MONDAY, Sept. 22

LEWISTON — Lewiston Finance Committee, 5:15 p.m. in Lewiston City Hall.

AUBURN — Auburn City Council workshop and regular meeting, 5:30 p.m. in Auburn Hall. Workshop is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.; topics include city assessing. The regular meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and topics include junkyard and automobile-graveyard permits.

LEWISTON — Lewiston Planning Board, 5:30 p.m. in Lewiston City Hall. Topics include an informal review of the St. Laurent/Pierce Place Housing development.

LEWISTON — Lewiston School Committee, 6:45 p.m., Dingley Building, downtown Oak Street. On agenda: reports on kindergarten class sizes, marijuana use by adolescents and chronic absenteeism.

TUESDAY, Sept. 23


AUBURN — Political candidates forum sponsored by the New Auburn Association, 6 p.m. at Rolly’s Diner. The format will be a moderated question-and-answer session, giving local residents a chance to meet and greet potential candidates for Senate and House seats in the upcoming November legislative elections. Attending candidates will be incumbent District 20 Sen. John Cleveland and challenger Eric Brakey; Incumbent District 63 Rep. Wayne Wertz and challenger Bruce Bickford; and Gina Melaragno, Brandon Dickey and John Michael, all vying for the District 62 representative seat. Light refreshments will be served, and all residents are welcome to attend.


LEWISTON — Lewiston-Auburn Bike-Ped Committee meeting, 5 p.m. in Lewiston City Hall.

LEWISTON — Downtown Neighborhood Action Committee, 5 p.m. in Lewiston City Hall.

THURSDAY, Sept. 25

LEWISTON — Western Maine Candidate Forum, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Green Ladle, Lewiston Regional Technical Center, sponsored by Maine School Management Association. Candidates for local seats on the state Legislature will be briefed on topics affecting education and will be asked to state their views of those matters.


AUBURN — New Auburn Neighborhood Community Watch meeting at 6 p.m. at the Tailgate Gourmet, 272 South Main St. 

FRIDAY, Sept. 26

LEWISTON Final Friday Art Walk of the summer, 5 to 8:30 p.m., downtown Lisbon Street, featuring more than 20 art galleries, special exhibits, live performances, food and drink tastings, a special performance at 7 p.m. by Maine Marimba Ensemble in Dufresne Plaza. Rain location, Lewiston Public Library’s Callahan Hall. For more information, visit

LEWISTON and AUBURN — The Dempsey Challenge opens with packet pickup and merchandise tents, opening at Lewiston’s Simard-Payne Memorial Park at noon, a Dempsey Center open house at 29 Lowell St. from noon to 5 p.m. and the official Courage Fest party at Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub in Auburn Friday night.

SATURDAY, Sept. 27

LEWISTON — The Dempsey Challenge will be held all day at Simard-Payne Memorial Park, with opening ceremonies at 7 a.m., the 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m., the 10K Run at 8:20 a.m. and a Kids’ Fun Run at 11 a.m. Food and music will be available at the park throughout the day.

LEWISTON — Workshop to help parents learn how to help their child be more successful in school, 9 a.m. to noon at Advocates for Children, 124 Canal St., Lewiston, $25 per person, $40 per couple. Workshop will show how to develop stronger communication with teachers and how to be an effective homework coach. For more information, call 783-3990.

SUNDAY, Sept. 28

LEWISTON — The Dempsey Challenge will be held all day at Simard-Payne Memorial Park, with opening ceremonies at 6:45 a.m. and cycling rides for the 100-, 70-, 50-, 25-, and 10-mile rides beginning at 7:30 a.m. Cyclists will leave in waves. Food and music will be available at the park throughout the day, with closing ceremonies at 3:30 p.m.

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