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Things to do around Bangor today

A Celtic Family Christmas Donnell Leahy and Natalie MacMaster bring their exceptional musical skills and joy to audiences across North America during the holiday season.
Music
Come Write In The Bangor Public Library hosts sessions for NaNoWriMo check-ins and prompts every Wednesday evening, with additional sessions for teenagers on Saturdays.
Arts
Wooly Bowls Create double-layered wool bowls with beads for snippets or small trinkets at The Keeping Room in Hampden.
Arts
Deck the Halls Join in decorating for the winter holidays in the YA room at the Bangor Public Library with cookies and cocoa.
Family & Kids
Jazz Night The University of Maine's jazz musicians perform at Minsky Recital Hall.
Music
Walking Club Get in your steps while avoiding the cold and ice with a walking club at Hampden Academy.
Recreation
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Events for the rest of this week

Festival of Lights Parade Welcome in the holiday season with the annual Festival of Lights Parade through Downtown Bangor with vehicles adorned with lights and the arrival of Santa Claus.
Community
Saturday
A Christmas Carol Ebeneezer Scrooge returns to Penobscot Theatre in this Dickensian classic featuring four spirits and the true meaning of the holiday season.
Theatre & Movies
Thursday
WWE Live Holiday Tour WWE returns to the Cross Insurance Center for a night of wrestling action in the ring with a lineup of superstar favorites.
Sports
Saturday
Chicago The Musical The classic Broadway musical about all that jazz comes to the Cross Insurance Center to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Theatre & Movies
Monday
Texas Tenors The Texas Tenors bring "Deep in the Heart of Christmas" to the Collins Center for the Arts, with seasonal tunes, classics, and more.
Music
Friday
UMaine Men's Ice Hockey vs. UNH The UMaine / UNH rivalry returns to Alfond Arena as the Wildcats visit Orono for the Blue Out game with a toy drive.
Sports
Friday
The Music of A Charlie Brown Christmas The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio performs favorites from Vince Guaraldi's classic Charlie Brown holiday score at Bangor Arts Exchange.
Music
Saturday
Yuletide Celebration UMaine's choral ensembles team up to perform holiday favorites at the Collins Center for the Arts.
Music
Sunday
The Christmas Star Join the Versant Power Astronomy Center as they look into scientific explanations of the Star of Bethlehem.
Education
Sunday
UMaine Women's Ice Hockey vs. Holy Cross The Black Bears face Holy Cross on the ice at Alfond Arena.
Sports
Saturday
Sustainable Eco-friendly Wreath Making Workshop Join this workshop for all skill levels to create your own beautiful wreath using regionally-sourced greens and items from nature.
Arts
Sunday
Carmel Tree Lighting and Music Carmel lights its holiday tree with live music from Gordon Nute and Debbie Falkenburg, caroling, cocoa, and more.
Community
Sunday
Community Potluck Series Orono residents can join community members for a monthly potluck series at the Keith Anderson Community House, featuring live music and activities for all ages.
Food & Drink
Sunday
UMaine Men's Ice Hockey vs. UConn The Black Bears men's ice hockey team plays the University of Connecticut at Alfond Arena for Skate with the Bears day.
Sports
Sunday
Let it Snow: A Holiday Music Journey Hear festive classics from Frank Sinatra, Chuck Berry, the Trans Siberian Orchestra, and more with stunning planetarium visuals.
Music
Sunday
BARN Holiday Party The Bangor Area Recovery Network celebrates the holidays with a day of family fun including music, crafts, cookie decorating, hot cocoa, and games.
Community
Sunday
New Year, New You Get ready for an even more successful 2024 by crafting a roadmap to achieve your goals with Thriving Proof.
Education
Tuesday
UMaine Men's Basketball vs. Brown Brown comes to the Memorial Gym to face the Black Bears for a Giving Tree Donation Game.
Sports
Sunday
Medicare 101 Learn about eligibility and options for Medicare as well as supplemental insurance in this evening session in Orono.
Education
Monday
Elf Academy Kids in grades 1-5 can experience a series of fun-filled activities at the Bangor Public Library's Elf Academy that will put your holiday spirit to the test.
Family & Kids
Monday
Virtual Birding Join Maine Audubon for a virtual birding experience, exploring feeder cameras from around the world and expanding birding abilities during the winter.
Recreation
Monday
Maia Kobabe Book Discussion The Bangor Public Library joins OUT Maine for a book discussion about "Gender Queer: A Memoir" by Maia Kobabe. Participants will receive a copy of the book to keep.
Arts
Monday
Lit Chicks Book Club This monthly Bangor Public Library book club discusses fiction with a feminine focus.
Arts
Tuesday
Maine's Employment & Training Program Info Session Learn how to find help finding a job or support for training in this free online session.
Education
Tuesday
Is Wholesale Right for Your Business? Learn the essentials of doing wholesale business and create a plan to enter the market in this Maine SBDC workshop.
Education
Tuesday
Acrylic Pour Painting Class with Intuitive Messages Create a canvassed piece of art and look for messages in the finished piece during this class in Orono.
Arts
Tuesday
Knitting at the Library Orono Public Library hosts a gathering of knitters for conversation and sharing.
Arts
Tuesday
Next Chapter Book Club The Bangor Public Library hosts a club for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Family & Kids
Thursday
Pickleball Join in the fun and learn the basics of this fast-growing sport based out of badminton, ping pong, and tennis in Hampden.
Education
Saturday
Fall 2023 Influential Art-Based Film Series UMaine's IMRC Center screens a variety of art-based films during the fall 2023 semester on their 20' projection screen.
Theatre & Movies
Thursday
Symphonic Band with Hampden Academy Enjoy an evening of music from the UMaine Symphonic Band with Hampden Academy.
Music
Thursday
Holiday Wreath Making Join this creative class to make a traditional 15" holiday wreath with fragrant balsam fir branches.
Arts
Thursday
Navigating Hiring Process for Individuals with a Criminal History This online Workforce Solutions session talks through navigating job searches for those with a criminal history.
Education
Friday
Opera Workshop Experience scenes from classic works from the operatic canon presented by UMaine's Opera Workshop.
Arts
Friday
The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness Explore the diverse ecosystems and Indigenous communities of the Arctic in this immersive planetarium program.
Education
Friday
UMaine Women's Ice Hockey vs. Vermont The Black Bears take the ice to face the University of Vermont at Alfond Arena.
Sports
Friday
Sister’s Christmas Catechism Enjoy live holiday music with a Bangor choir as this crowd-favorite nun returns to the Gracie Theatre to solve the Mystery of the Magi's gold.
Arts
Saturday
Bangor Sports Collectables and Memorabilia Show Join local collectors and browse over 90 tables of cards, apparel, autographs, memorabilia, and novelty items in Bangor.
Shopping
Saturday
Shop Local Holiday Fair Rize CoWorking & Collaboration Space hosts a holiday craft fair with a variety of unique gifts from vendors.
Shopping
Saturday
Gingerbread Art and Dessert at the Museum The Old Town Museum hosts a historical gingerbread house competition alongside holiday treats.
Arts
Saturday
John Bapst Holiday Craft Fair Over 50 artists and crafters – from photographers to woodworkers – offer their work for sale in the John Bapst auditorium and gymnasium.
Arts
Saturday
Cynthia Thayer Book Signing Join author Cynthia Thayer for a signing of her book, "We're Going Home", at Books-a-Million.
Arts
Saturday
Prohibition Party Mossy Ledge Spirits hosts a 1920s-themed prohibition party with live music and snacks in Etna.
Arts
Saturday
Cookies, Cocoa & More Enjoy cocoa, cookies, and a fun craft at the Bangor Public Library while waiting for the Festival of Lights Parade.
Family & Kids
Saturday
Meet the Artists The Bangor Public Library holds a reception for their exhibit artists in galleries throughout the building.
Arts
Saturday
Bangor Band The Bangor Band performs their Sounds of the Season concert at Peakes Auditorium.
Music
Saturday
Bangor's European Market This weekly farmer's market features a diverse range of vendors offering delicious food, produce, and artisan goods.
Food & Drink
Saturday
Tech Tutoring The Bangor Public Library holds hour-long tutoring session in person, by phone, or over Zoom to teach common tech tasks.
Education
Friday
Chickadee Club The Orono Public Library holds an after-school storytime with an activity and snacks for Orono students in 2nd and 3rd grade.
Family & Kids
Thursday
  • Education

Tech Tutoring

The Bangor Public Library holds hour-long tutoring session in person, by phone, or over Zoom to teach common tech tasks.

Location
Bangor Public Library / Online
Dates
  • Friday, September 1, 2023
  • Friday, September 8, 2023
  • Friday, September 15, 2023
  • Friday, September 22, 2023
  • Friday, September 29, 2023
  • Friday, October 6, 2023
  • Friday, October 13, 2023
  • Friday, October 20, 2023
  • Friday, October 27, 2023
  • Friday, November 3, 2023
  • Friday, November 10, 2023
  • Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Friday, November 24, 2023
  • Friday, December 1, 2023
  • Friday, December 8, 2023
  • Friday, December 15, 2023
  • Friday, December 22, 2023
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