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 www.turnerpublishing.net/pdf/Deadlines.pdf. To add an event to either calendar, email email@example.com.
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. www.lewistonmaine.gov/positivity.
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. www.androscogginswcd.org, 207-241-5374, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, www.firstlightcc.com.
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.
WEEK OF DEC. 1-7
Dec. 1 — Franklin County Chamber of Commerce annual Chester Greenwood Day, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., downtown Farmington. www.franklincountymaine.org.
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 KBrewer@tklt.org, www.tklt.org.
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, email@example.com.
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. 6 — Loon Echo Land Trust informational meeting on Peabody-Fitch Woods project, 6:30 p.m., land trust office, 8 Depot St., Suite 4, Bridgton. Open to the public.
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, gallery302.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 7-9 — Rangeley Mountain Holly Days, downtown Rangeley, www.rangeleymaine.com, Facebook at RangeleyLakes.ChamberofCommerce.RangeleyMaine, 207-864-5571.
WEEK OF DEC. 8-14
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 email@example.com.
Dec. 8 — Snowshoe walk of the property for proposed Peabody-Fitch Woods project, hosted by Loon Echo Land Trust, 9-11 a.m., meet at Narramissic Farm, 46 Narramissic Road. Snowshoes available, free of charge, by request, but anyone with snowshoes should bring their own, il firstname.lastname@example.org, call 207-647-4352.
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 stlukeswilton.org/santas-workshop.
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 — Former Mount Vernon Elementary School teacher Lois Beedy will sign her new book, “The Littlest Donkey,” 11 a.m., Dr. Shaw Memorial Library, 344 Pond Road, Mount Vernon, 207-293-2565.
Dec. 8 — Author Carly Clovinski signs “Currents 8: Carly Glovinski Catalogue,” Waterville Public Library, 1-2 p.m. email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 9 — Kennebec Valley Youth Symphony Orchestras, 7 p.m., Hall-Dale High School auditorium, $5 donation suggested for adults, children/students free, www.kvyso.org, email@example.com.
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, www.hvwa.org,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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. monmouthcommunityplayers.org or Daniel.email@example.com
Feb. 23, 24, — Monmouth Community Players kids show, “The Great American Talent Show,” at Cumston Hall, monmouthcommunityplayers.org.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIRS
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, www.maineshakers.com, 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. womansliteraryunion.org, 207-795-6134, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Russella3@gmail.com.
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. rangeleyarts.org.
Nov. 2-30 — BIG II exhibit featuring large and very large paintings, Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, 480 Main St., Norway, free, open to public, westernmaineartgroup.org.
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, www.facebook.com/danforthgallery, artsuma.com.
Dec. 4-28 — Works of artist Rebecca May Verrill featured at Gallery 302, 112 Main St., Bridgton, 207-647-2787, gallery302.com.
WEEKLY, MONTHLY MEETINGS, EVENTS
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. mainebeekeepers.org/kennebec-beekeepers.
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 toastmastersclubs.org.
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, email@example.com.
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,firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, skowhegansportsmansclub.org.
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.