Maine News Events Calendar April 16

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 including book sales and plays — and regular monthly meetings can be found at the end.

LISBON — Parade, 9-11 a.m. Monday, May 27, beginning in front of Lisbon High School and ending behind the MTM Center; noon ceremony to follow at gazebo. For more information about participating in the parade, contact the American Legion Post 158 via Jim Veilleux at 207-330-1093.

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 17 — Central Maine Community College American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Kirk Hall gym, CMCC, Auburn.
April 17 — Maine mystery writer Sandra Neily will discuss “Deadly Trespass: A Mystery in Maine,” 4 p.m., Oakland Public Library, 18 Church St., Oakland, 207-475-7533.
April 17 — Kennebec Historical Society presentation “Stagecoaches on the Kennebec,” free, open to the public, 6:30 p.m., Hope Baptist Church, 726 Western Ave., Manchester,
April 18 — Franklin County Aging Well Mini-Expo, presented by SeniorsPlus (Snow date April 19), 8 a.m.-noon, Kingfield Elementary School, 102 Salem Road, Kingfield, 1-800-427-1241
April 19 — The Table’s Good Friday Simple Service, 6-8 p.m., Norway Grange, 15 Whitman St, Norway, 207-461-3093.
April 19, 20 — Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends bake sale, bottle drive, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., old office of Sabattus Street Self Storage, 1434 Sabattus St., Lewiston,, Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends on Facebook, or
April 19, 21 — Evangelist Wendell Calder and Gospel music group The Hyssongs Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, Marston Road., 7 p.m. Good Friday service, 9:45 a.m. Easter Sunday Sunday School, 11 a.m. worship. Open to public, nursery services provided, all services signed for hearing impaired, 207-872-7021, or church Facebook page.

April 20 — Easter Candy & Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Cary Memorial Library, 17 Old Winthrop Road, Winthrop, 207-685-3612.
April 20 — Rummage sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oakland United Baptist Church, 45 Church St., Oakland, 207-465-7828.
April 20 — Community Recycling Day, tire, televisions, printers, cellphones, eye glasses, documents to be shredded, and more, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Community Credit Union, 40 Stanley St., Auburn, free, open to public,
April 20 — Stamp show and auction, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., admission $1/under 16 free (Table auction closes 12:30 p.m.; oral auction closes 1 p.m.), MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW, 175 Veteran Drive, Winslow, 207-341-0149
April 20 — Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Rangeley Health and Wellness Best Dog on Earth Day celebration of dogs and Earth Day), Fun Walk/Run registration starting at 9:15 a.m., stepping off at 10 a.m.; for details, call 207-864-5571.
April 20 — Easter egg hunt, Woodlands Senior Living of Waterville, 10 a.m.-noon, free open to public, bring your own basket, 147 West River Road, Waterville, 207-861-5685.
April 20 — Randolph United Methodist Church Easter egg hunt, 2 p.m., refreshments, at the church, 16 Asbury St., Randolph, 207-582-5188.
April 20 — Teacher’s Lounge Mafia, 7 p.m. Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St., Livermore Falls, family friendly show to benefit new computers and children’s programming, $9, snacks for $1, 50/50 raffle, tickets from canceled October show will be honored, Facebook and Twitter @TreatMemLibrary.
April 22 — Maine Arts Commission will host Arts + Culture Day, 9-11:30 a.m. Maine State House, Augusta, professional development workshop 12:30 p.m. Maine State Library, 230 State St., workshop free, limited to 20 attendees,; 207-287-2724.
April 22 — Earth Day Volunteer Cleanup, 1-3 p.m., meeting at Pierce House, 204 Main S., Farmington, 207-778-2200.
April 22 — L-A Metro Chamber of Commerce “Tourism 101,” 3-6 p.m., free, registration required, Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner St.,, 207-783-2249.
April 22 — Loon Echo Land Trust Earth Day hike to simmit of Bald Pate Mountain, 5-7 p.m., family and dog friendly,, Facebook, 207-647-4352.
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 23 — “Cobbosseecontee: On the Edge of Restoration,” 6 to 7:30 p.m., Gardiner Public Library, 152 Water St., Gardiner, 207-582-0213.
April 25 — Meditation and focused breathing workshop, 5-7 p.m. Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm st., Waterville, free, registration required,
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 — The Table annual clothing giveaway 8 a.m.-noon, Norway Grange, 15 Whitman St, Norway, 207-461-3093.
April 26 — Order deadline for Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District Plant Sale; pickup is 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, May 18, Whiting Farm, 876 Summer St., order form at 207-753-5377, Pickup rain date is Sunday, May 19.
April 26 — Readfield History Walk, Walker Road, 10 a.m., 41 Walker Road, no fee or registration, 207-441-9184,,

April 27 — American Legion Post 181 indoor yard sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 235 Plains Road, Litchfield, 207-624-2802.
April 27 — Clothing giveway, 8 a.m.-noon, Norway Grange Hall, Whitman Street, free clothes, cookies, coffee, open to all, no income eligibility; donation dropoff 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 22-26.
April 27 — Loon Echo Land Trust sring trail work on Ledges Trail on Pleasant Mountain, meet at trailhead at 8:45 a.m. Free, registration required 207-647-4352,
April 27 — Historic homes of Mechanic Falls, 1 p.m. Town Office, 108 Lewiston St., sponsored by Mechanic Falls Historical Society, 207-689-7025, email
April 27 — Earth Day event, “Protecting Our Species,” 1-4 p.m. Ricker Memorial Library, Poland, speakers, displays, refreshments.
April 27 — Loon Echo Land Trust Paint Night, 3-7 p.m., Paint the Town in Harrison $40 includes materials and instruction to paint “Maine Paradise” as well as a donation to LELT, BYOB, snacks provided, register
April 27 — Rural Community Action Ministry’s eighth annual auction, Rural Community Action Ministry’s eighth annual auction, 4:30 p.m., Boofy Quimby Memorial Center, 96 Howes Corner Road (Route 219), 207-225-3944
April 27 — New Sharon Methodist Church public supper, 5-6:30 p.m., 18 Starks Road, $9 for adults.
April 27 — Baked bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m, Auburn United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave., Auburn; entertainment at 4:30 p.m. by the Park Avenue Pickers, 207-782-3972.
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,,
April 28 — Augusta Symphony Orchestra spring performance of Mendelssohn, Delius, Schumann, 3 p.m., South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church St., Augusta.
April 28 — Maine State Grange fourth annual variety show, 3 p.m., Topsham Grange, 47 Pleasant St., Topsham,
April 30 — Former Maine poet laureate Wesley McNair, free, open to public, 6:30 p.m, Bailey Public Library, 39 Bowdoin St., Winthrop, 207-377-8673.
May 3 — Turner Public Library fundraiser concert, featuring local acts, 6:30 p.m. First Universalist Church, Route 117, featuring LA Winds, pianist Ethan Rombalski, Celtic Echoes, Anthony and Una Shostak, $5,
May 3 — Spring Pops Concert Series, Kennebec Performing Arts Co., 7 p.m., William and Elsie Viles Auditorium, Cony High School, $8 until May 2; $10 at the door; students free, 207-370-5381,, Kennebec Performing Arts Co. on Facebook.

May 4 — Spring Pops Concert Series, Kennebec Performing Arts Co., 7 p.m., Winthrop Performing Arts Center, Winthrop High School, $8 until May 2. $10 at the door; students free, 207-370-5381,, Kennebec Performing Arts Co. on Facebook.
May 4 — CODA Chorus, Kennebec Valley Youth Symphony, Pineland Suzuki players spring concert, 7 p.m., Hope Baptist Church, good will offering accepted.
May 5 — Leeds Historical Society program the early 1900s “shopping mall” of downtown Leeds Center, free, 1 p.m., Leeds Town Office, 8 Community Drive, 207-524-2324.
May 5 — Hart-to-Hart Farm & Educational Center, ShineOnCass Foundation 3rd annual ShineOnCass Animal Baby Shower & Egg Hunt, free, 2-4 p.m., 16 Duck Pond Road, Albion, 6 and under hunt 2:30, followed by 7-12 hunt; attendants asked to bring a pet item for Humane Society Waterville Area, 207-437-2441,,,
May 5 — Trinity Jubilee Center’s 15th annual Empty Bowls Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St, Auburn, free with donation and purchase of pottery.,l
May 7 — Ladies of St. Anne Sodality of Holy Family, Prince of Peace Parish, annual Spring Dinner, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, 6 p.m., Green Ladle Café, 156 East Ave., Lewiston, $18, must buy by April 30, 207-782-4516.
May 7 — CODA Chorus, Kennebec Valley Youth Symphony, Pineland Suzuki players spring concert, 7 p.m., Hope Baptist Church, good will offering accepted.
May 8 — Author Susan Hand Shetterly, “The Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge,” hosted by Western Maine Audubon, free, open to public, 7 p.m. Robert’s Learning Center, University of Maine Farmington, Room C23.
May 10 — David Mallet, 7:30 p.m., Old South Church, 235 Main St, Farmington 207-491-5919.

May 11 — Eunice Farnsworth-Ruth Heald Cragin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meeting and program, “Seven Women of the Revolution,” 10 a.m., selectmen’s meeting room, Old Point School, 108 Old Point Ave., Skowhegan, 207-474-6900.
May 11 — ‘Remembering Tom Rowe’ concert, 7:30 p.m. First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St., Auburn, tickets required, 207-783-0461.
May 15 — SCORE Oxford Hills social media workshop, “Hashtagging Bravely on Instagram,”free, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Oxford Hills School District Building, 232 Main St.,
May 17 — Gardiner ArtWalk, 5-8 p.m., downtown Gardiner, free, open to public, Facebook.

May 18 — Skowhegan Class of 1963 breakfast, 9 a.m., Wentworth’s Country Diner, 347 Waterville Road, Norridgewock, 207-858-0946.
May 18 — Putt 4 Cass, fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream & Mini Golf, Silver Street, Waterville, for teams, walk-ins allowed day of event for $20 donation, register team, sponsor, volunteer, 207-592-4616,,
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,
May 19 — Franklin County Fiddlers annual spring concert, 7 p.m., presentation forum at Mt. Blue High School.
May 23 — Short Folks For Hope Foundation Open House, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 4 Western Ave. South Paris (Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce building), light refreshments and door prize giveaways,

May 25 — Short Folks For Hope Foundation Super Saturday family fun event, 11 a.m.-3 p.m,., Longley Square, Main Street, Norway; free, open to public,
May 25 — New Sharon Methodist Church public supper, 5-6:30 p.m., 18 Starks Road, $9 for adults.
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.
May 31 — Rangeley Community Chorus spring concert, 7 p.m., RFA Lakeside Theater, Rangeley, 207-864-5000.

June 3 — Deadline to submit to Aug. 12-Sept. 7 29th annual Maine Open Juried Art Show, Sterrs Gallery in Common Street Arts,
June 7-9 — Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust Rangeley Birding Festival,, 207-680-0611.

June 7-9 — Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust Rangeley Birding Festival,, 207-680-0611.
June 8 — Eunice Farnsworth-Ruth Heald Cragin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution flag folding ceremony and perennials planting, Sundial Memorial Garden, 10 a.m., Coburn Park, Skowhegan.

June 21 — Reception for “Striped” and “Tom Ferrero: The Places in Between” exhibitions, 5-7 p.m., Harlow Gallery, 100 Water St., Hallowell, free, open to public,, 207-622-3813.

June 22 — Short Folks For Hope Foundation 3rd annual Folk Fair, 1-4 p.m., Phoenix Karate Academy, 945 Center St., Auburn, family fun event and charity benefit; admission $5, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, karate demonstrations, self defense lessons, raffles, food,
June 29 — Kingfield Pops, Kennedy Farm, Kingfield, tickets available at Tranten’s and Skowhegan Savings Bank’s Farmington, Kingfield locations,, Facebook:

July 13 — Randolph United Methodist Church community yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., to benefit church fuel fund, 16 Asbury St., 207-582-5188.

Aug. 15 — Opening reception, awards ceremony 29th annual Maine Open Juried Art Show, 5-7 p.m., Sterrs Gallery, Common Street Arts,
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.
Aug. 18 — Augusta Elks Lodge third annual Set for Success of the Greater Augusta Area back-to-school event, supplies, clothes, services for pre-k through 12 grade students, free and open to all students, 1-3 p.m., Augusta Elks Lodge Banquet Room, 397 Civic Center Drive, Mike Michaud 207-441-2838, Lina Michaud 207-485-4710.

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,
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 29-April 24 — UMA Student Art Exhibition, 4-6 p.m. Charles Danforth Gallery, Jewett Hall, University of Maine at Augusta, gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday Facebook,
April 2-May 4 — “Joy of the Lens” exhibition, Crooker Gallery, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, free, open to public, 207-725-1727,
April 13-19 — Waterville Public Library book sale, Fireside Room, during library’s open hours, 73 Elm St., all sales by donation.
April 14-21 — Raymond Village Community Church Holy Week services, events; 17 Main St., Palm Sunday Service 10 a.m. April 14; 7 p.m. candlelight Tenebrae (“Shadows”) service April 18; church open to everyone for quiet meditation and reflection on Good Friday, April 19 between noon and 3 p.m.; 10 a.m. Easter celebration service, April 21;, 207-655-7749.
April 14-21 — Casco Village Church United Church of Christ Holy Week, 10 a.m. Palm/Passion Sunday, April 14; 4 p.m. April 14 “Jesus Christ Superstar” shown in the Great Hall; Thursday, April 18, Maundy Thursday Service; Friday, April 19, the Good Friday 16-mile Hunger Walk begins at 5:30 a.m; Holy Saturday Vigil begins at noon on Friday, April 19, and continue until Saturday, April 20; Sunday, April 21, daybreak service 6:30 a.m., 7 a.m. Easter breakfast; 10:00 a.m. worship service.
May 1-8 — Small Business Waterville Week, speakers, more, most events free,, Small Business Waterville on Facebook.
April 22-May 1 — SCORE Oxford Hills will four-part QuickBooks, weekly sessions, free, registration required, 5:30-8:30 p.m., April 22, 24, 29, May 1, Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth St. Information and register, click here.
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, desposit required,, 207-353-0646, 207-353-2289.
June 21-July 27 — “Striped” exhibition, Harlow Gallery, 100 Water St., Hallowell, noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday,, 207-622-3813.
Aug. 12-Sept. 7 — 29th annual Maine Open Juried Art Show, Sterrs Gallery, Common Street Arts, 5-14 — Community Little Theater presents “Avenue Q, Great Falls Performing Art Center, 30 Academy St., Auburn.
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

The Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m. every Saturday, Buckfield Masonic Hall, 4 High St., $5 donation, Facebook page The Jones Dance Band Playing in Buckfield.

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,

Snow Pond Seniors, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesdays, Snow Pond Senior Center, 47 Heath St., 207-649-7274

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, year-round, 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.