Maine News Events Calendar Jan. 12

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 JAN. 12-18
Jan. 11, 12 — “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast — The Musical,” Hall-Dale High School theater, 97 Maple St., Farmingdale, 7 p.m. Friday, 1 & 7 p.m. Saturday, 207-458-4110.
Jan. 12 — 2019 Marlee Race to Remember, for grades 6-12, 8 a.m. registration (required), race starts 10 a.m. O’Connor Alpine Training Center, Kents Hill School, Readfield, benefits local youth ski programs,
Jan. 12 — Beginning birder workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, free, Mahoosuc Land Trust’s Valentine Farm, 162 North Road, Bethel,, 207-824-3806.
Jan. 12 — Farmington Contradance, 8 p.m., Farmington Grange, 124 Bridge St., Farmington; John McIntire calling, Dromore Bay live music, 207-491-9928.
Jan. 13 — Choro Louco, Concerts at Jewett series, 2 p.m., UMA Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, snow date Jan. 27, $10, under 12 free,, 207-621-3551. Tiickets available at Dave’s Appliance, Winthrop.
Jan. 13, 14 — Gaslight Theater auditions for “A Rollicking Evening of One Acts,” 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 6 p.m. Monday; Hallowell City Hall Auditorium, auditioners will read from scripts, open to all ages.
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. 18 — Film “I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan,” with talk by director Richard Kane, 4:30 p.m., Carrabassett Valley Public Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive, free and open to public. Snow date Jan. 25, 207-237-3535,; check the library’s Facebook page for snow date decision.

Jan. 19 — 3-T auction, Oxford Advent Christian Church, Route 26, Oxford. free 5 p.m. meal, 6 p.m. auction, donations for auction welcome: talents, treats and treasures, benefits church mission to Mexico.
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. 22 — Author Randall Probert, “Maine Tales and More,” Hebron Historical Society, 7 p.m., Town Office, 351 Paris Road, Hebron. Free, open to public.
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. 24 — Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce 26th annual Chili/Chowder Cook-Off, 5 p.m., The Gingerbread House Restaurant, tickets at door or Chamber of Commerce, 6 park Road.
Jan. 25-26 — Snodeo, Rangeley; Friday, Welcome to Snodeo, Moose Alley; Saturday, Snodeo, all day, Bald Mountain Camps, Bald Mountain Road.

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. 26 — 1937 version of ‘A Star is Born,’ free, open to public, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Canton Historical Society, 25 Turner St.,
Jan. 28 — French Film TV5MONDE-Days features “Super Lola,” 6:30 p.m., Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston.
Jan. 29 — Colby College professor Michael Burke memoir, personal essay workshop, 4-6 p.m., Waterville Public Library, limited to 20, registration required,
Jan. 29 — Forester, author Laurie Apgar Chandler, “Upwards,” 6:30 p.m. Baily Library, Winthrop.
Jan. 30 — Ribbon-cutting at new adult reading space, 6 p.m. Underwood Library, 2006 Main St., Fayette, free, open to public, light refreshments.
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,

Feb. 2 — Norway Lake annual Ice Fishing Derby, 5 a.m.-3 p.m., Norway Lake, registration and refreshments Little Red Schoolhouse, Route 118.
Feb. 2 — Mechanic Falls Historical Society ham and turkey supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mechanic Falls Tyrian Masonic Lodge 73, 474 South Main St., $8, $4 12 and under, 207-345-3134,
Feb. 2 — Community Winter Cookout, 5:30 p.m., Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main St., East Sumner, donation for meal accepted, baked goods and household items raffle, 207-388-2609, 207-388-2263.
Feb. 3 — Viles Arboretum Table Tour, 11 a.m., Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St., Augusta, 207-626-7989.
Feb. 4 — Lithgow Library Open Mic Night, signups begin at 5:45 p.m., free, open to public (show may include adult content), Feb. 11 snow date, Lithgow Library, 45 Winthrop St., Augusta, 207-626-2415,

Feb. 9 –Cabin Fever Book and Bake Sale, 8 a.m.-noon, New Gloucester Library, 379 Intervale Road, blizzard date Feb. 16, 207-926-4840.

WEEK OF FEB. 16-22
Feb. 16 — First Universalist Church contra dance, 7-9 p.m., 479 Main St., Norway, 207-381-7730, 603-915-0856.

Feb. 23 — Franklin County handgun 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.

May 18, 19 — Norway-Paris Fish and Game Assn. 6th annual Gun, Sportman and Crafter Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oxford Fairgrounds, Pottle Road, Oxford, $6,

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.
Jan. 25-27, Feb. 1-3 — Waterville Opera House presents “A Fox on the Fairway” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, 1 Common St., Waterville, 207-873-7000,
March 16-19, 21-24, 29-31 — Gaslight Theater production “A Rollicking Evening of One-Acts,” Hallowell City Hall Auditorium, Hallowell.
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.