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February Events

January 17, 26, and 31

Free guided snowshoe hikes

Noon, Belfast City Park and PBMC Community Wellness Trail

Join the Community Health & Wellness team for free guided snowshoe hikes. Family friendly; children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Snowshoes are available on a first come, first served basis. Call 921-3950 for specific information.

January 26-May 18

Healthy Lifestyles Program

4:30, Biscone Medical Building Community Room, Belfast

Discover ways to build healthier eating habits and add physical activity into your daily life while working with registered dietitians and other group participants to make modest lifestyle changes. Call 930-2684 for more information.

Throughout February

MPA Basketball Tourneys

The biggest sporting event of the year is undoubtedly the basketball tournaments, held throughout February in Bangor, Augusta and Portland. New this year is a five-class system, up from four, meaning that there are now 132 games in total played across three locations: the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, the Augusta Civic Center, and the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. Who will you cheer on? Check your local venue for updated schedules.

February 2-19

Penobscot Theatre Company presents “Lumberjacks in Love”

Times vary; Bangor Opera House

Four burly lumberjacks live in a state of manly bliss at the Haywire Lumber Camp in Northern Wisconsin – until an encounter with a plucky mail order bride interrupts life as they know it. Can romance bloom where bath time is once a month and the blast of a dinner bell brings the boys running? From the creators of “Guys on Ice” comes a show full of song and surprises. Tickets available via the PTC box office.

February 2

Comedian Lewis Black

8 p.m., Collins Center, Orono

Join comedian Lewis Black—seen on “The Daily Show” and other Comedy Central shows and as a voice in the Pixar movie “Inside Out”—for a night of angry rants about our crazy political world. Tickets available via the Collins Center box office.

February 4

A Night of Hope Under The Stars

8 p.m., Jeff’s Catering, Brewer

A celebration and fundraiser for Penobscot Relay For Life, sponsored by F.W. Webb. Get dressed to the nines and have a fun night out for a good cause, with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The Blast Addicts provide entertainment. Always Wonderful Memories Take II will be taking photographs, Photobooths of Maine will be there, and there will be a silent auction.

February 4

The O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor

8 p.m., Collins Center, Orono

A product of America’s rich aural folk tradition as well as classical music, Mark O’Connor’s creative journey began with both French jazz and traditional American fiddling. His band is among the foremost practitioners of these styles working in the U.S. today. Tickets available via the Collins Center box office.

February 7

“Once: The Musical”

7 p.m., Collins Center for the Arts

The national touring company of this Tony Award-winning musical comes to Orono for one night only. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, “Once” tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dreams — until he meets the girl of his dreams. Tickets available via the Collins Center box office.

February 9

“The Last of the Red Hot Lovers”

7 p.m., Collins Center for the Arts

Neil Simon’s dynamite romantic comedy, set in the early 1960s, will be staged by a touring theater company. Tickets available via the Collins Center box office.

February 10-12 and 17-19

Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents “The Pirates of Penzance”

7 p.m. (2 p.m. Sundays) Grand Theatre, Ellsworth

Eastern Maine’s Gilbert and Sullivan-only company presents perhaps the most famous of all G&S shows; performances are family-friendly and fun for all.

February 10

“Kaytek the Wizard: A Puppet Show for the Ages”

11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Gracie Theatre, Husson University, Bangor

Kaytek, a mischievous schoolboy who wants to become a wizard, is surprised to discover that he is able to perform magic spells and change reality. He begins to lead a double life: a powerful wizard in the dress of an ordinary boy. Revolving around the notion that power is not without responsibility or repercussions, this story speaks to every child’s dream of freeing themselves from the endless control of adults, and shaping the world to their own designs. Tickets available via the Gracie Theatre box office on the Husson campus.

February 11

Bangor On Tap 2017

1 to 9 p.m., Cross Insurance Center, Bangor

Bangor’s largest craft beer festival comes back to the Cross Insurance Center. Bangor on Tap will feature two sessions from 1 to 4 p.m. and then from 6 to 9 p.m. Sample over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries, and hang out in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors. Tickets available via Ticketmaster or the Cross Insurance Center box office.

February 12

Bangor Symphony Orchestra: Scheherazade

3 p.m., Collins Center for the Arts

A master pianist plays Chopin, and Maestro Richman takes audiences on the magnificent journey that is Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherezade, inspired by The Arabian Nights. Tickets available via the Collins Center box office.

February 24

Comedian Bill Engvall

7 p.m., Collins Center for the Arts

Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Most recently, Bill was a contestant on season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals. Tickets available via the Collins Center box office.

February 25

Live broadcast of “Selected Shorts”

Selected Shorts is a weekly public radio show broadcast featuring actors reading short stories, heard on over 130 stations for about 300,000 listeners. It is produced by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio and distributed by Public Radio International. The radio show is recorded live at the popular New York City stage show which began in 1985 and still enjoys sell-out audiences. Tickets available via the Collins Center box office.

February 26

Reel Pizza’s annual Oscar night celebration

6 p.m. Reel Pizza Cinerama, Bar Harbor

This fundraiser for the Jesup Memorial Library is always a hoot; come dressed to the nines (or not). The event begins with a pre-show from 6-7:30 p.m. that includes entertainment and games, hors d’oeuvres provided by local restaurants, and complimentary champagne. The Oscar broadcast begins at 7:30 p.m. with the red carpet pre-show. The evening will be emceed by Jennifer Shepard, Larrance Fingerhut and Amy Roeder of ImprovAcadia.

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