CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Horses 101 at China Village Library

CHINA: A community event will be held at the Albert Church Brown Library, on Saturday, July 29, at 4 p.m. Horses 101: an introduction to horse care with the Grand Irishman, a/k/a Eric, and friends. Learn the basics of horse care before you bring your equine friend home.

PUBLIC MEALS

SMITHFIELD: Smithfield Maine HIstorical Society pancake breakfast and food sale, Sat., July 15, 7 – 10 a.m., Smithfield Baptist Church, Lake View Dr. Also, bake sale and yard sale next door at Groves House, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

NORRIDGEWOCK: First Congregational Cooling Center, seniors and disabled, Thurs., free meal, 11am-1pm, 634-5313.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS BENEFIT

WATERVILLE: Luck of the Draw, Sat., Aug. 5, Forest J. Pare VFW #1285, Water St. To benefit area Special Olympics, Food available. Door prizes. Doors open 9 a.m., drawing at noon. FMI: Maxine Briggs Buzzell, 293-4577.

BENEFIT YARD SALE

OAKLAND: Oakland Lions Club accepting donations for their summer yard sales. Donations may be dropped off at the club’s building, 15 Hubbard St., Oakland. FMI: Lisa Loisel 314-9746. Yard sale will be held August 18 & 19.

ALBION DAYS SCHEDULE

ALBION: Thurs., July 27, 7 p.m., Queen’s contest, elementary school; Fri., July 28, street dance, Albion Fire Department, 6 – 9 p.m., featuring Whiskey Sour Band. Free admission. Snacks and drinks available; Sat., 9 a.m., field day kicks off with fun run at 10 a.m.; parade starts on Main St., 10 a.m.; Field day at Besse Building, begins 11 a.m. Auction, flea market and raffle, whoopie pie sale and hole in one golf. Library will host a book sale all day.

 

ROAD RACE

BELGRADE: Friends of Belgrade Public Library, 5K road race, Sat., July 29, 8 a.m. Start and finish at Belgrade Public Library. Registration at Belgrade Central School, 7 a.m. Pre-race registration, Run-Reg.com, www.belgrade.lib.me.us or www.friendsofbelgradepubliclibrary.com.

AUCTION PICK UP

ALB ION: If you have items for the Albion Lions Club auction and flea market tables at the annual field day, Sat., July 29, call for pick up: Hilton Drake, 437-2445; Leonard Dow, 437-4151; Gail Drake, 437-4461. Auction begins at 11:30 a.m. Please, no air conditioners, dehumidifiers, appliances, tires, propane tanks, TVs, computer monitors, paint, etc.

CAR SHOW

DEXTER: 3rd annual Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis Cruise, Sat., Aug. 5, 4:30 – 8 p.m., Ridgeview Community School parking lot, just off Rte. 94. DJ Mike and The Wildwoods Band in concert. Food and festivities. Proceeds to help fund many club activities. Rain date, Sun., Aug. 6.

PERFORMANCES

FAIRFIELD: Hope Haitian Choir, Fairfield United Methodist Church, Rte. 201, Fri., July 28, 7 p.m. FMI: 453-7505.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

PALERMO: Palermo Christian Church, July 31 – Aug. 4, 6 – 8 p.m. FMI: Phil Hubbard, 446-8224. Registration, vbspro.events/p/events/87afb1.

FOOD EVENTS

JEFFERSON: Jefferson Food Pantry to hold two food distributions a month; second & fourth Wed., 4 – 5:30 p.m., St. Giles Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Rd. (Rte. 126), for Jefferson and Somerville residents. FMI: Richard St. Amand, 485-6950. Monetary donations accepted, PO Box 34, Jefferson, ME 04348.

FARMERS MARKETS

AUGUSTA: The Farmers Market at Mill Park, Credit cards an EBT accepted. FMI: Jessica Gorton, 522-5536.

ARTWALK

GARDINER: Fri., Aug. 4, downtown. Unique kworks of art, music and other activities, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Free and open to public.

VENDOR FAIR

MADISON: American Legion Auxiliary Unit #39 vendor fair, Sat., July 29, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., 20 S Maple St. FMI: Robin Turek, 696-8289 robinturek@gmail.com. All proceeds to benefit veterans programs.

MUSIC/OPEN MIC

ANSON: Open mic, first & third Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m., Messer Hall. By donation. FMI: Bill Messer 474-1192.

EMBDEN: Country Jam, open mic, Sun., June 11, 1 – 4 p.m. Embden Community Center. Kitchen open.

ORGANIZATIONS

MADISON: Maine Leathernecks Attachment #136 of Marine Corps League meets the third Thurs. of each month, 7 p.m., at the VFW on Preble Ave. New members need to bring DD214.

SENIOR CITIZENS ACTIVITIES

ALBION: Senior Citizens meet 11 a.m., first Wed. of the month. Besse Bldg. all seniors welcome. FMI: 437-2323.

 

HISTORICAL GROUPS

PALERMO: Palermo Historical Society, fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., the Worthing House, 54 No. Palermo Rd.

WASHINGTON: Gibbs Library will exhibit a selection of 18th and 19th century lithographs depicting events of Revolutionary and Civil wars through July 3. FMI: 845-2663.

EAST MADISON: East Madison Historical Society, July 20 – Aug. 17, 1 p.m., monthly meetings.

EDUCATIONAL

WATERVILLE: Common Street Arts life drawing sessions, Common St., first & third Wed. 5:30 – 8 p.m. doors open 5 p.m. Cheryl Cayer, 831-0154 or ccayer1@icloud.com.

EMBDEN: Sewing class, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – noon. FMI: 566-7302.

LIBRARY NEWS

SOUTH CHINA: Reg. library hours, Wed., 10 a.m. – noon, and 3 – 7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free and open to all. FMI: 445-3094.

CHINA VILLAGE: Kevin Gardner shows how to build a New England stone wall and sell copies of his book, Sun., June 11, 2 p.m. Knitting group, Tues., 4 p.m., beginning knitters and other handcrafters welcome. 37 Main St. FMI: 968-2926 Tues. & Thurs. 2 – 6 p.m., and Sat., 10 a.m. – noon. FMI: 968-2926; Free Children’s Summer Reading and Enrichment Program, 10 – 11:30 a.m.. Programs for ages 5-12 with Anita Smith, science educator. To register call 968-2255 or chinaschoolsforest@gmail.com.

JEFFERSON: Free to the public. FMI: 549-7491 Tues. or Thurs, 4 – 7 p.m. Light refreshments.

ALBION: Mon. & Thurs., 2 – 8 p.m., Wed. & Sat., 9 – 11 a.m.

PALERMO: Mon., Toddler Time, 10 a.m. – noon; Tues., 3 – 6 p.m.; Wed., Lego Club, 6 – 7:30 p.m.; Thurs., 3 – 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

SKOWHEGAN: Skowhegan Free Library, informal discussion group, Monday mornings, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., 9 Elm St. First Mon., What Are You Reading, with Alan Foxwell; second Mon., Technology Help, by David James; third Mon., Gardening Hints, by Jim Hastings; fourth Mon., Knitting and Crocheting, with Pat Dickey. Open to all and free of charge. FMI: 474-9072.

CLINTON: Brown Memorial Library presents Pre-School Children’s Storytime, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., 53 Railroad St. FMI: 426-8686.

SKOWHEGAN: Toddlertime: 2nd & 4th Mon., 10:30am, Children’s story & craft: Wed., 10am. new hours: M- F,10am-6pm; Sat 10am-2pm. 474-9072.

WATERVILLE: Make something fabulous, children department, Waterville Public Library, Tuesdays, 2:30 – 4 p.m., for children 5 years old and up. Please bring a grownup helper. Free, open to the public. FMI: 872-5433, or kkenny@watervillelibrary.org.

WINSLOW: Weekly programs: Storytime, every Tues., 10 a.m.; Tues. Book Discussion Group, noon – 1:30 p.m., first Tues. of month; Drop-in Tech help, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., every Wed.; Knitting Circle 1 – 3 p.m., and Lego Club 2:30 – 4 p.m., every Fri.; Friday morning book group, 11 a.m. – noon, last Fri. of month; Community Craft Circle, 10 a.m. – noon, second Sat. of month.

SPIRITUAL GATHERINGS

AUGUSTA: WISDUM, for adults in life change. Mon. 7 p.m.; St. Paul Ctr.

YOUTH MINISTRIES

WATERVILLE: Awana youth ministries, ages 3 through grade 8, every Wed. evening, 6 – 7:45 p.m., Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, 91 Marston Rd. Register through the church’s website, KVBChurch.org/AwanaClubs. FMI: 872-7021, email bkennebecvalley@roadrunner.com, or KVBChurch.org/AwanaClubs.

FOOD ADDICTS

WATERVILLE: Food Addicts in Recovery, Fri. night meetings, 6:30 p.m., Mid Maine Homeless Shelter conference room, 19 Colby St. FMI: 775-2132 or toll free 1-222-998-5297.

AUGUSTA: Food Addicts in Recovery, Tues. 6:30 p.m.; Also, Thurs., 1 p.m., both at Prince of Peace Church, 209 Eastern Ave. FMI: 775-2132 or toll free 1-222-998-5297.

AA / AL-ANON / NARANON

SKOWHEGAN: Al-Anon, Tues. 7-8 p.m. Federated Church, Island Ave. 800-498-1844.

AUGUSTA: Al-Anon group, Tues., 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Church basement.

WATERVILLE: Al-Anon, Wed., noon. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Eustis Parkway.

WATERVILLE: High Nooners Lunch Bunch, Alcohol Anonymous, Mon. thru Fri., noon – 1 p.m., Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, 19 Colby Street.

WATERVILLE: Al-Anon, Sun., 10 a.m., MaineGeneral Medical Center,Thayer Center Dean Building, 149 North St. For family and friends of alcoholics.

WATERVILLE: Do you know someone addicted to drugs. Family meetings, at Kennebec Club, off Front St., Opera House parking lot, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. All welcome. FMI: 594-2801.

AUGUSTA: Nar-Anon Family Group meets weekly on Mondays, Unitarian Universalist Church, 69 Winthrop St., 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. FMI: Karen 413-262-3833.

NORTH ANSON: Narcotics Anonymous, first Monday of each month, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 635-2748.

ROTARY / LIONS CLUBS

ALIBON: Albion Lions Club, second Thurs. of each month, 7 p.m. Social time 6 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m.

SKOWHEGAN: Rotary, Tues., 2:15 p.m., Heritage House.

UNITY: Rotary, Tues., 4:30 p.m., Crosstrax Deli.

WINTHROP: Rotary, Tues., 7:30 a.m., Credit Union.

GARDINER: Gardiner/Augusta Lions Club supper mtgs, 1st/3rd Mon. 6:30 pm, 485-7100.

MONTHLY MEETINGS

CHINA: Thurston Park Committee, second Tuesday of the month, in the small room at the town office. Next meeting, Tues., June 13. FMI: contact Thurston Park committee chairman Jen Smith at 968-5016.

WINDSOR: Windsor Ladies Aid meets first Tuesday of the month. FMI: Ernestine Sproul, 549-5686, or Nancy Seigars, 549-7596.

EMBDEN: Community Center meetings, 6:30 p.m., Thurs., prior to the 2nd Sat., supper.

SNOWMOBILE CLUBS

PALERMO: Snowmobile Club, 1st Mon., 7 p.m. Sheepscot Fish & Game Clubhouse, Rte. 3. FMI: call Doug 691-2548.

ALBION: Night Roadrunners meets second Wed. of the month, 7 p.m., Besse Building. FMI: Everett Drake, 437-4461, or see their facebook page for conditions.

FISH & GAME

PALERMO: Sheepscot Lake Fish and Game Club meets the second Friday of each month. Potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by meeting. Guests welcome.

RV CLUBS

AUGUSTA: Capital Area Wheels – RV Club, meetings second Sunday of the month, October – May, 1:30 p.m., Manchester fire station. Camping outings June thru Sept. FMI: call Wagon Master Dean Getchell, 685-4463. All campers welcome.

MUSIC/THEATER

PALERMO: Learn and enjoy Native American Drum. Community Ctr., every Tues, 7 p.m., free, fun for all 993-2294.

 

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

CLINTON: Adult Coloring Book Club, Brown Memorial Library, second Thursdays of each month, 6 – 7:45 p.m. You will need own coloring books or coloring pages and your enthusiasm. Some coloring supplies available, but its recommended to bring your own. FMI: Cindy @ 426-8686.

SKOWHEGAN: Morning Bingo, Thurs. 10 – 11 am. Free. Register: Parks & Rec. 474-6901.

UNITY: Tea and Game time, Fridays, 1 – 3 p.m. Bring a game! Knitting and Fiber Group, Thurs. 2 – 4 p.m.. Bring your knitting, hooking, felting, etc.; Bridge Club, Wed., 1 – 3 p.m.; Scrapbaggers, April 7, 6:30 p.m.

CRAFTERS / QUILTERS

WINDSOR: Capital Carvers, Thurs., 6 – 8 pm, Gunning’s workshop off Legion Park Rd. FMI: George, 445-2078.

WATERVILLE: Women’s Initiative Crafting Circle, for all women, bring crafts, ideas. Tues & Thurs., 11:30 am – 2 pm, 692-0290. 93 Main St.

PALERMO: Sheepscot Valley Quilters meet 1 – 3pm, first Tuesday of the month at Palermo Library. All welcome.

SUPPORT GROUPS

PALERMO: Celebrate Recovery, every Tuesday, at 6 p.m., Palermo Christian Church, Branch Mills Rd. Open to the public. Designed to help you overcome your hurts, habits and hang-ups. FMI: www.palermochristianchurch.org, or www.celebraterecoverymaine.com.

WATERVILLE: Widows/Widowers, 2nd/4th Thurs., 10 am. Hospice Volunt. Ctr., 304 Main St., 873-3615.

WATERVILLE: General loss: 1st & 3rd Mon, 6 p.m., Hospice Ctr., 304 Main St., 873-3615.

WATERVILLE: Breastfeeding support group, Babies welcome. Fri., 1 pm, Inland. 861-3100.

SKOWHEGAN: Breastfeeding group, 2nd & 4th Thurs. 6-7:30 p.m. Free RFGH, 858-2405.

WATERVILLE: Overeaters Anon.,Thurs. 6:30pm, First Congregational. Church, 453-8304.

SKOWHEGAN: Tobacco Cessation, 1st & 3rd Thurs. 5:30 pm, RFGH, register: 858-2318.

WATERVILLE: Family and friends of individuals living with mental illness, first Tuesday 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Brown bag lunch. Second and fourth Weds., 6:30 – 8 p.m., Pleasant St. Methodist Church. 61 Pleasant St., NAMI Mid-Maine, 293-2921.

WATERVILLE: Peer Support Group fo Individuals Living with Mental Health Challenges, every Tuesday, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Pleasant Street Methodist Church choir room (upstairs), 61 Pleasant St.. NAMI Mid-Maine, 873-5358, 621-8430, ext. 306, or 293-2921.

WATERVILLE: NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for Individuals Living With Mental Health Challenges, Tues., 6:30 – 8 p.m., Pleasant Street Methodist Church, choir room (upstairs), 61 Pleasant St. NAMI Mid-Maine, 873-5358, 621-8430 ext. 306, 293-2921.

SKOWHEGAN: Family and friends of individuals living with mental illness, Tues., 6 – 7:30 p.m., Maine Behavioral Health Organization, second floor, 30 Leavitt St. Linnea 530-1732, June 215-0818, NAMI Mid-Maine 293-2921.

SKOWHEGAN: NAMI Family Support Group every Tues. evening, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Maine Behavioral Health Organization, 30 Leavitt St. Free to participants. FMI: Linnea 530-1732 or June 215-0818.

 

FITNESS / WELLNESS

VASSALBORO: Healthy Heart walking program on Mon., Wed., & Fri., 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., China Lake Conference Center’s Sukeforth New Life Center, 283 Neck Rd. Free progrram.

PALERMO: A Walk in the Gym., Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Palermo Christian Church, 322 Branch Mills Rd. Open to the public. FMI: 993-2636.

PALERMO: Yoga for limbering up!, Mondays, 6 – 7 p.m., Palermo Consolidated School, Rte. 3. Donation suggested. FMI: 993-2035.

UNITY: Yoga all levels, slow flow, beginners encouraged. FMI: Dhyana Blanchard, 568-1381, yogainunity@uninets.net. Meditation, Ananda meditation and prayer group, Harrison Aldrich Wellness Center, Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Rd., Mon., 6 – 7:30 p.m., on-going. Learn simple meditation, chanting and healing prayer techniques.

UNITY: Nia in Unity, movement for health, wellness and fitness, Sundays 4 – 5 p.m., Unity Community Center, 32  School St. Classes are sliding scale, drop in any time. FMI: annania.wordpress.com. or Anna Fiedler, fiedlera@yahoo.com.

UNITY: Sunday Night Yoga, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m., Unity Community Center, 32 School St. Classes are sliding scale, drop-ins welcome. FMI: Michelle Moschkau, yoga.with.michelle.ahimsa@gmail.com, 360-556-4894.

ANSON: Zumba, Garret Schenck School, with Tiara Nile. Beginners Mon. & Wed. 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.; advance Zumba Mon. & Wed., 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., students ages 10 and up are also welcome; Zumba with Allison Marcoux, Sat., 8 – 9 a.m., Sun., 6 – 7 p.m. and Tues., 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. FMI: T. Nile 431-7104, tiara.nile@yahoo.com or A. Marcoux 992-6843, allison.marcoux@myfairpoint.net. Facebook – Somerset Zumba.

EMBDEN: Wednesdays, TOPS, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 5 – 6 p.m. FMI: 566-7302

JOB SEEKING

WATERVILLE: Job Search Lab, every Tues., 10 a.m. – noon, Waterville Public Library. No appointment necessary. Staffed by Augusta CareerCenter, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education, and New Ventures Maine. FMI: (207) 872-5433, or librarian@watervillelibrary.org.

ART EXHIBIT

WASHINGTON: Gibbs Library, exhibit of Washington resident Rachel Feero Oakes’ works through Tues., Sept. 5. Thew Gibbs Library is located at 40 Old Union Rd.

AARP / SENIOR GROUPS

AUGUSTA: Coffee Klatch, 8 – 10 a.m., Lisa’s Restaurant, 15 Bangor St. This group meets every third Wed. Please RSVP: sammee.quong@gmail.com or Jay Els at 776-6302.

AUGUSTA: Tuesdays at the State House, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Cross Building. Mileage reimbursement available, lunch is on AARP at the Cross Café.