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Welcome to summer! The city pools are open!

From the BDN:
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is preparing to open the city’s two municipal pools for the summer season. Both pools will be open seven days a week.

The Beth Pancoe Municipal Aquatic Center in Hayford Park will be open for general swim from 1 to 5 p.m. beginning Saturday, June 21. The pool features two water slides, a “zero entry” wade-in area with a variety of water features as well as a lap-swim area.

In addition to afternoon general swim, the Pancoe Aquatic Center is open for adult lap swim from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday as well as family swim time from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lessons are offered mornings Monday through Thursday.

Day use of the Pancoe Aquatic Center is $1 for Bangor resident children, $2 for Bangor resident adults, $2 for nonresident children, and $4 for nonresidents. Season passes are also available for children, adults and families and may be purchased at the parks and recreation office at 647 Main St.

The Dakin Municipal Pool on Pine Street near Broadway Park will open for general swim at 1 p.m. Monday, June 23. Dakin Pool is located at the end of Pine Street just off Stillwater Avenue. Dakin Pool is open from 1 to 5 p.m. every day. There is no charge to swim at Dakin Pool.

Hours for both facilities may vary in the event of bad weather.

For information on municipal pool programming, call Bangor Parks and Recreation at 992-4490 or stop by the office at 647 Main St.

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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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The Maine Discovery Museum is offering a musical theater program for kids in 4th and 5th grade:

“Four different six-week sessions for children in grades 4 and 5 who are interested in performing arts and want to meet others who share their enthusiasm! Your child will have fun, while gaining experience and enhancing his or her skills in musical theatre.  .  . Each six week session of Musical Theater is complete in itself, and will end with a mini performance for family and friends.”


Musical Theater of Arts ‘N’ Kids meets 12 times: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 3:30-4:45 for 6 weeks at the Maine Discovery Museum.

Musical Theatre – Session A — Sept 18 – Oct 25
Musical Theatre – Session B — Nov 6 – Dec 18
Musical Theatre – Session C — Jan 8 – Feb 14
Musical Theatre – Session D — Feb 26 – April 3

For more information, visit the Maine Discovery  Museum’s website.

Maine Discovery Museum

Arts N’ Kids  Brochure [PDF]

Schedule subject to change.

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The Brewer Rec Department offers a preschool playtime at the auditorium:

This program is designed to offer parents & youngsters a large play area where they can participate in
games of their choice. Recreational equipment is supplied to encourage youngsters to development
physically and to socialize with other children. Open to preschoolers and their parents.

Brewer Auditorium
Wednesdays 10:00am- 11:30am, free

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Stillwater Park, Howard Street

Stillwater Park, Howard Street,
originally uploaded by bangorbaby.

The playground project is almost done — we’ve now got photos from all of the city playgrounds (I’m pretty sure!), two Brewer playgrounds, and one school playground. Test driving all the playgrounds is hard work for a toddler!

 


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I think just about everybody with a kid has heard about, and even visited, Treworgy Orchards in Levant. Did you know they have a website, too?

The Apple Orchards, Dairy Bar, Petting Zoo and Corn Maze are NOW OPEN!
We are open Tuesday through Friday, 11AM to dusk. Saturday and Sunday 10AM to dusk. Closed Mondays
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On weekends, follow the signs to the Pember Road entrance, and enjoy a free tractor-pulled hayride! It’s great to support local agriculture, and great to see so many folks supporting this jewel of a farm.

www.treworgyorchards.com

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You are invited to a World Breastfeeding Week Celebration! Pack a picnic and join us at Cascade Park, Tuesday August 7, 2007 from 4-6 pm. There’ll be fun and games for the kiddos, and lots of families who support breastfeeding! Won’t you join us? FMI call Melanie @ 942-2362. See you there!

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MOTHER’S DAY TEA at the Isaac Farrar Mansion Union st Bangor. May 12th 2-4 p.m. This event is for new mothers and mothers to be. Come and get info on community resources, pregnancy and birth info, birth planning, and new moms and moms to be will be pampered with hand and shoulder massage. Refreshments will be served. Come any time between 2p.m. and 4p.m. or stay for the entire event. Door Prizes. This event is free and brought to you by The Maine Association of Independent Doulas (MAID). FMI 945-9804

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