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, including most theater performances and art exhibitions, are at the bottom of the daily section; listings of regularly recurring weekly or monthly events are below that, listed by town or city in alphabetical order
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.
May 13 – Spaghetti supper, 5-6:30 p.m. Lisbon Falls Masonic Hall, 703 Lisbon St., spaghetti, meatballs and sauce, bread, punch, dessert; $8 donation; $4 for kids 5-10; free under 5; $20 family bucket takeout option; call Mike Leckbee ahead of time for takeout 207-837-1935.
May 13 — Free concert by Ecumenical Bell Choir of Rangeley (Rangeley Ringers), 6 p.m. Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main St., Rangeley, open to public, featuring guest speaker Yanina Nickless, of Ukraine.
May 13 — “Faces of Founders: Hiram, Maine the MOVIE,” 6 p.m., Hiram Arts Center, 8 Hancock Ave., free, open to public, refreshments.
May 13 – CANCELED “Butterflies, Bees, and Reindeer’s Knees,” at Oxford Seventh-Day Adventist Church has been postoned, with a new date TBA.
May 14 — Western Foothills Land Trust 36th annual bird walk, 7:30 a.m., meet at warming hut, Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road, Norway, birders of all experience welcome, free, open to public, donations accepted for upkeep of preserve, bring binoculars, bird guide, register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 14 — Congregational Church of East Sumner annual spring sale, 9 a.m. -1 p.m., Route 219, East Sumner, prayer circle bagpipe music just before 9 a.m.
May 14 — Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area spring plant sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 304 Main St., Waterville.
May 14 — Cony Middle School Parent Group’s 2022 Spring Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Buker Community Center 22 Armory St., Augusta, 207-213-7076.
May 14 — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine Plane Pull, 10 a.m., Auburn-Lewiston Airport, 80 Airport Drive, Auburn, teams welcome to register, public attends for free, bbbsmidmaine.org, email email@example.com, 207-236-BBBS.
May 14 — Casco Village Church UCC clothing give-away, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 941 Meadow Road (Route 121), Casco, rain or shine.
May 14 – Stan Davis concert, hosted by Readfield Union Meeting House, 7 p.m., 22 Church Road, Readfield, free, open to public, donations benefit tower and spire restoration.
May 15 — 7 Lakes Alliance Evening Hike, 7:30 p.m. French Mountain trailhead, Watson Pond Road, Rome, 7LakesAlliance.org, 207-495-6039.
May 17 – Author Jennifer Dupree, “The Miraculous Flight of Owen Leach,” 5:30 p.m. Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free, open to public.
May 18 — Rumford Area Historical Society annual meeting, Rumford Town Hall auditorium, 145 Congress St., Rumford, 5-6 p.m. potluck dinner (Italian theme), guest speaker Tony Desalle on Sons of Italy, cofee, soda provided; 6 p.m. brief business meeting with election of officers. Free, open to public, new members welcome, enter on River Street.
May 18 — Kennebec Historical Society, “Maine Voices from the Civil War,” Laurie LeBar, 6:30 p.m., Maine State Library’s temporary location, 242 State St., Augusta, free, open to public, donations accepted.
May 19 — Skowhegan High School Class of 1963 breakfast, 9 a.m., Wentworth’s Restaurant, Norridgewock, 207-858-0946, RSVP by May 12.
May 19 — Great Falls Forum, noon-1 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Facebook Live and Zoom, “175 Years of Recorded History – Through Journalism,” David Chittim, Androscoggin Historical Society; Steve Collins, Lewiston Sun Journal State House reporter; moderator Judith Meyer, executive editor for the Sun Journal, Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, free, open to public, link on Lewiston Public Library Facebook page before event.
May 19 — COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinic, University of Maine at Farmington, 274 Front St., 3-6 p.m. free, open to all 18 and over, Moderna or Pfizer, first, second shot, boosters, second booster for 50 or older, bring vaccine card.
May 20 – Buckfield, Hartford, Sumner community open house to celebrate retirement of teachers George Reuter, Annette Caldwell, Lee Berry, Linda Andrews, Tom Light, Merriell Perry, 3-6 p.m. Masonic Hall, High Street, Buckfield. Free, open to public, light refreshments.
May 21 — Androscoggin Bank Run for Independence, hybrid, 5K (9 a.m.), 1 mile (8:45 a.m.), kids fun run; registration begins at 7:30 a.m., 3 Industrial Parkway , Brunswick, benefits Independence Association, runsignup.com/Race/ME/Brunswick/RunforIndependenceMaine.
May 21 – Mt. Blue Area Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, 9 a.m., Meetinghouse Park, Farmington, ends when sold out, bring box for plants, benefits scholarship fund.
May 21 — Annual May Faire,, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., Monmouth, hosted by Friends of Cumston Library – plant sale, book sale, food, children’s activities, more, rain or shine.
May 24 – Hebron Historical Society, Peter Hammond on Civil War battlefield life, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Hebron Town Office, 351 Route 119, Hebron.
May 23 — “The Death and Life of Sherlock Holmes,” performed by students of Oxford Hills Christian Academy, 6 p.m., Praise Assemblies of God Church, 89 Congress St., Rumford. $10 adults, $5 students and children.
May 25 — COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinic, Rangeley Health & Wellness, 25 Dallas Hill Rd., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. free, open to all 18 and over, Moderna or Pfizer, first, second shot, boosters, second booster for 50 or older, bring vaccine card.
May 25 — Hiring Event in Kennedy Park, 120 Park St., Lewiston, 12-3 p.m., rain or shine, hosted by Maine CareerCenters and the REST Center. Free, open to public.
May 25 – Walking tour of Lewiston’s Choice Neighborhood Initiative area, 4:30 p.m., meet in front of Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St., followed by forum, “Investing in a Neighborhood & Transforming Our City,” 5:30-7 p.m., Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, free, open to public.
May 26 – Decades to Discover book discussion series, “The Lowering Days,” by Jeffrey Brown, 3-4 p.m. hosted by Norway Memorial Library, via Zoom or in person (masks required), 258 Main St., Norway, norwaymemoriallibrary.org.
May 26 — Friends of the Readfield Union Meeting House curbside pickup turkey supper, 4-6 p.m., 22 Church Road, must pre-order by 8 p.m. May 19. For ordering information, visit Readfield Union Meeting House Facebook page.
MAY 28-JUNE 3
May 28 — Delta Masonic Lodge breakfast, 7-9 a.m. 920 Knights Hill Road, $10, under 5 eat free, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, French toast, pancakes (both plain and blueberry), sausages and gravy on bisquits, baked beans, orange juice, coffee.
May 28 — The First Congregational Church of Bridgton pie sale, 9 a.m. until pies are gone, corner of Nutly and Main Streets, in front of Oberg Insurance and Real Estate building, rain or shine, $15 for 9-inch pie, benefits church programs.
May 28 — Hawthorne Community Association annual outdoor yard sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Hawthorne House, 40 Hawthorne Road, Raymond.
May 28 – Artists’ reception celebrating works of John Hooper and Giuseppe Ribaudo, 5:30-7 p.m., Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery, RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St., Rangeley, free, open to public, light refreshments, cash wine/beer bar.
May 29 — Goldstars Tribute Wall, Augusta Elks Lodge 964, 397 Civic Center Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundaym 10 a.m. opening ceremonies; free, open to public, Augusta Elks 964 on Facebook.
May 29 — 7 Lakes Alliance Family Hiking: Map Reading, 1 p.m. French Mountain trailhead, Watson Pond Road, Rome, 7LakesAlliance.org, 207-495-6039.
May 30 — Goldstars Tribute Wall, Augusta Elks Lodge 964, 397 Civic Center Drive, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., free, open to public, barbeque 1 p.m, Augusta Elks 964 on Facebook.
May 30 — Goodrich-Caldwell American Legion Post 6, Hallowell, Memorial Day commemoration, 10 a.m., north end of Hallowell Cemetery.
May 30 – Wayne Memorial Day parade, commemoration, 10:30 a.m., Main Street; 11 a.m. ceremony at Veterans Memorial Stone, Pocasset Lake, then continuing to Memorial Park (rain plan is 11 a.m. Ladd Center), Holly Stevenson 207-685-9005, Don Welsh 207-685-4117.
May 30 –7 Lakes Alliance Night Sky Tour, 8:30 pm. location TBA, 7LakesAlliance.org, 207-495-6039.
May 31 – RFA Student Music Recital, 5:30 p.m., RFA Theater, 2493 Main St., Rangeley, free, donations accepted.
June 1 – COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinic, Western Maine Community Action, 20 Church St. East Wilton, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. free, open to all 18 and over, Moderna or Pfizer, first, second shot, boosters, second booster for 50 or older, bring vaccine card.
June 2 – Winthrop Maine Historical Society business meeting, 6-8 p.m., Winthrop History and Heritage Center, 107 Main St., Winthrop and Zoom, networkmaine.zoom.us/j/81096636540. Meeting ID: 810 9663 6540. For information, 207-395-5199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 3 – Opening reception for “Double Vision,” the works of Judy Schneider and Judson Pealer, 5-7 p.m., Matolcsy Art Center, 480 Main St., Norway, free, open to public.
June 4 — Sumner volunteer fire department auxiliary annual garage sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., fire station, Route 2019.
June 4 – 18th annual Maine Hardy Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. First Universalist Church of Norway, 479 Main St., proceeds benefit Save the Belfry and other programs of the church.
June 9 — Scott Mingus Jr., “Second Battle of Winchester,” guest speaker, Joshua Chamberlain Civil War Roundtable, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, free, open to public.
June 15 — Kenny Wing, of Eustis, topic is Arnold Expedition, Kennebec Historical Society, 6:30 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 2 Dresden Ave., Gardiner, free, open to public, donations accepted.
June 18 – Indoor/outdoor yard sale, USW Local 9, Poulin-Turner Union Hall, 653 Waterville Road (U.S. Route 201), Skowhegan, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
June 18 — Harvell-Bishop VFW Post 7865 Auxiliary car show, 8 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. gates open, benefits services for veterans, community, Judging classes are Original-Stock, General-Modified, Work-in-Progress and Best in Show (public vote), raffles, giveaways, food, Facebook page Harvell-Bishop VFW Post 7865 Auxiliary Car Show or email email@example.com. Rain date June 25.
June 19 – Indoor/outdoor yard sale, USW Local 9, Poulin-Turner Union Hall, 653 Waterville Road (U.S. Route 201), Skowhegan, 8 a.m-4 p.m.
June 23 – Decades to Discover book discussion series, “You Are One of Them,” by Elliott Holt, 3-4 p.m. hosted by Norway Memorial Library, via Zoom or in person (masks required), 258 Main St., Norway, norwaymemoriallibrary.org.
July 16 — Falls Fire Co. Inc. annual yard sale and chicken barbecue, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Philbrick Park, Farmington, BBQ and music begin at noon, to donate to yard sale call and leave name, number, message for Bob 778-3156 or Junior 778-2181.
July 16 — Art in the Park, Shorey Park, Bridgton. Rain date July 17. gallery302.com.
Aug. 20 – Winthrop 34th annual Sidewalk Art Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. downtown Winthrop.
Oct. 9 – 23rd annual Waterford Fall Foliage Road Race, 5K Fitness Walk and One Mile Fun Run, Waterford Common, 11:30 a.m. kids’ race is free; noon 5K benefits Tony Waldeier Scholarship Fund, waterfordfall5K.com or Facebook.com/Fall5K.
Nov. 19 — 27th annual Holly Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rangeley Congregational Church Barn.
EVENTS OF THREE DAYS OR MORE
March 7-June 27 — Free 17-week writing workshops with author Kim Sedlock, hosted by Lithgow Public Library, via Zoom, 1:30 p.m. every Monday; registration required, 207-626-2415, it’s not necessary to attend every workshop.
May 1-31 – Exhibition of works of Lovell artist Sandra Josephine Bell, “Observation, Perception, Imagination!”, Matolcsy Art Center, 480 Main St., Norway, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, by appointment or when “open” sign is out, Facebook.com/WesternMaineArtGroup.
May 1-31 – Works of Western Maine Art Group Artists, “Reflections,” Main Street Gallery, 426 Main St., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Facebook.com/WesternMaineArtGroup.
May 4-June 10 – Exhibition “Textile Translations of Maine,” Gallery 302, 112 Main St., Bridgton, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, free, open to public.
May 28-June 30 – Exhibition of works of John Hooper, Giuseppe Ribaudo, Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery, RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St., Rangeley, free, open to public, gallery hours 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, rangeleyarts.org.
June 3-30 — “Double Vision,” the works of Judy Schneider and Judson Pealer Matolcsy Art Center, 480 Main St., Norway, noon-3 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, free, open to public.June 4 — 7 Lakes Alliance Stewardship Trail Day, 10 a.m. location TBA, 7LakesAlliance.org, 207-495-6039.
June 10-12 — 4th annual Rangeley Birding Festival, in-person event, guided ield trips, John Bicknell Award for Conservation and Birding presentation (Saturday, Rangeley Inn), keynote speech by Cameron Cox, Avocet Birding Courses, rangeleybirdingfestival.com.
June 16-26 – “You Can’t Take it With You,” L/A Community Little Theatre, 20 Academy St., Auburn, 7:30 p.m. June 16-18, 23-25; 2 p.m. June 19 and 26 laclt.com.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY RECURRING EVENTS
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, 6:30 p.m., meets at Sabattus Mini-Mall parking lot, in front of Mixer’s Nightclub. Weekly, year-round open to runners of all abilities.
Al-Anon, hybrid meeting, 7-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Skowhegan Federated Church, Island Avenue, 1-800-498-1844, www.maineafg.org
Boy Scout Troop 187 6:30 p.m. every Monday. Contact Robert Quick 207-330-9657.
Winthrop Maine Historical Society, first Thursday of month, 6-8 p.m., Winthrop History and Heritage Center, 107 Main St., 207-395-5199, firstname.lastname@example.org.