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Lewiston area
Lewiston, Tuesday, Oct. 13: Preschool story time for ages 2½-5, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Oct. 13: Preschooler T-ball, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. $5. FMI: 782-1112 or [email protected] or http://toylibrarymaine.com.
Auburn, Wednesday, Oct. 14: Preschool Stories, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Maggie Trafton program room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 3-5. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Wednesday, Oct. 14: Teen Gaming Hour, 3 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Dresden, Wednesday, Oct. 14: Field Trip to Green Point Farm WMA, 7:30 a.m., Green Point. Car pooling, meet at CVS in Bath at 7 a.m. Free and open to public. FMI: Mike Fahay 443-1253.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Oct. 14: Put apples in our tree, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or [email protected] or http://toylibrarymaine.com.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Oct. 14: Reading dog program, 5:30 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. To reserve a spot to read to a dog, call 513-3133.
Lewiston, Thursday, Oct. 15: Red Cross blood drive, 7:30 a.m to 1 p.m., 591 Lisbon St.
Lewiston, Thursday, Oct. 15: Make a squirrel, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or [email protected] or http://toylibrarymaine.com.
Lewiston, Thursday, Oct. 15: Lew Alessio and Marc Mutty speaking on the topic “Marriage in Maine: Gay or Nay”, 12-1 p.m., Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free. Encouraged to bring lunch. FMI: 513-3050.
Lewiston, Thursday, Oct. 15: Art Van, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 6-13. Space is limited. FMI and to reserve a spot: 513-3133 or [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Thursday, Oct. 15: Maine Military and Community Network, 4 p.m., L-A College, 51 Westminster St., Room 170. Resources for struggles service men and women and their families face. FMI: 1-888-365-9287.
Lisbon, Thursday, Oct. 15: Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m to 1 p.m., 1000 Lisbon St.
New Gloucester, Thursday, Oct. 15: “New Gloucester Apple Industry”, 7 p.m., New Gloucester Meetinghouse, Route 231, next to the Town Hall. Public invited. Refreshments. Sponsored by Historical Society.
Auburn, Friday, Oct. 16: Teen open mic, 6 p.m., Library Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Performers sign up at 5:30 p.m. Admission: canned food item. FMI: Sally 333-6640 ext. 4 or [email protected]
Durham, Friday, Oct. 16: Friday Night Fish Fry, 5:30-7 p.m., AMVET Post 13, 1049 Royalsborough Road, Route 136. $10, under 7 $5. Haddock: fried, baked and chowder. Children’s menu available.
Lewiston, Friday, Oct. 16: Baby time story time for ages 0-2½, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Friday, Oct. 16: Show: Simply Me, Rhonda Trask, Dale Holden and The Graffixx, 7 p.m., Holy Family Church Hall, 607 Sabattus St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets or FMI: Jerry Poulin 782-0381 or Arthur Obie 782-0498.
Lewiston, Friday, Oct. 16: L-A Senior College Food for thought luncheon, noon, USM/L-A.History and Programs of the McLaughlin Garden” with Exec. Dir. Michael Desplaines. Advance $7; at door $8. Reservation by noon Oct. 15 at 753-6510.
Lisbon, Friday, Oct. 16: Corn chowder and finger roll dinner, meeting night, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Lisbon V.F.W. Post 9459. FMI: 353-2152.
Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17: Garage sale, 9 a.m to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: Kathy at 375-8399 or 212-7674.
Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 17: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish harvest fair, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Dominic Regional High School gym.
Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 17: Kids! Sprouts program for birth through 36 months, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 17: Roast turkey dinner, 4-6 p.m., St. Phillips Church, Route 4. $8, under 12 $4. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 8742. For advanced tickets, 345-3661 or 782-8096.
Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 17: Harvest dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 755 Summer St. $7, 5 and under $3. Benefits Trinity Jubilee Center.
Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 17: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave. $7, ages 6-10 $3, 5 and under free.
Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 17: Story time and activity with Judy D’Amour, 9:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 17: Worm composting with Cindy Petherbridge, 10 a.m., Library, Maggie Trafton Program Room. Space limited, pre-registration required. FMI: 333-6640 ext 3.
Lewiston, Saturday, Oct. 17: Reading Dog program, noon, Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. To reserve a spot, call 513-3133. FMI: [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-18: Championship & Household Pet Cat Show, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Armory, 55 Alfred Plourde Parkway. $5, 10 and under $3. Advance registration to “show your kitty”. Sponsored by United Maine Coon Cat Assoc. and Cat Fanciers Federation. FMI: Peggy 603-859-4738.
Lewiston, Saturday, Oct. 17: Spaghetti dinner, 1-4 p.m., Root Cellar Community Room. $6, children $3. Benefits Rebbecca the dog’s life-saving operation.
Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Oct. 17: New England boiled dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Hall, Oak Street. $7, under 12 $3.50, preschool free. Sponsored by Ancient York Lodge 155.
Mechanic Falls, Saturday, Oct. 17: Roast beef supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Congregational Hall, 64 Elm St. $7, 12 and under $5.Sponsored by Historical Society. FMI: 345-3134.
Minot, Saturday, Oct. 17: Town social, 6-9 p.m., West Minot Grange Hall. $5, under 10 $3. Sponsored by Historical Society and Community Club.
Minot, Saturday, Oct. 17: Roast turkey dinner, 5-6 p.m., Minot United Methodist Church. $6, kids $3. Roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potato, gravy, green beans, bread, cranberry sauce, homemade pies. FMI: Allen Messer, 998-6005.
New Gloucester, Saturday, Oct. 17: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Amvets post 6. $7, kids under 12 $3, under 6 free.
New Gloucester, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-18: Community fair, Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairgrounds, Bald Hill Road. Free admission. FMI: George Carman or Michael Bardier 926-4126 ext. 7 or [email protected]
Poland, Saturday, Oct. 17: Bottle drive, noon to 5 p.m., drop off at 555 Plains Road. Benefits Poland Spring Academy’s trip to Costa Rica. Pickup or FMI: Tina 754-0453 or Julia 754-4572.
Sabattus, Saturday, Oct. 17: Bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. $6, 10 and under $3.
Turner, Saturday, Oct. 17: Annual turkey harvest supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., GAR Hall, Route 219, approx. 1 mile east of routes 4 and 219. Donations benefit North Turner Presbyterian Church. FMI: 224-7913.
Wales, Saturday, Oct. 17: Turkey supper, 5-6 p.m., Youth Center, Route 132. Sponsored by Wales Presbyterian Women. FMI: Alice 375-8382 or Marilyn 375-6604.
Auburn, Sunday, Oct. 18: Pancake breakfast, 8-11 a.m., St. Philip’s Church, Route 4. $5, 12 and under $2. Sponsored by the family groups.
Auburn, Sunday, Oct. 18: Interfaith service for marriage equality, 5 p.m., First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. Reception to follow. FMI: 783-0461.
Hebron, Sunday, Oct. 18: Barn tour preceded by luncheon and lecture, 1 p.m., Greenwood Mountain Inn. $8. Rain or shine. Benefits Historical Society. FMI: 966-2233.
Lewiston, Sunday, Oct. 18: Dance with music by Wild Horse, 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus hall, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.
Auburn, Monday, Oct. 19: Mom’s Morning Out for parents and young children, 10-11 a.m., Library, Maggie Trafton Program Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Lewiston, Monday, Oct. 19: Music and movement, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or toylibrarymaine.com.
Lewiston, Monday, Oct. 19: Kids’ cooking club for ages 7-14, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Sign up at 513-3133. Presented by Lots to Gardens.
Lewiston, Monday, Oct 19: All-ages story time, 7 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Oct. 20: Preschool story time for ages 2½-5, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Oct. 20: Preschooler T-Ball, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. $5. FMI: 782-1112 or toylibrarymaine.com.
Auburn, Wednesday, Oct. 21: Preschool story time with guest Fire Chief Wayne Werts, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Library, Maggie Trafton Program Room. For ages 3-5. Fire truck demonstration on lawn. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Wednesday, Oct. 21: Teen Anime Club, 3 p.m., Library, Community Room, 49 Spring St. Refreshments. All teens welcome. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Oct. 21: Spaghetti supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Holy Cross Church Hall, 1080 Lisbon St. $6, under 12 $3, under 5 free. Benefits Maine Right to Life bus pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 12652.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Oct. 21: Reading Dog program, 5:30 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. To reserve a spot to read to a dog, call 513-3133.
Sabattus, Wednesday, Oct. 21: Card party, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. $2. Public invited.                Sabattus, Wednesday, Oct. 21: Card party, 6-9 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, 14 Wales Road. $3. Benefits Loaves & Fishes and local food pantry. FMI: Monique Schreiber 784-2149.
Auburn, Thursday, Oct. 22: Book chat with Laurie for 3-6 graders, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. Bring favorite book suggestions to share. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Thursday, Oct. 22: Ghosthunters program for teens and adults, 6 p.m., Library, Community Room, 49 Spring St. By Jeff and Robin Davis of Searchin4spirits.com. To register of FMI: Sally 333-6640 ext. 4 or [email protected]
Lewiston, Thursday, Oct. 22: Story time with Jack the puppet, 10:30 a.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112 or toylibrarymaine.com.
Lewiston, Thursday, Oct. 22: Art Van program for ages 6-13, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Litchfield, Thursday, Oct. 22: Haunted trail, 6-9 p.m., Carrie Ricker Middle School. $5, under 10 $2. Wear appropriate footwear. Sponsored by Oak Hill High School’s Freshman Class and Carrie Ricker 8th graders.
Gray, Friday, Oct. 23: Halloween night visit, 6-9 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Wear costume. Door prizes. Regular admission fees. Rain date Oct. 24. FMI: 657-4977 or www.mainewildlifepark.com.
Greene, Friday, Oct. 23: Folk music by the Gawler Family, 2 and 7 p.m., Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free admission. FMI: 946-5311.
Lewiston, Friday, Oct. 23: Story time for ages 0-2½, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lisbon, Friday, Oct. 23: Ham dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. $6. Sponsored by Auxiliary. FMI: 353-2152.
Lisbon, Friday, Oct. 23: Roast turkey dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 27 Village St. $7, 12 and under $3.50, preschool free. Sponsored by Nina Rebekah Lodge 86 and Sabattus River Lodge 21.
Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 24: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St.
Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 24: Sprouts family program for ages birth through 36 months, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 24: Auburn Book Project Award reception, 11 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. 5th or 6th grade winner’s book to be added to library’s collection. Book signing from 1-3 p.m. at Waldenbooks, Auburn Mall.
Bowdoin, Saturday, Oct. 24: Beef or turkey supper, 4:30-6 p.m., West Bowdoin Parish hall. $7.50, 12 and under $3, preschool free. Sponsored by Woodlawn Cemetery Association.
Gray, Saturday, Oct. 24: Bean supper, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 115. $7, under 12 $3. Handicapped accessible. FMI: 657-4279, day of supper 657-3279.
Lewiston, Saturday, Oct. 24: Reading Dog program, noon, Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. To reserve a spot to read to a dog, call 513-3133. FMI: [email protected] or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Oct. 24: Bean and ham supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Methodist Church, School Street. $6, ages 6-12 $3, 5 and under free. Sponsored by the Methodist Women.
Litchfield, Saturday, Oct. 24: Haunted trail, 6-9 p.m., Carrie Ricker Middle School. $5, under 10 $2. Wear appropriate footwear. Sponsored by Oak Hill High School’s Freshman Class and Carrie Ricker 8th graders.
New Gloucester, Saturday, Oct. 24: Halloween party for ages 7-13, 7-9 p.m., Amvet Hall, Route 100. $3. Costumes must be worn. Games, karaoke, dance, food.
Pownal, Saturday, Oct. 24: Ham supper, 4:30-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 871 Lawrence Road. $7, children $3, under 2 free. Handicap accessible. FMI: Caron 688-4101.
Sabattus, Saturday, Oct. 24: Halloween dance and karaoke, 7-11 p.m., American Legion Post 135. Free admission. Costume contest. Public invited.
Lewiston, Sunday, Oct. 25: Dance, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8. Music by Steve and The Good Old Boys. FMI: 784-0389.


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