Maine News Events Calendar Nov. 9

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Weeks in listing are Saturday through the following Friday.
Listings for events that are three days, or ongoing are below single and two-day events; regular monthly and weekly meetings and events, listed by town, are at the end.

Nov. 10 — Lakes Christian Fellowship commemorates Veterans Day, 11 a.m. service., 8 Station Road, Belgrade, all are welcome.
Nov. 10 — Leeds Historical Society’s Veterans Day service, 11:30 a.m., Veterans Memorial, corner of Route 106 and Church Hill Road, 207-524-2324.
Nov. 11 — VA Maine Togus, 8 a.m. ceremony at Flagpole Commons, in front of Building 200 (hospital), 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Fisher House open for tours.
Nov. 11 — Goodrich-Caldwell American Legion Post 6 9 a.m. breakfast at the post hall, 114 Second St. followed by 11 a.m. ceremony at the north end of Hallowell Cemetery, State Street, near the flag pole. All are welcome.
Nov. 11 — George Bunten Post 10 American Legion, Frank L Mitchell, Post 3335 VFW, Lane-Dube Post 33 AmVets and auxiliaries events in Livermore Falls, Jay and Fayette: 9:30 a.m Livermore Falls Memorial Bridge; 10:05 a.m Brettuns Memorial; 10:30 a.m. Livermore Falls Union Park; 10:40 a.m. Jay World War II monument; 11 a.m. Fayette Memorial; 207-897-6785,
Nov. 11 — Dedication of American Legion 204 flag pole, 11 a.m., North Monmouth Veterans Monument.
Nov. 11 — Readfield History Walk, 10-11:30 a.m., beginning at Readfield Corner Cemetery, Church Road, to Asa Gile Hall, 8 Old Kents Hill Road, followed by free lunch, Fellowship Hall, Readfield United Methodist Church, Route 17, Kents Hill, 208-441-9184.
Nov. 11 — Annual free Veterans Day dinner, noon, Stevens Brook Elementary School,14 Frances Bell Drive, Bridgton, 207-647-3116.
Nov. 11 — Prince of Peace Parish at Holy Family Church annual Veterans Day community prayer service, 6:30 p.m., 607 Sabattus St., nondenominational, all faiths and affiliations welcome, active soldiers urged to attend in uniform.

Nov. 8 — 1980s night, with music and games, The Table at the Norway Grange, free, open to all, free pizza, popcorn, drinks, 6-8 p.m., Norway Grange, 15 Whitman St., Norway, 207-461-3093 (leave a message),

Nov. 9 — Skowhegan Class of 1963 breakfast, 9 a.m., Wentworth’s Restaurant, 347 Waterville Road, if eather is stormy, event will be cancelled, 207-858-0946.
Nov. 9 — Antiques appraisal, benefits Durham Historic District Commission’s Union Church renovation project, 9 a.m-3 p.m., Durham Community School, $10 one item, $25 for three, 207-353-6217 to schedule time slot.
Nov. 9 — Minot United Methodist Church bean and casserole supper, 5-6 p.m., at the church, 142 Minot Ave., at Route 121 and Empire Road, Minot.
Nov. 9 — Novel Idea Book Club will discuss “Finding Langston,” 6:30 p.m. Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square, South Paris, 207-743-699
Nov. 10 — Auburn Ski Association Ski Swap, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. , Auburn Middle School, Falcon Drive, Auburn, on Facebook,, email, 207-786-3430.
Nov. 10 — Peggy Yocom on the darker side of Grimm fairy tales, first Shiretown Bookers lecture of season, free, open to public, 1:30 p.m. North Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center, 111 South St., UMF,
Nov 10 — Stanton Bird Club history, 2 p.m., Androscoggin Historical Society meeting, West Auburn School (West Auburn Road and Boothby Street), Auburn, public welcome.
Nov. 12 — Kennebec Retired Educators Association 11 a.m., Joseph’s Fireside Steakhouse, 99 West River Road, Waterville, topic: long-term care lanning with Mark Nale, 207-873-4447.
Nov. 12 — Androscoggin Land Trust Annual Meeting 30th Anniversary Celebration, 5-7:30 p.m., L/A Arts Gallery, 221 Lisbon St., Lewiston, admission free, with $10 suggested donation; open to the public,
Nov. 12 – The life of New England’s “factory girls,” with Elizabeth DeWolfe, UNE history professor, 6:30-8 p.m., free, open to the public, Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St., Norway, 207-743-5309 ext. 1 or visit
Nov. 13 — Artist reception, Wylie Garcia, “Radical Softness,” noon-1 p.m. Danforth Gallery, Jewett Hall, UMA, Augusta,
Nov. 13 — Free community Thanksgiving dinner, 4-6 p.m., Alfond Commuity Youth Center Triple Gymnasium, 126 North St., Waterville,
Nov. 13 — Land surveyor Reuben Wheeler, Lisbon Historical Society, 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m., free, open to public, refreshments, MTM building, 18 School St., Lisbon Falls 207-353-8510,
Nov. 13 — Janet Pesaturo on “Using Trail Cameras to Study Wildlife Behavior,” monthly Western Maine Audubon meeting, free, open to public, 7 p.m., Thomas Auditorium, Preble Hall, at the University of Maine-Farmington.
Nov. 14 — Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service, meeting of Oxford County USDA Local Working Group, 10 a.m.-noon, USDA Service Center,m17 Olson Road, recommendations for the 2021 Environmental Quality Incentives Program public invited, for accommodations or information, call Jean E. Federico (contact by Nov. 9 for accommodations), 207-744-3119.
Nov. 14 — Free preview of “Perseverance,” Carrie Kimball play about women’s suffrage, 5:30 reception, 6 p.m. performance, free, open to public, Maine State Library, 230 State St., Augusta.
Nov. 14 — Curtis Mildner, “The Soldiers in the Windows: 5th Maine Regiment,” Joshua Chamberlain Civil War Roundtable, 7 p.m. free, open to public, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St.
Nov. 15, 16, — Third annual Central Maine Converge and Create Weekend, 12:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, free, open to public, Thomas College, Waterville,, 207-859-1159.
Nov. 15, 16 — Edward Little High School Drama Club performance of “Footloose,” 7 p.m., Saturday; matinee performance Sunday, 2 p.m., Community Little Theater, 30 Academy St., Auburn.

WEEK OF NOV. 16-22
Nov. 16 — Topsham Public Library reception and reading to celebrate Joy of the Pen writing competition, 1 p.m., Highlands Community Room, Topsham Publicy Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, free, open to public, light refreshments, 207-725-1727,t
Nov. 16 — 5th annual Empty Bowls Supper Rural Community Action Ministry, 4:30-6 p.m., Ladd Recreation Center, Wayne, $10, $5 for under 12, $25 for families up to five, sileint auction for pottery items, music by Stan Davis, 207-524-5095 or
Nov. 16 — Auburn United Methodist Church bean supper at 5 p.m., 439 Park Ave., entertainment begins at 4:30 p.m. with the Park Ave Pickers; $8; children age 6-12 $4, under 5 eat for free, 207-782-3972.
Nov. 16 — Sidney Second Baptist Church annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 5:30 p.m., 3022 West River Road, 207-547-3525.
Nov. 17 — The Mighty Folquemeister, fiddle music and dancing, 2 p.m., $6, or $20 for family of four, children under 10 admitted free, Danville Junction Grange, 15 Grange Street, Auburn.
Nov. 20 — Free community turkery dinner, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Otisfield Community Hall, 292 Route 121, donations accpeted, to cook or voluntter, Ginny 207-539-4027, to get a ride Nancy Coombs, 207-627-4374.
Nov. 20 — Children’s songwriter, musician, author Judy Pancoast, reads from her new book “The House on Christmas Street,” 1 p.m., Oakland Public Library, 18 Church St., 207-465-7533.
Nov. 20 — Line Up to Prevent Diabetes, for those interested in Stephens Memorial Hospital diabetes education programs and support group, 6- 7:30 p.m., Harper Conference Center of the Ripley Medical Office Building, 193 Main St., Norway, free, registration required at
Nov. 20 — St Anne Sodality of Holy Family Parish, Prince of Peace Parish, membership meeting, 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m., parish hall. Guest is fitness instructor Linn Morin. Light refreshments, 207-523-9055.
Nov. 20 — Kennebec Historical Society, “Foe to Friend: German POWs on Lunn Farm in Littleton” 6:30 p.m., Maine State Library, 230 State St., free, open to public, donations accepted, light refreshments.
Nov. 21 — Great Falls Forumspeaker author Sarah Perry, “After the Eclipse: Grief, the Law, and the Making of a Memoir,” 1 p.m., Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St., 207-513-3135,
Nov. 21 — Death Talk-Augusta, an informal supportive discussion on death and dying, free, open to public, no RSVP required, 4-5:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Augusta Drew House, 6 Summer St.
Nov. 21 — Central Maine Growth Council annual meeting, celebration of economic development in mid-Maine in 2019, 5-7 p.m., free, open to public, Hathaway Creative Center, 10 Water St., Waterville, event e-vite on Facebook.
Nov. 21 — “19th Century Rangeley 3D,” Rangely Region Guides & Sportsemen’s Association, 5:30 p.m. potluck dinner, program after, includes short film, “Deer Park Chronicles,” produced by the Rangeley Lakes Historical Society, free, open to public.
Nov. 21 — Author, architectural historian Scott Hanson, “Restoring Your Historic House: The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners,” 6 p.m. Highland Community Room, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, free, open to public, 207-725-1727,
Nov. 21 –“Under African Skies” benefit with silent auction, storytelling with pictures and live music, supporting educational programs of WISE Zambia, 6-8 p.m., Side by Each Brewery, 1110 Minot Ave., Auburn, 207-751-3364 or
Nov. 22 — Artwalk Gardiner showcasing original artworks, 5-8 p.m., downtown Gardiner, free, open to the public,
Nov. 22, 23 — Auburn Lewiston Sports Hall of Fame Gippers 12th Annual Basketball Tip-Off Classic, girls games begin at 3:30 Friday, boys at 11:30 am. Saturday, benefits hall of fame, Edward Little High School Gymnasium, 77 Harris St, Auburn, $5 daily admission for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens.

WEEK OF NOV. 23-29
Nov. 23 — Gingerbread Fair, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St, Auburn; accessible parking 207-783-0461.
Nov. 23 — Annual Harvest Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., in the vestry next to the West Auburn Congregational Church, 811 West Auburn Road, Auburn.
Nov. 23 — Raymond Arts Alliance jazz concert, 7 p.m., Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St. Raymond, suggested donation $10.
Nov. 25 — Lewiston-Auburn College Franco-American reading series, featuring Suzanne Pelletier, poet and community supporter, reading from “Immigrant Dream” and “This Unheeded Eden,” 7 p.m., Room 170, Lewiston-Auburn College of the University of Southern Maine on Westminster Street, Lewiston.
Nov. 28 — Turkey Trot 4 Hope, the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine fundraiser, 1, 4-mile walks, run, Norway, free entry for SAD 17 elementary students, discount is sign up by Oct. 31,
Nov. 28 — Special Thanksgiving worship service, 10 a.m. Reeds Mill Church, 995 Reeds Mill Road, Madrid Township, all welcome, 207-639-2713,
Nov. 28 — St. Catherine of Sienna Church free Thanksgiving dinner, noon, RSVP required, St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 32 Paris St., 207-743-2606.
Nov. 29 — Free Bingo with prizes, The Table at the Norway Grange, free, open to all, free pizza, popcorn, drinks, 6-8 p.m., Norway Grange, 15 Whitman St., Norway, 207-461-3093 (leave a message),
Nov. 29, 30 — Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, Festival of Trees; parade 11 a.m. Nov. 30, corner of Whitman and Main Norway running to Market Square, South Paris; Festival of Trees Twin Town Plaza, 243 Main St., Norway, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 29; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 3 (closed during parade).

Dec. 2 — Connected Singles meeting, 7-9 p.m., (nondenominational), St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, 207-725-1266 or 207-725-8386.

Dec. 7 — United Methodist Women’s annual Christmas Fair featuring crafts and baked goods (soup and sandwiches at noon), 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Green Street United Methodist Church, 13 Green St., Augusta, or 207-622-7637.
Dec. 7 — Community potluck supper, bring a dish to share, 5:30 p.m., East Sumner Congregational Church, 50 Main St., (Route 219), Sumner, 207-388-2263 or 207-388-2667.
Dec. 7 — First Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Reeds Mill Church, 6 p.m., 1 Schoolhouse Road, Madrid, Madrid Historical Society, 207-639-2713 .
Dec. 9 — Adult Christmas potluck and Yankee swap, at Reeds Mill Church, 6 p.m. 1 Schoolhouse Road, Madrid, Madrid Historical Society, 207-639-2713 .

WEEK OF DEC. 13-19
Dec. 14 — Children’s Christmas party, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. at Reeds Mill Church, 1 Schoolhouse Road, Madrid, Madrid Historical Society, sign up at 207-639-2713.
Dec. 13, 14 — Christmastide Community Vocal Choir concert, 3 p.m., Second Congregational Church UCC, 205 Main St., Norway.

WEEK OF DEC. 20-26
Dec. 22 — Candlelight Christmas Service, 3 p.m., Reeds Mill Church, 995 Reeds Mill Road, Madrid Township, all welcome, 207-639-2713,
Dec. 22 — The Hyssongs, hosted by Lakes Christian Fellowship, 6 p.m., 8 Station Road, North Belgrade, admission, parking free, donations accepted,, 207-458-4784.

Dec. 28 — Reception for artwork of Karen Campbell, 4:30-6 p.m., Carrabassett Valley Public Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive, Carrabassett Valley,

Jan. 18 — Recpetion for “The Joy of Art” exhibit, 1 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, free, open to public, 207-725-1727,
Feb. 2 — “Our Divided Country,” 2-4 p.m., Jewett Auditorium, University of Maine Augusta, free, open to public, 207-621-3551,,
Feb. 7 — Pathways Vineyard Church free Night to Shine Prom for people with special needs 14 and older, 12 Foss Road, Lewiston,
Feb. 24 — Lewiston-Auburn College Franco-American reading series, Steven Riel, editor-in-chief of the Franco-American literary e-journal “Résonance,” 7 p.m., Room 170, Lewiston-Auburn College of the University of Southern Maine on Westminster Street, Lewiston.
March 23 — Lewiston-Auburn College Franco-American reading series, Ron Currie Jr. 7 p.m., Room 170, Lewiston-Auburn College of the University of Southern Maine on Westminster Street, Lewiston.
April 27 — Lewiston-Auburn College Franco-American reading series David Vermette, “A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans,” 7 p.m., Room 170, Lewiston-Auburn College of the University of Southern Maine on Westminster Street, Lewiston. or call 207-353-5454.

Oct. 5-Nov. 10 — Paintings of Melanie Tornberg Table Rocks Art Center, 162 Main St., Bethel,
Oct. 9-Nov. 8 — Exhibition of plein air works of Melanie Barash Leavitt, Gallery 302, 112 Main St., Bridgton, free, open to public, 207-647-2787,
Oct. 15-Nov. 30 — “Art and the Land” exhibition, The Harlow, 100 Water St., Hallowell,
Oct. 25-Nov. 30 –“Art and the Land,” exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Kennebec Land Trust openingn reception, The Harlow, 100 Water St., Hallowell noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday,, 207-622-3813.
Nov. 1-Dec. 28 — Artwork of Karen Campbell exhibit, Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center, 3209 Carrabassett Drive, library hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 5-19 — 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, free three-session workshop for those over 50 starting a business, New Ventures Office, 108 Perham St., Suite 2, Farmington, reserve a spot,
Nov. 13-Dec. 19 — Art exhibit, Wylie Garcia, “Radical Softness,” free, open to public, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday, Danforth Gallery, Jewett Hall, UMA, Augusta,
Jan. 13-Feb. 22 — “Joy of Art” exibit featuring Maine artists, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, free, open to public, 207-725-1727,


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.
Rose’s Room, support for those with incarcerated loved one, third Wednesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 78 Pleasant St., 207-998-2547.
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.

Connected Singles, 7-9 p.m., first Monday of the month, (nondenominational), St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., 207-725-1266 or 207-725-8386.
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 & fourth Sunday of the month, Embden Community Center, 797 Embden Pond Road, admission by donation, kitchen is open, 207-566-7302.
Embden Community Center public suppers, second Saturday of the month except December, 5 p.m. $8, $4 for under 12, 207-566-7302.

Farmington Rotary, 7 a.m. Thursdays, North Dining Hall, UMF campus.
Rose’s Room, support for those with incarcerated loved one, fourth Wednesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. St. Joseph Church, 133 Middle St., 207-491-2527.
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,

Jay Historical Society, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. second and fourth Saturday of the month May-September; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. three consecutive holiday days Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day. Free admission. 207-500-2402,

Center for Wisdom’s Women French-speaking women;s group, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 97 Blake St. 207-513-3922,

The Table at Norway Grange, free community breakfasts, 8-9 a.m. Saturdays; Norway Grange Hall, 15 Whitman St.

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.

Ladies “Something to do Club,” 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, .games, fellowship, food, prizes, encouraging words, Celebration Church, 126 Manson Road, 207-368-6266 or 207-756-4443.

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.

Free weekly Wednesday night practice for North Country Traditional Music Orchestra, 7-9 p.m., Shelburne Town Hall, 74 Village Road, 603-915-0856.

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.

Downtown Waterville Summer Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m. Thursday until Thursday before Thanksgiving, Riverwalk at Head of Falls.
Lakes Christian Fellowship weekly basketball night for boys and girls, 7th grade through young adults, 6 to 8 p.m., Temple Academy Gym, 60 West River Rd, Waterville.

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.

Aspired Amputees Support Group, 2 p.m., second Wednesday of the month, Town Office, 17 Highland Ave.;, email Ann Lindholdm