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 www.turnerpublishing.net/pdf/Deadlines.pdf. To add an event to either calendar, email email@example.com.
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.
COVID-19 NOTE: Some events may be canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 virus. Any we’ve been notified of are removed from the calendar, but check beforehand before heading out to an event. To notify Turner Publishing of a canceled or postponed event, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “canceled” or “postponed” in the subject line. PLEASE INCLUDE THE ORIGINAL DATE AND TOWN of the event
WEEK OF MARCH 21-27
March 24 — Free workshop on using eBay, 2 p.m., Norridgewock Public Library, 40 Mercer Road, Norridgewock; to pre-register, 207-634-2828 or visit the library.
March 24 — “Polyfaces,” an innovative film following a family who has dedicated their lives to sustainable farming. Partnering with the UMF Natural Sciences Department. 6 p.m., Lincoln Auditorium, UMF, 111 South St., Farmington.
March 26 – New Ventures Maine free workshop, “Your Money Personality,” 6-8 p.m. free, open to public, Rangeley Lakes Regional School, 43 Mendolia Road, register at www.newventuresmaine.org.
March 26 — University of New England history professor Elizabeth DeWolfe on New England’s “factory girls,” 6:30-8 p.m., Norway Public Library, 258 Main St., free, open to public, snow date April 2, www.norway.lib.me.us.
March 27 — Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services and VA Maine Healthcare System recognition ceremony for Vietnam veterans, 1-4 p.m., Augusta Armory, 179 Western Ave., vets, with their DD214, should register at www.eventbrite.com/e/national-vietnam-war-veterans-day-tickets-91050688059, 207-430-6035, www.maine.gov/veterans.
March 27 — The Table Free Friday Night, Bingo, with prizes, free, open to public, 6-8 p.m., Norway Grange, 15 Whitman St., activities are chemical free family/community focused with free pizza and popcorn, Face book: theresalwaysroomat the table; email@example.com (put The Table in subject line).
WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3
March 28 — Music in March series, sponsored by the Friends of the Topsham Public Library, Midcoast High Winds Flute Choir, 1 p.m., free, open to public, topshamlibrary.org.
March 28 — Seed library launch at Waterville Public Library, 1-2:30 p.m., for all ages, snacks, activities, seeds, free, open to public, 73 Elm St., firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-872-5433.
March 28 — Bean and casserole supper, Auburn United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave., Auburn, entertainment by Park Avenue Pickers, music begins at 4:30, dinner 5 p.m. 207-782-3972.
March 28 — Manchester Community Church baked bean and casserole supper, 4:30-6 p.m. 21 Readfield Road $8, $4 for children 12 and under;$22 with a family of four or more children.
March 28 — Readfield U Celebration Potluck, 5:30 p.m, Maranacook High School Dining Room. Snow date is Sunday, March 29, free, open to public, bring a dish to share.
March 30 — Livermore Falls Library Association Meeting, 6 p.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St., Livermore Falls, open to anyone with an up-to-date library card.
March 31 — “Game Changers,” a high energy film detailing the athletic advantages to plant based eating, following some of the most extreme athletes of our time. Partnering with the UMF Athletics Department. 6 p.m., Thomas Auditorium, UMF, 246 Main St., Farmington.
March 31 — Androscoggin Historical Society presentation on the Underground Railroad in Maine, 7 p.m. Davis-Wagg Museum, third floor, county building, Court and Turner streets, 2 Turner St., free, donations accepted, 207-784-0586 or email@example.com.
WEEK OF APRIL 4-10
April 4 — Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 8:30-10 a.m., free, Lisbon United Methodist Church, 14 School St., Lisbon Falls.
April 4 — Breakfast with the (live) Easter Bunnies, 9-10:30 a.m., free Auburn United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave., Auburn; pre-register 207-782-3972. Donations accepted.
April 4 — Annual Hartford Spring Fling Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Hartford Town Hall, Route 140 text or call 207-713-8944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 4 — Free community Easter egg hunt, noon-2 p.m. Cobb Heritage Farm, 475 Old Lewiston Road, Winthrop, children should bring their own basket, but basket rentals will be available for a small donation, money raised benefits restoration of historic barn, email@example.com or 224-588-7034 cell/text.
April 4 — Congregational Church of East Sumner Community Potluck Supper, 5:30 p.m., participants may bring a dish to share, donations accepted, 50 Main St. (Route 219), East Sumner Village, raffle of food, household items, all proceeds benefit church outreach, Ben at 207-388-2609 or Bill at 207-388-2263.
April 5 — Hurry Down Sunshine, with Stan Davis and Brian Kavanah, in Music for Mavis 2020 Cabin Fever Coffee House Concert Sunday Series, free [hat will be passed], 2-4 p.m., downstairs under the Turner Library in the Community Room, 98 Mathew’s Way, Route 117, Turner, bring cookies to share, coffe and tea provided, 207-754-0954.
April 5 — “A Light in the Darkness” Easter musical drama, 7 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 268 Perham St, Farmington, free, 207-778-9696.
April 9 — Gardiner Library Association speaker series: “An Architectural Legacy: Buildings from the Time of Statehood in Old Gardinerstown and Beyond” by Maine Historic Preservation Commission Director Kirk Mohney, 6:30 p.m., fre, open to all.
April 9 — Scott Mingus Jr., Civil War expert, guest speaker for the Joshua Chamberlain Civil War Roundtable, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, free, open to public.
April 10 — “A Light in the Darkness” Easter musical drama, 7 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church,268 Perham St, Farmington, free, 207-778-9696.
WEEK OF APRIL 11-17
April 11 — Easter egg hunt for children 12 and under, 1 p.m., Randolph United Methodist Church, 16 Asbury St., Randolph, 207-582-5811.
April 13 — Properties, Trails & History of Somerset Woods, slide presentation by Jack Gibson, 6:30 p.m. meeting, 7 p.m. program, Embden Historical Society Embden Community Center, 797 Embden Pond Road, Embden, 207-612-8887.
WEEK OF APRIL 18-24
April 19 — Thomas College annual Dirty Dog Mud Run, events beginning at 8:30 a.m., 5K, 15-obstacle course challenge; kids’ run at noon, thomas.edu/mudrun.
WEEK OF APRIL 25-MAY 1
April 25 — The Table 3-C Clothing giveaway, 8 a.m.-noon, Norway Grange, 15 Whitman St., Norway, firstname.lastname@example.org. (put The Table in subject line).
WEEK OF MAY 2-8
May 2 — Congregational Church of East Sumner Community Potluck Supper, Mexican and American food 5:30 p.m., participants may bring a dish to share, donations accepted, 50 Main St. (Route 219), East Sumner Village, raffle of food, household items, all proceeds benefit church outreach, Ben at 207-388-2609 or Bill at 207-388-2263.
May 5 — Augusta Elks Lodge 964 National Youth Week Cinco de Mayo-themed youth recognition evening, 5-7 p.m., Elks Club, 397 Civic Center Drive, Augusta; free, open to public, 207-485-4710, 207-441-2838.
May 7 — Embden Historical Society Town House and grounds cleanup, 9 a.m., rain date is May 8, 751 Cross Town Road, Embden, 207-612-8887.
WEEK OF MAY 9-15
May 11 — Forks of the Kennebec, by Marilyn Gondek, Embden Historical Society, 6:30 p.m. meeting, 7 p.m. program, Embden Town House, 751 Cross Town Road, Embden, 207-612-8887.
WEEK OF MAY 16-22
May 16 — Skowhegan High School Class of 1963 breakfast, 9 a.m. Wentworth’s in Norridgewock, 207-858-0946.
May 16 — Art in the Park coinciding with the Maine State Bicentennial Parade, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Community Little Theater/Edward Little Park, Main and Academy streets, Auburn, www.auburnmaine.gov.
May 17 — Bicentennial discussion, Libby Bischof, history professor, 2 p.m., Underwood Memorial Library, 2006 Main St., Fayette, 207-685-3778.
WEEK OF MAY 23-29
May 24 — Rangeley RuKaBi Race, 10 a.m., Rangeley Town Park, bike 3.5 miles, kayak 1.5 miles, run 3.5 milesl 207-864-5571, 207-864-3055.
May 28 — “The History of the Maine Chance Farm” (now the Travis Mills Foundation retreat), presented by Lisa Walker of the University of Maine at Augusta, part of Belgrade Historical Society/7 Lakes Alliance Bicentennial Series, 7 Lakes Alliance, 137 Main St., Belgrade Lakes, belgradehistoricalsociety.org.
June 8 — History and Tour of the South Solon Meeting House, by Andy Davis. Car pool to Solon Meeting House, 1 Meeting House Road, from Embden Town House, 751 Cross Town Road, 6:30 p.m., 207-612-8887.
July 11 — Farmington Falls Fire Co. Inc. annual Yard Sale and Chicken Barbecue, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., with BBQ at noon, Philbrick Park, proceeds go to maintain Philbrick Park and sponsor the Hawks Majors and Minors baseball teams, to donate items call Bob at 207-778-3156 or Junior at 207-778-2828 and leave name, number and a message.
July 13 — The 1947 Fires in Maine, Could it Happen Again? Two old short films; discussion by Kent Nelson, forest ranger specialist, 6:30 p.m. meeting, 7 p.m. program, Embden Town House, 751 Cross Town Road, Embden, 207-612-8887.
July 18 — Art in the Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Shorey Park, Bridgton, free, open to public, rain date is July 19.
July 30 — “Preserving Vacationland,” presented by Scott Andrews of University of Southern Maine Senior College, part of Belgrade Historical Society/7 Lakes Alliance Bicentennial Series, 7 Lakes Alliance, 137 Main St., Belgrade Lakes, belgradehistoricalsociety.org.
Aug. 10 — Winter Walk in Maine and Labrador, by Alexandra Conover-Bennett, Embden Historical Society, 6:30 p.m. meeting, 7 p.m. program, Embden Town House, 751 Cross Town Road, Embden, 207-612-8887.
Aug. 13 — “Belgrade Bygone Days,” digitized films from the 1930s and ’40s of old-time Belgrade and Belgrade Lakes, part of Belgrade Historical Society/7 Lakes Alliance Bicentennial Series, 7 Lakes Alliance, 137 Main St., Belgrade Lakes, belgradehistoricalsociety.org.
Sept. 9 — Maine Audubon wildlife ecologist Sally Stockwell, “What’s Happening to Our Birds?” sponsored by Western Maine Audubon, 7 p.m., Room C23, University of Maine at Farmington’s Roberts Learning Center, free, open to public.
Sept. 14 — Embden Historical Society annual pot luck meal, meeting and election of officers, social time, 4:30 p.m.; meal, 5 p.m., home of Jim and Jenny Lightbody, 133 Kennebec River Road, with tour of the Lightbody Museum, 207-612-8887.
Oct. 13: — Embden’s Changes Over the Last 200 Years, by Bob Donovan, Embden Historical Society, 6:30 p.m. meeting, 7 p.m. program, Embden Town House, 751 Cross Town Road, Embden, 207-612-8887.
Oct. 24 — Northeastern Forest Fire Protection presentation, Hiram Historical Society and Soldiers Memorial Library presentation, 1 p.m., at the library, 85 Main St., free, open to public, light refreshments, 207-625-4650.
Nov. 9 — Embden Historical Society Harvest Fest, pot luck and Yankee swap, bring potluck main dish or salad & $5 unisex wrapped gift to swap, 6:30 p.m. Embden Town House, 751 Cross Town Road, Embden, 207-612-8887.
EVENTS THREE DAYS AND LONGER
Feb. 27-March 27 — “Terra Plume: Paintings by Katie St. Clair” exhibit; Charles Danforth Gallery, Jewett Hall, University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta, 207-621-3495.
March 1-April 5 — Sunday afternoon Lenten concerts, featuring area organists, 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1 Park St., Waterville, 207-872-5741.
March 2-28 — Readfield U “pop up university,” neighbors sharing their skills and knowledge with neighbors, free, open to public, full details and schedule available at town offices, libraries and post offices in the Readfield area, online at www.readfieldu.org. Cuiminates with potluck 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Maranacook High School (Snow date is March 29).
March 6-April 3 — Youth Art Exhibit, Gallery 302, 112 Main St., Bridgton, gallery302.com.
WEEKLY, MONTHLY MEETINGS, EVENTS
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.
Food Addicts in Recovery meetings, free, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 1 p.m. Thursdays, Emmanual Church, 209 Eastern Ave.
Kennebec Beekeepers Association, 6:30-8:30 p.m., second Thursday of the month, Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St. mainebeekeepers.org/kennebec-beekeepers.
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, ffrfmaine.org. 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 2156.toastmastersclubs.org.
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, email@example.com.
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, www.morse.lib.me.us.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Wisdom’s Women French-speaking women;s group, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 97 Blake St. 207-513-3922, www.wisdomswomen.org.
Office hours for state legislative delegation, open to all, fourth Saturday of the month except May (May 16), November (Nov. 21) and December (none held), 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Couture Room, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Facebook: bit.ly/lewiston2020officehours.
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, email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Sabattus Rec Running Group, 6 p.m. every Wednesday, year-round, all ages and abilities welcome, four different distances and paces, runs/walks 30-45 minutes, meet at Mixer’s parking lot, Sabattus Road, Sabattus Rec Club Running Program Facebook page, vwww.sabattusrec.com or email email@example.com
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, skowhegansportsmansclub.org.
Oxford Hills Business After Hours, first Thursday of the month, 5:30 to 7 p.m., venue changes, 207-743-2281.
Topsham Garden Club, noon, second Wednesday of month, Topsham Library, 25 Foreside Road, free, open to public, bring lunch, drinks and dessert provided.
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.
Wayne Area Garden Club winter meetings, 6:30 p.m., third Thursday of the month, Ladd Recreation Center, 26 Gott Road, January through May and September and October. Wayne.
Aspired Amputees Support Group, 2 p.m., second Wednesday of the month, Town Office, 17 Highland Ave.;, email Ann Lindholdm firstname.lastname@example.org