Maine News Event Calendar for Sept. 18

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
Holiday Craft Fairs may be found near the end. To submit a craft fair, follow the process for other submissions.
Ongoing events — those that last more than three days — and regular monthly meetings can be found at the end.

Sept. 19 –SCORE Roundtable: The Business Plan, 7:45-9 a.m., Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth St., free, open to public, registration required, visit
Sept. 19 — SCORE Oxford Hills, “10 Steps to Building Social Media Visibility,” free, 9:30 a.m-noon, Norway Town Office, register at
Sept. 19 — Maine in World War I, Kennebec Historical Society Presentation, 6:30 p.m., South Parish Church, 9 Church St., Augusta; free, open to the public, preceded by 4:30 p.m. historical society potluck, 6 p.m. annual meeting, election of officers.
Sept. 19 — Mahoosuc Land Trust “Day in the Life,” with speaker Peter Stowell on “A Day in the Life of our Native American Ancestors.,” 7 p.m. Gould Academy’s McLaughlin Auditorium,, 207-824-3806.
Sept.20 — Belgrade Historical Society program on “The Life and Mysterious Death of Maine-born Millionaire Sir Harry Oakes,” 7 p.m., Maine Lakes Resource Center, 137 Main St., Belgrade,
Sept. 21 — Illusionist/magician Chris Lengyel, 7 p.m., The Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham, benefit for the Orion,,, 207-729-2950 ext 7.

Sept. 22 — Annual Harvest Day and Barn Sale, Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main St., Route 219, East Sumner, 207-388-2263, 207-388-2667.
Sept. 22 — Kids’ Day promoting health, safety, environmental awareness, noon-3 p.m., Lewiston High School, 156 East Ave., Lewiston, 207-777-3333.
Sept. 22 — Maine mystery writer Paul Doiron, 3 p.m., Carrabassett Valley Public Library.
Sept. 24 — Pat Cannon performs at Raymond Arts Alliance Community Sing, 6-8 p.m., Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St. $2 suggested donation.
Sept. 24 — Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theatre annual meeting, 6 p.m. social time, 6:30 p.m. meeting, at Community Little Theatre, Academy Street, 207-783-0958, email or visit
Sept. 25 — Franklin County gubernatorial forum, 7-9 a.m. Bass Room, Franklin Memorial Hospital. Register at 207-778-4215 or
Sept. 25 — Author Douglas Rooks “Rise, Decline and Renewal,” 6:30 p.m., Bailey Public Library, 39 Bowdoin St. Winthrop, 207-377-8673.
Sept. 26 — “Cybersecurity for Small Business: Risks, Responsibilities and Resources.” 6-8 p.m. Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth St. Sponsored by SCORE Oxford Hills, free, but register or
Sept. 27 — Make Shift Coffee House to foster community understanding, 6-8 p.m., Windham Veteran’s Center, 35 Veterans Memorial Drive, Windham, free, open to public, music, food, faciliated conversation, 207-729-5607.
Sept. 28 — Waterville Rocks! free family-friendly outdoor summer concert series, “Ryan Montbleau” and “Kenya Hall,” 5:30-8:30 p.m., Castonguay Square, Waterville; venue moves to Waterville Opera House if weather is bad.
Sept. 28 — Seminar on the Second Coming of Christ, 7 p.m., Turner Seventh Day Adventist Church, 106 Weston Rd., Turner; child care provided.
Sept. 28, 29 — Somerset Samplers Quilt Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., United Methodist Church, 103 Dr. Mann Road.
Sept. 28-30 — Topsham Public Library annual book sale; Friday Friends Members Only night, 5-7 p.m.; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; $5 brown bag sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. 15 Foreside Road, Topsham, 207-725-1727, visit,

Sept. 29 — Central Maine Ladies Retreat, guest speaker Carol Kent, 8 a.m., Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, 91 Marston Road, Waterville, $15, Sept. 26 deadline to register, 207-872-7021, or church Facebook page.
Sept. 29 — SeniorsPlus Senior Resource Fair, 8 a.m.-noon, Mt. Blue High School, Farmington, workshops, information booths, complimentary breakfast. Free, open to public.
Sept. 29 — 3-C Giveaway, free clothing, 8 a.m.-noon, Norway Grange Hall, Whitman Street, open to all; coffee and cookie provided; donations accepted 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 14-28; contact Anna-Jean Alexander 207-461-3093,
Sept. 29 — Model Train and Rail Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Phillips Area Community Center, Phillips, free (admission charged for train rides), 207-639-2630.
Sept. 29 — Maine Forestry Museum Apple Harvest Festival, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main St., Rangeley, 207-864-3939.
Sept. 29 — “Owls of Maine: Habitats and Adaptation of Maine’s Native Owls,” Chewonki program, 11 a.m., Grange Hall, 9 Mercer Road, Norridgewock, free, open to public. 207-634- 2828.
Sept. 29 — Family friendly community contra dance, free/donations accepted, 6-8 p.m. Otisfield Community Hall, 292 Route 121; singles, new dancers welcome, 207-539-3072.
Sept. 29 — Pianist Dan Kennedy, 7 p.m., Winthrop Congregational Church, suggested donation $12 adults/ $10 for students, seniors; benefits Honduran scholarship fund, refreshments 207-377-2063, or
Sept. 29, 30 — Daniel Savage’s Company Re-enactors of Fort Western encampment commemorating Arnold Expecition, at Fort Western and other Augusta sites, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 30, free (though there is admission to museum itself with exception of Augusta residents and veterans);, 207-626-2385,
Sept. 30, Oct. 1 — “The Santa Diaries” auditions, Chocolate Church Arts Center holiday theater production; 1-3 p.m. Sept. 30; 6-8 p.m., Oct. 1, 804 Washington St., 207-442-8455, email
Oct. 3 — “Know How to Use Your Fire Extinguisher,” with Norrway Fire Chief Dennis Yates, 5:30-7 p.m., Norway Fire Department, 19 Danforth St. Free, registration required, 207-743-1562, ext. 6896.Oct. 3 — Maine spruce gum talk, Dave Fuller, 6 p.m. Rangeley Public Library, free, 207-864-5529.
Oct. 4 — Southern Maine Senior Expo and Successful Aging Forum, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park St., Freeport. Free.
Oct. 5 – SeniorsPlus Aging Well Living Well Expo, 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m., Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center, Sunday River, Newry., 1-800-427-1241.
Oct. 5. — “W Corner” Readfield History Walk, 10 a.m.-noon, Whittier Cemetery, free, open to public, meet in yard by Rourke’s equipment barn South Road, 207-441-9184,
Oct. 5 — Candidate forum, Dr. Shaw Memorial Library, 7 p.m., Mt. Vernon Community Center, 2 Main St., Mount Vernon, 207-293-2565.
Oct. 5 — Inland Hospital Fall Pops Concert, Waterville Opera House; admission may include reception at Amici’s Cucina and show, or just show. or 207-873-7000.

Oct. 6 — Leeds Volunteer Fire Department french toast and pancake breakfast, 6:30-10 a.m., Leeds Fire Station, Ridge Road, Route 106, adults $6/kids $4.
Oct. 6 — First Saturday at Cary Library’s Williams House, 9 a.m.-noon, book sale and boutique breakfast, 14 Winthrop St., Wayne, proceeds benefit library association, 207-685-3612.
Oct. 6 — Leavitt Area High School girls soccer team spaghetti dinner/fundraiser, 4-7 p.m., BQMC Hall, North Turne $6/ $25 per family (5 people max0, 4-under free, raffle, for advance tickets: coach Avalon Amador,
Oct. 6 — Baked ham supper 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Turner Center Universalist Church, Route 117, at Matthews Way, Turner.
Oct. 6 — Congregational Church of East Sumner Fall Feastival Community Supper, 5:30 p.m., donations benefit church outreach, 50 Main St., Route 219, 207-388-2263, 207-388-2667.
Oct. 6 — “Losing Winter? Climate Change in Ski Country and What We Can Do About It,”3 p.m., Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, Route 27, Carrabassett Valley, free, open to the public, sponsored by the Bath/Brunswick, Bangor and Mid-Maine chapters of Citizens Climate Lobby, 207-522-7074.
Oct. 6, 7 — Sugarloaf Art Show, 60 Maine artists, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sugarloaf base lodge
Oct. 7 — The American Legion Harry J. Conway Post 135 public Community Breakfast 7:30-10 a.m., 40 Island Road, $8/$3 10 and under.
Oct. 7 — Lisbon Police Department plays former New England Patriots in flag football game to benefit DARE program, 1 p.m., thompson Field, Lisbon High School, 207-747-5277.
Oct. 8 — “Authentic Personal Branding for Women: Be Known for Who You Are,” with Sonya L. Sigler, 6:30 p.m., free and open to women age 16 and older, Turner Public Library, 207-225-2030 or
Oct. 9 — Jeff Steinberg in concert, 7 p.m., Hosanna Church, 109 Schoolhouse Road, Oxford, free (offering to defray expenses), open to public, 207-539-2295,
Oct. 12 — Phillips Community of Christian Women annual chicken supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Phillips Elementary School, $8 adults/ $5 12-under. To volunteer, 207-684-3394.
Oct. 12 — Texas Hold’em, Oxford American Legion, 112 King St., Oxford, doors open 6 p.m., table draw 6:45 p.m., game 7-11 p.m., 207-595-4200.

WEEK OF OCT. 13-19
Oct. 13 — Oakland United Baptist Church rummage sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 45 Church St.
Oct. 13 — Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad Ghost Train, 6-9 p.m. (trains run every 20-25 minutes from Sanders Station); $5 adults; $3 youth; under 12 free.
Oct. 17 — SCORE Rountable: Hiring and Retaining Employees, How to Build your Dream Team, 7:45-9 a.m., Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth St., free, open to public, registration required, visit
Oct. 19 — Open house SeniorsPlus Norway office, 7:30-9:30 a.m. light refreshments.
Oct. 19 — Geneology/ workshop, 1-2 p.m. Turner Public Library, Participants who can should bring laptop/tablet 207-225-2030 or

WEEK OF OCT. 20-26
Oct. 20 — Texas Hold’em, Oxford American Legion, 112 King St., Oxford, doors open 6 p.m., table draw 6:45 p.m., game 7-11 p.m., 207-595-4200.
Oct. 26 — Monmouth Community Players fundraiser costume gala and auction, 6-10 p.m., Le Club Calumet, Augusta,

Oct. 27 — Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce annual Business & Community Expo, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School,, 207-743-2281.
Oct. 27, 28 — Wilderness First Aid Course at Mahoosuc Mountain Lodge, 1513 Bear Valley Road, Newry. 207-824-2073,
Oct. 27-29 Wilderness First Responder Refresher course at Mahoosuc Mountain Lodge, 1513 Bear Valley Road, Newry. 207-824-2073,
Oct. 31 — Randolph United Methodist Church Trunk ‘N Treat, 6:30-8 p.m., at the church, 16 Asbury St.; 207-485-8041.

Nov. 21 — SCORE Rountable: Creating Processes and Procedures for Your Business, 7:45-9 a.m., Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth St., free, open to public, registration required, visit

Nov. 10 — Randolph United Methodist Church Christmas craft fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Laura E. Richards Elementary School, Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner. 207-582-5188.

May 12-Oct 20 — Madison Farmer’s Market Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine, behind Main St. Park, downtown Madison.
June 2-Sept. 30 — Phillips Farmers Market, American Legion building, Depot Street., Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Aug. 3-Sept. 29 — work of artists Arlene Kelley, Marj Burgess featured in “Full Circle,” exhibition, Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner.
Aug. 5-Oct. 16 — “Rangeley au Naturel, the Nude Studies of John Swan & Herb Welch” exhibition, Outdoor Heritage Museum, Oquossoc, or 207-864-3091.
September — Works of of Irinia Kahan on display, Main Street Gallery, Norway; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday’ 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday,


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.

The Coffee Break, social gathering, weekly 10:30 a.m. Thursdays (beginning Oct. 4), Underwood Library, 2006 Main St. 207-685-3778,

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.

Anderson Staples American Legion Post, 112 King St., meets at 7 p.m. second Monday of month; all veterans welcome, 207-595-4200.

Prayer Shawl Ministry knitting/crocheting group, weekly, 9-10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, Randolph United Methodist Church, 16 Asbury St., 207-767-3024.

Sabattus Rec Club Running Program, weekly 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Mixer’s parking lot, Sabattus Road, all ages/abiities,, Sabattus Rec Club Running Program Facebook.

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.