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 NOV. 27-DEC.3
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. 3 – Wayne tree lighting, 4:30, two locations Johnson House, Main Street, and Memorial Park. Cardboard snowperson setup begins at 3:30 p.m. Memorial Park, “Wayne Holiday Stroll – December 4th & 5th” Facebook event page.
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Dec. 4 – Wayne Holiday Stroll, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., “Wayne Holiday Stroll – December 4th & 5th” Facebook event page.
Dec. 4 – Casco Village Church, United Church of Christ, Christmas in the Village, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 941 Meadow Road, includes 11:30 a.m. soup, chili, chowder challenge lunch for $8.
Dec. 4 — Leeds Historical Society open house and holiday sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., History Center, Route 106.
Dec. 4 — Pejepscot History Center Santa Day, 10 a.m-2 p.m. (noon-12:30 p.m. Santa lunch break) free, open to public, outdoors at 159-161 Park Row, Brunswick, visits with Santa, pejepscothistorical.org/events, 207-729-6606.
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 — Belgrade Holiday Stroll, 4-7 p.m. Belgrade Lakes village, including tree lighting on the Village Green at 4 p.m., horse-drawn carriage rides, more.
Dec. 4 – Gardiner Parade of Lights, 4:30-5:30 p.m., downtown Gardiner.
Dec. 4 – Madrid Township Christmas tree lighting, 6 p.m., Madrid Historical Society schoolhouse, corner of Reeds Mill and Schoolhouse roads, free, open to public. Rain/snow date is Dec. 5.
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, kennebecperformingartscompany.org, find kennebecperformingartscompany on Facebook, 207-619-2894.
Dec. 5 – Wayne Holiday Stroll, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., “Wayne Holiday Stroll – December 4th & 5th” Facebook event page.
Dec. 5 – Bonfire, reading of “A Visit from St. Nicholas (The Night Before Christmas),” noon-4 p.m., Fort Western, 16 Cony St., Augusta, free, donations accepted.
Dec. 9 – “Meet the Reps,” sponsored by Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and KV Connect, 5:30-7 p.m., Hampton Inn, 425 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville, featuring government representatives from across the region, free, open to public, registration suggested midmainechamber.com, 207- 873-3315.
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. 11-17
Dec. 11 – Madrid Santa gift bags, 10:30-11 a.m., Madrid Historical Society schoolhouse, corner of Reeds Mill and Schoolhouse roads. For residents of Madrid 10 and under, registration required at 207-6399-2713.
Dec. 11 – Lewiston Light Up Your Holidays celebration, 4:30-6 Kennedy Park, 120 Park St.; 6:30-8 Dufresne Plaza, 72 Lisbon St.
Dec. 11 — Tree-lighting and caroling, 6-7 p.m., field on CB Cummings Landing, Route 118, Norway, free, open to public, pre-order ornaments to benefit Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine for $10, crcofwm.org.
Dec. 12 — “A Victorian Christmas at Fort Western,” noon-4 p.m., activities, hot chocolate, caroling, reading of “A Visit from St. Nicholas (The Night Before Christmas),” free, donations accepted.
Dec. 12 – Wreaths Across America convoy stop, 12:15 p.m., Winslow VFW 8835, 175 Veteran Drive, Winslow, for full schedule, click here.
Dec. 12 — Rangeley Friends of the Arts 41st annual Walk to Bethlehem, 5:30 p.m., beginning at Rangeley Inn and ending at Church of the Good Shepherd, presentation, reception to follow at church. Download carol lyrics at rangeleyarts.org/caroling-lyrics.
Dec. 17 — Winthrop Maine Historical Society cookie walk, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Winthrop History and Heritage Center, 107 Main St., Winthrop, 207-395-5199, l firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEEK OF DEC. 18-24
Dec. 18 — Winthrop Maine Historical Society cookie walk, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Winthrop History and Heritage Center, 107 Main St., Winthrop, 207-395-5199, l email@example.com.
Dec. 18 — Androscoggin Historical Society Victorian Christmas tour, Robinson House, 12:30-4:30 p.m., tours limited to six people (masks required), beginning every half hour, light refreshments afterwards, $8 benefits society’s West Auburn Schoolhouse painting project, register for specific time at 207-784-0586 or info@Androhist.org. Someone will respond with confirmation and directions.
Dec. 19 — Christmas candlelight service, 3 p.m., Reeds Mill Church, 995 Reeds Mill Road, Madrid, open to public.
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.
Dec. 21 — Light the Night community Blue Christmas ceremony for grieving families and friends, 6 p.m. gazebo at Waterfront Park, Oakland, music, speakers, to have a name read visit Light the Night on shineoncass.org, or pick up form at Oakland Town Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-314-6996.
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 www.laclt.com. $10 kids, $15 adults.
EVENTS OF THREE DAYS OR MORE
Nov. 6-Dec. 3 – Bridgton Art Guild exhibit at Gallery 302, 112 Main St., Bridgton, gallery302.com.
Dec. 3-5 – Windham Christmas Festival of Trees, 2-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, drawing at 4 p.m. Sunday, Fellowship Hall, Windham Hill United Church of Christ, 140 Windham Center Road, free admission, tree tickets benefit church mission.
Dec. 4-31 — Margaret Melanson exhibition, Gallery 302, 112 Main St, Bridgton, during gallery hours, gallery302.com.
Dec. 6-11 — Augusta Elks Club Festival of Trees, to benefit Colonial Theater restoration, 397 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, $2 admission.
Dec. 10-12 — Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce Mountain Holly Days at local businesses in Rangeley and Oquossoc.
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
Al-Anon, 5-6 p.m. Tuesday Lakes Region Recovery Center, 25 Hospital Drive, 207-803-8707.
Community Ping Pong Program, 1-4 Sunday $1 to participate, open to all Town Hall, 26 North High St.
Narcotics Anonymous, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday Lakes Region Recovery Center, 25 Hospital Drive, 207-803-8707.
Veterans Stronger Together, 4-5 p.m. Monday, Lakes Region Recovery Center, 25 Hospital Drive, 207-803-8707.
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.