Maine News Events Calendar Jan. 19

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, including most theater performances, 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 JAN. 15-21
Jan. 19 – Lewiston Public Works Dept. public informational meeting on Main Street improvements, 6 p.m., online at
Jan. 20 — Great Falls Forum “Public Art in LA: Maine’s Newest Canvas” panel discussion, noon-1 p.m., via Zoom and Lewiston Public Library Facebook page, for link information visit
Jan. 21 — Author Michèle Laliberté, “Nativa,” program will be in French, 3:30 p.m. via Zoom, Lewiston Public Library Facebook page, free, open to public, Zoom link on, Facebook before program.

WEEK OF JAN. 22-28
Jan. 22 — Alfond Youth and Community Center Cabin Fever Cornhole Tournament, registration 10 a.m., tournament 11 a.m., The Elm, 21 College Ave., Waterville, all proceeds benefit AYCC Champion Club, two divisions, cash prizes, teams limited,
Jan. 23 – Winter weather craft, STEM workshop for kids, 2-4 p.m., Oxford County Extension 4-H, 9 Olson St., South Paris, free, for elementary-age kids, registration required by Jan. 8 at, masks required, kids must be accompanied by adult.
Jan. 23 — Rabbi Sruli Dresdner, Lisa Mayer present “Ninety-Three Precious Souls,” hosted by Lewiston/Auburn Senior College, 5 p.m., Zoom, free, open to public, email by noon Jan. 22, link will be emailed Jan. 23 Be sure to mention Precious Souls program.
Jan. 25 – Bob Greene, “Black History of Maine,” 5:30 p.m., via Zoom and Lewiston Public Library Facebook live stream, free, open to public, registration required for Zoom link, 207-513-3135,
Jan. 25 — Beth Francis explains Hebron’s panels in Maine State Parade, Hebron Historical Society, 7 p.m., Hebron Town Office, 351 Paris Road, open to public, masks required if not fully vaccinated.
Jan. 26 – History of Ku Klux Klan in Maine, with author Mark Alan Leslie 7 p.m., via Zoom, free, sponsored by Cumston Public Library, open to public, register by emailing or calling 207-933-4788.
Jan. 27 — Bruce Taylor, on hazards posed to public health by mining in Maine, Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary, 7:30 a.m., via Zoom, contact for link.
Jan. 27 — Author Lois Lowry, hosted by Friends of the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, 7 p.m. via Zoom, membership of FCHML required, registration deadline Jan. 21,

Jan. 29 – Free community supper, Casco Village Church, United Church of Christ, 941 Meadow Road, Casco two seatings, 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., menu of roast turkey, different kinds of potatoes, vegetables, rolls and homemade desserts. Everyone is welcome, 207-627-4282.
Feb. 4 – Reception for “The Red Thread of Fate: A Fiber Exhibition,” 4-6 p.m., Harlow gallery, 100 Water St., Hallowell, free, open to public.

Feb. 5 – Crafting and scrapbooking fundraiser for Coats for Kids, hosted by Rev. Louis J. Fortier Council 106, Knights of Columbus, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul Church basement, Bartlett Street, $35, includes snacks, coffee, two make & take, bring own lunch, all proceeds go to buy coats.
Feb. 6, 7 — Monmouth Community Players “The Addams Family” musical auditions, 6-8 p.m., Cumston Hall, Monmouth, for requirements
Feb. 10 — Winthrop Maine Historical Society business meeting, 6 p.m., Zoom link is, phone 207-395-5199, email
Feb. 10 – Civil War history challenge, Joshua Chamberlain Roundtable, 7 p.m. Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 7 p.m., free, open to public.

WEEK OF FEB. 12-18
Feb. 17 — Homer Pence, Bridgton Senior College chair, Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary, 7:30 a.m. via Zoom, contact for link.
Feb. 17 — Author Robin Behl, “Price Per Barrel: The Human Cost of Extraction,” 5:30 p.m. Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St., 207-513-3135,

WEEK OF FEB. 19-25
Feb. 20 – Leavitt Area High School Project Graduation Ice Fishing Derby, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Androscoggin River, tickets available at many Turner, Leeds, Greene businesses, for information

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. 19 — 27th annual Holly Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rangeley Congregational Church Barn.

Jan. 7-March 31 — “Witnessing Winter,” the art of Kris Horton, Marcia Baker and Matt Gross, free, open to public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday, Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery, RFA Lakeside Theater, 2492 Main St., Rangeley,
Jan. 13-23 — “Let it Be,” a celebration of the music of the Beatles, performed by L/A Community Little Theatre, 30 Academy St., Auburn, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13-15, 20-22; 2 p.m. Jan. 16, 23, to buy tickets.
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.
Jan. 28-Feb. 26 – “The Red Thread of Fate: A Fiber Exhibition,” free, open to public, Harlow Gallery, 100 Water St., Hallowell, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

Listed by town/city

Androscoggin County Republicans, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday of month, Auburn City Hall, 60 Court St.

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.