Maine News Events Calendar Dec. 29

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
Ongoing events — those that last more than three days — and regular monthly meetings can be found at the end.

WEEK OF DEC. 22-28
Dec. 28 — Sugarloaf Climb for a Cure, 4:30 p., register 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at base lodge, $10 suggested donation, snow shoe or ski one mile up mountain to Bullwinkle’s and back, benefits cancer charities,
Dec. 28 — Ski Museum of Maine unveiling, reception for “Maine Olympians” exhibit, 5:30 p.m., 256 Main St., Kingfield,

Dec. 29 — Kids musician Rob Duquette, 4:30 p.m., Carrabassett Valley Public Library, Carrabassett Valley, free, open to public, 207-237-3535.
Dec. 31 — Dickie Hyper-Hynie (aka Mike Miclon) New Year’s Eve salute to Vaudeville, 7:30 p.m., Buckfield Masonic Lodge, 5 High St., Buckfield, joined by juggler Fritz Grobe, musicians Oren Robinson, April Reed-Cox, more. Tickets for sale at Tilton’s Market in Buckfield,
Dec. 31 — Lakes Region Recovery Center pot luck party, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. open to all, bring a favorite dish, 25 Hospital Drive, sign up at or Facebook Lakes Region Recovery Center.
Jan. 1 — National First Day Hikes at Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal; Wolfe’s Neck State Park, Freeport; Holbrook Island Sanctuar, Brooksville; Lake St. George State Park, Liberty; Lily Bay State Park, Greenville,
Jan. 4 — Kingfield Friday Artwalk, 5-7:30 p.m.,red flags identify participating venues in village, Kingfield Friday Artwalk on Facebook.

Jan. 5 — First Saturday at the Williams House, 9 a.m.-noon, 14 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne, book and more sale, boutqique breakfast, benefits Wayne Library Association, 207-685-3612.
Jan. 5 — Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District annual USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service local working group meeting, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Poland Grange Hall, 44 Harris Hill Road, Poland, open to public, free lunch, identifying natural resource concerns in Androscoggin, Sagadahoc counties, register by Dec. 28, 207-241-5374.
Jan. 5 –Baked turkey supper, 5-6:30 p.m., North Waterford Congregational Church, 5 Kezars Road, benefits annual North Waterford World’s Fair, $10, $5 for ages 6-16, under 5 free.
Jan. 5 — Congregational Church of East Sumner community supper, 5:30 p.m., raffle, donations accepted for the meal, 50 Main St., Route 219, 207-388-2263, 207-388-2667.
Jan. 5 — Franco American fiddlers Don and Cindy Roy, with Erica Brown, Matt Shipman 7:30 p.m., Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St., Raymond, suggested $10 donation.
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
Jan. 6 — Franklin County Democratic Committee meeting, 4-6 p.m., Mallett School,
Jan. 6, 7 — “Vagina Monologues,” auditions females welcome, must be 16 or older, Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Sunday 6 to 7:30 p.m., First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St., Auburn, 207-783-0461 or
Jan. 7 — “Manufacturing Augusta: The Kirschner Meat Processing Plant,” third in Heritage Center at Mill Park series, presented by Jan Michaud, free, open to public, 6:30 p.m., Lithgow Library, 45 Winthrop St., Augusta. Snow date Jan. 14, 207-626-2415,
Jan. 9, 10 — Tinkergarten, outdoor expert-designed outdoor play scenario for ages 18 mos-8 years, free, registration required, 3:30 -4:45 p.m. Jan. 9, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Jan. 10, North Street Playground, 151 North St., Waterville,
Jan. 10 — Elizabeth D. Leonard on Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Roundtable lecture,7 p.m., free, open to public, Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.
Jan. 10 — Rangeley Friends of the Arts artists reception for Logan Abbott, Natasha Haley, Isobel Straub, 6-7:30 p.m. , Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery, 2493 Main St., light rreshments, cash bar,

WEEK OF JAN. 12-18
Jan. 12 — Beginning birder workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, free, Mahoosuc Land Trust’s Valentine Farm, 162 North Road, Bethel,, 207-824-3806.
Jan. 13 — Choro Louco, Concerts at Jewett series, 2 p.m. at UMA Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, snow date Jan. 27, $10, under 12 free,, 207-621-3551. Tiickets available at Dave’s Appliance, Winthrop.
Jan. 17 — Great Falls Forum guest speaker author Paul Doiron, noon-1 p.m., Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public
Library, 200 Lisbon St., free, open to public, bring brown-bag lunch, coffee, tea, water available, 207-513-3135,

Jan. 20, 21 — Open auditions for Community Little Theatre’s “Avenue Q,” 6 p.m., Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St., Auburn, must be over 18, no a cappella vocal tryouts, more information,
Jan. 23 — Author Katherine Silva gives advice on self-publishing, 6:30 p.m. free, open to public, Lithgow Library, 45 Winthrop St., Augusta. Snow date Jan. 30, 207-626-2415,
Jan. 24 — “First Impressions Matter: Resume and Interview Preparation,” New Ventures free workshop, 9-11:30, Lewiston’s Career Center, register 207-753-6531,
Jan. 24 — SCORE Oxford Hills free “Writing a Business Plan” workshop, 6-8 p.m., Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth St. register at,, email
Jan. 24 — LA Metro Chamber annual meeting and awards, 5 p.m., Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, Lewiston,
Jan. 24 — Opening reception for Shiretown Bookers’ winter exhibition, “Another Op’nin’, Another Show,” 7-7:45 p.m. Shiretown Bookers Hall, Mantor Library, 116 South St., Farmgiton, free and open to public,

Jan. 26 — Franklin County hand gun course, Sheriff Scott Nichols, $20, pre-registration required, limited to 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wilton Fish & Game, U.S. Route 2, 207-778-3690, email
Jan. 26 — Lisbon Parks and Recreation Winter Fest 2019, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Beaver Park. Free, open to the public, shuttle van. 207-353-2289,
Jan. 31 — “Your Money Personality” New Ventures workshop on attitudes toward money and how it affects decisions, 6-8 p.m., Lewiston’s Adult Education office, register 207-753-6531,
Jan. 29 — Colby College professor Michael Burke memoir, personal essay workshop, 4-6 p.m., Waterville Public Library, limited to 20, registration required,

Feb. 3 — Viles Arboretum Table Tour, 11 a.m., Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St., Augusta, 207-626-7989.

Feb. 23 — Franklin County hand gun course, Sheriff Scott Nichols, $20, pre-registration required, limited to 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wilton Fish & Game, U.S. Route 2, 207-778-3690, email
Feb. 23, 24, — Monmouth Community Players kids show, “The Great American Talent Show,” Cumston Hall,

March 16 — Franklin County Democratic Committee annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, VFW Hall, Jay.

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.
Dec. 7-Feb. 24 — “Dan Cake: A Tribute to the Artist in the Year of the Bird,” exhibition, L/A Arts, 221 Lisbon St., noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free, open to public,
Jan. 3-March 28 — Winter Senior Socials, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Undercroft of the Church of the Good Shepherd, free, open to public, activities for seniors,, 207-864-4397, ext. 4.
Jan. 24-March 13 — Shiretown Bookers’ winter exhibition, “Another Op’nin’, Another Show,” Shiretown Bookers Hall, Mantor Library, 116 South St., Farmgiton, free and open to the public.
April 5-14 — Community Little Theater presents “Avenue Q, Great Falls Performing Art Center, 30 Academy St., Auburn.


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.

Augusta Age Friendly Committee knitting group, 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, Buker Community Center, 26 Armory St. 207-626-2350.
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 Awareness 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

Country Sunday Open Mic, 1-4 p.m., second and fourth Sunday of month, donation asked; Embden Community Center, 797 Embden Pond Road, Embden.

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.

Morse Memorial Library book discussion, third Thursday every other month beginning in January; 2 p.m. January, November; 5:30 p.m. March, May, July, September. Attend any or all, comment on Facebook, 105 Main St., 207-946-5544,

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.