(updated July 11, 2024)

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Upcoming Events

Mr. Drew at So. China Library

South China Public Library will host Mr. Drew and His Animals Too, on Wednesday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m., at the new South China Public Library, at 27 Jones Road. This is an outdoor event. You may want to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Breakfast For Dinner in Palermo

The Malcolm Glidden American Legion Post #163 will be having a Red, White and Blue themed “Breakfast for Dinner” on Saturday, July 20, 2024 from 5 – 6:30 p.m., at the Legion hall on the Turner Ridge Road, in Palermo. Open to the public! Come join us for this fun meal.

Community Cookout fundraiser tickets on sale

The Living Communities Foundation is sponsoring a family barbeque on Saturday, August 3, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., in the Palermo Community Garden by the grape arbor. There will be plenty of parking and some great food. Takeouts are available. At 6 p.m., the firepit will be lit and Anthony Semenovich will stroll around with his guitar and play some favorites.

Tickets are only $10 for adults, and $5 for children aged 6 to 12. Little kids are free. Ann Bako, Grace O’Brien, Nancy Thomas, and Connie Bellet will be selling tickets. Raffle tickets are 6 for $5, and winners do not need to be present. Call Connie Bellet at 993-2294 to reserve your tickets or request more information. Watch the paper for more articles, and save the date.

Breakfast at So. China Community Church

The monthly breakfast will be Saturday, July 13, from 8 – 10 a.m., at the South China Community Church, 246 Village St, South China. Adults $10, children under 12 is $5. Pancakes with Maine maple syrup, eggs, bacon, sausage, tater tots, biscuits with sausage gravy, fruit, baked goods, OJ, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. No breakfast in August due to rummage sale and chicken barbecue August 10.

Lobster bake in Madison

There will be a Lobster Bake on Saturday, July 27, 4 – 6 p.m., at Madison American Legion Hall, 20 S. Maple St.: $20 for 1 lobster or steak; $30 for twin lobsters. Meal also includes corn on the cob, assorted salads and dessert.

Advanced tickets are encouraged and are available at the hall. FMI: call 696-5848

Sponsored by Sons of the American Legion, Squadron #39 Madison.

Palermo library annual meeting

The Palermo Community Library’s annual meeting will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2024, at 2 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Palermo’s own, Jeannette Scates. She will read excerpts from her book, There Wasn’t Always Peace in the Valley, which recounts her family’s life in Palermo from before she was born up until she was about 12 years old. Her book describes the joys and the sorrows of everyday life in the 1930s and 40s, growing up with her two brothers and one sister. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

This is a public meeting and all are invited. Light refreshments will be served. The library is located at 2789 Route 3. For more information call 993-6088 or email or visit

On-going EVENTS

Monthly breakfast at So. China church

SOUTH CHINA – Homemade breakfast every second Saturday from 8 – 10 a.m., at South China Community Church, 246 Village St., South China. Eggs, bacon, pancakes with Maine maple syrup, biscuits and sausage gravy, muffins and pastries, fresh fruit, orange juice, coffee/tea. $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Take-out available.

Senior Day in China

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.

So. China Legion Post meetings

SOUTH CHINA – American Legion Boynton/Webber Post #179, in South China, meeting every third Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m., at the South China hall. FMI call or text Neil at 462-4321.

Open Mic at E. Vassalboro Grange

VASSALBORO – Vassalboro Open Mic and Coffeehouse at the East Vassalboro Grange Hall, every second Saturday of the month, 7 – 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome to perform or to enjoy. Might you be a musician who might enjoy a place to share your talent? This could be the perfect place to try out the neighborhood stage. Bring your friends and family. $3 – $5 suggested donation. Coffee, tea, and goodies for sale. FMI:

Tuesday evening cribbage at St. Bridget Center

VASSALBORO – Tuesday evening cribbage at St. Bridget Center, 864 Main St., Vassalboro, begins April 16, 2024 from 6 – 8 p.m.

All are welcome to attend this free event.

FMI call 207 616-3148.

Senior cribbage in Vassalboro

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,

Monthly breakfast in South China

SOUTH CHINA – Monthly breakfast will be held on Saturday, July 13, at the South China Community Church, 246 Village St., So. China, from 8 – 10 a.m. Eat-in or take-out. Adults $10, children under 12, $5. Pancakes with Maine Maple Syrup, eggs, bacon/sausage, tater tots, biscuits with sausage gravy, pastries, fruit, OJ, coffee/tea, hot chocolate. There will be no breakfast in August due to Summer Sale and chicken barbecue.

Senior luncheon every second Wed.

VASSALBORO – Welcome to all and come and join them when they serve Senior Luncheons on the second Wednesday of every month, at 11:30 a.m., at the Vassalboro United Methodist Church, at 614 Main Street, in Vassalboro. They are currently serving four different soups, rolls, salad, and dessert, with possible variety changes to the menus in the future. Come join friends and make new ones. Donations are appreciated. See you soon and hopefully every second Wednesday thereafter.

American Legion Post #51 meetings

OAKLAND – American Legion Post #51, Oakland meetings, American Legion Post #51, every fourth Monday, 6 p.m.

Auxiliary every first Monday, 6 p.m.

Riders, second Monday, 6 p.m.

SAL every third Monday, 7 p.m.

All members are encouraged to attend.

Upcoming events at Oakland Legion

OAKLAND – Events during the month of June:

B-Rad The DJ, Fri., June 21, 7 – 10 p.m.

Roxx Band, Sat., June 29, 7 – 11 p.m.

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.

Bingo every Sunday in Madison

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

WATERVILLE – Bourque-Lanigan American Legion Post #5, Waterville, meets monthly on the second Monday of each month at 5 p.m., at 120 Drummond Ave., Waterville. All veterans are welcome to attend the meetings.

Monthly suppers in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD – Public suppers will be held at the Smithfield Baptist Church, on July 6, August 3, and August 11. Baked beans, casseroles, salads and pies, at 5:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $10.

Chelsea Age Friendly meetings

CHELSEA – The Chelsea Age Friendly meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Chelsea Town Office.

Unity Parkinson’s Support Group

UNITY – Unity Area Parkinson’s Support Group for Parkinson’s Patients and Caregivers, meets the third Monday of the month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., on ZOOM January and February, and March to December at Unity Community Center, 32 School Street, Unity. Come for information, support, encouragement, and helpful tips on living with Parkinson’s disease. Free and informal. For more information, call Eleanor at 948-2437 or email:

Singing group seeks new singers

Maine-ly Harmony is a women’s a capella chorus singing in the barbershop style. If you love to sing, they’d love to share their voices with you each Wednesday, at the Randolph Methodist Church, 16 Asbury St., Randolph, from 6:30-9 p.m. Contact:

Lithgow library events

Lithgow Library is located at 45 Winthrop Street, in Augusta. For more information, please call the library at (207) 626-2415 or visit our website at

AUGUSTA, Maine- Live music returns to Lithgow Library this summer!

Live at Lithgow Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Friends of Lithgow Library, will take place in July and August, in the Community Meeting Room. The free performances will feature musical styles ranging from bluegrass, folk, punk, Acadian and more! There will be limited seating and standing room available.

Lithgow Cribbage Club

AUGUSTA – Enjoy a fun time with other local cribbage players at the Lithgow Library, in the Board Room, every Friday from 1 – 4 p.m. This program is free, and players of all ages and abilities are welcome. Boards, pegs and cards are provided.

Maine Farm and Forest Treasures paintings at Gibbs Library

Joan Losee is a fine art painter based in Camden. Most of her work is in landscape and portraits using watercolor, egg tempera and pastel. She has been drawing and painting for over 30 years.
Proceeds from the sale of the two paintings of Pumpkin Vine Family Farm goats, A Dairy Goat Queen and Lily and Sesame will be donated to the farm toward a new milking parlor.

The paintings will be on display July through September.

The Gibbs Library is located at 40 Old Union Road, in Washington Village and is open on Monday 4 – 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 – noon and 4 – 7 p.m.; Wednesday,  3 – 6 p.m.; Thursday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon. (207) 845-2663.

Other 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.


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.


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

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; 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

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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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


AUGUSTA: Coffee Klatch, 8 – 10 a.m., Lisa’s Restaurant, 15 Bangor St. This group meets every third Wed. Please RSVP: 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.

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:, or

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.


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.


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, 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: or Anna Fiedler,

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,, 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, or Allison 992-6843, Facebook: Somerset Dance Party Fitness.

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