Maine News Events Calendar Oct. 18

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 four consecutive days or more 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.

OCT. 17-23
Oct. 18 — Audrey Estes’ birthday celebration, 1-4 p.m., Knight House, end of the Riverwalk and West Pitch Park, Auburn; storytellers, refreshments, costumed volunteers, sponsored by the Androscoggin Historical Society. Masks, social distancing.
Oct. 21 — The Kennebec Historical Society October Facebook Live presentation, “Introduction to the First Amendment Museum,” with CEO Christian Cotz, 6:30 p.m.″>KHS Facebook page, 207-622-7718.
Oct. 22 — Food drive, hosted by Great Northern Docks and Maine Cabin Masters, 2-4 p.m., Great Northern Docks, 1114 Roosevelt Trail, bring nonperishable donation for Crosswalk Food Pantry, be entered into raffle for dock ladder ($350 value) or Maine Cabin Masters gift basket; masks required.

OCT. 24-30
Oct. 24 — Delta Masonic Lodge food drive to assist the North Lovell Food Bank, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the lodge, 920 Lovell Road. 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.
Oct. 24 – Leeds Historical Society history walk, 1 p.m., Freeman’s Landing and 1894 Deane Homestead; participants must wear maskes; rain date is 1 p.m. Oct. 25.
Oct. 27 — Author Scott Douglas, “Running Is My Therapy: Relieve Stress and Anxiety, Fight Depression, Ditch Bad Habits, and Live Happier,” via Zoom, part of Bailey Public Library’s yearlong series celebrating Maine’s bicentennial that explores outdoor recreation in Maine, visit “virtual events,” for help, email director Richard Fortin at

OCT. 31-Nov. 6
Oct. 31 — Hunter’s breakfast, sponsored by Ancient York Lodge 155, 5-8 a.m., Masonic Hall, Oak Street, Lisbon Falls, curbside or eat-in, $8, social distancing and mask-wearing will be observed.
Oct. 31 — Delta Masonic Lodge food drive to assist the North Lovell Food Bank, 7-11 a.m. at the lodge, 920 Lovell Road. Breakfast sandwiches for sale, $5 — $4 with donation of nonperishable food item.
Oct. 31 — Harry J. Conway American Legion Post 135 Trunk or Treat, 3-5 p.m., post parking lot, 40 Island Road; COVID-19 restrictions will be observed and all candy will be in individual bags to limit handling, 207-375-3052
Nov. 4 — Oasis of Music, featuring Irish fiddler of Rebecca Grube, at Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 122 Ash St., Lewiston, free, donations accepted; masks required; 35 people admitted, 207-344-3106.

NOV. 7-13
Nov. 9 — Kennebec Retired Educators Association, 11 a.m., Best Western Motel, Upper Main Street, Waterville. Zoom is also available for those who prefer, George Davis, 207-612-2639 or
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.
Nov. 10 — Free 2020 People Plus Senior Health Expo “At Home,” videos and online content,
Nov. 11 — Oasis of Music,Scottish fiddler Owen Kennedy, of Winthrop, at Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 122 Ash St., Lewiston, free, donations accepted; masks required; 35 people admitted, 207-344-3106.
Nov. 12 — Historical signifance of homes in the Kennebec watershed with expert Ron Kley, Winthrop Historical Socieity, 6-7 p.m.m Zoom link is; meeting ID is 810 9663 6540;

NOV. 14-20
Nov. 18 — — Oasis of Music, husband and wife team of Mary Hunter, violin, and James Parakilas, piano, will offer a classical program at Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 122 Ash St., Lewiston, free, donations accepted; masks required; 35 people admitted, 207-344-3106.

NOV. 21-27
Nov. 25 — Oasis of Music, Uillean pipes, played by Tom Rota of the band Boghat, at Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 122 Ash St., Lewiston, free, donations accepted; masks required; 35 people admitted, 207-344-3106.

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
Oct. 9-Nov. 6 — Mother Earth art show, Gallery 302, 112 Main St., Bridgton, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. 207-647-2787.
Oct. 17-Nov. 18 — Hunting Postive art exhbition, Chocolate Church Arts Center Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, free, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

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