CALENDAR OF EVENTS
(updated February 21, 2019)
AARP TAX AID, from February 1 to April 15. This program provides free federal and state income tax preparation and electronic filing for low and moderate income people. Augusta – Buker Community Center – 22 Armory St., 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday and Friday. To make appointment only, call 582-3053 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Hallowell – Cohen Community Center – 22 Town Farm Road, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wed. and Friday. To make appointment only, call 626-7777 between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mon. thru Friday.
CHINA FOR A LIFETIME COMMITTEE, Thurs., March 21, 6:30 p.m., China Town Office, 571 Lakeview Dr.
THURSTON PARK COMMITTEE: second Tuesday of the month, in the small room at the town office. Next meeting, Tues., March 12. FMI: contact Thurston Park committee chairman Jen Smith at 968-5016.
COUNTRY SUNDAY/OPEN MIC, Sun., Feb. 24, 1 – 4 p.m., Embden Community Center. By donation, kitchen will be open.
SEWING CLASS: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – noon.
WEIGHT WATCHERS: Wednesdays, 5 – 6 p.m. TOPS, Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
COMMUNITY CENTER MEETINGS, Thurs. prior to the second Saturday supper. YOGA: Sat., 8 a.m., weekly, by donation. FMI on any of the above, contact Wayne at 474-1065.
BETTE BOND will explain how happiness is overrated. Learn how to let go of what is transient and superficial and acquire what is lasting, deep and satisfying. The event is free and will be held at the Jefferson Public Library, 48 Washington St., on Tuesday, February 26, 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
JANE BIANCO, associate curator at the Farnsworth Museum, will speak on Maine and the Index of American Design, a current exhibit at the museum. This is part of the Lincoln County Historical Association winter lectures series.
SKOWHEGAN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1963 will meet on Sat., March 16, at Wentworth’s Restaurant, 9 a.m., for breakfast. In the event of inclement weather, it will be canceled. All welcome. FMI: 858-0946.
SPAGHETTI SUPPER, fundraiser to benefit the Vassalboro Ministry Association’s emergency fuel fund, Saturday, February 23, 4:30 – 6 p.m., North Vassalboro Methodist Church. FMI: 618-2176.
GIBBS LIBRARY, will feature the photographs of Washington’s mushroomist David Spahr, from Thurs., Jan. 10, through Tues., March 5, at 40 Old Union Road. David is a 1969 graduate of North Yarmouth Academy and a 1973 graduate of Hartwock College, in Oneonta, New York, with a degree in art. He has led foraging tours in Washington as part of the Gibbs Library’s Adult program.
WINDSOR LADIES AID: meets first Tuesday of the month. FMI: Nancy Seigars, 549-7596.
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.
WATERVILLE: Downtown Farmers Market Winter Market, first & third Thurs., 3 – 6 p.m., Alfond Youth Center, upstairs in library, North St., through April.
GARDINER: Gardiner Lions Pride Community Market, Lions Clubhouse, 25 Lions Ave., Sat., Feb. 24, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kitchen available for coffee, snacks and lunch.
WATERVILLE: Winter session, Square dancing for beginners, Tues., 6:30 – 8 p.m., Waterville Junior High, Rte. 104 (West River Rd.). FMI: Call Bob 447-0094 or Cindy 631-8816.
GARDINER: Gardiner Lions Club, every Wed., 25 Lions Ave. Doors open 4 p.m., games begin 6:30 p.m. Kitchen on site for snacks and lunch.
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. Potluck lunch 11:30 a.m. All seniors welcome. FMI: 437-2323.
SOMERSET COUNTY: Senior Gathering: Madison, American Legion Post 39, 20 So. Maple St., 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., third Thurs. every month; Skowhegan, Cooperative Extension, 27 County Dr., 1 – 3:30 p.m., 2nd & 4th Wed.; Smithfield Library, 926 Village Rd., 9 – 11 a.m., 1st & 3rd Fri.
AUGUSTA: Cushnoc Seniors welcome all 55 or older to weekly meeting, St. Augustine Church Hall, Washington St. Doors open 10:30 a.m. for social and lunch. Short business meeting at 1 p.m., followed by Bingo 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. FMI: 458-2191.
PALERMO: Palermo Historical Society, fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., the Worthing House, 54 No. Palermo Rd.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMBDEN: Sewing class, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – noon. FMI: 566-7302.
AUGUSTA: First and third Wed. of each month, 6 – 8 p.m., Buker School, off Western Ave. $5 donations, all materials provided. All levels welcome – beginners to experienced. FMI: Call Willie Grenier, 649-4651.
SOUTH CHINA: Library hours: Wed., 10 a.m. – noon and 3 – 7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
CHINA VILLAGE: Library hours, Tues. & Thurs., 2 – 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. – noon. Knitting/crafts group, Tues., 4 p.m.
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.
SKOWHEGAN: Toddlertime: 2nd & 4th Mon., 10:30 a.m., Children’s story & craft: Wed., 10am. new hours: M- F,10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 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 email@example.com.
WATERVILLE: Teen Maker Monday. Group meets every Mon., 3 p.m., Waterville Public Library, Elm St. Free to ages 11-18. FMI: 872-5433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.; Teen Game Night, 4 – 6 p.m., Mon. Board games include Settlers of Catan, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Apples to Apples, Exploding Kittens, Munchkin, Fluxx, Monopoly, Jenga and more. FMI: 872-5433 or email email@example.com.
WATERVILLE: Rhymetime for babies, toddlers and their grownups, Waterville Public Library, Elm St., Fri., Feb. 9, 16 and 23, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Program is free, open to the public; Ukuleles, Thurs., Feb. 8 & 22, 6 – 7:30 p.m. FMI: 872-5433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WINSLOW: Weekly programs: Storytime, every Tues., 10 a.m.; Drop-in Tech help, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., every Wed.; Friday morning book group, 11 a.m. – noon, last Fri. of month; Knitting and needlework group, 3 – 5 p.m., 2nd & 4th Mon. Dates 10/30, 12 /4 & 18, 1/8 & 22, etc.
AUGUSTA: WISDUM, for adults in life change. Mon. 7 p.m.; St. Paul Ctr.
VASSALBORO: Non-denominational meditation group and silent meditation, Thursdays, 4 p.m., Vassalboro Friends Meetinghouse, 48 South Stanley Hill Rd. All are welcome, beginners and long-time practitioners. Cushions available or bring your own. FMI: Susan 385-7452.
WATERVILLE: Awana youth ministries, ages 3 through grade 8, every Wed. evening, 6 – 7:45 p.m., Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, 91 Marston Rd. Registration begins 5:30 p.m.
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. 6:30pm, 485-7100.
PALERMO: Palermo Snowmobile club, meets 1st Mon., Oct. thru April, 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 CLUBS
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.
AUGUSTA: Capital Area Wheels – RV Club, meetings second Sunday of the month, October – May. Camping outings June thru Sept. FMI: call Wagon Master David Buker, 685-4948. All campers welcome.
PALERMO: Learn and enjoy Native American Drum. Community Ctr., every Tues, 7 p.m., free, fun for all 993-2294.
WATERVILLE: Every Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m. – 1 p.m., Forrest J. Pare VFW Post #1285, Water St.
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 a.m. – 2 p.m., 692-0290. 304 Main Street, Waterville, Maine 04903.
PALERMO: Sheepscot Valley Quilters meet 1 – 3 p.m., first Tuesday of the month at Palermo Library. All welcome.
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 email@example.com.
AARP / SENIOR GROUPS
WATERVILLE: RSVP walking program weekdays thru April 13, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Colby College Fieldhouse. Open to age 55 and older and well as others with medical needs. Closed during college holidays and vacations. No ourside shoes/boots allowed on the track. FMI: 861-3428.
AUGUSTA: Coffee Klatch, 8 – 10 a.m., Lisa’s Restaurant, 15 Bangor St. This group meets every third Wed. Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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 / NARCANON
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. Families and friends meetings at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 60 Eustis Parkway, 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.
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 program.
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, email@example.com. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com, 360-556-4894.
MADISON/ANSON: Somerset Dance Party Fitness, Garrett Schenck School, first class free; with Tiara Nile, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 – 7 p.m.; with Allison Marcoux, Tuesdays 6 – 7 p.m., and Sat., 8 a.m. FMI: Tiara 431-4107, firstname.lastname@example.org or Allison 992-6843, allison.marcoux@myfairpoint.
EMBDEN: Wednesdays, TOPS, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 5 – 6 p.m. FMI: 566-7302