CALENDAR OF EVENTS

(updated January 18, 2018)

DA to speak at Book of the Month club

WINSLOW: Maeghan Maloney, Kennebec/Somerset counties district attorney, will be at the Winslow Public Library on Friday, January 26, from 11 a.m. to noon to speak on the case of the North Pond Hermit, which she prosecuted. This is a special meeting of the library’s Friday Book Group whose book for the month of January is Stranger in the Woods: the Extraordinary Story of the North Pond Hermit, by author Michael Finkel. The public is invited to this presentation. FMI: 872-1978 or libdirector@winslow-me.gov.

PUBLIC MEALS

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

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.

FUNDRAISERS / BENEFITS

PALERMO: The Palermo Community Library started a Fund Container to benefit Pam Page, a former trustee of the library, who was critically injured in a van, tractor-trailer collision on October 25. It happened just a few miles after dropping her children off at school. FMI: MIchelle, 485-6605.

 

FARMERS MARKETS

WATERVILLE: Downtown Farmers Market Winter Market, first & third Thurs., 3 – 6 p.m., Alfond Youth Center, upstairs in library, North St. December 7 thru April.

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

SQUARE DANCING

WATERVILLE: Winter session, Square dancing for beginners, begins Tues., Jan. 9, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Waterville Junior High, Rte. 104 (West River Rd.). FMI: Call Bob 447-0094 or Cindy 631-8816.

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.

ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC

MADISON: Sun., Jan. 28, 5 – 8 p.m., Kennebec Valley Grange, 560 Main St. Kids activities, raffle prizes and refreshments. Bring songs, poetry or readings to share. FMI: 716-6441 or email hideandgopeep@gmail.com.

SENIOR CITIZENS ACTIVITIES

ALBION: Senior Citizens meet 11 a.m., first Wed. of the month. Besse Bldg. 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; Canaan, Canaan Farmers Hall, 269 Main St., 10 a.m., Sept. 20; 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.

HISTORICAL GROUPS

VASSALBORO: Show and Tell program, Sun., Jan. 21, 2 p.m., Schoolhouse Museum, Main St. Bring your old items of mystery or interest and tell about them.

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

EDUCATIONAL

WINSLOW: Family Code Night, Fri., Jan. 12, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Winslow Elementary School. Subject to cover groundbreaking computer science education for students and parents. FMI: contact the school library, 872-1978 or www.winslow-me.gov/departments/library.

AUGUSTA: UMA College of Arts and Sciences Senior College presents a forum, News, Real or Fake, Sun., Jan. 28, 2 – 4 p.m., at Jewett Hall. Marilyn Canavan, former state legislator and retired director of the State Ethics Committee, will present the program. Snow date will be Feb. 4.

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.

FLY-TYING

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.

LIBRARY NEWS

SOUTH CHINA: Library hours: Wed., 10 a.m. – noon and 3 – 7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

CHINA VILLAGE: Martha Currier, complaint examiner, Maine Attorney General’s office, on consumer protection and consumer right, Sun., Jan. 28, 2 p.m., Albert Church Brown Memorial Library. Free, refreshments available; 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.

JEFFERSON: Jefferson resident Kay Hardy Campbell discusses her first novel and book signing, A Caravan of Brides, Thurs., Jan. 18, 6 p.m., Jefferson Public Library. Public welcoe, free, light refreshments. FMI: 549-7491 Tues., & Thurs., 4 – 7 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., 10:30am, 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.

WATERVILLE: Teen Maker Monday: Mini Catapults. This week, miniature marshmallow flinging catapults. Group meets every Mon., 3 p.m., Waterville Public Library, Elm St. Free to ages 11-18. FMI: 872-5433 or staylor@watervillelibrary.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.

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. Registration begins 5:30 p.m. .

MEDITATION GROUP

VASSALBORO: Non-denominational and silent meditation, Thurs. evenings, 7 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.

BIBLE STUDY

SOUTH CHINA: Harmony of the Gospels, 1st & 3rd Wed. of month, 6:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, Rte. 3. All are welcome.

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 / 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? 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., Jan. 9. 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.

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 for 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.

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: 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.