Category Archives: Lake Region Reader

Maine author Cook, medium to host event during Wayne stroll

WAYNE — Maine author Cathy Cook will open her home and antique store, the Haunted Androscoggin House, 655 Main St., during the Wayne Village Holiday Stroll from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.

Cook will be available to sign copies of her books, especially the most recently published “Hauntings from Wayne and Beyond 2.”

KVCAP seeks to fortify volunteer driving effort

WATERVILLE – Steve Soule has joined the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program transportation staff as volunteer driver recruiter as part of the organization’s efforts to fortify its volunteery driving program.

Volunteer drivers play an integral role, including bringing sick children to medical treatment or elderly people to services. KVCAP Transportation provided 110,000 rides in 2016.

Monmouth Middle School students seek help stuffing the bus

MONMOUTH — Students from Monmouth Middle School will be collecting donations of non-perishables from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at Cumston Hall, 796 Main St.

Collected items will be donated to the Cottrell-Taylor Christmas fund, which began more than 40 years ago in memory of former Monmouth principal, Henry L. Cottrell, and Robert Taylor, a Monmouth teacher.

Maine-ly Harmony to perform Winter Wonderland show Dec. 2

AUGUSTA — Maine-ly Harmony will perform a Winter Wonderland musical event at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Episcopal Church (formerly Prince of Peace Church), 209 Eastern Ave.

Maine-ly Harmony is a women’s a cappella chorus that sings in the barbershop style.

CODA Chorus to hold 50th anniversary Christmas concert in Manchester

MANCHESTER — There will be a special 50th anniversary CODA Chorus Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Hope Baptist Church, Route 202.

The performance, “Starry Night and Candlelight: A Christmas Celebration,” will be held at both 3 and 7 p.m.

Manchester Meeting House craft fair is Dec. 2

MANCHESTER — The annual craft fair will be held Saturday, Dec. 2. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Manchester Meeting House, 143 Scribner Hill Road.

Lots of handcrafted gifts and decorations as well as wares from other vendors will be offered for sale.

Presentation on history and decline of Readfield Depot is Nov. 27

READFIELD — Readfield Depot was once a buzzing community center, but declined in the late 20th century.

Historian Dale Potter-Clark will share the history of homes and buildings in and around the area, its evolution into a village, tidbits about some people who lived there; and how the symbiotic relationship between the Depot and summer residents helped boost the town’s economy and lakeside development.

Augusta Elks Dec. 2 craft/vendor fair to raise money for scholarships

AUGUSTA — The Augusta Elks Lodge Scholarship Committee will host its annual Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the lodge, 397 Civic Center Drive.

The fair is open to the public, with no admission fee. It’s one of the club’s annual events to raise money for local scholarships for high school seniors.

Anonymous donor pledges to match Mount Pisgah contributions up to $20,000

WINTHROP — To help the Kennebec Land Trust expand Mount Pisgah Conservation Area, an anonymous donor has offered a 1-for-1 matching gift challenge.

All new Mount Pisgah gifts will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $20,000, the Kennebec Land Trust said in a news release.

Belgrade Holiday Craft Fair and gingerbread house contest is Dec. 2

BELGRADE — The Belgrade Holiday Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Community Center for all Seasons on Route 27, south of Belgrade Lakes village.

The fair includes a mix of craft items, books by Maine authors, vendor favorites and food.