Maine News Events Calendar March 15

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
Weeks in listing are Saturday through the following Friday.
Ongoing events — those that last more than three days — and regular monthly meetings can be found at the end.

March 16– Skowhegan High School Class of 1963 breakfast, 9 a.m, Wentworth’s Restaurant, 347 Waterville Road, Norridgewock, 207-858-0946.
March 16 — Franklin County Democratic Committee annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, VFW Hall, Jay.
March 16 — Mahoosuc Land Trust workshop on saving birds, 9-10:30 a.m., Valentine Farm Conservation Center, 162 North Road, Bethel, 207-824-3806.
March 16 — Grandparent and Grandchild Day, part of Youth Art Month, 1-2:30 p.m. Common Street Arts. Hathaway Creative Center, 10 Water St., Waterville,
March 16 — Author Greg Westrich slideshow “Top Ten Maine Hikes,” 4:30 p.m. Carrabassett Valley Public Library and Community Center.
March 16 — Annual Back To School Backpack Program St.Patrick’s Day-themed dance fundraiser; doors open at 6:30 p.m., dancing from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., Augusta Elks Lodge #964, 334 Civic Center Drive, Augusta.
March 16 — Corned beef dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Windham Hill United Church of Christ, 140 Windham Center Road, Windham.
March 16 — “The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod,” by Henry Beston book discussion, 6:30-8 p.m., Norway Public Library, part of spring book discussion series, 207-743-5309 ext. 1 or visit the library’s website at
March 16 — Maine Event Comedy Will Martin’s “Total Loss,” 7:30 p.m., at Johnson Hall, 280 Water St., Gardiner, 207-582-7144.
March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day snowshoe hike, meeting at the trailhead, 1 p.m. French Falls Lane, Jay, hosted by the Jay Recreation Committee, 207-897-6785.
March 17 — Forum on the Future “Poverty in Maine: How Can We Help?” 2-4 p.m., UMA Jewett Auditorium, 46 University Drive, Augusta, 207-621-3551.
March 20 — Board Game Day, hosted by Friends Advocating for Vassalboro’s Older Residents, 10-11:30 a.m. town office, Vassalboro, 207-872-2826.March 19 — Mt. Blue Area Garden Club meeting open to the public, 12:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church,
March 20 — Community lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., community hall, 292 Oxford Road (Route 121), Otisfield.
March 20 — Kennebec Historical Society “Our Point of View — 14 Years at a Maine Lighthouse,” 6:30 p.m., free, open to public, Maine State Library, 230 State St., Augusta.
March 20 — Raymond Village Community Church free corned beef and cabbage community meal, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St. (Route 121), Raymond, 207-655-7749.
March 21 — “Speaking and Listening: The Art of Dialogue” writers workshop, 4-6 p.m., Waterville Public Library, 75 Elm St., free, registration at
March 22 — Fill the Plate Breakfast to benefit Meals on Wheels of SeniorsPlus, 7-9 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch, Auburn; seating limited, advanced registration encouraged, 207-795-4010.
March 22, 23 — Light of the World Theater Project presents “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m., Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., Monmouth; tickets by donation at the door.

March 23 — Art Yoga for Kids, part of Youth Art Month, 10-11 a.m. Common Street Arts. Hathaway Creative Center, 10 Water St., Waterville,
March 23 — United Methodist Church bean supper, 5 p.m., 439 Park Ave., Auburn, 207-782-3972.
March 23 — Shepherd’s pie supper and open mic night, 5-8 p.m., free, donations accepted, Fairfield United Methodist Church, 37 Skowhegan Road, Fairfield, 207-453-7505.
March 24 — Pancake Breakfast & Old Time Maple Sugaring at Norlands, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore,
March 24 — Kennebec Land Trust free guided excursion, Mount Pisgah, 1 p.m., meet at Mount Pisgah Community Conservation Area parking lot, Mount Pisgah Road, Winthrop, 207-377-2848.
March 24, 25 — Auditions for CLT production of “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” 6 p.m., Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St., Auburn, 207-783-0958.
March 25 — “Un Jour, Une Histoire: Simone Veil, l’instict de vie,” Gendron Franco Center French Film series, 6:30 p.m., free and open to public, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston,, 207-783-1585.
March 25-27 — MSAD 52 pre-k, kindergarten informational meetings, all 6 p.m.: Turner Primary School, March 25, 207-225-1030; Greene Central School, March 26, 207-946-5681; Leeds Central School, March 27, 207-524-5151. Parents in any of the three towns can attend any of the meetings.
March 26 — Lakes Region Forum talk, Michael Miclon, “Vaudeville in Maine,” 6:30-7:30 p.m., King Event Room, Bailey Public Library, 39 Bowdoin St., Winthrop, 207-377-8673,
March 26 — ArtsFarmington Youth Concert, 7 p.m., Nordica Auditorium in Merrill Hall, UMF, admission by donation, 207-778-9437.
March 26 — Retired game warden Randall Probert will speak to the Hebron Historical Society on “Maine Tales and More,” 7 p.m., Town Office, 351 Paris Road, Hebron, 207-966-2023.
March 26 — Androscoggin Historical Society program on Poland Spring Resort, 7 p.m., Davis-Wagg Museum, third floor, County Building at Court and Turner streets, Auburn, 207-784-0586.
March 29 — Maine Chapter of American Mothers spaghetti supper and silent auction fundraiser to help defray costs for Lina Michaud, Maine’s nominee for Mother of the Year, Le Calumet Club, 334 West River Road, Augusta; social hour 5-6 p.m., dinner 6-7:30 p.m., music by Archie & Dave 7:30-10 p.m., 207-485-7100 or 207-622-3469.

March 30 — Leavitt Area High School Project Graduation annual auction, preview 9 a.m., auction 10 a.m. Donate items, or storage space,,
March 30 — Childrens author Kevin Hawkes 10 a.m., Turner Public Library.
May 30 — L-A Optimist Club and Auburn Police Department Bike Safety Day, 4 p.m., PAL Center Complex, 24 Chestnut St., Auburn, 207-333-6650, ext. 2041.
March 30 — Brownfield Lions Club dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, over 21, music by Country Crossroads, 50/50, bottle raffle, Lions Den, Routes 5 and 113, $15 a person, BYOB, benefits Brownfield Lions Community Projects Fund, Richard at 207-256-4264 or Dee at 207-935-2681. Reservations require non-refundable deposit.
March 31 — Program about 1794 Vaughan homestead, 4 p.m., Cary Library’s Williams House, 14 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne, 207-685-3612.
April 3 — Canton Historical Society program on wild foods, 6:30 p.m., 25 Turner St., Canton,
April 4 — “The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative,” by Florence Williams book discussion, 6:30-8 p.m., Norway Public Library, part of spring book discussion series, 207-743-5309 ext. 1 or visit the library’s website at
April 5 — Concerts for a Cause DejaFunk Dance Party, 7:30 p.m., First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St. (enter on Spring Street), Auburn, handicapped accessible, 207-783-0461.

April 6 — Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 8-10 a.m., Lisbon United Methodist Church, 14 School St., Lisbon Falls, 207-353-4982.
April 6 — Spring Fling fundraiser to benefit patient care at Androscoggin Hospice House, 6:30 p.m., Martindale Country Club, 527 Beech Hill Road, Auburn, 207-777-7740. ext. 1311.
April 7 — Literacy Volunteers of Augusta 12th annual Team Scrabble Tournament, competitive and social divisions, 1-4 p.m., Bangor Savings Bank, 5 Senator Way, April 2 registration deadline, fee $5 to $35,depending on age of players, size of the team., proceeds benefit Literacy Volunteers of Augusta, email
April 9 — Uiversity of Maine Cooperative Extension workshop on hayfield and pasture heath, 2-5 p.m., 9 Olson Road, South Paris, $10 per farm. Register at For information, call 207-342-5971 or email

April 13 — Inside yard sale, 9 a.m-2 p.m., includes refreshment counter, VFW Auxiliary 9787, 58 East Main St, South Paris, 207-743-5723.
April 13 — Author T. Blen Parker, 10 a.m., Bridge Academy Public Library, 44 Middle Road, Dresden, 207-737-8810.
April 13 — Public invited to attend monthly meeting of Maine Chapter of Freedom From Religion Foundation, 10 a.m.-noon, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 207-613-7080.
April 15 — Babysitter’s training course, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St., Bridgton, register by April 8, 207-647-3116.
April 16 — “What Matters Most,” first of two health care decision-making workshops, free, limited seating, 1-4 p.m., SeniorsPlus, 8 Falcon Road, 207-795-4010.

April 22 — Earth Day Volunteer Cleanup, 1-3 p.m., meeting at Pierce House, 204 Main S., Farmington, 207-778-2200.
April 23 — “Next Steps: Making Your Wishes Known,” second of two health care decision-making workshops, free, limited seating, 2-4 p.m. SeniorsPlus, 8 Falcon Road, 207-795-4010.
April 25 — “The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating,” by Elisabeth Tova Bailey book discussion, 6:30-8 p.m., Norway Public Library, part of spring book discussion series, 207-743-5309 ext. 1 or visit the library’s website at
April 26, 27 — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick now taking registrations for Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Yankee Lanes, Brunswick, 207-729-7736.

April 28 — Literacy Volunteers Androscoggin Letters for Literacy Scrabble Fest, 12:30-4 p.m., Carriage House Plus, 1119 Lisbon St., pro, social divisions, sign up as four-person team or individual and be added to team, refreshments, prizes. April 22 registration deadline. Players collect pledges to benefit adult literacy services in Androscoggin County, 207-753-6658,,

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

June 29 — Kingfield Pops, Kennedy Farm, Kingfield, tickets available at Tranten’s and Skowhegan Savings Bank’s Farmington, Kingfield locations,, Facebook:

Aug. 16 — Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Lisbon Sunshine Hill Neighbors Seniors, Lisbon Parks and Recreation Dept. bus trip, 7 p.m. game, Cost includes tickets, coach transportation,, 207-353-0646, 207-353-2289.

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.
Feb. 6-April 30 — New Portland Public Library exhibition “Black & White & Read All Over,” 899 River Road, 1-3 p.m. Sunday,Thursday; 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Saturday; 4-6 p.m. Wednesday; 207-628-2361,
Feb. 16-May 1 — “Cat Nutt: Photographer,” exhibit, Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery, RFA Theater, Main Street, Rangeley,
Feb. 23-March 23 — Young at Art, 16th annual exhibition of artwork by kindergarten through eighth grade students at area schools, free, open to public, Harlow Gallery, 100 Water St., Hallowell, noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday,, 207-622-3813.
Feb. 28-March 22 — Photography exhibits, “40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World” and “Witness to War: The Children of Syria,” Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Michael Klahr Center, 46 University Drive, Augusta, 207-621-3530.
March 2-22 — 2019 Student Art Show featuring art from Hebron Academy, Fryeburg Academy and Lake Region High School, Gallery 302, 112 Main St., gallery hours 11 a.m.-3 p.m.Tuesday-Friday, Sunday; 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Saturday.
March 4-30, Youth Art Month,events throughout month, exhibition, Common Street Arts, Hathaway Creative Center, 10 Water St., Waterville, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday,
March 6-April 21 — Wayne Community Church, 22 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne, Lent, Easter services, activities, 207-685-3505,
March 6-April 21 — Bridgton First Congregational Church, 33 South High St., Bridgton, Lent, Easter services, activities,, or visit church office 9 a.m.-noon weekdays for copy.
March 16-23 — Cary Memorial Library winter book sale, Williams House, 14 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne; hours vary, 207-685 3612.
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.
June 19-26 — Lisbon Sunshine Hill Neighbors Seniors, Lisbon Parks and Recreation Dept. bus trip to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, cost includes lodging, some meals, despoist required,, 207-353-0646, 207-353-2289.
Oct. 11-21 — Lisbon Sunshine Hill Neighbors Seniors, Lisbon Parks and Recreation Dept. bus trip to Branson, Missouri, cost includes lodging, some meals, despoist required,, 207-353-0646, 207-353-2289.


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.

Maine Chapter of FFRF, Defending the 1st Amendment, Separation of Church/State, 10 a.m.-noon, second Saturday of the month, Curtis Memorial Library, 207-613-7080.
Pejepscot Genealogical Society, 2 p.m., second Sunday of the month, Morrell meeting room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St. 207-833-5430.
Toastmasters, first and third 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, 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, 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,

Sewing/Craft group, 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesday except third Wednesday, East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, 231 Rayville Road, free, 207-461-1995,
Community Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. third Wednesday, Community Hall, 292 Oxford Road, 207-539-4368.
Friday Walking Group, 9 a.m., Community Hall, carpools to site, email to get on list.
Contra dances, 6:30-9 p.m., for all ages, fourth Saturday of month, Facebook Otisfield Contra Dance, 207-539-3072.

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.

Skowhegan Sportsman’s Club, 7 p.m., 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.