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: We are only listing events that take place after May 1 unless notified otherwise of an event definitely taking place beforehand, including free virtual events. We are happy to publish free virtual events that take place in the Turner Publishing coverage area. Email events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 27 — Live at Home free concert, Gentle Temper, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Center for the Arts Facebook page, donations to offset loss of revenue accepted.
March 28 — Live at Home free concert, Yellow Brick Road, A Tribute to Elton John, Gerald Brann solo performance, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Center for the Arts Facebook page, donations to offset loss of revenue accepted.
April 14 — Author Greg Westrich, via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. part of Baily Librayr, Winthrop’s, bicentennial series on the outdoors, free, open to public, visit baileylibrary.org/athome, navigate to “Virtual Events,” and click on the Greg Westrich Zoom meeting link. Attendees need a high-speed internet connection, and a device capable of running the Zoom software or app. For help attending, email Director Richard Fortin at email@example.com.
WEEK OF MAY 2-8
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.
June 20 — Outdoor Heritage Museum annual Lupine Festival Art and Antique Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the museum, in Oquossoc, 207-864-3091.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com