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Lewiston area
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.
New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 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, Aug. 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, Aug. 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.
Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 2: Dance with music by Steve and The Good Old Boys, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.
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, Aug. 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.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 3: Kids’ Cooking Club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7 to 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, Aug. 3: Art Fun, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space is limited, call the library or come in to reserve a spot. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 3: 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, Aug. 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.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 4: 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, Aug. 4: Farmer’s market, 2-6 p.m., Kennedy Park, downtown. Festivities by Lots to Gardens program from 3 to 5 p.m.
Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 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, Aug. 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, Aug. 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.
New Gloucester, Wednesday, Aug. 5: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pineland Farms, 59 Pineland Dr.
Lewiston,Wednesday, Aug. 5: St. Mary’s farmer’s market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Campus Avenue and Lafayette Street.
Casco, Thursday, Aug. 6: American Red Cross blood drive, 12-5 p.m., Point Sebago, 261 Point Sebago Road.
Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 6: Central Maine Medical Center farmer’s market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 60 High Street, main hallway.
Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 6: Art Fun, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space is limited, call the library or come in to reserve a spot. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 6: JimmyJo & the Jumbol’Ayuhs “Downeast” Cajun concert, 12 noon, Fountain Park, Mill Street. Rain location: Franco-American Heritage Center. FMI: 782-7228 or www.laarts.org.
Auburn, Friday, Aug. 7: Great Falls farmer’s market, 2-6 p.m., Great Falls Arts Center, Academy and Main Streets.
Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 7: Baby time story time for ages up to 2 1/2 years, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 7: Rainbow fish craft, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. Free with admission. FMI: 782-1112 or [email protected]
Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 7: French Canadian dance party, 8-11 p.m., Callahan Hall, Library, 200 Lisbon St. $5, students $2. Music by Reveillons from Quebec with caller Jean-Francois Berthiaume. FMI: 513-3050.
Lisbon, Friday, Aug. 7: International supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. $6, under 10 $3. FMI: 353-2152.
Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8: 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. 8: “Once Upon A Pandora’s Box”, 6:30 p.m., First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St., entrance on Spring Street. $8, children $6, group discounts available. Refreshments. To reserve tickets or FMI: 783-0461.
Gray, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-9: Native American Pow Wow, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular admission. Native dancers, drummers, crafts, singers, traditional food booths. FMI: 657-4977 or www.mainewildlife.com.
New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 8: Shaker bake sale, 10 a.m. until sold out, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Shaker Road, off Route 26. Features Shaker recipes.
Sabattus, Saturday, Aug. 8: Bean supper and dance, supper 5 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. Supper $6, dance $5, both $10. Open to public. Music by The Golden Aces. FMI: 375-4850.
Auburn, Sunday, Aug. 9: Ethical Eating farmer’s market, 11 a.m. to noon, First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. FMI: 783-0461 or [email protected]
Auburn, Sunday, Aug. 9: “Once Upon A Pandora’s Box”, 2 p.m., First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St., entrance on Spring Street. $8, children $6, group discounts available. Refreshments. To reserve tickets or FMI: 783-0461.
Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 9: Dance with music by Wild Horse, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.
Auburn, Monday, Aug. 10: The Play’s the Thing, book discussion, 6:30 p.m., Conference Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 2023.
Auburn, Monday, Aug. 10: Adult book discussion, 6:30 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Group will discuss certain theatrical spripts and novels. FMI: Sharon Hawkes 333-6640 ext. 2023.
Auburn, Monday, Aug. 10: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 14 Great Falls Plaza.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 10: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 7 a.m to 1 p.m., St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Campus Avenue.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 10: Kid’s Cooking Club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7-14. Attendance will be limited to 8, call to reserve your spot. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 10: Art Fun, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space is limited, call the library or come in to reserve a spot. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 10: 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 Spring, Monday, Aug. 10: Poland Spring Summer Concert Series presents Gary Crocker, Maine Humorist, 7 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m., All Soul’s Chapel. Cost: $7.50. All proceeds go to the preservation and restoration of the Chapel and the Maine State Building. FMI: 207-998-4142, www.polandspringps.org.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 11: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 2 1/2-5 years, siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids


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