MONDAY — Martin Luther King Jr. Day, schools, government closed.

LEWISTON — Martin Luther King Jr. Day events at Bates College. Public welcome, complete listing go to Highlights: keynote speech, 9 to 11 a.m., Bates Chapel; debate on how attainable is King’s dream between Bates and Morehouse colleges, 1-2:45 p.m., Olin Concert Hall; evening program on history and experience of African diaspora through dance, music, theater and spoken word, 7:30 p.m., Schaeffer Theater.


LEWISTON — City Council workshop and regular meeting, council chambers, City Hall. Workshop begins at 6 p.m. Regular meeting begins at 7 p.m.

AUBURN — City Council workshop and regular meeting, in council chambers in Auburn Hall. Workshop begins at 5:30 p.m. Regular meeting begins at 7 p.m.



AUBURN — School Committee, regular meeting, 7 p.m., council chambers, Auburn Hall. Agenda: Joint meeting with City Council, proposed capital improvement projects, finance report, audit.


AUBURN — Winter Festival, events at Lost Valley Ski Area, Walton Field and Mt. Apatite. Highlights: snow playground all day at Central Maine Community College; winter stories 10 to 11 a.m. and snowman-making 3 to 5 p.m. at Auburn Public Library; pond hockey 4 to 9 p.m. Walton School. For complete listing:


AUBURN — Winter Festival, daylong events at Lost Valley Ski Area, Walton Field and Mt. Apatite. Events include snow playground all day at CMCC; pond hockey, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Walton Field; snowshoeing at Mt. Apatite at 10 a.m.; ski races, daylong, at Lost Valley; ice skating and warming hut, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. PAL Center; torchlight parade 8 p.m. Lost Valley. For more:

AUBURN — Grand opening of Norway Savings Bank Arena on Turner Street north of the Auburn Mall. Open house and youth hockey games from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., ribbon cutting and high school hockey games at 5:30 p.m.


AUBURN — Winter Festival, snow playground, all day, CMCC; public skating free, 1 p.m. to dark, Walton School; public skating, 2 to 4 p.m., Norway Savings Bank Arena; Larry Gowell concert, 3 p.m., Schooner Estates; free skiing, 4 to 8 p.m., Lost Valley. Free skating at Norway Saving Bank Arena, 2 to 4 p.m.

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