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Lewiston area

Auburn, Friday, July 2: Dance/Karaoke with Paul Hersey, 7-11 p.m., Williams J Rogers American Legion #153, 71 South Main St. Free. FMI: 782-1118.

Lisbon, Friday, July 2: Fish fry supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. $6.

Lewiston, Friday, July 2: Author Dyke Hendrickson to speak at thte Franco-American Heritage Center about his new book, “Franco-Americans of Maine,” 11:30 a.m., featuring dozens of photos taken in Lewiston since the turn of the century. No charge.

Poland, Friday, July 2: Dinner dance with music by Vintage, 8 p.m., Poland Spring Resort. $9. FMI: 998-4351.

Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, July 2-3: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: Sister Lucille 375-8399.

Auburn, Saturday, July 3: Karaoke/Dance with Jean Louis, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.,Williams J Rogers American Legion #153, 71 South Main St. Free. FMI: 781-1118.

Buckfield, Saturday, July 3: Yard sale, 10 a.m., Legion Hall, Route 140. Food and plants. Benefits Legion Post 58 and Auxiliary. FMI: 336-2611.

Gray, Saturday, July 3: Bean and chop suey supper, 5-6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. $7, 5-11 $2.50, under 5 free.

Lewiston, Saturday, July 3: Festival celebrating African diversity, noon to 10 p.m., Courthouse Square, Lisbon Street, African marketplace featuring food, arts, clothing and other ethnic products, free dance demonstrations from 4 to 7 p.m. and free live music from 7 to 10 p.m.

Pownal, Saturday, July 3: Bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 871 Lawrence Road. $6, 3-11 $3, under 3 free. Handicap accessible. FMI: Caron 688-4101 or Karen 829-5470.

Freeport, Sunday, July 4: Blueberry pancake and sausage breakfast, 7-10 a.m., St. Jude Church, Main and School streets. $4 small order, $5 large order. FMI: 846-5584.

Lewiston, Sunday, July 4: Barbecue for those in need, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hope Haven Gospel Mission, 209 Lincoln St. Delivery to shut-ins: 783-6086.

New Gloucester, Sunday, July 4: Barbecue and live music, 12-1 p.m., Community Market, Amvet parking lot, Route 100. FMI: 926-5919 or www.newgloucestergardens.com.

Turner, Sunday, July 4: Festival on the Green, 5-K Race, with parade, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., parade 10 a.m., The Green near Turner Public Library. Book Sale, Library and Historical Museum Open Houses. Benefits Turner Public Library and participating community non-profits.

Turner, Sunday and Monday, July 4-5: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Public Library. FMI: 212-7872 or www.turnerpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Tuesday, July 6: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Children’s Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. cost 50 cents. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Tuesday, July 6: Classic Film Series: The Band Wagon, 2-4 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St.FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 7: Teen Anime Club, 3-4 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. All are welcome. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 7: Auburn Community Band presents “An Evening of Patriotic Music,” 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Weather permitting. Free. Rain location, Hilton Garden Inn. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 333-6601 ext 2108 or www.auburcommunityband.com.

Bowdoin, Wednesday, July 7: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., FHC Inc., 1201 Main St.

Casco, Wednesday, July 7: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-7 p.m., Community Center, 940 Meadow Road.

Auburn, Thursday, July 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St.

Auburn, Thursday, July 8: Family movie: “Finding Nemo”, 1-3 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Free. Refreshments. Children must be accompanied by adult. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 8: Summer Craft: Jelly Fish, 10-11 a.m., Advocates for Children, 57 Birch St.  FMI: www.advocatesforchildren.net or 783-3990.

Lewiston, Friday, July 9: Contra Dance with Perpetual E-Motion, 8-11 p.m., Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. $5, $2 students. FMI: 782-0386 or 513-3133.

Lisbon Falls, Friday, July 9: Book sale, 4-8 p.m., MTM Rec. Center, School Street. Sponsored by Friends of the Lisbon Library. FMI: 353-6564.

Poland, Friday, July 9: Dinner dance, 8 p.m., Poland Spring Resort. Music by VINTAGE. $9. FMI: 998-4351.

Sabattus, Friday, July 9: Garage sale to benefit Loaves & Fishes, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Rd. FMI: Sister Lucille 375-8399.

Lewiston, Saturday, July 10: Bottle drive, 9 a.m. to noon, Rooper’s, 794 Sabattus St. Benefits Lewiston High School cheerleaders.

Lewiston, Saturday, July 10: Dance with music by Steve & The Good Old Boys, 7-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus hall, 150 East Ave. $8. Doors open at 6 p.m. FMI: 784-0389.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, July 10: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., MTM Rec. Center, School Street. Sponsored by Friends of the Lisbon Library. FMI: 353-6564.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, July 10: Bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Art Studio parking lot, 51 Main St. Benefits Holy Trinity Church.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 10: R & R Spinners demonstration, 10 a.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. FMI: 926-4597 or www.shaker.lib.me.us.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 10: Nature hike, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. $5, children $2, under 6 free. FMI: 926-4597 or www.shaker.lib.me.us. 

Sabattus, Saturday, July 10: Garage sale to benefit Loaves & Fishes, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Rd. FMI: Sister Lucille 375-8399.

Turner, Sunday, July 11: Kora Shrine Car Show and Fly, gates open at 8 a.m., Twitchell’s Airport, Route 4. $5. Registration 6 a.m. Chicken barbecue and live music 6 p.m. Benefits Kora Shrine Center. FMI: 782-6831 or www.korashriners.org.

Lewiston, Monday, July 12: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 150 East Ave.

Auburn, Tuesday, July 13: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 14: Teen gaming, 3-4 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 14: Auburn Community Band: “Music of Famous Musicians”, 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Bring chair. Rain location: Hilton Garden Inn. FMI: 333-6601 ext 2108 or www.auburncommunityband.com.


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