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 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 OCT. 9-15
Oct. 14 — Lewiston Public Library pumpkin- themed craft night for adults and teens, 4:30-6:30 p.m., free, open to public, Couture Room, LPL, 200 Lisbon St., registration recommended, LPLReference@lewistonmaine.gov, 207-513-3135.
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. 14 — Gen. William Sherman’s “Railroad Defense in the Atlanta Campaign,” with Robert I. Girardi, Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Roundtable, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, free, open to public.
Oct. 15 – Accessible trail ribbon-cutting, 4 p.m. trailhead off Front Street, Farmington, adjacent to the Big Sky Grille and the Better Living Center. Social gathering to follow at 4:30 p.m. at Uno Mas.
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 — Lewiston Citywide Litter Pick Up Day, 8 a.m.-noon, prizes, individuals and teams register at www.lewistonmaine.gov/litterevent
.Oct. 16 – Curtis Forestry Field Program, free workshop hosted by Kennebec Land Trust, 9:30 a.m., Curtis Homestead Conservation Area, Leeds, www.tklt.org, 207-377-2848.
Oct. 16 — Highland Lake Grange roast turkey drive-up, take-out dinner, 4:30-6:30 p.m., $10 per meal, have the exact price for the amount of meals you are buying, near the corner of U.S. Route 302 and Hardy Road, Westbrook.
Oct. 16 — Monmouth Community Players “Continuing Tales from Spoon River,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., Auburn Riverwalk, behind Gritty’s, admission by donation.
Oct. 17 — Stone Soup Gardens Trail foliage walk, 1 p.m., 482 Farmington Falls Road, free, open to public, bring drinking water, footwear for a pathway that can be slippery in spots in wet conditions and snack. CDC guidelines will be followed. No pets.
Oct. 17 — Monmouth Community Players “Continuing Tales from Spoon River,” 5:30-7:30, Auburn Riverwalk, behind Gritty’s, admission by donation.
Oct. 19 — Phil Nadeau, “The Unlikeliness of it All – Part 1,” 5:30 p.m., Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St., free, open to public, 150 years of Lewiston/Auburn economic and social history, 207-513-3135, LPLReference@lewistonmaine.gov.
Oct. 21 — Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club Stevens Brook history walk, 10 a.m.-noon, led by Alanna Doughty, Lakes Environmental Association, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 — Rangeley Region Guide’s and Sportsmen’s Association Youth Deer Hunting Day breakfast, 5:30-7:30 a.m. , Clubhouse, Old Skiway Road, Oquossoc, youth eat for free, adults $5 donation, Dave Kretzing, 207-864-4323.
Oct. 23 — Casco Village Church United Church of Christ Spooktacular Old Fashioned Maine Saturday Night Supper, 941 Meadow Road, seatings at 4:30, 5:30; $10, $5 for kids under 8, 207-627-4282.
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.
Oct. 25 — Zero Waste Maine, hosted by Lewiston Public Library, 5:30 p.m., via Zoom and Facebook Live, free, registration is required for Zoom participants, LPLReference@lewistonmaine.gov, 207-513-3135.
Oct. 28 – NESN sportscaster Tom Caron, Great Falls Forum speaker, 11 a.m.-noon, via Zoom and Lewiston Public Library Facebook page, 207-513-3135, LPLReference@lewistonmaine.gov.
Oct. 28 — Maine Crime Writers authors panel, 6 p.m., via Zoom, hosted by Belgrade Public Library, Kate Flora, Maureen Milliken (of Belgrade), Susan Vaughn, Maggie Robinson, Belgrade Public Library Facebook page for information.
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.
Oct. 31 — Sabattus American Legion Post 135 Trunk or Treat, 3-5 p.m., 40 Island Road, Sabattus.
Nov. 2 – Kennebec County community health needs and priorities meeting, sponsored by MaineGeneral Health, Northern Light Inland Hospital, Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital and Redington-Fairview General Hospital, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 4:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom, all invited, register at www.mainechna.org.
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. 6 — Minot United Methodist Church annual fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Route 121, corner of Minot Avenue and Empire Road, Minot, 11 a.m. lunch is take-out only.
Nov. 11 – Wally Heimbach on Gen. Phil Kearny, Joshua Chamberlain Civil War Roundtable, 7 p.m., Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, free, open to public. the lecture is free and open to the public.
Nov. 13 – Our Lady of the Rosary Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,131 High St., Sabattus; email@example.com.
Nov. 16 – Somerset County community health needs and priorities meeting, sponsored by MaineGeneral Health, Northern Light Inland Hospital, Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital and Redington-Fairview General Hospital, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 4:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom, all invited, register at www.mainechna.org.
Nov. 20 — St. Philip Church, Turner Road, Auburn, Christmas by the Lake fair.
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
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.
Jan. 17-Feb. 12 – Topsham Public Library 14th annual Joy of Art exhibit, featuring artwork from members of the community, Crooker Gallery, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham.
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.
American Legion Post 135 free coffee, doughnuts, 8-10 a.m. Wednesday, 40 Island Road.
Boy Scout Troop 187 6:30 p.m. every Monday. Contact Robert Quick 207-330-9657.