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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
November 15 – Community Thanksgiving “Lunch”, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Community Hall, 292 Route 121, Otisfield, Roasted turkey with gravy and stuffing, Mashed potatoes, Squash, Cranberry sauce, Rolls and Pies for dessert. The meal is offered free, but donations keep it going.
November 16 – Anderson Staples Post 112 of Oxford Flag Retirement Ceremony, 169 Main Street, Oxford, Flags may be dropped off that day or deposited in the old mail container outside the post door. Visitors are welcome.
November 18 – Christmas Fair, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cox Memorial United Methodist Church, 29 Middle Street, Hallowell.
November 18 – Our Lady of the Rosary Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., lower level of the church, 131 High St., Sabattus.
November 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 – Great Falls Model Railroad Club’s exTRAINaganza, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 144 Mill Street, Auburn.
November 18 – Bean Supper, local Franco-American tradition, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston, www.francocenter.org, $10 per person; children 12 and under $5; tickets online and at door.
November 18 – St. Rose of Lima Christmas Fair, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., St. Rose Community Center, 1 Church St., Jay, raffle corner, cookie walk, candy booth, turkey pot pie and fish chowder served for lunch and sold throughout the day.
November 18 – Rural Community Action Ministry Empty Bowls Supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., United Church of Monmouth—Packard Activity Center, 778 Main St., Monmouth, 207.524.5095.
November 18 – Gray American Legion Auxiliary craft fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 15 Lewiston Road, Gray, variety of vendors who love the set up and continue to return year after year. Table rentals are $25.
November 18 – 28th Annual Holly Fair, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Barn of the Rangeley Congregational Church, on the corner of High Street & Pleasant Street in Rangeley, For additional information call 207-864-2250.
November 23 – Turkey Trot 4 Hope 4 Mile Run and 1 Mile Walk/Run, 9 a.m., Norway Fire Station, 19 Danforth Street, Norway, register individually or as a team at raceroster.com/78857, Oxford County students K-12 can register for FREE.
November 27 – Davidson Nature Preserve Full Moon Hike, 5:30 p.m., Davidson Nature Preserve, Vassalboro.
November 30 – Student loan basics and repayment, 5:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Pine Tree Legal for their free presentation, 513-3135, www.LPLonline.org.
December 1 – Little Footprints Keychain Keepsake, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Department, 200 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, program recommended for kids ages birth to 5 years and their caregivers, siblings are also welcome to attend, free, all material will be provided. For more information contact the Children’s Department at 513-3133, LPLKids@lewistonmaine.gov.
December 1 – Farewell Holiday Concert to honor the career of Charles T. Milazzo In his final performances as Artistic Director, 7:00 PM, Kennebec Performing Arts Company, Winthrop Performing Arts Center, 211 Rambler Rd., Winthrop, free.
December 2 – Farewell Holiday Concert to honor the career of Charles T. Milazzo In his final performances as Artistic Director, 3:00 – 5:00 PM Reception in Fellowship Hall, 7:00 PM KPAC Holiday Concert, Hope Baptist Church, 726 Western Avenue, Manchester, free.
December 2 – Centenary Methodist Church Craft Fair, 9 a.m. -3 p.m., 103 Dr. Mann Road, Skowhegan, for more details call 431-9160 or text only 612-8380 to reserve rental craft space, Crafters and venders wanted, 8×8 space for &20.00. Luncheon and bake sale available.
December 1 – ARTWALK GARDINER, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Historic Downtown Gardiner.
December 2 – Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, located at 231 Rayville Road, Otisfield, monies raised will benefit the EOFBC Food Pantry.
December 2 – Monmouth Lions Club Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monmouth Fish and Game, US RT 202, North Monmouth, contact Melmcinnis14@gamil.com for more info.
December 2 – Christmas Fair, 9a.m.-2p.m., Fairfield United Methodist Church, Route 201, Fairfield, silent auction, craft vendors, bake sale, Chowder/soup lunch.
December 2 – Madrid Community Christmas Tree Lighting, 6 p.m., Madrid Historical Society Schoolhouse, corner of Reeds Mill and Schoolhouse Roads, Madrid, refreshments and the opportunity to make ornaments for the tree after which we’ll gather outdoors by the tree to decorate and light the tree, Rain/snow date, December 3, same time.) All are welcome!
December 3 – Kennebec Historical Society Victorian Tea Party, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Henry Weld Fuller, Jr. House, 107 Winthrop Street, Augusta, open to the public.
December 4 – “The Lost Art of Tea Leaf Reading Workshop”, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Callahan Hall on the third floor of the Lewiston Public Library, website at https://lplonline.org/events/the-lost-art-of-tea-leaf-reading-workshop/.
December 7 – Presentation on Caste by Sonja Thomas, 6 p.m., Lithgow Library is located at 45 Winthrop Street in Augusta, for more information about the Camden Conference, this event is free and open to all, more information, please call the library at (207) 626-2415 or visit our website at www.lithgowlibrary.org.
December 8th-9th and 15th-16th, Holiday Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Undercroft of the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main Street, Rangeley, fine gifts, Christmas crafts, handmade ornaments, fine housewares, holiday clothing, baked goods and cookie boxes, FMI, please contact the church office on 207 864-3381 or email email@example.com.
December 9 – Greater Freeport Community Chorus presents winter concert “Frost in the Air”, 7:00 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Rd., North Yarmouth, admission at the door is $10 for adults and under 18 free.
December 9 – Santa will be giving out gift bags at Madrid Historical Society Schoolhouse (next to the tree), 10:30 and 11:00 a.m., registration for this event is required and must be made by November 22, please call 639-2713 for more information.
December 9 – Universalist Unitarian Church of Waterville Holiday Fair, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 69 Silver Street, Waterville, Cookie Walk, the UU Mall with crafts, and the UU Marketplace with baked goods, Storm date: Sunday Dec 10th noon-3:00 p.m.
December 9 – “Christmas through the Ages,” first group tour at 10 a.m., check in at the vestry adjacent to the Union Meeting House, 22 Church Road, Readfield, 20-minute intervals, lasting for about two and a half hours, final of the seven groups begins at 12:15 p.m., tour tickets are $15.00, To reserve tickets PHONE: (412) 779-4368 or EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. A hot lunch will be offered at the Union Meeting House vestry from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for an $8.00/per person donation.
December 9 – Daniel Tiger’s Grriffic Literacy Tour, 11 a.m., Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, event is free and open to the public. Registration required on Eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/2vd4kftu.
December 10 – Greater Freeport Community Chorus presents winter concert “Frost in the Air”, 3:00 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, 320 Church Rd., Brunswick, admission at the door is $10 for adults and under 18 free.
December 11 – Kids’ collage picture frame program, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m., the Lewiston Public Library Children’s Department, 200 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, create a unique collage picture frame using a variety of materials, including old books, graphic novels, wrapping paper, program is recommended for kids ages 6-12, kids under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver, information is available by contacting the Lewiston Public Library at 513-3133 or LPLKids@lewistonmaine.gov.
December 11 – Potluck Supper and Gift Exchange ($10 limit on gifts), 6:00 p.m., Madrid Historical Society Schoolhouse, corner of Reeds Mill and Schoolhouse Roads, Madrid, if the weather is inclement, this might be postponed to December 31, at the same time, please call 639-2713 for more information.
December 18 – Christmas Candlelight Service, 3:00 p.m., Reeds Mill Church, 995 Reeds Mill Road, Madrid, service includes caroling and the reading of the Christmas story, please call 639-2713 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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
A Service for Veterans, Veteran Service Officer from the Bureau of Veterans’ Services will be available to meet with you from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. first Thursday of the month at the Muskie Community Center, 38 Gold Street, Waterville, appointments are 30 minutes. To reserve your private appointment, call (207) 873-4745.
Family Caregiver Education and Support Group, Third Wednesday, Monthly
1 – 2:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations’ Muskie Community Center, 38 Gold Street, Waterville, to learn more, visit the front desk receptionist at the Muskie Center or call (207) 873-4745.