Maine News Events Calendar Aug. 2

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.
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 PRECAUTIONS: Those attending live events should prepare to wear a face covering and practice social distancing, as required by the state, until such measures are lifted. For space purposes, that notation has been removed from most calendar listings, but it’s required of live gatherings.

Aug. 3 — Artist Sonja Johnson hosts alcohol inks printmaking workshop, 2 and 5 p.m., Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St. Limited to 10 participants, preregistration required at “SoJo’s Paint Night” on Facebook. Adults only due to solvents in the inks.
Aug. 4 — RFA Home Tour, focus on gardens, 12:30-5 p.m.,
Aug. 5 — Randall Mullin summer concert series at the Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul, 12:15 p.m. 122 Ash St., Lewiston, limited to 50 attendees, registration required, imit of 50 attendees and those attending must register ahead of time at, 207-777-1200.
Aug. 6 — RFA Art in August 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Rangeley,

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. 12 — Mark Thallander summer concert series at the Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul, 12:15 p.m. 122 Ash St., Lewiston, limited to 50 attendees, registration required, imit of 50 attendees and those attending must register ahead of time at, 207-777-1200.
Aug. 12 — “Wabanaki Voices,” Part 2 of Lewiston Public Library “Maine at 200: How Should Life Be?” discussion series, 5:30 p.m., Zoom, free, registration required, space limited, , 207-513-3135.
Aug. 13 — Winthrop Historical Society meeting, 6-7 p.m., via ZOOM (ID number: 810 9663 6540) with guest speaker Bonnie Wilder presenting a program on women’s suffrage and Susan B. Anthony,; ZOOM link,

WEEK OF AUG. 15-21
Aug. 15 — Winslow Blueberry Festival, drive-through/take out event, 8 a.m.-noon, Winslow Congregational Church. 12 Lithgow St., Winslow,
Aug. 21 — Rangeley Friends of the Arts reception for “Old Barns, Moose and More – Paintings by David Tibbetts,” 5-6:30 p.m. Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery, in the lobby of the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St. Cash bar. There is a hand sanitizing station and free masks for anyone who does not have one.

WEEK of AUG. 22-28
Aug. 26 — “Race & Ethnicity,” Part 3 of Lewiston Public Library “Maine at 200: How Should Life Be?” discussion series, 5:30 p.m., Zoom, free, registration required, space limited, , 207-513-3135.

WEEK of AUG. 29-SEPT. 4
Aug. 29 — Skowhegan High School Class of 1963 get-together at top of Hilton Hill, noon; bring lunch, chairs, masks. Beverages and chips provided, comfort station, drive to the site, no walking involved, canceled if it rains, call Cindy at 207-858-0946 for information.

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. 10 — Virtual author talk, Nancy Marshall, hosted by the Carrabassett Valley Public Library on Zoom, 4 p.m. growing your brand, self-publishing, register at

Sept. 12 — Opening reception and awards ceremon for 6th annual Western Mountain Photography Show, 5:30-7 p.m., RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St., Rangeley,
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.

Sept. 19 — Cruisin’ for a Cure motorcycle poker run to support the American Cancer Society, L-A Harley-Davidson, 839 Main St., Lewiston, registration 9 a.m., begins 10 a.m., last stop The Pit Bar & Grill Bar & Grill, 838 Lisbon St., Lewiston, food, drinks, prizes

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.

July 10-March 2021 — “Our Working Waterway” exhibit about the Androscoggin River, Museum L-A, Bates Mill Complex, 35 Canal St., Lewiston, 207-333-3881 or
July 7-26 — Rangeley Angling Art Show, RFA Lakeside Gallery, 2496 Main St., Main St., gallery hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday,
Sept. 12-Oct. 11 6th annual Western Mountain Photography Show, RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St., Rangeley,

WEEKLY, MONTHLY MEETINGS, EVENTS [Many of these are likely suspended until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, contact organization for information]

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.

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,
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:

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 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, or email

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.

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