Maine News Event Calendar for June 5

The MAINE NEWS CALENDAR of Events is updated and published online daily. The “calendar week” begins on Saturday and submissions for the digital calendar should be emailed a week or more in advance. Submissions for print should be at least two weeks before the event. Our deadline chart can be found at To add an event to either calendar, email
Regular monthly meetings can be found at the end, as can ongoing events — those that last more than two or three days.

June 3 — Stanton Bird Club Wildflower Festival, walks, music, plant sale, children and family activities, 1-4 p.m., Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary, 888-363-0007.
June 5 — Girl Scouts of Maine informational meeting for Sprouting Daisies, 6 p.m., Helen Thompson School, 309 Spears Corner Road, Gardiner, 888-922-4763.
June 5 — Rabbi Sruli and Lisa in Music for Mavis concert at the Turner Gazebo, 6:30 p.m., suggested donation $5, 98 Mathews Way, Route 117, Turner Center, library basement if it rains, 207-754-0954.
June 6 — Skowhegan Town Council candidates forum, sponsored by Chamber of Commerce, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Coburn Park, 419 Water St. Email questions by 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, to
June 6 — Earle Shettleworth Jr. on “Maine in World War I,” 6:30 p.m., Cary Memorial Library, 17 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne, 207-685-3612.
June 6 — An evening of piano quintets with pianist Peter Serkin and the DaPonte String Quartet, 6:30 p.m., Bowdoin College’s Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, tickets at the door or at, 207-529-4555.
June 7 — Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast Series, 7:15-9 a.m., Thomas College Spann Student Commons in the Summit Room 180 West River Road, Waterville, 207-873-3315.
June 7 — L-A Metro Marketplace, Bates Mill complex. 9:30-11 a.m. high school students exclusive entry; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. job fair; 12:30-4:30 p.m. B2B networking; 4:30-6:30 p.m. Business After Hours. or 207-783-2249.
June 7 — Opening reception for Shiretown Bookers summer exhibition, 5-6 p.m., Mantor Library, 116 South St.
June 7 — Cary Library’s Meet the Candidates night, 7 p.m., Williams House, 41 Old Winthrop Road, 207-685-3612.

June 9 — Annual 7½ Mile Yard Sale, sponsored by Heywood Club, rain or shine, beginning at 8 a.m., Pleasant Street, Crockett Ridge, Round the Pond Road, Millettville, and Heywood Clubhouse, Four Corners. Beth Abbott at 207-461-2334 or Barbara Townsend at 207-743-5150.
June 9 — Peter Hagerty guest speaker, Hiram Historical Society and Soldiers Memorial Library, 1:30 p.m.; historical society business meeting 1 p.m., free, open to public; 207-625-4762.
June 9 — Heirloom-seed planting workshop for children and adults, 4 p.m., Mechanic Falls Public Library, 108 Lewiston St, Mechanic Falls, 207-345-9450.
June 10 — Durham Historic District Commission unveils catalog of town’s historic homes, 2 p.m., Durham Community School, 654 Hallowell Road, 207-353-5215.
June 10 — Concerts for a Cause Phil House, 7:30 p.m. First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St., Auburn; Parking is accessible. 207-783-0461 or
June 13 — Author Monica Wood at Turner Public Library, 6:30 p.m., Leavitt Institute, 98 Matthews Way, 207-225-2030.
June 13 — Lisbon Historical Society meeting with Julie-Ann Baumer on Lewiston’s Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 7 p.m., MTM Center, 18 School St., Lisbon Falls, 207-353-8510.
June 14 — Androscoggin Elder Abuse Task Force Senior Resource Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., East Auburn Baptist Church, 560 Park Ave., pre-registration required. 207-795-6744, ext. 222, to sign up.

June 16 — Franklin County 4-H fair and benefit auction, 8 a.m., auction 6-7 p.m., Farmington Fairgrounds Starbird Building, 292 High St., 207-778-4650, 800-287-1478 or
June 16 — Western Maine Art Group self-guided art adventure, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., beginning at Matolcsy Center, 480 Main St., Norway, 207-393-3912.
June 16 — Benefit supper for Frankie Bragg, 5:30 p.m., at the Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main Street, Route 219, East Sumner, 207-597-2270.
June 16 — Raymond Arts Alliance second presentation of “Short Set Concert Series,” 7 p.m., Raymond Village Church, 27 Main St., 207-655- 4789.
June 16-17 — The Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Rail Road Fathers Day Weekend Special, half price for fathers, trains leaving Sanders Station hourly, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.,
June 20 — Summer Wellness Wednesday, 12:30-4 p.m. at Posabilities 15 Tannery S., Norway; registration 12:30 p.m., 207-890-0329.
June 20 — Kennebec Historical Society topic “Jigsaw Puzzles, A Short History,” presented by Anne Williams, free and open to public, 6:30 p.m. Maine State Library, 230 State St., Augusta.
June 20 — First in Auburn Community Concert Band summer series, 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main St.; rain location Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston, 207-782-3917.

June 23 — Teen Challenge Maine 11th annual golf classic fundraiser, Turner Highlands, 10 Highland Ave., Turner, or 207-377-2801.
June 23 — Short Folks for Hope Foundation second annual Folk Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free, Longley Square, Main Street, Norway, or Facebook.
June 23 — Second annual Maine Shed Hunter Gathering, $5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rangeley Region Guides & Sportsmen’s Association clubhouse, Old Skiway Road, Oquossoc, 207-270-3400.
June 23 — Washburn-Norlands Living History Center Strawberry Festival & Heritage Day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.,,, 207-897-4366.
June 23 — Public baked-bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church of Gray, Route 115, Gray, 207-657-4279; call 207-657-3279 on the day of the supper.
June 23 — “Salute to Our Military,” by Tri-County Mental Health services; reception and art show 6 p.m., performancet 7 p.m., Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston. Tickets discounted for veterans, click here for ticket information or visit TCMHS on Facebook.
June 25 — Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table lecture, 7 p.m., Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 207-725-5242
June 26 — First Parish Church of Brunswick annual strawberry festival, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Gazebo on the mall, Brunswick.
June 29, 30 — Chesterville Grange yard sale, Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 664 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington.
June 29, 30 — UU Theater and Community Little Theatre present “American Dreams: Immigration Stories,” Community Little Theater, 30 Academy St., Auburn, 207-783-0958.

June 30 — Kingfield POPS, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Adam Ezra, Gypsy Tailwind, fireworks; 4:30 p.m., rain or shine, Kennedy Farm, Route 142 (Depot Street), Kingfield, Kingfield POPS on Facebook, or 207-265-7677.
June 30, July 1 — New Hope Baptist Church “Once Upon a Starry Night” performance, free admission, 6 p.m., 268 Perham St., Farmington, 207-778-9696.
July 3 — Annual doll carriage parade starting on Rangeley Inn lawn, 2443 Main St; registration 9-9:30 a.m.; judging ends at 9:45 a.m.; parade at 10 a.m., 207-864-5798.

July 10 — Linda Snow McLoon on portrait of Googins family through their letters, Sidney Historical Society, 2 p.m. Sidney Grange Hall, 2986 Middle Road. Free and open to the public.

July 15, 16 — Franklin Community Health Network Healthcare Golf Classic, Sugarloaf Golf Club, 207-779-2750.

Aug. 4 — Monmouth Academy Alumni Day, 10 a.m.; tours of old building begin at 10:30 a.m., to reserve space.
Aug. 4, 5 — Oak Grove Healing Arts Presentation 2018, benefits Oak Grove Chapel, U.S. Route 201, Vassalboro, call Catherine 207-205-8165 or email
Aug. 9-11 — Paris Hill Music Festival, First Baptist Church, 500 Paris Hill Road, South Paris, times vary by day, 207-754-7970, or
Aug. 11 — 2018 Woodcarving Show and Competition, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free and open to the public, Poland Town Hall, 1231 Main St., Poland.

May 12-Oct 20 — Madison Farmer’s Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, behind Main St. Park, downtown Madison.
May 30-June 30 — Common Street Arts, “Prints at the Scale of People,” exhibition of printmaking exploring oversized examples of the medium, 93 Main St, Waterville; opening reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 31 207-872-2787.
June 1,2 8,9 — Aqua City Actors Theatre (ACAT) concludes season with comedy “Moonlight and Magnolias,” 7:30 p.m.; June 3, 10 at 2 p.m., in Studio 93 at The Center, 93 Main St., Waterville, 207-623-9387.
June 2-Sept. 30 — Phillips Farmers Market, American Legion building, Depot Street., Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
June-August, Lewiston Police Department free outdoors movies, beginning at 6 p.m. with games, free popcorn and water, movies begin at dusk. June 27, Simard Payne Park; July 11, Pathway New Vineyard Church; July 25, Drouin Field (next to the Colisee); Aug. 7, Lewiston Middle School Field (National Night Out) and Aug. 22, Pettingill School Park.
June 8-Aug. 26 — Shiretown Bookers summer exhibition, “Extravaganza!: Extravagant Books from Members’ Collections,” Mantor Library, 116 South St.

Androscoggin County Republican Committee, second Thursday every month, Auburn City Hall. 207-576-9096.
Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club board meetings, last Thursday of the month, 7 a.m., Roy’s Restaurant, 11 a.m. The Village Inn, Auburn, dates subject to change, 207-713-7045.
VFW Post 1603, second Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. 588 Minot Ave., 207-783-2561.

Kennebec Beekeepers Association, 6-8:30 p.m., second Thursday of the month, Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St.

Bridgton Easy Riders snowmobile club, second Friday of the month, includes pot-luck supper, 6 p.m. September through April, Bridgton Community Center. New members are always welcome.
Friends of the Bridgton Public Library, 9:30 a.m. second Tuesday of the month, Bridgton Public Library, 1 Church St.
Lakes Region Substance Abuse Coalition, second Thursday of the month, 4:30-6 p.m., Bridgton Municipal Complex, Iredale Street, 207-803-9987.

Pejepscot Genealogical Society, 2 p.m., second Sunday of the month, Morrell meeting room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St. 207-833-5430.
Toastmasters, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m., Maine Technology Institute, 8 Venture Ave., 207-241-2294 or

The Sandy River Center community education programs, open to public. Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 1 p.m. first Wednesday; SeniorsPlus, 9 a.m., second Wednesday; United Way, 10 a.m. third Tuesday; SEARCH program of Catholic Charities, 1 p.m. fourth Wednesday; NorthStar Community Paramedicine, 10 a.m. fourth Thursday. Diane Price 207-778-6591 ext 215.

Gardiner/Augusta Lions Community Market, with vendors, crafters, exhibitors and fix-it services, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., last Saturday of the month, at the clubhouse, 25 Lions Ave., Gardiner.

The Skowhegan Sportsman’s Club meets 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, 857 East River Road, Skowhegan, 207-649-1238,

Oxford Hills Business After Hours, first Thursday of the month, 5:30 to 7 p.m., venue changes, 207-743-2281.

Cary Library First Saturday, first Saturday of the month, 9 a.m.-noon, Williams House, 14 Old Winthrop Road. Book sale, boutique breakfast, more. 207-685 3612.