Maine News Events Calendar Nov. 15

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 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.

NOV. 13-19
Nov. 15 — Author Prosper Ishimwe, “Neither Tutsi, nor Hutu: A Rwandan Memoir,” and Bates professor emeritus Charles Carnegie, 5:30 p.m. Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St., free, open to public, 207-513-3135,
Nov. 16 — Mt. Blue Area Garden Club, 12:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Farmington Falls Road. Social distancing will be followed, with masks worn inside. Guests are welcome.
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
Nov. 16 — Free public screening of “No Greater Love,” 4:30 p.m. Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St., Lewiston, viewer discretion advised because of film’s graphic nature, introduction by Bates professor Chris Price,
Nov. 16 — Androscoggin Land Trust annual meeting, 6- 7:30 p.m., virtual format, to register, click here.
Nov. 17 — Author Mark Griffin, All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson,” includes 25-minute documentary, 6 p.m. Turner Public Library, 98 Mathews Way, 207-225-2030,
Nov. 17 — Smart device walk-in clinic, 6:30-8 p.m., SeniorsPlus, 8 Falon Road, Lewiston, free, open to public, sponsored by SeniorsPlus and Girl Scout Troop 135, help with all things related to iPads and other tablets, smart phones, etc, no appointments necessary, masks required, social distancing.

WEEK OF NOV. 20-26
Nov. 20 — St. Philip Church, Turner Road, Auburn, Christmas by the Lake fair.
Nov. 20 — Parish of the Holy Savior annual Christmas Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Athanasius & St. John Parish Hall, 126 Maine St., Rumford, preorder wreaths, hot turkey sandwich lunch, donate or volunteer 207-364-4556.
Nov. 20 — United Methodist Church Fall Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 439 Park Ave., Auburn, 207-782 3972.
Nov. 20 — East Otisfield Free Baptist Church annual church fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 231 Rayville Road.
Face masks will be required.
Nov. 20 — American Legion Post 86 annual craft fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 15 Lewiston Road, Gray, proceeds from table rentals benefit local veterans and their families.
Nov. 23 — Hebron Historical Society, Dennis Creaser on the history of mining in Hebron and vicinity, 7 p.m., Hebron Town Office, 351 Paris Road, free, open to public.
Nov. 24 — Thanksgiving eve service, Congregational Church of
East Sumner, 7 p.m., 50 Main St, Route 219, East Sumner, handicapped accessible, 207-388-2263, 207-388-2667.
Nov. 25 — Thanksgiving service, 10 a.m., Reeds Mill Church, Madrid, all are welcome, face masks required, the Rev. Russell Karvonen, will lead worship,, 207-639-2713.

Nov 27 — Giving Tree of Rangeley public lighting, 4 p.m., Town Park, Rangeley.
Dec. 1 — Maine Bureau of Public Lands public meeting on final draft plan for Tumbledown/Mount Blue Region, 6-7:30 p.m., via Microsoft Teams, for information on how to join the meeting click here.

Dec. 4 — Leeds Historical Society open house and holiday sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., History Center, Route 106.
Dec. 4 — Friends of Lewiston Public Library annual book sale, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at the library, 200 Lisbon St., Lewiston.
Dec. 4 — Kennebec Performing Arts Co. Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., , Hope Baptist Church, 726 Western Ave., Manchester, free, open to public, donations welcome, masks required,, find kennebecperformingartscompany on Facebook, 207-619-2894.
Dec. 9 – “A conversation with Frederick Douglass,” featuring Robert L. Bartlett, retired sociology and leadership professor Gonzaga University, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, free, open to public, Bartlett will appear on large screen via Zoom in role of Douglass.

WEEK OF DEC. 18-24
Dec. 19 — Holiday carol sing with Robert Ludwig, 4 p.m., part of Church of the Good Shepherd Centennial Celebration, 2614 Main St., Rangeley,
Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve candlelight service, Congregational Church of
East Sumner, 7 p.m., 50 Main St, Route 219, East Sumner, handicapped accessible, 207-388-2263, 207-388-2667.

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 $10 kids, $15 adults.

Nov. 6-Dec. 3 – Bridgton Art Guild exhibit at Gallery 302, 112 Main St., Bridgton,
Nov. 12-14 — L/A Community Little Theatre Music Theatre International’s “All Together Now! A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre”, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday; Community Little Theatre, 30 Academy St., Auburn; $20 adults, $17 seniors, $12 students; online, at door or by phone,, 207-783-0958.
Dec. 6-11 — Augusta Elks Club Festival of Trees, to benefit Colonial Theater restoration, 397 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, $2 admission.
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.

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.
Sabattus Recreation Running Club run, 6 p.m., meets at Sabattus Mini-Mall parking lot, in front of Mixer’s Nightclub. Weekly, yearp-round open to runners of all abilities.

Boy Scout Troop 187 6:30 p.m. every Monday. Contact Robert Quick 207-330-9657.