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Lewiston area
Auburn, Friday, July 24: Karaoke/Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, American Legion #153, 71 S. Main St. With Jean Louis. FMI: 782-1118.
Lewiston, Friday, July 24: Babytime Storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 0 – 2 1/2. No pre-registration necessary. FMI: [email protected], 513-3133, www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Friday, July 24: Fabricating Art featuring Suzan Wachs Katzir, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., L/A Arts Gallery 5, 49 Lisbon St. Free, open to the public. FMI: 782-7228, www.laarts.org.
Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25: Garage Sale to benefit Loaves & Fishes, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Rd. FMI: Kathy 375-8399 or 212-7674.
Gray, Saturday, July 25: Maine’s Native Turtles, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Rte. 26. Sponsored by “Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park.” Turtle program times will start at 11 a.m., 12 noon, and 1 p.m. Admission to the park: free for ages 3 and under; $5 ages 5-12; $7 for adults, and $5 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person. FMI: 657-4977; www.mainewildlifepark.com or mefishwildlife.com.
Gray, Saturday, July 25: Bean supper, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 115. $7, under 12 $3. Handicap accessible. FMI: 657-4279, day of supper 657-3279.
Lisbon, Saturday, July 25: Sirloin steak barbecue, 5-6 p.m., Legion Auxiliary Post 158.
Lisbon Falls, Saturday, July 25: Bean and ham supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Methodist Church, School Street. $6, ages 6-12 $3, 5 and under free. Litchfield, Saturday, July 25: Lawn sale, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Leo’s Church. Benefits local non-profit groups.
Minot, Saturday, July 25: Memorial scholarship fundraiser dinner, 5-8 p.m., Grange Hall, Routes 124 and 119. $10. Weekend getaway raffle. Benefits Kurt Theriault. FMI: 966-2233.
New Gloucester, Saturday, July 25: Kindling Stone, the musical duo from Nashville, performance, 7 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26. Tickets: $15 each. FMI: 926-4597; www.shaker.lib.me.us.
Auburn, Sunday, July 26: Ethical Eating Farmer’s Market, 11 a.m. to noon, First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. FMI: 783-0461, [email protected]
Lewiston, Sunday, July 26: Knights of Columbus Singles Dance, 7 p.m., KC Hall, 150 East Ave. For singles and couples, age 21 and over. Cost: $8. FMI: 784-0389. 
Auburn, Monday, July 27: Theater on the Library Lawn, 6:30 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Indoors in case of rain. FMI: Sharon Hawkes 33-6640 ext. 2020. 
Auburn, Monday, July 27: Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. For adults. Discussion will be on an American play read by the group. Group will also meet on August 10. FMI: Sharon Hawkes 333-6640 ext. 2023.
Lewiston, Monday, July 27: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St. 
Lewiston, Monday, July 27: Kid’s Cooking Club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Pubilc Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7-14. Children may sign up by calling the Children’s department, but attendance will be limited to 8. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids. 
Lewiston, Monday, July 27: Art Fun, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space is limited, call the library at 513-3133 or come in to reserve a spot. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Monday, July 27: All-ages Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. No pre-registration necessary. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.
Poland, Monday, July 27: Poland Spring Summer Concert, Act 5, doors open 6:30, concert 7 p.m., All Soul’s Chapel. Tickets: $7.50.Door prizes and refreshments after the concert. All proceeds go toward the preservation and restoration of the All Soul’s Chapel and The Maine State Building. FMI: 998-4142 or www.polandspringps.org.
Auburn, Tuesday, July 28: Preschool Stories, 10 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3, www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Freeport, Tuesday, July 28: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St.
Lewiston, Tuesday, July 28: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 2 1/2 to 5. No pre-registration necessary.
Lewiston, Tuesday, July 28: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12 to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.
Lewiston, Tuesday, July 28: Craft: rock painting, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. Free with admission. FMI: 782-1112 or [email protected]
Auburn, Wednesday, July 29: “It’s Show Time” by the Auburn Community Band, 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking in garage across the street. Rain location: Hilton Garden Inn. Bring chair. FMI: 333-6601 ext. 2108 or www.auburncommunityband.com.
Lewiston, Wednesday, July 29: American Red Cross blood drive, 12-7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.
Lewiston, Wednesday, July 29: Computer lab for senior citizens, 1-3 p.m., Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free. No preregistration required. 
Auburn, Thursday, July 30: Yo-yo whiz Brett Outchcunis, 10 a.m., Library, Maggie Trafton Program Room.  49 Spring St. Best for 8 years and up. Free. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Lewiston, Thursday, July 30: Story and Art Fun with Molly, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Call 513-3133 or visit library to reserve spot.
Lewiston, Thursday, July 30: American Red Cross blood drive, 12-7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.
Lewiston, Friday, July 31: Baby time story time for ages 0-2 1/2, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lisbon, Friday, July 31: Baked or fried fish supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. $6, under 10 $3. FMI: 353-2152.
Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, July 31-Aug. 1: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: Kathy 375-8399 or 212-7674.
Auburn, Saturday, Aug. 1:  Recycled magazine bowl craft workshop for teens, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Library, 49 Spring St. Free. Pre-registration required. FMI: Sally Holt 333-6640 ext. 4 or [email protected]
Gray, Saturday, Aug. 1: Chainsaw art with Ron Carlson, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular admission. Bring earplugs and cameras. FMI: 657-4977 or www.mainewildlifepark.com.
Gray, Saturday, Aug. 1: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. $7, ages 5-11 $2.50, under 5 free. Presentation by and fundraiser for Maine Wildlife Park.
Lewiston, Saturday, Aug. 1: Dance with music by Steve and The Good Old Boys, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.
New Gloucester, Saturday, August 1: Hands on Workshop: Uses of basil, growing tips and harvesting for fresh and dried uses, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26. Fee: $30. Pre-registration required. FMI: 926-4597, www.shaker.lib.me.us. 
New Gloucester, Saturday, August 1: Workshop: Learn how to make a #0 and #1 Shaker style oval box, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26. Fee: $50, materials included. Pre-registration required. FMI: 926-4597, www.shaker.lib.me.us. 
Pownal, Saturday, Aug. 1: Bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. $6, children $3, under 3 free. Handicap accessible. FMI: Nancy 688-4481 or Karen 829-5470.
Auburn, Sunday, August 2: Public Breakfast, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., VFW Post 1603 Motorcycle Riders Group, 588 Minot Ave. Cost: $5, includes coffee and juice. Benefit for Disabled Veterans. FMI: 837-2666.
Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 2: Benefit dinner for Rachel Metivier, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Elks Lodge, Lisbon Street. $10. Raffles $1 or 6 for $5. FMI: Lacy 212-0647, Sonia 713-6508 or Jesse 577-5742.
Litchfield, Sunday, Aug. 2: Country Sunday, 1-6 p.m., doors open at noon, Sportsman’s Club, Hallowell Road. $7, DECMA members $5, under 10 free. Raffles, door prizes and 50/50. Buffet available. Sponsored by Down East Country Music Association. FMI: Gary Leet 377-8035 or Connie Fletcher 737-0920.
Auburn, Monday, August 3: Theater on the Library Lawn, 6:30 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free. Indoors in case of rain. Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” will be performed by the Poland Players (one hour performance). FMI: Sharon Hawkes, APL, 333-6640 ext. 2020.  
Poland, Monday, August 3: Poland Spring Summer Concert, Gary Sredzienski, doors open 6:30, concert 7 p.m., All Soul’s Chapel. Tickets: $7.50.Door prizes and refreshments after the concert. All proceeds go toward the preservation and restoration of the All Soul’s Chapel and The Maine State Building. FMI: 998-4142 or www.polandspringps.org.
Auburn, Wednesday, August 5: Teen Anime Club, 3 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Read, talk, draw, and watch anime films. Refreshments are served. All teens are welcome.
Auburn, Wednesday, August 5: Auburn Community Band presents “Big Band and Dance Music,” 7 to 8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Weather permitting. Free parking in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 333-6601 ext. 2108 or www.auburncommunityband.com.
Lewiston, Wednesday, August 5: Lewiston Public Library Computer Lab open to senior citizens looking to develop basic computer skills, 1 to 3 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Staffed by high school student volunteers. Sessions are free and no preregistration is required.


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