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.



  • Student Art Work exhibit, through June 16, Spotlight Gallery, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. Work by select students from Bangor High School. 561-3360.


  • “Maine Moments” by painter Jennifer Boilard, through May 29, The Gallery at School Street Picture Framing, 33 School St. Opening reception, 6-9 p.m. April 24, at the gallery. 991-9889


  • “Sharon Fiedler: Wildlife Photography,” through May, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Fields Pond Audubon Center. 989-2591 or



  • Vacation Bible School for children age 4 to eighth-graders, 9 a.m.-noon June 22-26, Pilgrim Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 375 Mount Hope Ave. 942-8054.
  • Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $7.50. Closed Mondays unless there is a school holiday. Free to museum 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.


  • Children’s Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 27-29, Maine Forest and Logging Museum, Government Road. Hands-on activities, demonstrations 1790-style, wagon rides, alewives and more. Bring a lunch. Lemonade available, gift shop open. Advance registration required, or 974-6278. $5 per person.




  • Singing class with Bangor Community Chorus, 6:30-7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays, 16 McKinley St. Open to first 15 registrants. $5.  To register, Stacy George, chorus board president, 333-0980 or

Clubs, groups

  • Paul Bunyan Chapter of BNI, 7-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Season’s Restaurant.
  • Bangor Toastmasters, nonprofit educational organization teaches public speaking and leadership skills, 7 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Beal College, 99 Farm Road. 944-0838 or


  • Knitting group, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Edythe Dyer Library, 269 Main Road North. Bring a project. Free and open to all stitchers.


  • Arnold R. Kelly American Legion Post 200, 7 p.m. last Thursdays, Hermon Volunteer Rescue Squad building, Billings Road. 848-5597.



  • Contradance Friday, May 15, with Velocipede and John McIntire calling, Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park St. Beginners’ session, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. Open to all ages; all dances taught. $8, $20 families., 941-9727 or
  • Bangor Area Recovery Network chem-free dances  8-11:30 p.m. Saturdays, BARN, 142 Center St.


  • Bangor Singles Club dance, 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays, Brewer Eagles Club. Doors open, 7 p.m. Guests tickets at the door.



  • Star shows, 7 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Emera Astronomy Center, University of Maine.For adults,  “Cosmic Journey,” May 8, 15, 22, 29. For children, “Magic Treehouse: Space Mission,” May 10, 17, 24, 31. $6 per person. Seating is limited. Information and reservations, 581-1341 or visit Private shows and school field trips available.

Fairs, fundraisers


  • Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District plant sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 9, 1423 Broadway, USDA Service Center back parking lot. Locally grown perennials, herbs, bare-root edible plants and trees, and flowering bushes. For a cost of $5, children can decorate flower pot and plant flower to give Mom for Mother’s Day. Amy, Penobscot County SWCD, 947-6622, ext. 3.
  • Indoor yard and bake sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 9, Hammond Street Congregational Church corner of High and Hammond streets. Household goods, clothes, plants, books, baked good.


  • Book and plant sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, May 8, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Simpson Memorial Library. Benefits the library.


  • Safe Place Food Pantry yard sale, 5-8 p.m. May 14, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 15, food pantry, 328 Main St.


  • Plant sale and Spring Fair, 8 a.m.-noon May 16, Frankfort Congregational Church, Main Road. Soup and bread for lunch.


  • Baked bean supper, 5-7 p.m. May 9, Hudson Town Hall, Route 221. $10 supper and jam session. Benefits The Garry Owens House for Homeless Veterans Fund. 50/50 raffle, auction, live band jam session and information on efforts to establish The Garry Owens House. 327-1303 or 491-8111.


  • Bake sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 9, Levant Heritage Library, Union Street.



  • Documentary film, “Happy,” 6 p.m. May 17, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St. Free and open to all. Followed by discussion. 942-9343.

Lectures, books


  • What Comes Next after Israel’s Election?

Josh Ruebner, policy director, U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, “What Comes Next after Israel’s Election?,” 2 p.m. May 12, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, Suite 100, 96 Harlow St. Free and open to all.


  • 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.



  • Breakfast buffet, 7-9 a.m. May 9, Alton Methodist Church. $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 community meal, 12:30 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. May 9, Corinth United Methodist Church. $7, $6 seniors age 60 and up, $3 children under 12.


  • Baked bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m. May 9, Hampden Snowmobile Club, 844 Western Ave. $7, $3 children.


  • 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 and casseroles supper, 5 p.m. May 9, Holden Congregational Church, Church Road. $8, $4 children under 12, free to preschoolers.


  • Spaghetti supper and auction to benefit the family of Leamon Ireland, who is ill and unable to work, 5-8 p.m. May 9, Old Town Recreation Center, 342 Bennoch Road. $5, $20 family.

To donate items for the meal or the auction,


  • Baked ham and beans supper, 4-6 p.m. May 9, Ellingwoods Corner United Methodist Church, 796 Lebanon Road, Route 69 and Monroe Road. $8, free to children under 7. Thrift shop open, 4-6 p.m. Debbie Calderwood, 269-2092.



  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Penobscot Nation Museum, 12 miles north of Bangor, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, closed on holidays. Stone tools dating back seven or eight thousand years, 200-year-old birch bark canoe, many other items of interest. Guided tours and video information. 827-4153 or



  • 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. Bette, 989-4110, or Charlene, 827-4825.
  • 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 or 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.
  • Bangor Community Chorus, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, United Methodist Church, Essex Street. Seeking new members. Stacy George, 333-0980 or


  • New Renaissance Singers, four-part community chorus rehearsals, 6:30 – 8:30 Tuesdays, First Congregational Church of Brewer, 35 Church St.
  • Bluegrass Jam Session, for local musicians and those who enjoy music, 6-8 p.m. May 17, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St. Food and beverages available. $3. 989-7100.



  •  Penobscot Theatre Company, “August: Osage County,” through May 17, Bangor Opera House. Show times vary. Box office, 942-3333.


  • Disney’s High School Musical, 7 p.m. May 15, and 2 p.m. May 16-17, Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St.  $7, $5 students under 17. 989-7100.