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
May 13 – 7 a.m. osprey and alewife migration walk, led by Augusta Bird Club members and Maine master naturalists, Harrison Avenue Nature Trail, Gardiner.
May 13 – Winthrop Maine Historical Society third annual plant sale, 8 a.m.-noon, Winthrop History and Heritage Center, 107 Main St., Winthrop, rain or shine.
May 13 — Geological tour of Howard Hill Historical Park with Bob Marvinney, retired state geologist, 10 a.m., free, open to the public, meet at top end of Ganneston Drive, Augusta, wear comfortable walking shoes, sponsored by Kennebec Land Trust, RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-377-2848.
May 13 — Leeds Historical Society spring history walk, 1 p.m. Brick Schoolhouse and Union/Wade Cemetery, meet at the corner of Bernie Hartford and Jennings roads, wear shoes appropriate for wet ground, all welcome, rain day same time Sunday.
May 16 – Author Jody Bachelder, “Samoset and the Wawenock of Pemaquid, Maine,” 6 p.m. Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop St., Augusta, free, open to public, lithgowlibrary.org.
May 16 — “Maine’s Transforming Economy and Changing Demographics: Building a Better Future,” panel, 6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church,1 Middle St., Brunswick, free, open to public, midcoastseniorcollege.org.
May 17- L/A Community Little Theatre (CLT) and the Lost Valley Pub will host a kickoff event Envelope Challenge fundraiser, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Lost Valley Pub, 200 Lost Valley Road, Auburn, event will include an announcement about CLT’s upcoming 84th season, “Name that Show Tune” hosted by Justin Morin, and entertainment by Brian ricks. There will be a 50/50 cash drawing and 15% of all food sales will be donated to CLT.
May 18 – Senior dinner and social, 11 a.m., free, open to public, Victor Grange, 149 Oakland Road, Fairfield.
May 19 – “Got History? Winthrop and Maine Trivia Fun-draiser,” 6 p.m., Winthrop History and Heritage Center, 107 Main St., Winthrop, teams of four, $25 for individuals, $90 for team registering together, pre-registration required, WMHS Facebook, 207-395-5199, email@example.com.
May 18 – Joe De Vito’s Opera Lecture Series, 3 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy, free, open to public, Don Giovanni, W.A. Mozart.
May 20 – 7 a.m. osprey and alewife migration walk, led by Augusta Bird Club members and Maine master naturalists, Harrison Avenue Nature Trail, Gardiner.
May 20th at 9:00 a.m., Mt. Blue Area Garden Club’s Annual Spring Plant Sale, Meetinghouse Park in Farmington – rain or shine.
May 20 – Congregational Church of East Sumner annual spring sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Route 219, East Sumner Village, rain or shine.
May 21-22, Little Mermaid Auditions at CLT, Sunday, May 21 at 4:00 p.m. and Monday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m., 30 Academy Street in Auburn, go to laclt.com/auditions for audition information and online audition form before May 19.
May 26 – Reception for “Coyotes for All Seasons,” exhibition, 5:30-7 p.m., LA Arts Gallery, 168 Lisbon St., Lewiston, free, open to public.
May 26– Red Cross Blood Drive at Rangeley Health and Wellness, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 25 Dallas Hill Rd, Rangeley, call (207) 864-4397 for more information.
May 26– Rangeley Art Crawl, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Downtown Rangeley, Come check out the local galleries, meet local and regional artists and check out local shops and restaurants all while enjoying great views of Rangeley Lake and Haley Pond. This is a kid-friendly event as fun activities are being planned for the kids. Call (207) 864-5571 for more information.
May 26– Artist Reception: Deb Ferrara “Impressions”, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Lakeside Theater, Rangeley, come on out to meet the artist, enjoy complimentary refreshments and a beer/wine cash bar. The Exhibit continues through June 28th, 2023. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., call (207) 864-5000 for more information.
MAY 27-JUNE 2
May 27th – 7-9 a.m., Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District birding at the Tenmile River Demonstration Forest, Hiram/Brownfield town line. Registration deadline is Friday, May 26, 2023.
May 27 – Marionette show, children’s activities, LA Arts, 128 Lisbon St., Lewiston, free, open to public.
May 27 – Public baked bean supper, 4:30 p.m., Victor Grange, 149 Oakland Road, Fairfield, $10.
May 28- Rangeley BiKaRu Race (formerly known as RuKaBi) – Bike 6 miles – Kayak 1.5 miles – Run 3.5 miles, 6 Park Road, Rangeley, registration is open at 6th Annual BiKaRu (formerly RuKaBi) Race (runsignup.com). All registration and payment for the event will occur at runsignup.com with a deadline of May 26th. Reminder: there will be no onsite, day of the event registrations. Price increases after May 12, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EDT
May 29- Memorial Day Celebration, 10:00 a.m., Anderson Staples Post #112 in Oxford, it will be outside, and in case of rain, we can move inside the hall. Refreshments will follow the service.
June 1 – Joe De Vito’s Opera Lecture Series, 3 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy, free, open to public, Die Zaberflöte, W.A. Mozart.
JUN 3-JUNE 17
June 10- UUCB Concerts for a Cause will host Porch Party Mamas, 7:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $10 students/children. Available at the church office, Gulf of Maine Books or online at https://ticketstripe.com/porchparty.
July 15- Franco Center Open House, free admission, during our Open House, take the half mile, 9 minute-walk from our building to the park to enjoy RiverFest.
July 15- Paint & Sip party, 1 p.m., Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston, sign up online https://wickedillustrations.com/ before July 15.
July 15- Franco Center is still looking for a group to host a Bean Supper for the Open House event. Call 207-261-5240 to inquire.
June 16 & 17- White Nose Pete Fly Fishing Festival, all day, Rangeley Inn, Rangeley, wild weekend celebrating trout (including the legendary trout White Nose Pete himself), along with the people who chase trout and the legendary fishing to be had in the Rangeley Lakes Region. Don’t miss the Hall of Fame Gala and Auction Friday night! Auction proceeds to benefit Reel Recovery. Reel Recovery is a national non-profit organization that conducts FREE FLY-FISHING RETREATS for men living with all forms of cancer. Call 207-864-5571 for more information.
EVENTS OF THREE DAYS OR MORE
May 23 & 26, TRAC will begin May 23rd and extend until September 29th. Meet at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Rangeley Chamber parking lot. Meet 8:00 a.m. on Fridays at the Oquossoc kiosk parking lot. 8:00 a.m., call (920) 279-8637 for more information. June 9-11 – Rangeley Birding Festival, rangeleybirdingfestival.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Al-Anon, 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Lakes Region Recovery Center, 2 Elm St., 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, 2 Elm. St., 207-803-8707.
PeaceWorks vigil, 5-5: 30 p.m., Friday, Town Mall, across from Walgreens, public welcome to join.
Tri-Town Riders Snowmobile Club, 6 p.m., first Thursday of the month, Acacia Lodge, Route 136, September-April, Durham, Freeport, Pownal, new members always welcome.
Victor Grange monthly meeting, second Monday of the month, 5:30 potluck, 6 p.m. meeting, all welcome.
Farmington Farmers’ Market, May-October 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, across from Better Living Center 1098 Front St.; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, District Court lot, 129 Main St. November-April, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Center, 130 Quebec St.
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.
Friends of Cumston Public Library book sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. third Saturday of the month, lower level, Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., Friends of Cumston Library on Facebook.
Oxford Hills Honeybee Club, 1 p.m., second Saturday of the month, First Universalist Church, 479 Main St., all welcome, email@example.com.
Serenity Seekers Al-Anon Family Meeting, 6:30 -7:30 p.m. Thursday, WMARI (Western Maine Addiction Recovery Initiative), 15 Tannery St., 207-595-1836.
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.
Winter Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon, November-May, First Congregational Church, 386 Main St.
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.