Someone, who wished to remain anonymous, recently scored a perfect hand of “29” while playing cribbage with the Wednesday senior group in China. The group meets every Wednesday, from 10 a.m. – noon, in the portable building at the China Town Office. Residents of other area towns are welcome to join in the fun and camaraderie.
Holiday bazaar at MaineGeneral
AUGUSTA – The MaineGeneral Auxiliary is sponsoring a Holiday Bazaar Friday, December 8, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Conference Rooms 1, 2 and 3 at the Alfond Center for Health, 35 Medical Center Parkway, Augusta. The MGMC Auxiliary will have tables featuring new and gently used holiday, homemade and household items, plus books and crafts. Some local vendors will be there, too, including Belanger Beauty Boutique, David’s Custom Woodworking, The Potter’s House and Tupperware. Cash, checks and debit/credit cards will be accepted. To learn more, call Volunteer Services at 626-1244 or 872-1225.
Solstice Fair & Makers Market at St. Bridget Center
VASSALBORO – The first Maine Solstice Fair & Makers Market will be held on Saturday, December 9, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the St. Bridget Center, 864 Main St., Vassalboro. This pop-up market will showcase nearly 20 Maine-based artists, healers, and vendors celebrating seasonal folklore and magic. Santa and other Yuletide characters will be visiting from10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. There will be something for the whole family with food, baked goods, and kids craft table.
Holiday Fair to be held in Waterville
WATERVILLE – Universalist Unitarian Church of Waterville Holiday Fair will be held on Saturday, December 9, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at the church, located at 69 Silver Street, Waterville. Storm date will be Sunday, December 10.
The Holiday Fair will include the popular Cookie Walk, the UU Mall with crafts, and the UU Market Place with baked goods, soups-to-go, and other goodies, as well as the UU Coffee Shop with beverages, muffins, scones, etc., to-go or to enjoy at a table.
Maine-ly Harmony to present holiday conncert
RANDOLPH – Maine-ly Harmony barbershop chorus’ upcoming holiday performances, singing a treasury of songs of the season. Peace on Earth will be held at the Randolph United Methodist Church, 16 Asbury Street, Randolph, on Sunday, December 10, at 2 p.m. Suggested donations for admission, and they will hold raffles to benefit the church’s heating fund. They will also offer light refreshments and Santa Claus in person!
They will also be singing at the Lithgow Library, in Augusta, on Wednesday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited. For more information, contact Donna Ryder at 207-582-5523 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hyssongs in Concert
SKOWNEGAN – The Hyssongs in concert, America’s favorite family trio will be at New Horizons Community Church, 31 East Madison Rd., Skowhegan, on Friday, December 15, at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 4 p.m.
Come enjoy a Free* dinner and Christmas concert. Tel: 207 474-2957, www.NewHorizonsCommunitychurch.org, check out Facebook.
*A special offering will be received for the Hyssongs.
Senior Day in China
Senior Day is held every Wednesday, from 10 a.m. – noon, in the portable building at the China Town Office. Residents of other area towns are welcome to join in the fun and camaraderie.
Senior Cribbage in Vassalboro
The Vassalboro Recreation Department hosts Senior Cribbage every Wednesday, from 1 – 3 p.m. in the town office board room. Anyone who wants to play is invited. Coffee and snacks provided. FMI, email@example.com.
Beginner square dancing
Waterville Farmers’ Market
The Waterville Farmers’ Market is held every Thursday, from 2 – 6 p.m., at the Head of Falls, off Front St.
AA meetings in Vassalboro
Events at Madison American Legion
– Corn Hole Tournaments every Tuesday at Madison American Legion Hall, 20 S. Maple Street. Sign up at 6:30 p.m., starts at 7 p.m. $10 per person, 100 percent payout. Bags are available or bring your own. Airmail Raffle every week. FMI: call 696-5848 after 3 p.m., or Mark at 207-431-4663.
– Cribbage Partners, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., at Madison American Legion Hall, 20 South Maple St., Madison: $7 to play, payout to the top three players and high band, 50/50 raffle. FMI: 696-5848, after 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
– Wednesdays Suppers – Every Wednesday members of the Sons of the American Legion, Squadron #39, Madison, cook up a wonderful meal, available 4:30 p.m. until gone. Each week is a different meal which includes the main entrée, vegetable, roll and dessert from $12 to $15 depending on the meal. The meal of the week is posted each Monday afternoon on the American Legion Post #39 Facebook page or call after 3 p.m., 696-5848. Call after 2 p.m. on Wednesdays to order ahead or to go.
Chelsea Age Friendly meetings
Unity Parkinson’s Support Group
Bingo every Sunday in Madison
Madison American Legion Bingo is an every Sunday event, held at the American Legion Hall, 20 S. Maple Street, Madison. Doors open at noon Games start at 2 p.m. Kitchen is open with refreshments. FMI: Call Gina at 696-4946.
Legion Post #5 meetings
Beginning June 12, Bourque-Lanigan American Legion Post #5, Waterville, will be meeting on the second and fourth Monday, at 5 p.m., at the post home, 120 Drummond Ave. (the former humane society building), in Waterville.
Lithgow library events
Cribbage Club returns
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: 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.
SENIOR CITIZENS ACTIVITIES
FAIRFIELD CENTER: Seniors group meets third Fri. of the month for potluck lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bring a dish, the lunch is free. Occasional guest speakers, music, and games. FMI: Becky 465-9291 or Sabrina 238-6170. Open to all seniors and volunteers.
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.
WATERVILLE: American Legion Post #5, 120 Drummond Ave., meet first and third Saturdays at 8 a.m. All members and prospective members are invited to attend and share their ideas and energy in their ongoing support of veterans.
WHITEFIELD/JEFFERSON/WATERVILLE: Effective & Communication Strategies, and Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors. Free and open to the public. Every third Wednesday, 1 – 2:20 p.m., Spectrum Generations, Muskie Center, Gold St. Class presented by Cathy Morse, Family Caregiver Specialist.
PALERMO: Palermo Historical Society, fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., the Worthing House, 54 No. Palermo Rd.
WINDSOR: Windsor Historical Society, second Wednesday of the month, April – November, Malta Room, Windsor Fairgrounds, Rte. 32. All welcome. FMI: Laurie Thomas, 445-2582.
SOUTH CHINA: Library hours: Mon. & Wed., 10 a.m. – noon, and 3 – 5 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
WINSLOW: Weekly programs: Storytime, every Tues., 10 a.m.; Drop-in Tech help, 1 – 2 p.m., every Wed.; Friday morning book group, 11 a.m. – noon, last Fri. of month; Knitting group now meets the first and third Mon. of the month, 3 p.m.: June 4 & 18, July 2 & 16, Aug. 6 & 20.
VASSALBORO: Non-denominational meditation group and silent meditation, Thursdays, 8:30 a..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.
WINTHROP: Rotary, Tues., 7:30 a.m., Credit Union.
GARDINER: Gardiner/Augusta Lions Club meets second Monday of each month for a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Guests always welcome. FMI: 485-7100.
SNOWMOBILE / ATV CLUBS
CHINA: Four Seasons Club meets second Thurs. each month, year-round, 7 – 8 p.m. at the club, 571 Lakeview Dr., China. FMI: 968-2032.
PALERMO: Snowmobile Club, 1st Mon., 7 p.m. Oct. – April, 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.
PALERMO: Friends & Neighbors ATV Club, 4th Thurs., each month March thru Oct, 7 p.m., Sheepscot Fish & Game Clubhouse, Rte. 3. FMI: 993-4000.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP / SENIOR GROUPS
AUGUSTA: Coffee Klatch, 8 – 10 a.m., Lisa’s Restaurant, 15 Bangor St. This group meets every third Wed. Please RSVP: email@example.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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com 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