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Lewiston area
Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 20: Louisiana Cajun band Les Freres Michot concert and dance, 7 p.m., Callahan Hall, Library, 200 Lisbon St. $5. FMI: 513-3050.
Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 20: Dave Rowe Trio concert, noon, Fountain Park, Mill Street. Free. Rain location: Franco-American Heritage Center. FMI: 782-7228 or www.laarts.org.http://www.laart.org/
Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 20: Musical Comedy, “A Wild Patience,” 7:30 p.m., Franco-American Heritage Center. Art Moves Dance Company will perform dances through the decades.Tickets may be purchased in advance at Books’n’Things in Norway. All advanced Student and Senior tickets are $12 and adults pay $15 at the door. FMI: 743-5569, artmovesdance.com.
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.
Durham, Friday, Aug. 21: All-you-can-eat Friday night fish fry, 5:30 – 7 p.m., AMVET Post 13, Route 136. $7, children 7 and under $5. Children’s menu available. 
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. Takeout available. FMI: 657-4338.
Lewiston, Saturday, Aug. 22: mudmobile clay workshops, children’s workshops 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; adults 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2:30 a.m., Museum L-A, 35 Canal St. $5. FMI and to register: 333-3881.
Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Aug. 22: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Lisbon Methodist Church, School Street. $6, ages 6-12 $2.50, under 5 free. Sponsored by the Methodist Women.
New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 22: R & R Spinners demonstration, 10 a.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. Free and open to public. FMI: 926-4597.
Sabattus, Saturday, Aug. 22: Bean supper and dance, supper 5 p.m., dance until 9:30 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. Supper $6, dance $5, both $10. Open to public. Music by Golden Aces. FMI: 375-4850.
Turner, Saturday, Aug. 22: Bean supper and dance, supper 5-6:30 p.m., dance 7-11 p.m., Buffy Quimby Memorial Center, Route 219. Supper $6, dance $6. Chinese auction. Music by “Off the Record DJ & Karaoke Company. Benefits Mark Hume’s double lung transplant fund. FMI: Joyce 225-3886.
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.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 24: Kids’ cooking club for ages 7-14, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Reserve a spot at the library or call 513-3133.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 24: All-ages story time, 6:30 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Poland Spring, Monday, Aug. 24: Anni Clark concert, 7 p.m., All Soul’s Chapel. $7.50. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Door prizes and refreshments. FMI: 998-4142 or www.polandspringps.org.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 25: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 2½ to 5. FMI: [email protected], 513-3133, www.lplonline.org/kids.
Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 26: Auburn Community Band “Greatest Hits”, 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain location: Hilton Garden Inn. Free parking across the street. Bring chair. FMI: 333-6601 ext.2108 or www.auburncommunityband.com.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 26: Field trip, 8 a.m., Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary, Stanton Bird Club. FMI: stantonbirdclub.org or 933-2266.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 26: Tissue paper balloon craft, 10:30 a.m., The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.
Winthrop, Thursday, Aug. 27: Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall on Rte 133. Form of Identification is required. FMI or to schedule an appointment: 1-800-GIVE LIFE.
Greene, Friday, Aug. 28: Singer/Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Annmarie Smith performance, 2 to 7 p.m., Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. FMI: 946-5311.
Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 28: Baby time story time for ages 0-2½, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lisbon, Friday, Aug. 28: Shepherd pie supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. $6, under 10 $3. FMI: 353-2153.
Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28-29: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: Kathy 375-8399 or 212-7674.
Bryant Pond, Saturday, Aug. 29: Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Street. Benefits Veteran’s Honor Roll Fund. Donations of small sale items welcomed. FMI: 875-3800.
Gray, Saturday, Aug. 29: Maine custom wood sculpture with chain saw, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular admission. Bring earplugs and camera. FMI: 657-4977 or www.mainewildlifepark.com.
Hartford, Saturday, Aug. 29: Pot luck supper, 6 p.m., Town Hall, Route 140. $6, children $3. Silent auction. Sponsored by Community Church.
Minot, Saturday, Aug. 29: Public Supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Minot Center Grange No. 266. Menu: roast pork, mashed potato, carrots, peas, applesauce, rolls, assorted cakes, coffee, tea, milk and punch. $7, $4 children under 12, free children 5 and under. Benefits the maintenance of the grange. FMI: Helen Clifford 782-4319.
New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 29: Children’s workshop: tin punch candle holder, 9 a.m. to noon, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. $30 for two children of all ages. Pre-registration required. FMI: 926-4597 or www.shaker.lib.me.us.
New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 29: Herbal ornament workshop, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. $30. Pre-registration required. FMI: 926-4597 or www.shaker.lib.me.us.
Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 30: Dance, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.
Mechanic Falls, Sunday, Aug. 30: Down East Country Music Association’s annual awards show, noon, Silver Spur, Route 121. Competitors $5, public $7, under 12 $2. Food bar, 50/50, raffles. FMI: Jackie 793-8884 or Lolalee 743-1829.
Poland Spring, Monday, Aug. 31: Poland Spring Summer Concert Series, Phil House and Kathy Haley, 7 p.m., All Soul’s Chapel. $7.50. Door’s open at 6:30. Door prizes and refreshments. All proceeds go toward the preservation and restoration of the All Soul’s Chapel and the Maine State Building. FMI: 998-4142 or www.polandsprings.org.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 31: Kids’ Cooking Club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7 to 14. Space is limited. FMI and to reserve a spot call 513-3133.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 31: Storytimes, 6:30 – 7 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. All ages.
Mechanic Falls, Monday, Aug. 31: “It’s a Small, Small World” celebration at Dwinal Chapter No. 28, Order of the Eastern Star, supper 6:30 p.m., program 7:30 p.m., Masonic Hall. Free and open to public. FMI: Kathy Williamson 783-4872 or [email protected]


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