Archive for the Special Event Category

Most Maine families know of Rick Charette, the children’s musician who’s written songs like “Alligator in the Elevator,” or “I Love Mud.” He is performing in Bangor this week! As seen on the web:

Friday, November 21st at Bangor High School in Peakes Auditorium at 7pm.

Sponsored by Fruit St PTO
Call 944-6083 for tickets

(My contact says that tickets are $10 each.)

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United Cerebral Palsy is once again holding Pumpkins in the Park, on Saturday, October 25, from 3:30-7 pm at the Bangor Civic Center.

6th annual community Halloween Party Featuring hundreds of jack-o-lanterns, bounce houses, face painting, hayrides, clowns, balloon-tying, and trick-or-treating.

Admission is $2, and kids under 3 are free!

For more information, visit UCP’s website.

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The First Annual Touch-a-Truck Day will be held Sunday, September 21, 2008. The event will be held at the Bass Park Infield, from 11-3. Admission is $5 per person, children under 2 are free. Funds raised benefit the March of Dimes.

Vehicles to explore will include fire trucks, an ambulance, construction equipment, police vehicles, the LifeFlight helicopter, and much more. Refreshments and raffles will also be available.

Bass Park is home to the Bangor Raceway, and located next to the Bangor Auditorium.

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The annual Hampden Children’s Day celebration is this Saturday, August 16.  There is a parade, a Touch-a-Vehicle area, and juggling, among other things. It is open to all area children, not just those from Hampden. A full schedule can be found at the BDN.

Hampden Children’s Day

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The Festival of Lights Parade will happen on December 1st, starting at 4:30 pm.  The Maine Discovery Museum will open its lobby for families to use the restrooms, warm their hands, and enjoy some treats from Tim Horton’s.

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Vocalist Kristyn Murphy will present a program of Christmas music on Thursday, December 13, at 6:30 pm, in the Story Room at Bangor Public Library.

FMI: Bangor Public Library 947-8336

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From the Bangor Public Library’s newsletter:

With the theme “Rise Up Reading,” this year’s celebration (Nov. 12-18) once again encourages young people and their caregivers to discover new authors, new stories & new ideas. You are invitid to a Book Week party which takes place on Wednesday, November 14 at 4pm. Four children’s authors will be celebrated with skits, theatre, games & snacks. There will also be a Book Week Scavenger Hunt, with a week to finish. All correctly completed entires will go into a drawing for a gift certificate to the Briar Patch.”

FMI: Bangor Public Library 947-8336

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“Travel around the world without leaving Bangor. Join us for a Didgeridoo Concert, “Your Daily Bread” World Cafe with samples of breads and tasty spreads form around the world. The Bangor Chinese School will demonstrate Tai Chi. Plus a scavenger hunt, map challenge, craft activities, games and prizes. Fun for the whole family, included in your general admission!”

November 11, 1:00-4:00

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Maine Discovery Museum

262-7200

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This is a series of workshops for children in grades 5-8 (ages 10-14) interested in paleontology, biology, or geology. The cost for the 3 session series is $40 for members, $45 for non-members. Price includes MDM general admission and a snack.

November 6, 7, and 9 — 4:30-6

FMI:

Maine Discovery Museum

262-7200

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“2:00 What’s cool about spiders? Learn for yourself during our new spider exhibit presentation that includes a spidery craft activity for all ages. Also, decorate and munch on spidery cupcakes.”

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Maine Discovery Museum

262-7200

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