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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weeks in listing are Saturday through the following Friday.
Listings for events that are three consecutive days or more are at the bottom of the weekly section of the calendar, and listings of recurring weekly or monthly events are below that, by town or city.
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: Those attending live events should prepare to follow the event’s public health and safety measures, including possibly wearing a face covering and practicing social distancing.
WEEK OF SEPT. 25-OCT. 1
Sept. 29 – Peter Precourt artist’s talk, noon-1 p.m., Danforth Gallery, Jewett Hall, University of Maine at Augusta, free, open to public, artsuma.com.
Sept. 30 – DIY Pickles course, 4-6:30 p.m., basics of quick pickling and fermentation, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St., Lewiston, free, materials provided, open to public, registration required, LPLReference@lewistonmaine.gov or call 207-513-3135.
Oct. 1 — Winthrop Maine Historical Society antiques appraisal day 1-6 p.m. Van Der Brew tasting room and deck, 30 Summer St., Winthrop, $20 donation allows up to three items for appraisal. All proceeds benefit Winthrop History and Heritage Center.
WEEK OF OCT. 2-8
Oct. 2 — Bridgton Public Library community document shredding day 8 a.m.-noon, First Congregational Church, 33 North High St., suggested donation $15 for standard letter-size banker’s box, to benefit Youth Services Department of the library.
Oct. 2 – Blessing of the Animals, 10 a.m., front lawn of the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, 122 Ash St., Lewiston, all welcome.
Oct. 2 — American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary’s monthly bean supper, 5- 6 p.m., 15 Lewiston Road, Gray. $10 all you can eat. Proceeds benefit programs for area veterans.
Oct 2, 3 — Artisan fair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Boothby’s Farm Market, Boothby Road, Livermore, free, open to public, HeatherLagueux@gmail.com or 207-212-4176.
Oct. 3 — Rangeley Region Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association 12th annual Turkey Shoot, rifle and pistol range, Oquossoc; registration 10-11 a.m., shoot begins 11 a.m. 207-864-5582 or 207-864-4323, rangeleyoutdoors.org.
Oct. 3 – Blessing of the Animals, 1 p.m., outside of St. Anne Church, 299 Main St., Gorham, all welcome.
Oct. 3 — Church of the Good Shepherd Blessing of the Animals, 1 p.m., church lakeside lawn, 2614 Main St., free, open to public, stuffed animals, photos of animals that can’t attend live event are welcome, donations to Franklin County Animal Shelter accepted,
Oct. 4 – Blessing of the Animals, 6 p.m., grotto of St. John the Baptist Church, 26 Monument St., Winslow, all welcome.
Oct. 7 — Maine College of Health Professions open house, 4-6 p.m. 70 Middle St., Lewiston.
Oct. 8 — Pumpkins in the Park, 10 a.m. Kennedy Park, Lewiston, pumpkin carving, crafts and games for kids, pumpkins for kids available on a first-come, first-served basis, www.lewistonrecreation.com 207-513-3005.
WEEK OF OCT. 9-15
Oct. 9 – NAMIWalks Maine, fundraiser for mental health support, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Capitol Park Plaza, Augusta, no fee, but fundraising is encouraged, www.namiwalks.org/Maine.
Oct. 9 — Belgrade Craft Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Village Green, Belgrade Lakes village, no admission fee, townofbelgrade.com/recreation.
Oct. 9 – Tour of Maple Cemetery, Main Street, Winthrop, with Bailey Public Library Adult Services Librarian Nick Perry and Youth Services Librarian Stacy Tomassone. Free, open to public, suitable for all ages, followed by a lesson on gravestone cleaning by Anna Carll, email@example.com.
Oct. 9, 10 — Artisan fair, Thompson’s Orchard, 276 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester, free, open to public, HeatherLagueux@gmail.com or 207-212-4176.
Oct. 11 — Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day Ne-Do-Ba collection of artifacts, Androscoggin Historical Society, 1-4 p.m., Knight House, River Walk, free, open to public, donations accepted, masks must be worn to tour the house, 207-784-0586.
Oct. 12 — Lewiston Youth Advisory Council Jazz Up Your Future interactive job fair, 3-8 p.m., Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave., www.lewistonmaine.gov/jazzupyourfuture.
Oct. 14 — Winthrop Maine Historical Society monthly business meeting, via Zoom, 6-8 p.m., https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/81096636540, meeting ID 810 9663 6540, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 15 — Monmouth Community Players “Continuing Tales from Spoon River,” 6:30-8:30, Auburn Riverwalk, behind Gritty’s, admission by donation.
WEEK OF OCT. 16-22
Oct. 16 — Monmouth Community Players “Continuing Tales from Spoon River,” 6:30-8:30, Auburn Riverwalk, behind Gritty’s, admission by donation.
Oct. 17 — Monmouth Community Players “Continuing Tales from Spoon River,” 5:30-7:30, Auburn Riverwalk, behind Gritty’s, admission by donation.
Oct. 21 — Haunted Hall’s Paranormal Ghost Hunting Group, 6:30-8 p.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St., Norway, in-person, masks that fully cover the nose and mouth required for all participants, attendance limited to 30, 207-743-5309 ext. 1, email@example.com.
Oct. 22 — Monmouth Community Players “Continuing Tales from Spoon River, 6:30-8:30, Monmouth Cemetery, next to Cumston Hall, admission by donation.
WEEK OF OCT. 23-29
Oct. 23 — American Legion Post 6 lawn sale, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., 114 Second St., Hallowell.
Oct. 23 — Monmouth Community Players “Continuing Tales from Spoon River,” 6:30-8:30, Monmouth Cemetery, next to Cumston Hall, admission by donation.
Oct. 24 — Monmouth Community Players “Continuing Tales from Spoon River,” 5:30-7:30, Monmouth Cemetery, next to Cumston Hall, admission by donation.
WEEK OF OCT. 30-NOV. 5
Oct. 30 – Skowhegan Community Trunk or Treat, 10 a.m.-noon, T&B’s Celebration Center, 414 Madison Ave. Businesses offering candy must register by 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at skowheganregion.com/events/. All vehicles must be decorated.
Oct. 30 – Lisbon Harvest Festival, 3-5:30 p.m., MTM Recreation Center, 18 School St., Lisbon Falls. Rain date Oct. 31.
Oct. 30 – Chesterville Trunk a Treat, 6-7:30 p.m. Chesterville Town Office, 409 Dutch Gap Road, Chesterville, free, open to public, 207-778-3156.
Oct. 30 — Double feature, “Monsters, Inc.” at 6 p.m. and “Hocus Pocus” at 8 p.m., free, open to public, registration required, Great Falls Park, part of Auburn Summer Movie Series, auburnmaine.gov.
Oct. 31 — Halloween at the Museum, 3-6 p.m., Maine’s Paper and Heritage Museum, 22 Church St., Livermore Falls, candy, games, train rides, 207-897-3157 or 207-592-1807.
Nov. 6 – Free ME From Lung Cancer Save Your Breath 5K, run/walk, 8 a.m., Kennebec River Rail Trail, 17 Union St. (YMCA) Augusta, freemefromlungcancer.org.
Nov. 13 – Our Lady of the Rosary Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,131 High St., Sabattus; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 19 — Holiday carol sing with Robert Ludwig, 4 p.m., part of Church of the Good Shepherd Centennial Celebration, 2614 Main St., Rangeley, www.goodshepherdrangeley.org.
April 30 — Lewiston/Auburn Community Little Theatre Race to the Stage 5K (originally scheduled for Oct. 2), 9 a.m., 30 Academy St., Auburn, registration open at www.laclt.com. $10 kids, $15 adults.
EVENTS OF THREE DAYS OR MORE
Sept. 11-Oct. 11 — 7th annual Western Mountain Photography Show, Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery, lobby of RFA Lakeside Theater, 2439 Main St., Rangeley, free, open to public, rangeleyarts.org.
Oct. 1-31 — Lewiston Public LibraryTeen Room manga drawing contest, for participants ages 12-19 in who live or go to school in Lewiston, Auburn, Minot. For submission information visit lplonline.org/events/teen-manga-battle.
Oct. 2-Nov. 5 — Susan Colburn Motta guest artist Gallery 302, 112 Main St., Bridgton, free, open to public, noon-4 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, 207-647-2787, gallery302.com.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY RECURRING EVENTS
Listed by town/city
Community Ping Pong Program, 1-4 Sunday $1 to participate, open to all Town Hall, 26 North High St.
Maine-ly Harmony women’s barbershop group, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Randolph United Methodist Church, 16 Asbury St., Randolph, women of all ages who like to sing welcome. Call Lea at 207-622-1273 or Jenny at 207-441-2816.
Boy Scout Troop 187 6:30 p.m. every Monday. Contact Robert Quick 207-330-9657.