses, military vehicles, restored motorcycles, historic firetrucks, American Railfan locomotive, freight car, caboose, Maine World War II Memorial, Maine Vietnam Memorial, Purple Heart monument, Bangor World War II Memorial, 5th Armored Division collection of WWII memorabilia, Army tank, Huey helicopter. $7, $5 seniors, free to those age 18 and under. 990-3600, ext. 13,
  • Maine Air Museum, 98 Maine Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 26. $3, $1 children under 12, $6 family, free to active military and their families. 941-6757.


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


• Orland Historical Society Museum, 1-3 p.m. first and third Fridays, June through August. 469-3354, 944-0914, 469-6817.



• Bangor Band concert, 7 p.m. July 4, Pickering Square. Free.

• Bangor Band concert, 7 p.m. July 8, Bangor Waterfront. Free. Bring your own seating.

• 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. Admission by donation 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, all ages, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Union Street Brick Church. Sign-up, 6:30 p.m. $2 donation. 945-9798.



• Nighttime paddle, 7 p.m. July 9, Fields Pond Audubon Center. $5, free to children under 10. Canoe rental with life jacket and paddles, $5. To register,  989-2591.


• Breakfast hike up Great Pond Mountain to see Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust’s new Stuart Gross Trail re-route. Meet Sarah LeVine and Cheri Domina at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, 8:30 a.m. July 12, to carpool to trailhead.

• Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust 21st annual meeting, 4-6 p.m. July 13, under the tent in the Wildlands, accessible by North Gate on Bald Mountain Road or South Gate on Route 1. Brief business meeting with elections and Volunteer of the Year award. Optional sunset tours of Wildlands by auto.