Maine News Events Calendar Feb. 24

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.

WEEK OF FEB. 20-26
Feb. 23 — Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife “Managing Maine’s Moose,” 6:30 p.m., free, open to public, click here.
Feb. 23 — Maine Trivia Night, 6:30-8 p.m., via Zoom, free, open to public, registration required, hosted by Norway Public Library, 258 Main St., Norway, 207-743-5309 ext. 1,
Feb. 24 — COVID-19 vaccination forum, 10:30-11:30 a.m., via Zoom, free, open to public, registration required by clicking here.
Feb. 24 — Meet the Reps, sponsored by Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Zoom. Free, open to public, chance to meet and ask questions of elected officials. Visit for the Zoom link.
Feb. 24 — Theresa Kerchner, executive director of Kennebec Land Trust, 6:30 p.m., part of Bailey Library series celebrating Maine women, via Zoom. Free, open to the public, visit, navigate to “Virtual Events” tab. For help attending, email director Richard Fortin at
Feb. 25 — Author and maritime historian Lincoln Paine, hosted by Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell, 7 p.m. via Zoom, free, open to public, find link at, for phone links or questions, call library, 207-925-3177.
Feb. 26 — U.S. Senator Angus King, I-Maine, access to education beyond high school, Idea Exchange Webinar presented by UMA Senior College [1], 3-4 p.m. send questions to, free, open to pulbic, for link

Feb. 27 — Madison American Legion Auxiliary Drive-Thru Sock Hop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Legion hall, 20 Maple St., drop off new socks for homeless veterans, families 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at rear entrance (facing Renys).
Feb. 28 – Outdoor Family Adventures, free, open to public, for families with youth ages 7-18, held in Augusta, sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H, Maine Primitive Skills School, Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, limited to one adult, one youth per family, registration required at
Feb. 28 — Author Susan Poulin, “Ida,” presentation by USM L/A Senior College’s Food For Thought 3 p.m., Zoom, Free, open to public, to attend, email by noon Saturday, Feb. 27. Include name and presentation topic, Zoom link will be emailed morning of presentation.

MARCH 6-12
March 10 — “Predators: The Balance of Nature,” hosted by Western Maine Audubon, presented by Cherwonki, 7 p.m. via Zoom, free, open to public, registration required
March 12 — University of Maine at Augusta Dental Health Clinic Give Kids a Smile Day 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., UMA Dental Hygiene Clinic, on UMA’s Bangor campus, 201 Texas Ave., Bangor, free dental appointments for kids 1-18 who don’t have a dentist, 207-262-7872,>

MARCH 13-19
March 13 — The Surry Hill Bushwack, hosted by Kennebec Land Trust, 10 a.m. off-trail excursion. Attendance is limited, preregistration required, email Marie at to register.

March 28 – Outdoor Family Adventures, free, open to public, for families with youth ages 7-18, held in Augusta, sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H, Maine Primitive Skills School, Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, limited to one adult, one youth per family, registration required at
April 1 — Premiere of film “In Conservation a Single Tree can Tell a Story: Birding at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge,” 3 and 6 p.m., via Zoom, includes panel discussion, free, registration required

April 25 – Outdoor Family Adventures, free, open to public, for families with youth ages 7-18, held in Augusta, sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H, Maine Primitive Skills School, Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, limited to one adult, one youth per family, registration required at

June 19, 20 — Mooselookmeguntic Landlocked Salmon Derby, hosted by RRG&SA, Maine DIFW, registration required at”>

July 16 — Little Miss and Mister Woodchip Contest, 7 p.m., Rangeley Inn,, 207-864-3939.

Feb. 21-28 — SomersetSnoFest, in Skowhegan, Madison, Canaan, free, open to public, registration for events required,
Until March 2021 — “Our Working Waterway” exhibit about the Androscoggin River, Museum L-A, Bates Mill Complex, 35 Canal St., Lewiston, 207-333-3881 or

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

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,

Androscoggin County Republican Committee, second Thursday of each month 6 p.m., Pit Bar & Grill, Lewiston.
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