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Lewiston area
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
Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 11: Farmer’s Market, 2 to 6 p.m., Kennedy Park. Bread and blueberries will be featured. FMI: 845-548-7524 or [email protected]
Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 12: The Auburn Community Band presents “Famous Groups & People”, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main St. Weather permitting. Free. Rain location at Hilton Garden Inn. Free parking in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 333-6601 ext. 2108 or www.auburncommunityband.com.
Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 12: Field Trip, 8 a.m., Alexander-Harkins Preserve, Stanton Bird Club and Androscoggin Land Trust. FMI: stantonbirdclub.org or call 933-2266.
Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 12: Field trip: Alexander-Harkins Preserve, Stanton Bird Club and Androscoggin Land Trust, 8 a.m., Stanton Bird Club. FMI: 933-2266 or www.stantonbirdclub.org.
Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 12: Barbecue chicken supper, 4:30-6 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary #153, 71 So. Main St. $7 adults, $3 under 12. Benefits youth programs. FMI: 782-1118.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 12: Lewiston Public Library computer lab is 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 volunteers. Sessions are free and no pre-registration is required.
Auburn, Thursday, Aug. 13: L/A Arts presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Theatre), 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. The performance will be cancelled in the event of bad weather. FMI: 782-7228 or www.laarts.org.
Greene, Thursday, Aug. 13: “Everybody Loves Pirates” by the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers, 2 p.m., Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. Children should be accompanied by adult. FMI: 946-5311.
Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 13: Art fun with Molly, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space is limited. Call 513-3133 or visit to reserve a spot.
Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 13: Caterpillar necklace craft, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. Free with admission. FMI: 782-1112 or [email protected]
Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 13: L/A Arts presents Romeo and Juliet (Theatre), 12 noon, Fountain Park, Mill Street. Free. Rain location: Franco-American Heritage Center, same date and time. Performed by The Poland Players. FMI: 782-7228 or www.laarts.org.
Auburn, Friday, Aug. 14: Bargain Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Six Street Congregational Church, 109 Six St. Hard cover books $2, paper back books $1, children’s books 25c to 75c or bring 2 non-perishable food items and receive 1 free paperback. Bring 4 non-perishable food items and receive 1 free hard cover book.
Greene, Friday, Aug. 14: Music by Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins, 2 and 7 p.m., Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. FMI: 946-5311.
Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 14: Story time for ages 0-2 1/2 years, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcomed. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 14: Contra dance, 8-11 p.m., Callahan Hall, Library, 200 Lisbon St. $5, students $2. All dances are taught. No experience or partner needed. FMI: 513-3050.
Lisbon, Friday, Aug. 14: Supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. $6, under 10 $3. FMI: 353-2152.
Mechanic Falls, Friday, Aug. 14: Spaghetti Supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., American Legion Unit 150 Ladies Auxiliary. Cost: Adults $7, seniors $6, children under 12 $3.50. Benefits the family of Charlie Webster, who lost his life at Oxford Plains Speedway.
Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15: 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. 15: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sixth Street Congregational Church, 109 Sixth St. Up to $2 or bring two or more non-perishable food items and get a book free.
Gray, Saturday, Aug. 15: Maine Bow Association Youth Archery instruction, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular admission. FMI: 657-4977 or www.mainewildlifepark.com.
Lewiston, Saturday, Aug. 15: Field Trip, 7a.m., St. Peters Cemetery, Stanton Bird Club. FMI: stantonbirdclub.org or call 933-2266.
Lisbon, Saturday, Aug. 15: Benefit Dinner for Togus Veterans, 1 p.m., American Legion Post 158, 10 Webster St. Steak, chicken or ribs. Cost: $6. Tickets available at American Legion Post 158.
New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 15: Public Smorgasbord Supper, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Grange, Sabbathday Road, just off Rte. 26. Tickets: $7 adults, children 12 and younger are $3. Hall is handicap accessible. FMI: Steven Haycock 998-2783 or [email protected]
New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 15: Guided nature hikes, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:30-4 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. $5, children $2, under 6 free. Wear sturdy footwear. Reserve and FMI: 926-4597 or www.shaker.lib.me.us.
New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 15: Bean Supper, 5 to 6 p.m., AMVETS Post 6. Cost: Adults $7, under 12 $3, under 6 free.
Turner, Saturday, Aug. 15: Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bear Pond Village, Route 219. Rain location: Boofy Quimby Hall, Route 219. Benefits Bear Pond Protection Fund.
Winthrop, Saturday, Aug. 15: Bake sale, 9 a.m., Congregational Church UCC. Lunch on the Lawn at 11 a.m.
Auburn, Sunday, Aug. 16: Evening Service featuring “The Winsome Souls” Trio, 6 p.m., Court Street Baptist Church.
Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 16: Dance with music by Patio Cowboys, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 17: Kid’s Cooking Club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7-14. Attendance limited to 8, call children’s department to sign up. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 17: Art Fun, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space is limited, call children’s department to reserve a spot. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 17: 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. 17: Summer Concert Series, Denny and Ann Breau and Frank Coffin, doors open 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. concert, All Soul’s Chapel. Tickets: $7.50. Door prizes and refreshments after concert. All proceeds go toward the preservation and restoration of the All Soul’s Chapel and The Maine State Building. FMI: 998-4142, www.polandspringps.org.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 18: Preschool story time for ages 2 1/2 – 5 years, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Sabattus, Tuesday, Aug. 18: American Red Cross blood drive, 2-7 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary, 131 High St.
Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 19: The Auburn Community Band presents “Takes Two!”, selected music from their previous nine concerts, 7 to 8 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain location at Hilton Garden Inn. Free Parking in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 33-6601 ext.2108 or www.auburncommunityband.com.
Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 19: Anime Club meeting, 3 p.m., Androscoggin Commuinty Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free refreshments. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 4 or www.auburnlibrary.org
Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 19: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Ramada Conference Center, 490 Pleasant St.
Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 20: Art fun, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Reserve at Library or 513-3133.
Auburn, Friday, Aug. 21: Teen Open Mic Night with guest performer Leslie Reed, 6 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Performers sign up at 5:30 p.m. Bring a can of food to support the Good Shepherd Food Pantry. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 4, www.auburnpubliclibrary.org, [email protected]
Auburn, Friday, Aug. 21: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St.
Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 21: Build a Boat Craft, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. Free with admission. FMI: 782-1112, [email protected], http://toylibrarymaine.com.
Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 21: Babytime Storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 0 to 2 1/2. FMI: [email protected], 513-3133, www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lisbon, Friday, Aug. 21: Mexican Dish Supper, 5:30 to 6 p.m., VFW Post 9459. Cost: Adults $6, under 10 $3. FMI: 353-2152.
Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21 and 22: Garage Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Rd. To benefit Loaves and Fishes. FMI: Kathy 375-8399 or 212-7674.
Auburn, Saturday, Aug. 22: Book sale, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Library, 49 Spring St. Up to $1. Sponsored by Friends of the Auburn Public Library. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 2023.
Gray, Saturday, Aug. 22: Life of the Honey Bee, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular admission. FMI: 657-4977 or www.mainewildlifepark.com.
Gray, Saturday, Aug. 22: Chicken barbecue, 5 and 5:45 p.m., Congregational Church Parish House, Brown Street. $9, 12 and under $4. Take out available. FMI: 657-4338.
Turner, Saturday, Aug. 22: Chicken barbecue, 4-7 p.m., GAR Hall, Route 219. Donation. Sponsored by North Turner Presbyterian Church. FMI: 225-3370.
Auburn, Sunday, Aug. 23: Ethical Eating Farmer’s Market, 11 a.m. to noon, First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. FMI: 784-0461 or [email protected]
Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 23: Dance with music by Wild Horse, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.


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