Maine News Events Calendar June 23

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 articles@turnerpublishing.net.
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.

JUNE 18-24
June 23 — La Rencontre, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m.), chicken pot pie and coleslaw lunch, discussion of St. Jean Baptiste celebrations of past in Lewiston, Don and Cyndy Roy provide music, Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston, $15, tickets must be bought before noon June 20 at box office, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; by phone 207-689-2000, or at francocenter.org.
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.
June 23 — Rangeley Friends of the Arts Storytelling Workshop, 5-6 p.m., free, open to all, bring idea for story from your life, participation in other workshops in series not necessary, RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St., Rangeley, contact Tim Straub at tstraubster@gmail.com.
June 23 — Community yoga, 5-6 p.m., Head of Falls, Front Street, Waterville, free, open to public, sponsored by KV Connect, bring yoga mat or beach towel, water bottle, arrive 15 minutes early, RSVP it Summer Yoga in the Park on Facebook.
June 24 — Wilton Lions Club Yard Sale, U.S. Route 2 and Route 4, next to The Big Apple, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday.
June 24 — Maine Antique Tractor Club Annual Tractor Festival, noon-5 p.m. 351 Waterville Road, Norridgewock, antique tractor pulling, craft and food vendors, antique equipment demonstrations, giant flea market, admission $5; $3 for 11-17; under 10 free, Maine Antique Tractor Club Facebook.

JUNE 25-JULY 1
June 25 — Boy Scout Troop 647 and Goodrich-Caldwell American Legion Post 6, Hallowell, bottle drive, for pickup call Glen Glidden at 207-557-0686 or Maureen Malley at 207-557-3109, or drop off at American Legion Post 6, 114 Second St., Hallowell.
June 25 — Maine Antique Tractor Club Annual Tractor Festival, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 351 Waterville Road, Norridgewock, antique tractor pulling, craft and food vendors, antique equipment demonstrations, giant flea market; dmission $5; $3 for 11-17; under 10 free, Maine Antique Tractor Club Facebook.
June 25 – Farmington Rotary Club Annual Benefit Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Farmington Falls Road across from Wiles Funeral Home. Drop off donated items noon- 6 p.m. Friday, June 24. Proceeds benefit scholarships for local high school students.
June 25 — Wilton Lions Club Yard Sale, U.S. Route 2 and Route 4, next to The Big Apple, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
June 25 — First Universalist Church of Norway yard sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 479 Main St., Norway.
June 25 — Celebration of Lewiston, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mike McGraw Park, 200 Bartlett St., Lewiston, music, art, history, business input, career opportunities, recreational opportunities, and more lewistonmaine.gov/lyac.
June 25 – Rich Reichner, 1 p.m. Topsham Public Library Jammin’ in June concert series, free, open to public, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, www.topshamlibrary.org.
June 25 – Free kids open house, tours, 1-4 p.m., theme “chores,” Knight House/Downing Shoe Shop, north end of Garden Hilton Hotel parking lot, Auburn, hosted by Androscoggin Historical Society.
June 25 – Hawthorne House Strawberry Festival, 6 p.m., 40 Hawthorne Road, Raymond, brief update of plans to renovate Nathaniel Hawthorne’s boyhood home into community center, presentation by “Loon Lessons” author James Paruk, strawberry shortcake, $15, $5 for 8 and under, RSVP Hawthorne@Maine.RR.com.
June 26 — Maine Antique Tractor Club Annual Tractor Festival, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 351 Waterville Road, Norridgewock, antique tractor pulling, craft and food vendors, antique equipment demonstrations, giant flea market; dmission $5; $3 for 11-17; under 10 free, Maine Antique Tractor Club Facebook.
June 26 — Wilton Lions Club Yard Sale, U.S. Route 2 and Route 4, next to The Big Apple, 8 a.m.-noon.
June 26 – Belgrade Village Green Craft Show Summer Series, 10 a.m-3 p.m., Village Green, south end of Belgrade Lakes, corner of West and Main streets, rain or shine.
June 27 — Leeds Democratic local organizing meeting, 6-7 p.m. Leeds Town Office, lower building.
June 28 — North Waterford Congregational Church public supper, 5-6 p.m., baked beans, American chop suey, coleslaw, brown bread, rolls, gingerbread, $12 Route 35, North Waterford, across from Melby’s Market.
June 28 — Plant identification workshop, Kennebec Land Trust 2022 Lyceum, Eric Doucette, associate professor of biology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and past president of the Maine Josselyn Botanical Society, 5:30 p.m., Camp Bearnstow, Mount Vernon, preregistration required, $5 fee, mring@tklt.org, 207-377-2848.
June 29 – “Augusta, a Visual Review,” Kennebec Historical Society, with archivist Emily Schroeder, 6:30 p.m. KHS Facebook Live.
July 1 – Artist talk, Martha LaMarche, 4:30 p.m., Gallery 302, 112 Main St., Bridgton, artist reception, 5-7 p.m., free, open to public.

JULY 2-8
July 2 — Sweet and Savory Pie Sale, 9 a.m. until sold out, to benefit Cary Memorial Library, Williams House lawn, 14 Old Winthrop St., Wayne.
July 2 – Opening reception for photographer Walter Mularz, 5-6:30 p.m., Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery, 2493 Main St., Rangeley, free, open to public, light refreshments, beer/wine cash bar, rangeleyarts.org.
July 3 – Rangeley July 3rd in the Park, 10 a.m.-dusk Haley Pond Park, ends with fireworks, Rangeley Chamber of Commerce Facebook.
July 4 – Waterford Summer Breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m., Wilkins House, Plummer Hill, Waterford, $10, $5 for under 10, proceeds benefit Wilkins House upkeep.
July 4 – Augusta Fourth of July parade, 10 a.m., State House Parking lot to Water Street, then across Bridge Street bridge to Fort Western; fireworks over the Kennebec River 9 p.m. from East Side Boat Landing and Mill Park.
July 4 – Farmington Independence Day Parade, 10 a.m., lineup 8 a.m. Entry forms are available on the Farmington Maine Rotary Club Facebook page.
July 4 – Turner Center Fourth of July Parade, 10 a.m., lineup 9 a.m., Ralph Caldwell, 207-754-3871.
July 5 – Mad Science, 10 a.m., Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake St., Rangeley, for children of all ages, preschool and under must be accompanied by adult, free, open to public, stop by or call 207-864-5529 to sign up.
July 6 — Author Tom Roth, “A Sporting Year in Maine,” 6 p.m. Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake St., Rangeley, free, open to public, stop by or call 207-864-5529 to sign up.
July 7 — Franco Center’s Parlez-Vous? French conversational club, 10:30 a.m., free, open to public, Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston, register with Jan Sullivan, 207-239-0063, or Joanne Ducharme, 207-713-8324.

JULY 9-15
July 9 — Wayne Strawberry Festival, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Wayne Village, Wayne Maine Strawberry Festival on Facebook.
July 9 — Chickadee Quilters’ Annual Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School, 14 Frances Bell Drive, Bridgton, $5.
July 9 – The Runnels gospel concert, 6:30 p.m., Greene Baptist Church, 102 Main St., Greene, free, good-will offering.
July 10 — Chickadee Quilters’ Annual Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School, 14 Frances Bell Drive, Bridgton, $5.
July 11 – Ball Bros. Band, Summer Outdoor Concert Series, 7 p.m. Haley Pond Park, High Street, Rangeley (if it rains, RFA Lakeside Theater, 2496 Main St.), rangeleyarts.org.
July 13 — Free kids open house, 1-4 p.m., theme “textiles and spinning,” Knight House/Downing Shoe Shop, north end of Garden Hilton Hotel parking lot, Auburn, hosted by Androscoggin Historical Society.
July 13 — Present and future of Orgonon discussion with Renata Riech Moise and Peter Reich, 6 p.m. Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake St., Rangeley, free, open to public, stop by or call 207-864-5529 to sign up.

JULY 16-22
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.
July 16 — Rangeley Friends of the Arts Storytelling Workshop, noon-1 p.m., SoJo’s Maker Space Studio, 2487 Main St., Rangeley, free, open to all, bring idea for story from your life, participation in other workshops in series not necessary, contact Tim Straub at tstraubster@gmail.com.
July 18 – Sandy River Ramblers, Summer Outdoor Concert Series, 7 p.m. Haley Pond Park, High Street, Rangeley (if it rains, RFA Lakeside Theater, 2496 Main St.), rangeleyarts.org
July 20 – Waterford Summer Breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m., Wilkins House, Plummer Hill, Waterford, $10, $5 for under 10, proceeds benefit Wilkins House upkeep.
July 20 – Annual Rangeley Street Dance, 6:30-10 p.m., on Pond Street, with Joe Joe and the Bros, family-friendly, free (donations accepted), hosted by Rangeley Friends of the Arts, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., rangeleyarts.org.
July 21 — Franco Center’s Parlez-Vous? French conversational club, 10:30 a.m., free, open to public, Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston, register with Jan Sullivan, 207-239-0063, or Joanne Ducharme, 207-713-8324.
July 21 — Rangeley Friends of the Arts Storytelling Workshop, 5-6 p.m. SoJo’s Maker Space Studio, 2487 Main St., Rangeley, free, open to all, bring idea for story from your life, participation in other workshops in series not necessary, contact Tim Straub at tstraubster@gmail.com.
July 21 — The Sabattus Rec Running Program Blackjack 5K, registration 5 p.m., race 6 p.m., fun, for all abilities, prizes (aside from top finishers) not based on who is fastest, $5 registration, Oak Hill Middle School, Ballpark Road, Sabattus, Sabattusrec.com, under “TEAMS”, Facebook at Sabattus Rec Club Running Program or Running@sabattusrec.com.
July 21 — Community yoga, 5-6 p.m., Head of Falls, Front Street, Waterville, free, open to public, sponsored by KV Connect, bring yoga mat or beach towel, water bottle, arrive 15 minutes early, RSVP it Summer Yoga in the Park on Facebook.
July 21 — Rod Johnson presentation on wooden boat building, 6:30 p.m., Old Town Meeting House, Cemetery Road (Route 135), Belgrade, sponsored by Belgrade Historical Society, free, open to public.

JULY 23-29
July 23 – Free kids open house, 1-4 p.m., theme “old games,” Knight House/Downing Shoe Shop, north end of Garden Hilton Hotel parking lot, Auburn, hosted by Androscoggin Historical Society.
July 26 – Author Mark Alan Leslie, “The Crossing,” origins of Ku Klux Klan in Maine, 7 p.m., West Minot Grange Hall, 186 West Minot Road, Minot.

JULY 30-AUGUST 5
July 31 – Belgrade Village Green Craft Show Summer Series, 10 a.m-3 p.m., Village Green, south end of Belgrade Lakes, corner of West and Main streets, rain or shine.
July 31 — Clean Water Act 50th anniversary celebration, free, open to public, 10 a.m. paddle, Canton boat launch, 7 Staples Hill Road (bring kayak, canoe, PFD); noon free lunch, Canton Historical Society Museum, 25 Turner Road, special museum exhibit; 2 p.m. tour of Patriot Renewables Canton wind farm, Canton Mountain, registration encouraged, donation opportunity, schedule available, at androscogginwatershed.org/event-4807518.
Aug. 3 – Waterford Summer Breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m., Wilkins House, Plummer Hill, Waterford, $10, $5 for under 10, proceeds benefit Wilkins House upkeep.

AUGUST 6-12
Aug. 6 — Porter Lake Association annual Bean Hole Bean Supper, 4 p.m., Strong Public Beach, raises money for annual swim program. Rain location is Forster Memorial Building in Strong.
Aug. 8 – Jazz Time 99, Summer Outdoor Concert Series, 7 p.m. Haley Pond Park, High Street, Rangeley (if it rains, RFA Lakeside Theater, 2496 Main St.), rangeleyarts.org.
Aug. 10 — Free kids open house, 1-4 p.m., theme “herb garden treasures,” Knight House/Downing Shoe Shop, north end of Garden Hilton Hotel parking lot, Auburn, hosted by Androscoggin Historical Society.
Aug. 12 — Take-out BBQ, 4-7 p.m., Winslow Congregational Church, 12 Lithgow St., Winslow, part of Winslow Blueberry Festival, 207-872-2544, winslowucc.org/blueberry-festival.

AUGUST 13-19
Aug. 13 – 51st annual Blueberry Festival, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Winslow Congregational Church, 12 Lithgow St., Winslow. Blueberry items, pancake breakfast, live music, yard sale, raffle, 207-872-2544, winslowucc.org/blueberry-festival.
Aug. 13 – Safe Voices’ Race to End Domestic Abuse and Violence 5K/10K, 8:30 a.m., Bates College Campus, Lewiston, safevoices.org.
Aug. 13 — Maine Wood Carver’s Association Show and Competition, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Foss Mansion, 19 Elm St., Auburn, free, open to public, donations accepted, mainewoodcarvers.com, womensliteraryunion.org.
August 15 – The Ball Bros. Band, Summer Outdoor Concert Series, 7 p.m. Haley Pond Park, High Street, Rangeley (if it rains, RFA Lakeside Theater, 2496 Main St.), rangeleyarts.org.
Aug. 17 – Waterford Summer Breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m., Wilkins House, Plummer Hill, Waterford, $10, $5 for under 10, proceeds benefit Wilkins House upkeep.
Aug. 18 — The Sabattus Rec Running Program Prediction 5K, registration 5 p.m., race 6 p.m., fun, for all abilities, prizes (aside from top finishers) not based on who is fastest, $5 registration, Oak Hill Middle School, Ballpark Road, Sabattus, Sabattusrec.com, under “TEAMS”, Facebook at Sabattus Rec Club Running Program or Running@sabattusrec.com.

AUGUST 20-26
Aug. 20 – Winthrop 34th annual Sidewalk Art Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. downtown Winthrop.
Aug. 20 — Skowhegan Area High School Class of 1982 reunion, 3-10 p.m., Fairview Grange 342, Smithfield, bring picnic food, choice of beverage, games, etc. on shore of North Pond, free, 207-432-6005.
Aug. 22 – Sandy River Ramblers, Summer Outdoor Concert Series, 7 p.m. Haley Pond Park, High Street, Rangeley (if it rains, RFA Lakeside Theater, 2496 Main St.), rangeleyarts.org.
Aug. 25 — Community yoga, 5-6 p.m., Head of Falls, Front Street, Waterville, free, open to public, sponsored by KV Connect, bring yoga mat or beach towel, water bottle, arrive 15 minutes early, RSVP it Summer Yoga in the Park on Facebook.

AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2
Aug. 27 — Androscoggin River Adventure Canoe Race, race classes 10 a.m.; recreational classes 10:30 a.m., Rumford Public Boat Launch, U.S. Route 2 (next to McDonald’s), register, more information chisolmskiclub.org/paddlesports.
Aug. 27 — Free kids open house, 1-4 p.m., theme “preserving the harvest,” Knight House/Downing Shoe Shop, north end of Garden Hilton Hotel parking lot, Auburn, hosted by Androscoggin Historical Society.
Aug. 28 – Belgrade Village Green Craft Show Summer Series, 10 a.m-3 p.m., Village Green, south end of Belgrade Lakes, corner of West and Main streets, rain or shine.
August 29 – Jazz Time 99, Summer Outdoor Concert Series, 7 p.m. Haley Pond Park, High Street, Rangeley (if it rains, RFA Lakeside Theater, 2496 Main St.), rangeleyarts.org.

SEPTEMBER
Sept. 3 – Back to School Open House for kids, 1-4 p.m., free, West Auburn Schoolhouse, corner of Boothby Street and West Auburn Road, hosted by Androscoggin Historical Society.
Sept. 25 – Belgrade Village Green Craft Show Summer Series, 10 a.m-3 p.m., Village Green, south end of Belgrade Lakes, corner of West and Main streets, rain or shine.
Sept. 25 – Old-fashioned board games, 1-4 p.m., free, West Auburn Schoolhouse, corner of Boothby Street and West Auburn Road, hosted by Androscoggin Historical Society.

OCTOBER
Oct. 1, 2 – Maine Garlic Festival, Lake George Regional Park, Skowhegan and Canaan, begins 9:30 a.m., kids under 12 free.
Oct. 8 – Belgrade Village Green Craft Show Summer Series, 10 a.m-3 p.m., Village Green, south end of Belgrade Lakes, corner of West and Main streets, rain or shine.
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.

NOVEMBER
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 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 3-30 — Connie Ladd-McVey exhibition, Main Street Gallery, 426 Main St., Norway, 11- 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
June 11-July 20 – Exhibition of works of Martha LaMarche, “Coalesence,” Gallery 302, 112 Main St., Bridgton, free, open to public, noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday; 10 a.m-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday.
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.
July 2-28 – Exhibition of the photography of Walter Mularz, Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery, 2493 Main St., Rangeley, free, open to public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
July 8-10, July 15-17 – Gaslight Theater “I Hate Shakespeare!” free, donations accepted, 6 p.m. July 8, 9; 3 p.m. July 10, Augusta Waterfront Park; 6 p.m. July 11 -22 — Porter Lake Association Red Cross swim lessons, free for kids in Strong and New Vineyard (including summer visitors), sign up at Strong, New Vineyard town offices, held at Strong Public Beach, mornings.
July 15, 16; 2 p.m. July 17, Vaughn Homestead, Hallowell, www.gaslighttheater.org.
Aug. 12-14 — Oak Hill High School ‘Lost Weekend’ reunion for classes of the 1980s, RSVP christian.behr@gmail.com, for details visit Facebook event page.

WEEKLY/MONTHLY RECURRING EVENTS
Listed by town/city

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

BELGRADE
Belgrade Historical Society, 6-8 p.m., second Monday of the month, Belgrade Town Office, 900 Augusta Road, public is welcome, 617-548-3569 or dilib56@aol.com.

BRIDGTON
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.

RANDOLPH
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.

SABATTUS
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.

SKOWHEGAN
Al-Anon, hybrid meeting, 7-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Skowhegan Federated Church, Island Avenue, 1-800-498-1844, www.maineafg.org

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

WINTHROP
Winthrop Maine Historical Society, first Thursday of month, 6-8 p.m., Winthrop History and Heritage Center, 107 Main St., 207-395-5199, winthropmainehistorical@gmail.com.