Maine News Events Calendar Nov. 27

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.

WEEK OF NOV. 24-30
Nov. 27 — Hebron Historical Society hosts Peter Stowell speaking on spool and toothpick mills of western Maine, 7 p.m., town office, 351 Paris Road, Hebron, public invited.
Nov. 28 — Police Insider: True Blue, a panel with Lewiston Police Department, sponsorsed by Lewiston Youth Advisory Council, open to public, 7 p.m., Lewiston City Council Chambers, 27 Pine St.
Nov 29 — Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District agricultural food safety question and answer session for producers, 9 a.m.-noon, 254 Goddard Road, Lewiston, registration required., 207-241-5374, Snow date is Nov. 30.
Nov. 29 — Screening of documentary “Seven Songs for a Long Life,” sponsored by Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice, St. Mary’s Health System, free, open to the public 6-7:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Lepage Conference Center, 99 Campus Ave. No registration required. Light refreshments. 207-777-8760, 207-777-8806.
Nov. 29 — Slide Talk by photographer Craig Snapp, 6:30-8:30 p.m., First Light Camera Club, Brunswick Naval Museum, 179 Admiral Fitch Ave., Brunswick Landing, Brunswick,
Nov. 29-30, Dec. 1 — Festival of Trees, Thursday, noon-8 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Johnson Hall, 280 Water St., Gardiner, 207-582-7144 for information or to donate a tree.
Nov. 30-Dec. 2 — Christmas in Casco Village, 6 p.m. Friday, tree lighting on the Village Green, activities, Santa; Saturday, Village Fair and lobster roll luncheon, Casco Village Church, special hours at Casco Public Library, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunday, special 10 a.m. worship service Casco Village Church; make and take crafts at library 10 a.m.-7 p.m, Christmas Tea, noon-2 p.m.

Dec. 1 — Franklin County Chamber of Commerce annual Chester Greenwood Day, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., downtown Farmington.
Dec. 1 – Kennebec Land Trust wreath-making workshop with Dave Fuller, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 10 a.m., Ladd Recreation Center, Wayne. $10 nonmembers, $5 members. Registration required, 207-377-2848 or,
Dec. 1 — Baked stuffed haddock supper to benefit annual North Waterford World’s Fair, 5-6:30 p.m., North Waterford Congregational Church, 5 Kezars Road, (off Route 35, across from Melby’s store), Waterford,
Dec. 1 — Farmington Rotary annual Festival of Trees, free and open to public, Farmington Community Center, Middle Street. Doors open 9 a.m., raffle prizes, music. Tree and wreath raffle at 6 p.m. All proceeds go to projects ranging from area heating assistance programs to water purification projects in underdeveloped countries.
Dec. 1 — “Snow White: A Program of Story and Song,” 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., free, by Maine State Music Theatre and Curtis Memorial Library for young audiences, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 25 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 207-725-8769 or 207-725-5242, ext. 234.
Dec. 1 — Annual Christmas Concert, 3 p.m., Auburn United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave., free and open to the public, featuring Wesleyan Singers, The Park Avenue Pickers, Auburn Bell Ringers, several local soloists, musicians, refreshments, 207-783-5269.
Dec. 1. Community Casserole Supper at 5:30 p.m., Congregational Church of East Sumner. Donations accepted to benefit church outreach, 50 Main St., Route 219, East Sumner Village. Bill 207-388-2263 or Cyndy 207-388-2667.
Dec. 1, 2 — Festival of the Wreaths Canton Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Canton Fire Station, 90 Turner St., Canton, 207-597-2109, 207-597-2929, 207-597-2938.
Dec. 2 — American Legion Harry J. Conway Post 135 Community Breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m., Santa arrives at 8:30, 40 Island Road, Sabattus, $8/$3 10 and under.
Dec. 2 — Latke Party and Chanukah Celebration, noon-6 p.m., Two Gramps Brewery, 266 Water St., Gardiner.
Dec. 2 — Western Maine Art Group Holiday Party, 5-8 p.m., Matolcsy Art Center, 480 Main St., Norway, free and open to the public.
Dec. 6 — Community blood drive, 1-6 p.m., St. Francis Parish Hall, Route 133, Winthrop, 1-800-GIVE LIFE to schedule an appointment.
Dec. 7 — Reception for December guest artist Rebecca May Verrill, 5-7 p.m., with 4 p.m. talk by Verrill, free, open to public, Gallery 302, 112 Main St., Bridgton, 207-647-2787,
Dec. 7 — Norway Christmas parade, 5:45 p.m., Beal Street; tree lighting 6 p.m., Butters Memorial Park; free, open to public; library open house, 5-7:30 p.m., 258 Main St., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School String Quartet 6, program 6:30 p.m.; Norway Downtown Holiday Night, 5-7 p.m., special offers at shops. For tree-lighting information, 207-743-6651,
Dec. 7 — Durham Amvets spaghetti dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., 1049 Royalsborough Road, $10 adults, $5 children and veterans, 207-841-4017.
Dec. 7 — Lake Region Community Chorus sixth annual holiday concert, free, donations accepted, 7 p.m. Twitchell Chapel, Bridgton Academy, Bridgton.

Dec. 8 — Rabies vaccination clinic, 9-11 a.m., (licensing available for Turner residents), Turner Rescue Fire Dept Barn, 19 General Turner Hill Road, Turner, 207-225-3414 or email Becky Allaire, town clerk at
Dec. 8 — Children’s Christmas Shopping Day, sponsored by the Phillips Community Church, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Avon Town Hall, 1116 Rangeley Road. Avon, 207-491-9986 or 207-639-5811.
Dec. 8 — The St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Santa’s Workshop, kids buy gifts priced 25 cents to $1, 9-11:30 a.m., 59 High St., 207-645-2639 or visit
Dec. 8 — Christmas History Tour of five buildings decorated in different styles, tours starting at 10:30 a.m. continuing at 20-minute intervals, Phillips, 207-639-2630.
Dec. 8 — Author Carly Clovinski signs “Currents 8: Carly Glovinski Catalogue,” Waterville Public Library, 1-2 p.m.
Dec. 8 –Contradane, Farmington Grange, 6:30 p.m., 124 Bridge St., Farmington. First half welcomes families and beginners, second half starting at 8 p.m. No partner necessary; 207-491-9928.
Dec. 9 — Dixfield Food Pantry and Sharing Center building dedication, open house, 2 p.m., 2 Chapel Road. 207-562-7470, 207-364-6405.
Dec. 9 — Randolph United Methodist Church holiday benefit concert featuring Route 17 Ramblers, 3 p.m., 16 Asbury St., benefits church heating fund, free-will offering, light refreshments.
Dec. 9 — Lake Region Community Chorus sixth annual holiday concert, free, donations accepted, 3 p.m., Twitchell Chapel, Bridgton Academy, Bridgton.
Dec. 9 — Rangeley Friends of the Arts 38th annual “Walk to Bethlehem,” starts 5:30 p.m. Rangeley Inn, 6 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd holiday program, free, open to public; to donate food for reception, Millie Hoekstra,
Dec. 9 — Kennebec Valley Youth Symphony Orchestras, 7 p.m., Hall-Dale High School auditorium, $5 donation suggested for adults, children/students free,,
Dec. 13 — Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area annual Lights for Life service, 5 p.m., nondenominational memorial service, First Congregational Church, Main Street, followed by garden lighting at 6:15 p.m., at the hospice, 304 Main St., light refreshments,,l 207-873-3615.
Dec. 13 — Historian Mike Bell on “Men of Iron: The Story of the Iron Brigade,” Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Roundtable, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 207-725-5242.

WEEK OF DEC. 15-21
Dec. 15 — Texas Hold’em, doors open at noon, table draw 12:45 p.m., games 1 p.m., Oxford American Legion, 169 King St., Oxford, 207-595-4200.
Dec. 15, 16 — Musical drama “Peanut Butter Christmas,” Kids Choir at Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m., Sunday, free, open to public, at the church, Marston Road, Waterville, nursery, ample parking.
Dec. 16 — Concerts at Jewett series Don Campbell Christmas 2 p.m. (snow date Dec. 23), UMA Jewett Auditorium, 46 University Drive, Augusta.
Dec. 16, 17 — “Sing Merry Christmas!” 7 p.m., free, open to public, New Hope Baptist Church, 268 Perham St., Farmington, 207-778-9696.

WEEK OF DEC. 22-28
Dec. 22,23 — Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends annual bake sale fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sabattus Street Self-Storage, 1434 Sabattus St., Lewiston,

Jan. 5, 6 — Auditions for Monmouth Community Players kids show, “The Great American Talent Show,” 2-3 p.m. Saturday; 3-4 p.m. Sunday, at Cumston Hall. 12 roles for kids in grades three through eight. or

Feb. 23, 24, — Monmouth Community Players kids show, “The Great American Talent Show,” at Cumston Hall,

Nov. 30, Dec. 1 — Holiday Bazaar, Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Skowhegan Free Public Library, 9 Elm Street, Skowhegan, 207-474 9072.

Dec. 1 – The Winter Wonderland Holiday Fair at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 69 Winthrop St. (corner of Summer Street) will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nancy Fritz and Martha Naber are busy planning this year’s holiday fair, which has expanded to include a Cookie Walk, Candy Land, handmade Holiday Tree Decorations, The Stitchery Shop, Warm & Fuzzy Hats/Mittens, Hannah’s Boutique, All that Glitters Jewelry, Homemade Soups To Go!, Holiday Wreaths & Swags, Gift Baskets, vendors and more.

Dec. 1 — Mexico Historical Society craft fair 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Calvin Lyons Hall, tables available until Nov. 28, Jackie Wait at 207-364-8178 or 207-357-7943.
Dec. 1 – UMW Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Green Street United Methodist Church, 13 Green St., Augusta, 207-622-0843.
Dec. 1 — Augusta Elks Lodge Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., entertainer Christina Ariola, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 397 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, 207-485-4710.
Dec. 1 — Nezinscot Valley Music Boosters Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Buckfield High School, 160 Morrill St., Santa 10 a.m.-noon.
Dec. 1 — Christmas Fair featuring handmade items and homebaked goodies, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, 231 Rayville Road, Otisfield.
Dec. 1 — Casco Village Fair and lobster roll luncheon 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Casco Village Church, United Church of Christ, 941 Meadow Road, Lobster roll and corn chowder luncheon 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Dec. 1 — Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons Holiday Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., community center, Route 27, Belgrade Lakes.
Dec. 1 — Shaker Christmas Fair at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 707 Shaker Road,, 207-926-4597.
Dec. 7, 8 — Episcopal Church Women Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main St., Rangeley, 207-864-3381.
Dec. 8 — Woman’s Literary Union of Androscoggin County Foss Mansion Christmas Open House and Fair, 19 Elm St., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 207-795-6134,
Dec. 8 — Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Livermore Community Center, 25 Church St., Livermore, 207-212-7543.
Dec. 8 — Minot Community Club annual Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Minot Consolidated School, 23 Shaw Hill Road, Minot. Vendor space $30, 207-266-5033,
Dec. 8 — Wilson Grange 321 holiday yard sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Grange Hall, Main Street. Bake sale, as well as coffee, tea and music.

Oct. 7- Jan. 11 — Shiretown Bookers’ fall exhibition, “The Long Sixties, 1957-1974,”Shiretown Bookers’ Hall, Mantor Library,116 South St, Farmington.
Oct. 18, Nov 1, 15, Dec. 6, Jan. 3, 17 — Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County Cooking Matters course, free and open to the public, 9-11 a.m., St. Rose Catholic Rectory, Jay, to teach low-income adults about healthy meal preparation and shopping on a limited budget, 207-779-2928.
Nov. 1, 8, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20 — Ballroom dance classes to benefit Rangeley Friends of the Arts, 5 p.m., Moose Alley, 2809 Main St., Rangeley. Drop-ins welcome. Free for grades five-12/adults $8/couples $12, 207-864-5000, payment collected at class.
Nov. 2-30 — BIG II exhibit featuring large and very large paintings, Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, 480 Main St., Norway, free, open to public,
Nov. 13-Dec. 19 — Danforth Gallery, UMA, festures “The Is of Lis” by artist Martha Miller, gallery hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday,,
Dec. 4-28 — Works of artist Rebecca May Verrill featured at Gallery 302, 112 Main St., Bridgton, 207-647-2787,


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, 6:30-8:30 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. [November market on Nov. 17]

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.