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Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 1: Puppets and storytelling with Martha Dana, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 1: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 1: American Red Cross blood drive bus, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., White Rock Distilleries, 21 Saratoga St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Monmouth, Monday, Aug. 1: Books n bites book discussion for children 9 to 12, 1 to 2 p.m., Cumston Public Library. Books available at circulation desk two weeks prior to discussion. FMI and registration: 933-4788.

Auburn, Tuesday, Aug. 2: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Jerks of Grass, noon to 1 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain date August 3. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Casco, Tuesday, Aug. 2: Book sale, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Public Library.

Casco, Tuesday, Aug. 2: American Red Cross blood drive bus, noon to 5 p.m., Point Sebago.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 2: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Monmouth, Tuesday, Aug. 2: Preschool story time, 10 to 11 a.m., Cumston Public Library. For children and babies under 4. FMI: 933-4788.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 3: Mime, juggling, storytelling, dance and comedy with Double Vision, 10 a.m., Festival Plaza. Presented by Lewiston Recreation and Parks Department, Auburn Parks and Recreation Department. Sponsored by Wal-Mart.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 3: Auburn Community Band concert “America’s Favorites!,” 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.

Gardiner, Wednesday, Aug. 3: Gawler Family Band performs banjo, guitar, fiddle and cello, noon to 1 p.m., Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center’s outside mini-park, 280 Water St. Free. In the event of rain, held inside. FMI: 582-7144 or e-mail [email protected]

Lisbon Falls, Wednesday, Aug. 3: Guitarist Daniel Jacobs will perform, 7 p.m., Lisbon Teen Center Coffee House, 32 Main St. Show and coffee shop is free and open to all ages. Open mike will end the evening. FMI: 353-3010 or www.bandmusicservice.com.

Casco, Thursday, Aug. 4: Book sale, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Public Library.

Greene, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 4 and 5: Sawyer Memorial presents Michael Trautman’s comic show, 7 p.m. Thursday; 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. Doors open one hour before shows. FMI: 946-5311.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 4: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Grassholes, noon to 1 p.m., Courthouse Plaza, Lisbon Street. Free. Rain date Aug. 5. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 4: Midsummer lakeside concert series presents musicians from the Bates Dance Festival, 6 p.m., Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, overlooking Lake Andrews, Bates College. Rain site is Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Free. Bring blanket or lawn chair and a picnic supper. FMI: 786-6400.

Auburn, Friday, Aug. 5: Androscoggin Children’s Advocacy Center’s “Chair-ity” auction, 6 p.m., Martindale Country Club. $25, per person; $40, per couple. Includes buffet dinner. Hand painted decorative children’s chairs sold at live auction at 7:30 p.m. Music by Side by Side. Proceeds for the advocacy center. FMI: contact Bridget, 784-0436.

Auburn, Friday, Aug. 5: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Clover Health Care. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 5: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 5: Cookies and Crafts, 10 to 11 a.m., Advocates for Children, B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Portland, Friday, Aug. 5: Dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Portland Elks, 1945 Congress St. Free. Music by Vintage.

Gray, Saturday, Aug. 6: Wild Turkey Federation exhibit and Maine Bowhunters Association demonstration, Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $25 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Gray, Saturday, Aug. 6: Public supper, 5 to 6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. Adult, $5.50; children under 12, $2.50; under 5, free. Includes chop suey, coleslaw, hot dogs, breads and pies. Proceeds benefit child welfare.

Monmouth, Saturday, Aug. 6: Medieval Faire featuring the Medieval Society of Gardiner, 10 a.m. to noon, Cumston Public Library. FMI and preregistration: 933-4788.

Pownal, Saturday, Aug. 6: Baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 852 Lawrence Road. Adults, $6; children, $3; under 3, free. Includes spaghetti, coleslaw, potato salad, pickled beets, biscuits, brown bread and homemade pies. Handicapped accessible. FMI: 688-4938 or 829-5470.

Wayne, Saturday, Aug. 6: Potluck breakfast, 8:30 a.m., Androscoggin Yacht Club. Annual meeting follows.

Casco, Sunday, Aug. 7: Book sale, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 7: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Wild Horse.

Auburn, Monday, Aug. 8: Auburn Public Library’s teen summer event presents a visit by suspense writer Christopher Fahy, 6 to 7:30 p.m., The Book Burrow, Center Street. FMI: 782-3191, ext. 4 or e-mail Sally Holt, [email protected]

Auburn, Monday, Aug. 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., High Street Congregational Church, 109 Pleasant St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 8: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 8: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Auburn, Tuesday, Aug. 9: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Mom’s Home Cooking’, noon to 1 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain date Aug. 10. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Casco, Tuesday, Aug. 9: Book sale, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 9: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 10: Mad Science show, 10 a.m., Tot Lot. Presented by Lewiston Recreation and Parks Department, Auburn Parks and Recreation Department. Sponsored by Auburn Hannaford.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 10: Auburn Community Band concert “Big Band and Dance Music,” 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.

Gardiner, Wednesday, Aug. 10: Comedy, illusion, magic and clowning with Lee Faulkner, noon to 1 p.m., Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center’s outside mini-park, 280 Water St. Free. In the event of rain, held inside. FMI: 582-7144 or e-mail [email protected]

Auburn, Thursday, Aug. 11: American Red Cross blood drive bus, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Advantage Payroll Services, 126 Merrow Road. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Casco, Thursday, Aug. 11: Book sale, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 11: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Annegret Baier and Shamou, noon to 1 p.m., Courthouse Plaza, Lisbon Street. Free. Rain date Aug. 12. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 11: Midsummer lakeside concert series presents “Ireland Reclaimed” a program of Irish and Irish-influenced music by Brendan Taaffe with Matt and Shannon Heaton, 6 p.m., Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, overlooking Lake Andrews, Bates College. Rain site is Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Free. Bring blanket or lawn chair and a picnic supper. FMI: 786-6400.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 12: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 12: Cookies and Crafts, 10 to 11 a.m., Advocates for Children, B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Auburn, Saturday, Aug. 13: American Red Cross blood drive, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Gray, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14: “Honor the Animals’ POW-WOW” with Native American craft vendors, drummers, dancers, singers and traditional foods, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $25 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 13: Shaker bake sale, 10 a.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. Featuring Shaker recipes.

Auburn, Sunday, Aug. 14: Scrabble crossword game club, 5 to 8:30 p.m., Great Falls School, 140 High Street. All levels of players welcome. FMI: contact Sharon Hawkes, 344-0026.

Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 14: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Mainly Country.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 15: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Auburn, Tuesday, Aug. 16: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Hot Club of Portland, noon to 1 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain date Aug. 17. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Sabattus, Tuesday, Aug. 16: American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary, Route 9. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Auburn Community Band concert “Take Two!” 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.

Gardiner, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Blues favorites with the Blues Buzzards, noon to 1 p.m., Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center’s outside mini-park, 280 Water St. Free. In the event of rain, held inside. FMI: 582-7144 or e-mail [email protected]

Sabattus, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Sabattus Recreation Club’s youth soccer program registration, Town Office. FMI: contact Nancy Provost, 375-4581 or e-mail [email protected], or Cindy Soucy, 375-8420 or e-mail [email protected]

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 18: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Esperanza, noon to 1 p.m., Courthouse Plaza, Lisbon Street. Free. Rain date Aug. 19. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 19: Cookies and Crafts, 10 to 11 a.m., Advocates for Children, B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Gray, Saturday, Aug. 20: Owl prowl, 8 to 10 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular park admission fee. Weather permitting. Learn what wildlife does at night. Bring flashlight. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $25 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 21: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Clary Hill.

Auburn, Monday, Aug. 22: Auburn Public Library’s annual pizza party and book swap teen summer event, 6 to 7 p.m., Papa Gino’s, Auburn Mall. Free. Bring books, comics or novels to swap. Includes pizza and soda. Summer reading program grand prize to be drawn. FMI: 782-3191, ext. 4 or e-mail Sally Holt, [email protected]

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 22: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Auburn, Tuesday, Aug. 23: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Tinpanic, noon to 1 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main St. Free. Rain date Aug. 24. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 23: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 6 p.m., Ramada Inn, 490 Pleasant St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 24: “The Auburn Community Band’s Greatest Hits” concert, 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.

Gardiner, Wednesday, Aug. 24: Martin Swinger performs original songs and American traditional tunes, noon to 1 p.m., Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center’s outside mini-park, 280 Water St. Free. In the event of rain, held inside. FMI: 582-7144 or e-mail [email protected]

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 25: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Jess Tardy, noon to 1 p.m., Courthouse Plaza, Lisbon Street. Free. Rain date Aug. 26. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 26: Cookies and Crafts, 10 to 11 a.m., Advocates for Children, B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lisbon, Friday, Aug. 26: Potluck supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., VFW Post, Route 196. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. Hosted by Post Auxiliary. FMI: 353-2152.

Gray, Saturday, Aug. 27: Sparks Ark wild animal information and displays with Dave Sparks, Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $25 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Portland, Saturday, Aug. 27: Lobster bake dinner and dance, 6 p.m. to midnight, Portland Elks, 1945 Congress St. Music by Vintage.

Auburn, Sunday, Aug. 28: Scrabble crossword game club, 5 to 8:30 p.m., Great Falls School, 140 High Street. All levels of players welcome. FMI: contact Sharon Hawkes, 344-0026.

Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 28: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Bushwack.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 29: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 29: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 30: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 31: American Red Cross blood drive, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sisters of Charity Lepage Center, Campus Avenue. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Hallowell, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 1, 2 and 3: Gaslight Theater’s comedy drama “Dinner with Friends,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Hallowell City Hall Auditorium. FMI: 626-3698.

Gray, Saturday, Sept. 3: Wildlife chalk art contest for kids, Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Rain date, Sunday, Sept. 4. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $25 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Lewiston, Sunday, Sept. 4: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Clary Hill.

Hallowell, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 and 10: Gaslight Theater’s comedy drama “Dinner with Friends,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Hallowell City Hall Auditorium. FMI: 626-3698.

Portland, Friday, Sept. 9: Dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Portland Elks, 1945 Congress St. Free. Music by Vintage.

Winthrop, Friday, Sept. 9: Fish chowder luncheon, 11:30 to 1 p.m., Winthrop Congregational Church. Adults, $6. Includes biscuits, crackers, pickles, beverage and homemade pie. Takeout available. Handicapped accessible. Proceeds benefit the church.

Gray, Saturday, Sept. 10: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife open house, 9:30 to 3:30 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Free. Donations appreciated. Fish and wildlife exhibits and displays. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Lewiston, Saturday, Sept. 10: Rock n’ roll casino, 7 to 11 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn. $30 per person. Casino style game tables, live music by Free Spirit and The Time Travelers, prizes, silent auction. Gourmet hors d’oeuvres, assorted desserts and coffee available. Space limited. Proceeds for Good Shepherd Food Bank. FMI and tickets: contact JoAn Chartier, 782-3554 or e-mail [email protected]

Auburn, Sunday, Sept. 11: Scrabble crossword game club, 5 to 8:30 p.m., Great Falls School, 140 High Street. All levels of players welcome. FMI: contact Sharon Hawkes, 344-0026.

Gray, Sunday, Sept. 11: Grandparents day, Maine wildlife park. Free admission for grandparents; regular fee for other family members. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $25 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Lewiston, Sunday, Sept. 11: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Wild Horse.

Lewiston, Sunday, Sept. 18: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Country Ladds.

Auburn, Sunday, Sept. 25: Scrabble crossword game club, 5 to 8:30 p.m., Great Falls School, 140 High Street. All levels of players welcome. FMI: contact Sharon Hawkes, 344-0026.

Lewiston, Sunday, Sept. 25: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Steve and Good Old Boys.

Gray, Friday, Oct. 14: Halloween night hike, 6 to 8 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular admission. Wear costumes. Door prizes. Rain date Saturday, Oct. 15. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $25 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Gray, Friday, Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day/closing day, Maine Wildlife Park Route 26. Free admission for Veterans today only; regular admission for others. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $25 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.


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