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Lewiston area

Auburn, Friday, Aug. 13: Dance/karaoke with Paul Hersey, 7-11 p.m, Williams J. Rogers American Legion #153, 71 South Main St. No Charge. FMI: 782-1118.

Auburn, Friday, Aug. 13: Open Mic and Poetry Slam,  7:30 p.m., First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant Street (entrance on Spring, across from Dairy Joy.) Free. FMI: 783-0461.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 13: Preschool story time for ages 2 1/2-5, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or www.lplonline.org.

Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 13-14: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. FMI: Sister Lucille 375-8399.

Auburn, Saturday, Aug. 14: Movie: Little Giants, 8:30 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Weather permitting. Bring chair. FMI: Parks Recreation Dept. 333-6601 ext. 2108.

Auburn, Saturday, Aug. 14: Dance/karaoke with Jean Louis, 8 p.m. to midnight, Williams J. Rogers American Legion #153, 71 South Main St. No Charge. FMI: 782-1118.

Durham, Saturday, Aug. 14: Public Bean Supper at Durham Masonic Lodge on Route 136 near store from 4:30 to 6:00 P.M. The proceeds will go to support the High School Scholarship fund.”

Minot, Saturday, Aug. 14: Indoor yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., West Minot Grange. Table rentals $10. Longerberger Basket cash and carry.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 14: Auction, 10 a.m., The Barn at Shady Lane Farm, 97 Cobb’s Bridge Road. Preview 8:30 a.m. Benefits historic preservation and programs at First Congregational-Christian Church. FMI: Alan Hahnel 926-3152 or ngucc.org.

Sabattus, Saturday, Aug. 14: Bean supper and dance, 5-9:30 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. Supper $6, dance $5, both $10. Music by The Trio. Public invited. FMI: 375-6214.

Turner, Saturday, Aug. 14: Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bear Pond Beach, Route 219. Early bird fee $2. Rain date Aug. 21. Benefits Bear Pond Protection Fund.

Wayne, Saturday, Aug. 14: Farmers’ market, 8:30-11 a.m., Town Green, Main Street. FMI: www.waynefarmersmarket.weebly.com.

Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 15: 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.

New Gloucester, Sunday, Aug. 15: Blueberry jam session, 1 p.m., Community Market, Amvet parking lot, Route 100. FMI: www.newgloucestergardens.com or 926-5919.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 16: Music Together Demo, 6 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. For babies to kindergarteners. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 16: All-age storytime, 6 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 17: Music Together, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages up to kindergarten. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 17: Story time for ages 0-2 1/2, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages up to kindergarten. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 17: Farmers’ market, 2-6 p.m., Kennedy Park. FMI: 513-3844 or [email protected]

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Teen Anime Club, 3-4 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Presented by P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. FMI: 333-6640 or auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Auburn Community Band presents “Take Two!” 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain location at Hilton Garden Inn. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 333-6601 ext. 2108 or auburncommunityband.com.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 18:St. Mary’s Market, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., corner of Campus and LaFayette. FMI: 513-3844 or [email protected]

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 18: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Ramada Conference Center, 490 Pleasant St.

Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Fundraiser for the Ricker Memorial Library, Comedienne Karen Morgan, 6 p.m., Cyndi’s Dockside Restaurant, 723 Maine St. Cost $37.50 per person. Seating is limited. FMI or reservations: Joanne Messer RML-998-4390 or [email protected]

Sabattus, Wednesday, Aug. 18: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Town Hall, 190 Middle Road.

Auburn, Thursday, Aug. 19: Teen Movie Series: “Billy Elliott,” 3-5 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Under age 17, you need to bring signed permission slip available at the reference desk. Free. Refreshments. Presented by the Sexual Assault Crisis Center, and the Auburn Public Library.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 19: Kids’ Cooking Club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7-14. Space is limited to 8. Presented by Lots to Gardens. FMI or to register: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 19: Summer Craft, Octopus, 10-11 a.m., Parent Resource Center, Advocates for Children, 57 Birch St. FMI: 783-3990, [email protected], www.advocatesforchildren.net.

Auburn, Friday, Aug. 20: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St.

Auburn, Friday, Aug. 20: Teen open mic night, 6-8 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Performers sign up at 5:30 p.m. Donation of canned food item benefits Auburn Middle School’s Green Closet. FMI: Sally 333-6640 ext. 4 or [email protected]

Greene, Friday, Aug. 20: Maine-ly Harmony ladies chorus, 2 and 7 p.m., Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. FMI: 946-5311 or www.sawyer-foundation.com.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 20: Preschool story time for ages 2 1/2-5, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lisbon, Friday, Aug. 20: Taco and Spanish rice supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW 9459 Auxiliary. $6.

Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20-21: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: Sister Lucille 375-8399.

Auburn, Saturday, Aug. 21: Paperback book sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Library, 49 Spring St.

Auburn, Saturday, Aug. 21: Chicken barbecue, 4-7 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 757 Summer St. $7, seniors and children $6. Eat in or take out. Benefits Doug Adell. Call ahead for drive through: 782-9697.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 21: R & R Spinners demonstration, 10 a.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. Free. FMI: 926-4597.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 21: Nature hike, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. $5, children $2, under 6 free. Pre-registration required. FMI: 926-4597.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 21: Bean and casserole supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Grange, 370 Sabbathday Road. $7.50, under 10 $3. Handicap accessible.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 21: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Amvets Hall #6, Route 100.

Wayne, Saturday, Aug. 21: Farmers’ market, 8:30-11 a.m., on the Green, next to Post Office. FMI: waynefarmersmarket.weebly.com.

Winthrop, Saturday, Aug. 21: Bake sale and lunch, 9 a.m., lunch 11 a.m., Congregational Church UCC. Lobster salad or chicken salad rolls.

Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 22: Dance with music by Wild Horse, 7-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8. Doors open at 6 p.m. FMI: 784-0389.

Poland, Sunday, Aug. 22: Barbecue chicken lunch, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Agassiz Village Camp, off Johnson Hill Road. $15, under 10 free. Music by Don Campbell Trio. Sponsored by Thompson Lake Environmental Association. Reservations by Aug. 14. Tickets and FMI: Sharon 998-2088 or www.thompsonlake.org.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 23: All-ages story time, 6 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 24: Babytime storytime, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 0-2 1/2. No pre-registration necessary. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 24: Lewiston Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m., Kennedy Park. FMI: 513-3844 or [email protected]

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 25: Teen Movie Screening: “The Blind Side,” 3-5 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 25: Auburn Community Band presents their “Greatest Hits,” from the past 28 summer season, 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Weather permitting. Free. Rain location at Hilton Garden Inn. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 333-6601 ext. 2180 or www.auburncommunityband.com.   

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 25: St. Mary’s Market, 11:30-3 p.m., corner of Campus and LaFayette. FMI: 513-3844 or [email protected]


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