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It’s Thursday! And it’s going to be a long weekend, with glorious weather. What could be better than that?

1) Butterfly Count, Fields Pond, Holden

When: Saturday, July 3, 1PM

Where: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

What’s Happening:  ”Help count butterflies for the North American Butterfly Count. Counts are held nationwide, and the Fields Pond Butterfly Count supplies important data about declines or increases of butterfly populations. The circle is 7.5 mile radius centered on Fields Pond.”

2)  Bangor-Brewer 4th of July

When: July 4, 11am

Where: Bangor-Brewer

What’s Happening: “The Bangor-Brewer July 4th parade is the largest parade in Maine with over 1,000 participants. Viewed by over 30,000 people, the parade will be held on Sunday, July 4th in 2010. The parade starts in Brewer at Acme Street at 11 a.m. and goes down Wilson Street, across the Chamberlain Bridge into Bangor and then down Main Street to State & Exchange Streets where it disperses. The theme of this year’s parade is 100 years of Boy Scouting. The Grand Marshal is Doc Mann, a 101 year-old Boy Scout. Later on in the evening, at about 9:20 p.m., there will be a fireworks display on the Bangor waterfront.”

3) Go Swimming! (it’s going to be reallllly nice!)

When: Whenever you want

Where: Bangor’s city pools, or your favorite beach (Peaks-Kenny State Park has a great one!)

What’s Happening: It’s going to be absolutely gorgeous this weekend. Make it a classic Maine 4th by cooling off in your favorite swimming area. This is why we live here, right?

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1) Saturdays in the Discovery Room, Fields Pond, Holden

When: Saturday, June 26, 10am-noon

Where: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

What’s Happening: “We’ll get lost, we’ll get found, play some fast games of hide and seek – all using maps, compasses and GPS units. We’ll also set up a new geocache and a new letterbox at the Center (don’t know what a geocache or letterbox is? Join us for the Discovery Room program and find out)!” ($8 members/ $10 nonmembers, kids under 3 are free)

2) Strawberry Picking at Tate’s U-Pick Strawberry Farm

When: Open every day in season, daylight to dark, rain or shine (and the season is NOW!)

Where: Off Route 43 on Hudson Road, 15 miles north of Bangor. East Corinth, Maine. Phone: 207-285-7944

What’s Happening: Very good, weed free strawberry picking.  A local tradition!

3)  Make an animal happy at the Bangor Humane Society, Bangor

When: Anytime they are open (Saturday is supposed to be pretty wet this week, and the shelter is open from 10-6 that day)

Where: Bangor Humane Society, Bangor

What’s Happening: The Bangor Humane Society is always accepting donations, and they have a wishlist posted online. Visit some animals and donate cash, or something from their wishlist (they are looking for all kinds of things, from Post-It notes to chain link fencing!). You might want to even sign up to volunteer — kids under 16 need to volunteer with an adult over 21 present.

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The weekend is almost here, and there’s lots to do around Bangor for families!

1)  Flannery Brothers concert

When: Saturday, June 19th 2pm

Where: Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio Street

What’s Happening: The Flannery Brothers will perform their award winning childrens’ music. Ages 2& under are free, 4-6 are $2, 6-12 are $3, and everyone else is $5.

2)  Go Swimming!

When: Saturday June 19

Where: Bangor’s City Pools (Dakin on Pine Street, and Pancoe at Hayford Park, 13th Street)

What’s Happening: Bangor’s pools open for the season this Saturday![Correction! Pancoe opens Saturday, Dakin opens Monday.] Rates have gone up for season passes, which can only be purchased at the rec center office, on Main St. Day fees remain the same — $1 for resident kids, $2 for resident adults, and double that for non-residents. The Pancoe pool is especially great for families with little ones, with the zero entry area, and for big ones, with the waterslides.

3)  Maine Day

When: Sunday, June 20

Where: Maine’s State Parks

What’s Happening: Free admission for Maine residents to all Maine State Parks! Within 50 miles of Bangor, we have Moose Point (Searsport,) Peaks-Kenny (Dover-Focxcroft), Lamoine (Lamoine), and Swan Lake (Swanville.)

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It’s Thursday, and it’s kind of rainy today but the forecast for the weekend looks great. Here are three things you might want to check out this weekend!

1) Old Town’s Family Fun Day

When: Saturday June 12, 10-1

Where: Herbert Sargent Community Center, 342 Bennoch Road, Old Town

What’s happening: The grand opening of the Born Learning Trail, a half-mile trail that displays interactive signs that encourage families to talk and get active, and a bike safety station. Lunch will be served from 11-1.

2) Meet Donn Fendler

When: 10 am

Where: Bangor Public Library, Story Room

What’s Happening: Meet Donn Fendler: “In 1939, a 12-year-old New York boy scout, Donn Fendler captured the hearts and imagination of the country, when, after nine days lost and alone in the Maine wilderness, he emerged from the north woods, foot-sore and half-starved, but alive. Many older Maine folks remember this young boy’s ordeal vividly, but successive generations have also learned of and been inspired by Mr. Fendler’s courage and determination.” — BPL

3)  Picnic at the Waterfront

When: Whenever!

Where: Bangor’s Waterfront

What’s Happening: Up to you. It’s supposed to be a gorgeous weekend, and a favorite way for us to  enjoy a nice day  is to get sandwiches from Angelo’s (or one could make your own) and roll out a blanket on the grass at Bangor’s waterfront. Kids can watch the boats go by, and the planes, and the trains (if you’re there at the right time, of course) and feed the gulls. The waterfront has changed so dramatically in the last decade, it’s good to celebrate what a great place we live in by taking advantage of all it has to offer. A waterfront picnic is a perfect (and really cheap) way to do that.

Have an upcoming weekend event you’d like to let Bangor families know about? Email me: bangorbaby AT gmail DOT com — I’d love to include it.

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