Archive for the Indoor Recreation Category

Happy New Year! Here’s what’s on deck for special events this month — please email or comment to have your event added!:


Weekly Breastfeeding Support, Central Street Farmhouse

Mondays, 10:30-11:30 am, or Tuesdays, 6-7pm (a great time for working and nursing mamas to get some support!)

Science Detectives, Maine Discovery Museum

Tuesdays, 11-1130, ages 3-5

Thursday Nature Time for Children, Fields Pond

10-11am, ages 2-4 $32 members, $38 nonmembers. Registration required.

Sunday Open Gym, Bangor Parks & Rec

Free open gym! 12-2 for grades K-5, and 2:30-4:30 for grades 6-8. Parents must accompany the younger group.

Skating lessons, Bangor Parks & Rec

Sundays, 1:50-2:50, Sawyer Arena. Registration required. $70, residents, $75 NR.


Bangor Public Library

Brewer Public Library

Orono Public Library

Wednesday, January 12

Lowe’s Build and Grow program, Bangor Parks & Rec 647 Main Street

6-8pm, for grades 2-5 Free, registration required.

Parenting Discussion, Central Street Farmhouse

6-7pm, topic: Simplicity parenting, finding our way out of a consumer culture.

Friday, January 14

Maine Discovery Museum Parents’ Night Out, 5:30-9pm

“Drop the kids off for pizza and supervised play. Members $24/child, Non-members $28/child. Ages 4+. Pre-registration required. Siblings half price.”

Babywearing 101, Central Street Farmhouse

6-7pm Touch and try on a variety of carriers for your baby!

Saturday, January 15

Yoga and a Nature Adventure for Families, Fields Pond

1-2pm, $10 per family, registration required.

Gentle Discipline Parenting Class, Central Street Farmhouse

11-1pm, $20

Monday, January 17

Maine Discovery Museum is open from 9:30-5:30!

Saturday, January 22

Creatures Underneath, Fields Pond

1-2:30 pm, fees vary, registration required.

Tuesday, January 25

Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3 Imagine!, Bangor Civic Center

7pm, ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, January 26

Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3 Imagine!, Bangor Civic Center

10:30 am, and 7pm, ticket prices vary.

Saturday, January 29

Discounted lift tickets & lessons at Sugarloaf, via Bangor Parks & Rec

Save $32 on an all day lift ticket, or get a full learn to ski (or snowboard) package for $65. Contact Parks & Rec for more info.

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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 new Kindermusik schedule is out:

The Milk & Cookies series is for kids aged 1.5 – 3 years old.  The cost is$105 for tuition, and $53 for materials. There are two times and locations to choose from.

Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 at the Woodlands, in Brewer


Fridays, 10:15-11 am at Sunbury Village in Bangor.

For more information, including registration forms, visit or contact Ann at kmusik AT verizon DOT net

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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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A local Kindermusik instructor is holding a Sign and Sing class for babies and toddlers, age 6months-3years.  Classes are held at The Woodlands Assisted Living Facility, in Brewer on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:15.  For tuition and materials, a half-session is $72, ; a full session is $138.  Registration is required.

FMI: Kindermusik in Maine

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The Maine Discovery Museum offers an art class for children ages 2-5, Wednesdays, at 10:30 am. There is usually a materials fee of $1, and the theme changes every week.

FMI: Maine Discovery Museum 


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“From flubber in flasks to blubber in bottles, join MDM staff for an inventing and mixing, slimy, bouncy, and smelly workshop. All ages welcome, $1 materials fee per child.”

Friday, November 23

11:00 & 1:00-3:00


Maine Discovery Museum


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Adventure Moms is an informal group that meets with kids of all ages at various locations around the Bangor area.  Their events are now seen on the BangorBaby calendar, and appear in red.

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The Thomas School of Dance offers dance classes for children as young as 2 1/2. Tuition starts at $50 per 6 week session. For more information, visit their website:

Thomas School of Dance 

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The Robinson Ballet offers dance classes starting at age 3. Tuition rates start at $85 per ten week session. The classes are held at 107 Union Street, in Bangor. The preschooler class is held on Saturdays. For more information, visit their website:

Robinson Ballet 

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