Arts & Culture

Banish the Winter Blahs at Book and Movie Sale & Swap

BANGOR – Cold weather got you down? Already read everything in your house...twice. Seen all the movies you’ve got so many times you can recite them?
The Annual “Banish the Winter Blahs” Book and Movie Sale & Swap at the Hammond Street Senior Center might be just what you need. The public is invited to peruse the massive selection weekdays during 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The sale is going on now through the end of the month. Most selections are just $1. A $5 Swap Pass entitles you to exchange up to 20 books and/or movies during school vacation week, Monday, February 21 through Friday, February 25. So, you can freshen up your bookshelves on the cheap or completely swap out your personal library all in one visit.
“We have hundreds upon hundreds of books. Senior Center members and volunteers have worked for more than a month to get everything organized by genre and to sort the fiction by author,” according to director of development and communications Deanna Partridge.

More Than Just Dinner’s on the Docket at Maine Restaurant Week 2011

PORTLAND, Maine — Restaurants across the state are gearing up for the third annual Maine Restaurant Week, taking place March 1-12. Restaurants around Maine will participate in the event by featuring special three-course dinners ranging in price from $20-$40. Some restaurants will also offer three-course prix-fixe lunches from $15.

Restaurant Week celebrates the vibrancy and richness of Maine’s culinary traditions while giving restaurants a much-needed boost during the slowest time of the year.

More than seventy restaurants are already registered for the March 2011 Maine Restaurant Week, from Eliot to Bangor to Rockland. A list of participating restaurants and featured menus is available on

Kicking off Maine Restaurant Week is The Signature Event™, on Monday February 28 at the Masonic Temple in Portland.

Charity Starts in the Heart

The Jewelry Artisans of Maine Store, a not for profit jewelry gallery run by the Jewelry Artisans of Maine Guild,  will be hosting a charity event to benefit EMMC’s Patient Fund of the Heart Center. Valentine season is the perfect time to think about heart health. Please support this worthy cause by visiting the store on February 12th between the hours of 10 am & 5 pm.  The event will include a silent auction, door prizes will be awarded hourly, a raffle as well as music and refreshments. Participating artists will also be donating 10% of select sales made that day to EMMC.

Rotary Club’s ‘Music Off Broadway’ Raises Funds for Nonprofits

Rotary Club’s ‘Music Off Broadway’ Raises Funds for Nonprofits


Bangor -- The Rotary Club of Bangor is scheduled to present its 6th annual Music Off Broadway production on Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 27 at 3 pm at Bangor High School’s Peakes Auditorium.  This year’s theme is America’s Bandstand.



This Spring the School of Performing Arts Theatre Division sets sail and heads for open water with the wildly popular comic opera by Gilbert & Sullivan, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE.  
11, 12, 18, 19 @ 7:30pm
13 & 20 @ 2pm
17 @ Noon – Special High School Performance (open to the public)
Hauck Auditorium   TIX/INFO: 581.1755
CCA Box Office  207.581.1755

Tickets $12 or FREE with Student Maine Card (plus $2 processing fee)

New Artisan Gallery Opens Downtown Bangor

New Artisan Gallery Opens Downtown Bangor

Bangor, ME – Talented artists from all over Maine, now have a new venue to feature their work. Three local jewelry designers, Anne Reigstad, Amanda Coburn, and Roxanne Munksgaard have opened a unique gallery to Downtown Bangor. Maine Jewelry & Art is located at 96 Harlow Street (across from Bangor City Hall and Bangor Public Library) and is filled to the brim with handcrafted works, all from Maine artists. The gallery boasts one-of-a-kind art jewelry, felted wool hats, hand painted silk scarves, handbags made of recycled and vintage fabrics, carved wood, metal sculpture, glass and steampunk art, and the face jug pottery of Steve Weslow.
The gallery also features the bold colorful paintings of Bangor's Annie Kuhn, and the whimsical, Tolkienn-esque Tree paintings of Susan Elliot.
The owners of the new gallery have a collective vision, “Each of us are passionate jewelry artists, but we all work in other art mediums as well.

Meet Your Farmers and Fishermen, 2011 CSA-CSF Fair

Meet Your Farmers and Fishermen, 2011 CSA-CSF Fair

Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association

January 10, 2011
"Meet Your Farmers and Fishermen" and get your share of the Maine harvest at a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and Fisheries (CSF) Fair in your community on Sunday, February 27th.

With CSA's and CSF's you commit to purchasing a share of the coming harvest before the season begins. The benefit? You get to support local farms and fishermen while getting your locally grown and harvested food direct from the producer at a fair price.

Come to one of the eleven fair locations statewide to: learn about buying a share; become acquainted with local seasonal foods; meet your local farmers and fishermen; and discover how you can grow a relationship with them. Community Supported Fisheries may not be represented in all locations.

"Meet Your Farmers and Fishermen: a celebration of Community Supported Agriculture and Fisheries" will take place on Sunday, February 27, from 1 to 3 p.m.