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.
Sept. 23 — Author Saloma Miller Furlong, “Liberating Lomie: Memoir of an Amish Childhood,” 2-3:30 p.m., Jeanne Couture Room, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St., free, open to public, no reservation required.
Sept. 23 — Festival Champlain, French language film festival, 4 p.m. free, open to the public, sponsored by Alliance Française du Maine, Talbot Hall, 85 Bedford St., University of Southern Maine, Portland, free tickets, information, afdume.org/festivalchamplain.
Sept. 24 – Festival Champlain, French language film festival, 10 a.m., free, open to the public, sponsored by Alliance Française du Maine, Talbot Hall, 85 Bedford St., University of Southern Maine, Portland, free tickets, information, afdume.org/festivalchamplain.
Sept. 24 — Treat Memorial Library annual book sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 56 Main St. Books, DVDs, CDs and more will be for sale by donation. The sale is the same day as the Apple Pumpkin Festival, so stop by before or after.
Sept. 24 — Maine Veterans and Family Outdoor Expo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cabela’s parking lot, Scarborough, sponsored by the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services the Veterans Benefits Administration, free, family-friendly, rain or shine, register at bit.ly/3dpNhpN and click on Veteran Outdoor Expo Registration, contact MBVS at 207-287-7020 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Sept. 24 — Free storytelling workshop, noon-1 p.m., SoJo’s Maker’s Space studio, 2487 Main St., Rangeley, drop-ins welcome, contact Tim Straub, email@example.com.
Sept. 24 – Casco Village Church annual September Saturday Night Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., 941 Meadow Road, ham and potatoes, baked beans, roasted vegetables, squash, zucchini, pumpkin breads, cider, apple pie or crisp and ice cream, $10, $5 for children 8 and under.
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.
Sept. 25 – Sandy River Ramblers, 2 p.m., Reeds Mill Church, 995 Reeds Mill Road, Madrid, www.reedsmillchurch.org.
Sept. 25 – Frank Runyeon, one man Gospel Play, “Stories from the Gospel of Luke,” 6:30 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. Free, open to public.
Sept. 26 – Frank Runyeon, one man Gospel Play, “Sermon on the Mount,” 6:30 p.m., St. Hyacinth Church, 268 Brown St., Westbrook. Free, open to public.
Sept. 27 – Frank Runyeon, one man Gospel Play, “Struggles to Live Faithfully in the Media Age,” 6:30 p.m., St. Anne Church, 299 Main St., Gorham.
Oct. 1, 2 – Maine Garlic Festival, Lake George Regional Park, Skowhegan and Canaan, begins 9:30 a.m., kids under 12 free.
Oct. 1 — Halloween-themed family fun day for Cub Scouts, their families, and families interested in Cub Scouting, come in costume, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $7 a person, Camp Bomazeen, 656 Horse Point Road, scoutingevent.com/218-hauntedwoods2022 or pay at gate (cash only).
Oct. 2 — Local historian and author Dale Potter-Clark, “Escape from Bunker Hill,” 2 p.m. The Woodshed restaurant (adjacent to Kennebec Cabin Co.) 915 Western Ave. (U.S. Route 202), Manchester.
Oct. 4 – Hands-On Food Preservation Workshop featuring applesauce, 4-6:30 p.m., Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St., free, open to the public, registration required LPLReference@lewistonmaine.gov or 207-513-3135, bring potholder, all other equipment provided.
Oct. 6 – Winthrop Maine Historical Society Board of Directors business meeting, 6-8 p.m., Winthrop History and Heritage Center, 107 Main St., Winthrop.
Oct. 8 – Goodrich-Caldwell American Legion Post 6 lawn sale, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., 114 Second St., Hallowell.
Oct. 8 — Skowhegan Free Public Library annual tag sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bloomfield Academy Building, 33 Main St., Skowhegan. Rain date Oct. 9.
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. 8 — Oxford Hills Honeybee Club, Jennifer Lund, state bee inspector 1 p.m., First Universalist Church, 479 Main St., Norway. www.mainehoneybees.com.
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.
Oct. 9 – Free fall wildlife walk, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Major Gregory Sanborn (Brownfield Bog) Wildlife Management Area, Fryeburg, register at eventbrite.com/cc/wildlife-walks-with-mdifw-469669.
Oct. 9 – Author John Goff, “Mishoonash in Maine: Remnants of old Native Canoe Travels in the Pejepscot (Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell) Region,” Pejepscot Genealogical Society, 2 p.m., Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, free, open to public.
Oct. 12 — Vacation Rentals in Maine annual meeting, hosted by the Vacation Rental Professionals of Maine, discussion of short term rentals, Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, www.vrpome.org, Audrey Miller, 207-633-6545.
Oct. 12 – Lunch for OHAAC Community Lunch volunteers, past and present, noon, First Universalist Church of Norway, 479 Main St., for information contact the Rev. Fayre Stephenson, 207-744-2068.
Oct. 13 – Genie Gannett, cofounder of the First Amendment Museum, Winthrop Maine Historical Society, 6-7 p.m., Winthrop History and Heritage Center, 107 Main St., Winthrop, free, open to public, Zoom option available at https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/89167551737.
Oct. 13 — Peter Vermilyea on “The Pipe Creek Effect: How General Meade’s Contingency Plan Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg,” Joshua Chamberlain Civil War Roundable, 7 p.m., Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, free, open to public.Oct. 14 — “Defending the Dark,” 6 and 8:45 p.m., RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St., Rangeley, tickets at rlht.org/events, proceeds benefit conserving Rangeley Lakes Region dark skies.
Oct 15 — French Toast & Pancake Breakfast, 6:30-10 a.m., Ridge Road, Route 106, Leeds, adults $8, kids 4-1 $6, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 15 – Buck’s Ledge Community Forest dedication, 1 p.m., Buck’s Ledge Community Forest parking lot, Route 26, Woodstock. Free, open to the public.
Oct. 15 — Woodlawn Cemetery Association dinner, 4:30-6 p.m. West Bowdoin Parish Hall, 54 West Road, Bowdoin, choice of smothered beef or roast turkey, $10, $5 for those 12 and younger, with pre-school kids eating for free.
Oct. 17 — Tarot 101 Workshop, 3-5 p.m., Jeanne Couture Room, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St., free, open to adults and teens, no registration required, lplonline.org/events-programs.
Oct. 19 – Bats in Maine, Cory Stearns, MDIF&W small mammal biologist, 6:30 p.m., Chace Community Forum, 150 Main St., Waterville, free, open to public, www.SebasticookRLT.org.
Oct. 21 — Community Scan Day, Skowhegan Free Public Library, 9 Elm St., Skowhegan, bring up to three historic photographs for scanning, no larger than 12-by-17 inches, free, open to public, 207-474-9072 or www.skowhegan.lib.me.us.
Oct. 22 – Kennebec Woodland Partnership forestry field tour of Kennebec Land Trust’s Oak Hill Conservation Area in Fayette, 10 a.m., tklt.org/upcomingevents/2022/10/22/oak-hill-forestry-field-day, email@example.com, 207-377-2848.
Oct. 22 — St. Catherine of Sienna Church annual rummage sale, 9-11:30 a.m., 32 Paris St., Norway, fill a bag for $1 after 11 a.m., bring your own bag.
Oct. 25 – Free fall wildlife walk, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Purinton Homestead Conservation Area, Bowdoin, register at eventbrite.com/cc/wildlife-walks-with-mdifw-469669.
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Oct. 30 — Fairfield Police Department Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat, 3-6 p.m. Eskelund Drive, Fairfield, to participate with trunk or table, contact Officer Shanna Blodgett, firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-238-6369.
Nov. 2 – Community Lunch, 11:30 a.m., all welcome, First Universalist Church, 479 Main St., Norway.
Nov. 16 – What is a Watershed, Christian Fox, watershed restoration specialist, The Nature Conservancy – Maine, 6:30 p.m., Chace Community Forum, 150 Main St., Waterville, free, open to public, www.SebasticookRLT.org.
Nov. 18 – Free fall wildlife walk, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Jamies Pond Wildlife Management Area, Farmingdale, eventbrite.com/cc/wildlife-walks-with-mdifw-469669.
Nov. 19 — 27th annual Holly Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rangeley Congregational Church Barn.
Nov. 24 – Thanksgiving Service, 10 a.m. Reeds Mill Church, 995 Reeds Mill Road, Madrid, free, open to public, www.reedsmillchurch.org.
Dec. 18 — Christmas Candlelight Service, Reeds Mill Church, 995 Reeds Mill Road, Madrid, free, open to public, www.reedsmillchurch.org.
EVENTS OF THREE DAYS OR MORE
Sept. 9-24 – “Generations” exhibition, Matolcsy Art Center, 480 Main St., Norway, free, open to public.
Oct. 27-29 – “Rocky Horror Show,” CLT After Hours, Community Little Theatre, 30 Academy St., Auburn, rockyforequality.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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Summer farmer’s market, 9:30 a.m. -1 p.m. every Sunday May-October, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday November, 2 Oxford St., lewistonfarmersmarket.com.
Oxford Hills Honeybee Club, 1 p.m., second Saturday of the month, First Universalist Church, 479 Main St., all welcome, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.