Magic Machines at L-A Museum

LEWISTON — Museum L-A will offer Magic Machines, a series of after-school activities for children ages 4 and older.

The series will give kids the chance to explore simple machines.

The first event, scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, will check out gears.

What makes things move? Sometimes simple, easy things are behind big, powerful actions. This program will be hands-on and children can play and experiment with a set of gears in order to invent their own machine.

FMI: 207-513-3133.

Historian speaking at Society

NEW GLOUCESTER — New Gloucester Historical Society will present “The Explosion So Many Never Heard,” a talk by Dr. Steve Rogers, retired Department of Justice historian, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Residential shredding offered in Lewiston

LEWISTON — A community shredding event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 23, at 184 Webster St.

Proceeds will benefit The Androscoggin Humane Society. The cost to have items shredded will be a donation to the shelter or dog or cat food. 

This shredding event is for residential use and has a three-box limit.

Acacia Lodge seeks crafters, vendors

DURHAM — Acacia Masonic Lodge Route 136 is seeking vendors and crafters for its initial Fall Fair, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. 

The cost will be $20 for a 6-foot table; $25, 8-foot table; or $25 10- by 10-foot space outside. 

Breakfast and lunch will be served.

FMI, table: [email protected], 207-926-4025, 207-926-3440.

Marines to celebrate Corps birthday

LEWISTON — Central Maine Detachment 810, U.S. Marine Corps, will hold its annual birthday supper at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Chick-A-Dee to celebrate the Marine Corps’ 242nd birthday.

The birthday ceremony is important to all Marines, as it is an annual renewal of each Marine’s commitment to the corps. Marines, FMF chaplains, corpsman and anyone with a love for the Marine Corps is invited to attend.

Reservations are required by Sunday, Oct. 1.

FMI: 207-798-9548.

Nutrition Center Soiree Oct. 13

LEWISTON — Chef Erin Dow from Eatswell Catering will prepare a locally sourced sit-down dinner for the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center Soiree to be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the center, 208 Bates St.

Guest chefs and producers showcasing their talents include Tripp’s Farmhouse Cafe, Double Z Land and Livestock and E. Claire and Pastries.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Nikki Withrow at [email protected] or 207-755-3366 for more information.

Tickets are still available and may be purchased online at

Cost is $125 for individuals.

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